H.R.478 - Flood Prevention and Family Protection Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] (Introduced 01/21/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 105-75|
|Latest Action:||05/07/1997 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 478 as unfinished business.|
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Summary: H.R.478 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to House amended (04/24/1997)
Flood Prevention and Family Protection Act of 1997 - Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (the Act) to exempt from provisions requiring consultation and conferencing with the Secretary of the Interior any agency action that consists of: (1) reconstructing, operating, maintaining, or repairing a Federal or non-Federal flood control project, facility, or structure to address a critical, imminent threat to public health or safety, or a catastrophic natural event or to comply with Federal, State, or local public health or safety requirements; or (2) maintenance, rehabilitation, repair, or replacement of a Federal or non-Federal flood control project, facility, or structure, including operation of a project or a facility in accordance with a previously issued Federal authorization.
Provides that any activity by a Federal or non-Federal person that consists of such an action is not a taking of a species for purposes of the Act.