[Pub. L. 100–448] substituted “Allocation of amounts by coastal States between marine fish projects and freshwater fish projects” for “Allocation of funds by coastal States; formula; ‘coastal State’ defined” in heading and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Each coastal State, to the extent practicable, shall equitably allocate the following sums between marine fish projects and freshwater fish projects in the same proportion as the estimated number of resident marine anglers and the estimated number of resident freshwater anglers, respectively, bear to the estimated number of all resident anglers in that State:
“(1) The additional sums apportioned to such State under this chapter as a result of the taxes imposed by the amendments made by section 1015 of the Tax Reform Act of 1984 on items not taxed under section 4161(a) of title 26 before October 1, 1984.
“(2) The sums apportioned to such State under this chapter that are not attributable to any tax imposed by such section 4161(a).
As used in this subsection, the term ‘coastal State’ means any one of the States of Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The term also includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.”
[Pub. L. 99–514] substituted “Internal Revenue Code of 1986” for “Internal Revenue Code of 1954”, which for purposes of codification was translated as “title 26” thus requiring no change in text.
[Pub. L. 98–369] designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
[Pub. L. 100–448, § 6(e)], Sept. 28, 1988, [102 Stat. 1841], provided that: “This section [enacting section 777l of this title, amending this section, sections 9503 and 9504 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code, and sections 13102 and 13106 of Title 46, Shipping, enacting provisions set out as a note under section 13101 of Title 46, and repealing provisions set out as a note under section 13103 of Title 46] shall take effect October 1, 1988.”
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment
[Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title X, § 1014(b)], July 18, 1984, [98 Stat. 1016], provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section and sections 777b, 777c to 777e, 777g, and 777k of this title] shall take effect on October 1, 1984, and shall apply with respect to fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1984.”
[Act Aug. 9, 1950, ch. 658, § 13], [64 Stat. 434], which provided that the effective date of this chapter was July 1, 1950, was repealed by [Pub. L. 106–408, title I, § 122(a)(1)], Nov. 1, 2000, [114 Stat. 1772].
Short Title of 2012 Amendment
[Pub. L. 112–141, div. C, title IV, § 34001], July 6, 2012, [126 Stat. 841], provided that: “This title [amending section 777c of this title] may be cited as the ‘Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2012’.”
Short Title of 2005 Amendments
[Pub. L. 109–74, § 1], Sept. 29, 2005, [119 Stat. 2030], provided that: “This Act [amending sections 777c and 777n of this title, section 9504 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code, and section 13106 of Title 46, Shipping, enacting provisions set out as notes under section 777b of this title and section 9504 of Title 26, and repealing provisions set out as a note under section 777b of this title] may be cited as the ‘Sportfishing and Recreational Boating Safety Amendments Act of 2005’.” [Pub. L. 109–59, title X, § 10101], Aug. 10, 2005, [119 Stat. 1926], provided that: “This subtitle [subtitle A (§§ 10101–10143) of title X of [Pub. L. 109–59], enacting section 777n of this title, amending sections 777b, 777c, 777g, 777g–1, 777h, 777k, and 777m of this title and sections 13102, 13104, and 13106 of Title 46, Shipping, enacting provisions set out as a note under section 777b of this title, and amending provisions set out as a note under this section and section 1322 of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters] may be cited as the ‘Sportfishing and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2005’.”
Short Title of 1998 Amendment
[Pub. L. 105–178, title VII, § 7401(a)], June 9, 1998, [112 Stat. 482], provided that: “This subtitle [subtitle D (§§ 7401–7405) of title VII of [Pub. L. 105–178], enacting section 777g–1 of this title and amending sections 777a, 777c, and 777g of this title and sections 13104 and 13106 of Title 46, Shipping] may be cited as the ‘Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act of 1998’.”
Short Title of 1970 Amendment
[Pub. L. 91–503, title II, § 204], Oct. 23, 1970, [84 Stat. 1104], provided that: “This title [amending sections 777c, 777e to 777g, and 777k of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act Amendments of 1970’.”
[Act Aug. 9, 1950, ch. 658, § 15], formerly § 16, formerly § 15, as added by [Pub. L. 106–408, title I, § 101(c)], Nov. 1, 2000, [114 Stat. 1763]; renumbered § 16, [Pub. L. 109–59, title X, § 10119], Aug. 10, 2005, [119 Stat. 1929]; renumbered § 15, [Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title X, § 10001(g)(2)], Dec. 4, 2015, [129 Stat. 1621], provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act’.” [Act Aug. 9, 1950, ch. 658], as amended, is also popularly known as the “Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act” and the “Fish Restoration and Management Projects Act”.
Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation
[Pub. L. 106–502], Nov. 13, 2000, [114 Stat. 2294], as amended by [Pub. L. 111–11, title XIII, § 13002], Mar. 30, 2009, [123 Stat. 1447]; [Pub. L. 114–322, title III, § 4010(b)(7)], Dec. 16, 2016, [130 Stat. 1874], provided that:
“This Act may be cited as the ‘Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2000’.
“In this Act:
Pacific ocean drainage area.—
The term ‘Pacific Ocean drainage area’ means the area comprised of portions of the States of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and California from which water drains into the Pacific Ocean.
The term ‘Program’ means the Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Program established by section 3(a).
The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROGRAM.
There is established the Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Program within the Department of the Interior.
The goals of the Program are—
to decrease fish mortality associated with the withdrawal of water for irrigation and other purposes without impairing the continued withdrawal of water for those purposes; and
to decrease the incidence of juvenile and adult fish entering water supply systems.
Impacts on Fisheries.—
Under the Program, the Secretary, in consultation with the heads of other appropriate agencies, shall develop and implement projects to mitigate impacts to fisheries resulting from the construction and operation of water diversions by local governmental entities (including soil and water conservation districts) in the Pacific Ocean drainage area.
