Text: H.R.4857 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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                                                 Union Calendar No. 418
109th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4857

                          [Report No. 109-693]

 To better inform consumers regarding costs associated with compliance 
 for protecting endangered and threatened species under the Endangered 
                          Species Act of 1973.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 2, 2006

  Miss McMorris (for herself, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Otter, Mr. Simpson, Mr. 
   Hastings of Washington, and Mr. Walden of Oregon) introduced the 
    following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources

                           September 28, 2006

   Additional sponsors: Mr. Pearce, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. 
Renzi, Mr. Herger, Mr. Calvert, Mrs. Musgrave, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Brown 
of South Carolina, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Nunes, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. 
    Osborne, Mr. Flake, Mr. Young of Alaska, and Mr. Jones of North 
                                Carolina

                           September 28, 2006

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

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                                 A BILL


 
 To better inform consumers regarding costs associated with compliance 
 for protecting endangered and threatened species under the Endangered 
                          Species Act of 1973.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Endangered Species Compliance and 
Transparency Act of 2006''.

SEC. 2. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT COMPLIANCE ESTIMATION AND REPORTING.

    (a) Customer Information.--To better inform consumers regarding 
costs associated with compliance for protecting endangered and 
threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.), the Administrators of the Bonneville Power 
Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern 
Power Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration shall 
each include in monthly billings sent to each firm's power customer 
information estimating and reporting the costs of each customer's share 
of the direct and indirect costs incurred by each administration 
related to compliance with the Endangered Species Act and activities 
related to such Act.
    (b) Direct Costs.--Direct costs shall include Federal agency 
obligations related to study-related costs, capital, operation, 
maintenance, and replacement costs, and staffing costs.
    (c) Indirect Costs.--Indirect costs shall include foregone 
generation and replacement power costs, including the net costs of any 
transmission.
    (d) Coordination.--The Bureau of Reclamation and any other affected 
Federal agencies shall assist the Administrators with the 
identification of the costs.

SEC. 3. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT COMPLIANCE REPORT.

    No later than January 30 of each year, each Administrator, in 
coordination with the Bureau of Reclamation and other affected Federal 
agencies, shall provide an annual report to the Committee on Resources 
of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works of the Senate estimating direct and indirect costs 
associated with compliance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973 on a 
project-by-project basis for the Western Area Power Administration and 
on a system-wide basis for each of the other power marketing 
administrations.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 418

109th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 4857

                          [Report No. 109-693]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

 To better inform consumers regarding costs associated with compliance 
 for protecting endangered and threatened species under the Endangered 
                          Species Act of 1973.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 28, 2006

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed