Text: S.2856 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/27/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2856


To streamline certain feasibility studies and avoid duplication of effort.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 27, 2016

Mr. Cornyn introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To streamline certain feasibility studies and avoid duplication of effort.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Corps' Obligation to Assist in Safeguarding Texas Act” or the “COAST Act”.

SEC. 2. Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration study.

(a) In general.—In carrying out the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study—

(1) the Secretary of the Army shall take into consideration studies, data, or information developed by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District to expedite completion of the Study; and

(2) any studies, data, or information used in the development of the final recommendations of the Chief of Engineers shall be credited against the non-Federal share of study costs.

(b) Expedited completion.—The Secretary shall expedite completion of the reports for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study and, if the Secretary determines that a project described in the completed report is justified, proceed directly to project preconstruction, engineering, and design.


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