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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5885

 To reauthorize the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain 
 wildlife conservation funds, to establish prize competitions relating 
   to the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking, wildlife 
conservation, the management of invasive species, and the protection of 
              endangered species, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 18, 2018

  Mr. Lowenthal (for himself and Mr. Young of Alaska) introduced the 
    following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural 
  Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
 in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
                jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
 To reauthorize the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain 
 wildlife conservation funds, to establish prize competitions relating 
   to the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking, wildlife 
conservation, the management of invasive species, and the protection of 
              endangered species, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Wildlife 
Innovation and Longevity Driver Act'' or ``WILD Act''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
    TITLE I--PARTNERS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION

Sec. 101. Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program reauthorization.
                    TITLE II--WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Sec. 201. Reauthorization of multinational species conservation funds.
                     TITLE III--PRIZE COMPETITIONS

Sec. 301. Definitions.
Sec. 302. Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the prevention of 
                            wildlife poaching and trafficking.
Sec. 303. Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the promotion of wildlife 
                            conservation.
Sec. 304. Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the management of 
                            invasive species.
Sec. 305. Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the protection of 
                            endangered species.
Sec. 306. Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for nonlethal management of 
                            human-wildlife conflicts.
Sec. 307. Administration of prize competitions.
                TITLE IV--FISH AND WILDLIFE COORDINATION

Sec. 401. Purpose.
Sec. 402. Amendments to the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act.

    TITLE I--PARTNERS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION

SEC. 101. PARTNERS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION.

    Section 5 of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act (16 U.S.C. 
3774) is amended by striking ``$75,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
2006 through 2011'' and inserting ``$100,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2019 through 2023''.

                    TITLE II--WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

SEC. 201. REAUTHORIZATION OF MULTINATIONAL SPECIES CONSERVATION FUNDS.

    (a)  Reauthorization of the African Elephant Conservation Act.--
Section 2306(a) of the African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 
4245(a)) is amended by striking ``2007 through 2012'' and inserting 
``2019 through 2023''.
    (b)  Reauthorization of the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 
1997.--Section 8(a) of the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (16 
U.S.C. 4266(a)) is amended by striking ``2007 through 2012'' and 
inserting ``2019 through 2023''.
    (c)  Reauthorization of the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act 
of 1994.--Section 10(a) of the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 
1994 (16 U.S.C. 5306(a)) is amended by striking ``2007 through 2012'' 
and inserting ``2019 through 2023''.
    (d) Amendments to the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000.--
            (1) Multiyear grants.--Section 4 of the Great Ape 
        Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 6303) is amended by adding 
        at the end the following:
    ``(j) Multiyear Grants.--
            ``(1) Authorization.--The Secretary may award to a person 
        who is otherwise eligible for a grant under this section a 
        multiyear grant to carry out a project that the person 
        demonstrates is an effective, long-term conservation strategy 
        for great apes and the habitat of great apes.
            ``(2) Effect of subsection.--Nothing in this subsection 
        precludes the Secretary from awarding a grant on an annual 
        basis.''.
            (2) Administrative expenses.--Section 5(b)(2) of the Great 
        Ape Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 6304(b)(2)) is amended 
        by striking ``$100,000'' and inserting ``$150,000''.
            (3) Authorization of appropriations.--Section 6 of the 
        Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 6305) is amended 
        by striking ``2006 through 2010'' and inserting ``2019 through 
        2023''.
    (e) Amendments to the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004.--
            (1) Purpose.--Section 2(b) of the Marine Turtle 
        Conservation Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6601(b)) is amended--
                    (A) by striking so much as precedes ``the 
                conservation'' and inserting the following:
    ``(b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are--
            ``(1) to assist'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1) (as designated by the 
                amendment made by subparagraph (A))--
                            (i) by inserting ``and territories of the 
                        United States'' after ``foreign countries''; 
                        and
                            (ii) by striking the period at the end and 
                        inserting ``; and''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) to provide assistance for projects to assist in the 
        conservation of other species of the order Testudine.''.
            (2) Definitions.--Section 3 of the Marine Turtle 
        Conservation Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6602) is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                        (A), by striking ``marine turtles in foreign 
                        countries and of marine turtles in those 
                        habitats'' and inserting ``marine turtles and 
                        freshwater turtles and tortoises in foreign 
                        countries and territories of the United States 
                        and of marine turtles and freshwater turtles 
                        and tortoises in those habitats''; and
                            (ii) in each of subparagraphs (D)(ii), 
                        (E)(i), (E)(ii), and (F), by striking ``marine 
                        turtles'' each place it appears and inserting 
                        ``marine turtles and freshwater turtles and 
                        tortoises'';
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (6) as 
                paragraphs (4) through (7), respectively;
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) Freshwater turtle and tortoise.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `freshwater turtle and 
                tortoise' means a member of the order Testudines--
                            ``(i) that is not a marine turtle; and
                            ``(ii) that is listed as vulnerable, 
                        endangered, or critically endangered on the 
                        International Union for the Conservation of 
                        Nature's Red List of Threatened Species.
                    ``(B) Inclusions.--The term `freshwater turtle and 
                tortoise' includes--
                            ``(i) any live animal described in 
                        subparagraph (A), and any part, product, egg, 
                        or offspring of such an animal; and
                            ``(ii) a carcass of an animal described in 
                        subparagraph (A).''.
                    (D) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(8) Territory of the united states.--The term `territory 
        of the United States' means--
                    ``(A) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
                    ``(B) Guam;
                    ``(C) American Samoa;
                    ``(D) the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
                Islands;
                    ``(E) the United States Virgin Islands; and
                    ``(F) any other territory or possession of the 
                United States.''.
            (3) Marine turtle conservation assistance.--Section 4 of 
        the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6603) is 
        amended--
                    (A) in the section heading, by inserting ``and 
                freshwater turtle and tortoise'' after ``marine 
                turtle'';
                    (B) by striking ``marine turtles'' each place it 
                appears and inserting ``marine turtles and freshwater 
                turtles and tortoises'';
                    (C) by striking ``marine turtle conservation'' each 
                place it appears and inserting ``marine turtle and 
                freshwater turtle and tortoise conservation'';
                    (D) in subsection (b)(1)(A)--
                            (i) by inserting ``or a territory of the 
                        United States'' after ``foreign country''; and
                            (ii) by inserting ``or freshwater turtle 
                        and tortoise'' before ``nesting habitat''; and
                    (E) in subsection (d), by striking ``foreign 
                countries'' and inserting ``a foreign country or a 
                territory of the United States''.
            (4) Expenditures from fund.--Section (5)(b) of the Marine 
        Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6604(b)) is amended 
        by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Freshwater turtle and tortoises.--Of the amounts in 
        the account available for each fiscal year in excess of 
        $1,510,000, the Secretary may not spend less than 40 percent on 
        financial assistance for projects for the conservation of 
        freshwater turtles and tortoises.''.
            (5) Administrative expenses.--Section 5(b)(2) of the Marine 
        Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6604(b)(2)) is 
        amended by striking ``$80,000'' and inserting ``$150,000''.
            (6) Authorization of appropriations.--Section 7 of the 
        Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6606) is 
        amended by striking ``each of fiscal years 2005 through 2009'' 
        and inserting ``each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023''.

                     TITLE III--PRIZE COMPETITIONS

SEC. 301. DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:
            (1) Non-federal funds.--The term ``non-Federal funds'' 
        means funds provided by--
                    (A) a State;
                    (B) a territory of the United States;
                    (C) 1 or more units of local or tribal government;
                    (D) a private for-profit entity;
                    (E) a nonprofit organization; or
                    (F) a private individual.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United 
        States Fish and Wildlife Service.
            (3) Wildlife.--The term ``wildlife'' has the meaning given 
        the term in section 8 of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act 
        (16 U.S.C. 666b).

SEC. 302. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GENIUS PRIZE FOR THE PREVENTION OF 
              WILDLIFE POACHING AND TRAFFICKING.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Board.--The term ``Board'' means the Prevention of 
        Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking Technology Advisory Board 
        established by subsection (c)(1).
            (2) Prize competition.--The term ``prize competition'' 
        means the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the prevention of 
        wildlife poaching and trafficking established under subsection 
        (b).
    (b) Authority.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall establish under section 24 of the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719) a 
prize competition, to be known as the ``Theodore Roosevelt Genius 
Prize'' for the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking--
            (1) to encourage technological innovation with the 
        potential to advance the mission of the United States Fish and 
        Wildlife Service with respect to the prevention of wildlife 
        poaching and trafficking; and
            (2) to award 1 or more prizes annually for a technological 
        advancement that prevents wildlife poaching and trafficking.
    (c) Advisory Board.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established an advisory board, 
        to be known as the ``Prevention of Wildlife Poaching and 
        Trafficking Technology Advisory Board''.
            (2) Composition.--The Board shall be composed of not fewer 
        than 9 members appointed by the Secretary, who shall provide 
        expertise in--
                    (A) wildlife trafficking and trade;
                    (B) wildlife conservation and management;
                    (C) biology;
                    (D) technology development;
                    (E) engineering;
                    (F) economics;
                    (G) business development and management; and
                    (H) any other discipline, as the Secretary 
                determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of 
                this section.
            (3) Duties.--Subject to paragraph (4), with respect to the 
        prize competition, the Board shall--
                    (A) select a topic;
                    (B) issue a problem statement;
                    (C) advise the Secretary on any opportunity for 
                technological innovation to prevent wildlife poaching 
                and trafficking; and
                    (D) advise winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Genus 
                Prize for the Prevention of Wildlife Poaching and 
                Trafficking on opportunities to pilot and implement 
                winning technologies in the field, including in 
                partnership with conservation organizations, State and 
                Federal agencies, private sector companies, and 
                research institutions with expertise or interest (or 
                both) in the prevention of wildlife poaching and 
                trafficking.
            (4) Consultation.--In selecting a topic and issuing a 
        problem statement for the prize competition under subparagraphs 
        (A) and (B) of paragraph (3), respectively, the Board shall 
        consult widely with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders, 
        including--
                    (A) 1 or more Federal agencies with jurisdiction 
                over the prevention of wildlife poaching and 
                trafficking;
                    (B) 1 or more State agencies with jurisdiction over 
                the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking;
                    (C) 1 or more State, regional, or local wildlife 
                organizations, the mission of which relates to the 
                prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking; and
                    (D) 1 or more wildlife conservation groups, 
                technology companies, research institutions, 
                institutions of higher education, industry 
                associations, or individual stakeholders with an 
                interest in the prevention of wildlife poaching and 
                trafficking.
            (5) Requirements.--The Board shall comply with all 
        requirements under section 307(a).
    (d) Agreement With the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall offer to enter into an 
        agreement under which the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
        shall administer the prize competition.
            (2) Requirements.--An agreement entered into under 
        paragraph (1) shall comply with all requirements under section 
        307(b).
    (e) Judges.--
            (1) Appointment.--The Secretary shall appoint not fewer 
        than 3 judges who shall, except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        select the 1 or more annual winners of the prize competition.
            (2) Determination by the secretary.--The judges appointed 
        under paragraph (1) shall not select any annual winner of the 
        prize competition if the Secretary makes a determination that, 
        in any fiscal year, none of the technological advancements 
        entered into the prize competition merits an award.
    (f) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after the date on 
which a cash prize is awarded under this section, the Secretary shall 
submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate 
and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives 
a report on the prize competition that includes--
            (1) a statement by the Board that describes the activities 
        carried out by the Board relating to the duties described in 
        subsection (c)(3);
            (2) if the Secretary has entered into an agreement under 
        subsection (d)(1), a statement by the National Fish and 
        Wildlife Foundation that describes the activities carried out 
        by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation relating to the 
        duties described in section 307(b); and
            (3) a statement by 1 or more of the judges appointed under 
        subsection (e) that explains the basis on which the winner of 
        the cash prize was selected.
    (g) Termination of Authority.--The Board and all authority provided 
under this section shall terminate on December 31, 2023.

