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S.471 - Stop Asian Carp Act of 2011
A bill to require the Secretary of the Army to study the feasibility of the hydrological separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins.
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Ms. STABENOW (for herself, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. SCHUMER, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Mr. LEVIN, and Mrs. GILLIBRAND) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public WorksCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 101. FEASIBILITY STUDY.
(a) In General- Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, pursuant to section 206 of the Flood Control Act of 1958 (
(b) Purpose of Study- The purpose of the study shall be to determine the feasibility and best means of implementing the hydrological separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins to prevent the introduction or establishment of populations of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins through the CAWS and other aquatic pathways.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) ASSOCIATION WITH OTHER STUDY- The study shall be conducted in association with the study required under section 3061(d) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (
(4) CONSULTATION- In conducting the study, the Secretary shall consult with any relevant expert or stakeholder knowledgeable on the issues of hydrological separation and aquatic nuisance species.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 102. REPORT.
SEC. 103. FEDERAL EXPENSE REQUIREMENT.
SEC. 104. PRESIDENTIAL OVERSIGHT.
The President, or the Council on Environmental Quality, acting as a designee of the President, shall oversee the study to ensure the thoroughness and timely completion of the study.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 201. RESPONSE.
(a) Monitoring Connecting Waters- To identify additional threats that could allow Asian Carp to enter the Great Lakes Basin, the Director, in cooperation with the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, shall monitor and survey all waters that connect to the Great Lakes Basin or could connect to the Great Lakes Basin due to--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Response to Additional Threats- As soon as practicable after the date of identification of a threat under subsection (a), the Director, in cooperation with the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, shall--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Consultation With Other Actors- In carrying out subsections (a) and (b), the Director, in cooperation with the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, shall consult with each relevant--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink