Summary: S.1727 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1727. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/13/1975)

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Amendments - Expands the coverage of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act to include: (1) the Soil Conservation Service small watershed program; (2) TVA projects; and (3) the licensing of nuclear powerplants.

Requires whenever the waters of any body of water are modified with the assistance of Federal funds that the National Marine Fisheries Service be consulted, as well as the State fish and wildlife agencies, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Redefines "consultation" so as to provide a systematic requirement of written findings by the fish and wildlife agencies, and formal reports based on these findings by the departments concerned.

Requires that the operation and maintenance costs of studies and investigations made pursuant to such Act be funded by the constructing agency.

Provides for annual reports from constructing agencies detailing their rate of progress in installing fish and wildlife measures.

Permits any citizen to commence a civil action on his own behalf against any person or Federal agency where there is alleged to be a violation of such Act or a failure to perform a duty under such Act.