H.R.5754 - Water Resources Development Act of 1992102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Nowak, Henry [D-NY-33] (Introduced 08/03/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Public Works and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 102-842|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/28/1992 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 745. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 4 roll call votes|
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Summary: H.R.5754 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (09/23/1992)
Water Resources Development Act of 1992 - Title I: Water Resources Projects - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army (the Secretary) to carry out public works projects in the following locations for improvements to navigation, flood control, ecosystem restoration, and beach erosion control and hurricane protection: (1) Southeast Alaska Harbors of Refuge, Alaska; (2) Whiteman's Creek, Arkansas; (3) Morro Bay Harbor, California; (4) Sacramento Metro Area, California; (5) Rio Grande Alamosa, Colorado; (6) Delaware River Mainstem and Channel Deepening, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; (7) Canaveral Harbor, Florida; (8) Kissimmee River, Florida; (9) Port Everglades Harbor, Florida; (10) Savannah Harbor, Georgia and South Carolina; (11) Kentucky Lock Addition, Kentucky; (12) Amite River and Tributaries, Louisiana; (13) Saugus River and Tributaries, Massachusetts; (14) Las Vegas Wash and Tributaries, Nevada; (15) Morehead City Harbor, North Carolina; (16) West Onslow and New River Inlet, North Carolina; (17) Lackawanna River at Olyphant and at Scranton, Pennsylvania; (18) Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4, Monongahela River, Pennsylvania; (19) Rio Grande De Loiza, Puerto Rico; (20) Sargent Beach, Texas; (21) Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas; and (22) Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Modifies projects at the following locations with respect to wildlife mitigation, flood control, beach erosion control and hurricane protection, navigation, and other improvements: (1) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Alabama and Mississippi; (2) Goleta and vicinity, California; (3) Oceanside Harbor, California; (4) San Leandro Marina, California; (5) Savannah Harbor, Georgia; (6) O'Hare system of the Chicagoland underflow plan, Illinois; (7) Illinois River, Illinois; (8) Locks and Dam 26, Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois and Missouri; (9) Fort Wayne, Indiana; (10) Calcasieu Ship Channel, Louisiana; (11) Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana; (12) Parish Creek, Shady Side, Maryland; (13) Buffomville Lake, Massachusetts; (14) Flint River, Michigan; (15) South Fork Zumbro River, Minnesota; (16) Sowashee Creek, Meridian, Mississippi; (17) New Madrid Harbor, Missouri; (18) Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; (19) St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri; (20) Papillion Creek and Tributaries Lake, Nebraska; (21) Green Brook Sub-basin, Raritan River Basin, New Jersey; (22) Passaic River Main Stem, New Jersey and New York; (23) Ramapo River at Oakland, New Jersey; (24) Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey; (25) Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey; (26) Falls Dam and Reservoir, Neuse River, North Carolina; (27) Reno Beach-Howard Farms, Ohio; (28) Broken Bow Lake, Red River Basin, Oklahoma; (29) Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania; (30) Wister Lake, Oklahoma; (31) Chetco River, Oregon; (32) Port Orford, Oregon; (33) Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island; (34) Clear Creek, Texas; (35) Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Texas; (36) Dallas Floodway Extension, Dallas, Texas; (37) Ray Roberts Lake, Elm Fork of the Trinity River, Texas; (38) Ray Roberts Lake, Greenbelt, Texas; (39) Sims Bayou, Texas; (40) Buena Vista, Virginia; (41) Southern Branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Harbor, Virginia; (42) Virginia Beach, Virginia; (43) Lower Granite Lock and Dam, Washington; (44) Bonneville Lock and Dam, Washington; (45) Beech Fork Lake, West Virginia; (46) Bluestone Lake, Ohio River Basin, West Virginia; and (47) La Crosse and Shelby, Wisconsin.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a contract with the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Southwest Florida Water Management District of the State of Florida for the continued operation and maintenance by the Secretary of portions of the Cross Florida barge canal project, subject to specified requirements.
Authorizes the Secretary (subject to specified requirements) to: (1) construct visitor centers at Melvin Price Lock and Dam, Alton, Illinois, and at Mt. Morris Dam, New York, and a Northeastern New Jersey Regional Flood Operations-Response, Engineering, and Visitor Center; and (2) establish and operate the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Directs the Secretary to consult with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in the planning and design of the museum and site and with the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the National Park Service in the planning, design, and implementation of interpretive programs. Authorizes appropriations.
