H. R. 6348
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 2, 2012
Mr. Rogers of Michigan (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Asian Carp Prevention Act of
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.
Authority to prevent the spread of Asian carp
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—
installing electric, acoustic, air bubble, and other barriers;
taking actions at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Illinois, to prevent the spread of Asian carp; and
implementing other projects determined necessary by the Secretary.
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.
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.