Summary: S.2003 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (12/07/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on July 31, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Agreements Act of 2006 - Amends the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to make permanent the authorization for the Secretary of Agriculture to use Forest Service appropriations for the purpose of entering into cooperative agreements with government, private, and nonprofit entities and landowners for the protection, restoration, and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat and other resources on public or private land and/or the reduction of risk from natural disaster.

Makes provisions regarding executive agency use of procurement contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements inapplicable to: (1) watershed restoration and enhancement agreements entered into under such Act; and (2) cooperative agreements between the Secretary of Agriculture and public or private entities for Forest Service programs, including for cooperative pollution abatement equipment and facilities, cooperative manpower and job training and development, cooperative environmental education and forest history materials, and forestry protection.