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H.R. 701 (106th): Conservation and Reinvestment Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 16, 2000 (Reported by House Committee).


HR 701 RH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 701

[Report No. 106-499, Part I]

To provide Outer Continental Shelf Impact Assistance to State and local governments, to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978, and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (commonly referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act) to establish a fund to meet the outdoor conservation and recreation needs of the American people, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 1999

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska (for himself, Mr. DINGELL, Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. JOHN, Mr. BAKER, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr. ROGERS, Mr. TANNER, Mr. LIVINGSTON, Mr. LAMPSON, Mr. MCCRERY, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. GOSS, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. SHOWS, Mr. HILLIARD, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. LUTHER, Mr. ROEMER, Ms. MCCARTHY of Missouri, Mr. WEYGAND, Mr. WELLER, Mr. WATKINS, Mr. JEFFERSON, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mr. COOKSEY, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. BASS, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. GILCHREST, Mrs. BONO, and Mr. DUNCAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources

February 16, 2000

Additional sponsors: Mr. GILCHREST, Mrs. BONO, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. LINDER, Mr. TAYLOR of Mississippi, Mr. STUMP, Mr. SANDLIN, Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania, Mr. TURNER, Mr. GREEN of Wisconsin, Mr. BARCIA, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. BENTSEN, Mr. BURR of North Carolina, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. HINOJOSA, Mr. HAYES, Mr. GORDON, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. CRAMER, Mr. DEAL of Georgia, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr. PICKERING, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. FORD, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. PICKETT, Mr. WYNN, Mr. RILEY, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. COLLINS, Mr. BISHOP, Mr. EWING, Mr. LUCAS of Kentucky, Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. CLYBURN, Mr. ENGLISH, Mr. BARR of Georgia, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. TERRY, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. SPENCE, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. FLETCHER, Ms. CARSON, Mr. WISE, Mr. UPTON, Mr. PASTOR, Mr. GALLEGLY, Ms. DANNER, Mr. NEY, Mr. FROST, Mr. BOYD, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. GUTKNECHT, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. HYDE, Mr. ORTIZ, Ms. MCKINNEY, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. ETHERIDGE, Mr. LUCAS Oklahoma, Mr. LATOURETTE, Mr. FOLEY, Mr. KIND, Mr. VITTER, Mr. SAWYER, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. SKELTON, Mr. MOLLOHAN, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. GREEN of Texas, Mrs. FOWLER, Mr. STRICKLAND, Mr. BOSWELL, Mr. KLINK, Mr. CAMP, Mr. DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. MICA, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. BOUCHER, Mr. SHAW, Mr. PHELPS, Mr. SCARBOROUGH, Mr. LAHOOD, Mr. CANADY of Florida, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. PORTMAN, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. SAXTON, Ms. SANCHEZ, Mr. THUNE, Mr. VENTO, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. WEXLER, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, Mr. CLAY, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mr. DEUTSCH, Mr. OLVER, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Ms. ESHOO, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. DIXON, Mr. DELAHUNT, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. THOMPSON of California, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. HOEFFEL, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Ms. WOOLSEY, Ms. HOOLEY of Oregon, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. STARK, Mrs. MEEK of Florida, Mr. MCCOLLUM, Mr. MINGE, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. RAHALL, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. BORSKI, Mr. PETRI, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. SMITH of Washington, Mr. DOOLEY of California, Mr. MCINNIS, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. INSLEE, Mr. WU, Mrs. MINK of Hawaii, Ms. BROWN of Florida, Mrs. ROUKEMA, Mr. TANCREDO, Mr. SHERWOOD, Mr. KANJORSKI, Mr. FARR of California, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mrs. CLAYTON, Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin, Mr. MEEHAN, Mr. MATSUI, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. MARTINEZ, Ms. DEGETTE, Mr. LARSON, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. TIERNEY, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. HOLT, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. BALDACCI, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. OWENS, Mr. ROTHMAN, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. CALLAHAN, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. EVANS, Mr. LAZIO, Ms. LOFGREN, Mr. WAXMAN, Ms. WATERS, Mr. FILNER, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. BONIOR, Mr. NADLER, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. KUCINICH, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. BAIRD, Mr. UNDERWOOD, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. BLAGOJEVICH, Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Mr. FORBES, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. MEEKS of New York, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. KUYKENDALL, Mr. LEACH, Mr. BERMAN, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. GREENWOOD, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. DREIER, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. GEKAS, Mr. BRADY of Texas, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut, Mrs. KELLY, Mr. LOBIONDO, Mr. STUPAK, Mr. FRANKS of New Jersey, Mr. EHLERS, Mr. QUINN, Mr. SHUSTER, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. WEINER, Mr. LEVIN, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. DIAZ-BALART, Mr. MOAKLEY, Mrs. BIGGERT, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. HORN, Mr. LANTOS, Ms. LEE, Mr. KING, Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. PAYNE, Mr. EVERETT, Mrs. TAUSCHER, Ms. DUNN, Mr. ROMERO-BARCELO, Ms. KILPATRICK, Ms. NORTON, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. METCALF, Mr. BATEMAN, Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mr. WATT of North Carolina, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. LAFALCE, Ms. RIVERS, Mr. BECERRA, Ms. MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York, Ms. VELAZQUEZ, Mr. EHRLICH, Mr. REYES, Mr. PEASE, Mr. BACA, Mrs. MALONEY of New York, Mr. BARLETT of Maryland, Mr. DICKS, Ms. DELAURO, and Mr. Hefley

February 16, 2000

Reported from the Committee on Resources with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]

February 16, 2000

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture for a period ending not later than March 17, 2000, for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(a), rule X

February 16, 2000

Referred to the Committee on the Budget for a period ending not later than March 31, 2000, for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(a), rule X

[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 10, 1999]


A BILL

To provide Outer Continental Shelf Impact Assistance to State and local governments, to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978, and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (commonly referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act) to establish a fund to meet the outdoor conservation and recreation needs of the American people, 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 ‘Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999’.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

      Sec. 1. Short title.

      Sec. 2. Table of contents.

      Sec. 3. Definitions.

      Sec. 4. Annual reports.

      Sec. 5. Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 6. Limitation on use of available amounts for administration.

      Sec. 7. Budgetary treatment of receipts and disbursements.

      Sec. 8. Recordkeeping requirements.

      Sec. 9. Maintenance of effort and matching funding.

      Sec. 10. Sunset.

      Sec. 11. Protection of private property rights.

      Sec. 12. Signs.

TITLE I--IMPACT ASSISTANCE AND COASTAL CONSERVATION

      Sec. 101. Impact assistance formula and payments.

      Sec. 102. Coastal State conservation and impact assistance plans.

TITLE II--LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND REVITALIZATION

      Sec. 201. Amendment of Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965.

      Sec. 202. Extension of fund; treatment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 203. Availability of amounts.

      Sec. 204. Allocation of Fund.

      Sec. 205. Use of Federal portion.

      Sec. 206. Allocation of amounts available for State purposes.

      Sec. 207. State planning.

      Sec. 208. Assistance to States for other projects.

      Sec. 209. Conversion of property to other use.

      Sec. 210. Water rights.

TITLE III--WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

      Sec. 301. Purposes.

      Sec. 302. Definitions.

      Sec. 303. Treatment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 304. Apportionment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 305. Education.

      Sec. 306. Prohibition against diversion.

TITLE IV--URBAN PARK AND RECREATION RECOVERY PROGRAM AMENDMENTS

      Sec. 401. Amendment of Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978.

      Sec. 402. Purpose.

      Sec. 403. Treatment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 404. Authority to develop new areas and facilities.

      Sec. 405. Definitions.

      Sec. 406. Eligibility.

      Sec. 407. Grants.

      Sec. 408. Recovery action programs.

      Sec. 409. State action incentives.

      Sec. 410. Conversion of recreation property.

      Sec. 411. Repeal.

TITLE V--HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND

      Sec. 501. Treatment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 502. State use of historic preservation assistance for national heritage areas and corridors.

TITLE VI--FEDERAL AND INDIAN LANDS RESTORATION

      Sec. 601. Purpose.

      Sec. 602. Treatment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund; allocation.

      Sec. 603. Authorized uses of transferred amounts.

      Sec. 604. Indian tribe defined.

TITLE VII--CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES RECOVERY

Subtitle A--Conservation Easements

      Sec. 701. Purpose.

      Sec. 702. Treatment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 703. Authorized uses of transferred amounts.

      Sec. 704. Conservation Easement Program.