Requires the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out small navigation projects at: (1) Calcasieu River, Louisiana; (2) Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts; (3) Aunt Lydia's Cove, Chatham, Massachusetts; (4) Grand Marais, Minnesota; (5) Grand Portage, Minnesota; (6) Silver Bay, Minnesota; (7) Seaway Pier, Buffalo, New York; and (8) Tangier Island, Virginia.
Directs the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out small flood control projects at: (1) Blue River and Brock Creek, Salem, Indiana; (2) White River, Elnora, Indiana; (3) White River, Gibson County, Indiana; (4) White River, Petersburg, Indiana; (5) Wabash River, Knox County, Indiana; (6) Red River at Grand Marais Outlet, Minnesota; (7) Sullivan Run Creek, Butler, Pennsylvania; (8) Little Fossil Creek, Texas; and (9) Turpentine Run, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to provide that the benefits of the project at Krout's Creek, West Virginia, shall be treated as exceeding the cost of the project.
Modifies projects at the following locations with respect to maximum allotments for flood control: (1) Lake Elsinore, California; (2) Telegraph Canyon, Chula Vista, California; and (3) St. Peters, St. Charles County, Missouri. Directs the Secretary to revise the local cooperation agreements to conform with increases in the Federal participation in such projects.
Modifies the flood control project at Feather Creek, Clinton, Indiana.
Directs the Secretary to develop and carry out a Sonoma Baylands wetland demonstration project in the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, California. Sets forth project purposes and requirements. Authorizes appropriations.
Sets forth limitations on amounts transferred and obligated pursuant to the Upper Mississippi River Management Program. Specifies that the costs of operation and maintenance of projects located on Federal lands or lands owned or operated by a State or local government shall be borne by the Federal, State, or local agency that is responsible for management activities for fish and wildlife on such lands.
Directs the Secretary to construct a research and quarantine facility in Broward County, Florida, to be used in connection with efforts to control Melaleuca and other exotic plant species that threaten native ecosystems in Florida. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to maintain navigation access to, and berthing areas at, all currently operating public and private commercial dock facilities associated with or having access to the Federal navigation project on the Columbia, Snake, and Clearwater Rivers from Bonneville Dam to and including Lewiston, Idaho, at a depth commensurate with the Federal navigation project. Exempts the Federal Government from liability resulting from such project.
Authorizes the Secretary to construct such bulkheads along the Outer Harbor, Buffalo, New York, as may be necessary to protect the shoreline and reduce the flow of pollutants into Lake Erie.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a study for a streambank and shoreline protection project for St. Croix River, Stillwater, Minnesota, subject to specified maximum allotment and cost-sharing requirements, and for Walnut Canyon Creek, Anaheim, California, subject to specified requirements; and (2) proceed expeditiously with design, land acquisition, and construction of the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam on the White River, Arkansas.
Authorizes the Secretary to participate in the preservation, renovation, and rehabilitation of the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania.
Sets forth provisions with respect to the costs of major rehabilitation from specified projects.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the water supply, distribution, and transmission needs and water quality problems of Jackson and DeKalb Counties, Alabama. Sets forth reporting requirements. Directs the Secretary to conduct a feasibility study on Calleguas Creek, California, of benefits resulting from a change in agricultural practices within the floodplain to agricultural practices involving nonsubsidized crops.
Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a study: (1) for the purpose of determining whether there is contaminated ground water flowing downstream from the San Gabriel Valley Ground Water Basin to the Central Ground Water Basin in California through existing Federal facilities at Whittier Narrows Dam, Los Angeles County, California; and (2) on shoreline protection measures at Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) complete the general reevaluation study for the flood control project at Santa Paula Creek, California, and implement measures identified as feasible in such study; (2) complete and transmit to the Congress a feasibility study for enlargement of the flood control project for the Success Reservoir, Tule River, California; and (3) as part of the ongoing review of the Anacostia River Watershed in the District of Columbia and Maryland, carry out a comprehensive assessment of adverse impacts to such watershed from Federal facilities, review current plans for reducing such adverse impacts, and carry out a feasibility study to identify and recommend measures for implementation to eliminate such adverse impacts.
