What is Senate Bill S. 596?
This bill authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide grant funding on a competitive basis to conservation and restoration projects related to the California's San Francisco Bay. The bill retroactively authorizes the Act back to Fiscal Year 2013 and through Fiscal Year 2017. The House bill is identical.
The bill affects conservation efforts relating to the San Francisco Bay.
Cost of Senate Bill S. 596
The CBO estimates the bill would cost $15 million over four years.
In 2012, the EPA spent $6 million on the San Francisco Bay, $300 million on the Great Lakes, $60 million on Chesapeake Bay, and $30 million on the Puget Sound.
According to its official summary, the bill:
Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide funding to state and local agencies, special districts, and public or nonprofit agencies, institutions, and organizations for activities, studies, or projects identified in an annual priority list, including restoration projects and habitat improvement for fish, waterfowl, and wildlife, that advance the goals and objectives of the comprehensive management plan for the San Francisco estuary… [and] limits funding amounts to 75% of the total cost of eligible activities to be carried out using those amounts.
San Francisco Bay Restoration Act
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a grant program to support the restoration of San Francisco Bay.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Environment and Public WorksIntroducedFebruary 26th, 2015
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