Summary: H.R.4700 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4700. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/01/1990)

California Fish and Wildlife Protection Act of 1990 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to implement a program to restore the population and habitat of migratory birds and waterfowl, anadromous fisheries, and endangered species in the Central Valley, California.

Requires the Secretary to annually review and make such adjustments to assure that fish, wildlife, and habitat restoration goals are met and provide a copy of such review to specified congressional committees.

Requires the Secretary to deliver dependable water supplies of suitable quality to certain Central Valley refuges, including additions to or new refuges. Authorizes the Secretary to provide water to other Federal, State, and private wetlands and other fish and wildlife habitat in the Central Valley.

Declares the national interest with regard to water conservation in the Central Valley. Requires a report on administrative inhibitions on water conservation by Central Valley Project contractors, and actions which could remove barriers to conservation.

Authorizes the Secretary of Energy, acting through the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration, to utilize power from the Central Valley Project power generation facilities to meet the requirements of this Act. Reserves a minimum portion of the transmission capacity of the Harold T. (Bizz) Johnson California-Pacific Northwest Intertie line to serve the needs of Department of Energy laboratories and wildlife refuges in California.

Provides for citizen suits to enforce this Act.

Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to issue and sell bonds, notes, and similar obligations to assist in repayment of the costs required in carrying out this Act.