Text: H.R.6668 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6668


To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to remove freshwater mussels from the list of endangered and threatened species.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 10, 2018

Mr. Rokita introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to remove freshwater mussels from the list of endangered and threatened species.

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 “Modifying Unaccountable Standards and Simplifying Endangered Lists” or the “MUSSELS Act”.

SEC. 2. Removal of freshwater mussels from endangered and threatened species list.

(a) In general.—Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(j) Limitation on treatment of freshwater mussels.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any species of freshwater mussel shall not be treated as an endangered species or threatened species for purposes of this Act.”.

(b) Publication of list.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary, as that term is defined in section 3 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1532), shall revise and republish the list of endangered species and threatened species under section 4(c) of such Act (16 U.S.C. 1533(c)) in accordance with this section.