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PUBLIC LAW 106-541—DEC. 11, 2000 114 STAT. 2599 is necessary to complete the conveyance based on the entity's ability to pay. SEC. 227. FLOOD MITIGATION AND RIVERINE RESTORATION. Section 212(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (33 U.S.C. 2332(e)) is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (22); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (23) and inserting "; and"; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(24) Perry Creek, Iowa; "(25) Lester, St. Louis, East Savanna, and Floodwood Rivers, Duluth, Minnesota; "(26) Lower Hudson River and tributaries. New York; "(27) Susquehanna River watershed, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; and "(28) Clear Creek, Harris, Galveston, and Brazoria Counties, Texas.". TITLE III—PROJECT-RELATED PROVISIONS SEC. 301. TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE WATERWAY WILDLIFE MITIGATION PROJECT, ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Wildlife Mitigation Project, Alabama and Mississippi, authorized by section 601(a) of Public Law 99-662 (100 Stat. 4138) is modified to authorize the Secretary to— (1) remove the wildlife mitigation purpose designation from up to 3,000 acres of land as necessary over the life of the project from lands originally acquired for water resource development projects included in the Mitigation Project in accordance with the Report of the Chief of Engineers dated August 31, 1985; (2) sell or exchange such lands in accordance with subsection (c)(1) and under such conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary to protect the interests of the United States, utilize such lands as the Secretary determines to be appropriate in connection with development, operation, maintenance, or modification of the water resource development projects, or grant such other interests as the Secretary may determine to be reasonable in the public interest; and (3) acquire, in accordance with subsections (c) and (d), lands from willing sellers to offset the removal of any lands from the Mitigation Project for the purposes listed in subsection (a)(2) of this section. (b) REMOVAL PROCESS.—Beginning on the date of enactment Effective date, of this Act, the locations of these lands to be removed will be determined at appropriate time intervals at the discretion of the Secretary, in consultation with appropriate Federal and State fish and wildlife agencies, to facilitate the operation of the water resource development projects and to respond to regional needs related to the project. Removals under this subsection shall be restricted to Project Lands designated for mitigation and shall not include lands purchased exclusively for mitigation purposes (known as Separable Mitigation Lands). Parcel identification,