- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
House Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureWater Resources and EnvironmentIntroducedFebruary 26th, 2013
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What is it?
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 Senate bill is identical.
The bill affects conservation efforts relating to the San Francisco Bay.
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
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a grant program to support the restoration of San Francisco Bay.
From my website: San Francisco Bay is more than just a body of water to San Franciscans. In terms of both commerce and recreation, it provides the heartbeat of the region. We bring our kids and grandkids there to play and learn about the environment. We surf and sail. And we appreciate the precious ecosystem that exists on the beaches, in the estuaries, under the water and in the nearby National Marine Sanctuary - the Gulf of the Farallones. So protection of the Bay - its safety and its health - is not just a priority, it is an ethic for Bay Area residents.