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PUBLIC LAW 105-328—OCT. 30, 1998 112 STAT. 3057 Public Law 105-328 105th Congress An Act To amend the Fish and Wildhfe Improvement Act of 1978 to enable the Secretary Oct. 30, 1998 of the Interior to more effectively use the proceeds of sales of certain items. [S 2094] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Fish and Wildlife Revenue SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. Enhancement Act of 1998 This Act may be cited as the "Fish and Wildhfe Revenue 16 USC 742a Enhancement Act of 1998". note. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 16 USC 742/ (a) FINDINGS. — Congress finds that— °°' ^' (1) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (referred to in this Act as the "Service")— (A) is responsible for storage and disposal of items derived from fish, wildlife, and plants, including eagles and eagle parts, and other items that have become the property of the United States through abandonment or forfeiture under applicable laws relating to fish, wildlife, or plants; (B) distributes many of those items for educational and scientific uses and for religious purposes of Native Americans; and (C) unless otherwise prohibited by law, may dispose of some of those items by sale, except items derived from endangered or threatened species, marine mammals, and migratory birds; (2) under law in effect on the date of enactment of this Act, the revenue from sale of abandoned items is not available to the Service, although approximately 90 percent of the items in possession of the Service have been abandoned; and (3) making revenue from the sale of abandoned items available to the Service will enable the Service— (A) to cover costs incurred in shipping, storing, and disposing of items derived from fish, wildlife, and plants; and (B) to make more extensive distributions of those items for educational, scientific, and Native American religious purposes. (b) PURPOSES. —The purposes of this Act are to make proceeds from sales of abandoned items derived from fish, wildlife, and plants available to the Service and to authorize the use of those proceeds to cover costs incurred in shipping, storing, and disposing of those items.