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PUBLIC LAW 102-587—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 5055 strategies to maintain, protect, and improve water quality in the Florida Keys; "(iv) collect and make available to the public publications, and other forms of information that the Steering Committee determines to be appropriate, related to the water quality in the vicinity of the Florida Keys; and "(v) provide for public review and comment on the program and implementing actions. (4)(A) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1993, $3,000,000 for fiscal year 1994, and $4,000,000 for fiscal year 1995, for the purpose of carrying out this section. "(B) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Commerce $300,000 for fiscal year 1993, $400,000 for fiscal year 1994, and $500,000 for fiscal year 1995, for the purpose of enabling the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to c£uw out this section. "(C) Amounts appropriated under this paragraph shall remain available until expended. "(D) No more than 15 percent of the amount authorized to be appropriated under subparagraph (A) for any fiscal year may be e»penaed in that fiscal year on administrative expenses.. (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.— Section 8(c) of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1433 note) is amended by striking "paragraph (1)" and inserting in lieu thereof "subsection (a)". Appropriation authorization. Subtitle C—Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Hawaiian Islands National SEC. 2301. SHORT TITLE. Marine Sanctuary Act. This subtitle may be cited as the "Hawaiian Islands National ^ote. Marine Sanctuary Act". SEC. 2302. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) Many of the diverse marine resources and ecosystems within the Western Pacific region are of national significance and importance. (2) There are at present no ocean areas in the Hawaiian Islands designated as national marine sanctuaries or identified on the Department of Commerce's Site Evaluation List of sites to be investigated as potential candidates for designation as a national marine sanctuary under title III of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.). (3) The Hawaiian Islands consist of eight mcgor islands and 124 minor islands, with a total land area of 6,423 square miles and a general coastline of 750 miles. (4) The marine environment adjacent to and between the Hawaiian Islands is a diverse and imique subtropical marine ecosystem. (5) The Department of Commerce recently concluded in its Kahoolawe Island National Marine Sanctuai^ Feasibility Study that there is preliminary evidence of biological, cultural, and historical resources a4jacent to Kahoolawe Island to merit further investigation for national marine sanctuary status.