Summary: H.R.4299 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/01/1990)

Title I: Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration - Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 - Requires the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to conduct a comprehensive study of the status of, and the assessment, management, and restoration needs of, the fishery resources of the Great Lakes Basin (the drainage basin of the Saint Lawrence River upstream from where it becomes the boundary between Canada and the United States). Requires the Director to allow specified entities to participate in the study.

Requires the Director, in administering programs related to the Great Lakes Basin, to seek to achieve specified goals.

Requires the Director to establish: (1) the Great Lakes Coordination Office; (2) the Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office; and (3) one or more Upper Great Lakes Fishery Resources Offices.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Great Lakes Oil Pollution Research and Development - Great Lakes Oil Pollution Research and Development Act - Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to mandate an additional port oil pollution minimization demonstration project, to be located with a port on the Great Lakes. Increases the amount authorized to be available from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out provisions mandating such demonstration projects.