Subtitle B--Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery

      Sec. 711. Purposes.

      Sec. 712. Treatment of amounts transferred from Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

      Sec. 713. Endangered and threatened species recovery assistance.

      Sec. 714. Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery Agreements.

      Sec. 715. Definitions.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act:

      (1) The term ‘coastal population’ means the population of all political subdivisions, as determined by the most recent official data of the Census Bureau, contained in whole or in part within the designated coastal boundary of a State as defined in a State’s coastal zone management program under the Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1451 and following).

      (2) The term ‘coastal political subdivision’ means a political subdivision of a coastal State all or part of which political subdivision is within the coastal zone (as defined in section 304 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1453)).

      (3) The term ‘coastal State’ has the same meaning as provided by section 304 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1453)).

      (4) The term ‘coastline’ has the same meaning that it has in the Submerged Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1301 and following).

      (5) The term ‘distance’ means minimum great circle distance, measured in statute miles.

      (6) The term ‘fiscal year’ means the Federal Government’s accounting period which begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th, and is designated by the calendar year in which it ends.

      (7) The term ‘Governor’ means the highest elected official of a State or of any other political entity that is defined as, or treated as, a State under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-4 and following), the Act of September 2, 1937 (16 U.S.C. 669 and following), commonly referred to as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act or the Pittman-Robertson Act, the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2501 and following), the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470h and following), or the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-127; 16 U.S.C. 3830 note).

      (8) The term ‘leased tract’ means a tract, leased under section 8 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337) for the purpose of drilling for, developing, and producing oil and natural gas resources, which is a unit consisting of either a block, a portion of a block, a combination of blocks or portions of blocks, or a combination of portions of blocks, as specified in the lease, and as depicted on an Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagram.

      (9) The term ‘Outer Continental Shelf’ means all submerged lands lying seaward and outside of the area of ‘lands beneath navigable waters’ as defined in section 2(a) of the Submerged Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1301(a)), and of which the subsoil and seabed appertain to the United States and are subject to its jurisdiction and control.

      (10) The term ‘political subdivision’ means the local political jurisdiction immediately below the level of State government, including counties, parishes, and boroughs. If State law recognizes an entity of general government that functions in lieu of, and is not within, a county, parish, or borough, the Secretary may recognize an area under the jurisdiction of such other entities of general government as a political subdivision for purposes of this title.

      (11) The term ‘producing State’ means a State with a coastal seaward boundary within 200 miles from the geographic center of a leased tract other than a leased tract or portion of a leased tract that is located in a geographic area subject to a leasing moratorium on January 1, 1999 (unless the lease was issued prior to the establishment of the moratorium and was in production on January 1, 1999).

      (12) The term ‘qualified Outer Continental Shelf revenues’ means (except as otherwise provided in this paragraph) all moneys received by the United States from each leased tract or portion of a leased tract lying seaward of the zone defined and governed by section 8(g) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337(g)), or lying within such zone but to which section 8(g) does not apply, the geographic center of which lies within a distance of 200 miles from any part of the coastline of any coastal State, including bonus bids, rents, royalties (including payments for royalty taken in kind and sold), net profit share payments, and related late-payment interest from natural gas and oil leases issued pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Such term does not include any revenues from a leased tract or portion of a leased tract that is located in a geographic area subject to a leasing moratorium on January 1, 1999, unless the lease was issued prior to the establishment of the moratorium and was in production on January 1, 1999.

      (13) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary’s designee, except as otherwise specifically provided.

      (14) The term ‘Fund’ means the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund established under section 5.

SEC. 4. ANNUAL REPORTS.

    (a) STATE REPORTS- On June 15 of each year, each Governor receiving moneys from the Fund shall account for all moneys so received for the previous fiscal year in a written report to the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture, as appropriate. The report shall include, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretaries, a description of all projects and activities receiving funds under this Act. In order to avoid duplication, such report may incorporate by reference any other reports required to be submitted under other provisions of law to the Secretary concerned by the Governor regarding any portion of such moneys.

    (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS- On January 1 of each year the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall submit an annual report to the Congress documenting all moneys expended by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from the Fund during the previous fiscal year and summarizing the contents of the Governors’ reports submitted to the Secretaries under subsection (a).

SEC. 5. CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF FUND- There is established in the Treasury of the United States a fund which shall be known as the ‘Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund’. In each fiscal year after the fiscal year 2000, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deposit into the Fund the following amounts:

      (1) OCS REVENUES- An amount in each such fiscal year from qualified Outer Continental Shelf revenues equal to the difference between $2,825,000,000 and the amounts deposited in the Fund under paragraph (2), notwithstanding section 9 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1338).

      (2) AMOUNTS NOT DISBURSED- All allocated but undisbursed amounts returned to the Fund under section 101(a)(2).

      (3) INTEREST- All interest earned under subsection (d) that is not made available under paragraph (2) or (4) of that subsection.

    (b) TRANSFER FOR EXPENDITURE- In each fiscal year after the fiscal year 2001, the Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer amounts deposited into the Fund as follows:

      (1) $1,000,000,000 to the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of making payments to coastal States under title I of this Act.

      (2) To the Land and Water Conservation Fund for expenditure as provided in section 3(a) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-6(a)) such amounts as are necessary to make the income of the fund $900,000,000 in each such fiscal year.

      (3) $350,000,000 to the Federal aid to wildlife restoration fund established under section 3 of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669b).

      (4) $125,000,000 to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2501 and following).

      (5) $100,000,000 to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 and following).

      (6) $200,000,000 to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out title VI of this Act.

      (7) $150,000,000 to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out title VII of this Act with (A) $100,000,000 of such amount transferred to the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of subtitle A of title VII and (B) $50,000,000 of such amount transferred to the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of subtitle B of title VII.

    (c) SHORTFALL- If amounts deposited into the Fund in any fiscal year after the fiscal year 2000 are less than $2,825,000,000, the amounts transferred under paragraphs (1) through (7) of subsection (b) for that fiscal year shall each be reduced proportionately.

    (d) INTEREST-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Treasury shall invest moneys in the Fund in public debt securities with maturities suitable to the needs of the Fund, as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, and bearing interest at rates determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, taking into consideration current

market yields on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States of comparable maturity.

      (2) USE OF INTEREST- Except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4), interest earned on such moneys shall be available, without further appropriation, for obligation or expenditure under--

        (A) chapter 69 of title 31 of the United States Code (relating to PILT), and

        (B) section 401 of the Act of June 15, 1935 (49 Stat. 383; 16 U.S.C. 715s) (relating to refuge revenue sharing).

      In each fiscal year such interest shall be allocated between the programs referred to in subparagraph (A) and (B) in proportion to the amounts authorized and appropriated for that fiscal year under other provisions of law for purposes of such programs.

      (3) CEILING ON EXPENDITURES OF INTEREST- Amounts made available under paragraph (2) in each fiscal year shall not exceed the lesser of the following:

        (A) $200,000,000.

        (B) The total amount authorized and appropriated for that fiscal year under other provisions of law for purposes of the programs referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2).

      (4) TITLE III INTEREST- All interest attributable to amounts transferred by the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of title III of this Act (and the amendments made by such title III) shall be available, without further appropriation, for obligation or expenditure for purposes of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 4401 and following)

    (e) REFUNDS- In those instances where through judicial decision, administrative review, arbitration, or other means there are royalty refunds owed to entities generating revenues under this title, such refunds shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury from amounts available in the Fund.

SEC. 6. LIMITATION ON USE OF AVAILABLE AMOUNTS FOR ADMINISTRATION.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of amounts made available by this Act (including the amendments made by this Act) for a particular activity, not more than 2 percent may be used for administrative expenses of that activity. Nothing in this section shall affect the prohibition contained in section 4(c)(3) of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (as amended by this Act).

SEC. 7. BUDGETARY TREATMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the receipts and disbursements of funds under this Act and the amendments made by this Act--

      (1) shall not be counted as new budget authority, outlays, receipts, or deficit or surplus for purposes of--

        (A) the budget of the United States Government as submitted by the President;

        (B) the congressional budget (including allocations of budget authority and outlays provided therein); or

        (C) the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985; and

      (2) shall be exempt from any general budget limitation imposed by statute on expenditures and net lending (budget outlays) of the United States Government.

SEC. 8. RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS.

    The Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish such rules regarding recordkeeping by State and local governments and the auditing of expenditures made by State and local governments from funds made available under this Act as may be necessary. Such rules shall be in addition to other requirements established regarding recordkeeping and the auditing of such expenditures under other authority of law.

SEC. 9. MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT AND MATCHING FUNDING.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (b), no State or local government shall receive any funds under this Act during any fiscal year when its expenditures of non-Federal funds for recurrent expenditures for programs for which funding is provided under this Act will be less than its expenditures were for such programs during the preceding fiscal year. No State or local government shall receive any funding under this Act with respect to a program unless the Secretary is satisfied that such a grant will be so used to supplement and, to the extent practicable, increase the level of State, local, or other non-Federal funds available for such program. In order for the Secretary to provide funding under this Act in a timely manner each fiscal year, the Secretary shall compare a State or local government’s prospective expenditure level to that of its second preceding fiscal year.

    (b) EXCEPTION- The Secretary may provide funding under this Act to a State or local government not meeting the requirements of subsection (a) if the Secretary determines that a reduction in expenditures is attributable to a non-selective reduction in the expenditures in the programs of all Executive branch agencies of the State or local government.

    (c) USE OF FUND TO MEET MATCHING REQUIREMENTS- All funds received by a State or local government under this Act shall be treated as Federal funds for purposes of compliance with any provision in effect under any other law requiring that non-Federal funds be used to provide a portion of the funding for any program or project.

SEC. 10. SUNSET.

    This Act, including the amendments made by this Act, shall have no force or effect after September 30, 2015.

SEC. 11. PROTECTION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS.

    (a) SAVINGS CLAUSE- Nothing in the Act shall authorize that private property be taken for public use, without just compensation as provided by the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution.

    (b) REGULATION- Federal agencies, using funds appropriated by this Act, may not apply any regulation on any lands until the lands or water, or an interest therein, is acquired, unless authorized to do so by another Act of Congress.

SEC. 12. SIGNS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall require, as a condition of any financial assistance provided with amounts made available by this Act, that the person that

owns or administers any site that benefits from such assistance shall include on any sign otherwise installed at that site at or near an entrance or public use focal point, a statement that the existence or development of the site (or both), as appropriate, is a product of such assistance.

    (b) STANDARDS- The Secretary shall provide for the design of standardized signs for purposes of subsection (a), and shall prescribe standards and guidelines for such signs.

TITLE I--IMPACT ASSISTANCE AND COASTAL CONSERVATION

SEC. 101. IMPACT ASSISTANCE FORMULA AND PAYMENTS.

    (a) IMPACT ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS TO STATES-

      (1) GRANT PROGRAM- Amounts transferred to the Secretary of the Interior from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund under section 5(b)(1) of this Act for purposes of making payments to coastal States under this title in any fiscal year shall be allocated by the Secretary of the Interior among coastal States as provided in this section in each such fiscal year. In each such fiscal year, the Secretary of the Interior shall, without further appropriation, disburse such allocated funds to those coastal States for which the Secretary has approved a Coastal State Conservation and Impact Assistance Plan as required by this title. Payments for all projects shall be made by the Secretary to the Governor of the State or to the State official or agency designated by the Governor or by State law as having authority and responsibility to accept and to administer funds paid hereunder. No payment shall be made to any State until the State has agreed to provide such reports to the Secretary, in such form and containing such information, as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Secretary to perform his duties under this title, and provide such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to assure proper disbursement and accounting for Federal revenues paid to the State under this title.

      (2) FAILURE TO HAVE PLAN APPROVED- At the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall return to the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund any amount that the Secretary allocated, but did not disburse, in that fiscal year to a coastal State that does not have an approved plan under this title before the end of the fiscal year in which such grant is allocated, except that the Secretary shall hold in escrow until the final resolution of the appeal any amount allocated, but not disbursed, to a coastal State that has appealed the disapproval of a plan submitted under this title.

    (b) ALLOCATION AMONG COASTAL STATES-

      (1) ALLOCABLE SHARE FOR EACH STATE- For each coastal State, the Secretary shall determine the State’s allocable share of the total amount of the revenues transferred from the Fund under section 5(b)(1) for each fiscal year using the following weighted formula:

        (A) 50 percent of such revenues shall be allocated among the coastal States as provided in paragraph (2).

        (B) 25 percent of such revenues shall be allocated to each coastal State based on the ratio of each State’s shoreline miles to the shoreline miles of all coastal States.

        (C) 25 percent of such revenues shall be allocated to each coastal State based on the ratio of each State’s coastal population to the coastal population of all coastal States.

      (2) OFFSHORE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF SHARE- If any portion of a producing State lies within a distance of 200 miles from the geographic center of any leased tract, the Secretary of the Interior shall determine such State’s allocable share under paragraph (1)(A) based on the formula set forth in this paragraph. Such State share shall be calculated as of the date of the enactment of this Act for the first 5-fiscal year period during which funds are disbursed under this title and recalculated on the anniversary of such date each fifth year thereafter for each succeeding 5-fiscal year period. Each such State’s allocable share of the revenues disbursed under paragraph (1)(A) shall be inversely proportional to the distance between the nearest point on the coastline of such State and the geographic center of each leased tract or portion of the leased tract (to the nearest whole mile) that is within 200 miles of that coastline, as determined by the Secretary for the 5-year period concerned. In applying this paragraph a leased tract or portion of a leased tract shall be excluded if the tract or portion is located in a geographic area subject to a leasing moratorium on January 1, 1999, unless the lease was issued prior to the establishment of the moratorium and was in production on January 1, 1999.

      (3) MINIMUM STATE SHARE-

        (A) IN GENERAL- The allocable share of revenues determined by the Secretary under this subsection for each coastal State with an approved coastal management program (as defined by the Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1451)), or which is making satisfactory progress toward one, shall not be less in any fiscal year than 0.50 percent of the total amount of the revenues transferred by the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of this title for that fiscal year under subsection (a). For any other coastal State the allocable share of such revenues shall not be less than 0.25 percent of such revenues.

        (B) RECOMPUTATION- Where one or more coastal States’ allocable shares, as computed under paragraphs (1) and (2), are increased by any amount under this paragraph, the allocable share for all other coastal States shall be recomputed and reduced by the same amount so that not more than 100 percent of the amount transferred by the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of this title for that fiscal year under section 5(b)(1) is allocated to all coastal States. The reduction shall be divided pro rata among such other coastal States.

    (c) PAYMENTS TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS- In the case of a producing State, the Governor of the State shall pay 50 percent of the State’s allocable share, as determined under subsection (b), to the coastal political subdivisions

in such State. Such payments shall be allocated among such coastal political subdivisions of the State according to an allocation formula analogous to the allocation formula used in subsection (b) to allocate revenues among the coastal States, except that a coastal political subdivision in the State of California that has a coastal shoreline, that is not within 200 miles of the geographic center of a leased tract or portion of a leased tract, and in which there is located one or more oil refineries shall be eligible for that portion of the allocation described in subsection (b)(1)(A) and (b)(2) in the same manner as if that political subdivision were located within a distance of 50 miles from the geographic center of any leased tract.

    (d) TIME OF PAYMENT- Payments to coastal States and coastal political subdivisions under this section shall be made not later than December 31 of each year from revenues received during the immediately preceding fiscal year.

SEC. 102. COASTAL STATE CONSERVATION AND IMPACT ASSISTANCE PLANS.

    (a) DEVELOPMENT AND SUBMISSION OF STATE PLANS- Each coastal State seeking to receive grants under this title shall prepare, and submit to the Secretary, a Statewide Coastal State Conservation and Impact Assistance Plan. In the case of a producing State, the Governor shall incorporate the plans of the coastal political subdivisions into the Statewide plan for transmittal to the Secretary. The Governor shall solicit local input and shall provide for public participation in the development of the Statewide plan. The plan shall be submitted to the Secretary by April 1 of the calendar year after the calendar year in which this Act is enacted.

    (b) APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Approval of a Statewide plan under subsection (a) is required prior to disbursement of funds under this title by the Secretary. The Secretary shall approve the Statewide plan if the Secretary determines, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, that the plan is consistent with the uses set forth in subsection (c) and if the plan contains each of the following:

        (A) The name of the State agency that will have the authority to represent and act for the State in dealing with the Secretary for purposes of this title.

        (B) A program for the implementation of the plan which, for producing States, includes a description of how funds will be used to address the impacts of oil and gas production from the Outer Continental Shelf.

        (C) Certification by the Governor that ample opportunity has been accorded for public participation in the development and revision of the plan.

        (D) Measures for taking into account other relevant Federal resources and programs. The plan shall be correlated so far as practicable with other State, regional, and local plans.

