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House Report 113-449 - WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2014




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113th Congress                                                   Report
                          HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-449
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           WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2014

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                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                              to accompany

                               H.R. 3080


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           WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2014




113th Congress                                                   Report
                          HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-449
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           WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2014

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                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                              to accompany

                               H.R. 3080


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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-449

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           WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2014

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                  May 15, 2014.--Ordered to be printed

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            Mr. Shuster, from the committee of conference, 
                        submitted the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 3080]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
3080), 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, and for other 
purposes, having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment 
as follows:
      In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the 
Senate amendment, insert the following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Water 
Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Definition of Secretary.

                TITLE I--PROGRAM REFORMS AND STREAMLINING

Sec. 1001. Vertical integration and acceleration of studies.
Sec. 1002. Consolidation of studies.
Sec. 1003. Expedited completion of reports.
Sec. 1004. Removal of duplicative analyses.
Sec. 1005. Project acceleration.
Sec. 1006. Expediting the evaluation and processing of permits.
Sec. 1007. Expediting approval of modifications and alterations of 
          projects by non-Federal interests.
Sec. 1008. Expediting hydropower at Corps of Engineers facilities.
Sec. 1009. Enhanced use of electronic commerce in Federal procurement.
Sec. 1010. Determination of project completion.
Sec. 1011. Prioritization.
Sec. 1012. Transparency in accounting and administrative expenses.
Sec. 1013. Evaluation of project Partnership Agreements.
Sec. 1014. Study and construction of water resources development 
          projects by non-Federal interests.
Sec. 1015. Contributions by non-Federal interests.
Sec. 1016. Operation and maintenance of certain projects.
Sec. 1017. Acceptance of contributed funds to increase lock operations.
Sec. 1018. Credit for in-kind contributions.
Sec. 1019. Clarification of in-kind credit authority.
Sec. 1020. Transfer of excess credit.
Sec. 1021. Crediting authority for federally authorized navigation 
          projects.
Sec. 1022. Credit in lieu of reimbursement.
Sec. 1023. Additional contributions by non-Federal interests.
Sec. 1024. Authority to accept and use materials and services.
Sec. 1025. Water resources projects on Federal land.
Sec. 1026. Clarification of impacts to other Federal facilities.
Sec. 1027. Clarification of munition disposal authorities.
Sec. 1028. Clarification of mitigation authority.
Sec. 1029. Clarification of interagency support authorities.
Sec. 1030. Continuing authority.
Sec. 1031. Tribal partnership program.
Sec. 1032. Territories of the United States.
Sec. 1033. Corrosion prevention.
Sec. 1034. Advanced modeling technologies.
Sec. 1035. Recreational access.
Sec. 1036. Non-Federal plans to provide additional flood risk reduction.
Sec. 1037. Hurricane and storm damage reduction.
Sec. 1038. Reduction of Federal costs for hurricane and storm damage 
          reduction projects.
Sec. 1039. Invasive species.
Sec. 1040. Fish and wildlife mitigation.
Sec. 1041. Mitigation status report.
Sec. 1042. Reports to Congress.
Sec. 1043. Non-Federal implementation pilot program.
Sec. 1044. Independent peer review.
Sec. 1045. Report on surface elevations at drought affected lakes.
Sec. 1046. Reservoir operations and water supply.
Sec. 1047. Special use permits.
Sec. 1048. America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational 
          Lands Pass program.
Sec. 1049. Applicability of spill prevention, control, and 
          countermeasure rule.
Sec. 1050. Namings.
Sec. 1051. Interstate water agreements and compacts.
Sec. 1052. Sense of Congress regarding water resources development 
          bills.

                          TITLE II--NAVIGATION

                      Subtitle A--Inland Waterways

Sec. 2001. Definitions.
Sec. 2002. Project delivery process reforms.
Sec. 2003. Efficiency of revenue collection.
Sec. 2004. Inland waterways revenue studies.
Sec. 2005. Inland waterways stakeholder roundtable.
Sec. 2006. Preserving the Inland Waterway Trust Fund.
Sec. 2007. Inland waterways oversight.
Sec. 2008. Assessment of operation and maintenance needs of the Atlantic 
          Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Sec. 2009. Inland waterways riverbank stabilization.
Sec. 2010. Upper Mississippi River protection.
Sec. 2011. Corps of Engineers lock and dam energy development.
Sec. 2012. Restricted areas at Corps of Engineers dams.
Sec. 2013. Operation and maintenance of fuel taxed inland waterways.

                 Subtitle B--Port and Harbor Maintenance

Sec. 2101. Funding for harbor maintenance programs.
Sec. 2102. Operation and maintenance of harbor projects.
Sec. 2103. Consolidation of deep draft navigation expertise.
Sec. 2104. Remote and subsistence harbors.
Sec. 2105. Arctic deep draft port development partnerships.
Sec. 2106. Additional measures at donor ports and energy transfer ports.
Sec. 2107. Preserving United States harbors.

  TITLE III--SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDRESSING EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS

                         Subtitle A--Dam Safety

Sec. 3001. Dam Safety.

                        Subtitle B--Levee Safety

Sec. 3011. Systemwide improvement framework.
Sec. 3012. Management of flood risk reduction projects.
Sec. 3013. Vegetation management policy.
Sec. 3014. Levee certifications.
Sec. 3015. Planning assistance to States.
Sec. 3016. Levee safety.
Sec. 3017. Rehabilitation of existing levees.

 Subtitle C--Additional Safety Improvements and Risk Reduction Measures

Sec. 3021. Use of innovative materials.
Sec. 3022. Durability, sustainability, and resilience.
Sec. 3023. Study on risk reduction.
Sec. 3024. Management of flood, drought, and storm damage.
Sec. 3025. Post-disaster watershed assessments.
Sec. 3026. Hurricane and storm damage reduction study.
Sec. 3027. Emergency communication of risk.
Sec. 3028. Safety assurance review.
Sec. 3029. Emergency response to natural disasters.

                TITLE IV--RIVER BASINS AND COASTAL AREAS

Sec. 4001. River basin commissions.
Sec. 4002. Mississippi River.
Sec. 4003. Missouri River.
Sec. 4004. Arkansas River.
Sec. 4005. Columbia Basin.
Sec. 4006. Rio Grande.
Sec. 4007. Northern Rockies headwaters.
Sec. 4008. Rural Western water.
Sec. 4009. North Atlantic Coastal Region.
Sec. 4010. Chesapeake Bay.
Sec. 4011. Louisiana coastal area.
Sec. 4012. Red River Basin.
Sec. 4013. Technical corrections.
Sec. 4014. Ocean and coastal resiliency.

                 TITLE V--WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING

        Subtitle A--State Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds

Sec. 5001. General authority for capitalization grants.
Sec. 5002. Capitalization grant agreements.
Sec. 5003. Water pollution control revolving loan funds.
Sec. 5004. Requirements.
Sec. 5005. Report on the allotment of funds.
Sec. 5006. Effective date.

                     Subtitle B--General Provisions

Sec. 5011. Watershed pilot projects.
Sec. 5012. Definition of treatment works.
Sec. 5013. Funding for Indian programs.
Sec. 5014. Water infrastructure public-private partnership pilot 
          program.

             Subtitle C--Innovative Financing Pilot Projects

Sec. 5021. Short title.
Sec. 5022. Definitions.
Sec. 5023. Authority to provide assistance.
Sec. 5024. Applications.
Sec. 5025. Eligible entities.
Sec. 5026. Projects eligible for assistance.
Sec. 5027. Activities eligible for assistance.
Sec. 5028. Determination of eligibility and project selection.
Sec. 5029. Secured loans.
Sec. 5030. Program administration.
Sec. 5031. State, tribal, and local permits.
Sec. 5032. Regulations.
Sec. 5033. Funding.
Sec. 5034. Reports on pilot program implementation.
Sec. 5035. Requirements.

            TITLE VI--DEAUTHORIZATION AND BACKLOG PREVENTION

Sec. 6001. Deauthorization of inactive projects.
Sec. 6002. Review of Corps of Engineers assets.
Sec. 6003. Backlog prevention.
Sec. 6004. Deauthorizations.
Sec. 6005. Land conveyances.

                TITLE VII--WATER RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURE

Sec. 7001. Annual report to Congress.
Sec. 7002. Authorization of final feasibility studies.
Sec. 7003. Authorization of project modifications recommended by the 
          Secretary.
Sec. 7004. Expedited consideration in the House and Senate.

SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF SECRETARY.

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

               TITLE I--PROGRAM REFORMS AND STREAMLINING

SEC. 1001. VERTICAL INTEGRATION AND ACCELERATION OF STUDIES.

    (a) In General.--To the extent practicable, a feasibility 
study initiated by the Secretary, after the date of enactment 
of this Act, under section 905(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282(a)) shall--
          (1) result in the completion of a final feasibility 
        report not later than 3 years after the date of 
        initiation;
            (2) have a maximum Federal cost of $3,000,000; and
            (3) ensure that personnel from the district, 
        division, and headquarters levels of the Corps of 
        Engineers concurrently conduct the review required 
        under that section.
    (b) Extension.--If the Secretary determines that a 
feasibility study described in subsection (a) will not be 
conducted in accordance with subsection (a), the Secretary, not 
later than 30 days after the date of making the determination, 
shall--
            (1) prepare an updated feasibility study schedule 
        and cost estimate;
            (2) notify the non-Federal feasibility cost-sharing 
        partner that the feasibility study has been delayed; 
        and
            (3) provide written notice to the Committee on 
        Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
        House of Representatives as to the reasons the 
        requirements of subsection (a) are not attainable.
    (c) Termination of Authorization.--A feasibility study for 
which the Secretary has issued a determination under subsection 
(b) is not authorized after the last day of the 1-year period 
beginning on the date of the determination if the Secretary has 
not completed the study on or before such last day.
    (d) Exception.--
            (1) In general.--Notwithstanding the requirements 
        of subsection (c), the Secretary may extend the 
        timeline of a study by a period not to exceed 3 years, 
        if the Secretary determines that the feasibility study 
        is too complex to comply with the requirements of 
        subsections (a) and (c).
            (2) Factors.--In making a determination that a 
        study is too complex to comply with the requirements of 
        subsections (a) and (c), the Secretary shall consider--
                    (A) the type, size, location, scope, and 
                overall cost of the project;
                    (B) whether the project will use any 
                innovative design or construction techniques;
                    (C) whether the project will require 
                significant action by other Federal, State, or 
                local agencies;
                    (D) whether there is significant public 
                dispute as to the nature or effects of the 
                project; and
                    (E) whether there is significant public 
                dispute as to the economic or environmental 
                costs or benefits of the project.
            (3) Notification.--Each time the Secretary makes a 
        determination under this subsection, the Secretary 
        shall provide written notice to the Committee on 
        Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
        House of Representatives as to the results of that 
        determination, including an identification of the 
        specific 1 or more factors used in making the 
        determination that the project is complex.
            (4) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not extend the 
        timeline for a feasibility study for a period of more 
        than 7 years, and any feasibility study that is not 
        completed before that date shall no longer be 
        authorized.
    (e) Reviews.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
initiation of a study described in subsection (a) for a 
project, the Secretary shall--
            (1) take all steps necessary to initiate the 
        process for completing federally mandated reviews that 
        the Secretary is required to complete as part of the 
        study, including the environmental review process under 
        section 1005;
            (2) convene a meeting of all Federal, tribal, and 
        State agencies identified under section 2045(e) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 
        2348(e)) that may be required by law to conduct or 
        issue a review, analysis, or opinion on or to make a 
        determination concerning a permit or license for the 
        study; and
            (3) take all steps necessary to provide information 
        that will enable required reviews and analyses related 
        to the project to be conducted by other agencies in a 
        thorough and timely manner.
    (f) Interim Report.--Not later than 18 months after 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 publicly available a report that 
describes--
            (1) the status of the implementation of the 
        planning process under this section, including the 
        number of participating projects;
            (2) a review of project delivery schedules, 
        including a description of any delays on those studies 
        participating in the planning process under this 
        section; and
            (3) any recommendations for additional authority 
        necessary to support efforts to expedite the 
        feasibility study process for water resource projects.
    (g) Final Report.--Not later than 4 years after 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 publicly available a report that 
describes--
            (1) the status of the implementation of this 
        section, including a description of each feasibility 
        study subject to the requirements of this section;
            (2) the amount of time taken to complete each 
        feasibility study; and
            (3) any recommendations for additional authority 
        necessary to support efforts to expedite the 
        feasibility study process, including an analysis of 
        whether the limitation established by subsection (a)(2) 
        needs to be adjusted to address the impacts of 
        inflation.

SEC. 1002. CONSOLIDATION OF STUDIES.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Repeal.--Section 905(b) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282(b)) is 
        repealed.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 905(a)(1) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
        2282(a)(1)) is amended by striking ``perform a 
        reconnaissance study and''.
    (b) Contents of Feasibility Reports.--Section 905(a)(2) of 
the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
2282(a)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``A 
feasibility report shall include a preliminary analysis of the 
Federal interest and the costs, benefits, and environmental 
impacts of the project.''.
    (c) Feasibility Studies.--Section 905 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282) is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
    ``(g) Detailed Project Schedule.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after 
        the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary 
        shall determine a set of milestones needed for the 
        completion of a feasibility study under this 
        subsection, including all major actions, report 
        submissions and responses, reviews, and comment 
        periods.
            ``(2) Detailed project schedule milestones.--Each 
        District Engineer shall, to the maximum extent 
        practicable, establish a detailed project schedule, 
        based on full funding capability, that lists all 
        deadlines for milestones relating to feasibility 
        studies in the District developed by the Secretary 
        under paragraph (1).
            ``(3) Non-federal interest notification.--Each 
        District Engineer shall submit by certified mail the 
        detailed project schedule under paragraph (2) to each 
        relevant non-Federal interest--
                    ``(A) for projects that have received 
                funding from the General Investigations Account 
                of the Corps of Engineers in the period 
                beginning on October 1, 2009, and ending on the 
                date of enactment of this subsection, not later 
                than 180 days after the establishment of 
                milestones under paragraph (1); and
                    ``(B) for projects for which a feasibility 
                cost-sharing agreement is executed after the 
                establishment of milestones under paragraph 
                (1), not later than 90 days after the date on 
                which the agreement is executed.
            ``(4) Congressional and public notification.--
        Beginning in the first full fiscal year after the date 
        of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) submit an annual report that lists 
                all detailed project schedules under paragraph 
                (2) and an explanation of any missed deadlines 
                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) make publicly available, including on 
                the Internet, a copy of the annual report 
                described in subparagraph (A) not later than 14 
                days after date on which a report is submitted 
                to Congress.
            ``(5) Failure to act.--If a District Engineer fails 
        to meet any of the deadlines in the project schedule 
        under paragraph (2), the District Engineer shall--
                    ``(A) not later than 30 days after each 
                missed deadline, submit to the non-Federal 
                interest a report detailing--
                            ``(i) why the District Engineer 
                        failed to meet the deadline; and
                            ``(ii) a revised project schedule 
                        reflecting amended deadlines for the 
                        feasibility study; and
                    ``(B) not later than 30 days after each 
                missed deadline, make publicly available, 
                including on the Internet, a copy of the 
                amended project schedule described in 
                subparagraph (A)(ii).''.
    (d) Applicability.--The Secretary shall continue to carry 
out a study for which a reconnaissance level investigation has 
been initiated before the date of enactment of this Act as if 
this section, including the amendments made by this section, 
had not been enacted.

SEC. 1003. EXPEDITED COMPLETION OF REPORTS.

    The Secretary shall--
            (1) expedite the completion of any on-going 
        feasibility study for a project initiated before the 
        date of enactment of this Act; and
            (2) if the Secretary determines that the project is 
        justified in a completed report, proceed directly to 
        preconstruction planning, engineering, and design of 
        the project in accordance with section 910 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2287).

SEC. 1004. REMOVAL OF DUPLICATIVE ANALYSES.

    Section 911 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
(33 U.S.C. 2288) is repealed.

SEC. 1005. PROJECT ACCELERATION.

    (a) Project Acceleration.--
            (1) Amendment.--Section 2045 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2348) is amended to 
        read as follows:

``SEC. 2045. PROJECT ACCELERATION.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Environmental impact statement.--The term 
        `environmental impact statement' means the detailed 
        statement of environmental impacts of a project 
        required to be prepared pursuant to the National 
        Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
        seq.).
            ``(2) Environmental review process.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `environmental 
                review process' means the process of preparing 
                an environmental impact statement, 
                environmental assessment, categorical 
                exclusion, or other document under the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                4321 et seq.) for a project study.
                    ``(B) Inclusions.--The term `environmental 
                review process' includes the process for and 
                completion of any environmental permit, 
                approval, review, or study required for a 
                project study under any Federal law other than 
                the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
                (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
            ``(3) Federal jurisdictional agency.--The term 
        `Federal jurisdictional agency' means a Federal agency 
        with jurisdiction delegated by law, regulation, order, 
        or otherwise over a review, analysis, opinion, 
        statement, permit, license, or other approval or 
        decision required for a project study under applicable 
        Federal laws (including regulations).
            ``(4) Federal lead agency.--The term `Federal lead 
        agency' means the Corps of Engineers.
            ``(5) Project.--The term `project' means a water 
        resources development project to be carried out by the 
        Secretary.
            ``(6) Project sponsor.--The term `project sponsor' 
        has the meaning given the term `non-Federal interest' 
        in section 221(b) of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 
        U.S.C. 1962d-5b(b)).
            ``(7) Project study.--The term `project study' 
        means a feasibility study for a project carried out 
        pursuant to section 905 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282).
    ``(b) Applicability.--
            ``(1) In general.--This section--
                    ``(A) shall apply to each project study 
                that is initiated after the date of enactment 
                of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
                Act of 2014 and for which an environmental 
                impact statement is prepared under the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                4321 et seq.); and
                    ``(B) may be applied, to the extent 
                determined appropriate by the Secretary, to 
                other project studies initiated after such date 
                of enactment and for which an environmental 
                review process document is prepared under that 
                Act.
            ``(2) Flexibility.--Any authority granted under 
        this section may be exercised, and any requirement 
        established under this section may be satisfied, for 
        the conduct of an environmental review process for a 
        project study, a class of project studies, or a program 
        of project studies.
            ``(3) List of project studies.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                annually prepare, and make publicly available, 
                a separate list of each study that the 
                Secretary has determined--
                            ``(i) meets the standards described 
                        in paragraph (1); and
                            ``(ii) does not have adequate 
                        funding to make substantial progress 
                        toward the completion of the project 
                        study.
                    ``(B) Inclusions.--The Secretary shall 
                include for each project study on the list 
                under subparagraph (A) a description of the 
                estimated amounts necessary to make substantial 
                progress on the project study.
    ``(c) Project Review Process.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall develop and 
        implement a coordinated environmental review process 
        for the development of project studies.
            ``(2) Coordinated review.--The coordinated 
        environmental review process described in paragraph (1) 
        shall require that any review, analysis, opinion, 
        statement, permit, license, or other approval or 
        decision issued or made by a Federal, State, or local 
        governmental agency or an Indian tribe for a project 
        study described in subsection (b) be conducted, to the 
        maximum extent practicable, concurrently with any other 
        applicable governmental agency or Indian tribe.
            ``(3) Timing.--The coordinated environmental review 
        process under this subsection shall be completed not 
        later than the date on which the Secretary, in 
        consultation and concurrence with the agencies 
        identified under subsection (e), establishes with 
        respect to the project study.
    ``(d) Lead Agencies.--
            ``(1) Joint lead agencies.--
                    ``(A) In general.--At the discretion of the 
                Secretary and subject to the requirements of 
                the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
                (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the requirements 
                of section 1506.8 of title 40, Code of Federal 
                Regulations (or successor regulations), 
                including the concurrence of the proposed joint 
                lead agency, a project sponsor may serve as the 
                joint lead agency.
                    ``(B) Project sponsor as joint lead 
                agency.--A project sponsor that is a State or 
                local governmental entity may--
                            ``(i) with the concurrence of the 
                        Secretary, serve as a joint lead agency 
                        with the Federal lead agency for 
                        purposes of preparing any environmental 
                        document under the National 
                        Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
                        U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and
                            ``(ii) prepare any environmental 
                        review process document under the 
                        National Environmental Policy Act of 
                        1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) required 
                        in support of any action or approval by 
                        the Secretary if--
                                    ``(I) the Secretary 
                                provides guidance in the 
                                preparation process and 
                                independently evaluates that 
                                document;
                                    ``(II) the project sponsor 
                                complies with all requirements 
                                applicable to the Secretary 
                                under--
                                          ``(aa) the National 
                                        Environmental Policy 
                                        Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                                        4321 et seq.);
                                          ``(bb) any regulation 
                                        implementing that Act; 
                                        and
                                          ``(cc) any other 
                                        applicable Federal law; 
                                        and
                                    ``(III) the Secretary 
                                approves and adopts the 
                                document before the Secretary 
                                takes any subsequent action or 
                                makes any approval based on 
                                that document, regardless of 
                                whether the action or approval 
                                of the Secretary results in 
                                Federal funding.
            ``(2) Duties.--The Secretary shall ensure that--
                    ``(A) the project sponsor complies with all 
                design and mitigation commitments made jointly 
                by the Secretary and the project sponsor in any 
                environmental document prepared by the project 
                sponsor in accordance with this subsection; and
                    ``(B) any environmental document prepared 
                by the project sponsor is appropriately 
                supplemented to address any changes to the 
                project the Secretary determines are necessary.
            ``(3) Adoption and use of documents.--Any 
        environmental document prepared in accordance with this 
        subsection shall be adopted and used by any Federal 
        agency making any determination related to the project 
        study to the same extent that the Federal agency could 
        adopt or use a document prepared by another Federal 
        agency under--
                    ``(A) the National Environmental Policy Act 
                of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and
                    ``(B) parts 1500 through 1508 of title 40, 
                Code of Federal Regulations (or successor 
                regulations).
            ``(4) Roles and responsibility of lead agency.--
        With respect to the environmental review process for 
        any project study, the Federal lead agency shall have 
        authority and responsibility--
                    ``(A) to take such actions as are necessary 
                and proper and within the authority of the 
                Federal lead agency to facilitate the 
                expeditious resolution of the environmental 
                review process for the project study; and
                    ``(B) to prepare or ensure that any 
                required environmental impact statement or 
                other environmental review document for a 
                project study required to be completed under 
                the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
                (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) is completed in 
                accordance with this section and applicable 
                Federal law.
    ``(e) Participating and Cooperating Agencies.--
            ``(1) Identification of jurisdictional agencies.--
        With respect to carrying out the environmental review 
        process for a project study, the Secretary shall 
        identify, as early as practicable in the environmental 
        review process, all Federal, State, and local 
        government agencies and Indian tribes that may--
                    ``(A) have jurisdiction over the project;
                    ``(B) be required by law to conduct or 
                issue a review, analysis, opinion, or statement 
                for the project study; or
                    ``(C) be required to make a determination 
                on issuing a permit, license, or other approval 
                or decision for the project study.
            ``(2) State authority.--If the environmental review 
        process is being implemented by the Secretary for a 
        project study within the boundaries of a State, the 
        State, consistent with State law, may choose to 
        participate in the process and to make subject to the 
        process all State agencies that--
                    ``(A) have jurisdiction over the project;
                    ``(B) are required to conduct or issue a 
                review, analysis, opinion, or statement for the 
                project study; or
                    ``(C) are required to make a determination 
                on issuing a permit, license, or other approval 
                or decision for the project study.
            ``(3) Invitation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Federal lead agency 
                shall invite, as early as practicable in the 
                environmental review process, any agency 
                identified under paragraph (1) to become a 
                participating or cooperating agency, as 
                applicable, in the environmental review process 
                for the project study.
                    ``(B) Deadline.--An invitation to 
                participate issued under subparagraph (A) shall 
                set a deadline by which a response to the 
                invitation shall be submitted, which may be 
                extended by the Federal lead agency for good 
                cause.
            ``(4) Procedures.--Section 1501.6 of title 40, Code 
        of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of 
        enactment of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
        Act of 2014) shall govern the identification and the 
        participation of a cooperating agency.
            ``(5) Federal cooperating agencies.--Any Federal 
        agency that is invited by the Federal lead agency to 
        participate in the environmental review process for a 
        project study shall be designated as a cooperating 
        agency by the Federal lead agency unless the invited 
        agency informs the Federal lead agency, in writing, by 
        the deadline specified in the invitation that the 
        invited agency--
                    ``(A)(i)(I) has no jurisdiction or 
                authority with respect to the project;
                            ``(II) has no expertise or 
                        information relevant to the project; or
                            ``(III) does not have adequate 
                        funds to participate in the project; 
                        and
                    ``(ii) does not intend to submit comments 
                on the project; or
                    ``(B) does not intend to submit comments on 
                the project.
            ``(6) Administration.--A participating or 
        cooperating agency shall comply with this section and 
        any schedule established under this section.
            ``(7) Effect of designation.--Designation as a 
        participating or cooperating agency under this 
        subsection shall not imply that the participating or 
        cooperating agency--
                    ``(A) supports a proposed project; or
                    ``(B) has any jurisdiction over, or special 
                expertise with respect to evaluation of, the 
                project.
            ``(8) Concurrent reviews.--Each participating or 
        cooperating agency shall--
                    ``(A) carry out the obligations of that 
                agency under other applicable law concurrently 
                and in conjunction with the required 
                environmental review process, unless doing so 
                would prevent the participating or cooperating 
                agency from conducting needed analysis or 
                otherwise carrying out those obligations; and
                    ``(B) formulate and implement 
                administrative, policy, and procedural 
                mechanisms to enable the agency to ensure 
                completion of the environmental review process 
                in a timely, coordinated, and environmentally 
                responsible manner.
    ``(f) Programmatic Compliance.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall issue 
        guidance regarding the use of programmatic approaches 
        to carry out the environmental review process that--
                    ``(A) eliminates repetitive discussions of 
                the same issues;
                    ``(B) focuses on the actual issues ripe for 
                analyses at each level of review;
                    ``(C) establishes a formal process for 
                coordinating with participating and cooperating 
                agencies, including the creation of a list of 
                all data that is needed to carry out an 
                environmental review process; and
                    ``(D) complies with--
                            ``(i) the National Environmental 
                        Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
                        seq.); and
                            ``(ii) all other applicable laws.
            ``(2) Requirements.--In carrying out paragraph (1), 
        the Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) as the first step in drafting 
                guidance under that paragraph, consult with 
                relevant Federal, State, and local governmental 
                agencies, Indian tribes, and the public on the 
                appropriate use and scope of the programmatic 
                approaches;
                    ``(B) emphasize the importance of 
                collaboration among relevant Federal, State, 
                and local governmental agencies, and Indian 
                tribes in undertaking programmatic reviews, 
                especially with respect to including reviews 
                with a broad geographical scope;
                    ``(C) ensure that the programmatic 
                reviews--
                            ``(i) promote transparency, 
                        including of the analyses and data used 
                        in the environmental review process, 
                        the treatment of any deferred issues 
                        raised by Federal, State, and local 
                        governmental agencies, Indian tribes, 
                        or the public, and the temporal and 
                        special scales to be used to analyze 
                        those issues;
                            ``(ii) use accurate and timely 
                        information in the environmental review 
                        process, including--
                                    ``(I) criteria for 
                                determining the general 
                                duration of the usefulness of 
                                the review; and
                                    ``(II) the timeline for 
                                updating any out-of-date 
                                review;
                            ``(iii) describe--
                                    ``(I) the relationship 
                                between programmatic analysis 
                                and future tiered analysis; and
                                    ``(II) the role of the 
                                public in the creation of 
                                future tiered analysis; and
                            ``(iv) are available to other 
                        relevant Federal, State, and local 
                        governmental agencies, Indian tribes, 
                        and the public;
                    ``(D) allow not fewer than 60 days of 
                public notice and comment on any proposed 
                guidance; and
                    ``(E) address any comments received under 
                subparagraph (D).
    ``(g) Coordinated Reviews.--
            ``(1) Coordination plan.--
                    ``(A) Establishment.--
                            ``(i) In general.--The Federal lead 
                        agency shall, after consultation with 
                        and with the concurrence of each 
                        participating and cooperating agency 
                        and the project sponsor or joint lead 
                        agency, as applicable, establish a plan 
                        for coordinating public and agency 
                        participation in, and comment on, the 
                        environmental review process for a 
                        project study or a category of project 
                        studies.
                            ``(ii) Incorporation.--The plan 
                        established under clause (i) shall be 
                        incorporated into the project schedule 
                        milestones set under section 905(g)(2) 
                        of the Water Resources Development Act 
                        of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282(g)(2)).
                    ``(B) Schedule.--
                            ``(i) In general.--As soon as 
                        practicable but not later than 45 days 
                        after the close of the public comment 
                        period on a draft environmental impact 
                        statement, the Federal lead agency, 
                        after consultation with and the 
                        concurrence of each participating and 
                        cooperating agency and the project 
                        sponsor or joint lead agency, as 
                        applicable, shall establish, as part of 
                        the coordination plan established in 
                        subparagraph (A), a schedule for 
                        completion of the environmental review 
                        process for the project study.
                            ``(ii) Factors for consideration.--
                        In establishing a schedule, the 
                        Secretary shall consider factors such 
                        as--
                                    ``(I) the responsibilities 
                                of participating and 
                                cooperating agencies under 
                                applicable laws;
                                    ``(II) the resources 
                                available to the project 
                                sponsor, joint lead agency, and 
                                other relevant Federal and 
                                State agencies, as applicable;
                                    ``(III) the overall size 
                                and complexity of the project;
                                    ``(IV) the overall schedule 
                                for and cost of the project; 
                                and
                                    ``(V) the sensitivity of 
                                the natural and historical 
                                resources that could be 
                                affected by the project.
                            ``(iii) Modifications.--The 
                        Secretary may--
                                    ``(I) lengthen a schedule 
                                established under clause (i) 
                                for good cause; and
                                    ``(II) shorten a schedule 
                                only with concurrence of the 
                                affected participating and 
                                cooperating agencies and the 
                                project sponsor or joint lead 
                                agency, as applicable.
                            ``(iv) Dissemination.--A copy of a 
                        schedule established under clause (i) 
                        shall be--
                                    ``(I) provided to each 
                                participating and cooperating 
                                agency and the project sponsor 
                                or joint lead agency, as 
                                applicable; and
                                    ``(II) made available to 
                                the public.
            ``(2) Comment deadlines.--The Federal lead agency 
        shall establish the following deadlines for comment 
        during the environmental review process for a project 
        study:
                    ``(A) Draft environmental impact 
                statements.--For comments by Federal and States 
                agencies and the public on a draft 
                environmental impact statement, a period of not 
                more than 60 days after publication in the 
                Federal Register of notice of the date of 
                public availability of the draft environmental 
                impact statement, unless--
                            ``(i) a different deadline is 
                        established by agreement of the Federal 
                        lead agency, the project sponsor or 
                        joint lead agency, as applicable, and 
                        all participating and cooperating 
                        agencies; or
                            ``(ii) the deadline is extended by 
                        the Federal lead agency for good cause.
                    ``(B) Other environmental review 
                processes.--For all other comment periods 
                established by the Federal lead agency for 
                agency or public comments in the environmental 
                review process, a period of not more than 30 
                days after the date on which the materials on 
                which comment is requested are made available, 
                unless--
                            ``(i) a different deadline is 
                        established by agreement of the Federal 
                        lead agency, the project sponsor, or 
                        joint lead agency, as applicable, and 
                        all participating and cooperating 
                        agencies; or
                            ``(ii) the deadline is extended by 
                        the Federal lead agency for good cause.
            ``(3) Deadlines for decisions under other laws.--In 
        any case in which a decision under any Federal law 
        relating to a project study, including the issuance or 
        denial of a permit or license, is required to be made 
        by the date described in subsection (h)(5)(B)(ii), 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) as soon as practicable after the 180-
                day period described in subsection 
                (h)(5)(B)(ii), an initial notice of the failure 
                of the Federal agency to make the decision; and
                    ``(B) every 60 days thereafter until such 
                date as all decisions of the Federal agency 
                relating to the project study have been made by 
                the Federal agency, an additional notice that 
                describes the number of decisions of the 
                Federal agency that remain outstanding as of 
                the date of the additional notice.
            ``(4) Involvement of the public.--Nothing in this 
        subsection reduces any time period provided for public 
        comment in the environmental review process under 
        applicable Federal law (including regulations).
            ``(5) Transparency reporting.--
                    ``(A) Reporting requirements.--Not later 
                than 1 year after the date of enactment of the 
                Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 
                2014, the Secretary shall establish and 
                maintain an electronic database and, in 
                coordination with other Federal and State 
                agencies, issue reporting requirements to make 
                publicly available the status and progress with 
                respect to compliance with applicable 
                requirements of the National Environmental 
                Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et. seq.) 
                and any other Federal, State, or local approval 
                or action required for a project study for 
                which this section is applicable.
                    ``(B) Project study transparency.--
                Consistent with the requirements established 
                under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall 
                publish the status and progress of any Federal, 
                State, or local decision, action, or approval 
                required under applicable laws for each project 
                study for which this section is applicable.
    ``(h) Issue Identification and Resolution.--
            ``(1) Cooperation.--The Federal lead agency, the 
        cooperating agencies, and any participating agencies 
        shall work cooperatively in accordance with this 
        section to identify and resolve issues that could delay 
        completion of the environmental review process or 
        result in the denial of any approval required for the 
        project study under applicable laws.
            ``(2) Federal lead agency responsibilities.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Federal lead agency 
                shall make information available to the 
                cooperating agencies and participating agencies 
                as early as practicable in the environmental 
                review process regarding the environmental and 
                socioeconomic resources located within the 
                project area and the general locations of the 
                alternatives under consideration.
                    ``(B) Data sources.--The information under 
                subparagraph (A) may be based on existing data 
                sources, including geographic information 
                systems mapping.
            ``(3) Cooperating and participating agency 
        responsibilities.--Based on information received from 
        the Federal lead agency, cooperating and participating 
        agencies shall identify, as early as practicable, any 
        issues of concern regarding the potential environmental 
        or socioeconomic impacts of the project, including any 
        issues that could substantially delay or prevent an 
        agency from granting a permit or other approval that is 
        needed for the project study.
            ``(4) Accelerated issue resolution and elevation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--On the request of a 
                participating or cooperating agency or project 
                sponsor, the Secretary shall convene an issue 
                resolution meeting with the relevant 
                participating and cooperating agencies and the 
                project sponsor or joint lead agency, as 
                applicable, to resolve issues that may--
                            ``(i) delay completion of the 
                        environmental review process; or
                            ``(ii) result in denial of any 
                        approval required for the project study 
                        under applicable laws.
                    ``(B) Meeting date.--A meeting requested 
                under this paragraph shall be held not later 
                than 21 days after the date on which the 
                Secretary receives the request for the meeting, 
                unless the Secretary determines that there is 
                good cause to extend that deadline.
                    ``(C) Notification.--On receipt of a 
                request for a meeting under this paragraph, the 
                Secretary shall notify all relevant 
                participating and cooperating agencies of the 
                request, including the issue to be resolved and 
                the date for the meeting.
                    ``(D) Elevation of issue resolution.--If a 
                resolution cannot be achieved within the 30 
                day-period beginning on the date of a meeting 
                under this paragraph and a determination is 
                made by the Secretary that all information 
                necessary to resolve the issue has been 
                obtained, the Secretary shall forward the 
                dispute to the heads of the relevant agencies 
                for resolution.
                    ``(E) Convention by secretary.--The 
                Secretary may convene an issue resolution 
                meeting under this paragraph at any time, at 
                the discretion of the Secretary, regardless of 
                whether a meeting is requested under 
                subparagraph (A).
            ``(5) Financial penalty provisions.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A Federal jurisdictional 
                agency shall complete any required approval or 
                decision for the environmental review process 
                on an expeditious basis using the shortest 
                existing applicable process.
                    ``(B) Failure to decide.--
                            ``(i) In general.--If a Federal 
                        jurisdictional agency fails to render a 
                        decision required under any Federal law 
                        relating to a project study that 
                        requires the preparation of an 
                        environmental impact statement or 
                        environmental assessment, including the 
                        issuance or denial of a permit, 
                        license, statement, opinion, or other 
                        approval by the date described in 
                        clause (ii), the amount of funds made 
                        available to support the office of the 
                        head of the Federal jurisdictional 
                        agency shall be reduced by an amount of 
                        funding equal to the amounts specified 
                        in subclause (I) or (II) and those 
                        funds shall be made available to the 
                        division of the Federal jurisdictional 
                        agency charged with rendering the 
                        decision by not later than 1 day after 
                        the applicable date under clause (ii), 
                        and once each week thereafter until a 
                        final decision is rendered, subject to 
                        subparagraph (C)--
                                    ``(I) $20,000 for any 
                                project study requiring the 
                                preparation of an environmental 
                                assessment or environmental 
                                impact statement; or
                                    ``(II) $10,000 for any 
                                project study requiring any 
                                type of review under the 
                                National Environmental Policy 
                                Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
                                seq.) other than an 
                                environmental assessment or 
                                environmental impact statement.
                            ``(ii) Description of date.--The 
                        date referred to in clause (i) is the 
                        later of--
                                    ``(I) the date that is 180 
                                days after the date on which an 
                                application for the permit, 
                                license, or approval is 
                                complete; and
                                    ``(II) the date that is 180 
                                days after the date on which 
                                the Federal lead agency issues 
                                a decision on the project under 
                                the National Environmental 
                                Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                                4321 et seq.).
                    ``(C) Limitations.--
                            ``(i) In general.--No transfer of 
                        funds under subparagraph (B) relating 
                        to an individual project study shall 
                        exceed, in any fiscal year, an amount 
                        equal to 1 percent of the funds made 
                        available for the applicable agency 
                        office.
                            ``(ii) Failure to decide.--The 
                        total amount transferred in a fiscal 
                        year as a result of a failure by an 
                        agency to make a decision by an 
                        applicable deadline shall not exceed an 
                        amount equal to 5 percent of the funds 
                        made available for the applicable 
                        agency office for that fiscal year.
                            ``(iii) Aggregate.--Notwithstanding 
                        any other provision of law, for each 
                        fiscal year, the aggregate amount of 
                        financial penalties assessed against 
                        each applicable agency office under the 
                        Water Resources Reform and Development 
                        Act of 2014 and any other Federal law 
                        as a result of a failure of the agency 
                        to make a decision by an applicable 
                        deadline for environmental review, 
                        including the total amount transferred 
                        under this paragraph, shall not exceed 
                        an amount equal to 9.5 percent of the 
                        funds made available for the agency 
                        office for that fiscal year.
                    ``(D) No fault of agency.--
                            ``(i) In general.--A transfer of 
                        funds under this paragraph shall not be 
                        made if the applicable agency described 
                        in subparagraph (A) notifies, with a 
                        supporting explanation, the Federal 
                        lead agency, cooperating agencies, and 
                        project sponsor, as applicable, that--
                                    ``(I) the agency has not 
                                received necessary information 
                                or approvals from another 
                                entity in a manner that affects 
                                the ability of the agency to 
                                meet any requirements under 
                                Federal, State, or local law;
                                    ``(II) significant new 
                                information, including from 
                                public comments, or 
                                circumstances, including a 
                                major modification to an aspect 
                                of the project, requires 
                                additional analysis for the 
                                agency to make a decision on 
                                the project application; or
                                    ``(III) the agency lacks 
                                the financial resources to 
                                complete the review under the 
                                scheduled time frame, including 
                                a description of the number of 
                                full-time employees required to 
                                complete the review, the amount 
                                of funding required to complete 
                                the review, and a justification 
                                as to why not enough funding is 
                                available to complete the 
                                review by the deadline.
                            ``(ii) Lack of financial 
                        resources.--If the agency provides 
                        notice under clause (i)(III), the 
                        Inspector General of the agency shall--
                                    ``(I) conduct a financial 
                                audit to review the notice; and
                                    ``(II) not later than 90 
                                days after the date on which 
                                the review described in 
                                subclause (I) is completed, 
                                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 on the 
                                notice.
                    ``(E) Limitation.--The Federal agency from 
                which funds are transferred pursuant to this 
                paragraph shall not reprogram funds to the 
                office of the head of the agency, or equivalent 
                office, to reimburse that office for the loss 
                of the funds.
                    ``(F) Effect of paragraph.--Nothing in this 
                paragraph affects or limits the application of, 
                or obligation to comply with, any Federal, 
                State, local, or tribal law.
    ``(i) Memorandum of Agreements for Early Coordination.--
            ``(1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of 
        Congress that--
                    ``(A) the Secretary and other Federal 
                agencies with relevant jurisdiction in the 
                environmental review process should cooperate 
                with each other, State agencies, and Indian 
                tribes on environmental review and project 
                delivery activities at the earliest practicable 
                time to avoid delays and duplication of effort 
                later in the process, prevent potential 
                conflicts, and ensure that planning and project 
                development decisions reflect environmental 
                values; and
                    ``(B) the cooperation referred to in 
                subparagraph (A) should include the development 
                of policies and the designation of staff that 
                advise planning agencies and project sponsors 
                of studies or other information foreseeably 
                required for later Federal action and early 
                consultation with appropriate State and local 
                agencies and Indian tribes.
            ``(2) Technical assistance.--If requested at any 
        time by a State or project sponsor, the Secretary and 
        other Federal agencies with relevant jurisdiction in 
        the environmental review process, shall, to the maximum 
        extent practicable and appropriate, as determined by 
        the agencies, provide technical assistance to the State 
        or project sponsor in carrying out early coordination 
        activities.
            ``(3) Memorandum of agency agreement.--If requested 
        at any time by a State or project sponsor, the Federal 
        lead agency, in consultation with other Federal 
        agencies with relevant jurisdiction in the 
        environmental review process, may establish memoranda 
        of agreement with the project sponsor, Indian tribe, 
        State and local governments, and other appropriate 
        entities to carry out the early coordination 
        activities, including providing technical assistance in 
        identifying potential impacts and mitigation issues in 
        an integrated fashion.
    ``(j) Limitations.--Nothing in this section preempts or 
interferes with--
            ``(1) any obligation to comply with the provisions 
        of any Federal law, including--
                    ``(A) the National Environmental Policy Act 
                of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and
                    ``(B) any other Federal environmental law;
            ``(2) the reviewability of any final Federal agency 
        action in a court of the United States or in the court 
        of any State;
            ``(3) any requirement for seeking, considering, or 
        responding to public comment; or
            ``(4) any power, jurisdiction, responsibility, 
        duty, or authority that a Federal, State, or local 
        governmental agency, Indian tribe, or project sponsor 
        has with respect to carrying out a project or any other 
        provision of law applicable to projects.
    ``(k) Timing of Claims.--
            ``(1) Timing.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding any 
                other provision of law, a claim arising under 
                Federal law seeking judicial review of a 
                permit, license, or other approval issued by a 
                Federal agency for a project study shall be 
                barred unless the claim is filed not later than 
                3 years after publication of a notice in the 
                Federal Register announcing that the permit, 
                license, or other approval is final pursuant to 
                the law under which the agency action is taken, 
                unless a shorter time is specified in the 
                Federal law that allows judicial review.
                    ``(B) Applicability.--Nothing in this 
                subsection creates a right to judicial review 
                or places any limit on filing a claim that a 
                person has violated the terms of a permit, 
                license, or other approval.
            ``(2) New information.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                consider new information received after the 
                close of a comment period if the information 
                satisfies the requirements for a supplemental 
                environmental impact statement under title 40, 
                Code of Federal Regulations (including 
                successor regulations).
                    ``(B) Separate action.--The preparation of 
                a supplemental environmental impact statement 
                or other environmental document, if required 
                under this section, shall be considered a 
                separate final agency action and the deadline 
                for filing a claim for judicial review of the 
                action shall be 3 years after the date of 
                publication of a notice in the Federal Register 
                announcing the action relating to such 
                supplemental environmental impact statement or 
                other environmental document.
    ``(l) Categorical Exclusions.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after 
        the date of enactment of the Water Resources Reform and 
        Development Act of 2014, the Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) survey the use by the Corps of 
                Engineers of categorical exclusions in projects 
                since 2005;
                    ``(B) publish a review of the survey that 
                includes a description of--
                            ``(i) the types of actions that 
                        were categorically excluded or could be 
                        the basis for developing a new 
                        categorical exclusion; and
                            ``(ii) any requests previously 
                        received by the Secretary for new 
                        categorical exclusions; and
                    ``(C) solicit requests from other Federal 
                agencies and project sponsors for new 
                categorical exclusions.
            ``(2) New categorical exclusions.--Not later than 1 
        year after the date of enactment of the Water Resources 
        Reform and Development Act of 2014, if the Secretary 
        has identified a category of activities that merit 
        establishing a categorical exclusion that did not exist 
        on the day before the date of enactment of the Water 
        Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 based on 
        the review under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to propose that 
        new categorical exclusion, to the extent that the 
        categorical exclusion meets the criteria for a 
        categorical exclusion under section 1508.4 of title 40, 
        Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulation).
    ``(m) Review of Project Acceleration Reforms.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Comptroller General of the 
        United States shall--
                    ``(A) assess the reforms carried out under 
                this section; and
                    ``(B) not later than 5 years and not later 
                than 10 years after the date of enactment of 
                the Water Resources Reform and Development Act 
                of 2014, 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 the results of the assessment.
            ``(2) Contents.--The reports under paragraph (1) 
        shall include an evaluation of impacts of the reforms 
        carried out under this section on--
                    ``(A) project delivery;
                    ``(B) compliance with environmental laws; 
                and
                    ``(C) the environmental impact of projects.
    ``(n) Performance Measurement.--The Secretary shall 
establish a program to measure and report on progress made 
toward improving and expediting the planning and environmental 
review process.
    ``(o) Implementation Guidance.--The Secretary shall 
prepare, in consultation with the Council on Environmental 
Quality and other Federal agencies with jurisdiction over 
actions or resources that may be impacted by a project, 
guidance documents that describe the coordinated environmental 
review processes that the Secretary intends to use to implement 
this section for the planning of projects, in accordance with 
the civil works program of the Corps of Engineers and all 
applicable law.''.
            (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of contents 
        contained in section 1(b) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1042) is amended by 
        striking the item relating to section 2045 and 
        inserting the following:

``Sec. 2045. Project acceleration.''.

    (b) Categorical Exclusions in Emergencies.--For the repair, 
reconstruction, or rehabilitation of a water resources project 
that is in operation or under construction when damaged by an 
event or incident that results in a declaration by the 
President of a major disaster or emergency pursuant to the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
(42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), the Secretary shall treat such 
repair, reconstruction, or rehabilitation activity as a class 
of action categorically excluded from the requirements relating 
to environmental assessments or environmental impact statements 
under section 1508.4 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations 
(or successor regulations), if the repair or reconstruction 
activity is--
            (1) in the same location with the same capacity, 
        dimensions, and design as the original water resources 
        project as before the declaration described in this 
        section; and
            (2) commenced within a 2-year period beginning on 
        the date of a declaration described in this subsection.