Requires the Secretary, in carrying out the feasibility study on Federal improvements to the St. John's River Channel, Florida, to examine the commercial and military uses of the channel in those areas traversed by both military and commercial vessels, and coordinate the activities of the Secretary with those of the Secretary of the Navy in order to utilize available studies and resources projecting future military dredging needs in the channel.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) expeditiously complete the general design memorandum for the sand transfer portion of the navigation project for Canaveral Harbor, Florida; (2) expeditiously complete that portion of the navigation study for Tampa Harbor, Alafia River and Big Bend, Florida, relating to the Alafia River; (3) complete the feasibility study for Cedar River and tributaries, Blackhawk, Iowa; (4) conduct a study of the economic, engineering, and environmental feasibility of providing additional water supply for Calcasieu Parish and vicinity in southwest Louisiana; (5) complete the study for Federal maintenance of the Port Fourchon Navigation Channel, Louisiana; (6) conduct a study of and report to the Congress on, the water supply, distribution, and transmission needs of Brockton, Massachusetts; the feasibility of providing additional water supply for Brockton and vicinity; and the water quality and quantity and related land resources of the Taunton River; (7) conduct a study on proposed uses of the seawall located in Haverhill, Massachusetts (and provide technical assistance to non-Federal interests in developing plans for such seawall); (8) conduct an economic reevaluation of proposed improvements at Grand Marais Harbor, Michigan; (9) conduct a review and evaluation of the recreational master plan for Yazoo Basin, Mississippi; (10) study the feasibility of rehabilitating and otherwise ensuring the integrity of the dams and impoundments that created and enlarged Lake Lefferts and Lake Matawan, New Jersey, as a means of maintaining the high quality of the environmental ecosystems therein; (11) complete the feasibility study for Little River, Niagara Falls, New York; (12) complete the feasibility study for the water quality project for Shinnecock Inlet, Suffolk County, New York; (13) complete the feasibility study of shoreline protection for Strawberry Island, New York (and take such interim emergency measures as necessary); (14) enter into a cooperative agreement with Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, to conduct a study of the water and related land resources of the Mahoning River, Ohio; (15) conduct a study of the feasibility of constructing a canal connecting Lake Erie and the Ohio River, Ohio and Pennsylvania, for the purpose of navigation; (16) develop a comprehensive greenway corridor plan for the Juniata River corridor in Pennsylvania; (17) conduct independent studies to determine the Federal interest and feasibility of providing improvements to the Chesapeake Bay shoreline in Hampton and Poquoson, Virginia, for environmental protection and enhancement and protection against high tides and wave action; and (18) conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a Tug Valley Greenway, West Virginia, for the purpose of utilizing the river environment for public recreation opportunities. Sets forth reporting requirements. Authorizes appropriations.
Sets the Federal share (100 percent) of the cost of completion of the study for mitigation of shoreline damage attributable to the Federal navigation project at Salmon Harbor, Oregon.
Continues the authorization for projects and studies (for flood control and other purposes) at the following locations: (1) Santa Cruz Harbor, California; (2) Lake Pontchartrain, North Shore, Louisiana; (3) Albert Lea Lake, Freeborn County, Minnesota; (4) St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri; (5) Deal Lake, Monmouth County, New Jersey; (6) Tyrone, Pennsylvania; and (7) Big Pine Lake, Texas. Sets forth limitations with respect to such projects and studies.
Deauthorizes navigation projects at the following locations: (1) Boston Inner Harbor Channel, Massachusetts; (2) Newburyport, Massachusetts; (3) Greilickville, Michigan; (4) South Haven Harbor, Michigan; and (5) Sag Harbor, New York. Deauthorizes a portion of the Canaveral Harbor project, Florida.
Designates: (1) lock and dam 3, Arkansas River, Arkansas, as the "Joe Hardin Lock and Dam"; (2) the Greers Ferry Lake Visitors Center, Arkansas, as the "William Carl Garner Visitors Center"; (3) the reservoir created by the James W. Trimble Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, as the "John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake"; (4) lock 5 on the Red River Waterway, Louisiana, as the "Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. Lock"; (5) the Gallipolis Locks and Dam, Ohio River, Ohio and West Virginia, as the "Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam"; and (6) the Mill Creek Reservoir, Washington, as the "Virgil B. Bennington Lake."
Title II: Generally Applicable Provisions - Sets the non-Federal share of the cost for environmental protection and restoration at 25 percent, subject to specified limitations.
Prohibits project modifications for improvements of the environment without specific congressional authorization if the estimated cost exceeds $5,000,000.
