Summary: S.342 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/03/1996)

Cache La Poudre River Corridor Act - Establishes the Cache La Poudre Corridor in Colorado.

(Sec. 104) Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, upon the recommendation of the State's Governor, to recognize under specified conditions, for the purpose of developing and implementing the Corridor Interpretation Plan, the Cache La Poudre Corridor Commission, as may be established by such State or its political subdivisions.

(Sec. 107) Directs the Commission to prepare, submit for the approval of the Governor and the Secretary, implement, and support such Plan.

(Sec. 109) Terminates duty-related travel expenses for members of the Commission five years after the date on which the Secretary approves the Plan.

(Sec. 110) Authorizes the Secretary to acquire land in the Corridor that has been identified by the Commission and approved by the Governor and affected political subdivision, with the owner's consent. Requires the Secretary to provide technical assistance and to detail two employees to the Commission.

(Sec. 111) Directs Federal entities conducting or supporting activities directly affecting the flow of the Cache La Poudre River through the Corridor or its natural resources to consult with the Commission with respect to such activities.

Authorizes the Secretary or the Administrator of a Federal agency to acquire land in the Corridor's floodplain by exchange for other lands within such agency's jurisdiction within Colorado, based on fair market value, to be used to fulfill the purposes for which the Corridor is established. Requires that such lands be identified by the Commission for acquisition by a Federal agency and that the Governor and political subdivision of Colorado or the owner where the lands are located concur in the exchange.

Authorizes the Administrator of General Services to convey, without monetary consideration to the United States, to Colorado, its political subdivisions, or instrumentalities thereof, all U.S. right, title, and interest in and to any surplus real property within such State which the Secretary determines is suitable and desirable to meet the purposes for which the Corridor is established.

(Sec. 112) Directs the Commission and the Secretary, in carrying out this Act, to emphasize voluntary cooperation.

(Sec. 113) Authorizes appropriations for the first five fiscal years after enactment of this Act.