Summary: S.507 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Water Resources Projects

Title II: General Provisions

Title III: Project-Related Provisions

Title IV: Studies

Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions

Title VI: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux

Tribe, and State of South Dakota Terrestrial Wildlife

Habitat Restoration

Water Resources Development Act of 1999 - Title I: Water Resources Projects - Authorizes projects for navigation, flood control, environmental restoration, recreation, hurricane and storm damage reduction, ecosystem restoration, shore protection, aquifer storage and recovery, and navigation mitigation in Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Delaware and New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Virginia, Minnesota, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Texas. Authorizes projects for water resources development and conservation and related purposes, subject to a final report from the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), in Alaska, California, Delaware and New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington, Texas, and Washington.

(Sec. 102) Directs the Secretary of the Army to conduct studies and carry out small flood control projects in Alaska, California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Missouri.

(Sec. 103) Directs the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out small bank stabilization projects in Alaska, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.

(Sec. 104) Directs the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out small navigation projects in Arkansas, California, Guam, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio.

(Sec. 105) Directs the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out small environmental restoration projects in California, Illinois, and Virginia.

(Sec. 106) Directs the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out aquatic ecosystem restoration projects in California, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Title II: General Provisions - Amends the Flood Control Act of: (1) 1948 to allow the construction of both small structural and nonstructural projects, and to increase from $5 million to $7 million the maximum amount to be expended for any single project; (2) 1960 to provide that certain fee collection limitations shall not apply to funds voluntarily contributed by State and local governments and non-Federal public agencies for expanding the scope of services requested by such entities; and (3) 1936 to authorize the Secretary to use funds contributed by States and other political subdivisions for environmental restoration (currently, only flood control) work.

(Sec. 204) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 to require that technologies selected for demonstration at a sediments decontamination project in the New York-New Jersey Harbor be intended to result in practical end-use products. Requires the Secretary to assist such project to ensure the availability of sufficient quantities of contaminated material. Increases the authorization of appropriations for such project to reflect costs for technology testing and commercialization and the development of full-scale processing facilities within the Harbor.

(Sec. 205) Amends the River and Harbor Act of 1958 to: 1) include any noxious aquatic plant growth within a comprehensive program for the control of aquatic growth; and (2) increase the annual authorization of appropriations for such program. Encourages the Secretary, under such program, to utilize contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants with colleges and universities and other non-Federal entities.

(Sec. 206) Requires the Secretary to enter into continuing contracts with respect to a water resources project if initiation of construction has occurred but sufficient funds are not available to complete the project.

(Sec. 207) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of: (1) 1996 to permit studies undertaken by the Secretary concerning the Pacific region to include flood damage reduction and environmental restoration; (2) 1996 to extend through FY 2003 the Everglades and South Florida Ecosystem Restoration program; (3) 1992 to allow nonprofit entities to serve as the non-Federal interest for projects for beneficial uses of dredged material; (4) 1996 to allow nonprofit entities to serve as the non-Federal interest for aquatic ecosystem restoration projects and for watershed management, restoration, and development projects; and (5) 1996 to include for such watershed projects certain additional areas in California, Illinois, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Florida.

(Sec. 212) Authorizes the Secretary to conduct projects to reduce flood hazards and restore the natural functions and values of rivers throughout the United States. Requires appropriate studies. Requires non-Federal interests to pay 35 percent of the cost of any environmental restoration or nonstructural flood control project carried out. Outlines project selection criteria, policies, and procedures. Requires a report to specified congressional committees. Provides a cost limitation of $30 million on any single project. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 213) Authorizes the Secretary to review and report to specified congressional committees on Corps implementation of the shoreline management program.

(Sec. 214) Amends the River and Harbor Act of 1968 to authorize additional shore damage mitigation activities for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

(Sec. 215) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to provide the non-Federal share of construction costs for projects for periodic shore nourishment. Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit a fee charge to a State or local government for the use of Outer Continental Shelf sand, gravel, and shell resources.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) report to Congress on the state of U.S. shorelines; and (2) establish a national coastal databank for data on the geophysical and climatological characteristics of such shorelines.

(Sec. 216) Amends the: (1) Flood Control Act of 1960 to direct the Secretary to coordinate with the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other appropriate agencies to ensure that flood control projects and plans are complementary and integrated; and (2) Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to extend through December 31, 2003, the authority to sell annual passes for the use of recreation facilities.