Authorizes appropriation of not to exceed $25,000,000 (currently, $15,000,000) annually to carry out provisions related to such modifications.
Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) accept contributions for environmental and recreation projects, with funds received to be deposited into a specified account in the Treasury; and (2) carry out projects for the protection, restoration, and creation of aquatic and ecologically related habitats in connection with dredging of an authorized navigation project. Sets forth provisions, in connection with the latter, regarding cooperative agreements, the Federal share, and authorization of appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to reconstruct lands adversely affected by water resources projects.
Sets forth provisions with respect to: (1) the definition of rehabilitation for inland waterway projects; (2) construction of shoreline protection projects by non-Federal interests; (3) cost-sharing for disposal of dredged material on beaches; and (4) fees for development of State water plans.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide appropriate protections against the dissemination of certain information developed as a result of research and development activities conducted by the Corps of Engineers (Corps) that is likely to be subject to a cooperative research and development agreement within two years of its development.
Extends specified State safety and training, research, and dam inventory programs.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide assistance to non-Federal interests for the repair, reconstruction, or other modification to Mussers Dam, Middle Creek, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, subject to specified limitations.
Specifies that all costs incurred in carrying out the project to correct seepage problems at Beaver Lake, Arkansas, shall be treated as costs incurred for a dam safety project, subject to cost-sharing requirements of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.
Authorizes the Secretary to procure materials necessary to promote the Corps safety program, for distribution to Corps employees, and to recognize outstanding safety performance by such employees. Authorizes appropriations.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 to require that, with respect to the interest rate formula for discounting future benefits and costs of water resource projects, such benefits and costs include inflation over the life of the project, with exceptions.
Directs the Secretary: (1) to complete and submit to the Congress a report on a minimum dredge fleet for the Corps; and (2) not to reduce the size of the fleet before a specified date.
Sets forth further requirements regarding: (1) certifications by the Secretary that any recommended limitation or reduction of the fleet will not have specified adverse impacts; (2) competitive bidding; and (3) the Secretary's authority to use the fleet.
Directs the Secretary: (1) to the maximum extent practicable, to make use of private sector resources in carrying out surveying and mapping activities in the Corps' Civil Works Program; (2) to ensure that procurement with funds appropriated to carry out this Act are conducted in compliance with the "Buy American Act," with exceptions; (3) to report to specified congressional committees with specific recommendations on improving the equitable distribution of water resources development projects in rural areas; and (4) to conduct a comparative analysis with respect to the compensation of Corps and other similarly-situated Federal employees. Sets forth additional reporting requirements.
Sets forth provisions regarding eligible operations and maintenance for harbor development and navigation projects. Specifies that the Federal share of the cost of providing dredged material disposal areas which became reasonably necessary after this Act's enactment to maintain the width and depth of a navigation project for a harbor constructed by the Secretary shall be 100 percent.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a study for the purpose of developing recommendations for expediting the study, planning, and construction of civil works projects of the Corps. Sets forth reporting requirements.
Requires the Secretary to establish a goal of five percent of the total amount of Civil Works funds obligated for contracts and subcontracts entered into by the Department of the Army for FY 1993 for award to small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, the majority of the earnings of which directly accrue to such individuals, and to historically Black colleges and universities or minority institutions, with exceptions.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out projects for the beneficial reuse of waste water. Sets forth certain restrictions regarding procurement of assistance from non-private sources. Sets the non-Federal share of the cost of projects for which assistance (other than loans) is provided at not less than 25 percent, with exceptions. Specifies that no such assistance may be provided by the Secretary to carry out a project unless such project and assistance are specifically authorized by law.
Authorizes the Secretary to make such grants and loans to the Santa Clara Water District and to the city of San Jose, California to demonstrate and field test for public use innovative processes which advance the technology of waste water reuse and treatment and which promote the use of treated waste water for critical water supply purposes and for the protection of fish and wildlife in the San Francisco Bay. Requires that all design, construction, and comprehensive health effects studies be accomplished by non-Federal interests. Sets the Federal share for specified grants at 75 percent. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) participate in the study, engineering, design, and construction of a regional water reuse system for Southern California; (2) study, engineer, design, and construct water reuse demonstration facilities to develop advanced technology for economically and environmentally sound alternative water supplies for the San Diego metropolitan area; (3) participate, with the city of Santa Rosa, California, in the design, planning, and construction of water reuse projects; (4) participate, with the County of Napa, California, in the design, planning and construction of expansion of the Soscol Wastewater Treatment Plant in such county; (5) study, engineer, design, and construct a project to reduce salt water intrusion into aquifers in the vicinity of Castroville, California; and (6) provide assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects. Sets forth the Federal (or non-Federal) share of such projects, reporting requirements, and restrictions of procurement from non-private sources.
