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Hill Update - Bill summaries



Posted on behalf of Rochelle Sturtevant
<Rochelle_Sturtevant@levin.senate.gov >

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Attached is an updated list of bills of particular relevance to the Great
Lakes region which have been
introduced in the 106th Congress.  Information summarized from LIS database.


     For more information, Contact:

     Rochelle Sturtevant
     Coordinator, Senate Great Lakes Task Force
     459 Russell Senate Building
     Washington, DC 20510
     Rochelle_Sturtevant@levin.senate.gov



Bills Introduced In the 106th Congress
Relating to topics of interest to Great Lakes Members
Last Updated 3/17/99: S. 655 and H.R. 1174.

Clean Air - Gas

S.171  Sponsor: Sen Moynihan (introduced 01/19/99) 15 cosponsors. A bill to
amend the Clean Air
Act to limit the concentration of sulfur in gasoline used in motor vehicles.
Referred EPW.

S.266  Sponsor: Sen Feinstein (introduced 01/20/99)  A bill to amend the
Clean Air Act to permit the
exclusive application of California State regulations regarding reformulated
gasoline in certain areas
within the State. Referred EPW.  2/22 Star print ordered on the bill.

S.645  Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne (introduced 03/17/99)  A bill to amend
the Clean Air Act to
waive the oxygen content requirement for reformulated gasoline that results
in no greater emissions of
air pollutants than reformulated gasoline meeting the oxygen content
requirement. Referred to the
Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.888  Sponsor: Rep Kildee, Dale E. (introduced 03/01/99) w/30 cosponsors.
Related Bills: S.171
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to limit the concentration of sulfur in
gasoline used in motor vehicles.
Referred to the House Committee on Commerce.

Clean Air - Acid Deposition

S.172  Sponsor: Sen Moynihan (introduced 01/19/99) 4 cosponsors.   A bill to
reduce acid deposition
under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes. Referred EPW.

H.R.25  Sponsor: Rep Boehlert (introduced 01/06/99) 11 cosponsors.  A bill
to reduce acid deposition
under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.  Great Lakes included as a
sensitive water body for
report required in section 8(a).  Referred Commerce, SC on Health and
Environment.

H.R.657  Sponsor: Rep Sweeney, John E. (introduced 02/09/99) 13 cosponsors.
A bill to reduce acid
deposition under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes. Referred
Commerce SC Health and
Environment.

Clean Air - Other

S.268  Sponsor: Sen Feinstein (introduced 01/20/99)  A bill to specify the
effective date of and require
an amendment to the final rule of the Environmental Protection Agency
regulating exhaust emissions
from new spark-ignition gasoline marine engines. Referred EPW.

S.495  Sponsor: Sen Bond, Christopher S. (introduced 03/02/99) 2 cosponsors.
A bill to amend the
Clean Air Act to repeal the highway sanctions.  Referred to the Committee on
Environment and Public
Works.
S.547  Sponsor: Sen Chafee, John H. (introduced 03/04/99) w/11 cosponsors.
A bill to authorize the
President to enter into agreements to provide regulatory credit for
voluntary early action to mitigate
potential environmental impacts from greenhouse gas emissions.  Referred to
the Committee on
Environment and Public Works.

H.R.236  Sponsor: Rep Rogan (introduced 01/06/99) w/Drier and McKeon.  A
bill to exempt
prescribed burning on National Forest System lands from regulation under the
Clean Air Act.  10 year
moratorium.  Referred Commerce, SC on Health and Environment.

H.R.260  Sponsor: Rep Serrano (introduced 01/06/99)  A bill to amend the
Internal Revenue Code of
1986 to provide additional incentives for the use of clean-fuel vehicles by
enterprise zone businesses
within empowerment zones and enterprise communities.  Referred Ways and
Means.

H.R.1035  Sponsor: Rep Boehlert, Sherwood L. (introduced 03/09/99) w/14
cosponsors. A bill to
direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a pilot program to
promote the use of inherently low
emission vehicles at airports and to promote the construction of
infrastructure facilities to accommodate
such vehicles.  Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure.

