(A) the areas that have the greatest potential to meet the established criteria of national significance, suitability, and feasibility;
(B) themes, sites, and resources not already adequately represented in the System; and
(C) public petitions and Congressional resolutions.
(A) any river segment for potential addition to the national wild and scenic rivers system; or
(B) any trail for potential addition to the national trails system.
(A) possesses nationally significant natural or cultural resources and represents one of the most important examples of a particular resource type in the country; and
(B) is a suitable and feasible addition to the System.
(A) with regard to the area being studied, shall consider—
(i) the rarity and integrity of the resources;
(ii) the threats to those resources;
(iii) whether similar resources are already protected in the System or in other public or private ownership;
(iv) the public use potential;
(v) the interpretive and educational potential;
(vi) costs associated with acquisition, development, and operation;
(vii) the socioeconomic impacts of any designation;
(viii) the level of local and general public support; and
(ix) whether the area is of appropriate configuration to ensure long-term resource protection and visitor use;
(B) shall consider whether direct Service management or alternative protection by other public agencies or the private sector is appropriate for the area;
(C) shall identify what alternative or combination of alternatives would in the professional judgment of the Director be most effective and efficient in protecting significant resources and providing for public enjoyment; and
(D) may include any other information that the Secretary considers to be relevant.
(A) a list of areas that have been previously studied that contain primarily historical resources; and
(B) a list of areas that have been previously studied that contain primarily natural resources.
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|100507(a)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(a) (1st sentence).||Pub. L. 91–383, §8, as added Pub. L. 94–458, §2, Oct. 7, 1976, 90 Stat. 1940; Pub. L. 95–625, title VI, §604(1), Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3518; Pub. L. 96–199, title I, §104, Mar. 5, 1980, 94 Stat. 68; Pub. L. 96–344, §8, Sept. 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 1135; Pub. L. 103–437, §6(b), Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4583; Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title VIII, §814(d)(1)(I), Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4196; Pub. L. 105–391, title III, §303, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3501.|
|100507(b)(1), (2)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(b)(1), (2).|
|100507(b)(3)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(a) (2d sentence).|
|100507(b)(4) through (6)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(b)(3) through (5).|
|100507(c)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(c).|
|100507(d)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(e).|
|100507(e), (f)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(a) (3d, last sentences).|
|100507(g)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(d).|
|100507(h)||16 U.S.C. 1a–5(f).|
In subsection (b)(3), the words "after November 13, 1998" are omitted as obsolete.
In subsection (b)(5), the cross-reference is limited to the applicable provisions of Public Law 91–383 as restated in the revised title.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, referred to in subsec. (c)(5), is Pub. L. 91–190, Jan. 1, 1970, 83 Stat. 852, which is classified generally to chapter 55 (§4321 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4321 of Title 42 and Tables.
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