(Sec. 217) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 to reduce from 50 to 35 the percent of total cost to be borne by States for placing dredged sand on State beaches. Directs the Secretary to work with Ohio and other Great Lakes States to fully implement and maximize beneficial reuse of dredged materials along Great Lakes shores. Authorizes the Secretary to design and construct certain shore protection projects, and to stabilize beach erosion, at specified Texas shorelines.

(Sec. 219) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to provide for the calculation of benefits for a proposed project for nonstructural flood damage reduction. Allows current flood control projects to be reevaluated to consider nonstructural alternatives.

(Sec. 220) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to include certain lakes and ponds in California and New Hampshire as authorized projects under the lakes program.

(Sec. 221) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to limit the non-Federal share of first costs which may be satisfied through in-kind contributions in connection with fish and wildlife mitigation projects.

(Sec. 222) Expresses the sense of Congress that all equipment and products purchased with funds made available under this Act should be American made.

(Sec. 223) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to allow non-Federal interests to carry out construction under flood control projects only if the Secretary approves such construction after reviewing construction studies and design documents.

(Sec. 224) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to: (1) reduce from 50 to 35 percent of project costs the required non-Federal share for removing contaminated sediments from U.S. navigable waters; (2) increase the authorization of appropriations for such projects; and (3) add specified projects in New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Oregon.

(Sec. 225) Authorizes the Secretary during FY 1999 through 2002 to withhold a specified amount of recreation user fees for repair and maintenance projects, interpretation, signage, habitat or facility enhancement, resource preservation, annual operation and maintenance, and law enforcement related to public use at recreation sites.

(Sec. 226) Increases that annual authorization of appropriations for small storm damage reduction projects.

(Sec. 227) Directs the Secretary to inventory and review all Corps activities that are not inherently governmental in nature in accordance with the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998.

Title III: Project-Related Provisions - Modifies projects for flood control, navigation, habitat restoration, water supply, shoreline protection, shore protection and harbor mitigation, beach erosion control, storm damage reduction and shoreline erosion protection, recreation, pedestrian access features, hurricane protection, levees, environmental infrastructure, mitigation of fish and wildlife losses, watersheds, canal system restoration, environmental restoration, and rediversion (together with certain study or report requirements and adjustments or extensions of authorizations of appropriations, in some cases) in Alabama and Mississippi, Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, California, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

(Sec. 364) Reauthorizes projects for flood control, shore protection, and navigation in Florida, Michigan, North Dakota, and Tennessee.

(Sec. 365) Deauthorizes navigation projects in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts.

(Sec. 366) Modifies: (1) a navigation project at Wells Harbor, Maine; (2) a project for flood damage reduction on the American and Sacramento Rivers, California;(3) a flood control project in Martin, Kentucky; (4) a navigation project on the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, Alabama; (5) a project at the Tropicana Wash and Flamingo Wash, Nevada; (6) the Comite River Diversion Project, Louisiana; (7) a navigation project on St. Mary's River, Michigan; (8) the project for flood control, navigation, and other purposes at the White River Basin, Arkansas and Missouri; and (9) the water conveyances construction project at Waurika Lake, Oklahoma.

(Sec. 373) Directs the Secretary to review and reimburse the city of Charlevoix, Michigan, for the Federal share of construction costs of the new revetment connection to the Federal navigation project there.

Title IV: Studies - Directs the Secretary to study, and make recommendations to specified congressional committees on, non-Federal cost-sharing requirements for the construction, operation, and maintenance of deep draft harbor projects.

(Sec. 402) Directs the Secretary to conduct studies with respect to specified projects in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois and Wisconsin, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Michigan and Ohio, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, New York and Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Bay, the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, and the Susquehanna River Basin and the upper Chesapeake Bay.

Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions - Authorizes the Secretary to complete remaining portions of Natural Resources Conservation Service flood control projects at Llagas Creek, California, and Thornton Reservoir, Illinois.

(Sec. 502) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 to authorize appropriations for construction assistance for specified projects in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.

