[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3122 Introduced in House (IH)]







108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3122

To amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act 
 of 1990 to direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast 
 Guard is operating to issue a regulation prohibiting a vessel with a 
ballast water tank from entering the Great Lakes if more than 5 percent 
          of the capacity of the tank contains ballast water.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 17, 2003

   Mrs. Miller of Michigan introduced the following bill; which was 
     referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act 
 of 1990 to direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast 
 Guard is operating to issue a regulation prohibiting a vessel with a 
ballast water tank from entering the Great Lakes if more than 5 percent 
          of the capacity of the tank contains ballast water.

    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 ``Great Lakes Water Protection Act of 
2003''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO NONINDIGENOUS AQUATIC NUISANCE PREVENTION AND 
              CONTROL ACT.

    (a) Prohibition on Entry of Certain Vessels Into the Great Lakes.--
Section 1101(b) of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and 
Control Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 4711(b)) is amended by adding at the end 
the following:
            ``(5) Prohibition on entry of certain vessels into the 
        great lakes.--In addition to promulgating regulations under 
        paragraph (1) and (3), the Secretary shall issue, not later 
        than 30 days after the date of enactment of this paragraph, a 
        regulation that prohibits any vessel with a ballast water tank 
        from entering the Great Lakes if more than 5 percent of the 
        capacity of the tank contains ballast water.''.
    (b) Certification.--Paragraph (2)(E) of such section is amended by 
inserting before the semicolon at the end ``and the regulation issued 
under paragraph (5)''.
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