DIANA E. MURPHY UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE
(House of Representatives - September 13, 2018)

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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 153 (Thursday, September 13, 2018)]
[Pages H8184-H8229]
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                DIANA E. MURPHY UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE


                             General Leave

  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members 
have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and 
include extraneous materials on S. 3021.

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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Pennsylvania?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the 
bill (S. 3021) to designate the United States courthouse located at 300 
South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the ``Diana E. Murphy 
United States Courthouse'', as amended.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                                S. 3021

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

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

       (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as ``America's 
     Water Infrastructure Act of 2018''.
       (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act 
     is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

                  TITLE I--WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

Sec. 101. Short title.
Sec. 102. Secretary defined.

                     Subtitle A--General Provisions

Sec. 1101. Sense of Congress regarding water resources development 
              bills.
Sec. 1102. Study of the future of the United States Army Corps of 
              Engineers.
Sec. 1103. Study on economic and budgetary analyses.
Sec. 1104. Dissemination of information.
Sec. 1105. Non-Federal engagement and review.
Sec. 1106. Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule review.
Sec. 1107. Access to real estate data.
Sec. 1108. Aquatic invasive species research.
Sec. 1109. Harmful algal bloom technology demonstration.
Sec. 1110. Bubbly Creek, Chicago ecosystem restoration.
Sec. 1111. Dredge pilot program.
Sec. 1112. Hurricane and storm damage protection program.
Sec. 1113. Operation and maintenance of existing infrastructure.
Sec. 1114. Assistance relating to water supply.
Sec. 1115. Property acquisition.
Sec. 1116. Dredged material management plans.
Sec. 1117. Inclusion of project or facility in Corps of Engineers 
              workplan.
Sec. 1118. Geomatic data.
Sec. 1119. Local government reservoir permit review.
Sec. 1120. Transparency and accountability in cost sharing for water 
              resources development projects.
Sec. 1121. Upper Missouri Mainstem Reservoir water withdrawal intake 
              easement review.
Sec. 1122. Limitation on contract execution.
Sec. 1123. Certain levee improvements.
Sec. 1124. Cost-share payment for certain projects.
Sec. 1125. Locks on Allegheny River.
Sec. 1126. Purpose and need.
Sec. 1127. Prior project authorization.
Sec. 1128. Mississippi River and Tributaries Project.
Sec. 1129. Inclusion of Tribal interests in project consultations.
Sec. 1130. Beneficial use of dredged material.
Sec. 1131. Ice jam prevention and mitigation.
Sec. 1132. Rehabilitation of Corps of Engineers constructed dams.
Sec. 1133. Columbia River.
Sec. 1134. Missouri River Reservoir sediment management.
Sec. 1135. Reauthorization of lock operations pilot program.
Sec. 1136. Credit or reimbursement.
Sec. 1137. Non-Federal implementation pilot program.
Sec. 1138. Surplus water contracts and water storage agreements.
Sec. 1139. Post-disaster watershed assessments in territories of the 
              United States.
Sec. 1140. Expedited consideration.
Sec. 1141. Project studies subject to independent peer review.
Sec. 1142. Feasibility of Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Dispersal 
              Barriers Project, Illinois.
Sec. 1143. Acknowledgment of credit.
Sec. 1144. Levee safety initiative reauthorization.
Sec. 1145. Funding to process permits.
Sec. 1146. Reservoir sediment.
Sec. 1147. Clarification for integral determination.
Sec. 1148. Beneficial use of dredged sediment.
Sec. 1149. Inclusion of alternative measures for aquatic ecosystem 
              restoration.
Sec. 1150. Regional sediment management.
Sec. 1151. Operation and maintenance of navigation and hydroelectric 
              facilities.
Sec. 1152. Study of water resources development projects by non-Federal 
              interests.
Sec. 1153. Construction of water resources development projects by non-
              Federal interests.
Sec. 1154. Corps budgeting; project deauthorizations; comprehensive 
              backlog report.
Sec. 1155. Indian Tribes.
Sec. 1156. Inflation adjustment of cost-sharing provisions for 
              territories and Indian Tribes.
Sec. 1157. Corps of Engineers continuing authorities program.
Sec. 1158. Hurricane and storm damage reduction.
Sec. 1159. Regional coalitions and higher education.
Sec. 1160. Emergency response to natural disasters.
Sec. 1161. Cost and benefit feasibility assessment.
Sec. 1162. Extended community assistance by the Corps of Engineers.
Sec. 1163. Dam safety.
Sec. 1164. Local government water management plans.
Sec. 1165. Structures and facilities constructed by Secretary.
Sec. 1166. Advanced funds for water resources development studies and 
              projects.
Sec. 1167. Costs in excess of Federal participation limit.
Sec. 1168. Disposition of projects.
Sec. 1169. Contributed funds for non-Federal reservoir operations.
Sec. 1170. Watercraft inspection stations.
Sec. 1171. Restricted areas at Corps of Engineers dams.
Sec. 1172. Coastal erosion.
Sec. 1173. Prohibition on surplus water fees, Lake Cumberland 
              Watershed, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Sec. 1174. Middle Rio Grande peak flow restoration.
Sec. 1175. Prohibition of administrative fees in implementing Rough 
              River Lake Flowage Easement Encroachment Resolution Plan.
Sec. 1176. Preconstruction engineering design demonstration program.

                    Subtitle B--Studies and Reports

Sec. 1201. Authorization of proposed feasibility studies.
Sec. 1202. Additional studies.
Sec. 1203. Expedited completion.
Sec. 1204. GAO study on benefit-cost analysis reforms.
Sec. 1205. Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund report.
Sec. 1206. Identification of nonpowered dams for hydropower 
              development.
Sec. 1207. Study on innovative ports for offshore wind development.
Sec. 1208. Innovative materials and advanced technologies report.
Sec. 1209. Study and report on expediting certain waiver processes.
Sec. 1210. Report on debris removal.
Sec. 1211. Corps flood policy within urban areas.
Sec. 1212. Feasibility studies for mitigation of damage.
Sec. 1213. Applications of military leasing authorities.
Sec. 1214. Community engagement.
Sec. 1215. Transparency in administrative expenses.
Sec. 1216. Assessment of harbors and inland harbors.
Sec. 1217. Maintenance of high-risk flood control projects.
Sec. 1218. North Atlantic Division report on hurricane barriers and 
              harbors of refuge.
Sec. 1219. Great Lakes coastal resiliency study.
Sec. 1220. McMicken Dam, Arizona, and Muddy River, Massachusetts.
Sec. 1221. Table Rock Lake, Arkansas and Missouri.
Sec. 1222. Forecast-informed reservoir operations.
Sec. 1223. Cedar River, Iowa.
Sec. 1224. Old River control structure, Louisiana.
Sec. 1225. Upper Mississippi River protection.
Sec. 1226. Missouri River.
Sec. 1227. Lower Missouri River bank stabilization and navigation.
Sec. 1228. Coastal Texas study.
Sec. 1229. Report on water supply contract, Wright Patman Lake, Texas.

  Subtitle C--Deauthorizations, Modifications, and Related Provisions

Sec. 1301. Deauthorization of inactive projects.
Sec. 1302. Backlog prevention.
Sec. 1303. Project modifications.
Sec. 1304. Lytle and Cajon Creeks, California.
Sec. 1305. Yuba River Basin, California.
Sec. 1306. Bridgeport Harbor, Connecticut.
Sec. 1307. Delaware River navigation project.
Sec. 1308. Comprehensive Everglades restoration plan, Central and 
              Southern Florida, Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida.
Sec. 1309. Kissimmee River restoration, Florida.
Sec. 1310. Levee L-212, Four River Basin, Ocklawaha River, Florida.
Sec. 1311. Green River and Barren River Locks and Dams, Kentucky.
Sec. 1312. Cape Arundel Disposal Site, Maine.
Sec. 1313. Penobscot River, Maine.
Sec. 1314. Boston harbor reserved channel deauthorizations.
Sec. 1315. Corps of Engineers bridge repair program for New England 
              evacuation routes.
Sec. 1316. Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts.
Sec. 1317. Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River.
Sec. 1318. Missouri River and tributaries at Kansas Cities, Missouri 
              and Kansas.
Sec. 1319. Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire, navigation improvement 
              project.

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Sec. 1320. Passaic River Federal Navigation Channel, New Jersey.
Sec. 1321. Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Diversion Project, North 
              Dakota.
Sec. 1322. Clatsop County, Oregon.
Sec. 1323. Svensen Island, Oregon.
Sec. 1324. West Tennessee Tributaries project, Tennessee.
Sec. 1325. Puget Sound nearshore ecosystem restoration.
Sec. 1326. Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sec. 1327. Project completion for disaster areas.
Sec. 1328. Federal assistance.
Sec. 1329. Expedited initiation.
Sec. 1330. Project deauthorization and study extensions.
Sec. 1331. Conveyances.
Sec. 1332. Report on future water resources development.

               Subtitle D--Water Resources Infrastructure

Sec. 1401. Project authorizations.
Sec. 1402. Special rules.
Sec. 1403. Norfolk Harbor and Channels, Virginia.

              TITLE II--DRINKING WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT

Sec. 2001. Indian reservation drinking water program.
Sec. 2002. Clean, safe, reliable water infrastructure.
Sec. 2003. Study on intractable water systems.
Sec. 2004. Sense of Congress relating to access to nonpotable water.
Sec. 2005. Drinking water infrastructure resilience and sustainability.
Sec. 2006. Voluntary school and child care program lead testing grant 
              program enhancement.
Sec. 2007. Innovative water technology grant program.
Sec. 2008. Improved consumer confidence reports.
Sec. 2009. Contractual agreements.
Sec. 2010. Additional considerations for compliance.
Sec. 2011. Improved accuracy and availability of compliance monitoring 
              data.
Sec. 2012. Asset management.
Sec. 2013. Community water system risk and resilience.
Sec. 2014. Authorization for grants for State programs.
Sec. 2015. State revolving loan funds.
Sec. 2016. Authorization for source water petition programs.
Sec. 2017. Review of technologies.
Sec. 2018. Source water.
Sec. 2019. Report on Federal cross-cutting requirements.
Sec. 2020. Assistance for areas affected by natural disasters.
Sec. 2021. Monitoring for unregulated contaminants.
Sec. 2022. American iron and steel products.
Sec. 2023. Authorization for capitalization grants to States for State 
              drinking water treatment revolving loan funds.

                           TITLE III--ENERGY

Sec. 3001. Modernizing authorizations for necessary hydropower 
              approvals.
Sec. 3002. Qualifying conduit hydropower facilities.
Sec. 3003. Promoting hydropower development at existing nonpowered 
              dams.
Sec. 3004. Closed-Loop pumped storage projects.
Sec. 3005. Considerations for relicensing terms.
Sec. 3006. Fair ratepayer accountability, transparency, and efficiency 
              standards.
Sec. 3007. J. Bennett Johnston Waterway hydropower extension.
Sec. 3008. Stay and Reinstatement of FERC License No. 11393 for the 
              Mahoney Lake Hydroelectric Project.
Sec. 3009. Strategic Petroleum Reserve drawdown.

                        TITLE IV--OTHER MATTERS

                        Subtitle A--Clean Water

Sec. 4101. Stormwater infrastructure funding task force.
Sec. 4102. Wastewater technology clearinghouse.
Sec. 4103. Technical assistance for treatment works.
Sec. 4104. Amendments to Long Island Sound programs.
Sec. 4105. Authorization of appropriations for Columbia river basin 
              restoration.
Sec. 4106. Sewer overflow control grants.
Sec. 4107. Assistance for individual household decentralized wastewater 
              systems of individuals with low or moderate income.

 Subtitle B--WIFIA Reauthorization and Innovative Financing for State 
                               Loan Funds

Sec. 4201. WIFIA reauthorization and innovative financing for State 
              loan funds.

                       Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

Sec. 4301. Agreement with Commissioner of Reclamation.
Sec. 4302. Snake River Basin flood prevention action plan.
Sec. 4303. GAO audit of contracts and Tainter gate repairs of Harlan 
              County Dam.
Sec. 4304. Water infrastructure and workforce investment.
Sec. 4305. Regional liaisons for minority, Tribal, and low-income 
              communities.
Sec. 4306. WaterSense.
Sec. 4307. Predatory and other wild animals.
Sec. 4308. Klamath project water and power.
Sec. 4309. Certain Bureau of Reclamation dikes.
Sec. 4310. Authority to make entire active capacity of Fontenelle 
              Reservoir available for use.
Sec. 4311. Blackfeet water rights settlement.
Sec. 4312. Indian irrigation fund reauthorization.
Sec. 4313. Reauthorization of repair, replacement, and maintenance of 
              certain Indian irrigation projects.
Sec. 4314. Indian dam safety reauthorization.
Sec. 4315. Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse.

                  TITLE I--WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

     SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Water Resources 
     Development Act of 2018''.

     SEC. 102. SECRETARY DEFINED.

       In this title, the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of the Army.

                     Subtitle A--General Provisions

     SEC. 1101. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING WATER RESOURCES 
                   DEVELOPMENT BILLS.

       It is the sense of Congress that, because the missions of 
     the Corps of Engineers for navigation, flood control, beach 
     erosion control and shoreline protection, hydroelectric 
     power, recreation, water supply, environmental protection, 
     restoration, and enhancement, and fish and wildlife 
     mitigation benefit all Americans, and because water resources 
     development projects are critical to maintaining the 
     country's economic prosperity, national security, and 
     environmental protection, Congress should consider a water 
     resources development bill not less often than once every 
     Congress.

     SEC. 1102. STUDY OF THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY 
                   CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall enter into an 
     agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to convene a 
     committee of experts to carry out a comprehensive study on--
       (1) the ability of the Corps of Engineers to carry out its 
     statutory missions and responsibilities, and the potential 
     effects of transferring the functions (including regulatory 
     obligations), personnel, assets, and civilian staff 
     responsibilities of the Secretary relating to civil works 
     from the Department of Defense to a new or existing agency or 
     subagency of the Federal Government, including how such a 
     transfer might affect the Federal Government's ability to 
     meet the current statutory missions and responsibilities of 
     the Corps of Engineers; and
       (2) improving the Corps of Engineers' project delivery 
     processes, including recommendations for such improvements, 
     taking into account factors including--
       (A) the effect of the annual appropriations process on the 
     ability of the Corps of Engineers to efficiently secure and 
     carry out contracts for water resources development projects 
     and perform regulatory obligations;
       (B) the effect that the current Corps of Engineers 
     leadership and geographic structure at the division and 
     district levels has on its ability to carry out its missions 
     in a cost-effective manner; and
       (C) the effect of the frequency of rotations of senior 
     leaders of the Corps of Engineers and how such frequency 
     affects the function of the district.
       (b) Considerations.--The study carried out under subsection 
     (a) shall include consideration of--
       (1) effects on the national security of the United States;
       (2) the ability of the Corps of Engineers to maintain 
     sufficient engineering capability and capacity to assist 
     ongoing and future operations of the United States armed 
     services;
       (3) emergency and natural disaster response obligations of 
     the Federal Government that are carried out by the Corps of 
     Engineers; and
       (4) the ability of the Corps of Engineers to increase 
     efficiency, coordination, transparency, and cost savings of 
     the project delivery process.
       (c) Submission to Congress.--The Secretary shall submit the 
     final report of the National Academy containing the findings 
     of the study carried out under subsection (a) to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate not later than 2 years after the 
     date of enactment of this Act.
       (d) Congressional Approval.--The Secretary may not 
     implement the findings of the study carried out under 
     subsection (a) unless expressly authorized by Congress.

     SEC. 1103. STUDY ON ECONOMIC AND BUDGETARY ANALYSES.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall enter into an 
     agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to--
       (1) carry out a study on the economic principles and 
     analytical methodologies currently used by or applied to the 
     Corps of Engineers to formulate, evaluate, and budget for 
     water resources development projects; and

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       (2) make recommendations to Congress on potential changes 
     to such principles and methodologies to improve transparency, 
     return on Federal investment, cost savings, and 
     prioritization, in the formulation, evaluation, and budgeting 
     of such projects.
       (b) Considerations.--The study under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       (1) an analysis of the current economic principles and 
     analytical methodologies used by or applied to the Corps of 
     Engineers in determining the total benefits and total costs 
     during the formulation of, and plan selection for, a water 
     resources development project;
       (2) an analysis of improvements or alternatives to how the 
     Corps of Engineers utilizes the National Economic 
     Development, Regional Economic Development, Environmental 
     Quality, and Other Social Effects accounts developed by the 
     Institute for Water Resources of the Corps of Engineers in 
     the formulation of, and plan selection for, such projects;
       (3) an analysis of whether such principles and 
     methodologies fully account for all of the potential benefits 
     of project alternatives, including any reasonably associated 
     benefits of such alternatives that are not contrary to law, 
     Federal policy, or sound water resources management;
       (4) an analysis of whether such principles and 
     methodologies fully account for all of the costs of project 
     alternatives, including potential societal costs, such as 
     lost ecosystem services, and full lifecycle costs for such 
     alternatives;
       (5) an analysis of the methodologies utilized by the 
     Federal Government in setting and applying discount rates for 
     benefit-cost analyses used in the formulation, evaluation, 
     and budgeting of Corps of Engineers water resources 
     development projects;
       (6) an analysis of whether or not the Corps of Engineers--
       (A) considers cumulative benefits of locally developed 
     projects, including Master Plans approved by the Corps; and
       (B) uses the benefits referred to in subparagraph (A) for 
     purposes of benefit-cost analysis for project justification 
     for potential projects within such Master Plans; and
       (7) consideration of the report submitted under section 
     1204, if that report is submitted prior to completion of the 
     study under this section.
       (c) Publication.--The agreement entered into under 
     subsection (a) shall require the National Academy of Sciences 
     to, not later than 30 days after the completion of the 
     study--
       (1) submit a report containing the results of the study and 
     the recommendations to the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       (2) make a copy of such report available on a publicly 
     accessible website.

     SEC. 1104. DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) Congress plays a central role in identifying, 
     prioritizing, and authorizing vital water resources 
     infrastructure activities throughout the United States.
       (2) The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 
     (Public Law 113-121) established a new and transparent 
     process to review and prioritize the water resources 
     development activities of the Corps of Engineers with strong 
     congressional oversight.
       (3) Section 7001 of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2282d) requires the 
     Secretary to develop and submit to Congress each year a 
     Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development and, 
     as part of the annual report process, to--
       (A) publish a notice in the Federal Register that requests 
     from non-Federal interests proposed feasibility studies and 
     proposed modifications to authorized water resources 
     development projects and feasibility studies for inclusion in 
     the report; and
       (B) review the proposals submitted and include in the 
     report those proposed feasibility studies and proposed 
     modifications that meet the criteria for inclusion 
     established under such section 7001.
       (4) Congress will use the information provided in the 
     annual Report to Congress on Future Water Resources 
     Development to determine authorization needs and priorities 
     for purposes of water resources development legislation.
       (5) To ensure that Congress can gain a thorough 
     understanding of the water resources development needs and 
     priorities of the United States, it is important that the 
     Secretary take sufficient steps to ensure that non-Federal 
     interests are made aware of the new annual report process, 
     including the need for non-Federal interests to submit 
     proposals during the Secretary's annual request for proposals 
     in order for such proposals to be eligible for consideration 
     by Congress.
       (b) Dissemination of Process Information.--The Secretary 
     shall develop, support, and implement education and awareness 
     efforts for non-Federal interests with respect to the annual 
     Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development 
     required under section 7001 of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2282d), including efforts 
     to--
       (1) develop and disseminate technical assistance materials, 
     seminars, and guidance on the annual process as it relates to 
     non-Federal interests;
       (2) provide written notice to local elected officials and 
     previous and potential non-Federal interests on the annual 
     process and on opportunities to address local water resources 
     challenges through the missions and authorities of the Corps 
     of Engineers;
       (3) issue guidance for non-Federal interests to assist such 
     interests in developing proposals for water resources 
     development projects that satisfy the requirements of such 
     section 7001; and
       (4) provide, at the request of a non-Federal interest, 
     assistance with researching and identifying existing project 
     authorizations and Corps of Engineers decision documents.

     SEC. 1105. NON-FEDERAL ENGAGEMENT AND REVIEW.

       (a) Issuance.--The Secretary shall expeditiously issue 
     guidance to implement each covered provision of law in 
     accordance with this section.
       (b) Public Notice.--
       (1) In general.--Prior to developing and issuing any new or 
     revised implementation guidance for a covered water resources 
     development law, the Secretary shall issue a public notice 
     that--
       (A) informs potentially interested non-Federal stakeholders 
     of the Secretary's intent to develop and issue such guidance; 
     and
       (B) provides an opportunity for interested non-Federal 
     stakeholders to engage with, and provide input and 
     recommendations to, the Secretary on the development and 
     issuance of such guidance.
       (2) Issuance of notice.--The Secretary shall issue the 
     notice under paragraph (1) through a posting on a publicly 
     accessible website dedicated to providing notice on the 
     development and issuance of implementation guidance for a 
     covered water resources development law.
       (c) Stakeholder Engagement.--
       (1) Input.--The Secretary shall allow a minimum of 60 days 
     after issuance of the public notice under subsection (b) for 
     non-Federal stakeholders to provide input and recommendations 
     to the Secretary, prior to finalizing implementation guidance 
     for a covered water resources development law.
       (2) Outreach.--The Secretary may, as appropriate (as 
     determined by the Secretary), reach out to non-Federal 
     stakeholders and circulate drafts of implementation guidance 
     for a covered water resources development law for informal 
     input and recommendations.
       (d) Submission.--The Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a copy of all input and 
     recommendations received pursuant to subsection (c) and a 
     description of any consideration of such input and 
     recommendations.
       (e) Development of Guidance.--When developing 
     implementation guidance for a covered water resources 
     development law, the Secretary shall take into consideration 
     the input and recommendations received from non-Federal 
     stakeholders, and make the final guidance available to the 
     public on the publicly accessible website described in 
     subsection (b)(2).
       (f) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Covered provision of law.--The term ``covered provision 
     of law'' means a provision of law under the jurisdiction of 
     the Secretary contained in, or amended by, a covered water 
     resources development law, with respect to which--
       (A) the Secretary determines guidance is necessary in order 
     to implement the provision; and
       (B) no such guidance has been issued as of the date of 
     enactment of this Act.
       (2) Covered water resources development law.--The term 
     ``covered water resources development law'' means--
       (A) the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014;
       (B) the Water Resources Development Act of 2016;
       (C) this Act; and
       (D) any Federal water resources development law enacted 
     after the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1106. LAKE OKEECHOBEE REGULATION SCHEDULE REVIEW.

       The Secretary shall expedite completion of the Lake 
     Okeechobee regulation schedule to coincide with the 
     completion of the Herbert Hoover Dike project, and may 
     consider all relevant aspects of the Comprehensive Everglades 
     Restoration Plan described in section 601 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2000 (114 Stat. 2680).

     SEC. 1107. ACCESS TO REAL ESTATE DATA.

       (a) In General.--Using available funds, the Secretary shall 
     make publicly available, including on a publicly accessible 
     website, information on all Federal real estate assets in the 
     United States that are owned, operated, or managed by, or in 
     the custody of, the Corps of Engineers.
       (b) Requirements.--
       (1) In general.--The real estate information made available 
     under subsection (a) shall include--
       (A) existing standardized real estate plat descriptions of 
     assets described in subsection (a); and
       (B) existing geographic information systems and geospatial 
     information associated with such assets.
       (2) Collaboration.--In making information available under 
     subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with the 
     Administrator of General Services. Such information may be 
     made available, in whole or in part, in the Federal real 
     property database published under section 21 of the Federal 
     Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-287),

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     as determined appropriate by the Administrator of General 
     Services. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as 
     requiring the Administrator of General Services to add 
     additional data elements or features to such Federal real 
     property database if such additions are impractical or would 
     add additional costs to such database.
       (c) Limitation.--Nothing in this section shall compel or 
     authorize the disclosure of data or other information 
     determined by the Secretary to be confidential, privileged, 
     national security information, personal information, or 
     information the disclosure of which is otherwise prohibited 
     by law.
       (d) Timing.--The Secretary shall ensure that the 
     implementation of subsection (a) occurs as soon as 
     practicable.
       (e) Effect on Other Laws.--Nothing in this section shall be 
     construed as modifying, or exempting the Corps of Engineers 
     from, the requirements of the Federal real property database 
     published under section 21 of the Federal Assets Sale and 
     Transfer Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-287).

     SEC. 1108. AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES RESEARCH.

       (a) In General.--As part of the ongoing activities of the 
     Engineer Research and Development Center to address the 
     spread and impacts of aquatic invasive species, the Secretary 
     shall undertake research on the management and eradication of 
     aquatic invasive species, including Asian carp and zebra 
     mussels.
       (b) Locations.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
     Secretary shall work with Corps of Engineers district offices 
     representing diverse geographical regions of the continental 
     United States that are impacted by aquatic invasive species, 
     such as the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts and the Great 
     Lakes.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report recommending a plan to 
     address the spread and impacts of aquatic invasive species.

     SEC. 1109. HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary, acting through the Engineer 
     Research and Development Center, shall implement a 5-year 
     harmful algal bloom technology development demonstration 
     program under the Aquatic Nuisance Research Program. To the 
     extent practicable, the Secretary shall support research that 
     will identify and develop improved strategies for early 
     detection, prevention, and management techniques and 
     procedures to reduce the occurrence and effects of harmful 
     algal blooms in the Nation's water resources.
       (b) Scalability Requirement.--The Secretary shall ensure 
     that technologies identified, tested, and deployed under the 
     harmful algal bloom technology development demonstration 
     program have the ability to scale up to meet the needs of 
     harmful-algal-bloom-related events.

     SEC. 1110. BUBBLY CREEK, CHICAGO ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION.

       The Secretary shall enter into a memorandum of 
     understanding with the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency to facilitate ecosystem restoration 
     activities at the South Fork of the South Branch of the 
     Chicago River (commonly known as Bubbly Creek).

     SEC. 1111. DREDGE PILOT PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to carry out a 
     pilot program to award contracts with a duration of up to 
     five years for the operation and maintenance of harbors and 
     inland harbors referred to in section 210(a)(2) of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2238(a)(2)).
       (b) Scope.--In carrying out the pilot program under 
     subsection (a), the Secretary may award a contract described 
     in such subsection, which may address one or more harbors or 
     inland harbors in a geographical region, if the Secretary 
     determines that the contract provides cost savings compared 
     to the awarding of such work on an annual basis or on a 
     project-by-project basis.
       (c) Report to Congress.--Not later than one year after the 
     date on which the first contract is awarded pursuant to the 
     pilot program carried out under subsection (a), the Secretary 
     shall submit to Congress a report evaluating, with respect to 
     the pilot program and any contracts awarded under the pilot 
     program--
       (1) cost effectiveness;
       (2) reliability and performance;
       (3) cost savings attributable to mobilization and 
     demobilization of dredge equipment; and
       (4) response times to address navigational impediments.
       (d) Sunset.--The authority of the Secretary to enter into 
     contracts pursuant to the pilot program carried out under 
     subsection (a), shall expire on the date that is 10 years 
     after the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1112. HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE PROTECTION PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to carry out a 
     pilot program to award single contracts for more than one 
     authorized hurricane and storm damage reduction project in a 
     geographical region, including projects across more than one 
     Corps of Engineers district, if the Secretary determines that 
     the contract provides cost savings compared to the awarding 
     of such work on a project-by-project basis.
       (b) Project Selection.--In carrying out the pilot program 
     under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with 
     relevant State agencies in selecting projects.
       (c) Criteria.--In carrying out the pilot program under 
     subsection (a), the Secretary shall establish criteria and 
     other considerations that--
       (1) foster Federal, State, and local collaboration;
       (2) evaluate the performance of projects being carried out 
     under a single contract with respect to whether such projects 
     yield any regional or multi-district benefits; and
       (3) include other criteria and considerations that the 
     Secretary determines to be appropriate.
       (d) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary 
     shall submit to 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 findings and recommendations of the Secretary with 
     respect to the projects completed under the pilot program 
     carried out under subsection (a).
       (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $75,000,000.
       (f) Termination.--The authority of the Secretary to enter 
     into contracts pursuant to the pilot program carried out 
     under subsection (a) shall expire on the date that is 10 
     years after the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1113. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING 
                   INFRASTRUCTURE.

       The Secretary shall improve the reliability, and operation 
     and maintenance of, existing infrastructure of the Corps of 
     Engineers, and, as necessary, improve its resilience to 
     cyber-related threats.

     SEC. 1114. ASSISTANCE RELATING TO WATER SUPPLY.

       The Secretary may provide assistance to municipalities the 
     water supply of which is adversely affected by construction 
     carried out by the Corps of Engineers.

     SEC. 1115. PROPERTY ACQUISITION.

       (a) In General.--In acquiring an interest in land, or 
     requiring a non-Federal interest to acquire an interest in 
     land, the Secretary shall, in accordance with the Uniform 
     Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies 
     Act of 1970, first consider the minimum interest in real 
     property necessary to support the water resources development 
     project for which such interest is acquired.
       (b) Determination.--In determining an interest in land 
     under subsection (a), the Secretary shall first consider a 
     temporary easement or other interest designed to reduce the 
     overall cost of the water resources development project for 
     which such interest is acquired, reduce the time to complete 
     such project, and minimize conflict with property owners 
     related to such project.
       (c) Procedures Used in State.--In carrying out subsection 
     (a), the Secretary shall consider, with respect to a State, 
     the procedures that the State uses to acquire, or require the 
     acquisition of, interests in land, to the extent that such 
     procedures are generally consistent with the goals of a 
     project or action.

     SEC. 1116. DREDGED MATERIAL MANAGEMENT PLANS.

       (a) In General.--For purposes of dredged material 
     management plans initiated after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary shall expedite the dredged material 
     management plan process in order that such plans make maximum 
     use of existing information, studies, and innovative dredged 
     material management practices, and avoid any redundant 
     information collection and studies.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress 
     a report on how the Corps of Engineers intends to meet the 
     requirements of subsection (a).

     SEC. 1117. INCLUSION OF PROJECT OR FACILITY IN CORPS OF 
                   ENGINEERS WORKPLAN.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, include in the future workplan of the Corps any 
     authorized project or facility of the Corps of Engineers--
       (1) that the Secretary has studied for disposition under an 
     existing authority, including by carrying out a disposition 
     study under section 216 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (33 
     U.S.C. 549a); and
       (2) for which a final report by the Director of Civil Works 
     has been completed.
       (b) Notification to Committees.--Upon completion of a final 
     report referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary shall 
     transmit a copy of the report to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works of the Senate.

     SEC. 1118. GEOMATIC DATA.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall develop guidance for 
     the acceptance and use of information obtained from a non-
     Federal interest through geomatic techniques, including 
     remote sensing and land surveying, cartography, geographic 
     information systems, global navigation satellite systems, 
     photogrammetry, or other remote means, in carrying out any 
     authority of the Secretary.
       (b) Considerations.--In carrying out this section, the 
     Secretary shall ensure that use

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     of information described in subsection (a) meets the data 
     quality and operational requirements of the Secretary.
       (c) Savings Clause.--Nothing in this section--
       (1) requires the Secretary to accept information that the 
     Secretary determines does not meet the guidance developed 
     under this section; or
       (2) changes the current statutory or regulatory 
     requirements of the Corps of Engineers.

     SEC. 1119. LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESERVOIR PERMIT REVIEW.

       (a) In General.--During the 10-year period after the date 
     of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall expedite 
     review of applications for covered permits, if the permit 
     applicant is a local governmental entity with jurisdiction 
     over an area for which--
       (1) any portion of the water resources available to the 
     area served by the local governmental entity is polluted by 
     chemicals used at a formerly used defense site under the 
     jurisdiction of the Department of Defense that is undergoing 
     (or is scheduled to undergo) environmental restoration under 
     chapter 160 of title 10, United States Code; and
       (2) mitigation of the pollution described in paragraph (1) 
     is ongoing.
       (b) Covered Permit Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered permit'' means a permit to be issued by the 
     Secretary to modify a reservoir owned or operated by the 
     Secretary, with respect to which not less than 80 percent of 
     the water rights are held for drinking water supplies, in 
     order to accommodate projected water supply needs of an area 
     with a population of less than 80,000.
       (c) Limitations.--Nothing in this section affects any 
     obligation to comply with the provisions of any Federal law, 
     including--
       (1) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
     U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and
       (2) the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 
     et seq.).

     SEC. 1120. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN COST SHARING 
                   FOR WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

       (a) Definition of Balance Sheet.--In this section, the term 
     ``balance sheet'' means a document that describes--
       (1) the funds provided by each Federal and non-Federal 
     interest for a water resources development project; and
       (2) the status of those funds.
       (b) Establishment of Balance Sheet.--Each district of the 
     Corps of Engineers shall, using the authority of the 
     Secretary under section 10 of the Water Resources Development 
     Act of 1988 (33 U.S.C. 2315)--
       (1) maintain a balance sheet for each water resources 
     development project carried out by the Secretary for which a 
     non-Federal cost share is required; and
       (2) on request of a non-Federal interest that provided 
     funds for the project, provide to the non-Federal interest a 
     copy of the balance sheet.
       (c) Under-Budget Projects.--In the case of a water 
     resources development project carried out by the Secretary 
     that is completed at a cost less than the estimated cost, the 
     Secretary shall transfer any excess non-Federal funds to the 
     non-Federal interest in accordance with the cost-share 
     requirement applicable to the project.

     SEC. 1121. UPPER MISSOURI MAINSTEM RESERVOIR WATER WITHDRAWAL 
                   INTAKE EASEMENT REVIEW.

       (a) In General.--During the 10-year period beginning on the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall, to the 
     maximum extent practicable, expedite the review of 
     applications for a covered easement.
       (b) Process.--In carrying out this section, the Secretary 
     shall develop an application to obtain a covered easement 
     that requires an applicant for a covered easement to submit 
     information that includes--
       (1) all permissible locations for the proposed easement;
       (2) the corresponding dimensions of the proposed easement;
       (3) the methods of installation of the water withdrawal 
     intakes; and
       (4) any other information that the Secretary may require to 
     complete the review.
       (c) Response.--Not later than 30 days after the date on 
     which the Secretary receives an application under subsection 
     (b), the Secretary shall seek to provide to the applicant a 
     written notification that states--
       (1) whether the application is complete; and
       (2) if the application is not complete, what information is 
     needed for the application to be complete.
       (d) Determination.--To the maximum extent practicable, not 
     later than 120 days after the date on which the Secretary 
     receives a complete application for a covered easement, the 
     Secretary shall approve or deny the application for the 
     covered easement.
       (e) Covered Easement Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered easement'' means an easement necessary to access 
     Federal land under the control of the Secretary for the 
     placement of water withdrawal intakes in the Upper Missouri 
     Mainstem Reservoirs that does not otherwise involve the 
     alteration or modification of any structures or facilities 
     located on that Federal land, other than those owned by the 
     non-Federal interest.
       (f) Limitations.--Nothing in this section affects any 
     obligation to comply with the provisions of any Federal law, 
     including--
       (1) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
     U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and
       (2) the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 
     et seq.).

     SEC. 1122. LIMITATION ON CONTRACT EXECUTION.

       (a) Limitation.--For any new covered contract entered into 
     during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this 
     Act and ending on December 31, 2020, any local governmental 
     entity that is a party to a covered contract entered into 
     before such period shall be required to pay not more than 110 
     percent of the contractual rate per acre-foot in effect under 
     the most recent such covered contract.
       (b) Covered Contract.--In this section, the term ``covered 
     contract'' means a contract between a local governmental 
     entity and the Secretary for water supply storage in a 
     nonhydropower lake within the Verdigris River Basin.

     SEC. 1123. CERTAIN LEVEE IMPROVEMENTS.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 211 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2000 (31 U.S.C. 6505 note), the 
     Secretary, at the request of a local government, is 
     authorized to provide technical services, on a reimbursable 
     basis, to the local government to assess the reasons a 
     federally constructed levee owned or operated by the local 
     government is not accredited by the Federal Emergency 
     Management Agency.
       (b) Federal Levees.--In carrying out this section, in a 
     case in which a levee owned and operated by the Secretary is 
     hydraulically tied to a levee described in subsection (a), 
     the Secretary is encouraged to cooperate, to the maximum 
     extent practicable, with the relevant local governmental 
     entities in assessing the reasons the levee described in 
     subsection (a) is not accredited.
       (c) Limitation.--Nothing in this section--
       (1) affects the responsibilities of a local government to 
     operate and maintain its flood control infrastructure; or
       (2) obligates the Secretary to expend additional Federal 
     resources on levees owned and operated by the Secretary.

     SEC. 1124. COST-SHARE PAYMENT FOR CERTAIN PROJECTS.

       The Secretary shall, subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, pay the outstanding balance of the Federal 
     cost share for any project carried out under section 593 of 
     the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (113 Stat. 380).

     SEC. 1125. LOCKS ON ALLEGHENY RIVER.

       The Corps of Engineers may consider, in making funding 
     determinations with respect to the operation and maintenance 
     of locks on the Allegheny River--
       (1) recreational boat traffic levels; and
       (2) related economic benefits.

     SEC. 1126. PURPOSE AND NEED.

       (a) Purpose and Need Statements.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     receipt of a complete application for a water storage 
     project, the District Engineer shall develop and provide to 
     the applicant a purpose and need statement that describes--
       (A) whether the District Engineer concurs with the 
     assessment of the purpose of and need for the water storage 
     project proposed by the applicant; and
       (B) in any case in which the District Engineer does not 
     concur as described in subparagraph (A), an assessment by the 
     District Engineer of the purpose of and need for the project.
       (2) Effect on environmental impact statements.--No 
     environmental impact statement or environmental assessment 
     required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
     (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) shall substantially commence with 
     respect to a water storage project until the date on which 
     the District Engineer provides to the applicant a purpose and 
     need statement as required under paragraph (1).
       (b) Appeals Request.--A non-Federal interest may use the 
     administrative appeals process described in part 331 of title 
     33, Code of Federal Regulations (or any succeeding 
     regulation), in relation to a decision of the Secretary 
     related to an application for a water storage project.

     SEC. 1127. PRIOR PROJECT AUTHORIZATION.

       In any case in which a project under the jurisdiction of 
     the Secretary is budgeted under a different business line 
     than the business line under which the project was originally 
     authorized, the Secretary shall ensure that the project is 
     carried out in accordance with any requirements that apply to 
     the business line under which the project was originally 
     authorized.

     SEC. 1128. MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES PROJECT.

       (a) In General.--After any flood event requiring operation 
     or activation of any floodway or backwater feature within the 
     Mississippi River and Tributaries Project through natural 
     overtopping of a Federal levee or artificial crevassing of a 
     Federal levee to relieve pressure on the levees elsewhere in 
     the system, the Secretary shall expeditiously reset and 
     restore the damaged floodway's levees.
       (b) Consultation.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
     Secretary shall provide an opportunity for consultation with 
     affected communities.
       (c) Mississippi River and Tributaries Project.--The term 
     ``Mississippi River and Tributaries Project'' means the 
     Mississippi River and Tributaries project authorized by the 
     Act of May 15, 1928 (Chap. 569; 45 Stat. 534).

     SEC. 1129. INCLUSION OF TRIBAL INTERESTS IN PROJECT 
                   CONSULTATIONS.

       (a) Report Required.--As soon as practicable following the 
     date of enactment of

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     this Act, the Secretary shall submit the report required 
     under section 1120(a)(3) of the Water Resources Development 
     Act of 2016 (130 Stat. 1643).
       (b) Consultation.--The Secretary shall ensure that all 
     existing Tribal consultation policies, regulations, and 
     guidance continue to be implemented, and that consultations 
     with Federal and State agencies and Indian Tribes required 
     for a water resources development project are carried out.

     SEC. 1130. BENEFICIAL USE OF DREDGED MATERIAL.

       Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 
     (33 U.S.C. 2326 note) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``10'' and inserting 
     ``20''; and
       (2) in subsection (g), by striking ``10'' and inserting 
     ``20''.

     SEC. 1131. ICE JAM PREVENTION AND MITIGATION.

       Section 1150(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2016 (33 U.S.C. 701s note) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``During fiscal years 2017 through 2022, 
     the Secretary'' and inserting ``The Secretary''; and
       (B) by striking ``10 projects'' and inserting ``20 
     projects''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) by striking ``shall ensure'' and inserting the 
     following : ``shall--
       ``(A) ensure'';
       (B) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; 
     and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) select not fewer than 1 project to be carried out on 
     a reservation (as defined in section 3 of the Indian 
     Financing Act of 1974) that serves more than 1 Indian tribe 
     (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and 
     Education Assistance Act).''.

     SEC. 1132. REHABILITATION OF CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONSTRUCTED 
                   DAMS.

       Section 1177 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 
     (33 U.S.C. 467f-2 note) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (e), by striking ``$10,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$40,000,000''; and
       (2) in subsection (f), by striking ``$10,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$40,000,000''.

     SEC. 1133. COLUMBIA RIVER.

       (a) Bonneville Dam, Oregon.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of the Interior, shall examine and assess the 
     extent to which Indians (as defined in section 4 of the 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
     U.S.C. 5304)) have been displaced as a result of the 
     construction of the Bonneville Dam, Oregon, as authorized by 
     the first section of the Act of August 30, 1935 (49 Stat. 
     1032) and the first section and section 2(a) of the Act of 
     August 20, 1937 (16 U.S.C. 832, 832a(a)).
       (2) Inclusion.--The examination and assessment under 
     paragraph (1) may include assessments relating to housing and 
     related facilities.
       (3) Assistance.--If the Secretary determines, based on the 
     examination and assessment under paragraph (1), that 
     assistance is required or needed, the Secretary may use all 
     existing authorities of the Secretary, including under this 
     Act, to provide assistance to Indians who have been displaced 
     as a result of the construction of the Bonneville Dam, 
     Oregon.
       (4) Tribal assistance.--Section 1178(c)(1)(A) of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2016 (130 Stat. 1675) is amended 
     by striking ``Upon the request of the Secretary of the 
     Interior, the Secretary may provide assistance'' and 
     inserting ``The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary 
     of the Interior, may provide assistance''.
       (b) John Day Dam, Washington and Oregon.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of the Interior, shall examine and assess the 
     extent to which Indians (as defined in section 4 of the 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
     U.S.C. 5304)) have been displaced as a result of the 
     construction of the John Day Dam, Oregon, as authorized by 
     section 204 of the Flood Control Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 179).
       (2) Inclusion.--The examination and assessment under 
     paragraph (1) may include--
       (A) assessments relating to housing and related facilities; 
     and
       (B) the study required by section 1178(c)(2) of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2016 (130 Stat. 1675).
       (3) Assistance.--If the Secretary determines, based on the 
     examination and assessment under paragraph (1), that 
     assistance is required or needed, the Secretary may use all 
     existing authorities of the Secretary, including under this 
     Act, to provide assistance to Indians who have been displaced 
     as a result of the construction of the John Day Dam, Oregon.
       (c) Dalles Dam, Washington and Oregon.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of the Interior, shall complete and carry out a 
     village development plan for any Indian village submerged as 
     a result of the construction of the Dalles Dam, Columbia 
     River, Washington and Oregon, as authorized by section 204 of 
     the Flood Control Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 179).
       (2) Assistance.--The Secretary may acquire land from 
     willing land owners in carrying out a village development 
     plan under paragraph (1).
       (3) Requirements.--A village development plan completed 
     under paragraph (1) shall include, at a minimum, an estimated 
     cost and tentative schedule for the construction of a 
     replacement village.

