Text: H.R.4569 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 108-488 (12/23/2004)
[108th Congress Public Law 488]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 108-488
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
(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
(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
Approved December 23, 2004.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4569 (S. 2575):
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
Oct. 5, considered and passed House.
Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate.