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(3) alter or establish the respective rights of States, the United States, Indian tribes, or any person with respect to any water or water-related right.

(b) FISH AND WILDLIFE.- Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of the States with respect to fish and wildlife.

17. COMMEMORATIVE WORKS ACT [As Amended Through Public Law 106-580, Dec. 31, 2000)


(Public Law 99-652; November 14, 1986; 40 U.S.C. 1001 through 1010)


AN ACT To provide standards for placement of commemorative works on certain Federal lands in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


SECTION 1.1 (40 U.S.C. 1001] The purposes of this Act are as follows:

(a) to preserve the integrity of the comprehensive design of the L'Enfant and McMillan plans for the Nation's Capital;

(b) to ensure the continued public use and enjoyment of open space in the District of Columbia;

(c) to preserve, protect and maintain the limited amount of open space available to residents of, and visitors to, the Nation's Capital; and

(d) to ensure that future commemorative works in areas administered by the National Park Service and the General Services Administration in the District of Columbia and its environs (1) are appropriately designed, constructed, and located and (2) reflect a consensus of the lasting national significance of the subjects involved.


SEC. 2. (40 U.S.C. 1002] As used in this Act

(a) the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior;

(b) the term “Administrator" means the Administrator of the General Services Administration;

(c) the term "commemorative work” means any statue, monument, sculpture, memorial, plaque, inscription, or other structure or landscape feature, including a garden or memorial grove, designed to perpetuate in a permanent manner the memory of an individual, group, event or other significant element of American history. The term does not include any such item which is located within the interior of a structure or a structure which is primarily used for other purposes;

(d) the term “person” means a public agency, and an individual, group or organization that is described in section

1 For a list of commemorative works authorized to be established since the enactment of this Act in the District of Columbia and its environs, see 40 U.S.C. 1003 note.

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