Summary: H.R.1680 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/02/2001)

Great Lakes Ecology Protection Act of 2001 - Amends the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species within the Great Lakes. Calls upon such regulations to require, among other things, the use of environmentally sound treatment methods for ballast water and ballast sediments in preventing and controlling infestations of aquatic nuisance species.

Sets forth provisions requiring maximum public participation in, and advance notice of, proposed rulemaking with respect to such regulations.