IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 13, 2012
Mr. Cornyn (for himself and Mrs. Hutchison) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To exempt from the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority.
This Act may be cited as the
North Texas Zebra Mussel Barrier Act
Compliance with Lacey Act
The Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.) and section 42 of title 18, United States Code, shall not apply with respect to any water transfer by the North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority using only closed conveyance systems from the Lake Texoma raw water intake structure to treatment facilities at which all zebra mussels are extirpated and removed from the water transferred.