Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 6.djvu/70

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106 STAT. 4628 PUBLIC LAW 102-575—OCT. 30, 1992 until sudi times as the emergency ends or the Commission meets in formal session. (f) IMPLEMENTATION OF MITIGATION AND CONSERVATION MEAS- URES.— (1) The Commission.shall administer the mitigation and conservation funds available under this Act to conserve, mitigate, and enhance fish, wildlife, and recreation resources affected by the development and operation of Federal reclamation projects in the State of Utah. Such funds shall be administered in accordance with this section, the mitigation and conservation schedule in section 315 of this Act, and, if in enstence, the applicable five-year plan adopted pursuant to subsection (g). Expenditures of the Commission pursuant to this section shall be in addition to, not in lieu of, other expenditures lauthorized or required from other entities under other agreementsior provisions of law. (2) REALLOCATION OF SECTION 8 FUNDS.—Notwithstanding any provision of this act which pnMdes that a specified amount of section 8 funds available under this Act shall be available only for a certain purpose, if the Commission determines, after public involvement and agency consultation as provided in subsection (g)(3), that the benefits to fish, wildlife, or recreation will be better served by allocating such funds in a different manner, then the Commission may reallocate any amount so specified to achieve such benefits: Provided, however, That the Commission shall obtain the prior approval of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service / for any resdlocation from fish or wildlife purposes to recreation purposes of any of the funds authorized in the schedule in section 315. (3) FUNDING FOR NEPA COMPLIANCE.— The Commission shall annually provide funding on a priority basis for environmental mitigation measures adopted as a result of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) for project featiures constructed pursuant to titles II and III of this Act. (4) CONTRACTING AUTHORITY.— The Commission shall, for the purpose of carrying out this Act, enter into and perform such contracts, leases, grants, cooperative agreements, or other similar transactions, including the amendment, modification, or cancellation thereof and make the compromise or final settlement of any claim arising thereunder, with universities, non-profit organizations, and tilie appropriate public natural resource management agency or agencies, upon such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Commission may deem to be necessary or appropriate, for the implementation of the mitigation and conservation projects and features authorized in this Act, including actions necessary for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). (g) PLANNING AND REPORTING. —(1) Beginning with the first fiscal year after all members of the Commission are appointed initially, and every five years thereafter, the Commission shall develop and adopt by March 31 a plan for canning out its duties during each succeeding five-year period. Each such plan shall consist of the specific objectives and measures the Commission intends to administer under subsection (f) during the plan period to implement the mitigation and conservation projects and features authorized in this Act.