[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 117, 108th Congress, 1st Session]
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117 STAT. 2013

Public Law 108-160
108th Congress

An Act


 
To reauthorize the United States Institute for [NOTE: Dec. 6,
2003 -  [H.R. 421]] Environmental Conflict Resolution, and for other
purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, [NOTE: Environmental
Policy and Conflict Resolution Advancement Act of 2003.]

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. [NOTE: 20 USC 5601 note.]

This Act may be cited as the ``Environmental Policy and Conflict
Resolution Advancement Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND.

Section 13 of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in
National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (20
U.S.C. 5609) is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the
following:
``(b) Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund.--There is authorized to
be appropriated to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund established
by section 10 $4,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2008, of
which--
``(1) $3,000,000 shall be used to pay operations costs
(including not more than $1,000 for official reception and
representation expenses); and
``(2) $1,000,000 shall be used for grants or other
appropriate arrangements to pay the costs of services provided
in a neutral manner relating to, and to support the
participation of non-Federal entities (such as State and local
governments, tribal governments, nongovernmental organizations,
and individuals) in, environmental conflict resolution
proceedings involving Federal agencies.''.

Approved December 6, 2003.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 421 (S. 163):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 108-371, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-74 accompanying S. 163 (Comm. on Environment and
Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 149 (2003):
Nov. 19, considered and passed House.
Nov. 21, considered and passed Senate.