Clean Water
S.188  Sponsor: Sen Wyden (introduced 01/19/99) w/Burns.  A bill to amend
the Federal Water
Pollution Control Act to authorize the use of State revolving loan funds for
construction of water
conservation and quality improvements. Referred EPW.

S.267  Sponsor: Sen Feinstein (introduced 01/20/99)  A bill to amend the
Solid Waste Disposal Act to
direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to give
highest priority to petroleum
contaminants in drinking water in issuing corrective action orders under the
response program for
petroleum.  Referred EPW.

S.623  Sponsor: Sen Conrad, Kent (introduced 03/16/99) w/1 cosponsor.  A
bill to amend Public Law
89-108 to increase authorization levels for State and Indian tribal,
municipal, rural, and industrial water
supplies, to meet current and future water quantity and quality needs of the
Red River Valley, to
deauthorize certain project features and irrigation service areas, to
enhance natural resources and fish
and wildlife habitat, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on
Environment and Public
Works.

H.R.79  Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis (introduced 01/06/99)  A bill to amend the
Solid Waste Disposal Act
to exempt pesticide rinse water degradation system from subtitle C permit
requirements. Referred
Commerce, SC Finance and Hazardous Materials

H.R.124  Sponsor: Rep Engel (introduced 01/06/99)  A bill to amend the Safe
Drinking Water Act to
allow public water systems to avoid filtration requirements, and for other
purposes.  Referred
Commerce, SC Health and Environment

H.R.155  Sponsor: Rep Hefley (introduced 01/06/99) w/Pastor.  A bill to
amend the Federal Water
Pollution Control Act to provide for the use of biological monitoring and
whole effluent toxicity tests in
connection with publicly owned treatment works, municipal separate storm
sewer systems, and
municipal combined sewer overflows, and for other purposes. Referred T&I SC
WRE.

H.R.579  Sponsor: Rep Condit, Gary A. (introduced 02/04/99)  A bill to amend
the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for the purchase and
installation of agricultural water
conservation systems.  Referred Ways and Means

H.R.684  Sponsor: Rep Miller, George (introduced 02/10/99) 9 cosponsors.  A
bill to amend the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to control water pollution from
concentrated animal feeding
operations, and for other purposes.  Referred T&I, SC WRE.

H.R.828  Sponsor: Rep Barcia, James A. (introduced 02/24/99) w/14
cosponsors. A bill to amend the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require that discharges from combined
storm and sanitary
sewers conform to the Combined Sewer Overflow Control Policy of the
Environmental Protection
Agency, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on
Transportation and
Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

H.R.1106  Sponsor: Rep Thurman, Karen L. (introduced 03/11/99) w/19
cosponsors.  A bill to
authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make
grants to State agencies
with responsibility for water source development for the purpose of
maximizing available water supply
and protecting the environment through the development of alternative water
sources. Referred to the
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

CERCLA

H.R.375  Sponsor: Rep Frelinghuysen (introduced 01/19/99)  A bill to amend
the Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liablity Act of 1980 to restrict
the liability under that Act
of local educational agencies. Referred Commerce, SC Finance & Hazardous
Materials. Referred T&I:
SC WRE.

H.R.376  Sponsor: Rep Frelinghuysen (introduced 01/19/99)  A bill to amend
the Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide
that the United States
Army Corps of Engineers perform contract oversight of Fund financed remedial
actions under that Act.
Referred Commerce, SC Finance & Hazardous Materials. Referred T&I, SC WRE.

H.R.617  Sponsor: Rep DeGette, Diana (introduced 02/08/99) 10 cosponsors.  A
bill to amend the
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of
1980 to ensure full
Federal compliance with that Act.  Referred Commerce Sc F and Hazmat, T&I SC
WRE.



Brownfields

S.20  Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg (introduced 01/19/99) 23 cosponsors.  A bill
to assist the States and
local governments in assessing and remediating brownfield sites and
encouraging environmental cleanup
programs, and for other purposes. Referred EPW.

Solid Waste

S.533  Sponsor: Sen Robb, Charles S. (introduced 03/04/99) w/1 cosponsor.  A
bill to amend the
Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize local governments and Governors to
restrict receipt of
out-of-State municipal solid waste, and for other purposes.  Referred to the
Committee on Environment
and Public Works.

