Summary: S.1176 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (11/21/1991)

Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Act - Establishes the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation (the Foundation), as an independent entity of the executive branch, to be located in Tucson, Arizona.

Sets forth provisions for a Board of Trustees and an Executive Director of the Foundation.

Provides that the Foundation, among its other specified purposes, is to establish, and assist in developing and implementing, a Program for Environmental Policy Research and Environmental Conflict Resolution at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (the Center) at the University of Arizona.

Authorizes the Foundation, in consultation with the Center, to identify and conduct appropriate programs, activities, and services to carry out its specified purposes, including: (1) increasing awareness of the importance of natural resources, public lands, and environment; (2) identifying critical environmental issues; (3) developing resources to train professionals in environmental and related fields; (4) providing educational outreach regarding environmental policy; and (5) developing resources to properly train Native American and Alaska Native professionals in health care and public policy.

Authorizes the Foundation to conduct a national competition and to award undergraduate scholarships, graduate and faculty fellowships, internships in governmental agencies or environmental organizations and grants for individuals (Morris K. Udall Scholars) to study: (1) in fields related to the environment; and (2) if they are Native American or Alaska Native, in health care and tribal public policy.

Directs the Foundation to award grants to the Center for: (1) annual expert panel discussions; (2) research on environmental policy and on Native American and Alaska Native health care and tribal public policy issues; and (3) sharing practical experiences of visiting policymakers. Directs the Foundation to provide assistance from the Fund established under this Act to the Center to maintain a repository, and assure public availability, for Morris K. Udall's papers and other appropriate public papers. Directs the Foundation to determine program priorities, but requires that certain amounts be used for specified activities.

Establishes the Morris K. Udall Scholarships and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Trust Fund, in the Treasury, to be administered by the Foundation. Provides for investment of Fund assets, and for Fund expenditures and audits.

Sets forth administrative provisions for the Foundation.

Authorizes appropriations.