Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Law and Legal Definition

The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act is a U.S. federal legislation that supports and provides funds for coastal wetlands restoration and conservation projects, with particular emphasis on the state of Louisiana. The provisions of the Act are codified at 16 USCS §§ 3951-3956. This Act was enacted on November 29, 1990.

The Act requires the Secretary of the Army to convene the Task Force to prepare a priority list of coastal wetlands restoration projects in Louisiana to provide for the long-term conservation of the wetlands and the dependent fish and wildlife populations. This list, to be transmitted annually to Congress, must include a detailed description, justification, timetable and estimated cost of each proposed restoration project. The Act defines task force as the Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Task Force, consisting of the Secretary, the Administrator, the Governor, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Commerce.