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H.R. 3070 (114th): EEZ Transit Zone Clarification and Access Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 15, 2015 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3070

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 15, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To clarify that for purposes of all Federal laws governing marine fisheries management, the landward boundary of the exclusive economic zone between areas south of Montauk, New York, and Point Judith, Rhode Island, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the EEZ Clarification Act.

2.

Landward boundary of EEZ near Block Island for purposes of Federal marine fisheries management

For purposes of all Federal laws governing marine fisheries management—

(1)

the landward boundary of the exclusive economic zone between the area south of Montauk, New York, and the area south of Point Judith, Rhode Island, shall be considered to be a continuous line running—

(A)

from a point 3 miles south of the southernmost point of Montauk to a point 3 miles south of the southernmost point of Block Island, Rhode Island, and

(B)

from such point 3 miles south of the southernmost point of Block Island, Rhode Island, to a point 3 miles south of the southern most point of Point Judith; and

(2)

the authority to manage such fisheries in waters landward of such line is vested in States and interstate marine fisheries management commissions, as applicable, that otherwise have jurisdiction over such waters.

3.

Report on impact of modifying landward boundary of EEZ for all Federal fisheries management

Not later than 3 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall report to the Congress on the impact of section 2.