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Passed House amended (09/12/2000)

Mississippi Sound Restoration Act of 2000 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to add the Mississippi Sound in Mississippi to the list of estuaries to receive priority consideration for inclusion in the National Estuary Program (NEP).

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish the Mississippi Sound Restoration Program within EPA. Authorizes the Administrator to make grants for restoration projects and studies and public education projects recommended by a management conference convened for the Sound under the NEP.

Directs the Administrator to assist the Council in developing a management plan for the restoration and protection of the Sound and to provide funding and oversight for voluntary restoration projects. Authorizes appropriations.

Expresses the sense of Congress that all recipients of grants under this Act shall abide by the Buy American Act.