Text: H.R.4322 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
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[H.R. 4322 Introduced in House (IH)]







105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4322

    To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 concerning 
    management of the upper Mississippi River system, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 23, 1998

  Mr. Oberstar  (for himself, Mr. Leach, Mr. Kind, Mr. Gutknecht, Mr. 
 Evans, Mr. Gephardt, Mr. Vento, Mr. Talent, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Hulshof, 
Mr. Minge, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Luther, Mr. Petri, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Klug, 
and Mr. Sabo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
             Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
    To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 concerning 
    management of the upper Mississippi River system, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER PLAN.

    (a) Authorized Activities.--Section 1103(e)(1) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 652(e)(1)) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (A);
            (2) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``long-term resource 
        monitoring program; and'' and inserting ``long-term resource 
        monitoring, computerized data inventory and analysis, and 
        applied research program.''; and
            (3) by striking subparagraph (C).
    (b) Reports.--Section 1103(e)(2) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 652(e)(2)) 
is amended to read as follows:
            ``(2) Reports.--Not later than December 31, 2004, and not 
        later than December 31st of every sixth year thereafter, the 
        Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior 
        and the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and 
        Wisconsin, shall transmit to Congress a report that--
                    ``(A) contains an evaluation of the programs 
                described in paragraph (1);
                    ``(B) describes the accomplishments of each of such 
                programs;
                    ``(C) provides updates of a systemic habitat needs 
                assessment; and
                    ``(D) identifies any needed adjustments in the 
                authorization.''.
    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 1103(e) of such Act 
(33 U.S.C. 652(e)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (3) by striking ``not to exceed'' and all 
        that follows before the period at the end and inserting 
        ``$22,750,000 for fiscal year 1999 and each fiscal year 
        thereafter'';
            (2) in paragraph (4) by striking ``not to exceed'' and all 
        that follows before the period at the end and inserting 
        ``$10,420,000'' for fiscal year 1999 and each fiscal year 
        thereafter''; and
            (3) by striking paragraph (5) and redesignating paragraphs 
        (6) through (8) as paragraphs (5) through (7), respectively.
    (d) Transfer of Amounts.--Section 1103(e)(5) of such Act (as 
redesignated by subsection (c)(3) of this section) is amended to read 
as follows:
            ``(5) Transfer of amounts.--For fiscal year 1999, and each 
        fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary, in consultation with the 
        Secretary of the Interior and the States of Illinois, Iowa, 
        Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, may transfer not to exceed 
        20 percent of the amounts appropriated to carry out 
        subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) to the amounts 
        appropriated to carry out the other of such subparagraphs.''.
    (e) Habitat Needs Assessment.--Section 1103(h)(2) of such Act (33 
U.S.C. 652(h)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``The 
Secretary shall complete the on-going habitat needs assessment 
conducted under this paragraph not later than September 30, 2000, and 
shall include in each report required by subsection (e)(2) the most 
recent habitat needs assessment conducted under this paragraph.''.
    (f) Conforming Amendments.--Section 1103 of such Act (33 U.S.C. 
652) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (e)(6) (as redesignated by subsection 
        (c)(3) of this section) by striking ``paragraphs (1)(B) and 
        (1)(C)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)(B)''; and
            (2) in subsection (f)(2)--
                    (A) by striking ``(2)(A)'' and inserting ``(2)''; 
                and
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (B).

SEC. 2. ENHANCEMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES.

    Section 906(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
U.S.C. 2283(e)) is amended by inserting after the second sentence the 
following: ``Not more than 80 percent of the non-Federal share of such 
first costs may be satisfied through in-kind contributions, including 
facilities, supplies, and services that are necessary to carry out the 
enhancement project.''.
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