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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

101 STAT. 1468

PUBLIC LAW 100-220—DEC. 29, 1987 (6) devise a schedule of economically feasible projects to implement such technologies and practices and to remove such impediments; (7) develop recommendations for funding and coordinating the various Federal, State, and local government programs necessary to implement the projects referred to in paragraph (6); and (8) comprehensively assess alternatives to dumping of municipal sludge and the burning of timber in the New York Bight.

State and local governments.

SEC. 2302. NEW YORK BIGHT PLASTIC STUDY. Reports.

The Administrator ^hall conduct a study of problems gissociated with plastic debris in the New York Bight, with specific attention to the effect of such debris on beaches, marine life, the environment, and coastal waters, and shall report to the Congress within 6 months after the effective date of this section with recommendations for the elimination of the threats posed by such plastic debris. SEC. 2303. REPORTS. (a)

SCHEDULE

FOR

PRELIMINARY

REPORTS

AND RESTORATION

PLAN.—Not later than 6 months after the effective date of this section, the Administrator shall submit to the Congress a detailed schedule (including associated funding requirements) for completing preliminary reports and the New York Bight Restoration Plan under this subtitle. (b) PREUMINARY REPORT ON ALTERNATIVES.—Not later than the earlier of January 1, 1990, or the date of any decision by the Administrator affecting the redesignation of the 106-mile Ocean Waste Dump site for municipal sludge or the designation of any additional municipal sludge dump site, the Administrator shall submit to the Congress a preliminary report assessing alternatives to the ocean dumping of municipal sludge. (c) PREUMINARY REPORT ON POLLUTANT INPUTS.—Not later than 1 year after the effective date of this section, the Administrator shall submit to the Congress a preliminary report on the examinations required under section 2301(b)(l), (b)(2), and (b)(3). (d) PRELIMINARY REPORT ON CONTROL MEASURES.—Not later than 2 years after the effective date of this section, the Administrator shall submit to the Congress a preliminary report on the examinations required under section 23010t)X4), (b)(5), (b)(6), and (b)(7). (e) SUBMISSION OF RESTORATION PLAN TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 3 years after the effective date of this section, the Administrator shall submit to the Congress the New York Bight Restoration Plan prepared under section 2301. SEC. 2304. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this subtitle— (1) NEW YORK BIGHT.—The term "New York Bight" means an area comprised of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary and waters of the Atlantic Ocean— (A) west of Montauk, Long Island, New York (71 degrees, 50 minutes west longitude); (B) north of Cape May, New Jersey; and V-, (C) extending seaward to the edge of the Continental Shelf. Ijfi (2) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.