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                 WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1996

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Public Law 104-303
104th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To provide for the conservation and development of water and related 
 resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various 
 projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, 
      and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 12, 1996 -  [S. 640]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States <<NOTE: Water Resources Development Act of 1996.>>  of 
America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2201 note.>>  Short Title.--This Act may be cited 
as the ``Water Resources Development Act of 1996''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2201 note.>>  Definition.

                    TITLE I--WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS

Sec. 101. Project authorizations.
Sec. 102. Small flood control projects.
Sec. 103. Small bank stabilization projects.
Sec. 104. Small navigation projects.
Sec. 105. Small shoreline protection projects.
Sec. 106. Small snagging and sediment removal project, Mississippi 
           River, Little Falls, Minnesota.
Sec. 107. Small projects for improvement of the environment.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 201. Cost sharing for dredged material disposal areas.
Sec. 202. Flood control policy.
Sec. 203. Cost sharing for feasibility studies.
Sec. 204. Restoration of environmental quality.
Sec. 205. Environmental dredging.
Sec. 206. Aquatic ecosystem restoration.
Sec. 207. Beneficial uses of dredged material.
Sec. 208. Recreation policy and user fees.
Sec. 209. Recovery of costs.
Sec. 210. Cost sharing for environmental projects.
Sec. 211. Construction of flood control projects by non-Federal 
           interests.
Sec. 212. Engineering and environmental innovations of national 
           significance.
Sec. 213. Lease authority.
Sec. 214. Collaborative research and development.
Sec. 215. National dam safety program.
Sec. 216. Hydroelectric power project uprating.
Sec. 217. Dredged material disposal facility partnerships.
Sec. 218. Obstruction removal requirement.
Sec. 219. Small project authorizations.
Sec. 220. Uneconomical cost-sharing requirements.
Sec. 221. Planning assistance to States.
Sec. 222. Corps of Engineers expenses.
Sec. 223. State and Federal agency review period.
Sec. 224. Section 215 reimbursement limitation per project.
Sec. 225. Melaleuca.
Sec. 226. Sediments decontamination technology.
Sec. 227. Shore protection.
Sec. 228. Conditions for project deauthorizations.

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Sec. 229. Support of Army civil works program.
Sec. 230. Benefits to navigation.
Sec. 231. Loss of life prevention.
Sec. 232. Scenic and aesthetic considerations.
Sec. 233. Termination of technical advisory committee.
Sec. 234. Interagency and international support authority.
Sec. 235. Sense of Congress; requirement regarding notice.
Sec. 236. Technical corrections.
Sec. 237. Hopper dredges.

                  TITLE III--PROJECT-RELATED PROVISIONS

Sec. 301. Project modifications.
Sec. 302. Mobile Harbor, Alabama.
Sec. 303. Nogales Wash and Tributaries, Arizona.
Sec. 304. White River Basin, Arkansas and Missouri.
Sec. 305. Channel Islands Harbor, California.
Sec. 306. Lake Elsinore, California.
Sec. 307. Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, San Pedro Bay, California.
Sec. 308. Los Angeles County drainage area, California.
Sec. 309. Prado Dam, California.
Sec. 310. Queensway Bay, California.
Sec. 311. Seven Oaks Dam, California.
Sec. 312. Thames River, Connecticut.
Sec. 313. Canaveral Harbor, Florida.
Sec. 314. Captiva Island, Florida.
Sec. 315. Central and Southern Florida, Canal 51.
Sec. 316. Central and Southern Florida, Canal 111.
Sec. 317. Jacksonville Harbor (Mill Cove), Florida.
Sec. 318. Panama City Beaches, Florida.
Sec. 319. Chicago, Illinois.
Sec. 320. Chicago Lock and Thomas J. O'Brien Lock, Illinois.
Sec. 321. Kaskaskia River, Illinois.
Sec. 322. Locks and Dam 26, Alton, Illinois and Missouri.
Sec. 323. White River, Indiana.
Sec. 324. Baptiste Collette Bayou, Louisiana.
Sec. 325. Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.
Sec. 326. Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana.
Sec. 327. Tolchester Channel, Maryland.
Sec. 328. Cross Village Harbor, Michigan.
Sec. 329. Saginaw River, Michigan.
Sec. 330. Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan.
Sec. 331. St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri.
Sec. 332. Lost Creek, Columbus, Nebraska.
Sec. 333. Passaic River, New Jersey.
Sec. 334. Acequias irrigation system, New Mexico.
Sec. 335. Jones Inlet, New York.
Sec. 336. Buford Trenton Irrigation District, North Dakota.
Sec. 337. Reno Beach-Howards Farm, Ohio.
Sec. 338. Broken Bow Lake, Red River Basin, Oklahoma.
Sec. 339. Wister Lake project, Leflore County, Oklahoma.
Sec. 340. Bonneville Lock and Dam, Columbia River, Oregon and 
           Washington.
Sec. 341. Columbia River dredging, Oregon and Washington.
Sec. 342. Lackawanna River at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 343. Mussers Dam, Middle Creek, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 344. Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 345. South Central Pennsylvania.
Sec. 346. Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 347. Allendale Dam, North Providence, Rhode Island.
Sec. 348. Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Sec. 349. Clouter Creek disposal area, Charleston, South Carolina.
Sec. 350. Buffalo Bayou, Texas.
Sec. 351. Dallas floodway extension, Dallas, Texas.
Sec. 352. Grundy, Virginia.
Sec. 353. Haysi Lake, Virginia.
Sec. 354. Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Sec. 355. Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Sec. 356. East Waterway, Washington.
Sec. 357. Bluestone Lake, West Virginia.
Sec. 358. Moorefield, West Virginia.
Sec. 359. Southern West Virginia.
Sec. 360. West Virginia trailhead facilities.

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Sec. 361. Kickapoo River, Wisconsin.
Sec. 362. Teton County, Wyoming.
Sec. 363. Project reauthorizations.
Sec. 364. Project deauthorizations.
Sec. 365. Mississippi Delta Region, Louisiana.
Sec. 366. Monongahela River, Pennsylvania.

                            TITLE IV--STUDIES

Sec. 401. Corps capability study, Alaska.
Sec. 402. Red River, Arkansas.
Sec. 403. McDowell Mountain, Arizona.
Sec. 404. Nogales Wash and tributaries, Arizona.
Sec. 405. Garden Grove, California.
Sec. 406. Mugu Lagoon, California.
Sec. 407. Murrieta Creek, Riverside County, California.
Sec. 408. Pine Flat Dam fish and wildlife habitat restoration, 
           California.
Sec. 409. Santa Ynez, California.
Sec. 410. Southern California infrastructure.
Sec. 411. Stockton, California.
Sec. 412. Yolo Bypass, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California.
Sec. 413. West Dade, Florida.
Sec. 414. Savannah River Basin comprehensive water resources study.
Sec. 415. Chain of Rocks Canal, Illinois.
Sec. 416. Quincy, Illinois.
Sec. 417. Springfield, Illinois.
Sec. 418. Beauty Creek watershed, Valparaiso City, Porter County, 
           Indiana.
Sec. 419. Grand Calumet River, Hammond, Indiana.
Sec. 420. Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana.
Sec. 421. Koontz Lake, Indiana.
Sec. 422. Little Calumet River, Indiana.
Sec. 423. Tippecanoe River watershed, Indiana.
Sec. 424. Calcasieu River, Hackberry, Louisiana.
Sec. 425. Morganza, Louisiana, to Gulf of Mexico.
Sec. 426. Huron River, Michigan.
Sec. 427. City of North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.
Sec. 428. Lower Las Vegas Wash wetlands, Clark County, Nevada.
Sec. 429. Northern Nevada.
Sec. 430. Saco River, New Hampshire.
Sec. 431. Buffalo River greenway, New York.
Sec. 432. Coeymans, New York.
Sec. 433. New York Bight and Harbor study.
Sec. 434. Port of Newburgh, New York.
Sec. 435. Port of New York-New Jersey navigation study.
Sec. 436. Shinnecock Inlet, New York.
Sec. 437. Chagrin River, Ohio.
Sec. 438. Cuyahoga River, Ohio.
Sec. 439. Columbia Slough, Oregon.
Sec. 440. Charleston, South Carolina.
Sec. 441. Oahe Dam to Lake Sharpe, South Dakota.
Sec. 442. Mustang Island, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Sec. 443. Prince William County, Virginia.
Sec. 444. Pacific Region.
Sec. 445. Financing of infrastructure needs of small and medium ports.
Sec. 446. Evaluation of beach material.

                    TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 501. Land conveyances.
Sec. 502. Namings.
Sec. 503. Watershed management, restoration, and development.
Sec. 504. Environmental infrastructure.
Sec. 505. Corps capability to conserve fish and wildlife.
Sec. 506. Periodic beach nourishment.
Sec. 507. Design and construction assistance.
Sec. 508. Lakes program.
Sec. 509. Maintenance of navigation channels.
Sec. 510. Chesapeake Bay environmental restoration and protection 
           program.
Sec. 511. Research and development program to improve salmon survival.
Sec. 512. Columbia River Treaty fishing access.
Sec. 513. Great Lakes confined disposal facilities.
Sec. 514. Great Lakes dredged material testing and evaluation manual.
Sec. 515. Great Lakes remedial action plans and sediment remediation.

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Sec. 516. Sediment management.
Sec. 517. Extension of jurisdiction of Mississippi River Commission.
Sec. 518. Sense of Congress regarding St. Lawrence Seaway tolls.
Sec. 519. Recreation partnership initiative.
Sec. 520. Field office headquarters facilities.
Sec. 521. Earthquake Preparedness Center of Expertise expansion.
Sec. 522. Jackson County, Alabama.
Sec. 523. Benton and Washington Counties, Arkansas.
Sec. 524. Heber Springs, Arkansas.
Sec. 525. Morgan Point, Arkansas.
Sec. 526. Calaveras County, California.
Sec. 527. Faulkner Island, Connecticut.
Sec. 528. Everglades and South Florida ecosystem restoration.
Sec. 529. Tampa, Florida.
Sec. 530. Watershed management plan for Deep River Basin, Indiana.
Sec. 531. Southern and Eastern Kentucky.
Sec. 532. Coastal wetlands restoration projects, Louisiana.
Sec. 533. Southeast Louisiana.
Sec. 534. Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia.
Sec. 535. Cumberland, Maryland.
Sec. 536. William Jennings Randolph Access Road, Garrett County, 
           Maryland.
Sec. 537. Poplar Island, Maryland.
Sec. 538. Erosion control measures, Smith Island, Maryland.
Sec. 539. Restoration projects for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West 
           Virginia.
Sec. 540. Control of aquatic plants, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and 
           Virginia and North Carolina.
Sec. 541. Duluth, Minnesota, alternative technology project.
Sec. 542. Lake Superior Center, Minnesota.
Sec. 543. Redwood River basin, Minnesota.
Sec. 544. Coldwater River Watershed, Mississippi.
Sec. 545. Natchez Bluffs, Mississippi.
Sec. 546. Sardis Lake, Mississippi.
Sec. 547. St. Charles County, Missouri, flood protection.
Sec. 548. St. Louis, Missouri.
Sec. 549. Libby Dam, Montana.
Sec. 550. Hackensack Meadowlands area, New Jersey.
Sec. 551. Hudson River habitat restoration, New York.
Sec. 552. New York City Watershed.
Sec. 553. New York State Canal System.
Sec. 554. Orchard Beach, Bronx, New York.
Sec. 555. Dredged material containment facility for Port of New York-New 
           Jersey.
Sec. 556. Queens County, New York.
Sec. 557. Jamestown Dam and Pipestem Dam, North Dakota.
Sec. 558. Northeastern Ohio.
Sec. 559. Ohio River Greenway.
Sec. 560. Grand Lake, Oklahoma.
Sec. 561. Broad Top region of Pennsylvania.
Sec. 562. Curwensville Lake, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 563. Hopper dredge McFarland.
Sec. 564. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 565. Seven Points Visitors Center, Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 566. Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Sec. 567. Upper Susquehanna River basin, Pennsylvania and New York.
Sec. 568. Wills Creek, Hyndman, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 569. Blackstone River Valley, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Sec. 570. Dredged material containment facility for Port of Providence, 
           Rhode Island.
Sec. 571. Quonset Point-Davisville, Rhode Island.
Sec. 572. East Ridge, Tennessee.
Sec. 573. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Sec. 574. Tennessee River, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Sec. 575. Harris County, Texas.
Sec. 576. Neabsco Creek, Virginia.
Sec. 577. Tangier Island, Virginia.
Sec. 578. Pierce County, Washington.
Sec. 579. Greenbrier River Basin, West Virginia, flood protection.
Sec. 580. Lower Mud River, Milton, West Virginia.
Sec. 581. West Virginia and Pennsylvania flood control.
Sec. 582. Site designation.
Sec. 583. Long Island Sound.
Sec. 584. Water monitoring station.
Sec. 585. Overflow management facility.

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Sec. 586. Privatization of infrastructure assets.

 TITLE VI--EXTENSION OF EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY UNDER HARBOR MAINTENANCE 
                               TRUST FUND

Sec. 601. Extension of expenditure authority under Harbor Maintenance 
           Trust Fund.

<<NOTE: 33 USC 2201 note.>> SEC. 2. DEFINITION.

    In this Act, the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Army.

                    TITLE I--WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS

SEC. 101. PROJECT AUTHORIZATIONS.

    (a) Projects With Chief's Reports.--Except as provided in this 
subsection, the following projects for water resources development and 
conservation and other purposes are authorized to be carried out by the 
Secretary substantially in accordance with the plans, and subject to the 
conditions, described in the respective reports designated in this 
subsection:
            (1) American river watershed, california.--
                    (A) In general.--The project for flood damage 
                reduction, American and Sacramento Rivers, California: 
                Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated June 27, 1996, 
                at a total cost of $56,900,000, with an estimated 
                Federal cost of $42,675,000 and an estimated non-Federal 
                cost of $14,225,000, consisting of--
                          (i) approximately 24 miles of slurry wall in 
                      the levees along the lower American River;
                          (ii) approximately 12 miles of levee 
                      modifications along the east bank of the 
                      Sacramento River downstream from the Natomas Cross 
                      Canal;
                          (iii) 3 telemeter streamflow gauges upstream 
                      from the Folsom Reservoir; and
                          (iv) modifications to the flood warning system 
                      along the lower American River.
                    (B) Credit toward non-federal share.--The non-
                Federal interest shall receive credit toward the non-
                Federal share of project costs for expenses that the 
                non-Federal interest incurs for design or construction 
                of any of the features authorized under this paragraph 
                before the date on which Federal funds are made 
                available for construction of the project. The amount of 
                the credit shall be determined by the Secretary.
                    (C) Interim operation.--Until such time as a 
                comprehensive flood damage reduction plan for the 
                American River watershed has been implemented, the 
                Secretary of the Interior shall continue to operate the 
                Folsom Dam and Reservoir to the variable 400,000/670,000 
                acre-feet of flood control storage capacity and shall 
                extend the agreement between the Bureau of Reclamation 
                and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency with 
                respect to the watershed.
                    (D) Other costs.--The non-Federal interest shall be 
                responsible for--

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                          (i) all operation, maintenance, repair, 
                      replacement, and rehabilitation costs associated 
                      with the improvements carried out under this 
                      paragraph; and
                          (ii) 25 percent of the costs incurred for the 
                      variable flood control operation of the Folsom Dam 
                      and Reservoir during the 4-year period beginning 
                      on the date of the enactment of this Act and 100 
                      percent of such costs thereafter.
            (2) Humboldt harbor and bay, california.--The project for 
        navigation, Humboldt Harbor and Bay, California: Report of the 
        Chief of Engineers, dated October 30, 1995, at a total cost of 
        $15,180,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $10,000,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $5,180,000.
            (3) Marin county shoreline, san rafael, california.--The 
        project for hurricane and storm damage reduction, Marin County 
        shoreline, San Rafael, California: Report of the Chief of 
        Engineers, dated January 28, 1994, at a total cost of 
        $28,300,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $18,400,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $9,900,000.
            (4) Port of long beach (deepening), california.--The project 
        for navigation, Port of Long Beach (Deepening), California: 
        Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated July 26, 1996, at a 
        total cost of $37,288,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $14,318,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $22,970,000.
            (5) San lorenzo river, california.--The project for flood 
        control, San Lorenzo River, California: Report of the Chief of 
        Engineers, dated June 30, 1994, at a total cost of $21,800,000, 
        with an estimated Federal cost of $10,900,000 and an estimated 
        non-Federal cost of $10,900,000 and habitat restoration, at a 
        total cost of $4,050,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $3,040,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $1,010,000.
            (6) Santa barbara harbor, california.--The project for 
        navigation, Santa Barbara Harbor, California: Report of the 
        Chief of Engineers, dated April 26, 1994, at a total cost of 
        $5,840,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $4,670,000 and an 
        estimated non-Federal cost of $1,170,000.
            (7) Santa monica breakwater, california.--The project for 
        hurricane and storm damage reduction, Santa Monica Breakwater, 
        Santa Monica, California: Report of the Chief of Engineers, 
        dated June 7, 1996, at a total cost of $6,440,000, with an 
        estimated Federal cost of $4,220,000 and an estimated non-
        Federal cost of $2,220,000.
            (8) Anacostia river and tributaries, district of columbia 
        and maryland.--The project for environmental restoration, 
        Anacostia River and Tributaries, District of Columbia and 
        Maryland: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated November 15, 
        1994, at a total cost of $17,144,000, with an estimated Federal 
        cost of $12,858,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $4,286,000.
            (9) Atlantic intracoastal waterway, st. johns county, 
        florida.--The project for navigation, Atlantic Intracoastal 
        Waterway, St. Johns County, Florida: Report of the Chief of 
        Engineers, dated June 24, 1994, at a total Federal cost of 
        $15,881,000. Operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and 
        rehabilitation shall be a non-Federal responsibility, and the 
        non-Federal interest shall assume ownership of the bridge.

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            (10) Cedar hammock (wares creek), florida.--The project for 
        flood control, Cedar Hammock (Wares Creek), Manatee County, 
        Florida: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated August 23, 
        1996, at a total cost of $13,846,000, with an estimated Federal 
        cost of $10,385,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $3,461,000.
            (11) Lower savannah river basin, georgia and south 
        carolina.--The project for environmental restoration, Lower 
        Savannah River Basin, Georgia and South Carolina: Report of the 
        Chief of Engineers, dated July 30, 1996, at a total cost of 
        $3,431,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $2,573,000 and an 
        estimated non-Federal cost of $858,000.
            (12) Lake michigan, illinois.--The project for storm damage 
        reduction and shoreline erosion protection, Lake Michigan, 
        Illinois, from Wilmette, Illinois, to the Illinois-Indiana State 
        line: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated April 14, 1994, at 
        a total cost of $204,000,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $110,000,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $94,000,000. 
        The project shall include the breakwater near the South Water 
        Filtration Plant described in the report as a separate element 
        of the project, at a total cost of $11,470,000, with an 
        estimated Federal cost of $7,460,000 and an estimated non-
        Federal cost of $4,010,000. The Secretary shall reimburse the 
        non-Federal interest for the Federal share of any costs incurred 
        by the non-Federal interest--
                    (A) in reconstructing the revetment structures 
                protecting Solidarity Drive in Chicago, Illinois, if 
                such work is determined by the Secretary to be a 
                component of the project; and
                    (B) in constructing the breakwater near the South 
                Water Filtration Plant in Chicago, Illinois.
            (13) Kentucky lock and dam, tennessee river, kentucky.--The 
        project for navigation, Kentucky Lock and Dam, Tennessee River, 
        Kentucky: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated June 1, 1992, 
        at a total cost of $393,200,000. The costs of construction of 
        the project are to be paid \1/2\ from amounts appropriated from 
        the general fund of the Treasury and \1/2\ from amounts 
        appropriated from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.
            (14) Pond creek, jefferson county, kentucky.--The project 
        for flood control, Pond Creek, Jefferson County, Kentucky: 
        Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated June 28, 1994, at a 
        total cost of $16,080,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $10,993,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $5,087,000.
            (15) Wolf creek dam and lake cumberland, kentucky.--The 
        project for hydropower, Wolf Creek Dam and Lake Cumberland, 
        Kentucky: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated June 28, 1994, 
        at a total cost of $53,763,000, with an estimated non-Federal 
        cost of $53,763,000. Funds derived by the Tennessee Valley 
        Authority from its power program and funds derived from any 
        private or public entity designated by the Southeastern Power 
        Administration may be used to pay all or part of the costs of 
        the project.
            (16) Port fourchon, lafourche parish, louisiana.--The 
        project for navigation, Belle Pass and Bayou Lafourche, 
        Louisiana: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated April 7, 
        1995,

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        at a total cost of $4,440,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $2,300,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $2,140,000.
            (17) West bank of the mississippi river, new orleans (east 
        of harvey canal), louisiana.--The project for hurricane damage 
        reduction, West Bank of the Mississippi River in the vicinity of 
        New Orleans (East of Harvey Canal), Louisiana: Report of the 
        Chief of Engineers, dated May 1, 1995, at a total cost of 
        $126,000,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $82,200,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $43,800,000.
            (18) Blue river basin, kansas city, missouri.--The project 
        for flood control, Blue River Basin, Kansas City, Missouri: 
        Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated September 5, 1996, at a 
        total cost of $17,082,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $12,043,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $5,039,000.
            (19) Wood river, grand island, nebraska.--The project for 
        flood control, Wood River, Grand Island, Nebraska: Report of the 
        Chief of Engineers, dated May 3, 1994, at a total cost of 
        $11,800,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $6,040,000 and an 
        estimated non-Federal cost of $5,760,000.
            (20) Las cruces, new mexico.--The project for flood control, 
        Las Cruces, New Mexico: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated 
        June 24, 1996, at a total cost of $8,278,000, with an estimated 
        Federal cost of $5,494,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $2,784,000.
            (21) Atlantic coast of long island, new york.--The project 
        for storm damage reduction, Atlantic Coast of Long Island from 
        Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet, Long Beach Island, New York: 
        Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated April 5, 1996, at a 
        total cost of $72,091,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $46,859,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $25,232,000.
            (22) Cape fear--northeast (cape fear) rivers, north 
        carolina.--The project for navigation, Cape Fear--Northeast 
        (Cape Fear) Rivers, North Carolina: Report of the Chief of 
        Engineers, dated September 9, 1996, at a total cost of 
        $221,735,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $132,936,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $88,799,000.
            (23) Wilmington harbor, cape fear river, north carolina.--
        The project for navigation, Wilmington Harbor, Cape Fear and 
        Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, North Carolina: Report of the Chief 
        of Engineers, dated June 24, 1994, at a total cost of 
        $23,953,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $15,572,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $8,381,000.
            (24) Duck creek, cincinnati, ohio.--The project for flood 
        control, Duck Creek, Cincinnati, Ohio: Report of the Chief of 
        Engineers, dated June 28, 1994, at a total cost of $15,947,000, 
        with an estimated Federal cost of $11,960,000 and an estimated 
        non-Federal cost of $3,987,000.
            (25) Willamette river temperature control, mckenzie 
        subbasin, oregon.--The project for environmental restoration, 
        Willamette River Temperature Control, McKenzie Subbasin, Oregon: 
        Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated February 1, 1996, at a 
        total Federal cost of $38,000,000.
            (26) Rio grande de arecibo, puerto rico.--The project for 
        flood control, Rio Grande de Arecibo, Puerto Rico: Report of the 
        Chief of Engineers, dated April 5, 1994, at a total

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        cost of $19,951,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $10,557,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $9,394,000.
            (27) Charleston harbor, south carolina.--The project for 
        navigation, Charleston Harbor Deepening and Widening, South 
        Carolina: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated July 18, 1996, 
        at a total cost of $116,639,000, with an estimated Federal cost 
        of $71,940,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $44,699,000.
            (28) Big sioux river and skunk creek, sioux falls, south 
        dakota.--The project for flood control, Big Sioux River and 
        Skunk Creek, Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Report of the Chief of 
        Engineers, dated June 30, 1994, at a total cost of $34,600,000, 
        with an estimated Federal cost of $25,900,000 and an estimated 
        non-Federal cost of $8,700,000.
            (29) Gulf intracoastal waterway, aransas national wildlife 
        refuge, texas.--The project for navigation and environmental 
        preservation, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Aransas National 
        Wildlife Refuge, Texas: Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated 
        May 28, 1996, at a total cost of $18,283,000, with an estimated 
        Federal cost of $18,283,000.
            (30) Houston-galveston navigation channels, texas.--The 
        project for navigation and environmental restoration, Houston-
        Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas: Report of the Chief of 
        Engineers, dated May 9, 1996, at a total cost of $298,334,000, 
        with an estimated Federal cost of $197,237,000 and an estimated 
        non-Federal cost of $101,097,000, and an average annual cost of 
        $786,000 for future environmental restoration over the 50-year 
        life of the project, with an estimated annual Federal cost of 
        $590,000 and an estimated annual non-Federal cost of $196,000. 
        The removal of pipelines and other obstructions that are 
        necessary for the project shall be accomplished at non-Federal 
        expense. Non-Federal interests shall receive credit toward cash 
        contributions required during construction and subsequent to 
        construction for design and construction management work that is 
        performed by non-Federal interests and that the Secretary 
        determines is necessary to implement the project.
            (31) Marmet lock, kanawha river, west virginia.--The project 
        for navigation, Marmet Lock, Kanawha River, West Virginia: 
        Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated June 24, 1994, at a 
        total cost of $229,581,000. The costs of construction of the 
        project are to be paid \1/2\ from amounts appropriated from the 
        general fund of the Treasury and \1/2\ from amounts appropriated 
        from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.

    (b) Projects Subject to Report.--The following projects for water 
resources development and conservation and other purposes are authorized 
to be carried out by the Secretary substantially in accordance with the 
plans, and subject to the conditions, recommended in a final report (or 
in the case of the project described in paragraph (10), a Detailed 
Project Report) of the Corps of Engineers, if the report is completed 
not later than December 31, 1996:
            (1) Chignik, alaska.--The project for navigation, Chignik, 
        Alaska, at a total cost of $10,365,000, with an estimated 
        Federal cost of $4,282,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $6,083,000.
            (2) Cook inlet, alaska.--The project for navigation, Cook 
        Inlet, Alaska, at a total cost of $5,700,000, with an estimated

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        Federal cost of $3,700,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $2,000,000.
            (3) St. paul island harbor, st. paul, alaska.--The project 
        for navigation, St. Paul Harbor, St. Paul, Alaska, at a total 
        cost of $18,981,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $12,239,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $6,742,000.
            (4) Norco bluffs, riverside county, california.--The project 
        for bluff stabilization, Norco Bluffs, Riverside County, 
        California, at a total cost of $8,600,000, with an estimated 
        Federal cost of $6,450,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $2,150,000.
            (5) Terminus dam, kaweah river, california.--The project for 
        flood control and water supply, Terminus Dam, Kaweah River, 
        California, at a total cost of $34,500,000, with an estimated 
        Federal cost of $20,200,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $14,300,000.
            (6) Rehoboth beach and dewey beach, delaware.--The project 
        for storm damage reduction and shoreline protection, Rehoboth 
        Beach and Dewey Beach, Delaware, at a total cost of $9,423,000, 
        with an estimated Federal cost of $6,125,000 and an estimated 
        non-Federal cost of $3,298,000, and an estimated average annual 
        cost of $282,000 for periodic nourishment over the 50-year life 
        of the project, with an estimated annual Federal cost of 
        $183,000 and an estimated annual non-Federal cost of $99,000.
            (7) Brevard county, florida.--The project for shoreline 
        protection, Brevard County, Florida, at a total cost of 
        $76,620,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $36,006,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $40,614,000, and an estimated 
        average annual cost of $2,341,000 for periodic nourishment over 
        the 50-year life of the project, with an estimated annual 
        Federal cost of $1,109,000 and an estimated annual non-Federal 
        cost of $1,232,000.
            (8) Lake worth inlet, florida.--The project for navigation 
        and shoreline protection, Lake Worth Inlet, Palm Beach Harbor, 
        Florida, at a total cost of $3,915,000.
            (9) Miami harbor channel, florida.--The project for 
        navigation, Miami Harbor Channel, Miami, Florida, at a total 
        cost of $3,221,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $1,800,000 
        and an estimated non-Federal cost of $1,421,000.
            (10) New harmony, indiana.--The project for streambank 
        erosion protection, Wabash River at New Harmony, Indiana, at a 
        total cost of $2,800,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $2,100,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $700,000.
            (11) Westwego to harvey canal, louisiana.--The project for 
        hurricane damage prevention and flood control, West Bank 
        Hurricane Protection (Lake Cataouatche Area), Jefferson Parish, 
        Louisiana, at a total cost of $14,375,000, with an estimated 
        Federal cost of $9,344,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $5,031,000.
            (12) Chesapeake and delaware canal, maryland and delaware.--
        The project for navigation and safety improvements, Chesapeake 
        and Delaware Canal, Baltimore Harbor Connecting Channels, 
        Delaware and Maryland, at a total cost of $82,800,000, with an 
        estimated Federal cost of $53,852,000 and an estimated non-
        Federal cost of $28,948,000.

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            (13) Absecon island, new jersey.--The project for storm 
        damage reduction and shoreline protection, Brigantine Inlet to 
        Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Absecon Island, New Jersey, at a total 
        cost of $52,000,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $34,000,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $18,000,000.

SEC. 102. SMALL FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for each of the following 
projects and, if the Secretary determines that the project is feasible, 
may carry out the project under section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 
1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s):
            (1) South upland, san bernadino county, california.--Project 
        for flood control, South Upland, San Bernadino County, 
        California.
            (2) Birds, lawrence county, illinois.--Project for flood 
        control, Birds, Lawrence County, Illinois.
            (3) Bridgeport, lawrence county, illinois.--Project for 
        flood control, Bridgeport, Lawrence County, Illinois.
            (4) Embarras river, villa grove, illinois.--Project for 
        flood control, Embarras River, Villa Grove, Illinois.
            (5) Frankfort, will county, illinois.--Project for flood 
        control, Frankfort, Will County, Illinois.
            (6) Sumner, lawrence county, illinois.--Project for flood 
        control, Sumner, Lawrence County, Illinois.
            (7) Vermillion river, demonade park, lafayette, louisiana.--
        Project for nonstructural flood control, Vermillion River, 
        Demonade Park, Lafayette, Louisiana. In carrying out the study 
        and the project (if any) under this paragraph, the Secretary 
        shall use relevant information from the Lafayette Parish 
        feasibility study and expedite completion of the study under 
        this paragraph.
            (8) Vermillion river, quail hollow subdivision, lafayette, 
        louisiana.--Project for nonstructural flood control, Vermillion 
        River, Quail Hollow Subdivision, Lafayette, Louisiana. In 
        carrying out the study and the project (if any) under this 
        paragraph, the Secretary shall use relevant information from the 
        Lafayette Parish feasibility study and expedite completion of 
        the study under this paragraph.
            (9) Kawkawlin river, bay county, michigan.--Project for 
        flood control, Kawkawlin River, Bay County, Michigan.
            (10) Whitney drain, arenac county, michigan.--Project for 
        flood control, Whitney Drain, Arenac County, Michigan.
            (11) Festus and crystal city, missouri.--Project for flood 
        control, Festus and Crystal City, Missouri. In carrying out the 
        study and the project (if any) under this paragraph, the 
        Secretary shall use relevant information from the existing 
        reconnaissance study and shall expedite completion of the study 
        under this paragraph.
            (12) Kimmswick, missouri.--Project for flood control, 
        Kimmswick, Missouri. In carrying out the study and the project 
        (if any) under this paragraph, the Secretary shall use relevant 
        information from the existing reconnaissance study and shall 
        expedite completion of the study under this paragraph.
            (13) River des peres, st. louis county, missouri.--Project 
        for flood control, River Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri. 
        In carrying out the study and the project (if any),

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        the Secretary shall determine the feasibility of potential flood 
        control measures, consider potential storm water runoff and 
        related improvements, and cooperate with the Metropolitan St. 
        Louis Sewer District.
            (14) Malta, montana.--Project for flood control, Malta, 
        Montana.
            (15) Buffalo creek, erie county, new york.--Project for 
        flood control, Buffalo Creek, Erie County, New York.
            (16) Cazenovia creek, erie county, new york.--Project for 
        flood control, Cazenovia Creek, Erie County, New York.
            (17) Cheektowaga, erie county, new york.--Project for flood 
        control, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York.
            (18) Fulmer creek, village of mohawk, new york.--Project for 
        flood control, Fulmer Creek, village of Mohawk, New York.
            (19) Moyer creek, village of frankfort, new york.--Project 
        for flood control, Moyer Creek, village of Frankfort, New York.
            (20) Sauquoit creek, whitesboro, new york.--Project for 
        flood control, Sauquoit Creek, Whitesboro, New York.
            (21) Steele creek, village of ilion, new york.--Project for 
        flood control, Steele Creek, village of Ilion, New York.
            (22) Willamette river, oregon.--Project for nonstructural 
        flood control, Willamette River, Oregon, including floodplain 
        and ecosystem restoration.

SEC. 103. SMALL BANK STABILIZATION PROJECTS.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for each of the following 
projects and, if the Secretary determines that the project is feasible, 
may carry out the project under section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 
1946 (33 U.S.C. 701r):
            (1) St. joseph river, indiana.--Project for bank 
        stabilization, St. Joseph River, South Bend, Indiana, including 
        recreation and pedestrian access features.
            (2) Allegheny river at oil city, pennsylvania.--Project for 
        bank stabilization to address erosion problems affecting the 
        pipeline crossing the Allegheny River at Oil City, Pennsylvania, 
        including measures to address erosion affecting the pipeline in 
        the bed of the Allegheny River and its adjacent banks.
            (3) Cumberland river, nashville, tennessee.--Project for 
        bank stabilization, Cumberland River, Nashville, Tennessee.

SEC. 104. SMALL NAVIGATION PROJECTS.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for each of the following 
projects and, if the Secretary determines that the project is feasible, 
may carry out the project under section 107 of the River and Harbor Act 
of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577):
            (1) Akutan, alaska.--Project for navigation, Akutan, Alaska, 
        consisting of a bulkhead and a wave barrier, including 
        application of innovative technology involving use of a 
        permeable breakwater.
            (2) Illinois and michigan canal, illinois.--Project for 
        navigation, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Illinois, including 
        marina development at Lock 14.
            (3) Grand marais harbor breakwater, michigan.--Project for 
        navigation, Grand Marais Harbor breakwater, Michigan.

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            (4) Duluth, minnesota.--Project for navigation, Duluth, 
        Minnesota.
            (5) Taconite, minnesota.--Project for navigation, Taconite, 
        Minnesota.
            (6) Two harbors, minnesota.--Project for navigation, Two 
        Harbors, Minnesota.
            (7) Caruthersville harbor, pemiscot county, missouri.--
        Project for navigation, Caruthersville Harbor, Pemiscot County, 
        Missouri, including enlargement of the existing harbor and bank 
        stabilization measures.
            (8) New madrid county harbor, missouri.--Project for 
        navigation, New Madrid County Harbor, Missouri, including 
        enlargement of the existing harbor and bank stabilization 
        measures.
            (9) Brooklyn, new york.--Project for navigation, Brooklyn, 
        New York, including restoration of the pier and related 
        navigation support structures, at the Sixty-Ninth Street Pier.
            (10) Buffalo inner harbor, buffalo, new york.--Project for 
        navigation, Buffalo Inner Harbor, Buffalo, New York, including 
        enlargement of the existing harbor and bank stabilization 
        measures.
            (11) Glenn cove creek, new york.--Project for navigation, 
        Glenn Cove Creek, New York, including bulkheading.
            (12) Union ship canal, buffalo and lackawanna, new york.--
        Project for navigation, Union Ship Canal, Buffalo and 
        Lackawanna, New York.

SEC. 105. SMALL SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECTS.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for each of the following 
projects, and if the Secretary determines that the project is feasible, 
may carry out the project under section 3 of the Act entitled ``An Act 
authorizing Federal participation in the cost of protecting the shores 
of publicly owned property'', approved August 13, 1946 (33 U.S.C. 426g; 
60 Stat. 1056):
            (1) Fort pierce, florida.--Project for 1 mile of additional 
        shoreline protection, Fort Pierce, Florida.
            (2) Sylvan beach breakwater, verona, oneida county, new 
        york.--Project for shoreline protection, Sylvan Beach 
        breakwater, Verona, Oneida County, New York.

SEC. 106. SMALL SNAGGING AND SEDIMENT REMOVAL PROJECT, MISSISSIPPI 
            RIVER, LITTLE FALLS, MINNESOTA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for a project for clearing, 
snagging, and sediment removal, East Bank of the Mississippi River, 
Little Falls, Minnesota, including removal of sediment from culverts. 
The study shall include a determination of the adequacy of culverts to 
maintain flows through the channel. If the Secretary determines that the 
project is feasible, the Secretary may carry out the project under 
section 3 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the construction, 
repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, 
and for other purposes'', approved March 2, 1945 (33 U.S.C. 603a; 59 
Stat. 23).

SEC. 107. SMALL PROJECTS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for each of the following 
projects and, if the Secretary determines that the project is appro

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priate, may carry out the project under section 1135(a) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a(a)):
            (1) Pine flat dam, california.--Project for fish and 
        wildlife habitat restoration, Pine Flat Dam, Kings River, 
        California, including construction of a turbine bypass.
            (2) Upper truckee river, el dorado county, california.--
        Project for environmental restoration, Upper Truckee River, El 
        Dorado County, California, including measures for restoration of 
        degraded wetlands and wildlife enhancement.
            (3) Whittier narrows dam, california.--Project for 
        environmental restoration and remediation of contaminated water 
        sources, Whittier Narrows Dam, California.
            (4) Lower amazon creek, oregon.--Project for environmental 
        restoration, Lower Amazon Creek, Oregon, consisting of 
        environmental restoration measures relating to the flood 
        reduction measures constructed by the Corps of Engineers and the 
        related flood reduction measures constructed by the Natural 
        Resources Conservation Service.
            (5) Ashley creek, utah.--Project for fish and wildlife 
        restoration, Ashley Creek near Vernal, Utah.
            (6) Upper jordan river, salt lake county, utah.--Project for 
        channel restoration and environmental improvement, Upper Jordan 
        River, Salt Lake County, Utah.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 201. COST SHARING FOR DREDGED MATERIAL DISPOSAL AREAS.

    (a) Construction.--Section 101(a) of the Water Resources Development 
Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211(a); 100 Stat. 4082-4083) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2) by striking the last sentence and 
        inserting the following: ``The value of lands, easements, 
        rights-of-way, and relocations provided under paragraph (3) and 
        the costs of relocations borne by the non-Federal interests 
        under paragraph (4) shall be credited toward the payment 
        required under this paragraph.'';
            (2) in paragraph (3)--
                    (A) by inserting ``and'' after ``rights-of-way,'';
                    (B) by striking ``, and dredged material disposal 
                areas''; and
                    (C) by inserting ``, including any lands, easements, 
                rights-of-way, and relocations (other than utility 
                relocations accomplished under paragraph (4)) that are 
                necessary for dredged material disposal facilities'' 
                before the period at the end of such paragraph; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Dredged material disposal facilities for project 
        construction.--In this subsection, the term `general navigation 
        features' includes constructed land-based and aquatic dredged 
        material disposal facilities that are necessary for the disposal 
        of dredged material required for project construction and for 
        which a contract for construction has not been awarded on or 
        before the date of the enactment of this paragraph.''.

    (b) Operation and Maintenance.--Section 101(b) of such Act (33 
U.S.C. 2211(b); 100 Stat. 4083) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(1) In general.--'' before ``The 
        Federal'';

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            (2) by indenting and moving paragraph (1) (as designated by 
        paragraph (1) of this subsection) 2 ems to the right;
            (3) by striking ``pursuant to this Act'' and inserting ``by 
        the Secretary pursuant to this Act or any other law approved 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Dredged material disposal facilities.--The Federal 
        share of the cost of constructing land-based and aquatic dredged 
        material disposal facilities that are necessary for the disposal 
        of dredged material required for the operation and maintenance 
        of a project and for which a contract for construction has not 
        been awarded on or before the date of the enactment of this 
        paragraph shall be determined in accordance with subsection (a). 
        The Federal share of operating and maintaining such facilities 
        shall be determined in accordance with paragraph (1).''.

    (c) Agreement.--Section 101(e)(1) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 2211(e)(1); 
100 Stat. 4083) is amended by striking ``and to provide dredged material 
disposal areas and perform'' and inserting ``including those necessary 
for dredged material disposal facilities, and perform''.
    (d) Consideration of Funding Requirements and Equitable 
Apportionment.--Section 101 of such Act (33 U.S.C. 2211; 100 Stat. 4082-
4084) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(f) Consideration of Funding Requirements and Equitable 
Apportionment.--The Secretary shall ensure, to the extent practicable, 
that--
            ``(1) funding requirements for operation and maintenance 
        dredging of commercial navigation harbors are considered before 
        Federal funds are obligated for payment of the Federal share of 
        costs associated with the construction of dredged material 
        disposal facilities in accordance with subsections (a) and (b);
            ``(2) funds expended for such construction are apportioned 
        equitably in accordance with regional needs; and
            ``(3) use of a dredged material disposal facility designed, 
        constructed, managed, or operated by a private entity is not 
        precluded if, consistent with economic and environmental 
        considerations, the facility is the least-cost alternative.''.

    (e) Eligible Operations and Maintenance Defined.--Section 214(2) of 
such Act (33 U.S.C. 2241; 100 Stat. 4108) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A)--
                    (A) by inserting ``Federal'' after ``means all'';
                    (B) by inserting ``(i)'' after ``including''; and
                    (C) by inserting before the period at the end the 
                following: ``; (ii) the construction of dredged material 
                disposal facilities that are necessary for the operation 
                and maintenance of any harbor or inland harbor; (iii) 
                dredging and disposing of contaminated sediments that 
                are in or that affect the maintenance of Federal 
                navigation channels; (iv) mitigating for impacts 
                resulting from Federal navigation operation and 
                maintenance activities; and (v) operating and 
                maintaining dredged material disposal facilities''; and
            (2) in subparagraph (C) by striking ``rights-of-way, or 
        dredged material disposal areas,'' and inserting ``or rights-of-
        way,''.

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    (f) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2211 note.>>  Amendment of Cooperation 
Agreement.--If requested by the non-Federal interest, the Secretary 
shall amend a project cooperation agreement executed on or before the 
date of the enactment of this Act to reflect the application of the 
amendments made by this section to any project for which a contract for 
construction has not been awarded on or before that date.

    (g) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2211 note.>>  Savings Clause.--Nothing in this 
section (including the amendments made by this section) shall increase, 
or result in the increase of, the non-Federal share of the costs of--
            (1) expanding any confined dredged material disposal 
        facility that is operated by the Secretary and that is 
        authorized for cost recovery through the collection of tolls;
            (2) any confined dredged material disposal facility for 
        which the invitation for bids for construction was issued before 
        the date of the enactment of this Act; and
            (3) expanding any confined dredged material disposal 
        facility constructed under section 123 of the River and Harbor 
        Act of 1970 (33 U.S.C. 1293a) if the capacity of the confined 
        dredged material disposal facility was exceeded in less than 6 
        years.

SEC. 202. FLOOD CONTROL POLICY.

    (a) Flood Control Cost Sharing.--
            (1) Increased non-federal contributions.--
                    (A) In general.--Subsections (a) and (b) of section 
                103 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
                U.S.C. 2213 (a) and (b)) are each amended by striking 
                ``25 percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``35 
                percent''.
                    (B) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2213 note.>>  Applicability.--The 
                amendments made by subparagraph (A) shall apply to any 
                project authorized after the date of the enactment of 
                this Act and to any flood control project that is not 
                specifically authorized by Congress for which a Detailed 
                Project Report is approved after such date of enactment 
                or, in the case of a project for which no Detailed 
                Project Report is prepared, construction is initiated 
                after such date of enactment.
            (2) Physical construction defined.--Section 103(e)(1) of 
        such Act (33 U.S.C. 2213(e)(1)) is amended by adding at the end 
        the following: ``For the purpose of the preceding sentence, 
        physical construction shall be considered to be initiated on the 
        date of the award of a construction contract.''.

    (b) Ability To Pay.--
            (1) In general.--Section 103(m) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 
        2213(m)) is amended to read as follows:

    ``(m) Ability To Pay.--
            ``(1) In general.--Any cost-sharing agreement under this 
        section for flood control or agricultural water supply shall be 
        subject to the ability of a non-Federal interest to pay.
            ``(2) Criteria and procedures.--The ability of a non-Federal 
        interest to pay shall be determined by the Secretary in 
        accordance with criteria and procedures in effect on the day 
        before the date of the enactment of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1996; except that such criteria and 
        procedures shall be revised within 1 year after such date of 
        enactment to reflect the requirements of paragraph (3).

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            ``(3) Revision of criteria and procedures.--In revising 
        criteria and procedures pursuant to paragraph (2), the 
        Secretary--
                    ``(A) shall consider--
                          ``(i) per capita income data for the county or 
                      counties in which the project is to be located; 
                      and
                          ``(ii) the per capita non-Federal cost of 
                      construction of the project for the county or 
                      counties in which the project is to be located;
                    ``(B) shall not consider criteria (other than 
                criteria described in subparagraph (A)) in effect on the 
                day before the date of the enactment of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 1996; and
                    ``(C) may consider additional criteria relating to 
                the non-Federal interest's financial ability to carry 
                out its cost-sharing responsibilities, to the extent 
                that the application of such criteria does not eliminate 
                areas from eligibility for a reduction in the non-
                Federal share as determined under subparagraph (A).
            ``(4) Non-federal share.--Notwithstanding subsection (a), 
        the Secretary may reduce the requirement that a non-Federal 
        interest make a cash contribution for any project that is 
        determined to be eligible for a reduction in the non-Federal 
        share under criteria and procedures in effect under paragraphs 
        (1), (2), and (3).''.
            (2) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2213 note.>>  Applicability.--
                    (A) Generally.--Subject to subparagraph (C), the 
                amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply to any 
                project, or separable element thereof, with respect to 
                which the Secretary and the non-Federal interest enter 
                into a project cooperation agreement after December 31, 
                1997.
                    (B) Amendment of cooperation agreement.--If 
                requested by the non-Federal interest, the Secretary 
                shall amend a project cooperation agreement executed on 
                or before the date of the enactment of this Act to 
                reflect the application of the amendment made by 
                paragraph (1) to any project for which a contract for 
                construction has not been awarded on or before such date 
                of enactment.
                    (C) Non-federal option.--If requested by the non-
                Federal interest, the Secretary shall apply the criteria 
                and procedures established pursuant to section 103(m) of 
                the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 as in effect 
                on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act 
                for projects that are authorized before the date of the 
                enactment of this Act.

    (c) Floodplain Management Plans.--
            (1) In general.--Section 402 of such Act (33 U.S.C. 701b-12; 
        100 Stat. 4133) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 402. FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS.

    ``(a) Compliance With Floodplain Management and Insurance 
Programs.--Before construction of any project for local flood 
protection, or any project for hurricane or storm damage reduction, that 
involves Federal assistance from the Secretary, the non-Federal interest 
shall agree to participate in and comply with applicable Federal 
floodplain management and flood insurance programs.

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    ``(b) Flood Plain Management Plans.--Within 1 year after the date of 
signing a project cooperation agreement for construction of a project to 
which subsection (a) applies, the non-Federal interest shall prepare a 
flood plain management plan designed to reduce the impacts of future 
flood events in the project area. Such plan shall be implemented by the 
non-Federal interest not later than 1 year after completion of 
construction of the project.
    ``(c) Guidelines.--
            ``(1) In general.--Within 6 months after the date of the 
        enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall develop 
        guidelines for preparation of floodplain management plans by 
        non-Federal interests under subsection (b). Such guidelines 
        shall address potential measures, practices, and policies to 
        reduce loss of life, injuries, damages to property and 
        facilities, public expenditures, and other adverse impacts 
        associated with flooding and to preserve and enhance natural 
        floodplain values.
            ``(2) Limitation on statutory construction.--Nothing in this 
        subsection shall be construed to confer any regulatory authority 
        upon the Secretary or the Director of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency.

    ``(d) Technical Support.--The Secretary may provide technical 
support to a non-Federal interest for a project to which subsection (a) 
applies for the development and implementation of plans prepared under 
subsection (b).''.
            (2) <<NOTE: 33 USC 701b-12 note.>>  Applicability.--The 
        amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply to any project or 
        separable element thereof with respect to which the Secretary 
        and the non-Federal interest have not entered into a project 
        cooperation agreement on or before the date of the enactment of 
        this Act.

    (d) <<NOTE: 33 USC 701b-11 note.>>  Nonstructural Flood Control 
Policy.--
            (1) Review.--The Secretary shall conduct a review of 
        policies, procedures, and techniques relating to the evaluation 
        and development of flood control measures with a view toward 
        identifying impediments that may exist to justifying 
        nonstructural flood control measures as alternatives to 
        structural measures.
            (2) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress 
        a report on the findings of the review conducted under this 
        subsection, together with any recommendations for modifying 
        existing law to remove any impediments identified under such 
        review.

    (e) Emergency Response.--Section 5(a)(1) of the Act entitled ``An 
Act authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and 
harbors for flood control, and for other purposes'', approved August 18, 
1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n(a)(1)), is amended by inserting before the first 
semicolon the following: ``, or in implementation of nonstructural 
alternatives to the repair or restoration of such flood control work if 
requested by the non-Federal sponsor''.
    (f) Levee Owners Manual.--Section 5 of such Act of August 18, 1941 
(33 U.S.C. 701n), is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Levee Owners Manual.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        the enactment of this subsection, in accordance with chapter 5 
        of title 5, United States Code, the Secretary of the Army

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        shall prepare a manual describing the maintenance and upkeep 
        responsibilities that the Corps of Engineers requires of a non-
        Federal interest in order for the non-Federal interest to 
        receive Federal assistance under this section. The Secretary 
        shall provide a copy of the manual at no cost to each non-
        Federal interest that is eligible to receive Federal assistance 
        under this section.
            ``(2) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
        to be appropriated $1,000,000 to carry out this subsection.
            ``(3) Definitions.--In this subsection, the following 
        definitions apply:
                    ``(A) Maintenance and upkeep.--The term `maintenance 
                and upkeep' means all maintenance and general upkeep of 
                a levee performed on a regular and consistent basis that 
                is not repair and rehabilitation.
                    ``(B) Repair and rehabilitation.--The term `repair 
                and rehabilitation'--
                          ``(i) means the repair or rebuilding of a 
                      levee or other flood control structure, after the 
                      structure has been damaged by a flood, to the 
                      level of protection provided by the structure 
                      before the flood; but
                          ``(ii) does not include--
                                    ``(I) any improvement to the 
                                structure; or
                                    ``(II) repair or rebuilding 
                                described in clause (i) if, in the 
                                normal course of usage, the structure 
                                becomes structurally unsound and is no 
                                longer fit to provide the level of 
                                protection for which the structure was 
                                designed.''.

    (g) <<NOTE: 33 USC 701n note.>>  Vegetation Management Guidelines.--
            (1) Review.--The Secretary shall undertake a comprehensive 
        review of the current policy guidelines on vegetation management 
        for levees. The review shall examine current policies in view of 
        the varied interests in providing flood control, preserving, 
        protecting, and enhancing natural resources, protecting the 
        rights of Native Americans pursuant to treaty and statute, and 
        such other factors as the Secretary considers appropriate.
            (2) Cooperation and consultation.--The review under this 
        section shall be undertaken in cooperation with interested 
        Federal agencies and in consultation with interested 
        representatives of State and local governments and the public.
            (3) Revision of guidelines.--Based upon the results of the 
        review, the Secretary shall revise, not later than 270 days 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act, the policy 
        guidelines so as to provide a coherent and coordinated policy 
        for vegetation management for levees. Such revised guidelines 
        shall address regional variations in levee management and 
        resource needs and shall be incorporated in the manual proposed 
        under section 5(c) of such Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 
        701n).

    (h) <<NOTE: 33 USC 701b note.>>  Risk-Based Analysis Methodology.--
        <<NOTE: Contracts.>>     (1) In general.--The Secretary shall 
        enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to 
        conduct a study of the Corps of Engineers' use of risk-based 
        analysis for the evaluation of hydrology, hydraulics, and 
        economics in flood damage reduction studies. The study shall 
        include--

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                    (A) an evaluation of the impact of risk-based 
                analysis on project formulation, project economic 
                justification, and minimum engineering and safety 
                standards; and
                    (B) a review of studies conducted using risk-based 
                analysis to determine--
                          (i) the scientific validity of applying risk-
                      based analysis in these studies; and
                          (ii) the impact of using risk-based analysis 
                      as it relates to current policy and procedures of 
                      the Corps of Engineers.
            (2) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a 
        report on the results of the study under paragraph (1), as well 
        as such recommendations as the Secretary considers appropriate.
            (3) Limitation on use of methodology.--During the period 
        beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending 18 
        months after that date, if requested by a non-Federal interest, 
        the Secretary shall refrain from using any risk-based technique 
        required under the studies described in paragraph (1) for the 
        evaluation and design of a project.
            (4) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized to 
        be appropriated $250,000 to carry out this subsection.

SEC. 203. COST SHARING FOR FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

    (a) Non-Federal Share.--Section 105(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2215(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) Cost sharing.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall not initiate 
                any feasibility study for a water resources project 
                after November 17, 1986, until appropriate non-Federal 
                interests agree, by contract, to contribute 50 percent 
                of the cost of the study.
                    ``(B) Payment of cost share during period of 
                study.--During the period of the study, the non-Federal 
                share of the cost of the study payable under 
                subparagraph (A) shall be 50 percent of the sum of--
                          ``(i) the cost estimate for the study as 
                      contained in the feasibility cost-sharing 
                      agreement; and
                          ``(ii) any excess of the cost of the study 
                      over the cost estimate if the excess results 
                      from--
                                    ``(I) a change in Federal law; or
                                    ``(II) a change in the scope of the 
                                study requested by the non-Federal 
                                interests.
                    ``(C) Payment of cost share on authorization of 
                project or termination of study.--
                          ``(i) Project timely authorized.--Except as 
                      otherwise agreed to by the Secretary and the non-
                      Federal interests and subject to clause (ii), the 
                      non-Federal share of any excess of the cost of the 
                      study over the cost estimate (excluding any excess 
                      cost described in subparagraph (B)(ii)) shall be 
                      payable on the date on which the Secretary and the 
                      non-Federal interests enter into an agreement 
                      pursuant to section 101(e) or 103(j) with respect 
                      to the project.

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                          ``(ii) Project not timely authorized.--If the 
                      project that is the subject of the study is not 
                      authorized by the date that is 5 years after the 
                      completion of the final report of the Chief of 
                      Engineers concerning the study or the date that is 
                      2 years after the termination of the study, the 
                      non-Federal share of any excess of the cost of the 
                      study over the cost estimate (excluding any excess 
                      cost described in subparagraph (B)(ii)) shall be 
                      payable to the United States on that date.
                    ``(D) Amendment of cost estimate.--The cost estimate 
                referred to in subparagraph (B)(i) may be amended only 
                by agreement of the Secretary and the non-Federal 
                interests.
                    ``(E) In-kind contributions.--Not more than \1/2\ of 
                the non-Federal share required under this paragraph may 
                be satisfied by the provision of services, materials, 
                supplies, or other in-kind services necessary to prepare 
                the feasibility report.''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2) by striking ``(2) This subsection'' and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(2) Applicability.--This subsection''.

    (b) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2215 note.>>  Applicability.--The amendments made 
by subsection (a) shall apply notwithstanding any feasibility cost-
sharing agreement entered into by the Secretary and the non-Federal 
interests. On request of the non-Federal interest, the Secretary shall 
amend any feasibility cost-sharing agreements in effect on the date of 
the enactment of this Act so as to conform the agreements with the 
amendments.

    (c) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2215 note.>>  No Requirement of Reimbursement.--
Nothing in this section or any amendment made by this section requires 
the Secretary to reimburse the non-Federal interests for funds 
previously contributed for a study.

SEC. 204. RESTORATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.

    (a) Review of Projects.--Section 1135(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``the operation of''; and
            (2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: 
        ``and to determine if the operation of such projects has 
        contributed to the degradation of the quality of the 
        environment''.

    (b) Program of Projects.--Section 1135(b) of such Act is amended by 
striking the last 2 sentences.
    (c) Restoration of Environmental Quality.--Section 1135 of such Act 
is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), and (e) as 
        subsections (e), (f), and (g), respectively;
            (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

    ``(c) Restoration of Environmental Quality.--If the Secretary 
determines that construction of a water resources project by the 
Secretary or operation of a water resources project constructed by the 
Secretary has contributed to the degradation of the quality of the 
environment, the Secretary may undertake measures for restoration of 
environmental quality and measures for enhancement of environmental 
quality that are associated with the restoration, through modifications 
either at the project site or at other locations that have been affected 
by the construction

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or operation of the project, if such measures do not conflict with the 
authorized project purposes.
    ``(d) Non-Federal Share; Limitation on Maximum Federal 
Expenditure.--The non-Federal share of the cost of any modifications or 
measures carried out or undertaken pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) 
shall be 25 percent. Not more than 80 percent of the non-Federal share 
may be in kind, including a facility, supply, or service that is 
necessary to carry out the modification or measure. Not more than 
$5,000,000 in Federal funds may be expended on any single modification 
or measure carried out or undertaken pursuant to this section.''; and
            (3) in subsection (f) (as so redesignated) by striking 
        ``program conducted under subsection (b)'' and inserting 
        ``programs conducted under subsections (b) and (c)''.

    (d) Definition.--Section 1135 of such Act (as amended by subsection 
(c)(1) of this section) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(h) Definition.--In this section, the term `water resources 
project constructed by the Secretary' includes a water resources project 
constructed or funded jointly by the Secretary and the head of any other 
Federal agency (including the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service).''.

SEC. 205. ENVIRONMENTAL DREDGING.

    Section 312 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (33 
U.S.C. 1252 note; 104 Stat. 4639-4640) is amended--
            (1) in each of subsections (a), (b), and (c) by inserting 
        ``and remediate'' after ``remove'' each place it appears;
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1) by inserting ``and 
                remediation'' after ``removal'' each place it appears; 
                and
                    (B) in paragraph (2) by striking ``$10,000,000'' and 
                inserting ``$20,000,000''; and
            (3) by striking subsection (f) and inserting the following:

    ``(f) Priority Work.--In carrying out this section, the Secretary 
shall give priority to work in the following areas:
            ``(1) Brooklyn Waterfront, New York.
            ``(2) Buffalo Harbor and River, New York.
            ``(3) Ashtabula River, Ohio.
            ``(4) Mahoning River, Ohio.
            ``(5) Lower Fox River, Wisconsin.''.

SEC. 206. <<NOTE: 22 USC 2330.>>  AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION.

    (a) General Authority.--The Secretary may carry out an aquatic 
ecosystem restoration and protection project if the Secretary determines 
that the project--
            (1) will improve the quality of the environment and is in 
        the public interest; and
            (2) is cost-effective.

    (b) Cost Sharing.--Non-Federal interests shall provide 35 percent of 
the cost of construction of any project carried out under this section, 
including provision of all lands, easements, rights-of-way, and 
necessary relocations.
    (c) Agreements.--Construction of a project under this section shall 
be initiated only after a non-Federal interest has entered into a 
binding agreement with the Secretary to pay the non-Federal share of the 
costs of construction required by this section and to pay 100 percent of 
any operation, maintenance, and replacement

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and rehabilitation costs with respect to the project in accordance with 
regulations prescribed by the Secretary.
    (d) Cost Limitation.--Not more than $5,000,000 in Federal funds may 
be allotted under this section for a project at any single locality.
    (e) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
this section $25,000,000 for each fiscal year.

SEC. 207. BENEFICIAL USES OF DREDGED MATERIAL.

    Section 204 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 
U.S.C. 2326; 106 Stat. 4826) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:

    ``(e) Selection of Dredged Material Disposal Method.--In developing 
and carrying out a project for navigation involving the disposal of 
dredged material, the Secretary may select, with the consent of the non-
Federal interest, a disposal method that is not the least-cost option if 
the Secretary determines that the incremental costs of such disposal 
method are reasonable in relation to the environmental benefits, 
including the benefits to the aquatic environment to be derived from the 
creation of wetlands and control of shoreline erosion. The Federal share 
of such incremental costs shall be determined in accordance with 
subsection (c).''.

SEC. 208. RECREATION POLICY AND USER FEES.

    (a) <<NOTE: 16 USC 460d note.>>  Recreation Policy.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall provide increased 
        emphasis on, and opportunities for recreation at, water 
        resources projects operated, maintained, or constructed by the 
        Corps of Engineers.
            (2) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress 
        a report on specific measures taken to implement this 
        subsection.

    (b) User Fees.--
            (1) In general.--Section 210(b)(4) of the Flood Control Act 
        of 1968 (16 U.S.C. 460d-3(b)(4)) is amended by inserting before 
        the period at the end the following: ``and, subject to the 
        availability of appropriations, shall be used for the purposes 
        specified in section 4(i)(3) of such Act at the water resources 
        development project at which the fees were collected''.
            (2) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to 
        the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and 
        the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
        of Representatives a report, with respect to fiscal years 1995 
        and 1996, on--
                    (A) the amount of day-use fees collected under 
                section 210(b) of the Flood Control Act of 1968 (16 
                U.S.C. 460d-3(b)) at each water resources development 
                project; and
                    (B) the administrative costs associated with the 
                collection of the day-use fees at each water resources 
                development project.

    (c) <<NOTE: 16 USC 460d-3 note.>>  Alternative to Annual Passes.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall evaluate the 
        feasibility of implementing an alternative to the $25 annual 
        pass that the Secretary currently offers to users of recreation 
        facilities at water resources projects of the Corps of 
        Engineers.

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            (2) Annual pass.--The evaluation under paragraph (1) shall 
        include the establishment on a test basis of an annual pass that 
        costs $10 or less for the use of recreation facilities, 
        including facilities at Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania.
            (3) Report.--Not later than December 31, 1999, the Secretary 
        shall transmit to Congress a report on the results of the 
        evaluation carried out under this subsection, together with 
        recommendations concerning whether annual passes for individual 
        projects should be offered on a nationwide basis.
            (4) Expiration of authority.--The authority to establish an 
        annual pass under paragraph (2) shall expire on the later of 
        December 31, 1999, or the date of transmittal of the report 
        under paragraph (3).

SEC. 209. <<NOTE: 42 USC 9607 note.>>  RECOVERY OF COSTS.

    Amounts recovered under section 107 of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 
U.S.C. 9607) for any response action taken by the Secretary in support 
of the civil works program of the Department of the Army and any other 
amounts recovered by the Secretary from a contractor, insurer, surety, 
or other person to reimburse the Department of the Army for any 
expenditure for environmental response activities in support of the Army 
civil works program shall be credited to the appropriate trust fund 
account from which the cost of such response action has been paid or 
will be charged.

SEC. 210. COST SHARING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 103(c) of the Water Resources Development 
Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213(c); 100 Stat. 4085) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (5);
            (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (6) and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:
            ``(7) environmental protection and restoration: 35 percent; 
        except that nothing in this paragraph shall affect or limit the 
        applicability of section 906.''.

    (b) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2213 note.>>  Applicability.--The amendments made 
by subsection (a) apply only to projects authorized after the date of 
the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 211. <<NOTE: 33 USC 701b-13.>>  CONSTRUCTION OF FLOOD CONTROL 
            PROJECTS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

    (a) Authority.--Non-Federal interests are authorized to undertake 
flood control projects in the United States, subject to obtaining any 
permits required pursuant to Federal and State laws in advance of actual 
construction.
    (b) Studies and Design Activities.--
            (1) By non-federal interests.--A non-Federal interest may 
        prepare, for review and approval by the Secretary, the necessary 
        studies and design documents for any construction to be 
        undertaken pursuant to subsection (a).
            (2) By secretary.--Upon request of an appropriate non-
        Federal interest, the Secretary may undertake all necessary 
        studies and design activities for any construction to be 
        undertaken pursuant to subsection (a) and provide technical 
        assistance in obtaining all necessary permits for such 
        construction if the non-Federal interest contracts with the 
        Secretary to provide to the United States funds for the studies 
        and design

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        activities during the period in which the studies and design 
        activities will be conducted.

    (c) Completion of Studies and Design Activities.--In the case of any 
study or design documents for a flood control project that were 
initiated before the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
may complete and transmit to the appropriate non-Federal interests the 
study or design documents or, upon the request of such non-Federal 
interests, terminate the study or design activities and transmit the 
partially completed study or design documents to such non-Federal 
interests for completion. Studies and design documents subject to this 
subsection shall be completed without regard to the requirements of 
subsection (b).
    (d) Authority To Carry Out Improvement.--
            (1) In general.--Any non-Federal interest that has received 
        from the Secretary pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) a favorable 
        recommendation to carry out a flood control project, or 
        separable element of a flood control project, based on the 
        results of completed studies and design documents for the 
        project or element may carry out the project or element if a 
        final environmental impact statement under the National 
        Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) has 
        been filed for the project or element.
            (2) Permits.--Any plan of improvement proposed to be 
        implemented in accordance with this subsection shall be deemed 
        to satisfy the requirements for obtaining the appropriate 
        permits required under the Secretary's authority. Such permits 
        shall be granted subject to the non-Federal interest's 
        acceptance of the terms and conditions of such permits if the 
        Secretary determines that the applicable regulatory criteria and 
        procedures have been satisfied.
            (3) Monitoring.--The Secretary shall monitor any project for 
        which a permit is granted under this subsection in order to 
        ensure that such project is constructed, operated, and 
        maintained in accordance with the terms and conditions of such 
        permit.

    (e) Reimbursement.--
            (1) General rule.--Subject to appropriations Acts, the 
        Secretary may reimburse any non-Federal interest an amount equal 
        to the estimate of the Federal share, without interest, of the 
        cost of any authorized flood control project, or separable 
        element of a flood control project, constructed pursuant to this 
        section--
                    (A) if, after authorization and before initiation of 
                construction of the project or separable element, the 
                Secretary approves the plans for construction of such 
                project by the non-Federal interest; and
                    (B) if the Secretary finds, after a review of 
                studies and design documents prepared pursuant to this 
                section, that construction of the project or separable 
                element is economically justified and environmentally 
                acceptable.
            (2) Special rules.--
                    (A) Reimbursement.--For work (including work 
                associated with studies, planning, design, and 
                construction) carried out by a non-Federal interest with 
                respect to a project described in subsection (f), the 
                Secretary shall, subject to amounts being made available 
                in advance in appropriations Acts, reimburse, without 
                interest, the non-Federal

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                interest an amount equal to the estimated Federal share 
                of the cost of such work if such work is later 
                recommended by the Chief of Engineers and approved by 
                the Secretary.
                    (B) Credit.--If the non-Federal interest for a 
                project described in subsection (f) carries out work 
                before completion of a reconnaissance study by the 
                Secretary and if such work is determined by the 
                Secretary to be compatible with the project later 
                recommended by the Secretary, the Secretary shall credit 
                the non-Federal interest for its share of the cost of 
                the project for such work.
            (3) Matters to be considered in reviewing plans.--In 
        reviewing plans under this subsection, the Secretary shall 
        consider budgetary and programmatic priorities and other factors 
        that the Secretary considers appropriate.
            (4) Monitoring.--The Secretary shall regularly monitor and 
        audit any project for flood control approved for construction 
        under this section by a non-Federal interest to ensure that such 
        construction is in compliance with the plans approved by the 
        Secretary and that the costs are reasonable.
            (5) Limitation on reimbursements.--The Secretary may not 
        make any reimbursement under this section until the Secretary 
        determines that the work for which reimbursement is requested 
        has been performed in accordance with applicable permits and 
        approved plans.

    (f) Specific Projects.--For the purpose of demonstrating the 
potential advantages and effectiveness of non-Federal implementation of 
flood control projects, the Secretary shall enter into agreements 
pursuant to this section with non-Federal interests for development of 
the following flood control projects by such interests:
            (1) Berryessa creek, california.--The Berryessa Creek 
        element of the project for flood control, Coyote and Berryessa 
        Creeks, California, authorized by section 101(a)(5) of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4606); except that, 
        subject to the approval of the Secretary as provided by this 
        section, the non-Federal interest may design and construct an 
        alternative to such element.
            (2) Los angeles county drainage area, california.--The 
        project for flood control, Los Angeles County Drainage Area, 
        California, authorized by section 101(b) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4611).
            (3) Stockton metropolitan area, california.--The project for 
        flood control, Stockton Metropolitan Area, California.
            (4) Upper guadalupe river, california.--The project for 
        flood control, Upper Guadalupe River, California.
            (5) Flamingo and tropicana washes, nevada.--The project for 
        flood control, Las Vegas Wash and Tributaries (Flamingo and 
        Tropicana Washes), Nevada, authorized by section 101(13) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4803).
            (6) Brays bayou, texas.--Flood control components comprising 
        the Brays Bayou element of the project for flood control, 
        Buffalo Bayou and tributaries, Texas, authorized by section 
        101(a)(21) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 
        Stat. 4610); except that, subject to the approval of the 
        Secretary as provided by this section, the non-Federal interest 
        may design and construct an alternative to the diversion 
        component of such element.

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            (7) Hunting bayou, texas.--The Hunting Bayou element of the 
        project for flood control, Buffalo Bayou and tributaries, Texas, 
        authorized by such section; except that, subject to the approval 
        of the Secretary as provided by this section, the non-Federal 
        interest may design and construct an alternative to such 
        element.
            (8) White oak bayou, texas.--The project for flood control, 
        White Oak Bayou watershed, Texas.

    (g) Treatment of Flood Damage Prevention Measures.--For the purposes 
of this section, flood damage prevention measures at or in the vicinity 
of Morgan City and Berwick, Louisiana, shall be treated as an authorized 
separable element of the Atchafalaya Basin feature of the project for 
flood control, Mississippi River and Tributaries.

SEC. 212. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2313a.>>  ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL 
            INNOVATIONS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.

    (a) Surveys, Plans, and Studies.--To encourage innovative and 
environmentally sound engineering solutions and innovative environmental 
solutions to problems of national significance, the Secretary may 
undertake surveys, plans, and studies and prepare reports that may lead 
to work under existing civil works authorities or to recommendations for 
authorizations.
    (b) Funding.--
            (1) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized to 
        be appropriated to carry out this section $1,000,000 for each of 
        fiscal years 1997 through 2000.
            (2) Funding from other sources.--The Secretary may accept 
        and expend additional funds from other Federal agencies, States, 
        or non-Federal entities for purposes of carrying out this 
        section.

SEC. 213. <<NOTE: 33 USC 576b.>>  LEASE AUTHORITY.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may lease 
space available in buildings for which funding for construction or 
purchase was provided from the revolving fund established by the 1st 
section of the Civil Functions Appropriations Act, 1954 (33 U.S.C. 576; 
67 Stat. 199), under such terms and conditions as are acceptable to the 
Secretary. The proceeds from such leases shall be credited to the 
revolving fund for the purposes set forth in such Act.

SEC. 214. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

    (a) Funding From Other Federal Sources.--Section 7 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1988 (33 U.S.C. 2313; 102 Stat. 4022-4023) 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by inserting ``civil works'' before 
        ``mission''; and
            (2) by striking subsection (e) and inserting the following:

    ``(e) Funding From Other Federal Sources.--The Secretary may accept 
and expend additional funds from other Federal programs, including other 
Department of Defense programs, to carry out this section.''.
    (b) Pre-Agreement Temporary Protection of Technology.--Section 7 of 
such Act is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) as 
        subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f), respectively;
            (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

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    ``(b) Pre-Agreement Temporary Protection of Technology.--
            ``(1) In general.--If the Secretary determines that 
        information developed as a result of research and development 
        activities conducted by the Corps of Engineers is likely to be 
        subject to a cooperative research and development agreement 
        within 2 years of its development and that such information 
        would be a trade secret or commercial or financial information 
        that would be privileged or confidential if the information had 
        been obtained from a non-Federal party participating in a 
        cooperative research and development agreement under section 12 
        of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 
        U.S.C. 3710a), the Secretary may provide appropriate protection 
        against the dissemination of such information, including 
        exemption from subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5, United 
        States Code, until the earlier of the date the Secretary enters 
        into such an agreement with respect to such technology or the 
        last day of the 2-year period beginning on the date of such 
        determination.
            ``(2) Treatment.--Any technology covered by this section 
        that becomes the subject of a cooperative research and 
        development agreement shall be accorded the protection provided 
        under section 12(c)(7)(B) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 3710a(c)(7)(B)) 
        as if such technology had been developed under a cooperative 
        research and development agreement.''; and
            (3) in subsection (d) (as so redesignated) by striking 
        ``(b)'' and inserting ``(c)''.

SEC. 215. NATIONAL DAM SAFETY PROGRAM.

    (a) <<NOTE: 33 USC 467 note.>>  Purpose.--The purpose of this 
section is to reduce the risks to life and property from dam failure in 
the United States through the establishment and maintenance of an 
effective national dam safety program to bring together the expertise 
and resources of the Federal and non-Federal communities in achieving 
national dam safety hazard reduction. It is not the intent of this 
section to preempt any other Federal or State authorities nor is it the 
intent of this section to mandate State participation in the grant 
assistance program to be established under this section.

    (b) <<NOTE: 33 USC 467 note.>>  Effect on Other Dam Safety 
Programs.--Nothing in this section (including the amendments made by 
this section) shall preempt or otherwise affect any dam safety program 
of a Federal agency other than the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
including any program that regulates, permits, or licenses any activity 
affecting a dam.

    (c) Dam Safety Program.--The Act entitled ``An Act to authorize the 
Secretary of the Army to undertake a national program of inspection of 
dams'', approved August 8, 1972 (33 U.S.C 467 et seq.; Public Law 92-
367), is amended--
            (1) by striking the 1st section <<NOTE: 33 USC 467.>>  and 
        inserting the following:

``SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    ``This Act may be cited as the `National Dam Safety Program Act'.'';
            (2) <<NOTE: 33 USC 467d-467m.>>  by striking sections 5 
        through 14;
            (3) <<NOTE: 33 USC 467a-467c.>>  by redesignating sections 
        2, 3, and 4 as sections 3, 4, and 5, respectively;
            (4) by inserting after section 1 (as amended by paragraph 
        (1) of this subsection) the following:

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``SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467.>>  DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this Act, the following definitions apply:
            ``(1) Board.--The term `Board' means a National Dam Safety 
        Review Board established under section 8(h).
            ``(2) Dam.--The term `dam'--
                    ``(A) means any artificial barrier that has the 
                ability to impound water, wastewater, or any liquid-
                borne material, for the purpose of storage or control of 
                water, that--
                          ``(i) is 25 feet or more in height from--
                                    ``(I) the natural bed of the stream 
                                channel or watercourse measured at the 
                                downstream toe of the barrier; or
                                    ``(II) if the barrier is not across 
                                a stream channel or watercourse, from 
                                the lowest elevation of the outside 
                                limit of the barrier;
                      to the maximum water storage elevation; or
                          ``(ii) has an impounding capacity for maximum 
                      storage elevation of 50 acre-feet or more; but
                    ``(B) does not include--
                          ``(i) a levee; or
                          ``(ii) a barrier described in subparagraph (A) 
                      that--
                                    ``(I) is 6 feet or less in height 
                                regardless of storage capacity; or
                                    ``(II) has a storage capacity at the 
                                maximum water storage elevation that is 
                                15 acre-feet or less regardless of 
                                height;
                      unless the barrier, because of the location of the 
                      barrier or another physical characteristic of the 
                      barrier, is likely to pose a significant threat to 
                      human life or property if the barrier fails (as 
                      determined by the Director).
            ``(3) Director.--The term `Director' means the Director of 
        FEMA.
            ``(4) Federal agency.--The term `Federal agency' means a 
        Federal agency that designs, finances, constructs, owns, 
        operates, maintains, or regulates the construction, operation, 
        or maintenance of a dam.
            ``(5) Federal guidelines for dam safety.--The term `Federal 
        Guidelines for Dam Safety' means the FEMA publication, numbered 
        93 and dated June 1979, that defines management practices for 
        dam safety at all Federal agencies.
            ``(6) FEMA.--The term `FEMA' means the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency.
            ``(7) Hazard reduction.--The term `hazard reduction' means 
        the reduction in the potential consequences to life and property 
        of dam failure.
            ``(8) ICODS.--The term `ICODS' means the Interagency 
        Committee on Dam Safety established by section 7.
            ``(9) Program.--The term `Program' means the national dam 
        safety program established under section 8.
            ``(10) State.--The term `State' means each of the several 
        States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the 
        Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American 
        Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any 
        other territory or possession of the United States.

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            ``(11) State dam safety agency.--The term `State dam safety 
        agency' means a State agency that has regulatory authority over 
        the safety of non-Federal dams.
            ``(12) State dam safety program.--The term `State dam safety 
        program' means a State dam safety program approved and assisted 
        under section 8(f).
            ``(13) United states.--The term `United States', when used 
        in a geographical sense, means all of the States.'';
            (5) in section 3 <<NOTE: 33 USC 467a.>> (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (3) of this subsection)--
                    (A) by striking ``Sec. 3. As'' and inserting the 
                following:

``SEC. 3. INSPECTION OF DAMS.

    ``(a) In General.--As''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) State Participation.--On request of a State dam safety agency, 
with respect to any dam the failure of which would affect the State, the 
head of a Federal agency shall--
            ``(1) provide information to the State dam safety agency on 
        the construction, operation, or maintenance of the dam; or
            ``(2) allow any official of the State dam safety agency to 
        participate in the Federal inspection of the dam.'';
            (6) in section 4 <<NOTE: 33 USC 467b.>>  (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (3) of this subsection) by striking ``Sec. 4. As'' and 
        inserting the following:

``SEC. 4. INVESTIGATION REPORTS TO GOVERNORS.

    ``As'';
            (7) in section 5 <<NOTE: 33 USC 467c.>>  (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (3) of this subsection) by striking ``Sec. 5. For'' 
        and inserting the following:

``SEC. 5. DETERMINATION OF DANGER TO HUMAN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

    ``For''; and
            (8) by inserting after section 5 (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (3) of this subsection) the following:

``SEC. 6. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467d.>>  NATIONAL DAM INVENTORY.

    ``The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, 
may maintain and periodically publish updated information on the 
inventory of dams in the United States.

``SEC. 7. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467e.>>  INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON DAM SAFETY.

    ``(a) Establishment.--There is established an Interagency Committee 
on Dam Safety--
            ``(1) comprised of a representative of each of the 
        Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the 
        Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the 
        Department of Labor, FEMA, the Federal Energy Regulatory 
        Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Tennessee 
        Valley Authority, and the United States Section of the 
        International Boundary Commission; and
            ``(2) chaired by the Director.

    ``(b) Duties.--ICODS shall encourage the establishment and 
maintenance of effective Federal and State programs, policies, and 
guidelines intended to enhance dam safety for the protection of human 
life and property through--

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            ``(1) coordination and information exchange among Federal 
        agencies and State dam safety agencies; and
            ``(2) coordination and information exchange among Federal 
        agencies concerning implementation of the Federal Guidelines for 
        Dam Safety.

``SEC. 8. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467f.>>  NATIONAL DAM SAFETY PROGRAM.

    ``(a) In General.--The Director, in consultation with ICODS and 
State dam safety agencies, and the Board shall establish and maintain, 
in accordance with this section, a coordinated national dam safety 
program. The Program shall--
            ``(1) be administered by FEMA to achieve the objectives set 
        forth in subsection (c);
            ``(2) involve, to the extent appropriate, each Federal 
        agency; and
            ``(3) include--
                    ``(A) each of the components described in subsection 
                (d);
                    ``(B) the implementation plan described in 
                subsection (e); and
                    ``(C) assistance for State dam safety programs 
                described in subsection (f).

    ``(b) Duties.--The Director shall--
            ``(1) not later than 270 days after the date of the 
        enactment of this paragraph, develop the implementation plan 
        described in subsection (e);
            ``(2) not later than 300 days after the date of the 
        enactment of this paragraph, submit to the appropriate 
        authorizing committees of Congress the implementation plan 
        described in subsection (e); and
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Regulations.>>  by regulation, not later than 
        360 days after the date of the enactment of this paragraph--
                    ``(A) develop and implement the Program;
                    ``(B) establish goals, priorities, and target dates 
                for implementation of the Program; and
                    ``(C) to the extent feasible, provide a method for 
                cooperation and coordination with, and assistance to, 
                interested governmental entities in all States.

    ``(c) Objectives.--The objectives of the Program are to--
            ``(1) ensure that new and existing dams are safe through the 
        development of technologically and economically feasible 
        programs and procedures for national dam safety hazard 
        reduction;
            ``(2) encourage acceptable engineering policies and 
        procedures to be used for dam site investigation, design, 
        construction, operation and maintenance, and emergency 
        preparedness;
            ``(3) encourage the establishment and implementation of 
        effective dam safety programs in each State based on State 
        standards;
            ``(4) develop and encourage public awareness projects to 
        increase public acceptance and support of State dam safety 
        programs;
            ``(5) develop technical assistance materials for Federal and 
        non-Federal dam safety programs; and
            ``(6) develop mechanisms with which to provide Federal 
        technical assistance for dam safety to the non-Federal sector.

    ``(d) Components.--

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            ``(1) In general.--The Program shall consist of--
                    ``(A) a Federal element and a non-Federal element; 
                and
                    ``(B) leadership activity, technical assistance 
                activity, and public awareness activity.
            ``(2) Elements.--
                    ``(A) Federal.--The Federal element shall 
                incorporate the activities and practices carried out by 
                Federal agencies under section 7 to implement the 
                Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety.
                    ``(B) Non-federal.--The non-Federal element shall 
                consist of--
                          ``(i) the activities and practices carried out 
                      by States, local governments, and the private 
                      sector to safely build, regulate, operate, and 
                      maintain dams; and
                          ``(ii) Federal activities that foster State 
                      efforts to develop and implement effective 
                      programs for the safety of dams.
            ``(3) Functional activities.--
                    ``(A) Leadership.--The leadership activity shall be 
                the responsibility of FEMA and shall be exercised by 
                chairing ICODS to coordinate Federal efforts in 
                cooperation with State dam safety officials.
                    ``(B) Technical assistance.--The technical 
                assistance activity shall consist of the transfer of 
                knowledge and technical information among the Federal 
                and non-Federal elements described in paragraph (2).
                    ``(C) Public awareness.--The public awareness 
                activity shall provide for the education of the public, 
                including State and local officials, in the hazards of 
                dam failure, methods of reducing the adverse 
                consequences of dam failure, and related matters.

    ``(e) Implementation Plan.--The Director shall--
            ``(1) develop an implementation plan for the Program that 
        shall set, through fiscal year 2002, year-by-year targets that 
        demonstrate improvements in dam safety; and
            ``(2) recommend appropriate roles for Federal agencies and 
        for State and local units of government, individuals, and 
        private organizations in carrying out the implementation plan.

