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Introduced in House (03/20/2001)

Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to exempt from provisions requiring consultation and conferencing with the Secretary of the Interior any agency action that consists of: (1) reconstruction or repair of a Federal or non-Federal levee to address a critical, imminent threat to public health or safety or to address a catastrophic natural event; or (2) maintaining the structural integrity of such a levee.

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.