H.R.2732 - Stop Westward Aquatic Threats Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.R.2732 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Stop Westward Aquatic Threats Act - Amends the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) provide the public with information and education on the threat of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species and how to prevent their westward advance; (2) work with States that contain aquatic nuisance species (including zebra mussels) that threaten western States to develop and implement a prevention action plan that includes inspections of vessels at boat launches and elsewhere (including vessels involved in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Expedition); and (3) prevent westward movement of aquatic nuisance species by monitoring and preventing westward movement of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species beyond the 100th meridian, monitoring water bodies, educating boaters leaving waters infected by aquatic nuisance species, and providing rapid response capacity in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Introduced in House (08/02/2001)
Authorizes the Director of the of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force to make grants to States to develop management plans which identify those areas or activities within the State for which assistance is needed to eliminate or reduce the environmental, public health, and safety risks associated with aquatic nuisance species, particularly the zebra mussel.