SEC. 303. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GENIUS PRIZE FOR THE PROMOTION OF WILDLIFE 
              CONSERVATION.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Board.--The term ``Board'' means the Promotion of 
        Wildlife Conservation Technology Advisory Board established by 
        subsection (c)(1).
            (2) Prize competition.--The term ``prize competition'' 
        means the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the promotion of 
        wildlife conservation established under subsection (b).
    (b) Authority.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall establish under section 24 of the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719) a 
prize competition, to be known as the ``Theodore Roosevelt Genius 
Prize'' for the promotion of wildlife conservation--
            (1) to encourage technological innovation with the 
        potential to advance the mission of the United States Fish and 
        Wildlife Service with respect to the promotion of wildlife 
        conservation; and
            (2) to award 1 or more prizes annually for a technological 
        advancement that promotes wildlife conservation.
    (c) Advisory Board.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established an advisory board, 
        to be known as the ``Promotion of Wildlife Conservation 
        Technology Advisory Board''.
            (2) Composition.--The Board shall be composed of not fewer 
        than 9 members appointed by the Secretary, who shall provide 
        expertise in--
                    (A) wildlife conservation and management;
                    (B) biology;
                    (C) technology development;
                    (D) engineering;
                    (E) economics;
                    (F) business development and management; and
                    (G) any other discipline, as the Secretary 
                determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of 
                this section.
            (3) Duties.--Subject to paragraph (4), with respect to the 
        prize competition, the Board shall--
                    (A) select a topic;
                    (B) issue a problem statement;
                    (C) advise the Secretary on any opportunity for 
                technological innovation to promote wildlife 
                conservation; and
                    (D) advise winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Genus 
                Prize for the Prevention of Wildlife Poaching and 
                Trafficking on opportunities to pilot and implement 
                winning technologies in the field, including in 
                partnership with conservation organizations, State and 
                Federal agencies, private sector companies, and 
                research institutions with expertise or interest (or 
                both) in the promotion of wildlife conservation.
            (4) Consultation.--In selecting a topic and issuing a 
        problem statement for the prize competition under subparagraphs 
        (A) and (B) of paragraph (3), respectively, the Board shall 
        consult widely with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders, 
        including--
                    (A) 1 or more Federal agencies with jurisdiction 
                over the promotion of wildlife conservation;
                    (B) 1 or more State agencies with jurisdiction over 
                the promotion of wildlife conservation;
                    (C) 1 or more State, regional, or local wildlife 
                organizations, the mission of which relates to the 
                promotion of wildlife conservation; and
                    (D) 1 or more wildlife conservation groups, 
                technology companies, research institutions, 
                institutions of higher education, industry 
                associations, or individual stakeholders with an 
                interest in the promotion of wildlife conservation.
            (5) Requirements.--The Board shall comply with all 
        requirements under section 307(a).
    (d) Agreement With the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall offer to enter into an 
        agreement under which the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
        shall administer the prize competition.
            (2) Requirements.--An agreement entered into under 
        paragraph (1) shall comply with all requirements under section 
        307(b).
    (e) Judges.--
            (1) Appointment.--The Secretary shall appoint not fewer 
        than 3 judges who shall, except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        select the 1 or more annual winners of the prize competition.
            (2) Determination by the secretary.--The judges appointed 
        under paragraph (1) shall not select any annual winner of the 
        prize competition if the Secretary makes a determination that, 
        in any fiscal year, none of the technological advancements 
        entered into the prize competition merits an award.
    (f) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after the date on 
which a cash prize is awarded under this section, the Secretary shall 
submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate 
and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives 
a report on the prize competition that includes--
            (1) a statement by the Board that describes the activities 
        carried out by the Board relating to the duties described in 
        subsection (c)(3);
            (2) if the Secretary has entered into an agreement under 
        subsection (d)(1), a statement by the National Fish and 
        Wildlife Foundation that describes the activities carried out 
        by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation relating to the 
        duties described in section 307(b); and
            (3) a statement by 1 or more of the judges appointed under 
        subsection (e) that explains the basis on which the winner of 
        the cash prize was selected.
    (g) Termination of Authority.--The Board and all authority provided 
under this section shall terminate on December 31, 2023.

SEC. 304. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GENIUS PRIZE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF 
              INVASIVE SPECIES.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Board.--The term ``Board'' means the Management of 
        Invasive Species Technology Advisory Board established by 
        subsection (c)(1).
            (2) Prize competition.--The term ``prize competition'' 
        means the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the management of 
        invasive species established under subsection (b).
    (b) Authority.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall establish under section 24 of the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719) a 
prize competition, to be known as the ``Theodore Roosevelt Genius 
Prize'' for the management of invasive species--
            (1) to encourage technological innovation with the 
        potential to advance the mission of the United States Fish and 
        Wildlife Service with respect to the management of invasive 
        species; and
            (2) to award 1 or more prizes annually for a technological 
        advancement that manages invasive species.
    (c) Advisory Board.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established an advisory board, 
        to be known as the ``Management of Invasive Species Technology 
        Advisory Board''.
            (2) Composition.--The Board shall be composed of not fewer 
        than 9 members appointed by the Secretary, who shall provide 
        expertise in--
                    (A) invasive species;
                    (B) biology;
                    (C) technology development;
                    (D) engineering;
                    (E) economics;
                    (F) business development and management; and
                    (G) any other discipline, as the Secretary 
                determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of 
                this section.
            (3) Duties.--Subject to paragraph (4), with respect to the 
        prize competition, the Board shall--
                    (A) select a topic;
                    (B) issue a problem statement;
                    (C) advise the Secretary on any opportunity for 
                technological innovation to manage invasive species; 
                and
                    (D) advise winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Genus 
                Prize for the Prevention of Wildlife Poaching and 
                Trafficking on opportunities to pilot and implement 
                winning technologies in the field, including in 
                partnership with conservation organizations, State and 
                Federal agencies, private sector companies, and 
                research institutions with expertise or interest (or 
                both) in the management of invasive species.
            (4) Consultation.--In selecting a topic and issuing a 
        problem statement for the prize competition under subparagraphs 
        (A) and (B) of paragraph (3), respectively, the Board shall 
        consult widely with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders, 
        including--
                    (A) 1 or more Federal agencies with jurisdiction 
                over the management of invasive species;
                    (B) 1 or more State agencies with jurisdiction over 
                the management of invasive species;
                    (C) 1 or more State, regional, or local wildlife 
                organizations, the mission of which relates to the 
                management of invasive species; and
                    (D) 1 or more wildlife conservation groups, 
                technology companies, research institutions, 
                institutions of higher education, industry 
                associations, or individual stakeholders with an 
                interest in the management of invasive species.
            (5) Requirements.--The Board shall comply with all 
        requirements under section 307(a).
    (d) Agreement With the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall offer to enter into an 
        agreement under which the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
        shall administer the prize competition.
            (2) Requirements.--An agreement entered into under 
        paragraph (1) shall comply with all requirements under section 
        307(b).
    (e) Judges.--
            (1) Appointment.--The Secretary shall appoint not fewer 
        than 3 judges who shall, except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        select the 1 or more annual winners of the prize competition.
            (2) Determination by the secretary.--The judges appointed 
        under paragraph (1) shall not select any annual winner of the 
        prize competition if the Secretary makes a determination that, 
        in any fiscal year, none of the technological advancements 
        entered into the prize competition merits an award.
    (f) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after the date on 
which a cash prize is awarded under this section, the Secretary shall 
submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate 
and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives 
a report on the prize competition that includes--
            (1) a statement by the Board that describes the activities 
        carried out by the Board relating to the duties described in 
        subsection (c)(3);
            (2) if the Secretary has entered into an agreement under 
        subsection (d)(1), a statement by the National Fish and 
        Wildlife Foundation that describes the activities carried out 
        by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation relating to the 
        duties described in section 307(b); and
            (3) a statement by 1 or more of the judges appointed under 
        subsection (e) that explains the basis on which the winner of 
        the cash prize was selected.
    (g) Termination of Authority.--The Board and all authority provided 
under this section shall terminate on December 31, 2023.

SEC. 305. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GENIUS PRIZE FOR THE PROTECTION OF 
              ENDANGERED SPECIES.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Board.--The term ``Board'' means the Protection of 
        Endangered Species Technology Advisory Board established by 
        subsection (c)(1).
            (2) Prize competition.--The term ``prize competition'' 
        means the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the protection of 
        endangered species established under subsection (b).
    (b) Authority.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall establish under section 24 of the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719) a 
prize competition, to be known as the ``Theodore Roosevelt Genius 
Prize'' for the protection of endangered species--
            (1) to encourage technological innovation with the 
        potential to advance the mission of the United States Fish and 
        Wildlife Service with respect to the protection of endangered 
        species; and
            (2) to award 1 or more prizes annually for a technological 
        advancement that protects endangered species.
    (c) Advisory Board.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established an advisory board, 
        to be known as the ``Protection of Endangered Species 
        Technology Advisory Board''.
            (2) Composition.--The Board shall be composed of not fewer 
        than 9 members appointed by the Secretary, who shall provide 
        expertise in--
                    (A) endangered species;
                    (B) biology;
                    (C) technology development;
                    (D) engineering;
                    (E) economics;
                    (F) business development and management; and
                    (G) any other discipline, as the Secretary 
                determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of 
                this section.
            (3) Duties.--Subject to paragraph (4), with respect to the 
        prize competition, the Board shall--
                    (A) select a topic;
                    (B) issue a problem statement;
                    (C) advise the Secretary on any opportunity for 
                technological innovation to protect endangered species; 
                and
                    (D) advise winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Genus 
                Prize for the Protection of Endangered Species on 
                opportunities to pilot and implement winning 
                technologies in the field, including in partnership 
                with conservation organizations, State and Federal 
                agencies, private sector companies, and research 
                institutions with expertise or interest (or both) in 
                the protection of endangered species.
            (4) Consultation.--In selecting a topic and issuing a 
        problem statement for the prize competition under subparagraphs 
        (A) and (B) of paragraph (3), respectively, the Board shall 
        consult widely with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders, 
        including--
                    (A) 1 or more Federal agencies with jurisdiction 
                over the protection of endangered species;
                    (B) 1 or more State agencies with jurisdiction over 
                the protection of endangered species;
                    (C) 1 or more State, regional, or local wildlife 
                organizations, the mission of which relates to the 
                protection of endangered species; and
                    (D) 1 or more wildlife conservation groups, 
                technology companies, research institutions, 
                institutions of higher education, industry 
                associations, or individual stakeholders with an 
                interest in the protection of endangered species.
            (5) Requirements.--The Board shall comply with all 
        requirements under section 307(a).
    (d) Agreement With the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall offer to enter into an 
        agreement under which the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
        shall administer the prize competition.
            (2) Requirements.--An agreement entered into under 
        paragraph (1) shall comply with all requirements under section 
        307(b).
    (e) Judges.--
            (1) Appointment.--The Secretary shall appoint not fewer 
        than 3 judges who shall, except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        select the 1 or more annual winners of the prize competition.
            (2) Determination by the secretary.--The judges appointed 
        under paragraph (1) shall not select any annual winner of the 
        prize competition if the Secretary makes a determination that, 
        in any fiscal year, none of the technological advancements 
        entered into the prize competition merits an award.
    (f) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after the date on 
which a cash prize is awarded under this section, the Secretary shall 
submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate 
and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives 
a report on the prize competition that includes--
            (1) a statement by the Board that describes the activities 
        carried out by the Board relating to the duties described in 
        subsection (c)(3);
            (2) if the Secretary has entered into an agreement under 
        subsection (d)(1), a statement by the National Fish and 
        Wildlife Foundation that describes the activities carried out 
        by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation relating to the 
        duties described in section 307(b); and
            (3) a statement by 1 or more of the judges appointed under 
        subsection (e) that explains the basis on which the winner of 
        the cash prize was selected.
    (g) Termination of Authority.--The Board and all authority provided 
under this section shall terminate on December 31, 2023.

SEC. 306. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GENIUS PRIZE FOR NONLETHAL MANAGEMENT OF 
              HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICTS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Board.--The term ``Board'' means the Nonlethal 
        Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts Technology Advisory 
        Board established by subsection (c)(1).
            (2) Prize competition.--The term ``prize competition'' 
        means the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for the nonlethal 
        management of human-wildlife conflicts established under 
        subsection (b).
    (b) Authority.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall establish under section 24 of the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719) a 
prize competition, to be known as the ``Theodore Roosevelt Genius 
Prize'' for the nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflicts--
            (1) to encourage technological innovation with the 
        potential to advance the mission of the United States Fish and 
        Wildlife Service with respect to the nonlethal management of 
        human-wildlife conflicts; and
            (2) to award 1 or more prizes annually for a technological 
        advancement that promotes the nonlethal management of human-
        wildlife conflicts.
    (c) Advisory Board.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established an advisory board, 
        to be known as the ``Nonlethal Management of Human-Wildlife 
        Conflicts Technology Advisory Board''.
            (2) Composition.--The Board shall be composed of not fewer 
        than 9 members appointed by the Secretary, who shall provide 
        expertise in--
                    (A) nonlethal wildlife management;
                    (B) social aspects of human-wildlife conflict 
                management;
                    (C) biology;
                    (D) technology development;
                    (E) engineering;
                    (F) economics;
                    (G) business development and management; and
                    (H) any other discipline, as the Secretary 
                determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of 
                this section.
            (3) Duties.--Subject to paragraph (4), with respect to the 
        prize competition, the Board shall--
                    (A) select a topic;
                    (B) issue a problem statement;
                    (C) advise the Secretary on any opportunity for 
                technological innovation to promote the nonlethal 
                management of human-wildlife conflicts; and
                    (D) advise winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Genus 
                Prize for the Nonlethal Management of Human-Wildlife 
                Conflicts on opportunities to pilot and implement 
                winning technologies in the field, including in 
                partnership with conservation organizations, State and 
                Federal agencies, private sector companies, and 
                research institutions with expertise or interest (or 
                both) in the nonlethal management of human-wildlife 
                conflicts.
            (4) Consultation.--In selecting a topic and issuing a 
        problem statement for the prize competition under subparagraphs 
        (A) and (B) of paragraph (3), respectively, the Board shall 
        consult widely with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders, 
        including--
                    (A) 1 or more Federal agencies with jurisdiction 
                over the management of native wildlife species at risk 
                due to conflict with human activities;
                    (B) 1 or more State agencies with jurisdiction over 
                the management of native wildlife species at risk due 
                to conflict with human activities;
                    (C) 1 or more State, regional, or local wildlife 
                organizations, the mission of which relates to the 
                management of native wildlife species at risk due to 
                conflict with human activities; and
                    (D) 1 or more wildlife conservation groups, 
                technology companies, research institutions, 
                institutions of higher education, industry 
                associations, or individual stakeholders with an 
                interest in the management of native wildlife species 
                at risk due to conflict with human activities.
            (5) Requirements.--The Board shall comply with all 
        requirements under section 307(a).
    (d) Agreement With the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall offer to enter into an 
        agreement under which the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
        shall administer the prize competition.
            (2) Requirements.--An agreement entered into under 
        paragraph (1) shall comply with all requirements under section 
        307(b).
    (e) Judges.--
            (1) Appointment.--The Secretary shall appoint not fewer 
        than 3 judges who shall, except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        select the 1 or more annual winners of the prize competition.
            (2) Determination by the secretary.--The judges appointed 
        under paragraph (1) shall not select any annual winner of the 
        prize competition if the Secretary makes a determination that, 
        in any fiscal year, none of the technological advancements 
        entered into the prize competition merits an award.
    (f) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after the date on 
which a cash prize is awarded under this section, the Secretary shall 
submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate 
and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives 
a report on the prize competition that includes--
            (1) a statement by the Board that describes the activities 
        carried out by the Board relating to the duties described in 
        subsection (c)(3);
            (2) if the Secretary has entered into an agreement under 
        subsection (d)(1), a statement by the National Fish and 
        Wildlife Foundation that describes the activities carried out 
        by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation relating to the 
        duties described in section 307(b); and
            (3) a statement by 1 or more of the judges appointed under 
        subsection (e) that explains the basis on which the winner of 
        the cash prize was selected.
    (g) Termination of Authority.--The Board and all authority provided 
under this section shall terminate on December 31, 2023.

