TITLE I--RESEARCH AND RELATED PROGRAMS

SEC. 101. NATIONAL GOALS AND POLICIES.

 

(a) Nonpoint Source Pollution; State Strategies.--Section 101(a) (33 U.S.C. 1251(a)) is amended--

(1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (6);

(2) in paragraph (7)--

(A) by inserting ", including public and private sector programs using economic incentives," after "programs";

(B) by inserting ", including stormwater," after "nonpoint sources of pollution" the first place it appears; and

(C) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

"(8) it is the national policy to support State efforts undertaken in consultation with tribal and local governments to identify, prioritize, and implement water pollution prevention and control strategies;".

(b) Role of State, Tribal, and Local Governments.--Section 101(a) is further amended by adding at the end the following:

"(9) it is the national policy to recognize, support, and enhance the role of State, tribal, and local governments in carrying out the provisions of this Act;".

(c) [Reserved]

(d) [Reserved]

(e) Net Benefits.--Section 101 is further amended by adding at the end the following:

"(h) Net Benefits.--It is the national policy that the development and implementation of water quality protection programs pursuant to this Act--

"(1) be based on scientifically objective and unbiased information concerning the nature and magnitude of risk; and

"(2) maximize net benefits to society in order to promote sound regulatory decisions and promote the rational and coherent allocation of society's limited resources and not unreasonably restrict outdoor recreation and other socially beneficial activities.".

 

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