H.R.4126 - Chesapeake Bay Restoration Enhancement Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: H.R.4126 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in House (10/25/2005)
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Enhancement Act of 2005 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to revise requirements for implementation and monitoring grants under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and for reporting on federally-funded projects under such Agreement.
Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish each year a tributary health report card to evaluate progress, with reference to a specified baseline, in achieving and maintaining nutrient and sediment reduction goals for each Chesapeake Bay tributary basin.
Requires the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and the District of Columbia to submit information to the Administrator for each Chesapeake Bay tributary basin located in such jurisdictions relating to nutrient and sediment reduction. Prohibits the Administrator from making a grant to any state which fails to provide required information.
Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in cooperation with specified federal agencies, to submit to Congress an interagency budget and other accountings for Chesapeake Bay restoration activities.
Directs the Administrator to establish measurable goals for local governments for nutrient and sediment reduction in the Chesapeake Bay.
Updates reporting deadlines for the study of the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Authorizes appropriations through FY2011.