S.829 - A bill to reauthorize and improve the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Restoration and Protection Program.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD] (Introduced 04/09/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/09/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5065-5066) (All Actions)|
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Introduced in Senate (04/09/2003)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 829 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 108th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 829 To reauthorize and improve the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Restoration and Protection Program. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 9, 2003 Mr. Sarbanes (for himself, Mr. Warner, Mr. Allen, Ms. Mikulski, and Mr. Specter) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public WorksYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To reauthorize and improve the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Restoration and Protection Program. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CHESAPEAKE BAY ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION AND PROTECTION PROGRAM. Section 510 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 3759) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)(2)-- (A) by striking ``The assistance'' and inserting the following: ``(A) In general.--The assistance''; and (B) by adding at the end the following: ``(B) Agreements.--In providing assistance under this subsection, the Secretary may enter into 1 or more cooperative agreements, to provide for public involvement and education and other project needs, with-- ``(i) federally designated coastal ecosystem learning centers; and ``(ii) such nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.''; (2) in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following: ``(3) Nonprofit entities.--Notwithstanding section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b), a non- Federal interest for any project carried out under this section may include, with the consent of the affected local government, a nonprofit entity.''; (3) in subsection (d)(2)(A)-- (A) in the heading, by striking ``and relocations'' and inserting ``relocations, and in-kind contributions''; and (B) by striking ``and relocations'' and inserting ``relocations, and in-kind contributions''; (4) by striking subsection (i); (5) by redesignating subsection (h) as subsection (i); (6) by inserting after subsection (g) the following: ``(h) Small Watershed Grants.-- ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a program, to be administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, to provide small watershed grants for technical and financial assistance to local governments and nonprofit organizations in the Chesapeake Bay region. ``(2) Use of funds.--A local government or nonprofit organization that receives a grant under paragraph (1) shall use funds from the grant only for implementation of cooperative tributary basin strategies that address the establishment, restoration, protection, or enhancement of habitat associated with the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.''; and (7) by inserting after subsection (i) (as redesignated by paragraph (5)) the following: ``(j) Funding.-- ``(1) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $30,000,000. ``(2) Annual grant expenditure.--Of the amount made available under paragraph (1) to carry out this section for a fiscal year, not more than 10 percent may be used to carry out subsection (h) for the fiscal year.''. <all>