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Introduced in House (07/25/2019)


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.


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


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.