      (2) PROCEDURE AND TIMING; REVISIONS- The Secretary shall approve or disapprove each plan submitted in accordance with this section. If a State first submits a plan by not later than 90 days before the beginning of the first fiscal year to which the plan applies, the Secretary shall approve or disapprove the plan by not later than 30 days before the beginning of that fiscal year.

      (3) AMENDMENT OR REVISION- Any amendment to or revision of the plan shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements of this subsection and shall be submitted to the Secretary for approval or disapproval. Any such amendment or revision shall take effect only for fiscal years after the fiscal year in which the amendment or revision is approved by the Secretary.

    (c) AUTHORIZED USES OF STATE GRANT FUNDING- The funds provided under this title to a coastal State and for coastal political subdivisions are authorized to be used only for one or more of the following purposes:

      (1) Data collection, including but not limited to fishery or marine mammal stock surveys in State waters or both, cooperative State, interstate, and Federal fishery or marine mammal stock surveys or both, cooperative initiatives with university and private entities for fishery and marine mammal surveys, activities related to marine mammal and fishery interactions, and other coastal living marine resources surveys.

      (2) The conservation, restoration, enhancement, or creation of coastal habitats.

      (3) Cooperative Federal or State enforcement of marine resources management statutes.

      (4) Fishery observer coverage programs in State or Federal waters.

      (5) Invasive, exotic, and nonindigenous species identification and control.

      (6) Coordination and preparation of cooperative fishery conservation and management plans between States including the development and implementation of population surveys, assessments and monitoring plans, and the preparation and implementation of State fishery management plans developed by interstate marine fishery commissions.

      (7) Preparation and implementation of State fishery or marine mammal management plans that comply with bilateral or multilateral international fishery or marine mammal conservation and management agreements or both.

      (8) Coastal and ocean observations necessary to develop and implement real time tide and current measurement systems.

      (9) Implementation of federally approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation and management plans.

      (10) Mitigating marine and coastal impacts of Outer Continental Shelf activities including impacts on onshore infrastructure.

      (11) Projects that promote research, education, training, and advisory services in fields related to ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.

    (d) COMPLIANCE WITH AUTHORIZED USES- Based on the annual reports submitted under section 4 of this Act and on audits conducted by the Secretary under section 8, the Secretary shall review the expenditures made by each State and coastal political subdivision from funds made

available under this title. If the Secretary determines that any expenditure made by a State or coastal political subdivision of a State from such funds is not consistent with the authorized uses set forth in subsection (c), the Secretary shall not make any further grants under this title to that State until the funds used for such expenditure have been repaid to the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund.

TITLE II--LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND REVITALIZATION

SEC. 201. AMENDMENT OF LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND ACT OF 1965.

    Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-4 and following).

SEC. 202. EXTENSION OF FUND; TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    Section 2(c) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(c) AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND- In addition to the sum of the revenues and collections estimated by the Secretary of the Interior to be covered into the fund pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section, there shall be covered into the fund all amounts transferred to the fund under section 5(b)(2) of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999.’.

SEC. 203. AVAILABILITY OF AMOUNTS.

    Section 3 (16 U.S.C. 460l-6) is amended to read as follows:

‘APPROPRIATIONS

    ‘SEC. 3. (a) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary from the fund to carry out this Act not more than $900,000,000 in any fiscal year after the fiscal year 2001. Amounts transferred to the fund from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund and amounts covered into the fund under subsections (a) and (b) of section 2 shall be available to the Secretary in fiscal years after the fiscal year 2001 without further appropriation to carry out this Act.

    ‘(b) OBLIGATION AND EXPENDITURE OF AVAILABLE AMOUNTS- Amounts available for obligation or expenditure from the fund or from the special account established under section 4(i)(1) may be obligated or expended only as provided in this Act.’.

SEC. 204. ALLOCATION OF FUND.

    Section 5 (16 U.S.C. 460l-7) is amended to read as follows:

‘ALLOCATION OF FUNDS

    ‘SEC. 5. Of the amounts made available for each fiscal year to carry out this Act--

      ‘(1) 50 percent shall be available for Federal purposes (in this Act referred to as the ‘Federal portion’); and

      ‘(2) 50 percent shall be available for grants to States.’.

SEC. 205. USE OF FEDERAL PORTION.

    Section 7 (16 U.S.C. 460l-9) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(d) USE OF FEDERAL PORTION-

      ‘(1) APPROVAL BY CONGRESS REQUIRED- The Federal portion (as that term is defined in section 5(1)) may not be obligated or expended by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture for any acquisition except those specifically referred to, and approved by the Congress, in an Act making appropriations for the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture, respectively.

      ‘(2) WILLING SELLER REQUIREMENT- The Federal portion may not be used to acquire any property unless--

        ‘(A) the owner of the property concurs in the acquisition; or

        ‘(B) acquisition of that property is specifically approved by an Act of Congress.

    ‘(e) LIST OF PROPOSED FEDERAL ACQUISITIONS-

      ‘(1) RESTRICTION ON USE- The Federal portion for a fiscal year may not be obligated or expended to acquire any interest in lands or water unless the lands or water were included in a list of acquisitions that is approved by the Congress. This list shall include an inventory of surplus lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture for which there is no demonstrated compelling program need.

      ‘(2) TRANSMISSION OF LIST- (A) The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly transmit to the appropriate authorizing and appropriations committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate for each fiscal year, by no later than the submission of the budget for the fiscal year under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, a list of the acquisitions of interests in lands and water proposed to be made with the Federal portion for the fiscal year.

      ‘(B) In preparing each list, the Secretary shall--

        ‘(i) seek to consolidate Federal landholdings in States with checkerboard Federal land ownership patterns;

        ‘(ii) consider the use of equal value land exchanges, where feasible and suitable, as an alternative means of land acquisition;

        ‘(iii) consider the use of permanent conservation easements, where feasible and suitable, as an alternative means of acquisition;

        ‘(iv) identify those properties that are proposed to be acquired from willing sellers and specify any for which adverse condemnation is requested; and

        ‘(v) establish priorities based on such factors as important or special resource attributes, threats to resource integrity, timely availability, owner hardship, cost escalation, public recreation use values, and similar considerations.

      ‘(3) INFORMATION REGARDING PROPOSED ACQUISITIONS- Each list shall include, for each proposed acquisition included in the list--

        ‘(A) citation of the statutory authority for the acquisition, if such authority exists; and

        ‘(B) an explanation of why the particular interest proposed to be acquired was selected.

    ‘(f) NOTIFICATION TO AFFECTED AREAS REQUIRED- The Federal portion for a fiscal year may not be used to acquire any interest in land unless the Secretary administering the acquisition, by not later than 30 days after the date the Secretaries submit the list under subsection (e) for the fiscal year, provides notice of the proposed acquisition--

      ‘(1) in writing to each Member of and each Delegate and Resident Commissioner to the Congress elected to represent any area in which is located--

        ‘(A) the land; or

        ‘(B) any part of any federally designated unit that includes the land;

      ‘(2) in writing to the Governor of the State in which the land is located;

      ‘(3) in writing to each State political subdivision having jurisdiction over the land; and

      ‘(4) by publication of a notice in a newspaper that is widely distributed in the area under the jurisdiction of each such State political subdivision, that includes a clear statement that the Federal Government intends to acquire an interest in land.

    ‘(g) COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS UNDER FEDERAL LAWS-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- The Federal portion for a fiscal year may not be used to acquire any interest in land or water unless the following have occurred:

        ‘(A) All actions required under Federal law with respect to the acquisition have been complied with.

        ‘(B) A copy of each final environmental impact statement or environmental assessment required by law, and a summary of all public comments regarding the acquisition that have been received by the agency making the acquisition, are submitted to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and of the Senate.

        ‘(C) A notice of the availability of such statement or assessment and of such summary is provided to--

          ‘(i) each Member of and each Delegate and Resident Commissioner to the Congress elected to represent the area in which the land is located;

          ‘(ii) the Governor of the State in which the land is located; and

          ‘(iii) each State political subdivision having jurisdiction over the land.

      ‘(2) LIMITATION ON APPLICATION- Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any acquisition that is specifically authorized by a Federal law.’.

SEC. 206. ALLOCATION OF AMOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR STATE PURPOSES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 6(b) (16 U.S.C. 460l-8(b)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(b) DISTRIBUTION AMONG THE STATES- (1) Sums in the fund available each fiscal year for State purposes shall be apportioned among the several States by the Secretary, in accordance with this subsection. The determination of the apportionment by the Secretary shall be final.

    ‘(2) Subject to paragraph (3), of sums in the fund available each fiscal year for State purposes--

        ‘(A) 30 percent shall be apportioned equally among the several States; and

        ‘(B) 70 percent shall be apportioned so that the ratio that the amount apportioned to each State under this subparagraph bears to the total amount apportioned under this subparagraph for the fiscal year is equal to the ratio that the population of the State bears to the total population of all States.

    ‘(3) The total allocation to an individual State for a fiscal year under paragraph (2) shall not exceed 10 percent of the total amount allocated to the several States under paragraph (2) for that fiscal year.

    ‘(4) The Secretary shall notify each State of its apportionment, and the amounts thereof shall be available thereafter to the State for planning, acquisition, or development projects as hereafter described. Any amount of any apportionment under this subsection that has not been paid or obligated by the Secretary during the fiscal year in which such notification is given and the two fiscal years thereafter shall be reapportioned by the Secretary in accordance with paragraph (2), but without regard to the 10 percent limitation to an individual State specified in paragraph (3).

    ‘(5)(A) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(A)--

      ‘(i) the District of Columbia shall be treated as a State; and

      ‘(ii) Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa--

        ‘(I) shall be treated collectively as one State; and

        ‘(II) shall each be allocated an equal share of any amount distributed to them pursuant to clause (i).

    ‘(B) Each of the areas referred to in subparagraph (A) shall be treated as a State for all other purposes of this Act.’.

    (b) TRIBES AND ALASKA NATIVE CORPORATIONS- Section 6(b)(5) (16 U.S.C. 460l-8(b)(5)) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

    ‘(C) For the purposes of paragraph (1), all federally recognized Indian tribes and Native Corporations (as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602)), shall be eligible to receive shares of the apportionment under paragraph (1) in accordance with a competitive grant program established by the Secretary by rule. The total apportionment available to such tribes and Native Corporations shall be equivalent to the amount available to a single State. No single tribe or Native Corporation shall receive a grant that constitutes more than 10 percent of the total amount made available to all tribes and Native Corporations pursuant to the apportionment under paragraph (1). Funds received by a tribe or Native Corporation under this subparagraph may be expended only for the purposes specified in paragraphs (1) and (3) of subsection (a).’.

    (c) LOCAL ALLOCATION- Section 6(b) (16 U.S.C. 460l-8(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(6) Absent some compelling and annually documented reason to the contrary acceptable to the Secretary of the Interior, each State (other than an area treated as a State under paragraph (5)) shall make available as grants to local governments, at least 50 percent of the annual State apportionment, or an equivalent amount made available from other sources.’.

SEC. 207. STATE PLANNING.

    (a) STATE ACTION AGENDA REQUIRED-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Section 6(d) (16 U.S.C. 460l-8(d)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(d) STATE ACTION AGENDA REQUIRED- (1) Each State may define its own priorities and criteria for selection of outdoor conservation and recreation acquisition and development projects eligible for grants under this Act so long as it provides for public involvement in this process and publishes an accurate and current State Action Agenda for Community Conservation and Recreation (in this Act referred to as the ‘State Action Agenda’) indicating the needs it has identified and the priorities and criteria it has established. In order to assess its needs and establish its overall priorities, each State, in partnership with its local governments and Federal agencies, and in consultation with its citizens, shall develop, within 5 years after the enactment of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999, a State Action Agenda that meets the following requirements:

      ‘(A) The agenda must be strategic, originating in broad-based and long-term needs, but focused on actions that can be funded over the next 4 years.

      ‘(B) The agenda must be updated at least once every 4 years and certified by the Governor that the State Action Agenda conclusions and proposed actions have been considered in an active public involvement process.

    ‘(2) State Action Agendas shall take into account all providers of conservation and recreation lands within each State, including Federal, regional, and local government resources, and shall be correlated whenever possible with other State, regional, and local plans for parks, recreation, open space, and wetlands conservation. Recovery action programs developed by urban localities under section 1007 of the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978 shall be used by a State as a guide to the conclusions, priorities, and action schedules contained in State Action Agenda. Each State shall assure that any requirements for local outdoor conservation and recreation planning, promulgated as conditions for grants, minimize redundancy of local efforts by allowing, wherever possible, use of the findings, priorities, and implementation schedules of recovery action programs to meet such requirements.’.

      (2) EXISTING STATE PLANS- Comprehensive State Plans developed by any State under section 6(d) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 before the date that is 5 years after the enactment of this Act shall remain in effect in that State until a State Action Agenda has been adopted pursuant to the amendment made by this subsection, but no later than 5 years after the enactment of this Act.

    (b) MISCELLANEOUS- Section 6(e) (16 U.S.C. 460l-8(e)) is amended as follows:

      (1) In the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking ‘State comprehensive plan’ and inserting ‘State Action Agenda’.

      (2) In paragraph (1) by striking ‘comprehensive plan’ and inserting ‘State Action Agenda’.

SEC. 208. ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR OTHER PROJECTS.

    Section 6(e) (16 U.S.C. 460l-8(e)) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (e)(1) by striking ‘, but not including incidental costs relating to acquisition’; and

      (2) in subsection (e)(2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ‘or to enhance public safety within a designated park or recreation area’.

SEC. 209. CONVERSION OF PROPERTY TO OTHER USE.

    Section 6(f)(3) (16 U.S.C. 460l-8(f)(3)) is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘(A)’ before ‘No property’; and

      (2) by striking the second sentence and inserting the following:

    ‘(B) The Secretary shall approve such conversion only if the State demonstrates no prudent or feasible alternative exists with the exception of those properties that no longer meet the criteria within the State Plan or Agenda as an outdoor conservation and recreation facility due to changes in demographics or that must be abandoned because of environmental contamination which endangers public health and safety. Any conversion must satisfy such conditions as the Secretary deems necessary to assure the substitution of other conservation and recreation properties of at least equal fair market value and reasonably equivalent usefulness and location and which are consistent with the existing State Plan or Agenda; except that wetland areas and interests therein as identified in the wetlands provisions of the action agenda and proposed to be acquired as suitable replacement property within that same State that is otherwise acceptable to the Secretary shall be considered to be of reasonably equivalent usefulness with the property proposed for conversion.’.

SEC. 210. WATER RIGHTS.

    Title I is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘WATER RIGHTS

    ‘SEC. 14. Nothing in this title--

      ‘(1) invalidates or preempts State or Federal water law or an interstate compact governing water;

      ‘(2) alters the rights of any State to any appropriated share of the waters of any body of surface or ground water, whether determined by past or future interstate compacts or by past or future legislative or final judicial allocations;

      ‘(3) preempts or modifies any Federal or State law, or interstate compact, dealing with water quality or disposal; or

      ‘(4) confers on any non-Federal entity the ability to exercise any Federal right to the waters of any stream or to any ground water resource.’.

TITLE III--WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

SEC. 301. PURPOSES.

    The purposes of this title are--

      (1) to extend financial and technical assistance to the States under the Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Act for the benefit of a diverse array of wildlife and associated habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished, to fulfill unmet needs of wildlife

within the States in recognition of the primary role of the States to conserve all wildlife;

      (2) to assure sound conservation policies through the development, revision, and implementation of a comprehensive wildlife conservation and restoration plan;

      (3) to encourage State fish and wildlife agencies to participate with the Federal Government, other State agencies, wildlife conservation organizations, and outdoor recreation and conservation interests through cooperative planning and implementation of this title; and

      (4) to encourage State fish and wildlife agencies to provide for public involvement in the process of development and implementation of a wildlife conservation and restoration program.

SEC. 302. DEFINITIONS.

    (a) REFERENCE TO LAW- In this title, the term ‘Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act’ means the Act of September 2, 1937 (16 U.S.C. 669 and following), commonly referred to as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act or the Pittman-Robertson Act.

    (b) WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION PROGRAM- Section 2 of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669a) is amended by inserting after ‘shall be construed’ the first place it appears the following: ‘to include the wildlife conservation and restoration program and’.

    (c) STATE AGENCIES- Section 2 of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669a) is amended by inserting ‘or State fish and wildlife department’ after ‘State fish and game department’.

