To authorize the establishment of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain mining area road corridors in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Niblack and Bokan Mountain Mining Area Roads Authorization Act''.
SEC. 2. NIBLACK AND BOKAN MOUNTAIN MINING AREA ROAD CORRIDORS.
(a) Establishment.--Notwithstanding any prohibition against road construction in inventoried roadless areas under the Roadless Area Conservation Rule established under part 294 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (and successor regulations), not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, shall, for purposes of connecting the Prince of Wales Island road system in the State of Alaska to the area of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain patented mineral claims on the southeast side of Prince of Wales Island, establish-- (1) a road corridor that follows 1 of the 2 routes identified as ``Niblack Route 1'' or ``Niblack Route 2'' on the map entitled ``Road to Niblack Mine and Bokan Mountain Route Extension'', numbered 1, and dated June 21, 2012; and (2) a road corridor to the Bokan Mountain mine that branches off the Niblack Mine road corridor established under paragraph (1). (b) Requirements.--A road corridor established under subsection (a) shall-- (1) minimize the economic costs of the road corridor by using,...