One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America
At the Second Session
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January, two thousand and twenty
H. R. 4044
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Protect and Restore America's Estuaries Act.
Section 320(a)(2)(B) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1330(a)(2)(B)) is amended by striking
and Peconic Bay, New York and inserting
Peconic Bay, New York; Casco Bay, Maine; Tampa Bay, Florida; Coastal Bend, Texas; San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico; Tillamook Bay, Oregon; Piscataqua Region, New Hampshire; Barnegat Bay, New Jersey; Maryland Coastal Bays, Maryland; Charlotte Harbor, Florida; Mobile Bay, Alabama; Morro Bay, California; and Lower Columbia River, Oregon and Washington.
Purposes of conference
Section 320(b)(4) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1330(b)(4)) is amended—
management plan that recommends and inserting “management plan that—
by adding at the end the following:
addresses the effects of recurring extreme weather events on the estuary, including the identification and assessment of vulnerabilities in the estuary and the development and implementation of adaptation strategies; and
increases public education and awareness of the ecological health and water quality conditions of the estuary;
Members of conference
Section 320(c)(5) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1330(c)(5)) is amended by inserting
nonprofit organizations, after
Section 320(g)(4)(C) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1330(g)(4)(C)) is amended—
in the matter preceding clause (i)—
, emerging, after
coastal areas and inserting
the estuaries selected by the Administrator under subsection (a)(2), or that relate to the coastal resiliency of such estuaries;
by redesignating clauses (vi) and (vii) as clauses (viii) and (ix), respectively, and inserting after clause (v) the following:
accelerated land loss;
in clause (viii), as so redesignated, by inserting
, extreme weather, after
sea level rise.
Authorization of appropriations
Section 320(i)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1330(i)(1)) is amended by inserting
, and $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2026, after
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.