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Reported to Senate amended (06/07/1999)

Provides for an additional map to depict lands added to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia, pursuant to this Act.

Allows the Secretary of the Interior, no sooner than 180 days after the enactment of this Act, to modify the boundaries of the Area to include other lands within the Chattahoochee River corridor by submitting a revised map or other boundary description to specified congressional committees. Prohibits such revised boundaries from taking place if Congress adopts a Joint Resolution disapproving the revision.

Increases the total acreage limitation for the Area to 10,000 (currently, approximately 6,800).

Repeals Federal provisions providing for exchange of Federal lands within the Area for non-Federal lands within its boundaries.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with other entities (currently, Georgia and its political subdivisions) to assure standardized acquisition, planning, design, construction, and operation of the Area.

Decreases from $79.4 million to $25 million the cap on the authorization of appropriations for land acquisition for the Area. Authorizes the Secretary to accept the donation of funds and lands or interests in lands to carry out this Act.

Requires the Secretary to submit: (1) the initial general management plan for the Area to the House Committee on Resources (currently, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs); and (2) within three years after funds are made available, a revision of such plan to specified congressional committees.