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S.899 - Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2011
A bill to provide fo the eradication and control of nutria.
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Mr. CARDIN (for himself, Ms. LANDRIEU, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. MERKLEY, and Mrs. HAGAN) 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. FINDINGS; PURPOSE.
(B) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘in Maryland and Louisiana on Federal, State, and private land’ and inserting ‘on Federal, State, and private land in the States of Maryland and Louisiana and in other coastal States’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) This Act authorizes the Maryland Nutria Project, which has successfully eradicated nutria from more than 130,000 acres of Chesapeake Bay wetlands in the State of Maryland and facilitated the creation of voluntary, public-private partnerships and more than 406 cooperative landowner agreements.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) This Act and the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (
et seq.) authorize the Coastwide Nutria Control Program, which has reduced nutria-impacted wetland acres in the State of Louisiana from 80,000 acres to 23,141 acres.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink 16 U.S.C. 3951
‘(5) The proven techniques developed under this Act that are eradicating nutria in the State of Maryland and reducing the acres of nutria-impacted wetlands in the State of Louisiana should be applied to nutria eradication or control programs in other nutria-infested coastal States’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Purpose- The purpose of this Act is to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance to the States of Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington to carry out activities--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
‘SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
‘(3) PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP- The term ‘public-private partnership’ means a voluntary, cooperative project undertaken by governmental entities or public officials and affected communities, local citizens, nongovernmental organizations, or other entities or persons in the private sector.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. NUTRIA ERADICATION PROGRAM.
‘(a) In General- The Secretary may, subject to the availability of appropriations, provide financial assistance to the States of Maryland and Louisiana and the coastal States to implement measures--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) in subsection (e), by striking ‘financial assistance provided by the Secretary under this section’ and inserting ‘the amounts made available under subsection (f) to carry out the program’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(f) Authorization of Appropriations- Subject to subsection (e), for each of fiscal years 2012 through 2016, there areis authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out the program such sums as are necessary$6,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2012 through 2016, of which-- CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. REPORT.
(1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘2002 document entitled ‘Eradication Strategies for Nutria in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Watersheds’; and’ and inserting ‘March 2009 update of the document entitled ‘Eradication Strategies for Nutria in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Watersheds’ and originally dated March 2002;’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) develop, in cooperation with the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the State of Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the State of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the State of North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, long-term nutria control or eradication programs, as appropriate, with the objective of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink