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Introduced in Senate (09/28/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3864


To remove a portion of the distinct population segment of the Rocky Mountain gray wolf from the list of threatened species or the list of endangered species published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 28, 2010

Mr. Baucus (for himself and Mr. Tester) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To remove a portion of the distinct population segment of the Rocky Mountain gray wolf from the list of threatened species or the list of endangered species published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Restoring State Wildlife Management Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Status of Rocky Mountain gray wolf as endangered or threatened species.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) COVERED ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRAY WOLF OF THE STATE OF IDAHO.—The term “covered Rocky Mountain gray wolf of the State of Idaho” means any Rocky Mountain gray wolf that is located in the State of Idaho.

(2) COVERED ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRAY WOLF OF THE STATE OF MONTANA.—The term “covered Rocky Mountain gray wolf of the State of Montana” means any Rocky Mountain gray wolf that is located in the State of Montana.

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b) Status of Rocky Mountain gray wolf.—

(1) STATUS OF COVERED ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRAY WOLF OF THE STATE OF IDAHO.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 1533), the inclusion of the covered Rocky Mountain gray wolf of the State of Idaho on any list of endangered or threatened species under section 4(c)(1) of that Act (7 U.S.C. 1533(c)(1)) shall have no force or effect.

(B) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Subparagraph (A) shall take effect on the date on which the Secretary certifies to Congress that the Secretary has approved a State management plan for the maintenance of Rocky Mountain gray wolf populations with respect to the State of Idaho.

(2) STATUS OF COVERED ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRAY WOLF OF THE STATE OF MONTANA.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 1533), the inclusion of the covered Rocky Mountain gray wolf of the State of Montana on any list of endangered or threatened species under section 4(c)(1) of that Act (7 U.S.C. 1533(c)(1)) shall have no force or effect.

(B) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Subparagraph (A) shall take effect on the date on which the Secretary certifies to Congress that the Secretary has approved a State management plan for the maintenance of Rocky Mountain gray wolf populations with respect to the State of Montana.