    ``(f) Assistance for State Dam Safety Programs.--
            ``(1) In general.--To encourage the establishment and 
        maintenance of effective State programs intended to ensure dam 
        safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve State 
        dam safety programs, the Director shall provide assistance with 
        amounts made available under section 12 to assist States in 
        establishing and maintaining dam safety programs--
                    ``(A) in accordance with the criteria specified in 
                paragraph (2); and
                    ``(B) in accordance with more advanced requirements 
                and standards established by the Board and the Director 
                with the assistance of established criteria such as the 
                Model State Dam Safety Program published by FEMA, 
                numbered 123 and dated April 1987, and amendments to the 
                Model State Dam Safety Program.
            ``(2) Criteria and budgeting requirement.--For a State to be 
        eligible for primary assistance under this subsection,

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        a State dam safety program must be working toward meeting the 
        following criteria and budgeting requirement, and for a State to 
        be eligible for advanced assistance under this subsection, a 
        State dam safety program must meet the following criteria and 
        budgeting requirement and be working toward meeting the advanced 
        requirements and standards established under paragraph (1)(B):
                    ``(A) Criteria.--For a State to be eligible for 
                assistance under this subsection, a State dam safety 
                program must be authorized by State legislation to 
                include substantially, at a minimum--
                          ``(i) the authority to review and approve 
                      plans and specifications to construct, enlarge, 
                      modify, remove, and abandon dams;
                          ``(ii) the authority to perform periodic 
                      inspections during dam construction to ensure 
                      compliance with approved plans and specifications;
                          ``(iii) a requirement that, on completion of 
                      dam construction, State approval must be given 
                      before operation of the dam;
                          ``(iv)(I) the authority to require or perform 
                      the inspection, at least once every 5 years, of 
                      all dams and reservoirs that would pose a 
                      significant threat to human life and property in 
                      case of failure to determine the continued safety 
                      of the dams and reservoirs; and
                          ``(II) a procedure for more detailed and 
                      frequent safety inspections;
                          ``(v) a requirement that all inspections be 
                      performed under the supervision of a State-
                      registered professional engineer with related 
                      experience in dam design and construction;
                          ``(vi) the authority to issue notices, when 
                      appropriate, to require owners of dams to perform 
                      necessary maintenance or remedial work, revise 
                      operating procedures, or take other actions, 
                      including breaching dams when necessary;
                          ``(vii) regulations for carrying out the 
                      legislation of the State described in this 
                      subparagraph;
                          ``(viii) provision for necessary funds--
                                    ``(I) to ensure timely repairs or 
                                other changes to, or removal of, a dam 
                                in order to protect human life and 
                                property; and
                                    ``(II) if the owner of the dam does 
                                not take action described in subclause 
                                (I), to take appropriate action as 
                                expeditiously as practicable;
                          ``(ix) a system of emergency procedures to be 
                      used if a dam fails or if the failure of a dam is 
                      imminent; and
                          ``(x) an identification of--
                                    ``(I) each dam the failure of which 
                                could be reasonably expected to endanger 
                                human life;
                                    ``(II) the maximum area that could 
                                be flooded if the dam failed; and
                                    ``(III) necessary public facilities 
                                that would be affected by the flooding.

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                    ``(B) Budgeting requirement.--For a State to be 
                eligible for assistance under this subsection, State 
                appropriations must be budgeted to carry out the 
                legislation of the State under subparagraph (A).
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  Work plans.--The Director shall 
        enter into a contract with each State receiving assistance under 
        paragraph (2) to develop a work plan necessary for the State dam 
        safety program to reach a level of program performance specified 
        in the contract.
            ``(4) Maintenance of effort.--Assistance may not be provided 
        to a State under this subsection for a fiscal year unless the 
        State enters into such agreement with the Director as the 
        Director requires to ensure that the State will maintain the 
        aggregate expenditures of the State from all other sources for 
        programs to ensure dam safety for the protection of human life 
        and property at or above a level equal to the average annual 
        level of such expenditures for the 2 fiscal years preceding the 
        fiscal year.
            ``(5) Approval of programs.--
                    ``(A) Submission.--For a State to be eligible for 
                assistance under this subsection, a plan for a State dam 
                safety program shall be submitted to the Director for 
                approval.
                    ``(B) Approval.--A State dam safety program shall be 
                deemed to be approved 120 days after the date of receipt 
                by the Director unless the Director determines within 
                the 120-day period that the State dam safety program 
                fails to meet the requirements of paragraphs (1) through 
                (3).
                    ``(C) Notification of disapproval.--If the Director 
                determines that a State dam safety program does not meet 
                the requirements for approval, the Director shall 
                immediately notify the State in writing and provide the 
                reasons for the determination and the changes that are 
                necessary for the plan to be approved.
            ``(6) Review of state dam safety programs.--Using the 
        expertise of the Board, the Director shall periodically review 
        State dam safety programs. If the Board finds that a State dam 
        safety program has proven inadequate to reasonably protect human 
        life and property and the Director concurs, the Director shall 
        revoke approval of the State dam safety program, and withhold 
        assistance under this subsection, until the State dam safety 
        program again meets the requirements for approval.

    ``(g) Dam Safety Training.--At the request of any State that has or 
intends to develop a State dam safety program, the Director shall 
provide training for State dam safety staff and inspectors.
    ``(h) Board.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--The Director may establish an advisory 
        board to be known as the `National Dam Safety Review Board' to 
        monitor State implementation of this section.
            ``(2) Authority.--The Board may use the expertise of Federal 
        agencies and enter into contracts for necessary studies to carry 
        out this section.
            ``(3) Membership.--The Board shall consist of 11 members 
        selected by the Director for expertise in dam safety, of whom--
                    ``(A) 1 member shall represent the Department of 
                Agriculture;
                    ``(B) 1 member shall represent the Department of 
                Defense;

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                    ``(C) 1 member shall represent the Department of the 
                Interior;
                    ``(D) 1 member shall represent FEMA;
                    ``(E) 1 member shall represent the Federal Energy 
                Regulatory Commission;
                    ``(F) 5 members shall be selected by the Director 
                from among dam safety officials of States; and
                    ``(G) 1 member shall be selected by the Director to 
                represent the United States Committee on Large Dams.
            ``(4) Compensation of members.--
                    ``(A) Federal employees.--Each member of the Board 
                who is an officer or employee of the United States shall 
                serve without compensation in addition to compensation 
                received for the services of the member as an officer or 
                employee of the United States.
                    ``(B) Other members.--Each member of the Board who 
                is not an officer or employee of the United States shall 
                serve without compensation.
            ``(5) Travel expenses.--Each member of the Board shall be 
        allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
        subsistence, at rates authorized for an employee of an agency 
        under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, 
        while away from the home or regular place of business of the 
        member in the performance of services for the Board.
            ``(6) Applicability of federal advisory committee act.--The 
        Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply 
        to the Board.

``SEC. 9. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467g.>>  RESEARCH.

    ``(a) In General.--The Director, in cooperation with ICODS, shall 
carry out a program of technical and archival research to develop--
            ``(1) improved techniques, historical experience, and 
        equipment for rapid and effective dam construction, 
        rehabilitation, and inspection; and
            ``(2) devices for the continued monitoring of the safety of 
        dams.

    ``(b) Consultation.--The Director shall provide for State 
participation in research under subsection (a) and periodically advise 
all States and Congress of the results of the research.

``SEC. 10. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467h.>>  REPORTS.

    ``(a) Report on Dam Insurance.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date of the enactment of this subsection, the Director shall report to 
Congress on the availability of dam insurance and make recommendations 
concerning encouraging greater availability.
    ``(b) Biennial Reports.--Not later than 90 days after the end of 
each odd-numbered fiscal year, the Director shall submit a report to 
Congress that--
            ``(1) describes the status of the Program;
            ``(2) describes the progress achieved by Federal agencies 
        during the 2 preceding fiscal years in implementing the Federal 
        Guidelines for Dam Safety;
            ``(3) describes the progress achieved in dam safety by 
        States participating in the Program; and
            ``(4) includes any recommendations for legislative and other 
        action that the Director considers necessary.

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``SEC. 11. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467i.>>  STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.

    ``Nothing in this Act and no action or failure to act under this Act 
shall--
            ``(1) create any liability in the United States or its 
        officers or employees for the recovery of damages caused by such 
        action or failure to act;
            ``(2) relieve an owner or operator of a dam of the legal 
        duties, obligations, or liabilities incident to the ownership or 
        operation of the dam; or
            ``(3) preempt any other Federal or State law.

``SEC. 12. <<NOTE: 33 USC 467j.>>  AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``(a) National Dam Safety Program.--
            ``(1) Annual amounts.--There are authorized to be 
        appropriated to FEMA to carry out sections 7, 8, and 10 (in 
        addition to any amounts made available for similar purposes 
        included in any other Act and amounts made available under 
        subsections (b) through (e)), $1,000,000 for fiscal year 1998, 
        $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1999, $4,000,000 for fiscal year 
        2000, $4,000,000 for fiscal year 2001, and $4,000,000 for fiscal 
        year 2002.
            ``(2) Allocation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraphs (B) and 
                (C), for each fiscal year, amounts made available under 
                this subsection to carry out section 8 shall be 
                allocated among the States as follows:
                          ``(i) One-third among States that qualify for 
                      assistance under section 8(f).
                          ``(ii) Two-thirds among States that qualify 
                      for assistance under section 8(f), to each such 
                      State in proportion to--
                                    ``(I) the number of dams in the 
                                State that are listed as State-regulated 
                                dams on the inventory of dams maintained 
                                under section 6; as compared to
                                    ``(II) the number of dams in all 
                                States that are listed as State-
                                regulated dams on the inventory of dams 
                                maintained under section 6.
                    ``(B) Maximum amount of allocation.--The amount of 
                funds allocated to a State under this paragraph may not 
                exceed 50 percent of the reasonable cost of implementing 
                the State dam safety program.
                    ``(C) Determination.--The Director and the Board 
                shall determine the amount allocated to States needing 
                primary assistance and States needing advanced 
                assistance under section 8(f).

    ``(b) National Dam Inventory.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out section 6 $500,000 for each fiscal year.
    ``(c) Dam Safety Training.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
to carry out section 8(g) $500,000 for each of fiscal years 1998 through 
2002.
    ``(d) Research.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
section 9 $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1998 through 2002.
    ``(e) Staff.--There is authorized to be appropriated to FEMA for the 
employment of such additional staff personnel as are necessary to carry 
out sections 6 through 9 $400,000 for each of fiscal years 1998 through 
2002.

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    ``(f) Limitation on Use of Amounts.--Amounts made available under 
this Act may not be used to construct or repair any Federal or non-
Federal dam.''.
    (d) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3(2) of the Indian Dams Safety 
Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 3802(2); 108 Stat. 1560) is amended by striking 
``the first section of Public Law 92-367 (33 U.S.C. 467)'' and inserting 
``section 2 of the National Dam Safety Program Act''.

SEC. 216. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2321a.>>  HYDROELECTRIC POWER PROJECT UPRATING.

    (a) In General.--In carrying out the maintenance, rehabilitation, 
and modernization of a hydroelectric power generating facility at a 
water resources project under the jurisdiction of the Department of the 
Army, the Secretary may take, to the extent funds are made available in 
appropriations Acts, such actions as are necessary to increase the 
efficiency of energy production or the capacity of the facility, or 
both, if, after consulting with the heads of other appropriate Federal 
and State agencies, the Secretary determines that the increase--
            (1) is economically justified and financially feasible;
            (2) will not result in any significant adverse effect on the 
        other purposes for which the project is authorized;
            (3) will not result in significant adverse environmental 
        impacts;
            (4) will not involve major structural or operational changes 
        in the project; and
            (5) will not adversely affect the use, management, or 
        protection of existing Federal, State, or tribal water rights.

    (b) Consultation.--Before proceeding with the proposed uprating 
under subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide affected State, 
tribal, and Federal agencies with a copy of the proposed determinations 
under subsection (a). If the agencies submit comments, the Secretary 
shall accept those comments or respond in writing to any objections 
those agencies raise to the proposed determinations.
    (c) Effect on Other Authority.--This section shall not affect the 
authority of the Secretary and the Administrator of the Bonneville Power 
Administration under section 2406 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (16 
U.S.C. 839d-1; 106 Stat. 3099).

SEC. 217. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2326a.>>  DREDGED MATERIAL DISPOSAL FACILITY 
            PARTNERSHIPS.

    (a) Additional Capacity.--
            (1) Provided by secretary.--At the request of a non-Federal 
        interest with respect to a project, the Secretary may provide 
        additional capacity at a dredged material disposal facility 
        constructed by the Secretary beyond the capacity that would be 
        required for project purposes if the non-Federal interest agrees 
        to pay, during the period of construction, all costs associated 
        with the construction of the additional capacity.
            (2) Cost recovery authority.--The non-Federal interest may 
        recover the costs assigned to the additional capacity through 
        fees assessed on third parties whose dredged material is 
        deposited at the facility and who enter into agreements with the 
        non-Federal interest for the use of the facility. The amount of 
        such fees may be determined by the non-Federal interest.

    (b) Non-Federal Use of Disposal Facilities.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary--

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                    (A) may permit the use of any dredged material 
                disposal facility under the jurisdiction of, or managed 
                by, the Secretary by a non-Federal interest if the 
                Secretary determines that such use will not reduce the 
                availability of the facility for project purposes; and
                    (B) may impose fees to recover capital, operation, 
                and maintenance costs associated with such use.
            (2) Use of fees.--Notwithstanding section 401(c) of the 
        Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1341(c)) but 
        subject to advance appropriations, any monies received through 
        collection of fees under this subsection shall be available to 
        the Secretary, and shall be used by the Secretary, for the 
        operation and maintenance of the disposal facility from which 
        the fees were collected.

    (c) Public-Private Partnerships.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may carry out a program to 
        evaluate and implement opportunities for public-private 
        partnerships in the design, construction, management, or 
        operation of dredged material disposal facilities in connection 
        with construction or maintenance of Federal navigation projects. 
        If a non-Federal interest is a sponsor of the project, the 
        Secretary shall consult with the non-Federal interest in 
        carrying out the program with respect to the project.
            (2) Private financing.--
                    (A) Agreements.--In carrying out this subsection, 
                the Secretary may enter into an agreement with a non-
                Federal interest with respect to a project, a private 
                entity, or both for the acquisition, design, 
                construction, management, or operation of a dredged 
                material disposal facility (including any facility used 
                to demonstrate potential beneficial uses of dredged 
                material) using funds provided in whole or in part by 
                the private entity.
                    (B) Reimbursement.--If any funds provided by a 
                private entity are used to carry out a project under 
                this subsection, the Secretary may reimburse the private 
                entity over a period of time agreed to by the parties to 
                the agreement through the payment of subsequent user 
                fees. Such fees may include the payment of a disposal or 
                tipping fee for placement of suitable dredged material 
                at the facility.
                    (C) Amount of fees.--User fees paid pursuant to 
                subparagraph (B) shall be sufficient to repay funds 
                contributed by the private entity plus a reasonable 
                return on investment approved by the Secretary in 
                cooperation with the non-Federal interest with respect 
                to the project and the private entity.
                    (D) Federal share.--The Federal share of such fees 
                shall be equal to the percentage of the total cost that 
                would otherwise be borne by the Federal Government as 
                required pursuant to existing cost-sharing requirements, 
                including section 103 of the Water Resources Development 
                Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213) and section 204 of the 
                Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 
                2325).
                    (E) Budget act compliance.--Any spending authority 
                (as defined in section 401(c)(2) of the Congressional 
                Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 651(c)(2))) authorized by 
                this section

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                shall be effective only to such extent and in such 
                amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts.

SEC. 218. OBSTRUCTION REMOVAL REQUIREMENT.

    (a) Penalty.--Section 16 of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain 
public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved 
March 3, 1899 (33 U.S.C. 411; 30 Stat. 1153), <<NOTE: 33 USC 411, 
412.>>  is amended--
            (1) by striking ``thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``13, 14, 15, 19, and 20''; and
            (2) by striking ``not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 
        nor less than five hundred dollars'' and inserting ``of up to 
        $25,000 per day''.

    (b) General Authority.--Section 20 of such Act (33 U.S.C. 415) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by striking ``expense'' the 1st place 
        it appears and inserting ``actual expense, including 
        administrative expenses,'';
            (2) in subsection (b) by striking ``cost'' and inserting 
        ``actual cost, including administrative costs,'';
            (3) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
            (4) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

    ``(b) Removal Requirement.--Not later than 24 hours after the 
Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating issues 
an order to stop or delay navigation in any navigable waters of the 
United States because of conditions related to the sinking or grounding 
of a vessel, the owner or operator of the vessel, with the approval of 
the Secretary of the Army, shall begin removal of the vessel using the 
most expeditious removal method available or, if appropriate, secure the 
vessel pending removal to allow navigation to resume. If the owner or 
operator fails to begin removal or to secure the vessel pending removal 
or fails to complete removal on an expedited basis, the Secretary of the 
Army shall remove or destroy the vessel using the summary removal 
procedures under subsection (a).''.

SEC. 219. SMALL PROJECT AUTHORIZATIONS.

    Section 14 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the 
construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers 
and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved July 24, 1946 (33 U.S.C. 
701r), is amended--
            (1) by striking ``$12,500,000'' and inserting 
        ``$15,000,000''; and
            (2) by striking ``$500,000'' and inserting ``$1,000,000''.

SEC. 220. UNECONOMICAL COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS.

    Section 221(a) of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-
5b(a)) is amended by striking the period at the end of the 1st sentence 
and inserting the following: ``; except that no such agreement shall be 
required if the Secretary determines that the administrative costs 
associated with negotiating, executing, or administering the agreement 
would exceed the amount of the contribution required from the non-
Federal interest and are less than $25,000.''.

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SEC. 221. PLANNING ASSISTANCE TO STATES.

    Section 22 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 
1962d-16) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by inserting ``, watersheds, or 
        ecosystems'' after ``basins'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (2); and
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as 
                paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively; and
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by striking ``$6,000,000'' and inserting 
                ``$10,000,000''; and
                    (B) by striking ``$300,000'' and inserting 
                ``$500,000''.

SEC. 222. CORPS OF ENGINEERS EXPENSES.

    Section 211 of the Flood Control Act of 1950 (33 U.S.C. 701u; 64 
Stat. 183) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``continental limits of the''; and
            (2) by striking the 2d colon and all that follows through 
        ``for this purpose''.

SEC. 223. STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCY REVIEW PERIOD.

    Paragraph (a) of the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act 
authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and 
harbors for flood control, and other purposes'', approved December 22, 
1944 (33 U.S.C. 701-1(a); 58 Stat. 888), is amended--
            (1) by striking ``Within ninety'' and inserting ``Within 
        30''; and
            (2) by striking ``ninety-day period.'' and inserting ``30-
        day period.''.

SEC. 224. SECTION 215 REIMBURSEMENT LIMITATION PER PROJECT.

    (a) In General.--The last sentence of section 215(a) of the Flood 
Control Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5a(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``$3,000,000'' and inserting ``$5,000,000''; 
        and
            (2) by striking the final period.

    (b) Modification of Reimbursement Limitation for San Antonio River 
Authority.--Notwithstanding the last sentence of section 215(a) of the 
Flood Control Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5a(a)) and the agreement 
executed on November 7, 1992, by the Secretary and the San Antonio River 
Authority, Texas, the Secretary shall reimburse the Authority an amount 
not to exceed a total of $5,000,000 for the work carried out by the 
Authority under the agreement, including any amounts paid to the 
Authority under the terms of the agreement before the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 225. MELALEUCA.

    Section 104(a) of the River and Harbor Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 
610(a)) is amended by inserting ``melaleuca,'' after ``milfoil,''.

SEC. 226. SEDIMENTS DECONTAMINATION TECHNOLOGY.

    (a) Project Purpose.--Section 405(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2239 note; 106 Stat. 4863) is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Project purpose.--The purpose of the project to be 
        carried out under this section is to provide for the development 
        of 1 or more sediment decontamination technologies on a pilot

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        scale demonstrating a capacity of at least 500,000 cubic yards 
        per year.''.

    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--The 1st sentence of section 
405(c) of such Act <<NOTE: 33 USC 2239 note.>>  is amended to read as 
follows: ``There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
section $10,000,000.''.

    (c) Reports.--Section 405 of such Act is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
    ``(d) Reports.--Not later than September 30, 1998, and periodically 
thereafter, the Administrator and the Secretary shall transmit to 
Congress a report on the results of the project to be carried out under 
this section, including an assessment of the progress made in achieving 
the purpose of the project set forth in subsection (a)(3).''.

SEC. 227. SHORE PROTECTION.

    (a) Declaration of Policy.--Subsection (a) of the 1st section of the 
Act entitled ``An Act authorizing Federal participation in the cost of 
protecting the shores of publicly owned property'', approved August 13, 
1946 (33 U.S.C. 426e), is amended--
            (1) by striking ``damage to the shores'' and inserting 
        ``damage to the shores and beaches''; and
            (2) by striking ``the following provisions'' and all that 
        follows through the period at the end of such subsection and 
        inserting the following: ``this Act, to promote shore protection 
        projects and related research that encourage the protection, 
        restoration, and enhancement of sandy beaches, including beach 
        restoration and periodic beach nourishment, on a comprehensive 
        and coordinated basis by the Federal Government, States, 
        localities, and private enterprises. In carrying out this 
        policy, preference shall be given to areas in which there has 
        been a Federal investment of funds and areas with respect to 
        which the need for prevention or mitigation of damage to shores 
        and beaches is attributable to Federal navigation projects or 
        other Federal activities.''.

    (b) Authorization of Projects.--Subsection (e) of such section is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``(e) No'' and inserting the following:

    ``(e) Authorization of Projects.--
            ``(1) In general.--No'';
            (2) by moving the remainder of the text of paragraph (1) (as 
        designated by paragraph (1) of this subsection) 2 ems to the 
        right; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Studies.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall--
                          ``(i) recommend to Congress studies concerning 
                      shore protection projects that meet the criteria 
                      established under this Act (including subparagraph 
                      (B)(iii)) and other applicable law;
                          ``(ii) conduct such studies as Congress 
                      requires under applicable laws; and
                          ``(iii) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  report the results 
                      of the studies to the Committee on Environment and 
                      Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
                      Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
                      Representatives.

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                    ``(B) Recommendations for shore protection 
                projects.--
                          ``(i) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                      recommend to Congress the authorization or 
                      reauthorization of shore protection projects based 
                      on the studies conducted under subparagraph (A).
                          ``(ii) Considerations.--In making 
                      recommendations, the Secretary shall consider the 
                      economic and ecological benefits of the shore 
                      protection project.
                    ``(C) Coordination of projects.--In conducting 
                studies and making recommendations for a shore 
                protection project under this paragraph, the Secretary 
                shall--
                          ``(i) determine whether there is any other 
                      project being carried out by the Secretary or the 
                      head of another Federal agency that may be 
                      complementary to the shore protection project; and
                          ``(ii) if there is such a complementary 
                      project, describe the efforts that will be made to 
                      coordinate the projects.
            ``(3) Shore protection projects.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall construct, or 
                cause to be constructed, any shore protection project 
                authorized by Congress, or separable element of such a 
                project, for which funds have been appropriated by 
                Congress.
                    ``(B) Agreements.--
                          ``(i) Requirement.--After authorization by 
                      Congress, and before commencement of construction, 
                      of a shore protection project or separable 
                      element, the Secretary shall enter into a written 
                      agreement with a non-Federal interest with respect 
                      to the project or separable element.
                          ``(ii) Terms.--The agreement shall--
                                    ``(I) specify the life of the 
                                project; and
                                    ``(II) ensure that the Federal 
                                Government and the non-Federal interest 
                                will cooperate in carrying out the 
                                project or separable element.
                    ``(C) Coordination of projects.--In constructing a 
                shore protection project or separable element under this 
                paragraph, the Secretary shall, to the extent 
                practicable, coordinate the project or element with any 
                complementary project identified under paragraph 
                (2)(C).''.

    (c) Requirement of Agreements Prior to Reimbursements.--
            (1) Small shore protection projects.--Section 2 of the Act 
        entitled ``An Act authorizing Federal participation in the cost 
        of protecting the shores of publicly owned property'', approved 
        August 13, 1946 (33 U.S.C. 426f), is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``Sec. 2. The Secretary of the 
                Army'' and inserting the following:

``SEC. 2. REIMBURSEMENTS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary'';
                    (B) in subsection (a) (as designated by subparagraph 
                (A) of this paragraph)--
                          (i) by striking ``local interests'' and 
                      inserting ``non-Federal interests'';

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                          (ii) by inserting ``or separable element of 
                      the project'' after ``project''; and
                          (iii) by inserting ``or separable elements'' 
                      after ``projects'' each place it appears; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) Agreements.--
            ``(1) Requirement.--After authorization of reimbursement by 
        the Secretary under this section, and before commencement of 
        construction, of a shore protection project, the Secretary shall 
        enter into a written agreement with the non-Federal interest 
        with respect to the project or separable element.
            ``(2) Terms.--The agreement shall--
                    ``(A) specify the life of the project; and
                    ``(B) ensure that the Federal Government and the 
                non-Federal interest will cooperate in carrying out the 
                project or separable element.''.
            (2) Other shoreline protection projects.--Section 
        206(e)(1)(A) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 
        U.S.C. 426i-1(e)(1)(A); 106 Stat. 4829) is amended by inserting 
        before the semicolon the following: ``and enters into a written 
        agreement with the non-Federal interest with respect to the 
        project or separable element (including the terms of 
        cooperation)''.

    (d) State and Regional Plans.--The Act entitled ``An Act authorizing 
Federal participation in the cost of protecting the shores of publicly 
owned property'', approved August 13, 1946, is amended--
            (1) by redesignating section 4 (33 U.S.C. 426h) as section 
        5; and
            (2) by inserting after section 3 (33 U.S.C. 426g) the 
        following:

``SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 33 USC 426g-1.>>  STATE AND REGIONAL PLANS.

    ``The Secretary may--
            ``(1) cooperate with any State in the preparation of a 
        comprehensive State or regional plan for the conservation of 
        coastal resources located within the boundaries of the State;
            ``(2) encourage State participation in the implementation of 
        the plan; and
            ``(3) submit to Congress reports and recommendations with 
        respect to appropriate Federal participation in carrying out the 
        plan.''.

    (e) National Shoreline Erosion Control Development and Demonstration 
Program and Definitions.--
            (1) In general.--The Act entitled ``An Act authorizing 
        Federal participation in the cost of protecting the shores of 
        publicly owned property'', approved August 13, 1946 (33 U.S.C. 
        426e et seq.), is amended by striking section 5 <<NOTE: 33 USC 
        426h.>>  (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1) of this section) 
        and inserting the following:

``SEC. 5. NATIONAL SHORELINE EROSION CONTROL DEVELOPMENT AND 
            DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Establishment of Erosion Control Program.--The Secretary shall 
establish and conduct a national shoreline erosion control development 
and demonstration program for a period of 6 years beginning on the date 
that funds are made available to carry out this section.
    ``(b) Requirements.--

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            ``(1) In general.--The erosion control program shall include 
        provisions for--
                    ``(A) projects consisting of planning, designing, 
                and constructing prototype engineered and vegetative 
                shoreline erosion control devices and methods during the 
                first 3 years of the erosion control program;
                    ``(B) adequate monitoring of the prototypes 
                throughout the duration of the erosion control program;
                    ``(C) detailed engineering and environmental reports 
                on the results of each demonstration project carried out 
                under the erosion control program; and
                    ``(D) technology transfers to private property 
                owners and State and local entities.
            ``(2) Emphasis.--The projects carried out under the erosion 
        control program shall emphasize, to the extent practicable--
                    ``(A) the development and demonstration of 
                innovative technologies;
                    ``(B) efficient designs to prevent erosion at a 
                shoreline site, taking into account the life-cycle cost 
                of the design, including cleanup, maintenance, and 
                amortization;
                    ``(C) natural designs, including the use of 
                vegetation or temporary structures that minimize 
                permanent structural alterations;
                    ``(D) the avoidance of negative impacts to adjacent 
                shorefront communities;
                    ``(E) in areas with substantial residential or 
                commercial interests adjacent to the shoreline, designs 
                that do not impair the aesthetic appeal of the 
                interests;
                    ``(F) the potential for long-term protection 
                afforded by the technology; and
                    ``(G) recommendations developed from evaluations of 
                the original 1974 program established under the 
                Shoreline Erosion Control Demonstration Act of 1974 (42 
                U.S.C. 1962d-5 note; 88 Stat. 26), including--
                          ``(i) adequate consideration of the subgrade;
                          ``(ii) proper filtration;
                          ``(iii) durable components;
                          ``(iv) adequate connection between units; and
                          ``(v) consideration of additional relevant 
                      information.
            ``(3) Sites.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Each project under the erosion 
                control program shall be carried out at a privately 
                owned site with substantial public access, or a publicly 
                owned site, on open coast or on tidal waters.
                    ``(B) Selection.--The Secretary shall develop 
                criteria for the selection of sites for the projects, 
                including--
                          ``(i) a variety of geographical and climatic 
                      conditions;
                          ``(ii) the size of the population that is 
                      dependent on the beaches for recreation, 
                      protection of homes, or commercial interests;
                          ``(iii) the rate of erosion;
                          ``(iv) significant natural resources or 
                      habitats and environmentally sensitive areas; and
                          ``(v) significant threatened historic 
                      structures or landmarks.

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                    ``(C) Areas.--Projects under the erosion control 
                program shall be carried out at not fewer than--
                          ``(i) 2 sites on each of the shorelines of the 
                      Atlantic and Pacific coasts;
                          ``(ii) 2 sites on the shoreline of the Great 
                      Lakes; and
                          ``(iii) 1 site on the shoreline of the Gulf of 
                      Mexico.
            ``(4) Determination of feasibility.--Implementation of a 
        project under this section is contingent upon a determination by 
        the Secretary that such project is feasible.

    ``(c) Consultation.--
            ``(1) Parties.--The Secretary shall carry out the erosion 
        control program in consultation with--
                    ``(A) the Secretary of Agriculture, particularly 
                with respect to vegetative means of preventing and 
                controlling shoreline erosion;
                    ``(B) Federal, State, and local agencies;
                    ``(C) private organizations;
                    ``(D) the Coastal Engineering Research Center 
                established under the 1st section of the Act entitled 
                `An Act to make certain changes in the functions of the 
                Beach Erosion Board and the Board of Engineers for 
                Rivers and Harbors, and for other purposes', approved 
                November 7, 1963 (33 U.S.C. 426-1); and
                    ``(E) university research facilities.
            ``(2) Agreements.--The consultation described in paragraph 
        (1) may include entering into agreements with other Federal, 
        State, or local agencies or private organizations to carry out 
        functions described in subsection (b)(1) when appropriate.

    ``(d) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the conclusion of the 
erosion control program, the Secretary shall prepare and submit an 
erosion control program final report to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives. The report shall include 
a comprehensive evaluation of the erosion control program and 
recommendations regarding the continuation of the erosion control 
program.
    ``(e) Funding.--
            ``(1) Responsibility.--The cost of and responsibility for 
        operation and maintenance (excluding monitoring) of a 
        demonstration project under the erosion control program shall be 
        borne by non-Federal interests on completion of construction of 
        the demonstration project.
            ``(2) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
        to be appropriated $21,000,000 to carry out this section.

``SEC. 6. <<NOTE: 33 USC 426h-1.>>  DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this Act, the following definitions apply:
            ``(1) Erosion control program.--The term `erosion control 
        program' means the national shoreline erosion control 
        development and demonstration program established under this 
        section.
            ``(2) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary 
        of the Army.

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            ``(3) Separable element.--The term `separable element' has 
        the meaning provided by section 103(f) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213(f)).
            ``(4) Shore.--The term `shore' includes each shoreline of 
        the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great 
        Lakes, and lakes, estuaries, and bays directly connected 
        therewith.
            ``(5) Shore protection project.--The term `shore protection 
        project' includes a project for beach nourishment, including the 
        replacement of sand.''.
            (2) Conforming amendments.--The Act entitled ``An Act 
        authorizing Federal participation in the cost of protecting the 
        shores of publicly owned property'', approved August 13, 1946, 
        is amended--
                    (A) in subsection (b)(3) of the 1st section (33 
                U.S.C. 426e(b)(3))--
                          (i) by striking ``of the Army, acting through 
                      the Chief of Engineers,''; and
                          (ii) by striking the final period;
                    (B) in subsection (e) of the 1st section by striking 
                ``section 3'' and inserting ``section 3 or 5''; and
                    (C) in section 3 (33 U.S.C. 426g) by striking 
                ``Secretary of the Army'' and inserting ``Secretary''.

    (f) Objectives of Projects.--Section 209 of the Flood Control Act of 
1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962-2; 84 Stat. 1829) is amended by inserting 
``(including shore protection projects such as projects for beach 
nourishment, including the replacement of sand)'' after ``water resource 
projects''.

SEC. 228. CONDITIONS FOR PROJECT DEAUTHORIZATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 1001(b)(2) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)(2); 100 Stat. 4201) is 
amended--
            (1) in the 1st sentence by striking ``10'' and inserting 
        ``7'';
            (2) in the 2d sentence by striking ``Before'' and inserting 
        ``Upon''; and
            (3) in the last sentence by inserting ``the planning, 
        design, or'' before ``construction''.

    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 52 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1988 (102 Stat. 4044) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a) (33 U.S.C. 579a note);
            (2) by redesignating subsections (b) through (e) as 
        subsections (a) through (d), respectively; and
            (3) in subsection (d) (as so redesignated) by striking ``or 
        subsection (a) of this section''.

SEC. 229. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2313b.>>  SUPPORT OF ARMY CIVIL WORKS PROGRAM.

    (a) General Authority.--In carrying out research and development in 
support of the civil works program of the Department of the Army, the 
Secretary may utilize contracts, cooperative research and development 
agreements, cooperative agreements, and grants with non-Federal 
entities, including State and local governments, colleges and 
universities, consortia, professional and technical societies, public 
and private scientific and technical foundations, research institutions, 
educational organizations, and nonprofit organizations.
    (b) Commercial Application.--With respect to contracts for research 
and development, the Secretary may include requirements

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that have potential commercial application and may use such potential 
application as an evaluation factor where appropriate.

SEC. 230. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2284a.>>  BENEFITS TO NAVIGATION.

    In evaluating potential improvements to navigation and the 
maintenance of navigation projects, the Secretary shall consider, and 
include for purposes of project justification, economic benefits 
generated by cruise ships as commercial navigation benefits.

SEC. 231. LOSS OF LIFE PREVENTION.

    Section 904 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
U.S.C. 2281; 100 Stat. 4185) is amended by inserting ``and information 
regarding potential loss of human life that may be associated with 
flooding and coastal storm events,'' after ``unquantifiable,''.

SEC. 232. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2284b.>>  SCENIC AND AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS.

    In conducting studies of potential water resources projects, the 
Secretary shall consider measures to preserve and enhance scenic and 
aesthetic qualities in the vicinity of such projects.

SEC. 233. TERMINATION OF TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

    Section 310 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (33 
U.S.C. 2319; 104 Stat. 4639) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a); and
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking ``(b) Public Participation.--''; and
                    (B) by striking ``subsection'' each place it appears 
                and inserting ``section''.

SEC. 234. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2323a.>>  INTERAGENCY AND INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT 
            AUTHORITY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may engage in activities in support 
of other Federal agencies or international organizations to address 
problems of national significance to the United States.
    (b) Consultation.--The Secretary may engage in activities in support 
of international organizations only after consulting with the Secretary 
of State.
    (c) Use of Corps' Expertise.--The Secretary may use the technical 
and managerial expertise of the Corps of Engineers to address domestic 
and international problems related to water resources, infrastructure 
development, and environmental protection.
    (d) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated $1,000,000 to 
carry out this section. The Secretary may accept and expend additional 
funds from other Federal agencies or international organizations to 
carry this section.

SEC. 235. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2201 note.>>  SENSE OF CONGRESS; REQUIREMENT 
            REGARDING NOTICE.

    (a) Purchase of American-Made Equipment and Products.--It is the 
sense of Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all 
equipment and products purchased with funds made available under this 
Act should be American-made.
    (b) Notice to Recipients of Assistance.--In providing financial 
assistance under this Act, the Secretary, to the greatest extent 
practicable, shall provide to each recipient of the assistance a notice 
describing the statement made in subsection (a).

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SEC. 236. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

    (a) Contributions for Environmental and Recreation Projects.--
Section 203(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 
2325(b); 106 Stat. 4826) is amended by striking ``(8662)'' and inserting 
``(8862)''.
    (b) Challenge Cost-Sharing Program.--The 2d sentence of section 
225(c) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 2328(c); 106 Stat. 4838) is amended by 
striking ``(8662)'' and inserting ``(8862)''.

SEC. 237. HOPPER DREDGES.

    Section 3 of the Act of August 11, 1888 (33 U.S.C. 622; 25 Stat. 
423), is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Program To Increase Use of Private Hopper Dredges.--
            ``(1) Initiation.--The Secretary shall initiate a program to 
        increase the use of private-industry hopper dredges for the 
        construction and maintenance of Federal navigation channels.
            ``(2) Ready reserve status for hopper dredge wheeler.--In 
        order to carry out this subsection, the Secretary shall place 
        the Federal hopper dredge Wheeler in a ready reserve status not 
        later than the earlier of 90 days after the date of completion 
        of the rehabilitation of the hopper dredge McFarland pursuant to 
        section 563 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 or 
        October 1, 1997.
            ``(3) Testing and use of ready reserve hopper dredge.--The 
        Secretary may periodically perform routine tests of the 
        equipment of the vessel placed in a ready reserve status under 
        paragraph (2) to ensure the vessel's ability to perform 
        emergency work. The Secretary shall not assign any scheduled 
        hopper dredging work to such vessel but shall perform any 
        repairs needed to maintain the vessel in a fully operational 
        condition. The Secretary may place the vessel in active status 
        in order to perform any dredging work only if the Secretary 
        determines that private industry has failed to submit a 
        responsive and responsible bid for work advertised by the 
        Secretary or to carry out the project as required pursuant to a 
        contract with the Secretary.
            ``(4) Repair and rehabilitation.--The Secretary may 
        undertake any repair and rehabilitation of any Federal hopper 
        dredge, including the vessel placed in ready reserve status 
        under paragraph (2) to allow the vessel to be placed in active 
        status as provided in paragraph (3).
            ``(5) Procedures.--The Secretary shall develop and implement 
        procedures to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, 
        private industry hopper dredge capacity is available to meet 
        both routine and time-sensitive dredging needs. Such procedures 
        shall include--
                    ``(A) scheduling of contract solicitations to 
                effectively distribute dredging work throughout the 
                dredging season; and
                    ``(B) use of expedited contracting procedures to 
                allow dredges performing routine work to be made 
                available to meet time-sensitive, urgent, or emergency 
                dredging needs.
            ``(6) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of the 
        enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall report to 
        Congress on whether the vessel placed in ready reserve status 
        under paragraph (2) is needed to be returned to active

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        status or continued in a ready reserve status or whether another 
        Federal hopper dredge should be placed in a ready reserve 
        status.
            ``(7) Limitations.--
                    ``(A) Reductions in status.--The Secretary may not 
                further reduce the readiness status of any Federal 
                hopper dredge below a ready reserve status except any 
                vessel placed in such status for not less than 5 years 
                that the Secretary determines has not been used 
                sufficiently to justify retaining the vessel in such 
                status.
                    ``(B) Increase in assignments of dredging work.--For 
                each fiscal year beginning after the date of the 
                enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall not 
                assign any greater quantity of dredging work to any 
                Federal hopper dredge in active status than was assigned 
                to that vessel in the average of the 3 prior fiscal 
                years.
                    ``(C) Remaining dredges.--In carrying out the 
                program under this section, the Secretary shall not 
                reduce the availability and utilization of Federal 
                hopper dredge vessels stationed on the Pacific and 
                Atlantic coasts below that which occurred in fiscal year 
                1996 to meet the navigation dredging needs of the ports 
                on those coasts.
            ``(8) Contracts; payment of capital costs.--The Secretary 
        may enter into a contract for the maintenance and crewing of any 
        Federal hopper dredge retained in a ready reserve status. The 
        capital costs (including depreciation costs) of any dredge 
        retained in such status shall be paid for out of funds made 
        available from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and shall not 
        be charged against the Corps of Engineers' Revolving Fund 
        Account or any individual project cost unless the dredge is 
        specifically used in connection with that project.''.

                  TITLE III--PROJECT-RELATED PROVISIONS

SEC. 301. PROJECT MODIFICATIONS.

