H.R.91 - National Land Use Policy Act93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bennett, Charles E. [D-FL-3] (Introduced 01/03/1973)|
|Committees:||House - Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Latest Action:||01/03/1973 Referred to House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.91 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/1973)
National Land Use Use Policy Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to make not more then two annual grants to each State to assist that State in developing a land use program. Provides that such grants shall not exceed 50 percent of the costs of program development.
Authorizes the Secretary to make a grant to a State to assist it in managing its land use program after a review of such State's development program and such grant shall not exceed 50 percent of the cost. Provides that the Secretary shall consult with the heads of other affected Federal agencies and with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development before approving a grant.
Authorizes necessary appropriations to the Secretaries of the Interior and Housing and Urban Development to administer the program established by this Act.
Sets forth the criteria to be met by States to be eligible for grants for land use programs. Requires Federal projects significantly affecting land to be in accord with the State land use programs except in cases of overriding national interest.
Provides for Federal action in the absence of a State land use program when the Federal Government's action will affect the use of non-Federal lands. Requires the Secretary to provide advice upon request to States concerning the designation of areas of critical environmental concern to the Nation, and appropriate Federal agencies shall make their data and expertise available to States for use in the preparation of land use programs.
Authorizes to be appropriated not to exceed $20,000,000 in each fiscal year, 1973 through 1977, for grants authorized by this Act.