Summary: S.715 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/25/1999)

Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River as a recreational river.

Establishes a 15-member management commission to develop a management plan for the Hanford Reach recreational river.

Excludes privately owned land from the river, including only adjacent public land.

Directs the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers of the Army Corps of Engineers, to develop a comprehensive plan of improvement for the levees and other rivershore areas downstream of the Hanford Reach recreational river in the vicinity of the cities of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick, Washington.

Directs the Secretaries of the Interior and of Energy to: (1) study the consolidation of parcels of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; and (2) prepare to exchange lands on completion of documents required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.