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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[S. 829 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

  1st Session
                                 S. 829

To reauthorize and improve the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Restoration 
                        and Protection Program.



                             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 


                                 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 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, 
                            ``(i) federally designated coastal 
                        ecosystem learning centers; and
                            ``(ii) such nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                        organizations as the Secretary determines to be 
            (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.''.