SEC. 1006. EXPEDITING THE EVALUATION AND PROCESSING OF PERMITS.

    Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 
(Public Law 106-541; 33 U.S.C. 2201 note) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``(a) In General.--The 
                Secretary'' and inserting the following:
    ``(a) Funding to Process Permits.--
            ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    ``(A) Natural gas company.--The term 
                `natural gas company' has the meaning given the 
                term in section 1262 of the Public Utility 
                Holding Company Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16451), 
                except that the term also includes a person 
                engaged in the transportation of natural gas in 
                intrastate commerce.
                    ``(B) Public-utility company.--The term 
                `public-utility company' has the meaning given 
                the term in section 1262 of the Public Utility 
                Holding Company Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16451).
            ``(2) Permit processing.--The Secretary'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2) (as so designated)--
                            (i) by inserting ``or a public-
                        utility company or natural gas 
                        company'' after ``non-Federal public 
                        entity''; and
                            (ii) by inserting ``or company'' 
                        after ``that entity''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Limitation for public-utility and natural gas 
        companies.--The authority provided under paragraph (2) 
        to a public-utility company or natural gas company 
        shall expire on the date that is 7 years after the date 
        of enactment of this paragraph.
            ``(4) Effect on other entities.--To the maximum 
        extent practicable, the Secretary shall ensure that 
        expediting the evaluation of a permit through the use 
        of funds accepted and expended under this section does 
        not adversely affect the timeline for evaluation (in 
        the Corps district in which the project or activity is 
        located) of permits under the jurisdiction of the 
        Department of the Army of other entities that have not 
        contributed funds under this section.
            ``(5) GAO study.--Not later than 4 years after the 
        date of enactment of this paragraph, the Comptroller 
        General of the United States shall carry out a study of 
        the implementation by the Secretary of the authority 
        provided under paragraph (2) to public-utility 
        companies and natural gas companies.''; and
            (2) by striking subsections (d) and (e) and 
        inserting the following:
    ``(d) Public Availability.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall ensure that 
        all final permit decisions carried out using funds 
        authorized under this section are made available to the 
        public in a common format, including on the Internet, 
        and in a manner that distinguishes final permit 
        decisions under this section from other final actions 
        of the Secretary.
            ``(2) Decision document.--The Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) use a standard decision document for 
                evaluating all permits using funds accepted 
                under this section; and
                    ``(B) make the standard decision document, 
                along with all final permit decisions, 
                available to the public, including on the 
                Internet.
            ``(3) Agreements.--The Secretary shall make all 
        active agreements to accept funds under this section 
        available on a single public Internet site.
    ``(e) Reporting.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall prepare an 
        annual report on the implementation of this section, 
        which, at a minimum, shall include for each district of 
        the Corps of Engineers that accepts funds under this 
        section--
                    ``(A) a comprehensive list of any funds 
                accepted under this section during the previous 
                fiscal year;
                    ``(B) a comprehensive list of the permits 
                reviewed and approved using funds accepted 
                under this section during the previous fiscal 
                year, including a description of the size and 
                type of resources impacted and the mitigation 
                required for each permit; and
                    ``(C) a description of the training offered 
                in the previous fiscal year for employees that 
                is funded in whole or in part with funds 
                accepted under this section.
            ``(2) Submission.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        end of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) submit to the Committee on 
                Environment and Public Works of the Senate and 
                the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives 
                the annual report described in paragraph (1); 
                and
                    ``(B) make each report received under 
                subparagraph (A) available on a single publicly 
                accessible Internet site.''.

SEC. 1007. EXPEDITING APPROVAL OF MODIFICATIONS AND ALTERATIONS OF 
                    PROJECTS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

    (a) Section 14 Application Defined.--In this section, the 
term ``section 14 application'' means an application submitted 
by an applicant to the Secretary requesting permission for the 
temporary occupation or use of a public work, or the alteration 
or permanent occupation or use of a public work, under section 
14 of the Act of March 3, 1899 (commonly known as the ``Rivers 
and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899'') (33 U.S.C. 408).
    (b) Review.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary, after providing notice 
and an opportunity for comment, shall establish a process for 
the review of section 14 applications in a timely and 
consistent manner.
    (c) Benchmark Goals.--
            (1) Establishment of benchmark goals.--In carrying 
        out subsection (b), the Secretary shall--
                    (A) establish benchmark goals for 
                determining the amount of time it should take 
                the Secretary to determine whether a section 14 
                application is complete;
                    (B) establish benchmark goals for 
                determining the amount of time it should take 
                the Secretary to approve or disapprove a 
                section 14 application; and
                    (C) to the extent practicable, use such 
                benchmark goals to make a decision on section 
                14 applications in a timely and consistent 
                manner.
            (2) Benchmark goals.--
                    (A) Benchmark goals for determining whether 
                section 14 applications are complete.--To the 
                extent practicable, the benchmark goals 
                established under paragraph (1) shall provide 
                that--
                            (i) the Secretary reach a decision 
                        on whether a section 14 application is 
                        complete not later than 15 days after 
                        the date of receipt of the application; 
                        and
                            (ii) if the Secretary determines 
                        that a section 14 application is not 
                        complete, the Secretary promptly notify 
                        the applicant of the specific 
                        information that is missing or the 
                        analysis that is needed to complete the 
                        application.
                    (B) Benchmark goals for reviewing completed 
                applications.--To the extent practicable, the 
                benchmark goals established under paragraph (1) 
                shall provide that--
                            (i) the Secretary generally approve 
                        or disapprove a completed section 14 
                        application not later than 45 days 
                        after the date of receipt of the 
                        completed application; and
                            (ii) in a case in which the 
                        Secretary determines that additional 
                        time is needed to review a completed 
                        section 14 application due to the type, 
                        size, cost, complexity, or impacts of 
                        the actions proposed in the 
                        application, the Secretary generally 
                        approve or disapprove the application 
                        not later than 180 days after the date 
                        of receipt of the completed 
                        application.
            (3) Notice.--In any case in which the Secretary 
        determines that it will take the Secretary more than 45 
        days to review a completed section 14 application, the 
        Secretary shall--
                    (A) provide written notification to the 
                applicant; and
                    (B) include in the written notice a best 
                estimate of the Secretary as to the amount of 
                time required for completion of the review.
    (d) Failure To Achieve Benchmark Goals.--In any case in 
which the Secretary fails make a decision on a section 14 
application in accordance with the process established under 
this section, the Secretary shall provide written notice to the 
applicant, including a detailed description of--
            (1) why the Secretary failed to make a decision in 
        accordance with such process;
            (2) the additional actions required before the 
        Secretary will issue a decision; and
            (3) the amount of time the Secretary will require 
        to issue a decision.
    (e) Notification.--
            (1) Submission to congress.--The Secretary shall 
        provide a copy of any written notice provided under 
        subsection (d) to the Committee on Environment and 
        Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives.
            (2) Public availability.--The Secretary shall 
        maintain a publicly available database, including on 
        the Internet, on--
                    (A) all section 14 applications received by 
                the Secretary; and
                    (B) the current status of such 
                applications.

SEC. 1008. EXPEDITING HYDROPOWER AT CORPS OF ENGINEERS FACILITIES.

    (a) Policy.--Congress declares that it is the policy of the 
United States that--
            (1) the development of non-Federal hydroelectric 
        power at Corps of Engineers civil works projects, 
        including locks and dams, shall be given priority;
            (2) Corps of Engineers approval of non-Federal 
        hydroelectric power at Corps of Engineers civil works 
        projects, including permitting required under section 
        14 of the Act of March 3, 1899 (33 U.S.C. 408), shall 
        be completed by the Corps of Engineers in a timely and 
        consistent manner; and
            (3) approval of hydropower at Corps of Engineers 
        civil works projects shall in no way diminish the other 
        priorities and missions of the Corps of Engineers, 
        including authorized project purposes and habitat and 
        environmental protection.
    (b) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act and biennially 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 and make 
publicly available a report that, at a minimum, shall include--
            (1) a description of initiatives carried out by the 
        Secretary to encourage the development of hydroelectric 
        power by non-Federal entities at Corps of Engineers 
        civil works projects;
            (2) a list of all new hydroelectric power 
        activities by non-Federal entities approved at Corps of 
        Engineers civil works projects in that fiscal year, 
        including the length of time the Secretary needed to 
        approve those activities;
            (3) a description of the status of each pending 
        application from non-Federal entities for approval to 
        develop hydroelectric power at Corps of Engineers civil 
        works projects;
            (4) a description of any benefits or impacts to the 
        environment, recreation, or other uses associated with 
        Corps of Engineers civil works projects at which non-
        Federal entities have developed hydroelectric power in 
        the previous fiscal year; and
            (5) the total annual amount of payments or other 
        services provided to the Corps of Engineers, the 
        Treasury, and any other Federal agency as a result of 
        approved non-Federal hydropower projects at Corps of 
        Engineers civil works projects.

SEC. 1009. ENHANCED USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE IN FEDERAL PROCUREMENT.

    (a) Report.--Not later than 180 days after 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 publicly available a report describing 
the actions of the Secretary in carrying out section 2301 of 
title 41, United States Code, regarding the use of electronic 
commerce in Federal procurement.
    (b) Contents.--The report submitted under subsection (a) 
shall include, with respect to the 2 fiscal years most recently 
ended before the fiscal year in which the report is submitted--
            (1) an identification of the number, type, and 
        dollar value of procurement solicitations with respect 
        to which the public was permitted to respond to the 
        solicitation electronically, which shall differentiate 
        between solicitations that allowed full or partial 
        electronic submission;
            (2) an analysis of the information provided under 
        paragraph (1) and actions that could be taken by the 
        Secretary to refine and improve the use of electronic 
        submission for procurement solicitation responses;
            (3) an analysis of the potential benefits of and 
        obstacles to full implementation of electronic 
        submission for procurement solicitation responses, 
        including with respect to cost savings, error 
        reduction, paperwork reduction, increased bidder 
        participation, and competition, and expanded use of 
        electronic bid data collection for cost-effective 
        contract management and timely reporting; and
            (4) an analysis of the options and technologies 
        available to facilitate expanded implementation of 
        electronic submission for procurement solicitation 
        responses and the suitability of each option and 
        technology for contracts of various types and sizes.

SEC. 1010. DETERMINATION OF PROJECT COMPLETION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall notify the applicable 
non-Federal interest when construction of a water resources 
project or a functional portion of the project is completed so 
the non-Federal interest may commence responsibilities, as 
applicable, for operating and maintaining the project.
    (b) Non-Federal Interest Appeal of Determination.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 7 days after 
        receiving a notification under subsection (a), the non-
        Federal interest may appeal the completion 
        determination of the Secretary in writing with a 
        detailed explanation of the basis for questioning the 
        completeness of the project or functional portion of 
        the project.
            (2) Independent review.--
                    (A) In general.--On notification that a 
                non-Federal interest has submitted an appeal 
                under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
                contract with 1 or more independent, non-
                Federal experts to evaluate whether the 
                applicable water resources project or 
                functional portion of the project is complete.
                    (B) Timeline.--An independent review 
                carried out under subparagraph (A) shall be 
                completed not later than 180 days after the 
                date on which the Secretary receives an appeal 
                from a non-Federal interest under paragraph 
                (1).

SEC. 1011. PRIORITIZATION.

    (a) Prioritization of Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk 
Reduction Efforts.--
            (1) Priority.--For authorized projects and ongoing 
        feasibility studies with a primary purpose of hurricane 
        and storm damage risk reduction, the Secretary shall 
        give funding priority to projects and ongoing studies 
        that--
                    (A) address an imminent threat to life and 
                property;
                    (B) prevent storm surge from inundating 
                populated areas;
                    (C) prevent the loss of coastal wetlands 
                that help reduce the impact of storm surge;
                    (D) protect emergency hurricane evacuation 
                routes or shelters;
                    (E) prevent adverse impacts to publicly 
                owned or funded infrastructure and assets;
                    (F) minimize disaster relief costs to the 
                Federal Government; and
                    (G) address hurricane and storm damage risk 
                reduction in an area for which the President 
                declared a major disaster in accordance with 
                section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
                Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
                5170).
            (2) Expedited consideration of currently authorized 
        projects.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall--
                    (A) 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 list of all--
                            (i) ongoing hurricane and storm 
                        damage reduction feasibility studies 
                        that have signed feasibility cost-share 
                        agreements and have received Federal 
                        funds since 2009; and
                            (ii) authorized hurricane and storm 
                        damage reduction projects that--
                                    (I) have been authorized 
                                for more than 20 years but are 
                                less than 75 percent complete; 
                                or
                                    (II) are undergoing a post-
                                authorization change report, 
                                general reevaluation report, or 
                                limited reevaluation report;
                    (B) identify those projects on the list 
                required under subparagraph (A) that meet the 
                criteria described in paragraph (1); and
                    (C) provide a plan for expeditiously 
                completing the projects identified under 
                subparagraph (B), subject to available funding.
    (b) Prioritization of Ecosystem Restoration Efforts.--For 
authorized projects with a primary purpose of ecosystem 
restoration, the Secretary shall give funding priority to 
projects--
            (1) that--
                    (A) address an identified threat to public 
                health, safety, or welfare;
                    (B) preserve or restore ecosystems of 
                national significance; or
                    (C) preserve or restore habitats of 
                importance for federally protected species, 
                including migratory birds; and
            (2) for which the restoration activities will 
        contribute to other ongoing or planned Federal, State, 
        or local restoration initiatives.

SEC. 1012. TRANSPARENCY IN ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

    (a) In General.--On the request of a non-Federal interest, 
the Secretary shall provide to the non-Federal interest a 
detailed accounting of the Federal expenses associated with a 
water resources project.
    (b) Study.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall contract with 
        the National Academy of Public Administration to carry 
        out a study on the efficiency of the Corps Engineers 
        current staff salaries and administrative expense 
        procedures as compared to using a separate 
        administrative expense account.
            (2) Contents.--The study under paragraph (1) shall 
        include any recommendations of the National Academy of 
        Public Administration for improvements to the budgeting 
        and administrative processes that will increase the 
        efficiency of the Corps of Engineers project delivery.

SEC. 1013. EVALUATION OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall contract with the 
National Academy of Public Administration to carry out a 
comprehensive review of the process for preparing, negotiating, 
and approving Project Partnership Agreements and the Project 
Partnership Agreement template, which shall include--
            (1) an evaluation of the process for preparing, 
        negotiating, and approving Project Partnership 
        Agreements, as in effect on the day before the date of 
        enactment of this Act, including suggested 
        modifications to the process provided by non-Federal 
        interests; and
            (2) recommendations based on the evaluation under 
        paragraph (1) to improve the Project Partnership 
        Agreement template and the process for preparing, 
        negotiating, and approving Project Partnership 
        Agreements.
    (b) Submission to Congress.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall submit the 
        findings of the National Academy of Public 
        Administration to the Committee on Environment and 
        Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives.
            (2) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
        on which the findings are received under 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 detailed response, including 
        any recommendations the Secretary plans to implement, 
        on the process for preparing, negotiating, and 
        approving Project Partnership Agreements and the 
        Project Partnership Agreement template.

SEC. 1014. STUDY AND CONSTRUCTION OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 
                    PROJECTS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

    (a) Studies.--Section 203 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2231) is amended to read as 
follows:

``SEC. 203. STUDY OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BY NON-
                    FEDERAL INTERESTS.

    ``(a) Submission to Secretary.--
            ``(1) In general.--A non-Federal interest may 
        undertake a feasibility study of a proposed water 
        resources development project and submit the study to 
        the Secretary.
            ``(2) Guidelines.--To assist non-Federal interests, 
        the Secretary, as soon as practicable, shall issue 
        guidelines for feasibility studies of water resources 
        development projects to provide sufficient information 
        for the formulation of the studies.
    ``(b) Review by Secretary.--The Secretary shall review each 
feasibility study received under subsection (a)(1) for the 
purpose of determining whether or not the study, and the 
process under which the study was developed, each comply with 
Federal laws and regulations applicable to feasibility studies 
of water resources development projects.
    ``(c) Submission 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--
            ``(1) the results of the Secretary's review of the 
        study under subsection (b), including a determination 
        of whether the project is feasible;
            ``(2) any recommendations the Secretary may have 
        concerning the plan or design of the project; and
            ``(3) any conditions the Secretary may require for 
        construction of the project.
    ``(d) Credit.--If a project for which a feasibility study 
has been submitted under subsection (a)(1) is authorized by a 
Federal law enacted after the date of the submission to 
Congress under subsection (c), the Secretary shall credit 
toward the non-Federal share of the cost of construction of the 
project an amount equal to the portion of the cost of 
developing the study that would have been the responsibility of 
the United States if the study had been developed by the 
Secretary.''.
    (b) Construction.--
            (1) In general.--Section 204 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2232) is amended to 
        read as follows:

``SEC. 204. CONSTRUCTION OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BY 
                    NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

    ``(a) Water Resources Development Project Defined.--In this 
section, the term `water resources development project' means a 
project recommendation that results from--
            ``(1) a feasibility report, as such term is defined 
        in section 7001(f) of the Water Resources Reform and 
        Development Act of 2014;
            ``(2) a completed feasibility study developed under 
        section 203; or
            ``(3) a final feasibility study for water resources 
        development and conservation and other purposes that is 
        specifically authorized by Congress to be carried out 
        by the Secretary.
    ``(b) Authority.--
            ``(1) In general.--A non-Federal interest may carry 
        out a water resources development project, or separable 
        element thereof--
                    ``(A) in accordance with a plan approved by 
                the Secretary for the project or separable 
                element; and
                    ``(B) subject to any conditions that the 
                Secretary may require, including any conditions 
                specified under section 203(c)(3).
            ``(2) Conditions.--Before carrying out a water 
        resources development project, or separable element 
        thereof, under this section, a non-Federal interest 
        shall--
                    ``(A) obtain any permit or approval 
                required in connection with the project or 
                separable element under Federal or State law; 
                and
                    ``(B) ensure that a final environmental 
                impact statement or environmental assessment, 
                as appropriate, for the project or separable 
                element has been filed.
    ``(c) Studies and Engineering.--When requested by an 
appropriate non-Federal interest, the Secretary may undertake 
all necessary studies and engineering for any construction 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 in the period during which 
the studies and engineering are being conducted.
    ``(d) Credit or Reimbursement.--
            ``(1) General rule.--Subject to paragraph (3), a 
        project or separable element of a project carried out 
        by a non-Federal interest under this section shall be 
        eligible for credit or reimbursement for the Federal 
        share of work carried out on a project or separable 
        element of a project if--
                    ``(A) before initiation of construction of 
                the project or separable element--
                            ``(i) the Secretary approves the 
                        plans for construction of the project 
                        or separable element of the project by 
                        the non-Federal interest;
                            ``(ii) the Secretary determines, 
                        before approval of the plans, that the 
                        project or separable element of the 
                        project is feasible; and
                            ``(iii) the non-Federal interest 
                        enters into a written agreement with 
                        the Secretary under section 221 of the 
                        Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 
                        1962d-5b), including an agreement to 
                        pay the non-Federal share, if any, of 
                        the cost of operation and maintenance 
                        of the project; and
                    ``(B) the Secretary determines that all 
                Federal laws and regulations applicable to the 
                construction of a water resources development 
                project, and any conditions identified under 
                subsection (b)(1)(B), were complied with by the 
                non-Federal interest during construction of the 
                project or separable element of the project.
            ``(2) Application of credit.--The Secretary may 
        apply credit toward--
                    ``(A) the non-Federal share of authorized 
                separable elements of the same project; or
                    ``(B) subject to the requirements of this 
                section and section 1020 of the Water Resources 
                Reform and Development Act of 2014, at the 
                request of the non-Federal interest, the non-
                Federal share of a different water resources 
                development project.
            ``(3) Requirements.--The Secretary may only apply 
        credit or provide reimbursement under paragraph (1) 
        if--
                    ``(A) Congress has authorized construction 
                of the project or separable element of the 
                project; and
                    ``(B) the Secretary certifies that the 
                project has been constructed in accordance 
                with--
                            ``(i) all applicable permits or 
                        approvals; and
                            ``(ii) this section.
            ``(4) Monitoring.--The Secretary shall regularly 
        monitor and audit any water resources development 
        project, or separable element of a water resources 
        development project, constructed by a non-Federal 
        interest under this section to ensure that--
                    ``(A) the construction is carried out in 
                compliance with the requirements of this 
                section; and
                    ``(B) the costs of the construction are 
                reasonable.
    ``(e) Notification of Committees.--If a non-Federal 
interest notifies the Secretary that the non-Federal interest 
intends to carry out a project, or separable element thereof, 
under this section, the Secretary shall provide written notice 
to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate 
and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
House of Representatives concerning the intent of the non-
Federal interest.
    ``(f) Operation and Maintenance.--Whenever a non-Federal 
interest carries out improvements to a federally authorized 
harbor or inland harbor, the Secretary shall be responsible for 
operation and maintenance in accordance with section 101(b) 
if--
            ``(1) before construction of the improvements--
                    ``(A) the Secretary determines that the 
                improvements are feasible and consistent with 
                the purposes of this title; and
                    ``(B) the Secretary and the non-Federal 
                interest execute a written agreement relating 
                to operation and maintenance of the 
                improvements;
            ``(2) the Secretary certifies that the project or 
        separable element of the project is constructed in 
        accordance with applicable permits and appropriate 
        engineering and design standards; and
            ``(3) the Secretary does not find that the project 
        or separable element is no longer feasible.''.
    (c) Repeals.--The following provisions are repealed:
            (1) Section 404 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2232 note; 104 Stat. 4646) and 
        the item relating to that section in the table of 
        contents contained in section 1(b) of that Act.
            (2) Section 206 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 426i-1) and the item relating to 
        that section in the table of contents contained in 
        section 1(b) of that Act.
            (3) Section 211 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 701b-13) and the item relating 
        to that section in the table of contents contained in 
        section 1(b) of that Act.
    (d) Savings Provision.--Nothing in this section may be 
construed to affect an agreement in effect on the date of 
enactment of this Act, or an agreement that is finalized 
between the Corps of Engineers and a non-Federal interest on or 
before December 31, 2014, under any of the following sections 
(as such sections were in effect on the day before such date of 
enactment):
            (1) Section 204 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2232).
            (2) Section 206 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 426i-1).
            (3) Section 211 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 701b-13).

SEC. 1015. CONTRIBUTIONS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1936 (33 
U.S.C. 701h), is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``and other non-Federal 
        interests'' after ``States and political subdivisions 
        thereof'' each place it appears;
            (2) by inserting ``, including a project for 
        navigation on the inland waterways,'' after ``study or 
        project'';
            (3) by striking ``Provided, That when'' and 
        inserting ``Provided, That the Secretary is authorized 
        to receive and expend funds from a State or a political 
        subdivision thereof, and other non-Federal interests or 
        private entities, to operate a hurricane barrier 
        project to support recreational activities at or in the 
        vicinity of the project, at no cost to the Federal 
        Government, if the Secretary determines that operation 
        for such purpose is not inconsistent with the operation 
        and maintenance of the project for the authorized 
        purposes of the project: Provided further, That when''; 
        and
            (4) by striking the period at the end and inserting 
        the following: ``: Provided further, That the term 
        `non-Federal interest' has the meaning given that term 
        in section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 
        U.S.C. 1962d-5b).''.
    (b) Notification for Contributed Funds.--Prior to accepting 
funds contributed under section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1936 
(33 U.S.C. 701h), the Secretary shall provide written notice of 
the funds to 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.
    (c) Technical Amendment.--Section 111(b) of the Energy and 
Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 
(125 Stat. 858) is repealed.

SEC. 1016. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN PROJECTS.

    The Secretary may assume responsibility for operation and 
maintenance in accordance with section 101(b) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211(b)) (as 
amended by section 2102(b)) for improvements to a federally 
authorized harbor or inland harbor that are carried out by a 
non-Federal interest prior to December 31, 2014, if the 
Secretary determines that the requirements under paragraphs (2) 
and (3) of section 204(f) of the Water Resources Development 
Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2232(f)) are met.

SEC. 1017. ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRIBUTED FUNDS TO INCREASE LOCK OPERATIONS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary, after providing public 
notice, shall establish a pilot program for the acceptance and 
expenditure of funds contributed by non-Federal interests to 
increase the hours of operation of locks at water resources 
development projects.
    (b) Applicability.--The establishment of the pilot program 
under this section shall not affect the periodic review and 
adjustment of hours of operation of locks based on increases in 
commercial traffic carried out by the Secretary.
    (c) Public Comment.--Not later than 180 days before a 
proposed modification to the operation of a lock at a water 
resources development project will be carried out, the 
Secretary shall--
            (1) publish the proposed modification in the 
        Federal Register; and
            (2) accept public comment on the proposed 
        modification.
    (d) Reports.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after 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 
        publicly available a report that evaluates the cost-
        savings resulting from reduced lock hours and any 
        economic impacts of modifying lock operations.
            (2) Review of pilot program.--Not later than 
        September 30, 2017, and each year 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 describes the 
        effectiveness of the pilot program under this section.
    (e) Annual Review.--The Secretary shall carry out an annual 
review of the commercial use of locks and make any necessary 
adjustments to lock operations based on that review.
    (f) Termination.--The authority to accept funds under this 
section shall terminate 5 years after the date of enactment of 
this Act.

SEC. 1018. CREDIT FOR IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 221(a)(4) of the Flood Control Act 
of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b(a)(4)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), in the matter preceding 
        clause (i), by inserting ``or a project under an 
        environmental infrastructure assistance program'' after 
        ``law'';
            (2) in subparagraph (C) by striking ``In any case'' 
        and all that follows through the period at the end and 
        inserting the following:
                            ``(i) Construction.--
                                    ``(I) In general.--In any 
                                case in which the non-Federal 
                                interest is to receive credit 
                                under subparagraph (A) for the 
                                cost of construction carried 
                                out by the non-Federal interest 
                                before execution of a 
                                partnership agreement and that 
                                construction has not been 
                                carried out as of November 8, 
                                2007, the Secretary and the 
                                non-Federal interest shall 
                                enter into an agreement under 
                                which the non-Federal interest 
                                shall carry out such work and 
                                shall do so prior to the non-
                                Federal interest initiating 
                                construction or issuing a 
                                written notice to proceed for 
                                the construction.
                                    ``(II) Eligibility.--
                                Construction that is carried 
                                out after the execution of an 
                                agreement to carry out work 
                                described in subclause (I) and 
                                any design activities that are 
                                required for that construction, 
                                even if the design activity is 
                                carried out prior to the 
                                execution of the agreement to 
                                carry out work, shall be 
                                eligible for credit.
                            ``(ii) Planning.--
                                    ``(I) In general.--In any 
                                case in which the non-Federal 
                                interest is to receive credit 
                                under subparagraph (A) for the 
                                cost of planning carried out by 
                                the non-Federal interest before 
                                execution of a feasibility 
                                cost-sharing agreement, the 
                                Secretary and the non-Federal 
                                interest shall enter into an 
                                agreement under which the non-
                                Federal interest shall carry 
                                out such work and shall do so 
                                prior to the non-Federal 
                                interest initiating that 
                                planning.
                                    ``(II) Eligibility.--
                                Planning that is carried out by 
                                the non-Federal interest after 
                                the execution of an agreement 
                                to carry out work described in 
                                subclause (I) shall be eligible 
                                for credit.'';
            (3) in subparagraph (D)(iii) by striking ``sections 
        101 and 103'' and inserting ``sections 101(a)(2) and 
        103(a)(1)(A) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
        1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211(a)(2); 33 U.S.C. 2213(a)(1)(A))'';
            (4) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as 
        subparagraph (H);
            (5) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the 
        following:
                    ``(E) Analysis of costs and benefits.--In 
                the evaluation of the costs and benefits of a 
                project, the Secretary shall not consider 
                construction carried out by a non-Federal 
                interest under this subsection as part of the 
                future without project condition.
                    ``(F) Transfer of credit between separable 
                elements of a project.--Credit for in-kind 
                contributions provided by a non-Federal 
                interest that are in excess of the non-Federal 
                cost share for an authorized separable element 
                of a project may be applied toward the non-
                Federal cost share for a different authorized 
                separable element of the same project.
                    ``(G) Application of credit.--
                            ``(i) In general.--To the extent 
                        that credit for in-kind contributions, 
                        as limited by subparagraph (D), and 
                        credit for required land, easements, 
                        rights-of-way, dredged material 
                        disposal areas, and relocations 
                        provided by the non-Federal interest 
                        exceed the non-Federal share of the 
                        cost of construction of a project other 
                        than a navigation project, the 
                        Secretary, subject to the availability 
                        of funds, shall enter into a 
                        reimbursement agreement with the non-
                        Federal interest, which shall be in 
                        addition to a partnership agreement 
                        under subparagraph (A), to reimburse 
                        the difference to the non-Federal 
                        interest.
                            ``(ii) Priority.--If appropriated 
                        funds are insufficient to cover the 
                        full cost of all requested 
                        reimbursement agreements under clause 
                        (i), the Secretary shall enter into 
                        reimbursement agreements in the order 
                        in which requests for such agreements 
                        are received.''; and
            (6) in subparagraph (H) (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (4))--
                    (A) in clause (i) by inserting ``, and to 
                water resources projects authorized prior to 
                the date of enactment of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-662), if 
                correction of design deficiencies is 
                necessary'' before the period at the end; and
                    (B) by striking clause (ii) and inserting 
                the following:
                                          ``(ii) Authorization 
                                        as addition to other 
                                        authorizations.--The 
                                        authority of the 
                                        Secretary to provide 
                                        credit for in-kind 
                                        contributions pursuant 
                                        to this paragraph shall 
                                        be in addition to any 
                                        other authorization to 
                                        provide credit for in-
                                        kind contributions and 
                                        shall not be construed 
                                        as a limitation on such 
                                        other authorization. 
                                        The Secretary shall 
                                        apply the provisions of 
                                        this paragraph, in lieu 
                                        of provisions under 
                                        other crediting 
                                        authority, only if so 
                                        requested by the non-
                                        Federal interest.''.
    (b) Applicability.--Section 2003(e) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b note) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``, or construction of design 
        deficiency corrections on the project,'' after 
        ``construction on the project''; and
            (2) by inserting ``, or under which construction of 
        the project has not been completed and the work to be 
        performed by the non-Federal interests has not been 
        carried out and is creditable only toward any remaining 
        non-Federal cost share,'' after ``has not been 
        initiated''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections (a) 
and (b) take effect on November 8, 2007.
    (d) Guidelines.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
        update any guidance or regulations for carrying out 
        section 221(a)(4) of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 
        U.S.C. 1962d-5b(a)(4)) (as amended by subsection (a)) 
        that are in existence on the date of enactment of this 
        Act or issue new guidelines, as determined to be 
        appropriate by the Secretary.
            (2) Inclusions.--Any guidance, regulations, or 
        guidelines updated or issued under paragraph (1) shall 
        include, at a minimum--
                    (A) the milestone for executing an in-kind 
                memorandum of understanding for construction by 
                a non-Federal interest;
                    (B) criteria and procedures for evaluating 
                a request to execute an in-kind memorandum of 
                understanding for construction by a non-Federal 
                interest that is earlier than the milestone 
                under subparagraph (A) for that execution; and
                    (C) criteria and procedures for determining 
                whether work carried out by a non-Federal 
                interest is integral to a project.
            (3) Public and stakeholder participation.--Before 
        issuing any new or revised guidance, regulations, or 
        guidelines or any subsequent updates to those 
        documents, the Secretary shall--
                    (A) consult with affected non-Federal 
                interests;
                    (B) publish the proposed guidelines 
                developed under this subsection in the Federal 
                Register; and
                    (C) provide the public with an opportunity 
                to comment on the proposed guidelines.
    (e) Other Credit.--Nothing in section 221(a)(4) of the 
Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b(a)(4)) (as 
amended by subsection (a)) affects any eligibility for credit 
under section 104 of the Water Resources Development of 1986 
(33 U.S.C. 2214) that was approved by the Secretary prior to 
the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 1019. CLARIFICATION OF IN-KIND CREDIT AUTHORITY.

    (a) Non-Federal Cost Share.--Section 7007 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1277) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``, on, or 
        after'' after ``before'';
            (2) by striking subsection (d) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(d) Treatment of Credit Between Projects.--The value of 
any land, easements, rights-of-way, relocations, and dredged 
material disposal areas and the costs of planning, design, and 
construction work provided by the non-Federal interest that 
exceed the non-Federal cost share for a study or project under 
this title may be applied toward the non-Federal cost share for 
any other study or project carried out under this title.''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(g) Definition of Study or Project.--In this section, the 
term `study or project' includes any eligible activity that 
is--
            ``(1) carried out pursuant to the coastal Louisiana 
        ecosystem science and technology program authorized 
        under section 7006(a); and
            ``(2) in accordance with the restoration plan.''.
    (b) Implementation.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in coordination with 
any relevant agencies of the State of Louisiana, shall 
establish a process by which to carry out the amendment made by 
subsection (a)(2).
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) 
take effect on November 8, 2007.

SEC. 1020. TRANSFER OF EXCESS CREDIT.

    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary 
may apply credit for in-kind contributions provided by a non-
Federal interest that are in excess of the required non-Federal 
cost share for a water resources development study or project 
toward the required non-Federal cost share for a different 
water resources development study or project.
    (b) Restrictions.--
            (1) In general.--Except for subsection (a)(4)(D)(i) 
        of that section, the requirements of section 221 of the 
        Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b) (as 
        amended by section 1018(a)) shall apply to any credit 
        under this section.
            (2) Conditions.--Credit in excess of the non-
        Federal share for a study or project may be approved 
        under this section only if--
                    (A) the non-Federal interest submits a 
                comprehensive plan to the Secretary that 
                identifies--
                            (i) the studies and projects for 
                        which the non-Federal interest intends 
                        to provide in-kind contributions for 
                        credit that are in excess of the non-
                        Federal cost share for the study or 
                        project; and
                            (ii) the authorized studies and 
                        projects to which that excess credit 
                        would be applied;
                    (B) the Secretary approves the 
                comprehensive plan; and
                    (C) the total amount of credit does not 
                exceed the total non-Federal share for the 
                studies and projects in the approved 
                comprehensive plan.
    (c) Additional Criteria.--In evaluating a request to apply 
credit in excess of the non-Federal share for a study or 
project toward a different study or project, the Secretary 
shall consider whether applying that credit will--
            (1) help to expedite the completion of a project or 
        group of projects;
            (2) reduce costs to the Federal Government; and
            (3) aid the completion of a project that provides 
        significant flood risk reduction or environmental 
        benefits.
    (d) Termination of Authority.--The authority provided in 
this section shall terminate 10 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act.
    (e) Report.--
            (1) Deadlines.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 2 years 
                after the date of enactment of this Act, and 
                once every 2 years 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 and make 
                publicly available an interim report on the use 
                of the authority under this section.
                    (B) Final report.--Not later than 10 years 
                after 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 publicly available a final report on 
                the use of the authority under this section.
            (2) Inclusions.--The reports described in paragraph 
        (1) shall include--
                    (A) a description of the use of the 
                authority under this section during the 
                reporting period;
                    (B) an assessment of the impact of the 
                authority under this section on the time 
                required to complete projects; and
                    (C) an assessment of the impact of the 
                authority under this section on other water 
                resources projects.

SEC. 1021. CREDITING AUTHORITY FOR FEDERALLY AUTHORIZED NAVIGATION 
                    PROJECTS.

    A non-Federal interest may carry out operation and 
maintenance activities for an authorized navigation project, 
subject to the condition that the non-Federal interest complies 
with all Federal laws and regulations applicable to such 
operation and maintenance activities, and may receive credit 
for the costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in carrying 
out such activities towards the share of construction costs of 
that non-Federal interest for another element of the same 
project or another authorized navigation project, except that 
in no instance may such credit exceed 20 percent of the total 
costs associated with construction of the general navigation 
features of the project for which such credit may be applied 
pursuant to this section.

SEC. 1022. CREDIT IN LIEU OF 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) before the date of enactment of this Act, 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.
    (b) Application of Credits.--At the request of the non-
Federal interest, the Secretary may apply such credit to the 
share of the cost of the non-Federal interest of carrying out 
other flood damage reduction projects or studies.

SEC. 1023. ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS.

    Section 902 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
(33 U.S.C. 2280) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``In order to insure'' and 
        inserting ``(a) In General.--In order to insure''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Contributions by Non-Federal Interests.--
Notwithstanding subsection (a), in accordance with section 5 of 
the Act of June 22, 1936 (33 U.S.C. 701h), the Secretary may 
accept funds from a non-Federal interest for any authorized 
water resources development project that has exceeded its 
maximum cost under subsection (a), and use such funds to carry 
out such project, if the use of such funds does not increase 
the Federal share of the cost of such project.''.

SEC. 1024. AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT AND USE MATERIALS AND SERVICES.

    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary 
is authorized to accept and use materials and services 
contributed by a non-Federal public entity, a nonprofit entity, 
or a private entity for the purpose of repairing, restoring, or 
replacing a water resources development project that has been 
damaged or destroyed as a result of an emergency if the 
Secretary determines that the acceptance and use of such 
materials and services is in the public interest.
    (b) Limitation.--Any entity that contributes materials or 
services under subsection (a) shall not be eligible for credit 
or reimbursement for the value of such materials or services.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 60 days after initiating an 
activity under this section, 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--
            (1) a description of the activities undertaken, 
        including the costs associated with the activities; and
            (2) a comprehensive description of how the 
        activities are necessary for maintaining a safe and 
        reliable water resources project.

SEC. 1025. WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS ON FEDERAL LAND.

    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary 
may carry out an authorized water resources development project 
on Federal land that is under the administrative jurisdiction 
of another Federal agency where the cost of the acquisition of 
such Federal land has been paid for by the non-Federal interest 
for the project.
    (b) MOU Required.--The Secretary may carry out a project 
pursuant to subsection (a) only after the non-Federal interest 
has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Federal 
agency that includes such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
determines to be necessary.
    (c) Applicability.--Nothing in this section alters any non-
Federal cost-sharing requirements for the project.

SEC. 1026. CLARIFICATION OF IMPACTS TO OTHER FEDERAL FACILITIES.

    In any case where the modification or construction of a 
water resources development project carried out by the 
Secretary adversely impacts other Federal facilities, the 
Secretary may accept from other Federal agencies such funds as 
may be necessary to address the adverse impact, including by 
removing, relocating, or reconstructing those facilities.

SEC. 1027. CLARIFICATION OF MUNITION DISPOSAL AUTHORITIES.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may implement any response 
action the Secretary determines to be necessary at a site 
where--
            (1) the Secretary has carried out a project under 
        civil works authority of the Secretary that includes 
        placing sand on a beach; and
            (2) as a result of the project described in 
        paragraph (1), military munitions that were originally 
        released as a result of Department of Defense 
        activities are deposited on the beach, posing a threat 
        to human health or the environment.
    (b) Response Action Funding.--A response action described 
in subsection (a) shall be funded from amounts made available 
to the agency within the Department of Defense responsible for 
the original release of the munitions.

SEC. 1028. CLARIFICATION OF MITIGATION AUTHORITY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may carry out measures to 
improve fish species habitat within the boundaries and 
downstream of a water resources project constructed by the 
Secretary that includes a fish hatchery if the Secretary--
            (1) has been explicitly authorized to compensate 
        for fish losses associated with the project; and
            (2) determines that the measures are--
                    (A) feasible;
                    (B) consistent with authorized project 
                purposes and the fish hatchery; and
                    (C) in the public interest.
    (b) Cost Sharing.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the non-
        Federal interest shall contribute 35 percent of the 
        total cost of carrying out activities under this 
        section, including the costs relating to the provision 
        or acquisition of required land, easements, rights-of-
        way, dredged material disposal areas, and relocations.
            (2) Operation and maintenance.--The non-Federal 
        interest shall contribute 100 percent of the costs of 
        operation, maintenance, replacement, repair, and 
        rehabilitation of the measures carried out under this 
        section.

SEC. 1029. CLARIFICATION OF INTERAGENCY SUPPORT AUTHORITIES.

    Section 234 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 
(33 U.S.C. 2323a) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``other Federal 
        agencies,'' and inserting ``Federal departments or 
        agencies, nongovernmental organizations,'';
            (2) in subsection (b), by inserting ``or foreign 
        governments'' after ``organizations'';
            (3) in subsection (c), by inserting ``and 
        restoration'' after ``protection''; and
            (4) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in the first sentence, by striking 
                ``There is'' and inserting ``(1) In general.--
                There is''; and
                    (B) in the second sentence--
                            (i) by striking ``The Secretary'' 
                        and inserting ``(2) Acceptance of 
                        funds.--The Secretary''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``other Federal 
                        agencies,'' and inserting ``Federal 
                        departments or agencies, 
                        nongovernmental organizations,''.

SEC. 1030. CONTINUING AUTHORITY.

    (a) Continuing Authority Programs.--
            (1) Definition of continuing authority program 
        project.--In this subsection, the term ``continuing 
        authority program'' means 1 of the following 
        authorities:
                    (A) Section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 
                1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s).
                    (B) Section 111 of the River and Harbor Act 
                of 1968 (33 U.S.C. 426i).
                    (C) Section 206 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2330).
                    (D) Section 1135 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a).
                    (E) Section 107 of the River and Harbor Act 
                of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577).
                    (F) Section 3 of the Act of August 13, 1946 
                (33 U.S.C. 426g).
                    (G) Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 
                1946 (33 U.S.C. 701r).
                    (H) Section 103 of the River and Harbor Act 
                of 1962 (Public Law 87-874; 76 Stat. 1178).
                    (I) Section 204(e) of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326(e)).
                    (J) Section 208 of the Flood Control Act of 
                1958 (33 U.S.C. 701b-8a).
                    (K) Section 104(a) of the River and Harbor 
                Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 610(a)).
            (2) Prioritization.--Not later than 1 year after 
        the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
        publish in the Federal Register and on a publicly 
        available website, the criteria the Secretary uses for 
        prioritizing annual funding for continuing authority 
        program projects.
            (3) Annual report.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of enactment of this Act and each year thereafter, 
        the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register and 
        on a publicly available website, a report on the status 
        of each continuing authority program, which, at a 
        minimum, shall include--
                    (A) the name and a short description of 
                each active continuing authority program 
                project;
                    (B) the cost estimate to complete each 
                active project; and
                    (C) the funding available in that fiscal 
                year for each continuing authority program.
            (4) Congressional notification.--On publication in 
        the Federal Register under paragraphs (2) and (3), 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 copy of all information published 
        under those paragraphs.
    (b) Small River and Harbor Improvement Projects.--Section 
107 of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``$35,000,000'' 
        and inserting ``$50,000,000''; and
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``$7,000,000'' 
        and inserting ``$10,000,000''.
    (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 ``$5,000,000'' and inserting 
``$10,000,000''.
    (d) Regional Sediment Management.--
            (1) In general.--Section 204 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326) is amended--
                    (A) in subsection (c)(1)(C), by striking 
                ``$5,000,000'' and inserting ``$10,000,000''; 
                and
                    (B) in subsection (g), by striking 
                ``$30,000,000'' and inserting ``$50,000,000''.
            (2) Applicability.--Section 2037 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1094) is 
        amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Applicability.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
shall not apply to any project authorized under this Act if a 
report of the Chief of Engineers for the project was completed 
prior to the date of enactment of this Act.''.
    (e) Small Flood Control Projects.--Section 205 of the Flood 
Control Act of 1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s) is amended in the third 
sentence by striking ``$7,000,000'' and inserting 
``$10,000,000''.
    (f) Project Modifications for Improvement of Environment.--
Section 1135(d) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
(33 U.S.C. 2309a(d)) is amended--
            (1) in the second sentence, by striking ``Not more 
        than 80 percent of the non-Federal share may be'' and 
        inserting ``The non-Federal share may be provided''; 
        and
            (2) in the third sentence, by striking 
        ``$5,000,000'' and inserting ``$10,000,000''.
    (g) Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration.--Section 206(d) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2330(d)) is 
amended by striking ``$5,000,000'' and inserting 
``$10,000,000''.
    (h) Floodplain Management Services.--Section 206(d) of the 
Flood Control Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 709a(d)) is amended by 
striking ``$15,000,000'' and inserting ``$50,000,000''.
    (i) Emergency Streambank and Shoreline Protection.--Section 
14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 701r) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``$15,000,000'' and inserting 
        ``$20,000,000''; and
            (2) by striking ``$1,500,000'' and inserting 
        ``$5,000,000''.

SEC. 1031. TRIBAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Section 203 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2269) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (d)(1)(B)--
                    (A) by striking ``The ability'' and 
                inserting the following:
                            ``(i) In general.--The ability''; 
                        and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(ii) Determination.--Not later 
                        than 180 days after the date of 
                        enactment of this clause, the Secretary 
                        shall issue guidance on the procedures 
                        described in clause (i).''; and
            (2) by striking subsection (e) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(e) Restrictions.--The Secretary is authorized to carry 
out activities under this section for fiscal years 2015 through 
2024.''.
    (b) Cooperative Agreements With Indian Tribes.--The 
Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with an Indian 
tribe (or a designated representative of an Indian tribe) to 
carry out authorized activities of the Corps of Engineers to 
protect fish, wildlife, water quality, and cultural resources.

SEC. 1032. TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES.

    Section 1156 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
(33 U.S.C. 2310) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Secretary shall waive'' and 
        inserting ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall 
        waive'';
            (2) in subsection (a) (as so designated), by 
        inserting ``Puerto Rico,'' before ``and the Trust 
        Territory of the Pacific Islands''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Inflation Adjustment.--The Secretary shall adjust the 
dollar amount specified in subsection (a) for inflation for the 
period beginning on November 17, 1986, and ending on the date 
of enactment of this subsection.''.

SEC. 1033. CORROSION PREVENTION.

    (a) In General.--To the greatest extent practicable, the 
Secretary shall encourage and incorporate corrosion prevention 
activities at water resources development projects.
    (b) Activities.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
Secretary, to the greatest extent practicable, shall ensure 
that contractors performing work for water resources 
development projects--
            (1) use best practices to carry out corrosion 
        prevention activities in the field;
            (2) use industry-recognized standards and corrosion 
        mitigation and prevention methods when--
                    (A) determining protective coatings;
                    (B) selecting materials; and
                    (C) determining methods of cathodic 
                protection, design, and engineering for 
                corrosion prevention;
            (3) use certified coating application specialists 
        and cathodic protection technicians and engineers;
            (4) use best practices in environmental protection 
        to prevent environmental degradation and to ensure 
        careful handling of all hazardous materials;
            (5) demonstrate a history of employing industry-
        certified inspectors to ensure adherence to best 
        practices and standards; and
            (6) demonstrate a history of compliance with 
        applicable requirements of the Occupational Safety and 
        Health Administration.
    (c) Corrosion Prevention Activities Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``corrosion prevention activities'' means--
            (1) the application and inspection of protective 
        coatings for complex work involving steel and 
        cementitious structures, including structures that will 
        be exposed in immersion;
            (2) the installation, testing, and inspection of 
        cathodic protection systems; and
            (3) any other activities related to corrosion 
        prevention the Secretary determines appropriate.

