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PUBLIC LAW 102-587—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 5045 of the United States, and the United States exclusive economic zone, consistent with international law.". SEC. 2108. RESEARCH, MONITORING, AND EDUCATION. Section 309 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1440) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 309. RESEARCH, MONITORING, AND EDUCATION. "(a) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary shall conduct research, monitoring, evaluation, and education programs as are necessary and reasonable to carry out the purposes and policies of this title. "(b) PROMOTION AND COORDINATION OF SANCTUARY USE.— The Secretary shall take such action as is necessary and reasonable to promote and coordinate the use of national marine sanctuaries for research, monitoring, and education purposes. Such action may include consulting with Federal agencies. States, local governments, regional agencies, interstate agencies, or other persons to promote use of one or more sanctuaries for research, monitoring, and education, including coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.". SEC. 2109. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS; DONATIONS, AND ACQUISI- TIONS. "Section 311 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1442) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 311. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS, DONATIONS, AND ACQUISI- TIONS. "(a) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS, GRANTS AND OTHER AGREE- MENTS. — The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements, financial agreements, grants, contracts, or other agreements with States, local governments, regional agencies, interstate agencies, or other persons to carry out the purposes and policies of this title. "(b) AUTHORIZATION TO SOLICIT DONATIONS. —The Secretary may enter into such agreements with any nonprofit organization authorizing the organization to solicit private donations to carry out the purposes and policies of this title. "(c) DONATIONS.— The Secretary may accept donations of funds, property, and services for use in designating and administering national marine sanctuaries under this title. Donations accepted under this section shall be considered as a gift or bequest to or for the use of the United States. "(d) ACQUISITIONS. —The Secretary may acquire by purchase, lease, or exchange, any land, facilities, or other property necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes and policies of this title. ". SEC. 2110. DESTRUCTION OR LOSS OF, OR INJURY TO, SANCTUARY RESOURCES. (a) LIABILITY FOR INTEREST. — Section 312(a)(l) of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1443(a)(l)) is amended to read as follows: "(1) LIABILITY TO UNITED STATES.Any person who destroys, causes the loss of, or iinures any sanctuary resource is liable to the United States for an amount equal to the sum of—