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PUBLIC LAW 101-628—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4497 TITLE VII—SUDBURY, ASSABET, AND CONCORD RIVERS STUDY SEC. 701. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River Study Act". SEC. 702. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts possess resource values of national significance, including outstanding wildlife and ecological values, historic sites, and a cultural past important to America's literary heritage. (2) Portions of this study segment have been listed on the Nationwide Rivers Inventory by the National Park Service. (3) There is strong support among State and local officials and area residents and river users for a cooperative wild and scenic river study of the area. (4) In view of the longstanding Federal practice of assisting States and local governments in protecting, conserving, and enhancing rivers of national significance, the United States has an interest in assisting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the appropriate local governments in studying and developing a resource conservation and management plan for the river, consistent with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. SEC. 703. WILD AND SCENIC RIVER STUDY. (a) LISTING FOR STUDY.—Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end thereof: "( ) SUDBURY, ASSABET, AND CONCORD, MASSACHUSSETS. — The segment of the Sudbury from the Danforth Street Bridge in the town of Framingham, to its confluence with the Assabet, the Assabet from 1,000 feet downstream of the Damon Mill Dam in Concord to its confluence with the Sudbury and the Concord from the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet downstream to the Route 3 Bridge in the town of Billerica. The study of such river segments shall be completed and the report submitted thereon not later than at the end of the third fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this paragraph.". SEC. 704. ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (a) APPOINTMENT.—At the earliest practicable date following the enactment of this Act, but not later than forty-five days after enactment, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary") shall establish the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers Study Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee"). The Secretary shall consult with the Committee on a regular basis during the conduct of the study required by section 3 of this Act (hereafter "the study") and the preparation and submission, pursuant to section 4 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, of a report with respect to the river segments covered by the study. (b) MEMBERSHIP AND PROCEDURES.— (1) Membership on the Committee shall consist of 13 members appointed by the Secretary as follows: Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River Study Act. Massachusetts. 16 USC 1271 note. Reports.