What is the planning requirement for a river designated by the Secretary of the Interior (under Section 2(a)(ii) of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act)?

The requirement for a comprehensive river management plan (CRMP), does not apply to state-administered, federally designated rivers. Federal land managers are responsible for protecting river values in all agency planning and management actions for any portion of a 2(a)(ii) river that flows on federal lands. In some cases, the petitioning state has a requirement for a plan. The existence of a state or local plan to protect river values is one of the factors considered by the National Park Service in its review of the 2(a)(ii) nomination for the Secretary.

Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Council