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H.13

Introduced by   Representatives Trombley of Grand Isle and Johnson of South Hero

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; water quality; aquatic nuisance; phosphorus

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to appropriate $50,000.00 for an agency of natural resources study of Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic vegetation in Pelots Bay of Lake Champlain with a goal of quantifying the amount of phosphorus that harvesting of aquatic nuisance vegetation removes from the bay.

AN ACT RELATING TO A STUDY OF THE PHOSPHORUS CONTENT OF AQUATIC VEGETATION IN PELOTS BAY

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES STUDY OF AQUATIC                               VEGETATION IN PELOTS BAY

     The agency of natural resources shall enter into a contract with a university to complete a study of the phosphorus content of Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic nuisance vegetation removed from Pelots Bay of Lake Champlain with a goal of quantifying the amount of phosphorus that the harvesting of aquatic nuisance vegetation removes from the bay.  The secretary of natural resources shall report to the general assembly by January 15, 2006 with the results of the study.

Sec. 2.  APPROPRIATION

The sum of $50,000.00 is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2006 to the agency of natural resources to be used for the study required by this act.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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