SEC. 1034. ADVANCED MODELING TECHNOLOGIES.

    (a) In General.--To the greatest extent practicable, the 
Secretary shall encourage and incorporate advanced modeling 
technologies, including 3-dimensional digital modeling, that 
can expedite project delivery or improve the evaluation of 
water resources development projects that receive Federal 
funding by--
            (1) accelerating and improving the environmental 
        review process;
            (2) increasing effective public participation;
            (3) enhancing the detail and accuracy of project 
        designs;
            (4) increasing safety;
            (5) accelerating construction and reducing 
        construction costs; or
            (6) otherwise achieving the purposes described in 
        paragraphs (1) through (5).
    (b) Activities.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
Secretary, to the greatest extent practicable, shall--
            (1) compile information related to advanced 
        modeling technologies, including industry best 
        practices with respect to the use of the technologies;
            (2) disseminate to non-Federal interests the 
        information described in paragraph (1); and
            (3) promote the use of advanced modeling 
        technologies.

SEC. 1035. RECREATIONAL ACCESS.

    (a) Definition of Floating Cabin.--In this section, the 
term ``floating cabin'' means a vessel (as defined in section 3 
of title 1, United States Code) that has overnight 
accommodations.
    (b) Recreational Access.--The Secretary shall allow the use 
of a floating cabin on waters under the jurisdiction of the 
Secretary in the Cumberland River basin if--
            (1) the floating cabin--
                    (A) is in compliance with regulations for 
                recreational vessels issued under chapter 43 of 
                title 46, United States Code, and section 312 
                of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
                U.S.C. 1322);
                    (B) is located at a marina leased by the 
                Corps of Engineers; and
                    (C) is maintained by the owner to required 
                health and safety standards; and
            (2) the Secretary has authorized the use of 
        recreational vessels on such waters.

SEC. 1036. NON-FEDERAL PLANS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLOOD RISK 
                    REDUCTION.

    (a) In General.--If requested by a non-Federal interest, 
the Secretary shall carry out a locally preferred plan that 
provides a higher level of protection than a flood risk 
management project authorized under this Act if the Secretary 
determines that--
            (1) the plan is technically feasible and 
        environmentally acceptable; and
            (2) the benefits of the plan exceed the costs of 
        the plan.
    (b) Non-Federal Cost Share.--If the Secretary carries out a 
locally preferred plan under subsection (a), the Federal share 
of the cost of the project shall be not greater than the share 
as provided by law for elements of the national economic 
development plan.

SEC. 1037. HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION.

    (a) In General.--Section 156 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5f) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Review.--Notwithstanding subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall, at the request of the non-Federal interest, 
carry out a study to determine the feasibility of extending the 
period of nourishment described in subsection (a) for a period 
not to exceed 15 additional years beyond the maximum period 
described in subsection (a).
    ``(c) Plan for Reducing Risk to People and Property.--
            ``(1) In general.--As part of the review described 
        in subsection (b), the non-Federal interest shall 
        submit to the Secretary a plan for reducing risk to 
        people and property during the life of the project.
            ``(2) Inclusion of plan in recommendation to 
        congress.--The Secretary shall include the plan 
        described in subsection (a) in the recommendations to 
        Congress described in subsection (d).
    ``(d) Report to Congress.--Upon completion of the review 
described in subsection (b), the Secretary shall--
            ``(1) submit to the Committee on Environment and 
        Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives any recommendations of the Secretary 
        related to the review; and
            ``(2) include in the subsequent annual report to 
        Congress required under section 7001 of the Water 
        Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, any 
        recommendations that require specific congressional 
        authorization.
    ``(e) Special Rule.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this section, for any existing authorized water resources 
development project for which the maximum period for 
nourishment described in subsection (a) will expire within the 
5 year-period beginning on the date of enactment of the Water 
Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, that project 
shall remain eligible for nourishment for an additional 3 years 
after the expiration of such period.''.
    (b) Review of Authorized Periodic Nourishment Authority.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
        initiate a review of all authorized water resources 
        development projects for which the Secretary is 
        authorized to provide periodic nourishment under 
        section 156 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
        1976 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5f).
            (2) Scope of review.--In carrying out the review 
        under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall assess the 
        Federal costs associated with that nourishment 
        authority and the projected benefits of each project.
            (3) Report to congress.--Upon completion of the 
        review under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall issue 
        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 
        publicly available a report on the results of that 
        review, including any proposed changes the Secretary 
        may recommend to the nourishment authority.

SEC. 1038. REDUCTION OF FEDERAL COSTS FOR HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE 
                    REDUCTION PROJECTS.

    Section 204 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 
(33 U.S.C. 2326) (as amended by section 1030(d)(1)) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or 
                used in'' after ``obtained through'';
                    (B) in paragraph (3)(C), by inserting ``for 
                the purposes of improving environmental 
                conditions in marsh and littoral systems, 
                stabilizing stream channels, enhancing 
                shorelines, and supporting State and local risk 
                management adaptation strategies'' before the 
                period at the end; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Reducing costs.--To reduce or avoid Federal 
        costs, the Secretary shall consider the beneficial use 
        of dredged material in a manner that contributes to the 
        maintenance of sediment resources in the nearby coastal 
        system.'';
            (2) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) by striking the subsection designation 
                and heading and inserting the following:
    ``(d) Selection of Dredged Material Disposal Method for 
Purposes Related to Environmental Restoration or Storm Damage 
and Flood Reduction.--''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``in 
                relation to'' and all that follows through the 
                period at the end and inserting ``in relation 
                to--
                    ``(A) the environmental benefits, including 
                the benefits to the aquatic environment to be 
                derived from the creation of wetlands and 
                control of shoreline erosion; or
                    ``(B) the flood and storm damage and flood 
                reduction benefits, including shoreline 
                protection, protection against loss of life, 
                and damage to improved property.''; and
            (3) in subsection (e), by striking paragraph (1) 
        and inserting the following:
            ``(1) cooperate with any State or group of States 
        in the preparation of a comprehensive State or regional 
        sediment management plan within the boundaries of the 
        State or among States;''.

SEC. 1039. INVASIVE SPECIES.

    (a) Aquatic Species Review.--
            (1) Review of authorities.--The Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Director of the United States 
        Fish and Wildlife Service, the Chairman of the 
        Tennessee Valley Authority, and other applicable heads 
        of Federal agencies, shall--
                    (A) carry out a review of existing Federal 
                authorities relating to responding to invasive 
                species, including aquatic weeds, aquatic 
                snails, and other aquatic invasive species, 
                that have an impact on water resources; and
                    (B) based on the review under subparagraph 
                (A), make any recommendations to Congress and 
                applicable State agencies for improving Federal 
                and State laws to more effectively respond to 
                the threats posed by those invasive species.
            (2) Federal investment.--
                    (A) Assessment.--The Comptroller General of 
                the United States shall conduct an assessment 
                of the Federal costs of, and spending on, 
                aquatic invasive species.
                    (B) Contents.--The assessment conducted 
                under subparagraph (A) shall include--
                            (i) identification of current 
                        Federal spending on, and projected 
                        future Federal costs of, operation and 
                        maintenance related to mitigating the 
                        impacts of aquatic invasive species on 
                        federally owned or operated facilities;
                            (ii) identification of current 
                        Federal spending on aquatic invasive 
                        species prevention;
                            (iii) analysis of whether spending 
                        identified in clause (ii) is adequate 
                        for the maintenance and protection of 
                        services provided by federally owned or 
                        operated facilities, based on the 
                        current spending and projected future 
                        costs identified in clause (i); and
                            (iv) review of any other aspect of 
                        aquatic invasive species prevention or 
                        mitigation determined appropriate by 
                        the Comptroller General.
                    (C) Findings.--Not later than 1 year after 
                the date of enactment of this Act, the 
                Comptroller General 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 a report containing the 
                findings of the assessment conducted under 
                subparagraph (A).
    (b) Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention.--
            (1) Multiagency effort to slow the spread of asian 
        carp in the upper mississippi and ohio river basins and 
        tributaries.--
                    (A) In general.--The Director of the United 
                States Fish and Wildlife Service, in 
                coordination with the Secretary, the Director 
                of the National Park Service, and the Director 
                of the United States Geological Survey, shall 
                lead a multiagency effort to slow the spread of 
                Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio 
                River basins and tributaries by providing 
                technical assistance, coordination, best 
                practices, and support to State and local 
                governments in carrying out activities designed 
                to slow, and eventually eliminate, the threat 
                posed by Asian carp.
                    (B) Best practices.--To the maximum extent 
                practicable, the multiagency effort shall apply 
                lessons learned and best practices such as 
                those described in the document prepared by the 
                Asian Carp Working Group entitled ``Management 
                and Control Plan for Bighead, Black, Grass, and 
                Silver Carps in the United States'' and dated 
                November 2007, and the document prepared by the 
                Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee 
                entitled ``FY 2012 Asian Carp Control Strategy 
                Framework'' and dated February 2012.
            (2) Report to congress.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than December 31 
                of each year, the Director of the United States 
                Fish and Wildlife Service, in coordination with 
                the Secretary, shall submit to the Committee on 
                Appropriations and the Committee on Environment 
                and Public Works of the Senate and the 
                Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on 
                Natural Resources, and the Committee on 
                Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
                of Representatives and make publicly available 
                a report describing the coordinated strategies 
                established and progress made toward the goals 
                of controlling and eliminating Asian carp in 
                the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins and 
                tributaries.
                    (B) Contents.--Each report submitted under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include--
                            (i) any observed changes in the 
                        range of Asian carp in the Upper 
                        Mississippi and Ohio River basins and 
                        tributaries during the 2-year period 
                        preceding submission of the report;
                            (ii) a summary of Federal agency 
                        efforts, including cooperative efforts 
                        with non-Federal partners, to control 
                        the spread of Asian carp in the Upper 
                        Mississippi and Ohio River basins and 
                        tributaries;
                            (iii) any research that the 
                        Director determines could improve the 
                        ability to control the spread of Asian 
                        carp;
                            (iv) any quantitative measures that 
                        the Director intends to use to document 
                        progress in controlling the spread of 
                        Asian carp; and
                            (v) a cross-cut accounting of 
                        Federal and non-Federal expenditures to 
                        control the spread of Asian carp.
    (c) Prevention, Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to 
        implement measures recommended in the efficacy study 
        authorized under section 3061 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1121) or in interim 
        reports, with any modifications or any emergency 
        measures that the Secretary determines to be 
        appropriate to prevent aquatic nuisance species from 
        dispersing into the Great Lakes by way of any 
        hydrologic connection between the Great Lakes and the 
        Mississippi River Basin.
            (2) Notifications.--The Secretary shall notify the 
        Committees on Environment and Public Works and 
        Appropriations of the Senate and the Committees on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure and Appropriations of 
        the House of Representatives any emergency actions 
        taken pursuant to this subsection.
    (d) Prevention and Management.--Section 104 of the River 
and Harbor Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 610) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the first sentence, by striking 
                ``There is'' and inserting the following:
            ``(1) In general.--There is'';
                    (B) in the second sentence, by striking 
                ``Local'' and inserting the following:
            ``(2) Local interests.--Local'';
                    (C) in the third sentence, by striking 
                ``Costs'' and inserting the following:
            ``(3) Federal costs.--Costs''; and
                    (D) in paragraph (1) (as designated by 
                subparagraph (A))--
                            (i) by striking ``control and 
                        progressive,'' and inserting 
                        ``prevention, control, and 
                        progressive''; and
                            (ii) by inserting ``and aquatic 
                        invasive species'' after ``noxious 
                        aquatic plant growths'';
            (2) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by 
        striking ``$15,000,000 annually'' and inserting 
        ``$40,000,000, of which $20,000,000 shall be made 
        available to implement subsection (d), annually''; and
            (3) by inserting after subsection (c) the 
        following:
    ``(d) Watercraft Inspection Stations.--
            ``(1) In general.--In carrying out this section, 
        the Secretary may establish watercraft inspection 
        stations in the Columbia River Basin to be located in 
        the States of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington at 
        locations, as determined by the Secretary, with the 
        highest likelihood of preventing the spread of aquatic 
        invasive species at reservoirs operated and maintained 
        by the Secretary.
            ``(2) Cost share.--The non-Federal share of the 
        cost of constructing, operating, and maintaining 
        watercraft inspection stations described in paragraph 
        (1) (including personnel costs) shall be--
                    ``(A) 50 percent; and
                    ``(B) provided by the State or local 
                governmental entity in which such inspection 
                station is located.
            ``(3) Coordination.--In carrying out this 
        subsection, the Secretary shall consult and coordinate 
        with--
                    ``(A) the States described in paragraph 
                (1);
                    ``(B) Indian tribes; and
                    ``(C) other Federal agencies, including--
                            ``(i) the Department of 
                        Agriculture;
                            ``(ii) the Department of Energy;
                            ``(iii) the Department of Homeland 
                        Security;
                            ``(iv) the Department of Commerce; 
                        and
                            ``(v) the Department of the 
                        Interior.
    ``(e) Monitoring and Contingency Planning.--In carrying out 
this section, the Secretary may--
            ``(1) carry out risk assessments of water resources 
        facilities;
            ``(2) monitor for aquatic invasive species;
            ``(3) establish watershed-wide plans for expedited 
        response to an infestation of aquatic invasive species; 
        and
            ``(4) monitor water quality, including sediment 
        cores and fish tissue samples.''.

SEC. 1040. FISH AND WILDLIFE MITIGATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 906 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2283) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) in the first sentence--
                                    (I) by inserting ``for 
                                damages to ecological 
                                resources, including 
                                terrestrial and aquatic 
                                resources, and'' after 
                                ``mitigate'';
                                    (II) by inserting 
                                ``ecological resources and'' 
                                after ``impact on''; and
                                    (III) by inserting 
                                ``without the implementation of 
                                mitigation measures'' before 
                                the period; and
                            (ii) by inserting before the last 
                        sentence the following: ``If the 
                        Secretary determines that mitigation to 
                        in-kind conditions is not possible, the 
                        Secretary shall identify in the report 
                        the basis for that determination and 
                        the mitigation measures that will be 
                        implemented to meet the requirements of 
                        this section and the goals of section 
                        307(a)(1) of the Water Resources 
                        Development Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 
                        2317(a)(1)).'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) in the heading, by striking 
                        ``Design'' and inserting ``Selection 
                        and design'';
                            (ii) by inserting ``select and'' 
                        after ``shall''; and
                            (iii) by inserting ``using a 
                        watershed approach'' after 
                        ``projects''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (3)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A), by 
                        inserting ``, at a minimum,'' after 
                        ``complies with''; and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B)--
                                    (I) by striking clause 
                                (iii);
                                    (II) by redesignating 
                                clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses 
                                (v) and (vi), respectively; and
                                    (III) by inserting after 
                                clause (ii) the following:
                            ``(iii) for projects where 
                        mitigation will be carried out by the 
                        Secretary--
                                    ``(I) a description of the 
                                land and interest in land to be 
                                acquired for the mitigation 
                                plan;
                                    ``(II) the basis for a 
                                determination that the land and 
                                interests are available for 
                                acquisition; and
                                    ``(III) a determination 
                                that the proposed interest 
                                sought does not exceed the 
                                minimum interest in land 
                                necessary to meet the 
                                mitigation requirements for the 
                                project;
                            ``(iv) for projects where 
                        mitigation will be carried out through 
                        a third party mitigation arrangement in 
                        accordance with subsection (i)--
                                    ``(I) a description of the 
                                third party mitigation 
                                instrument to be used; and
                                    ``(II) the basis for a 
                                determination that the 
                                mitigation instrument can meet 
                                the mitigation requirements for 
                                the project;''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(h) Programmatic Mitigation Plans.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may develop 
        programmatic mitigation plans to address the potential 
        impacts to ecological resources, fish, and wildlife 
        associated with existing or future Federal water 
        resources development projects.
            ``(2) Use of mitigation plans.--The Secretary 
        shall, to the maximum extent practicable, use 
        programmatic mitigation plans developed in accordance 
        with this subsection to guide the development of a 
        mitigation plan under subsection (d).
            ``(3) Non-federal plans.--The Secretary shall, to 
        the maximum extent practicable and subject to all 
        conditions of this subsection, use programmatic 
        environmental plans developed by a State, a body 
        politic of the State, which derives its powers from a 
        State constitution, a government entity created by 
        State legislation, or a local government, that meet the 
        requirements of this subsection to address the 
        potential environmental impacts of existing or future 
        water resources development projects.
            ``(4) Scope.--A programmatic mitigation plan 
        developed by the Secretary or an entity described in 
        paragraph (3) to address potential impacts of existing 
        or future water resources development projects shall, 
        to the maximum extent practicable--
                    ``(A) be developed on a regional, 
                ecosystem, watershed, or statewide scale;
                    ``(B) include specific goals for aquatic 
                resource and fish and wildlife habitat 
                restoration, establishment, enhancement, or 
                preservation;
                    ``(C) identify priority areas for aquatic 
                resource and fish and wildlife habitat 
                protection or restoration;
                    ``(D) encompass multiple environmental 
                resources within a defined geographical area or 
                focus on a specific resource, such as aquatic 
                resources or wildlife habitat; and
                    ``(E) address impacts from all projects in 
                a defined geographical area or focus on a 
                specific type of project.
            ``(5) Consultation.--The scope of the plan shall be 
        determined by the Secretary or an entity described in 
        paragraph (3), as appropriate, in consultation with the 
        agency with jurisdiction over the resources being 
        addressed in the environmental mitigation plan.
            ``(6) Contents.--A programmatic environmental 
        mitigation plan may include--
                    ``(A) an assessment of the condition of 
                environmental resources in the geographical 
                area covered by the plan, including an 
                assessment of recent trends and any potential 
                threats to those resources;
                    ``(B) an assessment of potential 
                opportunities to improve the overall quality of 
                environmental resources in the geographical 
                area covered by the plan through strategic 
                mitigation for impacts of water resources 
                development projects;
                    ``(C) standard measures for mitigating 
                certain types of impacts;
                    ``(D) parameters for determining 
                appropriate mitigation for certain types of 
                impacts, such as mitigation ratios or criteria 
                for determining appropriate mitigation sites;
                    ``(E) adaptive management procedures, such 
                as protocols that involve monitoring predicted 
                impacts over time and adjusting mitigation 
                measures in response to information gathered 
                through the monitoring;
                    ``(F) acknowledgment of specific statutory 
                or regulatory requirements that must be 
                satisfied when determining appropriate 
                mitigation for certain types of resources; and
                    ``(G) any offsetting benefits of self-
                mitigating projects, such as ecosystem or 
                resource restoration and protection.
            ``(7) Process.--Before adopting a programmatic 
        environmental mitigation plan for use under this 
        subsection, the Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) for a plan developed by the 
                Secretary--
                            ``(i) make a draft of the plan 
                        available for review and comment by 
                        applicable environmental resource 
                        agencies and the public; and
                            ``(ii) consider any comments 
                        received from those agencies and the 
                        public on the draft plan; and
                    ``(B) for a plan developed under paragraph 
                (3), determine, not later than 180 days after 
                receiving the plan, whether the plan meets the 
                requirements of paragraphs (4) through (6) and 
                was made available for public comment.
            ``(8) Integration with other plans.--A programmatic 
        environmental mitigation plan may be integrated with 
        other plans, including watershed plans, ecosystem 
        plans, species recovery plans, growth management plans, 
        and land use plans.
            ``(9) Consideration in project development and 
        permitting.--If a programmatic environmental mitigation 
        plan has been developed under this subsection, any 
        Federal agency responsible for environmental reviews, 
        permits, or approvals for a water resources development 
        project may use the recommendations in that 
        programmatic environmental mitigation plan when 
        carrying out the responsibilities of the agency under 
        the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
        U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
            ``(10) Preservation of existing authorities.--
        Nothing in this subsection limits the use of 
        programmatic approaches to reviews under the National 
        Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
        seq.).
            ``(11) Mitigation for existing projects.--Nothing 
        in this subsection requires the Secretary to undertake 
        additional mitigation for existing projects for which 
        mitigation has already been initiated.
    ``(i) Third-party Mitigation Arrangements.--
            ``(1) Eligible activities.--In accordance with all 
        applicable Federal laws (including regulations), 
        mitigation efforts carried out under this section may 
        include--
                    ``(A) participation in mitigation banking 
                or other third-party mitigation arrangements, 
                such as--
                            ``(i) the purchase of credits from 
                        commercial or State, regional, or local 
                        agency-sponsored mitigation banks; and
                            ``(ii) the purchase of credits from 
                        in-lieu fee mitigation programs; and
                    ``(B) contributions to statewide and 
                regional efforts to conserve, restore, enhance, 
                and create natural habitats and wetlands if the 
                Secretary determines that the contributions 
                will ensure that the mitigation requirements of 
                this section and the goals of section 307(a)(1) 
                of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 
                (33 U.S.C. 2317(a)(1)) will be met.
            ``(2) Inclusion of other activities.--The banks, 
        programs, and efforts described in paragraph (1) 
        include any banks, programs, and efforts developed in 
        accordance with applicable law (including regulations).
            ``(3) Terms and conditions.--In carrying out 
        natural habitat and wetlands mitigation efforts under 
        this section, contributions to the mitigation effort 
        may--
                    ``(A) take place concurrent with, or in 
                advance of, the commitment of funding to a 
                project; and
                    ``(B) occur in advance of project 
                construction only if the efforts are consistent 
                with all applicable requirements of Federal law 
                (including regulations) and water resources 
                development planning processes.
            ``(4) Preference.--At the request of the non-
        Federal project sponsor, preference may be given, to 
        the maximum extent practicable, to mitigating an 
        environmental impact through the use of a mitigation 
        bank, in-lieu fee, or other third-party mitigation 
        arrangement, if the use of credits from the mitigation 
        bank or in-lieu fee, or the other third-party 
        mitigation arrangement for the project has been 
        approved by the applicable Federal agency.''.
    (b) Application.--The amendments made by subsection (a) 
shall not apply to a project for which a mitigation plan has 
been completed as of the date of enactment of this Act.
    (c) Technical Assistance.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may provide 
        technical assistance to States and local governments to 
        establish third-party mitigation instruments, including 
        mitigation banks and in-lieu fee programs, that will 
        help to target mitigation payments to high-priority 
        ecosystem restoration actions.
            (2) Requirements.--In providing technical 
        assistance under this subsection, the Secretary shall 
        give priority to States and local governments that have 
        developed State, regional, or watershed-based plans 
        identifying priority restoration actions.
            (3) Mitigation instruments.--The Secretary shall 
        seek to ensure any technical assistance provided under 
        this subsection will support the establishment of 
        mitigation instruments that will result in restoration 
        of high-priority areas identified in the plans under 
        paragraph (2).

SEC. 1041. MITIGATION STATUS REPORT.

    Section 2036(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
2007 (33 U.S.C. 2283a) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph 
        (4); and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) Information included.--In reporting the 
        status of all projects included in the report, the 
        Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) use a uniform methodology for 
                determining the status of all projects included 
                in the report;
                    ``(B) use a methodology that describes both 
                a qualitative and quantitative status for all 
                projects in the report; and
                    ``(C) provide specific dates for 
                participation in the consultations required 
                under section 906(d)(4)(B) of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
                2283(d)(4)(B)).''.

SEC. 1042. REPORTS TO CONGRESS.

    (a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations, the Secretary shall complete and submit to 
Congress by the applicable date required the reports that 
address public safety and enhanced local participation in 
project delivery described in subsection (b).
    (b) Reports.--The reports referred to in subsection (a) are 
the reports required under--
            (1) subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 
        1043(a)(5);
            (2) section 1046(a)(2)(B);
            (3) section 210(e)(3) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2238(e)(3)) (as 
        amended by section 2102(a)); and
            (4) section 7001.
    (c) Failure To Provide a Completed Report.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to subsection (d), if the 
        Secretary fails to provide a report listed under 
        subsection (b) by the date that is 180 days after the 
        applicable date required for that report, $5,000 shall 
        be reprogrammed from the General Expenses account of 
        the civil works program of the Army Corps of Engineers 
        into the account of the division of the Army Corps of 
        Engineers with responsibility for completing that 
        report.
            (2) Subsequent reprogramming.--Subject to 
        subsection (d), for each additional week after the date 
        described in paragraph (1) in which a report described 
        in that paragraph remains uncompleted and unsubmitted 
        to Congress, $5,000 shall be reprogrammed from the 
        General Expenses account of the civil works program of 
        the Army Corps of Engineers into the account of the 
        division of the Secretary of the Army with 
        responsibility for completing that report.
    (d) Limitations.--
            (1) In general.--For each report, the total amounts 
        reprogrammed under subsection (c) shall not exceed, in 
        any fiscal year, $50,000.
            (2) Aggregate limitation.--The total amount 
        reprogrammed under subsection (c) in a fiscal year 
        shall not exceed $200,000.
    (e) No Fault of the Secretary.--Amounts shall not be 
reprogrammed under subsection (c) if the Secretary certifies in 
a letter to the applicable committees of Congress that--
            (1) a major modification has been made to the 
        content of the report that requires additional analysis 
        for the Secretary to make a final decision on the 
        report;
            (2) amounts have not been appropriated to the 
        agency under this Act or any other Act to carry out the 
        report; or
            (3) additional information is required from an 
        entity other than the Corps of Engineers and is not 
        available in a timely manner to complete the report by 
        the deadline.
    (f) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not reprogram funds to 
the General Expenses account of the civil works program of the 
Corps of Engineers for the loss of the funds.

SEC. 1043. NON-FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PILOT PROGRAM.

    (a) Non-Federal Implementation of Feasibility Studies.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
        establish and implement a pilot program to evaluate the 
        cost-effectiveness and project delivery efficiency of 
        allowing non-Federal interests to carry out feasibility 
        studies for flood risk management, hurricane and storm 
        damage reduction, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and 
        coastal harbor and channel and inland navigation.
            (2) Purposes.--The purposes of the pilot program 
        are--
                    (A) to identify project delivery and cost-
                saving alternatives to the existing feasibility 
                study process;
                    (B) to evaluate the technical, financial, 
                and organizational efficiencies of a non-
                Federal interest carrying out a feasibility 
                study of 1 or more projects; and
                    (C) to evaluate alternatives for the 
                decentralization of the project planning, 
                management, and operational decisionmaking 
                process of the Corps of Engineers.
            (3) Administration.--
                    (A) In general.--On the request of a non-
                Federal interest, the Secretary may enter into 
                an agreement with the non-Federal interest for 
                the non-Federal interest to provide full 
                project management control of a feasibility 
                study for a project for--
                            (i) flood risk management;
                            (ii) hurricane and storm damage 
                        reduction, including levees, 
                        floodwalls, flood control channels, and 
                        water control structures;
                            (iii) coastal harbor and channel 
                        and inland navigation; and
                            (iv) aquatic ecosystem restoration.
                    (B) Use of non-federal funds.--
                            (i) In general.--A non-Federal 
                        interest that has entered into an 
                        agreement with the Secretary pursuant 
                        to subparagraph (A) may use non-Federal 
                        funds to carry out the feasibility 
                        study.
                            (ii) Credit.--The Secretary shall 
                        credit towards the non-Federal share of 
                        the cost of construction of a project 
                        for which a feasibility study is 
                        carried out under this subsection an 
                        amount equal to the portion of the cost 
                        of developing the study that would have 
                        been the responsibility of the 
                        Secretary, if the study were carried 
                        out by the Secretary, subject to the 
                        conditions that--
                                    (I) non-Federal funds were 
                                used to carry out the 
                                activities that would have been 
                                the responsibility of the 
                                Secretary;
                                    (II) the Secretary 
                                determines that the feasibility 
                                study complies with all 
                                applicable Federal laws and 
                                regulations; and
                                    (III) the project is 
                                authorized by any provision of 
                                Federal law enacted after the 
                                date on which an agreement is 
                                entered into under subparagraph 
                                (A).
                    (C) Transfer of funds.--
                            (i) In general.--After the date on 
                        which an agreement is executed pursuant 
                        to subparagraph (A), the Secretary may 
                        transfer to the non-Federal interest to 
                        carry out the feasibility study--
                                    (I) if applicable, the 
                                balance of any unobligated 
                                amounts appropriated for the 
                                study, except that the 
                                Secretary shall retain 
                                sufficient amounts for the 
                                Corps of Engineers to carry out 
                                any responsibilities of the 
                                Corps of Engineers relating to 
                                the project and pilot program; 
                                and
                                    (II) additional amounts, as 
                                determined by the Secretary, 
                                from amounts made available 
                                under paragraph (8), except 
                                that the total amount 
                                transferred to the non-Federal 
                                interest shall not exceed the 
                                updated estimate of the Federal 
                                share of the cost of the 
                                feasibility study.
                            (ii) Administration.--The Secretary 
                        shall include such provisions as the 
                        Secretary determines to be necessary in 
                        an agreement under subparagraph (A) to 
                        ensure that a non-Federal interest 
                        receiving Federal funds under this 
                        paragraph--
                                    (I) has the necessary 
                                qualifications to administer 
                                those funds; and
                                    (II) will comply with all 
                                applicable Federal laws 
                                (including regulations) 
                                relating to the use of those 
                                funds.
                    (D) Notification.--The Secretary shall 
                notify the Committee on Environment and Public 
                Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
                Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
                of Representatives on the initiation of each 
                feasibility study under the pilot program.
                    (E) Auditing.--The Secretary shall 
                regularly monitor and audit each feasibility 
                study carried out by a non-Federal interest 
                under this section to ensure that the use of 
                any funds transferred under subparagraph (C) 
                are used in compliance with the agreement 
                signed under subparagraph (A).
                    (F) Technical assistance.--On the request 
                of a non-Federal interest, the Secretary may 
                provide technical assistance to the non-Federal 
                interest relating to any aspect of the 
                feasibility study, if the non-Federal interest 
                contracts with the Secretary for the technical 
                assistance and compensates the Secretary for 
                the technical assistance.
                    (G) Detailed project schedule.--Not later 
                than 180 days after entering into an agreement 
                under subparagraph (A), each non-Federal 
                interest, to the maximum extent practicable, 
                shall submit to the Secretary a detailed 
                project schedule, based on full funding 
                capability, that lists all deadlines for 
                milestones relating to the feasibility study.
            (4) Cost share.--Nothing in this subsection affects 
        the cost-sharing requirement applicable on the day 
        before the date of enactment of this Act to a 
        feasibility study carried out under this subsection.
            (5) Report.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 2 years 
                after 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 publicly available a report detailing 
                the results of the pilot program carried out 
                under this section, including--
                            (i) a description of the progress 
                        of the non-Federal interests in meeting 
                        milestones in detailed project 
                        schedules developed pursuant to 
                        paragraph (3)(G); and
                            (ii) any recommendations of the 
                        Secretary concerning whether the 
                        program or any component of the program 
                        should be implemented on a national 
                        basis.
                    (B) Update.--Not later than 5 years after 
                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 
                an update of the report described in 
                subparagraph (A).
                    (C) Failure to meet deadline.--If the 
                Secretary fails to submit a report by the 
                required deadline under this paragraph, 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 detailed explanation of why the deadline was 
                missed and a projected date for submission of 
                the report.
            (6) Administration.--All laws and regulations that 
        would apply to the Secretary if the Secretary were 
        carrying out the feasibility study shall apply to a 
        non-Federal interest carrying out a feasibility study 
        under this subsection.
            (7) Termination of authority.--The authority to 
        commence a feasibility study under this subsection 
        terminates on the date that is 5 years after the date 
        of enactment of this Act.
            (8) Authorization of appropriations.--In addition 
        to any amounts appropriated for a specific project, 
        there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary 
        to carry out the pilot program under this subsection, 
        including the costs of administration of the Secretary, 
        $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2019.
    (b) Non-Federal Project Implementation Pilot Program.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
        establish and implement a pilot program to evaluate the 
        cost-effectiveness and project delivery efficiency of 
        allowing non-Federal interests to carry out flood risk 
        management, hurricane and storm damage reduction, 
        coastal harbor and channel inland navigation, and 
        aquatic ecosystem restoration projects.
            (2) Purposes.--The purposes of the pilot program 
        are--
                    (A) to identify project delivery and cost-
                saving alternatives that reduce the backlog of 
                authorized Corps of Engineers projects;
                    (B) to evaluate the technical, financial, 
                and organizational efficiencies of a non-
                Federal interest carrying out the design, 
                execution, management, and construction of 1 or 
                more projects; and
                    (C) to evaluate alternatives for the 
                decentralization of the project management, 
                design, and construction for authorized Corps 
                of Engineers water resources projects.
            (3) Administration.--
                    (A) In general.--In carrying out the pilot 
                program, the Secretary shall--
                            (i) identify a total of not more 
                        than 15 projects for flood risk 
                        management, hurricane and storm damage 
                        reduction (including levees, 
                        floodwalls, flood control channels, and 
                        water control structures), coastal 
                        harbor and channels, inland navigation, 
                        and aquatic ecosystem restoration that 
                        have been authorized for construction 
                        prior to the date of enactment of this 
                        Act, including--
                                    (I) not more than 12 
                                projects that--
                                          (aa)(AA) have 
                                        received Federal funds 
                                        prior to the date of 
                                        enactment of this Act; 
                                        or
                                          (BB) for more than 2 
                                        consecutive fiscal 
                                        years, have an 
                                        unobligated funding 
                                        balance for that 
                                        project in the Corps of 
                                        Engineers construction 
                                        account; and
                                          (bb) to the maximum 
                                        extent practicable, are 
                                        located in each of the 
                                        divisions of the Corps 
                                        of Engineers; and
                                    (II) not more than 3 
                                projects that have not received 
                                Federal funds in the period 
                                beginning on the date on which 
                                the project was authorized and 
                                ending on the date of enactment 
                                of this Act;
                            (ii) notify the Committee on 
                        Environment and Public Works of the 
                        Senate and the Committee on 
                        Transportation and Infrastructure of 
                        the House of Representatives on the 
                        identification of each project under 
                        the pilot program;
                            (iii) in collaboration with the 
                        non-Federal interest, develop a 
                        detailed project management plan for 
                        each identified project that outlines 
                        the scope, budget, design, and 
                        construction resource requirements 
                        necessary for the non-Federal interest 
                        to execute the project, or a separable 
                        element of the project;
                            (iv) on the request of the non-
                        Federal interest, enter into a project 
                        partnership agreement with the non-
                        Federal interest for the non-Federal 
                        interest to provide full project 
                        management control for construction of 
                        the project, or a separable element of 
                        the project, in accordance with plans 
                        approved by the Secretary;
                            (v) following execution of the 
                        project partnership agreement, transfer 
                        to the non-Federal interest to carry 
                        out construction of the project, or a 
                        separable element of the project--
                                    (I) if applicable, the 
                                balance of the unobligated 
                                amounts appropriated for the 
                                project, except that the 
                                Secretary shall retain 
                                sufficient amounts for the 
                                Corps of Engineers to carry out 
                                any responsibilities of the 
                                Corps of Engineers relating to 
                                the project and pilot program; 
                                and
                                    (II) additional amounts, as 
                                determined by the Secretary, 
                                from amounts made available 
                                under paragraph (8), except 
                                that the total amount 
                                transferred to the non-Federal 
                                interest shall not exceed the 
                                updated estimate of the Federal 
                                share of the cost of 
                                construction, including any 
                                required design; and
                            (vi) regularly monitor and audit 
                        each project being constructed by a 
                        non-Federal interest under this section 
                        to ensure that the construction 
                        activities are carried out in 
                        compliance with the plans approved by 
                        the Secretary and that the construction 
                        costs are reasonable.
                    (B) Detailed project schedule.--Not later 
                than 180 days after entering into an agreement 
                under subparagraph (A)(iv), each non-Federal 
                interest, to the maximum extent practicable, 
                shall submit to the Secretary a detailed 
                project schedule, based on estimated funding 
                levels, that lists all deadlines for each 
                milestone in the construction of the project.
                    (C) Technical assistance.--On the request 
                of a non-Federal interest, the Secretary may 
                provide technical assistance to the non-Federal 
                interest, if the non-Federal interest contracts 
                with and compensates the Secretary for the 
                technical assistance relating to--
                            (i) any study, engineering 
                        activity, and design activity for 
                        construction carried out by the non-
                        Federal interest under this subsection; 
                        and
                            (ii) expeditiously obtaining any 
                        permits necessary for the project.
            (4) Cost share.--Nothing in this subsection affects 
        the cost-sharing requirement applicable on the day 
        before the date of enactment of this Act to a project 
        carried out under this subsection.
            (5) Report.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 3 years 
                after 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 publicly available a report detailing 
                the results of the pilot program carried out 
                under this subsection, including--
                            (i) a description of the progress 
                        of non-Federal interests in meeting 
                        milestones in detailed project 
                        schedules developed pursuant to 
                        paragraph (2)(B); and
                            (ii) any recommendations of the 
                        Secretary concerning whether the 
                        program or any component of the program 
                        should be implemented on a national 
                        basis.
                    (B) Update.--Not later than 5 years after 
                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 
                an update of the report described in 
                subparagraph (A).
                    (C) Failure to meet deadline.--If the 
                Secretary fails to submit a report by the 
                required deadline under this paragraph, 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 detailed explanation of why the deadline was 
                missed and a projected date for submission of 
                the report.
            (6) Administration.--All laws and regulations that 
        would apply to the Secretary if the Secretary were 
        carrying out the project shall apply to a non-Federal 
        interest carrying out a project under this subsection.
            (7) Termination of authority.--The authority to 
        commence a project under this subsection terminates on 
        the date that is 5 years after the date of enactment of 
        this Act.
            (8) Authorization of appropriations.--In addition 
        to any amounts appropriated for a specific project, 
        there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary 
        to carry out the pilot program under this subsection, 
        including the costs of administration of the Secretary, 
        $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2019.

SEC. 1044. INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW.

    (a) Mandatory Project Studies Subject to Peer Review.--
Section 2034(a)(3)(A)(i) of the Water Resources Development Act 
of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2343(a)(3)(A)(i)) is amended by striking 
``$45,000,000'' and inserting ``$200,000,000''.
    (b) Timing of Peer Review.--Section 2034(b) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2343(b)) is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph 
        (4); and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) Reasons for timing.--If the Chief of 
        Engineers does not initiate a peer review for a project 
        study at a time described in paragraph (2), the Chief 
        shall--
                    ``(A) not later than 7 days after the date 
                on which the Chief of Engineers determines not 
                to initiate a peer review--
                            ``(i) notify the Committee on 
                        Environment and Public Works of the 
                        Senate and the Committee on 
                        Transportation and Infrastructure of 
                        the House of Representatives of that 
                        decision; and
                            ``(ii) make publicly available, 
                        including on the Internet, the reasons 
                        for not conducting the review; and
                    ``(B) include the reasons for not 
                conducting the review in the decision document 
                for the project study.''.
    (c) Establishment of Panels.--Section 2034(c) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2343(c)) is 
amended by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
            ``(4) Congressional and public notification.--
        Following the identification of a project study for 
        peer review under this section, but prior to initiation 
        of the review by the panel of experts, the Chief of 
        Engineers shall, not later than 7 days after the date 
        on which the Chief of Engineers determines to conduct a 
        review--
                    ``(A) notify the Committee on Environment 
                and Public Works of the Senate and the 
                Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
                of the House of Representatives of the review 
                conducted under this section; and
                    ``(B) make publicly available, including on 
                the Internet, information on--
                            ``(i) the dates scheduled for 
                        beginning and ending the review;
                            ``(ii) the entity that has the 
                        contract for the review; and
                            ``(iii) the names and 
                        qualifications of the panel of 
                        experts.''.
    (d) Recommendations of Panel.--Section 2034(f) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2343(f)) is 
amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
            ``(2) Public availability and submission to 
        congress.--After receiving a report on a project study 
        from a panel of experts under this section, the Chief 
        of Engineers shall make available to the public, 
        including on the Internet, 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) a copy of the report not later than 7 
                days after the date on which the report is 
                delivered to the Chief of Engineers; and
                    ``(B) a copy of any written response of the 
                Chief of Engineers on recommendations contained 
                in the report not later than 3 days after the 
                date on which the response is delivered to the 
                Chief of Engineers.
            ``(3) Inclusion in project study.--A report on a 
        project study from a panel of experts under this 
        section and the written response of the Chief of 
        Engineers shall be included in the final decision 
        document for the project study.''.
    (e) Applicability.--Section 2034(h)(2) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2343(h)(2)) is 
amended by striking ``7 years'' and inserting ``12 years''.

SEC. 1045. REPORT ON SURFACE ELEVATIONS AT DROUGHT AFFECTED LAKES.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in coordination with the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (referred to in this 
section as ``FERC''), shall initiate an assessment of the 
effects of drought conditions on lakes managed by the Secretary 
that are affected by FERC-licensed reservoirs, which shall 
include an assessment of--
            (1) lake levels and rule curves in areas of 
        previous, current, and prolonged drought; and
            (2) the effect the long-term FERC licenses have on 
        the ability of the Secretary to manage lakes for 
        hydropower generation, navigation, flood protection, 
        water supply, fish and wildlife, and recreation.
    (b) Report.--The Secretary, in coordination with the FERC, 
shall submit to Congress and make publicly available a report 
on the assessment carried out under subsection (a).

SEC. 1046. RESERVOIR OPERATIONS AND WATER SUPPLY.

    (a) Dam Optimization.--
            (1) Definition of project.--In this subsection, the 
        term ``project'' means a water resources development 
        project that is operated and maintained by the 
        Secretary.
            (2) Reports.--
                    (A) Assessment of water supply in arid 
                regions.--
                            (i) In general.--The Secretary 
                        shall conduct an assessment of the 
                        management practices, priorities, and 
                        authorized purposes at Corps of 
                        Engineers reservoirs in arid regions to 
                        determine the effects of such 
                        practices, priorities, and purposes on 
                        water supply during periods of drought.
                            (ii) Inclusions.--The assessment 
                        under clause (i) shall identify actions 
                        that can be carried out within the 
                        scope of existing authorities of the 
                        Secretary to increase project 
                        flexibility for the purpose of 
                        mitigating drought impacts.
                            (iii) Report.--Not later than 1 
                        year after 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 
                        publicly available a report on the 
                        results of the assessment.
                    (B) Updated report.--
                            (i) In general.--Not later than 2 
                        years after the date of enactment of 
                        this Act, the Secretary shall update 
                        and make publicly available the report 
                        entitled ``Authorized and Operating 
                        Purposes of Corps of Engineers 
                        Reservoirs'' and dated July 1992, which 
                        was produced pursuant to section 311 of 
                        the Water Resources Development Act of 
                        1990 (104 Stat. 4639).
                            (ii) Inclusions.--The updated 
                        report described in clause (i) shall--
                                    (I) include--
                                          (aa) the date on 
                                        which the most recent 
                                        review of project 
                                        operations was 
                                        conducted and any 
                                        recommendations of the 
                                        Secretary relating to 
                                        that review the 
                                        Secretary determines to 
                                        be significant;
                                          (bb) the activities 
                                        carried out pursuant to 
                                        each such review to 
                                        improve the efficiency 
                                        of operations and 
                                        maintenance and to 
                                        improve project 
                                        benefits consistent 
                                        with authorized 
                                        purposes;
                                          (cc) the degree to 
                                        which reviews of 
                                        project operations and 
                                        subsequent activities 
                                        pursuant to completed 
                                        reviews complied with 
                                        the policies and 
                                        requirements of 
                                        applicable law and 
                                        regulations; and
                                          (dd) a plan for 
                                        reviewing the 
                                        operations of 
                                        individual projects, 
                                        including a detailed 
                                        schedule for future 
                                        reviews of project 
                                        operations, that--
                                          (AA) complies with 
                                        the polices and 
                                        requirements of 
                                        applicable law and 
                                        regulations;
                                          (BB) gives priority 
                                        to reviews and 
                                        activities carried out 
                                        pursuant to such plan 
                                        where the Secretary 
                                        determines that there 
                                        is support for carrying 
                                        out those reviews and 
                                        activities; and
                                          (CC) ensures that 
                                        reviews and activities 
                                        are carried out 
                                        pursuant to such plan;
                                    (II) be coordinated with 
                                appropriate Federal, State, and 
                                local agencies and those public 
                                and private entities that the 
                                Secretary determines may be 
                                affected by those reviews or 
                                activities;
                                    (III) not supersede or 
                                modify any written agreement 
                                between the Federal Government 
                                and a non-Federal interest that 
                                is in effect on the date of 
                                enactment of this Act;
                                    (IV) not supersede or 
                                authorize any amendment to a 
                                multistate water control plan, 
                                including the Missouri River 
                                Master Water Control Manual (as 
                                in effect on the date of 
                                enactment of this Act);
                                    (V) not affect any water 
                                right in existence on the date 
                                of enactment of this Act;
                                    (VI) not preempt or affect 
                                any State water law or 
                                interstate compact governing 
                                water;
                                    (VII) not affect any 
                                authority of a State, as in 
                                effect on the date of enactment 
                                of this Act, to manage water 
                                resources within that State; 
                                and
                                    (VIII) comply with section 
                                301 of the Water Supply Act of 
                                1958 (43 U.S.C. 390b).
            (3) General accountability office report to 
        congress.--The Comptroller General shall--
                    (A) conduct an audit to determine--
                            (i) whether reviews of project 
                        operations carried out by the Secretary 
                        prior to the date of enactment of this 
                        Act complied with the policies and 
                        requirements of applicable law and 
                        regulations; and
                            (ii) whether the plan developed by 
                        the Secretary pursuant to paragraph 
                        (2)(B)(ii)(I)(dd) complies with this 
                        subsection and with the policies and 
                        requirements of applicable law and 
                        regulation; and
                    (B) not later than 2 years after the date 
                of enactment of this Act, submit to Congress a 
                report that--
                            (i) summarizes the results of the 
                        audit required by subparagraph (A);
                            (ii) includes an assessment of 
                        whether existing practices for managing 
                        and reviewing project operations could 
                        result in greater efficiencies that 
                        would enable the Corps of Engineers to 
                        better prepare for, contain, and 
                        respond to flood, storm, and drought 
                        conditions; and
                            (iii) includes recommendations for 
                        improving the review of project 
                        operations to improve the efficiency 
                        and effectiveness of such operations 
                        and to better achieve authorized 
                        purposes while enhancing overall 
                        project benefits.
            (4) Interagency and cooperative agreements.--The 
        Secretary may enter into interagency agreements with 
        other Federal agencies and cooperative agreements with 
        non-Federal entities to carry out this subsection and 
        reviews of project operations or activities resulting 
        from those reviews.
            (5) Funding.--
                    (A) In general.--The Secretary may use to 
                carry out this subsection, including any 
                reviews of project operations identified in the 
                plan developed under paragraph 
                (2)(B)(ii)(I)(dd), amounts made available to 
                the Secretary.
                    (B) Funding from other sources.--The 
                Secretary may accept and expend amounts from 
                non-Federal entities and other Federal agencies 
                to carry out this subsection and reviews of 
                project operations or activities resulting from 
                those reviews.
            (6) Effect of subsection.--
                    (A) In general.--Nothing in this subsection 
                changes the authorized purpose of any Corps of 
                Engineers dam or reservoir.
                    (B) Administration.--The Secretary may 
                carry out any recommendations and activities 
                under this subsection pursuant to existing law.
    (b) Improving Planning and Administration of Water Supply 
Storage.--
            (1) In general.--For each water supply feature of a 
        reservoir managed by the Secretary, the Secretary shall 
        notify the applicable non-Federal interests before each 
        fiscal year of the anticipated operation and 
        maintenance activities for that fiscal year and each of 
        the subsequent 4 fiscal years (including the cost of 
        those activities) for which the non-Federal interests 
        are required to contribute amounts.
            (2) Clarification.--The information provided to a 
        non-Federal interest under paragraph (1) shall--
                    (A) be an estimate which the non-Federal 
                interest may use for planning purposes; and
                    (B) not be construed as or relied upon by 
                the non-Federal interest as the actual amounts 
                that the non-Federal interest will be required 
                to contribute.
    (c) Surplus Water Storage.--
            (1) 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 
        (commonly known as the ``Flood Control Act of 1944'') 
        (33 U.S.C. 708) if the contract is for surplus water 
        stored in the Upper Missouri Mainstem Reservoirs.
            (2) Offset.--
                    (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph 
                (B), of any amounts made available to the 
                Secretary to carry out activities under the 
                heading ``operation and maintenance'' under the 
                heading ``Corps of Engineers-Civil'' that 
                remain unobligated as of the date of enactment 
                of this Act, $5,000,000 is rescinded.
                    (B) Restriction.--No amounts that have been 
                designated by Congress as being for emergency 
                requirements pursuant to section 
                251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
                Emergency Deficit Contro1 Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
                901(b)(2)(A)(i)) shall be rescinded under 
                subparagraph (A).
            (3) Limitation.--The limitation provided under 
        paragraph (1) shall expire on the date that is 10 years 
        after the date of enactment of this Act.
            (4) Applicability.--Nothing in this subsection--
                    (A) 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; or
                    (B) affects the application of section 6 of 
                the Act of December 22, 1944 (commonly known as 
                the ``Flood Control Act of 1944'') (33 U.S.C. 
                708) to surplus water stored outside of the 
                Upper Missouri Mainstem Reservoirs.
    (d) Future Water Supply.--Section 301 of the Water Supply 
Act of 1958 (43 U.S.C. 390b) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as 
        subsections (d) and (e), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the 
        following:
    ``(c) Release of Future Water Storage.--
            ``(1) Establishment of 10-year plans for the 
        utilization of future storage.--
                    ``(A) In general.--For the period beginning 
                180 days after the date of enactment of this 
                paragraph and ending on January 1, 2016, the 
                Secretary may accept from a State or local 
                interest a plan for the utilization of 
                allocated water storage for future use under 
                this Act.
                    ``(B) Contents.--A plan submitted under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include--
                            ``(i) a 10-year timetable for the 
                        conversion of future use storage to 
                        present use; and
                            ``(ii) a schedule of actions that 
                        the State or local interest agrees to 
                        carry out over a 10-year period, in 
                        cooperation with the Secretary, to seek 
                        new and alternative users of future 
                        water storage that is contracted to the 
                        State or local interest on the date of 
                        enactment of this paragraph.
            ``(2) Future water storage.--For water resource 
        development projects managed by the Secretary, a State 
        or local interest that the Secretary determines has 
        complied with paragraph (1) may request from the 
        Secretary a release to the United States of any right 
        of the State or local interest to future water storage 
        under this Act that was allocated for future use water 
        supply prior to November 17, 1986.
            ``(3) Administration.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than 180 days 
                after receiving a request under paragraph (2), 
                the Secretary shall provide to the applicable 
                State or local interest a written decision on 
                whether the Secretary recommends releasing 
                future water storage rights.
                    ``(B) Recommendation.--If the Secretary 
                recommends releasing future water storage 
                rights, the Secretary shall include that 
                recommendation in the annual plan submitted 
                under section 7001 of the Water Resources 
                Reform and Development Act of 2014.
            ``(4) Savings clause.--Nothing in this subsection 
        authorizes the Secretary to release a State or local 
        interest from a contractual obligation unless 
        specifically authorized by Congress.''.

