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H.R. 4001 (113th): Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2014


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2014 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4001

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Army to carry out certain activities to prevent the interbasin transfer of aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2014 .

2.

Hydrologic separation

(a)

In general

The Secretary of the Army is authorized to carry out projects necessary to separate the hydrologic connection between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins to prevent the interbasin transfer of aquatic invasive species.

(b)

Timing

(1)

Design

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall undertake design activities necessary to carry out the projects authorized under subsection (a).

(2)

Construction

Not later than 180 days after the date on which design activities undertaken under paragraph (1) are completed, the Secretary shall begin construction of the projects authorized under subsection (a).

(c)

Consultation

In carrying out projects authorized under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with the—

(1)

Secretary of the Interior;

(2)

Governors of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin;

(3)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago;

(4)

Great Lakes Commission;

(5)

Great Lakes Fishery Commission; and

(6)

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

(d)

Non-Federal interests

The Secretary may enter into agreements with non-Federal interests to assist the carrying out of projects authorized under subsection (a).

(e)

Federal share

The Federal share of the cost of a project carried out under this section may be up to 100 percent.