Text: H.R.2247 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (04/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2247


To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide assistance for programs and activities to protect the water quality of Puget Sound, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

Mr. Heck (for himself and Mr. Kilmer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide assistance for programs and activities to protect the water quality of Puget Sound, 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 “Promoting United Government Efforts To Save Our Sound Act” or the “PUGET SOS Act”.

SEC. 2. Findings.

Congress finds the following:

(1) Puget Sound and its tributary waters are one of the most ecologically diverse ecosystems in North America with natural resources that have ecological, economic, and cultural importance to the United States and the many Tribal nations that have stewarded it for millennia. The health and productivity of Puget Sound is not only the cornerstone of the region’s quality of life and vibrant economy, but its word-class salmon fishery, commercial aquaculture, agriculture, and port activities ripple throughout the Nation.

(2) Threats to Puget Sound, such as water pollution, sediment contamination, environmental degradation, and habitat loss, jeopardize the economic productivity and natural resources that support the increasing population of the region.

(3) For nearly a decade, State, local, and Tribal governments, cooperative partnerships, and concerned citizens have worked together in a deliberate and coordinated way to direct and manage public resource allocation toward habitat restoration, improving water quality and shellfish farms, and developing a body of scientific knowledge, all of which have advanced the Puget Sound recovery efforts.

(4) Tribal governments with treaty-reserved rights in the natural resources of Puget Sound have long served as co-managers of fishery resources, have engaged in Puget Sound Partnership processes and public forums to encourage a holistic and scientific approach to recovery efforts, and have continued in their role as stewards of Puget Sound, including by engaging with multi-faceted restoration and protection actions, and are thus an indispensable, equal partner in all Puget Sound recovery actions.

(5) Despite significant and nationally recognized accomplishments, the rate of damage to Puget Sound still exceeds the rate of recovery. To outpace mounting pollutants and other cascading negative impacts, the next step in fortifying the recovery system is to align Federal recovery and protection efforts seamlessly with State, local, and Tribal investments.

(6) At this time, water and air pollution, sediment contamination, habitat loss and decline, and water flow disruption continue to devastate the fish, marine mammal, bird, and shellfish populations of Puget Sound, threatening local economies and Tribal treaty rights and contributing to—

(A) significant declines in the populations of wild Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Summer Chum Salmon, Steelhead, and Pacific Herring, which are essential food sources for humans, fish, seabirds, mammals, and other wildlife;

(B) risks to the sustainability of fish and shellfish populations, and their food chains, reproductive cycles, and habitats, which also threaten Federal obligations to protect Tribal resources culture, traditions, and economies;

(C) 113 marine species being listed at risk or vulnerable to extinction, according to State, Federal, and provincial lists that identify the species of Puget Sound and surrounding areas, including the iconic population of southern resident Orca whales;

(D) sediment contaminated with toxic substances (such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals (mercury), and oil (grease)), all of which are polluting Puget Sound, threatening public health, and posing significant dangers to humans, fish, and wildlife;

(E) rivers and beaches that fail to meet water quality standards and become unsafe for salmon, as well as business and recreational activities, such as fishing and swimming;

(F) the closing of shellfish beds from contaminated pollution caused by sources such as stormwater and agricultural runoff; and

(G) mortalities and morbidity in shellfish due to the acidification of Puget Sound.

SEC. 3. Declaration of policy; purpose.

(a) Declaration of policy.—It is the policy of the United States that the Federal Government should support, partner, and collaborate with the regional efforts that are addressing environmental and natural resource issues involving Puget Sound because—

(1) Puget Sound is a national treasure, the recovery and protection of which will significantly contribute to the environmental, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States and the many Tribal nations that have stewarded it for millennia;

(2) a more deliberate coordination of Federal investments with regional, local, and Tribal recovery and preservation efforts will be the most effective and efficient use of public resources; and

(3) it is the role of the Federal Government to align its efforts and resources to—

(A) fully implement and enforce the goals of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including State implementation of non-point source water quality standards for salmon, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and all other Federal laws that contribute to the recovery and protection of Puget Sound;

(B) uphold Federal trust responsibilities to restore and protect resources crucial to Tribal treaty rights, including by carrying out government-to-government consultation;

(C) support regional, local, and Tribal efforts to address environmental challenges; and

(D) encourage local citizen and community stewardship.

