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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 4032

  To require the Corps of Engineers to carry out an assessment of the 
    resiliency of the Great Lakes coastline, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 25, 2019

   Mr. Katko (for himself, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. 
Brindisi, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Joyce of Ohio, Mr. Kildee, Mr. 
   Huizenga, Mr. Upton, Mr. Rush, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. 
Stauber, Mr. Casten of Illinois, Ms. Slotkin, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Tlaib, 
   Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Moore, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. 
   Higgins of New York, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Mitchell, and Mr. 
   Bergman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
             Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
  To require the Corps of Engineers to carry out an assessment of the 
    resiliency of the Great Lakes coastline, 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 ``Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Act 
of 2019''.

SEC. 2. GREAT LAKES COASTAL RESILIENCY STUDY.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall carry out an assessment, under 
section 729 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
2267a), of the resiliency of the Great Lakes coastline, with a focus 
on--
            (1) areas specifically vulnerable to rising water levels 
        and severe weather; and
            (2) lake conditions that contribute to coastal erosion, 
        sustained flooding, and damage to critical infrastructure and 
        residential and commercial properties.
    (b) Consultation.--The Secretary shall consult with the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget in determining the scope of the 
assessment under subsection (a).
    (c) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of 
this section, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report 
containing--
            (1) the results of the assessment carried out under 
        subsection (a); and
            (2) any recommendations resulting from such assessment, 
        which shall--
                    (A) take into account watershed sediment loading; 
                and
                    (B) include recommendations to improve the 
                resiliency of the Great Lakes coastline to rising water 
                levels and severe weather.
    (d) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Great lakes coastline.--The term ``Great Lakes 
        coastline'' means the shoreline along the five Great Lakes and 
        their connecting channels in the states of Illinois, Indiana, 
        Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and 
        Wisconsin.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers.
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