H.R.378  Sponsor: Rep Gillmor (introduced 01/19/99)  A bill to authorize
States to regulate certain
solid waste.  Referred Commerce, SC Finance & Hazardous Materials.

H.R.379  Sponsor: Rep Gillmor (introduced 01/19/99)  A bill to permit States
to prohibit the disposal
of solid waste imported from other nations.  Referred Commerce, SC Finance &
Hazardous Materials.

H.R.891 Sponsor: Rep Kanjorski, Paul E. (introduced 03/02/99)  A bill to
authorize certain States to
prohibit the importation of solid waste from other States, and for other
purposes. Referred to the House
Committee on Commerce.

Other Pollution/Remediation

S.481  Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. (introduced 02/25/99)  A bill to
increase penalties and
strengthen enforcement of environmental crimes, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on
Judiciary.

H.R.199  Sponsor: Rep Moran (introduced 01/06/99)  A bill to protect
children and other vulnerable
subpopulations from exposure to certain environmental pollutants, and for
other purposes.  Referred
Commerce, SC Health & Env., SC Finance & Hazardous Materials.

H.R.286  Sponsor: Rep Sweeney (introduced 01/06/99)  A bill to amend the
Internal Revenue Code of
1986 to provide a refundable income tax credit for the recycling of
hazardous wastes. Referred Ways
& Means.

H.R.341  Sponsor: Rep Andrews (introduced 01/19/99)  A bill to establish a
Fund for Environmental
Priorities to be funded by a portion of the consumer savings resulting from
retail electricity choice, and
for other purposes.  Referred Commerce SC Energy & Power, T&I SC WRE.



Coastal Conservation - Outer Continental Shelf

S.25  Sponsor: Sen Landrieu (introduced 01/19/99) 13 cosponsors.  A bill to
provide Coastal Impact
Assistance to State and local governments, to amend the Outer Continental
Shelf Lands Act
Amendments of 1978, the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the
Urban Park and
Recreation Recovery Act, and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act
(commonly referred to as
the Pittman-Robertson Act) to establish a fund to meet the outdoor
conservation and recreation needs
of the American people, and for other purposes.  Referred E&NR.  Hearings
held 1/27/99.

S.446  Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara (introduced 02/23/99) 4 cosponsors A bill
to provide for the
permanent protection of the resources of the United States in the year 2000
and beyond. Referred to
the Committee on E & NR.

H.R.701  Sponsor: Rep Young, Don (introduced 02/10/99) 63 cosponsors.  A
bill to provide Outer
Continental Shelf Impact Assistance to State and local governments, to amend
the Land and Water
Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of
1978, and the
Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (commonly referred to as the
Pittman-Robertson Act) to
establish a fund to meet the outdoor conservation and recreation needs of
the American people, and for
other purposes. Referred Resources.  Hearings held 3/9.

H.R.798  Sponsor: Rep Miller, George (introduced 02/23/99) 56 cosponsors. A
bill to provide for the
permanent protection of the resources of the United States in the year 2000
and beyond. Referred to
the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture,
for a period to be
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of
such provisions as fall within
the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Referred to the Subcommittee on
Department Operations,
Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities,
Resource
Conservation and Credit.  Referred to the Committee on Resources, and in
addition to the Committee
on Agriculture, for consideration of such provisions as fall within the
jurisdiction of the committee
concerned.  Mar 9, 99: Committee Hearings Held.


H.R.869  Sponsor: Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. (introduced 02/25/99)  A bill to
prohibit the Secretary of
the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases on certain portions of the
Outer Continental Shelf. Referred
to the House Committee on Resources. Mar 10, 99: Executive Comment Requested
from Interior.
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands.

H.R.1036  Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois (introduced 03/09/99) 30 cosponsors.  A
bill to amend the
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to
cease mineral leasing
activity on submerged land of the Outer Continental Shelf that is adjacent
to a coastal State that has
declared a moratorium on such activity, and for other purposes. Referred to
the House Committee on
Resources.

Coastal Conservation - Coastal Barriers

S.519  Sponsor: Sen Biden, Joseph R., Jr. (introduced 03/03/99)  A bill to
direct the Secretary of the
Interior to make corrections to a map relating to the Coastal Barrier
Resources System.  Referred to
the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Parks,
Preservation and
Recreation.

S.574  Sponsor: Sen Biden, Joseph R., Jr. (introduced 03/10/99)  A bill to
direct the Secretary of the
Interior to make corrections to a map relating to the Coastal Barrier
Resources System.  Mar 17, 99:
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without
amendment favorably.

H.R.34  Sponsor: Rep Goss (introduced 01/06/99)  A bill to direct the
Secretary of the Interior to
make technical corrections to a map relating to the Coastal Barrier
Resources System. Referred
Resources, SC FWO.

H.R.535  Sponsor: Rep Castle, Michael N. (introduced 02/03/99)  A bill to
direct the Secretary of the
Interior to make corrections to a map relating to the Coastal Barrier
Resources System. Referred
Resources, SC FWO.

Coastal Conservation - Coastal Zone Management Act

H.R.720  Sponsor: Rep Goss, Porter J. (introduced 02/11/99)  A bill to amend
the Coastal Zone
Management Act of 1972 to require that a State having an approved coastal
zone management
program must be provided a copy of an environmental impact statement to
enable its review under that
Act of any plan for exploration or development of, or production from, any
area in the coastal zone of
the State. Referred Resources SC FWO

H.R.1110  Sponsor: Rep Saxton, Jim (introduced 03/16/99)  A bill to
reauthorize and amend the
Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. Referred to the Committee on Resources
and the Committee
on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Coastal Conservation - Other

S.522  Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. (introduced 03/03/99) 6 cosponsors.
A bill to amend the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to improve the quality of beaches and
coastal recreation water,
and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public
Works.

H.R.950  Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. (introduced 03/03/99) 8
cosponsors.  A bill to amend the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to improve the quality of beaches and
coastal recreation waters,
and for other purposes.   Referred to the House Committee on Transportation
and Infrastructure:
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

H.R.999  Sponsor: Rep Bilbray, Brian P. (introduced 03/04/99) 7 cosponsors.
A bill to amend the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to improve the quality of coastal
recreation waters, and for other
purposes. Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure: Subcommittee on
Water Resources and Environment.

H.R.1096  Sponsor: Rep Lowey, Nita M. (introduced 03/11/99) 9 cosponsors.  A
bill to amend the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide special funding to States for
implementation of national
estuary conservation and management plans, and for other purposes. Referred
to the House Committee
on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Great Lakes Sites Conservation
S.134  Sponsor: Sen Feingold (introduced 01/19/99) w/Kohl.  A bill to direct
the Secretary of the
Interior to study whether the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore should be
protected as a wilderness
area.  Referred E&NR: SC Parks, Preservation and Recreation.

S.347 Sponsor: Sen Grams, Rod (introduced 02/03/99)  A bill to redesignate
the Boundary Waters
Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota, as the "Hubert H. Humphrey Boundary Waters
Canoe Area
Wilderness". Referred E&NR. SC Forests and Public Lands.

H.R.468  Sponsor: Rep Kildee, Dale E. (introduced 02/02/99) w/Stupak.  A
bill to establish the Saint
Helena Island National Scenic Area.  Referred Resources, SC Energy & Mineral
Resources, SC
Forests.  Executive Comment requested from Ag.

H.R.748  Sponsor: Rep Stupak, Bart (introduced 02/11/99)  A bill to amend
the Act that established
the Keweenaw National Historical Park to require the Secretary of the
Interior to consider nominees of
various local interests in appointing members of the Keweenaw National
Historical Parks Advisory
Commission. Referred Resources SC Natl Parks & Public Lands.  Executive
Comment requested from
Interior.

Land and Water Conservation Fund

S.532  Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne (introduced 03/04/99) w/1 cosponsor.
A bill to provide
increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Urban Parks
and Recreation
Recovery Programs, to resume the funding of the State grants program of the
Land and Water
Conservation Fund, and to provide for the acquisition and development of
conservation and recreation
facilities and programs in urban areas, and for other purposes.  Referred to
the Committee on Energy
and Natural Resources.

