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Union Calendar No. 420 104th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 2275 [Report No. 104-778, Part I] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To reauthorize and amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973. _______________________________________________________________________ September 9, 1996 Reported from the Committee on Resources with an amendment September 9, 1996 Referral to the Committee on Agriculture extended for a period ending not later than September 9, 1996 September 9, 1996 Committee on Agriculture discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed Union Calendar No. 420 104th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 2275 [Report No. 104-778, Part I] To reauthorize and amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 7, 1995 Mr. Young of Alaska (for himself, Mr. Pombo, Mr. Tauzin, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Hansen, Mr. Dooley, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Condit, Mr. Stenholm, Mr. Stump, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Fields of Texas, Mr. Kolbe, Ms. Danner, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mr. Bonilla, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Dornan, Mr. Herger, Mr. Everett, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mr. Packard, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Royce, Mr. Combest, Mr. Cooley, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Bono, Mr. Baker of California, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Lewis of California, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Riggs, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mrs. Seastrand, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Allard, Mr. Schaefer, Mr. Mica, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Linder, Mr. Baker of Louisiana, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Ewing, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Hostettler, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Knollenberg, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Skeen, Mr. Paxon, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oxley, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Largent, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Watts of Oklahoma, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Stockman, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Callahan, Mr. Laughlin, Mrs. Vucanovich, Mr. Tejeda, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Funderburk, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Crane, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Pete Geren of Texas, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Duncan, Mr. McCrery, and Mr. Livingston) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned September 9, 1996 Additional sponsors: Mr. Dickey, Mr. Chapman, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Ney, Mr. Spence, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Camp, Mr. Gekas, Mr. McDade, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Bateman, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Hastert, Mr. Parker, Ms. Dunn of Washington, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Myers of Indiana, Mr. Scarborough, Mr. Roth, Mr. Quillen, Mr. Cremeans, Mr. Bryant of Tennessee, Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Mr. Cramer, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Tate, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Rogers, and Mr. Underwood Deleted sponsor: Mr. Martinez (added September 14, 1995; deleted September 28, 1995) September 9, 1996 Reported from the Committee on Resources with an amendment [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic] September 9, 1996 Referral to the Committee on Agriculture extended for a period ending not later than September 9, 1996 September 9, 1996 Committee on Agriculture discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on September 7, 1995] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To reauthorize and amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Endangered Species Conservation and Management Act of 1995''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. References to Endangered Species Act of 1973. Sec. 3. Findings, purposes, and policy of Endangered Species Act of 1973. TITLE I--PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND VOLUNTARY INCENTIVES FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS Sec. 101. Compensation for use or taking of private property. Sec. 102. Voluntary cooperative management agreements. Sec. 103. Grants for improving and conserving habitat for species. Sec. 104. Technical assistance programs. Sec. 105. Water rights. TITLE II--IMPROVING ABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973 Sec. 201. Enforcement procedures. Sec. 202. Removing punitive disincentives. Sec. 203. Allowing non-Federal persons to use the consultation procedures. Sec. 204. Permitting requirements for incidental takes. Sec. 205. General, research, and educational permits. Sec. 206. Maintenance of aquatic habitats for listed species. Sec. 207. Compliance with international requirements and treaties. Sec. 208. Incentives for protection of marine species. Sec. 209. International cooperation to conserve sea turtles. TITLE III--IMPROVING SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY OF LISTING DECISIONS AND PROCEDURES Sec. 301. Improving the validity and credibility of decisions. Sec. 302. Peer review. Sec. 303. Making data public. Sec. 304. Improving the petition and designation processes. Sec. 305. Greater State involvement. Sec. 306. Monitoring the status of species. Sec. 307. Petitions to delist species. Sec. 308. Determinations by the Secretary to delist. TITLE IV--RECOGNIZING OTHER FEDERAL ACTION, LAWS, AND MISSIONS Sec. 401. Balance esa with other laws and missions. Sec. 402. Exemptions from consultation and conferencing. Sec. 403. Eliminating the exemption committee (GOD committee). TITLE V--BETTER MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF LISTED SPECIES Sec. 501. Setting conservation objectives. Sec. 502. Preparing a conservation plan. Sec. 503. Interim measures. Sec. 504. Critical habitat for species. Sec. 505. Recognition of captive propagation as means of recovery. Sec. 506. Introduction of species. Sec. 507. Conserving threatened species. Sec. 508. Delegation of authority to States. TITLE VI--HABITAT PROTECTIONS Sec. 601. Federal biological diversity reserve. Sec. 602. Land acquisition. Sec. 603. Property exchanges. TITLE VII--STATE AUTHORITY TO PROTECT ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES Sec. 701. State authority. Sec. 702. State programs affected by the Convention. Sec. 703. Collaborative rulemaking with the States. TITLE VIII--FUNDING OF CONSERVATION MEASURES Sec. 801. Authorizing increased appropriations. Sec. 802. Funding of Federal mandates. Sec. 803. National Endowment for Fish and Wildlife. TITLE IX--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Sec. 901. Amendments to definitions. Sec. 902. Review of species of national interest. Sec. 903. Preparation of conservation plans for species listed before enactment of this Act. Sec. 904. Application of conservation plans for single or multiple species to habitat conservation plans approved prior to this Act. Sec. 905. Washington County, Utah Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan. Sec. 906. Taking of species to conserve listed species. Sec. 907. Conforming amendments. Sec. 908. Application of provisions to certified applicators of registered pesticides. SEC. 2. REFERENCES TO ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973. Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to such section or other provision of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). SEC. 3. FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND POLICY OF ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973. (a) Findings.--Section 2(a) (16 U.S.C. 1531(a)) is amended-- (1) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows: ``(1) various species of fish, wildlife, and plants in the United States have been rendered extinct because of inadequate conservation practices and natural processes;''; and (2) by striking ``and'' after the semicolon at the end of paragraph (4)(G), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (5) and inserting ``; and'', and by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(6) the Nation's economic well-being is essential to the ability to maintain a sustainable resource base, therefore economic impacts and private property owners' rights must be considered while encouraging practices that protect species.''. (b) Purposes and Policy.--Section 2 (b) and (c) (16 U.S.C. 1531 (b), (c)) are amended to read as follows: ``(b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are the following: ``(1) To provide a feasible and practical means to conserve endangered species and threatened species consistent with protection of the rights of private property owners and ensuring economic stability. ``(2) To provide a program for the conservation and management of such endangered species and threatened species taking into account the economic and social consequences of such program. ``(3) To take such steps as may be practicable to achieve the purposes of the treaties and conventions set forth in subsection (a) of this section. ``(c) Policy.-- ``(1) Federal authority.--It is further declared to be the policy of Congress that all Federal departments and agencies shall seek to conserve and manage endangered species and threatened species and shall, consistent with and not prevailing over their primary missions, utilize their authorities in furtherance of the purposes of this Act. ``(2) Cooperation with states.--It is further declared to be the policy of Congress that Federal agencies shall cooperate with State and local agencies to resolve water resource issues in concert with conservation of endangered species and consistent with State and local water laws. ``(3) Protection of private property rights.--It is the policy of the Federal Government that agency action taken pursuant to this Act shall not use or limit the use of privately owned property when such action diminishes the value of such property without payment of fair market value to the owner of private property. Each Federal agency, officer, and employee shall exercise authority under this Act to ensure that agency action will not violate the policy established in this paragraph.''. TITLE I--PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND VOLUNTARY INCENTIVES FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS SEC. 101. COMPENSATION FOR USE OR TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ``SEC. 19. RIGHT TO COMPENSATION. ``(a) Prohibition.--The Federal Government shall not take an agency action affecting privately owned property or nonfederally owned property under this Act which results in diminishment of value of any portion of that property by 20 percent or more unless compensation is offered in accordance with this section.
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