     SEC. 1134. MISSOURI RIVER RESERVOIR SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT.

       Section 1179(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2016 (130 Stat. 1675) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (8) as 
     paragraphs (5) through (9), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
       ``(4) Prioritization of sediment management plans.--In 
     carrying out the pilot project under this subsection, the 
     Secretary shall give priority to developing and implementing 
     sediment management plans that affect reservoirs that cross 
     State lines.''; and
       (3) in paragraph (8) (as so redesignated)--
       (A) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (D); 
     and
       (B) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall carry out the pilot 
     program established under this subsection in partnership with 
     the Secretary of the Interior, and the program shall apply to 
     reservoirs managed or owned by the Bureau of Reclamation.
       ``(B) Memorandum of agreement.--For sediment management 
     plans that apply to a reservoir managed or owned by the 
     Bureau of Reclamation under subparagraph (A), the Secretary 
     and the Secretary of the Interior shall execute a memorandum 
     of agreement establishing the framework for a partnership and 
     the terms and conditions for sharing expertise and resources.
       ``(C) Payments.--The Secretary is authorized to accept and 
     expend funds from the Secretary of the Interior to complete 
     any work under this paragraph at a reservoir managed or owned 
     by the Bureau of Reclamation.''.

     SEC. 1135. REAUTHORIZATION OF LOCK OPERATIONS PILOT PROGRAM.

       Section 1017(f) of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2212 note) is amended by 
     striking ``5 years'' and inserting ``10 years''.

     SEC. 1136. CREDIT OR REIMBURSEMENT.

       (a) In General.--Section 1022 of the Water Resources Reform 
     and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2225) is amended to 
     read as follows:

     ``SEC. 1022. CREDIT OR REIMBURSEMENT.

       ``(a) Requests for Credits.--With respect to an authorized 
     flood damage reduction project, or separable element thereof, 
     that has been constructed by a non-Federal interest under 
     section 211 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 
     (33 U.S.C. 701b-13), or an authorized coastal navigation 
     project that has been constructed by the Corps of Engineers 
     pursuant to section 11 of the Act of March 3, 1925, before 
     the date of enactment of the Water Resources Development Act 
     of 2018, the Secretary may provide to the non-Federal 
     interest, at the request of the non-Federal interest, a 
     credit in an amount equal to the estimated Federal share of 
     the cost of the project or separable element, in lieu of 
     providing to the non-Federal interest a reimbursement in that 
     amount or reimbursement of funds of an equivalent amount, 
     subject to the availability of appropriations.
       ``(b) Application of Credits.--At the request of the non-
     Federal interest, the Secretary may apply all or a portion of 
     such credit to the share of the cost of the non-Federal 
     interest of carrying out other flood damage reduction and 
     coastal navigation projects or studies.
       ``(c) Application of Reimbursement.--At the request of the 
     non-Federal interest, the Secretary may apply such funds, 
     subject to the availability of appropriations, equal to the 
     share of the cost of the non-Federal interest of carrying out 
     other flood damage reduction and coastal navigation projects 
     or studies.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents contained in 
     section 1(b) of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
     Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1193) is amended by striking the item 
     relating to section 1022 and inserting the following:

``Sec. 1022. Credit or reimbursement.''.

     SEC. 1137. NON-FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PILOT PROGRAM.

       Section 1043(b) of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2201 note) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3)(A)(i)--
       (A) in the matter preceding subclause (I)--
       (i) by striking ``15'' and inserting ``20''; and
       (ii) by striking ``prior to the date of enactment of this 
     Act'';
       (B) in subclause (I)--
       (i) in the matter preceding item (aa), by inserting ``that 
     have been authorized for construction prior to the date of 
     enactment of this Act and'' after ``not more than 12 
     projects''; and
       (ii) in item (bb), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
     semicolon;
       (C) in subclause (II)--
       (i) by inserting ``that have been authorized for 
     construction prior to the date of enactment of this Act and'' 
     after ``not more than 3 projects''; and
       (ii) by striking the semicolon and inserting ``; and''; and
       (D) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(III) not more than 5 projects that have been authorized 
     for construction, but did not receive the authorization prior 
     to the date of enactment of this Act;''; and

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       (2) in paragraph (8), by striking ``2015 through 2019'' and 
     inserting ``2019 through 2023''.

     SEC. 1138. SURPLUS WATER CONTRACTS AND WATER STORAGE 
                   AGREEMENTS.

       Section 1046(c) of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1254) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``shall not charge a fee'' and inserting 
     the following: ``shall not--
       ``(A) charge a fee'';
       (B) by striking ``Reservoirs.'' and inserting ``Reservoirs; 
     or''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) assess a water storage fee with respect to any water 
     storage in the Upper Missouri Mainstem Reservoirs.''; and
       (2) in paragraph (3), by striking ``10'' and inserting 
     ``12''.

     SEC. 1139. POST-DISASTER WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS IN TERRITORIES 
                   OF THE UNITED STATES.

       Section 3025 of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
     Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2267b) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``(e) Assessments in Territories of the United States.--
       ``(1) In general.--For any major disaster declared in a 
     territory of the United States before the date of enactment 
     of this subsection, all activities in the territory carried 
     out or undertaken pursuant to the authorities described in 
     this section shall be conducted at full Federal expense 
     unless the President determines that the territory has the 
     ability to pay the cost share for an assessment under this 
     section without the use of loans.
       ``(2) Territory defined.--In this subsection, the term 
     `territory of the United States' means an insular area 
     specified in section 1156(a)(1) of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2310(a)(1)).''.

     SEC. 1140. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION.

       Section 7004(b)(4) of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1374) is amended by 
     striking ``December 31, 2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2024''.

     SEC. 1141. PROJECT STUDIES SUBJECT TO INDEPENDENT PEER 
                   REVIEW.

       Section 2034(h)(2) of the Water Resources Development Act 
     of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2343(h)(2)) is amended by striking ``12 
     years'' and inserting ``17 years''.

     SEC. 1142. FEASIBILITY OF CHICAGO SANITARY AND SHIP CANAL 
                   DISPERSAL BARRIERS PROJECT, ILLINOIS.

       Section 3061(d) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2007 (Public Law 110-114; 121 Stat. 1121) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Operation and maintenance.--Operation and maintenance 
     of any project authorized to be carried out pursuant to the 
     feasibility study identified in paragraph (1) shall be 
     carried out at 80 percent Federal expense and 20 percent non-
     Federal expense.
       ``(3) Consultation.--After construction of any project 
     authorized to be carried out pursuant to the feasibility 
     study identified in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
     consult with the Governor of the State in which the project 
     is constructed before any control technologies not included 
     in the Chief's Report are implemented.''.

     SEC. 1143. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF CREDIT.

       Section 7007(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2007 (121 Stat. 1277; 128 Stat. 1226) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following: ``Notwithstanding section 
     221(a)(4)(C)(i) of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 
     1962d-5b(a)(4)(C)(i)), the Secretary may provide credit for 
     work carried out during the period beginning on November 8, 
     2007, and ending on the date of enactment of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2018 by the non-Federal interest 
     for a project under this title if the Secretary determines 
     that the work is integral to the project and was carried out 
     in accordance with the requirements of subchapter 4 of 
     chapter 31, and chapter 37, of title 40, United States 
     Code.''.

     SEC. 1144. LEVEE SAFETY INITIATIVE REAUTHORIZATION.

        Title IX of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
     (33 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.) is amended--
       (1) in section 9005(g)(2)(E)(i), by striking ``2015 through 
     2019'' and inserting ``2019 through 2023''; and
       (2) in section 9008, by striking ``2015 through 2019'' each 
     place it appears and inserting ``2019 through 2023''.

     SEC. 1145. FUNDING TO PROCESS PERMITS.

       Section 214(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2000 (33 U.S.C. 2352(a)) is amended--
       (1) by striking paragraph (3) and redesignating paragraphs 
     (4) and (5) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and
       (2) in paragraph (4), as so redesignated--
       (A) by striking ``4 years after the date of enactment of 
     this paragraph'' and inserting ``December 31, 2022''; and
       (B) by striking ``carry out a study'' and inserting ``carry 
     out a followup study''.

     SEC. 1146. RESERVOIR SEDIMENT.

       Section 215 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 
     (33 U.S.C. 2326c) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by striking ``the date of enactment of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2016'' and inserting ``the date 
     of enactment of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2018''; and
       (B) by striking ``shall establish, using available funds, a 
     pilot program to accept'' and inserting ``shall, using 
     available funds, accept'';
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by adding ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``; and'' at the end and 
     inserting a period; and
       (C) by striking paragraph (4); and
       (3) by striking subsection (f) and inserting the following:
       ``(f) Report to Congress.--Not later than 3 years after the 
     date of enactment of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2018, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a report describing the results of the 
     program under this section.''.

     SEC. 1147. CLARIFICATION FOR INTEGRAL DETERMINATION.

       Section 601(e)(5) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2000 (Public Law 106-541) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (B)(i)--
       (A) in subclause (II), by striking ``; or'' and inserting a 
     semicolon; and
       (B) by inserting after subclause (III) the following:
       ``(IV) the credit is provided for work carried out by the 
     non-Federal sponsor in the implementation of an authorized 
     project implementation report, and such work was defined in 
     an agreement between the Secretary and the non-Federal 
     sponsor prior to the execution of such work; or
       ``(V) the credit is provided for any work carried out by 
     the non-Federal sponsor, as agreed to by the District 
     Commander and non-Federal sponsor in a written agreement 
     (which may include an electronic agreement) prior to such 
     work being carried out by the non-Federal sponsor;'';
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by amending clause (iii) to read 
     as follows:
       ``(iii) the Secretary determines that the work performed by 
     the non-Federal sponsor--

       ``(I) is integral to the project; and
       ``(II) was carried out in accordance with the requirements 
     of subchapter 4 of chapter 31, and chapter 37, of title 40, 
     United States Code.'';

       (3) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) through (E) as 
     subparagraphs (D) through (F), respectively; and
       (4) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:
       ``(C) Timing.--In any case in which the Secretary approves 
     credit under subparagraph (B), in a written agreement (which 
     may include an electronic agreement) with the non-Federal 
     sponsor, the Secretary shall provide such credit for work 
     completed under an agreement that prescribes the terms and 
     conditions for the in-kind contributions.''.

     SEC. 1148. BENEFICIAL USE OF DREDGED SEDIMENT.

       (a) In General.--In carrying out a project for the 
     beneficial reuse of sediment to reduce storm damage to 
     property under section 204 of the Water Resources Development 
     Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326) that involves only a single 
     application of sediment, the Secretary may grant a temporary 
     easement necessary to facilitate the placement of sediment, 
     if the Secretary determines that granting a temporary 
     easement is in the interest of the United States.
       (b) Limitation.--If the Secretary grants a temporary 
     easement under subsection (a) with respect to a project, that 
     project shall no longer be eligible for future placement of 
     sediment under section 204 of the Water Resources Development 
     Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326).

     SEC. 1149. INCLUSION OF ALTERNATIVE MEASURES FOR AQUATIC 
                   ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION.

       (a) Inclusion of Alterative Measures for Aquatic Ecosystem 
     Restoration.--Section 206 of the Water Resources Development 
     Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2230) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
       ``(e) Use of Natural and Nature-based Features.--In 
     carrying out a project to restore and protect an aquatic 
     ecosystem or estuary under subsection (a), the Secretary 
     shall consider, and may include, with the consent of the non-
     Federal interest, a natural feature or nature-based feature, 
     as such terms are defined in section 1184 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2016, if the Secretary 
     determines that inclusion of such features is consistent with 
     the requirements of subsection (a).''.
       (b) Amendment to Definition.--Section 1184(a)(2) of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (33 U.S.C. 
     2289a(a)(2)) is amended by striking ``in coastal areas''.
       (c) Natural Infrastructure.--In carrying out a feasibility 
     report developed under section 905 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282) for a project for 
     flood risk management or hurricane and storm damage risk 
     reduction, the Secretary shall consider the use of both 
     traditional and natural infrastructure alternatives, alone or 
     in conjunction with each other, if those alternatives are 
     practicable.

     SEC. 1150. REGIONAL SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT.

       Section 204(a)(1)(A) of the Water Resources Development Act 
     of 1992 (33 U.S.C.

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     2326(a)(1)(A)) is amended by inserting ``including a project 
     authorized for flood control,'' after ``an authorized Federal 
     water resources project,''.

     SEC. 1151. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NAVIGATION AND 
                   HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES.

       (a) In General.--Section 314 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2321) is amended--
       (1) in the heading by inserting ``navigation and'' before 
     ``hydroelectric facilities'';
       (2) in the first sentence, by striking ``Activities 
     currently performed'' and inserting the following:
       ``(a) In General.--Activities currently performed'';
       (3) in subsection (a) (as designated by paragraph (2)), by 
     inserting ``navigation or'' before ``hydroelectric'';
       (4) in the second sentence, by striking ``This section'' 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(b) Major Maintenance Contracts Allowed.--This section''; 
     and
       (5) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Exclusion.--This section does not--
       ``(1) apply to a navigation facility that was under 
     contract on or before the date of enactment of this 
     subsection with a non-Federal interest to perform operations 
     or maintenance; and
       ``(2) prohibit the Secretary from contracting out 
     commercial activities after the date of enactment of this 
     subsection at a navigation facility.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents contained in 
     section 1(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 
     (104 Stat. 4604) is amended by striking the item relating to 
     section 314 and inserting the following:

``Sec. 314. Operation and maintenance of navigation and hydroelectric 
              facilities.''.

     SEC. 1152. STUDY OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BY 
                   NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

       Section 203 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
     (33 U.S.C. 2231) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(1), by inserting ``federally 
     authorized'' before ``feasibility study'';
       (2) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
       ``(c) Submission to Congress.--
       ``(1) Review and submission of studies to congress.--Not 
     later than 180 days after the date of receipt of a 
     feasibility study of a project under subsection (a)(1), the 
     Secretary shall submit to 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 describes--
       ``(A) the results of the Secretary's review of the study 
     under subsection (b), including a determination of whether 
     the project is feasible;
       ``(B) any recommendations the Secretary may have concerning 
     the plan or design of the project; and
       ``(C) any conditions the Secretary may require for 
     construction of the project.
       ``(2) Limitation.--The completion of the review by the 
     Secretary of a feasibility study that has been submitted 
     under subsection (a)(1) may not be delayed as a result of 
     consideration being given to changes in policy or priority 
     with respect to project consideration.''; and
       (3) by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:
       ``(e) Review and Technical Assistance.--
       ``(1) Review.--The Secretary may accept and expend funds 
     provided by non-Federal interests to undertake reviews, 
     inspections, certifications, and other activities that are 
     the responsibility of the Secretary in carrying out this 
     section.
       ``(2) Technical assistance.--At the request of a non-
     Federal interest, the Secretary shall provide to the non-
     Federal interest technical assistance relating to any aspect 
     of a feasibility study if the non-Federal interest contracts 
     with the Secretary to pay all costs of providing such 
     technical assistance.
       ``(3) Limitation.--Funds provided by non-Federal interests 
     under this subsection shall not be eligible for credit under 
     subsection (d) or reimbursement.
       ``(4) Impartial decisionmaking.--In carrying out this 
     section, the Secretary shall ensure that the use of funds 
     accepted from a non-Federal interest will not affect the 
     impartial decisionmaking of the Secretary, either 
     substantively or procedurally.
       ``(5) Savings provision.--The provision of technical 
     assistance by the Secretary under paragraph (2)--
       ``(A) shall not be considered to be an approval or 
     endorsement of the feasibility study; and
       ``(B) shall not affect the responsibilities of the 
     Secretary under subsections (b) and (c).''.

     SEC. 1153. CONSTRUCTION OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 
                   PROJECTS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

       Section 204 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
     (33 U.S.C. 2232) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), in the matter preceding subparagraph 
     (A), by inserting ``federally authorized'' before ``water 
     resources development project'';
       (B) in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting ``, except as 
     provided in paragraph (3)'' before the semicolon; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Permit exception.--
       ``(A) In general.--For a project described in subsection 
     (a)(1) or subsection (a)(3), or a separable element thereof, 
     with respect to which a written agreement described in 
     subparagraph (B) has been entered into, a non-Federal 
     interest that carries out a project under this section shall 
     not be required to obtain any Federal permits or approvals 
     that would not be required if the Secretary carried out the 
     project or separable element unless significant new 
     circumstances or information relevant to environmental 
     concerns or compliance have arisen since development of the 
     project recommendation.
       ``(B) Written agreement.--For purposes of this paragraph, a 
     written agreement shall provide that the non-Federal interest 
     shall comply with the same legal and technical requirements 
     that would apply if the project or separable element were 
     carried out by the Secretary, including all mitigation 
     required to offset environmental impacts of the project or 
     separable element as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(C) Certifications.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), if 
     a non-Federal interest carrying out a project under this 
     section would, in the absence of a written agreement entered 
     into under this paragraph, be required to obtain a 
     certification from a State under Federal law to carry out the 
     project, such certification shall still be required if a 
     written agreement is entered into with respect to the project 
     under this paragraph.
       ``(4) Data sharing.--
       ``(A) In general.--If a non-Federal interest for a water 
     resources development project begins to carry out that water 
     resources development project under this section, the non-
     Federal interest may request that the Secretary transfer to 
     the non-Federal interest all relevant data and documentation 
     under the control of the Secretary with respect to that water 
     resources development project.
       ``(B) Deadline.--Except as provided in subparagraph (C), 
     the Secretary shall transfer the data and documentation 
     requested by a non-Federal interest under subparagraph (A) 
     not later than the date that is 90 days after the date on 
     which the non-Federal interest so requests such data and 
     documentation.
       ``(C) Limitation.--Nothing in this paragraph obligates the 
     Secretary to share any data or documentation that the 
     Secretary considers to be proprietary information.'';
       (2) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
       ``(c) Studies and Engineering.--
       ``(1) In general.--When requested by an appropriate non-
     Federal interest, the Secretary shall undertake all necessary 
     studies, engineering, and technical assistance on 
     construction for any project to be undertaken under 
     subsection (b), and provide technical assistance in obtaining 
     all necessary permits for the construction, if the non-
     Federal interest contracts with the Secretary to furnish the 
     United States funds for the studies, engineering, or 
     technical assistance on construction in the period during 
     which the studies, engineering, or technical assistance on 
     construction are being conducted.
       ``(2) No waiver.--Nothing in this section may be construed 
     to waive any requirement of section 3142 of title 40, United 
     States Code.
       ``(3) Limitation.--Funds provided by non-Federal interests 
     under this subsection shall not be eligible for credit or 
     reimbursement under subsection (d).
       ``(4) Impartial decisionmaking.--In carrying out this 
     section, the Secretary shall ensure that the use of funds 
     accepted from a non-Federal interest will not affect the 
     impartial decisionmaking of the Secretary, either 
     substantively or procedurally.''; and
       (3) in subsection (d)--
       (A) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``; and'' and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (ii) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking the period at the 
     end and inserting ``; and''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) in the case of reimbursement, appropriations are 
     provided by Congress for such purpose.''; and
       (B) in paragraph (5)--
       (i) by striking ``flood damage reduction'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``water resources development'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``for a discrete 
     segment of a'' and inserting ``for carrying out a discrete 
     segment of a federally authorized''; and
       (iii) in subparagraph (D), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by inserting ``to be carried out'' after ``project''.

     SEC. 1154. CORPS BUDGETING; PROJECT DEAUTHORIZATIONS; 
                   COMPREHENSIVE BACKLOG REPORT.

       (a) In General.--Section 1001 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a) is amended--
       (1) by striking the section designator and all that follows 
     through ``Any project'' and inserting the following:

     ``SEC. 1001. CORPS BUDGETING; PROJECT DEAUTHORIZATIONS; 
                   COMPREHENSIVE BACKLOG REPORT.

       ``(a) Any project''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), by striking paragraphs (3) and (4) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(3) Comprehensive construction backlog and operation and 
     maintenance report.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary, once every 2 years, shall 
     compile and publish--
       ``(i) a complete list of all projects and separable 
     elements of projects of the Corps of Engineers that are 
     authorized for construction but have not been completed;

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       ``(ii) a complete list of all feasibility studies of the 
     Corps of Engineers that Congress has authorized the Secretary 
     to carry out for which a Report of the Chief of Engineers has 
     not been issued;
       ``(iii) a complete list of all environmental infrastructure 
     projects authorized by Congress under section 219 of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4835); and
       ``(iv) a list of major Federal operation and maintenance 
     needs of projects and properties under the control of the 
     Corps of Engineers.
       ``(B) Required information.--The Secretary shall include on 
     each list developed under clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of 
     subparagraph (A) for each feasibility study, project, and 
     separable element on that list--
       ``(i) the date of authorization of the feasibility study, 
     project, or separable element, including any subsequent 
     modifications to the original authorization;
       ``(ii) the original budget authority for the feasibility 
     study, project, or separable element;
       ``(iii) a brief description of the feasibility study, 
     project, or separable element;
       ``(iv) the estimated date of completion of the feasibility 
     study, project, or separable element, assuming all capability 
     is fully funded;
       ``(v) the estimated total cost of completion of the 
     feasibility study, project, or separable element;
       ``(vi) the amount of funds spent on the feasibility study, 
     project, or separable element, including Federal and non-
     Federal funds;
       ``(vii) the amount of appropriations estimated to be 
     required in each fiscal year during the period of 
     construction to complete the project or separable element by 
     the date specified under clause (iv);
       ``(viii) the location of the feasibility study, project, or 
     separable element;
       ``(ix) a statement from the non-Federal interest for the 
     project or separable element indicating the non-Federal 
     interest's capability to provide the required local 
     cooperation estimated to be required for the project or 
     separable element in each fiscal year during the period of 
     construction;
       ``(x) the benefit-cost ratio of the project or separable 
     element, calculated using the discount rate specified by the 
     Office of Management and Budget for purposes of preparing the 
     President's budget pursuant to chapter 11 of title 31, United 
     States Code;
       ``(xi) the benefit-cost ratio of the project or separable 
     element, calculated using the discount rate utilized by the 
     Corps of Engineers for water resources development project 
     planning pursuant to section 80 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-17); and
       ``(xii) the last fiscal year in which the project or 
     separable element incurred obligations.
       ``(C) Required operation and maintenance information.--The 
     Secretary shall include on the list developed under 
     subparagraph (A)(iv), for each project and property under the 
     control of the Corps of Engineers on that list--
       ``(i) the authority under which the project was authorized 
     or the property was acquired by the Corps of Engineers;
       ``(ii) a brief description of the project or property;
       ``(iii) an estimate of the Federal costs to meet the major 
     operation and maintenance needs at the project or property; 
     and
       ``(iv) an estimate of unmet or deferred operation and 
     maintenance needs at the project or property.
       ``(D) Publication.--
       ``(i) In general.--For fiscal year 2020, and once every 2 
     years thereafter, in conjunction with the President's annual 
     budget submission to Congress under section 1105(a) of title 
     31, United States Code, the Secretary shall submit a copy of 
     the lists developed under subparagraph (A) to--

       ``(I) the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and
       ``(II) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

       ``(ii) Public availability.--The Secretary shall make a 
     copy of the lists available on a publicly accessible website 
     site in a manner that is downloadable, searchable, and 
     sortable.''.
       (b) Budgetary Evaluation Metrics and Transparency.--
     Beginning in fiscal year 2020, in the formulation of the 
     annual budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
     (Civil Works) pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31, United 
     States Code, the President shall ensure that such budget 
     request--
       (1) aligns the assessment of the potential benefit-cost 
     ratio for budgeting water resources development projects with 
     that used by the Corps of Engineers during project plan 
     formulation and evaluation pursuant to section 80 of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-17); 
     and
       (2) demonstrates the transparent criteria and metrics 
     utilized by the President in the evaluation and selection of 
     water resources development projects included in such budget 
     request.
       (c) Public Participation.--In the development of, or any 
     proposed major substantive modification to, a proposed budget 
     for water resources development projects, the Secretary, 
     through each District shall, not less frequently than 
     annually--
       (1) provide to non-Federal interests and other interested 
     stakeholders information on the proposed budget for projects 
     or substantive modifications to project budgets within each 
     District's jurisdiction;
       (2) hold multiple public meetings to discuss the budget for 
     projects within each District's jurisdiction; and
       (3) provide to non-Federal interests the opportunity to 
     collaborate with District personnel for projects within each 
     District's jurisdiction--
       (A) to support information sharing; and
       (B) to the maximum extent practicable, to share in concept 
     development and decisionmaking to achieve complementary or 
     integrated solutions to problems.

     SEC. 1155. INDIAN TRIBES.

       (a) Cost Sharing Provisions for Territories and Indian 
     Tribes.--Section 1156(a)(2) of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2310(a)(2)) is amended by 
     striking ``(as defined'' and all that follows through the 
     period at the end and inserting ``or tribal organization (as 
     those terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-
     Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
     5304)).''.
       (b) Written Agreement Requirement for Water Resources 
     Projects.--Section 221(b)(1) of the Flood Control Act of 1970 
     (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b(b)(1)) is amended by striking 
     ``(including a'' and all that follows through ``; or'' at the 
     end and inserting ``(including an Indian tribe and a tribal 
     organization (as those terms are defined in section 4 of the 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
     U.S.C. 5304)); or''.

     SEC. 1156. INFLATION ADJUSTMENT OF COST-SHARING PROVISIONS 
                   FOR TERRITORIES AND INDIAN TRIBES.

       Section 1156(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1986 (33 U.S.C. 2310(b)) is amended by striking ``the date of 
     enactment of this subsection'' and inserting ``the date of 
     enactment of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018''.

     SEC. 1157. CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONTINUING AUTHORITIES PROGRAM.

       (a) Storm and Hurricane Restoration and Impact Minimization 
     Program.--Section 3(c)(1) of the Act of August 13, 1946 (33 
     U.S.C. 426g(c)(1)) is amended by striking ``$30,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$37,500,000''.
       (b) Small River and Harbor Improvement Projects.--Section 
     107(a) of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577(a)) 
     is amended by striking ``$50,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$62,500,000''.
       (c) Shore Damage Prevention or Mitigation.--Section 111(c) 
     of the River and Harbor Act of 1968 (33 U.S.C. 426i(c)) is 
     amended by striking ``$10,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$12,500,000''.
       (d) Regional Sediment Management.--Section 204(g) of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326(g)) 
     is amended in the first sentence by striking ``$50,000,000'' 
     and inserting ``$62,500,000''.
       (e) Small Flood Control Projects.--Section 205 of the Flood 
     Control Act of 1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s) is amended in the first 
     sentence by striking ``$55,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$68,750,000''.
       (f) Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration.--Section 206(f) of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (as redesignated by 
     section 1149) is amended by striking ``$50,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$62,500,000''.
       (g) Project Modifications for Improvement of Environment.--
     Section 1135(h) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a(h)) is amended by striking 
     ``$40,000,000'' and inserting ``$50,000,000''.
       (h) Emergency Streambank and Shoreline Protection.--Section 
     14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 701r) is 
     amended by striking ``$20,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$25,000,000''.
       (i) Tribal Partnership Program.--Section 203(b)(4) of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2269) is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(4) Design and construction.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary may carry out the design 
     and construction of a water resources development project, or 
     separable element of a project, described in paragraph (1) 
     that the Secretary determines is feasible if the Federal 
     share of the cost of the project or separable element is not 
     more than $12,500,000.
       ``(B) Specific authorization.--If the Federal share of the 
     cost of the project or separable element described in 
     subparagraph (A) is more than $12,500,000, the Secretary may 
     only carry out the project or separable element if Congress 
     enacts a law authorizing the Secretary to carry out the 
     project or separable element.''.

     SEC. 1158. HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION.

       Section 156 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 
     (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5f) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``Notwithstanding'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Timing.--The 15 additional years provided under 
     paragraph (1) shall begin on the date of initiation of 
     construction of congressionally authorized nourishment.''; 
     and
       (2) in subsection (e), by striking ``5 year-period'' and 
     inserting ``10-year period''.

     SEC. 1159. REGIONAL COALITIONS AND HIGHER EDUCATION.

       Section 22(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1974 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-16(a)) is amended--
       (1) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows:

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       ``(1) Comprehensive plans.--The Secretary of the Army, 
     acting through the Chief of Engineers, is authorized to 
     cooperate with any State, group of States, non-Federal 
     interest working with a State or group of States, or regional 
     coalition of governmental entities in the preparation of 
     comprehensive plans for the development, utilization, and 
     conservation of the water and related resources of drainage 
     basins, watersheds, or ecosystems located within the 
     boundaries of such State, interest, or entity, including 
     plans to comprehensively address water resources challenges, 
     and to submit to Congress reports and recommendations with 
     respect to appropriate Federal participation in carrying out 
     such plans.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Institution of higher education.--Notwithstanding 
     section 236 of title 10, United States Code, in carrying out 
     this subsection, the Secretary may work with an institution 
     of higher education, as determined appropriate by the 
     Secretary.''.

     SEC. 1160. EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO NATURAL DISASTERS.

       Section 5(a)(1) of the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 
     701n(a)(1)) is amended in the first sentence--
       (1) by striking ``strengthening, raising, extending, or 
     other modification thereof'' and inserting ``strengthening, 
     raising, extending, realigning, or other modification 
     thereof''; and
       (2) by striking ``structure or project damaged or destroyed 
     by wind, wave, or water action of other than an ordinary 
     nature to the design level of protection when, in the 
     discretion of the Chief of Engineers,'' and inserting 
     ``structure or project damaged or destroyed by wind, wave, or 
     water action of other than an ordinary nature to either the 
     pre-storm level or the design level of protection, whichever 
     provides greater protection, when, in the discretion of the 
     Chief of Engineers,''.

     SEC. 1161. COST AND BENEFIT FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT.

       (a) Cost Benefit and Special Conditions.--Section 5(a) of 
     the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n(a)), as amended by 
     this Act, is further amended by striking paragraph (2) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(2) Cost and benefit feasibility assessment.--
       ``(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 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.
       ``(B) Special conditions.--
       ``(i) Authority to carry out work.--The Chief of Engineers 
     may carry out repair or restoration work described in 
     paragraph (1) that does not produce benefits greater than the 
     cost if--

       ``(I) the non-Federal sponsor agrees to pay an amount 
     sufficient to make the remaining costs of the project equal 
     to the estimated value of the benefits of the repair or 
     restoration work; and
       ``(II) the Secretary determines that--

       ``(aa) the damage to the structure was not a result of 
     negligent operation or maintenance; and
       ``(bb) repair of the project could benefit another Corps 
     project.
       ``(ii) Treatment of payments.--Non-Federal payments 
     pursuant to clause (i) shall be in addition to any non-
     Federal payments required by the Chief of Engineers that are 
     applicable to the remaining costs of the repair or 
     restoration work.''.
       (b) Continued Eligibility.--Notwithstanding a non-Federal 
     flood control work's status in the Rehabilitation and 
     Inspection Program carried out pursuant to section 5 of the 
     Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n), any unconstructed 
     emergency project for the non-Federal flood control work that 
     was formulated during the three fiscal years preceding the 
     fiscal year in which this Act was enacted but that was 
     determined to not produce benefits greater than costs shall 
     remain eligible for assistance under such section 5 until the 
     last day of the third fiscal year following the fiscal year 
     in which this Act was enacted if--
       (1) the non-Federal sponsor agrees, in accordance with such 
     section 5, as amended by this Act, to pay an amount 
     sufficient to make the remaining costs of the project equal 
     to the estimated value of the benefits of the repair or 
     restoration work; and
       (2) the Secretary determines that--
       (A) the damage to the structure was not as a result of 
     negligent operation or maintenance; and
       (B) repair of the project could benefit another Corps 
     project.

     SEC. 1162. EXTENDED COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE BY THE CORPS OF 
                   ENGINEERS.

       Section 5(a) of the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 
     701n(a)), as amended by this Act, is further amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) Extended assistance.--Upon request by a locality 
     receiving assistance under the fourth sentence of paragraph 
     (1), the Secretary shall, subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, enter into an agreement with the locality to 
     provide such assistance beyond the time period otherwise 
     provided for by the Secretary under such sentence.''.

     SEC. 1163. DAM SAFETY.

       Section 14 of the National Dam Safety Program Act (33 
     U.S.C. 467j) is amended by striking ``2015 through 2019'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``2019 through 2023''.

     SEC. 1164. LOCAL GOVERNMENT WATER MANAGEMENT PLANS.

       With the consent of the non-Federal interest for a 
     feasibility study for a water resources development project, 
     the Secretary may enter into a written agreement under 
     section 221(a) of the Flood Control Act of 1970, with a unit 
     of local government in the watershed that has adopted a local 
     or regional water management plan, to allow the unit of local 
     government to participate in the feasibility study to 
     determine if there is an opportunity to include additional 
     feasible elements in the project in order to help achieve the 
     purposes identified in the local or regional water management 
     plan.

     SEC. 1165. STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES CONSTRUCTED BY 
                   SECRETARY.

       Section 14 of the Act of March 3, 1899 (33 U.S.C. 408) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(d) Work Defined.--For the purposes of this section, the 
     term `work' shall not include unimproved real estate owned or 
     operated by the Secretary as part of a water resources 
     development project if the Secretary determines that 
     modification of such real estate would not affect the 
     function and usefulness of the project.''.

     SEC. 1166. ADVANCED FUNDS FOR WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 
                   STUDIES AND PROJECTS.

       (a) Contributions by States and Political Subdivisions for 
     Immediate Use on Authorized Flood-Control Work; Repayment.--
     The Act of October 15, 1940 (33 U.S.C. 701h-1) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``a flood-control project duly adopted and 
     authorized by law'' and inserting ``a federally authorized 
     water resources development project,'';
       (2) by striking ``such work'' and inserting ``such 
     project'';
       (3) by striking ``from appropriations which may be provided 
     by Congress for flood-control work'' and inserting ``if 
     appropriations are provided by Congress for such purpose''; 
     and
       (4) by adding at the end the following: ``For purposes of 
     this Act, the term `State' means the several States, the 
     District of Columbia, the commonwealths, territories, and 
     possessions of the United States, and Indian tribes (as 
     defined in section 4(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and 
     Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304(e))).''.
       (b) No Adverse Effect on Processes.--In implementing any 
     provision of law that authorizes a non-Federal interest to 
     provide, advance, or contribute funds to the Secretary for 
     the development or implementation of a water resources 
     development project (including sections 203 and 204 of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2231, 
     2232), section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1936 (33 U.S.C. 
     701h), and the Act of October 15, 1940 (33 U.S.C. 701h-1)), 
     the Secretary shall ensure, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, that the use by a non-Federal interest of such 
     authorities does not adversely affect--
       (1) the process or timeline for development and 
     implementation of other water resources development projects 
     by other non-Federal entities that do not use such 
     authorities; or
       (2) the process for including such projects in the 
     President's annual budget submission to Congress under 
     section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code.
       (c) Advances by Private Parties; Repayment.--Section 11 of 
     the Act of March 3, 1925 (Chapter 467; 33 U.S.C. 561) is 
     repealed.

     SEC. 1167. COSTS IN EXCESS OF FEDERAL PARTICIPATION LIMIT.

       Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 
     701r), as amended by this Act, is further amended by 
     inserting ``, and if such amount is not sufficient to cover 
     the costs included in the Federal cost share for a project, 
     as determined by the Secretary, the non-Federal interest 
     shall be responsible for any such costs that exceed such 
     amount'' before the period at the end.

     SEC. 1168. DISPOSITION OF PROJECTS.

       (a) In General.--In carrying out a disposition study for a 
     project of the Corps of Engineers, or a separable element of 
     such a project, including a disposition study under section 
     216 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (33 U.S.C. 549a), the 
     Secretary shall consider modifications that would improve the 
     overall quality of the environment in the public interest, 
     including removal of the project or separable element of a 
     project.
       (b) Disposition Study Transparency.--The Secretary shall 
     carry out disposition studies described in subsection (a) in 
     a transparent manner, including by--
       (1) providing opportunities for public input; and
       (2) publishing the final disposition studies.
       (c) Removal of Infrastructure.--For disposition studies 
     described in subsection (a) in which the Secretary determines 
     that a Federal interest no longer exists, and makes a 
     recommendation of removal of the project or separable element 
     of a project, the Secretary is authorized, using existing 
     authorities, to pursue removal of the project or separable 
     element of a project in partnership with other Federal 
     agencies and non-Federal entities with appropriate 
     capabilities to undertake infrastructure removal.

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     SEC. 1169. CONTRIBUTED FUNDS FOR NON-FEDERAL RESERVOIR 
                   OPERATIONS.

       Section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1936 (33 U.S.C. 701h), is 
     amended by inserting after ``authorized purposes of the 
     project:'' the following: ``Provided further, That the 
     Secretary is authorized to receive and expend funds from an 
     owner of a non-Federal reservoir to formulate, review, or 
     revise operational documents for any non-Federal reservoir 
     for which the Secretary is authorized to prescribe 
     regulations for the use of storage allocated for flood 
     control or navigation pursuant to section 7 of the Act of 
     December 22, 1944 (33 U.S.C. 709):''.

     SEC. 1170. WATERCRAFT INSPECTION STATIONS.

       Section 104 of the River and Harbor Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 
     610) is amended--
       (1) by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
       ``(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       ``(1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
     to carry out this section $110,000,000 for each fiscal year, 
     of which--
       ``(A) $30,000,000 shall be made available to carry out 
     subsection (d)(1)(A)(i);
       ``(B) $30,000,000 shall be made available to carry out 
     subsection (d)(1)(A)(ii); and
       ``(C) $30,000,000 shall be made available to carry out 
     subsection (d)(1)(A)(iii).
       ``(2) Control operations.--Any funds made available under 
     paragraph (1) to be used for control operations shall be 
     allocated by the Chief of Engineers on a priority basis, 
     based on the urgency and need of each area and the 
     availability of local funds.''; and
       (2) in subsection (d)--
       (A) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows:
       ``(1) In general.--
       ``(A) Watercraft inspection stations.--In carrying out this 
     section, the Secretary shall establish (as applicable), 
     operate, and maintain new or existing watercraft inspection 
     stations--
       ``(i) to protect the Columbia River Basin;
       ``(ii) to protect the Upper Missouri River Basin; and
       ``(iii) to protect the Upper Colorado River Basin and the 
     South Platte and Arizona River Basins.
       ``(B) Locations.--The Secretary shall establish watercraft 
     inspection stations under subparagraph (A) at locations with 
     the highest likelihood of preventing the spread of aquatic 
     invasive species at reservoirs operated and maintained by the 
     Secretary, as determined by the Secretary in consultation 
     with States within the areas described in subparagraph (A).
       ``(C) Rapid response.--The Secretary shall assist States 
     within the areas described in subparagraph (A) with rapid 
     response to any aquatic invasive species, including quagga or 
     zebra mussel, infestation.''; and
       (B) by amending paragraph (3)(A) to read as follows:
       ``(A) the Governors of the States within the areas 
     described in each of clauses (i) through (iii) of paragraph 
     (1)(A), as applicable;''.

     SEC. 1171. RESTRICTED AREAS AT CORPS OF ENGINEERS DAMS.

       Section 2 of the Freedom to Fish Act (Public Law 113-13; 
     127 Stat. 449, 128 Stat. 1271) is amended by striking ``4 
     years after the date of enactment of the Water Resources 
     Reform and Development Act of 2014'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``5 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 2018''.

     SEC. 1172. COASTAL EROSION.

       (a) In General.--Pursuant to section 111 of the River and 
     Harbor Act of 1968 (33 U.S.C. 426i), the Secretary shall, to 
     the maximum extent practicable, complete operation and 
     maintenance renourishment to mitigate coastal erosion 
     attributed to Federal project structures in the upper 
     northeast United States.
       (b) Project Selection.--In carrying out the work under 
     subsection (a), the Secretary shall--
       (1) identify and carry out not more than 5 projects--
       (A) located in any of the States of Maine, New Hampshire, 
     Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, or New York; and
       (B) for which a feasibility study has been completed by 
     December 31, 2019, that includes findings that a Federal 
     project structure is interrupting the natural flow of 
     sediment and causing coastal erosion; and
       (2) consult with relevant State agencies in selecting 
     projects.

     SEC. 1173. PROHIBITION ON SURPLUS WATER FEES, LAKE CUMBERLAND 
                   WATERSHED, KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall not charge a fee for 
     surplus water under a contract entered into pursuant to 
     section 6 of the Act of December 22, 1944 (33 U.S.C. 708), if 
     the contract is for surplus water stored in the Lake 
     Cumberland Watershed, Kentucky and Tennessee.
       (b) Termination.--The limitation under subsection (a) shall 
     expire on the date that is 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act.
       (c) Applicability.--Nothing in this section--
       (1) affects the authority of the Secretary under section 
     2695 of title 10, United States Code, to accept funds or to 
     cover the administrative expenses relating to certain real 
     property transactions;
       (2) affects the application of section 6 of the Act of 
     December 22, 1944 (33 U.S.C. 708) or section 301 of the Water 
     Supply Act of 1958 (43 U.S.C. 390b) to surplus water stored 
     outside of the Lake Cumberland Watershed, Kentucky and 
     Tennessee; or
       (3) affects the authority of the Secretary to accept funds 
     under section 216(c) of the Water Resources Development Act 
     of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2321a(c)).

     SEC. 1174. MIDDLE RIO GRANDE PEAK FLOW RESTORATION.

       (a) Restarting of Temporary Deviation.--Subject to 
     subsection (b), the Secretary shall restart the temporary 
     deviation in the operation of Cochiti Lake and Jemez Canyon 
     Dam, that was initiated in 2009 and terminated in 2013, to 
     continue to evaluate the effects of the deviation.
       (b) Approval and Consultation.--Before restarting the 
     temporary deviation under subsection (a), the Secretary 
     shall, as required under the applicable water control 
     manuals--
       (1) first obtain approval from--
       (A) Pueblo de Cochiti;
       (B) Pueblo of Santa Ana; and
       (C) the Rio Grande Compact Commission established by the 
     compact approved by Congress under the Act of May 31, 1939 
     (53 Stat. 785, chapter 155); and
       (2) to the maximum extent practicable, consult with the 
     existing Cochiti Lake Environmental Resources Team, which 
     includes other Federal agencies and landowners in the region.
       (c) Sunset.--The authority to conduct the temporary 
     deviation described in subsection (a) shall terminate on the 
     date that is 5 years after the date on which the Secretary 
     restarts the temporary deviation under such subsection.

     SEC. 1175. PROHIBITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES IN IMPLEMENTING 
                   ROUGH RIVER LAKE FLOWAGE EASEMENT ENCROACHMENT 
                   RESOLUTION PLAN.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Eligible property owner.--The term ``eligible property 
     owner'' means the owner of a property--
       (A)(i) described in Scenario A, B, C, or D in the Plan; or
       (ii) that consists of vacant land located above 534 feet 
     mean sea level that is encumbered by a Rough River Lake 
     flowage easement; and
       (B) for which the Rough River Lake flowage easement is not 
     required to address backwater effects.
       (2) Plan.--The term ``Plan'' means the Rough River Lake 
     Flowage Easement Encroachment Resolution Plan of the Corps of 
     Engineers, dated January 2017.
       (b) Prohibition on Assessing Administrative Fees.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in carrying out 
     the Plan, the Secretary may not impose on or collect from any 
     eligible property owner any administrative fee, including--
       (1) a fee to pay the costs to the Corps of Engineers of 
     processing requests to resolve encroachments under the Plan;
       (2) fees for deed drafting and surveying; and
       (3) any other administrative cost incurred by the Corps of 
     Engineers in implementing the Plan.
       (c) Refund of Administrative Fees.--In the case of an 
     eligible property owner who has paid any administrative fees 
     described in paragraphs (1) through (3) of subsection (b) to 
     the Corps of Engineers, the Corps of Engineers shall refund 
     those fees on request of the eligible property owner.
       (d) Savings Provision.--Nothing in this section affects the 
     responsibility or authority of the Secretary to continue 
     carrying out the Plan, including any work necessary to 
     extinguish the flowage easement of the United States with 
     respect to the property of any eligible property owner.

     SEC. 1176. PRECONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING DESIGN DEMONSTRATION 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Definition of Environmental Impact Statement.--In this 
     section, the term ``environmental impact statement'' means 
     the detailed written statement required under section 
     102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
     (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)).
       (b) Demonstration Program.--The Secretary shall establish a 
     demonstration program to allow a project authorized to 
     execute pursuant to section 211 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 701b-13) (as in effect on 
     the day before the date of enactment of the Water Resources 
     Reform and Development Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1193)) to begin 
     preconstruction engineering and design on a determination by 
     the Secretary that the project is technically feasible, 
     economically justified, and environmentally acceptable.
       (c) Requirements.--For each project authorized to begin 
     preconstruction engineering and design under subsection (b)--
       (1) the project shall conform to the feasibility study and 
     the environmental impact statement approved by the Secretary; 
     and
       (2) the Secretary and the non-Federal sponsor shall jointly 
     agree to the construction design of the project.
       (d) Secretary Review of Potential Adverse Impacts.--When 
     reviewing the feasibility study and the environmental impact 
     statement for a project under subsection (b), the Secretary 
     shall follow current USACE Policy, Regulations, and Guidance, 
     to assess potential adverse downstream impacts to the Pearl 
     River Basin. Upon completion of the Secretary's determination 
     under subsection (b), the non-Federal sponsor shall design 
     the project in a manner that addresses any potential adverse 
     impacts or that provides mitigation in accordance with 
     section 906 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
     (33 U.S.C. 2283).

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       (e) Sunset.--The authority to carry out the demonstration 
     program under this section shall terminate on the date that 
     is 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (f) Savings Provision.--Nothing in this section supersedes, 
     precludes, or affects any applicable requirements for a 
     project under subsection (b) under--
       (1) section 906 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1986 (33 U.S.C. 2283); or
       (2) the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, 
     and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.).

                    Subtitle B--Studies and Reports

     SEC. 1201. AUTHORIZATION OF PROPOSED FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

       The Secretary is authorized to conduct a feasibility study 
     for the following projects for water resources development 
     and conservation and other purposes, as identified in the 
     reports titled ``Report to Congress on Future Water Resources 
     Development'' submitted to Congress on March 17, 2017, and 
     February 5, 2018, respectively, pursuant to section 7001 of 
     the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 
     U.S.C. 2282d) or otherwise reviewed by Congress:
       (1) Cave buttes dam, arizona.--Project for flood risk 
     management, Phoenix, Arizona.
       (2) San diego river, california.--Project for flood risk 
     management, navigation, and ecosystem restoration, San Diego, 
     California.
       (3) J. bennett johnston waterway, louisiana.--Project for 
     navigation, J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, Louisiana.
       (4) Northshore, louisiana.--Project for flood risk 
     management, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
       (5) Ouachita-black rivers, louisiana.--Project for 
     navigation, Little River, Louisiana.
       (6) Chautauqua lake, new york.--Project for ecosystem 
     restoration and flood risk management, Chautauqua, New York.
       (7) Trinity river and tributaries, texas.--Project for 
     navigation, Liberty, Texas.
       (8) West cell levee, texas.--Project for flood risk 
     management, Irving, Texas.
       (9) Coastal virginia, virginia.--Project for flood risk 
     management, ecosystem restoration, and navigation, Coastal 
     Virginia.
       (10) Tangier island, virginia.--Project for flood risk 
     management and ecosystem restoration, Tangier Island, 
     Virginia.

     SEC. 1202. ADDITIONAL STUDIES.

       (a) Lower Mississippi River; Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, 
     Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to carry out 
     studies to determine the feasibility of habitat restoration 
     for each of the eight reaches identified as priorities in the 
     report prepared by the Secretary pursuant to section 402 of 
     the Water Resources Development Act of 2000, titled ``Lower 
     Mississippi River Resource Assessment; Final Assessment In 
     Response to Section 402 of WRDA 2000'' and dated July 2015.
       (2) Consultation.--The Secretary shall consult with the 
     Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee during each 
     feasibility study carried out under paragraph (1).
       (b) St. Louis Riverfront, Meramec River Basin, Missouri and 
     Illinois.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to carry out 
     studies to determine the feasibility of a project for 
     ecosystem restoration and flood risk management in Madison, 
     St. Clair, and Monroe Counties, Illinois, St. Louis City, and 
     St. Louis, Jefferson, Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, 
     Crawford, Dent, Washington, Iron, St. Francois, St. 
     Genevieve, Osage, Reynolds, and Texas Counties, Missouri.
       (2) Continuation of existing study.--Any study carried out 
     under paragraph (1) shall be considered a continuation of the 
     study being carried out under Committee Resolution 2642 of 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
     House of Representatives, adopted June 21, 2000.

     SEC. 1203. EXPEDITED COMPLETION.

       (a) Feasibility Reports.--The Secretary shall expedite the 
     completion of a feasibility study for each of the following 
     projects, and if the Secretary determines that the project is 
     justified in a completed report, may proceed directly to 
     preconstruction planning, engineering, and design of the 
     project:
       (1) Project for riverbank stabilization, Selma, Alabama.
       (2) Project for ecosystem restoration, Three Mile Creek, 
     Alabama.
       (3) Project for navigation, Nome, Alaska.
       (4) Project for flood diversion, Seward, Alaska.
       (5) Project for flood control, water conservation, and 
     related purposes, Coyote Valley Dam, California.
       (6) Project for flood risk management, Lower Cache Creek, 
     California.
       (7) Project for flood risk management, Lower San Joaquin 
     River, California, as described in section 1322(b)(2)(F) of 
     the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (130 Stat. 1707) 
     (second phase of feasibility study).
       (8) Project for flood risk management, South San Francisco, 
     California.
       (9) Project for flood risk management and ecosystem 
     restoration, Tijuana River, California.
       (10) Project for flood damage reduction, Westminster-East 
     Garden Grove, California.
       (11) Project for flood risk management in East Hartford, 
     Connecticut.
       (12) Project for flood risk management in Hartford, 
     Connecticut.
       (13) Projects under the Comprehensive Flood Mitigation 
     Study for the Delaware River Basin.
       (14) Project for ecosystem restoration, Lake Apopka, 
     Florida.
       (15) Project for ecosystem restoration, Kansas River Weir, 
     Kansas.
       (16) Project for navigation and channel deepening, Baptiste 
     Collette Bayou, Louisiana, under section 203 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2231).
       (17) Project for navigation and channel deepening, Houma 
     Navigation Canal, Louisiana, under section 203 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2231).
       (18) Project for navigation and channel deepening, Bayou 
     Lafourche, Louisiana, under section 203 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2231).
       (19) Project for flood damage reduction and ecosystem 
     restoration, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
       (20) Project for ecosystem restoration, Warren Glen Dam 
     Removal, Musconetcong River, New Jersey.
       (21) Project for flood risk management, Rahway River Basin, 
     New Jersey.
       (22) The Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration 
     Project, New Jersey and New York.
       (23) Project for flood control and water supply, Abiquiu 
     Dam, New Mexico.
       (24) Project for reformulation, East Rockaway Inlet to 
     Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay, Queens, New York.
       (25) Project for navigation, New York-New Jersey Harbor and 
     Tributaries Focus Area.
       (26) Project for water resource improvements, Willamette 
     River Basin, Fern Ridge, Oregon.
       (27) Project for coastal storm risk management, Pawcatuck 
     River, Rhode Island.
       (28) Project for the Rhode Island historical structure 
     flood hazard vulnerability assessment.
       (29) Project for coastal storm risk management, Norfolk, 
     Virginia.
       (30) Project for navigation, Tacoma Harbor, Washington.
       (b) Lower San Joaquin River, California.--In expediting 
     completion of the second phase of the Lower San Joaquin River 
     feasibility study under subsection (a)(7), the Secretary 
     shall review and give priority to any plans and designs 
     requested by non-Federal interests and incorporate such plans 
     and designs into the Federal study if the Secretary 
     determines that such plans and designs are consistent with 
     Federal standards.
       (c) Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration 
     Project, New Jersey and New York.--In the case of a 
     recommendation for restoration activities within the Jamaica 
     Bay Unit of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive 
     Restoration Project, New Jersey and New York, under 
     subsection (a)(22), which are to protect property under the 
     jurisdiction of the National Park Service, the Secretary may 
     recommend to Congress that the Secretary accept and expend 
     funds from the National Park Service to carry out such 
     activities.
       (d) Post-Authorization Change Report.--The Secretary shall 
     expedite completion of a post-authorization change report for 
     the project for flood risk management, San Luis Rey River 
     Flood Control Protection Project, California.
       (e) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall expedite the updating 
     of the master plan for the Juniata River and tributaries 
     project, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, authorized by 
     section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-
     874; 76 Stat. 1182).
       (2) Process.--In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary 
     shall update the master plan in accordance with section 
     1309(a)(2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 
     (Public Law 114-322; 130 Stat. 1693).
       (f) Upper Missouri River Basin Flood and Drought 
     Monitoring.--The Secretary shall expedite activities 
     authorized under section 4003(a) of the Water Resources 
     Reform and Development Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1311, 130 Stat. 
     1677).
       (g) Project Modifications for Improvement of Environment.--
     For fiscal years 2019 and 2020, the Secretary shall give 
     priority to projects that restore degraded ecosystems through 
     modification of existing flood risk management projects for 
     projects--
       (1) authorized under section 1135 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a); and
       (2) located within the Upper Missouri River Basin.
       (h) Expedited Completion of Certain Projects.--It is the 
     sense of Congress that the Secretary should provide funding 
     for, and expedite the completion of, the following projects:
       (1) West Haven, Connecticut, as authorized by section 101 
     of the River and Harbor Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 1254) and 
     section 3 of the Act of August 13, 1946 (60 Stat. 1056, 
     chapter 960; 33 U.S.C. 426g).
       (2) Providence River, Rhode Island, as authorized by the 
     first section of the Act of August 26, 1937 (50 Stat. 845, 
     chapter 832) and section 301 of the River and Harbor Act of 
     1965 (79 Stat. 1089).
       (3) Morganza to the Gulf, Louisiana, as authorized by 
     section 7002(3) of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
     Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1368).
       (4) Louisiana Coastal Area, Louisiana, as authorized by 
     section 7002(5) of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
     Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1369).

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       (5) Louisiana Coastal Area-Barataria Basin Barrier, 
     Louisiana, as authorized by section 7002(5) of the Water 
     Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 
     1370).
       (6) West Shore Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, as authorized 
     by section 1401(3) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2016 (130 Stat. 1712).
       (7) Southwest Coastal Louisiana, Louisiana, as authorized 
     by section 1401(8) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2016 (130 Stat. 1715).
       (8) West Thompson Lake, Connecticut, as authorized by 
     section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1960 (74 Stat. 489).

     SEC. 1204. GAO STUDY ON BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS REFORMS.

       Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall--
       (1) conduct a study on the benefit-cost procedures of the 
     Secretary and the Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget (referred to in this section as the ``Director''), 
     including--
       (A) an examination of the benefits and costs that the 
     Secretary and the Director do and do not include in the 
     benefit-cost calculation, including, at a minimum, local and 
     regional economic benefits; and
       (B) a review of the calculation, if any, of navigation 
     benefits used in a benefit-cost calculation for a non-
     commercial harbor that is used by a State maritime academy 
     (as defined in section 51102 of title 46, United States Code) 
     for military training purposes; and
       (2) submit to Congress a report that--
       (A) describes the results of the study under paragraph (1); 
     and
       (B) includes recommendations for legislative or regulatory 
     changes to improve the benefit-cost analysis procedures of 
     the Secretary and the Director.

     SEC. 1205. HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND REPORT.

       (a) Deadline.--Not later than 180 days after enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary shall submit reports under section 
     210(e)(3) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
     U.S.C. 2238(e)(3)) and section 330 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1992 (26 U.S.C. 9505 note; Public Law 102-
     580) to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
     the House of Representatives and to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works of the Senate.
       (b) Additional Information.--For each report described in 
     subsection (a) that is submitted after the date of enactment 
     of this Act, the Secretary shall include, on a project-by-
     project basis, additional information identifying--
       (1) the most recent fiscal year for which operations and 
     maintenance activities have been carried out and the cost of 
     those activities; and
       (2) the operations and maintenance activities that were 
     performed through either a recommendation from Congress or 
     unspecified funds made available for ongoing work.
       (c) Availability.--The Secretary shall make publicly 
     available all reports described in subsection (a) submitted 
     before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1206. IDENTIFICATION OF NONPOWERED DAMS FOR HYDROPOWER 
                   DEVELOPMENT.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Secretary shall develop a list 
     of existing nonpowered dams owned and operated by the Corps 
     of Engineers that have the greatest potential for hydropower 
     development.
       (b) Considerations.--In developing the list under 
     subsection (a), the Secretary may consider the following:
       (1) The compatibility of hydropower generation with 
     existing purposes of the dam.
       (2) The proximity of the dam to existing transmission 
     resources.
       (3) The existence of studies to characterize environmental, 
     cultural, and historic resources relating to the dam.
       (4) Whether hydropower is an authorized purpose of the dam.
       (c) Availability.--The Secretary shall provide the list 
     developed under subsection (a) to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works of the Senate, and make such list available to the 
     public.

     SEC. 1207. STUDY ON INNOVATIVE PORTS FOR OFFSHORE WIND 
                   DEVELOPMENT.

       (a) Definition of Innovative Port for Offshore Wind 
     Development.--In this section, the term ``innovative port for 
     offshore wind development'' includes any federally authorized 
     port or harbor that can accommodate (including through 
     retrofitting)--
       (1) the upright assembly of the majority of an offshore 
     wind facility, including the foundation, tower, turbine, 
     blade, and electrical components;
       (2) an assembly area, ground-bearing pressure, and overhead 
     clearance for the assembly of offshore wind facility 
     turbines, which each have a capacity of up to 20 megawatts;
       (3) a heavy-lift quay and not less than 25 acres of port 
     storage;
       (4) innovative offshore wind facility and vessel 
     technologies that allow for the rapid installation of an 
     offshore wind facility; and
       (5) any other innovative offshore wind facility technology, 
     as determined by the Secretary.
       (b) Study and Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall--
       (A) in consultation with the all appropriate Federal 
     agencies, carry out a study of all federally authorized ports 
     and harbors, including in the Mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast, West 
     Coast, Great Lakes, and New England regions of the United 
     States, to identify--
       (i) not less than 3 suitable federally authorized ports and 
     harbors in those regions that could become innovative ports 
     for offshore wind development;
       (ii) barriers to the development of innovative ports for 
     offshore wind development;
       (iii) the Federal and State actions, including dredging and 
     construction of supporting infrastructure, needed to 
     facilitate the development of the federally authorized ports 
     and harbors identified under clause (i) to become innovative 
     ports for offshore wind development; and
       (iv) recommendations on any further research needed to 
     improve federally authorized ports and harbors in the United 
     States for offshore wind facility development and deployment; 
     and
       (B) submit to Congress a report describing the results of 
     the study under subparagraph (A).
       (2) Consultation.--In carrying out the study under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consult with, at a 
     minimum--
       (A) the Governor of each State in which a port or harbor 
     was identified;
       (B) affected port authorities;
       (C) units of local government; and
       (D) relevant experts in engineering, environment, and 
     industry considerations.

     SEC. 1208. INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES 
                   REPORT.

       Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that--
       (1) describes activities conducted by the Corps of 
     Engineers at centers of expertise, technology centers, 
     technical centers, research and development centers, and 
     similar facilities and organizations relating to the testing, 
     research, development, identification, and recommended uses 
     for innovative materials and advanced technologies, including 
     construction management technologies, in water resources 
     development projects; and
       (2) provides recommendations for types of water resources 
     development projects in which innovative materials and 
     advanced technologies should be used.

     SEC. 1209. STUDY AND REPORT ON EXPEDITING CERTAIN WAIVER 
                   PROCESSES.

       Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall complete and submit to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives a report based on the results of a study 
     on the best options available to the Secretary to implement 
     the waiver process for the non-Federal cost share under 
     section 116 of the Energy and Water Development and Related 
     Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-85; 123 
     Stat. 2851).

     SEC. 1210. REPORT ON DEBRIS REMOVAL.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress and make publicly 
     available a report that describes--
       (1) the extent to which the Secretary has carried out 
     section 3 of the Act of March 2, 1945 (33 U.S.C. 603a); and
       (2) how the Secretary has evaluated potential work to be 
     carried out under that section.

     SEC. 1211. CORPS FLOOD POLICY WITHIN URBAN AREAS.

       Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall report to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works of the Senate on--
       (1) flooding within urban floodplains; and
       (2) the Federal policy constraints on the ability of the 
     Secretary to address urban flooding, including the 
     regulations under part 238 of title 33, Code of Federal 
     Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of this 
     Act) (including the limitation under section 238.7(a)(1) of 
     that title that allows the Secretary to provide assistance 
     only where the flood discharge of a stream or waterway within 
     an urban area is greater than 800 cubic feet per second for 
     the 10-percent flood).

     SEC. 1212. FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR MITIGATION OF DAMAGE.

       Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works of the Senate a report that identifies--
       (1) feasibility studies that are incomplete as of the date 
     of enactment of this Act for a project for mitigation of 
     damage to an area affected by weather or other events for 
     which--
       (A) during the 8-year period ending on the date of 
     enactment of this Act--
       (i) the Secretary provided emergency response under section 
     5 of the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n); or
       (ii) the area received assistance under the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); and
       (B) there is significant risk for future similar events (as 
     determined by the Secretary); and
       (2) for each feasibility study identified under paragraph 
     (1), impediments to completing the study.

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     SEC. 1213. APPLICATIONS OF MILITARY LEASING AUTHORITIES.

       Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall--
       (1) complete a study on the application of section 2667 of 
     title 10, United States Code, enhanced use leasing 
     authorities, and other military leasing authorities to the 
     civil works program of the Secretary; and
       (2) submit to Congress a report on the results of the study 
     under paragraph (1), including a description of the obstacles 
     that must be removed so that the Assistant Secretary of the 
     Army for Civil Works may implement the authorities.

     SEC. 1214. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

       (a) Report.--Not later than two years after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report on any potential 
     disproportionate and adverse health or environmental effects 
     of programs, policies, and activities of the Corps of 
     Engineers related to water resources development projects on 
     minority communities, low-income communities, rural 
     communities, and Indian Tribes.
       (b) Consultation.--In preparing the report under subsection 
     (a), the Secretary shall provide public and private meetings 
     with representatives of minority communities, low-income 
     communities, rural communities, and Indian Tribes, as well as 
     representatives of State and local governments, and shall 
     ensure that sufficient meetings are held in different 
     geographic regions of the United States to ensure that a 
     diversity of views are obtained.
       (c) Recommendations.--The report submitted under subsection 
     (a) shall include--
       (1) the identification of any disproportionate and adverse 
     health or environmental effects to the communities and 
     Tribes; and
       (2) any recommendations of the Secretary for addressing 
     such effects, including recommended changes to the statutory 
     or regulatory authorities of the Corps of Engineers, or 
     changes to the policies or guidance of the Corps of 
     Engineers.

     SEC. 1215. TRANSPARENCY IN ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

       Section 1012(b)(1) of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2315a(b)(1)) is amended by 
     striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting ``Not later than 1 
     year after the date of enactment of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 2018, the Secretary''.

     SEC. 1216. ASSESSMENT OF HARBORS AND INLAND HARBORS.

       Section 210(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1986 (33 U.S.C. 2238) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``shall assess the'' and 
     inserting ``shall assess, and issue a report to Congress on, 
     the''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Opportunities for beneficial use of dredged 
     materials.--In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary 
     shall identify potential opportunities for the beneficial use 
     of dredged materials obtained from harbors and inland harbors 
     referred to in subsection (a)(2), including projects eligible 
     under section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2016 (130 Stat. 1645; 33 U.S.C. 2326 note).''.

     SEC. 1217. MAINTENANCE OF HIGH-RISK FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS.

       (a) Assessment.--With respect to each project classified as 
     class III under the Dam Safety Action Classification of the 
     Corps of Engineers for which the Secretary has assumed 
     responsibility for maintenance as of the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary shall assess--
       (1) the anticipated effects of the Secretary continuing to 
     be responsible for the maintenance of the project during the 
     period that ends 15 years after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, including the benefits to the State and local community; 
     and
       (2) the anticipated effects of the Secretary not continuing 
     to be responsible for the maintenance of the project during 
     such 15-year period, including the costs to the State and 
     local community.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 90 days after completion of the 
     assessment under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit 
     to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report summarizing the results 
     of the assessment.

     SEC. 1218. NORTH ATLANTIC DIVISION REPORT ON HURRICANE 
                   BARRIERS AND HARBORS OF REFUGE.

       Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary, in consultation with State and local 
     experts in the North Atlantic Division of the Corps of 
     Engineers, shall submit to Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate a 
     report on the durability and resiliency of existing hurricane 
     barriers and harbors of refuge in the North Atlantic 
     Division, giving particular consideration as to how such 
     barriers and harbors will survive and fully serve their 
     planned levels of protection under current, near, and longer 
     term future predicted sea levels, storm surges, and storm 
     strengths.

     SEC. 1219. GREAT LAKES COASTAL RESILIENCY STUDY.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall carry out a 
     comprehensive assessment of the water resources needs of the 
     Great Lakes System under section 729 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2267a).
       (b) Cooperation.--In carrying out the assessment pursuant 
     to subsection (a), the Secretary shall cooperate with 
     stakeholders and coordinate with all ongoing programs and 
     projects of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under 
     section 118(c)(7) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
     (33 U.S.C. 1268).
       (c) Definitions.--The term ``Great Lakes System'' has the 
     meaning given such term in section 118(a) of the Federal 
     Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1268(a)).

     SEC. 1220. MCMICKEN DAM, ARIZONA, AND MUDDY RIVER, 
                   MASSACHUSETTS.

       (a) Report.--The Secretary shall submit a report to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment on Public 
     Works of the Senate on the status of--
       (1) the project at McMicken Dam, Arizona, authorized by 
     section 304 of the Act of August 7, 1953 (67 Stat. 450); and
       (2) the project for flood damage reduction and 
     environmental restoration, Muddy River, Brookline and Boston, 
     Massachusetts, authorized by section 522 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 2000 (114 Stat. 2656).
       (b) Requirements.--The report under subsection (a) shall 
     include a description of the reasons of the Secretary for 
     deauthorizing the projects described in subsection (a).

     SEC. 1221. TABLE ROCK LAKE, ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI.

       Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works of the Senate a report on the implementation of section 
     1185(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (130 
     Stat. 1680).

     SEC. 1222. FORECAST-INFORMED RESERVOIR OPERATIONS.

       (a) Report on Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations.--Not 
     later than one year after the date of completion of the 
     forecast-informed reservoir operations research study pilot 
     program at Coyote Valley Dam, Russian River Basin, California 
     (authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 
     177)), the Secretary shall issue a report to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works of the Senate on the results of the study pilot 
     program.
       (b) Contents of Report.--The Secretary shall include in the 
     report issued under subsection (a)--
       (1) an analysis of the use of forecast-informed reservoir 
     operations at Coyote Valley Dam, California;
       (2) an assessment of the viability of using forecast-
     informed reservoir operations at other dams owned or operated 
     by the Secretary;
       (3) an identification of other dams owned or operated by 
     the Secretary where forecast-informed reservoir operations 
     may assist the Secretary in the optimization of future 
     reservoir operations; and
       (4) any additional areas for future study of forecast-
     informed reservoir operations.

     SEC. 1223. CEDAR RIVER, IOWA.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall complete and submit to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives a report summarizing the path forward and 
     timeline to implement the project for flood risk management 
     at Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, authorized by section 
     7002(2) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 
     2014 (128 Stat. 1366).

     SEC. 1224. OLD RIVER CONTROL STRUCTURE, LOUISIANA.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report on the structure and 
     operations plan for the Old River control structure 
     authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 1258), 
     based on the best available science, improved monitoring 
     capabilities, and other factors as determined by the 
     Secretary, including consideration of--
       (1) flood control;
       (2) navigational conditions;
       (3) water supply;
       (4) ecosystem restoration and ecological productivity; and
       (5) hydroelectric production.
       (b) Public Participation.--In developing the report 
     required by subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide 
     opportunity for public input and stakeholder engagement, 
     including public meetings.

     SEC. 1225. UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER PROTECTION.

       Section 2010 of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
     Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1270) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``(d) Considerations.--In carrying out a disposition study 
     with respect to the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, 
     including a disposition study under section 216 of the Flood 
     Control Act of 1970 (33 U.S.C. 549a), the Secretary shall 
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     study and shall produce a report on the Upper St. Anthony 
     Falls Lock and Dam that is separate from any report on any 
     other lock or dam included in such study that includes plans 
     for--
       ``(1) carrying out modifications to the Upper St. Anthony 
     Falls Lock and Dam to--
       ``(A) preserve and enhance recreational opportunities and 
     the health of the ecosystem; and
       ``(B) maintain the benefits to the natural ecosystem and 
     human environment;
       ``(2) a partial disposition of the Upper St. Anthony Falls 
     Lock and Dam facility and surrounding real property that 
     preserves any portion of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and 
     Dam necessary to maintain flood control; and
       ``(3) expediting the disposition described in this 
     subsection.
       ``(e) Contributed Funds.--The Secretary shall accept and 
     expend funds to carry out the study described in subsection 
     (d) that are contributed by a State or a political 
     subdivision of a State under the Act of October 15, 1940 (33 
     U.S.C. 701h-1).''.

     SEC. 1226. MISSOURI RIVER.

       (a) IRC Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report regarding the impacts of 
     interception-rearing complex construction on the navigation, 
     flood control, and other authorized purposes set forth in the 
     Missouri River Master Manual, and on the population recovery 
     of the pallid sturgeon.
       (b) No Additional IRC Construction.--Until the report under 
     subsection (a) is submitted, no additional interception-
     rearing complex construction is authorized.

     SEC. 1227. LOWER MISSOURI RIVER BANK STABILIZATION AND 
                   NAVIGATION.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report on the function and 
     reliability of the Lower Missouri River bank stabilization 
     and navigation project, authorized by the first section of 
     the Act of July 25, 1912 (37 Stat. 219, chapter 253).
       (b) Considerations and Coordination.--In developing the 
     report required under subsection (a), the Secretary shall--
       (1) consider recommended improvements to the project 
     described in such subsection and current and future flood 
     risks; and
       (2) coordinate with State and local governments and 
     affected stakeholders.

     SEC. 1228. COASTAL TEXAS STUDY.

       The Secretary shall expedite the completion of studies for 
     flood damage reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction, 
     and ecosystem restoration in the coastal areas of Texas that 
     are identified in the interim report due to be published in 
     2018 that describes the tentatively selected plan developed 
     in accordance with section 4091 of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1187).

     SEC. 1229. REPORT ON WATER SUPPLY CONTRACT, WRIGHT PATMAN 
                   LAKE, TEXAS.

       Not later than June 30, 2019, the Secretary shall submit to 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report on the status of the 
     implementation of the water supply contract, Department of 
     the Army, Civil Works Contract No. 29-68-A-0130, at Wright 
     Patman Lake, Texas, that--
       (1) describes the implementation of that contract at Wright 
     Patman Lake; and
       (2) identifies--
       (A) the activities that the Secretary expects to be 
     necessary to complete the execution of the contract;
       (B) the expected completion date for each activity 
     identified under subparagraph (A); and
       (C) the expected date of completion of the execution of the 
     contract.

  Subtitle C--Deauthorizations, Modifications, and Related Provisions

     SEC. 1301. DEAUTHORIZATION OF INACTIVE PROJECTS.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are--
       (1) to identify $4,000,000,000 in water resources 
     development projects authorized by Congress that are no 
     longer viable for construction due to--
       (A) a lack of local support;
       (B) a lack of available Federal or non-Federal resources; 
     or
       (C) an authorizing purpose that is no longer relevant or 
     feasible;
       (2) to create an expedited and definitive process for 
     Congress to deauthorize water resources development projects 
     that are no longer viable for construction; and
       (3) to allow the continued authorization of water resources 
     development projects that are viable for construction.
       (b) Interim Deauthorization List.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall develop an interim 
     deauthorization list that identifies--
       (A) each water resources development project, or separable 
     element of a project, authorized for construction before 
     November 8, 2007, for which--
       (i) planning, design, or construction was not initiated 
     before the date of enactment of this Act; or
       (ii) planning, design, or construction was initiated before 
     the date of enactment of this Act, but for which no funds, 
     Federal or non-Federal, were obligated for planning, design, 
     or construction of the project or separable element of the 
     project during the current fiscal year or any of the 6 
     preceding fiscal years;
       (B) each project or separable element of a project 
     identified and included on a list to Congress for 
     deauthorization pursuant to section 1001(b)(2) of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)(2)); and
       (C) any project or separable element of a project for which 
     the non-Federal sponsor of such project or separable element 
     submits a request for inclusion on the list.
       (2) Public comment and consultation.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary shall solicit comments from 
     the public and the Governors of each applicable State on the 
     interim deauthorization list developed under paragraph (1).
       (B) Comment period.--The public comment period shall be 90 
     days.
       (3) Submission to congress; publication.--Not later than 90 
     days after the date of the close of the comment period under 
     paragraph (2), the Secretary shall--
       (A) submit a revised interim deauthorization list to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
     House of Representatives; and
       (B) publish the revised interim deauthorization list in the 
     Federal Register.
       (c) Final Deauthorization List.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall develop a final 
     deauthorization list of water resources development projects, 
     or separable elements of projects, from the revised interim 
     deauthorization list described in subsection (b)(3).
       (2) Deauthorization amount.--
       (A) Proposed final list.--The Secretary shall prepare a 
     proposed final deauthorization list of projects and separable 
     elements of projects that have, in the aggregate, an 
     estimated Federal cost to complete that is at least 
     $4,000,000,000.
       (B) Determination of federal cost to complete.--For 
     purposes of subparagraph (A), the Federal cost to complete 
     shall take into account any allowances authorized by section 
     902 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
     2280), as applied to the most recent project schedule and 
     cost estimate.
       (3) Identification of projects.--
       (A) Sequencing of projects.--
       (i) In general.--The Secretary shall identify projects and 
     separable elements of projects for inclusion on the proposed 
     final deauthorization list according to the order in which 
     the projects and separable elements of the projects were 
     authorized, beginning with the earliest authorized projects 
     and separable elements of projects and ending with the latest 
     project or separable element of a project necessary to meet 
     the aggregate amount under paragraph (2)(A).
       (ii) Factors to consider.--The Secretary may identify 
     projects and separable elements of projects in an order other 
     than that established by clause (i) if the Secretary 
     determines, on a case-by-case basis, that a project or 
     separable element of a project is critical for interests of 
     the United States, based on the possible impact of the 
     project or separable element of the project on public health 
     and safety, the national economy, or the environment.
       (iii) Consideration of public comments.--In making 
     determinations under clause (ii), the Secretary shall 
     consider any comments received under subsection (b)(2).
       (B) Appendix.--The Secretary shall include as part of the 
     proposed final deauthorization list an appendix that--
       (i) identifies each project or separable element of a 
     project on the interim deauthorization list developed under 
     subsection (b) that is not included on the proposed final 
     deauthorization list; and
       (ii) describes the reasons why the project or separable 
     element is not included on the proposed final list.
       (4) Public comment and consultation.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary shall solicit comments from 
     the public and the Governor of each applicable State on the 
     proposed final deauthorization list and appendix developed 
     under paragraphs (2) and (3).
       (B) Comment period.--The public comment period shall be 90 
     days.
       (5) Submission of final list to congress; publication.--Not 
     later than 120 days after the date of the close of the 
     comment period under paragraph (4), the Secretary shall--
       (A) submit a final deauthorization list and an appendix to 
     the final deauthorization list in a report to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives; and
       (B) publish the final deauthorization list and the appendix 
     to the final deauthorization list in the Federal Register.
       (d) Deauthorization; Congressional Review.--
       (1) In general.--After the expiration of the 180-day period 
     beginning on the date of submission of the final 
     deauthorization list and appendix under subsection (c), a 
     project or separable element of a project identified in the 
     final deauthorization list is hereby deauthorized, unless 
     Congress passes a joint

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     resolution disapproving the final deauthorization list prior 
     to the end of such period.
       (2) Non-federal contributions.--
       (A) In general.--A project or separable element of a 
     project identified in the final deauthorization list under 
     subsection (c) shall not be deauthorized under this 
     subsection if, before the expiration of the 180-day period 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the non-Federal interest for 
     the project or separable element of the project provides 
     sufficient funds to complete the project or separable element 
     of the project.
       (B) Treatment of projects.--Notwithstanding subparagraph 
     (A), each project and separable element of a project 
     identified in the final deauthorization list shall be treated 
     as deauthorized for purposes of the aggregate deauthorization 
     amount specified in subsection (c)(2)(A).
       (3) Projects identified in appendix.--A project or 
     separable element of a project identified in the appendix to 
     the final deauthorization list shall remain subject to future 
     deauthorization by Congress.
       (e) Special Rule for Projects Receiving Funds for Post-
     authorization Study.--A project or separable element of a 
     project may not be identified on the interim deauthorization 
     list developed under subsection (b), or the final 
     deauthorization list developed under subsection (c), if the 
     project or separable element received funding for a post-
     authorization study during the current fiscal year or any of 
     the 6 preceding fiscal years.
       (f) General Provisions.--
       (1) Definitions.--In this section, the following 
     definitions apply:
       (A) Post-authorization study.--The term ``post-
     authorization study'' means--
       (i) a feasibility report developed under section 905 of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282);
       (ii) a feasibility study, as defined in section 105(d) of 
     the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
     2215(d)); or
       (iii) a review conducted under section 216 of the Flood 
     Control Act of 1970 (33 U.S.C. 549a), including an initial 
     appraisal that--

       (I) demonstrates a Federal interest; and
       (II) requires additional analysis for the project or 
     separable element.

       (B) Water resources development project.--The term ``water 
     resources development project'' includes an environmental 
     infrastructure assistance project or program of the Corps of 
     Engineers.
       (2) Treatment of project modifications.--For purposes of 
     this section, if an authorized water resources development 
     project or separable element of the project has been modified 
     by an Act of Congress, the date of the authorization of the 
     project or separable element shall be deemed to be the date 
     of the most recent modification.

     SEC. 1302. BACKLOG PREVENTION.

       (a) Project Deauthorization.--
       (1) In general.--A water resources development project 
     authorized for construction by this Act shall not be 
     authorized after the last day of the 10-year period beginning 
     on the date of enactment of this Act unless--
       (A) funds have been obligated for construction of, or a 
     post-authorization study for, such project or such separable 
     element during such period; or
       (B) a subsequent Act of Congress modifies the authorization 
     contained in this Act.
       (2) Identification of projects.--Not later than 60 days 
     after the expiration of the 10-year period described in 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to 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 identifies the projects 
     deauthorized under paragraph (1).
       (b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after the 
     expiration of the 12-year period beginning on the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
     House of Representatives, and make available to the public, a 
     report that contains--
       (1) a list of any water resources development projects 
     authorized by this Act for which construction has not been 
     completed;
       (2) a description of the reasons each project was not 
     completed;
       (3) a schedule for the completion of the projects based on 
     expected levels of appropriations;
       (4) a 5-year and 10-year projection of construction 
     backlog; and
       (5) any recommendations to Congress regarding how to 
     mitigate the backlog.

     SEC. 1303. PROJECT MODIFICATIONS.

       (a) Consistency With Reports.--Congress finds that the 
     project modifications described in this section are in 
     accordance with the reports submitted to Congress by the 
     Secretary under section 7001 of the Water Resources Reform 
     and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2282d), titled 
     ``Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development'', 
     or have otherwise been reviewed by Congress.
       (b) Modifications.--
       (1) Harbor/South bay, california.--Section 219(f)(43) of 
     the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (113 Stat. 337; 
     114 Stat. 2763A-220) is amended by striking ``$35,000,000'' 
     and inserting ``$70,000,000''.
       (2) Lakes marion and moultrie, south carolina.--Section 
     219(f)(25) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 
     (113 Stat. 336; 114 Stat. 2763A-220; 117 Stat. 1838; 130 
     Stat. 1677) is amended by striking ``$60,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$89,550,000''.

     SEC. 1304. LYTLE AND CAJON CREEKS, CALIFORNIA.

       That portion of the channel improvement project, Lytle and 
     Cajon Creeks, California, authorized to be carried out as a 
     part of the project for the Santa Ana River Basin, 
     California, by the Act of December 22, 1944 (Chapter 665; 58 
     Stat. 900) that consists of five earth-filled groins commonly 
     referred to as ``the Riverside Avenue groins'' is no longer 
     authorized as a Federal project beginning on the date of 
     enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1305. YUBA RIVER BASIN, CALIFORNIA.

       (a) In General.--The project for flood damage reduction, 
     Yuba River Basin, California, authorized by section 
     101(a)(10) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 
     (113 Stat. 275) is modified to allow a non-Federal interest 
     to construct a new levee to connect the existing levee with 
     high ground.
       (b) Project Description.--The levee to be constructed shall 
     tie into the existing levee at a point N2186189.2438, 
     E6703908.8657, thence running east and south along a path to 
     be determined to a point N2187849.4328, E6719262.0164.
       (c) Cooperation Agreement.--The Secretary shall execute a 
     conforming amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding 
     Respecting the Sacramento River Flood Control Project with 
     the State of California dated November 30, 1953, that is 
     limited to changing the description of the project to reflect 
     the modification.
       (d) No Federal Cost.--
       (1) Review costs.--Before construction of the levee 
     described in subsection (b), the Secretary may accept and 
     expend funds received from a non-Federal interest to review 
     the planning, engineering, and design of the levee described 
     in subsection (b) to ensure that such planning, engineering, 
     and design complies with Federal standards.
       (2) Non-federal share.--The non-Federal share of the cost 
     of constructing the levee shall be 100 percent.

     SEC. 1306. BRIDGEPORT HARBOR, CONNECTICUT.

       That portion of the project for navigation, Bridgeport 
     Harbor, Connecticut, authorized by the Act of June 18, 1878 
     (20 Stat. 158), and modified by the Act of August 11, 1888 
     (25 Stat. 401), the Act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. 1122), the 
     Act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 633), and the Act of July 3, 
     1930 (46 Stat. 919), and lying upstream of a line commencing 
     at point N627942.09, E879709.18 thence running southwesterly 
     about 125 feet to a point N627832.03, E879649.91 is no longer 
     authorized beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1307. DELAWARE RIVER NAVIGATION PROJECT.

       Section 1131(3) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1986 (100 Stat. 4246) is amended by striking ``ten feet'' and 
     inserting ``35 feet''.

     SEC. 1308. COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PLAN, CENTRAL 
                   AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA, EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL 
                   AREA, FLORIDA.

       (a) Authorization.--Subject to subsection (b), the 
     Secretary is authorized to carry out the project for 
     ecosystem restoration, Central and Southern Florida, 
     Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida, in accordance with 
     section 601 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 
     (114 Stat. 2680), as recommended in the addendum to the 
     Central Everglades Planning Project Post Authorization Change 
     Report, Feasibility Study and Draft Environmental Impact 
     Statement prepared by the South Florida Water Management 
     District and dated May 2018, with such modifications as the 
     Secretary considers appropriate.
       (b) Requirement.--
       (1) In general.--The project authorized by subsection (a) 
     may be constructed only after the Secretary prepares a report 
     that addresses the concerns, recommendations, and conditions 
     identified by the Secretary in the review assessment titled 
     ``Review Assessment of South Florida Water Management 
     District's Central Everglades Planning Project, Section 203 
     Post Authorization Change Report, Integrated Feasibility 
     Study and DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement (March 2018, 
     Amended May 2018)'' and dated May 2018.
       (2) Expedited completion.--The Secretary shall expedite the 
     completion of the report under paragraph (1) and shall 
     complete such report not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this section.
       (c) Consultation.--In reviewing the report identified in 
     subsection (a), and completing the report identified in 
     subsection (b), the Secretary shall consult with the South 
     Florida Water Management District on any project 
     modifications.
       (d) Consideration.--Nothing in this section shall be 
     construed to delay the design, construction, and 
     implementation of components and features of the project for 
     ecosystem restoration, Central Everglades, authorized by 
     section 1401(4) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2016 (130 Stat. 1713), that are not directly affected by the 
     project authorized by subsection (a).

     SEC. 1309. KISSIMMEE RIVER RESTORATION, FLORIDA.

       The Secretary may credit work performed or to be performed 
     by the non-Federal sponsor of the project for ecosystem 
     restoration, Kissimmee River, Florida, authorized by section 
     101(8) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 
     Stat. 4802), as an in-kind contribution under section 
     221(a)(4) of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-
     5b(a)(4)), in accordance with the report

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     of the Director of Civil Works relating to the Central and 
     Southern Florida Project, Kissimmee River Restoration 
     Project, dated April 27, 2018, subject to the availability of 
     appropriations for any payments due, if the Secretary 
     determines that the work was carried out in accordance with 
     the requirements of subchapter 4 of chapter 31, and chapter 
     37, of title 40, United States Code.

     SEC. 1310. LEVEE L-212, FOUR RIVER BASIN, OCKLAWAHA RIVER, 
                   FLORIDA.

       The portions of the project for flood control and other 
     purposes, Four River Basins, Florida, authorized by section 
     203 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1183), 
     consisting of levee L-212 along the Ocklawaha River, Florida, 
     are no longer authorized beginning on the date of enactment 
     of this Act.

     SEC. 1311. GREEN RIVER AND BARREN RIVER LOCKS AND DAMS, 
                   KENTUCKY.

       Section 1315 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 
     (130 Stat. 1698) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses 
     (i) and (ii), respectively, and adjusting the margins 
     accordingly;
       (ii) in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so 
     redesignated), by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Use of funds.--If the Secretary determines that 
     removal of Lock and Dam 5 or a portion of Lock and Dam 5 is 
     necessary before the conveyance under subparagraph (A), the 
     Secretary--
       ``(i) shall proceed with that removal; and
       ``(ii) to carry out that removal--

       ``(I) may use appropriated funds or accept and use funds 
     contributed by entities described in that subparagraph; and
       ``(II) may work with entities described in that 
     subparagraph.''; and

       (B) in paragraph (5)--
       (i) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses 
     (i) and (ii), respectively, and adjusting the margins 
     accordingly;
       (ii) in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so 
     redesignated), by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Use of funds.--If the Secretary determines that 
     removal of Lock and Dam 1 or a portion of Lock and Dam 1 is 
     necessary before the conveyance under subparagraph (A), the 
     Secretary--
       ``(i) shall proceed with that removal; and
       ``(ii) to carry out that removal--

       ``(I) may use appropriated funds or accept and use funds 
     contributed by entities described in that subparagraph; and
       ``(II) may work with entities described in that 
     subparagraph.''; and

       (2) in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following:
       ``(5) Removal costs.--In carrying out this section, if the 
     Secretary determines that removal of a Lock and Dam (or a 
     portion of a Lock and Dam) described in this section is 
     necessary, any Federal costs of that removal shall be subject 
     to the availability of appropriations.''.

     SEC. 1312. CAPE ARUNDEL DISPOSAL SITE, MAINE.

       The Cape Arundel Disposal Site selected by the Department 
     of the Army as an alternative dredged material disposal site 
     under section 103(b) of the Marine Protection, Research, and 
     Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1413(b)) shall remain 
     available for use until December 31, 2021.

     SEC. 1313. PENOBSCOT RIVER, MAINE.

       Beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the project 
     for navigation, Penobscot River, Maine, authorized by the 
     River and Harbor Appropriations Acts of July 5, 1884 (23 
     Stat. 133), August 11, 1888 (25 Stat. 408), July 31, 1892 (27 
     Stat. 96), and March 2, 1907 (Public Law 59-168; 34 Stat. 
     1074), is modified as follows:
       (1) The portion of the 14-foot deep channel located between 
     Bangor and Brewer, Maine, approximately 135,784 square feet 
     in area, starting at a point with coordinates N410451.89, 
     E913370.08, thence running N34 05'52.6''E about 815.4 feet to 
     a point with coordinates N411127.11, E913827.20, thence 
     running N52 41'55.33''E about 143.06 feet to a point with 
     coordinates N411213.81, E913941.00, thence running 
     N27 04'01''E about 1068.73 feet to a point with coordinates 
     N412165.48, E914427.30, thence running S62 55'59.79''E about 
     450 feet to a point with coordinates N411960.72, E914828.01, 
     thence running S27 04'01''W about 246.99 feet to a point with 
     coordinates N411740.78, E914715.62, thence running 
     N43 45'41.8''W about 444.66 feet to a point with coordinates 
     N412061.92, E914408.07, thence running S27 04'01''W about 
     946.62 feet to a point with coordinates N411218.97, 
     E913977.33, thence running S38 21'58.9''W about 978.35 feet 
     to the point of origin, is no longer authorized.
       (2) The portion of the 14-foot deep channel, approximately 
     121,875 square feet in area, starting at a point with 
     coordinates N410670.99, E914168.96, thence running 
     N62 55'59''W about 100 feet to a point with coordinates 
     N410716.49, E914079.92, thence running N27 04'01''E about 
     1236.13 feet to a point with coordinates N411817.24, 
     E914642.40, thence running S43 45'41.8''E about 105.87 feet 
     to a point with coordinates N411740.78, E914715.62, thence 
     running S27 04'01''W about 1201.37 feet to the point of 
     origin, is redesignated as a 100-foot wide and 14-foot deep 
     anchorage area.
       (3) The portion of the 14-foot deep channel, approximately 
     304,058 square feet in area, starting at a point with 
     coordinates N410761.99. E913990.87, thence running 
     N62 55'59''W about 300.08 feet to a point with coordinates 
     N410898.54, E913723.66, thence running N38 21'58.9''E about 
     408.69 feet to a point with coordinates N411218.97, 
     E913977.33, thence running N27 04'01''E about 946.62 feet to 
     a point with coordinates N412061.92, E914408.07, thence 
     running S43 45'41.8''E about 232.92 feet to a point with 
     coordinates N411893.70, E914569.17, thence running 
     S27 04'01''W about 1270.9 feet to the point of origin, is 
     redesignated as a 14-foot deep anchorage area of a width 
     varying from 220 to 300.08 feet.

     SEC. 1314. BOSTON HARBOR RESERVED CHANNEL DEAUTHORIZATIONS.

       (a) 40-Foot Reserved Channel.--
       (1) In general.--The portions of the project for 
     navigation, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, authorized by the 
     first section of the Act of October 17, 1940 (54 Stat. 1198, 
     chapter 895), and modified by section 101 of the River and 
     Harbor Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 297), section 101(a)(13) of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4607), and 
     section 7002(1) of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
     Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1365), described in paragraph (2) are 
     no longer authorized beginning on the date of enactment of 
     this Act.
       (2) Areas described.--
       (A) First area.--The first areas described in this 
     paragraph are--
       (i) beginning at a point N2950154.45, E785995.64;
       (ii) running southwesterly about 1451.63 feet to a point 
     N2950113.83, E784544.58;
       (iii) running southeasterly about 54.00 feet to a point 
     N2950059.85, E784546.09;
       (iv) running southwesterly about 1335.82 feet to a point 
     N2950022.48, E783210.79;
       (v) running northwesterly about 83.00 feet to a point 
     N2950105.44, E783208.47;
       (vi) running northeasterly about 2787.45 feet to a point 
     N2950183.44, E785994.83; and
       (vii) running southeasterly about 29.00 feet to the point 
     described in clause (i).
       (B) Second area.--The second areas described in this 
     paragraph are--
       (i) beginning at a point N2950502.86, E785540.84;
       (ii) running northeasterly about 46.11 feet to a point 
     N2950504.16, E785586.94;
       (iii) running southwesterly about 25.67 feet to a point 
     N2950480.84, E785576.18;
       (iv) running southwesterly to a point N2950414.32, 
     E783199.83;
       (v) running northwesterly about 8.00 feet to a point 
     N2950422.32, E783199.60;
       (vi) running northeasterly about 2342.58 feet to a point 
     N2950487.87, E785541.26; and
       (vii) running northwesterly about 15.00 feet to the point 
     described in clause (i).
       (b) 35-Foot Reserved Channel.--
       (1) In general.--The portions of the project for 
     navigation, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, authorized by the 
     first section of the Act of October 17, 1940 (54 Stat. 1198, 
     chapter 895), and modified by section 101 of the River and 
     Harbor Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 297), described in paragraph (2) 
     are no longer authorized beginning on the date of enactment 
     of this Act.
       (2) Areas described.--
       (A) First area.--The first areas described in this 
     paragraph are--
       (i) beginning at a point N2950143.44, E787532.14;
       (ii) running southeasterly about 22.21 feet to a point 
     N2950128.91, E787548.93;
       (iii) running southwesterly about 4,339.42 feet to a point 
     N2950007.48, E783211.21;
       (iv) running northwesterly about 15.00 feet to a point 
     N2950022.48, E783210.79; and
       (v) running northeasterly about 4,323.05 feet to the point 
     described in clause (i).
       (B) Second area.--The second areas described in this 
     paragraph are--
       (i) beginning at a point N2950502.86, E785540.84;
       (ii) running southeasterly about 15.00 feet to a point 
     N2950487.87, E785541.26;
       (iii) running southwesterly about 2342.58 feet to a point 
     N2950422.32, E783199.60;
       (iv) running southeasterly about 8.00 feet to a point 
     N2950414.32, E783199.83;
       (v) running southwesterly about 1339.12 feet to a point 
     N2950376.85, E781861.23;
       (vi) running northwesterly about 23.00 feet to a point 
     N2950399.84, E781860.59; and
       (vii) running northeasterly about 3681.70 feet to the point 
     described in clause (i).

     SEC. 1315. CORPS OF ENGINEERS BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRAM FOR NEW 
                   ENGLAND EVACUATION ROUTES.

       Subject to the availability of appropriations, the 
     Secretary may repair or replace, as necessary, any bridge 
     owned and operated by the Secretary that is--
       (1) located in any of the States of Connecticut, Maine, 
     Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont; and
       (2) necessary for evacuation during an extreme weather 
     event, as determined by the Secretary.

     SEC. 1316. PLYMOUTH HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS.

       The Secretary shall expedite and complete the dredging of 
     Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts, as authorized by the Act of 
     March 4, 1913 (37 Stat. 802, chapter 144) and the Act of 
     September 22, 1922 (42 Stat. 1038, chapter 427).

     SEC. 1317. PORTSMOUTH HARBOR AND PISCATAQUA RIVER.

       The Secretary shall expedite the project for navigation for 
     Portsmouth Harbor and the Piscataqua River authorized by 
     section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 
     1173).

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     SEC. 1318. MISSOURI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES AT KANSAS CITIES, 
                   MISSOURI AND KANSAS.

       The Secretary shall align the schedules of, and maximize 
     complimentary efforts, minimize duplicative practices, and 
     ensure coordination and information sharing with respect to--
       (1) the project for flood damage reduction, Argentine, East 
     Bottoms, Fairfax-Jersey Creek, and North Kansas Levees Units, 
     Missouri River and tributaries at Kansas Cities, Missouri and 
     Kansas, authorized by section 1001(28) of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1054); and
       (2) the project for flood risk management, Armourdale and 
     Central Industrial District Levee Units, Missouri River and 
     Tributaries at Kansas Citys, Missouri and Kansas, authorized 
     by section 1401(2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2016 (130 Stat. 1710).

     SEC. 1319. HAMPTON HARBOR, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NAVIGATION 
                   IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

       In carrying out the project for navigation, Hampton Harbor, 
     New Hampshire, under section 107 of the River and Harbor Act 
     of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577), the Secretary shall use all existing 
     authorities of the Secretary to mitigate severe shoaling.

     SEC. 1320. PASSAIC RIVER FEDERAL NAVIGATION CHANNEL, NEW 
                   JERSEY.

       (a) Definition of Passaic River Navigation Project.--In 
     this section, the term ``Passaic River navigation project'' 
     means the project for the Passaic River Federal navigation 
     channel, New Jersey, described in the document of the New 
     York District of the Corps of Engineers numbered 207075, 
     entitled ``Lower Passaic River Commercial Navigation 
     Analysis'', and dated March 2007, as revised in December 2008 
     and July 2010.
       (b) Deauthorization.--
       (1) In general.--The portion of the Passaic River 
     navigation project described in paragraph (2) is 
     deauthorized.
       (2) Description of portion.--The portion of the Passaic 
     River navigation project referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     portion from river mile 1.7 to river mile 15.4, as bounded 
     by--
       (A) the coordinates of--
       (i) West Longitude 074 10.33047" W;
       (ii) North Latitude 40 51.99988" N;
       (iii) East Longitude 074 06.05923" W; and
       (iv) South Latitude 40 43.2217" N; and
       (B) the New Jersey State Plane (US Survey Feet, NAD-83), as 
     follows: Upper Left x731 592941.27 y731 739665.34; Upper 
     Right x731 602477.94 y731 740791.62; Lower Left x731 
     582974.17 y731 692561.62; Lower Right x731 598345.10 y731 
     691219.09.
       (c) Modification.--
       (1) In general.--The depth of the portion of the Passaic 
     River navigation project described in paragraph (2) is 
     modified from 30 feet to 20 feet (using the Mean Lower Low 
     Water datum).
       (2) Description of portion.--The portion of the Passaic 
     River navigation project referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     portion from river mile 0.6 to river mile 1.7, as bounded 
     by--
       (A) the coordinates of--
       (i) West Longitude 074 07.43471" W;
       (ii) North Latitude 40 44.32682" N;
       (iii) East Longitude 074 06.61586" W; and
       (iv) South Latitude 40 42.39342" N; and
       (B) the New Jersey State Plane (US Survey Feet, NAD-83), as 
     follows: Upper Left x731 597440.36 y731 691333.92; Upper 
     Right x731 598345.10 y731 691219.09; Lower Left x731 
     596416.01 y731 685597.99; Lower Right x731 597351.18 y731 
     685596.08.

     SEC. 1321. FARGO-MOORHEAD METROPOLITAN AREA DIVERSION 
                   PROJECT, NORTH DAKOTA.

       (a) Exemption.--Subject to subsections (b) and (c), 
     notwithstanding section 404(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5170c(b)(2)(B)(ii)), and any regulations promulgated 
     to carry out that section, beginning on the date of enactment 
     of this Act, any property in the State of North Dakota that 
     was acquired through hazard mitigation assistance provided 
     under section 203 of that Act (42 U.S.C. 5133), section 404 
     of that Act (42 U.S.C. 5170c), or section 1366 of the 
     National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4104c), that 
     was subject to any open space deed restriction is exempt from 
     those restrictions to the extent necessary to complete the 
     Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Diversion Project authorized 
     by section 7002(2) of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1366).
       (b) Conditions.--As a condition of the exemption under 
     subsection (a)--
       (1) no new or additional structure unrelated to the Project 
     may be erected on the property unless the new or additional 
     structure is in compliance with section 404(b)(2)(B)(ii) of 
     the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170c(b)(2)(B)(ii)); and
       (2) any subsequent use of the land on the property that is 
     unrelated to the Project shall comply with that section.
       (c) Disaster Assistance Prohibited.--After the date of 
     enactment of this Act, no disaster assistance from any 
     Federal source may be provided with respect to any 
     improvements made on the property referred to in subsection 
     (a).
       (d) Savings Provision.--Nothing in this section affects the 
     responsibility of any entity to comply with all other 
     applicable laws (including regulations) with respect to the 
     properties described in subsection (a).

     SEC. 1322. CLATSOP COUNTY, OREGON.

       The portions of the project for raising and improving 
     existing levees of Clatsop County Diking District No. 13, in 
     Clatsop County, Oregon, authorized by section 5 of the Act of 
     June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1590), that are referred to as 
     Christensen No. 1 Dike No. 42 and Christensen No. 2 Levee No. 
     43 are no longer authorized beginning on the date of 
     enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1323. SVENSEN ISLAND, OREGON.

       The project for flood risk management, Svensen Island, 
     Oregon, authorized by section 204 of the Flood Control Act of 
     1950 (64 Stat. 180), is no longer authorized beginning on the 
     date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1324. WEST TENNESSEE TRIBUTARIES PROJECT, TENNESSEE.

       The unconstructed portions of the West Tennessee 
     tributaries project along the Obion and Forked Deer Rivers, 
     Tennessee, authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act 
     of 1948 (62 Stat. 1178), and modified by section 207 of the 
     Flood Control Act of 1966 (80 Stat. 1423), section 3(a) of 
     the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 14), 
     and section 183 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1976 (90 Stat. 2940), are no longer authorized beginning on 
     the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1325. PUGET SOUND NEARSHORE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION.

       Section 544(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2000 (Public Law 106-541; 114 Stat. 2675) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``$40,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$60,000,000''; and
       (2) by striking ``$5,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$10,000,000''.

     SEC. 1326. MILWAUKEE HARBOR, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.

       The portion of the project for navigation, Milwaukee 
     Harbor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, authorized by the first section 
     of the Act of March 3, 1843 (5 Stat. 619; chapter 85), 
     consisting of the navigation channel within the Menomonee 
     River that extends from the 16th Street Bridge upstream to 
     the upper limit of the authorized navigation channel and 
     described as follows is no longer authorized beginning on the 
     date of enactment of this Act:
       (1) Beginning at a point in the channel just downstream of 
     the 16th Street Bridge, N383219.703, E2521152.527.
       (2) Thence running westerly along the channel about 2,530.2 
     feet to a point, N383161.314, E2518620.712.
       (3) Thence running westerly by southwesterly along the 
     channel about 591.7 feet to a point at the upstream limit of 
     the existing project, N383080.126, E2518036.371.
       (4) Thence running northerly along the upstream limit of 
     the existing project about 80.5 feet to a point, N383159.359, 
     E2518025.363.
       (5) Thence running easterly by northeasterly along the 
     channel about 551.2 feet to a point, N383235.185, 
     E2518571.108.
       (6) Thence running easterly along the channel about 2,578.9 
     feet to a point, N383294.677, E2521150.798.
       (7) Thence running southerly across the channel about 74.3 
     feet to the point of origin.

     SEC. 1327. PROJECT COMPLETION FOR DISASTER AREAS.

       The Secretary shall expeditiously carry out any project for 
     flood risk management or hurricane and storm damage risk 
     reduction authorized as of the date of enactment of this Act 
     to be carried out by the Secretary in Texas, Florida, 
     Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, the Commonwealth of 
     Puerto Rico, or the United States Virgin Islands.

     SEC. 1328. FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.

       (a) In General.--In accordance with the requirements of 
     subsection (b), the Secretary is authorized to provide 
     assistance for the operation and maintenance of a flood risk 
     reduction project in the Red River Basin of the North that 
     was constructed, prior to the date of enactment of this Act, 
     under section 5(a) of the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 
     701n(a)).
       (b) Condition.--The Secretary may provide the assistance 
     authorized by subsection (a) for a project that, as 
     determined by the Secretary, becomes permanent due to the 
     extended presence of assistance from the Secretary under 
     section 5(a) of the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 
     701n(a)).
       (c) Termination.--The authority to provide assistance under 
     this section terminates on the date that is four years after 
     the date of enactment of this section.

     SEC. 1329. EXPEDITED INITIATION.

       Section 1322(b)(2) of the Water Resources Development Act 
     of 2016 (130 Stat. 1707) is amended, in the matter preceding 
     subparagraph (A), by inserting ``or, in a case in which a 
     general reevaluation report for the project is required, if 
     such report has been submitted for approval,'' after 
     ``completed report,''.

     SEC. 1330. PROJECT DEAUTHORIZATION AND STUDY EXTENSIONS.

       (a) Project Deauthorizations.--Section 6003(a) of the Water 
     Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     579c(a)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``7-year period'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``10-year period''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Calculation.--In calculating the time period under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall not include any period of 
     time during which the project is being reviewed and awaiting 
     determination by the Secretary to implement a locally 
     preferred plan for that project under section 1036(a).

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       ``(4) Exception.--The Secretary shall not deauthorize any 
     project during the period described in paragraph (3).''.
       (b) Study Extensions.--Section 1001(d)(4) of the Water 
     Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     2282c(d)(4)) is amended by striking ``7 years'' and inserting 
     ``10 years''.

     SEC. 1331. CONVEYANCES.

       (a) Cheatham County, Tennessee.--
       (1) Conveyance authorized.--The Secretary may convey to 
     Cheatham County, Tennessee (in this subsection referred to as 
     the ``Grantee''), all right, title, and interest of the 
     United States in and to the real property in Cheatham County, 
     Tennessee, consisting of approximately 9.19 acres, identified 
     as portions of tracts E-514-1, E-514-2, E-518-1, E-518-2, E-
     519-1, E-537-1, and E-538, all being part of the Cheatham 
     Lock and Dam project at CRM 158.5, including any improvements 
     thereon.
       (2) Deed.--The Secretary shall convey the property under 
     this subsection by quitclaim deed under such terms and 
     conditions as the Secretary determines appropriate to protect 
     the interests of the United States, to include retaining the 
     right to inundate with water any land transferred under this 
     subsection.
       (3) Consideration.--The Grantee shall pay to the Secretary 
     an amount that is not less than the fair market value of the 
     land conveyed under this subsection, as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       (4) Subject to existing easements and other interests.--The 
     conveyance of property under this section shall be subject to 
     all existing easements, rights-of-way, and leases that are in 
     effect as of the date of the conveyance.
       (b) Nashville, Tennessee.--
       (1) Conveyance authorized.--The Secretary may convey, 
     without consideration, to the City of Nashville, Tennessee 
     (in this subsection referred to as the ``City''), all right, 
     title, and interest of the United States in and to the real 
     property covered by Lease No. DACW62-1-84-149, including any 
     improvements thereon, at the Riverfront Park Recreational 
     Development, consisting of approximately 5 acres, subject to 
     the right of the Secretary to retain any required easements 
     in the property.
       (2) Conveyance agreement.--The Secretary shall convey by 
     quitclaim the real property described in paragraph (1) under 
     the terms and conditions mutually satisfactory to the 
     Secretary and the City. The deed shall provide that in the 
     event that the City, its successors, or assigns cease to 
     maintain improvements for recreation included in the 
     conveyance or otherwise utilize the real property conveyed 
     for purposes other than recreation and compatible flood risk 
     management, the City, its successor, or assigns shall repay 
     to the United States the Federal share of the cost of 
     constructing the improvements for recreation under the 
     agreement between the United States and the City dated 
     December 8, 1981, increased as necessary to account for 
     inflation.
       (c) Locks and Dams 1 Through 4, Kentucky River, Kentucky.--
       (1) In general.--Beginning on the date of enactment of this 
     Act, commercial navigation at Locks and Dams 1 through 4, 
     Kentucky River, Kentucky, shall no longer be authorized, and 
     the land and improvements associated with the locks and dams 
     shall be disposed of consistent with this subsection and in 
     accordance with the report of the Director of Civil Works 
     entitled ``Kentucky River Locks and Dams 1, 2, 3, and 4, 
     Disposition Study and Integrated Environmental Assessment'' 
     and dated April 20, 2018.
       (2) Disposition.--The Secretary shall convey to the State 
     of Kentucky (referred to in this section as the ``State''), 
     for the use and benefit of the Kentucky River Authority, all 
     right, title, and interest of the United States, together 
     with any improvements on the land, including improvements 
     located in the Kentucky River, in and to--
       (A) Lock and Dam 1, located in Carroll County, Kentucky;
       (B) Lock and Dam 2, located in Owen and Henry counties, 
     Kentucky;
       (C) Lock and Dam 3, located in Owen and Henry counties, 
     Kentucky; and
       (D) Lock and Dam 4, located in Franklin County, Kentucky.
       (3) Conditions.--
       (A) Quitclaim deed.--The Secretary shall convey the 
     property described in paragraph (2) by quitclaim deed to such 
     State under such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
     determines appropriate to protect the interests of the United 
     States.
       (B) Administrative costs.--The Secretary shall be 
     responsible for all administrative costs associated with a 
     conveyance under this subsection, including the costs of any 
     surveys the Secretary determines to be necessary.
       (C) Improvements prohibited.--
       (i) In general.--The Secretary may not improve the locks 
     and dams and land and improvements associated with the locks 
     and dams described in this subsection on or after the date of 
     enactment of this Act.
       (ii) Savings clause.--Nothing in subparagraph (A) prohibits 
     the State from improving the locks and dams and the land and 
     improvements associated with the locks and dams described in 
     this subsection on or after the date of conveyance under this 
     subsection.
       (4) Savings clause.--If the State does not accept the 
     conveyance under this subsection of the land and improvements 
     associated with the locks and dams described in this 
     subsection, the Secretary may dispose of the land and 
     improvements under subchapter III of chapter 5 of title 40, 
     United States Code.
       (d) Bainbridge, Georgia.--
       (1) In general.--On the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of the Army shall convey to the City of Bainbridge, 
     Georgia, without consideration and subject to subsection (b), 
     all right, title, and interest in and to real property 
     described in subsection (c).
       (2) Terms and conditions.--
       (A) In general.--The conveyance by the United States under 
     this subsection shall be subject to--
       (i) the condition that the City of Bainbridge agrees to 
     operate, maintain, and manage the property for fish and 
     wildlife, recreation, and environmental purposes at no cost 
     or expense to the United States; and
       (ii) such other terms and conditions as the Secretary 
     determines to be in the interest of the United States.
       (B) Reversion.--If the Secretary determines that the real 
     property conveyed under paragraph (1) ceases to be held in 
     public ownership or the city ceases to operate, maintain, and 
     manage the real property in accordance with this subsection, 
     all right, title, and interest in and to the property shall 
     revert to the United States, at the option of the Secretary.
       (3) Property.--The property to be conveyed is composed of 
     the following 3 parcels of land:
       (A) Parcel 1.--All that tract or parcel of land lying and 
     being in Land Lots 226. and 228, Fifteenth Land District, and 
     Land Lots 319, 320, 321, 322, 323 and 358, Twentieth Land 
     District, Decatur County, Georgia, more particularly 
     described as follows:
       Beginning at a concrete monument stamped ``358'' which is 
     950 feet, more or less, North of the South line and 600 feet, 
     more or less, West of the East line of said Land Lot 358, at 
     a corner of a tract of land owned by the United States of 
     America at Lake Seminole and at plane coordinate position 
     North 318,698.72 feet and East 360,033.38 feet based on 
     Transverse Mercator Projection, Georgia West Zone;
       Thence Due West 75 feet, more or less, to the contour at 
     elevation 77.0 feet above Mean Sea Level;
       Thence Northeasterly along the meanders of said 77.0 foot 
     contour a distance of 20,600 feet, more or less, to the mouth 
     of the entrance channel to the arena and boat basin;
       Thence N 75  E 150 feet, more or less, to another point on 
     said 77.0 foot contour;
       Thence Northeasterly along the meanders of said 77.0 foot 
     contour a distance of 3,300 feet, more or less, to a point 
     which is on the boundary of said United States tract and on 
     the boundary of a tract of land now or formerly owned by the 
     City of Bainbridge, Georgia;
       Thence along the boundary of said United States tract the 
     following courses:
       S 10  52' E along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract 830 feet, more or less, to a corner of said tract;
       S 89  45' E along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract 700 feet, more or less, to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J1A'', coordinates of said monument being North 328,902.34 
     feet and East 369,302.33 feet;
       S 22  25' W 62 feet, more or less, to a corner of another 
     tract of land owned by the City of Bainbridge, Georgia;
       S 88  07' W along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract 350 feet, more or less to a corner of said tract;
       N 84  00' W along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract 100.5 feet to a corner said tract;
       S 88  07' W along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract 300.0 feet to a corner of said tract;
       S 14  16' W along boundary of said City of Bainbridge tract 
     89.3 feet to a corner of said tract;
       Southwesterly along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract which is along a curve to the right with a radius of 
     684.69 feet an arc distance of 361.8 feet to a corner of said 
     tract;
       S 30  00' W along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract 294.0 feet to a corner of said tract;
       S 10  27' W along the boundary of said City of Bainbridge 
     tract 385.0 feet to a corner of said tract;
       N 73  31' W 38 feet, more or less, to a concrete monument;
       S 16  25' W 563.7 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J7A'';
       S 68  28' W 719.5 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J9A'';
       S 68  28' W 831.3 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J12A'';
       S 89  39' E 746.7 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J11A'';
       S 01  22' W 80.0 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J11B'';
       N 89  39' W 980.9 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J13A'';
       S 01  21' W 560.0 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``J15A'';
       S 37  14' W 1,213.0 feet;
       N 52  46' W 600.0 feet;
       S 37  14' W 1,000.0 feet;
       S 52  46' E 600.0 feet;
       S 37  14' W 117.0 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``320/319'';
       S 37  13' W 1,403.8 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``322/319'';
       S 37  13' W 2,771.4 feet to a concrete monument stamped 
     ``322/323'';
       S 37  13' W 1,459.2 feet;
       N 89  04' W 578.9 feet;
       S 53  42' W 367.7 feet;

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       S 43  42' W 315.3 feet;
       S 26  13' W 654.9 feet, more or less, to the point of 
     beginning.
       Containing 550.00 acres, more or less, and being a part of 
     Tracts L-1105 and L-1106 of Lake Seminole.
       (B) Parcel 2.--All that tract or parcel of land lying and 
     lying and being in Land Lot 226, Fifteenth Land District, 
     Decatur County, Georgia, more particularly described as 
     follows:
       Beginning at a point which is on the East right-of-way line 
     of the Seaboard Airline Railroad, 215 feet North of the South 
     end of the trestle over the Flint River, and at a corner of a 
     tract of land owned by the United States of America at Lake 
     Seminole;
       Thence Southeasterly along the boundary of said United 
     States tract which is along a curve to the right a distance 
     of 485 feet, more or less, to a point which is 340 feet, more 
     or less, S 67  00' E from the South end of said trestle, and 
     at a corner of said United States tract;
       Thence N 70  00' E along the boundary of said United States 
     tract 60.0 feet to a corner of said tract;
       Thence Northerly along the boundary of said United States 
     tract which is along a curve to the right a distance of 525 
     feet, more or less, to a corner of said tract;
       Thence S 05  00' W along the boundary of said United States 
     tract 500.0 feet to a corner of said tract;
       Thence Due West along the boundary of said United States 
     tract 370 feet, more or less, to a point which is on the East 
     right-of-way line of said railroad and at a corner of said 
     United States tract;
       Thence N 13  30' W along the boundary of said United States 
     tract which is along the East right-of-way line of said 
     railroad a distance of 310 feet, more or less, to the point 
     of beginning.
       Containing 3.67 acres, more or less, and being all of Tract 
     L-1124 of Lake Seminole.
       Parcels 1 and 2 contain in the aggregate 553.67 acres, more 
     or less.
       (C) Parcel 3.--All that tract or panel of land lying and 
     being in Land Lot 225, Fifteenth Land District, Decatur 
     County, Georgia, more particularly described as follows:
       Beginning at an iron marker designated ``225/226/'', which 
     is on the South line and 500 feet, more or less, West of the 
     Southeast corner of said Land Lot 225 at a corner of a tract 
     of land owned by the United States of America at Lake 
     Seminole and at plane coordinate position North 330,475.82 
     feet and East 370,429.36 feet, based on Transverse Mercator 
     Projection, Georgia West Zone;
       Thence Due West along the boundary of said United States 
     tract a distance of 53.0 feet to a monument stamped ``225/
     226-A'';
       Thence continue Due West along the boundary of said United 
     States tract a distance of 56 feet, more or less, to a point 
     on the East bank of the Flint River;
       Thence Northerly, upstream, along the meanders of the East 
     bank of said river a distance of 1,200 feet, more or less, to 
     a point which is on the Southern right-of-way line of U.S. 
     Highway No. 84 and at a corner of said United States tract;
       Thence Easterly and Southeasterly along the Southern right-
     of-way line of said highway, which is along the boundary of 
     said United States tract a distance of 285 feet, more or 
     less, to a monument stamped ``L-23-1'', the coordinates of 
     said monument being North 331,410.90 and East 370,574.96;
       Thence S 02  25' E along the boundary of said United States 
     tract a distance of 650.2 feet to a monument stamped ``225-
     A'';
       Thence S 42  13' E along the boundary of said United States 
     tract a distance of 99.8 feet to a monument stamped ``225'';
       Thence S 48  37' W along the boundary of said United States 
     tract a distance of 319.9 feet, more or less, to the point of 
     beginning.
       Containing 4.14 acres, more or less, and being all of Tract 
     L-1123 of the Lake Seminole Project.
       (e) Port of Whitman County, Washington.--
       (1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       (A) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means the 
     approximately 288 acres of land situated in Whitman County, 
     Washington, contained within Tract D of Little Goose Lock and 
     Dam.
       (B) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-Federal land'' means 
     a tract or tracts of land owned by the Port of Whitman 
     County, Washington, that the Secretary determines, with 
     approval of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 
     and the Secretary of the Interior acting through the Director 
     of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, equals or 
     exceeds the value of the Federal land both as habitat for 
     fish and wildlife and for recreational opportunities related 
     to fish and wildlife.
       (2) Land exchange.--On conveyance by the Port of Whitman 
     County to the United States of all right, title, and interest 
     in and to the non-Federal land, the Secretary of the Army 
     shall convey to the Port of Whitman County all right, title, 
     and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.
       (3) Deeds.--
       (A) Deed to non-federal land.--The Secretary may only 
     accept conveyance of the non-Federal land by warranty deed, 
     as determined acceptable by the Secretary.
       (B) Deed to federal land.--The Secretary shall convey the 
     Federal land to the Port of Whitman County by quitclaim deed 
     and subject to any reservations, terms, and conditions the 
     Secretary determines necessary to allow the United States to 
     operate and maintain the Lower Snake River Project and to 
     protect the interests of the United States.
       (4) Cash payment.--If the appraised fair market value of 
     the Federal land, as determined by the Secretary, exceeds the 
     appraised fair market value of the non-Federal land, as 
     determined by the Secretary, the Port of Whitman County shall 
     make a cash payment to the United States reflecting the 
     difference in the appraised fair market values.
       (5) Administrative expenses.--The Port of Whitman County 
     shall be responsible for the administrative costs of the 
     transaction in accordance with section 2695 of title 10, 
     United States Code.
       (f) Fort Dupont, Delaware.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), not later than 
     180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary shall transfer--
       (A) all right, title, and interest in and to a parcel of 
     land known as that part of the Original Acquisition (OADE) 
     Tract that includes the bed and banks of the Delaware Branch 
     Channel on the north side of the Fifth Street Bridge, 
     Delaware City, Delaware, containing approximately 31.6 acres 
     of land, to the Fort DuPont Redevelopment and Preservation 
     Corporation (herein referred to as ``the Grantee''); and
       (B) all right, title, and interest in and to the Fifth 
     Street Bridge, together with the land known as that part of 
     the Original Acquisition (OADE) Tract that includes the banks 
     and bed of the Delaware Branch Channel, Delaware City, 
     Delaware, containing approximately 0.27 acres of land, to the 
     State of Delaware.
       (2) Conditions.--
       (A) State approval.--Before making a transfer under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall ensure that the Governor 
     of Delaware agrees to the transfer.
       (B) Toll-free bridge.--Before making a transfer under 
     subparagraph (1)(B), the Governor of Delaware shall agree to 
     ensure that no toll is imposed for use of the bridge referred 
     to in that subsection, in accordance with section 109 of the 
     River and Harbor Act of 1950 (33 U.S.C. 534).
       (C) Survey.--The exact acreage and legal description of the 
     land to be transferred under paragraph (1) shall be 
     determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary and the 
     Governor of Delaware.
       (D) Costs.--Any administrative costs for the transfer under 
     paragraph (1) shall be paid by Fort DuPont Redevelopment and 
     Preservation Corporation, the State of Delaware, or a 
     combination of those entities.
       (3) Consideration.--The Grantee shall pay to the Secretary 
     an amount that is not less than the fair market value of the 
     land conveyed to the Grantee under this subsection, as 
     determined by the Secretary.
       (g) Tuscaloosa, Alabama.--As soon as practicable after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army 
     shall convey by quitclaim deed to the City of Tuscaloosa, 
     Alabama, at fair market value, the lands owned by the United 
     States adjacent to the Black Warrior River on the south side 
     below the U.S. Highway 43 bridge, including the south wall of 
     the Old Oliver Lock, and extending to the Corps' current 
     recreation area, that the Secretary determines are no longer 
     required for operation and maintenance of the Oliver Lock and 
     Dam.
       (h) Generally Applicable Provisions.--
       (1) Survey to obtain legal description.--The exact acreage 
     and the legal description of any real property to be conveyed 
     under this section shall be determined by a survey that is 
     satisfactory to the Secretary.
       (2) Applicability of property screening provisions.--
     Section 2696 of title 10, United States Code, shall not apply 
     to any conveyance under this section.
       (3) Additional terms and conditions.--The Secretary may 
     require that any conveyance under this section be subject to 
     such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary 
     considers necessary and appropriate to protect the interests 
     of the United States.
       (4) Costs of conveyance.--An entity to which a conveyance 
     is made under this section shall be responsible for all 
     reasonable and necessary costs, including real estate 
     transaction and environmental documentation costs, associated 
     with the conveyance.
       (5) Liability.--An entity to which a conveyance is made 
     under this section shall hold the United States harmless from 
     any liability with respect to activities carried out, on or 
     after the date of the conveyance, on real property conveyed. 
     The United States shall remain responsible for any liability 
     with respect to activities carried out, before such date, on 
     the real property conveyed.

     SEC. 1332. REPORT ON FUTURE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

       (a) Programmatic Modification.--Section 7001 of the Water 
     Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     2282d(a)) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(4) Programmatic modifications.--Any programmatic 
     modification for an environmental infrastructure assistance 
     program.'';
       (2) in subsection (b)(1) by striking ``studies and proposed 
     modifications to authorized water resources development 
     projects and feasibility studies'' and inserting ``studies, 
     proposed modifications to authorized water resources 
     development projects and feasibility studies, and proposed 
     modifications for an environmental infrastructure program'';

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       (3) by redesignating subsections (d), (e), and (f) as 
     subsections (e), (f), and (g), respectively;
       (4) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
       ``(d) Programmatic Modifications in Annual Report.--The 
     Secretary shall include in the annual report only proposed 
     modifications for an environmental infrastructure assistance 
     program that have not been included in any previous annual 
     report. For each proposed modification, the Secretary shall 
     include a letter or statement of support for the proposed 
     modification from each associated non-Federal interest, 
     description of assistance provided, and total Federal cost of 
     assistance provided.''; and
       (5) by striking subsection (c)(4) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(4) Appendix.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall include in the 
     annual report an appendix listing the proposals submitted 
     under subsection (b) that were not included in the annual 
     report under paragraph (1)(A) and a description of why the 
     Secretary determined that those proposals did not meet the 
     criteria for inclusion under such paragraph.
       ``(B) Limitation.--In carrying out the activities described 
     in this section--
       ``(i) the Secretary shall not include proposals in the 
     appendix of the annual report that otherwise meet the 
     criteria for inclusion in the annual report solely on the 
     basis of the Secretary's determination that the proposal 
     requires legislative changes to an authorized water resources 
     development project, feasibility study, or environmental 
     infrastructure program; and
       ``(ii) the Secretary shall not include proposals in the 
     appendix of the annual report that otherwise meet the 
     criteria for inclusion in the annual report solely on the 
     basis of a policy of the Secretary.''.
       (b) Savings Clause.--Notwithstanding the third sentence of 
     section 1001(b)(2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)(2)), projects and separable elements 
     of projects identified in the fiscal year 2017 report 
     prepared in accordance with such section and submitted to 
     Congress on December 15, 2016, shall not be deauthorized 
     unless such projects and separable elements meet the 
     requirements of section 1301(b)(1)(A) of the Water Resources 
     Development Act of 2016 (130 Stat. 1687).

               Subtitle D--Water Resources Infrastructure

     SEC. 1401. PROJECT AUTHORIZATIONS.

       The following projects for water resources development and 
     conservation and other purposes, as identified in the reports 
     titled ``Report to Congress on Future Water Resources 
     Development'' submitted to Congress on March 17, 2017, and 
     February 5, 2018, respectively, pursuant to section 7001 of 
     the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 
     U.S.C. 2282d) or otherwise reviewed by Congress are 
     authorized to be carried out by the Secretary substantially 
     in accordance with the plans, and subject to the conditions, 
     described in the respective reports or decision documents 
     designated in this section:
       (1) Navigation.--


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. AR     Three Rivers        September 6,   Total: $184,395,000 (to be
           Southeast           2018           derived \1/2\ from the
           Arkansas                           general fund of the
                                              Treasury and \1/2\ from
                                              the Inland Waterways Trust
                                              Fund)
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2. PR     San Juan Harbor     August 23,     Federal: $41,345,840
                               2018          Non-Federal: $13,781,267
                                             Total: $55,127,107
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3. TX     Galveston Harbor     Aug. 8, 2017  Federal: $10,444,000
           Channel Extension                 Non-Federal: $3,481,000
           Project, Houston-                 Total: $13,925,000
           Galveston
           Navigation
           Channels
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4. WA     Seattle Harbor      June 7, 2018   Federal: $29,362,000
           Navigation                        Non-Federal: $31,880,000
           Improvement                       Total: $61,242,000
           Project
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (2) Flood risk management.--


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. CA     Lower San Joaquin   July 31, 2018  Federal: $712,169,000
           River                             Non-Federal: $383,475,000
                                             Total: $1,095,644,000
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2. HI     Ala Wai Canal       Dec. 21, 2017  Federal: $212,754,000
                                             Non-Federal: $114,560,000
                                             Total: $327,313,000
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3. NY      Mamaroneck-        Dec. 14, 2017  Federal: $53,500,000
           Sheldrake Rivers                  Non-Federal: $28,750,000
                                             Total: $82,250,000
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       (3) Hurricane and storm damage risk reduction.--


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               C.  Date of
                                Report of       D.  Estimated Initial
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        Costs and  Estimated
                                Engineers        Renourishment  Costs
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1. FL      St. Johns County   Aug. 8, 2017   Initial Federal: $5,873,283
                                              Initial Non-Federal:
                                              $19,661,924
                                             Initial Total: $25,535,207
                                              Renourishment Federal:
                                              $9,751,788
                                             Renourishment Non-Federal:
                                              $45,344,169
                                             Renourishment Total:
                                              $55,095,957
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2. FL     St. Lucie County    Dec. 15, 2017  Initial Federal: $7,239,497
                                             Initial Non-Federal:
                                              $13,443,614
                                              Initial Total: $20,683,110
                                              Renourishment Federal:
                                              $9,093,999
                                             Renourishment Non-Federal:
                                              $24,588,991
                                             Renourishment Total:
                                              $33,682,990
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3. TX     Sabine Pass to      Dec. 7, 2017   Federal: $2,200,357,000
           Galveston Bay                      Non-Federal:
                                              $1,184,807,000
                                              Total: $3,385,164,000
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       (4) Flood risk management and ecosystem restoration.--


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. NM     Espanola Valley,     May 11, 2018  Federal: $55,602,266
           Rio Grande                        Non-Federal: $7,637,764
                                             Total: $63,240,030
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       (5) Ecosystem restoration.--


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. TX     Resacas, in the      September 6,  Federal: $141,489,000
           vicinity of the     2018          Non-Federal: $65,675,000
           City of                           Total: $207,164,000
           Brownsville
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       (6) Modifications and other projects.--


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               C.  Date of
A. State       B.  Name          Decision        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                 Document
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. GA     Savannah Harbor      Dec. 5, 2016  Federal: $731,700,000
           Expansion Project                 Non-Federal: $287,200,000
                                             Total: $1,018,900,000
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2. MI     Soo Locks, Sault    June 29, 2018  Federal: $922,432,000
           Ste. Marie                        Non-Federal: $0
                                             Total: $922,432,000
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3. TN     Chickamauga Lock    July 19, 2018  Total: $757,666,000 (to be
           Replacement                        derived \1/2\ from the
                                              general fund of the
                                              Treasury and \1/2\ from
                                              the Inland Waterways Trust
                                              Fund)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     SEC. 1402. SPECIAL RULES.