    (a) Projects With Reports.--
            (1) San francisco river at clifton, arizona.--The project 
        for flood control, San Francisco River at Clifton, Arizona, 
        authorized by section 101(a)(3) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4606), is modified to 
        authorize the Secretary to construct the project substantially 
        in accordance with the report of the Corps of Engineers dated 
        May 28, 1996, at a total cost of $21,100,000, with an estimated 
        Federal cost of $13,800,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of 
        $7,300,000.
            (2) Oakland harbor, california.--The projects for 
        navigation, Oakland Outer Harbor, California, and Oakland Inner 
        Harbor, California, authorized by section 202 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4092), are modified 
        to direct the Secretary--
                    (A) to combine the 2 projects into 1 project, to be 
                designated as the Oakland Harbor, California, project; 
                and
                    (B) to carry out the combined project substantially 
                in accordance with the plans and subject to the 
                conditions recommended in the report of the Corps of 
                Engineers dated

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                July 15, 1994, at a total cost of $90,850,000, with an 
                estimated Federal cost of $59,150,000 and an estimated 
                non-Federal cost of $31,700,000.
        The non-Federal share of project costs and any available credits 
        toward the non-Federal share shall be calculated on the basis of 
        the total cost of the combined project.
            (3) San luis rey, california.--The project for flood control 
        of the San Luis Rey River, California, authorized pursuant to 
        section 201 of the Flood Control Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5; 
        79 Stat. 1073-1074), is modified to authorize the Secretary to 
        construct the project substantially in accordance with the 
        report of the Corps of Engineers dated May 23, 1996, at a total 
        cost of $81,600,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $61,100,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $20,500,000.
            (4) Potomac river, washington, district of columbia.--The 
        project for flood control, Potomac River, Washington, District 
        of Columbia, authorized by section 5 of the Act entitled ``An 
        Act authorizing the construction of certain public works on 
        rivers and harbors for flood control, and for other purposes'', 
        approved June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1574), is modified to authorize 
        the Secretary to construct the project substantially in 
        accordance with the General Design Memorandum dated May 1992 at 
        a Federal cost of $1,800,000; except that a temporary closure 
        may be used instead of a permanent structure at 17th Street. 
        Operation and maintenance of the project shall be a Federal 
        responsibility.
            (5) North branch of chicago river, illinois.--The project 
        for flood control, North Branch of the Chicago River, Illinois, 
        authorized by section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4115), is modified to authorize the 
        Secretary--
                    (A) to carry out the project substantially in 
                accordance with the report of the Corps of Engineers 
                dated May 26, 1994, at a total cost of $34,228,000, with 
                an estimated Federal cost of $20,905,000 and an 
                estimated non-Federal cost of $13,323,000; and
                    (B) to reimburse the city of Deerfield, Illinois, an 
                amount not to exceed $38,500 for a flood control study 
                financed by the city if the Secretary determines that 
                the study is necessary to address residual damages in 
                areas upstream of Reservoir 29A.
            (6) Halstead, kansas.--The project for flood control, 
        Halstead, Kansas, authorized by section 401(a) of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4116), is modified 
        to authorize the Secretary to carry out the project 
        substantially in accordance with the report of the Corps of 
        Engineers dated March 19, 1993, at a total cost of $11,100,000, 
        with an estimated Federal cost of $8,325,000 and an estimated 
        non-Federal cost of $2,775,000.
            (7) Cape girardeau, missouri.--The project for flood 
        control, Cape Girardeau, Jackson Metropolitan Area, Missouri, 
        authorized by section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4118-4119), is modified to authorize the 
        Secretary to construct the project substantially in accordance 
        with the report of the Corps of Engineers dated July 18, 1994, 
        including implementation of nonstructural measures,

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        at a total cost of $45,414,000, with an estimated Federal cost 
        of $33,030,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $12,384,000.
            (8) Molly ann's brook, new jersey.--The project for flood 
        control, Molly Ann's Brook, New Jersey, authorized by section 
        401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 
        4119), is modified to authorize the Secretary to carry out the 
        project substantially in accordance with the report of the Corps 
        of Engineers dated April 3, 1996, at a total cost of 
        $40,100,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $22,600,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $17,500,000.
            (9) Ramapo river at oakland, new jersey.--The project for 
        flood control, Ramapo River at Oakland, New Jersey, authorized 
        by section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
        (100 Stat. 4120), is modified to authorize the Secretary to 
        carry out the project substantially in accordance with the 
        report of the Corps of Engineers dated May 1994, at a total cost 
        of $11,300,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $8,500,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $2,800,000.
            (10) Wilmington harbor-northeast cape fear river, north 
        carolina.--The project for navigation, Wilmington Harbor-
        Northeast Cape Fear River, North Carolina, authorized by section 
        202(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 
        4095), is modified to authorize the Secretary to construct the 
        project substantially in accordance with the General Design 
        Memorandum dated April 1990 and the General Design Memorandum 
        Supplement dated February 1994, at a total cost of $52,041,000, 
        with an estimated Federal cost of $25,729,000 and an estimated 
        non-Federal cost of $26,312,000.
            (11) Saw mill run, pennsylvania.--The project for flood 
        control, Saw Mill Run, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, authorized by 
        section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
        (100 Stat. 4124), is modified to authorize the Secretary to 
        carry out the project substantially in accordance with the 
        report of the Corps of Engineers dated April 8, 1994, at a total 
        cost of $12,780,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $9,585,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $3,195,000.
            (12) San juan harbor, puerto rico.--The project for 
        navigation, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, authorized by section 
        202(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 
        4097), is modified to authorize the Secretary to deepen the bar 
        channel to depths varying from 49 feet to 56 feet below mean low 
        water with other modifications to authorized interior channels 
        as described in the General Reevaluation Report and 
        Environmental Assessment dated March 1994, at a total cost of 
        $45,085,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $28,244,000 and 
        an estimated non-Federal cost of $16,841,000.
            (13) India point railroad bridge, seekonk river, providence, 
        rhode island.--The project for navigation, India Point Railroad 
        Bridge, Seekonk River, Providence, Rhode Island, authorized by 
        section 1166(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
        (100 Stat. 4258), is modified to authorize the Secretary to 
        construct the project substantially in accordance with the Post 
        Authorization Change Report dated August 1994 at a total cost of 
        $1,300,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $650,000 and an 
        estimated non-Federal cost of $650,000.

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            (14) Upper jordan river, utah.--The project for flood 
        control, Upper Jordan River, Utah, authorized by section 
        101(a)(23) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 
        Stat. 4610), is modified to authorize the Secretary to carry out 
        the project substantially in accordance with the General Design 
        Memorandum for the project dated March 1994, and the Post 
        Authorization Change Report for the project dated April 1994, at 
        a total cost of $12,870,000, with an estimated Federal cost of 
        $8,580,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $4,290,000.

    (b) Projects Subject to Reports.--The following projects are 
modified as follows, except that no funds may be obligated to carry out 
work under such modifications until completion of a report by the Corps 
of Engineers finding that such work is technically sound, 
environmentally acceptable, and economic, as applicable:
            (1) Alamo dam, arizona.--The project for flood control and 
        other purposes, Alamo Dam and Lake, Arizona, authorized by 
        section 10 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the 
        construction of certain public works on rivers and harbors for 
        flood control, and for other purposes'', approved December 22, 
        1944 (58 Stat. 900), is modified to authorize the Secretary to 
        operate the Alamo Dam to provide fish and wildlife benefits both 
        upstream and downstream of the Dam. Such operation shall not 
        reduce flood control and recreation benefits provided by the 
        project.
            (2) Phoenix, arizona.--The project for flood control and 
        water quality improvement, Phoenix, Arizona, authorized by 
        section 321 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
        Stat. 4848), is modified--
                    (A) to make ecosystem restoration a project purpose; 
                and
                    (B) to authorize the Secretary to construct the 
                project at a total cost of $17,500,000.
            (3) Glenn-colusa, california.--The project for flood 
        control, Sacramento River, California, authorized by section 2 
        of the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the control of the 
        floods of the Mississippi River and of the Sacramento River, 
        California, and for other purposes'', approved March 1, 1917 (39 
        Stat. 949), and modified by section 102 of the Energy and Water 
        Development Appropriations Act, 1990 (103 Stat. 649), is further 
        modified to authorize the Secretary to carry out the portion of 
        the project at Glenn-Colusa, California, at a total cost of 
        $14,200,000.
            (4) Tybee island, georgia.--The project for beach erosion 
        control, Tybee Island, Georgia, authorized pursuant to section 
        201 of the Flood Control Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5; 79 
        Stat. 1073-1074), is modified to include as an integral part of 
        the project the portion of Tybee Island located south of the 
        existing south terminal groin between 18th and 19th Streets, 
        including the east bank of Tybee Creek up to Horse Pen Creek.
            (5) Comite river, louisiana.--The Comite River Diversion 
        project for flood control, authorized as part of the project for 
        flood control, Amite River and Tributaries, Louisiana, by 
        section 101(11) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 
        (106 Stat. 4802-4803), is modified to authorize the Secretary to

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        construct the project at a total cost of $121,600,000, with an 
        estimated Federal cost of $70,577,000 and an estimated non-
        Federal cost of $51,023,000.
            (6) Grand isle and vicinity, louisiana.--The project for 
        hurricane damage prevention, flood control, and beach erosion 
        along Grand Isle and Vicinity, Louisiana, authorized by section 
        204 of the Flood Control Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 1077), is 
        modified to authorize the Secretary to construct a permanent 
        breakwater and levee system at a total cost of $17,000,000.
            (7) Red river waterway, louisiana.--The project for 
        mitigation of fish and wildlife losses, Red River Waterway, 
        Louisiana, authorized by section 601(a) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4142) and modified by section 
        102(p) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 
        4613), is further modified--
                    (A) to authorize the Secretary to carry out the 
                project at a total cost of $10,500,000; and
                    (B) to provide that lands that are purchased 
                adjacent to the Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area may 
                be located in Caddo Parish or Red River Parish.
            (8) Red river waterway, mississippi river to shreveport, 
        louisiana.--The project for navigation, Red River Waterway, 
        Mississippi River to Shreveport, Louisiana, authorized by 
        section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 731), 
        is modified to require the Secretary to dredge and perform other 
        related work as required to reestablish and maintain access to, 
        and the environmental value of, the bendway channels designated 
        for preservation in project documentation prepared before the 
        date of the enactment of this Act. The work shall be carried out 
        in accordance with the local cooperation requirements for other 
        navigation features of the project.
            (9) Stillwater, minnesota.--The project for flood control, 
        Stillwater, Minnesota, authorized by section 363 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4861-4862), is 
        modified--
                    (A) to authorize the Secretary to expand the flood 
                wall system if the Secretary determines that the 
                expansion is feasible; and
                    (B) to authorize the Secretary to construct the 
                project at a total cost of $11,600,000, with an 
                estimated Federal cost of $8,700,000 and an estimated 
                non-Federal cost of $2,900,000.
            (10) Joseph g. minish passaic river park, new jersey.--The 
        streambank restoration element of the project for flood control, 
        Passaic River Main Stem, New Jersey and New York, authorized by 
        section 101(a)(18)(B) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
        1990 (104 Stat. 4608) and known as the ``Joseph G. Minish 
        Passaic River Waterfront Park and Historic Area, New Jersey'', 
        is modified--
                    (A) to authorize the Secretary to construct such 
                element at a total cost of $75,000,000;
                    (B) to provide that construction of such element may 
                be undertaken before implementation of the remainder of 
                the Passaic River Main Stem project; and
                    (C) to provide that such element shall be treated, 
                for the purpose of economic analysis, as an integral 
                part of

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                the Passaic River Main Stem project and shall be 
                completed in the initial phase of the Passaic River Main 
                Stem project.
            (11) Arthur kill, new york and new jersey.--The project for 
        navigation, Arthur Kill, New York and New Jersey, authorized by 
        section 202(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
        (100 Stat. 4098), is modified to authorize the Secretary to 
        carry out the project to a depth of not to exceed 45 feet, at a 
        total cost of $83,000,000.
            (12) Kill van kull, new york and new jersey.--
                    (A) Cost increase.--The project for navigation, Kill 
                Van Kull, New York and New Jersey, authorized by section 
                202(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
                (100 Stat. 4095), is modified to authorize the Secretary 
                to carry out the project at a total cost of 
                $750,000,000.
                    (B) Continuation of engineering and design.--The 
                Secretary shall continue engineering and design in order 
                to complete the navigation project at Kill Van Kull and 
                Newark Bay Channels, New York and New Jersey, authorized 
                by chapter IV of title I of the Supplemental 
                Appropriations Act, 1985 (99 Stat. 313) and section 
                202(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
                (100 Stat. 4095).

SEC. 302. MOBILE HARBOR, ALABAMA.

    The undesignated paragraph under the heading ``mobile harbor, 
alabama'' in section 201(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1986 (100 Stat. 4090) is amended by striking the 1st semicolon and all 
that follows and inserting a period and the following: ``In disposing of 
dredged material from such project, the Secretary, after compliance with 
applicable laws and after opportunity for public review and comment, may 
consider alternatives to disposal of such material in the Gulf of 
Mexico, including environmentally acceptable alternatives for beneficial 
uses of dredged material and environmental restoration.''.

SEC. 303. NOGALES WASH AND TRIBUTARIES, ARIZONA.

    The project for flood control, Nogales Wash and tributaries, 
Arizona, authorized by section 101(a)(4) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4606), is modified to direct the 
Secretary to permit the non-Federal contribution for the project to be 
determined in accordance with subsections (k) and (m) of section 103 of 
the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213) and to 
direct the Secretary to enter into negotiations with non-Federal 
interests pursuant to section 103(l) of such Act concerning the timing 
of the initial payment of the non-Federal contribution.

SEC. 304. WHITE RIVER BASIN, ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI.

    The project for flood control and power generation at White River 
Basin, Arkansas and Missouri, authorized by section 4 of the Act 
entitled ``An Act authorizing the construction of certain public works 
on rivers and harbors for flood control, and for other purposes'', 
approved June 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 1218), shall include recreation and 
fish and wildlife mitigation as purposes of the project, to the extent 
that the additional purposes do not adversely affect flood control, 
power generation, or other authorized purposes of the project.

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SEC. 305. CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR, CALIFORNIA.

    The project for navigation and shore protection, Channel Islands 
Harbor, Port of Hueneme, California, authorized by section 101 of the 
River and Harbor Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 1252), is modified to authorize 
biennial dredging and sand bypassing at an annual downcoast 
replenishment rate to establish and maintain a littoral sediment balance 
which is estimated at 1,254,000 cubic yards per year. The cost of such 
dredging and sand bypassing shall be 100 percent Federal as long as 
Federal ownership of the entrance channel and jetties of the Port of 
Hueneme necessitates restoration and maintenance of the downcoast 
shoreline.

SEC. 306. LAKE ELSINORE, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Maximum Federal Expenditure.--The maximum amount of Federal 
funds that may be expended for the project for flood control, Lake 
Elsinore, Riverside County, California, shall be $7,500,000.
    (b) Revision of Project Cooperation Agreement.--The Secretary shall 
revise the project cooperation agreement for the project referred to in 
subsection (a) to take into account the change in the Federal 
participation in such project pursuant to subsection (a).
    (c) Cost Sharing.--Nothing in this section shall be construed to 
affect any cost-sharing requirement applicable to the project referred 
to in subsection (a) under the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.
    (d) Study.--Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall--
            (1) conduct a study of the advisability of modifying, for 
        the purpose of flood control pursuant to section 205 of the 
        Flood Control Act of 1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s), the project for 
        flood control, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California, to 
        permit water conservation storage up to an elevation of 1,249 
        feet above mean sea level; and
            (2) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  report to Congress on the study, 
        including making recommendations concerning the advisability of 
        so modifying the project.

SEC. 307. LOS ANGELES AND LONG BEACH HARBORS, SAN PEDRO BAY, CALIFORNIA.

    The project for navigation, Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, San 
Pedro Bay, California, authorized by section 201(a) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4091), is modified to 
provide that, for the purpose of section 101(a)(2) of such Act (33 
U.S.C. 2211(a)(2)), the sewer outfall relocated over a distance of 4,458 
feet by the Port of Los Angeles at a cost of approximately $12,000,000 
shall be considered to be a relocation. The cost of such relocation 
shall be credited as a payment provided by the non-Federal interest.

SEC. 308. LOS ANGELES COUNTY DRAINAGE AREA, CALIFORNIA.

    The non-Federal share for a project to add water conservation to the 
existing Los Angeles County Drainage Area, California, project, 
authorized by section 101(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1990 (104 Stat. 4611), shall be 100 percent of separable first costs and 
separable operation, maintenance, and replacement costs associated with 
the water conservation purpose.

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SEC. 309. PRADO DAM, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Review.--
            (1) Separable element determination.--Not later than 6 
        months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
        Secretary shall review, in cooperation with the non-Federal 
        interest, the Prado Dam feature of the project for flood 
        control, Santa Ana River Mainstem, California, authorized by 
        section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
        (100 Stat. 4113), with a view toward determining whether the 
        feature may be considered a separable element (as defined in 
        section 103(f) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 2213(f))).
            (2) Modification of cost-sharing requirement.--If the Prado 
        Dam feature is determined to be a separable element under this 
        subsection, the Secretary shall reduce the non-Federal cost-
        sharing requirement for such feature in accordance with section 
        103(a)(3) of such Act and shall enter into a project cooperation 
        agreement with the non-Federal interest to reflect the modified 
        cost-sharing requirement and to carry out construction.

    (b) Safety Improvements.--The Secretary, in coordination with the 
State of California, shall provide technical assistance to Orange 
County, California, in developing appropriate public safety and access 
improvements associated with that portion of California State Route 71 
being relocated for the Prado Dam feature of the project authorized as 
part of the project referred to in subsection (a)(1).

SEC. 310. QUEENSWAY BAY, CALIFORNIA.

    Section 4(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1988 (102 
Stat. 4016) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``In 
addition, the Secretary shall perform advance maintenance dredging in 
the Queensway Bay Channel, California, at a total cost of $5,000,000. 
The Secretary shall coordinate with Federal and State agencies the 
establishment of suitable dredged material disposal areas.''.

SEC. 311. SEVEN OAKS DAM, CALIFORNIA.

    The non-Federal share for a project to add water conservation to the 
Seven Oaks Dam, authorized as part of the project for flood control, 
Santa Ana River Mainstem, California, by section 401(a) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4113), shall be 100 percent 
of separable first costs and separable operation, maintenance, and 
replacement costs associated with the water conservation purpose.

SEC. 312. THAMES RIVER, CONNECTICUT.

    (a) Modification.--The project for navigation, Thames River, 
Connecticut, authorized by the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act 
authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public 
works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved August 
30, 1935 (49 Stat. 1029), is modified to reconfigure the turning basin 
in accordance with the following alignment: Beginning at a point on the 
eastern limit of the existing project, N251052.93, E783934.59, thence 
running north 5 degrees, 25 minutes, 21.3 seconds east 341.06 feet to a 
point, N251392.46, E783966.82, thence running north 47 degrees, 24 
minutes, 14.0 seconds west 268.72 feet to a point, N251574.34, 
E783769.00, thence running north 88 degrees, 41 minutes, 52.2 seconds 
west 249.06

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feet to a point, N251580.00, E783520.00, thence running south 46 
degrees, 16 minutes, 22.9 seconds west 318.28 feet to a point, 
N251360.00, E783290.00, thence running south 19 degrees, 1 minute, 32.2 
seconds east 306.76 feet to a point, N251070.00, E783390.00, thence 
running south 45 degrees, 0 minutes, 0 seconds, east 155.56 feet to a 
point, N250960.00, E783500.00 on the existing western limit.
    (b) Payment for Initial Dredging.--Any required initial dredging of 
the widened portions identified in subsection (a) shall be carried out 
at no cost to the Federal Government.
    (c) Deauthorization.--The portions of the turning basin that are not 
included in the reconfigured turning basin described in subsection (a) 
are not authorized after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 313. CANAVERAL HARBOR, FLORIDA.

    The project for navigation, Canaveral Harbor, Florida, authorized by 
section 101(7) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 
4802), is modified to authorize the Secretary to reclassify the removal 
and replacement of stone protection on both sides of the channel as 
general navigation features. The Secretary shall reimburse any costs 
that are incurred by the non-Federal sponsor in connection with the 
reclassified work and that the Secretary determines to be in excess of 
the non-Federal share of costs for general navigation features. The 
Federal and non-Federal shares of the cost of the reclassified work 
shall be determined in accordance with section 101 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211).

SEC. 314. CAPTIVA ISLAND, FLORIDA.

    The project for shoreline protection, Captiva Island, Lee County, 
Florida, authorized pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Control Act of 
1965 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5; 79 Stat. 1073), is modified to direct the 
Secretary to reimburse the non-Federal interest for beach nourishment 
work carried out by such interest as if such work occurred after 
execution of the agreement entered into pursuant to section 215 of the 
Flood Control Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5a) with respect to such 
project if the Secretary determines that such work is compatible with 
the project.

SEC. 315. CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA, CANAL 51.

    The project for flood protection of West Palm Beach, Florida (C-51), 
authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 
1183), is modified to provide for the construction of an enlarged 
stormwater detention area, Storm Water Treatment Area 1 East, generally 
in accordance with the plan of improvements described in the February 
15, 1994, report entitled ``Everglades Protection Project, Palm Beach 
County, Florida, Conceptual Design'', with such modifications as are 
approved by the Secretary. The additional work authorized by this 
section shall be accomplished at Federal expense. Operation and 
maintenance of the stormwater detention area shall be consistent with 
regulations prescribed by the Secretary for the Central and Southern 
Florida project, and all costs of such operation and maintenance shall 
be provided by non-Federal interests.

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SEC. 316. CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA, CANAL 111.

    (a) In General.--The project for Central and Southern Florida, 
authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 (62 Stat. 
1176) and modified by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1968 (82 
Stat. 740-741), is modified to authorize the Secretary to implement the 
recommended plan of improvement contained in a report entitled ``Central 
and Southern Florida Project, Final Integrated General Reevaluation 
Report and Environmental Impact Statement, Canal 111 (C-111), South Dade 
County, Florida'', dated May 1994, including acquisition by non-Federal 
interests of such portions of the Frog Pond and Rocky Glades areas as 
are needed for the project.
    (b) Cost Sharing.--
            (1) Federal share.--The Federal share of the cost of 
        implementing the plan of improvement shall be 50 percent.
            (2) Secretary of interior responsibility.--The Secretary of 
        the Interior shall pay 25 percent of the cost of acquiring such 
        portions of the Frog Pond and Rocky Glades areas as are needed 
        for the project. The amount paid by the Secretary of the 
        Interior shall be included as part of the Federal share of the 
        cost of implementing the plan.
            (3) Operation and maintenance.--The non-Federal share of 
        operation and maintenance costs of the improvements undertaken 
        pursuant to this section shall be 100 percent; except that the 
        Federal Government shall reimburse the non-Federal interest with 
        respect to the project 60 percent of the costs of operating and 
        maintaining pump stations that pump water into Taylor Slough in 
        the Everglades National Park.

SEC. 317. JACKSONVILLE HARBOR (MILL COVE), FLORIDA.

    The project for navigation, Jacksonville Harbor (Mill Cove), 
Florida, authorized by section 601(a) of the Water Resources Development 
Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4139-4140), is modified to direct the Secretary 
to carry out a project for mitigation consisting of measures for flow 
and circulation improvement within Mill Cove, at an estimated total 
Federal cost of $2,000,000.

SEC. 318. PANAMA CITY BEACHES, FLORIDA.

    (a) In General.--The project for shoreline protection, Panama City 
Beaches, Florida, authorized by section 501(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4133), is modified to direct the 
Secretary to enter into an agreement with the non-Federal interest for 
carrying out such project in accordance with section 206 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 426i-1).
    (b) Reports.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report 
on the progress made in carrying out this section and a report on 
implementation of section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1992.

SEC. 319. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

    The project for flood control, Chicagoland Underflow Plan, Illinois, 
authorized by section 3(a)(5) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1988 (102 Stat. 4013), is modified to limit the capacity of the 
reservoir project to not to exceed 11,000,000,000 gallons or 32,000 
acre-feet, to provide that the reservoir project may not be located 
north of 55th Street or west of East Avenue in the

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vicinity of McCook, Illinois, and to provide that the reservoir project 
may be constructed only on the basis of a specific plan that has been 
evaluated by the Secretary under the National Environmental Policy Act 
of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

SEC. 320. CHICAGO LOCK AND THOMAS J. O'BRIEN LOCK, ILLINOIS.

    The project for navigation, Chicago Harbor, Lake Michigan, Illinois, 
for which operation and maintenance responsibility was transferred to 
the Secretary under chapter IV of title I of the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1983 (97 Stat. 311), and section 107 of the Energy 
and Water Development Appropriation Act, 1982 (95 Stat. 1137), is 
modified to direct the Secretary to conduct a study to determine the 
feasibility of making such structural repairs as are necessary to 
prevent leakage through the Chicago Lock and the Thomas J. O'Brien Lock, 
Illinois, and to determine the need for installing permanent flow 
measurement equipment at such locks to measure any leakage. The 
Secretary may carry out such repairs and installations as are necessary 
following completion of the study.

SEC. 321. KASKASKIA RIVER, ILLINOIS.

    The project for navigation, Kaskaskia River, Illinois, authorized by 
section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1175), is 
modified to add fish and wildlife and habitat restoration as project 
purposes.

SEC. 322. LOCKS AND DAM 26, ALTON, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI.

    Section 102(l) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 
Stat. 4613) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``, that requires no separable project lands 
        and'' and inserting ``on project lands and other contiguous 
        nonproject lands, including those lands referred to as the Alton 
        Commons. The recreational development'';
            (2) by inserting ``shall be'' before ``at a Federal 
        construction''; and
            (3) by striking ``. The recreational development'' and 
        inserting ``, and''.

SEC. 323. WHITE RIVER, INDIANA.

    The project for flood control, Indianapolis on West Fork of the 
White River, Indiana, authorized by section 5 of the Act entitled ``An 
Act authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and 
harbors for flood control, and other purposes'', approved June 22, 1936 
(49 Stat. 1586), is modified to authorize the Secretary to undertake 
riverfront alterations as described in the Central Indianapolis 
Waterfront Concept Master Plan, dated February 1994, at a total cost of 
$85,975,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $39,975,000 and an 
estimated non-Federal cost of $46,000,000. The cost of work, including 
relocations undertaken by the non-Federal interest after February 15, 
1994, on features identified in the Master Plan shall be credited toward 
the non-Federal share of project costs.

SEC. 324. BAPTISTE COLLETTE BAYOU, LOUISIANA.

    The project for navigation, Mississippi River Outlets, Venice, 
Louisiana, authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1968 
(82 Stat. 731), is modified to provide for the extension of the 16-foot 
deep (mean low gulf) by 250-foot wide Baptiste Collette

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Bayou entrance channel to approximately mile 8 of the Mississippi River 
Gulf Outlet navigation channel at a total estimated Federal cost of 
$80,000, including $4,000 for surveys and $76,000 for Coast Guard aids 
to navigation.

SEC. 325. LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, LOUISIANA.

    The project for hurricane damage prevention and flood control, Lake 
Pontchartrain, Louisiana, authorized by section 204 of the Flood Control 
Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 1077), is modified to provide that St. Bernard 
Parish, Louisiana, and the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District, Louisiana, 
shall not be required to pay the unpaid balance, including interest, of 
the non-Federal cost-share of the project.

SEC. 326. MISSISSIPPI RIVER-GULF OUTLET, LOUISIANA.

    Section 844 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 
Stat. 4177) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Community Impact Mitigation Plan.--Using funds made available 
under subsection (a), the Secretary shall implement a comprehensive 
community impact mitigation plan, as described in the evaluation report 
of the New Orleans District Engineer dated August 1995, that, to the 
maximum extent practicable, provides for mitigation or compensation, or 
both, for the direct and indirect social and cultural impacts that the 
project described in subsection (a) will have on the affected areas 
referred to in subsection (b).''.

SEC. 327. TOLCHESTER CHANNEL, MARYLAND.

    The project for navigation, Baltimore Harbor and Channels, Maryland, 
authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 
297), is modified to direct the Secretary--
            (1) to expedite review of potential straightening of the 
        channel at the Tolchester Channel S-Turn; and
            (2) if determined to be feasible and necessary for safe and 
        efficient navigation, to implement such straightening as part of 
        project maintenance.

SEC. 328. CROSS VILLAGE HARBOR, MICHIGAN.

    (a) General Rule.--Notwithstanding section 1001 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a), the project for 
navigation, Cross Village Harbor, Michigan, authorized by section 101 of 
the River and Harbor Act of 1966 (80 Stat. 1405), shall remain 
authorized to be carried out by the Secretary.
    (b) Limitation.--The project described in subsection (a) shall not 
be authorized for construction after the last day of the 5-year period 
that begins on the date of the enactment of this Act unless, during such 
period, funds have been obligated for the construction (including 
planning and design) of the project.

SEC. 329. SAGINAW RIVER, MICHIGAN.

    The project for flood protection, Saginaw River, Michigan, 
authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 
311), is modified to include as part of the project the design and 
construction of an inflatable dam on the Flint River, Michigan, at a 
total cost of $500,000.

SEC. 330. SAULT SAINTE MARIE, CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN.

    (a) In General.--The project for navigation, Sault Sainte Marie, 
Chippewa County, Michigan, authorized by section 1149

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of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4254-4255), is 
modified as follows:
            (1) Payment of non-federal share.--The non-Federal share of 
        the cost of the project shall be paid as follows:
                    (A) That portion of the non-Federal share that the 
                Secretary determines is attributable to use of the lock 
                by vessels calling at Canadian ports shall be paid by 
                the United States.
                    (B) The remaining portion of the non-Federal share 
                shall be paid by the Great Lakes States pursuant to an 
                agreement entered into by such States.
            (2) Payment term of additional percentage.--The amount to be 
        paid by non-Federal interests pursuant to section 101(a) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211(a)) and 
        this subsection with respect to the project may be paid over a 
        period of 50 years or the expected life of the project, 
        whichever is shorter.

    (b) Great Lakes States Defined.--In this section, the term ``Great 
Lakes States'' means the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, 
Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

SEC. 331. ST. JOHNS BAYOU AND NEW MADRID FLOODWAY, MISSOURI.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal assistance made 
available under the rural enterprise zone program of the Department of 
Agriculture may be used toward payment of the non-Federal share of the 
costs of the project for flood control, St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid 
Floodway, Missouri, authorized by section 401(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4118).

SEC. 332. LOST CREEK, COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA.

    (a) Maximum Federal Expenditure.--The maximum amount of Federal 
funds that may be allotted for the project for flood control, Lost 
Creek, Columbus, Nebraska, shall be $5,500,000.
    (b) Revision of Project Cooperation Agreement.--The Secretary shall 
revise the project cooperation agreement for the project referred to in 
subsection (a) to take into account the change in the Federal 
participation in such project pursuant to subsection (a).

SEC. 333. PASSAIC RIVER, NEW JERSEY.

    Section 1148 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 
Stat. 4254) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 1148. PASSAIC RIVER BASIN.

    ``(a) Acquisition of Lands.--The Secretary may acquire from willing 
sellers lands on which residential structures are located and that are 
subject to frequent and recurring flood damage, as identified in the 
supplemental floodway report of the Corps of Engineers, Passaic River 
Buyout Study, September 1995, at an estimated total cost of 
$194,000,000.
    ``(b) Retention of Lands for Flood Protection.--Lands acquired by 
the Secretary under this section shall be retained by the Secretary for 
future use in conjunction with flood protection and flood management in 
the Passaic River Basin.
    ``(c) Cost Sharing.--The non-Federal share of the cost of carrying 
out this section shall be 25 percent plus any amount that might result 
from application of subsection (d).

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    ``(d) Applicability of Benefit-Cost Ratio Waiver Authority.--In 
evaluating and implementing the project under this section, the 
Secretary shall allow the non-Federal interest to participate in the 
financing of the project in accordance with section 903(c), to the 
extent that the Secretary's evaluation indicates that applying such 
section is necessary to implement the project.''.

SEC. 334. ACEQUIAS IRRIGATION SYSTEM, NEW MEXICO.

    The second sentence of section 1113(b) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4232) is amended by inserting before 
the period at the end the following: ``; except that the Federal share 
of reconnaissance studies carried out by the Secretary under this 
section shall be 100 percent''.

SEC. 335. JONES INLET, NEW YORK.

    The project for navigation, Jones Inlet, New York, authorized by 
section 2 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the construction, 
repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, 
and for other purposes'', approved March 2, 1945 (59 Stat. 13), is 
modified to direct the Secretary to place uncontaminated dredged 
material on beach areas downdrift from the federally maintained channel 
to the extent that such work is necessary to mitigate the interruption 
of littoral system natural processes caused by the jetty and continued 
dredging of the federally maintained channel.

SEC. 336. BUFORD TRENTON IRRIGATION DISTRICT, NORTH DAKOTA.

    (a) Acquisition of Easements.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may acquire, from willing 
        sellers, permanent flowage and saturation easements over--
                    (A) the land in Williams County, North Dakota, 
                extending from the riverward margin of the Buford 
                Trenton Irrigation District main canal to the north bank 
                of the Missouri River, beginning at the Buford Trenton 
                Irrigation District pumping station located in the NE\1/
                4\ of section 17, T-152-N, R-104-W, and continuing 
                northeasterly downstream to the land referred to as the 
                East Bottom; and
                    (B) any other land outside the boundaries of the 
                land described in subparagraph (A) within or contiguous 
                to the boundaries of the Buford Trenton Irrigation 
                District that has been affected by rising ground water 
                and the risk of surface flooding.
            (2) Scope.--Any easements acquired by the Secretary under 
        paragraph (1) shall include the right, power, and privilege of 
        the Federal Government to submerge, overflow, percolate, and 
        saturate the surface and subsurface of the lands and such other 
        terms and conditions as the Secretary considers appropriate.
            (3) Payment.--In acquiring easements under paragraph (1), 
        the Secretary shall pay an amount based on the unaffected fee 
        value of the lands to be acquired by the Federal Government. For 
        the purpose of this paragraph, the unaffected fee value of the 
        lands is the value of the lands as if the lands had not been 
        affected by rising ground water and the risk of surface 
        flooding.

    (b) Conveyance of Drainage Pumps.--The Secretary shall--

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            (1) convey to the Buford Trenton Irrigation District all 
        right, title, and interest of the United States in the drainage 
        pumps located within the boundaries of the District; and
            (2) provide a lump-sum payment of $60,000 for power 
        requirements associated with the operation of the drainage 
        pumps.

    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $34,000,000.

SEC. 337. RENO BEACH-HOWARDS FARM, OHIO.

    The project for flood protection, Reno Beach-Howards Farm, Ohio, 
authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 (62 Stat. 
1178), is modified to provide that the value of lands, easements, 
rights-of-way, and disposal areas that are necessary to carry out the 
project and are provided by the non-Federal interest shall be determined 
on the basis of the appraisal performed by the Corps of Engineers and 
dated April 4, 1985.

SEC. 338. BROKEN BOW LAKE, RED RIVER BASIN, OKLAHOMA.

    The project for flood control and water supply, Broken Bow Lake, Red 
River Basin, Oklahoma, authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control 
Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 309) and modified by section 203 of the Flood 
Control Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1187) and section 102(v) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4808), is further modified 
to provide for the reallocation of a sufficient quantity of water supply 
storage space in Broken Bow Lake to support the Mountain Fork trout 
fishery. Releases of water from Broken Bow Lake for the Mountain Fork 
trout fishery as mitigation for the loss of fish and wildlife resources 
in the Mountain Fork River shall be carried out at no expense to the 
State of Oklahoma.

SEC. 339. WISTER LAKE PROJECT, LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA.

    The Secretary shall maintain a minimum conservation pool level of 
478 feet at the Wister Lake project in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, 
authorized by section 4 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the 
construction of certain public works on rivers and harbors for flood 
control, and for other purposes'', approved June 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 
1218). Notwithstanding title I of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211 et seq.) or any other provision of law, any 
increase in water supply yield that results from the pool level of 478 
feet shall be treated as unallocated water supply until such time as a 
user enters into a contract for the supply under such applicable laws 
concerning cost-sharing as are in effect on the date of the contract.

SEC. 340. BONNEVILLE LOCK AND DAM, COLUMBIA RIVER, OREGON AND 
            WASHINGTON.

    (a) In General.--The project for Bonneville Lock and Dam, Columbia 
River, Oregon and Washington, authorized by the Act of August 20, 1937 
(50 Stat. 731), and modified by section 83 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 35), is further modified to authorize 
the Secretary to convey to the city of North Bonneville, Washington, at 
no further cost to the city, all right, title and interest of the United 
States in and to the following:
            (1) Any municipal facilities, utilities fixtures, and 
        equipment for the relocated city, and any remaining lands 
        designated

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        as open spaces or municipal lots not previously conveyed to the 
        city, specifically, Lots M1 through M15, M16 (the ``community 
        center lot''), M18, M19, M22, M24, S42 through S45, and S52 
        through S60.
            (2) The ``school lot'' described as Lot 2, block 5, on the 
        plat of relocated North Bonneville.
            (3) Parcels 2 and C, but only upon the completion of any 
        environmental response actions required under applicable law.
            (4) That portion of Parcel B lying south of the existing 
        city boundary, west of the sewage treatment plant, and north of 
        the drainage ditch that is located adjacent to the northerly 
        limit of the Hamilton Island landfill, if the Secretary 
        determines, at the time of the proposed conveyance, that the 
        Department of the Army has taken all action necessary to protect 
        human health and the environment.
            (5) Such portions of Parcel H as can be conveyed without a 
        requirement for further investigation, inventory, or other 
        action by the Department of the Army under the National Historic 
        Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.).
            (6) Such easements as the Secretary considers necessary 
        for--
                    (A) sewer and water line crossings of relocated 
                Washington State Highway 14; and
                    (B) reasonable public access to the Columbia River 
                across those portions of Hamilton Island that remain 
                under the ownership of the United States.

    (b) Time Period for Conveyances.--The conveyances referred to in 
subsections (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(5), and (a)(6)(A) shall be completed 
within 180 days after the United States receives the release referred to 
in subsection (d). All other conveyances shall be completed 
expeditiously, subject to any conditions specified in the applicable 
subsection.

    (c) Purpose.--The purpose of the conveyances authorized by 
subsection (a) is to resolve all outstanding issues between the United 
States and the city of North Bonneville.
    (d) Acknowledgement of Payment; Release of Claims Relating to 
Relocation of City.--As a prerequisite to the conveyances authorized by 
subsection (a), the city of North Bonneville shall execute an 
acknowledgement of payment of just compensation and shall execute a 
release of any and all claims for relief of any kind against the United 
States arising out of the relocation of the city of North Bonneville, or 
any prior Federal legislation relating thereto, and shall dismiss, with 
prejudice, any pending litigation, if any, involving such matters.
    (e) Release by Attorney General.--Upon receipt of the city's 
acknowledgment and release referred to in subsection (d), the Attorney 
General of the United States shall dismiss any pending litigation, if 
any, arising out of the relocation of the city of North Bonneville, and 
execute a release of any and all rights to damages of any kind under 
Town of North Bonneville, Washington v. United States, 11 Cl. Ct. 694, 
affirmed in part and reversed in part, 833 F.2d 1024 (Fed. Cir. 1987), 
cert. denied, 485 U.S. 1007 (1988), including any interest thereon.
    (f) Acknowledgment of Entitlements; Release by City of Claims.--
Within 60 days after the conveyances authorized by subsection (a) (other 
than paragraph (6)(B)) have been completed, the city shall execute an 
acknowledgement that all entitlements under

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such paragraph have been completed and shall execute a release of any 
and all claims for relief of any kind against the United States arising 
out of this section.
    (g) Effects on City.--Beginning on the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the city of North Bonneville, or any successor in interest thereto, 
shall--
            (1) be precluded from exercising any jurisdiction over any 
        lands owned in whole or in part by the United States and 
        administered by the Corps of Engineers in connection with the 
        Bonneville project; and
            (2) be authorized to change the zoning designations of, 
        sell, or resell Parcels S35 and S56, which are presently 
        designated as open spaces.

SEC. 341. COLUMBIA RIVER DREDGING, OREGON AND WASHINGTON.

    The project for navigation, Lower Willamette and Columbia Rivers 
below Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, authorized by the 1st 
section of the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the 
construction, repair, preservation, and completion of certain public 
works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved June 18, 
1878 (20 Stat. 157), is modified to direct the Secretary--
            (1) to conduct channel simulation and to carry out 
        improvements to the existing deep draft channel between the 
        mouth of the river and river mile 34 at a cost not to exceed 
        $2,400,000; and
            (2) to conduct overdepth and advance maintenance dredging 
        that is necessary to maintain authorized channel dimensions.

SEC. 342. LACKAWANNA RIVER AT SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA.

    (a) In General.--The project for flood control, Lackawanna River at 
Scranton, Pennsylvania, authorized by section 101(17) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4803), is modified to 
direct the Secretary to carry out the project for flood control for the 
Plot and Green Ridge sections of the project.
    (b) Applicability of Benefit-Cost Ratio Waiver Authority.--In 
evaluating and implementing the project, the Secretary shall allow the 
non-Federal interest to participate in the financing of the project in 
accordance with section 903(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1986 (100 Stat. 4184), to the extent that the Secretary's evaluation 
indicates that applying such section is necessary to implement the 
project.

SEC. 343. MUSSERS DAM, MIDDLE CREEK, SNYDER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

    Section 209(e)(5) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 
(106 Stat. 4830) is amended by striking ``$3,000,000'' and inserting 
``$5,000,000''.

SEC. 344. SCHUYLKILL RIVER, PENNSYLVANIA.

    The navigation project for the Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania, 
authorized by the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain 
public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved 
August 8, 1917 (40 Stat. 252), is modified to provide for the periodic 
removal and disposal of sediment to provide for a depth of 6 feet within 
portions of the Fairmount pool between

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the Fairmount Dam and the Columbia Bridge, generally within the limits 
of the channel alignments referred to as the Schuylkill River Racecourse 
and return lane, and the Belmont Water Works intakes and Boathouse Row.

SEC. 345. SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

    (a) Cost Sharing.--Section 313(d)(3)(A) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4846) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(A) In general.--Total project costs under each 
                local cooperation agreement entered into under this 
                subsection shall be shared at 75 percent Federal and 25 
                percent non-Federal. The Federal share may be provided 
                in the form of grants or reimbursements of project 
                costs. The non-Federal interests shall receive credit--
                          ``(i) for design and construction services and 
                      other in-kind work, whether occurring subsequent 
                      to, or within 6 years prior to, entering into an 
                      agreement with the Secretary; and
                          ``(ii) for grants and the value of work 
                      performed on behalf of such interests by State and 
                      local agencies, as determined by the Secretary.''.

    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 313(g)(1) of such Act 
(106 Stat. 4846) is amended by striking ``$50,000,000'' and inserting 
``$80,000,000''.
    (c) Section Heading.--The heading to section 313 of such Act is 
amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 313. SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT 
            PROGRAM.''.

SEC. 346. WYOMING VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA.

    The project for flood control, Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, 
authorized by section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1986 (100 Stat. 4124), is modified to authorize the Secretary--
            (1) to include as part of the construction of the project 
        mechanical and electrical upgrades to stormwater pumping 
        stations in the Wyoming Valley; and
            (2) to carry out mitigation measures that the Secretary 
        would otherwise be authorized to carry out, but for the General 
        Design Memorandum for phase II of the project, as approved by 
        the Assistant Secretary of the Army having responsibility for 
        civil works on February 15, 1996, providing that such measures 
        are to be carried out for credit by the non-Federal interest.

SEC. 347. ALLENDALE DAM, NORTH PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

    The project for reconstruction of the Allendale Dam, North 
Providence, Rhode Island, authorized by section 358 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4861), is modified to 
authorize the Secretary to reconstruct the dam, at a total cost of 
$350,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $262,500 and an estimated 
non-Federal cost of $87,500.

SEC. 348. NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND.

    Section 361(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
Stat. 4861) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``$200,000'' and inserting ``$1,900,000'';
            (2) by striking ``$150,000'' and inserting ``$1,425,000''; 
        and
            (3) by striking ``$50,000'' and inserting ``$475,000''.

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SEC. 349. CLOUTER CREEK DISPOSAL AREA, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

    (a) Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction.--Notwithstanding any 
other law, the Secretary of the Navy shall transfer to the Secretary 
administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 1,400 acres of land 
under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Navy that comprise a 
portion of the Clouter Creek disposal area, Charleston, South Carolina.
    (b) Use of Transferred Land.--The land transferred under subsection 
(a) shall be used by the Department of the Army as a dredged material 
disposal area for dredging activities in the vicinity of Charleston, 
South Carolina, including the Charleston Harbor navigation project.
    (c) Cost Sharing.--Operation and maintenance, including 
rehabilitation, of the dredged material disposal area transferred under 
this section shall be carried out in accordance with section 101 of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211).

