H.R. 5626 (112th): Clean and Beautiful Communities Act of 2012

May 08, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Christopher Murphy
Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district
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May 08, 2012
5 pages

This bill was introduced on May 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 08, 2012
Referred to Committee May 08, 2012
Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make grants to facilitate certain acquisitions of property for conservation purposes, and for other purposes.


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Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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Library of Congress Summary

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Clean and Beautiful Communities Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service (NPS), to make grants to facilitate the acquisition by a qualified organization of a qualified real property interest exclusively for conservation purposes to assist in the funding of the transactional and operational costs associated with the purchase and management of preserved land or a qualified real property interest (including easements) that include:
(1) stewardship costs, including costs of standards and practices implementation;
(2) land purchase transaction costs;
(3) costs of preparing for accreditation associated with land management; and
(4) costs of due diligence, including appraisal, title, survey, environmental hazard assessment, and recording costs.
Makes a person eligible for a grant under this Act only if such person is a tax-exempt charitable organization and is not a state or local government entity.
Prohibits a grant from being used to pay consideration for the purchase of any interest in real property.
Limits the amount of a grant to not more than $500,000 per year for five years.
Prohibits the Secretary from making a grant under this Act in an amount exceeding more than 50% of the costs such grant is made to assist.

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