       (a) St. Paul Harbor, Alaska.--Notwithstanding section 
     2008(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
     (Public Law 110-114; 121 Stat. 1074), the project for 
     navigation, St. Paul Harbor, authorized by section 101(b)(3) 
     of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 
     3667), shall be cost-shared substantially in accordance with 
     the costs established by section 105 of the Energy and Water 
     Development Appropriations Act, 2003 (117 Stat. 139).
       (b) Espanola Valley, New Mexico.--The Secretary shall carry 
     out the project for flood risk management and ecosystem 
     restoration, Espanola Valley, Rio Grande and Tributaries, New 
     Mexico, authorized by section 1401(4) of this Act 
     substantially in accordance with terms and conditions 
     described in the Report of the Chief of Engineers, dated May 
     11, 2018, including, notwithstanding section 2008(c) of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-114; 
     121 Stat. 1074), the recommended cost share.

     SEC. 1403. NORFOLK HARBOR AND CHANNELS, VIRGINIA.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to further 
     improve the project for navigation, Norfolk Harbor and 
     Channels, Virginia, authorized by section 201 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4090), 
     substantially in accordance with the plans, and subject to 
     the conditions, described in the Report of the Chief of 
     Engineers dated June 29, 2018.
       (b) Thimble Shoal Channel Widening.--The Secretary may 
     carry out additional modifications to the project described 
     in subsection (a) that are identified in the report titled 
     ``Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development'' 
     submitted to Congress on February 5, 2018, pursuant to 
     section 7001 of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
     Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2282d).
       (c) Maximum Authorized Cost.--Notwithstanding section 
     902(a)(2)(B) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
     (33 U.S.C. 2280(a)(2)(B)), the maximum authorized cost for 
     the project described in subsection (a) shall not be modified 
     for the improvements and modifications authorized by 
     subsections (a) and (b).

              TITLE II--DRINKING WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT

     SEC. 2001. INDIAN RESERVATION DRINKING WATER PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall carry out a program to implement--
       (1) 10 eligible projects described in subsection (b) that 
     are within the Upper Missouri River Basin; and
       (2) 10 eligible projects described in subsection (b) that 
     are within the Upper Rio Grande Basin.
       (b) Eligible Projects.--A project eligible to participate 
     in the program under subsection (a) is a project--
       (1) that is on a reservation (as defined in section 3 of 
     the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1452)) that 
     serves a federally recognized Indian Tribe; and

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       (2) the purpose of which is to connect, expand, or repair 
     an existing public water system, as defined in section 
     1401(4) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f(4)), 
     in order to improve water quality, water pressure, or water 
     services.
       (c) Requirement.--In carrying out the program under 
     subsection (a)(1), the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall select not less than 1 eligible 
     project for a reservation that serves more than 1 federally 
     recognized Indian Tribe.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out the program under subsection 
     (a) $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2022.

     SEC. 2002. CLEAN, SAFE, RELIABLE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

       Section 1452(k) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
     300j-12(k)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)(D), by inserting ``and for the 
     implementation of efforts (other than actions authorized 
     under subparagraph (A)) to protect source water in areas 
     delineated pursuant to section 1453'' before the period at 
     the end; and
       (2) in paragraph (2)(E), by inserting ``, and to implement 
     efforts to protect source water,'' after ``wellhead 
     protection programs''.

     SEC. 2003. STUDY ON INTRACTABLE WATER SYSTEMS.

       Part E of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j et 
     seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 1459C. STUDY ON INTRACTABLE WATER SYSTEMS.

       ``(a) Definition of Intractable Water System.--In this 
     section, the term `intractable water system' means a 
     community water system or a noncommunity water system--
       ``(1) that serves fewer than 1,000 individuals;
       ``(2) the owner or operator of which--
       ``(A) is unable or unwilling to provide safe and adequate 
     service to those individuals;
       ``(B) has abandoned or effectively abandoned the community 
     water system or noncommunity water system, as applicable;
       ``(C) has defaulted on a financial obligation relating to 
     the community water system or noncommunity water system, as 
     applicable; or
       ``(D) fails to maintain the facilities of the community 
     water system or noncommunity water system, as applicable, in 
     a manner so as to prevent a potential public health hazard; 
     and
       ``(3) that is, as of the date of enactment of America's 
     Water Infrastructure Act of 2018--
       ``(A) in significant noncompliance with this Act or any 
     regulation promulgated pursuant to this Act; or
       ``(B) listed as having a history of significant 
     noncompliance with this title pursuant to section 1420(b)(1).
       ``(b) Study Required.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Administrator, in consultation 
     with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health 
     and Human Services, shall complete a study that--
       ``(A) identifies intractable water systems; and
       ``(B) describes barriers to delivery of potable water to 
     individuals served by an intractable water system.
       ``(2) Report to congress.--Not later than 2 years after the 
     date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall 
     submit to Congress a report describing findings and 
     recommendations based on the study under this subsection.''.

     SEC. 2004. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO ACCESS TO NONPOTABLE 
                   WATER.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) access to nonpotable water sources for industry can 
     relieve the supply and demand challenges for potable water in 
     water-stressed regions throughout the United States; and
       (2) water users are encouraged to continue implementing and 
     incentivizing nonpotable water reuse programs that will 
     achieve greater water savings and conservation needs.

     SEC. 2005. DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE AND 
                   SUSTAINABILITY.

       Section 1459A of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
     300j-19a) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (j) as subsection (k);
       (2) in subsection (k), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by 
     striking ``this section'' and inserting ``subsections (a) 
     through (j) of this section'';
       (3) by inserting after subsection (i) the following:
       ``(j) State Response to Contaminants.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Administrator may, subject to the 
     terms and conditions of this section, issue a grant to a 
     requesting State, on behalf of an underserved community, so 
     the State may assist in, or otherwise carry out, necessary 
     and appropriate activities related to a contaminant--
       ``(A) that is determined by the State to--
       ``(i) be present in, or likely to enter into, a public 
     water system serving, or an underground source of drinking 
     water for, such underserved community; and
       ``(ii) potentially present an imminent and substantial 
     endangerment to the health of persons; and
       ``(B) with respect to which the State determines 
     appropriate authorities have not acted sufficiently to 
     protect the health of such persons.
       ``(2) Recovery of funds.--If, subsequent to the 
     Administrator's award of a grant to a State under this 
     subsection, any person or entity (including an eligible 
     entity), is found by the Administrator or a court of 
     competent jurisdiction to have caused or contributed to 
     contamination that was detected as a result of testing 
     conducted, or treated, with funds provided under this 
     subsection, and such contamination violated a law 
     administered by the Administrator, such person or entity 
     shall, upon issuance of a final judgment or settlement and 
     the exhaustion of all appellate and administrative remedies--
       ``(A) notify the Administrator in writing not later than 30 
     days after such issuance of a final judgment or settlement 
     and the exhaustion of all appellate and administrative 
     remedies; and
       ``(B) promptly pay the Administrator an amount equal to the 
     amount of such funds.''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(l) Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience and 
     Sustainability.--
       ``(1) Resilience and natural hazard.--The terms 
     `resilience' and `natural hazard' have the meaning given such 
     terms in section 1433(h).
       ``(2) In general.--The Administrator may establish and 
     carry out a program, to be known as the Drinking Water System 
     Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Program, under 
     which the Administrator, subject to the availability of 
     appropriations for such purpose, shall award grants in each 
     of fiscal years 2019 and 2020 to eligible entities for the 
     purpose of increasing resilience to natural hazards.
       ``(3) Use of funds.--An eligible entity may only use grant 
     funds received under this subsection to assist in the 
     planning, design, construction, implementation, operation, or 
     maintenance of a program or project that increases resilience 
     to natural hazards through--
       ``(A) the conservation of water or the enhancement of water 
     use efficiency;
       ``(B) the modification or relocation of existing drinking 
     water system infrastructure made, or that is at risk of 
     being, significantly impaired by natural hazards, including 
     risks to drinking water from flooding;
       ``(C) the design or construction of desalination facilities 
     to serve existing communities;
       ``(D) the enhancement of water supply through the use of 
     watershed management and source water protection;
       ``(E) the enhancement of energy efficiency or the use and 
     generation of renewable energy in the conveyance or treatment 
     of drinking water; or
       ``(F) the development and implementation of measures to 
     increase the resilience of the eligible entity to natural 
     hazards.
       ``(4) Application.--To seek a grant under this subsection, 
     the eligible entity shall submit to the Administrator an 
     application that--
       ``(A) includes a proposal of the program or project to be 
     planned, designed, constructed, implemented, operated, or 
     maintained by the eligible entity;
       ``(B) identifies the natural hazard risk to be addressed by 
     the proposed program or project;
       ``(C) provides documentation prepared by a Federal, State, 
     regional, or local government agency of the natural hazard 
     risk to the area where the proposed program or project is to 
     be located;
       ``(D) includes a description of any recent natural hazard 
     events that have affected the applicable water system;
       ``(E) includes a description of how the proposed program or 
     project would improve the performance of the system under the 
     anticipated natural hazards; and
       ``(F) explains how the proposed program or project is 
     expected to enhance the resilience of the system to the 
     anticipated natural hazards.
       ``(5) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $4,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2019 and 2020.''.

     SEC. 2006. VOLUNTARY SCHOOL AND CHILD CARE PROGRAM LEAD 
                   TESTING GRANT PROGRAM ENHANCEMENT.

       (a) Voluntary School and Child Care Program Lead Testing 
     Grant Program Enhancement.--Section 1464(d) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-24(d)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Technical assistance.--In carrying out the grant 
     program under subparagraph (A), beginning not later than 1 
     year after the date of enactment of America's Water 
     Infrastructure Act of 2018, the Administrator shall provide 
     technical assistance to recipients of grants under this 
     subsection--
       ``(i) to assist in identifying the source of lead 
     contamination in drinking water at schools and child care 
     programs under the jurisdiction of the grant recipient;
       ``(ii) to assist in identifying and applying for other 
     Federal and State grant programs that may assist the grant 
     recipient in eliminating lead contamination described in 
     clause (i);
       ``(iii) to provide information on other financing options 
     in eliminating lead contamination described in clause (i); 
     and
       ``(iv) to connect grant recipients with nonprofit and other 
     organizations that may be able to assist with the elimination 
     of lead contamination described in clause (i).'';
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (7) as 
     paragraphs (5) through (8), respectively;

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       (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following 
     paragraph:
       ``(4) Priority.--In making grants under this subsection, 
     the Administrator shall give priority to States and local 
     educational agencies that will assist in voluntary testing 
     for lead contamination in drinking water at schools and child 
     care programs that are in low-income areas.''; and
       (4) in paragraph (8) (as redesignated by paragraph (2) of 
     this section)--
       (A) by striking ``is authorized'' and inserting ``are 
     authorized''; and
       (B) by striking ``2021'' and inserting ``2019, and 
     $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021''.
       (b) Drinking Water Fountain Replacement for Schools.--
       (1) In general.--Part F of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300j-21 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 1465. DRINKING WATER FOUNTAIN REPLACEMENT FOR SCHOOLS.

       ``(a) Establishment.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
     of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall 
     establish a grant program to provide assistance to local 
     educational agencies for the replacement of drinking water 
     fountains manufactured prior to 1988.
       ``(b) Use of Funds.--Funds awarded under the grant 
     program--
       ``(1) shall be used to pay the costs of replacement of 
     drinking water fountains in schools; and
       ``(2) may be used to pay the costs of monitoring and 
     reporting of lead levels in the drinking water of schools of 
     a local educational agency receiving such funds, as 
     determined appropriate by the Administrator.
       ``(c) Priority.--In awarding funds under the grant program, 
     the Administrator shall give priority to local educational 
     agencies based on economic need.
       ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are 
     authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section 
     $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2021.''.
       (2) Definitions.--Section 1461(5) of the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-21(5)) is amended by inserting ``or 
     drinking water fountain'' after ``water cooler'' each place 
     it appears.

     SEC. 2007. INNOVATIVE WATER TECHNOLOGY GRANT PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
       (2) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' means--
       (A) a public water system (as defined under section 1401(4) 
     of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f(4)));
       (B) an institution of higher education;
       (C) a research institution or foundation;
       (D) a regional water organization; or
       (E) a nonprofit organization described in section 
     1442(e)(8) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-
     1(e)(8)).
       (b) Grant Program Authorized.--The Administrator shall 
     carry out a grant program for the purpose of accelerating the 
     development and deployment of innovative water technologies 
     that address pressing drinking water supply, quality, 
     treatment, or security challenges of public water systems, 
     areas served by private wells, or source waters.
       (c) Grants.--In carrying out the program under subsection 
     (b), the Administrator shall make grants to eligible 
     entities--
       (1) to develop, test, and deploy innovative water 
     technologies; or
       (2) to provide technical assistance to deploy demonstrated 
     innovative water technologies.
       (d) Selection Criteria.--In making grants under this 
     section, the Administrator shall--
       (1) award grants through a competitive process to eligible 
     entities the Administrator determines are best able to carry 
     out the purpose of the program; and
       (2) give priority to projects that have the potential--
       (A) to reduce ratepayer or community costs or costs of 
     future capital investments;
       (B) to significantly improve human health or the 
     environment; or
       (C) to provide additional drinking water supplies with 
     minimal environmental impact.
       (e) Cost-sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of 
     activities carried out using a grant under this section shall 
     be not more than 65 percent.
       (f) Limitation.--The maximum amount of a grant under this 
     section shall be $5,000,000.
       (g) Report.--Each year, the Administrator shall submit to 
     Congress and make publicly available on the website of the 
     Administrator a report that describes any advancements during 
     the previous year in development of innovative water 
     technologies made as a result of funding provided under this 
     section.
       (h) Partnerships.--Grants awarded under this program may 
     include projects that are carried out by an eligible entity 
     in cooperation with a private entity, including a farmer, 
     farmer cooperative, or manufacturer of water technologies.
       (i) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for 
     each of fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

     SEC. 2008. IMPROVED CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS.

       Section 1414(c)(4) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300g-3(c)(4)) is amended--
       (1) in the heading for subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``Annual reports'' and inserting ``Reports'';
       (2) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``, or provide by 
     electronic means,'' after ``to mail'';
       (3) in subparagraph (B)--
       (A) in clause (iv), by striking ``the Administrator, and'' 
     and inserting ``the Administrator, including corrosion 
     control efforts, and''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following clause:
       ``(vii) Identification of, if any--

       ``(I) exceedances described in paragraph (1)(D) for which 
     corrective action has been required by the Administrator or 
     the State (in the case of a State exercising primary 
     enforcement responsibility for public water systems) during 
     the monitoring period covered by the consumer confidence 
     report; and
       ``(II) violations that occurred during the monitoring 
     period covered by the consumer confidence report.''; and

       (4) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(F) Revisions.--
       ``(i) Understandability and frequency.--Not later than 24 
     months after the date of enactment of America's Water 
     Infrastructure Act of 2018, the Administrator, in 
     consultation with the parties identified in subparagraph (A), 
     shall issue revisions to the regulations issued under 
     subparagraph (A)--

       ``(I) to increase--

       ``(aa) the readability, clarity, and understandability of 
     the information presented in consumer confidence reports; and
       ``(bb) the accuracy of information presented, and risk 
     communication, in consumer confidence reports; and

       ``(II) with respect to community water systems that serve 
     10,000 or more persons, to require each such community water 
     system to provide, by mail, electronic means, or other 
     methods described in clause (ii), a consumer confidence 
     report to each customer of the system at least biannually.

       ``(ii) Electronic delivery.--Any revision of regulations 
     pursuant to clause (i) shall allow delivery of consumer 
     confidence reports by methods consistent with methods 
     described in the memorandum `Safe Drinking Water Act-Consumer 
     Confidence Report Rule Delivery Options' issued by the 
     Environmental Protection Agency on January 3, 2013.''.

     SEC. 2009. CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS.

       (a) In General.--Section 1414(h)(1) of the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g-3(h)(1)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``or'' after the 
     semicolon;
       (2) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; or''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(D) entering into a contractual agreement for significant 
     management or administrative functions of the system to 
     correct violations identified in the plan.''.
       (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 1414(i)(1) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g-3(i)(1)) is amended by 
     inserting a comma after ``1417''.

     SEC. 2010. ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMPLIANCE.

       (a) Mandatory Assessment.--Subsection (h) of section 1414 
     of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g-3) is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Authority for mandatory assessment.--
       ``(A) Authority.--A State with primary enforcement 
     responsibility or the Administrator (if the State does not 
     have primary enforcement responsibility) may require the 
     owner or operator of a public water system to assess options 
     for consolidation, or transfer of ownership of the system, as 
     described in paragraph (1), or other actions expected to 
     achieve compliance with national primary drinking water 
     regulations described in clause (i)(I), if--
       ``(i) the public water system--

       ``(I) has repeatedly violated one or more national primary 
     drinking water regulations and such repeated violations are 
     likely to adversely affect human health; and
       ``(II)(aa) is unable or unwilling to take feasible and 
     affordable actions, as determined by the State with primary 
     enforcement responsibility or the Administrator (if the State 
     does not have primary enforcement responsibility), that will 
     result in the public water system complying with the national 
     primary drinking water regulations described in subclause 
     (I), including accessing technical assistance and financial 
     assistance through the State loan fund pursuant to section 
     1452; or
       ``(bb) has already undertaken actions described in item 
     (aa) without achieving compliance;

       ``(ii) such consolidation, transfer, or other action is 
     feasible; and
       ``(iii) such consolidation, transfer, or other action could 
     result in greater compliance with national primary drinking 
     water regulations.
       ``(B) Tailoring of assessments.--Requirements for any 
     assessment to be conducted pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall 
     be tailored with respect to the size, type, and 
     characteristics, of the public water system to be assessed.
       ``(C) Approved entities.--An assessment conducted pursuant 
     to subparagraph (A) may be conducted by an entity approved by 
     the State requiring such assessment (or the Administrator, if 
     the State does not have primary enforcement responsibility), 
     which

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     may include such State (or the Administrator, as applicable), 
     the public water system, or a third party.
       ``(D) Burden of assessments.--It is the sense of Congress 
     that any assessment required pursuant to subparagraph (A) 
     should not be overly burdensome on the public water system 
     that is assessed.
       ``(4) Financial assistance.--Notwithstanding section 
     1452(a)(3), a public water system undertaking consolidation 
     or transfer of ownership or other actions pursuant to an 
     assessment completed under paragraph (3) may receive a loan 
     described in section 1452(a)(2)(A) to carry out such 
     consolidation, transfer, or other action.
       ``(5) Protection of nonresponsible system.--
       ``(A) Identification of liabilities.--
       ``(i) In general.--An owner or operator of a public water 
     system that submits a plan pursuant to paragraph (1) based on 
     an assessment conducted with respect to such public water 
     system under paragraph (3) shall identify as part of such 
     plan--

       ``(I) any potential and existing liability for penalties 
     and damages arising from each specific violation identified 
     in the plan of which the owner or operator is aware; and
       ``(II) any funds or other assets that are available to 
     satisfy such liability, as of the date of submission of such 
     plan, to the public water system that committed such 
     violation.

       ``(ii) Inclusion.--In carrying out clause (i), the owner or 
     operator shall take reasonable steps to ensure that all 
     potential and existing liabilities for penalties and damages 
     arising from each specific violation identified in the plan 
     are identified.
       ``(B) Reservation of funds.--A public water system that, 
     consistent with the findings of an assessment conducted 
     pursuant to paragraph (3), has completed the actions under a 
     plan submitted and approved pursuant to this subsection shall 
     not be liable under this title for a violation of this title 
     identified in the plan, except to the extent to which funds 
     or other assets are identified pursuant to subparagraph 
     (A)(i)(II) as available to satisfy such liability.
       ``(6) Regulations.--Not later than 2 years after the date 
     of enactment of America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, 
     the Administrator shall promulgate regulations to implement 
     paragraphs (3), (4), and (5).''.
       (b) Retention of Primary Enforcement Authority.--
       (1) In general.--Section 1413(a) of the Safe Drinking Water 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 300g-2(a)) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (5), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
     semicolon;
       (B) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (7); and
       (C) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(6) has adopted and is implementing procedures for 
     requiring public water systems to assess options for 
     consolidation or transfer of ownership or other actions in 
     accordance with the regulations issued by the Administrator 
     under section 1414(h)(6); and''.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 1413(b)(1) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g-2(b)(1)) is amended by 
     striking ``of paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4)''.

     SEC. 2011. IMPROVED ACCURACY AND AVAILABILITY OF COMPLIANCE 
                   MONITORING DATA.

       Section 1414 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
     300g-3) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(j) Improved Accuracy and Availability of Compliance 
     Monitoring Data.--
       ``(1) Strategic plan.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
     of enactment of this subsection, the Administrator, in 
     coordination with States (including States without primary 
     enforcement responsibility under section 1413), public water 
     systems, and other interested stakeholders, shall develop and 
     provide to Congress a strategic plan for improving the 
     accuracy and availability of monitoring data collected to 
     demonstrate compliance with national primary drinking water 
     regulations and submitted--
       ``(A) by public water systems to States; or
       ``(B) by States to the Administrator.
       ``(2) Evaluation.--In developing the strategic plan under 
     paragraph (1), the Administrator shall evaluate any 
     challenges faced--
       ``(A) in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of submitted 
     data described in paragraph (1);
       ``(B) by States and public water systems in implementing an 
     electronic system for submitting such data, including the 
     technical and economic feasibility of implementing such a 
     system; and
       ``(C) by users of such electronic systems in being able to 
     access such data.
       ``(3) Findings and recommendations.--The Administrator 
     shall include in the strategic plan provided to Congress 
     under paragraph (1)--
       ``(A) a summary of the findings of the evaluation under 
     paragraph (2); and
       ``(B) recommendations on practicable, cost-effective 
     methods and means that can be employed to improve the 
     accuracy and availability of submitted data described in 
     paragraph (1).
       ``(4) Consultation.--In developing the strategic plan under 
     paragraph (1), the Administrator may, as appropriate, consult 
     with States or other Federal agencies that have experience 
     using practicable methods and means to improve the accuracy 
     and availability of submitted data described in such 
     paragraph.''.

     SEC. 2012. ASSET MANAGEMENT.

       Section 1420 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
     300g-9) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)(2)--
       (A) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``; and'' and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (B) in subparagraph (E), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(F) a description of how the State will, as appropriate--
       ``(i) encourage development by public water systems of 
     asset management plans that include best practices for asset 
     management; and
       ``(ii) assist, including through the provision of technical 
     assistance, public water systems in training operators or 
     other relevant and appropriate persons in implementing such 
     asset management plans.'';
       (2) in subsection (c)(3), by inserting ``, including 
     efforts of the State to encourage development by public water 
     systems of asset management plans and to assist public water 
     systems in training relevant and appropriate persons in 
     implementing such asset management plans'' after ``public 
     water systems in the State''; and
       (3) in subsection (d), by adding at the end the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(5) Information on asset management practices.--Not later 
     than 5 years after the date of enactment of this paragraph, 
     and not less often than every 5 years thereafter, the 
     Administrator shall review and, if appropriate, update 
     educational materials, including handbooks, training 
     materials, and technical information, made available by the 
     Administrator to owners, managers, and operators of public 
     water systems, local officials, technical assistance 
     providers (including nonprofit water associations), and State 
     personnel concerning best practices for asset management 
     strategies that may be used by public water systems.''.

     SEC. 2013. COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM RISK AND RESILIENCE.

       (a) In General.--Section 1433 of the Safe Drinking Water 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 300i-2) is amended to read as follows:

     ``SEC. 1433. COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM RISK AND RESILIENCE.

       ``(a) Risk and Resilience Assessments.--
       ``(1) In general.--Each community water system serving a 
     population of greater than 3,300 persons shall conduct an 
     assessment of the risks to, and resilience of, its system. 
     Such an assessment--
       ``(A) shall include an assessment of--
       ``(i) the risk to the system from malevolent acts and 
     natural hazards;
       ``(ii) the resilience of the pipes and constructed 
     conveyances, physical barriers, source water, water 
     collection and intake, pretreatment, treatment, storage and 
     distribution facilities, electronic, computer, or other 
     automated systems (including the security of such systems) 
     which are utilized by the system;
       ``(iii) the monitoring practices of the system;
       ``(iv) the financial infrastructure of the system;
       ``(v) the use, storage, or handling of various chemicals by 
     the system; and
       ``(vi) the operation and maintenance of the system; and
       ``(B) may include an evaluation of capital and operational 
     needs for risk and resilience management for the system.
       ``(2) Baseline information.--The Administrator, not later 
     than August 1, 2019, after consultation with appropriate 
     departments and agencies of the Federal Government and with 
     State and local governments, shall provide baseline 
     information on malevolent acts of relevance to community 
     water systems, which shall include consideration of acts that 
     may--
       ``(A) substantially disrupt the ability of the system to 
     provide a safe and reliable supply of drinking water; or
       ``(B) otherwise present significant public health or 
     economic concerns to the community served by the system.
       ``(3) Certification.--
       ``(A) Certification.--Each community water system described 
     in paragraph (1) shall submit to the Administrator a 
     certification that the system has conducted an assessment 
     complying with paragraph (1). Such certification shall be 
     made prior to--
       ``(i) March 31, 2020, in the case of systems serving a 
     population of 100,000 or more;
       ``(ii) December 31, 2020, in the case of systems serving a 
     population of 50,000 or more but less than 100,000; and
       ``(iii) June 30, 2021, in the case of systems serving a 
     population greater than 3,300 but less than 50,000.
       ``(B) Review and revision.--Each community water system 
     described in paragraph (1) shall review the assessment of 
     such system conducted under such paragraph at least once 
     every 5 years after the applicable deadline for submission of 
     its certification under subparagraph (A) to determine whether 
     such assessment should be revised. Upon completion of such a 
     review, the community water system shall submit to the 
     Administrator a certification that the system has reviewed 
     its assessment and, if applicable, revised such assessment.
       ``(4) Contents of certifications.--A certification required 
     under paragraph (3) shall contain only--
       ``(A) information that identifies the community water 
     system submitting the certification;
       ``(B) the date of the certification; and
       ``(C) a statement that the community water system has 
     conducted, reviewed, or revised the assessment, as 
     applicable.

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       ``(5) Provision to other entities.--No community water 
     system shall be required under State or local law to provide 
     an assessment described in this section (or revision thereof) 
     to any State, regional, or local governmental entity solely 
     by reason of the requirement set forth in paragraph (3) that 
     the system submit a certification to the Administrator.
       ``(b) Emergency Response Plan.--Each community water system 
     serving a population greater than 3,300 shall prepare or 
     revise, where necessary, an emergency response plan that 
     incorporates findings of the assessment conducted under 
     subsection (a) for such system (and any revisions thereto). 
     Each community water system shall certify to the 
     Administrator, as soon as reasonably possible after the date 
     of enactment of America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, 
     but not later than 6 months after completion of the 
     assessment under subsection (a), that the system has 
     completed such plan. The emergency response plan shall 
     include--
       ``(1) strategies and resources to improve the resilience of 
     the system, including the physical security and cybersecurity 
     of the system;
       ``(2) plans and procedures that can be implemented, and 
     identification of equipment that can be utilized, in the 
     event of a malevolent act or natural hazard that threatens 
     the ability of the community water system to deliver safe 
     drinking water;
       ``(3) actions, procedures, and equipment which can obviate 
     or significantly lessen the impact of a malevolent act or 
     natural hazard on the public health and the safety and supply 
     of drinking water provided to communities and individuals, 
     including the development of alternative source water 
     options, relocation of water intakes, and construction of 
     flood protection barriers; and
       ``(4) strategies that can be used to aid in the detection 
     of malevolent acts or natural hazards that threaten the 
     security or resilience of the system.
       ``(c) Coordination.--Community water systems shall, to the 
     extent possible, coordinate with existing local emergency 
     planning committees established pursuant to the Emergency 
     Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 
     11001 et seq.) when preparing or revising an assessment or 
     emergency response plan under this section.
       ``(d) Record Maintenance.--Each community water system 
     shall maintain a copy of the assessment conducted under 
     subsection (a) and the emergency response plan prepared under 
     subsection (b) (including any revised assessment or plan) for 
     5 years after the date on which a certification of such 
     assessment or plan is submitted to the Administrator under 
     this section.
       ``(e) Guidance to Small Public Water Systems.--The 
     Administrator shall provide guidance and technical assistance 
     to community water systems serving a population of less than 
     3,300 persons on how to conduct resilience assessments, 
     prepare emergency response plans, and address threats from 
     malevolent acts and natural hazards that threaten to disrupt 
     the provision of safe drinking water or significantly affect 
     the public health or significantly affect the safety or 
     supply of drinking water provided to communities and 
     individuals.
       ``(f) Alternative Preparedness and Operational Resilience 
     Programs.--
       ``(1) Satisfaction of requirement.--A community water 
     system that is required to comply with the requirements of 
     subsections (a) and (b) may satisfy such requirements by--
       ``(A) using and complying with technical standards that the 
     Administrator has recognized under paragraph (2); and
       ``(B) submitting to the Administrator a certification that 
     the community water system is complying with subparagraph 
     (A).
       ``(2) Authority to recognize.--Consistent with section 
     12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act 
     of 1995, the Administrator shall recognize technical 
     standards that are developed or adopted by third-party 
     organizations or voluntary consensus standards bodies that 
     carry out the objectives or activities required by this 
     section as a means of satisfying the requirements under 
     subsection (a) or (b).
       ``(g) Technical Assistance and Grants.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Administrator shall establish and 
     implement a program, to be known as the Drinking Water 
     Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Program, under which the 
     Administrator may award grants in each of fiscal years 2020 
     and 2021 to owners or operators of community water systems 
     for the purpose of increasing the resilience of such 
     community water systems.
       ``(2) Use of funds.--As a condition on receipt of a grant 
     under this section, an owner or operator of a community water 
     system shall agree to use the grant funds exclusively to 
     assist in the planning, design, construction, or 
     implementation of a program or project consistent with an 
     emergency response plan prepared pursuant to subsection (b), 
     which may include--
       ``(A) the purchase and installation of equipment for 
     detection of drinking water contaminants or malevolent acts;
       ``(B) the purchase and installation of fencing, gating, 
     lighting, or security cameras;
       ``(C) the tamper-proofing of manhole covers, fire hydrants, 
     and valve boxes;
       ``(D) the purchase and installation of improved treatment 
     technologies and equipment to improve the resilience of the 
     system;
       ``(E) improvements to electronic, computer, financial, or 
     other automated systems and remote systems;
       ``(F) participation in training programs, and the purchase 
     of training manuals and guidance materials, relating to 
     security and resilience;
       ``(G) improvements in the use, storage, or handling of 
     chemicals by the community water system;
       ``(H) security screening of employees or contractor support 
     services;
       ``(I) equipment necessary to support emergency power or 
     water supply, including standby and mobile sources; and
       ``(J) the development of alternative source water options, 
     relocation of water intakes, and construction of flood 
     protection barriers.
       ``(3) Exclusions.--A grant under this subsection may not be 
     used for personnel costs, or for monitoring, operation, or 
     maintenance of facilities, equipment, or systems.
       ``(4) Technical assistance.--For each fiscal year, the 
     Administrator may use not more than $5,000,000 from the funds 
     made available to carry out this subsection to provide 
     technical assistance to community water systems to assist in 
     responding to and alleviating a vulnerability that would 
     substantially disrupt the ability of the system to provide a 
     safe and reliable supply of drinking water (including sources 
     of water for such systems) which the Administrator determines 
     to present an immediate and urgent need.
       ``(5) Grants for small systems.--For each fiscal year, the 
     Administrator may use not more than $10,000,000 from the 
     funds made available to carry out this subsection to make 
     grants to community water systems serving a population of 
     less than 3,300 persons, or nonprofit organizations receiving 
     assistance under section 1442(e), for activities and projects 
     undertaken in accordance with the guidance provided to such 
     systems under subsection (e) of this section.
       ``(6) Authorization of appropriations.--To carry out this 
     subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated 
     $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
       ``(h) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `resilience' means the ability of a 
     community water system or an asset of a community water 
     system to adapt to or withstand the effects of a malevolent 
     act or natural hazard without interruption to the asset's or 
     system's function, or if the function is interrupted, to 
     rapidly return to a normal operating condition; and
       ``(2) the term `natural hazard' means a natural event that 
     threatens the functioning of a community water system, 
     including an earthquake, tornado, flood, hurricane, wildfire, 
     and hydrologic changes.''.
       (b) Sensitive Information.--
       (1) Protection from disclosure.--Information submitted to 
     the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 
     pursuant to section 1433 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as 
     in effect on the day before the date of enactment of 
     America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, shall be 
     protected from disclosure in accordance with the provisions 
     of such section as in effect on such day.
       (2) Disposal.--The Administrator, in partnership with 
     community water systems (as defined in section 1401 of the 
     Safe Drinking Water Act), shall develop a strategy to, in a 
     timeframe determined appropriate by the Administrator, 
     securely and permanently dispose of, or return to the 
     applicable community water system, any information described 
     in paragraph (1).

     SEC. 2014. AUTHORIZATION FOR GRANTS FOR STATE PROGRAMS.

       Section 1443(a)(7) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300j-2(a)(7)) is amended by striking ``$100,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 1997 through 2003'' and inserting 
     ``$125,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021''.

     SEC. 2015. STATE REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS.

       (a) Use of Funds.--Section 1452(a)(2)(B) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(a)(2)(B)) is amended by 
     striking ``(including expenditures for planning, design, and 
     associated preconstruction activities, including activities 
     relating to the siting of the facility, but not'' and 
     inserting ``(including expenditures for planning, design, 
     siting, and associated preconstruction activities, or for 
     replacing or rehabilitating aging treatment, storage, or 
     distribution facilities of public water systems, but not''.
       (b) Prevailing Wages.--Section 1452(a) of the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(a)) is further amended by adding 
     at the end the following:
       ``(5) Prevailing wages.--The requirements of section 
     1450(e) shall apply to any construction project carried out 
     in whole or in part with assistance made available by a State 
     loan fund.''.
       (c) Assistance for Disadvantaged Communities.--Section 
     1452(d)(2) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-
     12(d)(2)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(2) Total amount of subsidies.--For each fiscal year, of 
     the amount of the capitalization grant received by the State 
     for the year, the total amount of loan subsidies made by a 
     State pursuant to paragraph (1)--
       ``(A) may not exceed 35 percent; and
       ``(B) to the extent that there are sufficient applications 
     for loans to communities described in paragraph (1), may not 
     be less than 6 percent.''.
       (d) Types of Assistance.--Section 1452(f)(1) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(f)(1)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as 
     subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively;

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       (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new 
     subparagraph:
       ``(C) each loan will be fully amortized not later than 30 
     years after the completion of the project, except that in the 
     case of a disadvantaged community (as defined in subsection 
     (d)(3)) a State may provide an extended term for a loan, if 
     the extended term--
       ``(i) terminates not later than the date that is 40 years 
     after the date of project completion; and
       ``(ii) does not exceed the expected design life of the 
     project;''; and
       (3) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``1 year after 
     completion of the project for which the loan was made'' and 
     all that follows through ``design life of the project;'' and 
     inserting ``18 months after completion of the project for 
     which the loan was made;''.
       (e) Needs Survey.--Section 1452(h) of the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(h)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Administrator'' and inserting ``(1) 
     The Administrator''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2) Any assessment conducted under paragraph (1) after 
     the date of enactment of America's Water Infrastructure Act 
     of 2018 shall include an assessment of costs to replace all 
     lead service lines (as defined in section 1459B(a)(4)) of all 
     eligible public water systems in the United States, and such 
     assessment shall describe separately the costs associated 
     with replacing the portions of such lead service lines that 
     are owned by an eligible public water system and the costs 
     associated with replacing any remaining portions of such lead 
     service lines, to the extent practicable.''.
       (f) Other Authorized Activities.--Section 1452(k)(1)(C) of 
     the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(k)(1)(C)) is 
     amended by striking ``for fiscal years 1996 and 1997 to 
     delineate and assess source water protection areas in 
     accordance with section 1453'' and inserting ``to delineate, 
     assess, and update assessments for source water protection 
     areas in accordance with section 1453''.
       (g) Best Practices for Administration of State Revolving 
     Loan Funds.--Section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300j-12) is amended by adding after subsection (r) the 
     following:
       ``(s) Best Practices for State Loan Fund Administration.--
     The Administrator shall--
       ``(1) collect information from States on administration of 
     State loan funds established pursuant to subsection (a)(1), 
     including--
       ``(A) efforts to streamline the process for applying for 
     assistance through such State loan funds;
       ``(B) programs in place to assist with the completion of 
     applications for assistance through such State loan funds;
       ``(C) incentives provided to public water systems that 
     partner with small public water systems to assist with the 
     application process for assistance through such State loan 
     funds;
       ``(D) practices to ensure that amounts in such State loan 
     funds are used to provide loans, loan guarantees, or other 
     authorized assistance in a timely fashion;
       ``(E) practices that support effective management of such 
     State loan funds;
       ``(F) practices and tools to enhance financial management 
     of such State loan funds; and
       ``(G) key financial measures for use in evaluating State 
     loan fund operations, including--
       ``(i) measures of lending capacity, such as current assets 
     and current liabilities or undisbursed loan assistance 
     liability; and
       ``(ii) measures of growth or sustainability, such as return 
     on net interest;
       ``(2) not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of 
     America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, disseminate to 
     the States best practices for administration of such State 
     loan funds, based on the information collected pursuant to 
     this subsection; and
       ``(3) periodically update such best practices, as 
     appropriate.''.

     SEC. 2016. AUTHORIZATION FOR SOURCE WATER PETITION PROGRAMS.

       Section 1454(e) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
     300j-14(e)) is amended by striking ``1997 through 2003'' and 
     inserting ``2020 through 2021''.

     SEC. 2017. REVIEW OF TECHNOLOGIES.

       Part E of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j et 
     seq.) is further amended by adding at the end the following 
     new section:

     ``SEC. 1459D. REVIEW OF TECHNOLOGIES.

       ``(a) Review.--The Administrator, after consultation with 
     appropriate departments and agencies of the Federal 
     Government and with State and local governments, shall review 
     (or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements to provide 
     for a review of) existing and potential methods, means, 
     equipment, and technologies (including review of cost, 
     availability, and efficacy of such methods, means, equipment, 
     and technologies) that--
       ``(1) ensure the physical integrity of community water 
     systems;
       ``(2) prevent, detect, and respond to any contaminant for 
     which a national primary drinking water regulation has been 
     promulgated in community water systems and source water for 
     community water systems;
       ``(3) allow for use of alternate drinking water supplies 
     from nontraditional sources; and
       ``(4) facilitate source water assessment and protection.
       ``(b) Inclusions.--The review under subsection (a) shall 
     include review of methods, means, equipment, and 
     technologies--
       ``(1) that are used for corrosion protection, metering, 
     leak detection, or protection against water loss;
       ``(2) that are intelligent systems, including hardware, 
     software, or other technology, used to assist in protection 
     and detection described in paragraph (1);
       ``(3) that are point-of-use devices or point-of-entry 
     devices;
       ``(4) that are physical or electronic systems that monitor, 
     or assist in monitoring, contaminants in drinking water in 
     real-time; and
       ``(5) that allow for the use of nontraditional sources for 
     drinking water, including physical separation and chemical 
     and biological transformation technologies.
       ``(c) Availability.--The Administrator shall make the 
     results of the review under subsection (a) available to the 
     public.
       ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Administrator to carry out this 
     section $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2019, which shall remain 
     available until expended.''.

     SEC. 2018. SOURCE WATER.

       (a) Addressing Source Water Used for Drinking Water.--
     Section 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-
     Know Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11004) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``State emergency 
     planning commission'' and inserting ``State emergency 
     response commission''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(e) Addressing Source Water Used for Drinking Water.--
       ``(1) Applicable state agency notification.--A State 
     emergency response commission shall--
       ``(A) promptly notify the applicable State agency of any 
     release that requires notice under subsection (a);
       ``(B) provide to the applicable State agency the 
     information identified in subsection (b)(2); and
       ``(C) provide to the applicable State agency a written 
     followup emergency notice in accordance with subsection (c).
       ``(2) Community water system notification.--
       ``(A) In general.--An applicable State agency receiving 
     notice of a release under paragraph (1) shall--
       ``(i) promptly forward such notice to any community water 
     system the source waters of which are affected by the 
     release;
       ``(ii) forward to the community water system the 
     information provided under paragraph (1)(B); and
       ``(iii) forward to the community water system the written 
     followup emergency notice provided under paragraph (1)(C).
       ``(B) Direct notification.--In the case of a State that 
     does not have an applicable State agency, the State emergency 
     response commission shall provide the notices and information 
     described in paragraph (1) directly to any community water 
     system the source waters of which are affected by a release 
     that requires notice under subsection (a).
       ``(3) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       ``(A) Community water system.--The term `community water 
     system' has the meaning given such term in section 1401(15) 
     of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
       ``(B) Applicable state agency.--The term `applicable State 
     agency' means the State agency that has primary 
     responsibility to enforce the requirements of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act in the State.''.
       (b) Availability to Community Water Systems.--Section 
     312(e) of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know 
     Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11022(e)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``State emergency 
     planning commission'' and inserting ``State emergency 
     response commission''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(4) Availability to community water systems.--
       ``(A) In general.--An affected community water system may 
     have access to tier II information by submitting a request to 
     the State emergency response commission or the local 
     emergency planning committee. Upon receipt of a request for 
     tier II information, the State commission or local committee 
     shall, pursuant to paragraph (1), request the facility owner 
     or operator for the tier II information and make available 
     such information to the affected community water system.
       ``(B) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term `affected 
     community water system' means a community water system (as 
     defined in section 1401(15) of the Safe Drinking Water Act) 
     that receives supplies of drinking water from a source water 
     area, delineated under section 1453 of the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act, in which a facility that is required to prepare 
     and submit an inventory form under subsection (a)(1) is 
     located.''.

     SEC. 2019. REPORT ON FEDERAL CROSS-CUTTING REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit 
     to Congress a report containing the results of a study, to be 
     conducted in consultation with the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency, any State agency that has 
     primary responsibility to enforce the requirements of the 
     Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.) in a State, 
     and public water systems, to identify demonstrations of 
     compliance

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     with a State or local environmental law that may be 
     substantially equivalent to any demonstration required by the 
     Administrator for compliance with a Federal cross-cutting 
     requirement.
       (b) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       (1) Federal cross-cutting requirement.--The term ``Federal 
     cross-cutting requirement'' means a requirement of a Federal 
     law or regulation, compliance with which is a condition on 
     receipt of a loan or loan guarantee pursuant to section 1452 
     of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12), that, if 
     applied with respect to projects and activities for which a 
     public water system receives such a loan or loan guarantee, 
     would be substantially equivalent to a requirement of an 
     applicable State or local law.
       (2) Public water system.--The term ``public water system'' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 1401 of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f).