(Sec. 503) Directs the Secretary to review sediment dredging technologies and to select the technology that will increase the effectiveness of removing contaminated sediments and significantly reduce contamination of the water column. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 504) Authorizes the Secretary to provide safety assistance at specified dams in California, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 505) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to authorize nonprofit public or private entities to contribute all or a portion of the costs of Great Lakes remedial action plans.

(Sec. 506) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to use authority under such Act for the control of sea lamprey at any Great Lakes basin location.

(Sec. 507) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of: (1) 1996 to add specified areas in Florida, Louisiana, and Washington under a program for the maintenance of navigation channels; (2) 1986 to increase the amount authorized to conduct measurements of Lake Michigan diversions, and to extend such authorization through FY 2003; and (3) 1986 relating to the Upper Mississippi River environmental management program to include an applied research program, require program evaluation every six years, increase and extend through FY 2009 its authorization of appropriations, and require information on habitat needs assessments to be included in required reports.

(Sec. 510) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 to increase the annual authorization of appropriations for a monitoring program for the Atlantic coast of New York.

(Sec. 511) Authorizes the Secretary, in evaluating water control management, to consider a regionalized water control management plan, but prohibits the implementation of such plan until a report is submitted to specified congressional committees.

(Sec. 512) Authorizes the Secretary to carry out specified projects for the beneficial use of dredged material.

(Sec. 514) Directs the Secretary to develop a plan for a project to protect and enhance fish and wildlife habitat of the Missouri River and middle Mississippi River. Requires a non-Federal cost share of 35 percent of project costs. Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and 2001.

(Sec. 515) Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical planning and design assistance to non-Federal interests and conduct other site-specific studies to formulate and evaluate fish screens, fish passage devices, and other measures to decrease the incidence of juvenile and adult fish inadvertently entering irrigation systems. Requires a non-Federal cost share of 50 percent. Requires a report from the Secretary to Congress.

(Sec. 516) Directs the Secretary to examine using, and encouraging the use of, innovative treatment technologies for watershed and environmental restoration and protection projects involving water quality.

(Sec. 517) Directs the Secretary to expedite completion of required reports in connection with projects in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, and the Upper Mississippi River.

(Sec. 518) Directs the Secretary to provide specified funds for a pilot project to restore natural water depths in the Dog River, Alabama.

(Sec. 519) Authorizes the Secretary to repair and rehabilitate a levee in Elba, Alabama, and Geneva, Alabama.

(Sec. 520) Directs the Secretary to survey, and provide technical, planning, and design assistance for, watershed management, restoration, and development on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

(Sec. 521) Directs the Secretary to: (1) reallocate approximately 31,000 additional acre-feet of Beaver Lake, Arkansas, to water supply storage; (2) prepare a plan for the mitigation of effects of the Beaver Dam project on Beaver Lake; (3) provide technical assistance in the study, design, and implementation of measures for flood damage reduction and environmental restoration and protection in the Santa Ana River watershed, California; (4) carry out a project for flood control at Rush Creek, California; and (5) provide technical assistance for reconstruction of the Mayo's Bar Lock and Dam, Rome, Georgia.

(Sec. 524) Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) prepare special area management plans in Orange and San Diego Counties, California, for providing information regarding aquatic resources; and (2) modify a cooperative agreement with the Santa Cruz Port District, California, to reflect unanticipated additional dredging efforts and to extend such agreement for ten years.

(Sec. 527) Authorizes the Secretary to apply a specified computer model to assist non-Federal interests in developing strategies for improving water quality in the Lower St. Johns River basin, Florida.

(Sec. 529) Directs the Secretary to study and report on development of a comprehensive flood impact response modeling system for the Coralville Reservoir and the Iowa River watershed, Iowa. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 530) Authorizes the Secretary to carry out additional construction assistance projects in Georgetown and Olney, Illinois.

(Sec. 531) Directs the Secretary to offer Kansas the right to purchase water storage in Kanapolis Lake, Kansas, at a predetermined price.

(Sec. 532) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to increase the authorization of appropriations for: (1) environmental assistance to non-Federal interests in southern and eastern Kentucky (allowing such assistance for flooding and storm water drainage problems and including nonprofit entities as eligible non-Federal interests); and (2) flood control and improvements to rainfall drainage systems in Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana.

(Sec. 534) Authorizes the Secretary to study and provide technical assistance for flood damage reduction activities in Snug Harbor, Maryland.

(Sec. 535) Directs the Secretary to determine if the spillage or dredged materials that were removed as part of the navigation project for the Inland Waterway from Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay is a significant impediment to navigation and, if so, to conduct additional dredging to permit navigation on the Elk River near Welch Point, Maryland. Requires a related water supply damage study.

(Sec. 536) Authorizes the Secretary to provide up to $300,000 for alternative transportation arising as a result of the operation, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge.

(Sec. 537) Directs the Secretary to conduct a demonstration project to improve water quality in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 538) Authorizes the Secretary to compile and disseminate information on floods and flood damages, and provide technical assistance regarding floodplain management, for Beaver Branch of the Big Timber Creek, New Jersey.

(Sec. 539) Directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance to the International Joint Commission and the St. Lawrence River Board of Control for studies on the effects of fluctuating water levels along the shorelines of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in New York.

(Sec. 540) Directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the economic and environmental benefits and costs of potential sediment management and contamination reduction measures. Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) enter into cooperative agreements to investigate, develop, and support measures for sediment management and reduction of contaminant sources which affect navigation in the Port of New York-New Jersey and the environmental conditions of the New York-New Jersey Harbor estuary; and (2) construct a project for shoreline protection at Sea Gate Reach, Coney Island, New York.

(Sec. 542) Directs the Secretary to provide planning, design, and technical assistance to non-Federal interests for identifying and mitigating sources of contamination at Woodlawn Beach, New York.

(Sec. 543) Directs the Secretary to assist in a project for developing maps identifying 100- and 500-year old flood inundation areas in the State of New York. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 544) Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance for the removal of military ordnance from the Toussaint River in Ottawa County, Ohio.

(Sec. 545) Directs the Secretary to accept from the State of Oklahoma an amount representing its obligation for water supply storage at Sardis Reservoir in Oklahoma.

(Sec. 546) Directs the Secretary to conduct a feasibility study for carrying out a riverbank stabilization project on the south bank of the Willamette River in Skinner Butte Park in Eugene, Oregon. Requires a non-Federal cost share of 35 percent. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 547) Directs the Secretary, the FEMA Director, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies to assist the State of Oregon in developing and implementing a comprehensive basin-wide strategy in the Willamette River basin in order to improve water quality, reduce flood hazards, ensure economic activity, and restore fish and wildlife habitat.

(Sec. 548) Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) assist in water-related environmental infrastructure projects in Bradford and Sullivan Counties, Pennsylvania; (2) reimburse the non-Federal interest a limited amount for architect and engineering costs in connection with the Erie Harbor basin navigation project, Pennsylvania; and (3) conduct a breakwater at the entrance to Seven Points' Harbor, Pennsylvania.

(Sec. 550) Directs the Secretary to mitigate shoreline damages in connection with the project for navigation, Point Marion Lock and Dam, Pennsylvania.

(Sec. 552) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to authorize environmental restoration assistance to non-Federal interests in southeastern Pennsylvania.

(Sec. 553) Directs the Secretary to study the feasibility of a comprehensive flood plain management and watershed restoration project for the Upper Susquehanna-Lackawanna Watershed, Pennsylvania.

(Sec. 554) Directs the Secretary to study whether erosion and additional storm damage near Aguadilla Harbor, Puerto Rico, are the results of a Federal navigation project and, if so, to take mitigation measures.

(Sec. 555) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to require a report from the Secretary to Congress in connection with recurring flooding and related problems near Pierre and Ft. Pierre, South Dakota.

(Sec. 556) Directs the Secretary to carry out an ecosystem restoration and storm damage reduction project at North Padre Island, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas.

(Sec. 557) Authorizes specified water resources development projects in West Virginia.

(Sec. 558) Amends the Flood Control Act of 1928 to increase the annual salary of members of the Mississippi River Commission.

(Sec. 559) Authorizes the Secretary to cooperate with specified Federal officials in the development of a management strategy to address problems associated with toxic microorganisms and the resulting degradation of ecosystems in tidal and nontidal wetlands and waters of the United States. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 560) Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical, planning, and design assistance to Federal and non-Federal interests for carrying out projects to address water quality problems caused by drainage and related activities from abandoned and inactive noncoal mines. Authorizes the maintenance of a technology database for the reclamation of abandoned mines. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 561) Directs the Secretary to encourage the beneficial use of waste tire rubber.

(Sec. 562) Amends the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1976 to extend until January 1, 2003, the authority of the EPA Administrator to designate sites for the dumping of nontoxic or nonhazardous wastes.

(Sec. 563) Directs the Secretary, subject to certain conditions and requirements, to convey real property in: (1) Toronto Lake and El Dorado Lake, Kansas, to the State of Kansas; (2) Pike County, Missouri to Holnam, Inc.; (3) Osage County, Oklahoma, to qualified buyers (with a right of purchase to previous owners); (4) Lake Hugo, Oklahoma, to Choctaw County Industrial Authority in Oklahoma; (5) Marshall County, Oklahoma, to the State of Oklahoma for public park and recreation purposes; (6) Leflore County, Oklahoma, to the Summerfield Cemetery Association in Oklahoma; (7) Dexter, Oregon, to the Dexter Sanitary District; (8) the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, South Carolina, to the State of South Carolina for fish and wildlife purposes; (9) Charleston, South Carolina, to a qualified buyer; (10) Clarkston, Washington, to the Port of Clarkston; and (11) Matewan, West Virginia, to the town of Matewan.

Transfers administrative jurisdiction over the McNary National Wildlife Refuge from the Secretary to the Secretary of the Interior. Authorizes a related land exchange.

(Sec. 564) Extinguishes certain reversionary interests and use restrictions relating to the McNary Pool, Washington.

(Sec. 565) Designates the: (1) eight-mile creek in Paragould, Arkansas, as the Francis Bland Floodway Ditch; and (2) bridge over lock and dam number 4 on the Arkansas River in Arkansas as the Lawrence Blackwell Memorial Bridge. Redesignates the Pettaquamscutt Cove in Rhode Island as the John H. Chafee Cove.

(Sec. 566) Directs the Secretary to: (1) study increasing surcharge flood control storage at the Folsom Dam and Reservoir by replacing spillway gates and raising the dam and embankment; and (2) study all levees on the American River and on a specified section of the Sacramento River in order to increase potential flood protection through levee modification.

(Sec. 567) Directs the Secretary to take emergency action to protect Wallops Island, Virginia, from damaging coastal storms. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 568) Directs the Secretary to study the feasibility of a project for shoreline protection, frontal erosion, and associated purposes in the Detroit River shoreline area from the Belle Isle Bridge to the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 569) Authorizes the Secretary to establish pilot programs for providing to non-Federal interests design and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in northeastern Minnesota, Alaska, and central West Virginia. Allows such assistance only for publicly owned projects (or ownership by a native corporation, in the case of Alaska). Requires reports on each program. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 572) Authorizes the Secretary to undertake studies to determine the extent of ground water contamination and the feasibility of prevention and cleanup of such contamination resulting from the acts of a Federal department or agency: (1) at or near McClellan Air Force Base, Mather Air Force Base, or Sacramento Army Depot, California; or (2) at any other place in the Sacramento area watershed where the Federal Government would be a responsible party under Federal environmental laws. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 573) Directs the Secretary to plan, design, and construct projects for the environmental restoration, conservation, and management of Onondaga Lake, New York, and to provide financial assistance to such State and its political subdivisions for the development and implementation of projects to restore, conserve and manage such Lake. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 574) Directs the Secretary to defer any decision relating to the leasing of mineral resources underlying East Lynn Lake, West Virginia, project lands to the Federal entity vested with such leasing authority.

(Sec. 575) Directs the Secretary to study whether flooding in Ferndale, California, is the result of a Federal flood control project on the Eel River and, if so, to mitigate such flooding.

(Sec. 576) Directs the Secretary to: (1) review a report concerning a flood protection project for the Dark Hollow area of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and (2) if appropriate, carry out such project.

(Sec. 577) Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a cooperative agreement to participate in a project for the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure and other improvements at Mississippi Place, St. Paul, Minnesota. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 578) Authorizes the Secretary to acquire for Rhode Island a dredge and associated equipment for dredging salt ponds.

(Sec. 579) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to include the Chemung River watershed, New York, under a water resources development program for the Upper Susquehanna River Basin in Pennsylvania and New York.