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out projects relating to wastewater treatment and for other purposes at the following locations: (1) Benton and Washington Counties, Arkansas; (2) Washington, D.C. and Maryland; (3) Atlanta, Georgia; (4) Hazard, Kentucky; (5) Rouge River, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan; (6) Jackson County, Mississippi; (7) Epping, Manchester, and Rochester, New Hampshire; (8) Paterson and Passaic County, New Jersey; (9) New Jersey; (10) Erie County, New York; (11) Otsego and Chenango Counties, New York; (12) Greensboro and Glassworks, Pennsylvania; (13) Lynchburg and Richmond, Virginia; and (14) along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to require the Secretary, for purposes of formulating, evaluating, and displaying the benefits and costs of water resources projects involving beach renourishment or that involve inlet dredging or other navigation improvements that are likely to affect erosion patterns on beaches adjacent to the project, to address: (1) economic costs to non-Federal interests of not placing beach-quality sand on eroded or eroding beaches; and (2) cost savings, if any, that may be achieved by restoring or renourishing eroded or eroding beaches during a dredging or other navigation project as compared to performing such restoration or renourishment at a later date as a separate project.
Specifies that the Secretary shall consider the protection of coastal resources through placement of beach quality sand on beaches as being in the public interest whenever such sand would otherwise be disposed of offshore.
Directs the Secretary to establish a process for development of long-range plans for financing and execution of projects for beach nourishment and inlet management within each affected State. Authorizes appropriations.
Title III: Miscellaneous Provisions - Extends the jurisdiction of the Mississippi River Commission.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop a prevention monitoring program for zebra mussels throughout the New York City water supply system; (2) develop appropriate zebra mussel prevention and removal technologies for such system; and (3) provide technical assistance to the State and city of New York on alternative design and maintenance practices for such system in the event of zebra mussel infestation. Sets forth cost-sharing provisions. Authorizes appropriations.
Amends the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to: (1) direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to provide that regulations issued under such Act apply to vessels that carry ballast water and that, after operating on the waters beyond the exclusive economic zone, enter a U.S. port on the Hudson river where water is characterized as having a salinity less than 18 percent; (2) authorize such Secretary to provide that such regulations apply to vessels operating in other rivers, canals, lakes, and waterways where discharge of ballast water could result in the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species into the Great Lakes; and (3) include the Great Lakes in the study to determine the need for controls on vessels entering U.S. waters.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Earth Conservancy to develop, and carry out along the Susquehanna River between Wilkes-Barre and Sunbury, Pennsylvania, a wetlands demonstration project for the purposes of: (1) enhancing municipal waste water treatment in the region; (2) restoring and maintaining the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries as well as nearby lands; and (3) developing cleanup technologies which can be utilized for various environmental restoration initiatives. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to enter into a cooperative agreement with non-Federal interests to develop and carry out along the Juniata River and its tributaries, Pennsylvania, a watershed reclamation and protection and wetlands creation and restoration project. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes: (1) the construction of boat ramps and docks at Clarks Hill Reservoir, Georgia, subject to specified requirements; and (2) the Secretary to construct trailhead facilities at specified projects in West Virginia.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to jointly: (1) select removal, pretreatment, and decontamination technologies for contaminated sediments; (2) implement a five-year demonstration program in the New York/New Jersey Harbor to assess the removal, pretreatment, and decontamination technologies selected under the review in rendering sediments safe for unrestricted ocean disposal and beneficial reuse; (3) transmit to the Congress recommendations for additional sites on the Gulf of Mexico, in the Great Lakes, and on the west coast; (4) establish an advisory panel; and (5) report to the Congress. (Under current law, the Secretary shall implement a demonstration project for disposing on an annual basis of up to ten percent of the material dredged from the New York/New Jersey Harbor region in an environmentally sound manner other than by ocean disposal.) Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to conduct: (1) studies of Baltimore Harbor, Maryland, for the purpose of developing analytical procedures and criteria for contaminated dredged material in order to distinguish those materials which should be placed in containment sites from those which could be used in beneficial projects or placed in open waters without being chemically altered, and for the purpose of determining the feasibility and necessity of decontaminating dredged materials and of dewatering and recycling such materials for use as marketable products; and (2) a demonstration project to assess the extent of sediment contamination in such harbor, inventory the types of sediments, assess the need for remedial action, and prioritize contaminated areas in terms of need for remediation. Sets forth reporting requirements.
