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[82 STAT. 627]
[82 STAT. 627]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-454-AUG. 3, 1968


agencies. Each such recommendation shall be accompanied by (1) expressions of any views which the interested States, municipalities, and other Federal agencies and river basin commissions may submit within sixty days after having been notified of the proposed recommendations, (2) a statement setting forth the probable effect of the recommended action on any comprehensive river basin plan that may have been adopted by Congress or that is serving as a guide for coordinating Federal programs in the basin wherein such area is located, (3) in the absence of such a plan, a statement indicating the probable effect of the recommended action on alternative beneficial users of the resources of the proposed estuarine area, and (4) a discussion of the major economic, social, and ecological trends occurring in such area. (d) There is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $250,000 Appropriation. for fiscal year 1969 and $250,000 for fiscal year 1970 to carry out the provisions of this section. Such sums shall be available until expended. SEC. 3. After the completion of the general study authorized by sec- gt^teT and"-ubdf ^ tion 2 of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of visions." the President, may enter into an agreement, containing such terms and conditions as are mutually acceptable, with any State or with a political subdivisi(m or agency thereof (if the agreement with such subdivision or agency is first approved by the Governor of the State involved or by a State agency designated for that purpose) for the permanent management, development, and administration of any area, land, or interests therein within an estuary and adjacent lands which are owned or thereafter acquired by a State or by any political subdivision thereof: Provided, That, with the approval of the Governor of the State involved or of a State agency designated for that purpose, the Secretary may also enter into such an agreement for any particular area whenever the segment of the general study applicable to that area is completed subject to the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of section 2 of this Act. Such agreement shall, among other things, provide that the State or a political subdivision or agency thereof and the Secretary shall share in an equitable manner in the cost of managing, administering, and developing such areas, and such development may include the construction, operation, installation, and maintenance of buildings, devices, structures, recreational facilities, access roads, and other improvements, and such agreement shall be subject to the availability of appropriations. State hunting and fishing laws and regulations shall be applicable to such areas to the extent they are now or hereafter applicable. SEC. 4. I n planning for the use or development of water and land. commercial and resources, all Federal agencies shall give consideration to estuaries and v"iopment contheir natural resources, and their importance for commercial and siderations. industrial developments, and all project plans and reports affecting Reports to consuch estuaries and resources submitted to the Congress shall contain a ^^^^^' discussion by the Secretary of the Interior of such estuaries and such resources and the effects of the project on them and his recommendations thereon. The Secretary of the Interior shall make his recom- . Recommendamendations within ninety days after receipt of such plans and reports. SEC. 5. The Secretary of the Interior shall encourage States and local subdivisions thereof to consider, in their comprehensive planning and proposals for financial assistance under the Federal Aid in Wildlife Eestoration Act (50 Stat. 917), as amended (16 U.S.C. 669 et seq.), the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act (64 Stat. 430), as amended (16 U.S.C. 777 et seq.), the Land and Water Conservation Fund xVct of 1965 (78 Stat. 897), the Commercial Fisheries Research and Devel- 16 USC 46C)U opment Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 197), and the Anadromous and Great ""Jeusc 77« note.