    (d) DEFINITIONS- Section 2 of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669a) is amended by striking the period at the end thereof, substituting a semicolon, and adding the following: ‘the term ‘conservation’ shall be construed to mean the use of methods and procedures necessary or desirable to sustain healthy populations of wildlife including all activities associated with scientific resources management such as research, census, monitoring of populations, acquisition, improvement and management of habitat, live trapping and transplantation, wildlife damage management, and periodic or total protection of a species or population as well as the taking of individuals within wildlife stock or population if permitted by applicable State and Federal law; the term ‘wildlife conservation and restoration program’ means a program developed by a State fish and wildlife department and approved by the Secretary under section 4(d), the projects that constitute such a program, which may be implemented in whole or part through grants and contracts by a State to other State, Federal, or local agencies (including those that gather, evaluate, and disseminate information on wildlife and their habitats), wildlife conservation organizations, and outdoor recreation and conservation education entities from funds apportioned under this title, and maintenance of such projects; the term ‘wildlife’ shall be construed to mean any species of wild, free-ranging fauna including fish, and also fauna in captive breeding programs the object of which is to reintroduce individuals of a depleted indigenous species into previously occupied range; the term ‘wildlife-associated recreation’ shall be construed to mean projects intended to meet the demand for outdoor activities associated with wildlife including, but not limited to, hunting and fishing, wildlife observation and photography, such projects as construction or restoration of wildlife viewing areas, observation towers, blinds, platforms, land and water trails, water access, trail heads, and access for such projects; and the term ‘wildlife conservation education’ shall be construed to mean projects, including public outreach, intended to foster responsible natural resource stewardship.’.

SEC. 303. TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    Section 3 of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669b) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a) by inserting ‘(1)’ after ‘(a)’, and by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(2) There is established in the Federal aid to wildlife restoration fund a subaccount to be known as the ‘wildlife conservation and restoration account’. Amounts transferred to the fund for a fiscal year under section 5(b)(3) of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 shall be deposited in the subaccount and shall be available without further appropriation, in each fiscal year, for apportionment in accordance with this Act to carry out State wildlife conservation and restoration programs.’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(c) Amounts transferred to the fund from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund and apportioned under subsection (a)(2) shall supplement, but not replace, existing funds available to the States from the sport fish restoration account and wildlife restoration account and shall be used for the development, revision, and implementation of wildlife conservation and restoration programs and should be used to address the unmet needs for a diverse array of wildlife and associated habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished, for wildlife conservation, wildlife conservation education, and wildlife-associated recreation projects. Such funds may be used for new programs and projects as well as to enhance existing programs and projects.

    ‘(d)(1) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, with respect to amounts transferred to the fund from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund so much of such amounts as is apportioned to any State for any fiscal year and as remains unexpended at the close thereof shall remain available for expenditure in that State until the close of--

      ‘(A) the fourth succeeding fiscal year, in the case of amounts transferred in any of the first 10 fiscal years beginning after the date of enactment of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999; or

      ‘(B) the second succeeding fiscal year, in the case of amounts transferred in a fiscal year beginning after the 10-fiscal-year period referred to in subparagraph (A).

    ‘(2) Any amount apportioned to a State under this subsection that is unexpended or unobligated at the end of the period during which it is available under paragraph (1) shall be reapportioned to all States during the succeeding fiscal year.’.

SEC. 304. APPORTIONMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 4 of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669c) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(c) AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND- (1) The Secretary of the Interior shall make the following apportionment from the amount transferred to the fund from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund for each fiscal year:

      ‘(A) To the District of Columbia and to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, each a sum equal to not more than 1/2 of 1 percent thereof.

      ‘(B) To Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, each a sum equal to not more than 1/6 of 1 percent thereof.

    ‘(2)(A) The Secretary of the Interior, after making the apportionment under paragraph (1), shall apportion the remainder of the amount transferred to the fund from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund for each fiscal year among the States in the following manner:

      ‘(i) 1/3 of which is based on the ratio to which the land area of such State bears to the total land area of all such States.

      ‘(ii) 2/3 of which is based on the ratio to which the population of such State bears to the total population of all such States.

    ‘(B) The amounts apportioned under this paragraph shall be adjusted equitably so that no such State shall be apportioned a sum which is less than 1/2 of 1 percent of the amount available for apportionment under this paragraph for any fiscal year or more than 5 percent of such amount.

    ‘(3) Amounts transferred to the fund from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund shall not be available for any expenses incurred in the administration and execution of programs carried out with such amounts.

    ‘(d) WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION PROGRAMS- (1) Any State, through its fish and wildlife department, may apply to the Secretary of the Interior for approval of a wildlife conservation and restoration program, or for funds to develop a program. To apply, a State shall submit a comprehensive plan that includes--

      ‘(A) provisions vesting in the fish and wildlife department of the State overall responsibility and accountability for the program;

      ‘(B) provisions for the development and implementation of--

        ‘(i) wildlife conservation projects that expand and support existing wildlife programs, giving appropriate consideration to all wildlife;

        ‘(ii) wildlife-associated recreation projects; and

        ‘(iii) wildlife conservation education projects pursuant to programs under section 8(a); and

      ‘(C) provisions to ensure public participation in the development, revision, and implementation of projects and programs required under this paragraph.

    ‘(2) A State shall provide an opportunity for public participation in the development of the comprehensive plan required under paragraph (1).

    ‘(3) If the Secretary finds that the comprehensive plan submitted by a State complies with paragraph (1), the Secretary shall approve the wildlife conservation and restoration program of the State and set aside from the apportionment to the State made pursuant to subsection (c) an amount that shall not exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of developing and implementing the program.

    ‘(4)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), after the Secretary approves a State’s wildlife conservation and restoration program, the Secretary may make payments on a project that is a segment of the State’s wildlife conservation and restoration program as the project progresses. Such payments, including previous payments on the project, if any, shall not be more than the United States pro rata share of such project. The Secretary, under such regulations as he may prescribe, may advance funds representing the United States pro rata share of a project that is a segment of a wildlife conservation and restoration program, including funds to develop such program.

    ‘(B) Not more than 10 percent of the amounts apportioned to each State under this section for a State’s wildlife conservation and restoration program may be used for wildlife-associated recreation.

    ‘(5) For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘State’ shall include the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.’.

    (b) FACA- Coordination with State fish and wildlife agency personnel or with personnel of other State agencies pursuant to the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act or the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act shall not be subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). Except for the preceding sentence, the provisions of this title relate solely to wildlife conservation and restoration programs and shall not be construed to affect the provisions of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act relating to wildlife restoration projects or the provisions of the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act relating to fish restoration and management projects.

SEC. 305. EDUCATION.

    Section 8(a) of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669g(a)) is amended by adding the following at the end thereof: ‘Funds available from the amount transferred to the fund from the Conservation and Reinvestment Act Fund may be used for a wildlife conservation education program, except that no such funds may be used for education efforts, projects, or programs that promote or encourage opposition to the regulated taking of wildlife.’.

SEC. 306. PROHIBITION AGAINST DIVERSION.

    No designated State agency shall be eligible to receive matching funds under this title if sources of revenue available to it after January 1, 1999, for conservation of wildlife are diverted for any purpose other than the administration of the designated State agency, it being the intention of Congress that funds available to States under this title be added to revenues from existing State sources and not serve as a substitute for revenues from such sources. Such revenues shall include interest, dividends, or other income earned on the forgoing.

TITLE IV--URBAN PARK AND RECREATION RECOVERY PROGRAM AMENDMENTS

SEC. 401. AMENDMENT OF URBAN PARK AND RECREATION RECOVERY ACT OF 1978.

    Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2501 and following).

SEC. 402. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this title is to provide a dedicated source of funding to assist local governments in improving their park and recreation systems.

SEC. 403. TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    Section 1013 (16 U.S.C. 2512) is amended to read as follows:

‘TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND

    ‘SEC. 1013. (a) IN GENERAL- Amounts transferred to the Secretary of the Interior under section 5(b)(4) of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 in a fiscal year shall be available to the Secretary without further appropriation to carry out this title. Any amount that has not been paid or obligated by the Secretary before the end of the second fiscal year beginning after the first fiscal year in which the amount is available shall be reapportioned by the Secretary among grantees under this title.

    ‘(b) LIMITATIONS ON ANNUAL GRANTS- Of the amounts available in a fiscal year under subsection (a)--

      ‘(1) not more that 3 percent may be used for grants for the development of local park and recreation recovery action programs pursuant to sections 1007(a) and 1007(c);

      ‘(2) not more than 10 percent may be used for innovation grants pursuant to section 1006; and

      ‘(3) not more than 15 percent may be provided as grants (in the aggregate) for projects in any one State.

    ‘(c) LIMITATION ON USE FOR GRANT ADMINISTRATION- The Secretary shall establish a limit on the portion of any grant under this title that may be used for grant and program administration.’.