Requires the Secretary to develop a comprehensive five- and 20-year sediment management strategy for Toledo Harbor, Ohio, and to transmit a copy of the strategy to the Congress. Authorizes and directs the Secretary to conduct technology transfer of innovative sediment management techniques developed through engineering and design technical assistance to other Great Lakes States and local sponsors for use at federally authorized harbors and navigation channels. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to amend the contract between the State of Illinois and the United States for use of storage space for water supply in Rend Lake on the Big Muddy River, Illinois, to relieve the State of the requirement to make annual payments for unused water supply storage under specified circumstances.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1988 to authorize the Secretary to pay tuition expenses of suitable, English-taught primary and secondary education in Puerto Rico for the children of a Federal employee who is employed (currently, temporarily residing and employed) in Puerto Rico for the construction of the Portuguese and Bucana Rivers, subject to specified requirements.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary to complete the project for removal of silt and aquatic weeds, Sauk Lake, Minnesota, including acquisition, operation, and maintenance (currently, acquisition) of weed harvesting equipment using funds appropriated by the Congress for such purpose.
Directs the Secretary to undertake such measures as necessary to compensate for damages caused to public and private property by the drawdown undertaken in March 1992 by the Corps at the Little Goose and Lower Granite projects in Washington, at a total cost of $10,000,000. Specifies that the costs of such measures shall be considered project costs and shall be allocated in accordance with existing cost allocations for such projects.
Directs the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with: (1) the Alliance for Coastal Engineering at the Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, for expansion of the educational facilities for the graduate program in coastal engineering, expansion of such program, development of a demonstration component, and conducting research at such facilities; (2) the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, for expansion of facilities and efforts at such University; and (3) the University of Pittsburgh for acquisition and analysis of a 36-acre area within the Linesville Creek, Pennsylvania, watershed for purposes of ecosystem protection, flood control, and related objectives. Authorizes appropriations.
Requires the Secretary to establish a pilot program for providing environmental restoration infrastructure and resource protection development projects to non-Federal interests in south central Pennsylvania, subject to specified (including reporting) requirements.
Authorizes the Secretary to make capital improvements to the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Directs the Secretary to enter into such arrangements as necessary to rehabilitate, renovate, preserve, and maintain the Illinois and Michigan Canal and its related facilities. Sets the Federal share of such improvements at 50 percent.
Directs the Secretary to carry out a project to establish a transfer facility at the Leonard Ranch property adjacent to Port Sonoma-Marin, California, for the drying and rehandling of dredged material from San Francisco Bay for transport to an upland site for beneficial uses. Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) plan development; (2) cooperative agreements; (3) quality of dredged material; (4) monitoring and reporting; and (5) authorization of appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop and implement a plan for modifying the channel bypass element of the Levisa Fork, Kentucky, project for water quality improvement in and restoration of Pikeville Lake, Kentucky; and (2) undertake a revision of the master plan for the Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania, project and submit to the Congress for approval any proposed changes that significantly change uses of the Lake, surrounding land resources, or any facilities located thereon.
Authorizes the Secretary to participate: (1) with the Sonoma County Vernal Pool Task Force in developing a plan for the development and preservation of seasonal wetlands on the Santa Rosa plain, California; and (2) in the study and construction of a water resources project in the vicinity of Phoenix, Arizona, for the purpose of providing flood control and improving water quality in the Tres Rios wetlands, Arizona, at a total cost of $7,500,000.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) correct the design deficiency at the Klamath Glen levee, California; and (2) cooperate with State and local officials in reviewing the water supply needs of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, Ohio.
Redesignates a parcel of land to be conveyed by the Secretary to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and the building located thereon, for use as a clubhouse for the local American Legion Post of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide assistance to the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission of the State of New Jersey for the development of the Phase I Environmental Improvement Program of the Special Area Management Plan for the Hackensack Meadowlands area, New Jersey. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) initiate a program to exchange certain lands at Allatoona Lake, Georgia; and (2) study a hydro-environmental monitoring and information system in the New York Bight and Harbor, subject to specified (including reporting) requirements.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) conduct a national study on information that is currently available on contaminated sediments; and (2) compile information obtained in such study for the purpose of identifying the location and nature of contaminated sediments in the nation. Sets forth reporting requirements.
