To compel the Secretary of the Army to complete the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study within 18 months and to focus particular attention on the permanent prevention of the spread of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basins.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Stop Invasive Species Act''.
SEC. 2. ASIAN CARP.
(a) Definitions.--In this section: (1) Hydrological separation.--The term ``hydrological separation'' means a physical separation on the Chicago Area Waterway System that-- (A) would disconnect the Mississippi River watershed from the Lake Michigan watershed; and (B) shall be designed to be adequate in scope to prevent the transfer of all aquatic species between each of those bodies of water. (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers. (b) Expedited Study and Report.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary shall-- (A) expedite completion of the report for the study authorized by section 3061(d) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-114; 121 Stat. 1121); and (B) if the Secretary determines a project is justified in the completed report, proceed directly to project preconstruction engineering and design. (2) Focus.--In expediting the completion of the study and report under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall focus on-- (A) the prevention of the spread of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi...