The term “Estuary Plan” includes any amendments to the plan.
The Administrator shall establish a Columbia River Basin Restoration Working Group (referred to in this subsection as the “Working Group”).
Membership in the Working Group shall be on a voluntary basis and any person invited by the Administrator under this subsection may decline membership.
The Estuary Partnership shall perform the duties and fulfill the responsibilities of the Working Group described in paragraph (4) as those duties and responsibilities relate to the Lower Columbia River Estuary for such time as the Estuary Partnership is the management conference for the Lower Columbia River National Estuary Program under section 1330 of this title.
If the Estuary Partnership ceases to be the management conference for the Lower Columbia River National Estuary Program under section 1330 of this title, the Administrator may designate the new management conference to assume the duties and responsibilities of the Working Group described in paragraph (4) as those duties and responsibilities relate to the Lower Columbia River Estuary.
The Administrator shall establish a voluntary, competitive Columbia River Basin program to provide grants to State governments, tribal governments, regional water pollution control agencies and entities, local government entities, nongovernmental entities, or soil and water conservation districts to develop or implement projects authorized under this section for the purpose of environmental protection and restoration activities throughout the Columbia River Basin.
Each grant recipient under this subsection shall submit to the Administrator reports on progress being made in achieving the purposes of this section.
None of the funds made available under this subsection may be used for the administration of a management conference under section 1330 of this title.