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                                H. R. 643



                             June 13, 2001

 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
                              Public Works


                                 AN ACT

         To reauthorize the African Elephant Conservation Act.

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


    This Act may be cited as the ``African Elephant Conservation 
Reauthorization Act of 2001''.


    Section 2306 of the African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 
4245) is amended by striking ``1997'' and all that follows through 
``2002'' and inserting ``2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 


    Section 2306 of the African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 
4245) is further amended--
            (1) by striking ``There are authorized'' and inserting 
        ``(a) In General.--There is authorized''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Administrative Expenses.--Of amounts available each fiscal 
year to carry out this Act, the Secretary may expend not more than 3 
percent or $80,000, whichever is greater, to pay the administrative 
expenses necessary to carry out this Act.''.


    Part I of the African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4211 et 
seq.) is further amended by adding at the end the following:


    ``(a) In General.--To assist in carrying out this Act, the 
Secretary may convene an advisory group consisting of individuals 
representing public and private organizations actively involved in the 
conservation of African elephants.
    ``(b) Public Participation.--
            ``(1) Meetings.--The Advisory Group shall--
                    ``(A) ensure that each meeting of the advisory 
                group is open to the public; and
                    ``(B) provide, at each meeting, an opportunity for 
                interested persons to present oral or written 
                statements concerning items on the agenda.
            ``(2) Notice.--The Secretary shall provide to the public 
        timely notice of each meeting of the advisory group.
            ``(3) Minutes.--Minutes of each meeting of the advisory 
        group shall be kept by the Secretary and shall be made 
        available to the public.
    ``(c) Exemption From Federal Advisory Committee Act.--The Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the advisory 


    Section 2101 of the African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 
4211) is amended by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f), and 
by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
    ``(e) Project Sustainability.--To the maximum extent practical, in 
determining whether to approve project proposals under this section, 
the Secretary shall give consideration to projects that will enhance 
sustainable conservation programs to ensure effective long-term 
conservation of African elephants.''.


    (a) Conforming and Clerical Amendments.--The African Elephant 
Conservation Act is amended as follows:
            (1) Section 2101(a) (16 U.S.C. 4211(a)) is amended by 
        striking ``African Elephant Conservation''.
            (2) Section 2102 (16 U.S.C. 4212) is amended by striking 
        the section heading and all that follows through ``(d) 
        Acceptance and Use of Donations.--'' and inserting the 


            (3) Section 2304 (16 U.S.C. 4243) is repealed.
            (4) Section 2305(4) (16 U.S.C. 4244(4)) is amended by 
        striking ``the African Elephant Conservation Fund established 
        by section 2102'' and inserting ``the account established by 
        division A, section 101(e), title I of Public Law 105-277 under 
        the heading `multinational species conservation fund'''.
    (b) Technical Correction.--Title I of section 101(e) of division A 
of Public Law 105-277 (112 Stat. 2681-237) is amended under the heading 
``multinational species conservation fund'' by striking ``Rhinoceros 
and Tiger Conservation Act, subchapter I'' and inserting ``Rhinoceros 
and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, part I''.

            Passed the House of Representatives June 12, 2001.


                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,


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