S. 1490 (109th): Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Environmental Accountability Act of 2005

Jul 26, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Paul Sarbanes
Senator from Maryland
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Jul 26, 2005
11 pages
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This bill was introduced on July 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 26, 2005
Referred to Committee Jul 26, 2005
Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require environmental accountability and reporting and to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Program.


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4 cosponsors (2D, 2R) (show)

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Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Environmental Accountability Act of 2005 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to:
(1) complete a plan for achieving the nutrient and sediment reduction goals described in the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement;
(2) publish and circulate an annual tributary health report card to evaluate progress made in achieving and maintaining nutrient and sediment reduction goals for each major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay; and
(3) make annual reports to Congress on nutrient and sediment reduction in the Chesapeake Bay.
Requires the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and the District of Columbia to submit information to the Administrator annually on actions taken by such states to achieve nutrient and sediment reductions in the Chesapeake Bay.
Directs the Office of Management and Budget to report to Congress on the funding of restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay.
Increases and extends through FY2010 the authorization of appropriations for the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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