(b) Purpose.—It is the purpose of this Act to ensure that the recovery and protection programs, projects, and initiatives that the Federal Government undertakes in, or that otherwise impact, Puget Sound shall be actively coordinated and aligned with the protection of Tribal treaty rights and resources the Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, Salmon Recovery Plans, the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program, and the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

SEC. 4. Puget sound coordinated recovery.

Title I of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 124. Puget Sound.

“(a) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply:

“(1) COASTAL NONPOINT POLLUTION CONTROL PROGRAM.—The term ‘Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program’ means the State of Washington’s federally approved coastal nonpoint pollution control program required under section 6217(b) of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 1455(b)).

“(2) CO-CHAIRS.—The term ‘Co-Chairs’ means the co-chairs of the Task Force.

“(3) DIRECTOR.—The term ‘Director’ means the Director of the Program Office.

“(4) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.—The term ‘Executive Director’ means the Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership.

“(5) INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION.—The term ‘International Joint Commission’ means the International Joint Commission established by the United States and Canada under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909.

“(6) PACIFIC SALMON COMMISSION.—The term ‘Pacific Salmon Commission’ means the Pacific Salmon Commission established by the United States and Canada under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

“(7) PROGRAM OFFICE.—The term ‘Program Office’ means the Puget Sound Recovery National Program Office of the Environmental Protection Agency established by this section.

“(8) PUGET SOUND.—The term ‘Puget Sound’ means the estuary that is an arm of the Pacific Ocean, extends inland, and meets 19 different river basins.

“(9) PUGET SOUND REGION.—The term ‘Puget Sound region’ includes all of the water that falls on the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and flows to meet Puget Sound’s marine waters. The Puget Sound region covers the land and waters in the northwest corner of the State of Washington from the Canadian border to the north to the Pacific Ocean on the west, including Hood Canal and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

“(10) PUGET SOUND ACTION AGENDA; ACTION AGENDA.—The term ‘Puget Sound Action Agenda’ or ‘Action Agenda’ means the most recent plan developed by the Puget Sound Management Conference, in consultation with the Tribal Management Conference under the leadership of the Puget Sound Partnership and adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Puget Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

“(11) PUGET SOUND FEDERAL TASK FORCE.—The term ‘Puget Sound Federal Task Force’ means the Puget Sound Federal Task Force established in 2016 under a memorandum of understanding among 9 Federal agencies.

“(12) PUGET SOUND FEDERAL LEADERSHIP TASK FORCE; TASK FORCE.—The term ‘Puget Sound Federal Leadership Task Force’ or ‘Task Force’ means the Puget Sound Federal Leadership Task Force established by this section.

“(13) PUGET SOUND NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE.—The term ‘Puget Sound National Estuary Program Management Conference’ means the management conference for Puget Sound established pursuant to section 320(c).

“(14) SALMON RECOVERY PLANS.—The term ‘Salmon Recovery Plans’ means the federally approved recovery plans for salmon and steelhead species listed under section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(f)).

“(15) PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP.—The term ‘Puget Sound Partnership’ means the State agency that is established under the laws of the State of Washington (section 90.71.210 of the Revised Code of Washington), or its successor agency, that has been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as the lead entity to support the management conference for Puget Sound.

“(16) TREATY RIGHTS AT RISK INITIATIVE.—The term ‘Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative’ means the 2011 report from the Treaty Tribes of western Washington or its successor report, which outlines issues and offers solutions for the protection of Tribal treaty rights, recovery of salmon habitat, and management of sustainable treaty and non-treaty salmon fisheries, including through Tribal salmon hatchery programs.

“(17) STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.—The term ‘State Advisory Committee’ means the advisory committee established by subsection (e).

“(18) PUGET SOUND TRIBAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE.—The term ‘Puget Sound Tribal Management Conference’ means the 20 Treaty Tribes of the Puget Sound region and along the coast of Washington State, and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

“(19) PUGET SOUND LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.—The term ‘Puget Sound Leadership Council’ means the governing body of the Puget Sound Partnership established under the laws of the State of Washington (section 90.71.210 of the Revised Code of Washington).