     SEC. 2020. ASSISTANCE FOR AREAS AFFECTED BY NATURAL 
                   DISASTERS.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Community water system.--The term ``community water 
     system'' has the meaning given such term in section 1401(15) 
     of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f(15)).
       (2) Eligible state.--The term ``eligible State'' means a 
     State, as defined in section 1401(13)(B) of the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f(13)(B)).
       (3) Eligible system.--The term ``eligible system'' means a 
     community water system--
       (A) that serves an area for which, after January 1, 2017, 
     the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
     and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.)--
       (i) has issued a major disaster declaration; and
       (ii) provided disaster assistance; or
       (B) that is capable of extending its potable drinking water 
     service into an underserved area.
       (4) National primary drinking water regulation.--The term 
     ``national primary drinking water regulation'' means a 
     national primary drinking water regulation under section 1412 
     of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g-1).
       (5) Underserved area.--The term ``underserved area'' means 
     a geographic area in an eligible State that--
       (A) is served by a community water system serving fewer 
     than 50,000 persons where delivery of, or access to, potable 
     water is or was disrupted; and
       (B) received disaster assistance pursuant to a declaration 
     described in paragraph (3)(A).
       (b) State Revolving Loan Fund Assistance.--
       (1) In general.--An eligible State may use funds provided 
     pursuant to subsection (e)(1) to provide assistance to an 
     eligible system within the eligible State for the purpose of 
     restoring or increasing compliance with national primary 
     drinking water regulations in an underserved area.
       (2) Inclusion.--
       (A) Additional subsidization.--With respect to assistance 
     provided under paragraph (1), an eligible system shall be 
     eligible to receive loans with additional subsidization 
     (including forgiveness of principal, negative-interest loans, 
     or grants (or any combination thereof)) for the purpose 
     described in paragraph (1).
       (B) Nondesignation.--Assistance provided under paragraph 
     (1) may include additional subsidization, as described in 
     subparagraph (A), even if the service area of the eligible 
     system has not been designated by the applicable eligible 
     State as a disadvantaged community pursuant to section 
     1452(d)(3) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-
     12(d)(3)).
       (c) Exclusion.--Assistance provided under this section 
     shall not include assistance for a project that is financed 
     (directly or indirectly), in whole or in part, with proceeds 
     of any obligation issued after the date of enactment of this 
     Act the interest of which is exempt from the tax imposed 
     under chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
       (d) Nonduplication of Work.--An activity carried out 
     pursuant to this section shall not duplicate the work or 
     activity of any other Federal or State department or agency.
       (e) Additional Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 
     Capitalization Grants.--
       (1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
     the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 
     $100,000,000 to provide additional capitalization grants 
     pursuant to section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300j-12) to eligible States, to be available--
       (A) for a period of 24 months beginning on the date on 
     which the funds are made available for the purpose described 
     in subsection (b)(1); and
       (B) after the end of such 24-month period, until expended 
     for the purpose described in paragraph (3) of this 
     subsection.
       (2) Supplemented intended use plans.--
       (A) Obligation of amounts.--Not later than 30 days after 
     the date on which an eligible State submits to the 
     Administrator a supplemental intended use plan under section 
     1452(b) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-
     12(b)), from funds made available under paragraph (1), the 
     Administrator shall obligate to such eligible State such 
     amounts as are appropriate to address the needs identified in 
     such supplemental intended use plan for the purpose described 
     in subsection (b)(1).
       (B) Plans.--A supplemental intended use plan described in 
     subparagraph (A) shall include information regarding projects 
     to be funded using the assistance provided under subsection 
     (b)(1), including, with respect to each such project--
       (i) a description of the project;
       (ii) an explanation of the means by which the project will 
     restore or improve compliance with national primary drinking 
     water regulations in an underserved area;
       (iii) the estimated cost of the project; and
       (iv) the projected start date for the project.
       (3) Unobligated amounts.--Any amounts made available to the 
     Administrator under paragraph (1) that are unobligated on the 
     date that is 24 months after the date on which the amounts 
     are made available shall be available for the purpose of 
     providing additional grants to States to capitalize State 
     loan funds as provided under section 1452 of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12).
       (4) Applicability.--
       (A) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
     section, all requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300f et seq.) shall apply to funding provided under 
     this section.
       (B) Intended use plans.--Section 1452(b)(1) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(b)(1)) shall not apply 
     to a supplemental intended use plan under paragraph (2).
       (C) State contribution.--For amounts authorized to be 
     appropriated under paragraph (1), the matching requirements 
     in section 1452(e) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
     300j-12(e)) shall not apply to any funds provided to the 
     Commonwealth of Puerto Rico under this section.

     SEC. 2021. MONITORING FOR UNREGULATED CONTAMINANTS.

       (a) In General.--Section 1445 of the Safe Drinking Water 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-4) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(j) Monitoring by Certain Systems.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding subsection (a)(2)(A), 
     the Administrator shall, subject to the availability of 
     appropriations for such purpose--
       ``(A) require public water systems serving between 3,300 
     and 10,000 persons to monitor for unregulated contaminants in 
     accordance with this section; and
       ``(B) ensure that only a representative sample of public 
     water systems serving fewer than 3,300 persons are required 
     to monitor.
       ``(2) Effective date.--Paragraph (1) shall take effect 3 
     years after the date of enactment of this subsection.
       ``(3) Limitation.--Paragraph (1) shall take effect unless 
     the Administrator determines that there is not sufficient 
     laboratory capacity to accommodate the analysis necessary to 
     carry out monitoring required under such paragraph.
       ``(4) Limitation on enforcement.--The Administrator may not 
     enforce a requirement to monitor pursuant to paragraph (1) 
     with respect to any public water system serving fewer than 
     3,300 persons, including by subjecting such a public water 
     system to any civil penalty.
       ``(5) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
     authorized to be appropriated $15,000,000 in each fiscal year 
     for which monitoring is required to be carried out under this 
     subsection for the Administrator to pay the reasonable cost 
     of such testing and laboratory analysis as are necessary to 
     carry out monitoring required under this subsection.''.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 1445(a)(2)(H) 
     of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-4(a)(2)(H)) is 
     amended by striking ``1997 through 2003'' and inserting 
     ``2019 through 2021''.
       (c) Inclusion in Data Base.--Section 1445(g)(7) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-4(g)(7)) is amended by--
       (1) striking ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (B);
       (2) redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (D); and
       (3) inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:
       ``(C) if applicable, monitoring information collected by 
     public water systems pursuant to subsection (j) that is not 
     duplicative of monitoring information included in the data 
     base under subparagraph (B) or (D); and''.

     SEC. 2022. AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL PRODUCTS.

        Section 1452(a)(4)(A) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300j-12(a)(4)(A)) is amended by striking ``fiscal year 
     2017'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2019 through 2023''.

     SEC. 2023. AUTHORIZATION FOR CAPITALIZATION GRANTS TO STATES 
                   FOR STATE DRINKING WATER TREATMENT REVOLVING 
                   LOAN FUNDS.

       Section 1452(m) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
     300j-12(m)) is amended--
       (1) by striking the first sentence and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
     the purposes of this section--
       ``(A) $1,174,000,000 for fiscal year 2019;
       ``(B) $1,300,000,000 for fiscal year 2020; and
       ``(C) $1,950,000,000 for fiscal year 2021.'';
       (2) by striking ``To the extent amounts authorized to be'' 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(2) To the extent amounts authorized to be''; and
       (3) by striking ``(prior to the fiscal year 2004)''.

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                           TITLE III--ENERGY

     SEC. 3001. MODERNIZING AUTHORIZATIONS FOR NECESSARY 
                   HYDROPOWER APPROVALS.

       (a) Preliminary Permits.--Section 5 of the Federal Power 
     Act (16 U.S.C. 798) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``three'' and inserting 
     ``4''; and
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``Commission may extend the period of a 
     preliminary permit once for not more than 2 additional years 
     beyond the 3 years'' and inserting the following: 
     ``Commission may--
       ``(1) extend the period of a preliminary permit once for 
     not more than 4 additional years beyond the 4 years'';
       (B) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; 
     and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) after the end of an extension period granted under 
     paragraph (1), issue an additional permit to the permittee if 
     the Commission determines that there are extraordinary 
     circumstances that warrant the issuance of the additional 
     permit.''.
       (b) Time Limit for Construction of Project Works.--Section 
     13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) is amended in the 
     second sentence by striking ``once but not longer than two 
     additional years'' and inserting ``for not more than 8 
     additional years,''.
       (c) Obligation for Payment of Annual Charges.--Any 
     obligation of a licensee or exemptee for the payment of 
     annual charges under section 10(e) of the Federal Power Act 
     (16 U.S.C. 803(e)) for a project that has not commenced 
     construction as of the date of enactment of this Act shall 
     commence not earlier than the latest of--
       (1) the date by which the licensee or exemptee is required 
     to commence construction; or
       (2) the date of any extension of the deadline under 
     paragraph (1).

     SEC. 3002. QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITIES.

       Section 30(a) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 823a(a)) 
     is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2)(C), by striking ``45 days'' and 
     inserting ``30 days''; and
       (2) in paragraph (3)(C)(ii), by striking ``5'' and 
     inserting ``40''.

     SEC. 3003. PROMOTING HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT AT EXISTING 
                   NONPOWERED DAMS.

       Part I of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 792 et seq.) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 34. PROMOTING HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT AT EXISTING 
                   NONPOWERED DAMS.

       ``(a) Expedited Licensing Process for Non-Federal 
     Hydropower Projects at Existing Nonpowered Dams.--
       ``(1) In general.--As provided in this section, the 
     Commission may issue and amend licenses, as appropriate, for 
     any facility the Commission determines is a qualifying 
     facility.
       ``(2) Rule.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Commission shall issue a rule 
     establishing an expedited process for issuing and amending 
     licenses for qualifying facilities under this section.
       ``(3) Interagency task force.--
       ``(A) In establishing the expedited process under this 
     section, the Commission shall convene an interagency task 
     force, with appropriate Federal and State agencies and Indian 
     tribes represented, to coordinate the regulatory processes 
     associated with the authorizations required to construct and 
     operate a qualifying facility.
       ``(B) The task force shall develop procedures that are 
     consistent with subsection (e)(1)(E) to seek to ensure that, 
     for projects licensed pursuant to this section, the 
     Commission and appropriate Federal and State agencies and 
     Indian tribes shall exercise their authorities in a manner 
     that, to the extent practicable, will not result in any 
     material change to the storage, release, or flow operations 
     of the associated nonpowered dam existing at the time an 
     applicant files its license application.
       ``(4) Length of process.--The Commission shall seek to 
     ensure that the expedited process under this section will 
     result in a final decision on an application for a license by 
     not later than 2 years after receipt of a completed 
     application for the license.
       ``(b) Dam Safety.--
       ``(1) Assessment.--Before issuing any license for a 
     qualifying facility, the Commission shall assess the safety 
     of existing non-Federal dams and other non-Federal structures 
     related to the qualifying facility (including possible 
     consequences associated with failure of such structures).
       ``(2) Requirements.--In issuing any license for a 
     qualifying facility at a non-Federal dam, the Commission 
     shall ensure that the Commission's dam safety requirements 
     apply to such qualifying facility, and the associated 
     qualifying nonpowered dam, over the term of such license.
       ``(c) Interagency Communications.--Interagency cooperation 
     in the preparation of environmental documents under the 
     National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
     seq.) with respect to an application for a license for a 
     qualifying facility under this section, and interagency 
     communications relating to licensing process coordination 
     pursuant to this section, shall not--
       ``(1) be considered to be ex parte communications under 
     Commission rules; or
       ``(2) preclude an agency from participating in a licensing 
     proceeding under this part, providing that any agency 
     participating as a party in a licensing proceeding under this 
     part shall, to the extent practicable, demonstrate a 
     separation of staff cooperating with the Commission under the 
     National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 
     and staff participating in the applicable proceeding under 
     this part.
       ``(d) Identification of Nonpowered Dams for Hydropower 
     Development.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 12 months after the date 
     of enactment of this section, the Commission, with the 
     Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Interior, and the 
     Secretary of Agriculture, shall jointly develop a list of 
     existing nonpowered Federal dams that the Commission and the 
     Secretaries agree have the greatest potential for non-Federal 
     hydropower development.
       ``(2) Considerations.--In developing the list under 
     paragraph (1), the Commission and the Secretaries may 
     consider the following:
       ``(A) The compatibility of hydropower generation with 
     existing purposes of the dam.
       ``(B) The proximity of the dam to existing transmission 
     resources.
       ``(C) The existence of studies to characterize 
     environmental, cultural, and historic resources relating to 
     the dam.
       ``(D) The effects of hydropower development on release or 
     flow operations of the dam.
       ``(3) Availability.--The Commission shall--
       ``(A) provide the list developed under paragraph (1) to--
       ``(i) the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Committee on 
     Natural Resources, of the House of Representatives; and
       ``(ii) the Committee on Environment and Public Works, and 
     the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(B) make such list available to the public.
       ``(e) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
       ``(1) Qualifying criteria.--The term `qualifying criteria' 
     means, with respect to a facility--
       ``(A) as of the date of enactment of this section, the 
     facility is not licensed under, or exempted from the license 
     requirements contained in, this part;
       ``(B) the facility will be associated with a qualifying 
     nonpowered dam;
       ``(C) the facility will be constructed, operated, and 
     maintained for the generation of electric power;
       ``(D) the facility will use for such generation any 
     withdrawals, diversions, releases, or flows from the 
     associated qualifying nonpowered dam, including its 
     associated impoundment or other infrastructure; and
       ``(E) the operation of the facility will not result in any 
     material change to the storage, release, or flow operations 
     of the associated qualifying nonpowered dam.
       ``(2) Qualifying facility.--The term `qualifying facility' 
     means a facility that is determined under this section to 
     meet the qualifying criteria.
       ``(3) Qualifying nonpowered dam.--The term `qualifying 
     nonpowered dam' means any dam, dike, embankment, or other 
     barrier--
       ``(A) the construction of which was completed on or before 
     the date of enactment of this section;
       ``(B) that is or was operated for the control, release, or 
     distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, 
     navigational, industrial, commercial, environmental, 
     recreational, aesthetic, drinking water, or flood control 
     purposes; and
       ``(C) that, as of the date of enactment of this section, is 
     not generating electricity with hydropower generating works 
     that are licensed under, or exempted from the license 
     requirements contained in, this part.
       ``(f) Savings Clause.--Nothing in this section affects--
       ``(1) any authority of the Commission to license a facility 
     at a nonpowered dam under this part; and
       ``(2) any authority of the Commission to issue an exemption 
     to a small hydroelectric power project under the Public 
     Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.''.

     SEC. 3004. CLOSED-LOOP PUMPED STORAGE PROJECTS.

       Part I of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 792 et seq.), as 
     amended, is further amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 35. CLOSED-LOOP PUMPED STORAGE PROJECTS.

       ``(a) Expedited Licensing Process for Closed-Loop Pumped 
     Storage Projects.--
       ``(1) In general.--As provided in this section, the 
     Commission may issue and amend licenses, as appropriate, for 
     closed-loop pumped storage projects.
       ``(2) Rule.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Commission shall issue a rule 
     establishing an expedited process for issuing and amending 
     licenses for closed-loop pumped storage projects under this 
     section.
       ``(3) Interagency task force.--In establishing the 
     expedited process under this section, the Commission shall 
     convene an interagency task force, with appropriate Federal 
     and State agencies and Indian tribes represented, to 
     coordinate the regulatory processes associated with the 
     authorizations required to construct and operate closed-loop 
     pumped storage projects.

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       ``(4) Length of process.--The Commission shall seek to 
     ensure that the expedited process under this section will 
     result in final decision on an application for a license by 
     not later than 2 years after receipt of a completed 
     application for such license.
       ``(b) Dam Safety.--Before issuing any license for a closed-
     loop pumped storage project, the Commission shall assess the 
     safety of existing dams and other structures related to the 
     project (including possible consequences associated with 
     failure of such structures).
       ``(c) Exceptions From Other Requirements.--
       ``(1) In general.--In issuing or amending a license for a 
     closed-loop pumped storage project pursuant to the expedited 
     process established under this section, the Commission may 
     grant an exception from any other requirement of this part 
     with respect to any part of the closed-loop pumped storage 
     project (not including any dam or other impoundment).
       ``(2) Consultation.--In granting an exception under 
     paragraph (1), the Commission shall consult with the United 
     States Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine 
     Fisheries Service, and the State agency exercising 
     administration over the fish and wildlife resources of the 
     State in which the closed-loop pumped storage project is or 
     will be located, in the manner provided by the Fish and 
     Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.).
       ``(3) Terms and conditions.--In granting an exception under 
     paragraph (1), the Commission shall include in any such 
     exception--
       ``(A) such terms and conditions as the United States Fish 
     and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, 
     and the State agency described in paragraph (2) each 
     determine are appropriate to prevent loss of, or damage to, 
     fish and wildlife resources and to otherwise carry out the 
     purposes of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act; and
       ``(B) such terms and conditions as the Commission deems 
     appropriate to ensure that such closed-loop pumped storage 
     project continues to comply with the provisions of this 
     section and terms and conditions included in any such 
     exception.
       ``(4) Fees.--The Commission, in addition to the 
     requirements of section 10(e), shall establish fees which 
     shall be paid by an applicant for a license for a closed-loop 
     pumped storage project that is required to meet terms and 
     conditions set by fish and wildlife agencies under paragraph 
     (3). Such fees shall be adequate to reimburse the fish and 
     wildlife agencies referred to in paragraph (3) for any 
     reasonable costs incurred in connection with any studies or 
     other reviews carried out by such agencies for purposes of 
     compliance with this section. The fees shall, subject to 
     annual appropriations Acts, be transferred to such agencies 
     by the Commission for use solely for purposes of carrying out 
     such studies and shall remain available until expended.
       ``(d) Transfers.--Notwithstanding section 5, and regardless 
     of whether the holder of a preliminary permit for a closed-
     loop pumped storage project claimed municipal preference 
     under section 7(a) when obtaining the permit, on request by a 
     municipality, the Commission may, to facilitate development 
     of a closed-loop pumped storage project--
       ``(1) add entities as joint permittees following issuance 
     of a preliminary permit; and
       ``(2) transfer a license in part to one or more 
     nonmunicipal entities as co-licensees with a municipality, if 
     the municipality retains majority ownership of the project 
     for which the license was issued.
       ``(e) Interagency Communications.--Interagency cooperation 
     in the preparation of environmental documents under the 
     National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
     seq.) with respect to an application for a license for a 
     closed-loop pumped storage project submitted pursuant to this 
     section, and interagency communications relating to licensing 
     process coordination pursuant to this section, shall not--
       ``(1) be considered to be ex parte communications under 
     Commission rules; or
       ``(2) preclude an agency from participating in a licensing 
     proceeding under this part, providing that any agency 
     participating as a party in a licensing proceeding under this 
     part shall, to the extent practicable, demonstrate a 
     separation of staff cooperating with the Commission under the 
     National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 
     and staff participating in the applicable proceeding under 
     this part.
       ``(f) Developing Abandoned Mines for Pumped Storage.--
       ``(1) Workshop.--Not later than 6 months after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Commission shall hold a 
     workshop to explore potential opportunities for development 
     of closed-loop pumped storage projects at abandoned mine 
     sites.
       ``(2) Guidance.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Commission shall issue 
     guidance to assist applicants for licenses or preliminary 
     permits for closed-loop pumped storage projects at abandoned 
     mine sites.
       ``(g) Qualifying Criteria for Closed-Loop Pumped Storage 
     Projects.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Commission shall establish criteria 
     that a pumped storage project shall meet in order to qualify 
     as a closed-loop pumped storage project eligible for the 
     expedited process established under this section.
       ``(2) Inclusions.--In establishing the criteria under 
     paragraph (1), the Commission shall include criteria 
     requiring that the pumped storage project--
       ``(A) cause little to no change to existing surface and 
     ground water flows and uses; and
       ``(B) is unlikely to adversely affect species listed as a 
     threatened species or endangered species under the Endangered 
     Species Act of 1973.
       ``(h) Savings Clause.--Nothing in this section affects any 
     authority of the Commission to license a closed-loop pumped 
     storage project under this part.''.

     SEC. 3005. CONSIDERATIONS FOR RELICENSING TERMS.

       Part I of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 792 et seq.), as 
     amended, is further amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 36. CONSIDERATIONS FOR RELICENSING TERMS.

       ``(a) In General.--In determining the term of a new license 
     issued when an existing license under this part expires, the 
     Commission shall take into consideration, among other 
     things--
       ``(1) project-related investments by the licensee under the 
     new license; and
       ``(2) project-related investments by the licensee over the 
     term of the existing license.
       ``(b) Equal Weight.--The determination of the Commission 
     under subsection (a) shall give equal weight to--
       ``(1) investments by the licensee to implement the new 
     license under this part, including investments relating to 
     redevelopment, new construction, new capacity, efficiency, 
     modernization, rehabilitation or replacement of major 
     equipment, safety improvements, or environmental, recreation, 
     or other protection, mitigation, or enhancement measures 
     required or authorized by the new license; and
       ``(2) investments by the licensee over the term of the 
     existing license (including any terms under annual licenses) 
     that--
       ``(A) resulted in redevelopment, new construction, new 
     capacity, efficiency, modernization, rehabilitation or 
     replacement of major equipment, safety improvements, or 
     environmental, recreation, or other protection, mitigation, 
     or enhancement measures conducted over the term of the 
     existing license; and
       ``(B) were not expressly considered by the Commission as 
     contributing to the length of the existing license term in 
     any order establishing or extending the existing license 
     term.
       ``(c) Commission Determination.--At the request of the 
     licensee, the Commission shall make a determination as to 
     whether any planned, ongoing, or completed investment meets 
     the criteria under subsection (b)(2). Any determination under 
     this subsection shall be issued within 60 days following 
     receipt of the licensee's request. When issuing its 
     determination under this subsection, the Commission shall not 
     assess the incremental number of years that the investment 
     may add to the new license term. All such assessment shall 
     occur only as provided in subsection (a).''.

     SEC. 3006. FAIR RATEPAYER ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND 
                   EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

       Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824d) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(g) Inaction of Commissioners.--
       ``(1) In general.--With respect to a change described in 
     subsection (d), if the Commission permits the 60-day period 
     established therein to expire without issuing an order 
     accepting or denying the change because the Commissioners are 
     divided two against two as to the lawfulness of the change, 
     as a result of vacancy, incapacity, or recusal on the 
     Commission, or if the Commission lacks a quorum--
       ``(A) the failure to issue an order accepting or denying 
     the change by the Commission shall be considered to be an 
     order issued by the Commission accepting the change for 
     purposes of section 313(a); and
       ``(B) each Commissioner shall add to the record of the 
     Commission a written statement explaining the views of the 
     Commissioner with respect to the change.
       ``(2) Appeal.--If, pursuant to this subsection, a person 
     seeks a rehearing under section 313(a), and the Commission 
     fails to act on the merits of the rehearing request by the 
     date that is 30 days after the date of the rehearing request 
     because the Commissioners are divided two against two, as a 
     result of vacancy, incapacity, or recusal on the Commission, 
     or if the Commission lacks a quorum, such person may appeal 
     under section 313(b).''.

     SEC. 3007. J. BENNETT JOHNSTON WATERWAY HYDROPOWER EXTENSION.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the time period specified 
     in section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that 
     would otherwise apply to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
     project numbers 12756, 12757, and 12758, the Commission may, 
     at the request of the licensee for the applicable project, 
     and after reasonable notice, in accordance with the good 
     faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of 
     that section and the Commission's procedures under that 
     section, extend the time period during which such licensee is 
     required to commence the construction of its applicable 
     project for up to 3 consecutive 2-year periods from the date 
     of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the 
     Commission under that section for such project.
       (b) Obligation for Payment of Annual Charges.--Any 
     obligation of a licensee for a project described in 
     subsection (a) for the payment of annual charges under 
     section

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     10(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803(e)) shall 
     commence when the construction of the project commences.
       (c) Reinstatement of License; Effective Date for 
     Extension.--
       (1) Reinstatement.--If the time period required for 
     commencement of construction of a project described in 
     subsection (a) has expired prior to the date of the enactment 
     of this Act, the Commission may reinstate the license for 
     such project, effective as of the date of the expiration of 
     the license.
       (2) Effective date for extension.--If the Commission 
     reinstates a license under paragraph (1) for a project, the 
     first extension authorized under subsection (a) with respect 
     to such project shall take effect on the effective date of 
     such reinstatement under paragraph (1).

     SEC. 3008. STAY AND REINSTATEMENT OF FERC LICENSE NO. 11393 
                   FOR THE MAHONEY LAKE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Commission.--The term ``Commission'' means the Federal 
     Energy Regulatory Commission.
       (2) License.--The term ``license'' means the license for 
     the Commission project numbered 11393.
       (3) Licensee.--The term ``licensee'' means the holder of 
     the license.
       (b) Stay of License.--On the request of the licensee, the 
     Commission shall issue an order continuing the stay of the 
     license.
       (c) Lifting of Stay.--On the request of the licensee, but 
     not later than 10 years after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Commission shall--
       (1) issue an order lifting the stay of the license under 
     subsection (b); and
       (2) make the effective date of the license the date on 
     which the stay is lifted under paragraph (1).
       (d) Extension of License.--
       (1) In general.--Notwithstanding the time period specified 
     in section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that 
     would otherwise apply to the Commission project numbered 
     11393, the Commission may, at the request of the licensee, 
     and after reasonable notice, in accordance with the good 
     faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of, 
     and the procedures of the Commission under, that section, 
     extend the time period during which the licensee is required 
     to commence the construction of the project for not more than 
     3 consecutive 2-year periods from the date of the expiration 
     of the extension originally issued by the Commission.
       (2) Reinstatement of expired license.--
       (A) In general.--If the period required for the 
     commencement of construction of the project described in 
     paragraph (1) has expired prior to the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the Commission may reinstate the license effective 
     as of the date of the expiration of the license.
       (B) Extension.--If the Commission reinstates the license 
     under subparagraph (A), the first extension authorized under 
     paragraph (1) shall take effect on the date of that 
     expiration.
       (e) Effect.--Nothing in this Act prioritizes, or creates 
     any advantage or disadvantage to, Commission project numbered 
     11393 under Federal law, including the Federal Power Act (16 
     U.S.C. 791a et seq.) or the Public Utility Regulatory 
     Policies Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.), as compared 
     to--
       (1) any electric generating facility in existence on the 
     date of enactment of this Act; or
       (2) any electric generating facility that may be examined, 
     proposed, or developed during the period of any stay or 
     extension of the license under this Act.

     SEC. 3009. STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE DRAWDOWN.

       (a) Drawdown and Sale.--
       (1) In general.--Notwithstanding section 161 of the Energy 
     Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6241), except as 
     provided in subsection (b), the Secretary of Energy shall 
     draw down and sell 5,000,000 barrels of crude oil from the 
     Strategic Petroleum Reserve during fiscal year 2028.
       (2) Deposit of amounts received from sale.--Amounts 
     received from a sale under paragraph (1) shall be deposited 
     in the general fund of the Treasury during the fiscal year in 
     which the sale occurs.
       (b) Emergency Protection.--The Secretary of Energy may not 
     draw down and sell crude oil under this section in quantities 
     that would limit the authority to sell petroleum products 
     under subsection (h) of section 161 of the Energy Policy and 
     Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6241) in the full quantity 
     authorized by that subsection.

                        TITLE IV--OTHER MATTERS

                        Subtitle A--Clean Water

     SEC. 4101. STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING TASK FORCE.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall establish a stormwater infrastructure 
     funding task force composed of representatives of Federal, 
     State, and local governments and private (including 
     nonprofit) entities to conduct a study on, and develop 
     recommendations to improve, the availability of public and 
     private sources of funding for the construction, 
     rehabilitation, and operation and maintenance of stormwater 
     infrastructure to meet the requirements of the Federal Water 
     Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.).
       (b) Considerations.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
     task force shall--
       (1) identify existing Federal, State, and local public 
     sources and private sources of funding for stormwater 
     infrastructure; and
       (2) consider--
       (A) how funding for stormwater infrastructure from such 
     sources has been made available, and utilized, in each State 
     to address stormwater infrastructure needs identified 
     pursuant to section 516(b)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution 
     Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1375(b)(1));
       (B) how the source of funding affects the affordability of 
     the infrastructure (as determined based on the considerations 
     used to assess the financial capability of municipalities 
     under the integrated planning guidelines described in the 
     Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning 
     Approach Framework, issued by the Environmental Protection 
     Agency on June 5, 2012, and dated May, 2012), including 
     consideration of the costs associated with financing the 
     infrastructure; and
       (C) whether such sources of funding are sufficient to 
     support capital expenditures and long-term operation and 
     maintenance costs necessary to meet the stormwater 
     infrastructure needs of municipalities.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to 
     Congress a report that describes the results of the study 
     conducted, and the recommendations developed, under 
     subsection (a).
       (d) State Defined.--In this section, the term ``State'' has 
     the meaning given that term in section 502 of the Federal 
     Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362).

     SEC. 4102. WASTEWATER TECHNOLOGY CLEARINGHOUSE.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) In general.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall--
       (A) for each of the programs described in paragraph (2), 
     update the information for those programs to include 
     information on cost-effective and alternative wastewater 
     recycling and treatment technologies, including onsite and 
     decentralized systems; and
       (B) disseminate to units of local government and nonprofit 
     organizations seeking Federal funds for wastewater technology 
     information on the cost effectiveness of alternative 
     wastewater treatment and recycling technologies, including 
     onsite and decentralized systems.
       (2) Programs described.--The programs referred to in 
     paragraph (1)(A) are programs that provide technical 
     assistance for wastewater management, including--
       (A) programs for nonpoint source management under section 
     319 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
     1329); and
       (B) the permit program for the disposal of sewer sludge 
     under section 405 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
     (33 U.S.C. 1345).
       (b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, and not less frequently than 
     every 3 years thereafter, the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency shall submit to Congress a 
     report that describes--
       (1) the type and amount of information provided under 
     subsection (a) to units of local government and nonprofit 
     organizations regarding alternative wastewater treatment and 
     recycling technologies;
       (2) the States and regions that have made greatest use of 
     alternative wastewater treatment and recycling technologies; 
     and
       (3) the actions taken by the Administrator to assist States 
     in the deployment of alternative wastewater treatment and 
     recycling technologies, including onsite and decentralized 
     systems.

     SEC. 4103. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR TREATMENT WORKS.

       (a) Technical Assistance.--Section 104 of the Federal Water 
     Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1254) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (6);
       (B) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (7) and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(8) make grants to nonprofit organizations--
       ``(A) to provide technical assistance to rural, small, and 
     tribal municipalities for the purpose of assisting, in 
     consultation with the State in which the assistance is 
     provided, such municipalities and tribal governments in the 
     planning, developing, and acquisition of financing for 
     eligible projects and activities described in section 603(c);
       ``(B) to provide technical assistance and training for 
     rural, small, and tribal publicly owned treatment works and 
     decentralized wastewater treatment systems to enable such 
     treatment works and systems to protect water quality and 
     achieve and maintain compliance with the requirements of this 
     Act; and
       ``(C) to disseminate information to rural, small, and 
     tribal municipalities and municipalities that meet the 
     affordability criteria established under section 603(i)(2) by 
     the State in which the municipality is located with respect 
     to planning, design, construction, and operation of publicly 
     owned treatment works and decentralized wastewater treatment 
     systems.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(w) Nonprofit Organization.--For purposes of subsection 
     (b)(8), the term `nonprofit organization' means a nonprofit 
     organization that the Administrator determines, after 
     consultation with the States regarding what small publicly 
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     the State find to be most beneficial and effective, is 
     qualified and experienced in providing on-site training and 
     technical assistance to small publicly owned treatment 
     works.''.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 104(u) of the 
     Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1254(u)) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``and (6)'' and inserting ``(6)''; and
       (2) by inserting before the period at the end the 
     following: ``; and (7) not to exceed $25,000,000 for each of 
     fiscal years 2019 through 2023 for carrying out subsections 
     (b)(3), (b)(8), and (g)''.

     SEC. 4104. AMENDMENTS TO LONG ISLAND SOUND PROGRAMS.

       (a) Long Island Sound Restoration Program.--Section 119 of 
     the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1269) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
     ``Management Conference of the Long Island Sound Study'' and 
     inserting ``conference study'';
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in each of subparagraphs (A) through (G), by striking 
     the commas at the end of the subparagraphs and inserting 
     semicolons;
       (ii) in subparagraph (H), by striking ``, and'' and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (iii) in subparagraph (I), by striking the period at the 
     end and inserting a semicolon; and
       (iv) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(J) environmental vulnerabilities of the Long Island 
     Sound watershed, including--
       ``(i) the identification and assessment of such 
     vulnerabilities in the watershed;
       ``(ii) the development and implementation of adaptation 
     strategies to reduce such vulnerabilities; and
       ``(iii) the identification and assessment of the effects of 
     sea level rise on water quality, habitat, and infrastructure; 
     and'';
       (C) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
       ``(4) develop and implement strategies to increase public 
     education and awareness with respect to the ecological health 
     and water quality conditions of Long Island Sound;'';
       (D) in paragraph (5), by inserting ``study'' after 
     ``conference'';
       (E) in paragraph (6)--
       (i) by inserting ``(including on a publicly accessible 
     website)'' after ``the public''; and
       (ii) by inserting ``study'' after ``conference''; and
       (F) by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following:
       ``(7) monitor the progress made toward meeting the 
     identified goals, actions, and schedules of the Comprehensive 
     Conservation and Management Plan, including through the 
     implementation and support of a monitoring system for the 
     ecological health and water quality conditions of Long Island 
     Sound; and'';
       (2) in subsection (d)(3), in the second sentence, by 
     striking ``50 per centum'' and inserting ``60 percent'';
       (3) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (h); and
       (4) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:
       ``(f) Report.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, and biennially thereafter, the 
     Director of the Office, in consultation with the Governor of 
     each Long Island Sound State, shall submit to Congress a 
     report that--
       ``(A) summarizes and assesses the progress made by the 
     Office and the Long Island Sound States in implementing the 
     Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management 
     Plan, including an assessment of the progress made toward 
     meeting the performance goals and milestones contained in the 
     Plan;
       ``(B) assesses the key ecological attributes that reflect 
     the health of the ecosystem of the Long Island Sound 
     watershed;
       ``(C) describes any substantive modifications to the Long 
     Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan 
     made during the 2-year period preceding the date of 
     submission of the report;
       ``(D) provides specific recommendations to improve progress 
     in restoring and protecting the Long Island Sound watershed, 
     including, as appropriate, proposed modifications to the Long 
     Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan;
       ``(E) identifies priority actions for implementation of the 
     Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management 
     Plan for the 2-year period following the date of submission 
     of the report; and
       ``(F) describes the means by which Federal funding and 
     actions will be coordinated with the actions of the Long 
     Island Sound States and other entities.
       ``(2) Public availability.--The Administrator shall make 
     the report described in paragraph (1) available to the 
     public, including on a publicly accessible website.
       ``(g) Federal Entities.--
       ``(1) Coordination.--The Administrator shall coordinate the 
     actions of all Federal departments and agencies that affect 
     water quality in the Long Island Sound watershed in order to 
     improve the water quality and living resources of the 
     watershed.
       ``(2) Methods.--In carrying out this section, the 
     Administrator, acting through the Director of the Office, 
     may--
       ``(A) enter into interagency agreements; and
       ``(B) make intergovernmental personnel appointments.
       ``(4) Consistency with comprehensive conservation and 
     management plan.--To the maximum extent practicable, the head 
     of each Federal department or agency that owns or occupies 
     real property, or carries out activities, within the Long 
     Island Sound watershed shall ensure that the property and all 
     activities carried out by the department or agency are 
     consistent with the Long Island Sound Comprehensive 
     Conservation and Management Plan (including any related 
     subsequent agreements and plans).''.
       (b) Long Island Sound Stewardship Program.--Section 8(g) of 
     the Long Island Sound Stewardship Act of 2006 (33 U.S.C. 1269 
     note; Public Law 109-359) is amended by striking ``2011'' and 
     inserting ``2021''.
       (c) Reauthorization of Long Island Sound Programs.--
       (1) Long island sound grants.--Subsection (h) of section 
     119 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
     1269) (as redesignated by subsection (a)) is amended to read 
     as follows:
       ``(h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Administrator to carry out this 
     section $40,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 
     2023.''.
       (2) Long island sound stewardship grants.--Section 11(a) of 
     the Long Island Sound Stewardship Act of 2006 (33 U.S.C. 1269 
     note; Public Law 109-359) is amended by striking ``2007 
     through 2011'' and inserting ``2019 through 2023''.

     SEC. 4105. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLUMBIA RIVER 
                   BASIN RESTORATION.

       Section 123(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
     (33 U.S.C. 1275(d)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(6) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $30,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021.''.

     SEC. 4106. SEWER OVERFLOW CONTROL GRANTS.

       Section 221 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
     U.S.C. 1301) is amended--
       (1) by amending the section heading to read as follows: 
     ``sewer overflow and stormwater reuse municipal grants'';
       (2) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
       ``(a) In General.--
       ``(1) Grants to states.--The Administrator may make grants 
     to States for the purpose of providing grants to a 
     municipality or municipal entity for planning, design, and 
     construction of--
       ``(A) treatment works to intercept, transport, control, 
     treat, or reuse municipal combined sewer overflows, sanitary 
     sewer overflows, or stormwater; and
       ``(B) any other measures to manage, reduce, treat, or 
     recapture stormwater or subsurface drainage water eligible 
     for assistance under section 603(c).
       ``(2) Direct municipal grants.--Subject to subsection (g), 
     the Administrator may make a direct grant to a municipality 
     or municipal entity for the purposes described in paragraph 
     (1).'';
       (3) by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:
       ``(e) Administrative Requirements.--A project that receives 
     assistance under this section shall be carried out subject to 
     the same requirements as a project that receives assistance 
     from a State water pollution control revolving fund under 
     title VI, except to the extent that the Governor of the State 
     in which the project is located determines that a requirement 
     of title VI is inconsistent with the purposes of this 
     section. For the purposes of this subsection, a Governor may 
     not determine that the requirements of title VI relating to 
     the application of section 513 are inconsistent with the 
     purposes of this section.'';
       (4) by amending subsection (f) to read as follows:
       ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       ``(1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
     to carry out this section $225,000,000 for each of fiscal 
     years 2019 through 2020.
       ``(2) Minimum allocations.--To the extent there are 
     sufficient eligible project applications, the Administrator 
     shall ensure that a State uses not less than 20 percent of 
     the amount of the grants made to the State under subsection 
     (a) in a fiscal year to carry out projects to intercept, 
     transport, control, treat, or reuse municipal combined sewer 
     overflows, sanitary sewer overflows, or stormwater through 
     the use of green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency 
     improvements, and other environmentally innovative 
     activities.''; and
       (5) by amending subsection (g) to read as follows:
       ``(g) Allocation of Funds.--
       ``(1) Fiscal year 2019.--Subject to subsection (h), the 
     Administrator shall use the amounts appropriated to carry out 
     this section for fiscal year 2019 for making grants to 
     municipalities and municipal entities under subsection (a)(2) 
     in accordance with the criteria set forth in subsection (b).
       ``(2) Fiscal year 2020 and thereafter.--Subject to 
     subsection (h), the Administrator shall use the amounts 
     appropriated to carry out this section for fiscal year 2020 
     and each fiscal year thereafter for making grants to States 
     under subsection (a)(1) in accordance with a formula to be 
     established by the Administrator, after providing notice and 
     an opportunity for public comment, that allocates to each 
     State a proportional share of such amounts based on the total 
     needs of the

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     State for municipal combined sewer overflow controls, 
     sanitary sewer overflow controls, and stormwater identified 
     in the most recent detailed estimate and comprehensive study 
     submitted pursuant to section 516 and any other information 
     the Administrator considers appropriate.''.

     SEC. 4107. ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD DECENTRALIZED 
                   WASTEWATER SYSTEMS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH LOW OR 
                   MODERATE INCOME.

       (a) Projects and Activities Eligible for Assistance.--
     Section 603 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
     U.S.C. 1383) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)--
       (A) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (10);
       (B) by striking ``Act.'' at the end of paragraph (11) and 
     inserting ``Act; and''; and
       (C) by inserting after paragraph (11) the following:
       ``(12) to any qualified nonprofit entity, as determined by 
     the Administrator, to provide assistance to an eligible 
     individual (as defined in subsection (j))--
       ``(A) for the repair or replacement of existing individual 
     household decentralized wastewater treatment systems; or
       ``(B) in a case in which an eligible individual resides in 
     a household that could be cost-effectively connected to an 
     available publicly owned treatment works, for the connection 
     of the applicable household to such treatment works.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Definition of Eligible Individual.--In subsection 
     (c)(12), the term `eligible individual' means a member of a 
     household, the members of which have a combined income (for 
     the most recent 12-month period for which information is 
     available) equal to not more than 50 percent of the median 
     nonmetropolitan household income for the State in which the 
     household is located, according to the most recent decennial 
     census.''.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency shall submit to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives a report describing--
       (1) the prevalence throughout the United States of low- and 
     moderate-income households without access to a treatment 
     works; and
       (2) the use by States of assistance under section 
     603(c)(12) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

 Subtitle B--WIFIA Reauthorization and Innovative Financing for State 
                               Loan Funds

     SEC. 4201. WIFIA REAUTHORIZATION AND INNOVATIVE FINANCING FOR 
                   STATE LOAN FUNDS.

       (a) WIFIA Reauthorization.--
       (1) Authority to provide assistance.--Section 5023 of the 
     Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     3902) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``pilot'' each place it appears; and
       (B) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ``provide financial 
     assistance to'' before ``carry out''.
       (2) Determination of eligibility and project selection.--
     Section 5028(a)(1)(E) of the Water Resources Reform and 
     Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 3907(a)(1)(E)) is amended 
     to read as follows:
       ``(E) Special rule for certain combined projects.--The 
     Administrator shall develop a credit evaluation process for a 
     Federal credit instrument provided to--
       ``(i) a State infrastructure financing authority for a 
     project under section 5026(9), which may include requiring 
     the provision of a final rating opinion letter from at least 
     1 rating agency; or
       ``(ii) an entity for a project under section 5026(10), 
     which may include requiring the provision of a final rating 
     opinion letter from at least 2 rating agencies.''.
       (3) Repayments.--Section 5029(c)(2)(B) of the Water 
     Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     3908(c)(2)(B)) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Scheduled'' and inserting the following:
       ``(i) Timing of scheduled loan repayments.--Scheduled''; 
     and
       (B) by adding at the end:
       ``(ii) Repayments.--None of the funds for repayment of a 
     secured loan under this title from a State infrastructure 
     financing authority may come from funds provided to a State 
     revolving loan fund under title VI of the Federal Water 
     Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) or section 
     1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12).''.
       (4) Authorization of appropriations.--Section 5033 of the 
     Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     3912) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (5) as 
     subparagraphs (A) through (E), respectively, and indenting 
     appropriately;
       (ii) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) (as so 
     redesignated), by striking ``There is'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) Fiscal years 2015 through 2019.--There are''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Fiscal years 2020 and 2021.--There is authorized to 
     be appropriated to the Administrator to carry out this 
     subtitle $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021, 
     to remain available until expended.''; and
       (B) in subsection (b)--
       (i) by striking ``Of the funds'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) Fiscal years 2015 through 2019.--Of the funds''; and
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Fiscal years 2020 and 2021.--Of the funds made 
     available to carry out this subtitle, the Administrator may 
     use for the administration of this subtitle, including for 
     the provision of technical assistance to aid project sponsors 
     in obtaining the necessary approvals for the project, not 
     more than $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 and 
     2021.''.
       (b) Innovative Financing for State Loan Funds.--
       (1) Maximum federal involvement.--Section 5029(b)(9) of the 
     Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     3908(b)(9)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Exception for projects funded by a state 
     infrastructure financing authority.--Notwithstanding 
     subparagraph (A), a State infrastructure financing authority 
     may finance up to 100 percent of the costs of a project using 
     the proceeds of financial assistance authorized under section 
     5033(e), provided that, in the event of a default with 
     respect to any such assistance, the State infrastructure 
     financing authority is solely responsible for immediate 
     repayment of such costs.''.
       (2) Program administration.--Section 5030 of the Water 
     Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 3909) 
     is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b), by inserting after paragraph (1) the 
     following:
       ``(2) Prohibition on pass through fees.--The Administrator, 
     in the case where a State infrastructure financing authority 
     obtains financial assistance under section 5033(e), shall 
     require as a condition of obtaining such assistance, that the 
     State infrastructure financing authority is prohibited from 
     passing any portion of the fees required under section 
     5029(b)(7) to any party that utilizes any portion of such 
     assistance for a project funded by such authority.''; and
       (B) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (h) and 
     inserting after subsection (d) the following:
       ``(e) Special Rule for State Reviews of Projects for State 
     Infrastructure Financing Authorities.--
       ``(1) In general.--A project described in section 5026(9) 
     for which funding is provided under this title shall comply 
     with any applicable State environmental or engineering review 
     requirements pursuant to, as applicable--
       ``(A) title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
     (33 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.); and
       ``(B) section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
     U.S.C. 300j-12).
       ``(2) No new reviews required.--Nothing in this title 
     requires any additional or new environmental or engineering 
     review for a project described in section 5026(9) for which 
     funding is provided, other than any requirement otherwise 
     applicable to the project.
       ``(f) Special Rule for Expedited Review of Applications 
     From State Infrastructure Financing Authorities.--Not later 
     than 180 days after the date on which the Administrator 
     receives a complete application from a State infrastructure 
     financing authority for a project under section 5026(9), the 
     Administrator shall, through a written notice to the State 
     infrastructure financing authority--
       ``(1) approve the application; or
       ``(2) provide detailed guidance and an explanation of any 
     changes to the application necessary for approval of the 
     application.''.
       (3) Authorization of appropriations.--Section 5033 of the 
     Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     3912) is further amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(e) Assistance for State Infrastructure Financing 
     Authorities.--
       ``(1) In general.--With respect to fiscal years 2020 and 
     2021, if the Administrator has available for obligation in a 
     fiscal year at least $50,000,000, there is authorized to be 
     appropriated to the Administrator $5,000,000 for that fiscal 
     year to provide financial assistance for projects described 
     in section 5026(9) to State infrastructure financing 
     authorities.
       ``(2) No impact on other federal funding.--No funds shall 
     be made available in a fiscal year to the Administrator for 
     purposes of this subsection if--
       ``(A) the total amount appropriated for the fiscal year for 
     State loan funds under section 1452 of the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act is less than either the amount made available for 
     such purpose in fiscal year 2018, or 105 percent of the 
     previous fiscal year's appropriation for such purpose, 
     whichever is greater; and
       ``(B) the total amount appropriated for the fiscal year for 
     water pollution control revolving funds under title VI of the 
     Federal Water Pollution Control Act is less than either the 
     amount made available for such purpose for fiscal year 2018, 
     or 105 percent of the previous fiscal year's appropriation 
     for such purpose, whichever is greater.
       ``(3) Inclusion in agreement.--If the Administrator 
     provides financial assistance to a State infrastructure 
     financing authority under section 5029 using funds made 
     available pursuant to this subsection, the Administrator 
     shall specify in the agreement under such section the amount 
     of such assistance that is attributable to such funds.''.
       (c) Administration of WIFIA Program.--Section 5030 of the 
     Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 
     3909),

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     as amended by subsection (b), is further amended by inserting 
     after subsection (f) the following:
       ``(g) Agreements.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the 
     Administrator may enter into an agreement with another 
     relevant Federal agency to provide assistance in 
     administering and servicing Federal credit instruments that 
     such agency is authorized to make available.
       ``(2) Duties.--The Administrator may act as an agent for 
     the head of another Federal agency under paragraph (1), 
     subject to the terms of any agreement entered into by the 
     Administrator and the head of such other agency under such 
     clause.
       ``(3) Transfer of funds.--The authority of the 
     Administrator to provide assistance under paragraph (1) is 
     subject to--
       ``(A) the availability of funds appropriated to the other 
     Federal agency that may be transferred to the Administrator 
     to carry out an agreement entered into under paragraph (1); 
     and
       ``(B) the transfer of such funds to the Administrator to 
     carry out such an agreement.
       ``(4) Limitation.--Nothing in this subsection affects the 
     authority of the Administrator with respect to the selection 
     of projects described in paragraphs (1), (8), or (10) of 
     section 5026 to receive financial assistance under this 
     subtitle.''.
       (d) Reports on Pilot Program Implementation.--Section 5034 
     of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 
     U.S.C. 3913) is amended--
       (1) in the section heading, by striking ``pilot''; and
       (2) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``4 years after the 
     date of enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``3 years after 
     the date of enactment of the Water Resources Development Act 
     of 2018''.

                       Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

     SEC. 4301. AGREEMENT WITH COMMISSIONER OF RECLAMATION.

       Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 
     and the Commissioner of Reclamation shall enter into an 
     agreement under section 5030(g) of the Water Infrastructure 
     Finance and Innovation Act (as added by this Act).

     SEC. 4302. SNAKE RIVER BASIN FLOOD PREVENTION ACTION PLAN.

       (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of Reclamation, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of the Army, shall develop a 
     flood prevention action plan for each State or portion of a 
     State within the Snake River Basin.
       (b) Requirements.--A flood prevention action plan developed 
     under subsection (a) shall--
       (1) focus on the areas most likely to experience flooding 
     within the 2 years following the date of enactment of this 
     Act;
       (2) include steps to manage and reduce flood risks within 
     the Snake River Basin; and
       (3) include a description of the actions the Secretary and 
     the Commissioner of Reclamation plan to take to improve 
     coordination with local stakeholders to help manage and 
     reduce flood risks in the areas described in paragraph (1).
       (c) Submission.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, after coordinating with local 
     stakeholders, the Commissioner of Reclamation shall submit to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the 
     Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, and 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the 
     Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
     Representatives, the flood prevention plans developed under 
     subsection (a).

     SEC. 4303. GAO AUDIT OF CONTRACTS AND TAINTER GATE REPAIRS OF 
                   HARLAN COUNTY DAM.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
     States shall--
       (1) conduct an audit of the extraordinary maintenance 
     repayment contracts No. 16XX630077 and No. 16XX630076 between 
     the United States and the Bostwick Division for repairs to 
     the Tainter gates and other features at Harlan County Dam, 
     including--
       (A) an examination of whether--
       (i) the Corps of Engineers should have designated the 
     Tainter gate rehabilitation as a ``Dam Safety Modification'', 
     subject to the cost-sharing requirements under section 1203 
     of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
     467n), instead of an ``extraordinary maintenance project''; 
     and
       (ii) a more appropriate cost share should have applied to 
     the Bostwick Division;
       (B) a review of--
       (i) the amounts owed by the Bostwick Division to the Bureau 
     of Reclamation; and
       (ii) any reimbursements owed by the Corps of Engineers to 
     the Bureau of Reclamation based on the actual costs of the 
     project after completion; and
       (C) a review of project designations and cost-share 
     policies of the Bureau of Reclamation and other Federal 
     agencies for similar spillway gate repairs; and
       (2) submit to Congress a report on the results of the audit 
     under paragraph (1).
       (b) Treatment of Payments.--Payments made after the date of 
     enactment of this Act by the Bostwick Division to the Bureau 
     of Reclamation under the contracts described in subsection 
     (a)(1) shall be--
       (1) deposited into a no-year account; and
       (2) disbursed to the Bureau of Reclamation upon submission 
     of the report under subsection (a)(2).

     SEC. 4304. WATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENT.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) water and wastewater utilities provide a unique 
     opportunity for access to stable, high-quality careers;
       (2) as water and wastewater utilities make critical 
     investments in infrastructure, water and wastewater utilities 
     can invest in the development of local workers and local 
     small businesses to strengthen communities and ensure a 
     strong pipeline of skilled and diverse workers for today and 
     tomorrow; and
       (3) to further the goal of ensuring a strong pipeline of 
     skilled and diverse workers in the water and wastewater 
     utilities sector, Congress urges--
       (A) increased collaboration among Federal, State, and local 
     governments; and
       (B) institutions of higher education, apprentice programs, 
     high schools, and other community-based organizations to 
     align workforce training programs and community resources 
     with water and wastewater utilities to accelerate career 
     pipelines and provide access to workforce opportunities.
       (b) Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development 
     Program.--
       (1) Grants authorized.--The Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency (referred to in this section 
     as the ``Administrator''), in consultation with the Secretary 
     of Agriculture, shall establish a competitive grant program--
       (A) to assist the development and utilization of innovative 
     activities relating to workforce development and career 
     opportunities in the water utility sector; and
       (B) to expand public awareness about water utilities and 
     connect individuals to careers in the water utility sector.
       (2) Selection of grant recipients.--In awarding grants 
     under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall, to the extent 
     practicable, select nonprofit professional or service 
     organizations, labor organizations, community colleges, 
     institutions of higher education, or other training and 
     educational institutions--
       (A) that have qualifications and experience--
       (i) in the development of training programs and curricula 
     relevant to workforce needs of water utilities;
       (ii) working in cooperation with water utilities; or
       (iii) developing public education materials appropriate for 
     communicating with groups of different ages and educational 
     backgrounds; and
       (B) that will address the human resources and workforce 
     needs of water utilities that--
       (i) are geographically diverse;
       (ii) are of varying sizes; and
       (iii) serve urban, suburban, and rural populations.
       (3) Use of funds.--Grants awarded under paragraph (1) may 
     be used for activities such as--
       (A) targeted internship, apprenticeship, pre-
     apprenticeship, and post-secondary bridge programs for 
     skilled water utility trades that provide--
       (i) on-the-job training;
       (ii) skills development;
       (iii) test preparation for skilled trade apprenticeships;
       (iv) advance training in the water utility sector relating 
     to construction, utility operations, treatment and 
     distribution, green infrastructure, customer service, 
     maintenance, and engineering; or
       (v) other support services to facilitate post-secondary 
     success;
       (B) education programs designed for elementary, secondary, 
     and higher education students that--
       (i) inform people about the role of water and wastewater 
     utilities in their communities;
       (ii) increase the awareness of career opportunities and 
     exposure of students to water utility careers through various 
     work-based learning opportunities inside and outside the 
     classroom; and
       (iii) connect students to career pathways related to water 
     utilities;
       (C) regional industry and workforce development 
     collaborations to address water utility employment needs and 
     coordinate candidate development, particularly in areas of 
     high unemployment or for water utilities with a high 
     proportion of retirement eligible employees;
       (D) integrated learning laboratories in secondary 
     educational institutions that provide students with--
       (i) hands-on, contextualized learning opportunities;
       (ii) dual enrollment credit for post-secondary education 
     and training programs; and
       (iii) direct connection to industry employers; and
       (E) leadership development, occupational training, 
     mentoring, or cross-training programs that ensure that 
     incumbent water and waste water utilities workers are 
     prepared for higher level supervisory or management-level 
     positions.
       (4) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $1,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

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     SEC. 4305. REGIONAL LIAISONS FOR MINORITY, TRIBAL, AND LOW-
                   INCOME COMMUNITIES.

       (a) In General.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency (referred to in this section as the 
     ``Administrator'') shall assign at least 1 employee in each 
     regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency to 
     serve as a liaison to minority, Tribal, and low-income 
     communities in the relevant region.
       (b) Public Identification.--The Administrator shall 
     identify each regional liaison assigned under subsection (a) 
     on the internet website of--
       (1) the relevant regional office of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency; and
       (2) the Office of Environmental Justice of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency.

     SEC. 4306. WATERSENSE.

       (a) WaterSense.--The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 
     U.S.C. 6201 et seq.) is amended by adding after section 324A 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 324B. WATERSENSE PROGRAM.

       ``(a) Establishment of WaterSense Program.--
       ``(1) In general.--There is established within the 
     Environmental Protection Agency a voluntary program, to be 
     known as the WaterSense program, to identify and promote 
     water-efficient products, buildings, landscapes, facilities, 
     processes, and services in order to, through voluntary 
     labeling of, or other forms of communications regarding, such 
     products, buildings, landscapes, facilities, processes, and 
     services while meeting strict performance criteria, 
     sensibly--
       ``(A) reduce water use;
       ``(B) reduce the strain on public water systems, community 
     water systems, and wastewater and stormwater infrastructure;
       ``(C) conserve energy used to pump, heat, transport, and 
     treat water; and
       ``(D) preserve water resources for future generations.
       ``(2) Inclusions.--Categories of products, buildings, 
     landscapes, facilities, processes, and services that may be 
     included under the program include--
       ``(A) irrigation technologies and services;
       ``(B) point-of-use water treatment devices;
       ``(C) plumbing products;
       ``(D) water reuse and recycling technologies;
       ``(E) landscaping and gardening products, including 
     moisture control or water enhancing technologies;
       ``(F) xeriscaping and other landscape conversions that 
     reduce water use;
       ``(G) whole house humidifiers; and
       ``(H) water-efficient buildings or facilities.
       ``(b) Duties.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency, in coordination with the Secretary of 
     Energy as appropriate, shall--
       ``(1) establish--
       ``(A) a WaterSense label to be used for products, 
     buildings, landscapes, facilities, processes, and services 
     meeting the certification criteria established pursuant to 
     this section; and
       ``(B) the procedure, including the methods and means, and 
     criteria by which products, buildings, landscapes, 
     facilities, processes, and services may be certified to 
     display the WaterSense label;
       ``(2) enhance public awareness regarding the WaterSense 
     label through outreach and public education;
       ``(3) preserve the integrity of the WaterSense label by--
       ``(A) establishing and maintaining feasible performance 
     criteria so that products, buildings, landscapes, facilities, 
     processes, and services certified to display the WaterSense 
     label perform as well or better than less water-efficient 
     counterparts;
       ``(B) overseeing WaterSense certifications made by third 
     parties, which shall be independent third-party product 
     certification bodies accredited by an accreditation entity 
     domiciled in the United States;
       ``(C) using testing protocols, from the appropriate, 
     applicable, and relevant consensus standards, for the purpose 
     of determining compliance with performance criteria; and
       ``(D) auditing the use of the WaterSense label in the 
     marketplace and preventing cases of misuse;
       ``(4) not more frequently than every 6 years after adoption 
     or major revision of any WaterSense performance criteria, 
     review and, if appropriate, revise the performance criteria 
     to achieve additional water savings;
       ``(5) in revising any WaterSense criteria--
       ``(A) provide reasonable notice to interested parties and 
     the public of any changes, including effective dates, and an 
     explanation of the changes;
       ``(B) solicit comments from interested parties and the 
     public prior to any changes;
       ``(C) as appropriate, respond to comments submitted by 
     interested parties and the public; and
       ``(D) provide an appropriate transition time prior to the 
     applicable effective date of any changes, taking into account 
     the timing necessary for the manufacture, marketing, 
     training, and distribution of the specific product, building, 
     landscape, process, or service category being addressed; and
       ``(6) not later than December 31, 2019, consider for review 
     and revise, if necessary, any WaterSense performance criteria 
     adopted before January 1, 2012.
       ``(c) Transparency.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall, to the extent practicable and not 
     less than annually, estimate and make available to the public 
     the relative water and energy savings attributable to the use 
     of WaterSense-labeled products, buildings, landscapes, 
     facilities, processes, and services.
       ``(d) Distinction of Authorities.--In setting or 
     maintaining specifications and criteria for Energy Star 
     pursuant to section 324A, and WaterSense under this section, 
     the Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency shall coordinate to prevent 
     duplicative or conflicting requirements among the respective 
     programs.
       ``(e) No Warranty.--A WaterSense label shall not create any 
     express or implied warranty.
       ``(f) Methods for Establishing Performance Criteria.--In 
     establishing performance criteria for products, buildings, 
     landscapes, facilities, processes, or services pursuant to 
     this section, the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall use technical specifications and 
     testing protocols established by voluntary consensus 
     standards organizations relevant to specific products, 
     buildings, landscapes, facilities, processes, or services, as 
     appropriate.
       ``(g) Definition of Feasible.--The term `feasible' means 
     feasible with the use of the best technology, techniques, and 
     other means that the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency finds, after examination for efficacy under 
     field conditions and not solely under laboratory conditions, 
     are available (taking cost into consideration).''.
       (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for the 
     Energy Policy and Conservation Act is amended by adding after 
     the item relating to section 324A the following:

``Sec. 324B. WaterSense program.''.

     SEC. 4307. PREDATORY AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS.

       Section 1 of the Act of March 2, 1931 (46 Stat. 1468, 
     chapter 370; 7 U.S.C. 8351) is amended--
       (1) in the second sentence, by striking ``The Secretary'' 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(b) Administration.--The Secretary'';
       (2) in the first sentence, by striking ``The Secretary'' 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Action by FWS.--The Director of the United States 
     Fish and Wildlife Service shall use the most expeditious 
     procedure practicable to process and administer permits for 
     take of--
       ``(1) a depredating eagle under the Act of June 8, 1940 
     (commonly known as the `Bald Eagle Protection Act') (54 Stat. 
     250, chapter 278; 16 U.S.C. 668 et seq.), or sections 22.11 
     through 22.32of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (or 
     successor regulations) (including depredation of livestock, 
     wildlife, and species protected under the Endangered Species 
     Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) or any other Federal 
     management program); or
       ``(2) a migratory bird included on the list under section 
     10.13 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor 
     regulations) that is posing a conflict.''.

     SEC. 4308. KLAMATH PROJECT WATER AND POWER.

       (a) Addressing Water Management and Power Costs for 
     Irrigation.--The Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act 
     of 2000 (Public Law 106-498; 114 Stat. 2221) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating sections 4 through 6 as sections 5 
     through 7, respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after section 3 the following:

     ``SEC. 4. POWER AND WATER MANAGEMENT.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Covered power use.--The term `covered power use' 
     means a use of power to develop or manage water from any 
     source for irrigation, wildlife purposes, or drainage on land 
     that is--
       ``(A) associated with the Klamath Project, including land 
     within a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System that 
     receives water due to the operation of Klamath Project 
     facilities; or
       ``(B) irrigated by the class of users covered by the 
     agreement dated April 30, 1956, between the California Oregon 
     Power Company and Klamath Basin Water Users Protective 
     Association and within the Off Project Area (as defined in 
     the Upper Basin Comprehensive Agreement entered into on April 
     18, 2014), only if each applicable owner and holder of a 
     possessory interest of the land is a party to that agreement 
     (or a successor agreement that the Secretary determines 
     provides a comparable benefit to the United States).
       ``(2) Klamath project.--
       ``(A) In general.--The term `Klamath Project' means the 
     Bureau of Reclamation project in the States of California and 
     Oregon.
       ``(B) Inclusions.--The term `Klamath Project' includes any 
     dam, canal, or other works or interests for water diversion, 
     storage, delivery, and drainage, flood control, or any 
     similar function that is part of the project described in 
     subparagraph (A).
       ``(3) Power cost benchmark.--The term `power cost 
     benchmark' means the average net delivered cost of power for 
     irrigation and drainage at Reclamation projects in the area 
     surrounding the Klamath Project that are similarly situated 
     to the Klamath Project, including Reclamation projects that--
       ``(A) are located in the Pacific Northwest; and
       ``(B) receive project-use power.
       ``(b) Water Activities and Drought Response.--
       ``(1) In general.--Pursuant to the reclamation laws and 
     subject to appropriations and

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     required environmental reviews, the Secretary may carry out 
     activities, including entering into a contract or making 
     financial assistance available through cooperative agreements 
     or other methods--
       ``(A) to plan, implement, and administer programs to align 
     water supplies and demand for irrigation water users 
     associated with the Klamath Project, with a primary emphasis 
     on programs developed or endorsed by local entities comprised 
     of representatives of those water users;
       ``(B) Expenditures under this paragraph shall not exceed 
     $10 million on an average annual basis.
       ``(2) 2018 drought response.--All disbursements made or to 
     be made based on actions approved by the Secretary under 
     Contract Numbers 18-WC-20-5322 and 18-WC-20-5323 are 
     authorized.
       ``(3) Requirements.--The Secretary shall ensure that the 
     activities under this subsection--
       ``(A) do not foster groundwater use that results in 
     groundwater level declines that, based on existing data from 
     the United States Geological Survey, are more than 
     appropriate in a critically dry year, taking into 
     consideration the long-term sustainability of aquifers;
       ``(B) do not adversely affect compliance with applicable 
     laws protecting fishery resources in Upper Klamath Lake and 
     the Klamath River.
       ``(4) Conveyance of non-project water.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C), 
     any entity operating under a contract entered into with the 
     United States for the operation and maintenance of any 
     Klamath Project works or facility, and any entity operating 
     any works or facility not owned by the United States that 
     receives Klamath Project water, may use, without any 
     additional Federal contract, permit, or other authorization, 
     any Klamath Project works or facility to convey non-Klamath 
     Project water for any authorized purpose of the Klamath 
     Project.
       ``(B) Permits; measurement.--A use of water pursuant to 
     subparagraph (A) (including an addition or conveyance of 
     water) shall be subject to the requirements that--
       ``(i) the applicable entity shall secure all permits 
     required under State or local law; and
       ``(ii) as applicable--

       ``(I) all water delivered into and taken out of a Klamath 
     Project works or facility pursuant to that subparagraph shall 
     be measured; and
       ``(II) any irrigation district conveying water shall ensure 
     that only the land authorized to receive water under 
     applicable State law shall receive, and put to beneficial 
     use, the water, in accordance with the applicable State law 
     and any associated terms and conditions.

       ``(C) Limitation.--A use of non-Klamath Project water under 
     this paragraph shall not--
       ``(i) adversely affect the delivery of water to any water 
     user or land served by the Klamath Project; or
       ``(ii) result in any additional cost to the United States.
       ``(4) Effect of subsection.--Nothing in this subsection 
     authorizes the Secretary--
       ``(A) to develop or construct new facilities for the 
     Klamath Project without appropriate approval from Congress 
     under section 9 of the Reclamation Projects Act of 1939 (43 
     U.S.C. 485h); or
       ``(B) to carry out activities that have not otherwise been 
     authorized.
       ``(c) Reducing Power Costs.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of enactment of America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, 
     the Secretary, in consultation with interested irrigation 
     interests that are eligible for covered power use and 
     organizations representative of those interests, shall submit 
     to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
     Representatives a report that--
       ``(A) identifies the power cost benchmark; and
       ``(B) recommends actions (other than direct payments to 
     persons making covered power uses or to other entities for 
     the purposes of subsidizing power rates) that, in the 
     judgment of the Secretary, are necessary and appropriate to 
     ensure that the net delivered power cost for covered power 
     use is equal to or less than the power cost benchmark, 
     including a description of--
       ``(i) actions--

       ``(I) to immediately reduce power costs; and
       ``(II) to ensure that the net delivered power cost for 
     covered power use is equal to, or less than, the power cost 
     benchmark in the near term, while longer-term actions are 
     being implemented;

       ``(ii) actions that prioritize--

       ``(I) water and power conservation and efficiency measures 
     that could assist in achieving the power cost benchmark;
       ``(II) to the extent actions involving the development or 
     acquisition of power generation are included, renewable 
     energy technologies (including hydropower); and
       ``(III) regional economic development;

       ``(iii) the potential costs and timeline for the actions 
     recommended under this subparagraph;
       ``(iv) provisions for modifying the actions and timeline to 
     adapt to new information or circumstances; and
       ``(v) a description of public input regarding the proposed 
     actions, including--

       ``(I) input from water users that have covered power use; 
     and
       ``(II) the degree to which those water users concur with 
     the recommendations.''.

       (b) Effect.--None of the amendments made by this section--
       (1) modify any authority or obligation of the United States 
     with respect to any tribal trust or treaty obligation of the 
     United States;
       (2) create or determine any water right or affects any 
     water right or water right claim in existence on the date of 
     enactment of this Act; or
       (3) authorize the use of Federal funds for the physical 
     deconstruction of the Iron Gate, Copco 1, Copco 2, or John C. 
     Boyle Dam located on the Klamath River in the States of 
     California and Oregon.

     SEC. 4309. CERTAIN BUREAU OF RECLAMATION DIKES.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
     (including regulations), effective beginning on the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Federal share of the 
     operations and maintenance costs of a dike described in 
     subsection (b) shall be 100 percent.
       (b) Description of Dikes.--A dike referred to in subsection 
     (a) is a dike--
       (1) that is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation on the date 
     of enactment of this section;
       (2) the construction of which was completed not later than 
     December 31, 1945;
       (3) a corrective action study for which was completed not 
     later than December 31, 2015; and
       (4) the construction of which was authorized by the Act of 
     June 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 1215, chapter 795).

     SEC. 4310. AUTHORITY TO MAKE ENTIRE ACTIVE CAPACITY OF 
                   FONTENELLE RESERVOIR AVAILABLE FOR USE.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior (referred to 
     in this section as the ``Secretary''), in cooperation with 
     the State of Wyoming, may amend the Definite Plan Report for 
     the Seedskadee Project authorized under the first section of 
     the Act of April 11, 1956 (commonly known as the ``Colorado 
     River Storage Project Act'') (43 U.S.C. 620), to provide for 
     the study, design, planning, and construction activities that 
     will enable the use of all active storage capacity (as may be 
     defined or limited by legal, hydrologic, structural, 
     engineering, economic, and environmental considerations) of 
     Fontenelle Dam and Reservoir, including the placement of 
     sufficient riprap on the upstream face of Fontenelle Dam to 
     allow the active storage capacity of Fontenelle Reservoir to 
     be used for those purposes for which the Seedskadee Project 
     was authorized.
       (b) Cooperative Agreements.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may enter into any contract, 
     grant, cooperative agreement, or other agreement that is 
     necessary to carry out subsection (a).
       (2) State of wyoming.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary shall enter into a 
     cooperative agreement with the State of Wyoming to work in 
     cooperation and collaboratively with the State of Wyoming for 
     planning, design, related preconstruction activities, and 
     construction of any modification of the Fontenelle Dam under 
     subsection (a).
       (B) Requirements.--The cooperative agreement under 
     subparagraph (A) shall, at a minimum, specify the 
     responsibilities of the Secretary and the State of Wyoming 
     with respect to--
       (i) completing the planning and final design of the 
     modification of the Fontenelle Dam under subsection (a);
       (ii) any environmental and cultural resource compliance 
     activities required for the modification of the Fontenelle 
     Dam under subsection (a) including compliance with--

       (I) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
     U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
       (II) the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
     seq.); and
       (III) subdivision 2 of division A of subtitle III of title 
     54, United States Code; and

       (iii) the construction of the modification of the 
     Fontenelle Dam under subsection (a).
       (c) Funding by State of Wyoming.--Pursuant to the Act of 
     March 4, 1921 (41 Stat. 1404, chapter 161; 43 U.S.C. 395), 
     and as a condition of providing any additional storage under 
     subsection (a), the State of Wyoming shall provide to the 
     Secretary funds for any work carried out under subsection 
     (a).
       (d) Other Contracting Authority.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may enter into contracts 
     with the State of Wyoming, on such terms and conditions as 
     the Secretary and the State of Wyoming may agree, for 
     division of any additional active capacity made available 
     under subsection (a).
       (2) Terms and conditions.--Unless otherwise agreed to by 
     the Secretary and the State of Wyoming, a contract entered 
     into under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the terms and 
     conditions of Bureau of Reclamation Contract No. 14-06-400-
     2474 and Bureau of Reclamation Contract No. 14-06-400-6193.
       (e) Savings Provisions.--Unless expressly provided in this 
     section, nothing in this section modifies, conflicts with, 
     preempts, or otherwise affects--
       (1) the Boulder Canyon Project Act (43 U.S.C. 617 et seq.);
       (2) the Colorado River Compact of 1922, as approved by the 
     Presidential Proclamation of June 25, 1929 (46 Stat. 3000);

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       (3) the Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment Act (43 U.S.C. 
     618 et seq.);
       (4) the Treaty between the United States of America and 
     Mexico relating to the utilization of waters of the Colorado 
     and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande, and supplementary 
     protocol signed November 14, 1944, signed at Washington 
     February 3, 1944 (59 Stat. 1219);
       (5) the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact as consented to 
     by the Act of April 6, 1949 (63 Stat. 31);
       (6) the Act of April 11, 1956 (commonly known as the 
     ``Colorado River Storage Project Act'') (43 U.S.C. 620 et 
     seq.);
       (7) the Colorado River Basin Project Act (Public Law 90-
     537; 82 Stat. 885); or
       (8) any State of Wyoming or other State water law.

     SEC. 4311. BLACKFEET WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT.

       (a) Blackfeet Settlement Trust Fund.--Section 3716(e) of 
     the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (130 
     Stat. 1835) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``appropriations,'' and 
     all that follows through the period at the end and inserting 
     the following: ``appropriations, the following amounts shall 
     be made available to the Tribe for implementation of this 
     subtitle:
       ``(A) 50 percent of the amounts in the Administration and 
     Energy Account.
       ``(B) 50 percent of the amounts in the OM&R Account.
       ``(C) 50 percent of the amounts in the St. Mary Account.
       ``(D) 50 percent of the amounts in the Blackfeet Water, 
     Storage, and Development Projects Account.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Availability.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     none of the funds deposited in the Trust Fund in fiscal year 
     2018 shall be available for expenditure in accordance with 
     this subsection until the enforceability date.
       ``(B) Exception.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), of the 
     funds in the Administration and Energy Account, $4,800,000 
     shall be available to the Tribe for the implementation of 
     this subtitle.''.
       (b) Blackfeet Water Settlement Implementation Fund.--
     Section 3717(e) of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for 
     the Nation Act (130 Stat. 1837) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``Amounts in'' and inserting the following:
       ``(1) In general.--Amounts in''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Funding for implementation activities.--
     Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the following amounts shall be 
     available to the Secretary for the implementation of this 
     subtitle:
       ``(A) 50 percent of the amounts in the MR&I System, 
     Irrigation, and Water Storage Account to carry out section 
     3711.
       ``(B) 50 percent of the amounts in the MR&I System, 
     Irrigation, and Water Storage Account to carry out section 
     3712.
       ``(C) 50 percent of the amounts in the Blackfeet Irrigation 
     Project Deferred Maintenance and Four Horns Dam Safety 
     Improvements Account to carry out section 3710(c).
       ``(D) The amounts in the Blackfeet Irrigation Project 
     Deferred Maintenance and Four Horns Dam Safety Improvements 
     Account to carry out section 3710(d).
       ``(E) From the St. Mary/Water Milk Management and 
     Activities Account:
       ``(i) 50 percent of the amount described in section 
     3707(g)(1) to carry out section 3707(c).
       ``(ii) 50 percent of the amount described in section 
     3707(g)(2) to carry out section 3707(d).
       ``(iii) The amount described in section 3707(g)(3) to carry 
     out subsection (f).
       ``(iv) The amounts in the Account to carry out section 
     3705.
       ``(3) Availability.--None of the funds made available under 
     this section in fiscal year 2018 shall be available until the 
     enforceability date.''.
       (c) Technical Corrections.--Section 3720 of the Water 
     Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (130 Stat. 
     1839) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(3)(B), by striking ``section 3706'' 
     and inserting ``section 6''; and
       (2) in subsection (h), in the matter preceding paragraph 
     (1), by striking ``January 21, 2026'' and inserting ``January 
     21, 2025''.

     SEC. 4312. INDIAN IRRIGATION FUND REAUTHORIZATION.

       (a) Deposits to Funds.--Section 3212(a) of the Water 
     Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (130 Stat. 
     1750) is amended by striking ``each of fiscal years 2017 
     through 2021'' and inserting ``each of fiscal years 2017 
     through 2028''.
       (b) Expenditures From Fund.--Section 3213(a) of the Water 
     Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (130 Stat. 
     1750) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by 
     striking ``each of fiscal years 2017 through 2021'' and 
     inserting ``each of fiscal years 2017 through 2028''.
       (c) Termination.--Section 3216 of the Water Infrastructure 
     Improvements for the Nation Act (130 Stat. 1750) is amended 
     in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking ``September 
     30, 2021'' and inserting ``September 30, 2028''.

     SEC. 4313. REAUTHORIZATION OF REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, AND 
                   MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN INDIAN IRRIGATION 
                   PROJECTS.

       (a) In General.--Section 3221(b) of the Water 
     Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (130 Stat. 
     1751) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by 
     striking ``each of fiscal years 2017 through 2021'' and 
     inserting ``each of fiscal years 2017 through 2028''.
       (b) Status Report on Certain Projects.--Section 3224(d) of 
     the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (130 
     Stat. 1753) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) 
     by striking ``fiscal year 2021'' and inserting ``fiscal year 
     2028''.
       (c) Allocation Among Projects.--Section 3226 of the Water 
     Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (130 Stat. 
     1753) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``each of fiscal years 
     2017 through 2021'' and inserting ``each of fiscal years 2017 
     through 2028''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``the day before the 
     date of enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``the day 
     before the date of enactment of America's Water 
     Infrastructure Act of 2018''.

     SEC. 4314. INDIAN DAM SAFETY REAUTHORIZATION.

       Section 3101 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for 
     the Nation Act (25 U.S.C. 3805) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``each of fiscal years 2017 through 2023'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``each of fiscal years 
     2017 through 2030'';
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)(F), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by striking ``September 30, 2023'' and inserting 
     ``September 30, 2030''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2)(F), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by striking ``September 30, 2023'' and inserting 
     ``September 30, 2030''; and
       (3) in subsection (f)--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``4 years'' and inserting 
     ``11 years''; and
       (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``each of fiscal years 
     2017, 2018, and 2019'' and inserting ``each of fiscal years 
     2017 through 2026''.

     SEC. 4315. DIANA E. MURPHY UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE.

       (a) Designation.--The United States courthouse located at 
     300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, shall be 
     known and designated as the ``Diana E. Murphy United States 
     Courthouse''.
       (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
     document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
     United States courthouse referred to in subsection (a) shall 
     be deemed to be a reference to the ``Diana E. Murphy United 
     States Courthouse''.

  

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from 
Pennsylvania (Mr. Shuster) and the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. DeFazio) 
each will control 20 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Pennsylvania.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of S. 3021, the America's 
Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.
  This bill is good for our infrastructure, good for jobs, and good for 
America. It is a bipartisan, bicameral comprehensive bill that delivers 
on a promise to regularly address water resources and infrastructure 
issues across the Nation.
  Title I of this act is the Water Resources Development Act of 2018, 
or WRDA. I want to remind my colleagues that we overwhelmingly passed 
WRDA in June by a vote of 408-2.
  WRDA invests in the ports, locks, and dams, inland waterways, flood 
protection, and other infrastructure that makes America more 
competitive and protects our communities. It also builds upon reforms 
to the Army Corps of Engineers to help improve project delivery.
  This bill is fiscally responsible and fully offset. It cuts red tape, 
and it maintains congressional authority and oversight of Federal 
investment.
  I want to thank Ranking Member DeFazio for working together on the 
WRDA title. However, today's bill includes more than just WRDA, and I 
also want to thank the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Natural 
Resources Committee, and our Senate counterparts for helping put this 
package together.
  I am proud to say today's legislation continues a 2-year cycle of 
regular order for Congress considering these essential WRDA bills. This 
has been one of my top priorities since I became chairman over 6 years 
ago.

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  We need to pass this bill, continue providing direction to the Corps, 
and ensure all of these infrastructure improvements move forward.
  This is simply good public policy, and it is good for our Nation.
  Mr. Speaker, I strongly urge my colleagues to support this jobs and 
infrastructure bill, and I reserve the balance of my time

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   Joint Explanatory Statement To Accompany S. 3021, America's Water 
                       Infrastructure Act of 2018

       The America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 will create 
     jobs, grow the economy, promote fiscal responsibility, and 
     protect lives, property, and the environment.
       America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 supports our 
     nation's economic competitiveness by increasing water 
     storage, providing protection from dangerous floodwaters, 
     deepening nationally significant ports, and maintaining the 
     navigability of inland waterways across the country. The 
     legislation will also repair aging drinking water, wastewater 
     and irrigation systems. It also promotes hydropower 
     development and increases Federal Energy Regulatory 
     Commission (FERC) transparency.
       Title I of this bill, the Water Resources Development Act 
     (WRDA) of 2018, promotes the Federal commitment to our 
     nation's competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth by 
     maintaining a strong transportation infrastructure, ensuring 
     the efficient flow of domestic and international commerce, 
     and protecting the lives and livelihoods of the American 
     people in a sustainable and environmentally conscientious 
     manner. In WRDA, Congress authorizes projects encompassing 
     the key missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), 
     including developing, maintaining, and supporting the 
     nation's economically vital waterway infrastructure, 
     supporting effective and targeted flood protection and 
     environmental restoration needs while strengthening national 
     security. Through WRDA, Congress exercises its oversight 
     authority to make policy reforms that promote efficient, 
     effective, and transparent project development and 
     implementation. This legislation promotes innovation and 
     stronger stakeholder partnerships that will improve water 
     infrastructure development.
       Since 2014, Congress has resumed the regular consideration 
     of WRDAs, and WRDA 2018 continues the WRDA two-year cycle 
     that provides appropriate oversight of and policy direction 
     to the Administration and the Corps.
       The transformative nature of the last two WRDA bills has 
     provided the Corps and the non-Federal sponsors with new 
     opportunities to advance projects more quickly. As these new 
     authorities and processes are implemented, the Managers 
     expect that project delivery will speed up. The Managers also 
     expect that the provisions put forward in this bill, as well 
     as the last two WRDA bills, will promote investment in 
     worthwhile and beneficial water resources development 
     projects, and enable these projects to move forward.
       Water resources projects have historically been rejected 
     through the use of benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) in the 
     formulation, evaluation, and budgeting of water resources 
     development projects. The Managers have been approached by 
     members and non-Federal project sponsors who have projects 
     that are authorized, but because of past practices regarding 
     BCA calculations, non-Federal project sponsors are left 
     without a clear path forward. This legislation makes clear 
     the Managers' intent: authorized projects are worthy of 
     funding.
       Specifically, this bill contains provisions that require 
     the careful study of and reporting on the use and application 
     of current BCAs. The Managers expect this study to result in 
     recommendations to improve project transparency and the 
     taxpayers' return on Federal investment. The bill also 
     provides additional transparency measures to help non-Federal 
     project sponsors better understand where their projects are 
     in the budgeting process, and the calculations used to 
     justify or reject federal investment in the project. Corps 
     water resources development projects are long-term 
     investments which are critically important to maintaining the 
     nation's economic prosperity, national security, and 
     environmental protection. The Managers expect the Corps to 
     proactively work with non-Federal interests to transparently 
     discuss the principles and analytical methodologies used in 
     developing BCAs on these projects.
       Title II and IV of this legislation builds on the existing 
     Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act programs to 
     protect and restore water quality. This legislation provides 
     Federal financial assistance to local drinking and wastewater 
     systems to improve water quality and comply with both the 
     Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Act's requirements.
       The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
     published its sixth national assessment, Drinking Water 
     Infrastructure Needs Survey, in March 2018. That assessment 
     estimated the nation's drinking water utilities require 
     $472.6 billion in infrastructure investments and $271 billion 
     in wastewater needs over the next 20 years to protect the 
     public health and ensure the security and economic well-being 
     of our cities, towns and communities. This bill reauthorizes 
     the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF), 
     growing the program over the next three fiscal years to $1.95 
     billion annually in 2021, nearly doubling the amount 
     currently authorized. Along with the SRFs, this bill 
     reauthorizes the Water Infrastructure and Finance Innovation 
     Act (WIFIA) and a program within WIFIA the Securing Required 
     Funding for Water Infrastructure Now (SRF WIN). All of these 
     mechanisms will substantially increase investments toward 
     addressing this critical need.
       Investments in water infrastructure are essential for 
     protecting public health and the environment, but they also 
     generate significant economic benefits. The Department of 
     Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that for 
     every dollar in revenue realized by the water and wastewater 
     industry, $2.62 in revenue are realized by all other 
     industries. Adding one job in the water and wastewater 
     industry creates an additional 3.68 jobs in the national 
     economy.
       The Managers understand that our nation's ability to 
     provide clean water and safe drinking water is challenged by 
     deteriorating wastewater infrastructure that is in urgent 
     need of repair, replacement, or upgrade. This legislation 
     takes steps to address these needs through financial support 
     from grants, state revolving loan funds, innovative financing 
     mechanisms, the use of funds for compliance assistance, and 
     the use of technical assistance for disadvantaged 
     communities.
       Title III of this legislation includes several provisions 
     that promote the development of hydropower through closed-
     loop pump storage, in-conduit projects, and at existing non-
     powered dams. This legislation also amends the Federal Power 
     Act to authorize the FERC to issue preliminary permits to a 
     hydropower construction license applicant for up to four 
     years, and promote the timely rehabilitation and replacement 
     of hydropower infrastructure.
       Title IV of the bill also addresses the need in many 
     states, particularly throughout the West, to increase water 
     supplies necessary to sustain the livelihoods of farming, 
     ranching, and tribal communities. This legislation also 
     addresses flood protection concerns in rural and tribal 
     communities.
       Section 1116 directs the Corps to expedite the dredge 
     material management plan process and make maximum use of 
     existing information, studies, and innovative dredge material 
     management practices. It is the Manager's intent that dredged 
     material management plans begun in 2018, but not completed 
     shall also be expedited under this provision.
       Managers ask that, when a non-Federal entity develops a 
     reasonable alternative to the Federal standard for dredged 
     material disposal facilities that meets relevant Federal 
     environmental and dredged material placement and disposal 
     standards, it should receive preferred consideration by the 
     Secretary. Additionally, the Secretary is encouraged to 
     consider entering into agreements with non-Federal sponsors 
     for the acquisition, design, construction, management, or 
     operation and maintenance of dredged material disposal 
     facilities, including port facilities, through section 217 of 
     WRDA of 1996.
       Section 1126 addresses the concerns that Managers heard 
     about the regulatory permitting process for water storage 
     projects is extremely lengthy, in part due to issues 
     associated with identifying and analyzing the purpose and 
     need of the project. This section is intended to increase 
     transparency earlier in the regulatory process by providing 
     the permittee an opportunity to obtain a project's purpose 
     and need statement.
       For Section 1133, as much as is possible, if the 
     determination is made that additional housing is warranted, 
     the purchase of private land shall be avoided.
       Section 1134 directs the Corps to implement these sediment 
     removal provisions in an expeditious manner in order to 
     restore these reservoirs to their intended storage capacity. 
     The Managers recognize the importance of water storage 
     capacity to rural and western communities. Federal reservoirs 
     have gradually seen a reduction in water storage capacity 
     associated with sediment buildup to the detriment of farmers, 
     ranchers, and rural communities.
       Managers expect that the final feasibility study for the 
     project in section 1142 will be carried out expeditiously and 
     be completed by the anticipated completion date of February 
     2019.
       The Managers intend that section 1143 apply to all projects 
     authorized by Title VII of WRDA 2007 so that the Secretary 
     can acknowledge credit for the cost of work carried out in 
     the coastal Louisiana ecosystem by the non-Federal interest 
     for elements integral to the project prior to the date of 
     enactment of WRDA 2018. For example, the ``Multipurpose 
     Operation of Houma Navigation Lock'' is dependent upon the 
     adjacent earthen levees (including Reach F and G of the 
     Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico project) and other structures 
     (including the Bubba Dove Floodgate and Bayou Grand Calliou 
     Floodgate). Operating a lock complex without adjacent levees 
     can significantly reduce the ability to reduce salinity and 
     to manage and control the fresh water available via the 
     Atchafalaya River, Gulf Intercoastal Waterway and the Houma 
     Navigation Canal. In addition, the Bubba Dove Floodgate has 
     reduced the original wetland impact of the Houma Navigation 
     Lock and is integral to the lock's design and function.
       Section 1203 (f) expedites activities under section 4003(a) 
     of Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2014. 
     The Managers understand that these activities have not been 
     implemented due to a lack of appropriated funds, and 
     emphasize that the importance of such flood and drought 
     monitoring to communities in the Upper Missouri River Basin 
     necessitates that the Corps expedite activities for this 
     monitoring in order to protect lives and properties in the 
     region.
       The Managers expect section 1229 to be carried out in an 
     expeditious manner and in accordance with all applicable 
     Federal and state water laws.
       Section 1332 further amends the Annual Report process set 
     up by section 7001 of

