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116th Congress    }                                 {    Rept. 116-304
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                 {           Part 1

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                   SAN FRANCISCO BAY RESTORATION ACT

                                _______
                                

November 20, 2019.--Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. DeFazio, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1132]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 1132) to amend the Federal Water 
Pollution Control Act to establish a grant program to support 
the restoration of San Francisco Bay, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend 
that the bill as amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     3
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     3
Hearings.........................................................     4
Legislative History and Consideration............................     4
Committee Votes..................................................     5
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     5
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     5
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     5
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     7
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     7
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
  Benefits.......................................................     7
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     7
Preemption Clarification.........................................     7
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     7
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................     7
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................     8
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     8

    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``San Francisco Bay Restoration Act''.

SEC. 2. SAN FRANCISCO BAY RESTORATION GRANT PROGRAM.

  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. SAN FRANCISCO BAY RESTORATION GRANT PROGRAM.

  ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Estuary partnership.--The term `Estuary Partnership' 
        means the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, designated as the 
        management conference for the San Francisco Bay under section 
        320.
          ``(2) San francisco bay plan.--The term `San Francisco Bay 
        Plan' means--
                  ``(A) until the date of the completion of the plan 
                developed by the Director under subsection (d), the 
                comprehensive conservation and management plan approved 
                under section 320 for the San Francisco Bay estuary; 
                and
                  ``(B) on and after the date of the completion of the 
                plan developed by the Director under subsection (d), 
                the plan developed by the Director under subsection 
                (d).
  ``(b) Program Office.--
          ``(1) Establishment.--The Administrator shall establish in 
        the Environmental Protection Agency a San Francisco Bay Program 
        Office. The Office shall be located at the headquarters of 
        Region 9 of the Environmental Protection Agency.
          ``(2) Appointment of director.--The Administrator shall 
        appoint a Director of the Office, who shall have management 
        experience and technical expertise relating to the San 
        Francisco Bay and be highly qualified to direct the development 
        and implementation of projects, activities, and studies 
        necessary to implement the San Francisco Bay Plan.
          ``(3) Delegation of authority; staffing.--The Administrator 
        shall delegate to the Director such authority and provide such 
        staff as may be necessary to carry out this section.
  ``(c) Annual Priority List.--
          ``(1) In general.--After providing public notice, the 
        Director shall annually compile a priority list, consistent 
        with the San Francisco Bay Plan, identifying and prioritizing 
        the projects, activities, and studies to be carried out with 
        amounts made available under subsection (e).
          ``(2) Inclusions.--The annual priority list compiled under 
        paragraph (1) shall include the following:
                  ``(A) Projects, activities, and studies, including 
                restoration projects and habitat improvement for fish, 
                waterfowl, and wildlife, that advance the goals and 
                objectives of the San Francisco Bay Plan, for--
                          ``(i) water quality improvement, including 
                        the reduction of marine litter;
                          ``(ii) wetland, riverine, and estuary 
                        restoration and protection;
                          ``(iii) nearshore and endangered species 
                        recovery; and
                          ``(iv) adaptation to climate change.
                  ``(B) Information on the projects, activities, and 
                studies specified under subparagraph (A), including--
                          ``(i) the identity of each entity receiving 
                        assistance pursuant to subsection (e); and
                          ``(ii) a description of the communities to be 
                        served.
                  ``(C) The criteria and methods established by the 
                Director for identification of projects, activities, 
                and studies to be included on the annual priority list.
          ``(3) Consultation.--In compiling the annual priority list 
        under paragraph (1), the Director shall consult with, and 
        consider the recommendations of--
                  ``(A) the Estuary Partnership;
                  ``(B) the State of California and affected local 
                governments in the San Francisco Bay estuary watershed;
                  ``(C) the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority; 
                and
                  ``(D) any other relevant stakeholder involved with 
                the protection and restoration of the San Francisco Bay 