SEC. 307. ADMINISTRATION OF PRIZE COMPETITIONS.

    (a) Additional Requirements for Advisory Boards.--An advisory board 
established under section 302(c)(1), 303(c)(1), 304(c)(1), 305(c)(1), 
or 306(c)(1) (referred to in this section as a ``Board'') shall comply 
with the following requirements:
            (1) Term; vacancies.--
                    (A) Term.--A member of the Board shall serve for a 
                term of 5 years.
                    (B) Vacancies.--A vacancy on the Board--
                            (i) shall not affect the powers of the 
                        Board; and
                            (ii) shall be filled in the same manner as 
                        the original appointment was made.
            (2) Initial meeting.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
        on which all members of the Board have been appointed, the 
        Board shall hold the initial meeting of the Board.
            (3) Meetings.--
                    (A) In general.--The Board shall meet at the call 
                of the Chairperson.
                    (B) Remote participation.--
                            (i) In general.--Any member of the Board 
                        may participate in a meeting of the Board 
                        through the use of--
                                    (I) teleconferencing; or
                                    (II) any other remote business 
                                telecommunications method that allows 
                                each participating member to 
                                simultaneously hear each other 
                                participating member during the 
                                meeting.
                            (ii) Presence.--A member of the Board who 
                        participates in a meeting remotely under clause 
                        (i) shall be considered to be present at the 
                        meeting.
            (4) Quorum.--A majority of the members of the Board shall 
        constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may hold a 
        meeting.
            (5) Chairperson and vice chairperson.--The Board shall 
        select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the 
        members of the Board.
            (6) Administrative cost reduction.--The Board shall, to the 
        maximum extent practicable, minimize the administrative costs 
        of the Board, including by encouraging the remote participation 
        described in paragraph (3)(B)(i) to reduce travel costs.
    (b) Agreements With the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.--Any 
agreement entered into under section 302(d)(1), 303(d)(1), 304(d)(1), 
305(d)(1), or 306(c)(1) shall comply with the following requirements:
            (1) Contents.--An agreement shall provide the following:
                    (A) Duties.--The National Fish and Wildlife 
                Foundation shall--
                            (i) advertise the prize competition;
                            (ii) solicit prize competition 
                        participants;
                            (iii) administer funds relating to the 
                        prize competition;
                            (iv) receive Federal funds--
                                    (I) to administer the prize 
                                competition; and
                                    (II) to award a cash prize;
                            (v) carry out activities to generate 
                        contributions of non-Federal funds to offset, 
                        in whole or in part--
                                    (I) the administrative costs of the 
                                prize competition; and
                                    (II) the costs of a cash prize;
                            (vi) in consultation with, and subject to 
                        final approval by, the Secretary, develop 
                        criteria for the selection of prize competition 
                        winners;
                            (vii) provide advice and consultation to 
                        the Secretary on the selection of judges under 
                        sections 302(e), 303(e), 304(e), 305(e), 306(e) 
                        based on criteria developed in consultation 
                        with, and subject to the final approval of, the 
                        Secretary;
                            (viii) announce 1 or more annual winners of 
                        the prize competition;
                            (ix) subject to subparagraph (B), award 1 
                        cash prize annually; and
                            (x) protect against unauthorized use or 
                        disclosure by the National Fish and Wildlife 
                        Foundation of any trade secret or confidential 
                        business information of a prize competition 
                        participant.
                    (B) Additional cash prizes.--The National Fish and 
                Wildlife Foundation may award more than 1 cash prize 
                annually if the initial cash prize referred to in 
                subparagraph (A)(ix) and any additional cash prize are 
                awarded using only non-Federal funds.
                    (C) Solicitation of funds.--The National Fish and 
                Wildlife Foundation--
                            (i) may request and accept Federal funds 
                        and non-Federal funds for a cash prize;
                            (ii) may accept a contribution for a cash 
                        prize in exchange for the right to name the 
                        prize; and
                            (iii) shall not give special consideration 
                        to any Federal agency or non-Federal entity in 
                        exchange for a donation for a cash prize 
                        awarded under this section.
    (c) Award Amounts.--
            (1) In general.--The amount of the initial cash prize 
        referred to in subsection (b)(1)(A)(ix) shall be $100,000.
            (2) Additional cash prizes.--On notification by the 
        National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that non-Federal funds 
        are available for an additional cash prize, the Secretary shall 
        determine the amount of the additional cash prize.

                TITLE IV--FISH AND WILDLIFE COORDINATION

SEC. 401. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this title is to protect water, oceans, coasts, and 
wildlife from invasive species.

SEC. 402. AMENDMENTS TO THE FISH AND WILDLIFE COORDINATION ACT.

    (a) Short Title; Authorization.--The first section of the Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661) is amended by striking ``For 
the purpose'' and inserting the following:

``SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; AUTHORIZATION.