H.R.452  Sponsor: Rep Campbell, Tom (introduced 02/02/99) 7 cosponsors.  A
bill to provide
off-budget treatment for the receipts and disbursements of the land and
water conservation fund, and to
provide that the amount appropriated from the fund for a fiscal year for
Federal purposes may not
exceed the amount appropriated for that fiscal year for financial assistance
to the States for State
purposes. Referred Budget, Resources, SC National Parks, SC FWO, SC Forests.

H.R.1118  Sponsor: Rep Campbell, Tom (introduced 03/16/99) w/2 cosponsors.
A bill to provide
increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Urban Parks
and Recreation
Recovery Programs, to resume the funding of the State grants program of the
Land and Water
Conservation Fund, and to provide for the acquisition and development of
conservation and recreation
facilities and programs in urban areas, and for other purposes. Referred to
the House Committee on
Resources.
Farm Protection

S.333  Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. (introduced 02/03/99) 12 cosponsors.
A bill to amend the
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to improve the
farmland protection
program. Referred Ag

S.598  Sponsor: Sen Santorum, Rick (introduced 03/11/99)  A bill to amend
the Federal Agriculture
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to improve the farmland protection
program.  Referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.

Other Conservation

S.49  Sponsor: Sen Stevens (introduced 01/19/99) w/Murkowski.  A bill to
amend the wetlands
program under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide credit for
the low wetlands loss rate
in Alaska and recognize the significant extent of wetlands conservation in
Alaska property owners, and
to ease the burden on overly regulated Alaskan cities, boroughs,
municipalities, and villages. Referred
EPW

S.321  Sponsor: Sen Craig, Larry E. (introduced 01/28/99)  A bill to
streamline, modernize, and
enhance the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to plant
protection and quarantine, and for
other purposes. Referred Ag

S.338  Sponsor: Sen Campbell, Ben Nighthorse (introduced 02/03/99)  A bill
to provide for the
collection of fees for the making of motion pictures, television
productions, and sound tracks in units of
the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes.  Referred E&NR SC
Parks.  Hearing scheduled
3/24 SD 366 2pm.

S.352  Sponsor: Sen Thomas, Craig (introduced 02/03/99) 8 cosponsors.  A
bill to amend the
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to require that Federal agencies
consult with State agencies
and county and local governments on environmental impact statements.
Referred EPW

H.R.398  Sponsor: Rep Mink (introduced 01/19/99) w/Abercrombie.  A bill to
make appropriations
for fiscal year 2000 for a plant genetic conservation program. Referred
Appropriations

H.R.408  Sponsor: Rep Peterson (introduced 01/19/99) 408 cosponsors.  A bill
to amend the Food
Security Act of 1985 to expand the number of acres authorized for inclusion
in the conservation
reserve. Referred Ag SC General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, &
Credit.  Executive
Comment Requested from USDA.

H.R.525  Sponsor: Rep Waxman, Henry A. (introduced 02/03/99) 91 cosponsors.
A bill to provide
for the defense of the environment, and for other purposes. Referred Rules,
Gov. Reform SC Natl
Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs.


H.R.650  Sponsor: Rep Rivers, Lynn N. (introduced 02/09/99)  A bill to
assess the impact of the
North American Free Trade Agreement on domestic job loss and the
environment, and for other
purposes. Referred Ways & Means

H.R.883  Sponsor: Rep Young, Don (introduced 03/01/99) 141 cosponsors.  A
bill to preserve the
sovereignty of the United States over public lands and acquired lands owned
by the United States, and
to preserve State sovereignty and private property rights in non-Federal
lands surrounding those public
lands and acquired lands. Referred to the House Committee on Resources. Mar
4, 99: Executive
Comment Requested from Interior, State.