                estuary that the Director determines to be appropriate.
  ``(d) San Francisco Bay Plan.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 5 years after the date of 
        enactment of this section, the Director, in conjunction with 
        the Estuary Partnership, shall review and revise the 
        comprehensive conservation and management plan approved under 
        section 320 for the San Francisco Bay estuary to develop a plan 
        to guide the projects, activities, and studies of the Office to 
        address the restoration and protection of the San Francisco 
        Bay.
          ``(2) Revision of san francisco bay plan.--Not less often 
        than once every 5 years after the date of the completion of the 
        plan described in paragraph (1), the Director shall review, and 
        revise as appropriate, the San Francisco Bay Plan.
          ``(3) Outreach.--In carrying out this subsection, the 
        Director shall consult with the Estuary Partnership and Indian 
        tribes and solicit input from other non-Federal stakeholders.
  ``(e) Grant Program.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Director may provide funding through 
        cooperative agreements, grants, or other means to State and 
        local agencies, special districts, and public or nonprofit 
        agencies, institutions, and organizations, including the 
        Estuary Partnership, for projects, activities, and studies 
        identified on the annual priority list compiled under 
        subsection (c).
          ``(2) Maximum amount of grants; non-federal share.--
                  ``(A) Maximum amount of grants.--Amounts provided to 
                any entity under this section for a fiscal year shall 
                not exceed an amount equal to 75 percent of the total 
                cost of any projects, activities, and studies that are 
                to be carried out using those amounts.
                  ``(B) Non-federal share.--Not less than 25 percent of 
                the cost of any project, activity, or study carried out 
                using amounts provided under this section shall be 
                provided from non-Federal sources.
  ``(f) Funding.--
          ``(1) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
        to be appropriated to carry out this section $25,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
          ``(2) Administrative expenses.--Of the amount made available 
        to carry out this section for a fiscal year, the Director may 
        not use more than 5 percent to pay administrative expenses 
        incurred in carrying out this section.
          ``(3) Prohibition.--No amounts made available under this 
        section may be used for the administration of a management 
        conference under section 320.
  ``(g) Annual Budget Plan.--The President, as part of the annual 
budget submission of the President to Congress under section 1105(a) of 
title 31, United States Code, shall submit information regarding each 
Federal department and agency involved in San Francisco Bay protection 
and restoration, including--
          ``(1) a report that displays for each Federal agency--
                  ``(A) the amounts obligated in the preceding fiscal 
                year for protection and restoration projects, 
                activities, and studies relating to the San Francisco 
                Bay; and
                  ``(B) the proposed budget for protection and 
                restoration projects, activities, and studies relating 
                to the San Francisco Bay; and
          ``(2) a description and assessment of the Federal role in the 
        implementation of the San Francisco Bay Plan and the specific 
        role of each Federal department and agency involved in San 
        Francisco Bay protection and restoration, including specific 
        projects, activities, and studies conducted or planned to 
        achieve the identified goals and objectives of the San 
        Francisco Bay Plan.''.

                         Purpose of Legislation

    The purpose of H.R. 1132, as amended, is to establish and 
authorize appropriations for a new regional program under the 
Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly known as the 
Clean Water Act, to support restoration efforts in the San 
Francisco Bay.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    The San Francisco Bay Estuary spans roughly 1,600 square 
miles and drains more than 40 percent of the State's waters. 
The watershed is critical economically, providing drinking 
water for millions of Californians, irrigation for farmland, 
and supporting millions of jobs and the production of $370 
billion in goods and services.\1\ The area also serves as vital 
ecosystem for bird migration and salmon stocks, as well as a 
wide range of flora and fauna.
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    The San Francisco Estuary has been a member of the EPA's 
National Estuary Program (NEP) since 1993 to address water 
quality challenges. The Estuary experiences exceedances in 
California state water quality standards for pesticides, 
invasive species, mercury, and other metals and toxic 
substances. Surrounding beaches have elevated levels of 
bacteria due to sewage spills and crumbling sewage 
infrastructure. According to the EPA, the Bay has lost more 
than 90 percent of shoreline wetlands and 40 percent of the 
total San Francisco Bay aquatic ecosystem in the past 150 years 
due to habitat destruction.\2\
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    In August 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
published a report on the coordination of watershed restoration 
efforts between Federal and nonfederal entities in the San 
Francisco Bay Delta Watershed.\3\ They found that restoration 
efforts were stratified in such a way as to hinder long-term 
progress. A centralized program providing improved coordination 
and communication across efforts, along with dedicated Federal 
funding, will be the best chance for long-term restoration and 
protection of this major geographic area on the west coast.
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Restoration Efforts Need Updated Federal Reporting and Coordination 
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                                Hearings

