Summary: H.R.492 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/06/1983)

Natural Wetlands Inventory and Evaluation Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to formulate and carry out a continuous program which: (1) classifies and inventories the Nation's wetlands; (2) measures the degradation and loss of wetlands; and (3) evaluates the contribution of wetlands to fish and wildlife conservation, land and water conservation, and the quality of the human environment.

Directs all departments and agencies of the Federal Government to furnish information concerning the extent of destruction, alteration, and uses of wetlands under their respective programs. Authorizes the Secretary to contract with educational institutions, State fish and wildlife agencies, and private organizations to collect and analyze data for the purposes of this Act.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1983 and succeeding fiscal years.