H.R. 5434 (99th): A bill to provide for the establishment of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, and for other purposes.

Aug 14, 1986 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bruce Vento
Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 2530 (100th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 29, 1987


This bill was introduced on August 14, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 14, 1986
Referred to Committee Aug 14, 1986

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Title I - - Establishes the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area along the Mississippi River in St. Paul-Minneapolis Metropolitan Area, Minnesota. Establishes the Mississippi River Coordinating Commission to assist Government authorities in developing and implementing a management plans for such lands and waters. Requires the Commission to submit a plan, within three years, to the Secretary of the Interior for review and approval. Requires the Secretary to monitor such Area in the interim. Terminates the Commission after ten years. Transfers Federal property within the Area to the Secretary, except for Army Engineer facilities for navigation and other buildings or structures currently in use. Requires Federal entities to notify and receive the approval of the Secretary before engaging in any activities in or affecting such Area. Authorizes the Secretary to acquire land and interests in such Area, as specified. Requires the Secretary to review local plans and ordinances and their enforcement to assure conformance to the plan. Permits the Secretary to acquire lands without the owner's consent after appropriate notice and opportunity to cure a nonconforming plan or ordinance. Permits owners of acquired improved residential property to retain the right to residential use for 25 years or the owner's death. Sets forth other terms and conditions for such use. Authorizes the Secretary to make grants for land acquisition. Authorizes appropriations. Title II: Tri-River Management
Directs the Secretaries of the Army and the Interior to establish and appoint a Tri-Rivers Management Board to coordinate development of the Mississippi, St.-Croix, and Minnesota Rivers within the St. Paul-Minneapolis Metropolitan Area, Minnesota. Authorizes appropriations.

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