    For the purposes of section 103(i) of H. Res. 6 of the 
116th Congress, the following hearing was used to develop or 
consider H.R. 1132:
    On June 25, 2019, the Subcommittee on Water Resources and 
Environment held a hearing, titled, ``Protecting and Restoring 
America's Iconic Waters.'' The Subcommittee received testimony 
from: Preston D. Cole, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of 
Natural Resources; Dave Pine, Supervisor, District 1, San Mateo 
County Board of Supervisors, Chair of the San Francisco Bay 
Restoration Authority Governing Board; Laura Blackmore, 
Executive Director, Puget Sound Partnership; William C. Baker, 
President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Kristi Trail, Executive 
Director, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation; and Tom Ford, 
Director, Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program, The Bay 
Foundation. Topics discussed included the importance of 
programs dedicated to restoration of various regional 
watersheds, including the San Francisco Bay.

                 Legislative History and Consideration

    H.R. 1132 was introduced in the House on February 8, 2019, 
by Ms. Speier and 11 original cosponsors and referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition 
to the Committee on the Budget. Within the Committee, H.R. 1132 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and 
Environment.
    The Chair discharged the Subcommittee on Water Resources 
and Environment from further consideration of H.R. 1132 on 
September 19, 2019.
    The Committee met in open session to consider H.R. 1132 on 
September 19, 2019 and ordered the measure to be reported to 
the House with a favorable recommendation, as amended, by voice 
vote a quorum being present.
    An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. 
DeFazio (#1); was AGREED TO by voice vote.
    An amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute 
offered by Mr. Huffman (#1A); Page 6, line 20, strike 
``$25,000,000'' and insert ``$50,000,000''.; was WITHDRAWN by 
unanimous consent.

                            Committee Votes

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against.
    There were no recorded votes taken during consideration of 
H.R. 1132, as amended.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 1132, as amended, 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, November 14, 2019.
Hon. Peter A. DeFazio,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 1132, the San 
Francisco Bay Restoration Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Stephen 
Rabent.
            Sincerely,
                                         Phillip L. Swagel,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

              [GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT]
    

    H.R. 1132 would authorize the appropriation of $25 million 
annually through 2024 for the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) to establish and operate the San Francisco Bay Program 
Office. The office would identify annual priorities and would 
provide grants for projects and activities that support and 
protect the San Francisco Bay. The bill also would require the 
office to ensure the San Francisco Bay's current management 
plan, approved under EPA's National Estuary Program, is revised 
at least every five years. Under the bill, up to 5 percent of 
the appropriated funds could be used to pay for the San 
Francisco Bay Program Office's administrative costs.
    CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $109 
million over the 2020-2024 period and $16 million after 2024, 
assuming appropriation of the specified amounts. Estimated 
outlays are based on spending patterns for similar programs, 
though estimated spending in the first year is lower to account 
for the time required to establish the office. The costs of the 
legislation, detailed in Table 1, fall within budget function 
300 (natural resources and environment).