SEC. 404. AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP NEW AREAS AND FACILITIES.

    Section 1003 (16 U.S.C. 2502) is amended by inserting ‘development of new recreation areas and facilities, including the acquisition of lands for such development,’ after ‘rehabilitation of critically needed recreation areas, facilities,’.

SEC. 405. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 1004 (16 U.S.C. 2503) is amended as follows:

      (1) In paragraph (j) by striking ‘and’ after the semicolon.

      (2) In paragraph (k) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon.

      (3) By adding at the end the following:

      ‘(l) ‘development grants’--

        ‘(1) subject to subparagraph (2) means matching capital grants to units of local government to cover costs of development, land acquisition, and construction on existing or new neighborhood recreation sites, including indoor and outdoor recreational areas and facilities, support facilities, and landscaping; and

        ‘(2) does not include routine maintenance, and upkeep activities; and

      ‘(m) ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.’.

SEC. 406. ELIGIBILITY.

    Section 1005(a) (16 U.S.C. 2504(a)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(a) Eligibility of general purpose local governments to compete for assistance under this title shall be based upon need as determined by the Secretary. Generally, eligible general purpose local governments shall include the following:

      ‘(1) All political subdivisions of Metropolitan, Primary, or Consolidated Statistical Areas, as determined by the most recent Census.

      ‘(2) Any other city, town, or group of cities or towns (or both) within such a Metropolitan Statistical Area, that has a total population of 50,000 or more as determined by the most recent Census.

      ‘(3) Any other county, parish, or township with a total population of 250,000 or more as determined by the most recent Census.’.

SEC. 407. GRANTS.

    Section 1006 (16 U.S.C. 2505) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and

      (2) by striking so much as precedes subsection (a)(4) (as so redesignated) and inserting the following:

‘GRANTS

    ‘SEC. 1006. (a)(1) The Secretary may provide 70 percent matching grants for rehabilitation, development, and innovation purposes to any eligible general purpose local government upon approval by the Secretary of an application submitted by the chief executive of such government.

    ‘(2) At the discretion of such an applicant, a grant under this section may be transferred in whole or part to independent special purpose local governments, private nonprofit agencies, or county or regional park authorities, if--

      ‘(A) such transfer is consistent with the approved application for the grant; and

      ‘(B) the applicant provides assurance to the Secretary that the applicant will maintain public recreation opportunities at assisted areas and facilities owned or managed by the applicant in accordance with section 1010.

    ‘(3) Payments may be made only for those rehabilitation, development, or innovation projects that have been approved by the Secretary. Such payments may be made from time to time in keeping with the rate of progress toward completion of a project, on a reimbursable basis.’.

SEC. 408. RECOVERY ACTION PROGRAMS.

    Section 1007(a) (16 U.S.C. 2506(a)) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a) in the first sentence by inserting ‘development,’ after ‘commitments to ongoing planning,’; and

      (2) in subsection (a)(2) by inserting ‘development and’ after ‘adequate planning for’.

SEC. 409. STATE ACTION INCENTIVES.

    Section 1008 (16 U.S.C. 2507) is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘(a) IN GENERAL- ’ before the first sentence; and

      (2) by striking the last sentence of subsection (a) (as designated by paragraph (1) of this section) and inserting the following:

    ‘(b) COORDINATION WITH LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND ACTIVITIES- (1) The Secretary and general purpose local governments are encouraged to coordinate preparation of recovery action programs required by this title with State Plans or Agendas required under section 6 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, including by allowing flexibility in preparation of recovery action programs so they may be used to meet State and local qualifications for local receipt of Land and Water Conservation Fund grants or State grants for similar purposes or for other conservation or recreation purposes.

    ‘(2) The Secretary shall encourage States to consider the findings, priorities, strategies, and schedules included in the recovery action programs of their urban localities in preparation and updating of State plans in accordance with the public coordination and citizen consultation requirements of subsection 6(d) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965.’.

SEC. 410. CONVERSION OF RECREATION PROPERTY.

    Section 1010 (16 U.S.C. 2509) is amended to read as follows:

‘CONVERSION OF RECREATION PROPERTY

    ‘SEC. 1010. (a)(1) No property developed, acquired, or rehabilitated under this title shall, without the approval of the Secretary, be converted to any purpose other than public recreation purposes.

    ‘(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply to--

      ‘(A) property developed with amounts provided under this title; and

      ‘(B) the park, recreation, or conservation area of which the property is a part.

    ‘(b)(1) The Secretary shall approve such conversion only if the grantee demonstrates no prudent or feasible alternative exists.

    ‘(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply to property that is no longer a viable recreation facility due to changes in demographics or that must be abandoned because of environmental contamination which endangers public health or safety.

    ‘(c) Any conversion must satisfy any conditions the Secretary considers necessary to assure substitution of other recreation property that is--

      ‘(1) of at least equal fair market value, or reasonably equivalent usefulness and location; and

      ‘(2) in accord with the current recreation recovery action plan of the grantee.’.

SEC. 411. REPEAL.

    Section 1015 (16 U.S.C. 2514) is repealed.

TITLE V--HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND

SEC. 501. TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    Section 108 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470h) is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘(a)’ before the first sentence;

      (2) in subsection (a) (as designated by paragraph (1) of this section) by striking all after the first sentence; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(b) Amounts transferred to the Secretary under section 5(b)(5) of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 in a fiscal year shall be deposited into the Fund and shall be available without further appropriation, in that fiscal year, to carry out this Act.

    ‘(c) At least 1/2 of the funds obligated or expended each fiscal year under this Act shall be used in accordance with this Act for preservation projects on historic properties. In making such funds available, the Secretary shall give priority to the preservation of endangered historic properties.’.

SEC. 502. STATE USE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS AND CORRIDORS.

    Title I of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470a and following) is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘SEC. 114. STATE USE OF ASSISTANCE FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS AND CORRIDORS.

    ‘In addition to other uses authorized by this Act, amounts provided to a State under this title may be used by the State to provide financial assistance to the management entity for any national heritage area or national heritage corridor established under the laws of the United States, to support cooperative historic preservation planning and development.’.

TITLE VI--FEDERAL AND INDIAN LANDS RESTORATION

SEC. 601. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this title is to provide a dedicated source of funding for a coordinated program on Federal and Indian lands to restore degraded lands, protect resources that are threatened with degradation, and protect public health and safety.

SEC. 602. TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND; ALLOCATION.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Amounts transferred to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture under section 5(b)(6) of this Act in a fiscal year shall be available without further appropriation, in that fiscal year, to carry out this title.

    (b) ALLOCATION- Amounts referred to in subsection (a) year shall be allocated and available as follows:

      (1) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR- 60 percent shall be allocated and available to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the purpose of this title on lands within the National Park System, lands within the National Wildlife Refuge System, and public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

      (2) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE- 30 percent shall be allocated and available to the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the purpose of this title on lands within the National Forest System.

      (3) INDIAN TRIBES- 10 percent shall be allocated and available to the Secretary of the Interior for

competitive grants to qualified Indian tribes under section 603(b).

SEC. 603. AUTHORIZED USES OF TRANSFERRED AMOUNTS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Funds made available to carry out this title shall be used solely for restoration of degraded lands, resource protection, maintenance activities related to resource protection, or protection of public health or safety.

    (b) COMPETITIVE GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES-

      (1) GRANT AUTHORITY- The Secretary of the Interior shall administer a competitive grant program for Indian tribes, giving priority to projects based upon the protection of significant resources, the severity of damages or threats to resources, and the protection of public health or safety.

      (2) LIMITATION- The amount received for a fiscal year by a single Indian tribe in the form of grants under this subsection may not exceed 10 percent of the total amount available for that fiscal year for grants under this subsection.

    (c) PRIORITY LIST- The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall each establish priority lists for the use of funds available under this title. Each list shall give priority to projects based upon the protection of significant resources, the severity of damages or threats to resources, and the protection of public health or safety.

    (d) COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE PLANS- Any project carried out on Federal lands with amounts provided under this title shall be carried out in accordance with all management plans that apply under Federal law to the lands.

    (e) TRACKING RESULTS- Not later than the end of the first full fiscal year for which funds are available under this title, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly establish a coordinated program for--

      (1) tracking the progress of activities carried out with amounts made available by this title; and

      (2) determining the extent to which demonstrable results are being achieved by those activities.

SEC. 604. INDIAN TRIBE DEFINED.

    In this title, the term ‘Indian tribe’ means an Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior recognizes as an Indian tribe under section 104 of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a-1).