SEC. 1047. SPECIAL USE PERMITS.

    (a) Special Use Permits.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may issue special 
        permits for uses such as group activities, recreation 
        events, motorized recreation vehicles, and such other 
        specialized recreation uses as the Secretary determines 
        to be appropriate, subject to such terms and conditions 
        as the Secretary determines to be in the best interest 
        of the Federal Government.
            (2) Fees.--
                    (A) In general.--In carrying out this 
                subsection, the Secretary may--
                            (i) establish and collect fees 
                        associated with the issuance of the 
                        permits described in paragraph (1); or
                            (ii) accept in-kind services in 
                        lieu of those fees.
                    (B) Outdoor recreation equipment.--The 
                Secretary may establish and collect fees for 
                the provision of outdoor recreation equipment 
                and services for activities described in 
                paragraph (1) at public recreation areas 
                located at lakes and reservoirs operated by the 
                Corps of Engineers.
                    (C) Use of fees.--Any fees generated 
                pursuant to this subsection shall be--
                            (i) retained at the site collected; 
                        and
                            (ii) available for use, without 
                        further appropriation, solely for 
                        administering the special permits under 
                        this subsection and carrying out 
                        related operation and maintenance 
                        activities at the site at which the 
                        fees are collected.
    (b) Cooperative Management.--
            (1) Program.--
                    (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph 
                (B), the Secretary may enter into an agreement 
                with a State or local government to provide for 
                the cooperative management of a public 
                recreation area if--
                            (i) the public recreation area is 
                        located--
                                    (I) at a lake or reservoir 
                                operated by the Corps of 
                                Engineers; and
                                    (II) adjacent to or near a 
                                State or local park or 
                                recreation area; and
                            (ii) the Secretary determines that 
                        cooperative management between the 
                        Corps of Engineers and a State or local 
                        government agency of a portion of the 
                        Corps of Engineers recreation area or 
                        State or local park or recreation area 
                        will allow for more effective and 
                        efficient management of those areas.
                    (B) Restriction.--The Secretary may not 
                transfer administration responsibilities for 
                any public recreation area operated by the 
                Corps of Engineers.
            (2) Acquisition of goods and services.--The 
        Secretary may acquire from or provide to a State or 
        local government with which the Secretary has entered 
        into a cooperative agreement under paragraph (1) goods 
        and services to be used by the Secretary and the State 
        or local government in the cooperative management of 
        the areas covered by the agreement.
            (3) Administration.--The Secretary may enter into 1 
        or more cooperative management agreements or such other 
        arrangements as the Secretary determines to be 
        appropriate, including leases or licenses, with non-
        Federal interests to share the costs of operation, 
        maintenance, and management of recreation facilities 
        and natural resources at recreation areas that are 
        jointly managed and funded under this subsection.
    (c) Use of Funds.--
            (1) In general.--If the Secretary determines that 
        it is in the public interest for purposes of enhancing 
        recreation opportunities at Corps of Engineers water 
        resources development projects, the Secretary may use 
        funds made available to the Secretary to support 
        activities carried out by State, local, and tribal 
        governments and such other public or private nonprofit 
        entities as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.
            (2) Cooperative agreements.--Any use of funds 
        pursuant to this subsection shall be carried out 
        through the execution of a cooperative agreement, which 
        shall contain such terms and conditions as the 
        Secretary determines to be necessary in the public 
        interest.
    (d) Services of Volunteers.--Chapter IV of title I of 
Public Law 98-63 (33 U.S.C. 569c) is amended in the first 
sentence by inserting ``, including expenses relating to 
uniforms, transportation, lodging, and the subsistence of those 
volunteers,'' after ``incidental expenses''.
    (e) Training and Educational Activities.--Section 213(a) of 
the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2339) is 
amended by striking ``at'' and inserting ``about''.

SEC. 1048. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL 
                    RECREATIONAL LANDS PASS PROGRAM.

    The Secretary may participate in the America the Beautiful 
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass program in 
the same manner as the National Park Service, the Bureau of 
Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation, including 
the provision of free annual passes to active duty military 
personnel and dependents.

SEC. 1049. APPLICABILITY OF SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND 
                    COUNTERMEASURE RULE.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' 
        means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
            (2) Farm.--The term ``farm'' has the meaning given 
        the term in section 112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal 
        Regulations (or successor regulations).
            (3) Gallon.--The term ``gallon'' means a United 
        States gallon.
            (4) Oil.--The term ``oil'' has the meaning given 
        the term in section 112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal 
        Regulations (or successor regulations).
            (5) Oil discharge.--The term ``oil discharge'' has 
        the meaning given the term ``discharge'' in section 
        112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or 
        successor regulations).
            (6) Reportable oil discharge history.--
                    (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph 
                (B), the term ``reportable oil discharge 
                history'' means a single oil discharge, as 
                described in section 112.1(b) of title 40, Code 
                of Federal Regulations (including successor 
                regulations), that exceeds 1,000 gallons or 2 
                oil discharges, as described in section 
                112.1(b) of title 40, Code of Federal 
                Regulations (including successor regulations), 
                that each exceed 42 gallons within any 12-month 
                period--
                            (i) in the 3 years prior to the 
                        certification date of the Spill 
                        Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure 
                        plan (as described in section 112.3 of 
                        title 40, Code of Federal Regulations 
                        (including successor regulations); or
                            (ii) since becoming subject to part 
                        112 of title 40, Code of Federal 
                        Regulations, if the facility has been 
                        in operation for less than 3 years.
                    (B) Exclusions.--The term ``reportable oil 
                discharge history'' does not include an oil 
                discharge, as described in section 112.1(b) of 
                title 40, Code of Federal Regulations 
                (including successor regulations), that is the 
                result of a natural disaster, an act of war, or 
                terrorism.
            (7) Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure 
        rule.--The term ``Spill Prevention, Control, and 
        Countermeasure rule'' means the regulation, including 
        amendments, promulgated by the Administrator under part 
        112 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or 
        successor regulations).
    (b) Certification.--In implementing the Spill Prevention, 
Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to any farm, the 
Administrator shall--
            (1) require certification by a professional 
        engineer for a farm with--
                    (A) an individual tank with an aboveground 
                storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons;
                    (B) an aggregate aboveground storage 
                capacity greater than or equal to 20,000 
                gallons; or
                    (C) a reportable oil discharge history; or
            (2) allow certification by the owner or operator of 
        the farm (via self-certification) for a farm with--
                    (A) an aggregate aboveground storage 
                capacity less than 20,000 gallons and greater 
                than the lesser of--
                            (i) 6,000 gallons; and
                            (ii) the adjustment quantity 
                        established under subsection (d)(2); 
                        and
                    (B) no reportable oil discharge history; 
                and
            (3) not require compliance with the rule by any 
        farm--
                    (A) with an aggregate aboveground storage 
                capacity greater than 2,500 gallons and less 
                than the lesser of--
                            (i) 6,000 gallons; and
                            (ii) the adjustment quantity 
                        established under subsection (d)(2); 
                        and
                    (B) no reportable oil discharge history; 
                and
            (4) not require compliance with the rule by any 
        farm with an aggregate aboveground storage capacity of 
        less than 2,500 gallons.
    (c) Calculation of Aggregate Aboveground Storage 
Capacity.--For purposes of subsection (b), the aggregate 
aboveground storage capacity of a farm excludes--
            (1) all containers on separate parcels that have a 
        capacity that is 1,000 gallons or less; and
            (2) all containers holding animal feed ingredients 
        approved for use in livestock feed by the Commissioner 
        of Food and Drugs.
    (d) Study.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in 
        consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall 
        conduct a study to determine the appropriate exemption 
        under paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (b), which 
        shall be not more than 6,000 gallons and not less than 
        2,500 gallons, based on a significant risk of discharge 
        to water.
            (2) Adjustment.--Not later than 18 months after the 
        date on which the study described in paragraph (1) is 
        complete, the Administrator, in consultation with the 
        Secretary of Agriculture, shall promulgate a rule to 
        adjust the exemption levels described in paragraphs (2) 
        and (3) of subsection (b) in accordance with the study.

SEC. 1050. NAMINGS.

    (a) Donald G. Waldon Lock and Dam.--It is the sense of 
Congress that, at an appropriate time and in accordance with 
the rules of the Senate and the House of Representatives, to 
recognize the contributions of Donald G. Waldon, whose selfless 
determination and tireless work, while serving as administrator 
of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway for 21 years, contributed 
greatly to the realization and success of the Tennessee-
Tombigbee Waterway Development Compact, that the lock and dam 
located at mile 357.5 on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway 
should be known and designated as the ``Donald G. Waldon Lock 
and Dam''.
    (b) Redesignation of Lower Mississippi River Museum and 
Riverfront Interpretive Site.--
            (1) In general.--Section 103(c)(1) of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 4811) is 
        amended by striking ``Lower Mississippi River Museum 
        and Riverfront Interpretive Site'' and inserting 
        ``Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and 
        Riverfront Interpretive Site''.
            (2) References.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the 
        United States to the museum and interpretive site 
        referred to in paragraph (1) shall be deemed to be a 
        reference to the ``Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River 
        Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site''.
    (c) Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam.--
            (1) Redesignation.--The lock and dam located in 
        Modoc, Illinois, authorized by the Act of July 3, 1930 
        (46 Stat. 927), and commonly known as the Kaskaskia 
        Lock and Dam, is redesignated as the ``Jerry F. 
        Costello Lock and Dam''.
            (2) References.--Any reference in a law, map, 
        regulation, document, paper, or other record of the 
        United States to the lock and dam referred to in 
        section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference to the 
        ``Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam''.

SEC. 1051. INTERSTATE WATER AGREEMENTS AND COMPACTS.

    (a) Water Supply.--Section 301 of the Water Supply Act of 
1958 (43 U.S.C. 390b) (as amended by section 1046(d)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(f) The Committees of jurisdiction are very concerned 
about the operation of projects in the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint River System and the Alabama-Coosa-
Tallapoosa River System, and further, the Committees of 
jurisdiction recognize that this ongoing water resources 
dispute raises serious concerns related to the authority of the 
Secretary of the Army to allocate substantial storage at 
projects to provide local water supply pursuant to the Water 
Supply Act of 1958 absent congressional approval. Interstate 
water disputes of this nature are more properly addressed 
through interstate water agreements that take into 
consideration the concerns of all affected States including 
impacts to other authorized uses of the projects, water supply 
for communities and major cities in the region, water quality, 
freshwater flows to communities, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and 
bays located downstream of projects, agricultural uses, 
economic development, and other appropriate concerns. To that 
end, the Committees of jurisdiction strongly urge the Governors 
of the affected States to reach agreement on an interstate 
water compact as soon as possible, and we pledge our commitment 
to work with the affected States to ensure prompt consideration 
and approval of any such agreement. Absent such action, the 
Committees of jurisdiction should consider appropriate 
legislation to address these matters including any necessary 
clarifications to the Water Supply Act of 1958 or other law. 
This subsection does not alter existing rights or obligations 
under law.''.
    (b) Sense of Congress Regarding Interstate Water Agreements 
and Compacts.--
            (1) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
                    (A) States and local interests have primary 
                responsibility for developing water supplies 
                for domestic, municipal, industrial, and other 
                purposes.
                    (B) The Federal Government cooperates with 
                States and local interests in developing water 
                supplies through the construction, maintenance, 
                and operation of Federal water resources 
                development projects.
                    (C) Interstate water disputes are most 
                properly addressed through interstate water 
                agreements or compacts that take into 
                consideration the concerns of all affected 
                States.
            (2) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress 
        that--
                    (A) Congress and the Secretary should urge 
                States to reach agreement on interstate water 
                agreements and compacts;
                    (B) at the request of the Governor of a 
                State, the Secretary should facilitate and 
                assist in the development of an interstate 
                water agreement or compact;
                    (C) Congress should provide prompt 
                consideration of interstate water agreements 
                and compacts; and
                    (D) the Secretary should adopt policies and 
                implement procedures for the operation of 
                reservoirs of the Corps of Engineers that are 
                consistent with interstate water agreements and 
                compacts.

SEC. 1052. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 
                    BILLS.

    It is the sense of Congress that, because the missions of 
the Corps of Engineers are unique and benefit all individuals 
in the United States and because water resources development 
projects are critical to maintaining economic prosperity, 
national security, and environmental protection, Congress 
should consider a water resources development bill not less 
than once every Congress.

                          TITLE II--NAVIGATION

                      Subtitle A--Inland Waterways

SEC. 2001. DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:
            (1) Inland waterways trust fund.--The term ``Inland 
        Waterways Trust Fund'' means the Inland Waterways Trust 
        Fund established by section 9506(a) of the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986.
            (2) Qualifying project.--The term ``qualifying 
        project'' means any construction or major 
        rehabilitation project for navigation infrastructure of 
        the inland and intracoastal waterways that is--
                    (A) authorized before, on, or after the 
                date of enactment of this Act;
                    (B) not completed on the date of enactment 
                of this Act; and
                    (C) funded at least in part from the Inland 
                Waterways Trust Fund.

SEC. 2002. PROJECT DELIVERY PROCESS REFORMS.

    (a) Requirements for Qualifying Projects.--With respect to 
each qualifying project, the Secretary shall require--
            (1) for each project manager, that--
                    (A) the project manager have formal project 
                management training and certification; and
                    (B) the project manager be assigned from 
                among personnel certified by the Chief of 
                Engineers; and
            (2) for an applicable cost estimation, that--
                    (A) the Secretary utilize a risk-based cost 
                estimate with a confidence level of at least 80 
                percent; and
                    (B) the cost estimate be developed--
                            (i) for a qualifying project that 
                        requires an increase in the authorized 
                        amount in accordance with section 902 
                        of the Water Resources Development Act 
                        of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2280), during the 
                        preparation of a post-authorization 
                        change report or other similar decision 
                        document;
                            (ii) for a qualifying project for 
                        which the first construction contract 
                        has not been awarded, prior to the 
                        award of the first construction 
                        contract;
                            (iii) for a qualifying project 
                        without a completed feasibility report 
                        in accordance with section 905 of the 
                        Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
                        (33 U.S.C. 2282), prior to the 
                        completion of such a report; and
                            (iv) for a qualifying project with 
                        a completed feasibility report in 
                        accordance with section 905 of the 
                        Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
                        (33 U.S.C. 2282) that has not yet been 
                        authorized, during design for the 
                        qualifying project.
    (b) Additional Project Delivery Process Reforms.--Not later 
than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary shall--
            (1) establish a system to identify and apply on a 
        continuing basis best management practices from prior 
        or ongoing qualifying projects to improve the 
        likelihood of on-time and on-budget completion of 
        qualifying projects;
            (2) evaluate early contractor involvement 
        acquisition procedures to improve on-time and on-budget 
        project delivery performance; and
            (3) implement any additional measures that the 
        Secretary determines will achieve the purposes of this 
        subtitle, including--
                    (A) the implementation of applicable 
                practices and procedures developed pursuant to 
                management by the Secretary of an applicable 
                military construction program;
                    (B) the development and use of a portfolio 
                of standard designs for inland navigation 
                locks, incorporating the use of a center of 
                expertise for the design and review of 
                qualifying projects;
                    (C) the use of full-funding contracts or 
                formulation of a revised continuing contracts 
                clause; and
                    (D) the establishment of procedures for 
                recommending new project construction starts 
                using a capital projects business model.
    (c) Pilot Projects.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
        Secretary may carry out pilot projects to evaluate 
        processes and procedures for the study, design, and 
        construction of qualifying projects.
            (2) Inclusions.--At a minimum, the Secretary shall 
        carry out pilot projects under this subsection to 
        evaluate--
                    (A) early contractor involvement in the 
                development of features and components;
                    (B) an appropriate use of continuing 
                contracts for the construction of features and 
                components; and
                    (C) applicable principles, procedures, and 
                processes used for military construction 
                projects.
    (d) Inland Waterways Users Board.--Section 302 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2251) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(b) Duties of Users Board.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Users Board shall meet not 
        less frequently than semiannually to develop and make 
        recommendations to the Secretary and Congress regarding 
        the inland waterways and inland harbors of the United 
        States.
            ``(2) Advice and recommendations.--For commercial 
        navigation features and components of the inland 
        waterways and inland harbors of the United States, the 
        Users Board shall provide--
                    ``(A) prior to the development of the 
                budget proposal of the President for a given 
                fiscal year, advice and recommendations to the 
                Secretary regarding construction and 
                rehabilitation priorities and spending levels;
                    ``(B) advice and recommendations to 
                Congress regarding any feasibility report for a 
                project on the inland waterway system that has 
                been submitted to Congress pursuant to section 
                7001 of the Water Resources Reform and 
                Development Act of 2014;
                    ``(C) advice and recommendations to 
                Congress regarding an increase in the 
                authorized cost of those features and 
                components;
                    ``(D) not later than 60 days after the date 
                of the submission of the budget proposal of the 
                President to Congress, advice and 
                recommendations to Congress regarding 
                construction and rehabilitation priorities and 
                spending levels; and
                    ``(E) advice and recommendations on the 
                development of a long-term capital investment 
                program in accordance with subsection (d).
            ``(3) Project development teams.--The chairperson 
        of the Users Board shall appoint a representative of 
        the Users Board to serve as an advisor to the project 
        development team for a qualifying project or the study 
        or design of a commercial navigation feature or 
        component of the inland waterways and inland harbors of 
        the United States.
            ``(4) Independent judgment.--Any advice or 
        recommendation made by the Users Board to the Secretary 
        shall reflect the independent judgment of the Users 
        Board.'';
            (2) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(c) Duties of Secretary.--The Secretary shall--
            ``(1) communicate not less frequently than once 
        each quarter to the Users Board the status of the 
        study, design, or construction of all commercial 
        navigation features or components of the inland 
        waterways or inland harbors of the United States; and
            ``(2) submit to the Users Board a courtesy copy of 
        all completed feasibility reports relating to a 
        commercial navigation feature or component of the 
        inland waterways or inland harbors of the United 
        States.
    ``(d) Capital Investment Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary, in 
        coordination with the Users Board, shall develop and 
        submit to Congress a report describing a 20-year 
        program for making capital investments on the inland 
        and intracoastal waterways based on the application of 
        objective, national project selection prioritization 
        criteria.
            ``(2) Consideration.--In developing the program 
        under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall take into 
        consideration the 20-year capital investment strategy 
        contained in the Inland Marine Transportation System 
        (IMTS) Capital Projects Business Model, Final Report 
        published on April 13, 2010, as approved by the Users 
        Board.
            ``(3) Criteria.--In developing the plan and 
        prioritization criteria under paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary shall ensure, to the maximum extent 
        practicable, that investments made under the 20-year 
        program described in paragraph (1)--
                    ``(A) are made in all geographical areas of 
                the inland waterways system; and
                    ``(B) ensure efficient funding of inland 
                waterways projects.
            ``(4) Strategic review and update.--Not later than 
        5 years after the date of enactment of this subsection, 
        and not less frequently than once every 5 years 
        thereafter, the Secretary, in coordination with the 
        Users Board, shall--
                    ``(A) submit to Congress and make publicly 
                available a strategic review of the 20-year 
                program in effect under this subsection, which 
                shall identify and explain any changes to the 
                project-specific recommendations contained in 
                the previous 20-year program (including any 
                changes to the prioritization criteria used to 
                develop the updated recommendations); and
                    ``(B) make revisions to the program, as 
                appropriate.
    ``(e) Project Management Plans.--The chairperson of the 
Users Board and the project development team member appointed 
by the chairperson under subsection (b)(3) may sign the project 
management plan for the qualifying project or the study or 
design of a commercial navigation feature or component of the 
inland waterways and inland harbors of the United States.
    ``(f) Administration.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Users Board shall be subject 
        to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), 
        other than section 14, and, with the consent of the 
        appropriate agency head, the Users Board may use the 
        facilities and services of any Federal agency.
            ``(2) Members not considered special government 
        employees.--For the purposes of complying with the 
        Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), the 
        members of the Users Board shall not be considered 
        special Government employees (as defined in section 202 
        of title 18, United States Code).
            ``(3) Travel expenses.--Non-Federal members of the 
        Users Board while engaged in the performance of their 
        duties away from their homes or regular places of 
        business, may be allowed travel expenses, including per 
        diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 
        5703 of title 5, United States Code.''.

SEC. 2003. EFFICIENCY OF REVENUE COLLECTION.

    Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall prepare 
a report on the efficiency of collecting the fuel tax for the 
Inland Waterways Trust Fund, which shall include--
            (1) an evaluation of whether current methods of 
        collection of the fuel tax result in full compliance 
        with requirements of the law;
            (2) whether alternative methods of collection would 
        result in increased revenues into the Inland Waterways 
        Trust Fund; and
            (3) an evaluation of alternative collection 
        options.

SEC. 2004. INLAND WATERWAYS REVENUE STUDIES.

    (a) Inland Waterways Construction Bonds Study.--
            (1) Study.--The Secretary, in coordination with the 
        heads of appropriate Federal agencies, shall conduct a 
        study on the potential benefits and implications of 
        authorizing the issuance of federally tax-exempt bonds 
        secured against the available proceeds, including 
        projected annual receipts, in the Inland Waterways 
        Trust Fund established by section 9506(a) of the 
        Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
            (2) Contents.--In carrying out the study, the 
        Secretary shall examine the implications of issuing 
        such bonds, including the potential revenues that could 
        be generated and the projected net cost to the 
        Treasury, including loss of potential revenue.
            (3) Consultation.--In carrying out the study, the 
        Secretary, at a minimum, shall consult with--
                    (A) representatives of the Inland Waterway 
                Users Board established by section 302 of the 
                Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
                U.S.C. 2251);
                    (B) representatives of the commodities and 
                bulk cargos that are currently shipped for 
                commercial purposes on the segments of the 
                inland and intracoastal waterways listed in 
                section 206 of the Inland Waterways Revenue Act 
                of 1978 (33 U.S.C. 1804);
                    (C) representatives of other users of locks 
                and dams on the inland and intracoastal 
                waterways, including persons owning, operating, 
                using, or otherwise benefitting from--
                            (i) hydropower generation 
                        facilities;
                            (ii) electric utilities that rely 
                        on the waterways for cooling of 
                        existing electricity generation 
                        facilities;
                            (iii) municipal and industrial 
                        water supply;
                            (iv) recreation;
                            (v) irrigation water supply; or
                            (vi) flood damage reduction; and
                    (D) other stakeholders associated with the 
                inland and intracoastal waterways, as 
                identified by the Secretary.
            (4) Report to congress.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 1 year 
                after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
                Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
                Environment and Public Works, the Committee on 
                Finance, and the Committee on the Budget of the 
                Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure, the Committee on Ways and 
                Means, and the Committee on the Budget of the 
                House of Representatives, and make publicly 
                available, a report on the results of the 
                study.
                    (B) Identification of issues.--As part of 
                the report, the Secretary shall identify any 
                potential benefits or other implications of the 
                issuance of bonds described in subsection 
                (a)(1), including any potential changes in 
                Federal or State law that may be necessary to 
                provide such benefits or to address such 
                implications.
    (b) Potential Revenue Sources for Inland and Intracoastal 
Waterways Infrastructure.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall conduct a 
        study and submit to Congress a report on potential 
        revenue sources from which funds could be collected to 
        generate additional revenues for the Inland Waterways 
        Trust Fund established by section 9506(a) of the 
        Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
            (2) Scope of study.--
                    (A) In general.--In carrying out the study, 
                the Secretary shall evaluate an array of 
                potential revenue sources from which funds 
                could be collected in amounts that, when 
                combined with funds generated by section 4042 
                of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, are 
                sufficient to support one-half of annual 
                construction expenditure levels of $380,000,000 
                for the authorized purposes of the Inland 
                Waterways Trust Fund.
                    (B) Potential revenue sources for study.--
                In carrying out the study, the Secretary, at a 
                minimum, shall--
                            (i) evaluate potential revenue 
                        sources identified in and documented by 
                        known authorities of the Inland 
                        Waterways System; and
                            (ii) review appropriate reports and 
                        associated literature related to 
                        revenue sources.
            (3) Conduct of study.--In carrying out the study, 
        the Secretary shall--
                    (A) take into consideration whether the 
                potential revenues from other sources--
                            (i) are equitably associated with 
                        the construction, operation, and 
                        maintenance of inland and intracoastal 
                        waterway infrastructure, including 
                        locks, dams, and navigation channels; 
                        and
                            (ii) can be efficiently collected;
                    (B) consult with, at a minimum--
                            (i) representatives of the Inland 
                        Waterways Users Board; and
                            (ii) representatives of other 
                        nonnavigation beneficiaries of inland 
                        and intracoastal waterway 
                        infrastructure, including persons 
                        benefitting from--
                                    (I) municipal water supply;
                                    (II) hydropower;
                                    (III) recreation;
                                    (IV) industrial water 
                                supply;
                                    (V) flood damage reduction;
                                    (VI) agricultural water 
                                supply;
                                    (VII) environmental 
                                restoration;
                                    (VIII) local and regional 
                                economic development; or
                                    (IX) local real estate 
                                interests; and
                            (iii) representatives of other 
                        interests, as identified by the 
                        Secretary; and
                    (C) provide the opportunity for public 
                hearings in each of the geographic regions that 
                contain segments of the inland and intracoastal 
                waterways listed in section 206 of the Inland 
                Waterways Revenue Act of 1978 (33 U.S.C. 1804).
            (4) Report to congress.--Not later than 1 year 
        after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
        shall submit to the Committee on Environment and Public 
        Works, the Committee on Finance, and the Committee on 
        the Budget of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure, the Committee on 
        Ways and Means, and the Committee on the Budget of the 
        House of Representatives, and make publicly available, 
        a report on the results of the study.

SEC. 2005. INLAND WATERWAYS STAKEHOLDER ROUNDTABLE.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall conduct an inland 
waterways stakeholder roundtable to provide for a review and 
evaluation of issues related to financial management of the 
inland and intracoastal waterways.
    (b) Selection of Participants.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 45 days after the 
        date on which the Secretary submits to Congress the 
        report required by section 2004(b), the Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Inland Waterways Users Board, 
        shall select individuals to be invited to participate 
        in the stakeholder roundtable.
            (2) Composition.--The individuals selected under 
        paragraph (1) shall include--
                    (A) representatives of the primary users, 
                shippers, and suppliers utilizing the inland 
                and intracoastal waterways for commercial 
                purposes;
                    (B) representatives of State and Federal 
                agencies having a direct and substantial 
                interest in the commercial use of the inland 
                and intracoastal waterways;
                    (C) representatives of other nonnavigation 
                beneficiaries of the inland and intracoastal 
                waterways infrastructure, including individuals 
                benefitting from--
                            (i) municipal water supply;
                            (ii) hydropower;
                            (iii) recreation;
                            (iv) industrial water supply;
                            (v) flood damage reduction;
                            (vi) agricultural water supply;
                            (vii) environmental restoration;
                            (viii) local and regional economic 
                        development; or
                            (ix) local real estate interests; 
                        and
                    (D) other interested individuals with 
                significant financial and engineering expertise 
                and direct knowledge of the inland and coastal 
                waterways.
    (c) Framework and Agenda.--The Secretary shall work with a 
group of the individuals selected under subsection (b) to 
develop the framework and agenda for the stakeholder 
roundtable.
    (d) Conduct of Stakeholder Roundtable.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 120 days after the 
        date on which the Secretary submits to Congress the 
        report required by section 2004(b), the Secretary shall 
        conduct the stakeholder roundtable.
            (2) Issues to be discussed.--The stakeholder 
        roundtable shall provide for the review and evaluation 
        described in subsection (a) and shall include the 
        following:
                    (A) An evaluation of any recommendations 
                that have been developed to address funding 
                options for the inland and coastal waterways, 
                including any recommendations in the report 
                required under section 2004(b).
                    (B) An evaluation of the funding status of 
                the inland and coastal waterways.
                    (C) Identification and evaluation of the 
                ongoing and projected water infrastructure 
                needs of the inland and coastal waterways.
                    (D) Identification of a process for meeting 
                such needs, with timeline for addressing the 
                funding challenges for the Inland Waterways 
                Trust Fund.
    (e) Report to Congress.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date on which the Secretary submits to Congress the report 
required by section 2004(b), the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress and make publicly available a report that contains--
            (1) a summary of the stakeholder roundtable, 
        including areas of concurrence on funding approaches 
        and areas of disagreement in meeting funding needs; and
            (2) recommendations developed by the Secretary for 
        next steps to address the issues discussed at the 
        stakeholder roundtable.

SEC. 2006. PRESERVING THE INLAND WATERWAY TRUST FUND.

    (a) Olmsted Project Reform.--
            (1) Definition of olmsted project.--In this 
        subsection, the term ``Olmsted Project'' means the 
        project for navigation, Lower Ohio River, Locks and 
        Dams 52 and 53, Illinois and Kentucky, authorized by 
        section 3(a)(6) of the Water Resources Development Act 
        of 1988 (102 Stat. 4013).
            (2) Olmsted project reform.--Notwithstanding 
        section 3(a)(6) of the Water Resources Development Act 
        of 1988 (102 Stat. 4013), for each fiscal year 
        beginning after September 30, 2014, 15 percent of the 
        cost of construction for the Olmsted Project shall be 
        paid from amounts appropriated from the Inland 
        Waterways Trust Fund.
            (3) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress 
        that the appropriation for the Olmsted Project should 
        be not less than $150,000,000 for each fiscal year 
        until construction of the project is completed.
            (4) Rehabilitation of projects.--Section 
        205(1)(E)(ii) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
        1992 (33 U.S.C. 2327(1)(E)(ii)) is amended by striking 
        ``$8,000,000'' and inserting ``$20,000,000''.

SEC. 2007. INLAND WATERWAYS OVERSIGHT.

    (a) Report.--Not later than 1 year after 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 publicly available a report regarding 
the lessons learned from the experience of planning and 
constructing the Olmsted Project and how such lessons might 
apply to future inland waterway studies and projects.
    (b) Annual Financial Review.--For any inland waterways 
project that the Secretary carries out that has an estimated 
total cost of $500,000,000 or more, the Secretary shall submit 
to the congressional committees referred to in subsection (a) 
an annual financial plan for the project. The plan shall be 
based on detailed annual estimates of the cost to complete the 
remaining elements of the project and on reasonable 
assumptions, as determined by the Secretary, of any future 
increases of the cost to complete the project.
    (c) Government Accountability Office Report.--As soon as 
practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct, and 
submit to Congress a report describing the results of, a study 
to determine why, and to what extent, the project for 
navigation, Lower Ohio River, Locks and Dams 52 and 53, 
Illinois and Kentucky (commonly known as the ``Olmsted Locks 
and Dam project''), authorized by section 3(a)(6) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1988 (102 Stat. 4013), has 
exceeded the budget for the project and the reasons why the 
project failed to be completed as scheduled, including an 
assessment of--
            (1) engineering methods used for the project;
            (2) the management of the project;
            (3) contracting for the project;
            (4) the cost to the United States of benefits 
        foregone due to project delays; and
            (5) such other contributory factors as the 
        Comptroller General determines to be appropriate.

SEC. 2008. ASSESSMENT OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE NEEDS OF THE 
                    ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND THE GULF 
                    INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall assess the operation 
and maintenance needs of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and 
the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
    (b) Types of Activities.--In carrying out subsection (a), 
the Secretary shall assess the operation and maintenance needs 
of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway as used for the following purposes:
            (1) Commercial navigation.
            (2) Commercial fishing.
            (3) Subsistence, including utilization by Indian 
        tribes (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-
        Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
        450b)) for subsistence and ceremonial purposes.
            (4) Use as ingress and egress to harbors of refuge.
            (5) Transportation of persons.
            (6) Purposes relating to domestic energy 
        production, including fabrication, servicing, and 
        supply of domestic offshore energy production 
        facilities.
            (7) Activities of the Secretary of the department 
        in which the Coast Guard is operating.
            (8) Public health and safety related equipment for 
        responding to coastal and inland emergencies.
            (9) Recreation purposes.
            (10) Any other authorized purpose.
    (c) Report to Congress.--For fiscal year 2015, and 
biennially thereafter, in conjunction with the annual budget 
submission by the President to Congress under section 1105(a) 
of title 31, United States Code, 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 publicly available a report that, 
with respect to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf 
Intracoastal Waterway--
            (1) identifies the operation and maintenance costs 
        required to achieve the authorized length, width, and 
        depth;
            (2) identifies the amount of funding requested in 
        the President's budget for operation and maintenance 
        costs; and
            (3) identifies the unmet operation and maintenance 
        needs of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the 
        Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

SEC. 2009. INLAND WATERWAYS RIVERBANK STABILIZATION.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, and biennially thereafter, the Secretary 
shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of--
            (1) carrying out projects for the inland and 
        intracoastal waterways for purposes of--
                    (A) flood damage reduction;
                    (B) emergency streambank and shoreline 
                protection; and
                    (C) prevention and mitigation of shore 
                damages attributable to navigation 
                improvements; and
            (2) modifying projects for the inland and 
        intracoastal waterways for the purpose of improving the 
        quality of the environment.
    (b) Recommendations.--In conducting the study, the 
Secretary shall develop specific project recommendations and 
prioritize those recommendations based on--
            (1) the extent of damage and land loss resulting 
        from riverbank erosion;
            (2) the rate of erosion;
            (3) the significant threat of future flood risk to 
        public property, public infrastructure, or public 
        safety;
            (4) the destruction of natural resources or 
        habitats; and
            (5) the potential cost savings for maintenance of 
        the channel.
    (c) Disposition.--The Secretary may carry out any project 
identified in the study conducted pursuant to subsection (a) in 
accordance with the criteria for projects carried out under one 
of the following authorities:
            (1) Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (33 
        U.S.C. 701r).
            (2) Section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 
        (33 U.S.C. 701s).
            (3) Section 111 of the River and Harbor Act of 1968 
        (33 U.S.C. 426i).
            (4) Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development 
        Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a).
    (d) Annual Report.--For a project recommended pursuant to 
the study that cannot be carried out under any of the 
authorities specified in subsection (c), upon a determination 
by the Secretary of the feasibility of the project, the 
Secretary may include a recommendation concerning the project 
in the annual report submitted to Congress under section 7001.

SEC. 2010. UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER PROTECTION.

    (a) Definition of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam.--In 
this section, the term ``Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam'' 
means the lock and dam located on Mississippi River Mile 853.9 
in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    (b) Mandatory Closure.--Not later than 1 year after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall close the 
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam.
    (c) Emergency Operations.--Nothing in this section prevents 
the Secretary from carrying out emergency lock operations 
necessary to mitigate flood damage.

SEC. 2011. CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOCK AND DAM ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.

    Section 1117 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
(100 Stat. 4236) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 1117. W.D. MAYO LOCK AND DAM.

    ``(a) In General.--The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma may--
            ``(1) design and construct one or more 
        hydroelectric generating facilities at the W.D. Mayo 
        Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River, Oklahoma; and
            ``(2) market the electricity generated from any 
        such facility.
    ``(b) Preconstruction Requirements.--
            ``(1) Permits.--Before the date on which 
        construction of a hydroelectric generating facility 
        begins under subsection (a), the Cherokee Nation shall 
        obtain any permit required under Federal or State law, 
        except that the Cherokee Nation shall be exempt from 
        licensing requirements that may otherwise apply to 
        construction, operation, or maintenance of the facility 
        under the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.).
            ``(2) Review of plans and specifications.--The 
        Cherokee Nation may initiate the design or construction 
        of a hydroelectric generating facility under subsection 
        (a) only after the Secretary reviews and approves the 
        plans and specifications for the design and 
        construction.
    ``(c) Payment of Design and Construction Costs.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may accept funds 
        offered by the Cherokee Nation and use such funds to 
        carry out the design and construction of a 
        hydroelectric generating facility under subsection (a).
            ``(2) Allocation of costs.--The Cherokee Nation 
        shall--
                    ``(A) bear all costs associated with the 
                design and construction of a hydroelectric 
                generating facility under subsection (a); and
                    ``(B) provide any funds necessary for the 
                design and construction to the Secretary prior 
                to the Secretary initiating any activities 
                related to the design and construction.
    ``(d) Assumption of Liability.--The Cherokee Nation shall--
            ``(1) hold all title to a hydroelectric generating 
        facility constructed under subsection (a) and may, 
        subject to the approval of the Secretary, assign such 
        title to a third party;
            ``(2) be solely responsible for--
                    ``(A) the operation, maintenance, repair, 
                replacement, and rehabilitation of the 
                facility; and
                    ``(B) the marketing of the electricity 
                generated by the facility; and
            ``(3) release and indemnify the United States from 
        any claims, causes of action, or liabilities that may 
        arise out of any activity undertaken to carry out this 
        section.
    ``(e) Assistance Available.--The Secretary may provide 
technical and construction management assistance requested by 
the Cherokee Nation relating to the design and construction of 
a hydroelectric generating facility under subsection (a).
    ``(f) Third Party Agreements.--The Cherokee Nation may 
enter into agreements with the Secretary or a third party that 
the Cherokee Nation or the Secretary determines are necessary 
to carry out this section.''.

SEC. 2012. RESTRICTED AREAS AT CORPS OF ENGINEERS DAMS.

    Section 2 of the Freedom to Fish Act (127 Stat. 449) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(1) by striking ``2 years 
        after the date of enactment of this Act'' and inserting 
        ``4 years after the date of enactment of the Water 
        Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014'';
            (2) in the heading of subsection (c) by inserting 
        ``or Modified'' after ``New''; and
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in matter preceding paragraph (1) by 
                inserting ``new or modified'' after 
                ``establishes any''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3) by striking ``2 years 
                after the date of enactment of this Act'' and 
                inserting ``4 years after the date of enactment 
                of the Water Resources Reform and Development 
                Act of 2014''.

SEC. 2013. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FUEL TAXED INLAND WATERWAYS.

    Section 102 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 
(33 U.S.C. 2212) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection 
        (d); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the 
        following:
    ``(c) Floodgates on the Inland Waterways.--
            ``(1) Operation and maintenance carried out by the 
        secretary.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
        the Secretary shall be responsible for the operation 
        and maintenance, including repair, of any flood gate, 
        as well as any pumping station constructed within the 
        channel as a single unit with that flood gate, that--
                    ``(A) was constructed as of the date of 
                enactment of the Water Resources Reform and 
                Development Act of 2014 as a feature of an 
                authorized hurricane and storm damage reduction 
                project; and
                    ``(B) crosses an inland or intracoastal 
                waterway described in section 206 of the Inland 
                Waterways Revenue Act of 1978 (33 U.S.C. 1804).
            ``(2) Non-federal cost share.--The non-Federal 
        share of the cost of operation, maintenance, repair, 
        rehabilitation, and replacement of any structure under 
        this subsection shall be 35 percent.''.

                Subtitle B--Port and Harbor Maintenance

SEC. 2101. FUNDING FOR HARBOR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
        received.--The term ``total amount of harbor 
        maintenance taxes received'' means, with respect to a 
        fiscal year, the aggregate of amounts appropriated, 
        transferred, or credited to the Harbor Maintenance 
        Trust Fund under section 9505(a) of the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986 for that fiscal year as set forth 
        in the current year estimate provided in the 
        President's budget request for the subsequent fiscal 
        year, submitted pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, 
        United States Code.
            (2) Total budget resources.--The term ``total 
        budget resources'' means the total amount made 
        available by appropriations Acts from the Harbor 
        Maintenance Trust Fund for a fiscal year for making 
        expenditures under section 9505(c) of the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986.
    (b) Target Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--The target total budget resources 
        made available to the Secretary from the Harbor 
        Maintenance Trust Fund for a fiscal year shall be not 
        less than the following:
                    (A) For fiscal year 2015, 67 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2014.
                    (B) For fiscal year 2016, 69 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2015.
                    (C) For fiscal year 2017, 71 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2016.
                    (D) For fiscal year 2018, 74 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2017.
                    (E) For fiscal year 2019, 77 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2018.
                    (F) For fiscal year 2020, 80 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2019.
                    (G) For fiscal year 2021, 83 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2020.
                    (H) For fiscal year 2022, 87 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2021.
                    (I) For fiscal year 2023, 91 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2022.
                    (J) For fiscal year 2024, 95 percent of the 
                total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                received in fiscal year 2023.
                    (K) For fiscal year 2025, and each fiscal 
                year thereafter, 100 percent of the total 
                amount of harbor maintenance taxes received in 
                the previous fiscal year.
            (2) Use of amounts.--The total budget resources 
        described in paragraph (1) may be used only for making 
        expenditures under section 9505(c) of the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986.
    (c) Impact on Other Funds.--
            (1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress 
        that any increase in funding for harbor maintenance 
        programs under this section shall result from an 
        overall increase in appropriations for the civil works 
        program of the Corps of Engineers and not from 
        reductions in the appropriations for other programs, 
        projects, and activities carried out by the Corps of 
        Engineers for other authorized purposes.
            (2) Application.--The target total budget resources 
        for a fiscal year specified in subsection (b)(1) shall 
        only apply in a fiscal year for which the level of 
        appropriations provided for the civil works program of 
        the Corps of Engineers in that fiscal year is 
        increased, as compared to the previous fiscal year, by 
        a dollar amount that is at least equivalent to the 
        dollar amount necessary to address such target total 
        budget resources in that fiscal year.

