S.1521 - Endangered Species Act Procedural Reform Amendments of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shelby, Richard C. [D-AL] (Introduced 10/06/1993)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||09/29/1994 Subcommittee on Clean Water, Fisheries. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1521 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/06/1993)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I: Ensuring the Integrity of the Listing, Critical
Habitat Designation, and Consultation Processes
Title II: Providing Significance to the Recovery
Title III: Ensuring that the Compliance Procedures and
Standards for Non-Federal Persons Are Not More
Burdensome than the Procedures and Standards Applicable
to Federal Agencies
Title IV: Providing for Habitat Conservation Incentive
Title V: Reauthorization and Other Amendments
Endangered Species Act Procedural Reform Amendments of 1993 - Title I: Ensuring the Integrity of the Listing, Critical Habitat Designation, and Consultation Processes - Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a peer review (upon request) requirement with respect to a determination of endangered or threatened species status.
(Sec. 103) Establishes discretionary priorities for determining and conserving endangered or threatened species.
(Sec. 105) Requires that the economic impact be considered in making a critical habitat determination.
(Sec. 107) Revises consultation and related provisions, including establishing procedures with respect to private actions.
Title II: Providing Significance to the Recovery Planning Process - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to develop and implement a recovery plan for each endangered or threatened species, unless the Secretary determines such plan to be unnecessary. Gives priority to multispecies plans.
Title III: Ensuring that the Compliance Procedures and Standards for Non-Federal Persons Are Not More Burdensome than the Procedures and and Standards Applicable to Federal Agencies - Establishes consultation and permit conditions for non-Federal activities concerning endangered or threatened species.
(Sec. 306) Exempts non-Federal persons under specified circumstances from prohibitions against the taking of an endangered species.
(Sec. 307) Provides for compensation of property owners adversely affected by specified determinations pursuant to such Act.
Title IV: Providing for Habitat Conservation Incentive Programs - Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) enter into an agreement (Cooperative Management Agreement) with any affected non-Federal person (currently, only with a State) for the management of a species' habitat; and (2) provide grants to any non-Federal person for habitat preservation of endangered or threatened species.
Title V: Reauthorization and Other Amendments - Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) experimental population release; (2) captive propagation, including grants; and (3) citizen suits.
(Sec. 505) Authorizes appropriations for activities under such Act.