Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/945

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PUBLIC LAW 106-457—NOV. 7, 2000 114 STAT. 1967 TITLE II—CHESAPEAKE BAY RESTORATION SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act of 2000". SEC. 202. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. (a) FINDINGS. —Congress finds that— (1) the Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure and a resource of worldwide significance; (2) over many years, the productivity and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed were diminished by pollution, excessive sedimentation, shoreline erosion, the impacts of population growth and development in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and other factors; (3) the Federal Government (acting through the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency), the Governor of the State of Maryland, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Chairperson of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the mayor of the District of Columbia, as Chesapeake Bay Agreement signatories, have committed to a comprehensive cooperative program to achieve improved water quality and improvements in the productivity of living resources of the Bay; (4) the cooperative program described in paragraph (3) serves as a national and international model for the management of estuaries; and (5) there is a need to expand Federal support for monitoring, management, and restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay and the tributaries of the Bay in order to meet and further the original and subsequent goals and commitments of the Chesapeake Bay Program. (b) PURPOSES. —The purposes of this title are— (1) to expand and strengthen cooperative efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay; and (2) to achieve the goals established in the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. SEC. 203. CHESAPEAKE BAY. Section 117 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1267) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 117. CHESAPEAKE BAY. "(a) DEFINITIONS. —In this section, the following definitions apply: "(1) ADMINISTRATIVE COST. —The term 'administrative cost' means the cost of salaries and fringe benefits incurred in administering a grant under this section. "(2) CHESAPEAKE BAY AGREEMENT.— The term 'Chesapeake Bay Agreement' means the formal, voluntary agreements executed to achieve the goal of restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and signed by the Chesapeake Executive Council. Chesapeiike Bay Restoration Act of2000. State listing. 33 USC 1251 note. 33 USC 1267 note.