    ``(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the `Fish and Wildlife 
Coordination Act'.
    ``(b) Authorization.--For the purpose''.
    (b) Protection of Water, Oceans, Coasts, and Wildlife From Invasive 
Species.--The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661 et 
seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 10. PROTECTION OF WATER, OCEANS, COASTS, AND WILDLIFE FROM 
              INVASIVE SPECIES.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Control.--The term `control', with respect to an 
        invasive species, means the eradication, suppression, or 
        reduction of the population of the invasive species within the 
        area in which the invasive species is present.
            ``(2) Ecosystem.--The term `ecosystem' means the complex of 
        a community of organisms and the environment of the organisms.
            ``(3) Eligible state.--The term `eligible State' means any 
        of--
                    ``(A) a State;
                    ``(B) the District of Columbia;
                    ``(C) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
                    ``(D) Guam;
                    ``(E) American Samoa;
                    ``(F) the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
                Islands; and
                    ``(G) the United States Virgin Islands.
            ``(4) Invasive species.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `invasive species' 
                means an alien species, the introduction of which 
                causes, or is likely to cause, economic or 
                environmental harm or harm to human health.
                    ``(B) Associated definition.--For purposes of 
                subparagraph (A), the term `alien species', with 
                respect to a particular ecosystem, means any species 
                (including the seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological 
                material of the species that are capable of propagating 
                the species) that is not native to the affected 
                ecosystem.
                    ``(C) Inclusion.--The terms `invasive species' and 
                `alien species' include any terrestrial or aquatic 
                species determined by the relevant tribal, regional, 
                State, or local authority to meet the requirements of 
                subparagraph (A) or (B), as applicable.
            ``(5) Manage; management.--The terms `manage' and 
        `management', with respect to an invasive species, mean the 
        active implementation of any activity--
                    ``(A) to reduce or stop the spread of the invasive 
                species; and
                    ``(B) to inhibit further infestations of the 
                invasive species, the spread of the invasive species, 
                or harm caused by the invasive species, including 
                investigations regarding methods for early detection 
                and rapid response, prevention, control, or management 
                of the invasive species.
            ``(6) Prevent.--The term `prevent', with respect to an 
        invasive species, means--
                    ``(A) to hinder the introduction of the invasive 
                species onto land or water; or
                    ``(B) to impede the spread of the invasive species 
                within land or water by inspecting, intercepting, or 
                confiscating invasive species threats prior to the 
                establishment of the invasive species onto land or 
                water of an eligible State.
            ``(7) Secretary concerned.--The term `Secretary concerned' 
        means--
                    ``(A) the Secretary of the Interior, with respect 
                to Federal land administered by the Secretary of the 
                Interior through--
                            ``(i) the United States Fish and Wildlife 
                        Service;
                            ``(ii) the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
                            ``(iii) the Bureau of Land Management;
                            ``(iv) the Bureau of Reclamation; or
                            ``(v) the National Park Service; and
                    ``(B) the head or a representative of any other 
                Federal agency the duties of whom require planning 
                relating to, and the treatment of, invasive species for 
                the purpose of protecting water and wildlife on land 
                and coasts and in oceans and water.
            ``(8) Species.--The term `species' means a group of 
        organisms, all of which--
                    ``(A) have a high degree of genetic similarity;
                    ``(B) are morphologically distinct;
                    ``(C) generally--
                            ``(i) interbreed at maturity only among 
                        themselves; and
                            ``(ii) produce fertile offspring; and
                    ``(D) show persistent differences from members of 
                allied groups of organisms.
    ``(b) Control and Management.--Each Secretary concerned shall plan 
and carry out activities on land directly managed by the Secretary 
concerned to protect water and wildlife by controlling and managing 
invasive species--
            ``(1) to inhibit or reduce the populations of invasive 
        species; and
            ``(2) to effectuate restoration or reclamation efforts.
    ``(c) Strategic Plan.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each Secretary concerned shall develop a 
        strategic plan for the implementation of the invasive species 
        program to achieve, to the maximum extent practicable, a 
        substantive annual net reduction of invasive species 
        populations or infested acreage on land or water managed by the 
        Secretary concerned.
            ``(2) Coordination.--Each strategic plan under paragraph 
        (1) shall be developed--
                    ``(A) in coordination with affected--
                            ``(i) eligible States;
                            ``(ii) political subdivisions of eligible 
                        States; and
                            ``(iii) federally recognized Indian tribes; 
                        and
                    ``(B) in accordance with the priorities established 
                by 1 or more Governors of the eligible States in which 
                an ecosystem affected by an invasive species is 
                located.
            ``(3) Factors for consideration.--In developing a strategic 
        plan under this subsection, the Secretary concerned shall take 
        into consideration the economic and ecological costs of action 
        or inaction, as applicable.
    ``(d) Cost-Effective Methods.--In selecting a method to be used to 
control or manage an invasive species as part of a specific control or 
management project conducted as part of a strategic plan developed 
under subsection (c), the Secretary concerned shall prioritize the use 
of methods that--
            ``(1) effectively control and manage invasive species, as 
        determined by the Secretary concerned, based on sound 
        scientific data;
            ``(2) minimize environmental impacts; and
            ``(3) control and manage invasive species in the least 
        costly manner.
    ``(e) Comparative Economic Assessment.--To achieve compliance with 
subsection (d), the Secretary concerned shall require a comparative 
economic assessment of invasive species control and management methods 
to be conducted.
    ``(f) Expedited Action.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretaries concerned shall use all 
        tools and flexibilities available (as of the date of enactment 
        of this section) to expedite the projects and activities 
        described in paragraph (2).
            ``(2) Description of projects and activities.--A project or 
        activity referred to in paragraph (1) is a project or 
        activity--
                    ``(A) to protect water or wildlife from an invasive 
                species that, as determined by the Secretary concerned 
                is, or will be, carried out on land or water that is--
                            ``(i) directly managed by the Secretary 
                        concerned; and
                            ``(ii) located in an area that is--
                                    ``(I) at high risk for the 