“(20) SALISH SEA.—The term ‘Salish Sea’ means the network of coastal waterways on the west coast of North America that includes the Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

“(b) Consistency.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—All Federal agencies represented on the Puget Sound Federal Leadership Task Force shall act consistently with the protection of Tribal, treaty-reserved rights and, to the greatest extent practicable given their existing obligations under Federal law, act consistently with the objectives and priorities of the Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program, when—

“(A) conducting Federal agency activities within or outside the Puget Sound that affect any land or water use or natural resources of Puget Sound and its tributary waters, including activities performed by a contractor for the benefit of a Federal agency;

“(B) interpreting and enforcing regulations that impact the recovery and preservation of Puget Sound;

“(C) issuing Federal licenses or permits that impact the recovery and preservation of Puget Sound; and

“(D) granting Federal assistance to State, local, and Tribal governments for activities related to the recovery and preservation of Puget Sound.

“(2) EXEMPTIONS.—Any Federal agency activity necessary for national security, deemed by the President to be in the paramount interest of the United States, or determined by the Task Force, in consultation with the State Advisory Committee and the Puget Sound Tribal Management Conference, to be necessary to complete a project that was approved prior to the enactment of this section shall be exempt from the consistency requirements established in paragraph (1).

“(c) Puget Sound Recovery National Program Office.—

“(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established in the Environmental Protection Agency a Puget Sound Recovery National Program Office to be located in the State of Washington.

“(2) DIRECTOR.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—The Director of the Program Office shall be a career reserved position, as such term is defined in section 3132(a)(8) of title 5.

“(B) QUALIFICATIONS.—The Director of the Program Office, by reason of prior leadership and project management experience, shall be highly qualified to—

“(i) support the integration of multiple project planning efforts and programs from different agencies and jurisdictions; and

“(ii) align numerous and often conflicting needs toward implementing a shared action agenda with visible and measurable outcomes.

“(3) DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY; STAFFING.—The Administrator shall delegate to the Director such authority and provide such additional staff as may be necessary to carry out this subsection.

“(4) DUTIES.—The Director shall—

“(A) coordinate and manage the timely execution of the Environmental Protection Agency’s role described in this section, including the formation and meetings of the Task Force;

“(B) coordinate Puget Sound recovery, protection, and restoration actions, programs, grants, science, research, and initiatives across the Agency;

“(C) coordinate and align the Agency’s strategies, policies, studies, programs, and activities with the Puget Sound Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program;

“(D) promote the efficient use of Agency resources in pursuit of Puget Sound recovery;

“(E) serve on the Task Force and collaborate with, help coordinate, and implement strategies, policies, studies, programs, and activities with other Federal agencies that have responsibilities involving Puget Sound recovery and protection;

“(F) provide or procure such other advice, technical assistance, research, assessments, monitoring, or other support or enforcement as is deemed necessary or prudent to most efficiently and effectively fulfill the objectives and priorities of the Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program consistent with the best available science and to ensure that the health of the system is thereafter maintained;

“(G) track the progress of the Environmental Protection Agency toward meeting the Agency’s specified goals and objectives within the Action Agenda;

“(H) implement the recommendations of the Government Accountability Office, as set forth in the report GAO–18–453 dated July 19, 2018;

“(I) serve as liaison and coordinate projects, programs, and studies for the recovery and protection of the Salish Sea, with Canadian authorities, the Pacific Salmon Commission, and the International Joint Commission; and

“(J) carry out such additional duties as the Administrator determines necessary and appropriate.

“(d) Puget Sound Federal Leadership Task Force.—

“(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established a Puget Sound Federal Leadership Task Force.

