H.R. 4668 (106th): Puerto Rico Land and Water Conservation Act of 2000

Jun 14, 2000 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Carlos Romero-Barceló
Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large
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Jun 14, 2000
15 pages

This bill was introduced on June 14, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 14, 2000
Referred to Committee Jun 14, 2000
Full Title

To provide for the protection of critical lands in Puerto Rico, for intergovernmental cooperation in land and water conservation, and for other purposes.


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House Natural Resources

Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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Puerto Rico Land and Water Conservation Act of 2000 - Establishes the Karst Resource Protection Area in Puerto Rico. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to administer a cooperative program of land conservation and protection, research, and public use within the Area.Declares that federally-owned lands within the Area shall be subject to this Act and the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the National Forest System.Establishes the Puerto Rico Land Conservation Fund which shall be used for the protection of the Area and other National Forest and National Wildlife Refuge units in Puerto Rico. Allocates certain amounts from the Treasury to the Fund.Establishes, as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Rio Encantado National Wildlife Refuge in the municipalities of Ciales, Manati, Florida, and Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Requires the acquisition of sufficient lands within the Refuge to enable management in furtherance of fish and wildlife conservation, particularly the reintroduction of the endangered Puerto Rican parrot.Provides for the study of certain named rivers in Puerto Rico for possible addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.Authorizes appropriations.

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