S.1490 - Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Environmental Accountability Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD] (Introduced 07/26/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||07/26/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.|
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Summary: S.1490 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/26/2005)
Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Environmental Accountability Act of 2005 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) complete a plan for achieving the nutrient and sediment reduction goals described in the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement; (2) publish and circulate an annual tributary health report card to evaluate progress made in achieving and maintaining nutrient and sediment reduction goals for each major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay; and (3) make annual reports to Congress on nutrient and sediment reduction in the Chesapeake Bay.
Requires the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and the District of Columbia to submit information to the Administrator annually on actions taken by such states to achieve nutrient and sediment reductions in the Chesapeake Bay.
Directs the Office of Management and Budget to report to Congress on the funding of restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay.
Increases and extends through FY2010 the authorization of appropriations for the Chesapeake Bay Program.