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Short Titles as Introduced

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act of 1990

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Official Title as Introduced

To assist in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, and for other purposes.


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Date
10/18/1990Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
10/27/1990Referred to the Subcommittee on Oceanography and Great Lakes.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
10/27/1990Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
10/18/1990Referred to the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/18/1990Referred to the House Committee on Public Works + Transportation.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/18/1990Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Public Works and Transportation10/18/1990 Referred to
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries10/18/1990 Referred to
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment10/27/1990 Referred to
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Oceanography10/27/1990 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/18/1990)

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act of 1990 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain within EPA a Chesapeake Bay Liaison Office to support the Chesapeake Executive Council in the following areas: (1) supporting and coordinating Federal, State, and local efforts to improve the water quality and living resources of the Chesapeake Bay; (2) assisting Bay program signatories in implementing specific action plans to carry out responsibilities under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement; (3) collecting and making available information on the Bay's environmental quality and living resources; and (4) coordinating the monitoring and data collection program to assess the impact of environmental changes on the Bay.

Requires the Administrator and the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to implement science, research, monitoring, and data collection activities supporting the Chesapeake Bay Program. Sets forth responsibilities of the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with respect to the Chesapeake Bay. Directs the Administrators to ensure that projects for which funds are requested have undergone peer review. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the EPA Administrator to implement the Comprehensive Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy to achieve a multijurisdictional approach for reducing toxic inputs to Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Directs the Administrator to: (1) undertake research and monitoring to improve understanding of intermedia transfers and the eventual fate and biological effects of toxics within the Bay watershed; and (2) implement toxics reduction and prevention programs. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the EPA Administrator to expedite the development of a Chesapeake Bay watershed land use data base to provide information to plan for and manage growth and development and associated impacts on the Chesapeake Bay system. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the EPA Administrator to establish a demonstration program to address problems associated with urban and suburban runoff. Sets forth program requirements. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the EPA Administrator, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a living resources program for the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed to meet commitments in the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the EPA Administrator to study and report to the Congress on the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, Chesapeake Bay Program management strategies, and the Chesapeake Bay restoration program. Authorizes appropriations.

Extends the authorizations of appropriations for the Chesapeake Bay Program and related interstate development plan grants through FY 1994.