Public Law 96-182 (93 Stat. 1317) approved January 2, 1980, increased the annual maximum payments to owners from $10 million to $30 million. It also expanded coverage to wetland types 6 and 7 (shrub and wooded swamp) and clarified that the definition of wetlands includes artificially created inland fresh areas and other types the Secretary may designate.
The Secretary of Agriculture is directed to reexamine payment rates every 5 years after 1980, and the amount to be expended in any one State in any calendar year is limited to not more than 15 percent of the funds appropriated.
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