Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990

To prevent and control infestations of the coastal inland waters of the United States by the zebra mussel and other nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species, to reauthorize the National Sea Grant College Program, and for other purposes.

Date Enacted
Citation
Pub. L. 101-646, title I, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4761 (16 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.)
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