[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 4569 Introduced in House (IH)]






108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4569

 To provide for the development of a national plan for the control and 
  management of Sudden Oak Death, a tree disease caused by the fungus-
      like pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 15, 2004

Mr. Burns (for himself, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Kingston, 
Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Majette, 
  Mr. Isakson, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Issa, Mr. Nunes, Mr. 
Gallegly, Mr. Farr, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. 
    Ose, Mr. Thompson of California, and Mrs. Capps) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide for the development of a national plan for the control and 
  management of Sudden Oak Death, a tree disease caused by the fungus-
      like pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, 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. NATIONAL PLAN FOR CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SUDDEN OAK 
              DEATH.

    (a) Development of National Plan.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriated funds for this purpose, the Secretary of Agriculture, 
acting through the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service, shall 
develop a national plan for the control and management of Sudden Oak 
Death, a forest disease caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora 
ramorum.
    (b) Plan Elements.--In developing the plan, the Secretary shall 
specifically address the following:
            (1) Information derived by the Department of Agriculture 
        from ongoing efforts to identify hosts of Phytophthora ramorum 
        and survey the extent to which Sudden Oak Death exists in the 
        United States.
            (2) Past and current efforts to understand the risk posed 
        by Phytophthora ramorum and the results of control and 
        management efforts regarding Sudden Oak Death, including 
        efforts related to research, control, quarantine, and hazardous 
        fuel reduction.
            (3) Such future efforts as the Secretary considers 
        necessary to control and manage Sudden Oak Death, including 
        cost estimates for the implementation of such efforts.
    (c) Consultation.--The Secretary shall develop the plan in 
consultation with other Federal agencies that have appropriate 
expertise regarding the control and management of Sudden Oak Death.
    (d) Implementation of Plan.--The Secretary shall complete the plan 
and commence implementation as soon as practicable after the date on 
which funds are first appropriated pursuant to the authorization of 
appropriations in subsection (e) to carry out this section.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary such sums as may be necessary to carry 
out this section.
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