SEC. 350. BUFFALO BAYOU, TEXAS.

    The non-Federal interest for the projects for flood control, Buffalo 
Bayou and tributaries, Texas, authorized by section 203 of the Flood 
Control Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 1258) and by section 101(a)(21) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4610), may be 
reimbursed by up to $5,000,000 or may receive a credit of up to 
$5,000,000 toward required non-Federal project cost-sharing 
contributions for work performed by the non-Federal interest at each of 
the following locations if such work is compatible with 1 or more of the 
following authorized projects: White Oak Bayou, Brays Bayou, Hunting 
Bayou, Garners Bayou, and the Upper Reach on Greens Bayou.

SEC. 351. DALLAS FLOODWAY EXTENSION, DALLAS, TEXAS.

    (a) In General.--The project for flood control, Dallas Floodway 
Extension, Dallas, Texas, authorized by section 301 of the River and 
Harbor Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 1091), is modified to provide that flood 
protection works constructed by the non-Federal interests along the 
Trinity River in Dallas, Texas, for Rochester Park and the Central 
Wastewater Treatment Plant shall be included as a part of the project 
and the cost of such works shall be credited against the non-Federal 
share of project costs.
    (b) Determination of Amount.--The amount to be credited under 
subsection (a) shall be determined by the Secretary. In determining such 
amount, the Secretary may permit credit only for that portion of the 
work performed by the non-Federal interests that is compatible with the 
project referred to in subsection (a), including any modification 
thereof, and that is required for construction of such project.
    (c) Cash Contribution.--Nothing in this section shall be construed 
to limit the applicability of the requirement contained in section 
103(a)(1)(A) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
2213(a)(1)(A)) to the project referred to in subsection (a).

SEC. 352. GRUNDY, VIRGINIA.

    The Secretary shall proceed with planning, engineering, design, and 
construction of the Grundy, Virginia, element of the Levisa and Tug 
Forks of the Big Sandy River and Upper Cumberland

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River project, authorized by section 202 of the Energy and Water 
Development Appropriation Act, 1981 (94 Stat. 1339), in accordance with 
Plan 3A as set forth in the preliminary draft detailed project report of 
the Huntington District Commander, dated August 1993.

SEC. 353. HAYSI LAKE, VIRGINIA.

    The Haysi Lake, Virginia, feature of the project for flood control, 
Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, 
authorized pursuant to section 202(a) of the Energy and Water 
Development Appropriation Act, 1981 (94 Stat. 1339), is modified--
            (1) to add recreation and fish and wildlife enhancement as 
        project purposes;
            (2) to direct the Secretary to construct the Haysi Dam 
        feature of the project substantially in accordance with Plan A 
        as set forth in the Draft General Plan Supplement Report for the 
        Levisa Fork Basin, Virginia and Kentucky, dated May 1995;
            (3) to direct the Secretary to apply section 103(m) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213(m); 100 
        Stat. 4087) to the construction of such feature in the same 
        manner as that section is applied to other projects or project 
        features constructed pursuant to such section 202(a); and
            (4) to provide for operation and maintenance of recreational 
        facilities on a reimbursable basis.

SEC. 354. RUDEE INLET, VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA.

    The project for navigation and shoreline protection, Rudee Inlet, 
Virginia Beach, Virginia, authorized by section 601(d) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4148), is modified to 
authorize the Secretary to continue maintenance of the project for 50 
years beginning on the date of initial construction of the project. The 
Federal share of the cost of such maintenance shall be determined in 
accordance with title I of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
(33 U.S.C. 2211 et seq.).

SEC. 355. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA.

    (a) Adjustment of Non-Federal Share.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the non-Federal share of the costs of the project for 
beach erosion control and hurricane protection, Virginia Beach, 
Virginia, authorized by section 501(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4136), shall be reduced by $3,120,803 
or by such amount as is determined by an audit carried out by the 
Department of the Army to be due to the city of Virginia Beach as 
reimbursement for beach nourishment activities carried out by the city 
between October 1, 1986, and September 30, 1993, if the Federal 
Government has not reimbursed the city for the activities prior to the 
date on which a project cooperation agreement is executed for the 
project.
    (b) Extension of Federal Participation.--
            (1) In general.--In accordance with section 156 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5f), the 
        Secretary shall extend Federal participation in the periodic 
        nourishment of Virginia Beach as authorized by section 101 of 
        the River and Harbor Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 1254) and modified by 
        section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1177).

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            (2) Duration.--Federal participation under paragraph (1) 
        shall extend until the earlier of--
                    (A) the end of the 50-year period provided for in 
                section 156 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
                1976 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5f); and
                    (B) the completion of the project for beach erosion 
                control and hurricane protection, Virginia Beach, 
                Virginia, as modified by section 102(cc) of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4810).

SEC. 356. EAST WATERWAY, WASHINGTON.

    The project for navigation, East and West Waterways, Seattle Harbor, 
Washington, authorized by the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act 
making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of 
certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', 
approved March 2, 1919 (40 Stat. 1285), is modified to direct the 
Secretary--
            (1) to expedite review of potential deepening of the channel 
        in the East waterway from Elliott Bay to Terminal 25 to a depth 
        of up to 51 feet; and
            (2) if determined to be feasible, to implement such 
        deepening as part of project maintenance.

In carrying out work authorized by this section, the Secretary shall 
coordinate with the Port of Seattle regarding use of Slip 27 as a 
dredged material disposal area.

SEC. 357. BLUESTONE LAKE, WEST VIRGINIA.

    Section 102(ff) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
Stat. 4810) is amended by inserting after ``project,'' the 1st place it 
appears ``except for that organic matter necessary to maintain and 
enhance the biological resources of such waters and such nonobtrusive 
items of debris as may not be economically feasible to prevent being 
released through such project,''.

SEC. 358. MOOREFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA.

    (a) Review.--The Secretary, as part of the implementation of the 
project for flood control, Moorefield, West Virginia, shall conduct a 
review of the activities of the Corps of Engineers to determine whether 
the failure of the Corps of Engineers to complete land acquisition for 
the project by May 1, 1996, contributed to any flood damages at the town 
of Moorefield during 1996.
    (b) Reduction of Non-Federal Share.--To the extent the Secretary 
determines under subsection (a) that the activities of the Corps of 
Engineers contributed to any flood damages, the Secretary shall reduce 
the non-Federal share of the flood control project by up to $700,000. 
Such costs shall become a Federal responsibility for carrying out the 
flood control project.

SEC. 359. SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA.

    (a) Cost Sharing.--Section 340(c)(3) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4856) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(3) Cost sharing.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Total project costs under each 
                local cooperation agreement entered into under this 
                subsection shall be shared at 75 percent Federal and 25 
                percent non-Federal. The Federal share may be in the 
                form of grants or reimbursements of project costs.

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                    ``(B) Credit for design work.--The non-Federal 
                interest shall receive credit for the reasonable costs 
                of design work completed by such interest prior to 
                entering into a local cooperation agreement with the 
                Secretary for a project. The credit for such design work 
                shall not exceed 6 percent of the total construction 
                costs of the project.
                    ``(C) Credit for interest.--In the event of a delay 
                in the funding of the non-Federal share of a project 
                that is the subject of an agreement under this section, 
                the non-Federal interest shall receive credit for 
                reasonable interest incurred in providing the non-
                Federal share of a project's cost.
                    ``(D) Credit for lands, easements, and rights-of-
                way.--The non-Federal interest shall receive credit for 
                lands, easements, rights-of-way, and relocations toward 
                its share of project costs (including all reasonable 
                costs associated with obtaining permits necessary for 
                the construction, operation, and maintenance of such 
                project on publicly owned or controlled lands), but not 
                to exceed 25 percent of total project costs.
                    ``(E) Operation and maintenance.--Operation and 
                maintenance costs for projects constructed with 
                assistance provided under this section shall be 100 
                percent non-Federal.''.

    (b) Funding.--Section 340(g) of the Water Resources Development Act 
of 1992 (106 Stat. 4856) is amended by striking ``$5,000,000'' and 
inserting ``$20,000,000''.

SEC. 360. WEST VIRGINIA TRAILHEAD FACILITIES.

    Section 306 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
Stat. 4840-4841) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(a) In General.--'' before ``The 
        Secretary''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) Interagency Agreement.--The Secretary shall enter into an 
interagency agreement with the Federal entity that provided assistance 
in the preparation of the study for the purposes of providing ongoing 
technical assistance and oversight for the trail facilities envisioned 
by the plan developed under this section. The Federal entity shall 
provide such assistance and oversight.''.

SEC. 361. KICKAPOO RIVER, WISCONSIN.

    (a) In General.--The project for flood control and allied purposes, 
Kickapoo River, Wisconsin, authorized by section 203 of the Flood 
Control Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1190) and modified by section 814 of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4169), is further 
modified as provided by this section.
    (b) Transfer of Property.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to the requirements of this 
        subsection, the Secretary shall transfer to the State of 
        Wisconsin, without consideration, all right, title, and interest 
        of the United States to the lands described in paragraph (3), 
        including all works, structures, and other improvements to such 
        lands.
            (2) Transfer to secretary of the interior.--Subject to the 
        requirements of this subsection, on the date of the transfer 
        under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall transfer to the 
        Secretary of the Interior, without consideration, all right, 
        title, and interest of the United States to lands that are cul

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        turally and religiously significant sites of the Ho-Chunk Nation 
        (a federally recognized Indian tribe) and are located within the 
        lands described in paragraph (3). Such lands shall be described 
        in accordance with paragraph (4)(C) and may not exceed a total 
        of 1,200 acres.
            (3) Land description.--The lands to be transferred pursuant 
        to paragraphs (1) and (2) are the approximately 8,569 acres of 
        land associated with the LaFarge Dam and Lake portion of the 
        project referred to in subsection (a) in Vernon County, 
        Wisconsin, in the following sections:
                    (A) Section 31, Township 14 North, Range 1 West of 
                the 4th Principal Meridian.
                    (B) Sections 2 through 11, and 16, 17, 20, and 21, 
                Township 13 North, Range 2 West of the 4th Principal 
                Meridian.
                    (C) Sections 15, 16, 21 through 24, 26, 27, 31, and 
                33 through 36, Township 14 North, Range 2 West of the 
                4th Principal Meridian.
            (4) Terms and conditions.--
                    (A) Hold harmless; reimbursement of united states.--
                The transfer under paragraph (1) shall be made on the 
                condition that the State of Wisconsin enters into a 
                written agreement with the Secretary to hold the United 
                States harmless from all claims arising from or through 
                the operation of the lands and improvements subject to 
                the transfer. If title to the lands described in 
                paragraph (3) is sold or transferred by the State, the 
                State shall reimburse the United States for the price 
                originally paid by the United States for purchasing such 
                lands.
                    (B) In general.--The Secretary shall make the 
                transfers under paragraphs (1) and (2) only if on or 
                before October 31, 1997, the State of Wisconsin enters 
                into and submits to the Secretary a memorandum of 
                understanding, as specified in subparagraph (C), with 
                the tribal organization (as defined by section 4(l) of 
                the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance 
                Act (25 U.S.C. 450b(l))) of the Ho-Chunk Nation.
                    (C) Memorandum of understanding.--The memorandum of 
                understanding referred to in subparagraph (B) shall 
                contain, at a minimum, the following:
                          (i) A description of sites and associated 
                      lands to be transferred to the Secretary of the 
                      Interior under paragraph (2).
                          (ii) An agreement specifying that the lands 
                      transferred under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be 
                      preserved in a natural state and developed only to 
                      the extent necessary to enhance outdoor 
                      recreational and educational opportunities.
                          (iii) An agreement specifying the terms and 
                      conditions of a plan for the management of the 
                      lands to be transferred under paragraphs (1) and 
                      (2).
                          (iv) A provision requiring a review of the 
                      plan referred to in clause (iii) to be conducted 
                      every 10 years under which the State of Wisconsin, 
                      acting through the Kickapoo Valley Governing 
                      Board, and the Ho-Chunk Nation may agree to 
                      revisions to the plan in order to address changed 
                      circumstances on

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                      the lands transferred under paragraph (2). Such 
                      provision may include a plan for the transfer by 
                      the State to the United States of any additional 
                      site discovered to be culturally and religiously 
                      significant to the Ho-Chunk Nation.
                          (v) An agreement preventing or limiting the 
                      public disclosure of the location or existence of 
                      each site of particular cultural or religious 
                      significance to the Ho-Chunk Nation if public 
                      disclosure would jeopardize the cultural or 
                      religious integrity of the site.
            (5) Administration of lands.--The lands transferred to the 
        Secretary of the Interior under paragraph (2), and any lands 
        transferred to the Secretary of the Interior under the 
        memorandum of understanding entered into under paragraph (4), or 
        under any revision of such memorandum of understanding, shall be 
        held in trust by the United States for, and added to and 
        administered as part of the reservation of, the Ho-Chunk Nation.
            (6) Transfer of flowage easements.--The Secretary shall 
        transfer to the owner of the servient estate, without 
        consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United 
        States in and to each flowage easement acquired as part of the 
        project referred to in subsection (a) within Township 14 North, 
        Range 2 West of the 4th Principal Meridian, Vernon County, 
        Wisconsin.
            (7) Deauthorization.--Except as provided in subsection (c), 
        the LaFarge Dam and Lake portion of the project referred to in 
        subsection (a) is not authorized after the date of the transfer 
        under this subsection.
            (8) Interim management and maintenance.--The Secretary shall 
        continue to manage and maintain the LaFarge Dam and Lake portion 
        of the project referred to in subsection (a) until the date of 
        the transfer under this subsection.

    (c) Completion of Project Features.--
            (1) Requirement.--The Secretary shall undertake the 
        completion of the following features of the project referred to 
        in subsection (a):
                    (A) The continued relocation of State highway route 
                131 and county highway routes P and F substantially in 
                accordance with plans contained in Design Memorandum No. 
                6, Relocation-LaFarge Reservoir, dated June 1970; except 
                that the relocation shall generally follow the existing 
                road rights-of-way through the Kickapoo Valley.
                    (B) Site restoration of abandoned wells, farm sites, 
                and safety modifications to the water control 
                structures.
            (2) Additional requirements.--All activities undertaken 
        pursuant to this subsection shall comply with the Native 
        American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001 
        et seq.), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 
        (16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.), the National Historic Preservation 
        Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.), and any subsequent Federal law 
        enacted relating to cultural artifacts, human remains, or 
        historic preservation.
            (3) <<NOTE: Native Americans.>>  Participation by state of 
        wisconsin and the ho-chunk nation.--In undertaking completion of 
        the features under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consult 
        with the State

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        of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation on the location of each 
        feature.

    (d) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
this section $17,000,000.

SEC. 362. TETON COUNTY, WYOMING.

    Section 840 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 
Stat. 4176) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``: Provided, That'' and inserting ``; 
        except that'';
            (2) by striking ``in cash or materials'' and inserting ``, 
        through providing in-kind services or cash or materials,''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following: ``In carrying out 
        this section, the Secretary may enter into agreements with the 
        non-Federal sponsor permitting the non-Federal sponsor to 
        perform operation and maintenance for the project on a cost-
        reimbursable basis.''.

SEC. 363. PROJECT REAUTHORIZATIONS.

    (a) Grand Prairie Region and Bayou Meto Basin, Arkansas.--The 
project for flood control, Grand Prairie Region and Bayou Meto Basin, 
Arkansas, authorized by section 204 of the Flood Control Act of 1950 (64 
Stat. 174) and deauthorized pursuant to section 1001(b) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)), is authorized to 
be carried out by the Secretary; except that the scope of the project 
includes ground water protection and conservation, agricultural water 
supply, and waterfowl management if the Secretary determines that the 
change in the scope of the project is technically sound, environmentally 
acceptable, and economic, as applicable.
    (b) White River, Arkansas.--The project for navigation, White River 
Navigation to Batesville, Arkansas, authorized by section 601(a) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4139) and 
deauthorized by section 52(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1988 (102 Stat. 4044), is authorized to be carried out by the Secretary.
    (c) Des Plaines River, Illinois.--The project for wetlands research, 
Des Plaines River, Illinois, authorized by section 45 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1988 (102 Stat. 4041) and deauthorized 
pursuant to section 1001(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)), is authorized to be carried out by the 
Secretary.
    (d) Alpena Harbor, Michigan.--The project for navigation, Alpena 
Harbor, Michigan, authorized by section 301 of the River and Harbor Act 
of 1965 (79 Stat. 1090) and deauthorized pursuant to section 1001(b) of 
the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)), is 
authorized to be carried out by the Secretary.
    (e) Ontonagon Harbor, Ontonagon County, Michigan.--The project for 
navigation, Ontonagon Harbor, Ontonagon County, Michigan, authorized by 
section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1176) and 
deauthorized pursuant to section 1001(b) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)), is authorized to be carried 
out by the Secretary.
    (f) Knife River Harbor, Minnesota.--The project for navigation, 
Knife River Harbor, Minnesota, authorized by section 100 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 41) and deauthorized 
pursuant to section 1001(b) of the Water

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Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)), is authorized to 
be carried out by the Secretary.
    (g) Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey.--The project for hurricane-flood 
protection and beach erosion control on Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, 
New Jersey, authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 
(76 Stat. 1181) and deauthorized pursuant to section 1001(b) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)), is 
authorized to be carried out by the Secretary.

SEC. 364. PROJECT DEAUTHORIZATIONS.

    The following projects are not authorized after the date of the 
enactment of this Act:
            (1) Branford harbor, connecticut.--The 2,267 square foot 
        portion of the project for navigation in the Branford River, 
        Branford Harbor, Connecticut, authorized by the 1st section of 
        the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the 
        construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works 
        on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved June 
        13, 1902 (32 Stat. 333), lying shoreward of a line described as 
        follows: Beginning at a point on the authorized Federal 
        navigation channel line the coordinates of which are 
        N156,181.32, E581,572.38, running thence south 70 degrees, 11 
        minutes, 8 seconds west a distance of 171.58 feet to another 
        point on the authorized Federal navigation channel line the 
        coordinates of which are N156,123.16, E581,410.96.
            (2) Bridgeport harbor, connecticut.--
                    (A) Anchorage area.--The portion of the project for 
                navigation, Bridgeport Harbor, Connecticut, authorized 
                by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1958 (72 
                Stat. 297), consisting of a 2-acre anchorage area with a 
                depth of 6 feet at the head of Johnsons River between 
                the Federal channel and Hollisters Dam.
                    (B) Johnsons river channel.--The portion of the 
                project for navigation, Johnsons River Channel, 
                Bridgeport Harbor, Connecticut, authorized by the 1st 
                section of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the 
                construction, repair, and preservation of certain public 
                works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', 
                approved July 24, 1946 (60 Stat. 634), that is northerly 
                of a line across the Federal channel the coordinates of 
                which are north 123318.35, east 486301.68, and north 
                123257.15, east 486380.77.
            (3) Guilford harbor, connecticut.--The portion of the 
        project for navigation, Guilford Harbor, Connecticut, authorized 
        by section 2 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the 
        construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works 
        on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved March 
        2, 1945 (59 Stat. 13), that consists of the 6-foot deep channel 
        in Sluice Creek and that is not included in the following 
        description of the realigned channel: Beginning at a point where 
        the Sluice Creek Channel intersects with the main entrance 
        channel, N159194.63, E623201.07, thence running north 24 
        degrees, 58 minutes, 15.2 seconds west 478.40 feet to a point 
        N159628.31, E622999.11, thence running north 20 degrees, 18 
        minutes, 31.7 seconds west 351.53 feet to a point N159957.99, 
        E622877.10, thence running north 69 degrees, 41 minutes, 37.9 
        seconds east 55.00 feet to a point N159977.08, E622928.69, 
        thence

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        turning and running south 20 degrees, 18 minutes, 31.0 seconds 
        east 349.35 feet to a point N159649.45, E623049.94, thence 
        turning and running south 24 degrees, 58 minutes, 11.1 seconds 
        east 341.36 feet to a point N159340.00, E623194.04, thence 
        turning and running south 90 degrees, 0 minutes, 0 seconds east 
        78.86 feet to a point N159340.00, E623272.90.
            (4) Mystic river, connecticut.--The following portion of the 
        project for improving the Mystic River, Connecticut, authorized 
        by the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
        appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of 
        certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other 
        purposes'', approved March 4, 1913 (37 Stat. 802): Beginning in 
        the 15-foot deep channel at coordinates north 190860.82, east 
        814416.20, thence running southeast about 52.01 feet to the 
        coordinates north 190809.47, east 814424.49, thence running 
        southwest about 34.02 feet to coordinates north 190780.46, east 
        814406.70, thence running north about 80.91 feet to the point of 
        beginning.
            (5) Norwalk harbor, connecticut.--
                    (A) In general.--The following portions of projects 
                for navigation, Norwalk Harbor, Connecticut:
                          (i) The portion authorized by the 1st section 
                      of the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations 
                      for the construction, repair, and preservation of 
                      certain public works on rivers and harbors, and 
                      for other purposes'', approved March 2, 1919 (40 
                      Stat. 1276), that lies northerly of a line across 
                      the Federal channel having coordinates N104199.72, 
                      E417774.12 and N104155.59, E417628.96.
                          (ii) The portions of the 6-foot deep East 
                      Norwalk Channel and Anchorage, authorized by 
                      section 2 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing 
                      the construction, repair, and preservation of 
                      certain public works on rivers and harbors, and 
                      for other purposes'', approved March 2, 1945 (59 
                      Stat. 13), that are not included in the 
                      description of the realigned channel and anchorage 
                      set forth in subparagraph (B).
                    (B) Description of realigned channel and 
                anchorage.--The realigned 6-foot deep East Norwalk 
                Channel and Anchorage referred to in subparagraph 
                (A)(ii) is described as follows: Beginning at a point on 
                the East Norwalk Channel, N95743.02, E419581.37, thence 
                running northwesterly about 463.96 feet to a point 
                N96197.93, E419490.18, thence running northwesterly 
                about 549.32 feet to a point N96608.49, E419125.23, 
                thence running northwesterly about 384.06 feet to a 
                point N96965.94, E418984.75, thence running 
                northwesterly about 407.26 feet to a point N97353.87, 
                E418860.78, thence running westerly about 58.26 feet to 
                a point N97336.26, E418805.24, thence running 
                northwesterly about 70.99 feet to a point N97390.30, 
                E418759.21, thence running westerly about 71.78 feet to 
                a point on the anchorage limit N97405.26, E418689.01, 
                thence running southerly along the western limits of the 
                Federal anchorage in existence on the date of the 
                enactment of this Act until reaching a point N95893.74, 
                E419449.17, thence running in a southwesterly

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                direction about 78.74 feet to a point on the East 
                Norwalk Channel N95815.62, E419439.33.
                    (C) Designation of realigned channel and 
                anchorage.--All of the realigned channel shall be 
                redesignated as an anchorage, with the exception of the 
                portion of the channel that narrows to a width of 100 
                feet and terminates at a line the coordinates of which 
                are N96456.81, E419260.06 and N96390.37, E419185.32, 
                which shall remain as a channel.
            (6) Patchogue river, westbrook, connecticut.--
                    (A) In general.--The following portion of the 
                project for navigation, Patchogue River, Connecticut, 
                authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 
                1954 (68 Stat. 1249): A portion of the 8-foot deep 
                channel that lies northwesterly of a line whose 
                coordinates are N161108.83, E676901.34 and N161246.53, 
                E677103.75. The perimeter of this area starts at a point 
                with coordinates N161108.83, E676901.34, thence running 
                north 7 degrees, 50 minutes, 44.2 seconds west 27.91 
                feet to a point N161136.48, E676897.53, thence running 
                north 55 degrees, 46 minutes, 23.3 seconds east 190.05 
                feet to a point N161243.38, E677054.67, thence running 
                north 86 degrees, 19 minutes, 39.9 seconds east 49.18 
                feet to a point N161246.53, E677103.75, thence running 
                south 55 degrees, 46 minutes, 20.8 seconds west 244.81 
                feet to the point of origin.
                    (B) Redesignation.--The portion of the project for 
                navigation, Patchogue River, Connecticut, referred to in 
                subparagraph (A), which is now part of the 8-foot deep 
                anchorage lying northwesterly of a line whose 
                coordinates are N161067.46, E676982.76 and N161173.63, 
                E677138.81, is redesignated as part of the 8-foot deep 
                channel. The perimeter of this area starts at a point 
                with coordinates N161067.46, E676982.76, thence running 
                north 7 degrees, 48 minutes, 40.7 seconds west 5.59 feet 
                to a point N161073.00, E676982.00, thence running north 
                55 degrees, 46 minutes, 25.1 seconds east 177.79 feet to 
                a point N161173.00, E677129.00, thence running north 86 
                degrees, 19 minutes, 31.8 seconds east 9.83 feet to a 
                point N161173.63, E677138.81, thence running south 55 
                degrees, 46 minutes, 12.9 seconds west 188.74 feet to 
                the point of origin.
            (7) Southport harbor, connecticut.--
                    (A) In general.--The following portions of the 
                project for navigation, Southport Harbor, Connecticut, 
                authorized by the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An 
                Act authorizing the construction, repair, and 
                preservation of certain public works on rivers and 
                harbors, and for other purposes'', approved August 30, 
                1935 (49 Stat. 1029):
                          (i) The 6-foot deep anchorage located at the 
                      head of the project.
                          (ii) The portion of the 9-foot deep channel 
                      beginning at a bend in the channel the coordinates 
                      of which are north 109131.16, east 452653.32, 
                      running thence in a northeasterly direction about 
                      943.01 feet to a point the coordinates of which 
                      are north 109635.22, east 453450.31, running 
                      thence in a southeasterly direction about 22.66 
                      feet to a point the coordinates

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                      of which are north 109617.15, east 453463.98, 
                      running thence in a southwesterly direction about 
                      945.18 feet to the point of beginning.
                    (B) Remainder.--The portion of the project referred 
                to in subparagraph (A) that is remaining after the 
                deauthorization made by subparagraph (A) and that is 
                northerly of a line the coordinates of which are north 
                108699.15, east 452768.36, and north 108655.66, east 
                452858.73, is redesignated as an anchorage.
            (8) Stony creek, connecticut.--The following portion of the 
        project for navigation, Stony Creek, Connecticut, authorized 
        under section 107 of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 
        577), located in the 6-foot deep maneuvering basin: Beginning at 
        coordinates N157,031.91, E599,030.79, thence running 
        northeasterly about 221.16 feet to coordinates N157,191.06, 
        E599,184.37, thence running northerly about 162.60 feet to 
        coordinates N157,353.56, E599,189.99, thence running 
        southwesterly about 358.90 feet to the point of beginning.
            (9) East boothbay harbor, maine.--The following portion of 
        the navigation project for East Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 
        authorized by the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act 
        making appropriations for the construction, repair, and 
        preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and 
        for other purposes'', approved June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 657), 
        containing approximately 1.15 acres and described in accordance 
        with the Maine State Coordinate System, West Zone:
            Beginning at a point noted as point number 6 and shown as 
        having plan coordinates of North 9, 722, East 9, 909, on the 
        plan entitled, ``East Boothbay Harbor, Maine, examination, 8-
        foot area'', and dated August 9, 1955, Drawing Number F1251 D-6-
        2, that point having Maine State Coordinate System, West Zone 
        coordinates of Northing 74514, Easting 698381.
            Thence, North 58 degrees, 12 minutes, 30 seconds East a 
        distance of 120.9 feet to a point.
            Thence, South 72 degrees, 21 minutes, 50 seconds East a 
        distance of 106.2 feet to a point.
            Thence, South 32 degrees, 04 minutes, 55 seconds East a 
        distance of 218.9 feet to a point.
            Thence, South 61 degrees, 29 minutes, 40 seconds West a 
        distance of 148.9 feet to a point.
            Thence, North 35 degrees, 14 minutes, 12 seconds West a 
        distance of 87.5 feet to a point.
            Thence, North 78 degrees, 30 minutes, 58 seconds West a 
        distance of 68.4 feet to a point.
            Thence, North 27 degrees, 11 minutes, 39 seconds West a 
        distance of 157.3 feet to the point of beginning.
            (10) Kennebunk river, maine.--The portion of the project for 
        navigation, Kennebunk River, Maine, authorized by section 101 of 
        the River and Harbor Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1173) and consisting 
        of a 6-foot deep channel that lies northerly of a line the 
        coordinates of which are N191412.53, E417265.28 and N191445.83, 
        E417332.48.
            (11) York harbor, maine.--The following portions of the 
        project for navigation, York Harbor, Maine, authorized by 
        section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 (74 Stat. 480):

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                    (A) The portion located in the 8-foot deep anchorage 
                area beginning at coordinates N109340.19, E372066.93, 
                thence running north 65 degrees, 12 minutes, 10.5 
                seconds east 423.27 feet to a point N109517.71, 
                E372451.17, thence running north 28 degrees, 42 minutes, 
                58.3 seconds west 11.68 feet to a point N109527.95, 
                E372445.56, thence running south 63 degrees, 37 minutes, 
                24.6 seconds west 422.63 feet to the point of beginning.
                    (B) The portion located in the 8-foot deep anchorage 
                area beginning at coordinates N108557.24, E371645.88, 
                thence running south 60 degrees, 41 minutes, 17.2 
                seconds east 484.51 feet to a point N108320.04, 
                E372068.36, thence running north 29 degrees, 12 minutes, 
                53.3 seconds east 15.28 feet to a point N108333.38, 
                E372075.82, thence running north 62 degrees, 29 minutes, 
                42.1 seconds west 484.73 feet to the point of beginning.
            (12) Chelsea river, boston harbor, massachusetts.--The 
        following portion of the project for navigation, Boston Harbor, 
        Massachusetts, authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor 
        Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1173), consisting of a 35-foot deep 
        channel in the Chelsea River: Beginning at a point on the 
        northern limit of the existing project N505357.84, E724519.19, 
        thence running northeasterly about 384.19 feet along the 
        northern limit of the existing project to a bend on the northern 
        limit of the existing project N505526.87, E724864.20, thence 
        running southeasterly about 368.00 feet along the northern limit 
        of the existing project to another point N505404.77, E725211.35, 
        thence running westerly about 594.53 feet to a point N505376.12, 
        E724617.51, thence running southwesterly about 100.00 feet to 
        the point of origin.
            (13) Cohasset harbor, massachusetts.--The following portions 
        of the project for navigation, Cohasset Harbor, Massachusetts, 
        authorized by section 2 of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing 
        the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public 
        works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved 
        March 2, 1945 (59 Stat. 12), and authorized pursuant to section 
        107 of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577): A 7-
        foot deep anchorage and a 6-foot deep anchorage; beginning at 
        site 1, beginning at a point N453510.15, E792664.63, thence 
        running south 53 degrees 07 minutes 05.4 seconds west 307.00 
        feet to a point N453325.90, E792419.07, thence running north 57 
        degrees 56 minutes 36.8 seconds west 201.00 feet to a point 
        N453432.58, E792248.72, thence running south 88 degrees 57 
        minutes 25.6 seconds west 50.00 feet to a point N453431.67, 
        E792198.73, thence running north 01 degree 02 minutes 52.3 
        seconds west 66.71 feet to a point N453498.37, E792197.51, 
        thence running north 69 degrees 12 minutes 52.3 seconds east 
        332.32 feet to a point N453616.30, E792508.20, thence running 
        south 55 degrees 50 minutes 24.1 seconds east 189.05 feet to the 
        point of origin; then site 2, beginning at a point, N452886.64, 
        E791287.83, thence running south 00 degrees 00 minutes 00.0 
        seconds west 56.04 feet to a point, N452830.60, E791287.83, 
        thence running north 90 degrees 00 minutes 00.0 seconds west 
        101.92 feet to a point, N452830.60, E791185.91, thence running 
        north 52 degrees 12 minutes 49.7 seconds east 89.42 feet to a 
        point, N452885.39, E791256.58, thence running north 87 degrees 
        42

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        minutes 33.8 seconds east 31.28 feet to the point of origin; and 
        site 3, beginning at a point, N452261.08, E792040.24, thence 
        running north 89 degrees 07 minutes 19.5 seconds east 118.78 
        feet to a point, N452262.90, E792159.01, thence running south 43 
        degrees 39 minutes 06.8 seconds west 40.27 feet to a point, 
        N452233.76, E792131.21, thence running north 74 degrees 33 
        minutes 29.1 seconds west 94.42 feet to a point, N452258.90, 
        E792040.20, thence running north 01 degree 03 minutes 04.3 
        seconds east 2.18 feet to the point of origin.
            (14) Falmouth, massachusetts.--
                    (A) Deauthorizations.--The following portions of the 
                project for navigation, Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts, 
                authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 
                1948 (62 Stat. 1172):
                          (i) The portion commencing at a point north 
                      199286.37 east 844394.81 a line running north 73 
                      degrees 09 minutes 29 seconds east 440.34 feet to 
                      a point north 199413.99 east 844816.36, thence 
                      turning and running north 43 degrees 09 minutes 
                      34.5 seconds east 119.99 feet to a point north 
                      199501.52 east 844898.44, thence turning and 
                      running south 66 degrees 52 minutes 03.5 seconds 
                      east 547.66 feet returning to a point north 
                      199286.41 east 844394.91.
                          (ii) The portion commencing at a point north 
                      199647.41 east 845035.25 a line running north 43 
                      degrees 09 minutes 33.1 seconds east 767.15 feet 
                      to a point north 200207.01 east 845560.00, thence 
                      turning and running north 11 degrees 04 minutes 
                      24.3 seconds west 380.08 feet to a point north 
                      200580.01 east 845487.00, thence turning and 
                      running north 22 degrees 05 minutes 50.8 seconds 
                      east 1332.36 feet to a point north 201814.50 east 
                      845988.21, thence turning and running north 02 
                      degrees 54 minutes 15.7 seconds east 15.0 feet to 
                      a point north 201829.48 east 845988.97, thence 
                      turning and running south 24 degrees 56 minutes 
                      42.3 seconds west 1410.29 feet returning to the 
                      point north 200550.75 east 845394.18.
                    (B) Redesignation.--The portion of the project for 
                navigation, Falmouth, Massachusetts, referred to in 
                subparagraph (A) upstream of a line designated by the 2 
                points north 199463.18 east 844496.40 and north 
                199350.36 east 844544.60 is redesignated as an anchorage 
                area.
            (15) Mystic river, massachusetts.--The following portion of 
        the project for navigation, Mystic River, Massachusetts, 
        authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1950 
        (64 Stat. 164): The 35-foot deep channel beginning at a point on 
        the northern limit of the existing project, N506243.78, 
        E717600.27, thence running easterly about 1000.00 feet along the 
        northern limit of the existing project to a point, N506083.42, 
        E718587.33, thence running southerly about 40.00 feet to a 
        point, N506043.94, E718580.91, thence running westerly about 
        1000.00 feet to a point, N506204.29, E717593.85, thence running 
        northerly about 40.00 feet to the point of origin.
            (16) Reserved channel, boston, massachusetts.--The portion 
        of the project for navigation, Reserved Channel, Boston,

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        Massachusetts, authorized by section 101(a)(13) of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4607), that 
        consists of a 40-foot deep channel beginning at a point along 
        the southern limit of the authorized project, N489391.22, 
        E728246.54, thence running northerly about 54 feet to a point, 
        N489445.53, E728244.97, thence running easterly about 2,926 feet 
        to a point, N489527.38, E731170.41, thence running southeasterly 
        about 81 feet to a point, N489474.87, E731232.55, thence running 
        westerly about 2,987 feet to the point of origin.
            (17) Weymouth-fore and town rivers, massachusetts.--The 
        following portions of the project for navigation, Weymouth-Fore 
        and Town Rivers, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, authorized by 
        section 301 of the River and Harbor Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 1089):
                    (A) The 35-foot deep channel beginning at a bend on 
                the southern limit of the existing project, N457394.01, 
                E741109.74, thence running westerly about 405.25 feet to 
                a point, N457334.64, E740708.86, thence running 
                southwesterly about 462.60 feet to another bend in the 
                southern limit of the existing project, N457132.00, 
                E740293.00, thence running northeasterly about 857.74 
                feet along the southern limit of the existing project to 
                the point of origin.
                    (B) The 15- and 35-foot deep channels beginning at a 
                point on the southern limit of the existing project, 
                N457163.41, E739903.49, thence running northerly about 
                111.99 feet to a point, N457275.37, E739900.76, thence 
                running westerly about 692.37 feet to a point 
                N457303.40, E739208.96, thence running southwesterly 
                about 190.01 feet to another point on the southern limit 
                of the existing project, N457233.17, E739032.41, thence 
                running easterly about 873.87 feet along the southern 
                limit of the existing project to the point of origin.
            (18) Cocheco river, new hampshire.--
                    (A) In general.--The portion of the project for 
                navigation, Cocheco River, New Hampshire, authorized by 
                the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
                appropriations for the construction, repair, and 
                preservation of certain public works on rivers and 
                harbors, and for other purposes'', approved September 
                19, 1890 (26 Stat. 436), and consisting of a 7-foot deep 
                channel that lies northerly of a line the coordinates of 
                which are N255292.31, E713095.36, and N255334.51, 
                E713138.01.
                    (B) Maintenance dredging.--Not later than 18 months 
                after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
                Secretary shall perform maintenance dredging for the 
                remaining authorized portions of the Federal navigation 
                channel under the project described in subparagraph (A) 
                to restore authorized channel dimensions.
            (19) Morristown harbor, new york.--The portion of the 
        project for navigation, Morristown Harbor, New York, authorized 
        by the 1st section of the Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the 
        construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works 
        on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved 
        January 21, 1927 (44 Stat. 1014), that lies north of the 
        northern boundary of Morris Street extended.
            (20) Oswegatchie river, ogdensburg, new york.--The portion 
        of the Federal channel of the project for navigation,

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        Ogdensburg Harbor, New York, authorized by the 1st section of 
        the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the 
        construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works 
        on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', approved June 
        25, 1910 (36 Stat. 635), and modified by the 1st section of the 
        Act entitled ``An Act authorizing the construction, repair, and 
        preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and 
        for other purposes'', approved August 30, 1935 (49 Stat. 1037), 
        that is in the Oswegatchie River in Ogdensburg, New York, from 
        the southernmost alignment of the Route 68 bridge upstream to 
        the northernmost alignment of the Lake Street bridge.
            (21) Conneaut harbor, ohio.--The most southerly 300 feet of 
        the 1,670-foot long Shore Arm of the project for navigation, 
        Conneaut Harbor, Ohio, authorized by the 1st section of the Act 
        entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the construction, 
        repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and 
        harbors, and for other purposes'', approved June 25, 1910 (36 
        Stat. 653).
            (22) Lorain small boat basin, lake erie, ohio.--The portion 
        of the Federal navigation channel, Lorain Small Boat Basin, Lake 
        Erie, Ohio, authorized pursuant to section 107 of the River and 
        Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577) that is situated in the State 
        of Ohio, County of Lorain, Township of Black River and is a part 
        of Original Black River Township Lot Number 1, Tract Number 1, 
        further known as being submerged lands of Lake Erie owned by the 
        State of Ohio, and that is more definitely described as follows:
                    Commencing at a drill hole found on the centerline 
                of Lakeside Avenue (60 feet in width) at the 
                intersection of the centerline of the East Shorearm of 
                Lorain Harbor, that point being known as United States 
                Corps of Engineers Monument No. 203 (N658012.20, 
                E208953.88).
                    Thence, in a line north 75 degrees 26 minutes 12 
                seconds west, a distance of 387.87 feet to a point 
                (N658109.73, E2089163.47). This point is hereinafter in 
                this paragraph referred to as the ``principal point of 
                beginning''.
                    Thence, north 58 degrees 14 minutes 11 seconds west, 
                a distance of 50.00 feet to a point (N658136.05, 
                E2089120.96).
                    Thence, south 67 degrees 49 minutes 32 seconds west, 
                a distance of 665.16 feet to a point (N657885.00, 
                E2088505.00).
                    Thence, north 88 degrees 13 minutes 52 seconds west, 
                a distance of 551.38 feet to a point (N657902.02, 
                E2087953.88).
                    Thence, north 29 degrees 17 minutes 42 seconds east, 
                a distance of 114.18 feet to a point (N658001.60, 
                E2088009.75).
                    Thence, south 88 degrees 11 minutes 40 seconds east, 
                a distance of 477.00 feet to a point (N657986.57, 
                E2088486.51).
                    Thence, north 68 degrees 11 minutes 06 seconds east, 
                a distance of 601.95 feet to a point (N658210.26, 
                E2089045.35).

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                    Thence, north 35 degrees 11 minutes 34 seconds east, 
                a distance of 89.58 feet to a point (N658283.47, 
                E2089096.98).
                    Thence, south 20 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds east, 
                a distance of 186.03 feet to the principal point of 
                beginning (N658109.73, E2089163.47) and containing 
                within such bounds 2.81 acres, more or less, of 
                submerged land.
            (23) Apponaug cove, rhode island.--The following portion of 
        the project for navigation, Apponaug Cove, Rhode Island, 
        authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 
        (74 Stat. 480), consisting of the 6-foot deep channel: Beginning 
        at a point, N223269.93, E513089.12, thence running northwesterly 
        to a point N223348.31, E512799.54, thence running southwesterly 
        to a point N223251.78, E512773.41, thence running southeasterly 
        to a point N223178.00, E513046.00, thence running northeasterly 
        to the point of beginning.
            (24) Port washington harbor, wisconsin.--The following 
        portion of the navigation project for Port Washington Harbor, 
        Wisconsin, authorized by the 1st section of the Act entitled 
        ``An Act making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and 
        completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and 
        for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, 
        eighteen hundred and seventy-one'', approved July 11, 1870 (16 
        Stat. 223): Beginning at the northwest corner of the project at 
        Channel Pt. No. 36, of the Federal Navigation Project, Port 
        Washington Harbor, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, at coordinates 
        N513529.68, E2535215.64, thence 188 degrees 31 minutes 59 
        seconds, a distance of 178.32 feet, thence 196 degrees 47 
        minutes 17 seconds, a distance of 574.80 feet, thence 270 
        degrees 58 minutes 25 seconds, a distance of 465.50 feet, thence 
        178 degrees 56 minutes 17 seconds, a distance of 130.05 feet, 
        thence 87 degrees 17 minutes 05 seconds, a distance of 510.22 
        feet, thence 104 degrees 58 minutes 31 seconds, a distance of 
        178.33 feet, thence 115 degrees 47 minutes 55 seconds, a 
        distance of 244.15 feet, thence 25 degrees 12 minutes 08 
        seconds, a distance of 310.00 feet, thence 294 degrees 46 
        minutes 50 seconds, a distance of 390.20 feet, thence 16 degrees 
        56 minutes 16 seconds, a distance of 570.90 feet, thence 266 
        degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds, a distance of 190.78 feet to 
        Channel Pt. No. 36, the point of beginning.

SEC. 365. MISSISSIPPI DELTA REGION, LOUISIANA.

    The Mississippi Delta Region project, Louisiana, authorized as part 
of the project for hurricane-flood protection on Lake Pontchartrain, 
Louisiana, by section 204 of the Flood Control Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 
1077), is modified to direct the Secretary to provide a credit to the 
State of Louisiana toward its non-Federal share of the cost of the 
project. The credit shall be for the cost incurred by the State in 
developing and relocating oyster beds to offset the adverse impacts on 
active and productive oyster beds in the Davis Pond project area. The 
credit shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
deems necessary and shall not exceed $7,500,000.

SEC. 366. MONONGAHELA RIVER, PENNSYLVANIA.

    The Secretary may make available to the Southwestern Pennsylvania 
Growth Fund (a regional industrial development corporation) at no 
additional cost to the United States, dredged and 

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excavated materials resulting from construction of the new gated dam at 
Braddock, Pennsylvania, as part of the Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4, 
Monongahela River, Pennsylvania, navigation project, to support 
environmental restoration of the former United States Steel Duquesne 
Works brownfield site--
            (1) if the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
        Protection issues a ``no further action'' decision or a 
        mitigation plan for the site prior to a determination by the 
        District Engineer, Pittsburgh District, that the dredged and 
        excavated materials are available; and
            (2) if the Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Fund agrees to 
        hold and save the United States free from damages in connection 
        with use of the dredged and excavated materials, except for 
        damages due to the fault or negligence of the United States or 
        its contractors.

                            TITLE IV--STUDIES

SEC. 401. <<NOTE: Reports. 33 USC 1263 note.>>  CORPS CAPABILITY STUDY, 
            ALASKA.

    Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary shall report to Congress on the advisability and 
capability of the Corps of Engineers to implement rural sanitation 
projects for rural and Native villages in Alaska.

SEC. 402. RED RIVER, ARKANSAS.

    The Secretary shall--
            (1) conduct a study to determine the feasibility of carrying 
        out a project to permit navigation on the Red River in southwest 
        Arkansas; and
            (2) in conducting the study, analyze economic benefits that 
        were not included in the limited economic analysis contained in 
        the reconnaissance report for the project dated November 1995.

SEC. 403. MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN, ARIZONA.

    The Secretary shall credit toward the non-Federal share of the cost 
of the feasibility study on the McDowell Mountain, Arizona, project an 
amount equal to the cost of work performed by the city of Scottsdale, 
Arizona, and accomplished prior to the city's entering into an agreement 
with the Secretary if the Secretary determines that the work is 
necessary for the study.

SEC. 404. NOGALES WASH AND TRIBUTARIES, ARIZONA.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study of the relationship 
of flooding in Nogales, Arizona, and floodflows emanating from Mexico.
    (b) Report.--The Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on 
the results of the study conducted under subsection (a), together with 
recommendations concerning the appropriate level of non-Federal 
participation in the project for flood control, Nogales Wash and 
tributaries, Arizona, authorized by section 101(a)(4) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4606).

SEC. 405. GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study to assess the feasibility of 
implementing improvements in the regional flood control system within 
Garden Grove, California.

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SEC. 406. MUGU LAGOON, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study of the environmental 
impacts associated with sediment transport, floodflows, and upstream 
watershed land use practices on Mugu Lagoon, California. The study shall 
include an evaluation of alternatives for the restoration of the 
estuarine ecosystem functions and values associated with Mugu Lagoon and 
the endangered and threatened species inhabiting the area.
    (b) Consultation and Coordination.--In conducting the study, the 
Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of the Navy and shall 
coordinate with State and local resource agencies to ensure that the 
study is compatible with restoration efforts for the Calleguas Creek 
watershed.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the 
results of the study.

SEC. 407. MURRIETA CREEK, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

    The Secretary shall review the completed feasibility study of the 
Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, 
including identified alternatives, concerning Murrieta Creek from 
Temecula to Wildomar, Riverside County, California, to determine the 
Federal interest in participating in a project for flood control.

SEC. 408. PINE FLAT DAM FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITAT RESTORATION, 
            CALIFORNIA.

    The Secretary shall study the advisability of fish and wildlife 
habitat improvement measures identified for further study by the Pine 
Flat Dam Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Investigation 
Reconnaissance Report.

SEC. 409. SANTA YNEZ, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Planning.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a comprehensive river basin 
management plan addressing the long-term ecological, economic, and flood 
control needs of the Santa Ynez River Basin, California. In preparing 
such plan, the Secretary shall consult with the Santa Barbara Flood 
Control District and other affected local governmental entities.
    (b) Technical Assistance.--The Secretary shall provide technical 
assistance to the Santa Barbara Flood Control District with respect to 
implementation of the plan to be prepared under subsection (a).

SEC. 410. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INFRASTRUCTURE.

    (a) Assistance.--Section 116(d)(1) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4623) is amended--
            (1) in the heading of paragraph (1) by inserting ``and 
        assistance'' after ``Study''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following: ``In addition, the 
        Secretary shall provide technical assistance to non-Federal 
        interests in developing potential infrastructure projects. The 
        non-Federal share of the cost of the technical assistance shall 
        be 25 percent.''.

    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 116(d)(3) of such Act 
is amended by striking ``$1,500,000'' and inserting ``$3,000,000''.

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SEC. 411. STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Bear Creek Drainage and Mormon Slough/Calaveras River.--The 
Secretary shall conduct a review of the Bear Creek Drainage, San Joaquin 
County, California, and the Mormon Slough/Calaveras River, California, 
projects for flood control authorized by section 10 of the Act entitled 
``An Act authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers 
and harbors for flood control, and for other purposes'', approved 
December 22, 1944 (58 Stat. 901), to develop a comprehensive plan for 
additional flood damage reduction measures for the city of Stockton, 
California, and surrounding areas.
    (b) Farmington Dam, California.--
            (1) Conjunctive use study.--The Secretary shall continue 
        participation in the Stockton, California, Metropolitan Area 
        Flood Control Study, including an evaluation of the feasibility 
        of storage of water at Farmington Dam and implementation of a 
        conjunctive use plan.
            (2) Consultation.--In conducting the study, the Secretary 
        shall consult with the Stockton East Water District concerning 
        joint operation or potential transfer of Farmington Dam.
            (3) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to 
        Congress--
                    (A) concerning the feasibility of a conjunctive use 
                plan using Farmington Dam for water storage; and
                    (B) containing recommendations on facility transfers 
                and operational alternatives.
            (4) Without project condition.--In conducting the Stockton, 
        California, Metropolitan Area Flood Control Study, the Secretary 
        shall consider the physical flood control and water supply 
        facilities as they existed in January 1996 as the ``without 
        project'' condition.

SEC. 412. YOLO BYPASS, SACRAMENTO-SAN JOAQUIN DELTA, CALIFORNIA.

    The Secretary shall study the advisability of acquiring land in the 
vicinity of the Yolo Bypass in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, 
California, for the purpose of environmental mitigation for the flood 
control project for Sacramento, California, and other water resources 
projects in the area.

SEC. 413. WEST DADE, FLORIDA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a reconnaissance study to determine the 
Federal interest in using the West Dade, Florida, reuse facility to 
improve water quality in, and increase the supply of surface water to, 
the Everglades in order to enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

SEC. 414. SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN COMPREHENSIVE WATER RESOURCES STUDY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall conduct a comprehensive study 
to address the current and future needs for flood damage prevention and 
reduction, water supply, and other related water resources needs in the 
Savannah River Basin.
    (b) Scope.--The scope of the study shall be limited to an analysis 
of water resources issues that fall within the traditional civil works 
mission of the Corps of Engineers.

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    (c) Coordination.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), the Secretary 
shall ensure that the study is coordinated with the Environmental 
Protection Agency and the ongoing watershed study of the Savannah River 
Basin by the Agency.

SEC. 415. CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL, ILLINOIS.

    The Secretary shall complete a limited reevaluation of the 
authorized St. Louis Harbor Project in the vicinity of the Chain of 
Rocks Canal, Illinois, consistent with the authorized purposes of that 
project, to include evacuation of waters collecting on the land side of 
the Chain of Rocks Canal East Levee.

SEC. 416. QUINCY, ILLINOIS.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall study and evaluate the critical 
water infrastructure of the Fabius River Drainage District, the South 
Quincy Drainage and Levee District, the Sny Island Levee Drainage 
District, and the city of Quincy, Illinois--
            (1) to determine if additional flood protection needs of 
        such infrastructure should be identified or implemented;
            (2) to develop a definition of critical water 
        infrastructure;
            (3) to develop evaluation criteria; and
            (4) to enhance existing geographic information system 
        databases to encompass relevant data that identify critical 
        water infrastructure for use in emergencies and in routine 
        operation and maintenance activities.

    (b) Consideration of Other Studies.--In conducting the study under 
this section, the Secretary shall consider the recommendations of the 
Interagency Floodplain Management Committee Report, the findings of the 
Floodplain Management Assessment of the Upper Mississippi River and 
Lower Missouri Rivers and Tributaries, and other relevant studies and 
findings.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the 
results of the study, together with recommendations regarding each of 
the objectives of the study described in paragraphs (1) through (4) of 
subsection (a).

SEC. 417. SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

    The Secretary shall provide assistance to the city of Springfield, 
Illinois, in developing--
            (1) an environmental impact statement for the proposed 
        development of a water supply reservoir, including the 
        preparation of necessary documentation in support of the 
        environmental impact statement; and
            (2) an evaluation of the technical, economic, and 
        environmental impacts of such development.

SEC. 418. BEAUTY CREEK WATERSHED, VALPARAISO CITY, PORTER COUNTY, 
            INDIANA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study to assess the feasibility of 
implementing streambank erosion control measures and flood control 
measures within the Beauty Creek watershed, Valparaiso City, Porter 
County, Indiana.

SEC. 419. GRAND CALUMET RIVER, HAMMOND, INDIANA.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study to establish a 
methodology and schedule to restore the wetlands at Wolf Lake and George 
Lake in Hammond, Indiana.

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    (b) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the 
results of the study conducted under subsection (a).

SEC. 420. INDIANA HARBOR CANAL, EAST CHICAGO, LAKE COUNTY, INDIANA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of the feasibility of including 
environmental and recreational features, including a vegetation buffer, 
as part of the project for navigation, Indiana Harbor Canal, East 
Chicago, Lake County, Indiana, authorized by the 1st section of the Act 
entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, 
and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for 
other purposes'', approved June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 657).

SEC. 421. KOONTZ LAKE, INDIANA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of the feasibility of 
implementing measures to restore Koontz Lake, Indiana, including 
measures to remove silt, sediment, nutrients, aquatic growth, and other 
noxious materials from Koontz Lake, measures to improve public access 
facilities to Koontz Lake, and measures to prevent or abate the deposit 
of sediments and nutrients in Koontz Lake.

SEC. 422. LITTLE CALUMET RIVER, INDIANA.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study of the impacts of 
the project for flood control, Little Calumet River, Indiana, authorized 
by section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 
Stat. 4115), on flooding and water quality in the vicinity of the Black 
Oak area of Gary, Indiana.
    (b) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the 
results of the study conducted under subsection (a), together with 
recommendations for cost-effective remediation of impacts described in 
subsection (a).
    (c) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the cost of the study to be 
conducted under subsection (a) shall be 100 percent.

SEC. 423. TIPPECANOE RIVER WATERSHED, INDIANA.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study of water quality and 
environmental restoration needs in the Tippecanoe River watershed, 
Indiana, including measures necessary to reduce siltation in Lake Shafer 
and Lake Freeman.
    (b) Assistance.--The Secretary shall provide technical, planning, 
and design assistance to the Shafer and Freeman Lakes Environmental 
Conservation Corporation in addressing potential environmental 
restoration activities determined appropriate as a result of the study 
conducted under subsection (a).

SEC. 424. CALCASIEU RIVER, HACKBERRY, LOUISIANA.

    The Secretary shall incorporate the portion of the Calcasieu River 
in the vicinity of Hackberry, Louisiana, as part of the overall study of 
the Lake Charles ship channel, bypass channel, and general anchorage 
area in Louisiana, to explore the possibility of constructing additional 
anchorage areas.

SEC. 425. MORGANZA, LOUISIANA, TO GULF OF MEXICO.

    (a) Study.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall conduct a study of the 
        environmental, flood control, and navigational impacts asso

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        ciated with the construction of a lock structure in the Houma 
        Navigation Canal as an independent feature of the overall flood 
        damage prevention study being conducted under the Morganza, 
        Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico feasibility study.
            (2) Considerations.--In conducting the study under paragraph 
        (1), the Secretary shall--
                    (A) consult with the South Terrebonne Tidewater 
                Management and Conservation District and consider the 
                District's Preliminary Design Document dated February 
                1994; and
                    (B) evaluate the findings of the Louisiana Coastal 
                Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Task Force, 
                established under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, 
                Protection and Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 3951 et seq.), 
                relating to the lock structure.

    (b) Report.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the 
results of the study conducted under subsection (a), together with 
recommendations for immediate implementation of the study.

SEC. 426. HURON RIVER, MICHIGAN.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of 
and need for channel improvements and associated modifications for the 
purpose of providing a harbor of refuge at Huron River, Michigan.

SEC. 427. CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a reconnaissance study to determine the 
Federal interest in channel improvements in channel A of the North Las 
Vegas Wash in the city of North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, for the 
purpose of flood control.

SEC. 428. LOWER LAS VEGAS WASH WETLANDS, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the advisability of 
wetland restoration and the feasibility of erosion control in the Lower 
Las Vegas Wash, Nevada.

SEC. 429. NORTHERN NEVADA.

    The Secretary shall conduct reconnaissance studies, in the State of 
Nevada, of--
            (1) the Humboldt River and its tributaries and outlets;
            (2) the Truckee River and its tributaries and outlets;
            (3) the Carson River and its tributaries and outlets; and
            (4) the Walker River and its tributaries and outlets,

in order to determine the Federal interest in flood control, 
environmental restoration, conservation of fish and wildlife, 
recreation, water conservation, water quality, and toxic and radioactive 
waste.

SEC. 430. SACO RIVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of flooding problems along the 
Saco River in Hart's Location, New Hampshire, for the purpose of 
evaluating retaining walls, berms, and other structures with a view to 
potential solutions involving repair or replacement of existing 
structures. In conducting the study, the Secretary shall also consider 
other alternatives for flood damage reduction.

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SEC. 431. BUFFALO RIVER GREENWAY, NEW YORK.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of 
a potential greenway trail project along the Buffalo River between the 
park system of the city of Buffalo, New York, and Lake Erie. Such study 
may include preparation of an integrated plan of development that takes 
into consideration the adjacent parks, nature preserves, bikeways, and 
related recreational facilities.

SEC. 432. COEYMANS, NEW YORK.

    The Secretary shall conduct a reconnaissance study to determine the 
Federal interest in reopening the secondary channel of the Hudson River 
in the town of Coeymans, New York, which has been narrowed by silt as a 
result of the construction of Coeymans middle dike by the Corps of 
Engineers.

SEC. 433. NEW YORK BIGHT AND HARBOR STUDY.

    Section 326(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
Stat. 4851) <<NOTE: 33 USC 2267 note.>>  is amended by striking 
``$1,000,000'' and inserting ``$3,000,000''.

SEC. 434. PORT OF NEWBURGH, NEW YORK.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of the feasibility of carrying 
out improvements for navigation at the port of Newburgh, New York.

SEC. 435. PORT OF NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY NAVIGATION STUDY.

    The Secretary shall conduct a comprehensive study of navigation 
needs at the Port of New York-New Jersey (including the South Brooklyn 
Marine and Red Hook Container Terminals, Staten Island, and adjacent 
areas) to address improvements, including deepening of existing channels 
to depths of 50 feet or greater, that are required to provide 
economically efficient and environmentally sound navigation to meet 
current and future requirements.

SEC. 436. SHINNECOCK INLET, NEW YORK.

    Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary shall conduct a reconnaissance study in Shinnecock Inlet, 
New York, to determine the feasibility of constructing a sand bypass 
system, or other appropriate alternative, for the purposes of allowing 
sand to flow in its natural east-to-west pattern and preventing the 
further erosion of the beaches west of the inlet and the shoaling of the 
inlet.

SEC. 437. CHAGRIN RIVER, OHIO.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of flooding problems along the 
Chagrin River in Eastlake, Ohio. In conducting such study, the Secretary 
shall evaluate potential solutions to flooding from all sources, 
including that resulting from ice jams, and shall evaluate the 
feasibility of a sedimentation collection pit and other potential 
measures to reduce flooding.

SEC. 438. CUYAHOGA RIVER, OHIO.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study to evaluate the integrity of the 
bulkhead system located on the Federal channel along the Cuyahoga River 
in the vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio, and shall provide to the non-Federal 
interest an analysis of costs and repairs of the bulkhead system.

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SEC. 439. COLUMBIA SLOUGH, OREGON.

    Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, shall complete a feasibility study for 
the ecosystem restoration project at Columbia Slough, Oregon.

SEC. 440. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of the Charleston estuary area 
located in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties, South 
Carolina, for the purpose of evaluating environmental conditions in the 
tidal reaches of the Ashley, Cooper, Stono, and Wando Rivers and the 
lower portions of Charleston Harbor.

SEC. 441. OAHE DAM TO LAKE SHARPE, SOUTH DAKOTA.

    The Secretary shall investigate potential solutions to the recurring 
flooding and related problems in the vicinity of Pierre and Ft. Pierre, 
South Dakota, caused by sedimentation in Lake Sharpe. The potential 
solutions to be investigated shall include lowering of the lake level 
and sediment agitation to allow for resuspension and movement of the 
sediment. The investigation shall include development of a comprehensive 
solution which includes consideration of structural and nonstructural 
measures upstream from the lake consisting of land treatment, sediment 
retention structures, and such other measures as the Secretary 
determines to be appropriate.

SEC. 442. MUSTANG ISLAND, CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of navigation along the south-
central coast of Texas near Corpus Christi for the purpose of 
determining the feasibility of constructing and maintaining the Packery 
Channel on the southern portion of Mustang Island.

SEC. 443. PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study of flooding, erosion, and other 
water resources problems in Prince William County, Virginia, including 
an assessment of wetland protection, erosion control, and flood damage 
reduction needs of the county.

SEC. 444. PACIFIC REGION.

    The Secretary may conduct studies in the interest of navigation in 
that part of the Pacific region that includes American Samoa, Guam, and 
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

SEC. 445. FINANCING OF INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM PORTS.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall study the feasibility of alternative 
financing mechanisms for ensuring adequate funding for the 
infrastructure needs of small and medium ports.
    (b) Mechanisms To Be Studied.--Mechanisms to be studied under 
subsection (a) shall include the establishment of revolving loan funds.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report 
containing the results of the study conducted under subsection (a).

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SEC. 446. EVALUATION OF BEACH MATERIAL.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary and the Secretary of the Interior 
shall evaluate procedures and requirements used in the selection and 
approval of materials to be used in the restoration and nourishment of 
beaches. Such evaluation shall address the potential effects of changing 
existing procedures and requirements on the implementation of beach 
restoration and nourishment projects and on the aquatic environment.
    (b) Consultation.--In conducting the evaluation under this section, 
the Secretaries shall consult with appropriate Federal and State 
agencies.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretaries shall transmit a report to Congress on 
their findings under this section.
    (d) Effect on Authority of Secretary of the Interior.--Nothing in 
this section is intended to affect the authority of the Secretary of the 
Interior under section 8(k) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 
U.S.C. 1337(k)).

                    TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 501. LAND CONVEYANCES.

    (a) Village Creek, Alabama.--
            (1) In general.--Upon a determination by the Secretary that 
        construction of facilities associated with a commercial 
        enterprise is not inconsistent with the operation of the project 
        for flood control, Village Creek, Alabama, authorized by section 
        410(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 
        4111), the non-Federal interest with respect to the project may 
        sell to private interests a parcel of land consisting of 
        approximately 18 acres for the purpose of constructing 
        facilities associated with a commercial enterprise.
            (2) Land description.--The land to be conveyed under 
        paragraph (1) shall consist of approximately 43 individual 
        tracts that are bounded on the west by Coosa Street, on the 
        south by 16th Avenue North, on the east by Tallapoosa Street, 
        and on the north by the northern boundary of lands acquired for 
        the project.
            (3) Facilities.--The facilities shall be constructed in 
        accordance with local floodplain ordinances and shall not 
        increase flood risks of other residents in the Village Creek 
        floodplain.
            (4) Reimbursement.--The non-Federal interest shall reimburse 
        the Secretary the Federal cost of acquiring the lands to be 
        conveyed, including relocation assistance, demolition of 
        structures, and administrative costs.
            (5) Remaining lands.--All remaining lands acquired for the 
        Village Creek flood control project shall remain in public 
        ownership and shall be used solely for recreation purposes or 
        maintained as open space.

    (b) Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal Property, California.--Section 
205 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4633) is 
amended--
            (1) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) To adjacent land owners, the United States title to 
        all or portions of that part of the Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal

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        Canal that are located within the boundaries of the city in 
        which such canal rests. Such conveyance shall be at fair market 
        value.'';
            (2) by inserting after ``right-of-way'' the following: ``or 
        other rights considered necessary by the Secretary''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following: ``The conveyances 
        and processes involved shall be at no cost to the United 
        States.''.

    (c) Mariemont, Ohio.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall convey to the village 
        of Mariemont, Ohio, at fair market value all right, title, and 
        interest of the United States in and to a parcel of land 
        (including improvements to the parcel) under the jurisdiction of 
        the Corps of Engineers, known as the ``Ohio River Division 
        Laboratory'', and described in paragraph (4).
            (2) Terms and conditions.--The conveyance under paragraph 
        (1) shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the 
        Secretary considers necessary and appropriate to protect the 
        interests of the United States.
            (3) Proceeds.--All proceeds from the conveyance under 
        paragraph (1) shall be deposited in the general fund of the 
        Treasury of the United States and credited as miscellaneous 
        receipts.
            (4) Property description.--The parcel of land referred to in 
        paragraph (1) is the parcel situated in the State of Ohio, 
        County of Hamilton, Township 4, Fractional Range 2, Miami 
        Purchase, Columbia Township, Section 15, being parts of Lots 5 
        and 6 of the subdivision of the dower tract of the estate of 
        Joseph Ferris as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 112, of the Plat 
        Records of Hamilton County, Ohio, Recorder's Office, and more 
        particularly described as follows:
                    Beginning at an iron pin set to mark the 
                intersection of the easterly line of Lot 5 of said 
                subdivision of said dower tract with the northerly line 
                of the right-of-way of the Norfolk and Western Railway 
                Company as shown in Plat Book 27, Page 182, Hamilton 
                County, Ohio, Surveyor's Office.
                    Thence with said northerly right-of-way line south 
                70 degrees, 10 minutes, 13 seconds west 258.52 feet to a 
                point.
                    Thence leaving the northerly right-of-way of the 
                Norfolk and Western Railway Company north 18 degrees, 22 
                minutes, 02 seconds west 302.31 feet to a point in the 
                south line of Mariemont Avenue.
                    Thence along said south line north 72 degrees, 34 
                minutes, 35 seconds east 167.50 feet to a point.
                    Thence leaving the south line of Mariemont Avenue 
                north 17 degrees, 25 minutes, 25 seconds west 49.00 feet 
                to a point.
                    Thence north 72 degrees, 34 minutes, 35 seconds east 
                100.00 feet to a point.
                    Thence south 17 degrees, 25 minutes, 25 seconds east 
                49.00 feet to a point.
                    Thence north 72 degrees, 34 minutes, 35 seconds east 
                238.90 feet to a point.
                    Thence south 00 degrees, 52 minutes, 07 seconds east 
                297.02 feet to a point in the northerly line of the 
                Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

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                    Thence with said northerly right-of-way south 70 
                degrees, 10 minutes, 13 seconds west 159.63 feet to a 
                point of beginning, containing 3.22 acres, more or less.

    (d) Pike Island Locks and Dam, Ohio.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to this subsection, the Secretary 
        shall convey by quitclaim deed to the city of Steubenville, 
        Ohio, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and 
        to the approximately 12 acres of land located at the Pike Island 
        Locks and Dam, together with any improvements on the land.
            (2) Terms and conditions.--The conveyance by the United 
        States under this subsection shall be subject to such terms and 
        conditions as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the 
        interests of the United States.
            (3) Legal description of real property and payment of 
        costs.--The exact acreage and legal description of the real 
        property described in paragraph (1) shall be determined by a 
        survey that is satisfactory to the Secretary. The cost of the 
        survey shall be borne by the city of Steubenville. The city 
        shall also be responsible for any other costs associated with 
        the conveyance authorized by this subsection.
            (4) Consideration of certain properties.--Properties to be 
        conveyed under this subsection that will be retained in public 
        ownership and used for public park and recreation or other 
        public purposes shall be conveyed without consideration. If any 
        such property is no longer used for public park and recreation 
        or other public purposes, title to such property shall revert to 
        the Secretary.

    (e) Shenango River Lake Project, Ohio.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to this subsection, the Secretary 
        shall convey by quitclaim deed to the Kinsman Township, Trumbull 
        County, Ohio, all right, title, and interest of the United 
        States in and to a parcel of land located at the Shenango River 
        Lake project consisting of approximately 1 acre, together with 
        any improvements on the land.
            (2) Terms and conditions.--The conveyance by the United 
        States under this subsection shall be subject to such terms and 
        conditions as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the 
        interests of the United States.
            (3) Legal description of real property and payment of 
        costs.--The exact acreage and legal description of the real 
        property described in paragraph (1) shall be determined by a 
        survey that is satisfactory to the Secretary. The cost of the 
        survey shall be borne by the Kinsman Township. The township 
        shall also be responsible for any other costs associated with 
        the conveyance authorized by this subsection.
            (4) Consideration of certain properties.--Properties to be 
        conveyed under this subsection that will be retained in public 
        ownership and used for public park and recreation or other 
        public purposes shall be conveyed without consideration. If any 
        such property is no longer used for public park and recreation 
        or other public purposes, title to such property shall revert to 
        the Secretary.

    (f) Eufaula Lake, Oklahoma.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall convey to the city of 
        Eufaula, Oklahoma, all right, title, and interest of the United

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        States in and to a parcel of land consisting of approximately 
        12.5 acres located at the Eufaula Lake project.
            (2) Consideration.--Consideration for the conveyance under 
        paragraph (1) shall be the fair market value of the parcel (as 
        determined by the Secretary) and payment of all costs of the 
        United States in making the conveyance, including the costs of--
                    (A) the surveys required under paragraphs (3) and 
                (4);
                    (B) any other necessary survey or survey 
                monumentation;
                    (C) compliance with the National Environmental 
                Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and
                    (D) any coordination necessary with respect to 
                requirements relating to endangered species, cultural 
                resources, and clean air (including the costs of agency 
                consultation and public hearings).
            (3) Land surveys.--The exact acreage and description of the 
        parcel to be conveyed under paragraph (1) shall be determined by 
        such surveys as the Secretary considers necessary. Such surveys 
        shall be carried out to the satisfaction of the Secretary.
            (4) Environmental baseline survey.--Prior to making the 
        conveyance under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall conduct an 
        environmental baseline survey to determine the levels of any 
        contamination (as of the date of the survey) for which the 
        United States would be responsible under the Comprehensive 
        Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 
        (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) and any other applicable law.
            (5) Conditions concerning rights and easement.--The 
        conveyance under paragraph (1) shall be subject to existing 
        rights and to retention by the United States of a flowage 
        easement over all portions of the parcel that lie at or below 
        the flowage easement contour for the Eufaula Lake project.
            (6) Other terms and conditions.--The conveyance under 
        paragraph (1) shall be subject to such other terms and 
        conditions as the Secretary considers necessary and appropriate 
        to protect the interests of the United States.

    (g) Boardman, Oregon.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall convey to the city of 
        Boardman, Oregon, all right, title, and interest of the United 
        States in and to a parcel of land consisting of approximately 
        141 acres acquired as part of the John Day Lock and Dam project 
        in the vicinity of such city currently under lease to the 
        Boardman Park and Recreation District.
            (2) Consideration.--
                    (A) Park and recreation properties.--Properties to 
                be conveyed under this subsection that will be retained 
                in public ownership and used for public park and 
                recreation purposes shall be conveyed without 
                consideration. If any such property is no longer used 
                for public park and recreation purposes, title to such 
                property shall revert to the Secretary.
                    (B) Other properties.--Properties to be conveyed 
                under this subsection and not described in subparagraph 
                (A) shall be conveyed at fair market value.

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            (3) Conditions concerning rights and easement.--The 
        conveyance of properties under this subsection shall be subject 
        to existing first rights of refusal regarding acquisition of the 
        properties and to retention of a flowage easement over portions 
        of the properties that the Secretary determines to be necessary 
        for operation of the project.
            (4) Other terms and conditions.--The conveyance of 
        properties under this subsection shall be subject to such other 
        terms and conditions as the Secretary considers necessary and 
        appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

    (h) Benbrook Lake, Texas.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall convey all right, 
        title, and interest of the United States in and to a parcel of 
        real property located at Longhorn Park, also known as ``Pecan 
        Valley Park'', Benbrook Lake, Benbrook, Texas, consisting of 
        approximately 50 acres.
            (2) Consideration.--Consideration for the conveyance under 
        paragraph (1) shall be the fair market value of the real 
        property as determined by the Secretary. All costs associated 
        with the conveyance under paragraph (1) and such other costs as 
        the Secretary considers appropriate shall be borne by the 
        purchaser.
            (3) Description of property.--The exact acreage and legal 
        description of the parcel of real property to be conveyed under 
        paragraph (1) shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to 
        the Secretary. The cost of the survey shall be borne by the 
        purchaser.
            (4) Additional terms.--The Secretary may require such 
        additional terms and conditions in connection with the 
        conveyance under paragraph (1) as the Secretary considers 
        appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
            (5) Compliance with national environmental policy act.--
        Prior to the conveyance of property under paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary shall ensure that the conveyance complies with the 
        National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
        seq.).

    (i) Tri-Cities Area, Washington.--
            (1) General authority.--As soon as practicable after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall make the 
        conveyances to the local governments referred to in paragraph 
        (2) of all right, title, and interest of the United States in 
        and to the property described in paragraph (2).
            (2) Property descriptions.--
                    (A) Benton county, washington.--The property to be 
                conveyed pursuant to paragraph (1) to Benton County, 
                Washington, is the property in such county that is 
                designated ``Area D'' on Exhibit A to Army Lease No. 
                DACW-68-1-81-43.
                    (B) Franklin county, washington.--The property to be 
                conveyed pursuant to paragraph (1) to Franklin County, 
                Washington, is--
                          (i) the 105.01 acres of property leased 
                      pursuant to Army Lease No. DACW-68-1-77-20 as 
                      executed by Franklin County, Washington, on April 
                      7, 1977;
                          (ii) the 35 acres of property leased pursuant 
                      to Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to Army Lease No. 
                      DACW-68-1-77-20;

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                          (iii) the 20 acres of property commonly known 
                      as ``Richland Bend'', which is designated by the 
                      shaded portion of Lot 1, Section 11, and the 
                      shaded portion of Lot 1, Section 12, Township 9 
                      North, Range 28 East, W.M. on Exhibit D to 
                      Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Army Lease No. 
                      DACW-68-1-77-20;
                          (iv) the 7.05 acres of property commonly known 
                      as ``Taylor Flat'', which is designated by the 
                      shaded portion of Lot 1, Section 13, Township 11 
                      North, Range 28 East, W.M. on Exhibit D to 
                      Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Army Lease No. 
                      DACW-68-1-77-20;
                          (v) the 14.69 acres of property commonly known 
                      as ``Byers Landing'', which is designated by the 
                      shaded portion of Lots 2 and 3, Section 2, 
                      Township 10 North, Range 28 East, W.M. on Exhibit 
                      D to Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Army Lease 
                      No. DACW-68-1-77-20; and
                          (vi) all levees within Franklin County, 
                      Washington, as of the date of the enactment of 
                      this Act, and the property on which the levees are 
                      situated.
                    (C) City of kennewick, washington.--The property to 
                be conveyed pursuant to paragraph (1) to the city of 
                Kennewick, Washington, is the property in the city that 
                is subject to the Municipal Sublease Agreement entered 
                into on April 6, 1989, between Benton County, 
                Washington, and the cities of Kennewick and Richland, 
                Washington.
                    (D) City of richland, washington.--The property to 
                be conveyed pursuant to paragraph (1) to the city of 
                Richland, Washington, is the property in the city that 
                is subject to the Municipal Sublease Agreement entered 
                into on April 6, 1989, between Benton County, 
                Washington, and the cities of Kennewick and Richland, 
                Washington.
                    (E) City of pasco, washington.--The property to be 
                conveyed pursuant to paragraph (1) to the city of Pasco, 
                Washington, is--
                          (i) the property in the city of Pasco, 
                      Washington, that is leased pursuant to Army Lease 
                      No. DACW-68-1-77-10; and
                          (ii) all levees in the city, as of the date of 
                      the enactment of this Act, and the property on 
                      which the levees are situated.
                    (F) Port of pasco, washington.--The property to be 
                conveyed pursuant to paragraph (1) to the Port of Pasco, 
                Washington, is--
                          (i) the property owned by the United States 
                      that is south of the Burlington Northern Railroad 
                      tracks in Lots 1 and 2, Section 20, Township 9 
                      North, Range 31 East, W.M.; and
                          (ii) the property owned by the United States 
                      that is south of the Burlington Northern Railroad 
                      tracks in Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, in each of Sections 
                      21, 22, and 23, Township 9 North, Range 31 East, 
                      W.M.
                    (G) Additional properties.--In addition to 
                properties described in subparagraphs (A) through (F), 
                the Secretary may convey to a local government referred 
                to in subparagraphs (A) through (F) such properties 
                under the jurisdiction of the Secretary in the Tri-
                Cities area as the Secretary

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                and the local government agree are appropriate for 
                conveyance.
            (3) Terms and conditions.--
                    (A) In general.--The conveyances under paragraph (1) 
                shall be subject to such terms and conditions, including 
                payment of reasonable administrative costs, as the 
                Secretary considers necessary and appropriate to protect 
                the interests of the United States.
                    (B) Special rule for franklin county.--The property 
                described in paragraph (2)(B)(vi) shall be conveyed only 
                after Franklin County, Washington, has entered into a 
                written agreement with the Secretary that provides that 
                the United States shall continue to operate and maintain 
                the flood control drainage areas and pump stations on 
                the property conveyed and that the United States shall 
                be provided all easements and rights necessary to carry 
                out that agreement.
                    (C) Special rule for city of pasco.--The property 
                described in paragraph (2)(E)(ii) shall be conveyed only 
                after the city of Pasco, Washington, has entered into a 
                written agreement with the Secretary that provides that 
                the United States shall continue to operate and maintain 
                the flood control drainage areas and pump stations on 
                the property conveyed and that the United States shall 
                be provided all easements and rights necessary to carry 
                out that agreement.
                    (D) Consideration.--
                          (i) Park and recreation properties.--
                      Properties to be conveyed under this subsection 
                      that will be retained in public ownership and used 
                      for public park and recreation purposes shall be 
                      conveyed without consideration. If any such 
                      property is no longer used for public park and 
                      recreation purposes, title to such property shall 
                      revert to the Secretary.
                          (ii) Other properties.--Properties to be 
                      conveyed under this subsection and not described 
                      in clause (i) shall be conveyed at fair market 
                      value.
            (4) Lake wallula levees.--
                    (A) Determination of minimum safe height.--
                          (i) Contract.--Not later than 30 days after 
                      the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
                      Secretary shall contract with a private entity 
                      agreed to under clause (ii) to determine, within 6 
                      months after that date, the minimum safe height 
                      for the levees of the project for flood control, 
                      Lake Wallula, Washington. The Secretary shall have 
                      final approval of the minimum safe height.
                          (ii) Agreement of local officials.--A contract 
                      shall be entered into under clause (i) only with a 
                      private entity agreed to by the Secretary, 
                      appropriate representatives of Franklin County, 
                      Washington, and appropriate representatives of the 
                      city of Pasco, Washington.
                    (B) Authority.--A local government may reduce, at 
                its cost, the height of any levee of the project for 
                flood control, Lake Wallula, Washington, within the 
                boundaries of the area under the jurisdiction of such 
                local government

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                to a height not lower than the minimum safe height 
                determined pursuant to subparagraph (A).

    (j) Applicability of Other Laws.--Any contract for sale, deed, or 
other transfer of real property under this section shall be carried out 
in compliance with all applicable provisions of section 120(h) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 
1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)) and other environmental laws.

SEC. 502. NAMINGS.

    (a) Milt Brandt Visitors Center, California.--
            (1) Designation.--The visitors center at Warm Springs Dam, 
        California, authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act 
        of 1962 (76 Stat. 1192), shall be known and designated as the 
        ``Milt Brandt Visitors Center''.
            (2) Legal references.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
        States to the visitors center referred to in paragraph (1) shall 
        be deemed to be a reference to the ``Milt Brandt Visitors 
        Center''.

    (b) Carr Creek Lake, Kentucky.--
            (1) Designation.--Carr Fork Lake in Knott County, Kentucky, 
        authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (76 
        Stat. 1188), shall be known and designated as ``Carr Creek 
        Lake''.
            (2) Legal references.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
        States to the lake referred to in paragraph (1) shall be deemed 
        to be a reference to ``Carr Creek Lake''.

    (c) John T. Myers Lock and Dam, Indiana and Kentucky.--
            (1) Designation.--Uniontown Lock and Dam, on the Ohio River, 
        Indiana and Kentucky, shall be known and designated as the 
        ``John T. Myers Lock and Dam''.
            (2) Legal references.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
        States to the lock and dam referred to in paragraph (1) shall be 
        deemed to be a reference to the ``John T. Myers Lock and Dam''.

    (d) J. Edward Roush Lake, Indiana.--
            (1) Redesignation.--The lake on the Wabash River in 
        Huntington and Wells Counties, Indiana, authorized by section 
        203 of the Flood Control Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 312), and known 
        as Huntington Lake, shall be known and designated as the ``J. 
        Edward Roush Lake''.
            (2) Legal references.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
        States to the lake referred to in paragraph (1) shall be deemed 
        to be a reference to the ``J. Edward Roush Lake''.

    (e) Russell B. Long Lock and Dam, Red River Waterway, Louisiana.--
            (1) Designation.--Lock and Dam 4 of the Red River Waterway, 
        Louisiana, shall be known and designated as the ``Russell B. 
        Long Lock and Dam''.
            (2) Legal references.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
        States to the lock and dam referred to in paragraph (1) shall be 
        deemed to be a reference to the ``Russell B. Long Lock and 
        Dam''.

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    (f) Locks and Dams on Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.--
            (1) Designations.--The following locks, and locks and dams, 
        on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, located in the States of 
        Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee, are designated as 
        follows:
                    (A) Gainesville Lock and Dam at Mile 266 designated 
                as Howell Heflin Lock and Dam.
                    (B) Columbus Lock and Dam at Mile 335 designated as 
                John C. Stennis Lock and Dam.
                    (C) The lock and dam at Mile 358 designated as 
                Aberdeen Lock and Dam.
                    (D) Lock A at Mile 371 designated as Amory Lock.
                    (E) Lock B at Mile 376 designated as Glover Wilkins 
                Lock.
                    (F) Lock C at Mile 391 designated as Fulton Lock.
                    (G) Lock D at Mile 398 designated as John Rankin 
                Lock.
                    (H) Lock E at Mile 407 designated as G.V. ``Sonny'' 
                Montgomery Lock.
                    (I) Bay Springs Lock and Dam at Mile 412 designated 
                as Jamie Whitten Lock and Dam.
            (2) Legal references.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
        States to a lock, or lock and dam, referred to in paragraph (1) 
        shall be deemed to be a reference to the designation for the 
        lock, or lock and dam, provided in such paragraph.

SEC. 503. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT, RESTORATION, AND DEVELOPMENT.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may provide technical, planning, and 
design assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out watershed 
management, restoration, and development projects at the locations 
described in subsection (d).
    (b) Specific Measures.--Assistance provided under subsection (a) may 
be in support of non-Federal projects for the following purposes:
            (1) Management and restoration of water quality.
            (2) Control and remediation of toxic sediments.
            (3) Restoration of degraded streams, rivers, wetlands, and 
        other waterbodies to their natural condition as a means to 
        control flooding, excessive erosion, and sedimentation.
            (4) Protection and restoration of watersheds, including 
        urban watersheds.
            (5) Demonstration of technologies for nonstructural measures 
        to reduce destructive impacts of flooding.

    (c) Non-Federal Share.--The non-Federal share of the cost of 
assistance provided under subsection (a) shall be 50 percent.
    (d) Project Locations.--The Secretary may provide assistance under 
subsection (a) for projects at the following locations:
            (1) Gila River and Tributaries, Santa Cruz River, Arizona.
            (2) Rio Salado, Salt River, Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.
            (3) Colusa basin, California.
            (4) Los Angeles River watershed, California.
            (5) Napa Valley watershed, California.
            (6) Russian River watershed, California.
            (7) Sacramento River watershed, California.
            (8) San Pablo Bay watershed, California.

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            (9) Santa Clara Valley watershed, California.
            (10) Nancy Creek, Utoy Creek, and North Peachtree Creek and 
        South Peachtree Creek basin, Georgia.
            (11) Lower Platte River watershed, Nebraska.
            (12) Juniata River watershed, Pennsylvania, including 
        Raystown Lake.
            (13) Upper Potomac River watershed, Grant and Mineral 
        Counties, West Virginia.

    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $15,000,000.

SEC. 504. ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

    Section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
Stat. 4836-4837) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) Authorization of Appropriations for Construction Assistance.--
There are authorized to be appropriated for providing construction 
assistance under this section--
            ``(1) $10,000,000 for the project described in subsection 
        (c)(5);
            ``(2) $2,000,000 for the project described in subsection 
        (c)(6);
            ``(3) $10,000,000 for the project described in subsection 
        (c)(7);
            ``(4) $11,000,000 for the project described in subsection 
        (c)(8);
            ``(5) $20,000,000 for the project described in subsection 
        (c)(16); and
            ``(6) $20,000,000 for the project described in subsection 
        (c)(17).''.

SEC. 505. CORPS CAPABILITY TO CONSERVE FISH AND WILDLIFE.

    Section 704(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
U.S.C. 2263(b); 100 Stat. 4157) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``$5,000,000''; and inserting 
        ``$7,000,000''; and
            (2) in paragraph (4) by inserting ``and Virginia'' after 
        ``Maryland''.

SEC. 506. PERIODIC BEACH NOURISHMENT.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall carry out periodic beach 
nourishment for each of the following projects for a period of 50 years 
beginning on the date of initiation of construction of the project:
            (1) Broward county, florida.--Project for shoreline 
        protection, segments II and III, Broward County, Florida.
            (2) Fort pierce, florida.--Project for shoreline protection, 
        Fort Pierce, Florida.
            (3) Panama city beaches, florida.--Project for shoreline 
        protection, Panama City Beaches, Florida.
            (4) Tybee island, georgia.--Project for beach erosion 
        control, Tybee Island, Georgia.

    (b) Periodic Beach Nourishment Subject to Review.--
            (1) Review.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall complete a review of 
        potential periodic beach nourishment for each of the projects 
        described in paragraph (3) in accordance with the procedures 
        established under section 156 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5f; 90 Stat. 2933).

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            (2) Authorization.--If the Secretary determines under 
        paragraph (1) that periodic beach nourishment is necessary for a 
        project, the Secretary shall carry out periodic beach 
        nourishment for the project for a period of 50 years beginning 
        on the date of initiation of construction of the project.
            (3) Projects.--The projects referred to in paragraph (1) are 
        as follows:
                    (A) Lee county, florida.--Project for shoreline 
                protection, Lee County, Captiva Island segment, Florida.
                    (B) Palm beach county, florida.--Project for 
                shoreline protection, Jupiter/Carlin, Ocean Ridge, and 
                Boca Raton North Beach segments, Palm Beach County, 
                Florida.
                    (C) Raritan bay and sandy hook bay, new jersey.--
                Project for hurricane-flood protection, Raritan Bay and 
                Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey.
                    (D) Fire island inlet, new york.--Project for 
                shoreline protection, Fire Island Inlet, New York, 
                between Gilgo State Park and Tobay Beach to protect 
                Ocean Parkway along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline in 
                Suffolk County, New York.

SEC. 507. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE.

    The Secretary shall provide design and construction assistance to 
non-Federal interests for each of the following projects if the 
Secretary determines that the project is feasible:
            (1) Repair and rehabilitation of the Lower Girard Lake Dam, 
        Girard, Ohio, at an estimated total cost of $2,500,000.
            (2) Construction of a multipurpose dam and reservoir, Bear 
        Valley Dam, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, at an estimated total 
        cost of $15,000,000.
            (3) Repair and upgrade of the dam and appurtenant features 
        at Lake Merriweather, Little Calfpasture River, Virginia, at an 
        estimated total cost of $6,000,000.

SEC. 508. LAKES PROGRAM.

    Section 602(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 
Stat. 4148-4149) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (10);
            (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (11) and 
        inserting a semicolon; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(12) Goodyear Lake, Otsego County, New York, removal of 
        silt and aquatic growth;
            ``(13) Otsego Lake, Otsego County, New York, removal of silt 
        and aquatic growth and measures to address high nutrient 
        concentration;
            ``(14) Oneida Lake, Oneida County, New York, removal of silt 
        and aquatic growth;
            ``(15) Skaneateles and Owasco Lakes, New York, removal of 
        silt and aquatic growth and prevention of sediment deposit; and
            ``(16) Twin Lakes, Paris, Illinois, removal of silt and 
        excess aquatic vegetation, including measures to address 
        excessive sedimentation, high nutrient concentration, and 
        shoreline erosion.''.

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SEC. 509. MAINTENANCE OF NAVIGATION CHANNELS.

    (a) In General.--Upon request of the non-Federal interest, the 
Secretary shall be responsible for maintenance of the following 
navigation channels constructed or improved by non-Federal interests if 
the Secretary determines that such maintenance is economically justified 
and environmentally acceptable and that the channel was constructed in 
accordance with applicable permits and appropriate engineering and 
design standards:
            (1) Humboldt Harbor and Bay, Fields Landing Channel, 
        California.
            (2) Mare Island Strait, California. For purposes of this 
        section, the navigation channel shall be deemed to have been 
        constructed or improved by non-Federal interests.
            (3) East Fork, Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana.
            (4) Mississippi River Ship Channel, Chalmette Slip, 
        Louisiana.
            (5) Greenville Inner Harbor Channel, Mississippi.
            (6) New Madrid Harbor, Missouri. For purposes of this 
        section, the navigation channel shall be deemed to have been 
        constructed or improved by non-Federal interests.
            (7) Providence Harbor Shipping Channel, Rhode Island, from 
        the vicinity of the Fox Point hurricane barrier to the vicinity 
        of the Francis Street bridge in Providence, Rhode Island. For 
        purposes of this section, the navigation channel shall be deemed 
        to have been constructed or improved by non-Federal interests.
            (8) Matagorda Ship Channel, Point Comfort Turning Basin, 
        Texas.
            (9) Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Rincon Canal System, Texas.
            (10) Brazos Island Harbor, Texas, connecting channel to 
        Mexico.
            (11) Blair Waterway, Tacoma Harbor, Washington.

    (b) Completion of Assessment.--Not later than 6 months after receipt 
of a request from a non-Federal interest for Federal assumption of 
maintenance of a channel listed in subsection (a), the Secretary shall 
make a determination as provided in subsection (a) and advise the non-
Federal interest of the Secretary's determination.

SEC. 510. CHESAPEAKE BAY ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION AND PROTECTION 
            PROGRAM.

    (a) Establishment.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a pilot 
        program to provide environmental assistance to non-Federal 
        interests in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
            (2) Form.--The assistance shall be in the form of design and 
        construction assistance for water-related environmental 
        infrastructure and resource protection and development projects 
        affecting the Chesapeake Bay estuary, including projects for 
        sediment and erosion control, protection of eroding shorelines, 
        protection of essential public works, wastewater treatment and 
        related facilities, water supply and related facilities, and 
        beneficial uses of dredged material, and other related projects 
        that may enhance the living resources of the estuary.

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    (b) Public Ownership Requirement.--The Secretary may provide 
assistance for a project under this section only if the project is 
publicly owned, and will be publicly operated and maintained.
    (c) Local Cooperation Agreement.--
            (1) In general.--Before providing assistance under this 
        section, the Secretary shall enter into a local cooperation 
        agreement with a non-Federal interest to provide for design and 
        construction of the project to be carried out with the 
        assistance.
            (2) Requirements.--Each local cooperation agreement entered 
        into under this subsection shall provide for--
                    (A) the development by the Secretary, in 
                consultation with appropriate Federal, State, and local 
                officials, of a facilities or resource protection and 
                development plan, including appropriate engineering 
                plans and specifications and an estimate of expected 
                resource benefits; and
                    (B) the establishment of such legal and 
                institutional structures as are necessary to ensure the 
                effective long-term operation and maintenance of the 
                project by the non-Federal interest.

    (d) Cost Sharing.--
            (1) Federal share.--Except as provided in paragraph (2)(B), 
        the Federal share of the total project costs of each local 
        cooperation agreement entered into under this section shall be 
        75 percent.
            (2) Non-federal share.--
                    (A) Value of lands, easements, rights-of-way, and 
                relocations.--In determining the non-Federal 
                contribution toward carrying out a local cooperation 
                agreement entered into under this section, the Secretary 
                shall provide credit to a non-Federal interest for the 
                value of lands, easements, rights-of-way, and 
                relocations provided by the non-Federal interest, except 
                that the amount of credit provided for a project under 
                this paragraph may not exceed 25 percent of the total 
                project costs.
                    (B) Operation and maintenance costs.--The non-
                Federal share of the costs of operation and maintenance 
                of activities carried out under an agreement under this 
                section shall be 100 percent.

    (e) Cooperation.--In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall 
cooperate with the heads of appropriate Federal agencies, including--
            (1) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency;
            (2) the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the 
        Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration;
            (3) the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the 
        Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; and
            (4) the heads of such other Federal agencies and agencies of 
        a State or political subdivision of a State as the Secretary 
        determines to be appropriate.

    (f) <<NOTE: State listing.>>  Project.--The Secretary shall 
establish at least 1 project under this section in each of the States of 
Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

    (g) Protection of Resources.--A project established under this 
section shall be carried out using such measures as are necessary to 
protect environmental, historic, and cultural resources.

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    (h) Report.--Not later than December 31, 1998, the Secretary shall 
transmit to Congress a report on the results of the program carried out 
under this section, together with a recommendation concerning whether or 
not the program should be implemented on a national basis.
    (i) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000.

SEC. 511. <<NOTE: 16 USC 3301 note.>>  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 
            TO IMPROVE SALMON SURVIVAL.

    (a) Salmon Survival Activities.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall accelerate ongoing 
        research and development activities, and may carry out or 
        participate in additional research and development activities, 
        for the purpose of developing innovative methods and 
        technologies for improving the survival of salmon, especially 
        salmon in the Columbia River Basin.
            (2) Accelerated activities.--Accelerated research and 
        development activities referred to in paragraph (1) may include 
        research and development related to--
                    (A) impacts from water resources projects and other 
                impacts on salmon life cycles;
                    (B) juvenile and adult salmon passage;
                    (C) light and sound guidance systems;
                    (D) surface-oriented collector systems;
                    (E) transportation mechanisms; and
                    (F) dissolved gas monitoring and abatement.
            (3) Additional activities.--Additional research and 
        development activities referred to in paragraph (1) may include 
        research and development related to--
                    (A) marine mammal predation on salmon;
                    (B) studies of juvenile salmon survival in spawning 
                and rearing areas;
                    (C) estuary and near-ocean juvenile and adult salmon 
                survival;
                    (D) impacts on salmon life cycles from sources other 
                than water resources projects; and
                    (E) other innovative technologies and actions 
                intended to improve fish survival, including the 
                survival of resident fish.
            (4) Coordination.--The Secretary shall coordinate any 
        activities carried out under this subsection with appropriate 
        Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and 
        the Northwest Power Planning Council.
            (5) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress 
        a report on the research and development activities carried out 
        under this subsection, including any recommendations of the 
        Secretary concerning the research and development activities.
            (6) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized to 
        be appropriated $10,000,000 to carry out research and 
        development activities under paragraph (3).

    (b) Advanced Turbine Development.--
            (1) In general.--In conjunction with the Secretary of 
        Energy, the Secretary shall accelerate efforts toward developing 
        innovative, efficient, and environmentally safe hydropower tur

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        bines, including design of ``fish-friendly'' turbines, for use 
        on the Columbia River hydrosystem.
            (2) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized to 
        be appropriated $12,000,000 to carry out this subsection.

    (c) Implementation.--Nothing in this section affects the authority 
of the Secretary to implement the results of the research and 
development carried out under this section or any other law.

SEC. 512. COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY FISHING ACCESS.

    Section 401(a) of the Act entitled ``An Act to establish procedures 
for review of tribal constitutions and bylaws or amendments thereto 
pursuant to the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 987)'', approved November 
1, 1988 (102 Stat. 2944), is amended--
            (1) by striking ``(a) All Federal'' and all that follows 
        through ``Columbia River Gorge Commission'' and inserting the 
        following:

    ``(a) Existing Federal Lands.--
            ``(1) In general.--All Federal lands that are included 
        within the 20 recommended treaty fishing access sites set forth 
        in the publication of the Corps of Engineers entitled `Columbia 
        River Treaty Fishing Access Sites Post Authorization Change 
        Report', dated April 1995,''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Boundary adjustments.--The Secretary of the Army, in 
        consultation with affected tribes, may make such minor boundary 
        adjustments to the lands referred to in paragraph (1) as the 
        Secretary determines are necessary to carry out this title.''.

SEC. 513. <<NOTE: 33 USC 1293a note.>>  GREAT LAKES CONFINED DISPOSAL 
            FACILITIES.

    (a) Assessment.--Pursuant to the responsibilities of the Secretary 
under section 123 of the River and Harbor Act of 1970 (33 U.S.C. 1293a), 
the Secretary shall conduct an assessment of the general conditions of 
confined disposal facilities in the Great Lakes.
    (b) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the 
results of the assessment conducted under subsection (a), including the 
following:
            (1) A description of the cumulative effects of confined 
        disposal facilities in the Great Lakes.
            (2) Recommendations for specific remediation actions for 
        each confined disposal facility in the Great Lakes.
            (3) An evaluation of, and recommendations for, confined 
        disposal facility management practices and technologies to 
        conserve capacity at such facilities and to minimize adverse 
        environmental effects at such facilities throughout the Great 
        Lakes system.

SEC. 514. GREAT LAKES DREDGED MATERIAL TESTING AND EVALUATION MANUAL.

    The Secretary, in cooperation with the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, shall provide technical assistance to 
non-Federal interests on testing procedures contained in the Great Lakes 
Dredged Material Testing and Evaluation Manual developed pursuant to 
section 230.2(c) of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations.

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SEC. 515. GREAT LAKES REMEDIAL ACTION PLANS AND SEDIMENT REMEDIATION.

    Section 401 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (33 
U.S.C. 1268 note; 104 Stat. 4644) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 401. GREAT LAKES REMEDIAL ACTION PLANS AND SEDIMENT REMEDIATION.

    ``(a) Great Lakes Remedial Action Plans.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may provide technical, 
        planning, and engineering assistance to State and local 
        governments and nongovernmental entities designated by a State 
        or local government in the development and implementation of 
        remedial action plans for Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes 
        identified under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 
        1978.
            ``(2) Non-federal share.--Non-Federal interests shall 
        contribute, in cash or by providing in-kind contributions, 50 
        percent of costs of activities for which assistance is provided 
        under paragraph (1).

    ``(b) Sediment Remediation Projects.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
        Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (acting 
        through the Great Lakes National Program Office), may conduct 
        pilot- and full-scale projects of promising technologies to 
        remediate contaminated sediments in freshwater coastal regions 
        in the Great Lakes basin. The Secretary shall conduct not fewer 
        than 3 full-scale projects under this subsection.
            ``(2) <<NOTE: State listing.>>  Site selection for 
        projects.--In selecting the sites for the technology projects, 
        the Secretary shall give priority consideration to Saginaw Bay, 
        Michigan, Sheboygan Harbor, Wisconsin, Grand Calumet River, 
        Indiana, Ashtabula River, Ohio, Buffalo River, New York, and 
        Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
            ``(3) Deadline for identifications.--The Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) not later than 18 months after the date of the 
                enactment of this paragraph, identify the sites and 
                technologies for projects under this subsection; and
                    ``(B) not later than 3 years after that date, 
                complete each such full-scale project.
            ``(4) Non-federal share.--Non-Federal interests shall 
        contribute 50 percent of costs of projects under this 
        subsection. Such costs may be paid in cash or by providing in-
        kind contributions.

    ``(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $5,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 1998 through 2000.''.

SEC. 516. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2326b.>>  SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may enter into cooperation agreements 
with non-Federal interests with respect to navigation projects, or other 
appropriate non-Federal entities, for the development of long-term 
management strategies for controlling sediments at such projects.
    (b) Contents of Strategies.--Each strategy developed under 
subsection (a) shall--

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            (1) include assessments of sediment rates and composition, 
        sediment reduction options, dredging practices, long-term 
        management of any dredged material disposal facilities, 
        remediation of such facilities, and alternative disposal and 
        reuse options;
            (2) include a timetable for implementation of the strategy; 
        and
            (3) incorporate relevant ongoing planning efforts, including 
        remedial action planning, dredged material management planning, 
        harbor and waterfront development planning, and watershed 
        management planning.

    (c) Consultation.--In developing strategies under subsection (a), 
the Secretary shall consult with interested Federal agencies, States, 
and Indian tribes and provide an opportunity for public comment.
    (d) Dredged Material Disposal.--
            (1) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine 
        the feasibility of constructing and operating an underwater 
        confined dredged material disposal site in the Port of New York-
        New Jersey that could accommodate as much as 250,000 cubic yards 
        of dredged material for the purpose of demonstrating the 
        feasibility of an underwater confined disposal pit as an 
        environmentally suitable method of containing certain sediments.
            (2) Report.--The Secretary shall transmit to Congress a 
        report on the results of the study conducted under paragraph 
        (1), together with any recommendations of the Secretary that may 
        be developed in a strategy under subsection (a).

    (e) Great Lakes Tributary Model.--
            (1) In general.--In consultation and coordination with the 
        Great Lakes States, the Secretary shall develop a tributary 
        sediment transport model for each major river system or set of 
        major river systems depositing sediment into a Great Lakes 
        federally authorized commercial harbor, channel maintenance 
        project site, or Area of Concern identified under the Great 
        Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978. Such model may be 
        developed as a part of a strategy developed under subsection 
        (a).
            (2) Requirements for models.--In developing a tributary 
        sediment transport model under this subsection, the Secretary 
        shall build on data and monitoring information generated in 
        earlier studies and programs of the Great Lakes and their 
        tributaries.

    (f) Great Lakes States Defined.--In this section, the term ``Great 
Lakes States'' means the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, 
Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $5,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 1998 through 2001.

SEC. 517. <<NOTE: 33 USC 653a.>>  EXTENSION OF JURISDICTION OF 
            MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION.

    The jurisdiction of the Mississippi River Commission, established by 
the 1st section of the Act of June 28, 1879 (33 U.S.C. 641; 21 Stat. 
37), is extended to include--
            (1) all of the area between the eastern side of the Bayou 
        Lafourche Ridge from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, to the Gulf

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        of Mexico and the west guide levee of the Mississippi River from 
        Donaldsonville, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico;
            (2) Alexander County, Illinois; and
            (3) the area in the State of Illinois from the confluence of 
        the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers northward to the vicinity of 
        Mississippi River mile 39.5, including the Len Small Drainage 
        and Levee District, insofar as such area is affected by the 
        flood waters of the Mississippi River.

SEC. 518. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY TOLLS.

    It is the sense of Congress that the President should engage in 
negotiations with the Government of Canada for the purposes of--
            (1) eliminating tolls along the St. Lawrence Seaway system; 
        and
            (2) identifying ways to maximize the movement of goods and 
        commerce through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

SEC. 519. <<NOTE: 33 USC 2328 note.>>  RECREATION PARTNERSHIP 
            INITIATIVE.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall promote Federal, non-Federal, 
and private sector cooperation in creating public recreation 
opportunities and developing the necessary supporting infrastructure at 
water resources projects of the Corps of Engineers.
    (b) Infrastructure Improvements.--
            (1) Recreation infrastructure improvements.--In determining 
        the feasibility of the public-private cooperative under 
        subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide such infrastructure 
        improvements as are necessary to support a potential private 
        recreational development at the Raystown Lake Project, 
        Pennsylvania, generally in accordance with the Master Plan 
        Update (1994) for the project.
            (2) Agreement.--The Secretary shall enter into an agreement 
        with an appropriate non-Federal public entity to ensure that the 
        infrastructure improvements constructed by the Secretary on non-
        project lands pursuant to paragraph (1) are transferred to and 
        operated and maintained by the non-Federal public entity.
            (3) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized to 
        be appropriated to carry out this subsection $3,000,000.

    (c) Report.--Not later than December 31, 1998, the Secretary shall 
transmit to Congress a report on the results of the cooperative efforts 
carried out under this section, including the improvements required by 
subsection (b).

SEC. 520. FIELD OFFICE HEADQUARTERS FACILITIES.

    Subject to amounts being made available in advance in appropriations 
Acts, the Secretary may use Plant Replacement and Improvement Program 
funds to design and construct a new headquarters facility for--
            (1) the New England Division, Waltham, Massachusetts; and
            (2) the Jacksonville District, Jacksonville, Florida.

SEC. 521. EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS CENTER OF EXPERTISE EXPANSION.

    Using existing resources, the Secretary shall expand the Earthquake 
Preparedness Center of Expertise to address issues in the

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central United States by providing the necessary capability at an 
existing district office of the Corps of Engineers near the New Madrid 
fault.

SEC. 522. JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may provide technical, planning, and 
design assistance to non-Federal interests for wastewater treatment and 
related facilities, remediation of point and nonpoint sources of 
pollution and contaminated riverbed sediments, and related activities in 
Jackson County, Alabama, including the city of Stevenson.
    (b) Cost Sharing.--The Federal cost of assistance provided under 
this section may not exceed $3,000,000. The non-Federal share of 
assistance provided under this section shall be 25 percent.

SEC. 523. BENTON AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES, ARKANSAS.

    Section 220 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
Stat. 4836-4837) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Use of Federal Funds.--The Secretary may make available to the 
non-Federal interests funds not to exceed an amount equal to the Federal 
share of the total project cost to be used by the non-Federal interests 
to undertake the work directly or by contract.''.

SEC. 524. HEBER SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.

    (a) <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  In General.--The Secretary shall enter 
into an agreement with the city of Heber Springs, Arkansas, to provide 
3,522 acre-feet of water supply storage in Greers Ferry Lake, Arkansas, 
for municipal and industrial purposes, at no cost to the city.

    (b) Necessary Facilities.--The city of Heber Springs shall be 
responsible for 100 percent of the costs of construction, operation, and 
maintenance of any intake, transmission, treatment, or distribution 
facility necessary for utilization of the water supply.
    (c) Additional Water Supply Storage.--Any additional water supply 
storage required after the date of the enactment of this Act shall be 
contracted for and reimbursed by the city of Heber Springs, Arkansas.

SEC. 525. MORGAN POINT, ARKANSAS.

    The Secretary shall accept as in-kind contributions for the project 
for creation of fish and wildlife habitat at Morgan Point, Arkansas--
            (1) the items described as fish and wildlife facilities and 
        land in the Morgan Point Bendway Closure Structure modification 
        report for the project, dated February 1994; and
            (2) fish stocking activities carried out by the non-Federal 
        interests for the project;

if the Secretary determines that the items and activities are compatible 
with the project.

SEC. 526. CALAVERAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Technical Assistance.--The Secretary may provide technical 
assistance to non-Federal interests, in cooperation with Federal and 
State agencies, for reclamation and water quality protection projects 
for the purpose of abating and mitigating surface water quality 
degradation caused by abandoned mines in the watershed of the lower 
Mokelume River in Calaveras County, California.

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    (b) Consultation With Federal Entities.--Any project under 
subsection (a) that is located on lands owned by the United States shall 
be undertaken in consultation with the Federal entity with 
administrative jurisdiction over such lands.
    (c) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the cost of the activities 
conducted under subsection (a) shall be 50 percent; except that, with 
respect to projects located on lands owned by the United States, the 
Federal share shall be 100 percent.
    (d) Effect on Authority of Secretary of the Interior.--Nothing in 
this section is intended to affect the authority of the Secretary of the 
Interior under title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation 
Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1231 et seq.).
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $1,500,000.

SEC. 527. FAULKNER ISLAND, CONNECTICUT.

    In consultation with the Director of the United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, the Secretary shall design and construct shoreline 
protection measures for the coastline adjacent to the Faulkner Island 
Lighthouse, Connecticut, at a total cost of $4,500,000.

SEC. 528. EVERGLADES AND SOUTH FLORIDA ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section, the following definitions apply:
            (1) Central and southern florida project.--The term 
        ``Central and Southern Florida Project'' means the project for 
        Central and Southern Florida authorized under the heading 
        ``central and southern florida'' in section 203 of the Flood 
        Control Act of 1948 (62 Stat. 1176), and any modification to the 
        project authorized by law.
            (2) Commission.--The term ``Commission'' means the 
        Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida, 
        established by Executive Order of the Governor dated March 3, 
        1994.
            (3) Governor.--The term ``Governor'' means the Governor of 
        the State of Florida.
            (4) South florida ecosystem.--The term ``South Florida 
        ecosystem'' means the area consisting of the lands and waters 
        within the boundary of the South Florida Water Management 
        District, including the Everglades, the Florida Keys, and the 
        contiguous near-shore coastal waters of South Florida.
            (5) Task force.--The term ``Task Force'' means the South 
        Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force established by 
        subsection (f).

    (b) Restoration Activities.--
            (1) Comprehensive plan.--
                    (A) Development.--
                          (i) Purpose.--The Secretary shall develop, as 
                      expeditiously as practicable, a proposed 
                      comprehensive plan for the purpose of restoring, 
                      preserving, and protecting the South Florida 
                      ecosystem. The comprehensive plan shall provide 
                      for the protection of water quality in, and the 
                      reduction of the loss of fresh water from, the 
                      Everglades. The comprehensive plan shall include 
                      such features as are necessary to provide for the 
                      water-related needs of the region, including flood 
                      control, the enhancement of water supplies, and

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                      other objectives served by the Central and 
                      Southern Florida Project.
                          (ii) Considerations.--The comprehensive plan 
                      shall--
                                    (I) be developed by the Secretary in 
                                cooperation with the non-Federal project 
                                sponsor and in consultation with the 
                                Task Force; and
                                    (II) consider the conceptual 
                                framework specified in the report 
                                entitled ``Conceptual Plan for the 
                                Central and Southern Florida Project 
                                Restudy'', published by the Commission 
                                and approved by the Governor.
                    (B) Submission.--Not later than July 1, 1999, the 
                Secretary shall--
                          (i) complete the feasibility phase of the 
                      Central and Southern Florida Project comprehensive 
                      review study as authorized by section 309(l) of 
                      the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
                      Stat. 4844), and by 2 resolutions of the Committee 
                      on Public Works and Transportation of the House of 
                      Representatives, dated September 24, 1992; and
                          (ii) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  submit to Congress 
                      the plan developed under subparagraph (A)(i) 
                      consisting of a feasibility report and a 
                      programmatic environmental impact statement 
                      covering the proposed Federal action set forth in 
                      the plan.
                    (C) Additional studies and analyses.--
                Notwithstanding the completion of the feasibility report 
                under subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall continue to 
                conduct such studies and analyses as are necessary, 
                consistent with subparagraph (A)(i).
            (2) Use of existing authority for unconstructed project 
        features.--The Secretary shall design and construct any features 
        of the Central and Southern Florida Project that are authorized 
        on the date of the enactment of this Act or that may be 
        implemented in accordance with the Secretary's authority to 
        modify an authorized project, including features authorized 
        under sections 315 and 316, with funds that are otherwise 
        available, if the Secretary determines that the design and 
        construction--
                    (A) will accelerate the restoration, preservation, 
                and protection of the South Florida ecosystem;
                    (B) will be generally consistent with the conceptual 
                framework described in paragraph (1)(A)(ii)(II); and
                    (C) will be compatible with the overall authorized 
                purposes of the Central and Southern Florida Project.
            (3) Critical restoration projects.--
                    (A) In general.--In addition to the activities 
                described in paragraphs (1) and (2), if the Secretary, 
                in cooperation with the non-Federal project sponsor and 
                the Task Force, determines that a restoration project 
                for the South Florida ecosystem will produce 
                independent, immediate, and substantial restoration, 
                preservation, and protection benefits, and will be 
                generally consistent with the conceptual framework 
                described in paragraph (1)(A)(ii)(II), the Secretary 
                shall proceed expeditiously with the implementation of 
                the restoration project.

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                    (B) Initiation of projects.--After September 30, 
                1999, no new projects may be initiated under 
                subparagraph (A).
                    (C) Authorization of appropriations.--
                          (i) In general.--There is authorized to be 
                      appropriated to the Department of the Army to pay 
                      the Federal share of the cost of carrying out 
                      projects under subparagraph (A) $75,000,000 for 
                      the period consisting of fiscal years 1997 through 
                      1999.
                          (ii) Federal share.--The Federal share of the 
                      cost of carrying out any 1 project under 
                      subparagraph (A) shall be not more than 
                      $25,000,000.
            (4) General provisions.--
                    (A) Water quality.--In carrying out activities 
                described in this subsection and sections 315 and 316, 
                the Secretary--
                          (i) shall take into account the protection of 
                      water quality by considering applicable State 
                      water quality standards; and
                          (ii) may include in projects such features as 
                      are necessary to provide water to restore, 
                      preserve, and protect the South Florida ecosystem.
                    (B) Compliance with applicable law.--In carrying out 
                the activities described in this subsection and 
                subsection (c), the Secretary shall comply with any 
                applicable Federal law, including the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
                seq.) and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 
                1531 et seq.).
                    (C) Public participation.--In developing the 
                comprehensive plan under paragraph (1) and carrying out 
                the activities described in this subsection and 
                subsection (c), the Secretary shall provide for public 
                review and comment on the activities in accordance with 
                applicable Federal law.

    (c) Integration of Other Activities.--
            (1) In general.--In carrying out activities described in 
        subsection (b), the Secretary shall integrate such activities 
        with ongoing Federal and State projects and activities, 
        including--
                    (A) the project for the ecosystem restoration of the 
                Kissimmee River, Florida, authorized by section 101 of 
                the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 
                4802);
                    (B) the project for modifications to improve water 
                deliveries into Everglades National Park authorized by 
                section 104 of the Everglades National Park Protection 
                and Expansion Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 410r-8);
                    (C) activities under the Florida Keys National 
                Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1433 
                note; 104 Stat. 3089); and
                    (D) the Everglades Construction Project of the State 
                of Florida.
            (2) Statutory construction.--
                    (A) Existing authority.--Except as otherwise 
                expressly provided in this section, nothing in this 
                section affects any authority in effect on the date of 
                the enactment of this Act, or any requirement of the 
                authority, relating to participation in restoration 
                activities in the South Flor

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                ida ecosystem, including the projects and activities 
                specified in paragraph (1), by--
                          (i) the Department of the Interior;
                          (ii) the Department of Commerce;
                          (iii) the Department of the Army;
                          (iv) the Environmental Protection Agency;
                          (v) the Department of Agriculture;
                          (vi) the State of Florida; and
                          (vii) the South Florida Water Management 
                      District.
                    (B) New authority.--Nothing in this section confers 
                any new regulatory authority on any Federal or non-
                Federal entity that carries out any activity authorized 
                by this section.

    (d) Justification.--
            (1) In general.--Notwithstanding section 209 of the Flood 
        Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962-2) or any other provision of 
        law, in carrying out the activities to restore, preserve, and 
        protect the South Florida ecosystem described in subsection (b), 
        the Secretary may determine that the activities--
                    (A) are justified by the environmental benefits 
                derived by the South Florida ecosystem in general and 
                the Everglades and Florida Bay in particular; and
                    (B) shall not need further economic justification if 
                the Secretary determines that the activities are cost-
                effective.
            (2) Applicability.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any 
        separable element intended to produce benefits that are 
        predominantly unrelated to the restoration, preservation, and 
        protection of the South Florida ecosystem.

    (e) Cost Sharing.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in sections 315 and 316 
        and paragraph (2), the non-Federal share of the cost of 
        activities described in subsection (b) shall be 50 percent.
            (2) Water quality features.--
                    (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph 
                (B), the non-Federal share of the cost of project 
                features to improve water quality described in 
                subsection (b) shall be 100 percent.
                    (B) Exception.--
                          (i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), if 
                      the Secretary determines that a project feature to 
                      improve water quality is essential to Everglades 
                      restoration, the non-Federal share of the cost of 
                      the feature shall be 50 percent.
                          (ii) Applicability.--Clause (i) shall not 
                      apply to any feature of the Everglades 
                      Construction Project of the State of Florida.
            (3) Operation and maintenance.--The operation and 
        maintenance of projects carried out under this section shall be 
        a non-Federal responsibility.
            (4) Credit.--Regardless of the date of acquisition, the 
        value of lands or interests in land acquired by non-Federal 
        interests for any activity described in subsection (b) shall be 
        included in the total cost of the activity and credited against 
        the non-Federal share of the cost of the activity. Such value 
        shall be determined by the Secretary.

    (f) South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.--

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            (1) Establishment and membership.--There is established the 
        South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which shall 
        consist of the following members (or, in the case of a Federal 
        agency, a designee at the level of assistant secretary or an 
        equivalent level):
                    (A) The Secretary of the Interior, who shall serve 
                as chairperson.
                    (B) The Secretary of Commerce.
                    (C) The Secretary.
                    (D) The Attorney General.
                    (E) The Administrator of the Environmental 
                Protection Agency.
                    (F) The Secretary of Agriculture.
                    (G) The Secretary of Transportation.
                    (H) 1 representative of the Miccosukee Tribe of 
                Indians of Florida, to be appointed by the Secretary of 
                the Interior based on the recommendations of the tribal 
                chairman.
                    (I) 1 representative of the Seminole Tribe of 
                Florida, to be appointed by the Secretary of the 
                Interior based on the recommendations of the tribal 
                chairman.
                    (J) 2 representatives of the State of Florida, to be 
                appointed by the Secretary of the Interior based on the 
                recommendations of the Governor.
                    (K) 1 representative of the South Florida Water 
                Management District, to be appointed by the Secretary of 
                the Interior based on the recommendations of the 
                Governor.
                    (L) 2 representatives of local government in the 
                State of Florida, to be appointed by the Secretary of 
                the Interior based on the recommendations of the 
                Governor.
            (2) Duties of task force.--The Task Force--
                    (A) shall consult with, and provide recommendations 
                to, the Secretary during development of the 
                comprehensive plan under subsection (b)(1);
                    (B) shall coordinate the development of consistent 
                policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects, 
                activities, and priorities for addressing the 
                restoration, preservation, and protection of the South 
                Florida ecosystem;
                    (C) shall exchange information regarding programs, 
                projects, and activities of the agencies and entities 
                represented on the Task Force to promote ecosystem 
                restoration and maintenance;
                    (D) shall establish a Florida-based working group 
                which shall include representatives of the agencies and 
                entities represented on the Task Force as well as other 
                governmental entities as appropriate for the purpose of 
                formulating, recommending, coordinating, and 
                implementing the policies, strategies, plans, programs, 
                projects, activities, and priorities of the Task Force;
                    (E) may, and the working group described in 
                subparagraph (D), may--
                          (i) establish such advisory bodies as are 
                      necessary to assist the Task Force in its duties, 
                      including public policy and scientific issues; and
                          (ii) select as an advisory body any entity, 
                      such as the Commission, that represents a broad 
                      variety of private and public interests;

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                    (F) shall facilitate the resolution of interagency 
                and intergovernmental conflicts associated with the 
                restoration of the South Florida ecosystem among 
                agencies and entities represented on the Task Force;
                    (G) shall coordinate scientific and other research 
                associated with the restoration of the South Florida 
                ecosystem;
                    (H) shall provide assistance and support to agencies 
                and entities represented on the Task Force in their 
                restoration activities;
                    (I) shall prepare an integrated financial plan and 
                recommendations for coordinated budget requests for the 
                funds proposed to be expended by agencies and entities 
                represented on the Task Force for the restoration, 
                preservation, and protection of the South Florida 
                ecosystem; and
                    (J) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  shall submit a biennial 
                report to Congress that summarizes--
                          (i) the activities of the Task Force;
                          (ii) the policies, strategies, plans, 
                      programs, projects, activities, and priorities 
                      planned, developed, or implemented for the 
                      restoration of the South Florida ecosystem; and
                          (iii) progress made toward the restoration.
            (3) Procedures and advice.--
                    (A) Public participation.--
                          (i) In general.--The Task Force shall 
                      implement procedures to facilitate public 
                      participation in the advisory process, including 
                      providing advance notice of meetings, providing 
                      adequate opportunity for public input and comment, 
                      maintaining appropriate records, and making a 
                      record of the proceedings of meetings available 
                      for public inspection.
                          (ii) Oversight.--The Secretary of the Interior 
                      shall ensure that the procedures described in 
                      clause (i) are adopted and implemented and that 
                      the records described in clause (i) are accurately 
                      maintained and available for public inspection.
                    (B) Advisors to the task force and working group.--
                The Task Force or the working group described in 
                paragraph (2)(D) may seek advice and input from any 
                interested, knowledgeable, or affected party as the Task 
                Force or working group, respectively, determines 
                necessary to perform the duties described in paragraph 
                (2).
                    (C) Application of the federal advisory committee 
                act.--
                          (i) Task force and working group.--The Task 
                      Force and the working group shall not be 
                      considered advisory committees under the Federal 
                      Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).
                          (ii) Advisors.--Seeking advice and input under 
                      subparagraph (B) shall not be subject to the 
                      Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).
            (4) Compensation.--A member of the Task Force shall receive 
        no compensation for the service of the member on the Task Force.
            (5) Travel expenses.--Travel expenses incurred by a member 
        of the Task Force in the performance of services for the

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        Task Force shall be paid by the agency, tribe, or government 
        that the member represents.

SEC. 529. TAMPA, FLORIDA.

    The Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement under section 
229 with the Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida, to provide 
technical, planning, and design assistance to demonstrate the water 
quality functions found in wetlands, at an estimated total Federal cost 
of $500,000.

SEC. 530. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR DEEP RIVER BASIN, INDIANA.

    (a) Development.--The Secretary, in consultation with the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service of the Department of Agriculture, shall 
develop a watershed management plan for the Deep River Basin, Indiana, 
including Deep River, Lake George, Turkey Creek, and other related 
tributaries in Indiana.
    (b) Contents.--The plan to be developed by the Secretary under 
subsection (a) shall address specific concerns related to the Deep River 
Basin area, including--
            (1) sediment flow into Deep River, Turkey Creek, and other 
        tributaries;
            (2) control of sediment quality in Lake George;
            (3) flooding problems;
            (4) the safety of the Lake George Dam; and
            (5) watershed management.

SEC. 531. SOUTHERN AND EASTERN KENTUCKY.

    (a) Establishment of Program.--The Secretary may establish a program 
for providing environmental assistance to non-Federal interests in 
southern and eastern Kentucky.
    (b) Form of Assistance.--Assistance under this section may be in the 
form of design and construction assistance for water-related 
environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development 
projects in southern and eastern Kentucky, including projects for 
wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply and related 
facilities, and surface water resource protection and development.
    (c) Public Ownership Requirement.--The Secretary may provide 
assistance for a project under this section only if the project is 
publicly owned.
    (d) Project Cooperation Agreements.--
            (1) In general.--Before providing assistance under this 
        section, the Secretary shall enter into a project cooperation 
        agreement with a non-Federal interest to provide for design and 
        construction of the project to be carried out with such 
        assistance.
            (2) Requirements.--Each agreement entered into under this 
        subsection shall provide for the following:
                    (A) Plan.--Development by the Secretary, in 
                consultation with appropriate Federal and State 
                officials, of a facilities development plan or resource 
                protection plan, including appropriate plans and 
                specifications.
                    (B) Legal and institutional structures.--
                Establishment of such legal and institutional structures 
                as are necessary to ensure the effective long-term 
                operation of the project by the non-Federal interest.
            (3) Cost sharing.--

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                    (A) In general.--Total project costs under each 
                agreement entered into under this subsection shall be 
                shared at 75 percent Federal and 25 percent non-Federal. 
                The Federal share may be in the form of grants or 
                reimbursements of project costs.
                    (B) Credit for design work.--The non-Federal 
                interest shall receive credit for the reasonable costs 
                of design work completed by such interest before 
                entering into the agreement with the Secretary.
                    (C) Credit for certain financing costs.--In the 
                event of a delay in the reimbursement of the non-Federal 
                share of a project, the non-Federal interest shall 
                receive credit for reasonable interest and other 
                associated financing costs necessary for such non-
                Federal interest to provide the non-Federal share of the 
                project's cost.
                    (D) Lands, easements, and rights-of-way.--The non-
                Federal interest shall receive credit for lands, 
                easements, rights-of-way, and relocations provided by 
                the non-Federal interest toward its share of project 
                costs (including costs associated with obtaining permits 
                necessary for the placement of such project on publicly 
                owned or controlled lands), but not to exceed 25 percent 
                of total project costs.
                    (E) Operation and maintenance.--The non-Federal 
                share of operation and maintenance costs for projects 
                constructed under an agreement entered into under this 
                subsection shall be 100 percent.

    (e) Applicability of Other Federal and State Laws.--Nothing in this 
section shall be construed as waiving, limiting, or otherwise affecting 
the applicability of any provision of Federal or State law that would 
otherwise apply to a project to be carried out with assistance provided 
under this section.
    (f) Report.--Not later than December 31, 1999, the Secretary shall 
transmit to Congress a report on the results of the program carried out 
under this section, together with recommendations concerning whether or 
not such program should be implemented on a national basis.
    (g) Southern and Eastern Kentucky Defined.--In this section, the 
term ``southern and eastern Kentucky'' means Morgan, Floyd, Pulaski, 
Wayne, Laurel, Knox, Pike, Menifee, Perry, Harlan, Breathitt, Martin, 
Jackson, Wolfe, Clay, Magoffin, Owsley, Johnson, Leslie, Lawrence, 
Knott, Bell, McCreary, Rockcastle, Whitley, Lee, and Letcher Counties, 
Kentucky.
    (h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000.

SEC. 532. COASTAL WETLANDS RESTORATION PROJECTS, LOUISIANA.

    Section 303(f) of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and 
Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 3952(f); 104 Stat. 4782-4783) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (4) by striking ``and (3)'' and inserting 
        ``(3), and (5)''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Federal share in calendar years 1996 and 1997.--
        Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), upon approval of the 
        conservation plan under section 304 and a determination by the 
        Secretary that a reduction in the non-Federal share is 
        warranted, amounts made available in accordance with section

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        306 to carry out coastal wetlands restoration projects under 
        this section in calendar years 1996 and 1997 shall provide 90 
        percent of the cost of such projects.''.

SEC. 533. SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA.

