16 U.S. Code § 1461. National Estuarine Research Reserve System
1996—Subsec. (e)(3)(C). Pub. L. 104–150 added subpar. (C).
1992—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–587, § 2205(b)(21), substituted “Research Reserve” for “Reserve Research”.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 102–587, § 2205(b)(22), substituted “paragraph (1)” for “subsection (1)”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–508, § 6214(a), substituted “Research Reserve” for “Reserve Research” in section catchline.
Subsec. (e)(3)(A). Pub. L. 101–508, § 6214(b), (d), substituted “percent” for “per centum” and “$5,000,000” for “$4,000,000”, and struck out “of subsection (e) of this section” after “paragraph (1)(A)(i)”.
Subsec. (e)(3)(B). Pub. L. 101–508, § 6214(c), (d), substituted “70 percent” for “50 per centum”, struck out “of subsection (e) of this section” after “paragraph (1)(B)” and inserted before period at end “; except that the amount of the financial assistance provided under paragraph (1)(A)(iii) may be up to 100 percent of any costs for activities that benefit the entire System”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–272 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “The Secretary may, in accordance with this section and in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Secretary shall promulgate, make grants to any coastal state for the purpose of—
“(1) acquiring, developing, or operating estuarine sanctuaries, to serve as natural field laboratories in which to study and gather data on the natural and human processes occurring within the estuaries of the coastal zone; and
“(2) acquiring lands to provide for the preservation of islands, or portions thereof.
The amount of any such grant shall not exceed 50 per centum of the cost of the project involved; except that, in the case of acquisition of any estuarine sanctuary, the Federal share of the cost thereof shall not exceed $3,000,000. No grant for acquisition of land may be made under this section without the approval of the Governor of the State in which is located the land proposed to be acquired.”
1980—Pub. L. 96–464, in par. (2), substituted “the preservation of islands, or portions thereof” for “access to public beaches and other public coastal areas of environmental, recreational, historical, esthetic, ecological, or cultural value, and for the preservation of islands”; and in provision following par. (2), raised the spending limitation of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 and inserted provision that no grant for acquisition of land may be made under this section without the approval of the Governor of the state in which the land proposed to be acquired is located.
1976—Pub. L. 94–370, § 12, restructured existing provisions into pars. (1) and (2), inserted purpose of acquiring lands to provide for access to beaches and other coastal areas and for the preservation of islands, and struck out proviso that no Federal funds received pursuant to sections 1454 or 1455 of this title be used for purposes of this section.