Text: H.R.3898 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/23/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3898


To require the Corps of Engineers to consider benefits to navigation to be gained by certain projects, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 23, 2019

Mr. Bost (for himself and Ms. Finkenauer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To require the Corps of Engineers to consider benefits to navigation to be gained by certain projects, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Levee Rehabilitation Improvements Act”.

SEC. 2. Consideration of benefits.

Section 5(a)(2)(A) of the Flood Control Act of 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n(a)(2)(A)) is amended to read as follows:

“(A) CONSIDERATION OF BENEFITS.—In preparing a cost and benefit feasibility assessment for any emergency project described in paragraph (1), the Chief of Engineers shall consider—

“(i) the benefits to be gained by such project for the protection of—

“(I) residential establishments;

“(II) commercial establishments, including the protection of inventory; and

“(III) agricultural establishments, including the protection of crops; and

“(ii) the benefits to navigation to be gained by such project.”.