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Text of the North Texas Zebra Mussel Barrier Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 13, 2012 (Introduced).

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II

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3543

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 13, 2012

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

A BILL

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.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the North Texas Zebra Mussel Barrier Act of 2012.

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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.