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Public Law No: 107-65 (11/06/2001)

 
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Public Law 107-65
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the 
  Eightmile River in the State of Connecticut for study for potential 
 addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other 
             purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 6, 2001 -  [H.R. 182]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Eightmile River Wild and 
Scenic River Study Act of 2001. 16 USC 1271 note.>> assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Eightmile River Wild and Scenic River 
Study Act of 2001''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--
            (1) the Eightmile River in the State of Connecticut 
        possesses important resource values, including wildlife, 
        ecological, and scenic values, and historic sites and a cultural 
        past important to America's heritage;
            (2) there is strong support among State and local officials, 
        area residents, and river users for a cooperative wild and 
        scenic river study of the area; and
            (3) there is a longstanding interest among State and local 
        officials, area residents, and river users in undertaking a 
        concerted cooperative effort to manage the river in a productive 
        and meaningful way.

SEC. 3. DESIGNATION FOR STUDY.

    Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(138) Eightmile River, Connecticut.--The segment from its 
headwaters downstream to its confluence with the Connecticut River.''.

SEC. 4. STUDY AND REPORT.

    Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(18) The study of the Eightmile River, Connecticut, named in 
paragraph (138) of subsection (a) shall be completed by the Secretary of 
the Interior and the report thereon submitted to Congress not later than 
3 years after the date of the enactment of this paragraph.''.

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SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
necessary to carry out this Act.

    Approved November 6, 2001.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 182:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107-36 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 107-75 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
            May 1, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 17, considered and passed Senate.

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