Text: H.R.4472 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 4472 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4472

To direct the Secretary of the Army to take action with respect to the 
Chicago waterway system to prevent the migration of bighead and silver 
           carps into Lake Michigan, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 20, 2010

   Mr. Camp introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
             Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
To direct the Secretary of the Army to take action with respect to the 
Chicago waterway system to prevent the migration of bighead and silver 
           carps into Lake Michigan, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Close All Routes and Prevent Asian 
Carp Today Act of 2010''.

SEC. 2. ACTIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE CHICAGO WATERWAY SYSTEM.

    (a) In General.--With respect to the Chicago waterway system, the 
Secretary of the Army shall take actions, consistent with applicable 
law, to ensure the following:
            (1) The immediate closure and ceasing of operation of the 
        locks at the O'Brien Lock and Dam and the Chicago Controlling 
        Works until a strategy relating to controlled lock operations 
        is developed.
            (2) The installation of interim barriers or other 
        structures in the North Shore Channel as necessary to prevent 
        the migration of bighead and silver carps into Lake Michigan.
            (3) The installation of interim barriers or other 
        structures in the Grand Calumet and Little Calumet Rivers as 
        necessary to prevent the migration of bighead and silver carps 
        into Lake Michigan.
            (4) The installation of interim barriers in the Chicago 
        waterway system between the Des Plaines River and the Chicago 
        Sanitary and Ship Canal and the Illinois and Michigan Canal and 
        the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to prevent bighead and 
        silver carps from entering the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal 
        during a flood event.
            (5) The operation of the Electrical Disbursal Barrier 
        System at optimal operating power and the expedited completion 
        of proposed barrier IIB of such system.
            (6) The comprehensive monitoring of the Chicago Sanitary 
        and Ship Canal and all connected waterways for the presence and 
        location of bighead and silver carps using the best available 
        methods.
            (7) The eradication of any bighead or silver carps 
        discovered in the Chicago waterway system.
            (8) The upgrading and making permanent of barrier I of the 
        Electrical Disbursal Barrier System in a location and with the 
        features and operations determined to be the most effective.
            (9) The implementation of measures recommended in the 
        efficacy study authorized under section 3061 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-114; 121 
        Stat. 1121) or provided in related interim reports.
            (10) The implementation of emergency measures, as 
        necessary, to prevent bighead and silver carps from dispersing 
        into the Great Lakes.
            (11) The acquisition of real estate necessary for the 
        construction, operation, and maintenance of the Electrical 
        Disbursal Barrier System.
    (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall submit to Congress a report 
describing the following:
            (1) The actions taken by the Secretary pursuant to 
        subsection (a).
            (2) Strategies for addressing any effects with respect to 
        commerce resulting from such actions.
            (3) Strategies for addressing any effects with respect to 
        flood control resulting from such actions.
            (4) Legislative recommendations relating to strategies 
        under paragraphs (2) and (3).
    (c) Chicago Waterway System Defined.--In this section, the term 
``Chicago waterway system'' means the system of waterways in Illinois 
and Indiana composed of the following:
            (1) The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
            (2) The Calumet-Sag Channel.
            (3) The Chicago River.
            (4) The Calumet River.
            (5) The Grand Calumet River.
            (6) The Little Calumet River.
            (7) The North Shore Channel.
            (8) The Illinois and Michigan Canal.
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