S. 2430 (109th): Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006

Introduced:
Mar 16, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-326.
Sponsor
Michael “Mike” DeWine
Senator from Ohio
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Oct 03, 2006
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4953 (Related)
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 14, 2006

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 11, 2006.

Progress
Introduced Mar 16, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 16, 2006
Reported by Committee May 23, 2006
Passed Senate Jul 11, 2006
Passed House with Changes Sep 27, 2006
Senate Agreed to Changes Sep 30, 2006
Signed by the President Oct 11, 2006
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide for implementation of recommendations of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Natural Resources

Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife

Senate Environment and Public Works

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Library of Congress Summary

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10/11/2006--Public Law.
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006 - Reauthorizes the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990.
Section 4 -
Requires the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to encourage and implement fish and wildlife restoration proposals and regional projects if funding is available. Defines "regional projects" as authorized activities of FWS related to fish and wildlife resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement impacting multiple states or Indian tribes with fish and wildlife management authority in the Great Lakes basin.
Requires proposals or regional projects to be consistent with:
(1) the goals of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, as amended;
(2) the 1954 Great Lakes Fisheries Convention;
(3) the 1980 Joint Strategic Plan for Management of Great Lakes Fisheries, and Fish Community Objectives for each Great Lake and connecting water as established under the Joint Strategic Plan;
(4) the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990;
(5) the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and joint ventures established under the plan; and
(6) the strategies outlined through the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration authorized under Executive Order 13340.
Reauthorizes provisions concerning the Great Lakes Fishery Commission's retention of authority and responsibility for the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive program for eradicating or minimizing sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes Basin.
Requires the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Proposal Review Committee to operate under the guidance of FWS (currently, under the guidance of the Council of Lake Committees of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission) and revises Committee membership requirements. Requires the Committee to meet annually.
Section 5 -
Revises the goals of FWS programs related to the Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources to include restoring and maintaining self-sustaining fish and wildlife resources.
Section 6 -
Requires the Great Lakes Coordination Office to: (1) ensure that information acquired under such Act is made available to the public; and (2) report to the FWS Director of Region Three, Great Lakes Big Rivers.
Includes within the responsibilities of the Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office and the Upper Great Lakes Fishery Resources Offices FWS operational activities related to fishery resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement in the offices' respective regions.
Section 7 -
Requires the Director to:
(1) submit a report to Congress no later than December 31, 2011, that describes actions taken to solicit and review proposals, the results of the implemented proposals, and progress toward the accomplishment of the Act's goals;
(2) make available through a public website of the Department information concerning the proposals, progress, proposed funding priorities, and actions taken in support of the recommendations of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration for FY2007-FY2012; and
(3) submit to Congress no later than June 30, 2007, the 2002 report required under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990.
Section 8 -
Requires the Director to continue to monitor the status and the assessment, management, and restoration needs of the Great Lakes Basin's fish and wildlife resources. Authorizes the Director to reassess and update the findings and recommendations of the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study.
Section 9 -
Authorizes appropriations for FY2007-FY2012 for: (1) the implementation of fish and wildlife restoration proposals; and (2) the activities of the Great Lakes Coordination Office in East Lansing, Michigan, the Upper Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office, and the Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office.

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