Summary: H.R.4317 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/28/1996)

Directs the Secretary of the Army to: (1) construct subaqueous borrow pits in Newark Bay, Port of New York-New Jersey, for the disposal of contaminated dredged materials from the Port, which are not eligible for open water disposal; and (2) expedite selection of a method for sediment decontamination.

Prohibits the Secretary from constructing sediment containment islands if it would result in the loss of shellfish or other fisheries habitat.

Requires designation of any necessary upland disposal site within close proximity of the actual dredging site.