Summary: H.R.5651 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/08/2000)

Conveys to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico the conservation zones on the western end of the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, designated for transfer or transferred to the Secretary of the Interior.

Requires that: (1) the conveyed areas be managed for conservation purposes subject to a cooperative agreement between Puerto Rico and the Secretary; (2) areas adjacent to such areas be considered for inclusion under the agreement; and (3) such agreement be implemented in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust and other interested parties.

Requires all conveyed lands to be managed to protect and preserve their natural resources.

Permits amounts necessary to carry out the cooperative agreement to be made available to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to establish and manage an endowment for the management of such lands.