Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (12/08/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service and in consultation with other Federal agencies that have appropriate expertise, to develop a national plan to control and manage Sudden Oak Death, a forest disease caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.

Directs such plan to address the following: (1) information derived by the Department of Agriculture to identify Phytophthora ramorum hosts and survey the extent of Sudden Oak Death; (2) past and current efforts to understand the risk posed by Phytophthora ramorum; and (3) control and management efforts, including cost estimates.

Authorizes appropriations.