The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance to any State that has demonstrated the need for a program to implement measures to eradicate or control nutria and restore marshland damaged by nutria.
16 U.S. Code § 8101 - Findings and purposes
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 108–16, Apr. 23, 2003, 117 Stat. 621, known as the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
2020—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 116–186, § 1(1)(A)(i), substituted “Wetlands, tidal marshes, and agricultural lands” for “Wetlands and tidal marshes of the Chesapeake Bay and in Louisiana”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 116–186, § 1(1)(A)(ii), struck out “in Maryland and Louisiana” after “substantial marsh loss”.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 116–186, § 1(1)(A)(iii), amended par. (3) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (3) read as follows: “Traditional harvest methods to control or eradicate nutria have failed in Maryland and have had limited success in the eradication of nutria in Louisiana. Consequently, marsh loss is accelerating.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 116–186, § 1(1)(B), substituted “any State that has demonstrated the need” for “the State of Maryland and the State of Louisiana”.