Authorizes the Secretary to cooperate with non-Federal interests in the completion of a study on contaminated sediments in Milwaukee Harbor, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs: (1) the Secretary to complete planning, design, and construction of a project for navigation, Arthur Kill, New York and New Jersey; and (2) the President to transmit to specified congressional committees a report on expenditures from and deposits into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) conduct investigations and surveys of the watersheds of the rivers in the Conemaugh River Basin, Pennsylvania; and (2) develop and implement restoration projects for abatement and mitigation of water quality degradation caused by abandoned mines and mining activity in such basin.
Directs the Secretary to enter into a cooperative agreement with the University at Buffalo under which the Secretary will assist the Great Lakes Program and the National Center for Geographic Information Analysis of such university in establishing an information clearinghouse and repository for spatial and attribute data concerning the Great Lakes watershed. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to transfer to the State of Wisconsin the locks and appurtenant features of the navigation portion of the Fox River System, Wisconsin.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to include costs of lands, easements, rights-of-way, and relocations among specified costs to be allocated to mitigate damages to fish and wildlife.
Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a study on environmentally beneficial ways to expand or supplement existing placement options and sites serving channel dredging operations of the Port of Baltimore. Specifies that such study shall enhance an ongoing long-term management study for the Chesapeake Bay area being conducted by the State of Maryland and the Secretary. Sets forth reporting requirements. Authorizes appropriations.
Declares portions of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to be non-navigable waters of the United States, subject to specified limitations.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) convey U.S. lands within the Whittier Narrows Flood Control Basin, South El Monte, California, to South El Monte Associates, L.P., in exchange for certain other lands within the Basin, subject to specified requirements; and (2) carry out an exchange rate demonstration project at the Eastern Channel of the Lockwoods Folly River, Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Authorizes the Secretary to participate in constructing and equipping the Lake Resource Institute, Buena Vista College at Storm Lake, Iowa. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to reimburse the Canaveral Port Authority an amount equal to the estimate of the Federal share of the cost of widening the West Turning Basin, Port Canaveral, Florida, subject to specified limitations.
Directs the Secretary to review the construction performed by non-Federal interests at the project for navigation, Port Everglades, Florida. Authorizes the Secretary to reimburse such interests, subject to specified requirements.
Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) use available resources to support the logistical and minor construction needs of the local organizing committee of the 1993 World University Games in western New York; and (2) undertake a program to control nuisance aquatic vegetation for the purpose of preserving the recreational uses of the waters of Lake Gaston, Virginia and North Carolina (and authorizes appropriations).
Directs the Secretary to establish a pilot program for providing environmental assistance to non-Federal interests in southern West Virginia, subject to specified (including reporting) requirements.
Authorizes the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to establish the Tennessee River Heritage Museum and Education Facility to encourage science and technology as it relates to developing, managing, and preserving rivers as a nationally significant resource.
Directs the TVA to cooperate with the Tennessee Valley Exhibit Commission of Alabama to establish an exhibit in Florence, Alabama, on research and development in the area of inland navigation, tributary development, and related activities. Authorizes the TVA to accept contributions from private sources in carrying out such provision.
Requires the Comptroller General to conduct a study to review the operation of the project for flood control, Red Rock Dam and Lake, Iowa, authorized by the Flood Control Act of June 28, 1938. Sets forth reporting requirements.
Directs the Secretary, in carrying out modifications (under the Water Resources Development Act of 1986) in the structures and operations of the project for flood control, Sacramento River, California, for the purpose of improving the quality of the environment in the public interest, to: (1) credit the value of all lands, easements, and rights-of-way provided by non-Federal interests for such modifications to the non-Federal share of the cost of such modifications; (2) treat construction of operation and maintenance facilities for such modifications as a feature of such modifications for cost-sharing purposes; and (3) in addition to the plan contained in the Yolo Basin Wetlands Project Modification Report dated April 1992, plan, design, and construct as part of such modifications historical wetlands at an alternative site located contiguous to the Yolo Bypass. Requires the Secretary to complete a project modification report by September 30, 1993.
