Summary: H.R.932 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (05/23/1989)

Puyallup Tribe of Indians Settlement Act of 1989 - Declares that it is the purpose of this Act to ratify a certain agreement between the Puyallup Tribe and non-Indian settlement parties.

States that the Tribe and the United States as trustee for the Tribe relinquish claims to certain lands in the State of Washington in accordance with such agreement.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to accept the conveyance of certain lands and to hold such lands in trust for the benefit of the Tribe. Absolves the Tribe from liability for cleanup costs for contamination of such lands, except contamination caused by the Tribe after conveyance of such lands.

Authorizes appropriations for the Federal share for the purchase of certain lands.

Requires the Secretary to place a certain amount in an annuity fund or other investment program for purposes of making individual one-time payments to members of the Tribe. Establishes the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Settlement Trust Fund. Sets forth the purposes for which the Fund may be used. Authorizes appropriations for the Federal share of the annuity and trust funds.

Authorizes appropriations for navigation equipment at Commencement Bay.

Directs the Secretary to disburse a certain amount to the Tribe for economic development and assistance to Indian business enterprises.

Recognizes the Tribe's right to engage in foreign trade.

Authorizes appropriations for the Federal share of costs of the Blair Project. Directs the Secretary to transfer such amount to the Washington State Department of Transportation to carry out the project. Provides that operation and maintenance of the Blair Waterway channel shall remain the Secretary of the Army's responsibility.