(Sec. 580) Modifies the project for flood control and other purposes at Cumberland, Maryland, to authorize the Secretary to undertake restoration of the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Specifies estimated Federal and non-Federal costs.

(Sec. 581) Includes Miami Beach, Florida, under a previously authorized national shoreline erosion control development and demonstration program.

(Sec. 582) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 relating to a research and development program for Columbia River basin salmon survival to: (1) include the Snake River in such program; (2) revise authorized activities under the program; (3) increase the authorization of appropriations for the development, and installation in Corps dams, of advanced hydropower turbines; and (4) direct the Secretary to carry out methods to reduce nesting populations of avian predators on dredge spoil islands in the Columbia River under the Secretary's jurisdiction (authorizes appropriations).

(Sec. 583) Directs the Secretary to work with the Secretary of Transportation on a project to maintain the Larkspur Ferry Channel in Larkspur, California, as authorized under prior law.

(Sec. 584) Limits the non-Federal share of project costs for the project for flood control, Holes Creek, Ohio.

(Sec. 585) Amends the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1994 to revise conveyance conditions and required compensation with respect to the San Jacinto Disposal Area in Galveston, Texas.

(Sec. 586) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to: (1) increase the amount authorized for a water monitoring station on the Flathead River in Montana; and (2) direct the Secretary to provide assistance to the Narragansett Bay Commission for the construction of a combined sewer (currently, river) overflow management facility in Rhode Island, and increase the authorization of appropriations for such purpose.

(Sec. 588) Authorizes the Secretary to expend specified funds to complete the dredging project initiated on the Lower Chena River, Alaska.

(Sec. 589) Directs the Secretary to complete planning, design, and construction of the Numana Dam fish passage project, Nevada.

(Sec. 590) Directs the Secretary to remove the Embry Dam on the Rappahannock River, Virginia, at full Federal expense. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 591) Directs the Secretary to participate in the environmental restoration and remediation of the Avtex Fibers facility in Front Royal, Virginia, at full Federal expense. Authorizes appropriations. Directs the Secretary of Defense to make specified funds available for such purpose.

(Sec. 592) Authorizes the Secretary to establish pilot programs for providing to non-Federal interests design and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in Mississippi, central New Mexico, Ohio, and rural Nevada and Montana. Allows such assistance only for publicly-owned projects. Requires reports on each program. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 596) Amends the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to direct the Secretary to participate in the planning, design, and construction of the Phoenix metropolitan water reclamation and reuse project to utilize fully wastewater from the regional wastewater treatment plant for specified uses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Repeals a reporting requirement.

(Sec. 597) Revises Federal provisions concerning a conveyance of land to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to allow such land to be used for transportation purposes. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to amend or revise the deed to allow such transportation use with respect to such conveyance.

Title VI: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and State of South Dakota Terrestrial Wildlife Habitat Restoration - Directs the State of South Dakota, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, as a condition for the receipt of Federal funds under this title, to each develop a plan for the restoration of terrestrial wildlife habitat loss that occurred as a result of flooding related to the Big Bend and Oahe projects carried out as part of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin program. Requires each such plan to be submitted to the Secretary for review and submission to the appropriate congressional committees. Directs the Secretary to make funds available to carry out such plans. Outlines transitional provisions and authorized fund uses.

(Sec. 603) Establishes in the Treasury for authorized restoration activities: (1) the South Dakota Terrestrial Wildlife Habitat Restoration Trust Fund; (2) the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Terrestrial Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund; and (3) the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Terrestrial Wildlife Habitat Restoration Trust Fund.

(Sec. 605) Directs the Secretary to transfer to the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks specified Federal lands for fish and wildlife or public recreation purposes. Provides transfer conditions.

(Sec. 606) Directs the Secretary to transfer specified Corps lands and recreation areas for the use of the Cheyenne River and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes. Provides transfer conditions.

(Sec. 608) Directs the Secretary to arrange for the U.S. Geological Survey to complete by October 31, 1999, a comprehensive study of the potential impacts of the transfer of lands under this title on water flows in the Missouri River. Prohibits such transfers until the Secretary determines that the transfers will not significantly reduce the amount of water flow to the downstream States of the Missouri River.

(Sec. 609) Authorizes appropriations.