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Introduced in Senate (10/03/2002)

Finger Lakes Initiative Act of 2002 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish the Finger Lakes Initiative to protect the environmental integrity and cultural and economic benefits of the region.

Establishes the Finger Lakes Management Conference to carry out the Initiative through the development of a comprehensive plan. Includes a technical advisory committee as part of the Conference.

Requires the comprehensive plan to address issues of water quality and level, native habitats, and recreational and economic activities. Subjects the plan to approval by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Directs the Conference to establish a Finger Lakes Institute as an interdisciplinary environmental research and education program at an academic institution within the region.

Limits the Federal share of costs to 75 percent, permitting the non-Federal share to be made up of in-kind contributions.

Requires coordination with the relevant Federal programs of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Interior.