Text: H.R.4569 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 108-488 (12/23/2004)

 
[108th Congress Public Law 488]
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Public Law 108-488
108th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To provide for the development of a national plan for the control and 
management of Sudden Oak Death, a tree disease caused by the fungus-like 
pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 23, 
                         2004 -  [H.R. 4569]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 7 USC 7720.>> NATIONAL PLAN FOR CONTROL AND 
            MANAGEMENT OF SUDDEN OAK DEATH.

    (a) Development of National Plan.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriated funds for this purpose, the Secretary of Agriculture, 
acting through the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service, shall 
develop a national plan for the control and management of Sudden Oak 
Death, a forest disease caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora 
ramorum.
    (b) Plan Elements.--In developing the plan, the Secretary shall 
specifically address the following:
            (1) Information derived by the Department of Agriculture 
        from ongoing efforts to identify hosts of Phytophthora ramorum 
        and survey the extent to which Sudden Oak Death exists in the 
        United States.
            (2) Past and current efforts to understand the risk posed by 
        Phytophthora ramorum and the results of control and management 
        efforts regarding Sudden Oak Death, including efforts related to 
        research, control, quarantine, and hazardous fuel reduction.
            (3) Such future efforts as the Secretary considers necessary 
        to control and manage Sudden Oak Death, including cost estimates 
        for the implementation of such efforts.

    (c) Consultation.--The Secretary shall develop the plan in 
consultation with other Federal agencies that have appropriate expertise 
regarding the control and management of Sudden Oak Death.
    (d) Implementation of Plan.--The Secretary shall complete the plan 
and commence implementation as soon as practicable after the date on 
which funds are first appropriated pursuant to the authorization of 
appropriations in subsection (e) to carry out this section.

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    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary such sums as may be necessary to carry out 
this section.

    Approved December 23, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4569 (S. 2575):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
            Oct. 5, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate.

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