H.R. 6348 (112th): Asian Carp Prevention Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Aug 02, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6348

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Conyers, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Upton, and Mr. Benishek) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Army to prevent the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes and the tributaries of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Asian Carp Prevention Act of 2012.

2.

Coordination of efforts to prevent the spread of Asian carp

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Army shall coordinate and lead the actions of the Federal Government with respect to preventing the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes and the tributaries of the Great Lakes.

3.

Authority to prevent the spread of Asian carp

(a)

In general

The Secretary of the Army may carry out projects to prevent the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes and the tributaries of the Great Lakes, including—

(1)

installing electric, acoustic, air bubble, and other barriers;

(2)

applying piscicides;

(3)

improving locks;

(4)

taking actions at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Illinois, to prevent the spread of Asian carp; and

(5)

implementing other projects determined necessary by the Secretary.

(b)

Application of other law

With respect to projects carried out under subsection (a), such projects shall be treated as in compliance with all applicable environmental Federal laws.

4.

Implementation of efficacy study recommendations

The Secretary of the Army shall implement measures recommended in the efficacy study, or provided in interim reports, authorized under section 3061 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–114; 121 Stat. 1121), with such modifications or emergency measures as the Secretary of the Army determines to be appropriate, to prevent aquatic nuisance species from bypassing the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Dispersal Barrier Project referred to in that section and to prevent aquatic nuisance species from dispersing into the Great Lakes.