SEC. 2102. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF HARBOR PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 210 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2238) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
    ``(c) Operation and Maintenance of Harbor Projects.--
            ``(1) In general.--To the maximum extent 
        practicable, the Secretary shall make expenditures to 
        pay for operation and maintenance costs of the harbors 
        and inland harbors referred to in subsection (a)(2), 
        including expenditures of funds appropriated from the 
        Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, based on an equitable 
        allocation of funds among all such harbors and inland 
        harbors.
            ``(2) Criteria.--
                    ``(A) In general.--In determining an 
                equitable allocation of funds under paragraph 
                (1), the Secretary shall--
                            ``(i) consider the information 
                        obtained in the assessment conducted 
                        under subsection (e);
                            ``(ii) consider the national and 
                        regional significance of harbor 
                        operations and maintenance; and
                            ``(iii) as appropriate, consider 
                        national security and military 
                        readiness needs.
                    ``(B) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not 
                allocate funds under paragraph (1) based solely 
                on the tonnage transiting through a harbor.
            ``(3) Emerging harbor projects.--Notwithstanding 
        any other provision of this subsection, in making 
        expenditures under paragraph (1) for each of fiscal 
        years 2015 through 2022, the Secretary shall allocate 
        for operation and maintenance costs of emerging harbor 
        projects an amount that is not less than 10 percent of 
        the funds made available under this section for fiscal 
        year 2012 to pay the costs described in subsection 
        (a)(2).
            ``(4) Management of great lakes navigation 
        system.--To sustain effective and efficient operation 
        and maintenance of the Great Lakes Navigation System, 
        including any navigation feature in the Great Lakes 
        that is a Federal responsibility with respect to 
        operation and maintenance, the Secretary shall manage 
        all of the individually authorized projects in the 
        Great Lakes Navigation System as components of a 
        single, comprehensive system, recognizing the 
        interdependence of the projects.
    ``(d) Prioritization.--
            ``(1) Priority.--
                    ``(A) In general.--For each of fiscal years 
                2015 through 2024, if priority funds are 
                available, the Secretary shall use the priority 
                funds as follows:
                            ``(i) 90 percent of the priority 
                        funds shall be used for high- and 
                        moderate-use harbor projects.
                            ``(ii) 10 percent of the priority 
                        funds shall be used for emerging harbor 
                        projects.
                    ``(B) Additional considerations.--For each 
                of fiscal years 2015 through 2024, of the 
                priority funds available, the Secretary shall 
                use--
                            ``(i) not less than 5 percent of 
                        such funds for underserved harbor 
                        projects; and
                            ``(ii) not less than 10 percent of 
                        such funds for projects that are 
                        located within the Great Lakes 
                        Navigation System.
                    ``(C) Underserved harbors.--In determining 
                which underserved harbor projects shall receive 
                funds under this paragraph, the Secretary shall 
                consider--
                            ``(i) the total quantity of 
                        commerce supported by the water body on 
                        which the project is located; and
                            ``(ii) the minimum width and depth 
                        that--
                                    ``(I) would be necessary at 
                                the underserved harbor project 
                                to provide sufficient clearance 
                                for fully loaded commercial 
                                vessels using the underserved 
                                harbor project to maneuver 
                                safely; and
                                    ``(II) does not exceed the 
                                constructed width and depth of 
                                the authorized navigation 
                                project.
            ``(2) Expanded uses.--
                    ``(A) Definition of eligible harbor or 
                inland harbor defined.--In this paragraph, the 
                term `eligible harbor or inland harbor' means a 
                harbor or inland harbor at which the total 
                amount of harbor maintenance taxes collected in 
                the immediately preceding 3 fiscal years 
                exceeds the value of the work carried out for 
                the harbor or inland harbor using amounts from 
                the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund during those 
                3 fiscal years.
                    ``(B) Use of expanded uses funds.--
                            ``(i) Fiscal years 2015 through 
                        2024.--For each of fiscal years 2015 
                        through 2024, of the priority funds 
                        available, the Secretary shall use not 
                        less than 10 percent of such funds for 
                        expanded uses carried out at an 
                        eligible harbor or inland harbor.
                            ``(ii) Subsequent fiscal years.--
                        For fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal 
                        year thereafter, the Secretary shall 
                        use not less than 10 percent of the 
                        priority funds available for expanded 
                        uses carried out at an eligible harbor 
                        or inland harbor.
                    ``(C) Prioritization.--In allocating funds 
                under this paragraph, the Secretary shall give 
                priority to projects at eligible harbors or 
                inland harbors for which the difference, 
                calculated in dollars, is greatest between--
                            ``(i) the total amount of funding 
                        made available for projects at that 
                        eligible harbor or inland harbor from 
                        the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund in 
                        the immediately preceding 3 fiscal 
                        years; and
                            ``(ii) the total amount of harbor 
                        maintenance taxes collected at that 
                        harbor or inland harbor in the 
                        immediately preceding 3 fiscal years.
            ``(3) Remaining funds.--
                    ``(A) In general.--For each of fiscal years 
                2015 through 2024, if after fully funding all 
                projects eligible for funding under paragraphs 
                (1)(B) and (2)(B)(i), priority funds made 
                available under those paragraphs remain 
                unobligated, the Secretary shall use those 
                remaining funds to pay for operation and 
                maintenance costs of any harbor or inland 
                harbor referred to in subsection (a)(2) based 
                on an equitable allocation of those funds among 
                the harbors and inland harbors.
                    ``(B) Criteria.--In determining an 
                equitable allocation of funds under 
                subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall--
                            ``(i) use the criteria specified in 
                        subsection (c)(2)(A); and
                            ``(ii) make amounts available in 
                        accordance with the requirements of 
                        paragraph (1)(A).
            ``(4) Emergency expenditures.--Nothing in this 
        subsection prohibits the Secretary from making an 
        expenditure to pay for the operation and maintenance 
        costs of a specific harbor or inland harbor, including 
        the transfer of funding from the operation and 
        maintenance of a separate project, if--
                    ``(A) the Secretary determines that the 
                action is necessary to address the navigation 
                needs of a harbor or inland harbor where safe 
                navigation has been severely restricted due to 
                an unforeseen event; and
                    ``(B) the Secretary provides within 90 days 
                of the action notice and information on the 
                need for the action to 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.
    ``(e) Assessment of Harbors and Inland Harbors.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 270 days after 
        the date of enactment of this subsection, and 
        biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall assess the 
        operation and maintenance needs and uses of the harbors 
        and inland harbors referred to in subsection (a)(2).
            ``(2) Assessment of harbor needs and activities.--
                    ``(A) Total operation and maintenance needs 
                of harbors.--In carrying out paragraph (1), the 
                Secretary shall identify--
                            ``(i) the total future costs 
                        required to achieve and maintain the 
                        constructed width and depth for the 
                        harbors and inland harbors referred to 
                        in subsection (a)(2); and
                            ``(ii) the total expected costs for 
                        expanded uses at eligible harbors or 
                        inland harbors referred to in 
                        subsection (d)(2).
                    ``(B) Uses of harbors and inland harbors.--
                In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary 
                shall identify current uses (and, to the extent 
                practicable, assess the national, regional, and 
                local benefits of such uses) of harbors and 
                inland harbors referred to in subsection 
                (a)(2), including the use of those harbors 
                for--
                            ``(i) commercial navigation, 
                        including the movement of goods;
                            ``(ii) domestic trade;
                            ``(iii) international trade;
                            ``(iv) commercial fishing;
                            ``(v) subsistence, including use by 
                        Indian tribes (as defined in section 4 
                        of the Indian Self-Determination and 
                        Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
                        450b)) for subsistence and ceremonial 
                        purposes;
                            ``(vi) use as a harbor of refuge;
                            ``(vii) transportation of persons;
                            ``(viii) purposes relating to 
                        domestic energy production, including 
                        the fabrication, servicing, or supply 
                        of domestic offshore energy production 
                        facilities;
                            ``(ix) activities of the Secretary 
                        of the department in which the Coast 
                        Guard is operating;
                            ``(x) activities of the Secretary 
                        of the Navy;
                            ``(xi) public health and safety 
                        related equipment for responding to 
                        coastal and inland emergencies;
                            ``(xii) recreation purposes; and
                            ``(xiii) other authorized purposes.
            ``(3) Report to congress.--
                    ``(A) In general.--For fiscal year 2016, 
                and biennially 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 
                to 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 
                a report that, with respect to harbors and 
                inland harbors referred to in subsection 
                (a)(2)--
                            ``(i) identifies the operation and 
                        maintenance costs associated with the 
                        harbors and inland harbors, including 
                        those costs required to achieve and 
                        maintain the constructed width and 
                        depth for the harbors and inland 
                        harbors and the costs for expanded uses 
                        at eligible harbors and inland harbors, 
                        on a project-by-project basis;
                            ``(ii) identifies the amount of 
                        funding requested in the President's 
                        budget for the operation and 
                        maintenance costs associated with the 
                        harbors and inland harbors, on a 
                        project-by-project basis;
                            ``(iii) identifies the unmet 
                        operation and maintenance needs 
                        associated with the harbors and inland 
                        harbors, on a project-by-project basis; 
                        and
                            ``(iv) identifies the harbors and 
                        inland harbors for which the President 
                        will allocate funding over the 
                        subsequent 5 fiscal years for operation 
                        and maintenance activities, on a 
                        project-by-project basis, including the 
                        amounts to be allocated for such 
                        purposes.
                    ``(B) Public availability.--The Secretary 
                shall make the report submitted under 
                subparagraph (A) available to the public, 
                including on the Internet.
    ``(f) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Constructed width and depth.--The term 
        `constructed width and depth' means the width and depth 
        to which a project has been constructed, which may not 
        exceed the authorized width and depth of the project.
            ``(2) Emerging harbor project.--The term `emerging 
        harbor project' means a project that is assigned to a 
        harbor or inland harbor referred to in subsection 
        (a)(2) that transits less than 1,000,000 tons of cargo 
        annually.
            ``(3) Expanded uses.--The term `expanded uses' 
        means the following activities:
                    ``(A) The maintenance dredging of a berth 
                in a harbor that is accessible to a Federal 
                navigation project and that benefits commercial 
                navigation at the harbor.
                    ``(B) The maintenance dredging and disposal 
                of legacy-contaminated sediment, and sediment 
                unsuitable for open water disposal, if--
                            ``(i) such dredging and disposal 
                        benefits commercial navigation at the 
                        harbor; and
                            ``(ii) such sediment is located in 
                        and affects the maintenance of a 
                        Federal navigation project or is 
                        located in a berth that is accessible 
                        to a Federal navigation project.
            ``(4) Great lakes navigation system.--The term 
        `Great Lakes Navigation System' includes--
                    ``(A)(i) Lake Superior;
                    ``(ii) Lake Huron;
                    ``(iii) Lake Michigan;
                    ``(iv) Lake Erie; and
                    ``(v) Lake Ontario;
                    ``(B) all connecting waters between the 
                lakes referred to in subparagraph (A) used for 
                commercial navigation;
                    ``(C) any navigation features in the lakes 
                referred to in subparagraph (A) or waters 
                described in subparagraph (B) that are a 
                Federal operation or maintenance 
                responsibility; and
                    ``(D) areas of the Saint Lawrence River 
                that are operated or maintained by the Federal 
                Government for commercial navigation.
            ``(5) Harbor maintenance tax.--The term `harbor 
        maintenance tax' means the amounts collected under 
        section 4461 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
            ``(6) High-use harbor project.--The term `high-use 
        harbor project' means a project that is assigned to a 
        harbor or inland harbor referred to in subsection 
        (a)(2) that transits not less than 10,000,000 tons of 
        cargo annually.
            ``(7) Moderate-use harbor project.--The term 
        `moderate-use harbor project' means a project that is 
        assigned to a harbor or inland harbor referred to in 
        subsection (a)(2) that transits annually--
                    ``(A) more than 1,000,000 tons of cargo; 
                but
                    ``(B) less than 10,000,000 tons of cargo.
            ``(8) Priority funds.--The term `priority funds' 
        means the difference between--
                    ``(A) the total funds that are made 
                available under this section to pay the costs 
                described in subsection (a)(2) for a fiscal 
                year; and
                    ``(B) the total funds made available under 
                this section to pay the costs described in 
                subsection (a)(2) in fiscal year 2012.
            ``(9) Underserved harbor project.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `underserved 
                harbor project' means a project that is 
                assigned to a harbor or inland harbor referred 
                to in subsection (a)(2)--
                            ``(i) that is a moderate-use harbor 
                        project or an emerging harbor project;
                            ``(ii) that has been maintained at 
                        less than the constructed width and 
                        depth of the project during each of the 
                        preceding 6 fiscal years; and
                            ``(iii) for which State and local 
                        investments in infrastructure have been 
                        made at those projects during the 
                        preceding 6 fiscal years.
                    ``(B) Administration.--For purposes of this 
                paragraph, State and local investments in 
                infrastructure shall include infrastructure 
                investments made using amounts made available 
                for activities under section 105(a)(9) of the 
                Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 
                (42 U.S.C. 5305(a)(9)).''.
    (b) Operation and Maintenance.--Section 101(b)(1) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211(b)(1)) 
is amended by striking ``45 feet'' and inserting ``50 feet''.
    (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 9505(c)(1) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``(as in 
effect on the date of the enactment of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1996)''.

SEC. 2103. CONSOLIDATION OF DEEP DRAFT NAVIGATION EXPERTISE.

    Section 2033(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
2007 (33 U.S.C. 2282a(e)) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
            ``(3) Deep draft navigation planning center of 
        expertise.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                consolidate deep draft navigation expertise 
                within the Corps of Engineers into a deep draft 
                navigation planning center of expertise.
                    ``(B) List.--Not later than 60 days after 
                the date of the consolidation required under 
                subparagraph (A), 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 list of the grade levels 
                and expertise of each of the personnel assigned 
                to the center described in subparagraph (A).''.

SEC. 2104. REMOTE AND SUBSISTENCE HARBORS.

    Section 2006 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
(33 U.S.C. 2242) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)(B) by inserting ``or 
                Alaska'' after ``Hawaii''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) by striking ``community'' and 
                        inserting ``region''; and
                            (ii) by inserting ``, as determined 
                        by the Secretary, including 
                        consideration of information provided 
                        by the non-Federal interest'' after 
                        ``improvement''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Prioritization.--Projects recommended by the 
Secretary under subsection (a) shall be given equivalent budget 
consideration and priority as projects recommended solely by 
national economic development benefits.
    ``(d) Disposition.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may carry out any 
        project identified in the study carried out pursuant to 
        subsection (a) in accordance with the criteria for 
        projects carried out under the authority of the 
        Secretary under section 107 of the River and Harbor Act 
        of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577).
            ``(2) Non-federal interests.--In evaluating and 
        implementing a project under this section, the 
        Secretary shall allow a non-Federal interest to 
        participate in the financing of a project in accordance 
        with the criteria established for flood control 
        projects under section 903(c) of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-662; 100 Stat. 
        4184).
    ``(e) Annual Report.--For a project that cannot be carried 
out under the authority specified in subsection (d), on a 
determination by the Secretary of the feasibility of the 
project under subsection (a), the Secretary may include a 
recommendation concerning the project in the annual report 
submitted to Congress under section 7001.''.

SEC. 2105. ARCTIC DEEP DRAFT PORT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may provide technical 
assistance to non-Federal public entities, including Indian 
tribes (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-
Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)), 
for the development, construction, operation, and maintenance 
of channels, harbors, and related infrastructure associated 
with deep draft ports for purposes of dealing with Arctic 
development and security needs.
    (b) Acceptance of Funds.--The Secretary is authorized to 
accept and expend funds provided by non-Federal public 
entities, including Indian tribes (as defined in section 4 of 
the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
U.S.C. 450b)), to carry out the technical assistance activities 
described in subsection (a).
    (c) Limitation.--No assistance may be provided under this 
section until after the date on which the entity to which that 
assistance is to be provided enters into a written agreement 
with the Secretary that includes such terms and conditions as 
the Secretary determines to be appropriate and in the public 
interest.
    (d) Prioritization.--The Secretary shall prioritize 
technical assistance provided under this section for Arctic 
deep draft ports identified by the Secretary, the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Defense as important 
for Arctic development and security.

SEC. 2106. ADDITIONAL MEASURES AT DONOR PORTS AND ENERGY TRANSFER 
                    PORTS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Cargo container.--The term ``cargo container'' 
        means a cargo container that is 1 Twenty-foot 
        Equivalent Unit.
            (2) Donor port.--The term ``donor port'' means a 
        port--
                    (A) that is subject to the harbor 
                maintenance fee under section 24.24 of title 
                19, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor 
                regulation);
                    (B) at which the total amount of harbor 
                maintenance taxes collected comprise not less 
                than $15,000,000 annually of the total funding 
                of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund 
                established under section 9505 of the Internal 
                Revenue Code of 1986;
                    (C) that received less than 25 percent of 
                the total amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
                collected at that port in the previous 5 fiscal 
                years; and
                    (D) that is located in a State in which 
                more than 2,000,000 cargo containers were 
                unloaded from or loaded on to vessels in fiscal 
                year 2012.
            (3) Energy commodity.--The term ``energy 
        commodity'' includes--
                    (A) petroleum products;
                    (B) natural gas;
                    (C) coal;
                    (D) wind and solar energy components; and
                    (E) biofuels.
            (4) Energy transfer port.--The term ``energy 
        transfer port'' means a port--
                    (A) that is subject to the harbor 
                maintenance fee under section 24.24 of title 
                19, Code of Federal Regulation (or any 
                successor regulation); and
                    (B)(i) at which energy commodities 
                comprised greater than 25 percent of all 
                commercial activity by tonnage in fiscal year 
                2012; and
                    (ii) through which more than 40,000,000 
                tons of cargo were transported in fiscal year 
                2012.
            (5) Expanded uses.--The term ``expanded uses'' has 
        the meaning given the term in section 210(f) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
        2238(f)).
            (6) Harbor maintenance tax.--The term ``harbor 
        maintenance tax'' has the meaning given the term in 
        section 210(f) of the Water Resources Development Act 
        of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2238(f)).
    (b) Authority.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to the availability of 
        appropriations, the Secretary may provide to donor 
        ports and energy transfer ports amounts in accordance 
        with this section.
            (2) Limitations.--Amounts provided under this 
        section--
                    (A) for energy transfer ports shall be 
                divided equally among all States with an energy 
                transfer port; and
                    (B) shall be made available to a port as 
                either a donor port or an energy transfer port 
                and no port may receive amounts as both a donor 
                port and an energy transfer port.
    (c) Use of Funds.--Amounts provided under this section may 
be used by a donor port or an energy transfer port--
            (1) to provide payments to importers entering cargo 
        or shippers transporting cargo through that port, as 
        calculated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
        according to the amount of harbor maintenance taxes 
        collected;
            (2) for expanded uses; or
            (3) for environmental remediation related to 
        dredging berths and Federal navigation channels.
    (d) Administration of Payments.--If a donor port or an 
energy transfer port elects to provide payments to importers or 
shippers under subsection (c), the Secretary shall transfer the 
amount that would otherwise be provided to the port under this 
section that is equal to those payments to the Commissioner of 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide the payments to 
the importers or shippers.
    (e) Report to Congress.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 18 months after the 
        date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall 
        assess the impact of the authority provided by this 
        section 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 and make publicly available a report on 
        the results of that assessment, including any 
        recommendations for amending or reauthorizing the 
        authority.
            (2) Factors.--In carrying out the assessment under 
        paragraph (1), the Secretary shall assess--
                    (A) the impact of the amounts provided and 
                used under this section on those ports that 
                received funds under this section; and
                    (B) any impact on domestic harbors and 
                ports that did not receive funds under this 
                section.
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2015 through 2018.
            (2) Division between donor ports and energy 
        transfer ports.--For each fiscal year, amounts made 
        available to carry out this section shall be provided 
        in equal amounts to donor ports and energy transfer 
        ports.
            (3) Additional appropriations.--If the target total 
        budget resources under subparagraphs (A) through (D) of 
        section 2101(b)(1) are met for each of fiscal years 
        2015 through 2018, there is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2019 through 2022.

SEC. 2107. PRESERVING UNITED STATES HARBORS.

    (a) In General.--Upon a request from a non-Federal 
interest, the Secretary shall review a report developed by the 
non-Federal interest that provides an economic justification 
for Federal investment in the operation and maintenance of a 
federally authorized harbor or inland harbor (referred to in 
this section as a ``federally authorized harbor'').
    (b) Justification of Investment.--A report submitted under 
subsection (a) may provide for an economic justification of 
Federal investment in the operation and maintenance of a 
federally authorized harbor based on--
            (1) the projected economic benefits, including 
        transportation savings and job creation; and
            (2) other factors, including navigation safety, 
        national security, and sustainability of subsistence 
        harbors.
    (c) Written Response.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date on which the Secretary receives a report under subsection 
(a), the Secretary shall provide to the non-Federal interest a 
written response to the report, including an assessment of the 
information provided by the non-Federal interest.
    (d) Prioritization.--As the Secretary determines to be 
appropriate, the Secretary may use the information provided in 
the report under subsection (a) to justify additional operation 
and maintenance funding for a federally authorized harbor in 
accordance with section 101(b) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211(b)).
    (e) Limitation on Statutory Construction.--Nothing in this 
section may be construed to preclude the operation and 
maintenance of a federally authorized harbor under section 
101(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
U.S.C. 2211(b)).

  TITLE III--SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDRESSING EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS

                         Subtitle A--Dam Safety

SEC. 3001. DAM SAFETY.

    (a) Administrator.--
            (1) In general.--The National Dam Safety Program 
        Act (33 U.S.C. 467 et seq.) is amended by striking 
        ``Director'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``Administrator''.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 2 of the 
        National Dam Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467) is 
        amended--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (3);
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) 
                as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively; and
                    (C) by inserting before paragraph (2) (as 
                redesignated by subparagraph (B)) the 
                following:
            ``(1) Administrator.--The term `Administrator' 
        means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency.''.
    (b) Inspection of Dams.--Section 3(b)(1) of the National 
Dam Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467a(b)(1)) is amended by 
striking ``or maintenance'' and inserting ``maintenance, 
condition, or provisions for emergency operations''.
    (c) National Dam Safety Program.--
            (1) Objectives.--Section 8(c) of the National Dam 
        Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467f(c)) is amended by 
        striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
            ``(4) develop and implement a comprehensive dam 
        safety hazard education and public awareness initiative 
        to assist the public in preparing for, mitigating, 
        responding to, and recovering from dam incidents;''.
            (2) Board.--Section 8(f)(4) of the National Dam 
        Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467f(f)(4)) is amended by 
        inserting ``, representatives from nongovernmental 
        organizations,'' after ``State agencies''.
    (d) Public Awareness and Outreach for Dam Safety.--The 
National Dam Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467 et seq.) is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating sections 11, 12, and 13 as 
        sections 12, 13, and 14, respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after section 10 (33 U.S.C. 467g-
        1) the following:

``SEC. 11. PUBLIC AWARENESS AND OUTREACH FOR DAM SAFETY.

    ``The Administrator, in consultation with other Federal 
agencies, State and local governments, dam owners, the 
emergency management community, the private sector, 
nongovernmental organizations and associations, institutions of 
higher education, and any other appropriate entities shall, 
subject to the availability of appropriations, carry out a 
nationwide public awareness and outreach initiative to assist 
the public in preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and 
recovering from dam incidents.''.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) National dam safety program.--
                    (A) Annual amounts.--Section 14(a)(1) of 
                the National Dam Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 
                467j(a)(1)) (as so redesignated) is amended by 
                striking ``$6,500,000'' and all that follows 
                through ``2011'' and inserting ``$9,200,000 for 
                each of fiscal years 2015 through 2019''.
                    (B) Maximum amount of allocation.--Section 
                14(a)(2)(B) of the National Dam Safety Program 
                Act (33 U.S.C. 467j(a)(2)(B)) (as so 
                redesignated) is amended--
                            (i) by striking ``The amount'' and 
                        inserting the following:
                            ``(i) In general.--The amount''; 
                        and
                            (ii) by adding at the end the 
                        following:
                            ``(ii) Fiscal year 2015 and 
                        subsequent fiscal years.--For fiscal 
                        year 2015 and each subsequent fiscal 
                        year, the amount of funds allocated to 
                        a State under this paragraph may not 
                        exceed the amount of funds committed by 
                        the State to implement dam safety 
                        activities.''.
            (2) National dam inventory.--Section 14(b) of the 
        National Dam Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467j(b)) (as 
        so redesignated) is amended by striking ``$650,000'' 
        and all that follows through ``2011'' and inserting 
        ``$500,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 
        2019''.
            (3) Public awareness.--Section 14 of the National 
        Dam Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467j) (as so 
        redesignated) is amended--
                    (A) by redesignating subsections (c) 
                through (f) as subsections (d) through (g), 
                respectively; and
                    (B) by inserting after subsection (b) the 
                following:
    ``(c) Public Awareness.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out section 11 $1,000,000 for each of 
fiscal years 2015 through 2019.''.
            (4) Research.--Section 14(d) of the National Dam 
        Safety Program Act (as so redesignated) is amended by 
        striking ``$1,600,000'' and all that follows through 
        ``2011'' and inserting ``$1,450,000 for each of fiscal 
        years 2015 through 2019''.
            (5) Dam safety training.--Section 14(e) of the 
        National Dam Safety Program Act (as so redesignated) is 
        amended by striking ``$550,000'' and all that follows 
        through ``2011'' and inserting ``$750,000 for each of 
        fiscal years 2015 through 2019''.
            (6) Staff.--Section 14(f) of the National Dam 
        Safety Program Act (as so redesignated) is amended by 
        striking ``$700,000'' and all that follows through 
        ``2011'' and inserting ``$1,000,000 for each of fiscal 
        years 2015 through 2019''.
    (f) Technical Amendment.--Section 14 (a)(1) of the National 
Dam Safety Program Act (33 U.S.C. 467j(a)(1)) (as so 
redesignated) is amended by striking ``sections 7, 8, and 11'' 
and inserting ``sections 7, 8, and 12''.

                        Subtitle B--Levee Safety

SEC. 3011. SYSTEMWIDE IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK.

    A levee system shall remain eligible for rehabilitation 
assistance under the authority provided by section 5 of the Act 
of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n) as long as the levee system 
sponsor continues to make satisfactory progress, as determined 
by the Secretary, on an approved systemwide improvement 
framework or letter of intent.

SEC. 3012. MANAGEMENT OF FLOOD RISK REDUCTION PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--If 2 or more flood control projects are 
located within the same geographic area, the Secretary shall, 
at the request of the non-Federal interests for the affected 
projects, consider those projects as a single program for 
budgetary or project management purposes, if the Secretary 
determines that doing so would not be incompatible with the 
authorized project purposes.
    (b) Cost Share.--
            (1) In general.--If any work on a project to which 
        subsection (a) applies is required solely because of 
        impacts to that project from a navigation project, the 
        cost of carrying out that work shall be shared in 
        accordance with the cost-sharing requirements for the 
        navigation project.
            (2) Use of amounts.--Work described in paragraph 
        (1) may be carried out using amounts made available 
        under subsection (a).

SEC. 3013. VEGETATION MANAGEMENT POLICY.

    (a) Definition of Guidelines.--In this section, the term 
``guidelines'' means the Corps of Engineers policy guidelines 
for management of vegetation on levees, including--
            (1) Engineering Technical Letter 1110-2-571 
        entitled ``Guidelines for Landscape Planting and 
        Vegetation Management at Levees, Floodwalls, Embankment 
        Dams, and Appurtenant Structures'' and adopted April 
        10, 2009; and
            (2) the draft policy guidance letter entitled 
        ``Process for Requesting a Variance from Vegetation 
        Standards for Levees and Floodwalls'' (77 Fed. Reg. 
        9637 (Feb. 17, 2012)).
    (b) Review.--The Secretary shall carry out a comprehensive 
review of the guidelines in order to determine whether current 
Federal policy relating to levee vegetation is appropriate for 
all regions of the United States.
    (c) Factors.--
            (1) In general.--In carrying out the review, the 
        Secretary shall consider--
                    (A) the varied interests and 
                responsibilities in managing flood risks, 
                including the need--
                            (i) to provide the greatest 
                        benefits for public safety with limited 
                        resources; and
                            (ii) to ensure that levee safety 
                        investments minimize environmental 
                        impacts and provide corresponding 
                        public safety benefits;
                    (B) the levee safety benefits that can be 
                provided by woody vegetation;
                    (C) the preservation, protection, and 
                enhancement of natural resources, including--
                            (i) the benefit of vegetation on 
                        levees in providing habitat for species 
                        of concern, including endangered, 
                        threatened, and candidate species; and
                            (ii) the impact of removing levee 
                        vegetation on compliance with other 
                        regulatory requirements;
                    (D) protecting the rights of Indian tribes 
                pursuant to treaties and statutes;
                    (E) determining how vegetation impacts the 
                performance of a levee or levee system during a 
                storm or flood event;
                    (F) the available science and the 
                historical record regarding the link between 
                vegetation on levees and flood risk;
                    (G) the avoidance of actions requiring 
                significant economic costs and environmental 
                impacts; and
                    (H) other factors relating to the factors 
                described in subparagraphs (A) through (F) 
                identified in public comments that the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate.
            (2) Variance considerations.--
                    (A) In general.--In carrying out the 
                review, the Secretary shall specifically 
                consider factors that promote and allow for 
                consideration of variances from guidelines on a 
                Statewide, tribal, regional, or watershed 
                basis, including variances based on--
                            (i) regional or watershed soil 
                        conditions;
                            (ii) hydrologic factors;
                            (iii) vegetation patterns and 
                        characteristics;
                            (iv) environmental resources, 
                        including endangered, threatened, or 
                        candidate species and related 
                        regulatory requirements;
                            (v) levee performance history, 
                        including historical information on 
                        original construction and subsequent 
                        operation and maintenance activities;
                            (vi) any effects on water supply;
                            (vii) any scientific evidence on 
                        the link between levee vegetation and 
                        levee safety;
                            (viii) institutional 
                        considerations, including 
                        implementation challenges and conflicts 
                        with or violations of Federal or State 
                        environmental laws;
                            (ix) the availability of limited 
                        funds for levee construction and 
                        rehabilitation;
                            (x) the economic and environmental 
                        costs of removing woody vegetation on 
                        levees; and
                            (xi) other relevant factors 
                        identified in public comments that the 
                        Secretary determines to be appropriate.
                    (B) Scope.--The scope of a variance 
                approved by the Secretary may include a 
                complete exemption to guidelines, if 
                appropriate.
    (d) Cooperation and Consultation; Recommendations.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall carry out the 
        review under this section in consultation with other 
        applicable Federal agencies, representatives of State, 
        regional, local, and tribal governments, appropriate 
        nongovernmental organizations, and the public.
            (2) Recommendations.--
                    (A) Regional integration teams.--Corps of 
                Engineers Regional Integration Teams, 
                representing districts, divisions, and 
                headquarters, in consultation with State and 
                Federal resource agencies, and with 
                participation by local agencies, shall submit 
                to the Secretary any recommendations for 
                vegetation management policies for levees that 
                conform with Federal and State laws and other 
                applicable requirements, including 
                recommendations relating to the review of 
                guidelines under subsection (b) and the 
                consideration of variances under subsection 
                (c)(2).
                    (B) State, tribal, regional, and local 
                entities.--The Secretary shall consider and 
                accept recommendations from any State, tribal, 
                regional, or local entity for vegetation 
                management policies for levees that conform 
                with Federal and State laws and other 
                applicable requirements, including 
                recommendations relating to the review of 
                guidelines under subsection (b) and the 
                consideration of variances under subsection 
                (c)(2).
    (e) Independent Consultation.--
            (1) In general.--As part of the review, the 
        Secretary shall solicit and consider the views of 
        independent experts on the engineering, environmental, 
        and institutional considerations underlying the 
        guidelines, including the factors described in 
        subsection (c) and any information obtained by the 
        Secretary under subsection (d).
            (2) Availability of views.--The views of the 
        independent experts obtained under paragraph (1) shall 
        be--
                    (A) made available to the public; and
                    (B) included in supporting materials issued 
                in connection with the revised guidelines 
                required under subsection (f).
    (f) Revision of Guidelines.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 18 months after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall--
                    (A) revise the guidelines based on the 
                results of the review, including--
                            (i) recommendations received as 
                        part of the consultation described in 
                        subsection (d)(1); and
                            (ii) the views received under 
                        subsection (e);
                    (B) provide the public not less than 30 
                days to review and comment on draft guidelines 
                before issuing final guidelines; and
                    (C) submit to Congress and make publicly 
                available a report that contains a summary of 
                the activities of the Secretary and a 
                description of the findings of the Secretary 
                under this section.
            (2) Content; incorporation into manual.--The 
        revised guidelines shall--
                    (A) provide a practical, flexible process 
                for approving Statewide, tribal, regional, or 
                watershed variances from the guidelines that--
                            (i) reflect due consideration of 
                        the factors described in subsection 
                        (c); and
                            (ii) incorporate State, tribal, and 
                        regional vegetation management 
                        guidelines for specific areas that--
                                    (I) are consistent with the 
                                guidelines; and
                                    (II) have been adopted 
                                through a formal public 
                                process; and
                    (B) be incorporated into the manual 
                proposed under section 5(c) of the Act of 
                August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n(c)).
            (3) Failure to meet deadlines.--If the Secretary 
        fails to submit a report by the required deadline under 
        this subsection, 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 detailed explanation 
        of--
                    (A) why the deadline was missed;
                    (B) solutions needed to meet the deadline; 
                and
                    (C) a projected date for submission of the 
                report.
    (g) Interim Actions.--
            (1) In general.--Until the date on which revisions 
        to the guidelines are adopted in accordance with 
        subsection (f), the Secretary shall not require the 
        removal of existing vegetation as a condition or 
        requirement for any approval or funding of a project, 
        or any other action, unless the specific vegetation has 
        been demonstrated to present an unacceptable safety 
        risk.
            (2) Revisions.--Beginning on the date on which the 
        revisions to the guidelines are adopted in accordance 
        with subsection (f), the Secretary shall reconsider, on 
        request of an affected entity, any previous action of 
        the Corps of Engineers in which the outcome was 
        affected by the former guidelines.

SEC. 3014. LEVEE CERTIFICATIONS.

    (a) Implementation of Flood Protection Structure 
Accreditation Task Force.--In carrying out section 100226 of 
Public Law 112-141 (42 U.S.C. 4101 note; 126 Stat. 942), the 
Secretary shall--
            (1) ensure that at least 1 program activity carried 
        out under the inspection of completed works program of 
        the Corps of Engineers provides adequate information to 
        the Secretary to reach a levee accreditation decision 
        under section 65.10 of title 44, Code of Federal 
        Regulations (or successor regulation); and
            (2) to the maximum extent practicable, carry out 
        activities under the inspection of completed works 
        program of the Corps of Engineers in alignment with the 
        schedule established for the national flood insurance 
        program established under chapter 1 of the National 
        Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4011 et seq.).
    (b) Accelerated Levee System Evaluations.--
            (1) In general.--On receipt of a request from a 
        non-Federal interest, the Secretary may carry out a 
        levee system evaluation of a federally authorized levee 
        for purposes of the national flood insurance program 
        established under chapter 1 of the National Flood 
        Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4011 et seq.) if the 
        evaluation will be carried out earlier than such an 
        evaluation would be carried out under subsection (a).
            (2) Requirements.--A levee system evaluation under 
        paragraph (1) shall--
                    (A) at a minimum, comply with section 65.10 
                of title 44, Code of Federal Regulations (as in 
                effect on the date of enactment of this Act); 
                and
                    (B) be carried out in accordance with such 
                procedures as the Secretary, in consultation 
                with the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
                Management Agency, may establish.
            (3) Funding.--
                    (A) In general.--The Secretary may use 
                amounts made available under section 22 of the 
                Water Resources Development Act of 1974 (42 
                U.S.C. 1962d-16) to carry out this subsection.
                    (B) Cost share.--The Secretary shall apply 
                the cost share under section 22(b) of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 
                1962d-16(b)) to any activities carried out 
                under this subsection.

SEC. 3015. PLANNING ASSISTANCE TO STATES.

    Section 22 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 
(42 U.S.C. 1962d-16) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by inserting ``or other non-
                        Federal interest working with a State'' 
                        after ``cooperate with any State''; and
                            (ii) by inserting ``, including 
                        plans to comprehensively address water 
                        resources challenges,'' after ``of such 
                        State''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``, at 
                Federal expense,'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking 
                ``subsection (a)(1)'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``subsection (a)'';
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) 
                as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (1) the 
                following:
            ``(2) Contributed funds.--The Secretary may accept 
        and expend funds in excess of the fees established 
        under paragraph (1) that are provided by a State or 
        other non-Federal interest for assistance under this 
        section.''; and
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``$10,000,000'' and 
                        inserting ``$30,000,000''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``$2,000,000'' and 
                        inserting ``$5,000,000 in Federal 
                        funds''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking 
                ``$5,000,000'' and inserting ``$15,000,000''.

SEC. 3016. LEVEE SAFETY.

    (a) Purposes.--Section 9001 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 3301 note) is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by inserting ``; 
        PURPOSES'' after ``TITLE'';
            (2) by striking ``This title'' and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(a) Short Title.--This title''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Purposes.--The purposes of this title are--
            ``(1) to ensure that human lives and property that 
        are protected by new and existing levees are safe;
            ``(2) to encourage the use of appropriate 
        engineering policies, procedures, and technical 
        practices for levee site investigation, design, 
        construction, operation and maintenance, inspection, 
        assessment, and emergency preparedness;
            ``(3) to develop and support public education and 
        awareness projects to increase public acceptance and 
        support of levee safety programs and provide 
        information;
            ``(4) to build public awareness of the residual 
        risks associated with living in levee protected areas;
            ``(5) to develop technical assistance materials, 
        seminars, and guidelines to improve the security of 
        levees of the United States; and
            ``(6) to encourage the establishment of effective 
        State and tribal levee safety programs.''.
    (b) Definitions.--Section 9002 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 3301) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), 
        (5), and (6), as paragraphs (3), (6), (7), (14), (15), 
        and (16), respectively;
            (2) by inserting before paragraph (3) (as 
        redesignated by paragraph (1)) the following:
            ``(1) Administrator.--The term `Administrator' 
        means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency.
            ``(2) Canal structure.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `canal 
                structure' means an embankment, wall, or 
                structure along a canal or manmade watercourse 
                that--
                            ``(i) constrains water flows;
                            ``(ii) is subject to frequent water 
                        loading; and
                            ``(iii) is an integral part of a 
                        flood risk reduction system that 
                        protects the leveed area from flood 
                        waters associated with hurricanes, 
                        precipitation events, seasonal high 
                        water, and other weather-related 
                        events.
                    ``(B) Exclusion.--The term `canal 
                structure' does not include a barrier across a 
                watercourse.'';
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) (as 
        redesignated by paragraph (1)) the following:
            ``(4) Floodplain management.--The term `floodplain 
        management' means the operation of a community program 
        of corrective and preventative measures for reducing 
        flood damage.
            ``(5) Indian tribe.--The term `Indian tribe' has 
        the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian 
        Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
        U.S.C. 450b).''; and
            (4) by striking paragraph (7) (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (1)) and inserting the following:
            ``(7) Levee.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `levee' means a 
                manmade barrier (such as an embankment, 
                floodwall, or other structure)--
                            ``(i) the primary purpose of which 
                        is to provide hurricane, storm, or 
                        flood protection relating to seasonal 
                        high water, storm surges, 
                        precipitation, or other weather events; 
                        and
                            ``(ii) that is normally subject to 
                        water loading for only a few days or 
                        weeks during a calendar year.
                    ``(B) Inclusions.--The term `levee' 
                includes a levee system, including--
                            ``(i) levees and canal structures 
                        that--
                                    ``(I) constrain water 
                                flows;
                                    ``(II) are subject to more 
                                frequent water loading; and
                                    ``(III) do not constitute a 
                                barrier across a watercourse; 
                                and
                            ``(ii) roadway and railroad 
                        embankments, but only to the extent 
                        that the embankments are integral to 
                        the performance of a flood damage 
                        reduction system.
                    ``(C) Exclusions.--The term `levee' does 
                not include--
                            ``(i) a roadway or railroad 
                        embankment that is not integral to the 
                        performance of a flood damage reduction 
                        system;
                            ``(ii) a canal constructed 
                        completely within natural ground 
                        without any manmade structure (such as 
                        an embankment or retaining wall to 
                        retain water or a case in which water 
                        is retained only by natural ground);
                            ``(iii) a canal regulated by a 
                        Federal or State agency in a manner 
                        that ensures that applicable Federal 
                        safety criteria are met;
                            ``(iv) a levee or canal structure--
                                    ``(I) that is not a part of 
                                a Federal flood damage 
                                reduction system;
                                    ``(II) that is not 
                                recognized under the National 
                                Flood Insurance Program as 
                                providing protection from the 
                                1-percent-annual-chance or 
                                greater flood;
                                    ``(III) that is not greater 
                                than 3 feet high;
                                    ``(IV) the population in 
                                the leveed area of which is 
                                less than 50 individuals; and
                                    ``(V) the leveed area of 
                                which is less than 1,000 acres; 
                                or
                            ``(v) any shoreline protection or 
                        river bank protection system (such as 
                        revetments or barrier islands).
            ``(8) Levee feature.--The term `levee feature' 
        means a structure that is critical to the functioning 
        of a levee, including--
                    ``(A) an embankment section;
                    ``(B) a floodwall section;
                    ``(C) a closure structure;
                    ``(D) a pumping station;
                    ``(E) an interior drainage work; and
                    ``(F) a flood damage reduction channel.
            ``(9) Levee system.--The term `levee system' means 
        1 or more levee segments, including all levee features 
        that are interconnected and necessary to ensure 
        protection of the associated leveed areas--
                    ``(A) that collectively provide flood 
                damage reduction to a defined area; and
                    ``(B) the failure of 1 of which may result 
                in the failure of the entire system.
            ``(10) National levee database.--The term `national 
        levee database' means the levee database established 
        under section 9004.
            ``(11) Participating program.--The term 
        `participating program' means a levee safety program 
        developed by a State or Indian tribe that includes the 
        minimum components necessary for recognition by the 
        Secretary.
            ``(12) Rehabilitation.--The term `rehabilitation' 
        means the repair, replacement, reconstruction, removal 
        of a levee, or reconfiguration of a levee system, 
        including a setback levee, that is carried out to 
        reduce flood risk or meet national levee safety 
        guidelines.
            ``(13) Risk.--The term `risk' means a measure of 
        the probability and severity of undesirable 
        consequences.''.
    (c) Committee on Levee Safety.--Section 9003 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 3302) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and 
                inserting the following:
            ``(1) Nonvoting members.--The following 2 nonvoting 
        members:
                    ``(A) The Secretary (or a designee of the 
                Secretary).
                    ``(B) The Administrator (or a designee of 
                the Administrator).'';
                    (B) by redesignating paragraph (3) as 
                paragraph (2); and
                    (C) in paragraph (2) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (B)) by inserting ``voting'' after 
                ``14'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection 
        (h); and
            (3) by striking subsections (c) through (f) and 
        inserting the following:
    ``(c) Administration.--
            ``(1) Terms of voting members.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A voting member of the 
                committee shall be appointed for a term of 3 
                years, except that, of the members first 
                appointed--
                            ``(i) 5 shall be appointed for a 
                        term of 1 year;
                            ``(ii) 5 shall be appointed for a 
                        term of 2 years; and
                            ``(iii) 4 shall be appointed for a 
                        term of 3 years.
                    ``(B) Reappointment.--A voting member of 
                the committee may be reappointed to the 
                committee, as the Secretary determines to be 
                appropriate.
                    ``(C) Vacancies.--A vacancy on the 
                committee shall be filled in the same manner as 
                the original appointment was made.
            ``(2) Chairperson.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The voting members of 
                the committee shall appoint a chairperson from 
                among the voting members of the committee.
                    ``(B) Term.--The chairperson shall serve a 
                term of not more than 2 years.
    ``(d) Standing Committees.--
            ``(1) In general.--The committee may establish 
        standing committees comprised of volunteers from all 
        levels of government and the private sector, to advise 
        the committee regarding specific levee safety issues, 
        including participating programs, technical issues, 
        public education and awareness, and safety and the 
        environment.
            ``(2) Membership.--The committee shall recommend to 
        the Secretary for approval individuals for membership 
        on the standing committees.
    ``(e) Duties and Powers.--The committee--
            ``(1) shall submit to the Secretary and Congress an 
        annual report regarding the effectiveness of the levee 
        safety initiative in accordance with section 9006; and
            ``(2) may secure from other Federal agencies such 
        services, and enter into such contracts, as the 
        committee determines to be necessary to carry out this 
        subsection.
    ``(f) Task Force Coordination.--The committee shall, to the 
maximum extent practicable, coordinate the activities of the 
committee with the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management 
Task Force.
    ``(g) Compensation.--
            ``(1) Federal employees.--Each member of the 
        committee who is an officer or employee of the United 
        States--
                    ``(A) shall serve without compensation in 
                addition to compensation received for the 
                services of the member as an officer or 
                employee of the United States; but
                    ``(B) shall be allowed a per diem allowance 
                for travel expenses, at rates authorized for an 
                employee of an agency under subchapter I of 
                chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, 
                while away from the home or regular place of 
                business of the member in the performance of 
                the duties of the committee.
            ``(2) Non-federal employees.--To the extent amounts 
        are made available to carry out this section in 
        appropriations Acts, the Secretary shall provide to 
        each member of the committee who is not an officer or 
        employee of the United States a stipend and a per diem 
        allowance for travel expenses, at rates authorized for 
        an employee of an agency under subchapter I of chapter 
        57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from the 
        home or regular place of business of the member in 
        performance of services for the committee.
            ``(3) Standing committee members.--Each member of a 
        standing committee shall serve in a voluntary 
        capacity.''.
    (d) Inventory of Levees.--Section 9004 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 3303) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(2)(A) by striking ``and, for 
        non-Federal levees, such information on levee location 
        as is provided to the Secretary by State and local 
        governmental agencies'' and inserting ``and updated 
        levee information provided by States, Indian tribes, 
        Federal agencies, and other entities''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Levee Review.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall carry out a 
        one-time inventory and review of all levees identified 
        in the national levee database.
            ``(2) No federal interest.--The inventory and 
        inspection under paragraph (1) does not create a 
        Federal interest in the construction, operation, or 
        maintenance of any levee that is included in the 
        inventory or inspected under this subsection.
            ``(3) Review criteria.--In carrying out the 
        inventory and review, the Secretary shall use the levee 
        safety action classification criteria to determine 
        whether a levee should be classified in the inventory 
        as requiring a more comprehensive inspection.
            ``(4) State and tribal participation.--At the 
        request of a State or Indian tribe with respect to any 
        levee subject to review under this subsection, the 
        Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) allow an official of the State or 
                Indian tribe to participate in the review of 
                the levee; and
                    ``(B) provide information to the State or 
                Indian tribe relating to the location, 
                construction, operation, or maintenance of the 
                levee.
            ``(5) Exceptions.--In carrying out the inventory 
        and review under this subsection, the Secretary shall 
        not be required to review any levee that has been 
        inspected by a State or Indian tribe using the same 
        methodology described in paragraph (3) during the 1-
        year period immediately preceding the date of enactment 
        of this subsection if the Governor of the State or 
        chief executive of the tribal government, as 
        applicable, requests an exemption from the review.''.
    (e) Levee Safety Initiative .--
            (1) In general.--Sections 9005 and 9006 of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 
        3304, 3305) are redesignated as sections 9007 and 9008, 
        respectively.
            (2) Levee safety initiative.--Title IX of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 2007 (33 U.S.C. 3301 et 
        seq.) is amended by inserting after section 9004 the 
        following:

``SEC. 9005. LEVEE SAFETY INITIATIVE.

