IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 28, 2017
Mr. Gardner (for himself, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Udall, Mr. Bennet, and Mr. Hatch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023, to require a report on the implementation of those programs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017.
Extension of authorization to use upper colorado river basin fund revenues for annual base funding of fish recovery programs; removal of certain reporting requirement
Section 3(d)(2) of Public Law 106–392 (114 Stat. 1604; 126 Stat. 2444) is amended—
in the fourth sentence—
2019 and inserting
; except that and all that follows through
capital projects and monitoring; and
by striking the fifth, sixth, and seventh sentences.
Report on Recovery Implementation Programs
Section 3 of Public Law 106–392 (114 Stat. 1603; 126 Stat. 2444) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Not later than September 30, 2021, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that—
describes the accomplishments of the Recovery Implementation Programs;
as of the date of the report, the listing status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) of the Colorado pikeminnow, humpback chub, razorback sucker, and bonytail; and
as of September 30, 2023, the projected listing status under that Act of each of the species referred to in clause (i);
the total expenditures and the expenditures by categories of activities by the Recovery Implementation Programs during the period beginning on the date on which the applicable Recovery Implementation Program was established and ending on September 30, 2021; and
projected expenditures by the Recovery Implementation Programs during the period beginning on October 1, 2021, and ending on September 30, 2023; and
for purposes of the expenditures identified under clause (i), includes a description of—
any expenditures of appropriated funds;
any power revenues;
any contributions by the States, power customers, Tribes, water users, and environmental organizations; and
any other sources of funds for the Recovery Implementation Programs; and
any activities to be carried out under the Recovery Implementation Program after September 30, 2023; and
the projected cost of the activities described under clause (i).
The Secretary shall consult with the participants in the Recovery Implementation Programs in preparing the report under paragraph (1).