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                                                 Union Calendar No. 648
115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3916

                          [Report No. 115-838]

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of 
 the Interior functions under that Act with respect to species of fish 
 that spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, 
  and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to fresh 
                                waters.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 3, 2017

Mr. Calvert (for himself, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Costa, and Mr. 
   Valadao) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Natural Resources

                             July 18, 2018

     Additional sponsors: Mrs. McMorris Rodgers and Mr. McClintock

                             July 18, 2018

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]
[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on October 
                                3, 2017]


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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of 
 the Interior functions under that Act with respect to species of fish 
 that spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, 
  and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to fresh 
                                waters.


 


    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 ``Federally Integrated Species Health 
Act'' or the ``FISH Act''.

SEC. 2. TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANADROMOUS SPECIES AND 
              CATADROMOUS SPECIES.

    (a) Transfer of Functions.--All functions with respect to 
anadromous species and catadromous species under the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) that were vested in the Secretary 
of Commerce or the National Marine Fisheries Service immediately before 
the enactment of this Act are transferred to the Secretary of the 
Interior.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is 
amended--
            (1) in section 3(15) (16 U.S.C. 1532(15))--
                    (A) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(15)''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), with respect to anadromous 
species and catadromous species, the term `Secretary' means the 
Secretary of the Interior.''; and
            (2) in section 3 (16 U.S.C. 1532) by adding at the end the 
        following:
    ``(22) The term `anadromous species' means a species of fish that 
spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and that migrate to ocean waters.
    ``(23) The term `catadromous species' means a species of fish that 
spawn in ocean waters and migrate to fresh waters.''.

SEC. 3. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

    (a) References.--Any reference in any other Federal law, Executive 
order, rule, regulation, or delegation of authority, or any document of 
or pertaining to a department or office from which a function is 
transferred by this Act--
            (1) to the head of such department or office is deemed to 
        refer to the Secretary of the Interior; or
            (2) to such department or office is deemed to refer to the 
        Department of the Interior.
    (b) Exercise of Authorities.--Except as otherwise provided by law, 
the Secretary of the Interior may, for purposes of performing the 
functions transferred by this Act, exercise all authorities under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 that were available with respect to the 
performance of that function immediately before the effective date of 
the transfer of the function under this Act.
    (c) Savings Provisions.--
            (1) Legal documents.--All orders, determinations, rules, 
        regulations, permits, grants, loans, contracts, agreements, 
        certificates, licenses, and privileges--
                    (A) that have been issued, made, granted, or 
                allowed to become effective by the Secretary of 
                Commerce, any officer or employee of the Department of 
                Commerce, or any other Government official in the 
                performance of any function that is transferred by this 
                Act, or by a court of competent jurisdiction with 
                respect to such performance; and
                    (B) that are in effect on the effective date of 
                this Act (or become effective after such date pursuant 
                to their terms as in effect on such effective date),
        shall continue in effect according to their terms until 
        modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in 
        accordance with law by the President, any other authorized 
        official, a court of competent jurisdiction, or operation of 
        law.
            (2) Proceedings.--
                    (A) In general.--This Act shall not affect any 
                proceedings or any application for any benefits, 
                service, license, permit, certificate, or financial 
                assistance pending on the date of the enactment of this 
                Act before an office transferred by this Act. Such 
                proceedings and applications shall be continued. Orders 
                shall be issued in such proceedings, appeals shall be 
                taken therefrom, and payments shall be made pursuant to 
                such orders, as if this Act had not been enacted, and 
                orders issued in any such proceeding shall continue in 
                effect until modified, terminated, superseded, or 
                revoked by a duly authorized official, by a court of 
                competent jurisdiction, or by operation of law.
                    (B) Limitation.--Nothing in this paragraph shall be 
                considered to prohibit the discontinuance or 
                modification of any such proceeding under the same 
                terms and conditions and to the same extent that such 
                proceeding could have been discontinued or modified if 
                this Act had not been enacted.
            (3) Suits.--This Act shall not affect suits commenced 
        before the date of the enactment of this Act, and in all such 
        suits, proceeding shall be had, appeals taken, and judgments 
        rendered in the same manner and with the same effect as if this 
        Act had not been enacted.
            (4) Nonabatement of actions.--No suit, action, or other 
        proceeding commenced by or against the Department of Commerce 
        or the Secretary of Commerce, or by or against any individual 
        in the official capacity of such individual as an officer or 
        employee of the Department of Commerce, shall abate by reason 
        of the enactment of this Act.
            (5) Continuance of suits.--If any Government officer in the 
        official capacity of such officer is party to a suit with 
        respect to a function of the officer, and under this Act such 
        function is transferred to any other officer or office, then 
        such suit shall be continued with the other officer or the head 
        of such other office, as applicable, substituted or added as a 
        party.
            (6) Administrative procedure and judicial review.--Except 
        as otherwise provided by this Act, any statutory requirements 
        relating to notice, hearings, action upon the record, or 
        administrative or judicial review that apply to any function 
        transferred by this Act shall apply to the exercise of such 
        function by the head of the Federal agency, and other officers 
        of the agency, to which such function is transferred by this 
        Act.

SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act:
            (1) Anadromous species and catadromous species.--Each of 
        the terms ``anadromous species'' and ``catadromous species'' 
        has the meaning that term has under section 3 of the Endangered 
        Species Act of 1973, as amended by section 2 of this Act.
            (2) Function.--The term ``function'' includes any duty, 
        obligation, power, authority, responsibility, right, privilege, 
        activity, or program.
            (3) Office.--The term ``office'' includes any office, 
        administration, agency, bureau, institute, council, unit, 
        organizational entity, or component thereof.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 648

115th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 3916

                          [Report No. 115-838]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of 
 the Interior functions under that Act with respect to species of fish 
 that spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, 
  and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to fresh 
                                waters.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             July 18, 2018

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed