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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1565

   To establish a Corps of Engineers Flood Control Civilian Advisory 
                    Council, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 21, 2019

  Mr. Hawley (for himself and Mr. Grassley) introduced the following 
bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment 
                            and Public Works

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                                 A BILL


 
   To establish a Corps of Engineers Flood Control Civilian Advisory 
                    Council, 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 ``Corps of Engineers Flood Control 
Civilian Advisory Council Act''.

SEC. 2. CORPS OF ENGINEERS FLOOD CONTROL.

    (a) Advisory Council.--
            (1) In general.--There is established a Corps of Engineers 
        Flood Control Civilian Advisory Council (referred to in this 
        section as the ``Advisory Council'').
            (2) Membership.--
                    (A) In general.--The Advisory Council shall be 
                composed of--
                            (i) 2 members from each of--
                                    (I) the State of Montana;
                                    (II) the State of North Dakota;
                                    (III) the State of South Dakota;
                                    (IV) the State of Nebraska;
                                    (V) the State of Iowa;
                                    (VI) the State of Kansas; and
                                    (VII) the State of Missouri; and
                            (ii) representatives of--
                                    (I) the agriculture industry;
                                    (II) the river commerce industry; 
                                and
                                    (III) other related industries, as 
                                determined by the President.
                    (B) Selection.--Members of the Advisory Council 
                shall be appointed by the President, based on the 
                recommendations of the Senators of the States described 
                in subparagraph (A)(i).
                    (C) Deadline.--Members of the Advisory Council 
                shall be appointed by not later than 90 days after the 
                date of enactment of this Act.
            (3) Meeting.--The first meeting of the Advisory Council 
        shall be not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of 
        this Act.
            (4) Duties.--The Advisory Council shall--
                    (A) develop recommendations on how to best revise 
                the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Master 
                Water Control Manual to prioritize flood control and 
                navigation;
                    (B) submit to the Secretary of the Army, the 
                Committee on Environment and Public Works of the 
                Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report 
                that includes those recommendations; and
                    (C) make the report under subparagraph (B) publicly 
                available.
            (5) Compensation.--
                    (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph 
                (B), the members of the Advisory Council shall serve 
                without compensation.
                    (B) Travel expenses.--The members of the Advisory 
                Council shall be allowed travel expenses, including per 
                diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for 
                employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 
                of title 5, United States Code, while away from their 
                homes or regular places of business in the performance 
                of services for the Advisory Council.
                    (C) Treatment.--The members of the Advisory Council 
                shall not be considered to be Federal employees.
            (6) No new funds.--No new funds are authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this subsection.
            (7) Termination.--The Advisory Council shall terminate on 
        the date that is 1 year after the date of the first meeting of 
        the Advisory Council under paragraph (3).
    (b) Revision.--To the maximum extent practicable and after 
considering the recommendations of the Advisory Council under 
subsection (a)(4), the Chief of Engineers shall revise the Missouri 
River Mainstem Reservoir System Master Water Control Manual to 
prioritize flood control and navigation.
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