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     WRRDA 2014. WRDA 2016 changed the process to ensure 
     individual existing environmental infrastructure projects may 
     be included in the Annual Report Main Table so that they can 
     be considered for inclusion in future WRDA bills, and the 
     amendments in this section clarify that proposed 
     modifications to existing regional environmental 
     infrastructure programs are also able to be considered. Such 
     projects that have previously ended up in the appendix of 
     these reports, such as Charlotte County, Florida, are 
     encouraged to reapply.
       Similarly, this section amends the criteria by which the 
     Secretary may select to include a local request in the 
     appendix to the Annual Report, rather than the Report, 
     itself. The Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure 
     and Environment and Public Works have repeatedly criticized 
     the Secretary for failure to follow the specific criteria 
     outlined in section 7001(c)(1)(A), and including local 
     requests in the appendix despite those requests meeting the 
     statutory criteria. In response, this legislation clarifies 
     that the Secretary may not include a request that meets the 
     criteria in 7001(c)(1)(A) in the appendix solely on the basis 
     that the local request requires legislative changes to an 
     authorized project or study, or the request may be 
     inconsistent with Corps or Administration policy. The 
     Committee is aware of one particular request for a 
     modification of the Abiquiu Reservoir, New Mexico, that was 
     placed in the appendix to the 2017 Annual Report to Congress 
     because of Administration policy. Project sponsors for 
     similarly situated project or study requests are encouraged 
     to reapply.
       The Managers encourage the Secretary to consider the 
     benefits of safety modifications for 2-way traffic and other 
     improvements to commercial navigation when evaluating 
     authorized navigation studies.
       The Managers encourage the Secretary to provide technical 
     assistance and other support to state emergency management 
     agencies to assist in the development of handbooks for 
     floodplain managers. These handbooks should include policies 
     to help manage the risks of coastal and river flooding. In 
     addition, these handbooks should consider coastal protection 
     solutions that promote resilience, such as living shorelines, 
     as well as regional sediment management. Additionally, non-
     Federal entities may provide resources for emergency repairs 
     under section 1024 of WRRDA 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2325a), 
     regardless of the cause of the emergency.
       The Managers encourage the Corps to proceed with a sense of 
     urgency when evaluating and programming the actions to 
     proceed with the water resources projects necessary for flood 
     control, dam repair, beach erosion control, and harbor 
     navigation improvement in Puerto Rico, and the repair and 
     mitigation necessary as a result of the hurricane and severe 
     weather damages that occurred between September 2017 and 
     March 2018. Additionally, the Managers encourage the Corps to 
     advance the project for ecosystem restoration, Cano Martin 
     Pena, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
       The Managers believe the Secretary should simplify and 
     expedite the process for including in-kind work in project 
     partnership agreements, consistent with current law.
       The Managers further encourage the Corps to improve 
     communication with stakeholders and the public regarding the 
     risk assessments conducted by the agency of the levees around 
     the country.
       The managers believe that the financing of project 
     operations, maintenance, where the locals are not otherwise 
     responsible for the project, or capital improvements by local 
     non-Federal interests can results in savings to Federal 
     taxpayers.
       As the Secretary carries out the operations and maintenance 
     of our nation's infrastructure, the Managers expect periodic 
     maintenance dredging of the Kennebec River Federal Navigation 
     Channel will be prioritized based on a joint plan that is 
     being developed by the Secretary and the Secretary of the 
     Navy. Additionally, the managers believe the Corps should 
     prioritize annual dredging for the harbor in Wilmington, 
     Delaware.
       The Secretary may use his or her authority under section 9 
     of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 643, chapter 596) 
     to remedy the erosion issues on the Ohio River near 
     Clarksville, Indiana.
       Ongoing cooperation between the Louisiana Coastal 
     Protection and Restoration Authority and the Lafitte Area 
     Independent Levee District relating to flood protection 
     projects in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, and the vicinity should 
     continue. To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary 
     should support that cooperation in a manner that is 
     consistent with Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a 
     Sustainable Coast.
       The amendment to section 203 of WRDA 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2231) 
     made by section 1126 of WIIN 2016 (130 Stat. 1648), which 
     concerns study of water resources development projects by 
     non-Federal interests, was intended to supersede any 
     conflicting laws.
       As water resources projects are vital to the nation's 
     competitiveness, the Managers encourage robust annual 
     funding. The Continuing Authorities Programs should receive 
     full appropriations each fiscal year. The authorization of 
     appropriations under section 595(i) of WRDA 1999, for water, 
     wastewater, environmental restoration and surface water 
     protection projects in certain rural states should be 
     robustly maintained.
       Section 2005 includes new grant opportunities for states to 
     assist small and disadvantaged communities when contaminants 
     are present or are likely to be present in drinking water 
     provided by a public water system or underground source of 
     drinking water. The Managers intend this legislation to 
     assist states with small and disadvantaged communities to 
     promptly respond to problems that potentially present an 
     imminent and substantial endangerment.
       Section 2010 establishes new authority for states and EPA 
     to address the challenges of water systems that have 
     repeatedly violated drinking water standards and pose a risk 
     to human health. The section includes limited liability 
     protection for outside entities that help the system come 
     back into compliance. The Managers do not intend this 
     legislation to limit enforcement of drinking water violations 
     not identified in the plan or to diminish the availability of 
     injunctive relief to address unresolved drinking water 
     violations.
       Section 2021 authorizes EPA, subject to the availability of 
     appropriated funds carrying out the purposes of the section, 
     to require drinking water systems serving between 3,300 and 
     10,000 persons to comply with mandatory unregulated 
     contaminant testing for up to 30 unregulated contaminants. 
     The legislation also authorizes $15 million in the years the 
     monitoring is required to pay costs traditionally associated 
     with such testing. Systems serving fewer than 3,300 persons 
     will remain subject to random sampling and have their testing 
     and mailing costs covered by EPA. Such systems will not be 
     subject to a civil penalty for their inability to comply with 
     sampled monitoring.
       Title II provides for Drinking Water Improvement. As 
     Congress reauthorizes the Drinking Water SRF, the managers 
     strongly support Congress providing robust funding of 
     capitalization grants to States to fund SDWA SRFs established 
     under section 1452 of the SDWA (42 U.S.C. 300j-12) and the 
     CWA SRFs established under title VI of the CWA (33 U.S.C. 
     1381 et seq.). The managers also encourage the Administrator 
     to work with the States to realize the full benefits of the 
     renewed DWSRF authorization amounts.
       Section 3003 of this bill authorizes the Commissioner of 
     the FERC to establish an expedite process for issuing and 
     amending licenses under the Federal Power Act for qualifying 
     facilities under that section. The Committee on 
     Transportation is aware that certain projects owned or 
     operated by the Corps of Engineers may fall within the scope 
     of this section. However, nothing in section 3003 provides 
     new authority to add hydropower to existing non-powered 
     projects owned or operated by the Corps of Engineers where 
     hydropower is not specifically an authorized purpose, 
     established in law, for such projects. The decision and 
     conditions to add hydropower to an existing, non-powered 
     project of the Corps rests solely with the Secretary of the 
     Army, through its existing regulatory authorities, and with 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 
     U.S. House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works in the U.S. Senate, through 
     enactment of future water resources development legislation.
       Section 4102 establishes a Wastewater Technology 
     Clearinghouse at EPA. Providing communities with the 
     knowledge and resources necessary to fully use decentralized 
     wastewater systems can provide affordable wastewater 
     recycling and treatment to millions of people in the United 
     States.
       Section 4103 provides Technical Assistance for Treatment 
     Works in the CWA. The Managers recognize the importance of 
     technical assistance for small, rural, and tribal water 
     systems. It is the Managers' view that onsite technical 
     assistance, provides the most effective means for communities 
     that are struggling to implement the CWA. The Managers also 
     acknowledge that the use of remote training does not always 
     provide communities with sufficient assistance to comply with 
     complicated and system-specific issues.
       Section 4201 amends the Water Infrastructure Finance and 
     Innovation Act (WIFIA) by enhancing the process under WIFIA 
     for financial assistance to those applying for state loan 
     funds to carry out water and wastewater infrastructure 
     projects, the Securing Required Funding for Water 
     Infrastructure Now (SRF WIN). It allows states that combine 
     projects and submit one application to the WIFIA program to 
     receive additional considerations. This section provides 
     specific selection criteria and expedites the evaluation of 
     applications of these combined projects to 180 days, with 
     feedback from the EPA on how to improve their application, if 
     denied. This section also puts the application fee cost on 
     the state financing authority and removes the burden from the 
     bundled communities. It eliminates the need for these 
     combined projects from having to do any duplicative 
     environmental reviews and allows for the federal cost share 
     of the project to cover up to 100% of the total project cost. 
     These amendments utilize the leveraging power of WIFIA 
     financing to enhance the ability of the state financing 
     authorities to provide financial assistance to local 
     communities. This will allow states to finance thousands of 
     existing and vetted water and wastewater infrastructure 
     projects expeditiously.
       Section 4301 establishes a mandatory requirement that not 
     later than one year after the date of enactment of the Act 
     that the EPA will enter into a memorandum of agreement with 
     the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) that will establish a 
     structure for how EPA can provide technical assistance for 
     any credit instrument that Reclamation may provide now or in 
     the future.

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       Section 4302 directs the BOR, working with the Corps to 
     create a flood action plan. The Managers recognize that 2017 
     was a record year for runoff in the Upper Snake River Basin, 
     causing communities in the region to experience significant 
     flooding. The Managers further recognize that landowners and 
     stakeholders have serious concerns for how the BOR and the 
     Corps have managed the spring runoff out of Jackson Lake and 
     down the Snake River. The Managers seek assurances that the 
     BOR will work with the Corps to protect communities to 
     minimize flooding in the region.
       Section 4304 establishes a new workforce training program 
     for workforce development in the water utility sector. The 
     managers find that water and wastewater utilities provide a 
     unique opportunity for access to stable, high-quality 
     careers. This section also establishes a competitive grant 
     program to promote the development of innovative activities 
     relating to workforce development in the water utility 
     sector.
       Section 4306 authorizes EPA's WaterSense program, a 
     voluntary program which identifies and promotes water 
     efficient products through voluntary labeling, is authorized 
     by this legislation. The bill requires EPA to review and 
     revise the program's performance criteria to achieve 
     additional water savings not more frequently than every 6 
     years. The Managers expect EPA to conduct these reviews as 
     required by the section and to review the requirements of the 
     program and update them as needed and appropriate.
       Section 4312 recognizes the rehabilitation and restoration 
     of Indian irrigation systems owned and operated by the Bureau 
     of Indian Affairs (BIA) is essential to the success and 
     livelihood of individuals and businesses across 17 
     reservations. Congress outlined these objectives in Public 
     Law 114-322 and established the Indian Irrigation Fund for 
     the BIA to carry out its trust responsibility for certain 
     individual Indians and Tribes. This provision authorizes 
     seven years of additional funding to complete this necessary 
     rehabilitation, which will ensure the delivery of clean 
     water, reduce the loss of water through seepage, and improve 
     the safety of the systems. The Managers believe the 
     Administration should prioritize the Indian Irrigation Fund 
     in addressing restoration of these Indian irrigation systems. 
     The Managers strongly encourage the Administration to fulfill 
     the objectives outlined in Public Law 114-322.

  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I particularly want to thank the chairman for getting 
the Water Resources Development bills back on track. We had gone many 
years without an authorization, and the chairman made it a priority to 
do this every 2 years.
  We also have created a new process through which we provide some 
direction to the Corps of Engineers on where to invest their scarce 
resources.
  If I had my way, or maybe if we have different leadership in the next 
Congress, we would go back to a much simpler, explicit process where we 
would designate high-priority local infrastructure investment as needed 
in the certain areas around the United States of America to better 
facilitate commerce. But that is for another day.
  This is a good bill. It is a bipartisan bill. There is, however, one 
problem. That problem is that Ronald Reagan worked with a Democratic 
Congress to create a harbor maintenance trust fund funded by a 
miniscule ad valorem tax on the value of goods that come in from 
overseas and pass through our ports. Consistently, Congress has 
underspent those funds under both Democratic and Republican leadership.
  Many years ago, I started to work with the chairman's father on this 
very issue. That is more than two decades ago now. We did make 
substantial progress in the last Congress and in this Congress.
  An amendment that I offered to the water resources bill put us on a 
track toward spending all of the tax that is collected for harbor 
maintenance on harbor maintenance.
  Now, I know that is kind of shocking in this town, that you would 
collect a tax from people and then spend it on the thing for which it 
is dedicated, but I think that would be right.
  My proposal was adopted unanimously in the committee twice. Then 
Speaker Ryan, through his control of the Rules Committee, reached into 
the bill and extracted that amendment.
  Why would they do that when we, on an average daily basis, have less 
than 40 percent of the authorized capacity at our 59 largest harbors?
  Why would we cripple United States commerce and shipping interests? 
Why would we do that?
  Well, so they can pretend that the deficit is a little tiny bit less. 
When it comes to taxes, a trillion dollars here, a trillion dollars 
there, we don't care about deficits. But when it comes to spending the 
harbor maintenance tax on harbor maintenance, we can skim off a few 
hundred million dollars every year and put it over here in an imaginary 
trust fund that we never spend.
  So it is a bunch of BS that we are doing that. You should not be 
collecting taxes from the American people and then not spending money 
on the intended and needed purpose.
  The Corps' estimate is that they need about $20 million to bring all 
harbors up to authorized depths in the next 10 years. If we were 
spending the full harbor maintenance trust fund income on an annual 
basis and spending down the balance that has already accumulated, we 
could exceed that goal and deal with other issues, such as jetty 
problems and the like.
  The White House has come up with a brilliant and different solution. 
They want to reduce the harbor maintenance tax so we will never, ever 
bring up our ports to authorized depths.
  In any case, that is the major problem with this bill.
  The chairman has already mentioned a number of the attributes of this 
bill. There is a provision that potentially will make the Corps more 
efficient on dredging projects and look at multiyear as opposed to 
annual contracts. The Corps is getting some tools to respond to climate 
change--I can't believe we got that in there--sea level rise, and 
natural disasters.
  It requires the Corps to be more transparent in how it chooses 
projects. As I mentioned earlier, I think Congress should be a little 
more direct there. Again, that is for another day.
  It has provisions that are important to my district and my State, 
which are fully justified.
  Mr. Speaker, again, it is a good, bipartisan project, and I reserve 
the balance of my time.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I just want to say the ranking member is 
100 percent correct on his assessment of the harbor maintenance trust 
fund. I support it. He is absolutely right. I just want to make sure, 
when he is referring to BS, he is not referring to Bill Shuster.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. 
Walden), the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
  Mr. WALDEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member for his help on 
this legislation. I, too, agree in terms of the harbor maintenance 
trust fund.
  I rise in support of America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. This 
legislation includes really important language to assist irrigators in 
the Klamath Basin who are enduring another challenging drought year, 
and it helps ensure we are prepared if our farmers are hit again with 
severe drought conditions in the years ahead.
  This bill provides the Bureau of Reclamation with the authority to 
use the funds we secured earlier this year, about $10 million, to 
implement measures such as groundwater pumping and other priorities for 
our irrigators, and ensures that they have the authority to survive 
difficult water years we may face over the next 4 years.
  I also want to express, as chairman of the Energy and Commerce 
Committee, our support for a couple other titles in this bill.
  Title II of the legislation modernizes the Safe Drinking Water Act to 
address regulatory compliance and infrastructure challenges facing 
communities across our country. It brings greater investment to improve 
our aging drinking water systems and supports State-led efforts in 
large cities and rural communities alike.
  For the first time in 22 years, Mr. Speaker, it authorizes 
capitalization grants for State drinking water revolving loan funds--
$4.4 billion over 3 years, to be exact.

  This is a big infrastructure bill. These loans are a crucial tool to 
help communities address compliance issues and address drinking water 
threats. I urge EPA to help each State realize the promise of this new 
authorization.
  As we brace for the horrible impacts of Hurricane Florence, I want to 
point out that title II also authorizes $100 million for areas affected 
by natural disasters that need help repairing their drinking water 
systems to deliver clean, safe drinking water.
  Our prayers are with those in the storm's path, Mr. Speaker. While 
this legislation won't make them whole, it will help them recover.

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  Title III of the legislation will make substantial regulatory 
improvements to the hydropower licensing process, with the goal to 
deliver more clean, renewable, carbon-free, and affordable energy to 
consumers. This title incorporates several important bills that passed 
out of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and I am proud to support 
their inclusion in this legislation before us today.
  With that, I urge strong bipartisan support of the America's Water 
Infrastructure Act. I thank the gentlemen on both sides of the aisle 
and everyone involved for their work in getting this to the House 
floor, and I urge its passage.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
California (Mrs. Napolitano), the ranking member of the Subcommittee on 
Water Resources and Environment.
  Mrs. NAPOLITANO. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of S. 3021, 
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. I thank Chairman Shuster, 
Ranking Member DeFazio, Chairman Graves, and our own respective staffs 
for their work on this legislation. It is encouraging to see the 
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee continue in a bipartisan 
fashion on this legislation every 2 years.
  The bill authorizes Army Corps of Engineers' feasibility studies; 
chief's reports; and section 7001 water resource projects across the 
country for a diverse array of purposes, including flood damage 
reduction, ecosystem restoration, water supply, navigation, and other 
things.
  The bill also includes important provisions that both the House and 
the Senate have worked on to improve EPA water programs.
  I am pleased to have coauthored several provisions that will assist 
communities experiencing stormwater challenges and drought with 
additional water supply and water treatment options.
  Section 4106 authorizes $450 million in grants to cities over the 
next 2 years to plan, design, and construct stormwater, water 
recycling, and sewer overflow projects. This is incredibly important in 
my area in Los Angeles, which is addressing a new MS4 stormwater permit 
and is implementing water recycling projects as a way to address long-
term drought and climate change.
  Section 1164 requires the Corps to work with local governments on 
integrated water resources planning to incorporate locally developed 
plans for stormwater management, water quality improvement, and water 
recycling in Corps projects.
  Section 1146 makes permanent my provision from WRDA 16 that allows 
public agencies or private companies to remove sediment from Army Corps 
dams in order for the dams to be more efficient for water supply and 
flood control operations. There was a particular problem of sediment 
buildup in several of our dams, including the Santa Fe and San Gabriel 
Dams in my region.
  Section 4304 creates an EPA water infrastructure and workforce 
investment program, which will provide grants to educational 
institutions, workforce development organizations, and water agencies 
to provide training in the water sector. The water agencies in my 
district have been strongly supportive of creating this program, 
because many employees in the water sector are retiring and workforce 
training is needed for new water technologies.
  Section 4306 formally authorizes and improves the EPA WaterSense 
program, which creates a national standard for the labeling of water-
efficient products. Local, State, and Federal agencies can then give 
rebates to individuals and businesses that purchase these WaterSense-
approved products, in order to decrease overall water consumption 
demands.
  Section 1222 requires the Corps to assess forecast-informed 
operations in water control manuals to ensure that dams are being used 
effectively to maximize local water supply. Some of them are more than 
40 years old.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Francis Rooney of Florida). The time of 
the gentlewoman has expired.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield the gentlewoman from California an 
additional 30 seconds.
  Mrs. NAPOLITANO. I am confident that this bill, if enacted, will 
provide drought-prone regions like mine with the tools necessary to 
increase water supply through water recycling and capturing and 
treating stormwater.
  I want to thank my constituent water agencies for their input 
throughout this process, including the Upper San Gabriel Valley 
Municipal Water District; the Three Valleys Municipal Water District; 
the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District; the San Gabriel Valley 
WaterMaster; the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; and my 
local Corps leadership in General Helmlinger, Colonel Gibbs, and David 
Van Dorpe.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask all my colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Louisiana (Mr. Graves), chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources 
and Environment.
  Mr. GRAVES of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for 
yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, we have Hurricane Florence bearing down on our Nation 
now. The Carolinas and Georgia are inevitably going to have disaster, 
destruction, and damages. What happens in the aftermath, as folks 
begin looking at it, they ask the question: What could we have done 
differently?

  This bill, together with other legislation, is exactly what needs to 
be done. This begins the process of addressing this ridiculous backlog 
of $100 billion in projects that we need to move forward on, that we 
need to construct, and bringing efficiencies to the table, like 
allowing for States and local governments to advance these projects on 
their own, taking advantage of their capabilities of greater cost 
efficiencies, of streamlined permitting processes, and other 
efficiencies that they are capable of doing.
  This bill brings all sorts of solutions to the table, including, Mr. 
Speaker, looking at whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should 
even be within the Department of Defense.
  When I call Secretary Mattis and talk to him about Russia, China, 
North Korea, Syria, and Iran, should I introduce a wetlands permit in 
that conversation?
  I don't think I should. It is not compatible with the agency. So we 
are looking at where this mission can be a top priority, can be 
properly housed, and where we can accomplish these projects much faster 
than we are doing today.
  Mr. Speaker, this bill also has some important things for us back 
home, including recognizing the hundreds of millions of dollars in work 
that our State has done to restore our eroding coastline and the 
ecological productivity that goes along with it; looking at carrying 
out a pilot dredge program, whereby we can issue dredging contracts 
over years over multiple channels, rather than doing one channel at a 
time, where we can benefit from economies of scale and, again, greater 
efficiency with taxpayer dollars; and, importantly, Mr. Speaker, 
ensuring that the old river control structure is not managed by a 
static 70-30 split that was determined decades ago, using updated 
science so we benefit navigation, the environment, and other important 
priorities.
  I want to thank Chairman Shuster, Congressman DeFazio, Congresswoman 
Napolitano, Congressman Sanford, Congressman Rouzer, and all those 
involved for their hard work on this. I urge its adoption.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from New 
Jersey (Mr. Pallone).
  Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Mr. DeFazio, Mrs. 
Napolitano, and all the leadership on both the Energy and Commerce 
Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for 
putting this bill together.
  Mr. Speaker, I wanted to talk about the Energy and Commerce 
jurisdiction, which is initially the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  Our Nation's public drinking water system serves more than 300 
million people, but aging and failing infrastructure threatens access 
to safe drinking water in communities large and small.

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  The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that our water systems 
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investment simply has not kept pace with the need.
  This bill reauthorizes the Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving 
Fund for the first time in 20 years and provides significant new 
funding to State and local governments in dire need.
  The bill nearly doubles the authorized funding from $1 billion to 
almost $2 billion in 2021 and increases funding for public water system 
supervision grants to States.
  Important provisions in the bill ensure that this money gets to the 
communities that need it most by raising the cap on special assistance 
to disadvantaged communities under the State Revolving Fund and setting 
a floor for such assistance to guarantee help for those communities.
  I want to thank Representative Tonko, the ranking member of our House 
Energy Subcommittee on Environment, who led the effort to reauthorize 
and improve the State Revolving Fund for many years. Many of the 
provisions in this bill were incorporated from AQUA Act, which he 
authored.
  The bill also contains a provision first introduced by myself and 
Representative Rush establishing a grant program for replacing leaded 
drinking water fountains in schools and requiring, for the first time, 
a national inventory of lead service lines and the cost to replace 
them.
  The bill contains Representative Dingell's provision to make drinking 
water quality reports to consumers more frequent, comprehensive, and 
understandable.
  Significantly, the bill incorporates Representative Peters' provision 
to assist systems with resiliency to extreme weather, and it 
establishes new requirements to assess and address vulnerabilities to 
those threats.
  It also provides $100 million for grants to extend access to safe 
drinking water into areas impacted by natural disasters, responding to 
concerns raised by Representative Green.
  Additionally, the bill contains language championed by Representative 
McNerney authorizing a water sense program to encourage consumer 
product water efficiency, and it authorizes Buy America requirements 
for iron and steel products for 5 years.
  Mr. Speaker, this bill won't solve all our drinking water challenges, 
but it makes important improvements and delivers real benefits.
  I am also pleased that this final bipartisan bill includes important 
energy provisions that I pushed, to include among them provisions 
authored by Representatives Kennedy, DeGette, and Peters.
  All in all, the drinking water and energy titles of this bill are 
critical, significant steps forward that will benefit America's 
families, industry, and the environment.
  Mr. Speaker, America's Water Infrastructure Act is a victory for all 
of us, and I urge my colleagues to support the legislation.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Missouri (Mr. Graves).
  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of America's 
Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the House-passed WRDA.
  The chairman's commitment to passing bipartisan WRDA bills every 2 
years has been an impactful item at better managing the bureaucracy at 
the Army Corps and more regularly approving vital water projects. This 
is good government and a policy that I would like to see the committee 
remain committed to in the future.
  In my district, Mr. Speaker, this bill is extremely important to the 
agriculture economy and to everyone who relies on the Missouri and 
Mississippi Rivers. I am glad the final bill included my amendment to 
stop the Army Corps from building any new, unproven structures for 
endangered species along the Missouri, and, instead, they now are 
required to prove that it will actually work before spending millions 
of taxpayer dollars.
  The Corps has to prove that these structures do not negatively impact 
the other management priorities on the Missouri River.
  In closing, this is a good bill, and it is necessary to advance the 
important flood control projects and ensure our inland waterways remain 
reliable and efficient options for transporting goods.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to vote for S. 3021.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Michigan (Mrs. Dingell).
  Mrs. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of S. 3021, America's 
Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Every Member in this House should be 
able to support it. It is how Congress should work, and it is what the 
American people expect.
  Overall, the bill would authorize $6.1 billion in Federal funds for 
the Army Corps of Engineers to carry out new and existing projects 
critical to our Nation's economy, environment, public health, and 
safety, including the Great Lakes region.
  This legislation also includes the Drinking Water Systems Improvement 
Act, which the Energy and Commerce Committee approved last year, in 
bipartisan fashion. These provisions will improve drinking water 
systems and authorize $4.4 billion for the State Drinking Water 
Revolving Loan Fund Program, which will provide much-needed Federal 
financing for States and utilities to strengthen drinking water 
infrastructure.
  Everybody remembers Flint. Now we have PFAS. It is important that 
every American be able to trust the water they are drinking. This is 
why I am proud that this bill includes important provisions from 
legislation I introduced that would increase drinking water 
notifications and make consumer confidence reports on drinking water 
easier for every American to understand. It is an essential part of our 
response to drinking water crises in this country.
  We have a crisis of confidence in our systems, and consumers deserve 
clear and immediate notifications and transparency when it comes to the 
quality of the water they are drinking. By requiring large water 
systems to provide consumer confidence reports biannually, the American 
people will have more frequent reports on water quality, which will 
help identify and mitigate risks sooner.

  With 90 percent of Americans receiving their drinking water from a 
public drinking water system, it is our collective responsibility to 
provide strong funding authorizations for modernizing drinking water 
systems, and we must continue to find effective ways to keep the public 
informed.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the gentleman 
from California (Mr. Denham).
  Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of America's Water 
Infrastructure Act. This bill revitalizes our waterways, bolsters flood 
protection, and ensures our channels and harbors can supply America and 
the world with U.S. goods.
  Most importantly, this bill includes my New WATER Act, a provision 
that will help us to build new water storage in California.
  The last time we built anything of substance in California for water 
storage was 1979. We have waited 50 years--50 years--because we don't 
have Federal financing and Federal authorization.
  Finally, under this bill, the New WATER Act will set up a bank for 
financing for these water storage projects, and we can finally get some 
of these big reservoirs under way: Shasta, raising Shasta; building 
Sites Reservoir, which has been studied for decades; building Los 
Vaqueros; building Temperance Flat.
  It is time to build water storage in California. We need to be 
solving our own problems, and the New WATER Act helps us with that 
financing.
  Below-ground water storage projects, water recycling, and 
desalination projects are also eligible.
  We want to look at all water in California, but this allows us a 
Federal financing plan to match State and local dollars as well.
  Also, I included the lower San Joaquin County Army Corps chief's 
report in this bill to enhance flood protection for more than 50,000 
valley residents in San Joaquin County. This will reduce annual 
property damage and enhance security at 262 critical infrastructure 
sites, including French Camp.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield the gentleman from California an 
additional 15 seconds.
  Mr. DENHAM. French Camp will be the Army Corps' first VA project, 
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in our local community right in this area in between Lathrop and 
Manteca.
  We look at revitalizing America's infrastructure. This is a 
monumental step forward in America's water infrastructure, and I ask my 
colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Massachusetts (Mr. Kennedy).
  (Mr. KENNEDY asked and was given permission to revise and extend his 
remarks.)
  Mr. KENNEDY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member for yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the bill before us, S. 3021; 
and specifically, Mr. Speaker, the Fair Ratepayer Accountability, 
Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act written into title III, 
culminating more than 4 years of work on this issue.
  In 2014, due to an unintended loophole in the Federal Power Act, my 
constituents were locked out of challenging a nearly $2 billion rate 
increase, because at the time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
was deadlocked 2 to 2 on whether to approve or deny the change.
  With this bill before us today, we can close that loophole and ensure 
that no ratepayer suffers the same consequence that continues to 
threaten the bank accounts and pocketbooks of my constituents. It is 
especially important today given that the commission currently has only 
four sitting commissioners.
  While this is not the bill that I first introduced more than 3 years 
ago and it is not the one that the House unanimously passed each of the 
last two Congresses, it is a compromise with our Senate colleagues and 
is an important step in the right direction.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the bill before us, H.R. S. 
2031.
  Specifically I rise in support of the Fair Ratepayer Accountability, 
Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act, written into Title III, 
culminating more than four years of work on this issue.
  As my colleagues have heard time and time again, my constituents in 
New England pay among the highest retail electric rates across the 
country. And in 2014, due to an unintended loophole in the Federal 
Power Act, my constituents were locked out of challenging a nearly $2 
billion rate increase because at the time, the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission was deadlocked two-to-two on whether to approve 
or deny the change.
  As written, the Federal Power Act allows for rate changes to take 
effect by operation of law if FERC fails to act within the statutory 
60-day time period. Due to a deadlock in 2014, no action was taken. And 
as we have since learned, the Federal Power Act only allows for appeals 
of official FERC Actions, not rates that take effect by operation of 
law, including deadlocks like the one that left my constituents 
voiceless.
  With this bill before us today, we can ensure no ratepayer suffers 
the same consequence. It is especially important now given the current 
status of the Commission with only 4 sitting commissioners.
  This bill represents a compromise with my Senate colleagues. The bill 
states that any rates that take effect by operation of law, due to a 
deadlock or a Commission that lacks sufficient members for a quorum, 
are appealable both at FERC and in the courts. It is intended to ensure 
that FERC and the courts consider the merits of a rate change and 
whether such a change is just and reasonable as required by the Federal 
Power Act. It would not allow FERC or the courts to simply dismiss a 
challenge because FERC failed to issue an order.
  Additionally, I would like to highlight two concerns with this 
language and make clear congressional intent in the process. First, 
this bill would not apply to rates that the Commission either chooses, 
or inadvertently allows, to take effect upon expiration of the 
statutory clock. It has been my understanding and my experience that 
FERC can and will continue to address all rate filings with the due 
diligence and scrutiny each deserves, and I hope FERC will continue to 
do so even on the most contentious of cases. I expect FERC will abide 
by the requirements of this legislation and not take advantage of any 
loophole to avoid a contentious filing.
  Second, while unusual, this bill would require each of the sitting 
commissioners to explain in writing their view on the rate change. To 
my knowledge, there is no other similar requirement in any part of the 
Federal Power Act or Natural Gas Act. However, it is my belief that if 
and when the time comes to address a deadlock, commissioners will use 
the opportunity to explain their views for purposes of transparency and 
good government.
  While this is not the bill I first introduced more than three years 
ago, the one that passed the House unanimously in each of the last two 
Congresses, it is a good compromise and a significant step in the right 
direction.
  I urge my colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Georgia (Mr. Woodall), a hardworking member of the House Transportation 
and Infrastructure Committee and a member of the Rules Committee.
  Mr. WOODALL. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for his leadership on 
the committee.
  Mr. Speaker, this is probably the most important bill that most 
members of the United States of America citizenry will never have heard 
of.
  When I go back home, folks ask me to make smart and prudent 
investments that will make a difference in people's lives. They ask me 
to repeal unnecessary regulations that stand in the way of making those 
improvements. They ask me to pay for those things rather than passing 
the bill on to our kids and our grandkids.
  The bill that the chairman and the ranking member have brought before 
us today fulfills every single one of those challenges.
  In my district, Mr. Speaker, we are talking about preserving water 
quality in Lake Lanier, the sole water source for most of the metro 
Atlanta area. We are talking about funding the Savannah Harbor 
Expansion Project, a project of economic significance for the entire 
southeastern United States. We are talking about offering local 
officials the financing tools they need to bring projects to bear 
faster and cheaper than ever before.
  Mr. Speaker, median household income has never been higher. Small 
business optimism has never been higher. Unemployment is at its lowest 
point in decades. Job openings are at a record high. Manufacturing jobs 
are at a record high. This does not happen by accident. This happens 
when you create an environment in which success can breed.
  I want to thank the ranking member from Oregon. I particularly want 
to thank my chairman from Pennsylvania. Chairman Shuster said he was 
going to bring three bills to the floor. He said we are going to get 
back in the business of doing the people's business, not sometimes but 
always; and here, at the end of his third term as chairman, we are 
bringing our third WRDA bill to the floor.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Michigan (Mr. Mitchell), my good friend and another hardworking member 
of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
  Mr. MITCHELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the America's 
Water Infrastructure Act, a critical piece of legislation that 
authorizes water infrastructure projects across our Nation.
  One particular project is near and dear to my heart, critical to the 
State of Michigan and our national economy and security: the Soo Locks. 
This lock is the only waterway, the only connection between Lake 
Superior and the rest of the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
  Right now, that one lock accommodates almost all of the shipping of 
iron ore and many other goods from Minnesota through the Great Lakes. 
If that lock fails, the damage is instantaneous: economic damage--11 
million people would lose their jobs within the first 90 days--and 
risks our national security.
  That is why construction of a second lock is so vital. This upgrade 
was authorized over 30 years ago. I guess it shouldn't surprise us that 
it has languished a bit. We now have bipartisan support, both sides of 
the aisle supporting the need to get this lock, a second large lock, 
built. We have recognition by the administration that this lock is 
critical for our economy and our national security.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge passage of this bill as the next step in building 
the 1,200-foot lock at the Soo Locks so we can ensure that our national 
security and our economy is not devastated by the failure of one lock.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my 
time if the gentleman has more speakers.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I have three more speakers.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. 
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  Mr. UPTON. Mr. Speaker, safe drinking water for our families is 
something that we all should agree on, and this bill delivers on that 
promise. It makes certain that communities like Parchment, in my 
district, are able to deal with the PFAS contamination issue.
  In Parchment, thanks to the proactive efforts of the State of 
Michigan, we discovered PFAS in the water, and we immediately sprang 
into action to solve the problem in the short term--local, State, and 
Federal folks all working in tandem to fix the problem. Specifically, 
the bill does that by increasing authorization for the Drinking Water 
State Revolving Fund. It critically works to modernize our aging water 
infrastructure by providing more resources.
  Drinking water quality remains high across the country, but 
improvements can and must be made now. This bipartisan bill is yet a 
very important step forward. I look forward to supporting it and would 
urge all of my colleagues on both sides to do the same.
  I want to thank Chairman Shuster for getting this bill to the floor, 
and I look forward to ultimately getting it to the President for his 
signature.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Madam Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Washington (Mrs. McMorris Rodgers), our conference chair.
  Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Madam Speaker, I thank the chairman for his 
leadership and yielding the time.
  Today, I am proud to stand in support of the Water Resources 
Development Act. I appreciate all the work that has been done to help 
strengthen our Nation's ports, dams, and waterways. In this 
legislation, we are keeping our promise to the American people to 
rebuild our Nation's infrastructure.
  I was proud to offer two significant provisions to help the people of 
eastern Washington. The first is the Port of Whitman Economic Expansion 
Act. This will allow the Port of Whitman to purchase land from the Army 
Corps of Engineers to continue their mission of economic development in 
our region. The other provision is from bipartisan legislation that 
passed this House earlier titled the Hydropower Modernization Act of 
2017.
  In Washington State, hydropower makes up nearly 70 percent of our 
electricity, and it is the Nation's largest source of clean, renewable, 
reliable, and affordable energy. We have some of the lowest electricity 
costs in the country because of clean hydropower, but there is still 
room for tremendous potential to increase the production of renewable 
energy as hydropower, but FERC doesn't incentivize investing in dams.
  Capital intensive projects like updating turbines or improving fish 
ladders are only included in the lifespan of a dam's license during the 
relicensing window. My provision will require FERC to include all 
protection, mitigation, and enhancement measures during the relicensing 
process.
  I appreciate Chairman Shuster and Chairman Walden and the staff for 
all of their work.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Madam Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my 
time.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Madam Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Indiana (Mr. Bucshon).
  Mr. BUCSHON. Madam Speaker, unnecessary government red tape is 
preventing us from taking advantage of clean, renewable hydropower 
generation at existing nonpowered dams. The current regulatory process 
simply takes too long, taking up to a decade for the project to be 
approved.
  We can change this by supporting America's Water Infrastructure Act 
of 2018, which includes the Promoting Hydropower Development at 
Existing Nonpowered Dams Act, which I authored. This legislation 
instructs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, to create an 
expedited permitting process that will result in a final decision on an 
application in 2 years or less.
  The legislation also requires FERC, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
and the Department of the Interior to develop a list of existing 
nonpowered dams that have the greatest potential for hydropower 
development. Streamlining the permitting process will incentivize 
investments in clean hydropower development and help modernize our 
existing infrastructure.
  I ask my colleagues to join me today in supporting this legislation.
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Again, I want to particularly congratulate the chairman on his 
accomplishment of resuscitating regular WRDA reauthorizations, and 
this, of course, will be the last time in which he will be on the floor 
on this particular issue.
  I would also like to thank the staff, Ryan Seiger, Mike Brain; from 
Representative Napolitano's office, Joe Sheehy; and a special thanks to 
legislative counsel, whose staff tells me was absolutely fabulous on 
this, Kakuti Lin. And then, of course, I believe the chairman will 
thank his staff, but I would also extend thanks to them but not name 
them individually if he is going to do that.
  Madam Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. SHUSTER. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Madam Speaker, I thank my partner in this, Ranking Member DeFazio, 
for his efforts on the bill, but also Ranking Member Napolitano and 
Subcommittee Chair Garret Graves for their great work on this bill.
  I thank the entire Republican staff on the Transportation and 
Infrastructure Committee.
  The following staff spent hours working on behalf of the Members of 
Congress to produce this final product:
  Ian Bennitt, Elizabeth Fox, John Pawlow, Victor Sarmiento, Peter 
Como, Geoff Gosselin, Fred Miller, Chris Vieson, Kathy Dedrick, Ryann 
Seiger, Joe Sheehy, Alex Burkett, Mike Brian, Richard Russell, Brian 
Clifford, Lizzy Oslen, Pauline Thorndick, Andy Hardy, Craig Thomas, 
Marry Francis Repko.
  John Drake, Andrew Rogers, Chris Baysinger, Mary Martin, Jerry Couri, 
Mike Bloomquist, Ryan Long, Karen Christian, Brandon Mooney, Annelise 
Rickerts, Jackie Cohen, Rick Kessler, Jean Fruci, Kakuti Lin, Allison 
Hartwich, Geoff Antell, Kiel Weaver, Cindy Herrle.
  Madam Speaker, I thank the Democratic staff for their partnership in 
crafting this legislation and now passing on the floor, and, hopefully, 
ultimately, we get it to the President's desk and signed into law. 
Thanks to all the folks on the other side of the aisle, the staff, for 
their willingness and hard work and the effort they put into it.
  I want to point out, though, Chris Vieson and Geoff Gosselin, the 
staff director and deputy staff director, for their great work and 
leadership on the committee. But also the Water Resources staff, Ian 
Bennitt, Jon Pawlow, Elizabeth Fox, Victor Sarmiento, and Peter Como 
for their efforts and long hours that I know they took to put this all 
together.
  And finally, I would just like to say, passing WRDA is personally 
very gratifying to me. When I became chairman, we had not passed a WRDA 
bill in 7 years. Prior to that, for over 20 years, WRDA bills were 
passed every Congress. It was regular order. Today, we will pass the 
third WRDA bill in three Congresses, and I want to thank the leadership 
on both sides of the aisle for working with us and helping us to get it 
to the floor.
  I thank all of my colleagues in the House. As I think we maybe said 
earlier, when we passed it out of the House, it was 408-2, 
overwhelmingly. And again, I can't thank my colleagues enough for 
working with me and helping to bring back regular order to WRDA.
  I ask all my colleagues to support this bill, and let's move on to 
the next bill.
  Madam Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Ms. Foxx). The question is on the motion 
offered by the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Shuster) that the House 
suspend the rules and pass the bill, S. 3021, as amended.
  The question was taken; and (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the 
rules were suspended and the bill, as amended, was passed.
  The title of the bill was amended so as to read: ``An Act to provide 
for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to 
provide for the conservation and development of water and related 
resources, to provide for water pollution control activities, and for 
other purposes.''.

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  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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