TITLE VII--CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES RECOVERY

Subtitle A--Conservation Easements

SEC. 701. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this subtitle is to provide a dedicated source of funding to the Secretary of the Interior for programs to provide matching grants to certain eligible entities to facilitate the purchase of permanent conservation easements in order to--

      (1) protect the ability of these lands to maintain their traditional uses; and

      (2) prevent the loss of their value to the public because of development that is inconsistent with their traditional uses.

SEC. 702. TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    Amounts transferred to the Secretary of the Interior under section 5(b)(7)(A) in a fiscal year shall be available to the Secretary of the Interior without further appropriation, in that fiscal year, to carry out this subtitle.

SEC. 703. AUTHORIZED USES OF TRANSFERRED AMOUNTS.

    The Secretary of the Interior may use the amounts available under section 702 for the Conservation Easement Program established by section 704.

SEC. 704. CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM.

    (a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED; PURPOSE- The Secretary the Interior shall establish and carry out a program, to be known as the ‘Conservation Easement Program’, under which the Secretary shall provide grants to eligible entities described in subsection (c) to provide the Federal share of the cost of purchasing permanent conservation easements in land with prime, unique, or other productive uses.

    (b) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of the cost of purchasing a conservation easement described in subsection (a) may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of purchasing the easement.

    (c) ELIGIBLE ENTITY DEFINED- In this section, the term ‘eligible entity’ means any of the following:

      (1) An agency of a State or local government.

      (2) A federally recognized Indian tribe.

      (3) Any organization that is organized for, and at all times since its formation has been operated principally for, one or more of the conservation purposes specified in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of section 170(h)(4)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and--

        (A) is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Code;

        (B) is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the Code; and

        (C) is described in paragraph (2) of section 509(a) of the Code, or paragraph (3) of such section, but is controlled by an organization described in paragraph (2) of such section.

    (d) TITLE; ENFORCEMENT- Any eligible entity may hold title to a conservation easement described in subsection (a) and enforce the conservation requirements of the easement.

    (e) STATE CERTIFICATION- As a condition of the receipt by an eligible entity of a grant under subsection (a), the attorney general of the State in which the conservation easement is to be purchased using the grant funds shall certify that the conservation easement to be purchased is in a form that is sufficient, under the laws of the State, to achieve the conservation purpose of the Conservation Easement Program and the terms and conditions of the grant.

    (f) CONSERVATION PLAN- Any land for which a conservation easement is purchased under this section shall be subject to the requirements of a conservation plan to the extent that the plan does not negate or adversely affect the restrictions contained in the easement.

    (g) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE- The Secretary of the Interior may not use more than 10 percent of the amount that is made available for any fiscal year under this program to provide technical assistance to carry out this section.

Subtitle B--Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery

SEC. 711. PURPOSES.

    The purposes of this subtitle are the following:

      (1) To provide a dedicated source of funding to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service for the purpose of implementing an incentives program to promote the recovery of endangered species and threatened species and the habitat upon which they depend.

      (2) To promote greater involvement by non-Federal entities in the recovery of the Nation’s endangered species and threatened species and the habitat upon which they depend.

SEC. 712. TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED FROM CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUND.

    Amounts transferred to the Secretary of the Interior under section 5(b)(7)(B) of this Act in a fiscal year shall be available to the Secretary of the Interior without further appropriation, in that fiscal year, to carry out this subtitle.

SEC. 713. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES RECOVERY ASSISTANCE.

    (a) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE- The Secretary may use amounts made available under section 712 to provide financial assistance to any person for development and implementation of Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery Agreements entered into by the Secretary under section 714.

    (b) PRIORITY- In providing assistance under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to the development and implementation of species recovery agreements that--

      (1) implement actions identified under recovery plans approved by the Secretary under section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(f));

      (2) have the greatest potential for contributing to the recovery of an endangered or threatened species; and

      (3) to the extent practicable, require use of the assistance--

        (A) on land owned by a small landowner; or

        (B) on a family farm by the owner or operator of the family farm.

    (c) PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE FOR REQUIRED ACTIVITIES- The Secretary may not provide financial assistance under this section for any action that is required by a permit issued under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1539(a)(1)(B)) or an incidental take statement issued under section 7 of that Act (16 U.S.C. 1536), or that is otherwise required under that Act or any other Federal law.

    (d) PAYMENTS UNDER OTHER PROGRAMS-

      (1) OTHER PAYMENTS NOT AFFECTED- Financial assistance provided to a person under this section shall be in addition to, and shall not affect, the total amount of payments that the person is otherwise eligible to receive under the conservation reserve program established under subchapter B of chapter 1 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831 and following), the wetlands reserve program established under subchapter C of that chapter (16 U.S.C. 3837 and following), or the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program established under section 387 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (16 U.S.C. 3836a).

      (2) LIMITATION- A person may not receive financial assistance under this section to carry out activities under a species recovery agreement in addition to payments under the programs referred to in paragraph (1) made for the same activities, if the terms of the species recovery agreement do not require financial or management obligations by the person in addition to any such obligations of the person under such programs.

SEC. 714. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES RECOVERY AGREEMENTS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may enter into Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery Agreements for purposes of this subtitle in accordance with this section.

    (b) REQUIRED TERMS- The Secretary shall include in each species recovery agreement provisions that--

      (1) require the person--

        (A) to carry out on real property owned or leased by the person activities not otherwise required by law that contribute to the recovery of an endangered or threatened species;

        (B) to refrain from carrying out on real property owned or leased by the person otherwise lawful activities that would inhibit the recovery of an endangered or threatened species; or

        (C) to do any combination of subparagraphs (A) and (B);

      (2) describe the real property referred to in paragraph (1)(A) and (B) (as applicable);

      (3) specify species recovery goals for the agreement, and measures for attaining such goals;

      (4) require the person to make measurable progress each year in achieving those goals, including a schedule for implementation of the agreement;

      (5) specify actions to be taken by the Secretary or the person (or both) to monitor the effectiveness of the agreement in attaining those recovery goals;

      (6) require the person to notify the Secretary if--

        (A) any right or obligation of the person under the agreement is assigned to any other person; or

        (B) any term of the agreement is breached by the person or any other person to whom is assigned a right or obligation of the person under the agreement;

      (7) specify the date on which the agreement takes effect and the period of time during which the agreement shall remain in effect;

      (8) provide that the agreement shall not be in effect on and after any date on which the Secretary publishes a certification by the Secretary that the person has not complied with the agreement; and

      (9) allocate financial assistance provided under this subtitle for implementation of the agreement, on an annual or other basis during the period the agreement is in effect based on the schedule for implementation required under paragraph (4).

    (c) REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AGREEMENTS- Upon submission by any person of a proposed species recovery agreement under this section, the Secretary--

      (1) shall review the proposed agreement and determine whether it complies with the requirements of this section and will contribute to the recovery of endangered or threatened species that are the subject of the proposed agreement;

      (2) propose to the person any additional provisions necessary for the agreement to comply with this section; and

      (3) if the Secretary determines that the agreement complies with the requirements of this section, shall approve and enter with the person into the agreement.

    (d) MONITORING IMPLEMENTATION OF AGREEMENTS- The Secretary shall--

      (1) periodically monitor the implementation of each species recovery agreement entered into by the Secretary under this section; and

      (2) based on the information obtained from that monitoring, annually or otherwise disburse financial assistance under this subtitle to implement the agreement as the Secretary determines is appropriate under the terms of the agreement.

SEC. 715. DEFINITIONS.

    In this subtitle:

      (1) ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES- The term ‘endangered or threatened species’ means any species that is listed as an endangered species or threatened species under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533).

      (2) FAMILY FARM- The term ‘family farm’ means a farm that--

        (A) produces agricultural commodities for sale in such quantities so as to be recognized in the community as a farm and not as a rural residence;

        (B) produces enough income, including off-farm employment, to pay family and farm operating expenses, pay debts, and maintain the property;

        (C) is managed by the operator;

        (D) has a substantial amount of labor provided by the operator and the operator’s family; and

        (E) uses seasonal labor only during peak periods, and uses no more than a reasonable amount of full-time hired labor.

      (3) SECRETARY- The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Commerce, in accordance with section 3 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1532).

      (4) SMALL LANDOWNER- The term ‘small landowner’ means an individual who owns 50 acres or fewer of land.

      (5) SPECIES RECOVERY AGREEMENT- The term ‘species recovery agreement’ means an Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery Agreement entered into by the Secretary under section 714.