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H.R.709: Upper Mississippi CARP Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Upper Mississippi Conservation and River Protection Act of 2013 or the Upper Mississippi CARP Act - Directs the Chief of Engineers to study the feasibility of: (1) temporarily closing the lock at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam (located on Mississippi River mile 853.9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) to manage the threat of Asian carp traveling up the Mississippi River in Minnesota, and (2) implementing control measures at such lock and Lock and Dam 1 (located on Mississippi River mile 847.8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), including permanently closing the locks, modifying lock operations, or using an alternative technology barrier, to manage such threat. Requires the Chief to assess the potential impacts, including environmental and economic impacts: (1) of temporary closure of such lock and of continuing to operate it, and (2) of implementing each of such control measures and of not implementing such measures.

Authorizes the Chief to close such lock upon determining that ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure