S. 3825 (111th): State Wolf Management Act

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Sep 22, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3825

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 22, 2010

(for himself and Mr. Crapo) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to remove certain portions of the distinct population segment of the Rocky Mountain gray wolf from the list of threatened species or the list of endangered species published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Wolf Management Act.

2.

Status of Rocky Mountain gray wolf as endangered or threatened species

Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(j)

Status of Rocky Mountain gray wolf as endangered or threatened species

(1)

Definition of covered rocky mountain gray wolf

In this subsection, the term covered Rocky Mountain gray wolf means the portion of the distinct population segment of the Rocky Mountain gray wolf that is located in—

(A)

the portion of the State of Washington that is located—

(i)

east of the centerline of Highway 97 and Highway 17, north of Mesa; and

(ii)

east of the centerline of Highway 395, south of Mesa;

(B)

the portion of the State of Oregon that is located—

(i)

east of the centerline of Highway 395 and Highway 78, north of Burns Junction; and

(ii)

east of the centerline of Highway 95, south of Burns Junction;

(C)

the portion of the State of Utah that is located east of the centerline of Highway 84 and north of Highway 80;

(D)

the entire State of Idaho; and

(E)

the entire State of Montana.

(2)

Status of covered Rocky Mountain gray wolf

(A)

In general

The inclusion of the covered Rocky Mountain gray wolf on any list of endangered or threatened species under subsection (c) shall have no force or effect.

(B)

State management plans

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and effective beginning on the date that is 5 years after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary may initiate a process to include the Rocky Mountain gray wolf on a list of endangered or threatened species pursuant to subsection (c) if the Secretary certifies to Congress that a State, by and through the management plan of the State, has not provided for the maintenance within the State of not less than 10 breeding pairs and an aggregate of 100 Rocky Mountain gray wolves.

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