104 STAT. 1388-312 PUBLIC LAW 101-508—NOV. 5, 1990 (b) INTERIM SANCTIONS. —Subsection (c) of section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1458(c)) is amended to read as follows: "(c)(1) The Secretary may suspend payment of any portion of financial assistance extended to any coastal State under this title, and may withdraw any unexpended portion of such assistance, if the Secretary determines that the coastal state is failing to adhere to (A) the management program or a State plan developed to manage a national estuarine reserve established under section 315 of this title, or a portion of the program or plan approved by the Secretary, or (B) the terms of any grant or cooperative agreement funded under this title. "(2) Financial assistance may not be suspended under paragraph (1) unless the Secretary provides the Governor of the coastal state with—
"(A) written specifications and a schedule for the actions that should be taken by the State in order that such suspension of financial assistance may be withdrawn; and "(B) written specifications stating how those funds from the suspended financial assistance shall be expended by the coastal state to take the actions referred to in subparagraph (A). "(3) The suspension of financial assistance may not last for less than 6 months or more than 36 months after the date of suspension.". (c) FINAL SANCTIONS.—Section 312(d) of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1458(d)) is amended to read as follows: "(d) The Secretary shall withdraw approval of the management program of any coastal state and shall withdraw financial assistance available to that State under this title as well as any unexpended portion of such assistance, if the Secretary determines that the coastal state has failed to take the actions referred to in subsection (c)(2)(A).". (d) REPEAL.— Subsection (f) of section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1458) is repealed. SEC. 6213. COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT AWARDS. The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 is amended by inserting after section 313 the following: "WALTER B. JONES EXCELLENCE IN COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT AWARDS 16 USC 1460. "SEC. 313. (a) The Secretary shall, using sums in the Coastal Zone Management Fund established under section 308, implement a program to promote excellence in coastal zone management by identify- ing and acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the field. "(b) The Secretary shall elect annually— "(1) one individual, other than an employee or officer of the Federal Government, whose contribution to the field of coastal zone management has been the most significant; "(2) 5 local governments which have made the most progress in developing and implementing the coastal zone management principles embodied in this title; and "(3) up to 10 graduate students whose academic study promises to contribute materially to development of new or improved approaches to coastal zone management.