    (a) Flood Control.--The Secretary shall proceed with engineering, 
design, and construction of projects to provide for flood control and 
improvements to rainfall drainage systems in Jefferson, Orleans, and St. 
Tammany Parishes, Louisiana, in accordance with the following reports of 
the New Orleans District Engineer: Jefferson and Orleans Parishes, 
Louisiana, Urban Flood Control and Water Quality Management, July 1992; 
Tangipahoa, Techefuncte, and Tickfaw Rivers, Louisiana, June 1991; St. 
Tammany Parish, Louisiana, July 1996; and Schneider Canal, Slidell, 
Louisiana, Hurricane Protection, May 1990.
    (b) Cost Sharing.--The cost of any work performed by the non-Federal 
interests subsequent to the dates of the reports referred to in 
subsection (a) and determined by the Secretary to be a compatible and 
integral part of the projects shall be credited toward the non-Federal 
share of the projects.
    (c) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 
for the initiation and partial accomplishment of projects described in 
the reports referred to in subsection (a).
    (d) Additional Obligations.--No funds may be obligated in excess of 
the amount authorized by subsection (c) for the projects for flood 
control and improvements to rainfall drainage systems authorized by 
subsection (a) until the Corps of Engineers determines that the 
additional work to be carried out with such funds is technically sound, 
environmentally acceptable, and economic, as applicable.

SEC. 534. ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA.

    (a) Project To Mitigate Shore Damage.--The Secretary shall expedite 
the Assateague Island restoration feature of the Ocean City, Maryland, 
and vicinity study and, if the Secretary determines that the Federal 
navigation project has contributed to degradation of the shoreline, the 
Secretary shall carry out the shoreline restoration feature. The 
Secretary shall allocate costs for the project feature pursuant to 
section 111 of the River and Harbor Act of 1968 (33 U.S.C. 426i; 82 
Stat. 735).
    (b) Coordination.--In carrying out the project under this section, 
the Secretary shall coordinate with affected Federal and State agencies 
and shall enter into an agreement with the Federal property owner to 
determine the allocation of the project costs.
    (c) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
this section $35,000,000.

SEC. 535. CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND.

    The Secretary may provide technical, planning, and design assistance 
to State, local, and other Federal entities for the restoration of the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, in the vicinity of Cumberland, Maryland.

SEC. 536. WILLIAM JENNINGS RANDOLPH ACCESS ROAD, GARRETT COUNTY, 
            MARYLAND.

    The Secretary shall transfer up to $600,000 to the State of Maryland 
for use by the State in constructing an access road

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to the William Jennings Randolph Lake in Garrett County, Maryland.

SEC. 537. POPLAR ISLAND, MARYLAND.

    The Secretary shall carry out a project for the beneficial use of 
dredged material at Poplar Island, Maryland, substantially in accordance 
with, and subject to the conditions described in, the report of the 
Secretary dated September 3, 1996, at a total cost of $307,000,000, with 
an estimated Federal cost of $230,000,000 and an estimated non-Federal 
cost of $77,000,000. The project shall be carried out under the policies 
and cooperative agreement requirements of section 204 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326), except that 
subsection (e) of such section shall not apply to the project authorized 
by this section.

SEC. 538. EROSION CONTROL MEASURES, SMITH ISLAND, MARYLAND.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall implement erosion control 
measures in the vicinity of Rhodes Point, Smith Island, Maryland, at an 
estimated total Federal cost of $450,000.
    (b) Implementation on Emergency Basis.--The project under subsection 
(a) shall be carried out on an emergency basis in view of the national, 
historic, and cultural value of the island and in order to protect the 
Federal investment in infrastructure facilities.
    (c) Cost Sharing.--Cost sharing applicable to hurricane and storm 
damage reduction shall be applicable to the project to be carried out 
under subsection (a).

SEC. 539. RESTORATION PROJECTS FOR MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, AND WEST 
            VIRGINIA.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Technical assistance.--The Secretary may provide 
        technical assistance to non-Federal interests, in cooperation 
        with Federal and State agencies, for reclamation and water 
        quality protection projects for the purpose of abating and 
        mitigating surface water quality degradation caused by abandoned 
        mines along--
                    (A) the North Branch of the Potomac River, Maryland, 
                Pennsylvania, and West Virginia; and
                    (B) the New River, West Virginia, watershed.
            (2) Additional measures.--Projects under paragraph (1) may 
        also include measures for the abatement and mitigation of 
        surface water quality degradation caused by the lack of sanitary 
        wastewater treatment facilities or the need to enhance such 
        facilities.
            (3) Consultation with federal entities.--Any project under 
        paragraph (1) that is located on lands owned by the United 
        States shall be undertaken in consultation with the Federal 
        entity with administrative jurisdiction over such lands.

    (b) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the cost of the activities 
conducted under subsection (a)(1) shall be 50 percent; except that, with 
respect to projects located on lands owned by the United States, the 
Federal share shall be 100 percent.
    (c) Effect on Authority of Secretary of the Interior.--Nothing in 
this section is intended to affect the authority of the Secretary of the 
Interior under title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation 
Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1231 et seq.).
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $1,500,000 for projects

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undertaken under subsection (a)(1)(A) and $1,500,000 for projects 
undertaken under subsection (a)(1)(B).

SEC. 540. CONTROL OF AQUATIC PLANTS, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA, AND 
            VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.

    The Secretary shall carry out under section 104 of the River and 
Harbor Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 610)--
            (1) a program to control aquatic plants in Lake St. Clair, 
        Michigan;
            (2) a program to control aquatic plants in the Schuylkill 
        River, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and
            (3) a program to control aquatic plants in Lake Gaston, 
        Virginia and North Carolina.

SEC. 541. DULUTH, MINNESOTA, ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT.

    (a) Project Authorization.--The Secretary shall develop and 
implement alternative methods for decontamination and disposal of 
contaminated dredged material at the Port of Duluth, Minnesota.
    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $1,000,000.

SEC. 542. LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER, MINNESOTA.

    (a) Construction.--The Secretary shall assist the Minnesota Lake 
Superior Center authority in the construction of an educational facility 
to be used in connection with efforts to educate the public in the 
economic, recreational, biological, aesthetic, and spiritual worth of 
Lake Superior and other large bodies of fresh water.
    (b) Public Ownership.--Prior to providing any assistance under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall verify that the facility to be 
constructed under subsection (a) will be owned by the public authority 
established by the State of Minnesota to develop, operate, and maintain 
the Lake Superior Center.
    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated for the construction of the facility under subsection (a) 
$10,000,000.

SEC. 543. REDWOOD RIVER BASIN, MINNESOTA.

    (a) Study and Strategy Development.--The Secretary, in cooperation 
with the Secretary of Agriculture and the State of Minnesota, shall 
conduct a study, and develop a strategy, for using wetland restoration, 
soil and water conservation practices, and nonstructural measures to 
reduce flood damage, improve water quality, and create wildlife habitat 
in the Redwood River basin and the subbasins draining into the Minnesota 
River, at an estimated Federal cost of $4,000,000.
    (b) Non-Federal Share.--The non-Federal share of the cost of the 
study and development of the strategy shall be 25 percent and may be 
provided through in-kind services and materials.
    (c) Cooperation Agreements.--In conducting the study and developing 
the strategy under this section, the Secretary may enter into 
cooperation agreements to provide financial assistance to appropriate 
Federal, State, and local government agencies, including assistance for 
the implementation of wetland restoration projects and soil and water 
conservation measures.

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    (d) Implementation.--The Secretary shall undertake development and 
implementation of the strategy authorized by this section in cooperation 
with local landowners and local government officials.

SEC. 544. COLDWATER RIVER WATERSHED, MISSISSIPPI.

    Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary shall initiate all remaining work associated with the 
Coldwater River Watershed Demonstration Erosion Control Project, as 
authorized by the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations to provide 
productive employment for hundreds of thousands of jobless Americans, to 
hasten or initiate Federal projects and construction of lasting value to 
the Nation and its citizens, and to provide humanitarian assistance to 
the indigent for fiscal year 1983, and for other purposes'', approved 
March 24, 1983 (97 Stat. 13).

SEC. 545. NATCHEZ BLUFFS, MISSISSIPPI.

    The Secretary shall carry out the project for bluff stabilization, 
Natchez Bluffs, Natchez, Mississippi, substantially in accordance with 
the Natchez Bluffs Study, dated September 1985, the Natchez Bluffs 
Study: Supplement I, dated June 1990, and the Natchez Bluffs Study: 
Supplement II, dated December 1993, at a total cost of $17,200,000, with 
an estimated Federal cost of $12,900,000 and an estimated non-Federal 
cost of $4,300,000. The project shall be carried out in the portions of 
the bluffs described in the studies specified in the preceding sentence 
as Clifton Avenue, area 3; Bluff above Silver Street, area 6; Bluff 
above Natchez Under-the-Hill, area 7; and Madison Street to State 
Street, area 4.

SEC. 546. SARDIS LAKE, MISSISSIPPI.

    (a) Management.--The Secretary shall work cooperatively with the 
State of Mississippi and the city of Sardis, Mississippi, to the maximum 
extent practicable, in the management of existing and proposed leases of 
land consistent with the Sardis Lake Recreation and Tourism Master Plan 
prepared by the city for the economic development of the Sardis Lake 
area.
    (b) Flood Control Storage.--The Secretary shall review the study 
conducted by the city of Sardis, Mississippi, regarding the impact of 
the Sardis Lake Recreation and Tourism Master Plan prepared by the city 
on flood control storage in Sardis Lake. The city shall not be required 
to reimburse the Secretary for the cost of such storage, or the cost of 
the Secretary's review, if the Secretary finds that the loss of flood 
control storage resulting from implementation of the master plan is not 
significant.

SEC. 547. ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MISSOURI, FLOOD PROTECTION.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
(including any regulation), no county located at the confluence of the 
Missouri and Mississippi Rivers or community located in any county 
located at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers shall 
have its participation in the national flood insurance program 
established under chapter 1 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 
(42 U.S.C. 4011 et seq.) suspended, revoked, or otherwise affected 
solely due to that county's or community's permitting the raising of 
levees by any public-sponsored levee district, along an alignment 
approved by the circuit court of such county, to a level sufficient to 
contain a 20-year flood.

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    (b) Permits.--The permit issued under section 404 of the Federal 
Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) numbered P-1972, 
authorizing the reshaping and realignment of an existing levee, shall be 
considered adequate to allow the raising of levees under subsection (a).

SEC. 548. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.

    The Secretary shall not reassign the St. Louis District of the Corps 
of Engineers from the operational control of the Lower Mississippi 
Valley Division.

SEC. 549. LIBBY DAM, MONTANA.

    (a) In General.--In accordance with section 103(c)(1) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213(c)(1)), the Secretary 
shall--
            (1) complete the construction and installation of generating 
        units 6 through 8 at Libby Dam, Montana; and
            (2) remove the partially constructed haul bridge over the 
        Kootenai River, Montana.

    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $16,000,000. Such sums shall 
remain available until expended.

SEC. 550. HACKENSACK MEADOWLANDS AREA, NEW JERSEY.

    Section 324(b)(1) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 
(106 Stat. 4849) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(1) Mitigation, enhancement, and acquisition of 
        significant wetlands that contribute to the Meadowlands 
        ecosystem.''.

SEC. 551. HUDSON RIVER HABITAT RESTORATION, NEW YORK.

    (a) Habitat Restoration.--The Secretary shall expedite the 
feasibility study of the Hudson River Habitat Restoration, Hudson River 
Basin, New York, and may carry out not fewer than 4 projects for habitat 
restoration in the Hudson River Basin, to the extent the Secretary 
determines such work to be advisable and technically feasible. Such 
projects shall be designed to--
            (1) assess and improve habitat value and environmental 
        outputs of recommended projects;
            (2) evaluate various restoration techniques for 
        effectiveness and cost;
            (3) fill an important local habitat need within a specific 
        portion of the study area; and
            (4) take advantage of ongoing or planned actions by other 
        agencies, local municipalities, or environmental groups that 
        would increase the effectiveness or decrease the overall cost of 
        implementing one of the recommended restoration project sites.

    (b) Non-Federal Share.--Non-Federal interests shall provide 25 
percent of the cost of each project undertaken under subsection (a). The 
non-Federal share may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions.
    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $11,000,000.

SEC. 552. NEW YORK CITY WATERSHED.

    (a) Environmental Assistance Program.--

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            (1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a program 
        for providing environmental assistance to non-Federal interests 
        in the New York City Watershed.
            (2) Form of assistance.--Assistance provided under this 
        section may be in the form of design and construction assistance 
        for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource 
        protection and development projects in the New York City 
        Watershed, including projects for water supply, storage, 
        treatment, and distribution facilities, and surface water 
        resource protection and development.

    (b) Public Ownership Requirement.--The Secretary may provide 
assistance for a project under this section only if the project is 
publicly owned.
    (c) Eligible Projects.--
            (1) Certification.--A project shall be eligible for 
        financial assistance under this section only if the State 
        director for the project certifies to the Secretary that the 
        project will contribute to the protection and enhancement of the 
        quality or quantity of the New York City water supply.
            (2) Special consideration.--In certifying projects to the 
        Secretary, the State director shall give special consideration 
        to those projects implementing plans, agreements, and measures 
        that preserve and enhance the economic and social character of 
        the communities in the New York City Watershed.
            (3) Project descriptions.--Projects eligible for assistance 
        under this section shall include the following:
                    (A) Implementation of intergovernmental agreements 
                for coordinating regulatory and management 
                responsibilities.
                    (B) Acceleration of whole farm planning to implement 
                best management practices to maintain or enhance water 
                quality and to promote agricultural land use.
                    (C) Acceleration of whole community planning to 
                promote intergovernmental cooperation in the regulation 
                and management of activities consistent with the goal of 
                maintaining or enhancing water quality.
                    (D) Natural resources stewardship on public and 
                private lands to promote land uses that preserve and 
                enhance the economic and social character of the 
                communities in the New York City Watershed and protect 
                and enhance water quality.

    (d) Cooperation Agreements.--Before providing assistance under this 
section, the Secretary shall enter into a project cooperation agreement 
with the State director for the project to be carried out with such 
assistance.
    (e) Cost Sharing.--
            (1) In general.--Total project costs under each agreement 
        entered into under this section shall be shared at 75 percent 
        Federal and 25 percent non-Federal. The Federal share may be in 
        the form of grants or reimbursements of project costs.
            (2) Credit for design work.--The non-Federal interest shall 
        receive credit for the reasonable costs of design work completed 
        by such interest prior to entering into the agreement with the 
        Secretary for a project.
            (3) Credit for interest.--In the event of a delay in the 
        reimbursement of the non-Federal share of a project, the non-
        Federal interest shall receive credit for reasonable interest

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        costs incurred to provide the non-Federal share of a project's 
        cost.
            (4) Lands, easements, and rights-of-way credit.--The non-
        Federal interest shall receive credit for lands, easements, 
        rights-of-way, and relocations provided by the non-Federal 
        interest toward its share of project costs (including direct 
        costs associated with obtaining permits necessary for the 
        placement of such project on publicly owned or controlled 
        lands), but not to exceed 25 percent of total project costs.
            (5) Operation and maintenance.--The non-Federal share of 
        operation and maintenance costs for projects constructed with 
        assistance provided under this section shall be 100 percent.

    (f) Applicability of Other Federal and State Laws.--Nothing in this 
section shall be construed to waive, limit, or otherwise affect the 
applicability of any provision of Federal or State law that would 
otherwise apply to a project carried out with assistance provided under 
this section.
    (g) Report.--Not later than December 31, 2000, the Secretary shall 
transmit to Congress a report on the results of the program carried out 
under this section, together with recommendations concerning whether 
such program should be implemented on a national basis.
    (h) New York City Watershed Defined.--In this section, the term 
``New York City Watershed'' means the land area within the counties of 
Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Putnam, and 
Duchess, New York, that contributes water to the water supply system of 
New York City.
    (i) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $22,500,000.

SEC. 553. NEW YORK STATE CANAL SYSTEM.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may make capital improvements to the 
New York State Canal System.
    (b) Agreements.--The Secretary, with the consent of appropriate 
local and State entities, shall enter into such arrangements, contracts, 
and leases with public and private entities as may be necessary for the 
purposes of rehabilitation, renovation, preservation, and maintenance of 
the New York State Canal System and its related facilities, including 
trailside facilities and other recreational projects along the waterways 
of the canal system.
    (c) New York State Canal System Defined.--In this section, the term 
``New York State Canal System'' means the Erie, Oswego, Champlain, and 
Cayuga-Seneca Canals.
    (d) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the cost of capital 
improvements under this section shall be 50 percent.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $8,000,000.

SEC. 554. ORCHARD BEACH, BRONX, NEW YORK.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for a project for shoreline 
protection, Orchard Beach, Bronx, New York, and, if the Secretary 
determines that the project is feasible, may carry out the project, at a 
maximum Federal cost of $5,200,000.

SEC. 555. DREDGED MATERIAL CONTAINMENT FACILITY FOR PORT OF NEW YORK-NEW 
            JERSEY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may construct, operate, and maintain 
a dredged material containment facility with a capacity

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commensurate with the long-term dredged material disposal needs of port 
facilities under the jurisdiction of the Port of New York-New Jersey. 
Such facility may be a near-shore dredged material disposal facility 
along the Brooklyn waterfront.
    (b) Cost Sharing.--The costs associated with feasibility studies, 
design, engineering, and construction under this section shall be shared 
with the non-Federal interest in accordance with section 101 of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211).
    (c) Public Benefit.--After the facility constructed under subsection 
(a) has been filled to capacity with dredged material, the Secretary 
shall maintain the facility for the public benefit.

SEC. 556. <<NOTE: 33 USC 59c-3.>>  QUEENS COUNTY, NEW YORK.

    (a) Description of Nonnavigable Area.--Subject to subsections (b) 
and (c), the area of Long Island City, Queens County, New York, that--
            (1) is not submerged;
            (2) as of the date of the enactment of this Act, lies 
        between the southerly high water line of Anable Basin (also 
        known as the ``11th Street Basin'') and the northerly high water 
        line of Newtown Creek; and
            (3) extends from the high water line (as of such date of 
        enactment) of the East River to the original high water line of 
        the East River;

is declared to be nonnavigable waters of the United States.
    (b) Requirement That Area Be Improved.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  In general.--The declaration 
        of nonnavigability under subsection (a) shall apply only to 
        those portions of the area described in subsection (a) that are, 
        or will be, bulkheaded, filled, or otherwise occupied by 
        permanent structures or other permanent physical improvements 
        (including parkland).
            (2) Applicability of federal law.--Improvements described in 
        paragraph (1) shall be subject to applicable Federal laws, 
        including--
                    (A) sections 9 and 10 of the Act entitled ``An Act 
                making appropriations for the construction, repair, and 
                preservation of certain public works on rivers and 
                harbors, and for other purposes'', approved March 3, 
                1899 (33 U.S.C. 401 and 403);
                    (B) section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution 
                Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344); and
                    (C) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
                (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

    (c) Expiration Date.--The declaration of nonnavigability under 
subsection (a) shall expire with respect to a portion of the area 
described in subsection (a), if the portion--
            (1) is not bulkheaded, filled, or otherwise occupied by a 
        permanent structure or other permanent physical improvement 
        (including parkland) in accordance with subsection (b) by the 
        date that is 20 years after the date of the enactment of this 
        Act; or
            (2) requires an improvement described in subsection (b)(2) 
        that is subject to a permit under an applicable Federal law, and 
        the improvement is not commenced by the date that is 5 years 
        after the date of issuance of the permit.

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SEC. 557. JAMESTOWN DAM AND PIPESTEM DAM, NORTH DAKOTA.

    (a) Revisions to Water Control Manuals.--In consultation with the 
States of North Dakota and South Dakota and the James River Water 
Development District, the Secretary shall review and consider revisions 
to the water control manuals for the Jamestown Dam and Pipestem Dam, 
North Dakota, to modify operation of the dams so as to reduce the 
magnitude and duration of flooding and inundation of land located within 
the 10-year floodplain along the James River in North Dakota and South 
Dakota.
    (b) Feasibility Study.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall--
                    (A) complete a study to determine the feasibility of 
                providing flood protection for the land referred to in 
                subsection (a); and
                    (B) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  submit a report on the study 
                to Congress.
            (2) Considerations.--In carrying out paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary shall consider all reasonable project-related and 
        other options.

SEC. 558. NORTHEASTERN OHIO.

    The Secretary may provide technical assistance to local interests 
for establishment of a regional water authority in northeastern Ohio to 
address the water problems of the region. The Federal share of the costs 
of such planning shall not exceed 50 percent.

SEC. 559. <<NOTE: Indiana.>>  OHIO RIVER GREENWAY.

    (a) Expedited Completion of Study.--The Secretary shall expedite the 
completion of the study for a project for the Ohio River Greenway, 
Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany, Indiana.
    (b) Construction.--Upon completion of the study, if the Secretary 
determines that the project is feasible, the Secretary shall participate 
with the non-Federal interests in the construction of the project.
    (c) Cost Sharing.--Total project costs under this section shall be 
shared at 50 percent Federal and 50 percent non-Federal.
    (d) Lands, Easements, and Rights-of-Way.--Non-Federal interests 
shall be responsible for providing all lands, easements, rights-of-way, 
relocations, and dredged material disposal areas necessary for the 
project.
    (e) Credit.--The non-Federal interests shall receive credit for 
those costs incurred by the non-Federal interests that the Secretary 
determines are compatible with the study, design, and implementation of 
the project.

SEC. 560. GRAND LAKE, OKLAHOMA.

    (a) Study.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary shall carry out and complete a study of flooding 
in Grand/Neosho Basin and tributaries in the vicinity of Pensacola Dam 
in northeastern Oklahoma to determine the scope of the backwater effects 
of operation of the dam and to identify any lands that the Secretary 
determines have been adversely impacted by such operation or should have 
been originally purchased as flowage easement for the project.
    (b) Acquisition of Real Property.--Upon completion of the study and 
subject to advance appropriations, the Secretary may

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acquire from willing sellers such real property interests in any lands 
identified in the study as the Secretary determines are necessary to 
reduce the adverse impacts identified in the study conducted under 
subsection (a).
    (c) Implementation Reports.--The Secretary shall transmit to 
Congress reports on the operation of Pensacola Dam, including data on 
and a description of releases in anticipation of flooding (referred to 
as ``preoccupancy releases''), and the implementation of this section. 
The first of such reports shall be transmitted not later than 2 years 
after the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
        carry out this section $25,000,000.
            (2) Maximum funding for study.--Of amounts appropriated to 
        carry out this section, not to exceed $1,500,000 shall be 
        available for carrying out the study under subsection (a).

SEC. 561. BROAD TOP REGION OF PENNSYLVANIA.

    Section 304 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
Stat. 4840) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

    ``(b) Cost Sharing.--
            ``(1) Federal share.--The Federal share of the cost of the 
        activities conducted under the cooperative agreement entered 
        into under subsection (a)--
                    ``(A) shall be 75 percent; and
                    ``(B) may be in the form of grants or reimbursements 
                of project costs.
            ``(2) Non-federal share.--The non-Federal share of project 
        costs may be provided in the form of design and construction 
        services and other in-kind work provided by the non-Federal 
        interests, whether occurring subsequent to, or within 6 years 
        prior to, entering into an agreement with the Secretary. Non-
        Federal interests shall receive credit for grants and the value 
        of work performed on behalf of such interests by State and local 
        agencies, as determined by the Secretary.''; and
            (2) in subsection (c) by striking ``$5,500,000'' and 
        inserting ``$11,000,000''.

SEC. 562. CURWENSVILLE LAKE, PENNSYLVANIA.

    The Secretary shall modify the allocation of costs for the water 
reallocation project at Curwensville Lake, Pennsylvania, to the extent 
that the Secretary determines that such modification will provide 
environmental restoration benefits in meeting instream flow needs in the 
Susquehanna River basin.

SEC. 563. HOPPER DREDGE MCFARLAND.

    (a) Project Authorization.--
            (1) Determination.--The Secretary shall determine the 
        advisability and necessity of making modernization and 
        efficiency improvements to the hopper dredge McFarland. In 
        making such determination, the Secretary shall--
                    (A) assess the need for returning the dredge to 
                active service;

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                    (B) determine whether the McFarland should be 
                returned to active service or the reserve fleet after 
                the potential improvements are completed and paid for; 
                and
                    (C) establish minimum standards of dredging service 
                to be met in areas served by the McFarland while the 
                dredge is undergoing improvements.
            (2) Authorization.--If the Secretary determines under 
        paragraph (1) that such modernization and efficiency 
        improvements are advisable and necessary, the Secretary may 
        carry out the modernization and efficiency improvements. The 
        Secretary may carry out such improvements only at the 
        Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania.

    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000.

SEC. 564. <<NOTE: Reports.>>  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

    (a) Water Works Restoration.--
            (1) In general.--Upon completion of a report by the Corps of 
        Engineers that such work is technically sound, environmentally 
        acceptable, and economic, as applicable, the Secretary shall 
        provide planning, design, and construction assistance for the 
        protection and restoration of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
        Water Works.
            (2) Coordination.--In providing assistance under this 
        subsection, the Secretary shall coordinate with the Fairmount 
        Park Commission and the Secretary of the Interior.
            (3) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
        carry out this subsection $1,000,000.

    (b) Cooperation Agreement for Schuylkill Navigation Canal.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall enter into a 
        cooperation agreement with the city of Philadelphia, 
        Pennsylvania, to participate in the rehabilitation of the 
        Schuylkill Navigation Canal at Manayunk.
            (2) Limitation on federal share.--The Federal share of the 
        cost of the rehabilitation under paragraph (1) shall not exceed 
        $300,000 for each fiscal year.
            (3) Area included.--For purposes of this subsection, the 
        Schuylkill Navigation Canal includes the section approximately 
        10,000 feet long extending between Lock and Fountain Streets, 
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    (c) Schuylkill River Park.--
            (1) Assistance.--Upon completion of a report by the Corps of 
        Engineers that such work is technically sound, environmentally 
        acceptable, and economic, as applicable, the Secretary may 
        provide technical, planning, design, and construction assistance 
        for the Schuylkill River Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
            (2) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
        carry out this subsection $2,700,000.

    (d) Pennypack Park.--
            (1) Assistance.--Upon completion of a report by the Corps of 
        Engineers that such work is technically sound, environmentally 
        acceptable, and economic, as applicable, the Secretary may 
        provide technical, design, construction, and financial 
        assistance for measures for the improvement and restoration

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        of aquatic habitats and aquatic resources at Pennypack Park, 
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
            (2) Cooperation agreements.--In providing assistance under 
        this subsection, the Secretary shall enter into cooperation 
        agreements with the city of Philadelphia, acting through the 
        Fairmount Park Commission.
            (3) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
        carry out this subsection $15,000,000.

    (e) Frankford Dam.--
            (1) Cooperation agreements.--The Secretary may enter into 
        cooperation agreements with the city of Philadelphia, 
        Pennsylvania, acting through the Fairmount Park Commission, to 
        provide assistance for the elimination of the Frankford Dam, the 
        replacement of the Rhawn Street Dam, and modifications to the 
        Roosevelt Dam and the Verree Road Dam.
            (2) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
        carry out this subsection $900,000.

SEC. 565. SEVEN POINTS VISITORS CENTER, RAYSTOWN LAKE, PENNSYLVANIA.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall construct a visitors center and 
related public use facilities at the Seven Points Recreation Area at 
Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania, generally in accordance with the Master 
Plan Update (1994) for the Raystown Lake Project.
    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $2,500,000.

SEC. 566. SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

    (a) Establishment of Program.--The Secretary may establish a pilot 
program for providing environmental assistance to non-Federal interests 
in southeastern Pennsylvania.
    (b) Form of Assistance.--Assistance under this section may be in the 
form of design and construction assistance for water-related 
environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development 
projects in southeastern Pennsylvania, including projects for waste 
water treatment and related facilities, water supply and related 
facilities, and surface water resource protection and development.
    (c) Public Ownership Requirement.--The Secretary may provide 
assistance for a project under this section only if the project is 
publicly owned.
    (d) Local Cooperation Agreements.--
            (1) In general.--Before providing assistance under this 
        section, the Secretary shall enter into a local cooperation 
        agreement with a non-Federal interest to provide for design and 
        construction of the project to be carried out with such 
        assistance.
            (2) Requirements.--Each local cooperation agreement entered 
        into under this subsection shall provide for the following:
                    (A) Plan.--Development by the Secretary, in 
                consultation with appropriate Federal and State 
                officials, of a facilities or resource protection and 
                development plan, including appropriate engineering 
                plans and specifications.
                    (B) Legal and institutional structures.--
                Establishment of such legal and institutional structures 
                as are necessary to ensure the effective long-term 
                operation of the project by the non-Federal interest.

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            (3) Cost sharing.--
                    (A) In general.--Total project costs under each 
                local cooperation agreement entered into under this 
                subsection shall be shared at 75 percent Federal and 25 
                percent non-Federal. The Federal share may be in the 
                form of grants or reimbursements of project costs.
                    (B) Credit for design work.--The non-Federal 
                interest shall receive credit for the reasonable costs 
                of design work completed by such interest prior to 
                entering into a local cooperation agreement with the 
                Secretary for a project. The credit for such design work 
                shall not exceed 6 percent of the total construction 
                costs of the project.
                    (C) Credit for interest.--In the event of a delay in 
                the funding of the non-Federal share of a project that 
                is the subject of an agreement under this section, the 
                non-Federal interest shall receive credit for reasonable 
                interest incurred in providing the non-Federal share of 
                a project's cost.
                    (D) Lands, easements, and rights-of-way credit.--The 
                non-Federal interest shall receive credit for lands, 
                easements, rights-of-way, and relocations toward its 
                share of project costs (including all reasonable costs 
                associated with obtaining permits necessary for the 
                construction, operation, and maintenance of such project 
                on publicly owned or controlled lands), but not to 
                exceed 25 percent of total project costs.
                    (E) Operation and maintenance.--The non-Federal 
                share of operation and maintenance costs for projects 
                constructed with assistance provided under this section 
                shall be 100 percent.

    (e) Applicability of Other Federal and State Laws.--Nothing in this 
section shall be construed as waiving, limiting, or otherwise affecting 
the applicability of any provision of Federal or State law that would 
otherwise apply to a project to be carried out with assistance provided 
under this section.
    (f) Report.--Not later than December 31, 1998, the Secretary shall 
transmit to Congress a report on the results of the pilot program 
carried out under this section, together with recommendations concerning 
whether or not such program should be implemented on a national basis.
    (g) Southeastern Pennsylvania Defined.--In this section, the term 
``southeastern Pennsylvania'' means Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, 
Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.
    (h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $25,000,000.

SEC. 567. UPPER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN, PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK.

    (a) Study and Strategy Development.--The Secretary, in cooperation 
with the Secretary of Agriculture, the State of Pennsylvania, and the 
State of New York, shall conduct a study, and develop a strategy, for 
using wetland restoration, soil and water conservation practices, and 
nonstructural measures to reduce flood damage, improve water quality, 
and create wildlife habitat in the following portions of the Upper 
Susquehanna River basin:
            (1) The Juniata River watershed, Pennsylvania, at an 
        estimated Federal cost of $8,000,000.

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            (2) The Susquehanna River watershed upstream of the Chemung 
        River, New York, at an estimated Federal cost of $5,000,000.

    (b) Non-Federal Share.--The non-Federal share of the cost of the 
study and development of the strategy shall be 25 percent and may be 
provided through in-kind services and materials.
    (c) Cooperation Agreements.--In conducting the study and developing 
the strategy under this section, the Secretary may enter into 
cooperation agreements to provide financial assistance to appropriate 
Federal, State, and local government agencies, including assistance for 
the implementation of wetland restoration projects and soil and water 
conservation measures.
    (d) Implementation.--The Secretary shall undertake development and 
implementation of the strategy authorized by this section in cooperation 
with local landowners and local government officials.

SEC. 568. WILLS CREEK, HYNDMAN, PENNSYLVANIA.

    The Secretary may carry out a project for flood control, Wills 
Creek, Borough of Hyndman, Pennsylvania, at an estimated total cost of 
$5,000,000.

SEC. 569. BLACKSTONE RIVER VALLEY, RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary, in coordination with Federal, State, 
and local interests, shall provide technical, planning, and design 
assistance in the development and restoration of the Blackstone River 
Valley National Heritage Corridor, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
    (b) Federal Share.--Funds made available under this section for 
planning and design of a project may not exceed 75 percent of the total 
cost of such planning and design.

SEC. 570. DREDGED MATERIAL CONTAINMENT FACILITY FOR PORT OF PROVIDENCE, 
            RHODE ISLAND.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may construct, operate, and maintain 
a dredged material containment facility with a capacity commensurate 
with the long-term dredged material disposal needs of port facilities 
under the jurisdiction of the Port of Providence, Rhode Island.
    (b) Cost Sharing.--The costs associated with feasibility studies, 
design, engineering, and construction shall be shared with the non-
Federal interest in accordance with section 101 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211).
    (c) Public Benefit.--After the facility constructed under subsection 
(a) has been filled to capacity with dredged material, the Secretary 
shall maintain the facility for the public benefit.

SEC. 571. QUONSET POINT-DAVISVILLE, RHODE ISLAND.

    The Secretary shall replace the bulkhead between piers 1 and 2 at 
the Quonset Point-Davisville Industrial Park, Rhode Island, at a total 
cost of $1,350,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $1,012,500 and an 
estimated non-Federal cost of $337,500. In conjunction with this 
project, the Secretary shall install high mast lighting at pier 2 at a 
total cost of $300,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $225,000 and 
an estimated non-Federal cost of $75,000.

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SEC. 572. EAST RIDGE, TENNESSEE.

    The Secretary shall conduct a limited reevaluation of the flood 
management study for the East Ridge and Hamilton County area, Tennessee, 
undertaken by the Tennessee Valley Authority and may carry out the 
project at an estimated total cost of up to $25,000,000.

SEC. 573. MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE.

    The Secretary may carry out a project for environmental enhancement, 
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in accordance with the Report and Environmental 
Assessment, Black Fox, Murfree and Oaklands Spring Wetlands, 
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, dated August 1994.

SEC. 574. TENNESSEE RIVER, HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

    The Secretary shall conduct a study for a project for bank 
stabilization, Tennessee River, Hamilton County, Tennessee, and, if the 
Secretary determines that the project is feasible, may carry out the 
project, at a maximum Federal cost of $7,500,000.

SEC. 575. HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS.

    (a) In General.--During any evaluation of economic benefits and 
costs for projects set forth in subsection (b) that occurs after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall not consider 
flood control works constructed by non-Federal interests within the 
drainage area of such projects prior to the date of such evaluation in 
the determination of conditions existing prior to construction of the 
project.
    (b) Specific Projects.--The projects to which subsection (a) apply 
are--
            (1) the project for flood control, Buffalo Bayou Basin, 
        Texas, authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 
        1954 (68 Stat. 1258);
            (2) the project for flood control, Buffalo Bayou and 
        tributaries, Texas, authorized by section 101(a) of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4610); and
            (3) the project for flood control, Cypress Creek, Texas, 
        authorized by section 3(a)(13) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1988 (102 Stat. 4014).

SEC. 576. NEABSCO CREEK, VIRGINIA.

    The Secretary shall carry out a project for flood control, Neabsco 
Creek Watershed, Prince William County, Virginia, at an estimated total 
cost of $1,500,000.

SEC. 577. TANGIER ISLAND, VIRGINIA.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall design and construct a 
breakwater at the North Channel on Tangier Island, Virginia, at a total 
cost of $1,200,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $900,000 and an 
estimated non-Federal cost of $300,000.
    (b) Cost-Benefit Ratio.--Congress finds that in view of the historic 
preservation benefits resulting from the project authorized by this 
section, the overall benefits of the project exceed the costs of the 
project.

SEC. 578. PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON.

    (a) Provision of Technical Assistance.--The Secretary shall provide 
technical assistance to Pierce County, Washington, to address measures 
that are necessary to ensure that non-Federal

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levees are adequately maintained and satisfy eligibility criteria for 
rehabilitation assistance under section 5 of the Act entitled ``An Act 
authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and 
harbors for flood control, and for other purposes'', approved August 18, 
1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n; 55 Stat. 650).
    (b) Purpose of Assistance.--The purpose of the assistance under this 
section shall be to provide a review of the requirements of the Puyallup 
Tribe of Indians Settlement Act of 1989 (25 U.S.C. 1773 et seq.; 103 
Stat. 83) and standards for project maintenance and vegetation 
management used by the Secretary in order to determine eligibility for 
levee rehabilitation assistance and, if appropriate, to amend such 
standards as needed to make non-Federal levees eligible for assistance 
that may be necessary as a result of future flooding.

SEC. 579. GREENBRIER RIVER BASIN, WEST VIRGINIA, FLOOD PROTECTION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may design and implement a flood 
damage reduction program for the Greenbrier River Basin, West Virginia, 
in the vicinity of Durbin, Cass, Marlinton, Renick, Ronceverte, and 
Alderson as generally presented in the District Engineer's draft 
Greenbrier River Basin Study Evaluation Report, dated July 1994, to the 
extent provided under subsection (b) to afford such communities a level 
of protection against flooding sufficient to reduce future losses to 
such communities from the likelihood of flooding such as occurred in 
November 1985, January 1996, and May 1996.
    (b) Flood Protection Measures.--The flood damage reduction program 
referred to in subsection (a) may include the following as the Chief of 
Engineers determines necessary and advisable in consultation with the 
communities referred to in subsection (a):
            (1) Local protection projects such as levees, floodwalls, 
        channelization, small tributary stream impoundments, and 
        nonstructural measures such as individual floodproofing.
            (2) Floodplain relocations and resettlement site 
        developments, floodplain evacuations, and a comprehensive river 
        corridor and watershed management plan generally in accordance 
        with the District Engineer's draft Greenbrier River Corridor 
        Management Plan, Concept Study, dated April 1996.

    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $12,000,000.

SEC. 580. LOWER MUD RIVER, MILTON, WEST VIRGINIA.

    The Secretary shall conduct a limited reevaluation of the watershed 
plan and the environmental impact statement prepared for the Lower Mud 
River, Milton, West Virginia, by the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act 
(16 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) and may carry out the project.

SEC. 581. WEST VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA FLOOD CONTROL.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may design and construct flood 
control measures in the Cheat and Tygart River Basins, West Virginia, 
and the Lower Allegheny, Lower Monongahela, West Branch Susquehanna, and 
Juniata River Basins, Pennsylvania, at a level of protection sufficient 
to prevent any future losses to these communities from flooding such as 
occurred in January 1996, but no less than a 100-year level of flood 
protection.

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    (b) Priority Communities.--In carrying out this section, the 
Secretary shall give priority to the communities of--
            (1) Parsons and Rowlesburg, West Virginia, in the Cheat 
        River Basin;
            (2) Bellington and Phillipi, West Virginia, in the Tygart 
        River Basin;
            (3) Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in the Lower Monongahela 
        River Basin;
            (4) Benson, Hooversville, Clymer, and New Bethlehem, 
        Pennsylvania, in the Lower Allegheny River Basin;
            (5) Patton, Barnesboro, Coalport, and Spangler, 
        Pennsylvania, in the West Branch Susquehanna River Basin; and
            (6) Bedford, Linds Crossings, and Logan Township in the 
        Juniata River Basin.

    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $12,000,000.

SEC. 582. <<NOTE: California.>>  SITE DESIGNATION.

    Section 102(c)(4) of the Marine Protection, Research, and 
Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1412(c)(4)) is amended--
            (1) by inserting after ``for a site'' the following: 
        ``(other than the site located off the coast of Newport Beach, 
        California, which is known as `LA-3')''; and
            (2) <<NOTE: Effective date.>>  by adding at the end the 
        following: ``Beginning January 1, 2000, no permit for dumping 
        pursuant to this Act or authorization for dumping under section 
        103(e) shall be issued for the site located off the coast of 
        Newport Beach, California, which is known as `LA-3', unless such 
        site has received a final designation pursuant to this 
        subsection or an alternative site has been selected pursuant to 
        section 103(b).''.

SEC. 583. LONG ISLAND SOUND.

    Section 119(e) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
1269(e)) is amended by striking ``1996'' each place it appears and 
inserting ``2001''.

SEC. 584. <<NOTE: Montana.>>  WATER MONITORING STATION.

    (a) Assistance.--The Secretary shall provide assistance to non-
Federal interests for reconstruction of the water monitoring station on 
the North Fork of the Flathead River, Montana.
    (b) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
this section $50,000.

SEC. 585. <<NOTE: Rhode Island.>>  OVERFLOW MANAGEMENT FACILITY.

    (a) Assistance.--The Secretary shall provide assistance to the 
Narragansett Bay Commission for the construction of a combined river 
overflow management facility in Rhode Island.
    (b) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
this section $30,000,000.

SEC. 586. <<NOTE: 33 USC 1281 note.>>  PRIVATIZATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE 
            ASSETS.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the provisions of title II of the 
Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1281 et seq.), Executive 
Order 12803, or any other law or authority, an entity that received 
Federal grant assistance for an infrastructure asset under the Federal 
Water Pollution Control Act shall not be required to repay any portion 
of the grant upon the lease or concession of the asset only if--

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            (1) ownership of the asset remains with the entity that 
        received the grant; and
            (2) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 
        determines that the lease or concession furthers the purposes of 
        such Act and approves the lease or concession.

    (b) Limitation.--The Administrator shall not approve a total of more 
than 5 leases and concessions under this section.

 TITLE VI--EXTENSION OF EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY UNDER HARBOR MAINTENANCE 
                               TRUST FUND

SEC. 601. EXTENSION OF EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY UNDER HARBOR MAINTENANCE 
            TRUST FUND.

    Paragraph (1) of section 9505(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 <<NOTE: 26 USC 9505.>>  (relating to expenditures from Harbor 
Maintenance Trust Fund) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(1) to carry out section 210 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (as in effect on the date of the 
        enactment of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996),''.

    Approved October 12, 1996.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 640 (H.R. 3592):
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HOUSE REPORTS: Nos. 104-695 accompanying H.R. 3592 (Comm. on 
Transportation and Infrastructure) and 104-843 (Comm. on Conference).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-170 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996):
            July 11, considered and passed Senate.
            July 30, H.R. 3592 considered and passed House; S. 640, 
                amended, passed in lieu.
            Sept. 26, House agreed to conference report.
            Sept. 27, Senate agreed to conference report.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 32 (1996):
            Oct. 12, Presidential statement.

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