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H.R. 6302 - To enact as law certain regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants.

Sponsor: Jack Bergman (R)
Introduced: 2018-07-03
Bill Status: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 776.
 

Cormorant Relief Act

This bill provides statutory authority for certain regulations that allow for the taking of double-crested cormorants (birds) to protect fish at aquaculture facilities and to protect public resources (e.g., fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats).

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6302


    To enact as law certain regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 3, 2018

    Mr. Bergman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

    To enact as law certain regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants.

(a) Force and effect.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subsection (b), sections 21.47 and 21.48 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on January 1, 2016), shall have the force and effect of law.

(2) PUBLIC NOTICE.—The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the “Secretary”), acting through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (referred to in this section as the “Director”), shall notify the public of the authority provided by paragraph (1) in a manner determined to be appropriate by the Secretary.

(b) Sunset.—The authority provided by subsection (a)(1) shall terminate on the effective date of a regulation promulgated by the Director after the date of enactment of this Act to control depredation of double-crested cormorant populations.

(c) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this section limits the authority of the Director to promulgate regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants under any other law.


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