H.R.3409 - Long Island Sound Preservation and Protection Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] (Introduced 10/30/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/31/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (10/30/2003)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3409 Introduced in House (IH)] 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3409 To amend the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 relating to the dumping of dredged material in certain areas, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 30, 2003 Mr. Bishop of New York (for himself, Mr. Israel, Mr. King of New York, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, and Mr. Ackerman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 relating to the dumping of dredged material in certain areas, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Long Island Sound Preservation and Protection Act''. SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF DUMPING OF DREDGED MATERIALS IN CERTAIN AREAS. Section 106(f) of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1416(f)) is amended to read as follows: ``(f) Prohibition of Dumping of Dredged Material in Certain Areas.-- ``(1) In general.--No dredged material from any Federal project, or from any non-Federal project, that contains any of the constituents prohibited as other than trace contaminants (as defined by the Federal ocean dumping criteria set forth in section 227.6 of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations) may be dumped in Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, or Peconic Bay except in cases in which it is demonstrated to the Administrator, and the Administrator certifies by publication in the Federal Register, that the dumping of the dredged material containing such constituents will not cause significant undesirable effects, including the threat associated with bioaccumulation of such constituents in marine organisms. ``(2) Federal projects exceeding 25,000 yards.--In addition to other provisions of law and notwithstanding the specific exclusion relating to dredged material in the first sentence in section 102(a), any dumping of dredged material in Long Island Sound from a Federal project (or pursuant to Federal authorization) by a non-Federal applicant exceeding 25,000 cubic yards shall comply with the criteria established pursuant to the second sentence of section 102(a) relating to the effects of dumping. ``(3) Relation to other law.--Subsection (d) shall not apply to this subsection.''. <all>