                                introduction, establishment, or spread 
                                of invasive species; and
                                    ``(II) determined by the Secretary 
                                concerned to require immediate action 
                                to address the risk identified in 
                                subclause (I); and
                    ``(B) carried out in accordance with applicable 
                agency procedures, including any applicable--
                            ``(i) land or resource management plan; or
                            ``(ii) land use plan.
    ``(g) Allocation of Funding.--Of the amount appropriated or 
otherwise made available to each Secretary concerned for a fiscal year 
for programs that address or include protection of land or water from 
an invasive species, the Secretary concerned shall use not less than 75 
percent for on-the-ground control and management of invasive species, 
which may include--
            ``(1) the purchase of necessary products, equipment, or 
        services to conduct that control and management;
            ``(2) the use of integrated pest management options, 
        including options that use pesticides authorized for sale, 
        distribution, or use under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, 
        and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.);
            ``(3) the use of biological control agents that are proven 
        to be effective to reduce invasive species populations;
            ``(4) the use of revegetation or cultural restoration 
        methods designed to improve the diversity and richness of 
        ecosystems;
            ``(5) the use of monitoring and detection activities for 
        invasive species, including equipment, detection dogs, and 
        mechanical devices;
            ``(6) the use of appropriate methods to remove invasive 
        species from a vehicle or vessel capable of conveyance; or
            ``(7) the use of other effective mechanical or manual 
        control methods.
    ``(h) Investigations, Outreach, and Public Awareness.--Of the 
amount appropriated or otherwise made available to each Secretary 
concerned for a fiscal year for programs that address or include 
protection of land or water from an invasive species, the Secretary 
concerned may use not more than 15 percent for investigations, 
development activities, and outreach and public awareness efforts to 
address invasive species control and management needs.
    ``(i) Administrative Costs.--Of the amount appropriated or 
otherwise made available to each Secretary concerned for a fiscal year 
for programs that address or include protection of land or water from 
an invasive species, not more than 10 percent may be used for 
administrative costs incurred to carry out those programs, including 
costs relating to oversight and management of the programs, 
recordkeeping, and implementation of the strategic plan developed under 
subsection (c).
    ``(j) Reporting Requirements.--Not later than 60 days after the end 
of the second fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this 
section, each Secretary concerned shall submit to Congress a report--
            ``(1) describing the use by the Secretary concerned during 
        the 2 preceding fiscal years of funds for programs that address 
        or include invasive species management; and
            ``(2) specifying the percentage of funds expended for each 
        of the purposes specified in subsections (g), (h), and (i).
    ``(k) Relation to Other Authority.--
            ``(1) Other invasive species control, prevention, and 
        management authorities.--Nothing in this section precludes the 
        Secretary concerned from pursuing or supporting, pursuant to 
        any other provision of law, any activity regarding the control, 
        prevention, or management of an invasive species, including 
        investigations to improve the control, prevention, or 
        management of the invasive species.
            ``(2) Public water supply systems.--Nothing in this section 
        authorizes the Secretary concerned to suspend any water 
        delivery or diversion, or otherwise to prevent the operation of 
        a public water supply system, as a measure to control, manage, 
        or prevent the introduction or spread of an invasive species.
    ``(l) Use of Partnerships.--Subject to the subsections (m) and (n), 
the Secretary concerned may enter into any contract or cooperative 
agreement with another Federal agency, an eligible State, a political 
subdivision of an eligible State, or a private individual or entity to 
assist with the control and management of an invasive species.
    ``(m) Memorandum of Understanding.--
            ``(1) In general.--As a condition of a contract or 
        cooperative agreement under subsection (l), the Secretary 
        concerned and the applicable Federal agency, eligible State, 
        political subdivision of an eligible State, or private 
        individual or entity shall enter into a memorandum of 
        understanding that describes--
                    ``(A) the nature of the partnership between the 
                parties to the memorandum of understanding; and
                    ``(B) the control and management activities to be 
                conducted under the contract or cooperative agreement.
            ``(2) Contents.--A memorandum of understanding under this 
        subsection shall contain, at a minimum, the following:
                    ``(A) A prioritized listing of each invasive 
                species to be controlled or managed.
                    ``(B) An assessment of the total acres of land or 
                area of water infested by the invasive species.
                    ``(C) An estimate of the expected total acres of 
                land or area of water infested by the invasive species 
                after control and management of the invasive species is 
                attempted.
                    ``(D) A description of each specific, integrated 
                pest management option to be used, including a 
                comparative economic assessment to determine the least 
                costly method.
                    ``(E) Any map, boundary, or Global Positioning 
                System coordinates needed to clearly identify the area 
                in which each control or management activity is 
                proposed to be conducted.
                    ``(F) A written assurance that each partner will 
                comply with section 15 of the Federal Noxious Weed Act 
                of 1974 (7 U.S.C. 2814).
            ``(3) Coordination.--If a partner to a contract or 
        cooperative agreement under subsection (l) is an eligible 
        State, political subdivision of an eligible State, or private 
        individual or entity, the memorandum of understanding under 
        this subsection shall include a description of--
                    ``(A) the means by which each applicable control or 
                management effort will be coordinated; and
                    ``(B) the expected outcomes of managing and 
                controlling the invasive species.
            ``(4) Public outreach and awareness efforts.--If a contract 
        or cooperative agreement under subsection (l) involves any 
        outreach or public awareness effort, the memorandum of 
        understanding under this subsection shall include a list of 
        goals and objectives for each outreach or public awareness 
        effort that have been determined to be efficient to inform 
        national, regional, State, or local audiences regarding 
        invasive species control and management.
    ``(n) Investigations.--The purpose of any invasive species-related 
investigation carried out under a contract or cooperative agreement 
under subsection (l) shall be--
            ``(1) to develop solutions and specific recommendations for 
        control and management of invasive species; and
            ``(2) specifically to provide faster implementation of 
        control and management methods.
    ``(o) Coordination With Affected Local Governments.--Each project 
and activity carried out pursuant to this section shall be coordinated 
with affected local governments in a manner that is consistent with 
section 202(c)(9) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 
(43 U.S.C. 1712(c)(9)).''.
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