               TABLE 1.--ESTIMATED INCREASES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION UNDER H.R. 1132
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                                                                   By fiscal year, millions of dollars--
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
                                                            2020     2021     2022     2023     2024   2020-2024
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Authorization...........................................       25       25       25       25       25       125
Estimated Outlays.......................................        5       28       26       25       25       109
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    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Stephen Rabent. 
The estimate was reviewed by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to 
provide dedicated funding for a centralized program to 
coordinate restoration efforts for the San Francisco Bay Delta 
Watershed.

                    Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 1132, as amended, establishes or reauthorizes a program 
of the federal government known to be duplicative of another 
federal program, a program that was included in any report from 
the Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a 
program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance.

   Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
                                Benefits

    In compliance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, this bill, as reported, contains no 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of the rule 
XXI.

                       Federal Mandates Statement

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        Preemption Clarification

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee finds that H.R. 1132, as amended, 
does not preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                  Applicability to Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 
104-1).

             Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation


Sec. 1. Short title

    This section provides that this bill may be cited as the 
``San Francisco Bay Restoration Grant Program''.

Sec. 2. San Francisco Bay Restoration Grant Program

    This section establishes a San Francisco Program Office 
with a director and staff. It also establishes a process for 
the development of and annual priority list for projects. This 
section establishes the process for the development of the San 
Francisco Bay Plan and for its regular update. Further, this 
section authorizes appropriations at $25 million for each 
fiscal year 2020-2024; caps administrative expenses at five 
percent; caps grants to entities at 75 percent of the total 
cost of a project; requires a minimum of a 25 percent match 
from the non-federal entity for any project; and establishes an 
annual budget plan.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (new matter is 
printed in italic and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

