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Introduced in Senate (01/25/1989)

American Conservation Corps Act of 1989 - Establishes the American Conservation Corps. Directs the Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture to promulgate regulations to implement such Corps. Sets forth the scope of projects the Corps may carry out, including conservation of wildlife habitat, energy conservation, urban revitalization, and road maintenance. Limits projects to public or Indian lands unless public benefit can be documented. Specifies that State agencies or Indian tribes may apply for participation in the program. Requires the appropriate State Job Training Coordinating Council to comment on each proposed project.

Authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior, of Labor, and of Agriculture to jointly develop regulations for joint projects, including funding under this Act and under the Job Training Partnership Act.

Authorizes agreements with the Secretary of Defense to assist the military with such projects.

Limits enrollment in the Corps to unemployed U.S. citizens or nationals between the ages of 16 and 25, with special emphasis on the economically, socially, physically, or educationally disadvantaged.

Requires program agencies to provide necessary facilities and services, but permits the Secretaries of Agriculture and of the Interior to do so too.

Requires enrollees to pay a reasonable portion of the cost of room and board.

Permits the use of volunteers for carrying out this Act if a program agency already has the authority to use volunteer services. Authorizes the Tennessee Valley Authority to use volunteers.

Sets forth rates of pay and stipends. Requires the Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture to provide guidance in securing academic credit or skills certification for program enrollees.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to evaluate the conduct of the program.

Provides limited funds for academic study by enrollees during nonworking hours.

Requires program agencies to provide job guidance and placement.

Directs the Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture to report annually to the Congress.

Entitles Federal employees and other employees displaced by enrollees under this Act to appeal or protest as specified.

Authorizes and earmarks appropriations for FY 1990 through 1992.