    ``(a) Establishment.--The Secretary, in consultation with 
the Administrator, shall carry out a levee safety initiative.
    ``(b) Management.--The Secretary shall appoint--
            ``(1) an administrator of the levee safety 
        initiative; and
            ``(2) such staff as are necessary to implement the 
        initiative.
    ``(c) Levee Safety Guidelines.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--Not later than 1 year after 
        the date of enactment of this subsection, the 
        Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator and 
        in coordination with State, local, and tribal 
        governments and organizations with expertise in levee 
        safety, shall establish a set of voluntary, 
        comprehensive, national levee safety guidelines that--
                    ``(A) are available for common, uniform use 
                by all Federal, State, tribal, and local 
                agencies;
                    ``(B) incorporate policies, procedures, 
                standards, and criteria for a range of levee 
                types, canal structures, and related facilities 
                and features; and
                    ``(C) provide for adaptation to local, 
                regional, or watershed conditions.
            ``(2) Requirement.--The policies, procedures, 
        standards, and criteria under paragraph (1)(B) shall be 
        developed taking into consideration the levee hazard 
        potential classification system established under 
        subsection (d).
            ``(3) Incorporation.--The guidelines shall address, 
        to the maximum extent practicable--
                    ``(A) the activities and practices carried 
                out by State, local, and tribal governments, 
                and the private sector to safely build, 
                regulate, operate, and maintain levees; and
                    ``(B) Federal activities that facilitate 
                State efforts to develop and implement 
                effective State programs for the safety of 
                levees, including levee inspection, levee 
                rehabilitation, locally developed floodplain 
                management, and public education and training 
                programs.
            ``(4) Consideration by federal agencies.--To the 
        maximum extent practicable, all Federal agencies shall 
        consider the levee safety guidelines in carrying out 
        activities relating to the management of levees.
            ``(5) Public comment.--Prior to finalizing the 
        guidelines under this subsection, the Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) issue draft guidelines for public 
                comment, including comment by States, non-
                Federal interests, and other appropriate 
                stakeholders; and
                    ``(B) consider any comments received in the 
                development of final guidelines.
    ``(d) Hazard Potential Classification System.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish 
        a hazard potential classification system for use under 
        the levee safety initiative and participating programs.
            ``(2) Revision.--The Secretary shall review and, as 
        necessary, revise the hazard potential classification 
        system not less frequently than once every 5 years.
            ``(3) Consistency.--The hazard potential 
        classification system established pursuant to this 
        subsection shall be consistent with and incorporated 
        into the levee safety action classification tool 
        developed by the Corps of Engineers.
    ``(e) Technical Assistance and Materials.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--The Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Administrator, shall provide 
        technical assistance and training to promote levee 
        safety and assist States, communities, and levee owners 
        in--
                    ``(A) developing levee safety programs;
                    ``(B) identifying and reducing flood risks 
                associated with levees;
                    ``(C) identifying local actions that may be 
                carried out to reduce flood risks in leveed 
                areas; and
                    ``(D) rehabilitating, improving, replacing, 
                reconfiguring, modifying, and removing levees 
                and levee systems.
            ``(2) Eligibility.--To be eligible to receive 
        technical assistance under this subsection, a State 
        shall--
                    ``(A) be in the process of establishing or 
                have in effect a State levee safety program 
                under which a State levee safety agency, in 
                accordance with State law, carries out the 
                guidelines established under subsection (c)(1); 
                and
                    ``(B) allocate sufficient funds in the 
                budget of that State to carry out that State 
                levee safety program.
            ``(3) Work plans.--The Secretary shall enter into 
        an agreement with each State receiving technical 
        assistance under this subsection to develop a work plan 
        necessary for the State levee safety program of that 
        State to reach a level of program performance that 
        meets the guidelines established under subsection 
        (c)(1).
    ``(f) Public Education and Awareness.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, in coordination 
        with the Administrator, shall carry out public 
        education and awareness efforts relating to the levee 
        safety initiative.
            ``(2) Contents.--In carrying out the efforts under 
        paragraph (1), the Secretary and the Administrator 
        shall--
                    ``(A) educate individuals living in leveed 
                areas regarding the risks of living in those 
                areas; and
                    ``(B) promote consistency in the 
                transmission of information regarding levees 
                among Federal agencies and regarding risk 
                communication at the State and local levels.
    ``(g) State and Tribal Levee Safety Program.--
            ``(1) Guidelines.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than 1 year 
                after the date of enactment of this subsection, 
                in consultation with the Administrator, the 
                Secretary shall issue guidelines that establish 
                the minimum components necessary for 
                recognition of a State or tribal levee safety 
                program as a participating program.
                    ``(B) Guideline contents.--The guidelines 
                under subparagraph (A) shall include provisions 
                and procedures requiring each participating 
                State and Indian tribe to certify to the 
                Secretary that the State or Indian tribe, as 
                applicable--
                            ``(i) has the authority to 
                        participate in the levee safety 
                        initiative;
                            ``(ii) can receive funds under this 
                        title;
                            ``(iii) has adopted any levee 
                        safety guidelines developed under this 
                        title;
                            ``(iv) will carry out levee 
                        inspections;
                            ``(v) will carry out, consistent 
                        with applicable requirements, flood 
                        risk management and any emergency 
                        action planning procedures the 
                        Secretary determines to be necessary 
                        relating to levees;
                            ``(vi) will carry out public 
                        education and awareness activities 
                        consistent with the efforts carried out 
                        under subsection (f); and
                            ``(vii) will collect and share 
                        information regarding the location and 
                        condition of levees, including for 
                        inclusion in the national levee 
                        database.
                    ``(C) Public comment.--Prior to finalizing 
                the guidelines under this paragraph, the 
                Secretary shall--
                            ``(i) issue draft guidelines for 
                        public comment; and
                            ``(ii) consider any comments 
                        received in the development of final 
                        guidelines.
            ``(2) Assistance to states.--
                    ``(A) Establishment.--The Administrator may 
                provide assistance, subject to the availability 
                of funding specified in appropriations Acts for 
                Federal Emergency Management Agency activities 
                pursuant to this title and subject to amounts 
                available under subparagraph (E), to States and 
                Indian tribes in establishing participating 
                programs, conducting levee inventories, and 
                improving levee safety programs in accordance 
                with subparagraph (B).
                    ``(B) Requirements.--To be eligible to 
                receive assistance under this section, a State 
                or Indian tribe shall--
                            ``(i) meet the requirements of a 
                        participating program established by 
                        the guidelines issued under paragraph 
                        (1);
                            ``(ii) use not less than 25 percent 
                        of any amounts received to identify and 
                        assess non-Federal levees within the 
                        State or on land of the Indian tribe;
                            ``(iii) submit to the Secretary and 
                        Administrator any information collected 
                        by the State or Indian tribe in 
                        carrying out this subsection for 
                        inclusion in the national levee safety 
                        database; and
                            ``(iv) identify actions to address 
                        hazard mitigation activities associated 
                        with levees and leveed areas identified 
                        in the hazard mitigation plan of the 
                        State approved by the Administrator of 
                        the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
                        under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
                        Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
                        U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).
                    ``(C) Measures to assess effectiveness.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Not later than 1 
                        year after the date of enactment of 
                        this subsection, the Administrator 
                        shall implement quantifiable 
                        performance measures and metrics to 
                        assess the effectiveness of the 
                        assistance provided in accordance with 
                        subparagraph (A).
                            ``(ii) Considerations.--In 
                        assessing the effectiveness of 
                        assistance under clause (i), the 
                        Administrator shall consider the degree 
                        to which the State or tribal program--
                                    ``(I) ensures that human 
                                lives and property that are 
                                protected by new and existing 
                                levees are safe;
                                    ``(II) encourages the use 
                                of appropriate engineering 
                                policies, procedures, and 
                                technical practices for levee 
                                site investigation, design, 
                                construction, operation and 
                                maintenance, inspection, 
                                assessment, and emergency 
                                preparedness;
                                    ``(III) develops and 
                                supports public education and 
                                awareness projects to increase 
                                public acceptance and support 
                                of levee safety programs and 
                                provide information;
                                    ``(IV) builds public 
                                awareness of the residual risks 
                                associated with living in levee 
                                protected areas; and
                                    ``(V) develops technical 
                                assistance materials, seminars, 
                                and guidelines to improve the 
                                security of levees of the 
                                United States.
                    ``(D) Maintenance of effort.--Technical 
                assistance or grants may not be provided to a 
                State under this subsection during a fiscal 
                year unless the State enters into an agreement 
                with the Administrator to ensure that the State 
                will maintain during that fiscal year aggregate 
                expenditures for programs to ensure levee 
                safety that equal or exceed the average annual 
                level of such expenditures for the State for 
                the 2 fiscal years preceding that fiscal year.
                    ``(E) Authorization of appropriations.--
                            ``(i) In general.--There is 
                        authorized to be appropriated to the 
                        Administrator to carry out this 
                        subsection $25,000,000 for each of 
                        fiscal years 2015 through 2019.
                            ``(ii) Allocation.--For each fiscal 
                        year, amounts made available under this 
                        subparagraph shall be allocated among 
                        the States and Indian tribes as 
                        follows:
                                    ``(I) \1/3\ among States 
                                and Indian tribes that qualify 
                                for assistance under this 
                                subsection.
                                    ``(II) \2/3\ among States 
                                and Indian tribes that qualify 
                                for assistance under this 
                                subsection, to each such State 
                                or Indian tribe in the 
                                proportion that--
                                          ``(aa) the miles of 
                                        levees in the State or 
                                        on the land of the 
                                        Indian tribe that are 
                                        listed on the inventory 
                                        of levees; bears to
                                          ``(bb) the miles of 
                                        levees in all States 
                                        and on the land of all 
                                        Indian tribes that are 
                                        in the national levee 
                                        database.
                            ``(iii) Maximum amount of 
                        allocation.--The amounts allocated to a 
                        State or Indian tribe under this 
                        subparagraph shall not exceed 50 
                        percent of the reasonable cost of 
                        implementing the State or tribal levee 
                        safety program.
                    ``(F) Prohibition.--No amounts made 
                available to the Administrator under this title 
                shall be used for levee construction, 
                rehabilitation, repair, operations, or 
                maintenance.
    ``(h) Levee Rehabilitation Assistance Program.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall provide 
        assistance to States, Indian tribes, and local 
        governments relating to addressing flood mitigation 
        activities that result in an overall reduction in flood 
        risk.
            ``(2) Requirements.--To be eligible to receive 
        assistance under this subsection, a State, Indian 
        tribe, or local government shall--
                    ``(A) participate in, and comply with, all 
                applicable Federal floodplain management and 
                flood insurance programs;
                    ``(B) have in place a hazard mitigation 
                plan that--
                            ``(i) includes all levee risks; and
                            ``(ii) complies with the Disaster 
                        Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-
                        390; 114 Stat. 1552);
                    ``(C) submit to the Secretary an 
                application at such time, in such manner, and 
                containing such information as the Secretary 
                may require;
                    ``(D) commit to provide normal operation 
                and maintenance of the project for the 50 year-
                period following completion of rehabilitation; 
                and
                    ``(E) comply with such minimum eligibility 
                requirements as the Secretary, in consultation 
                with the committee, may establish to ensure 
                that each owner and operator of a levee under a 
                participating State or tribal levee safety 
                program--
                            ``(i) acts in accordance with the 
                        guidelines developed under subsection 
                        (c); and
                            ``(ii) carries out activities 
                        relating to the public in the leveed 
                        area in accordance with the hazard 
                        mitigation plan described in 
                        subparagraph (B).
            ``(3) Floodplain management plans.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than 1 year 
                after the date of execution of a project 
                agreement for assistance under this subsection, 
                a State, Indian tribe, or local government 
                shall prepare a floodplain management plan in 
                accordance with the guidelines under 
                subparagraph (D) to reduce the impacts of 
                future flood events in each applicable leveed 
                area.
                    ``(B) Inclusions.--A plan under 
                subparagraph (A) shall address--
                            ``(i) potential measures, 
                        practices, and policies to reduce loss 
                        of life, injuries, damage to property 
                        and facilities, public expenditures, 
                        and other adverse impacts of flooding 
                        in each applicable leveed area;
                            ``(ii) plans for flood fighting and 
                        evacuation; and
                            ``(iii) public education and 
                        awareness of flood risks.
                    ``(C) Implementation.--Not later than 1 
                year after the date of completion of 
                construction of the applicable project, a 
                floodplain management plan prepared under 
                subparagraph (A) shall be implemented.
                    ``(D) Guidelines.--Not later than 180 days 
                after the date of enactment of this subsection, 
                the Secretary, in consultation with the 
                Administrator, shall develop such guidelines 
                for the preparation of floodplain management 
                plans prepared under this paragraph as the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate.
                    ``(E) Technical support.--The Secretary may 
                provide technical support for the development 
                and implementation of floodplain management 
                plans prepared under this paragraph.
            ``(4) Use of funds.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Assistance provided 
                under this subsection may be used--
                            ``(i) for any rehabilitation 
                        activity to maximize overall risk 
                        reduction associated with a levee under 
                        a participating State or tribal levee 
                        safety program; and
                            ``(ii) only for a levee that is not 
                        federally operated and maintained.
                    ``(B) Prohibition.--Assistance provided 
                under this subsection shall not be used--
                            ``(i) to perform routine operation 
                        or maintenance for a levee; or
                            ``(ii) to make any modification to 
                        a levee that does not result in an 
                        improvement to public safety.
            ``(5) No proprietary interest.--A contract for 
        assistance provided under this subsection shall not be 
        considered to confer any proprietary interest on the 
        United States.
            ``(6) Cost share.--The maximum Federal share of the 
        cost of any assistance provided under this subsection 
        shall be 65 percent.
            ``(7) Project limit.--The maximum amount of Federal 
        assistance for a project under this subsection shall be 
        $10,000,000.
            ``(8) Limitation.--A project shall not receive 
        Federal assistance under this subsection more than 1 
        time.
            ``(9) Federal interest.--For a project that is not 
        a project eligible for rehabilitation assistance under 
        section 5 of the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 
        701n), the Secretary shall determine that the proposed 
        rehabilitation is in the Federal interest prior to 
        providing assistance for such rehabilitation.
            ``(10) Other laws.--Assistance provided under this 
        subsection shall be subject to all applicable laws 
        (including regulations) that apply to the construction 
        of a civil works project of the Corps of Engineers.
    ``(i) Effect of Section.--Nothing in this section--
            ``(1) affects the requirement under section 
        100226(b)(2) of Public Law 112-141 (42 U.S.C. 4101 
        note; 126 Stat. 942); or
            ``(2) confers any regulatory authority on--
                    ``(A) the Secretary; or
                    ``(B) the Administrator, including for the 
                purpose of setting premium rates under the 
                national flood insurance program established 
                under chapter 1 of the National Flood Insurance 
                Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4011 et seq.).

``SEC. 9006. REPORTS.

    ``(a) State of Levees.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of enactment of this subsection, and biennially 
        thereafter, the Secretary in coordination with the 
        committee, shall submit to Congress and make publicly 
        available a report describing the state of levees in 
        the United States and the effectiveness of the levee 
        safety initiative, including--
                    ``(A) progress achieved in implementing the 
                levee safety initiative;
                    ``(B) State and tribal participation in the 
                levee safety initiative;
                    ``(C) recommendations to improve 
                coordination of levee safety, floodplain 
                management, and environmental protection 
                concerns, including--
                            ``(i) identifying and evaluating 
                        opportunities to coordinate public 
                        safety, floodplain management, and 
                        environmental protection activities 
                        relating to levees; and
                            ``(ii) evaluating opportunities to 
                        coordinate environmental permitting 
                        processes for operation and maintenance 
                        activities at existing levee projects 
                        in compliance with all applicable laws; 
                        and
                    ``(D) any recommendations for legislation 
                and other congressional actions necessary to 
                ensure national levee safety.
            ``(2) Inclusion.--Each report under paragraph (1) 
        shall include a report of the committee that describes 
        the independent recommendations of the committee for 
        the implementation of the levee safety initiative.
    ``(b) National Dam and Levee Safety Program.--Not later 
than 3 years after the date of enactment of this subsection, to 
the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary and the 
Administrator, in coordination with the committee, shall submit 
to Congress and make publicly available a report that includes 
recommendations regarding the advisability and feasibility of, 
and potential approaches for, establishing a joint national dam 
and levee safety program.
    ``(c) Alignment of Federal Programs Relating to Levees.--
Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this 
subsection, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
submit to Congress a report on opportunities for alignment of 
Federal programs to provide incentives to State, tribal, and 
local governments and individuals and entities--
            ``(1) to promote shared responsibility for levee 
        safety;
            ``(2) to encourage the development of strong State 
        and tribal levee safety programs;
            ``(3) to better align the levee safety initiative 
        with other Federal flood risk management programs; and
            ``(4) to promote increased levee safety through 
        other Federal programs providing assistance to State 
        and local governments.
    ``(d) Liability for Certain Levee Engineering Projects.--
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress and make 
publicly available a report that includes recommendations that 
identify and address any legal liability associated with levee 
engineering projects that prevent--
            ``(1) levee owners from obtaining needed levee 
        engineering services; or
            ``(2) development and implementation of a State or 
        tribal levee safety program.''.
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 9008 of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (as redesignated by 
subsection (e)(1)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``are'' and inserting ``is''; and
            (2) by striking ``Secretary'' and all that follows 
        through the period at the end and inserting the 
        following:
``Secretary--
            ``(1) to carry out sections 9003, 9005(c), 9005(d), 
        9005(e), and 9005(f), $4,000,000 for each of fiscal 
        years 2015 through 2019;
            ``(2) to carry out section 9004, $20,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2015 through 2019; and
            ``(3) to carry out section 9005(h), $30,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2015 through 2019.''.

SEC. 3017. REHABILITATION OF EXISTING LEVEES.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall carry out measures 
that address consolidation, settlement, subsidence, sea level 
rise, and new datum to restore federally authorized hurricane 
and storm damage reduction projects that were constructed as of 
the date of enactment of this Act to the authorized levels of 
protection of the projects if the Secretary determines the 
necessary work is technically feasible, environmentally 
acceptable, and economically justified.
    (b) Limitation.--This section shall only apply to those 
projects for which the executed project partnership agreement 
provides that the non-Federal interest is not required to 
perform future measures to restore the project to the 
authorized level of protection of the project to account for 
subsidence and sea-level rise as part of the operation, 
maintenance, repair, replacement, and rehabilitation 
responsibilities.
    (c) Cost Share.--
            (1) In general.--The non-Federal share of the cost 
        of construction of a project carried out under this 
        section shall be determined as provided in subsections 
        (a) through (d) of section 103 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213).
            (2) Certain activities.--The non-Federal share of 
        the cost of operations, maintenance, repair, 
        replacement, and rehabilitation for a project carried 
        out under this section shall be 100 percent.
    (d) Report to Congress.--Not later than 5 years after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall include in 
the annual report developed under section 7001--
            (1) any recommendations relating to the continued 
        need for the authority provided under this section;
            (2) a description of the measures carried out under 
        this section;
            (3) any lessons learned relating to the measures 
        implemented under this section; and
            (4) best practices for carrying out measures to 
        restore hurricane and storm damage reduction projects.
    (e) Termination of Authority.--The authority of the 
Secretary under this subsection terminates on the date that is 
10 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

 Subtitle C--Additional Safety Improvements and Risk Reduction Measures

SEC. 3021. USE OF INNOVATIVE MATERIALS.

    Section 8(d) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1988 
(33 U.S.C. 2314) is amended by striking ``materials'' and all 
that follows through the period at the end and inserting 
``methods, or materials, including roller compacted concrete, 
geosynthetic materials, and advanced composites, that the 
Secretary determines are appropriate to carry out this 
section.''.

SEC. 3022. DURABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND RESILIENCE.

    In carrying out the activities of the Corps of Engineers, 
the Secretary, to the maximum extent practicable, shall 
encourage the use of durable and sustainable materials and 
resilient construction techniques that--
            (1) allow a water resources infrastructure 
        project--
                    (A) to resist hazards due to a major 
                disaster; and
                    (B) to continue to serve the primary 
                function of the water resources infrastructure 
                project following a major disaster;
            (2) reduce the magnitude or duration of a 
        disruptive event to a water resources infrastructure 
        project; and
            (3) have the absorptive capacity, adaptive 
        capacity, and recoverability to withstand a potentially 
        disruptive event.

SEC. 3023. STUDY ON RISK REDUCTION.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in coordination with the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce, shall 
enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences 
to carry out a study and make recommendations relating to 
infrastructure and coastal restoration options for reducing 
risk to human life and property from extreme weather events, 
such as hurricanes, coastal storms, and inland flooding.
    (b) Considerations.--The study under subsection (a) shall 
include--
            (1) an analysis of strategies and water resources 
        projects, including authorized water resources projects 
        that have not yet been constructed, and other projects 
        implemented in the United States and worldwide to 
        respond to risk associated with extreme weather events;
            (2) an analysis of--
                    (A) historical extreme weather events;
                    (B) the ability of existing infrastructure 
                to mitigate risks associated with extreme 
                weather events; and
                    (C) the reduction in long-term costs and 
                vulnerability to infrastructure through the use 
                of resilient construction techniques;
            (3) identification of proven, science-based 
        approaches and mechanisms for ecosystem protection and 
        identification of natural resources likely to have the 
        greatest need for protection, restoration, and 
        conservation so that the infrastructure and restoration 
        projects can continue safeguarding the communities in, 
        and sustaining the economy of, the United States;
            (4) an estimation of the funding necessary to 
        improve infrastructure in the United States to reduce 
        risk associated with extreme weather events;
            (5) an analysis of the adequacy of current funding 
        sources and the identification of potential new funding 
        sources to finance the necessary infrastructure 
        improvements referred to in paragraph (3); and
            (6) an analysis of the Federal, State, and local 
        costs of natural disasters and the potential cost-
        savings associated with implementing mitigation 
        measures.
    (c) Coordination.--The National Academy of Sciences may 
cooperate with the National Academy of Public Administration to 
carry out 1 or more aspects of the study under subsection (a).
    (d) Publication.--Not later than 30 days after completion 
of the study under subsection (a), the National Academy of 
Sciences shall--
            (1) submit a copy of the study 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 the study available on a 
        publicly accessible Internet site.

SEC. 3024. MANAGEMENT OF FLOOD, DROUGHT, AND STORM DAMAGE.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General 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 study of the strategies used by the Corps 
of Engineers for the comprehensive management of water 
resources in response to floods, storms, and droughts, 
including an historical review of the ability of the Corps of 
Engineers to manage and respond to historical drought, storm, 
and flood events.
    (b) Considerations.--The study under subsection (a) shall 
address--
            (1) the extent to which existing water management 
        activities of the Corps of Engineers can better meet 
        the goal of addressing future flooding, drought, and 
        storm damage risks, which shall include analysis of all 
        historical extreme weather events that have been 
        recorded during the previous 5 centuries as well as in 
        the geological record;
            (2) whether existing water resources projects built 
        or maintained by the Corps of Engineers, including 
        dams, levees, floodwalls, flood gates, and other 
        appurtenant infrastructure were designed to adequately 
        address flood, storm, and drought impacts and the 
        extent to which the water resources projects have been 
        successful at addressing those impacts;
            (3) any recommendations for approaches for 
        repairing, rebuilding, or restoring infrastructure, 
        land, and natural resources that consider the risks and 
        vulnerabilities associated with past and future extreme 
        weather events;
            (4) whether a reevaluation of existing management 
        approaches of the Corps of Engineers could result in 
        greater efficiencies in water management and project 
        delivery that would enable the Corps of Engineers to 
        better prepare for, contain, and respond to flood, 
        storm, and drought conditions;
            (5) any recommendations for improving the planning 
        processes of the Corps of Engineers to provide 
        opportunities for comprehensive management of water 
        resources that increases efficiency and improves 
        response to flood, storm, and drought conditions;
            (6) any recommendations on the use of resilient 
        construction techniques to reduce future vulnerability 
        from flood, storm, and drought conditions; and
            (7) any recommendations for improving approaches to 
        rebuilding or restoring infrastructure and natural 
        resources that contribute to risk reduction, such as 
        coastal wetlands, to prepare for flood and drought.

SEC. 3025. POST-DISASTER WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS.

    (a) Watershed Assessments.--
            (1) In general.--In an area that the President has 
        declared a major disaster in accordance with section 
        401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
        Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170), the 
        Secretary may carry out a watershed assessment to 
        identify, to the maximum extent practicable, specific 
        flood risk reduction, hurricane and storm damage 
        reduction, ecosystem restoration, or navigation project 
        recommendations that will help to rehabilitate and 
        improve the resiliency of damaged infrastructure and 
        natural resources to reduce risks to human life and 
        property from future natural disasters.
            (2) Existing projects.--A watershed assessment 
        carried out paragraph (1) may identify existing 
        projects being carried out under 1 or more of the 
        authorities referred to in subsection (b)(1).
            (3) Duplicate watershed assessments.--In carrying 
        out a watershed assessment under paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary shall use all existing watershed assessments 
        and related information developed by the Secretary or 
        other Federal, State, or local entities.
    (b) Projects.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may carry out 
        projects identified under a watershed assessment under 
        subsection (a) in accordance with the criteria for 
        projects carried out under one of the following 
        authorities:
                    (A) Section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 
                1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s).
                    (B) Section 111 of the River and Harbor Act 
                of 1968 (33 U.S.C. 426i).
                    (C) Section 206 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2330).
                    (D) Section 1135 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a).
                    (E) Section 107 of the River and Harbor Act 
                of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577).
                    (F) Section 3 of the Act of August 13, 1946 
                (33 U.S.C. 426g).
            (2) Annual plan.--For each project that does not 
        meet the criteria under paragraph (1), the Secretary 
        shall include a recommendation relating to the project 
        in the annual report submitted to Congress by the 
        Secretary in accordance with section 7001.
            (3) Existing projects.--In carrying out a project 
        under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall--
                    (A) to the maximum extent practicable, use 
                all existing information and studies available 
                for the project; and
                    (B) not require any element of a study 
                completed for the project prior to the disaster 
                to be repeated.
    (c) Requirements.--All requirements applicable to a project 
under the Acts described in subsection (b) shall apply to the 
project.
    (d) Limitations on Assessments.--A watershed assessment 
under subsection (a) shall be initiated not later than 2 years 
after the date on which the major disaster declaration is 
issued.

SEC. 3026. HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION STUDY.

    (a) In General.--As part of the study for flood and storm 
damage reduction related to natural disasters to be carried out 
by the Secretary under title II of division A of the Disaster 
Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, under the heading ``Department 
of the Army--Corps of Engineers--Civil--Investigations'' (127 
Stat. 5), the Secretary shall make specific project 
recommendations.
    (b) Consultation.--In making recommendations pursuant to 
this section, the Secretary may consult with key stakeholders, 
including State, county, and city governments, and, as 
applicable, State and local water districts, and in the case of 
recommendations concerning projects that substantially affect 
communities served by historically Black colleges and 
universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other 
minority-serving institutions, the Secretary shall consult with 
those colleges, universities, and institutions.
    (c) Report.--The Secretary shall include any 
recommendations of the Secretary under this section in the 
annual report submitted to Congress by the Secretary in 
accordance with section 7001.

SEC. 3027. EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION OF RISK.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Affected government.--The term ``affected 
        government'' means a State, local, or tribal government 
        with jurisdiction over an area that will be affected by 
        a flood.
            (2) Annual operating plan.--The term ``annual 
        operating plan'' means a plan prepared by the Secretary 
        that describes potential water condition scenarios for 
        a river basin for a year.
    (b) Communication.--In any river basin where the Secretary 
carries out flood risk management activities subject to an 
annual operating plan, the Secretary shall establish procedures 
for providing the public and affected governments, including 
Indian tribes, in the river basin with--
            (1) timely information regarding expected water 
        levels;
            (2) advice regarding appropriate preparedness 
        actions;
            (3) technical assistance; and
            (4) any other information or assistance determined 
        appropriate by the Secretary.
    (c) Public Availability of Information.--To the maximum 
extent practicable, the Secretary, in coordination with the 
Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, shall 
make the information required under subsection (b) available to 
the public through widely used and readily available means, 
including on the Internet.
    (d) Procedures.--The Secretary shall use the procedures 
established under subsection (b) only when precipitation or 
runoff exceeds those calculations considered as the lowest risk 
to life and property contemplated by the annual operating plan.

SEC. 3028. SAFETY ASSURANCE REVIEW.

    Section 2035 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
(33 U.S.C. 2344) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(g) Nonapplicability of FACA.--The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to a safety 
assurance review conducted under this section.''.

SEC. 3029. EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO NATURAL DISASTERS.

    (a) 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 inserting ``and subject to the condition 
        that the Chief of Engineers may include modifications 
        to the structure or project'' after ``work for flood 
        control''; and
            (2) by striking ``structure damaged or destroyed by 
        wind, wave, or water action of other than an ordinary 
        nature when in the discretion of the Chief of Engineers 
        such repair and restoration is warranted for the 
        adequate functioning of the structure for hurricane or 
        shore protection'' and inserting ``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, such repair and restoration is warranted for 
        the adequate functioning of the structure or project 
        for hurricane or shore protection, subject to the 
        condition that the Chief of Engineers may include 
        modifications to the structure or project to address 
        major deficiencies or implement nonstructural 
        alternatives to the repair or restoration of the 
        structure if requested by the non-Federal sponsor''.
    (b) Review of Emergency Response Authorities.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall undertake a 
        review of implementation of section 5 of the Act of 
        August 18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n), to evaluate the 
        alternatives available to the Secretary to ensure--
                    (A) the safety of affected communities to 
                future flooding and storm events;
                    (B) the resiliency of water resources 
                development projects to future flooding and 
                storm events;
                    (C) the long-term cost-effectiveness of 
                water resources development projects that 
                provide flood control and hurricane and storm 
                damage reduction benefits; and
                    (D) the policy goals and objectives that 
                have been outlined by the President as a 
                response to recent extreme weather events, 
                including Hurricane Sandy, that relate to 
                preparing for future floods are met.
            (2) Scope of review.--In carrying out the review, 
        the Secretary shall--
                    (A) review the historical precedents and 
                implementation of section 5 of that Act, 
                including those actions undertaken by the 
                Secretary, over time, under that section--
                            (i) to repair or restore a project; 
                        and
                            (ii) to increase the level of 
                        protection for a damaged project to 
                        address future conditions;
                    (B) evaluate the difference between 
                adopting, as an appropriate standard under 
                section 5 of that Act, the repair or 
                restoration of a project to pre-flood or pre-
                storm levels and the repair or restoration of a 
                project to a design level of protection, 
                including an assessment for each standard of--
                            (i) the implications on populations 
                        at risk of flooding or damage;
                            (ii) the implications on 
                        probability of loss of life;
                            (iii) the implications on property 
                        values at risk of flooding or damage;
                            (iv) the implications on 
                        probability of increased property 
                        damage and associated costs;
                            (v) the implications on local and 
                        regional economies; and
                            (vi) the estimated total cost and 
                        estimated cost savings;
                    (C) review and evaluate the historic and 
                potential uses, and economic feasibility for 
                the life of the project, of nonstructural 
                alternatives, including natural features such 
                as dunes, coastal wetlands, floodplains, 
                marshes, and mangroves, to reduce the damage 
                caused by floods, storm surges, winds, and 
                other aspects of extreme weather events, and to 
                increase the resiliency and long-term cost-
                effectiveness of water resources development 
                projects;
                    (D) incorporate the science on expected 
                rates of sea-level rise and extreme weather 
                events;
                    (E) incorporate the work completed by the 
                Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, 
                established by Executive Order No. 13632 (77 
                Fed. Reg. 74341); and
                    (F) review the information obtained from 
                the report developed under subsection (c)(1).
    (c) Reports.--
            (1) Biennial report to congress.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 2 years 
                after the date of enactment of this Act and 
                every 2 years 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 detailing the 
                amounts expended in the previous 5 fiscal years 
                to carry out Corps of Engineers projects under 
                section 5 of the Act of August 18, 1941 (33 
                U.S.C. 701n).
                    (B) Inclusions.--A report under 
                subparagraph (A) shall, at a minimum, include a 
                description of--
                            (i) each structure, feature, or 
                        project for which amounts are expended, 
                        including the type of structure, 
                        feature, or project and cost of the 
                        work; and
                            (ii) how the Secretary has 
                        repaired, restored, replaced, or 
                        modified each structure, feature, or 
                        project or intends to restore the 
                        structure, feature, or project to the 
                        design level of protection for the 
                        structure, feature, or project.
            (2) Report on review of emergency response 
        authorities.--Not later than 18 months after 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 
        publicly available a report on the results of the 
        review under subsection (b).

                TITLE IV--RIVER BASINS AND COASTAL AREAS

SEC. 4001. RIVER BASIN COMMISSIONS.

    Section 5019 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
(121 Stat. 1201) is amended by striking subsection (b) and 
inserting the following:
    ``(b) Authorization To Allocate.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall allocate 
        funds to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the 
        Delaware River Basin Commission, and the Interstate 
        Commission on the Potomac River Basin to fulfill the 
        equitable funding requirements of the respective 
        interstate compacts.
            ``(2) Amounts.--For each fiscal year, the Secretary 
        shall allocate to each Commission described in 
        paragraph (1) an amount equal to the amount determined 
        by the Commission in accordance with the respective 
        interstate compact approved by Congress.
            ``(3) Notification.--If the Secretary does not 
        allocate funds for a given fiscal year in accordance 
        with paragraph (2), the Secretary, in conjunction with 
        the subsequent submission by the President of the 
        budget to Congress under section 1105(a) of title 31, 
        United States Code, 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 notice that describes--
                    ``(A) the reasons why the Secretary did not 
                allocate funds in accordance with paragraph (2) 
                for that fiscal year; and
                    ``(B) the impact of that decision not to 
                allocate funds on each area of jurisdiction of 
                each Commission described in paragraph (1), 
                including with respect to--
                            ``(i) water supply allocation;
                            ``(ii) water quality protection;
                            ``(iii) regulatory review and 
                        permitting;
                            ``(iv) water conservation;
                            ``(v) watershed planning;
                            ``(vi) drought management;
                            ``(vii) flood loss reduction;
                            ``(viii) recreation; and
                            ``(ix) energy development.''.

SEC. 4002. MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

    (a) Mississippi River Forecasting Improvements.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation 
        with the Secretary of the department in which the Coast 
        Guard is operating, the Director of the United States 
        Geological Survey, the Administrator of the National 
        Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the 
        Director of the National Weather Service, as 
        applicable, shall improve forecasting on the 
        Mississippi River by--
                    (A) updating forecasting technology 
                deployed on the Mississippi River and its 
                tributaries through--
                            (i) the construction of additional 
                        automated river gages;
                            (ii) the rehabilitation of existing 
                        automated and manual river gages; and
                            (iii) the replacement of manual 
                        river gages with automated gages, as 
                        the Secretary determines to be 
                        necessary;
                    (B) constructing additional sedimentation 
                ranges on the Mississippi River and its 
                tributaries; and
                    (C) deploying additional automatic 
                identification system base stations at river 
                gage sites.
            (2) Prioritization.--In carrying out this 
        subsection, the Secretary shall prioritize the sections 
        of the Mississippi River on which additional and more 
        reliable information would have the greatest impact on 
        maintaining navigation on the Mississippi River.
            (3) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
        of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to 
        Congress and make publicly available a report on the 
        activities carried out by the Secretary under this 
        subsection.
    (b) Middle Mississippi River Pilot Program.--
            (1) In general.--In accordance with the project for 
        navigation, Mississippi River between the Ohio and 
        Missouri Rivers (Regulating Works), Missouri and 
        Illinois, authorized by the Act of June 25, 1910 (36 
        Stat. 631, chapter 382) (commonly known as the ``River 
        and Harbor Act of 1910''), the Act of January 1, 1927 
        (44 Stat. 1010, chapter 47) (commonly known as the 
        ``River and Harbor Act of 1927''), and the Act of July 
        3, 1930 (46 Stat. 918, chapter 847), the Secretary may 
        study improvements to navigation and aquatic ecosystem 
        restoration in the middle Mississippi River.
            (2) Disposition.--
                    (A) In general.--The Secretary may carry 
                out any project identified pursuant to 
                paragraph (1) in accordance with the criteria 
                for projects carried out under one of the 
                following authorities:
                            (i) Section 206 of the Water 
                        Resources Development Act of 1996 (33 
                        U.S.C. 2330).
                            (ii) Section 1135 of the Water 
                        Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
                        U.S.C. 2309a).
                            (iii) Section 107 of the River and 
                        Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577).
                            (iv) Section 104(a) of the River 
                        and Harbor Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 
                        610(a)).
                    (B) Report.--For each project that does not 
                meet the criteria under subparagraph (A), the 
                Secretary shall include a recommendation 
                relating to the project in the annual report 
                submitted to Congress by the Secretary in 
                accordance with section 7001.
    (c) Greater Mississippi River Basin Severe Flooding and 
Drought Management Study.--
            (1) Definition of greater mississippi river 
        basin.--In this subsection, the term ``greater 
        Mississippi River Basin'' means the area covered by 
        hydrologic units 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11, as identified 
        by the United States Geological Survey as of the date 
        of enactment of this Act.
            (2) In general.--The Secretary shall carry out a 
        study of the greater Mississippi River Basin--
                    (A) to improve the coordinated and 
                comprehensive management of water resource 
                projects in the greater Mississippi River Basin 
                relating to severe flooding and drought 
                conditions; and
                    (B) to identify and evaluate--
                            (i) modifications to those water 
                        resource projects, consistent with the 
                        authorized purposes of those projects; 
                        and
                            (ii) the development of new water 
                        resource projects to improve the 
                        reliability of navigation and more 
                        effectively reduce flood risk.
            (3) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date 
        of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to 
        Congress and make publicly available a report on the 
        study carried out under this subsection.
            (4) Savings clause.--Nothing in this subsection 
        impacts the operations and maintenance of the Missouri 
        River Mainstem System, as authorized by the Act of 
        December 22, 1944 (commonly known as the ``Flood 
        Control Act of 1944'')(58 Stat. 897, chapter 665).
    (d) Flexibility in Maintaining Navigation.--
            (1) Extreme low water event defined.--In this 
        subsection, the term ``extreme low water event'' means 
        an extended period of time during which low water 
        threatens the safe commercial use of the Mississippi 
        River for navigation, including the use and 
        availability of fleeting areas.
            (2) Report on areas for action.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 1 year 
                after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
                Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary 
                of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
                operating, shall complete and make publicly 
                available a report identifying areas that are 
                unsafe and unreliable for commercial navigation 
                during extreme low water events along the 
                authorized Federal navigation channel on the 
                Mississippi River and measures to address those 
                restrictions.
                    (B) Inclusions.--The report under 
                subparagraph (A) shall--
                            (i) consider data from the most 
                        recent extreme low water events that 
                        impacted navigation along the 
                        authorized Federal navigation channel 
                        on the Mississippi River;
                            (ii) identify locations for 
                        potential modifications, including 
                        improvements outside the authorized 
                        navigation channel, that will alleviate 
                        hazards at areas that constrain 
                        navigation during extreme low water 
                        events along the authorized Federal 
                        navigation channel on the Mississippi 
                        River; and
                            (iii) include recommendations for 
                        possible actions to address constrained 
                        navigation during extreme low water 
                        events.
            (3) Authorized activities.--If the Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Secretary of the department in 
        which the Coast Guard is operating, determines it to be 
        critical to maintaining safe and reliable navigation 
        within the authorized Federal navigation channel on the 
        Mississippi River, the Secretary may carry out 
        activities outside the authorized Federal navigation 
        channel along the Mississippi River, including the 
        construction and operation of maintenance of fleeting 
        areas, that--
                    (A) are necessary for safe and reliable 
                navigation in the Federal channel; and
                    (B) have been identified in the report 
                under paragraph (2).
            (4) Restriction.--The Secretary shall only carry 
        out activities authorized under paragraph (3) for such 
        period of time as is necessary to maintain reliable 
        navigation during the extreme low water event.
            (5) Notification.--Not later than 60 days after 
        initiating an activity under this subsection, 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 notice that includes--
                    (A) a description of the activities 
                undertaken, including the costs associated with 
                the activities; and
                    (B) a comprehensive description of how the 
                activities are necessary for maintaining safe 
                and reliable navigation of the Federal channel.

SEC. 4003. MISSOURI RIVER.

    (a) Upper Missouri Basin Flood and Drought Monitoring.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary, in coordination 
        with the Administrator of the National Oceanic and 
        Atmospheric Administration, the Chief of the Natural 
        Resources Conservation Service, the Director of the 
        United States Geological Survey, and the Commissioner 
        of the Bureau of Reclamation, shall carry out 
        activities to improve and support management of Corps 
        of Engineers water resources development projects, 
        including--
                    (A) soil moisture and snowpack monitoring 
                in the Upper Missouri River Basin to reduce 
                flood risk and improve river and water resource 
                management in the Upper Missouri River Basin, 
                as outlined in the February 2013 report 
                entitled ``Upper Missouri Basin Monitoring 
                Committee--Snow Sampling and Instrumentation 
                Recommendations'';
                    (B) restoring and maintaining existing mid- 
                and high-elevation snowpack monitoring sites 
                operated under the SNOTEL program of the 
                Natural Resources Conservation Service; and
                    (C) operating streamflow gages and related 
                interpretive studies in the Upper Missouri 
                River Basin under the cooperative water program 
                and the national streamflow information program 
                of the United States Geological Service.
            (2) Use of funds.--Amounts made available to the 
        Secretary to carry out activities under this subsection 
        shall be used to supplement but not supplant other 
        related activities of Federal agencies that are carried 
        out within the Missouri River Basin.
            (3) Cooperative agreements.--
                    (A) In general.--The Secretary may enter 
                into cooperative agreements with other Federal 
                agencies to carry out this subsection.
                    (B) Maintenance of effort.--The Secretary 
                may only enter into a cooperative agreement 
                with another Federal agency under this 
                paragraph if such agreement specifies that the 
                agency will maintain aggregate expenditures in 
                the Missouri River Basin for existing programs 
                that implement activities described in 
                paragraph (1) at a level that is equal to or 
                exceeds the aggregate expenditures for the 
                fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal 
                year in which such agreement is signed.
            (4) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
        of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of 
        the United States, in consultation with 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--
                    (A) identifies progress made by the 
                Secretary and other Federal agencies in 
                implementing the recommendations contained in 
                the report described in paragraph (1)(A) with 
                respect to enhancing soil moisture and snowpack 
                monitoring in the Upper Missouri Basin;
                    (B) includes recommendations--
                            (i) to enhance soil moisture and 
                        snowpack monitoring in the Upper 
                        Missouri Basin that would enhance water 
                        resources management, including 
                        managing flood risk, in that basin; and
                            (ii) on the most efficient manner 
                        of collecting and sharing data to 
                        assist Federal agencies with water 
                        resources management responsibilities;
                    (C) identifies the expected costs and 
                timeline for implementing the recommendations 
                described in subparagraph (B)(i); and
                    (D) identifies the role of States and other 
                Federal agencies in gathering necessary soil 
                moisture and snowpack monitoring data.
    (b) Missouri River Between Fort Peck Dam, Montana and 
Gavins Point Dam, South Dakota and Nebraska.--Section 9(f) of 
the Act of December 22, 1944 (commonly known as the ``Flood 
Control Act of 1944'') (58 Stat. 891, chapter 665; 102 Stat. 
4031) is amended in the second sentence by striking 
``$3,000,000'' and inserting ``$5,000,000''.
    (c) Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee 
Expenses Reimbursement.--Section 5018(b)(5) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1200) is amended 
by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
                    ``(B) Travel expenses.--Subject to the 
                availability of funds, the Secretary may 
                reimburse a member of the Committee for travel 
                expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
                subsistence, at rates authorized for an 
                employee of a Federal agency under subchapter I 
                of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, 
                while away from the home or regular place of 
                business of the member in performance of 
                services for the Committee.''.
    (d) Upper Missouri Shoreline Stabilization.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall conduct a 
        study to determine the feasibility of carrying out 
        projects to address shoreline erosion in the Upper 
        Missouri River Basin (including the States of South 
        Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana) resulting from the 
        operation of a reservoir constructed under the Pick-
        Sloan Missouri River Basin Program (authorized by 
        section 9 of the Act of December 22, 1944 (commonly 
        known as the ``Flood Control Act of 1944'') (58 Stat. 
        891, chapter 665)).
            (2) Contents.--The study carried out under 
        paragraph (1) shall, to the maximum extent 
        practicable--
                    (A) use previous assessments completed by 
                the Corps of Engineers or other Federal 
                agencies; and
                    (B) assess the infrastructure needed to--
                            (i) reduce shoreline erosion;
                            (ii) mitigate additional loss of 
                        land;
                            (iii) contribute to environmental 
                        and ecosystem improvement; and
                            (iv) protect existing community 
                        infrastructure, including roads and 
                        water and waste-water related 
                        infrastructure.
            (3) Disposition.--The Secretary may carry out 
        projects identified in the study under paragraph (1) in 
        accordance with the criteria for projects carried out 
        under section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (33 
        U.S.C. 701r).
            (4) Annual report.--For each project identified in 
        the study under paragraph (1) that cannot be carried 
        out under any of the authorities specified in paragraph 
        (3), upon determination by the Secretary of the 
        feasibility of the project, the Secretary may include a 
        recommendation relating to the project in the annual 
        report submitted to Congress under section 7001.
            (5) Coordination.--In carrying out this subsection, 
        the Secretary shall consult and coordinate with the 
        appropriate State or tribal agency for the area in 
        which the project is located.
            (6) Payment options.--The Secretary shall allow the 
        full non-Federal contribution for a project under this 
        subsection to be paid in accordance with section 103(k) 
        of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
        U.S.C. 2213(k)).
    (e) Missouri River Fish and Wildlife Mitigation.--The 
Secretary shall include in the first budget of the United 
States Government submitted by the President under section 1105 
of title 31, United States Code, after the date of enactment of 
this Act, and biennially thereafter, a report that describes 
activities carried out by the Secretary relating to the project 
for mitigation of fish and wildlife losses, Missouri River Bank 
Stabilization and Navigation Project, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, 
and Nebraska, authorized by section 601(a) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4143), including--
            (1) an inventory of all actions taken by the 
        Secretary in furtherance of the project, including an 
        inventory of land owned or acquired by the Secretary;
            (2) a description, including a prioritization, of 
        the specific actions proposed to be undertaken by the 
        Secretary for the subsequent fiscal year in furtherance 
        of the project;
            (3) an assessment of the progress made in 
        furtherance of the project, including--
                    (A) a description of how each of the 
                actions identified under paragraph (1) have 
                impacted the progress; and
                    (B) the status of implementation of any 
                applicable requirements of the Endangered 
                Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), 
                including any applicable biological opinions; 
                and
            (4) an assessment of additional actions or 
        authority necessary to achieve the results of the 
        project.
    (f) Lower Yellowstone.--Section 3109 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1135) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Secretary may'' and inserting 
        the following:
    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary may''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Local Participation.--In carrying out subsection (a), 
the Secretary shall consult with, and consider the activities 
being carried out by--
            ``(1) other Federal agencies;
            ``(2) conservation districts;
            ``(3) the Yellowstone River Conservation District 
        Council; and
            ``(4) the State of Montana.''.

SEC. 4004. ARKANSAS RIVER.