                  FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT


TITLE I--RESEARCH AND RELATED PROGRAMS

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SEC. 124. SAN FRANCISCO BAY RESTORATION GRANT PROGRAM.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Estuary partnership.--The term ``Estuary 
        Partnership'' means the San Francisco Estuary 
        Partnership, designated as the management conference 
        for the San Francisco Bay under section 320.
          (2) San francisco bay plan.--The term ``San Francisco 
        Bay Plan'' means--
                  (A) until the date of the completion of the 
                plan developed by the Director under subsection 
                (d), the comprehensive conservation and 
                management plan approved under section 320 for 
                the San Francisco Bay estuary; and
                  (B) on and after the date of the completion 
                of the plan developed by the Director under 
                subsection (d), the plan developed by the 
                Director under subsection (d).
  (b) Program Office.--
          (1) Establishment.--The Administrator shall establish 
        in the Environmental Protection Agency a San Francisco 
        Bay Program Office. The Office shall be located at the 
        headquarters of Region 9 of the Environmental 
        Protection Agency.
          (2) Appointment of director.--The Administrator shall 
        appoint a Director of the Office, who shall have 
        management experience and technical expertise relating 
        to the San Francisco Bay and be highly qualified to 
        direct the development and implementation of projects, 
        activities, and studies necessary to implement the San 
        Francisco Bay Plan.
          (3) Delegation of authority; staffing.--The 
        Administrator shall delegate to the Director such 
        authority and provide such staff as may be necessary to 
        carry out this section.
  (c) Annual Priority List.--
          (1) In general.--After providing public notice, the 
        Director shall annually compile a priority list, 
        consistent with the San Francisco Bay Plan, identifying 
        and prioritizing the projects, activities, and studies 
        to be carried out with amounts made available under 
        subsection (e).
          (2) Inclusions.--The annual priority list compiled 
        under paragraph (1) shall include the following:
                  (A) Projects, activities, and studies, 
                including restoration projects and habitat 
                improvement for fish, waterfowl, and wildlife, 
                that advance the goals and objectives of the 
                San Francisco Bay Plan, for--
                          (i) water quality improvement, 
                        including the reduction of marine 
                        litter;
                          (ii) wetland, riverine, and estuary 
                        restoration and protection;
                          (iii) nearshore and endangered 
                        species recovery; and
                          (iv) adaptation to climate change.
                  (B) Information on the projects, activities, 
                and studies specified under subparagraph (A), 
                including--
                          (i) the identity of each entity 
                        receiving assistance pursuant to 
                        subsection (e); and
                          (ii) a description of the communities 
                        to be served.
                  (C) The criteria and methods established by 
                the Director for identification of projects, 
                activities, and studies to be included on the 
                annual priority list.
          (3) Consultation.--In compiling the annual priority 
        list under paragraph (1), the Director shall consult 
        with, and consider the recommendations of--
                  (A) the Estuary Partnership;
                  (B) the State of California and affected 
                local governments in the San Francisco Bay 
                estuary watershed;
                  (C) the San Francisco Bay Restoration 
                Authority; and
                  (D) any other relevant stakeholder involved 
                with the protection and restoration of the San 
                Francisco Bay estuary that the Director 
                determines to be appropriate.
  (d) San Francisco Bay Plan.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 5 years after the 
        date of enactment of this section, the Director, in 
        conjunction with the Estuary Partnership, shall review 
        and revise the comprehensive conservation and 
        management plan approved under section 320 for the San 
        Francisco Bay estuary to develop a plan to guide the 
        projects, activities, and studies of the Office to 
        address the restoration and protection of the San 
        Francisco Bay.
          (2) Revision of san francisco bay plan.--Not less 
        often than once every 5 years after the date of the 
        completion of the plan described in paragraph (1), the 
        Director shall review, and revise as appropriate, the 
        San Francisco Bay Plan.
          (3) Outreach.--In carrying out this subsection, the 
        Director shall consult with the Estuary Partnership and 
        Indian tribes and solicit input from other non-Federal 
        stakeholders.
  (e) Grant Program.--
          (1) In general.--The Director may provide funding 
        through cooperative agreements, grants, or other means 
        to State and local agencies, special districts, and 
        public or nonprofit agencies, institutions, and 
        organizations, including the Estuary Partnership, for 
        projects, activities, and studies identified on the 
        annual priority list compiled under subsection (c).
          (2) Maximum amount of grants; non-federal share.--
                  (A) Maximum amount of grants.--Amounts 
                provided to any entity under this section for a 
                fiscal year shall not exceed an amount equal to 
                75 percent of the total cost of any projects, 
                activities, and studies that are to be carried 
                out using those amounts.
                  (B) Non-federal share.--Not less than 25 
                percent of the cost of any project, activity, 
                or study carried out using amounts provided 
                under this section shall be provided from non-
                Federal sources.
  (f) Funding.--
          (1) Authorization of appropriations.--There is 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section 
        $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
          (2) Administrative expenses.--Of the amount made 
        available to carry out this section for a fiscal year, 
        the Director may not use more than 5 percent to pay 
        administrative expenses incurred in carrying out this 
        section.
          (3) Prohibition.--No amounts made available under 
        this section may be used for the administration of a 
        management conference under section 320.
  (g) Annual Budget Plan.--The President, as part of the annual 
budget submission of the President to Congress under section 
1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, shall submit 
information regarding each Federal department and agency 
involved in San Francisco Bay protection and restoration, 
including--
          (1) a report that displays for each Federal agency--
                  (A) the amounts obligated in the preceding 
                fiscal year for protection and restoration 
                projects, activities, and studies relating to 
                the San Francisco Bay; and
                  (B) the proposed budget for protection and 
                restoration projects, activities, and studies 
                relating to the San Francisco Bay; and
          (2) a description and assessment of the Federal role 
        in the implementation of the San Francisco Bay Plan and 
        the specific role of each Federal department and agency 
        involved in San Francisco Bay protection and 
        restoration, including specific projects, activities, 
        and studies conducted or planned to achieve the 
        identified goals and objectives of the San Francisco 
        Bay Plan.

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