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SA 3623. Mrs. BOXER (for herself, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Martinez, and Mr. Wyden) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3500 proposed by Mr. Harkin (for himself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Baucus, and Mr. Grassley) to the bill H.R. 2419, to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; which
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 471, strike line 22 and insert the following:
``(I) IN GENERAL.--Subject to subclause (II), the Secretary shall identify areas in which protecting or improving water quality or water quantity is a priority.
``(II) MANDATORY INCLUSIONS.--The Secretary shall include in any identification of areas under subclause (I)--
``(aa) the Chesapeake Bay;
``(bb) the Upper Mississippi River basin;
``(cc) the greater Everglades ecosystem;
``(dd) the Klamath River basin;
``(ee) the Sacramento/San Joaquin River watershed; and
``(ff) the Mobile River Basin.
``(III) FUNDING.--The Secretary shall reserve for use in areas identified under this clause not more than 50 percent of amounts made available for regional water enhancement activities under this paragraph.
``(v) DURATION.--

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 13, 2007.)