H.R. 739: Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013

Feb 14, 2013
Reported by Committee
40% chance of being enacted
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S. 1000 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 21, 2013

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Robert Wittman
Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district
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Feb 14, 2013
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 258 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 20, 2011

S. 1000 (Related)
Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 21, 2013


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 24, 2013.

Introduced Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2013
Reported by Committee Apr 24, 2013
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

40% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To require the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and implement an adaptive management plan, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (4D, 2R) (show)

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

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Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013 - Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the Chesapeake Executive Council, the chief executive of each Chesapeake Bay state, and the Chesapeake Bay Commission, to submit to Congress a financial report containing:
(1) an interagency crosscut budget for restoration activities that protect, conserve, or restore living resources, habitat, water resources, or water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed;
(2) an accounting of funds received and obligated by all federal agencies for restoration activities;
(3) an accounting from each state of all funds received and obligated from a federal agency for restoration activities; and
(4) a description of each of the proposed federal and state restoration activities.
(1) such report to describe only federal restoration activities that have funding amounts of at least $100,000 and state restoration activities that have funding amounts of at least $50,000; and
(2) the Director to submit the report no later than 30 days after the submission of the President's annual budget to Congress.
Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and update biennially an adaptive management plan for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that includes:
(1) a definition of specific and measurable objectives to improve water quality, habitat, and fisheries;
(2) a process for stakeholder participation;
(3) monitoring, modeling, experimentation, and other research and evaluation practices;
(4) a process for modification of restoration activities that have not attained or will not attain such objectives; and
(5) a process for prioritizing restoration activities and programs to which adaptive management shall be applied.
Requires the Administrator to:
(1) report annually to Congress on implementation of such plan, and
(2) include such plan in the Annual Action Plan and Annual Progress Report.
Requires an Independent Evaluator for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, who shall review and report to Congress biennially on restoration activities and the use of adaptive management in such activities. Requires the Evaluator to be appointed by the Administrator from among nominees submitted by the Chesapeake Executive Council.

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