H.R.1306 - California Fish and Wildlife Protection Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] (Introduced 03/06/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Interior and Insular Affairs; Merchant Marine and Fisheries|
|Latest Action:||06/18/1992 See H.R.5099.|
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Summary: H.R.1306 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/06/1991)
California Fish and Wildlife Protection Act of 1991 - Title I: Upper Sacramento River - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish a ten-year program to restore salmon and steel head trout populations, reestablish a continuous riparian ecosystem, and meet specified goals for anadromous fisheries along the Sacramento River, and its California tributaries, and its drainage basin above the confluence with the Feather River.
Establishes the Upper Sacramento River Fisheries Task Force to assist the Secretary and coordinate activities with governmental and private anadromous fish restoration projects within the basin.
Terminates the Task Force on September 30, 2000.
Title II: Central Valley of California - Directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to implement a program to restore the population and habitat of migratory birds and anadromous fisheries in the Central Valley, California.
Requires that the Secretary, every three years, 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 refuges or refuges in the Central Valley not included in the Refuge Water Supply Report.
Requires the Secretary to complete plans for the recovery of endangered species in the Central Valley.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide water to other Federal, State, and private wetlands and other fish and wildlife habitats in the Central Valley.
Title III: Commission on Central Valley Fish and Wildlife Restoration - Establishes the Commission on Central Valley Fish and Wildlife Restoration to examine and make recommendations on Federal and State actions to restore fish and wildlife in the Central Valley to meet the goals of this Act. Terminates the Commission on January 1, 2000, or earlier if the Secretary determines the goals of this Act have been substantially completed. Requires, on termination, that all records and materials of the Commission be transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration.
Title IV: General Provisions - 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 to encourage water conservation by contractors through incentives, pricing, and other measures.
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.
Requires fish and wildlife habitat lost as a result of construction or operation of the Project to be replaced with ecologically equivalent habitat before or at the same time as it is lost. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to study and implement cost allocations of the Project, including the provisions of this Act.