“(2) PURPOSE.—The purpose of the Task Force shall be to build upon the current membership of the Puget Sound Federal Task Force in order to—

“(A) provide a venue for dialogue and coordination across all Federal agencies on the Task Force to align Federal resources for the purposes of achieving this section and all other Federal laws that contribute to the recovery and protection of Puget Sound and uphold Federal trust responsibilities to restore and protect resources crucial to Tribal treaty rights, including carrying out government-to-govenment consultation;

“(B) work with the Puget Sound Tribal Management Conference and the State Advisory Committee to align and coordinate Federal actions impacting Puget Sound with the actions of State, local, and Tribal governments and other stakeholders as they have been coordinated and prioritized in the Puget Sound Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program;

“(C) raise national awareness of the significance of Puget Sound and thereby increase the importance of investment in its recovery, restoration, and protection efforts;

“(D) promote the efficient use of government resources in pursuit of Puget Sound recovery through coordination and collaboration;

“(E) catalyze public leaders at all levels to work together toward shared goals by demonstrating interagency best practices coming from the Federal partners; and

“(F) develop and approve, every 5 years, an Action Plan that leverages Federal programs across agencies, and serves to coordinate diverse programs on a specific suite of priorities on Puget Sound recovery. The Action Plan may not adversely affect national security.

“(3) DUTIES.—

“(A) PARTICIPATION OF STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PUGET SOUND TRIBAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE.—

“(i) IN GENERAL.—The Task Force shall carry out its duties with input from and in collaboration with the State Advisory Committee and Puget Sound Tribal Management Conference.

“(ii) SPECIFIC ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS.—The Task Force shall seek the advice and recommendations of the State Advisory Committee and Puget Sound Tribal Management Conference on the actions, progress, and issues pertaining to recovery and protection of Puget Sound.

“(B) GENERAL DUTIES.—The Task Force shall—

“(i) enable and encourage the Federal agencies represented on the Puget Sound Federal Leadership Task Force to act consistently with the objectives and priorities of the Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program;

“(ii) facilitate the coordination of Federal activities that impact the recovery and protection of Puget Sound;

“(iii) facilitate the delivery of feedback given by Federal agencies to the Puget Sound Partnership during the development of the Action Agenda;

“(iv) facilitate the resolution of (and, if necessary, seek to mediate in cooperation with the Executive Office of the President) interagency conflicts associated with the recovery and protection of Puget Sound among the agencies represented on the Task Force;

“(v) provide a forum for exchanging information among agencies regarding resources, programs, projects, and activities being conducted, including obstacles or efficiencies found, during Puget Sound recovery and protection activities;

“(vi) ensure that the science necessary for recovery and protection of Puget Sound is coordinated, planned, and implemented efficiently across the Federal Government;

“(vii) provide advice and support on scientific and technical issues and act as a forum for the exchange of scientific information about Puget Sound;

“(viii) identify and inventory Federal environmental research and monitoring programs related to Puget Sound, and provide such inventory to the Puget Sound National Estuary Program Management Conference;

“(ix) ensure that Puget Sound recovery and protection projects, programs, and studies are consistent with ongoing recovery and protection and related efforts in the Salish Sea that are being conducted by Canadian authorities, the Pacific Salmon Commission, and the International Joint Commission;

“(x) establish any necessary working groups or advisory committees necessary to assist the Task Force in its duties, including public policy and scientific issues;

“(xi) work with the Office of Management and Budget to give necessary input on the crosscut budget to be developed under subsection (g); and

“(xii) develop a biennial report on progress made towards the Action Plan, as described in subsection (d), to be submitted to the President, Congress, and the Governor of Washington.

“(C) FEEDBACK BY FEDERAL AGENCIES.—The feedback given by Federal agencies under subparagraph (B)(iii) shall consider, at a minimum, possible Federal actions designed to—

“(i) further the goals, targets, and actions of the Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program;

“(ii) implement and enforce this Act, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and all other Federal laws that contribute to the recovery and protection of Puget Sound, including those that protect Tribal treaty rights;

“(iii) prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species;

“(iv) prevent the destruction of marine and wildlife habitats;

“(v) protect, restore, and conserve forests, wetlands, riparian zones, and nearshore waters that provide marine and wildlife habitat;

“(vi) promote resilience to climate change and ocean acidification effects;

“(vii) conserve and recover endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973;

“(viii) restore fisheries so that they are sustainable and productive;

“(ix) preserve biodiversity;

“(x) restore and protect ecosystem services that provide clean water, filter toxic chemicals, and increase ecosystem resilience; and

“(xi) improve water quality and restore wildlife habitat, including by preventing and managing stormwater runoff, incorporating erosion control techniques, using sustainable stormwater practices, and mitigating and minimizing other nonpoint source pollution.

“(D) USE OF PREVIOUS WORK.—The Task Force shall, to the extent practicable, use the work product produced, relied upon, and analyzed by the Puget Sound Federal Task Force in order to avoid duplicating the efforts of the Puget Sound Federal Task Force.

“(4) MEMBERSHIP.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—The membership of the Task Force shall include representatives of Federal agencies that have responsibilities and authorities that govern recovery, conservation, and protection of the Puget Sound, its tributaries, and watersheds.

“(B) QUALIFICATIONS.—Members appointed under this paragraph shall have experience and expertise in matters of recovery and protection of large watersheds and bodies of water or related experience that will benefit the recovery and protection effort of the Puget Sound.

“(C) COMPOSITION.—The Task Force shall be composed of the following members:

“(i) SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.—The following individuals appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture (or the Secretary’s designee):

“(I) A representative of the National Forest Service.

“(II) A representative of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

“(ii) SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.—A representative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration appointed by the Secretary of Commerce (or the Secretary’s designee).

“(iii) SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.—The following individuals appointed by the Secretary of Defense (or the Secretary’s designee):

“(I) A representative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“(II) A representative of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

“(III) A representative of the Navy Region Northwest.

“(iv) ADMINISTRATOR.—A representative of the Puget Sound Recovery National Program Office appointed by the Administrator (or the Administrator’s designee).

“(v) SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY.—The following individuals appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security (or the Secretary’s designee):

“(I) A representative of the Coast Guard.

“(II) A representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“(vi) SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.—The following individuals appointed by the Secretary of the Interior (or the Secretary’s designee):

“(I) A representative of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

“(II) A representative of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

“(III) A representative of the United States Geological Survey.

“(IV) A representative of the National Park Service.

“(vii) SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION.—The following individuals appointed by the Secretary of Transportation (or the Secretary’s designee):

“(I) A representative of the Federal Highway Administration.

“(II) A representative of the Federal Transit Administration.

“(viii) TASK FORCE.—Representatives of such other agencies, programs, and initiatives as the Task Force determines necessary.

“(5) LEADERSHIP.—The Co-Chairs shall ensure the Task Force completes its duties through robust discussion of all relevant issues and with the participation of all members. The Co-Chairs shall share leadership responsibilities equally.

“(6) CO-CHAIRS.—The following members of the Task Force appointed under paragraph (4) shall serve as Co-Chairs of the Task Force:

“(A) The representative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“(B) The representative of the Puget Sound Recovery National Program Office.

“(C) The representative of the Corps of Engineers.

“(7) MEETINGS.—

“(A) INITIAL MEETING.—The Task Force shall meet not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section—

“(i) to determine if all Federal agencies are properly represented;

“(ii) to establish the bylaws of the Task Force;

“(iii) to establish necessary working groups or committees; and

“(iv) to determine subsequent meeting times, dates, and logistics.

“(B) SUBSEQUENT MEETINGS.—After the initial meeting, the Task Force shall meet, at a minimum, twice per year to carry out the duties of the Task Force.

“(C) WORKING GROUP MEETINGS.—Meetings of any established working groups or committees of the Task Force shall not count toward the minimum biannual meeting requirement of the full Task Force.

“(D) JOINT MEETINGS.—The Task Force shall offer to meet jointly with the Puget Sound National Estuary Program Management Conference and the Puget Sound Tribal Management Conference, at a minimum, once per year. These meetings may substitute for one of the two minimum biannual meetings of the full Task Force, if mutually agreed upon by all participants.

“(E) QUORUM.—A majority number of the members of the Task Force shall constitute a quorum.

“(F) VOTING.—For the Task Force to pass a measure, a two-thirds percentage of the quorum must vote in the affirmative.

“(e) State Advisory Committee.—

“(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established a State Advisory Committee.

“(2) MEMBERSHIP.—The committee shall consist of up to 7 members designated by the Puget Sound Leadership Council, in consultation with the Governor of Washington or the Governor’s designee, who will represent Washington State agencies with significant roles and responsibilities related to Puget Sound recovery.

“(f) Task Force procedures and advice.—

“(1) ADVISORS.—The Task Force, and any working group of the Task Force, may seek advice and input from any interested, knowledgeable, or affected party as the Task Force or working group, respectively, determines necessary to perform its duties.

“(2) FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—The Task Force, State Advisory Committee, and any working group of the Task Force, shall not be considered an advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).

“(B) SEEKING ADVICE AND INPUT.—The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to any activity of the Task Force.

“(3) COMPENSATION.—A member of the Task Force shall receive no additional compensation for service as a member on the Task Force.

“(4) TRAVEL EXPENSES.—Travel expenses incurred by a member of the Task Force in the performance of services for the Task Force shall be paid by the agency or department that the member represents.

“(g) Task Force biennial report on Puget Sound recovery activities.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, and biennially thereafter, the Task Force, in collaboration with the Puget Sound Tribal Management Conference and the State Advisory Committee, shall submit to the President, Congress, and the Governor of Washington a report that summarizes the progress, challenges, and milestones of the Task Force on the recovery and protection of Puget Sound.

“(2) CONTENTS.—The report shall include a description of the following:

“(A) The roles of each Federal, State, and local government entity that has jurisdiction in the Puget Sound region and the progress made toward meeting the identified goals and objectives of the Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program.

“(B) If available, the roles and progress of Tribal governments that have jurisdiction in the Puget Sound region toward meeting the identified goals and objectives of the Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program.

“(C) A summary of the progress each Federal agency has made in implementing their specific responsibilities under the Action Agenda, Salmon Recovery Plans, Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative, and the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program.

“(D) The role of each Federal agency in protecting Tribal treaty rights, including by carrying out its Tribal trust responsibilities, and a summary of the progress each agency has made in protecting those rights.

“(E) A summary of specific recommendations concerning implementation of the Action Agenda, including challenges, barriers, and anticipated milestones, targets, and timelines.

“(F) A summary of progress made by Federal agencies toward the priorities identified in the Action Plan, as defined in subsection (d).

“(h) Crosscut budget report.—

“(1) FINANCIAL REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, and every 5 years thereafter, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Task Force, shall submit to Congress and make available to the public, including on the internet, a financial report that is certified by the head of each agency represented by the Task Force.

“(2) CONTENTS.—The report shall contain an interagency crosscut budget relating to Puget Sound recovery and protection activities that displays—

“(A) the proposed funding for any Federal recovery and protection activity to be carried out in the succeeding fiscal year, including any planned interagency or intra-agency transfer, for each of the Federal agencies that carry out recovery and protection activities;

“(B) the estimated expenditures for Federal recovery and protection activities from the preceding 2 fiscal years, the current fiscal year, and the succeeding fiscal year; and

“(C) the estimated expenditures for Federal environmental research and monitoring programs from the preceding 2 fiscal years, the current fiscal year, and the succeeding fiscal year.

“(3) INCLUDED RECOVERY ACTIVITIES.—With respect to activities described in the report, the report shall only describe activities that—

“(A) for Federal recovery or protection activities, have funding amounts not less than $100,000; and

“(B) for Federal environmental research and monitoring programs, have funding amounts not less than $100,000.

“(4) SUBMISSION TO CONGRESS.—The Director shall submit the report to—

“(A) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives; and

“(B) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.

“(i) Authorization of appropriations.—In addition to any other funds authorized to be appropriated for activities related to Puget Sound, there is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

“(j) Preservation of Treaty Obligations and Existing Federal Status.—

“(1) TRIBAL TREATY RIGHTS.—This Act is not intended to, and shall not, in any way limit, condition, abrogate, authorize the regulation of, or otherwise adversely affect any right reserved by treaty between the United States and one or more Indian Tribes.

“(2) NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM.—Nothing in this Act shall alter the requirements or status of the Puget Sound under the National Estuary Program.

“(3) OTHER FEDERAL LAW.—Nothing in this Act shall modify the requirements and procedures of other Federal law.

“(k) Consistency.—Actions authorized or implemented under this Act shall be consistent with—

“(1) the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the State of Washington’s federally approved salmon recovery plans;

“(2) the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, its reauthorizing amendments, and the State of Washington’s federally approved coastal nonpoint pollution control program;

“(3) the State of Washington’s federally approved State water quality standards; and

“(4) other applicable Federal requirements.”.