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Public Law No: 111-315 (12/18/2010)

 
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Public Law 111-315
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to extend and 
  modify the program allowing the Secretary of the Army to accept and 
expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the 
    evaluation of permits, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 18, 
                         2010 -  [H.R. 6184]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FUNDING TO PROCESS PERMITS.

    Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (33 
U.S.C. 2201 note; 114 Stat. 2594; 117 Stat. 1836; 119 Stat. 2169; 120 
Stat. 318; 120 Stat. 3197; 121 Stat. 1067; 123 Stat. 3478) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ``(a) In General.--The <<NOTE: Notice.>> Secretary, after public 
notice, may accept and expend funds contributed by a non-Federal public 
entity to expedite the evaluation of a permit of that entity related to 
a project or activity for a public purpose under the jurisdiction of the 
Department of the Army.'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (e);
            (3) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

    ``(b) Effect on Permitting.--
            ``(1) In general.--In carrying out this section, the 
        Secretary shall ensure that the use of funds accepted under 
        subsection (a) will not impact impartial decisionmaking with 
        respect to permits, either substantively or procedurally.
            ``(2) Impartial decisionmaking.--In carrying out this 
        section, the Secretary shall ensure that the evaluation of 
        permits carried out using funds accepted under this section 
        shall--
                    ``(A) be reviewed by--
                          ``(i) the District Commander, or the 
                      Commander's designee, of the Corps District in 
                      which the project or activity is located; or
                          ``(ii) the Commander of the Corps Division in 
                      which the District is located if the evaluation of 
                      the permit is initially conducted by the District 
                      Commander; and
                    ``(B) utilize the same procedures for decisions that 
                would otherwise be required for the evaluation of 
                permits for similar projects or activities not carried 
                out using funds authorized under this section.

    ``(c) Limitation on Use of Funds.--None of the funds accepted under 
this section shall be used to carry out a review of the evaluation of 
permits required under subsection (b)(2)(A).
    ``(d) Public Availability.--The Secretary shall ensure that all 
final permit decisions carried out using funds authorized under

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this section are made available to the public, including on the 
Internet.''; and
            (4) in subsection (e) (as redesignated) by striking ``2010'' 
        and inserting ``2016''.
SEC. 2. COMPLIANCE WITH STATUTORY PAY-AS-YOU-GO ACT OF 2010.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such 
statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

    Approved December 18, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 6184:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
            Dec. 1, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 7, considered and passed Senate.

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