Types of projects.—
Projects eligible under the Program may include—
the development, improvement, or installation of—
fish passage devices; and
other related features agreed to by non-Federal interests, relevant Federal and tribal agencies, and affected States; and
inventories by the States on the need and priority for projects described in clauses (i) through (iii).
The Secretary shall give priority to any project that has a total cost of less than $2,500,000.
PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM.
Non-Federal participation in the Program shall be voluntary.
The Secretary shall take no action that would result in any non-Federal entity being held financially responsible for any action under the Program, unless the entity applies to participate in the Program.
Development and implementation of projects under the Program on land or facilities owned by the United States shall be nonreimbursable Federal expenditures.
EVALUATION AND PRIORITIZATION OF PROJECTS.
“Evaluation and prioritization of projects for development under the Program shall be conducted on the basis of—
benefits to fish species native to the project area, particularly to species that are listed as being, or considered by Federal or State authorities to be, endangered, threatened, or sensitive;
the size and type of water diversion;
the availability of other funding sources;
cost effectiveness; and
additional opportunities for biological or water delivery system benefits.
A project carried out under the Program shall not be eligible for funding unless—
the project meets the requirements of the Secretary, as applicable, and any applicable State requirements; and
the project is agreed to by all Federal and non-Federal entities with authority and responsibility for the project.
Determination of Eligibility.—
In determining the eligibility of a project under this Act, the Secretary shall—
consult with other Federal, State, tribal, and local agencies; and
make maximum use of all available data.
The non-Federal share of the cost of development and implementation of any project under the Program on land or at a facility that is not owned by the United States shall be 35 percent.
The non-Federal participants in any project under the Program on land or at a facility that is not owned by the United States shall provide all land, easements, rights-of-way, dredged material disposal areas, and relocations necessary for the project.
Credit for Contributions.—
The value of land, easements, rights-of-way, dredged material disposal areas, and relocations provided under subsection (b) for a project shall be credited toward the non-Federal share of the costs of the project.
Bonneville Power Administration.—
The Secretary may, without further appropriation and without fiscal year limitation, accept any amounts provided to the Secretary by the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration.
Any amounts provided by the Bonneville Power Administration directly or through a grant to another entity for a project carried under the Program shall be credited toward the non-Federal share of the costs of the project.
The non-Federal participants in any project carried out under the Program on land or at a facility that is not owned by the United States shall be responsible for all costs associated with operating, maintaining, repairing, rehabilitating, and replacing the project.
The Federal Government shall be responsible for costs referred to in paragraph (1) for projects carried out on Federal land or at a Federal facility.
LIMITATION ON ELIGIBILITY FOR FUNDING.
“A project that receives funds under this Act shall be ineligible to receive Federal funds from any other source for the same purpose.
“On the expiration of the third fiscal year for which any amounts are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary shall, after partnering with local governmental entities and the States in the Pacific Ocean drainage area, submit to Congress a report describing—
the projects that have been completed under this Act;
the projects that will be completed with amounts made available under this Act during the remaining fiscal years for which amounts are authorized to be appropriated under section 10; and
recommended changes to the Program as a result of projects that have been carried out under this Act.
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act $15 million through 2021.
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), not more than 25 percent of the total amount of funds made available under this section may be used for one or more projects in any single State.
On notification to Congress, the Secretary may waive the limitation under subparagraph (A) if a State is unable to use the entire amount of funding made available to the State under this Act.
Definition of administrative expense.—
In this paragraph, the term ‘administrative expense’ means, except as provided in subparagraph (B)(iii)(II), any expenditure relating to—
staffing and overhead, such as the rental of office space and the acquisition of office equipment; and
the review, processing, and provision of applications for funding under the Program.
Not more than 6 percent of amounts made available to carry out this Act for each fiscal year may be used for Federal and State administrative expenses of carrying out this Act.
Federal and state shares.—
To the maximum extent practicable, of the amounts made available for administrative expenses under clause (i)—
50 percent shall be provided to the State agencies provided assistance under the Program; and
an amount equal to the cost of 1 full-time equivalent Federal employee, as determined by the Secretary, shall be provided to the Federal agency carrying out the Program.
Amounts made available to States for administrative expenses under clause (i)—
shall be divided evenly among all States provided assistance under the Program; and
may be used by a State to provide technical assistance relating to the program, including any staffing expenditures (including staff travel expenses) associated with—
arranging meetings to promote the Program to potential applicants;
assisting applicants with the preparation of applications for funding under the Program; and
visiting construction sites to provide technical assistance, if requested by the applicant.”
[Pub. L. 114–322, title III, § 4010(b)(7)(A)], Dec. 16, 2016, [130 Stat. 1874], which directed the amendment of [section 10(a) of Pub. L. 106–502], set out above, by substituting “$15 million through 2021” for “$25 million for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2015”, was executed by making the substitution for “$25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2015” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.]
Transfer of Functions
Transfer of functions to Secretary of Commerce from Secretary of the Interior in view of: creation of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Department of Commerce and Office of Administrator of such Administration; abolition of Bureau of Commercial Fisheries in Department of the Interior and Office of Director of such Bureau; transfers of functions, including functions formerly vested by law in Secretary of the Interior or Department of the Interior which were administered through Bureau of Commercial Fisheries or were primarily related to such Bureau, exclusive of certain enumerated functions with respect to Great Lakes fishery research, Missouri River Reservoir research, Gulf-Breeze Biological Laboratory, and Trans-Alaska pipeline investigations; and transfer of marine sport fish program of Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife by Reorg. Plan No. 4 of 1970, eff. Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627,
[84 Stat. 2090], set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.