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S. 1117 (enr) To establish the Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park, in the vicinity of the city of Corinth, Mississippi, and in the State of Tennessee, and for other purposes. [Enrolled bill] ...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1116 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Great Lakes National Program Office of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop, implement, monitor, and report on a series of indicators of water quality and related environmental factors in the Great Lakes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES May 22, 2003 Mr. Levin (for himself, Mr. DeWine, Ms. Stabenow, and Mr. Voinovich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Great Lakes National Program Office of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop, implement, monitor, and report on a series of indicators of water quality and related environmental factors in the Great Lakes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Great Lakes Water Quality Indicators and Monitoring Act''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) there are no comprehensive, regularly-collected data that reveal whether the water quality or related environmental factors of the Great Lakes have improved as a result of efforts to remediate and protect the Great Lakes; (2) that lack of data was confirmed in May 2003 in a report by the General Accounting Office that concluded that existing data were inadequate to assess the overall progress of restoration efforts in the Great Lakes; and (3) without those data, it is impossible to determine whether-- (A) progress is being made toward achieving the goals contained in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the United States and Canada; or (B) Federal and State water quality standards and remediation programs are effective. SEC. 3. GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY INDICATORS AND MONITORING. (a) In General.--Section 118(c)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1268(c)(1)) is amended by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following: ``(B)(i) not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this clause, in cooperation with Canada and appropriate Federal agencies (including the United States Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service), develop and implement a set of science-based indicators of water quality and related environmental factors in the Great Lakes, including, at a minimum, measures of toxic pollutants that have accumulated in the Great Lakes for a substantial period of time, as determined by the Program Office; ``(ii) not later than 4 years after the date of enactment of this clause-- ``(I) establish a Federal network for the regular monitoring of, and collection of data throughout, the Great Lakes basin with respect to the indicators described in clause (i); and ``(II) collect an initial set of benchmark data from the network; and ``(iii) not later than 2 years after the date of collection of the data described in clause (ii)(II), and biennially thereafter, in addition to the report required under paragraph (10), submit to Congress, and make available to the public, a report that-- ``(I) describes the water quality and related environmental factors of the Great Lakes (including any changes in those factors), as determined through the regular monitoring of indicators under clause (ii)(I) for the period covered by the report; and ``(II) identifies any emerging problems in the water quality or related environmental factors of the Great Lakes.''. (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 118 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1268) is amended by striking subsection (h) and inserting the following: ``(h) Authorization of Appropriations.-- ``(1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section (other than subsection (c)(1)(B)) $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2008. ``(2) Great lakes water quality indicators and monitoring.--There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out subsection (c)(1)(B)-- ``(A) $4,000,000 for fiscal year 2004; ``(B) $6,000,000 for fiscal year 2005; ``(C) $8,000,000 for fiscal year 2006; and ``(D) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2007.''. <all>
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