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PUBLIC LAW 101-503—NOV. 3, 1990 104 STAT. 1295 SEC. 5. RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESTRICTIONS. (a) SENECA NATION.— The Congress finds that the Seneca Nation is solely responsible for negotiation of the leases under the Agreement in its own interest and approval of any such lease by the United States is not required. (b) LESSEES. —The Congress finds that— (1) the lessees of leases with the Seneca Nation are responsible for representing their own interest in lease negotiations with the Seneca Nation; and (2) nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the lessees from collectively negotiating with the Seneca Nation regarding such leases, whether through informal groups or as delegations formally sanctioned by either the State or local governments. (c) UNITED STATES. —(1) The United States shall not serve in a capacity to approve leases of the Seneca Nation. (2) Federal funds may not be obligated or expended, directly or indirectly, for annual payments under any such lease, except for funds that may be available under a conventional, nationwide program. (d) STATE. —(1) The State shall not serve in a capacity to approve leases of the Seneca Nation. (2) State funds may not be obligated or expended, directly or indirectly, for annual payments under any such lease. SEC. 6. SETTLEMENT FUNDS. (a) IN GENERAL.—In recognition of the findings and purposes specified in section 2, the settlement funds provided pursuant to this Act shall be provided by the United States and the State. The Secretary may not obligate or expend funds provided under subsection (b) until the Secretary determines that there is an agreed upon and signed memorandum of understanding. (b) FUNDS PROVIDED BY UNITED STATES.— (1) CASH PAYMENT. —The Secretary shall pay to the Seneca Nation the amount of $30,000,000, which is the Federal share of the cash payment to be managed, invested, and used by the Nation to further specific objectives of the Nation and its members, all as determined by the Nation in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the Nation. (2) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.— (A) In addition to the amount provided under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall pay to the Seneca Nation the amount of $5,000,000 to be used for the economic and community development of the Seneca Nation, including the city of Salamanca, which is an integral part of the Seneca Nation's Allegany Reservation. Such amount shall be deposited by the Secretary, administered, and disbursed in accordance with subparagraph (B). (B)(i) The sum of $2,000,000 shall be deposited in a separate interest bearing account of the Seneca Nation. The account shall be administered, and the principal and interest thereon disbursed, by the Seneca Nation in accordance with a plan approved by the Council of the Seneca Nation to promote the economic and community development of the Seneca Nation. Until the principal is expended pursuant to such plan, the income accruing from such sum shall be disbursed to the treasurer of the Seneca Nation on a quarterly basis to fund tribal government operations and to provide for the general 25 USC 1774c. 25 USC 1774d.