S. Rept. 115-72 1 (2017-05-17)

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                                                        Calendar No. 90
                  115TH CONGRESS             SEAEREPORT
                     1st Session             SENATE                 115-72





                   LONG ISLAND SOUND RESTORATION AND STEWARDSHIP
                                              ACT


                                   MAY 17, 2017.-Ordered to be printed


                       Mr. BARRASSO, from the Committee on Environment and
                               Public Works, submitted the following


                                        REPORT

                                        [To accompany S. 675]

                           [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                    The Committee on Environment and Public Works, to which was
                  referred the bill (S. 675) to amend and reauthorize certain provi-
                  sions relating to Long Island Sound restoration and stewardship,
                  having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without
                  amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.

                              GENERAL STATEMENT AND BACKGROUND
                    The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act reau-
                  thorizes EPA's Long Island Sound Program (section 119 of the
                  Clean Water Act) and the Long Island Stewardship Act (33 U.S.C.
                  1269 note; Public Law 109-359), until fiscal year 2023. The author-
                  izations support various projects to restore and preserve the Long
                  Island Sound and its ecosystems including; upgrades to wastewater
                  facilities, wetland protection and restoration, non-point source pol-
                  lution control and abatement projects. Long Island Sound, which
                  borders New York and Connecticut, is a 1,320 square mile estuary
                  of the Atlantic Ocean.
                                  OBJECTIVES OF THE LEGISLATION
                    The objective of the legislation is to reauthorize the Long Island
                  Sound Restoration Act and the Long Island Stewardship Act.


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