H.R. 2565 (111th): National Fish Habitat Conservation Act

May 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 1214 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Dec 10, 2009

Ron Kind
Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district
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May 21, 2009
43 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 7150 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 26, 2008

S. 1214 (Related)
National Fish Habitat Conservation Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 10, 2009


This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 21, 2009
Referred to Committee May 21, 2009
Full Title

To conserve fish and aquatic communities in the United States through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation, to improve the quality of life for the people of the United States, and for other purposes.


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29 cosponsors (17D, 12R) (show)

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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National Fish Habitat Conservation Act - Establishes a National Fish Habitat Board to: (1) promote, oversee, and coordinate the implementation of this Act and the existing National Fish Habitat Action Plan; (2) establish aquatic habitat conservation goals and priorities; and (3) review and recommend fish habitat conservation projects.
Authorizes the Board to designate Fish Habitat Partnerships to:
(1) coordinate Plan implementation at a regional level;
(2) identify strategic priorities;
(3) recommend habitat projects; and
(4) develop and carry out fish habitat conservation projects.
Establishes Partnership approval criteria, including that a Partnership:
(1) include representatives of a diverse group of public and private partners focused on conservation of aquatic habitats to achieve results across jurisdictional boundaries and public and private land; and
(2) is able to address issues and priorities on a nationally significant scale.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to fund, from amounts appropriated under this Act, up to 50% of the cost of approved fish habitat conservation projects on nonfederal and 100% of projects on federal land or water.
Requires the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to: (1) establish the National Fish Habitat Conservation Partnership Office within the Service; and (2) develop the Office's interagency operational plan.
Requires the Director, the Assistant Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to provide technical and scientific assistance to the Partnerships, the project participants, and the Board.

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