H.R.1154  Sponsor: Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. (introduced 03/17/99) 22
cosponsors.  A bill to amend
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals to designate any
portion of their income tax
overpayments, and to make other contributions, for the benefit of units of
the National Park System.
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and the Committee on Resources

Endangered Species

H.R.494  Sponsor: Rep Thomas, William M. (Bill) (introduced 02/02/99)  A
bill to amend the
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to reform the regulatory process under that
Act. Referred Resources

H.R.495  Sponsor: Rep Thomas, William M. (Bill) (introduced 02/02/99)  A
bill to reform Federal land
management activities relating to endangered species conservation. Referred
Resources

H.R.496  Sponsor: Rep Thomas, William M. (Bill) (introduced 02/02/99)  A
bill to amend the
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to reform provisions relating to liability
for civil and criminal penalties
under that Act. Referred Resources

H.R.960  Sponsor: Rep Miller, George (introduced 03/03/99) w/70 cosponsors.
A bill to amend the
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to ensure the recovery of our Nation's
declining biological diversity;
to reaffirm and strengthen this Nation's commitment to protect wildlife; to
safeguard our children's
economic and ecological future; and to provide assurances to local
governments, communities, and
individuals in their planning and economic development efforts. Referred to
the Committee on
Resources and the Committee on Ways and Means. Mar 9, 99: Executive Comment
Requested from
Interior.

H.R.1101  Sponsor: Rep Pombo, Richard W. (introduced 03/11/99)  A bill to
amend the Endangered
Species Act of 1973 to improve the ability of individuals and local, State,
and Federal agencies to
prevent natural flood disaster. Referred to the House Committee on
Resources.



Migratory Birds

S.148  Sponsor: Sen Abraham (introduced 01/19/99) 11 cosponsors.   A bill to
require the Secretary
of the Interior to establish a program to provide assistance in the
conservation of neotropical migratory
birds. Referred EPW 3/17 ordered reported favorably w/o amendment.

H.R.39  Sponsor: Rep Don Young (introduced 01/06/99) w/Saxton and Miller.  A
bill to require the
Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to provide assistance in
the conservation of neotropical
migratory birds. Referred Resources, SC FWO.  Executive Comment requested
from Interior. 2/11
SC Hearings held.

H.R.381  Sponsor: Rep Greenwood (introduced 01/19/99) 5 cosponsors.  A bill
to require the
Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to provide assistance in
the conservation of neotropical
migratory birds. Referred Resources, SC FWO.  Executive Comment requested
from Interior.

Fish

S.294  Sponsor: Sen Wyden (introduced 01/22/99) w/Smith.  A bill to direct
the Secretary of the
Army to develop and implement a comprehensive program for fish screens and
passage devices.
Referred EPW

Invasive Species

S.83  Sponsor: Sen Akaka (introduced 01/19/99)  A bill to consolidate and
revise the authority of the
Secretary of Agriculture relating to plant protection and quarantine, and
for other purposes. Referred
Ag.

Canada

S.119  Sponsor: Sen Snowe (introduced 01/19/99)  A bill to establish a
Northern Border
States-Canada Trade Council, and for other purposes.  Referred Finance

Maritime

S.498  Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron (introduced 03/02/99)  A bill to require
vessels entering the United
States waters to provide earlier notice of the entry, to clarify the
requirements for those vessels and the
authority of the Coast Guard over those vessels, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on
Commerce.

S.563  Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl (introduced 03/08/99) w/Abraham.  A bill to
repeal a waiver that
permitted the issuance of a certificate of documentation with endorsement
for employment in the
coastwise trade for the vessel COLUMBUS, and for other purposes.  Referred
to the Committee on
Commerce.

H.R.248  Sponsor: Rep Sanford (introduced 01/06/99)  A bill to permit the
transportation of
passengers between United States ports by certain foreign-flag vessels and
to encourage United
States-flag vessels to participate in such transportation. Referred T&I, SC
Coast Guard, Armed
Services

H.R.819  Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bud (introduced 02/24/99) 3 cosponsors.  A
bill to authorize
appropriations for the Federal Maritime Commission for fiscal years 2000 and
2001. Mar 4, 99:
Reported by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 106-42.  Mar 16, 99:
Passed by the Yeas
and Nays: 403 - 3 (Roll no. 50).  Mar 17, 99:  Received in the Senate and
referred to the Committee
on Commerce.

