H.R.1153 - WIN P3 Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] (Introduced 03/14/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||03/15/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1153 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/14/2013)
Water Infrastructure Now Public-Private Partnership Act or the WIN P3 Act - Directs the Chief of Engineers to establish a pilot program to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and project delivery efficiency of allowing non-federal interests to carry out authorized flood damage reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and navigation projects. Requires the Chief: (1) to identify not more than 15 projects authorized for construction; (2) to develop a detailed project management plan for each identified project that outlines the scope, budget, design, and construction resource requirements necessary for the non-federal interest to execute the project or an element of the project; (3) to enter into a project partnership agreement with the non-federal interest at such interest's request to provide full project management control for construction of the project or element in accordance with plans approved by the Chief; (4) following execution of such agreement, to transfer specified amounts to the non-federal interest to carry out project construction; and (5) to regularly monitor and audit each such project being constructed by a non-federal interest.
Sets forth restrictions on projects selected. Authorizes the Chief to: (1) provide technical assistance to the non-federal interests for compensation, and (2) waive or modify applicable federal regulations if doing so would provide public and financial benefits.
Directs the Chief, before entering into a project partnership agreement, to enter into an arrangement with an independent third party to conduct an assessment and provide justification that the proposed agreement would represent a better public and financial benefit than a similar transaction using public funding.
Terminates authority to commence a project under this Act five years after its enactment.