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Short Titles as Introduced

Great Lakes Assurance Program Verification Act of 2015

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Great Lakes basin initiative for agricultural nonpoint source pollution prevention.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/21/2015Introduced in House

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Date
08/06/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
07/21/2015Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/21/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture07/21/2015 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry08/06/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/21/2015)

Great Lakes Assurance Program Verification Act of 2015

This bill amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to require the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a Great Lakes basin initiative for agricultural nonpoint source pollution prevention. (Nonpoint source pollution comes from diffuse sources and is caused by precipitation moving over or through the ground and carrying pollution.)

In implementing the initiative, USDA must:

  • provide grants to Great Lakes states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin) for education and outreach, technical assistance, and voluntary programs to verify implementation of practices to reduce nonpoint pollution from agricultural activities;
  • establish a funding priority within the Great Lakes basin for payments to producers that participate in the initiative to achieve verification through a state verification program; and
  • use existing data.

In carrying out the initiative, states may collaborate with entities that have agricultural or environmental expertise, including academic or nonprofit organizations.