H.R.820  Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bud (introduced 02/24/99) 3 cosponsors. A
bill to authorize
appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the Coast Guard, and for
other purposes.  Mar 11,
99: Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 106-51.
The House adopted
the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of
the Whole House on the
state of the Union. Passed by recorded vote: 424 - 7 (Roll no. 55).

Harbor Maintenance

H.R.111  Sponsor: Rep Shuster (introduced 01/06/99) 141 cosponsors.   A bill
to provide off-budget
treatment for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, the Inland Waterways Trust
Fund, and the Harbor
Maintenance Trust Fund.  Safeguards against using funds for other purposes.
Referred T&I, SC WRE,
SC Aviation, Budget

WRDA

S.507  Sponsor: Sen Warner, John W. (introduced 03/02/99) 6 cosponsors. A
bill to provide for the
conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize
the Secretary of the Army
to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the
United States, and for other
purposes.  Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Mar 11, 99: Hearings held. Mar 17, 99: Committee on Environment and Public
Works. Ordered to be
reported with amendments favorably.

Steel

S.261  Sponsor: Sen Specter, Arlen (introduced 1/20/99) 17 cosponsors. A
bill to amend the Trade
Act of 1974, and for other purposes. Referred Finance

S.395  Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV (introduced 02/09/99) 14
cosponsors.  A bill to ensure
that the volume of steel imports does not exceed the average monthly volume
of such imports during the
36-month period preceeding July 1997. Referred Finance




H.R.327  Sponsor: Rep Aderholt, Robert B. (Introduced 1/19/99) 4 cosponsors.
A bill to provide for
the assessment of additional antidumping duties prior to the effective date
of an antidumping order
issued under the Tariff Act of 1930 with respect to steel products.
Referred Ways & Means

H.R.502  Sponsor: Rep Traficant, James A., Jr. (introduced 02/02/99) 21
cosponsors. A bill to impose
a 3-month ban on imports of steel and steel products from Japan, Russia,
South Korea, and Brazil.
Referred Ways & Means

H.R.506  Sponsor: Rep Visclosky, Peter J. (introduced 02/02/99) 210
Cosponsors.  A bill to ensure
that the volume of steel imports does not exceed the average monthly volume
of such imports during the
36-month period preceding July 1997. Referred Ways & Means

H.R.975  Sponsor: Rep Visclosky, Peter J. (introduced 03/04/99) 204
cosponsors.  A bill to provide
for a reduction in the volume of steel imports, and to establish a steel
import notification and monitoring
program. Mar 15, 99: Reported adversely by the Committee on Ways and Means.
H. Rept. 106-52.
Mar 17, 99:  Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 289 - 141 (Roll no. 56).

Other Transportation

S. 304  Sponsor: Sen Frist (introduced 01/25/99)  A bill to improve air
transportation service available
to small communities. Referred Commerce

H.R.1001  Sponsor: Rep Hulshof, Kenny C. (introduced 03/04/99) w/26
cosponsors. A bill to amend
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 4.3-cent motor fuel excise
taxes on railroads and
inland waterway transportation which remain in the general fund of the
Treasury. Referred to the House
Committee on Ways and Means.

Mapping

S.607  Sponsor: Sen Craig, Larry E. (introduced 03/15/99) w/1 cosponsor.  A
bill reauthorize and
amend the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992.  Referred to the Committee
on Energy and
Natural Resources.

Lake Levels

H.R.926  Sponsor: Rep McHugh, John M. (introduced 03/02/99)  A bill to
require the Secretary of the
Army to issue an environmental impact statement before the International
Joint Commission implements
any water regulation plan affecting the water levels of Lake Ontario or the
St. Lawrence River.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the
Committee on Resources Mar 9, 99: Executive Comment Requested from CEQ.
Referred to the
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.



John Glenn

H.R.239  Sponsor: Rep Romero-Barcelo (introduced 01/06/99) 53 cosponsors. A
bill to authorize the
President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Senator John
Herschel Glenn, Jr., in
recognition of his outstanding and enduring contributions toward American
society for more than fifty
years. Referred Banking, SC Domestic & International Monetary Policy.