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PUBLIC LAW 106-167—DEC. 9, 1999 113 STAT. 1803 Public Law 106-167 106th Congress An Act To redesignate the Coastal Barrier Resources System as the "John H. Chafee Dec. 9, 1999 Coastal Barrier Resources System". [g 1866] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. Resources This Act may be cited as the "John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier ffusc 3501 Resources System Act". note. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that— (1) during the past 2 decades, Senator John H. Chafee was a leading voice for the protection of the environment and the conservation of the natural resources of the United States; (2) Senator Chafee served on the Enviironment and Public Works Committee of the Senate for 22 years, influencing every major piece of environmental legislation enacted during that time; (3) Senator Chafee led the fight for cl<5an air, clean water, safe drinking water, and clesinup of toidc wastes, and for strengthening of the National Wildlife Refuge System and protections for endangered species and their habitats; (4) millions of people of the United States breathe cleaner air, drink cleaner water, and enjoy more plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities because of the work of Senator Chafee; (5) in 1982, Senator Chafee authored and succeeded in enacting into law the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) to minimize loss of human life, wasteful expenditure of Federal revenues, and damage to fish, wildlife, and other natural resources associated with the coastal barriers along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts; and (6) to reflect the invaluable national contributions made by Senator Chafee during his service in the Senate, the Coastal Barrier Resources System should be named in his honor. 16 USC 3503 note.