Summary: H.R.4962 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4962. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (08/12/1994)

Coeur d'Alene Basin Restoration Act of 1994 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a Coeur d'Alene Basin Management Conference to develop a pollution prevention, control, and restoration plan for the Coeur d'Alene Basin in Idaho.

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to convene the management conference.

Authorizes the Administrator to make grants to State, interstate, and regional water pollution control agencies and public or nonprofit agencies to assist development of the plan.

Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the water resources divisions of the Idaho and Washington districts of the U.S. Geological Survey, to: (1) develop an integrated geographic information system of the Coeur d'Alene Basin; (2) convert all partial recording sites in the Basin to continuous monitoring stations with full gauging capabilities and status; and (3) establish additional continuous monitoring sites in the Basin as necessary to carry out basic data collection and monitoring.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the Fish and Wildlife Service, to: (1) establish a fisheries restoration, development, and conservation program; and (2) conduct a wildlife species and habitat assessment survey in the Basin. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary, acting through the Bureau of Land Management, to carry out specified environmental restoration activities in the Basin. Authorizes appropriations.

Exempts the EPA and the Department of the Interior from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 for actions taken under this Act.