Requires the Secretary to conduct a study on bank stabilization and marsh creation by construction of a system of retaining dikes and by beneficial use of dredged material along the Calcasieu River Ship Canal, Louisiana, at critical locations. Sets forth reporting requirements.
Directs the Secretary: (1) to develop and carry out a wetlands creation and water quality demonstration project along the Saco River in the vicinity of North Conway, New Hampshire, at a total cost of $10,000,000; (2) subject to the cost-sharing provisions of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, to investigate and carry out saltmarsh restoration projects along the coastline of the State of Connecticut; and (3) to develop a watershed management plan for the Lake George area of Indiana.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to direct the Secretary to carry out programs for the removal of silt and aquatic growth in Aquabi Lake, Pine Lake, and Lake Miami, Iowa, and for the removal of silt and water quality improvement in Wesley Lake, New Jersey.
Directs the Secretary, for each major river system or set of major river systems depositing sediment into Great Lakes federally authorized commercial harbors, channel maintenance project sites, or areas of concern (authorized harbors), to develop a tributary sediment transport model which: (1) measures stream discharge rates, total suspended solids loadings, and bedload transport, as well as additional parameters, such as nitrates, phosphates, and persistent heavy metals, on a river-by-river basis; (2) estimates the percentage of total sediment loadings into such harbors, channels, and areas of concern originating from each subwatershed of a river system; and (3) characterizes the physical nature of the sediment materials.
Requires the Secretary (subject to specified limitations) to: (1) develop an analytical method to project the effectiveness and efficiency of sediment source reduction approaches and scenarios in reducing upstream sediment loadings into specific Great Lakes authorized harbors; (2) conduct sediment load reduction analyses for each model developed, to estimate their potential effectiveness and efficiency; and (3) provide sediment load reduction analysis information to States upon request regarding river systems within their jurisdiction.
Directs the Secretary to make grants available to States for projects to reduce erosion that leads to sedimentation of federally authorized harbors, subject to specified requirements. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance to the towns of Winfield, Buffalo, and Eleanor, West Virginia, to assist residents in analyzing and understanding the remedial options available for dealing with substances posing a risk to the environment at the Corps lock and dam construction site in the vicinity of Winfield, West Virginia. Authorizes appropriations.
Requires the Secretary to debar any person convicted of intentionally affixing a "Made in America" inscription to any product sold in or shipped to the United States which is not made in the United States and which is used in a civil works project of the Secretary from contracting with the Federal Government for not less than three nor more than five years.
Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) convey to the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, all right, title, and interest of the United States (with exceptions) in and to a tract of real property located adjacent to the city, subject to specified requirements; and (2) conduct a study on flooding problems along the Rahway River, New Jersey, and implement such measures as the Secretary determines feasible.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a cooperative agreement with Fairleigh Dickinson University to provide financial assistance for the costs of constructing and equipping a Riverine Laboratory and Environmental Technology Management Center in Madison, New Jersey, for training specialists in managing large-scale technology efforts in water resources and other program areas to improve the effective use of resources. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to participate as an active Federal member in the Memorandum of Understanding for the Interagency Ecological Study Program for implementation of the monitoring requirements in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, California.
Amends the Water Resource Development Act of 1988 to authorize the Secretary to design and implement a comprehensive flood warning and response system to serve communities and flood prone areas along the Juniata River and its tributaries in Pennsylvania (as under current law) at full Federal expense (currently, consistent with the cost sharing policies of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986).
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to carry out a project for the removal of silt and for the control of point and nonpoint sources of pollution from Woodbridge Creek, New Jersey.
Deletes provisions of specified Acts authorizing and directing the Secretary to use funds for activities authorized by the Follow Through Act to develop, at full Federal expense, detailed plans and specifications and to construct measures in Tarrant County, Texas, to eliminate flood damage in the historical stockyards area along Tony's Creek and Marine Creek.
Authorizes and directs the TVA to grant a release from the restriction and covenant which requires that certain property located in Decatur, Alabama, be used solely for the purpose of erecting docks and buildings for shipbuilding purposes or for the manufacture or storage of products for the purpose of trading or shipping in transportation.
Authorizes the Secretary to construct, establish, equip, maintain, and operate (or assist in doing so) an interagency child care facility at Fort Point, Galveston, Texas, to provide child care services for children of Federal employees. Sets forth provisions regarding the establishment of fees for such services, transfers of funds from Federal agencies in connection with such facility, and the Secretary's authority to accept donations. Authorizes appropriations.