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PUBLIC LAW 106-541—DEC. 11, 2000 114 STAT. 2631 (m) TRI-CITIES AREA, WASHINGTON. — Section 501(i) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 3752-3753) is amended— (1) by inserting before the period at the end of paragraph (1) the following: "; except that any of such local governments, with the agreement of the appropriate district engineer, may exempt from the conveyance to the local government all or any part of the property to be conveyed to the local government"; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end of paragraph (2)(C) the following: "; except that approximately 7.4 acres in Columbia Park, Kennewick, Washington, consisting of the historic site located in the Park and known and referred to as the "Kennewick Man Site" and such adjacent wooded areas as the Secretary determines are necessary to protect the historic site, shall remain in Federal ownership". (n) GENERALLY APPLICABLE PROVISIONS. — (1) APPLICABILITY OF PROPERTY SCREENING PROVISIONS.— Section 2696 of title 10, United States Code, shall not apply to any conveyance under this section. (2) ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. —The Secretary may require that any conveyance under this section be subject to such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary considers appropriate and necessary to protect the interests of the United States. (3) COSTS OF CONVEYANCE. —An entity to which a convey- ance is made under this section shall be responsible for all reasonable and necessary costs, including real estate transaction and environmental compliance costs, associated with the conveyance. (4) LIABILITY.—An entity to which a conveyance is made under this section shall hold the United States harmless from any liability with respect to activities carried out, on or after the date of the conveyance, on the real property conveyed. The United States shall remain responsible for any liability with respect to activities carried out, before such date, on the real property conveyed. SEC. 349. PROJECT REAUTHORIZATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Each of the following projects may be carried out by the Secretary, and no construction on any such project may be initiated until the Secretary determines that the project is technically sound, environmentally acceptable, and economically justified, as appropriate: (1) NARRAGUAGUS RIVER, MILBRIDGE, MAINE.— Only for the purpose of maintenance as anchorage, those portions of the project for navigation, Narraguagus River, Milbridge, Maine, authorized by section 2 of the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, completion, and preservation of certain works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes", approved June 14, 1880 (21 Stat. 195), and deauthorized under section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1962 (75 Stat. 1173), lying adjacent to and outside the limits of the 11-foot and 9-foot channel authorized as part of the project for navigation, authorized by such section 101, as follows: