Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 1993: Corps of Engineers, Lower Mississippi Valley Division

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Page xix - ... (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no civil penalty shall be imposed if it can be shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant committed an act based on a good faith belief that he was acting to protect himself or herself, a member of his or her family, or any other individual from bodily harm, from any endangered or threatened species.
Page xxiv - The known lineal descendant or culturally affiliated Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization presents evidence which, if standing alone before the introduction of evidence to the contrary, would support a finding that the...
Page xix - The ownership or control of Native American cultural items which are excavated or discovered on Federal or tribal lands after the date of enactment of this Act shall be (with priority given in the order listed) — (1) in the case of Native American human remains and associated funerary objects, in the lineal descendants of the Native American; or (2) in any case in which such lineal descendants cannot be ascertained, and in the case of unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of...
Page 1249 - Levees project is a component of the main stem system for the control of floods on the Mississippi River. The levee system provides protection to 23,620 square miles and partial protection to an additional 3,780 square miles in the alluvial valley subject to flooding by the project flood. The value of lands and improvements protected by authorized works against the design flood is $131.1 billion in 1997 dollars.
Page xxvii - Hawaiian organizations, or individuals, and (B) enter into any other agreement with the consent of the culturally affiliated tribe or organization as to the disposition of, or control over, items covered by this Act; (2) delay actions on repatriation requests that are pending on the date of enactment of this Act; (3) deny or otherwise affect access to any court; (4) limit any procedural or substantive right which may otherwise be secured to individuals or Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations;...
Page xxvii - The United States district courts shall have jurisdiction over any action brought by any person alleging a violation of this Act and shall have the authority to issue such orders as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this Act.
Page xxiv - Federal agency or museum cannot clearly determine which requesting party is the most appropriate claimant, the agency or museum may retain such item until the requesting parties agree upon its disposition or the dispute is otherwise resolved pursuant to the provisions of this Act or by a court of competent jurisdiction. (f) Museum Obligation — Any museum which repatriates any item in good faith pursuant to this Act shall not be liable for claims by an aggrieved party or for claims of breach of...
Page xxiv - Federal agency or museum shall expeditiously return such items unless such items are indispensable for completion of a specific scientific study, the outcome of which would be of major benefit to the United States.
Page xxvii - BETWEEN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND INDIAN TRIBES. This Act reflects the unique relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes- and Native Hawaiian organizations and should not be construed to establish a precedent with respect to any other individual, organization or foreign government. 25 USC 3011.
Page 2354 - Act of 1976 (PL 94-587) as amended by Section 933 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (PL 99-662) authorizes the placement of beach-quality sand onto adjacent beaches from the accomplishment of maintenance dredging of navigation projects.

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