United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Jul 04, 2022
The term “exceptional resource” means a resource of scientific, natural, historic, cultural, recreational access and use, or other recreational value that has been documented by a Federal, State, or local governmental authority, and for which there is a compelling need for conservation and protection under the jurisdiction of a Federal agency in order to maintain the resource for the benefit of the public.
The term “inholding” means any right, title, or interest, held by a non-Federal entity, in or to a tract of land that lies within the boundary of a federally designated area.
The term “public land” means public lands (as defined in section 1702 of this title).
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.