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H.R. 1776 (107th): Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Study Act

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10/30/2001--Reported to House amended. Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Study Act - Requires the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the State of Texas, the City of Houston, and other appropriate organizations, to study the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area in west Houston, Texas.Sets forth the requirements for such study, including analysis and documentation regarding whether the Study Area: (1) has resources that represent distinctive aspects of American heritage best managed though public/private partnerships; (2) has traditions and folklife reflective of valuable parts of the national story; (3) provides conservation, recreational, and educational opportunities; (4) contains resources supporting interpretation; (5) has a developed financial plan and a potential management entity; and (6) has a conceptual boundary supported by the public.Sets forth the boundaries of the Area. Requires the Secretary to report to the appropriate congressional committees within three years of receiving funding for this study,.