United States Code
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The Administrator shall establish within the Environmental Protection Agency the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program.
The purpose of the program shall be to restore the ecological health of the Basin by developing and funding restoration projects and related scientific and public education projects.
The term “Basin” means the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 parishes in the State of Louisiana and 4 counties in the State of Mississippi.
The term “program” means the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program established under subsection (a).
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2012 and the amount appropriated for fiscal year 2009 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017. Such sums shall remain available until expended.
Not more than 15 percent of the amount appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) in a fiscal year may be expended on grants for public education projects under subsection (d)(2).
Not more than 5 percent of the amounts appropriated to carry out this section may be used for administrative expenses.