S.311 - Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act

A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act as passed senate.
  • Official: A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act as introduced.
  • Short: Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act as reported to senate.

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Official Summary

Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service (NPS), to complete a special resource study that evaluates the national significance of a specified study area located in Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, and the feasibility of

Official Summary

Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service (NPS), to complete a special resource study that evaluates the national significance of a specified study area located in Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, and the feasibility of designating such area as a unit of the National Park System. Requires such study to:
(1) include cost estimates for the potential acquisition of the study area, and
(2) identify alternatives for the management and protection of such area. Bars the study from being conducted until funding is received either by:
(1) the Secretary entering into an agreement with a state, unit of local government, or other entity to conduct the study using non-federal funds; or
(2) the Secretary receiving a donation sufficient to pay the cost of conducting the study.

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