    (a) Project Goal.--The goal for operation of the McClellan-
Kerr Arkansas River navigation system, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 
shall be to maximize the use of the system in a balanced 
approach that incorporates advice from representatives from all 
project purposes to ensure that the full value of the system is 
realized by the United States.
    (b) McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System 
Advisory Committee.--
            (1) In general.--In accordance with the Federal 
        Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), the Secretary 
        shall establish an advisory committee for the 
        McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River navigation system, 
        Arkansas and Oklahoma project authorized by the first 
        section of the Act of July 24, 1946 (60 Stat. 635, 
        chapter 595).
            (2) Duties.--The advisory committee shall--
                    (A) serve in an advisory capacity only; and
                    (B) provide information and recommendations 
                to the Corps of Engineers relating to the 
                efficiency, reliability, and availability of 
                the operations of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas 
                River navigation system.
            (3) Selection and composition.--The advisory 
        committee shall be--
                    (A) selected jointly by the Little Rock 
                district engineer and the Tulsa district 
                engineer; and
                    (B) composed of members that equally 
                represent the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River 
                navigation system project purposes.
            (4) Agency resources.--The Little Rock district and 
        the Tulsa district of the Corps of Engineers, under the 
        supervision of the southwestern division, shall jointly 
        provide the advisory committee with adequate staff 
        assistance, facilities, and resources.
            (5) Termination.--
                    (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph 
                (B), the advisory committee shall terminate on 
                the date on which the Secretary submits a 
                report to Congress demonstrating increases in 
                the efficiency, reliability, and availability 
                of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River navigation 
                system.
                    (B) Restriction.--The advisory committee 
                shall terminate not less than 2 calendar years 
                after the date on which the advisory committee 
                is established.

SEC. 4005. COLUMBIA BASIN.

    Section 536(g) of the Water Resources Development Act of 
2000 (114 Stat. 2661) is amended by striking ``$30,000,000'' 
and inserting ``$50,000,000''.

SEC. 4006. RIO GRANDE.

    Section 5056 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
(121 Stat. 1213) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(2)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                (A), by striking ``2008'' and inserting 
                ``2014''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (C), by inserting ``and 
                an assessment of needs for other related 
                purposes in the Rio Grande Basin, including 
                flood damage reduction'' after ``assessment'';
            (2) in subsection (c)(2)--
                    (A) by striking ``an interagency agreement 
                with'' and inserting ``1 or more interagency 
                agreements with the Secretary of State and''; 
                and
                    (B) by inserting ``or the U.S. Section of 
                the International Boundary and Water 
                Commission'' after ``the Department of the 
                Interior''; and
            (3) in subsection (f), by striking ``2011'' and 
        inserting ``2019''.

SEC. 4007. NORTHERN ROCKIES HEADWATERS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall conduct a study to 
determine the feasibility of carrying out projects for aquatic 
ecosystem restoration and flood risk reduction that will 
mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events, including 
floods and droughts, on communities, water users, and fish and 
wildlife located in and along the headwaters of the Columbia, 
Missouri, and Yellowstone Rivers (including the tributaries of 
those rivers) in the States of Idaho and Montana.
    (b) Inclusions.--The study under subsection (a) shall, to 
the maximum extent practicable--
            (1) emphasize the protection and enhancement of 
        natural riverine processes; and
            (2) assess the individual and cumulative needs 
        associated with--
                    (A) floodplain restoration and 
                reconnection;
                    (B) floodplain and riparian area protection 
                through the use of conservation easements;
                    (C) instream flow restoration projects;
                    (D) fish passage improvements;
                    (E) channel migration zone mapping; and
                    (F) invasive weed management.
    (c) Disposition.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may carry out any 
        project identified in the study pursuant to subsection 
        (a) in accordance with the criteria for projects 
        carried out under one of the following authorities:
                    (A) Section 206 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2330).
                    (B) Section 1135 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a).
                    (C) Section 104(a) of the River and Harbor 
                Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 610(a)).
                    (D) Section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 
                1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s).
            (2) Report.--For each project that does not meet 
        the criteria under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        include a recommendation relating to the project in the 
        annual report submitted to Congress by the Secretary in 
        accordance with section 7001.
    (d) Coordination.--In carrying out this section, the 
Secretary--
            (1) shall consult and coordinate with the 
        appropriate agency for each State and Indian tribe; and
            (2) may enter into cooperative agreements with 
        those State or tribal agencies described in paragraph 
        (1).
    (e) Limitations.--Nothing in this section invalidates, 
preempts, or creates any exception to State water law, State 
water rights, or Federal or State permitted activities or 
agreements in the States of Idaho and Montana or any State 
containing tributaries to rivers in those States.

SEC. 4008. RURAL WESTERN WATER.

    Section 595 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 
(113 Stat. 383) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(c) Form of Assistance.--Assistance under this section 
may be in the form of--
            ``(1) design and construction assistance for water-
        related environmental infrastructure and resource 
        protection and development in Idaho, Montana, rural 
        Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah, and Wyoming, including 
        projects for--
                    ``(A) wastewater treatment and related 
                facilities;
                    ``(B) water supply and related facilities;
                    ``(C) environmental restoration; and
                    ``(D) surface water resource protection and 
                development; and
            ``(2) technical assistance to small and rural 
        communities for water planning and issues relating to 
        access to water resources.''; and
            (2) by striking subsection (h) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section for the period 
beginning with fiscal year 2001, $435,000,000, which shall--
            ``(1) be made available to the States and locales 
        described in subsection (b) consistent with program 
        priorities determined by the Secretary in accordance 
        with criteria developed by the Secretary to establish 
        the program priorities; and
            ``(2) remain available until expended.''.

SEC. 4009. NORTH ATLANTIC COASTAL REGION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall conduct a study to 
determine the feasibility of carrying out projects to restore 
aquatic ecosystems within the coastal waters of the 
Northeastern United States from the State of Virginia to the 
State of Maine, including associated bays, estuaries, and 
critical riverine areas.
    (b) Study.--In carrying out the study under subsection (a), 
the Secretary shall--
            (1) as appropriate, coordinate with the heads of 
        other appropriate Federal agencies, the Governors of 
        the coastal States from Virginia to Maine, nonprofit 
        organizations, and other interested parties;
            (2) identify projects for aquatic ecosystem 
        restoration based on an assessment of the need and 
        opportunities for aquatic ecosystem restoration within 
        the coastal waters of the Northeastern States described 
        in subsection (a); and
            (3) use, to the maximum extent practicable, any 
        existing plans and data.
    (c) Disposition.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may carry out any 
        project identified in the study pursuant to subsection 
        (a) in accordance with the criteria for projects 
        carried out under one of the following authorities:
                    (A) Section 206 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2330).
                    (B) Section 1135 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a).
                    (C) Section 3 of the Act of August 13, 1946 
                (33 U.S.C. 426g).
                    (D) Section 204 of the Water Resources 
                Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326).
            (2) Report.--For each project that does not meet 
        the criteria under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        include a recommendation relating to the project in the 
        annual report submitted to Congress by the Secretary in 
        accordance with section 7001.

SEC. 4010. CHESAPEAKE BAY.

    (a) In General.--Section 510 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-303; 110 Stat. 3759; 
121 Stat. 1202) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``pilot program'' 
                        and inserting ``program''; and
                            (ii) by inserting ``in the basin 
                        States described in subsection (f) and 
                        the District of Columbia'' after 
                        ``interests''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting 
                the following:
            ``(2) Form.--The assistance under paragraph (1) 
        shall be in the form of design and construction 
        assistance for water-related resource protection and 
        restoration projects affecting the Chesapeake Bay 
        estuary, based on the comprehensive plan under 
        subsection (b), including projects for--
                    ``(A) sediment and erosion control;
                    ``(B) protection of eroding shorelines;
                    ``(C) ecosystem restoration, including 
                restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation;
                    ``(D) protection of essential public works;
                    ``(E) beneficial uses of dredged material; 
                and
                    ``(F) other related projects that may 
                enhance the living resources of the estuary.'';
            (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(b) Comprehensive Plan.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the 
        date of enactment of the Water Resources Reform and 
        Development Act of 2014, the Secretary, in cooperation 
        with State and local governmental officials and 
        affected stakeholders, shall develop a comprehensive 
        Chesapeake Bay restoration plan to guide the 
        implementation of projects under subsection (a)(2).
            ``(2) Coordination.--The restoration plan described 
        in paragraph (1) shall, to the maximum extent 
        practicable, consider and avoid duplication of any 
        ongoing or planned actions of other Federal, State, and 
        local agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
            ``(3) Prioritization.--The restoration plan 
        described in paragraph (1) shall give priority to 
        projects eligible under subsection (a)(2) that will 
        also improve water quality or quantity or use natural 
        hydrological features and systems.'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``to 
                provide'' and all that follows through the 
                period at the end and inserting ``for the 
                design and construction of a project carried 
                out pursuant to the comprehensive Chesapeake 
                Bay restoration plan described in subsection 
                (b).'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking 
                ``facilities or resource protection and 
                development plan'' and inserting ``resource 
                protection and restoration plan''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Projects on federal land.--A project carried 
        out pursuant to the comprehensive Chesapeake Bay 
        restoration plan described in subsection (b) that is 
        located on Federal land shall be carried out at the 
        expense of the Federal agency that owns the land on 
        which the project will be a carried out.
            ``(4) Non-federal contributions.--A Federal agency 
        carrying out a project described in paragraph (3) may 
        accept contributions of funds from non-Federal entities 
        to carry out that project.'';
            (4) by striking subsection (e) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(e) Cooperation.--In carrying out this section, the 
Secretary shall cooperate with--
            ``(1) the heads of appropriate Federal agencies, 
        including--
                    ``(A) the Administrator of the 
                Environmental Protection Agency;
                    ``(B) the Secretary of Commerce, acting 
                through the Administrator of the National 
                Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration;
                    ``(C) the Secretary of the Interior, acting 
                through the Director of the United States Fish 
                and Wildlife Service; and
                    ``(D) the heads of such other Federal 
                agencies as the Secretary determines to be 
                appropriate; and
            ``(2) agencies of a State or political subdivision 
        of a State, including the Chesapeake Bay Commission.'';
            (5) by striking subsection (f) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(f) Projects.--The Secretary shall establish, to the 
maximum extent practicable, at least 1 project under this 
section in--
            ``(1) regions within the Chesapeake Bay watershed 
        of each of the basin States of Delaware, Maryland, New 
        York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia; and
            ``(2) the District of Columbia.'';
            (6) by striking subsection (h); and
            (7) by redesignating subsection (i) as subsection 
        (h).
    (b) Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration.--Section 704(b) of 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2263(b)) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``$50,000,000'' 
        and inserting ``$60,000,000''; and
            (2) in paragraph (4), by striking subparagraph (B) 
        and inserting the following:
                    ``(B) Form.--The non-Federal share may be 
                provided through in-kind services, including--
                            ``(i) the provision by the non-
                        Federal interest of shell stock 
                        material that is determined by the 
                        Secretary to be suitable for use in 
                        carrying out the project; and
                            ``(ii) in the case of a project 
                        carried out under paragraph (2)(D) 
                        after the date of enactment of this 
                        clause, land conservation or 
                        restoration efforts undertaken by the 
                        non-Federal interest that the Secretary 
                        determines provide water quality 
                        benefits that--
                                    ``(I) enhance the viability 
                                of oyster restoration efforts;
                                    ``(II) are integral to the 
                                project; and
                                    ``(III) are cost 
                                effective.''.

SEC. 4011. LOUISIANA COASTAL AREA.

    (a) Review of Coastal Master Plan.--Section 7002(c) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1271) is 
amended by inserting ``, or the plan entitled `Louisiana 
Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast' prepared by 
the State of Louisiana and accepted by the Louisiana Coastal 
Protection and Restoration Authority (including any subsequent 
amendments or revisions)'' before the period at the end.
    (b) Interim Use of Plan.--
            (1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    (A) Annual report.--The term ``annual 
                report'' has the meaning given the term in 
                section 7001(f).
                    (B) Feasibility report; feasibility 
                study.--The terms ``feasibility report'' and 
                ``feasibility study'' have the meanings given 
                those terms in section 7001(f).
            (2) Review.--The Secretary shall--
                    (A) review the plan entitled `Louisiana's 
                Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable 
                Coast' prepared by the State of Louisiana and 
                accepted by the Louisiana Coastal Protection 
                and Restoration Authority Board (including any 
                subsequent amendments or revisions); and
                    (B) in consultation with the State of 
                Louisiana, identify and conduct feasibility 
                studies for up to 10 projects included in the 
                plan described in subparagraph (A).
            (3) Recommendations.--The Secretary shall include 
        in the subsequent annual report, in accordance with 
        section 7001--
                    (A) any proposed feasibility study 
                initiated under paragraph (2)(B); and
                    (B) any feasibility report for a project 
                identified under paragraph (2)(B).
            (4) Administration.--Section 7008 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1278) 
        shall not apply to any feasibility study carried out 
        under this subsection.
    (c) Science and Technology.--Section 7006(a)(2) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1274) is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as 
        subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the 
        following:
                    ``(C) to examine a systemwide approach to 
                coastal sustainability;''.

SEC. 4012. RED RIVER BASIN.

    (a) In General.--In the case of a reservoir located within 
the Red River Basin for which the Department of the Army is 
authorized to provide for municipal and industrial water supply 
storage and irrigation storage, the Secretary may reassign 
unused irrigation storage to storage for municipal and 
industrial water supply for use by a State or local interest 
that has entered into an agreement with the Secretary for water 
supply storage at that reservoir prior to the date of enactment 
of this Act.
    (b) Administration.--Any assignment under subsection (a) 
shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
determines to be appropriate and necessary in the public 
interest.

SEC. 4013. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

    (a) Raritan River.--Section 102 of the Energy and Water 
Development Appropriations Act, 1998 (Public Law 105-62; 111 
Stat. 1327), is repealed.
    (b) Des Moines, Boone, and Raccoon Rivers.--The boundaries 
for the project referred to as the Des Moines Recreational 
River and Greenbelt, Iowa, under the heading ``corps of 
engineers--civil'' under the heading ``Department of the Army'' 
under the heading ``DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL'' in chapter 
IV of title I of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985 (99 
Stat. 313), are revised to include the entirety of sections 19 
and 29, situated in T. 89 N., R. 28 W.
    (c) South Florida Coastal Area.--Section 109 of title I of 
division B of the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2001 (114 
Stat. 2763A-221; 121 Stat. 1217) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``and 
        unincorporated communities'' after ``municipalities'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection 
        (g); and
            (3) by inserting after subsection (e) the 
        following:
    ``(f) Priority.--In providing assistance under this 
section, the Secretary shall give priority to projects 
sponsored by current non-Federal interests, incorporated 
communities in Monroe County, Monroe County, and the State of 
Florida.''.
    (d) Trinity River and Tributaries.--Section 5141(a)(2) of 
the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1253) is 
amended by inserting ``and the Interior Levee Drainage Study 
Phase-II report, Dallas, Texas, dated January 2009,'' after 
``September 2006,''.
    (e) Central and Southern Florida Canal.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall consider any 
        amounts and associated program income provided prior to 
        the date of enactment of this Act by the Secretary of 
        the Interior to the non-Federal interest for the 
        acquisition of areas identified in section 316(b)(2) of 
        the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 
        3715)--
                    (A) as satisfying the requirements of that 
                paragraph; and
                    (B) as part of the Federal share of the 
                cost of implementing the plan under that 
                subsection.
            (2) Non-federal cost share.--The non-Federal 
        interest shall receive credit for land, easements, 
        rights-of-way, and relocations provided for the project 
        as part of the non-Federal share of the cost of 
        implementing the plan under section 316(b)(2) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 
        3715).
            (3) Conforming amendment.--Section 316(b)(2) of the 
        Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 
        3715) is amended in the first sentence by striking 
        ``shall pay'' and inserting ``may pay up to''.
    (f) South Platte River Watershed.--Section 116 of the 
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2009 (123 Stat. 608) is amended in the 
matter preceding the proviso by inserting ``(or a designee of 
the Department)'' after ``Colorado Department of Natural 
Resources''.
    (g) Potomac River.--Section 84(a) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 35) is amended by striking 
paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) A channel capacity sufficient to pass the 
        100-year flood event, as identified in the document 
        entitled `Four Mile Run Watershed Feasibility Report' 
        and dated January 2014.''.

SEC. 4014. OCEAN AND COASTAL RESILIENCY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall conduct studies to 
determine the feasibility of carrying out Corps of Engineers 
projects in coastal zones to enhance ocean and coastal 
ecosystem resiliency.
    (b) Study.--In carrying out the study under subsection (a), 
the Secretary shall--
            (1) as appropriate, coordinate with the heads of 
        other appropriate Federal agencies, the Governors and 
        other chief executive officers of the coastal states, 
        nonprofit organizations, and other interested parties;
            (2) identify Corps of Engineers projects in coastal 
        zones for enhancing ocean and coastal ecosystem 
        resiliency based on an assessment of the need and 
        opportunities for, and feasibility of, the projects;
            (3) to the maximum extent practicable, use any 
        existing Corps of Engineers plans and data; and
            (4) not later than 365 days after initial 
        appropriations for this section, and every five years 
        thereafter subject to the availability of 
        appropriations, complete a study authorized under 
        subsection (a).
    (c) Disposition.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary may carry out a 
        project identified in the study pursuant to subsection 
        (a) in accordance with the criteria for projects 
        carried out under one of the following authorities:
                    (A) Section 206(a)-(d) of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 
                2330(a)-(d)).
                    (B) Section 1135(a)-(g) and (i) of the 
                Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
                U.S.C. 2309a(a)-(g) and (i)).
                    (C) Section 3(a)-(b), and (c)(1) of the Act 
                of August, 13 1946 (33 U.S.C. 426g(a)-(b), and 
                (c)(1)).
                    (D) Section 204(a)-(f) of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 1992 (33 U.S.C. 
                2326(a)-(f)).
            (2) Report.--For each project that does not meet 
        the criteria under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        include a recommendation relating to the project in the 
        annual report submitted to Congress by the Secretary in 
        accordance with section 7001.
    (d) Requests for Projects.--The Secretary may carry out a 
project for a coastal state under this section only at the 
request of the Governor or chief executive officer of the 
coastal state, as appropriate.
    (e) Definition.--In this section, the terms ``coastal 
zone'' and ``coastal state'' have the meanings given such terms 
in section 304 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 
U.S.C. 1453), as in effect on the date of enactment of this Act

                TITLE V--WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING

       Subtitle A--State Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds

SEC. 5001. GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR CAPITALIZATION GRANTS.

    Section 601(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
(33 U.S.C. 1381(a)) is amended by striking ``for providing 
assistance'' and all that follows through the period at the end 
and inserting the following: ``to accomplish the objectives, 
goals, and policies of this Act by providing assistance for 
projects and activities identified in section 603(c).''.

SEC. 5002. CAPITALIZATION GRANT AGREEMENTS.

    Section 602(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
(33 U.S.C. 1382(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (6)--
                    (A) by striking ``section 603(c)(1) of'';
                    (B) by striking ``before fiscal'' and all 
                that follows through ``grants under this title 
                and'' and inserting ``with assistance made 
                available by a State water pollution control 
                revolving fund authorized under this title, 
                or'';
                    (C) by inserting ``, or both,'' after 
                ``205(m) of this Act''; and
                    (D) by striking ``201(b)'' and all that 
                follows through ``511(c)(1),'' and inserting 
                ``511(c)(1)'';
            (2) in paragraph (9), by striking ``standards; 
        and'' and inserting ``standards, including standards 
        relating to the reporting of infrastructure assets;'';
            (3) in paragraph (10), by striking the period at 
        the end and inserting a semicolon; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(11) the State will establish, maintain, invest, 
        and credit the fund with repayments, such that the fund 
        balance will be available in perpetuity for activities 
        under this Act;
            ``(12) any fees charged by the State to recipients 
        of assistance that are considered program income will 
        be used for the purpose of financing the cost of 
        administering the fund or financing projects or 
        activities eligible for assistance from the fund;
            ``(13) beginning in fiscal year 2016, the State 
        will require as a condition of providing assistance to 
        a municipality or intermunicipal, interstate, or State 
        agency that the recipient of such assistance certify, 
        in a manner determined by the Governor of the State, 
        that the recipient--
                    ``(A) has studied and evaluated the cost 
                and effectiveness of the processes, materials, 
                techniques, and technologies for carrying out 
                the proposed project or activity for which 
                assistance is sought under this title; and
                    ``(B) has selected, to the maximum extent 
                practicable, a project or activity that 
                maximizes the potential for efficient water 
                use, reuse, recapture, and conservation, and 
                energy conservation, taking into account--
                            ``(i) the cost of constructing the 
                        project or activity;
                            ``(ii) the cost of operating and 
                        maintaining the project or activity 
                        over the life of the project or 
                        activity; and
                            ``(iii) the cost of replacing the 
                        project or activity; and
            ``(14) a contract to be carried out using funds 
        directly made available by a capitalization grant under 
        this title for program management, construction 
        management, feasibility studies, preliminary 
        engineering, design, engineering, surveying, mapping, 
        or architectural related services shall be negotiated 
        in the same manner as a contract for architectural and 
        engineering services is negotiated under chapter 11 of 
        title 40, United States Code, or an equivalent State 
        qualifications-based requirement (as determined by the 
        Governor of the State).''.

SEC. 5003. WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS.

    Section 603 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
U.S.C. 1383) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(c) Projects and Activities Eligible for Assistance.--The 
amounts of funds available to each State water pollution 
control revolving fund shall be used only for providing 
financial assistance--
            ``(1) to any municipality or intermunicipal, 
        interstate, or State agency for construction of 
        publicly owned treatment works (as defined in section 
        212);
            ``(2) for the implementation of a management 
        program established under section 319;
            ``(3) for development and implementation of a 
        conservation and management plan under section 320;
            ``(4) for the construction, repair, or replacement 
        of decentralized wastewater treatment systems that 
        treat municipal wastewater or domestic sewage;
            ``(5) for measures to manage, reduce, treat, or 
        recapture stormwater or subsurface drainage water;
            ``(6) to any municipality or intermunicipal, 
        interstate, or State agency for measures to reduce the 
        demand for publicly owned treatment works capacity 
        through water conservation, efficiency, or reuse;
            ``(7) for the development and implementation of 
        watershed projects meeting the criteria set forth in 
        section 122;
            ``(8) to any municipality or intermunicipal, 
        interstate, or State agency for measures to reduce the 
        energy consumption needs for publicly owned treatment 
        works;
            ``(9) for reusing or recycling wastewater, 
        stormwater, or subsurface drainage water;
            ``(10) for measures to increase the security of 
        publicly owned treatment works; and
            ``(11) to any qualified nonprofit entity, as 
        determined by the Administrator, to provide assistance 
        to owners and operators of small and medium publicly 
        owned treatment works--
                    ``(A) to plan, develop, and obtain 
                financing for eligible projects under this 
                subsection, including planning, design, and 
                associated preconstruction activities; and
                    ``(B) to assist such treatment works in 
                achieving compliance with this Act.'';
            (2) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A), by 
                        striking ``20 years'' and inserting 
                        ``the lesser of 30 years and the 
                        projected useful life (as determined by 
                        the State) of the project to be 
                        financed with the proceeds of the 
                        loan'';
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B), by 
                        striking ``not later than 20 years 
                        after project completion'' and 
                        inserting ``upon the expiration of the 
                        term of the loan'';
                            (iii) in subparagraph (C), by 
                        striking ``and'' at the end;
                            (iv) in subparagraph (D), by 
                        inserting ``and'' after the semicolon 
                        at the end; and
                            (v) by adding at the end the 
                        following:
                    ``(E) for a treatment works proposed for 
                repair, replacement, or expansion, and eligible 
                for assistance under subsection (c)(1), the 
                recipient of a loan shall--
                            ``(i) develop and implement a 
                        fiscal sustainability plan that 
                        includes--
                                    ``(I) an inventory of 
                                critical assets that are a part 
                                of the treatment works;
                                    ``(II) an evaluation of the 
                                condition and performance of 
                                inventoried assets or asset 
                                groupings;
                                    ``(III) a certification 
                                that the recipient has 
                                evaluated and will be 
                                implementing water and energy 
                                conservation efforts as part of 
                                the plan; and
                                    ``(IV) a plan for 
                                maintaining, repairing, and, as 
                                necessary, replacing the 
                                treatment works and a plan for 
                                funding such activities; or
                            ``(ii) certify that the recipient 
                        has developed and implemented a plan 
                        that meets the requirements under 
                        clause (i);''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (7), by inserting ``, 
                $400,000 per year, or \1/5\ percent per year of 
                the current valuation of the fund, whichever 
                amount is greatest, plus the amount of any fees 
                collected by the State for such purpose 
                regardless of the source'' before the period at 
                the end; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(i) Additional Subsidization.--
            ``(1) In general.--In any case in which a State 
        provides assistance to a municipality or 
        intermunicipal, interstate, or State agency under 
        subsection (d), the State may provide additional 
        subsidization, including forgiveness of principal and 
        negative interest loans--
                    ``(A) to benefit a municipality that--
                            ``(i) meets the affordability 
                        criteria of the State established under 
                        paragraph (2); or
                            ``(ii) does not meet the 
                        affordability criteria of the State if 
                        the recipient--
                                    ``(I) seeks additional 
                                subsidization to benefit 
                                individual ratepayers in the 
                                residential user rate class;
                                    ``(II) demonstrates to the 
                                State that such ratepayers will 
                                experience a significant 
                                hardship from the increase in 
                                rates necessary to finance the 
                                project or activity for which 
                                assistance is sought; and
                                    ``(III) ensures, as part of 
                                an assistance agreement between 
                                the State and the recipient, 
                                that the additional 
                                subsidization provided under 
                                this paragraph is directed 
                                through a user charge rate 
                                system (or other appropriate 
                                method) to such ratepayers; or
                    ``(B) to implement a process, material, 
                technique, or technology--
                            ``(i) to address water-efficiency 
                        goals;
                            ``(ii) to address energy-efficiency 
                        goals;
                            ``(iii) to mitigate stormwater 
                        runoff; or
                            ``(iv) to encourage sustainable 
                        project planning, design, and 
                        construction.
            ``(2) Affordability criteria.--
                    ``(A) Establishment.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Not later than 
                        September 30, 2015, and after providing 
                        notice and an opportunity for public 
                        comment, a State shall establish 
                        affordability criteria to assist in 
                        identifying municipalities that would 
                        experience a significant hardship 
                        raising the revenue necessary to 
                        finance a project or activity eligible 
                        for assistance under subsection (c)(1) 
                        if additional subsidization is not 
                        provided.
                            ``(ii) Contents.--The criteria 
                        under clause (i) shall be based on 
                        income and unemployment data, 
                        population trends, and other data 
                        determined relevant by the State, 
                        including whether the project or 
                        activity is to be carried out in an 
                        economically distressed area, as 
                        described in section 301 of the Public 
                        Works and Economic Development Act of 
                        1965 (42 U.S.C. 3161).
                    ``(B) Existing criteria.--If a State has 
                previously established, after providing notice 
                and an opportunity for public comment, 
                affordability criteria that meet the 
                requirements of subparagraph (A)--
                            ``(i) the State may use the 
                        criteria for the purposes of this 
                        subsection; and
                            ``(ii) those criteria shall be 
                        treated as affordability criteria 
                        established under this paragraph.
                    ``(C) Information to assist states.--The 
                Administrator may publish information to assist 
                States in establishing affordability criteria 
                under subparagraph (A).
            ``(3) Limitations.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A State may provide 
                additional subsidization in a fiscal year under 
                this subsection only if the total amount 
                appropriated for making capitalization grants 
                to all States under this title for the fiscal 
                year exceeds $1,000,000,000.
                    ``(B) Additional limitation.--
                            ``(i) General rule.--Subject to 
                        clause (ii), a State may use not more 
                        than 30 percent of the total amount 
                        received by the State in capitalization 
                        grants under this title for a fiscal 
                        year for providing additional 
                        subsidization under this subsection.
                            ``(ii) Exception.--If, in a fiscal 
                        year, the amount appropriated for 
                        making capitalization grants to all 
                        States under this title exceeds 
                        $1,000,000,000 by a percentage that is 
                        less than 30 percent, clause (i) shall 
                        be applied by substituting that 
                        percentage for 30 percent.
                    ``(C) Applicability.--The authority of a 
                State to provide additional subsidization under 
                this subsection shall apply to amounts received 
                by the State in capitalization grants under 
                this title for fiscal years beginning after 
                September 30, 2014.
                    ``(D) Consideration.--If the State provides 
                additional subsidization to a municipality or 
                intermunicipal, interstate, or State agency 
                under this subsection that meets the criteria 
                under paragraph (1)(A), the State shall take 
                the criteria set forth in section 602(b)(5) 
                into consideration.''.

SEC. 5004. REQUIREMENTS.

    Title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:

``SEC. 608. REQUIREMENTS.

    ``(a) In General.--Funds made available from a State water 
pollution control revolving fund established under this title 
may not be used for a project for the construction, alteration, 
maintenance, or repair of treatment works unless all of the 
iron and steel products used in the project are produced in the 
United States.
    ``(b) Definition of Iron and Steel Products.--In this 
section, the term `iron and steel products' means the following 
products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined 
pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal 
castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, 
valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, 
construction materials.
    ``(c) Application.--Subsection (a) shall not apply in any 
case or category of cases in which the Administrator finds 
that--
            ``(1) applying subsection (a) would be inconsistent 
        with the public interest;
            ``(2) iron and steel products are not produced in 
        the United States in sufficient and reasonably 
        available quantities and of a satisfactory quality; or
            ``(3) inclusion of iron and steel products produced 
        in the United States will increase the cost of the 
        overall project by more than 25 percent.
    ``(d) Waiver.--If the Administrator receives a request for 
a waiver under this section, the Administrator shall make 
available to the public, on an informal basis, a copy of the 
request and information available to the Administrator 
concerning the request, and shall allow for informal public 
input on the request for at least 15 days prior to making a 
finding based on the request. The Administrator shall make the 
request and accompanying information available by electronic 
means, including on the official public Internet site of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
    ``(e) International Agreements.--This section shall be 
applied in a manner consistent with United States obligations 
under international agreements.
    ``(f) Management and Oversight.--The Administrator may 
retain up to 0.25 percent of the funds appropriated for this 
title for management and oversight of the requirements of this 
section.
    ``(g) Effective Date.--This section does not apply with 
respect to a project if a State agency approves the engineering 
plans and specifications for the project, in that agency's 
capacity to approve such plans and specifications prior to a 
project requesting bids, prior to the date of enactment of the 
Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.''.

SEC. 5005. REPORT ON THE ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS.

    (a) Review.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency shall conduct a review of the allotment 
formula in effect on the date of enactment of this Act for 
allocation of funds authorized under title VI of the Federal 
Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) to 
determine whether that formula adequately addresses the water 
quality needs of eligible States, territories, and Indian 
tribes, based on--
            (1) the most recent survey of needs developed by 
        the Administrator under section 516(b) of that Act (33 
        U.S.C. 1375(b)); and
            (2) any other information the Administrator 
        considers appropriate.
    (b) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator 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 publicly available a report on the 
results of the review under subsection (a), including any 
recommendations for changing the allotment formula.

SEC. 5006. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This subtitle, including any amendments made by the 
subtitle, shall take effect on October 1, 2014.

                     Subtitle B--General Provisions

SEC. 5011. WATERSHED PILOT PROJECTS.

    Section 122 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
U.S.C. 1274) is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``WET 
        WEATHER'';
            (2) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``for treatment 
                        works'' and inserting ``to a 
                        municipality or municipal entity''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``of wet weather 
                        discharge control'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``in 
                reducing such pollutants'' and all that follows 
                before the period at the end and inserting ``to 
                manage, reduce, treat, recapture, or reuse 
                municipal stormwater, including techniques that 
                utilize infiltration, evapotranspiration, and 
                reuse of stormwater onsite''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Watershed partnerships.--Efforts of 
        municipalities and property owners to demonstrate 
        cooperative ways to address nonpoint sources of 
        pollution to reduce adverse impacts on water quality.
            ``(4) Integrated water resource plan.--The 
        development of an integrated water resource plan for 
        the coordinated management and protection of surface 
        water, ground water, and stormwater resources on a 
        watershed or subwatershed basis to meet the objectives, 
        goals, and policies of this Act.
            ``(5) Municipality-wide stormwater management 
        planning.--The development of a municipality-wide plan 
        that identifies the most effective placement of 
        stormwater technologies and management approaches, to 
        reduce water quality impairments from stormwater on a 
        municipality-wide basis.
            ``(6) Increased resilience of treatment works.--
        Efforts to assess future risks and vulnerabilities of 
        publicly owned treatment works to manmade or natural 
        disasters, including extreme weather events and sea-
        level rise, and to carry out measures, on a systemwide 
        or area-wide basis, to increase the resiliency of 
        publicly owned treatment works.'';
            (3) by striking subsection (c);
            (4) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection 
        (c); and
            (5) in subsection (c) (as so redesignated) by 
        striking ``5 years after the date of enactment of this 
        section,'' and inserting ``October 1, 2015,''.

SEC. 5012. DEFINITION OF TREATMENT WORKS.

    (a) Grants for Construction of Treatment Works.--Section 
212(2)(A) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
1292(2)(A)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``any works, including site'';
            (2) by striking ``is used for ultimate'' and 
        inserting ``will be used for ultimate''; and
            (3) by inserting before the period at the end the 
        following: ``and acquisition of other land, and 
        interests in land, that are necessary for 
        construction''.
    (b) Definitions.--Section 502 of the Federal Water 
Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is amended by adding at 
the end the following:
            ``(26) Treatment works.--The term `treatment works' 
        has the meaning given the term in section 212.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall take effect on October 1, 2014.

SEC. 5013. FUNDING FOR INDIAN PROGRAMS.

    Section 518(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
(33 U.S.C. 1377(c)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Administrator'' and inserting 
        the following:
            ``(1) Fiscal years 1987-2014.--The Administrator'';
            (2) in paragraph (1) (as so designated)--
                    (A) by striking ``each fiscal year 
                beginning after September 30, 1986,'' and 
                inserting ``each of fiscal years 1987 through 
                2014,''; and
                    (B) by striking the second sentence; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Fiscal year 2015 and thereafter.--For fiscal 
        year 2015 and each fiscal year thereafter, the 
        Administrator shall reserve, before allotments to the 
        States under section 604(a), not less than 0.5 percent 
        and not more than 2.0 percent of the funds made 
        available to carry out title VI.
            ``(3) Use of funds.--Funds reserved under this 
        subsection shall be available only for grants for 
        projects and activities eligible for assistance under 
        section 603(c) to serve--
                    ``(A) Indian tribes (as defined in 
                subsection (h));
                    ``(B) former Indian reservations in 
                Oklahoma (as determined by the Secretary of the 
                Interior); and
                    ``(C) Native villages (as defined in 
                section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims 
                Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602)).''.

SEC. 5014. WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PILOT 
                    PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall establish a pilot 
program to evaluate the cost effectiveness and project delivery 
efficiency of allowing non-Federal pilot applicants to carry 
out authorized water resources development projects for coastal 
harbor improvement, channel improvement, inland navigation, 
flood damage reduction, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and 
hurricane and storm damage reduction.
    (b) Purposes.--The purposes of the pilot program 
established under subsection (a) are--
            (1) to identify cost-saving project delivery 
        alternatives that reduce the backlog of authorized 
        Corps of Engineers projects; and
            (2) to evaluate the technical, financial, and 
        organizational benefits of allowing a non-Federal pilot 
        applicant to carry out and manage the design or 
        construction (or both) of 1 or more of such projects.
    (c) Subsequent Appropriations.--Any activity undertaken 
under this section is authorized only to the extent 
specifically provided for in subsequent appropriations Acts.
    (d) Administration.--In carrying out the pilot program 
established under subsection (a), the Secretary shall--
            (1) identify for inclusion in the program at least 
        15 projects that are authorized for construction for 
        coastal harbor improvement, channel improvement, inland 
        navigation, flood damage reduction, or hurricane and 
        storm damage reduction;
            (2) notify in writing the Committee on Environment 
        and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives of each project identified under 
        paragraph (1);
            (3) in consultation with the non-Federal pilot 
        applicant associated with each project identified under 
        paragraph (1), develop a detailed project management 
        plan for the project that outlines the scope, 
        financing, budget, design, and construction resource 
        requirements necessary for the non-Federal pilot 
        applicant to execute the project, or a separable 
        element of the project;
            (4) at the request of the non-Federal pilot 
        applicant associated with each project identified under 
        paragraph (1), enter into a project partnership 
        agreement with the non-Federal pilot applicant under 
        which the non-Federal pilot applicant is provided full 
        project management control for the financing, design, 
        or construction (or any combination thereof) of the 
        project, or a separable element of the project, in 
        accordance with plans approved by the Secretary;
            (5) following execution of a project partnership 
        agreement under paragraph (4) and completion of all 
        work under the agreement, issue payment, in accordance 
        with subsection (g), to the relevant non-Federal pilot 
        applicant for that work; and
            (6) regularly monitor and audit each project 
        carried out under the program to ensure that all 
        activities related to the project are carried out in 
        compliance with plans approved by the Secretary and 
        that construction costs are reasonable.
    (e) Selection Criteria.--In identifying projects under 
subsection (d)(1), the Secretary shall consider the extent to 
which the project--
            (1) is significant to the economy of the United 
        States;
            (2) leverages Federal investment by encouraging 
        non-Federal contributions to the project;
            (3) employs innovative project delivery and cost-
        saving methods;
            (4) received Federal funds in the past and 
        experienced delays or missed scheduled deadlines;
            (5) has unobligated Corps of Engineers funding 
        balances; and
            (6) has not received Federal funding for 
        recapitalization and modernization since the project 
        was authorized.
    (f) Detailed Project Schedule.--Not later than 180 days 
after entering into a project partnership agreement under 
subsection (d)(4), a non-Federal pilot applicant, to the 
maximum extent practicable, shall submit to the Secretary a 
detailed project schedule for the relevant project, based on 
estimated funding levels, that specifies deadlines for each 
milestone with respect to the project.
    (g) Payment.--Payment to the non-Federal pilot applicant 
for work completed pursuant to a project partnership agreement 
under subsection (d)(4) may be made from--
            (1) if applicable, the balance of the unobligated 
        amounts appropriated for the project; and
            (2) other amounts appropriated to the Corps of 
        Engineers, subject to the condition that the total 
        amount transferred to the non-Federal pilot applicant 
        may not exceed the estimate of the Federal share of the 
        cost of construction, including any required design.
    (h) Technical Assistance.--At the request of a non-Federal 
pilot applicant participating in the pilot program established 
under subsection (a), the Secretary may provide to the non-
Federal pilot applicant, if the non-Federal pilot applicant 
contracts with and compensates the Secretary, technical 
assistance with respect to--
            (1) a study, engineering activity, or design 
        activity related to a project carried out by the non-
        Federal pilot applicant under the program; and
            (2) obtaining permits necessary for such a project.
    (i) Identification of Impediments.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall--
                    (A) except as provided in paragraph (2), 
                identify any procedural requirements under the 
                authority of the Secretary that impede greater 
                use of public-private partnerships and private 
                investment in water resources development 
                projects;
                    (B) develop and implement, on a project-by-
                project basis, procedures and approaches that--
                            (i) address such impediments; and
                            (ii) protect the public interest 
                        and any public investment in water 
                        resources development projects that 
                        involve public-private partnerships or 
                        private investment in water resources 
                        development projects; and
                    (C) not later than 1 year after the date of 
                enactment of this section, issue rules to carry 
                out the procedures and approaches developed 
                under subparagraph (B).
            (2) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this section 
        allows the Secretary to waive any requirement under--
                    (A) sections 3141 through 3148 and sections 
                3701 through 3708 of title 40, United States 
                Code;
                    (B) the National Environmental Policy Act 
                of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); or
                    (C) any other provision of Federal law.
    (j) Public Benefit Studies.--
            (1) In general.--Before entering into a project 
        partnership agreement under subsection (d)(4), the 
        Secretary shall conduct an assessment of whether, and 
        provide justification in writing to the Committee on 
        Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
        House of Representative that, the proposed agreement 
        provides better public and financial benefits than a 
        similar transaction using public funding or financing.
            (2) Requirements.--An assessment under paragraph 
        (1) shall--
                    (A) be completed in a period of not more 
                than 90 days;
                    (B) take into consideration any supporting 
                materials and data submitted by the relevant 
                non-Federal pilot applicant and other 
                stakeholders; and
                    (C) determine whether the proposed project 
                partnership agreement is in the public interest 
                by determining whether the agreement will 
                provide public and financial benefits, 
                including expedited project delivery and 
                savings for taxpayers.
    (k) Non-Federal Funding.--The non-Federal pilot applicant 
may finance the non-Federal share of a project carried out 
under the pilot program established under subsection (a).
    (l) Applicability of Federal Law.--Any provision of Federal 
law that would apply to the Secretary if the Secretary were 
carrying out a project shall apply to a non-Federal pilot 
applicant carrying out a project under this section.
    (m) Cost Share.--Nothing in this section affects a cost-
sharing requirement under Federal law that is applicable to a 
project carried out under the pilot program established under 
subsection (a).
    (n) Report.--Not later than 3 years after 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 publicly available a report describing 
the results of the pilot program established under subsection 
(a), including any recommendations of the Secretary concerning 
whether the program or any component of the program should be 
implemented on a national basis.
    (o) Non-Federal Pilot Applicant Defined.--In this section, 
the term ``non-Federal pilot applicant'' means--
            (1) the non-Federal sponsor of the water resources 
        development project;
            (2) a non-Federal interest, as defined in section 
        221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1982d-
        5b); or
            (3) a private entity with the consent of the local 
        government in which the project is located or that is 
        otherwise affected by the project.

            Subtitle C--Innovative Financing Pilot Projects

SEC. 5021. SHORT TITLE.

    This subtitle may be cited as the ``Water Infrastructure 
Finance and Innovation Act of 2014''.

SEC. 5022. DEFINITIONS.

    In this subtitle:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' 
        means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
            (2) Community water system.--The term ``community 
        water system'' has the meaning given the term in 
        section 1401 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
        300f).
            (3) Federal credit instrument.--The term ``Federal 
        credit instrument'' means a secured loan or loan 
        guarantee authorized to be made available under this 
        subtitle with respect to a project.
            (4) Investment-grade rating.--The term 
        ``investment-grade rating'' means a rating of BBB 
        minus, Baa3, bbb minus, BBB (low), or higher assigned 
        by a rating agency to project obligations.
            (5) Lender.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``lender'' means 
                any non-Federal qualified institutional buyer 
                (as defined in section 230.144A(a) of title 17, 
                Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor 
                regulation), known as Rule 144A(a) of the 
                Securities and Exchange Commission and issued 
                under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a 
                et seq.)).
                    (B) Inclusions.--The term ``lender'' 
                includes--
                            (i) a qualified retirement plan (as 
                        defined in section 4974(c) of the 
                        Internal Revenue Code of 1986) that is 
                        a qualified institutional buyer; and
                            (ii) a governmental plan (as 
                        defined in section 414(d) of the 
                        Internal Revenue Code of 1986) that is 
                        a qualified institutional buyer.
            (6) Loan guarantee.--The term ``loan guarantee'' 
        means any guarantee or other pledge by the Secretary or 
        the Administrator to pay all or part of the principal 
        of, and interest on, a loan or other debt obligation 
        issued by an obligor and funded by a lender.
            (7) Obligor.--The term ``obligor'' means an 
        eligible entity that is primarily liable for payment of 
        the principal of, or interest on, a Federal credit 
        instrument.
            (8) Project obligation.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``project 
                obligation'' means any note, bond, debenture, 
                or other debt obligation issued by an obligor 
                in connection with the financing of a project.
                    (B) Exclusion.--The term ``project 
                obligation'' does not include a Federal credit 
                instrument.
            (9) Rating agency.--The term ``rating agency'' 
        means a credit rating agency registered with the 
        Securities and Exchange Commission as a nationally 
        recognized statistical rating organization (as defined 
        in section 3(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
        (15 U.S.C. 78c(a))).
            (10) Secured loan.--The term ``secured loan'' means 
        a direct loan or other debt obligation issued by an 
        obligor and funded by the Secretary or Administrator, 
        as applicable, in connection with the financing of a 
        project under section 5029.
            (11) State.--The term ``State'' means--
                    (A) a State;
                    (B) the District of Columbia;
                    (C) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
                    (D) any other territory or possession of 
                the United States.
            (12) State infrastructure financing authority.--The 
        term ``State infrastructure financing authority'' means 
        the State entity established or designated by the 
        Governor of a State to receive a capitalization grant 
        provided by, or otherwise carry out the requirements 
        of, 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).
            (13) Subsidy amount.--The term ``subsidy amount'' 
        means the amount of budget authority sufficient to 
        cover the estimated long-term cost to the Federal 
        Government of a Federal credit instrument, as 
        calculated on a net present value basis, excluding 
        administrative costs and any incidental effects on 
        governmental receipts or outlays in accordance with the 
        Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (2 U.S.C. 661 et 
        seq.).
            (14) Substantial completion.--The term 
        ``substantial completion'', with respect to a project, 
        means the earliest date on which a project is 
        considered to perform the functions for which the 
        project is designed.
            (15) Treatment works.--The term ``treatment works'' 
        has the meaning given the term in section 212 of the 
        Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1292).

SEC. 5023. AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary and the Administrator may 
provide financial assistance under this subtitle to carry out 
pilot projects, which shall be selected to ensure a diversity 
of project types and geographical locations.
    (b) Responsibility.--
            (1) Secretary.--The Secretary shall carry out all 
        pilot projects under this subtitle that are eligible 
        projects under section 5026(1).
            (2) Administrator.--The Administrator shall carry 
        out all pilot projects under this subtitle that are 
        eligible projects under paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), 
        (6), and (8) of section 5026.
            (3) Other projects.--The Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, may carry out eligible 
        projects under paragraph (7) or (9) of section 5026.

SEC. 5024. APPLICATIONS.

    (a) In General.--To receive assistance under this subtitle, 
an eligible entity shall submit to the Secretary or the 
Administrator, as applicable, an application at such time, in 
such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary 
or the Administrator may require.
    (b) Combined Projects.--In the case of an eligible project 
described in paragraph (8) or (9) of section 5026, the 
Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable, shall require 
the eligible entity to submit a single application for the 
combined group of projects.

SEC. 5025. ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.

    The following entities are eligible to receive assistance 
under this subtitle:
            (1) A corporation.
            (2) A partnership.
            (3) A joint venture.
            (4) A trust.
            (5) A Federal, State, or local governmental entity, 
        agency, or instrumentality.
            (6) A tribal government or consortium of tribal 
        governments.
            (7) A State infrastructure financing authority.

SEC. 5026. PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE.

    The following projects may be carried out with amounts made 
available under this subtitle:
            (1) Any project for flood damage reduction, 
        hurricane and storm damage reduction, environmental 
        restoration, coastal or inland harbor navigation 
        improvement, or inland and intracoastal waterways 
        navigation improvement that the Secretary determines is 
        technically sound, economically justified, and 
        environmentally acceptable, including--
                    (A) a project to reduce flood damage;
                    (B) a project to restore aquatic 
                ecosystems;
                    (C) a project to improve the inland and 
                intracoastal waterways navigation system of the 
                United States; and
                    (D) a project to improve navigation of a 
                coastal or inland harbor of the United States, 
                including channel deepening and construction of 
                associated general navigation features.
            (2) 1 or more activities that are eligible for 
        assistance under section 603(c) of the Federal Water 
        Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1383(c)), 
        notwithstanding the public ownership requirement under 
        paragraph (1) of that subsection.
            (3) 1 or more activities described in section 
        1452(a)(2) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
        300j-12(a)(2)).
            (4) A project for enhanced energy efficiency in the 
        operation of a public water system or a publicly owned 
        treatment works.
            (5) A project for repair, rehabilitation, or 
        replacement of a treatment works, community water 
        system, or aging water distribution or waste collection 
        facility (including a facility that serves a population 
        or community of an Indian reservation).
            (6) A brackish or sea water desalination project, a 
        managed aquifer recharge project, or a water recycling 
        project.
            (7) Acquisition of real property or an interest in 
        real property--
                    (A) if the acquisition is integral to a 
                project described in paragraphs (1) through 
                (6); or
                    (B) pursuant to an existing plan that, in 
                the judgment of the Administrator or the 
                Secretary, as applicable, would mitigate the 
                environmental impacts of water resources 
                infrastructure projects otherwise eligible for 
                assistance under this section.
            (8) A combination of projects, each of which is 
        eligible under paragraph (2) or (3), for which a State 
        infrastructure financing authority submits to the 
        Administrator a single application.
            (9) A combination of projects secured by a common 
        security pledge, each of which is eligible under 
        paragraph (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), or (7), for 
        which an eligible entity, or a combination of eligible 
        entities, submits a single application.

SEC. 5027. ACTIVITIES ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE.

    For purposes of this subtitle, an eligible activity with 
respect to an eligible project includes the cost of--
            (1) development-phase activities, including 
        planning, feasibility analysis (including any related 
        analysis necessary to carry out an eligible project), 
        revenue forecasting, environmental review, permitting, 
        preliminary engineering and design work, and other 
        preconstruction activities;
            (2) construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, 
        and replacement activities;
            (3) the acquisition of real property or an interest 
        in real property (including water rights, land relating 
        to the project, and improvements to land), 
        environmental mitigation (including acquisitions 
        pursuant to section 5026(7)), construction 
        contingencies, and acquisition of equipment; and
            (4) capitalized interest necessary to meet market 
        requirements, reasonably required reserve funds, 
        capital issuance expenses, and other carrying costs 
        during construction.

SEC. 5028. DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND PROJECT SELECTION.

    (a) Eligibility Requirements.--To be eligible to receive 
financial assistance under this subtitle, a project shall meet 
the following criteria, as determined by the Secretary or 
Administrator, as applicable:
            (1) Creditworthiness.--
                    (A) In general.--The project and obligor 
                shall be creditworthy, which shall be 
                determined by the Secretary or the 
                Administrator, as applicable.
                    (B) Considerations.--In determining the 
                creditworthiness of a project and obligor, the 
                Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable, 
                shall take into consideration relevant factors, 
                including--
                            (i) the terms, conditions, 
                        financial structure, and security 
                        features of the proposed financing;
                            (ii) the dedicated revenue sources 
                        that will secure or fund the project 
                        obligations;
                            (iii) the financial assumptions 
                        upon which the project is based; and
                            (iv) the financial soundness and 
                        credit history of the obligor.
                    (C) Security features.--The Secretary or 
                the Administrator, as applicable, shall ensure 
                that any financing for the project has 
                appropriate security features, such as a rate 
                covenant, supporting the project obligations to 
                ensure repayment.
                    (D) Rating opinion letters.--
                            (i) Preliminary rating opinion 
                        letter.--The Secretary or the 
                        Administrator, as applicable, shall 
                        require each project applicant to 
                        provide, at the time of application, a 
                        preliminary rating opinion letter from 
                        at least 1 rating agency indicating 
                        that the senior obligations of the 
                        project (which may be the Federal 
                        credit instrument) have the potential 
                        to achieve an investment-grade rating.
                            (ii) Final rating opinion 
                        letters.--The Secretary or the 
                        Administrator, as applicable, shall 
                        require each project applicant to 
                        provide, prior to final acceptance and 
                        financing of the project, final rating 
                        opinion letters from at least 2 rating 
                        agencies indicating that the senior 
                        obligations of the project have an 
                        investment-grade rating.
                    (E) Special rule for certain combined 
                projects.--The Administrator shall develop a 
                credit evaluation process for a Federal credit 
                instrument provided to a State infrastructure 
                financing authority for a project under section 
                5026(8) or an entity for a project under 
                section 5026(9), which may include requiring 
                the provision of a final rating opinion letter 
                from at least 2 rating agencies.
            (2) Eligible project costs.--
                    (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph 
                (B), the eligible project costs of a project 
                shall be reasonably anticipated to be not less 
                than $20,000,000.
                    (B) Small community water infrastructure 
                projects.--For a project described in paragraph 
                (2) or (3) of section 5026 that serves a 
                community of not more than 25,000 individuals, 
                the eligible project costs of a project shall 
                be reasonably anticipated to be not less than 
                $5,000,000.
            (3) Dedicated revenue sources.--The Federal credit 
        instrument for the project shall be repayable, in whole 
        or in part, from dedicated revenue sources that also 
        secure the project obligations.
            (4) Public sponsorship of private entities.--
                    (A) In general.--If an eligible project is 
                carried out by an entity that is not a State or 
                local government or an agency or 
                instrumentality of a State or local government 
                or a tribal government or consortium of tribal 
                governments, the project shall be publicly 
                sponsored.
                    (B) Public sponsorship.--For purposes of 
                this subtitle, a project shall be considered to 
                be publicly sponsored if the obligor can 
                demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the 
                Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, 
                that the project applicant has consulted with 
                the affected State, local, or tribal government 
                in which the project is located, or is 
                otherwise affected by the project, and that 
                such government supports the proposed project.
            (5) Limitation.--No project receiving Federal 
        credit assistance under this subtitle may be financed 
        (directly or indirectly), in whole or in part, with 
        proceeds of any obligation--
                    (A) the interest on which is exempt from 
                the tax imposed under chapter 1 of the Internal 
                Revenue Code of 1986; or
                    (B) with respect to which credit is 
                allowable under subpart I or J of part IV of 
                subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code.
            (6) Use of existing financing mechanisms.--
                    (A) Notification.--For each eligible 
                project for which the Administrator has 
                authority under paragraph (2) or (3) of section 
                5023(b) and for which the Administrator has 
                received an application for financial 
                assistance under this subtitle, the 
                Administrator shall notify, not later than 30 
                days after the date on which the Administrator 
                receives a complete application, the applicable 
                State infrastructure financing authority of the 
                State in which the project is located that such 
                application has been submitted.
                    (B) Determination.--If, not later than 60 
                days after the date of receipt of a 
                notification under subparagraph (A), a State 
                infrastructure financing authority notifies the 
                Administrator that the State infrastructure 
                financing authority intends to commit funds to 
                the project in an amount that is equal to or 
                greater than the amount requested under the 
                application, the Administrator may not provide 
                any financial assistance for that project under 
                this subtitle unless--
                            (i) by the date that is 180 days 
                        after the date of receipt of a 
                        notification under subparagraph (A), 
                        the State infrastructure financing 
                        authority fails to enter into an 
                        assistance agreement to provide funds 
                        for the project; or
                            (ii) the financial assistance to be 
                        provided by the State infrastructure 
                        financing authority will be at rates 
                        and terms that are less favorable than 
                        the rates and terms for financial 
                        assistance provided under this 
                        subtitle.
            (7) Operation and maintenance plan.--
                    (A) In general.--The Secretary or the 
                Administrator, as applicable, shall determine 
                whether an applicant for assistance under this 
                subtitle has developed, and identified adequate 
                revenues to implement, a plan for operating, 
                maintaining, and repairing the project over the 
                useful life of the project.
                    (B) Special rule.--An eligible project 
                described in section 5026(1) that has not been 
                specifically authorized by Congress shall not 
                be eligible for Federal assistance for 
                operations and maintenance.
    (b) Selection Criteria.--
            (1) Establishment.--The Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, shall establish criteria 
        for the selection of projects that meet the eligibility 
        requirements of subsection (a), in accordance with 
        paragraph (2).
            (2) Criteria.--The selection criteria shall include 
        the following:
                    (A) The extent to which the project is 
                nationally or regionally significant, with 
                respect to the generation of economic and 
                public benefits, such as--
                            (i) the reduction of flood risk;
                            (ii) the improvement of water 
                        quality and quantity, including aquifer 
                        recharge;
                            (iii) the protection of drinking 
                        water, including source water 
                        protection; and
                            (iv) the support of international 
                        commerce.
                    (B) The extent to which the project 
                financing plan includes public or private 
                financing in addition to assistance under this 
                subtitle.
                    (C) The likelihood that assistance under 
                this subtitle would enable the project to 
                proceed at an earlier date than the project 
                would otherwise be able to proceed.
                    (D) The extent to which the project uses 
                new or innovative approaches.
                    (E) The amount of budget authority required 
                to fund the Federal credit instrument made 
                available under this subtitle.
                    (F) The extent to which the project--
                            (i) protects against extreme 
                        weather events, such as floods or 
                        hurricanes; or
                            (ii) helps maintain or protect the 
                        environment.
                    (G) The extent to which a project serves 
                regions with significant energy exploration, 
                development, or production areas.
                    (H) The extent to which a project serves 
                regions with significant water resource 
                challenges, including the need to address--
                            (i) water quality concerns in areas 
                        of regional, national, or international 
                        significance;
                            (ii) water quantity concerns 
                        related to groundwater, surface water, 
                        or other water sources;
                            (iii) significant flood risk;
                            (iv) water resource challenges 
                        identified in existing regional, State, 
                        or multistate agreements; or
                            (v) water resources with 
                        exceptional recreational value or 
                        ecological importance.
                    (I) The extent to which the project 
                addresses identified municipal, State, or 
                regional priorities.
                    (J) The readiness of the project to proceed 
                toward development, including a demonstration 
                by the obligor that there is a reasonable 
                expectation that the contracting process for 
                construction of the project can commence by not 
                later than 90 days after the date on which a 
                Federal credit instrument is obligated for the 
                project under this subtitle.
                    (K) The extent to which assistance under 
                this subtitle reduces the contribution of 
                Federal assistance to the project.
            (3) Special rule for certain combined projects.--
        For a project described in section 5026(8), the 
        Administrator shall only consider the criteria 
        described in subparagraphs (B) through (K) of paragraph 
        (2).
    (c) Federal Requirements.--Nothing in this section 
supersedes the applicability of other requirements of Federal 
law (including regulations).

SEC. 5029. SECURED LOANS.

    (a) Agreements.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), 
        the Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable, may 
        enter into agreements with 1 or more obligors to make 
        secured loans, the proceeds of which shall be used to 
        finance eligible project costs of any project selected 
        under section 5028.
            (2) Financial risk assessment.--Before entering 
        into an agreement under this subsection for a secured 
        loan, the Secretary or the Administrator, as 
        applicable, in consultation with the Director of the 
        Office of Management and Budget and each rating agency 
        providing a rating opinion letter under section 
        5028(a)(1)(D), shall determine an appropriate capital 
        reserve subsidy amount for the secured loan, taking 
        into account each such rating opinion letter.
            (3) Investment-grade rating requirement.--The 
        execution of a secured loan under this section shall be 
        contingent on receipt by the senior obligations of the 
        project of an investment-grade rating.
    (b) Terms and Limitations.--
            (1) In general.--A secured loan provided for a 
        project under this section shall be subject to such 
        terms and conditions, and contain such covenants, 
        representations, warranties, and requirements 
        (including requirements for audits), as the Secretary 
        or the Administrator, as applicable, determines to be 
        appropriate.
            (2) Maximum amount.--The amount of a secured loan 
        under this section shall not exceed the lesser of--
                    (A) an amount equal to 49 percent of the 
                reasonably anticipated eligible project costs; 
                and
                    (B) if the secured loan does not receive an 
                investment-grade rating, the amount of the 
                senior project obligations of the project.
            (3) Payment.--A secured loan under this section--
                    (A) shall be payable, in whole or in part, 
                from State or local taxes, user fees, or other 
                dedicated revenue sources that also secure the 
                senior project obligations of the relevant 
                project;
                    (B) shall include a rate covenant, coverage 
                requirement, or similar security feature 
                supporting the project obligations; and
                    (C) may have a lien on revenues described 
                in subparagraph (A), subject to any lien 
                securing project obligations.
            (4) Interest rate.--The interest rate on a secured 
        loan under this section shall be not less than the 
        yield on United States Treasury securities of a similar 
        maturity to the maturity of the secured loan on the 
        date of execution of the loan agreement.
            (5) Maturity date.--
                    (A) In general.--The final maturity date of 
                a secured loan under this section shall be the 
                earlier of--
                            (i) the date that is 35 years after 
                        the date of substantial completion of 
                        the relevant project (as determined by 
                        the Secretary or the Administrator, as 
                        applicable); and
                            (ii) if the useful life of the 
                        project (as determined by the Secretary 
                        or Administrator, as applicable) is 
                        less than 35 years, the useful life the 
                        project.
                    (B) Special rule for state infrastructure 
                financing authorities.--The final maturity date 
                of a secured loan to a State infrastructure 
                financing authority under this section shall be 
                not later than 35 years after the date on which 
                amounts are first disbursed.
            (6) Nonsubordination.--A secured loan under this 
        section shall not be subordinated to the claims of any 
        holder of project obligations in the event of 
        bankruptcy, insolvency, or liquidation of the obligor 
        of the project.
            (7) Fees.--The Secretary or the Administrator, as 
        applicable, may establish fees at a level sufficient to 
        cover all or a portion of the costs to the Federal 
        Government of making a secured loan under this section.
            (8) Non-federal share.--The proceeds of a secured 
        loan under this section may be used to pay any non-
        Federal share of project costs required if the loan is 
        repayable from non-Federal funds.
            (9) Maximum federal involvement.--
                    (A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), for each project for which 
                assistance is provided under this subtitle, the 
                total amount of Federal assistance shall not 
                exceed 80 percent of the total project cost.
                    (B) Exceptions.--Subparagraph (A) shall not 
                apply to any rural water project--
                            (i) that is authorized to be 
                        carried out by the Secretary of the 
                        Interior;
                            (ii) that includes among its 
                        beneficiaries a federally recognized 
                        Indian tribe; and
                            (iii) for which the authorized 
                        Federal share of the total project 
                        costs is greater than the amount 
                        described in subparagraph (A).
    (c) Repayment.--
            (1) Schedule.--The Secretary or the Administrator, 
        as applicable, shall establish a repayment schedule for 
        each secured loan provided under this section, based on 
        the projected cash flow from project revenues and other 
        repayment sources.
            (2) Commencement.--
                    (A) In general.--Scheduled loan repayments 
                of principal or interest on a secured loan 
                under this section shall commence not later 
                than 5 years after the date of substantial 
                completion of the project (as determined by the 
                Secretary or Administrator, as applicable).
                    (B) Special rule for state infrastructure 
                financing authorities.--Scheduled loan 
                repayments of principal or interest on a 
                secured loan to a State infrastructure 
                financing authority under this subtitle shall 
                commence not later than 5 years after the date 
                on which amounts are first disbursed.
            (3) Deferred payments.--
                    (A) Authorization.--If, at any time after 
                the date of substantial completion of a project 
                for which a secured loan is provided under this 
                section, the project is unable to generate 
                sufficient revenues to pay the scheduled loan 
                repayments of principal and interest on the 
                secured loan, the Secretary or the 
                Administrator, as applicable, subject to 
                subparagraph (C), may allow the obligor to add 
                unpaid principal and interest to the 
                outstanding balance of the secured loan.
                    (B) Interest.--Any payment deferred under 
                subparagraph (A) shall--
                            (i) continue to accrue interest in 
                        accordance with subsection (b)(4) until 
                        fully repaid; and
                            (ii) be scheduled to be amortized 
                        over the remaining term of the secured 
                        loan.
                    (C) Criteria.--
                            (i) In general.--Any payment 
                        deferral under subparagraph (A) shall 
                        be contingent on the project meeting 
                        such criteria as the Secretary or the 
                        Administrator, as applicable, may 
                        establish.
                            (ii) Repayment standards.--The 
                        criteria established under clause (i) 
                        shall include standards for reasonable 
                        assurance of repayment.
            (4) Prepayment.--
                    (A) Use of excess revenues.--Any excess 
                revenues that remain after satisfying scheduled 
                debt service requirements on the project 
                obligations and secured loan and all deposit 
                requirements under the terms of any trust 
                agreement, bond resolution, or similar 
                agreement securing project obligations may be 
                applied annually to prepay a secured loan under 
                this section without penalty.
                    (B) Use of proceeds of refinancing.--A 
                secured loan under this section may be prepaid 
                at any time without penalty from the proceeds 
                of refinancing from non-Federal funding 
                sources.
    (d) Sale of Secured Loans.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), as soon 
        as practicable after the date of substantial completion 
        of a project and after providing a notice to the 
        obligor, the Secretary or the Administrator, as 
        applicable, may sell to another entity or reoffer into 
        the capital markets a secured loan for a project under 
        this section, if the Secretary or the Administrator, as 
        applicable, determines that the sale or reoffering can 
        be made on favorable terms.
            (2) Consent of obligor.--In making a sale or 
        reoffering under paragraph (1), the Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, may not change the 
        original terms and conditions of the secured loan 
        without the written consent of the obligor.
    (e) Loan Guarantees.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, may provide a loan 
        guarantee to a lender in lieu of making a secured loan 
        under this section, if the Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, determines that the 
        budgetary cost of the loan guarantee is substantially 
        the same as that of a secured loan.
            (2) Terms.--The terms of a loan guarantee provided 
        under this subsection shall be consistent with the 
        terms established in this section for a secured loan, 
        except that the rate on the guaranteed loan and any 
        prepayment features shall be negotiated between the 
        obligor and the lender, with the consent of the 
        Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable.

SEC. 5030. PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Requirement.--The Secretary or the Administrator, as 
applicable, shall establish a uniform system to service the 
Federal credit instruments made available under this subtitle.
    (b) Fees.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, may collect and spend 
        fees, contingent on authority being provided in 
        appropriations Acts, at a level that is sufficient to 
        cover--
                    (A) the costs of services of expert firms 
                retained pursuant to subsection (d); and
                    (B) all or a portion of the costs to the 
                Federal Government of servicing the Federal 
                credit instruments provided under this 
                subtitle.
    (c) Servicer.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, may appoint a financial 
        entity to assist the Secretary or the Administrator in 
        servicing the Federal credit instruments provided under 
        this subtitle.
            (2) Duties.--A servicer appointed under paragraph 
        (1) shall act as the agent for the Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable.
            (3) Fee.--A servicer appointed under paragraph (1) 
        shall receive a servicing fee, subject to approval by 
        the Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable.
    (d) Assistance From Experts.--The Secretary or the 
Administrator, as applicable, may retain the services, 
including counsel, of organizations and entities with expertise 
in the field of municipal and project finance to assist in the 
underwriting and servicing of Federal credit instruments 
provided under this subtitle.
    (e) Applicability of Other Laws.--Section 513 of the 
Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1372) applies to 
the construction of a project carried out, in whole or in part, 
with assistance made available through a Federal credit 
instrument under this subtitle in the same manner that section 
applies to a treatment works for which a grant is made 
available under that Act.

SEC. 5031. STATE, TRIBAL, AND LOCAL PERMITS.

    The provision of financial assistance for a project under 
this subtitle shall not--
            (1) relieve any recipient of the assistance of any 
        obligation to obtain any required State, local, or 
        tribal permit or approval with respect to the project;
            (2) limit the right of any unit of State, local, or 
        tribal government to approve or regulate any rate of 
        return on private equity invested in the project; or
            (3) otherwise supersede any State, local, or tribal 
        law (including any regulation) applicable to the 
        construction or operation of the project.

SEC. 5032. REGULATIONS.

    The Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable, may 
promulgate such regulations as the Secretary or Administrator 
determines to be appropriate to carry out this subtitle.

SEC. 5033. FUNDING.

    (a) In General.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
each of the Secretary and the Administrator to carry out this 
subtitle, to remain available until expended--
            (1) $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2015;
            (2) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2016;
            (3) $35,000,000 for fiscal year 2017;
            (4) $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2018; and
            (5) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2019.
    (b) Administrative Costs.--Of the funds made available to 
carry out this subtitle, the Secretary or the Administrator, as 
applicable, 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 $2,200,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 
through 2019.
    (c) Small Community Water Infrastructure Projects.--
            (1) In general.--For each fiscal year, the 
        Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable, shall 
        set aside not less than 15 percent of the amounts made 
        available for that fiscal year under this section for 
        small community water infrastructure projects described 
        in section 5028(a)(2)(B).
            (2) Administration.--Any amounts set aside under 
        paragraph (1) that remain unobligated on June 1 of the 
        fiscal year for which the amounts are set aside shall 
        be available for obligation by the Secretary or the 
        Administrator, as applicable, for projects other than 
        small community water infrastructure projects.
    (d) Additional Funding.--Notwithstanding section 
5029(b)(2), the Secretary or the Administrator, as applicable, 
may make available up to 25 percent of the amounts made 
available for each fiscal year under this section for loans in 
excess of 49 percent of the total project costs.

SEC. 5034. REPORTS ON PILOT PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.

    (a) Agency Reporting.--As soon as practicable after each 
fiscal year for which amounts are made available to carry out 
this subtitle, the Secretary and the Administrator shall 
publish on a dedicated, publicly accessible Internet site--
            (1) each application received for assistance under 
        this subtitle; and
            (2) a list of the projects selected for assistance 
        under this subtitle, including--
                    (A) a description of each project;
                    (B) the amount of financial assistance 
                provided for each project; and
                    (C) the basis for the selection of each 
                project with respect to the requirements of 
                this subtitle.
    (b) Reports to Congress.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 4 years after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General 
        of the United States 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 summarizing for the 
        projects that are receiving, or have received, 
        assistance under this subtitle--
                    (A) the applications received for 
                assistance under this subtitle;
                    (B) the projects selected for assistance 
                under this subtitle, including a description of 
                the projects and the basis for the selection of 
                those projects with respect to the requirements 
                of this subtitle;
                    (C) the type and amount of financial 
                assistance provided for each project selected 
                for assistance under this subtitle;
                    (D) the financial performance of each 
                project selected for assistance under this 
                subtitle, including an evaluation of whether 
                the objectives of this subtitle are being met;
                    (E) the benefits and impacts of 
                implementation of this subtitle, including the 
                public benefit provided by the projects 
                selected for assistance under this subtitle, 
                including, as applicable, water quality and 
                water quantity improvement, the protection of 
                drinking water, and the reduction of flood 
                risk; and
                    (F) an evaluation of the feasibility of 
                attracting non-Federal public or private 
                financing for water infrastructure projects as 
                a result of the implementation of this 
                subtitle.
            (2) Recommendations.--The report under paragraph 
        (1) shall include--
                    (A) an evaluation of the impacts (if any) 
                of the limitation under section 5028 (a)(5) on 
                the ability of eligible entities to finance 
                water infrastructure projects under this 
                subtitle;
                    (B) a recommendation as to whether the 
                objectives of this subtitle would be best 
                served--
                            (i) by continuing the authority of 
                        the Secretary or the Administrator, as 
                        applicable, to provide assistance under 
                        this subtitle;
                            (ii) by establishing a Government 
                        corporation or Government-sponsored 
                        enterprise to provide assistance in 
                        accordance with this subtitle; or
                            (iii) by terminating the authority 
                        of the Secretary and the Administrator 
                        under this subtitle and relying on the 
                        capital markets to fund the types of 
                        infrastructure investments assisted by 
                        this subtitle without Federal 
                        participation; and
                    (C) any proposed changes to improve the 
                efficiency and effectiveness of this subtitle 
                in providing financing for water infrastructure 
                projects, taking into consideration the 
                recommendations made under subparagraphs (A) 
                and (B).

SEC. 5035. REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (c), none 
of the amounts made available under this subtitle may be used 
for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a 
project eligible for assistance under this subtitle unless all 
of the iron and steel products used in the project are produced 
in the United States.
    (b) Definition of Iron and Steel Products.--In this 
section, the term ``iron and steel products'' means the 
following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or 
unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal 
castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, 
valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and 
construction materials.
    (c) Application.--Subsection (a) shall not apply in any 
case or category of cases in which the Administrator finds 
that--
            (1) applying subsection (a) would be inconsistent 
        with the public interest;
            (2) iron and steel products are not produced in the 
        United States in sufficient and reasonably available 
        quantities and of a satisfactory quality; or
            (3) inclusion of iron and steel products produced 
        in the United States will increase the cost of the 
        overall project by more than 25 percent.
    (d) Waiver.--If the Administrator receives a request for a 
waiver under this section, the Administrator shall make 
available to the public, on an informal basis, a copy of the 
request and information available to the Administrator 
concerning the request, and shall allow for informal public 
input on the request for at least 15 days prior to making a 
finding based on the request. The Administrator shall make the 
request and accompanying information available by electronic 
means, including on the official public Internet Web site of 
the Environmental Protection Agency.
    (e) International Agreements.--This section shall be 
applied in a manner consistent with United States obligations 
under international agreements.

            TITLE VI--DEAUTHORIZATION AND BACKLOG PREVENTION

SEC. 6001. DEAUTHORIZATION OF INACTIVE PROJECTS.

    (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are--
            (1) to identify $18,000,000,000 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 
        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) Comprehensive Status Reports.--Section 1001(b) of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 579a(b)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Minimum funding list.--At the end of each 
        fiscal year, 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 on 
        a publicly accessible Internet site in a manner that is 
        downloadable, searchable, and sortable, a list of--
                    ``(A) projects or separable elements of 
                projects authorized for construction for which 
                funding has been obligated during the current 
                fiscal year or any of the 6 preceding fiscal 
                years;
                    ``(B) the amount of funding obligated for 
                each such project or separable element per 
                fiscal year;
                    ``(C) the current phase of each such 
                project or separable element of a project; and
                    ``(D) the amount required to complete the 
                current phase of each such project or separable 
                element.
            ``(4) Comprehensive backlog report.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                compile and publish 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.
                    ``(B) Required information.--The Secretary 
                shall include on the list developed under 
                subparagraph (A) for each project and separable 
                element on that list--
                            ``(i) the date of authorization of 
                        the project or separable element, 
                        including any subsequent modifications 
                        to the original authorization;
                            ``(ii) the original budget 
                        authority for the project or separable 
                        element;
                            ``(iii) a brief description of the 
                        project or separable element;
                            ``(iv) the estimated date of 
                        completion of the project or separable 
                        element;
                            ``(v) the estimated cost of 
                        completion of the project or separable 
                        element; and
                            ``(vi) any amounts appropriated for 
                        the project or separable element that 
                        remain unobligated.
                    ``(C) Publication.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Not later than 1 
                        year after the date of enactment of 
                        this paragraph, the Secretary shall 
                        submit a copy of the list developed 
                        under subparagraph (A) to--
                                    ``(I) the Committee on 
                                Environment and Public Works of 
                                the Senate and the Committee on 
                                Transportation and 
                                Infrastructure of the House of 
                                Representatives; and
                                    ``(II) the Director of the 
                                Office of Management and 
                                Budget.
                            ``(ii) Public availability.--
                        Beginning on the date the Secretary 
                        submits the report to Congress under 
                        clause (i), the Secretary shall make a 
                        copy of the list available on a 
                        publicly accessible Internet site in a 
                        manner that is downloadable, 
                        searchable, and sortable.''.
    (c) Interim Deauthorization List.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall develop an 
        interim deauthorization list that identifies each water 
        resources development project, or separable element of 
        a project, authorized for construction before November 
        8, 2007, for which--
                    (A) construction was not initiated before 
                the date of enactment of this Act; or
                    (B) construction was initiated before the 
                date of enactment of this Act, but for which no 
                funds, Federal or non-Federal, were obligated 
                for construction of the project or separable 
                element of the project during the current 
                fiscal year or any of the 6 preceding fiscal 
                years.
            (2) 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, or the final 
        deauthorization list developed under subsection (d), 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.
            (3) 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.
            (4) Submission to congress; publication.--Not later 
        than 90 days after the date of submission of the list 
        required by section 1001(b)(4)(A) of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 1986 (as added by 
        subsection (b)), the Secretary shall--
                    (A) submit the 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 interim deauthorization 
                list in the Federal Register.
    (d) Final Deauthorization List.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall develop a 
        final deauthorization list of each water resources 
        development project, or separable element of a project, 
        described in subsection (c)(1) that is identified 
        pursuant to this subsection.
            (2) Deauthorization amount.--
                    (A) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                include on the final deauthorization list 
                projects and separable elements of projects 
                that have, in the aggregate, an estimated 
                Federal cost to complete that is at least 
                $18,000,000,000.
                    (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 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 once the last project or 
                        separable element of a project 
                        necessary to meet the aggregate amount 
                        under paragraph (2) is identified.
                            (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 (c)(3).
                    (B) Appendix.--The Secretary shall include 
                as part of the final deauthorization list an 
                appendix that--
                            (i) identifies each project or 
                        separable element of a project on the 
                        interim deauthorization list developed 
                        under subsection (c) that is not 
                        included on the final deauthorization 
                        list; and
                            (ii) describes the reasons why the 
                        project or separable element is not 
                        included.
            (4) Submission to congress; publication.--Not later 
        than 120 days after the date on which the public 
        comment period under subsection (c)(3) expires, the 
        Secretary shall--
                    (A) submit the final deauthorization list 
                and the appendix to the final 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 final deauthorization list 
                and the appendix to the final deauthorization 
                list in the Federal Register.
    (e) Deauthorization; Congressional Review.--
            (1) In general.--After the expiration of the 180-
        day period beginning on the date of submission of the 
        final deauthorization report under subsection (d), a 
        project or separable element of a project identified in 
        the report is hereby deauthorized, unless Congress 
        passes a joint resolution disapproving the final 
        deauthorization report 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 report under subsection (d) 
                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 report shall be treated as 
                deauthorized for purposes of the aggregate 
                deauthorization amount specified in subsection 
                (d)(2).
    (f) General Provisions.--
            (1) Definitions.--In this section:
                    (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 such modification.

SEC. 6002. REVIEW OF CORPS OF ENGINEERS ASSETS.

    (a) Assessment and Inventory.--Not later than 1 year after 
the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall conduct 
an assessment of all properties under the control of the Corps 
of Engineers and develop an inventory of the properties that 
are not needed for the missions of the Corps of Engineers.
    (b) Criteria.--In conducting the assessment and developing 
the inventory under subsection (a), the Secretary shall use the 
following criteria:
            (1) The extent to which the property aligns with 
        the current missions of the Corps of Engineers.
            (2) The economic impact of the property on existing 
        communities in the vicinity of the property.
            (3) The extent to which the utilization rate for 
        the property is being maximized and is consistent with 
        nongovernmental industry standards for the given 
        function or operation.
            (4) The extent to which the reduction or 
        elimination of the property could reduce operation and 
        maintenance costs of the Corps of Engineers.
            (5) The extent to which the reduction or 
        elimination of the property could reduce energy 
        consumption by the Corps of Engineers.
    (c) Notification.--As soon as practicable following 
completion of the inventory of properties under subsection (a), 
the Secretary shall provide the inventory to the Administrator 
of General Services.
    (d) Report to Congress.--Not later than 30 days after the 
date of the notification under subsection (c), 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 
publicly available a report containing the findings of the 
Secretary with respect to the assessment and inventory required 
under subsection (a).

SEC. 6003. BACKLOG PREVENTION.

    (a) Project Deauthorization.--
            (1) In general.--A water resources development 
        project, or separable element of such a project, 
        authorized for construction by this Act shall not be 
        authorized after the last day of the 7-year period 
        beginning on the date of enactment of this Act unless 
        funds have been obligated for construction of such 
        project during that period.
            (2) Identification of projects.--Not later than 60 
        days after the expiration of the 7-year period referred 
        to 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 during that period;
            (2) a description of the reasons the projects were 
        not completed;
            (3) a schedule for the completion of the projects 
        based on expected levels of appropriations; and
            (4) a 5-year and 10-year projection of construction 
        backlog and any recommendations to Congress regarding 
        how to mitigate current problems and the backlog.

SEC. 6004. DEAUTHORIZATIONS.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Walnut creek (pacheco creek), california.--The 
        portions of the project for flood protection on Walnut 
        Creek, California, constructed under section 203 of the 
        Flood Control Act of 1960 (Public Law 86-645; 74 Stat. 
        488), consisting of the Walnut Creek project from Sta 
        0+00 to Sta 142+00 and the upstream extent of the 
        Walnut Creek project along Pacheco Creek from Sta 0+00 
        to Sta 73+50 are no longer authorized beginning on the 
        date of enactment of this Act.
            (2) Walnut creek (san ramon creek), california.--
        The portion of the project for flood protection on 
        Walnut Creek, California, constructed under section 203 
        of the Flood Control Act of 1960 (Public Law 86-645; 74 
        Stat. 488), consisting of the culvert constructed by 
        the Department of the Army on San Ramon Creek from Sta 
        4+27 to Sta 14+27 is no longer authorized beginning on 
        the date of enactment of this Act.
            (3) Eightmile river, connecticut.--
                    (A) The portion of the project for 
                navigation, Eightmile River, Connecticut, 
                authorized by the first section of the Act of 
                June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 633, chapter 382) 
                (commonly known as the ``River and Harbor Act 
                of 1910''), that begins at a point of the 
                existing 8-foot channel limit with coordinates 
                N701002.39, E1109247.73, thence running north 2 
                degrees 19 minutes 57.1 seconds east 265.09 
                feet to a point N701267.26, E1109258.52, thence 
                running north 7 degrees 47 minutes 19.3 seconds 
                east 322.32 feet to a point N701586.60, 
                E1109302.20, thence running north 90 degrees 0 
                minutes 0 seconds east 65.61 to a point 
                N701586.60, E1109367.80, thence running south 7 
                degrees 47 minutes 19.3 seconds west 328.11 
                feet to a point N701261.52, E1109323.34, thence 
                running south 2 degrees 19 minutes 57.1 seconds 
                west 305.49 feet to an end at a point 
                N700956.28, E1109310.91 on the existing 8-foot 
                channel limit, shall be reduced to a width of 
                65 feet and the channel realigned to follow the 
                deepest available water.
                    (B) The project referred to in subparagraph 
                (A) beginning at a point N701296.72, 
                E1109262.55 and running north 45 degrees 4 
                minutes 2.8 seconds west 78.09 feet to a point 
                N701341.18, E1109217.98, thence running north 5 
                degrees 8 minutes 34.6 seconds east 180.14 feet 
                to a point N701520.59, E1109234.13, thence 
                running north 54 degrees 5 minutes 50.1 seconds 
                east 112.57 feet to a point N701568.04, 
                E1109299.66, thence running south 7 degrees 47 
                minutes 18.4 seconds west 292.58 feet to the 
                point of origin; and the remaining area north 
                of the channel realignment beginning at a point 
                N700956.28, E1109310.91 thence running north 2 
                degrees 19 minutes 57.1 seconds east 305.49 
                feet west to a point N701261.52, E1109323.34 
                north 7 degrees 47 minutes 18.4 seconds east 
                328.11 feet to a point N701586.60, E1109367.81 
                thence running north 90 degrees 0 minutes 0 
                seconds east 7.81 feet to a point N701586.60, 
                E1109375.62 thence running south 5 degrees 8 
                minutes 34.6 seconds west 626.29 feet to a 
                point N700962.83, E1109319.47 thence south 52 
                degrees 35 minutes 36.5 seconds 10.79 feet to 
                the point of origin is no longer authorized 
                beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.
            (4) Hillsborough (hillsboro) bay and river, 
        florida.--The portions of the project for navigation, 
        Hillsborough (Hillsboro) Bay and River, Florida, 
        authorized by the Act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. 1126; 
        chapter 425), that extend on either side of the 
        Hillsborough River from the Kennedy Boulevard bridge to 
        the mouth of the river that cause the existing channel 
        to exceed 100 feet in width are no longer authorized 
        beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.
            (5) Kahului wastewater reclamation facility, maui, 
        hawaii.--The project authorized pursuant to section 14 
        of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 701r) to 
        provide shoreline protection for the Kahului Wastewater 
        Reclamation Facility, located on the Island of Maui in 
        the State of Hawaii is no longer authorized beginning 
        on the date of enactment of this Act.
            (6) Lucas-berg pit, illinois waterway and grant 
        calumet river, illinois.--The portion of the project 
        for navigation, Illinois Waterway and Grand Calumet 
        River, Illinois, authorized by the first section of the 
        Act of July 24, 1946 (60 Stat. 636; chapter 595), that 
        consists of the Lucas-Berg Pit confined disposal 
        facility, Illinois is no longer authorized beginning on 
        the date of enactment of this Act.
            (7) Port of iberia, louisiana.--Section 1001(25) of 
        the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 
        1053) is amended by striking ``; except that'' and all 
        that follows before the period at the end.
            (8) Rockland harbor, maine.--The project for 
        navigation, Rockland Harbor, Maine, authorized by the 
        Act of June 3, 1896 (29 Stat. 202; chapter 314), and 
        described as follows is no longer authorized beginning 
        on the date of enactment of this Act:
                    (A) Beginning at the point in the 14-foot 
                turning basin limit with coordinates 
                N162,927.61, E826,210.16.
                    (B) Thence running north 45 degrees 45 
                minutes 15.6 seconds east 287.45 feet to a 
                point N163,128.18, E826,416.08.
                    (C) Thence running south 13 degrees 17 
                minutes 53.3 seconds east 129.11 feet to a 
                point N163,002.53, E826,445.77.
                    (D) Thence running south 45 degrees 45 
                minutes 18.4 seconds west 221.05 feet to a 
                point N162,848.30, E826,287.42.
                    (E) Thence running north 44 degrees 14 
                minutes 59.5 seconds west 110.73 feet to the 
                point of origin.
            (9) Thomaston harbor, georges river, maine.--The 
        portion of the project for navigation, Georges River, 
        Maine (Thomaston Harbor), authorized by the first 
        section of the Act of June 3, 1896 (29 Stat. 215, 
        chapter 314), and modified by section 317 of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-541; 
        114 Stat. 2604), that lies northwesterly of a line 
        commencing at point N87,220.51, E321,065.80 thence 
        running northeasterly about 125 feet to a point 
        N87,338.71, E321,106.46 is no longer authorized 
        beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.
            (10) Corsica river, queen anne's county, 
        maryland.--The portion of the project for improving the 
        Corsica River, Maryland, authorized by the first 
        section of the Act of July 25, 1912 (37 Stat. 205; 
        chapter 253), and described as follows is no longer 
        authorized beginning on the date of enactment of this 
        Act: Approximately 2,000 feet of the eastern section of 
        the project channel extending from--
                    (A) centerline station 0+000 (coordinates 
                N506350.60, E1575013.60); to
                    (B) station 2+000 (coordinates N508012.39, 
                E1574720.18).
            (11) Goose creek, somerset county, maryland.--The 
        project for navigation, Goose Creek, Somerset County, 
        Maryland, carried out pursuant to section 107 of the 
        Rivers and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577), is 
        realigned as follows: Beginning at Goose Creek Channel 
        Geometry Centerline of the 60-foot-wide main 
        navigational ship channel, Centerline Station No. 0+00, 
        coordinates North 157851.80, East 1636954.70, as stated 
        and depicted on the Condition Survey Goose Creek, Sheet 
        1 of 1, prepared by the United States Army Corps of 
        Engineers, Baltimore District, July 2003; thence 
        departing the aforementioned centerline traveling the 
        following courses and distances: S. 64 degrees 49 
        minutes 06 seconds E., 1583.82 feet to a point, on the 
        outline of said 60-foot-wide channel thence binding on 
        said out-line the following four courses and distances: 
        S. 63 degrees 26 minutes 06 seconds E., 1460.05 feet to 
        a point, thence; N. 50 degrees 38 minutes 26 seconds 
        E., 973.28 feet to a point, thence; N. 26 degrees 13 
        minutes 09 seconds W., 240.39 feet to a point on the 
        Left Toe of the 60-foot-wide main navigational channel 
        at computed Centerline Station No. 42+57.54, 
        coordinates North 157357.84, East 1640340.23. Geometry 
        Left Toe of the 60-foot-wide main navigational ship 
        channel, Left Toe Station No. 0+00, coordinates North 
        157879.00, East 1636967.40, as stated and depicted on 
        the Condition Survey Goose Creek, Sheet 1 of 1, 
        prepared by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, 
        Baltimore District, August 2010; thence departing the 
        aforementioned centerline traveling the following 
        courses and distances: S. 64 degrees 49 minutes 12 
        seconds E., 1583.91 feet to a point, on the outline of 
        said 60-foot-wide channel thence binding on said out-
        line the following eight courses and distances: S. 63 
        degrees 25 minutes 38 seconds E., 1366.25 feet to a 
        point, thence; N. 83 degrees 36 minutes 24 seconds E., 
        125.85 feet to a point, thence; N. 50 degrees 38 
        minutes 26 seconds E., 805.19 feet to a point, thence; 
        N. 12 degrees 12 minutes 29 seconds E., 78.33 feet to a 
        point thence; N. 26 degrees 13 minutes 28 seconds W., 
        46.66 feet to a point thence; S. 63 degrees 45 minutes 
        41 seconds W., 54.96 feet to a point thence; N. 26 
        degrees 13 minutes 24 seconds W., 119.94 feet to a 
        point on the Left Toe of the 60-foot-wide main 
        navigational channel at computed Centerline Station No. 
        41+81.10, coordinates North 157320.30, East 1640264.00. 
        Geometry Right Toe of the 60-foot-wide main 
        navigational ship channel, Right Toe Station No. 0+00, 
        coordinates North 157824.70, East 1636941.90, as stated 
        and depicted on the Condition Survey Goose Creek, Sheet 
        1 of 1, prepared by the United States Army Corps of 
        Engineers, Baltimore District, August 2010; thence 
        departing the aforementioned centerline traveling the 
        following courses and distances: S. 64 degrees 49 
        minutes 06 seconds E., 1583.82 feet to a point, on the 
        outline of said 60-foot-wide channel thence binding on 
        said out-line the following six courses and distances: 
        S. 63 degrees 25 minutes 47 seconds E., 1478.79 feet to 
        a point, thence; N. 50 degrees 38 minutes 26 seconds 
        E., 1016.69 feet to a point, thence; N. 26 degrees 14 
        minutes 49 seconds W., 144.26 feet to a point, thence; 
        N. 63 degrees 54 minutes 03 seconds E., 55.01 feet to a 
        point thence; N. 26 degrees 12 minutes 08 seconds W., 
        120.03 feet to a point a point on the Right Toe of the 
        60-foot-wide main navigational channel at computed 
        Centerline Station No. 43+98.61, coordinates North 
        157395.40, East 1640416.50.
            (12) Lower thoroughfare, deal island, maryland.--
        The portion of the project for navigation, Lower 
        Thoroughfare, Maryland, authorized by the Act of June 
        25, 1910 (36 Stat. 639, chapter 382) (commonly known as 
        the ``River and Harbor Act of 1910''), that begins at 
        Lower Thoroughfare Channel Geometry Centerline of the 
        60-foot-wide main navigational ship channel, Centerline 
        Station No. 44+88, coordinates North 170435.62, East 
        1614588.93, as stated and depicted on the Condition 
        Survey Lower Thoroughfare, Deal Island, Sheet 1 of 3, 
        prepared by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, 
        Baltimore District, August 2010; thence departing the 
        aforementioned centerline traveling the following 
        courses and distances: S. 42 degrees 20 minutes 44 
        seconds W., 30.00 feet to a point, on the outline of 
        said 60-foot-wide channel thence binding on said out-
        line the following four courses and distances: N. 64 
        degrees 08 minutes 55 seconds W., 53.85 feet to a 
        point, thence; N. 42 degrees 20 minutes 43 seconds W., 
        250.08 feet to a point, thence; N. 47 degrees 39 
        minutes 03 seconds E., 20.00 feet to a point, thence; 
        S. 42 degrees 20 minutes 44 seconds E., 300.07 feet to 
        a point binding on the Left Toe of the 60-foot-wide 
        main navigational channel at computed Centerline 
        Station No. 43+92.67, coordinates North 170415.41, 
        1614566.76; thence; continuing with the aforementioned 
        centerline the following courses and distances: S. 42 
        degrees 20 minutes 42 seconds W., 30.00 feet to a 
        point, on the outline of said 60-foot-wide channel 
        thence binding on said out-line the following four 
        courses and distances: N. 20 degrees 32 minutes 06 
        seconds W., 53.85 feet to a point, thence; N. 42 
        degrees 20 minutes 49 seconds W., 250.08 feet to a 
        point, thence; S. 47 degrees 39 minutes 03 seconds W., 
        20.00 feet to a point, thence; S. 42 degrees 20 minutes 
        46 seconds E., 300.08 feet to a point binding on the 
        Left Toe of the 60-foot-wide main navigational channel 
        at computed Centerline Station No. 43+92.67, 
        coordinates North 170415.41, 1614566.76 is no longer 
        authorized beginning on the date of enactment of this 
        Act.
            (13) Gloucester harbor and annisquam river, 
        massachusetts.--The portions of the project for 
        navigation, Gloucester Harbor and Annisquam River, 
        Massachusetts, authorized by section 2 of the Act of 
        March 2, 1945 (59 Stat. 12; chapter 19), consisting of 
        an 8-foot anchorage area in Lobster Cove, and described 
        as follows are no longer authorized beginning on the 
        date of enactment of this Act:
                    (A) Beginning at a bend along the easterly 
                limit of the existing project, N3063230.31, 
                E878283.77, thence running northwesterly about 
                339 feet to a point, N3063478.86, E878053.83, 
                thence running northwesterly about 281 feet to 
                a bend on the easterly limit of the existing 
                project, N3063731.88, E877932.54, thence 
                running southeasterly about 612 feet along the 
                easterly limit of the existing project to the 
                point of origin.
                    (B) Beginning at a bend along the easterly 
                limit of the existing project, N3064065.80, 
                E878031.45, thence running northwesterly about 
                621 feet to a point, N3064687.05, E878031.13, 
                thence running southwesterly about 122 feet to 
                a point, N3064686.98, E877908.85, thence 
                running southeasterly about 624 feet to a 
                point, N3064063.31, E877909.17, thence running 
                southwesterly about 512 feet to a point, 
                N3063684.73, E877564.56, thence running about 
                741 feet to a point along the westerly limit of 
                the existing project, N3063273.98, E876947.77, 
                thence running northeasterly about 533 feet to 
                a bend along the westerly limit of the existing 
                project, N3063585.62, E877380.63, thence 
                running about 147 feet northeasterly to a bend 
                along the westerly limit of the project, 
                N3063671.29, E877499.63, thence running 
                northeasterly about 233 feet to a bend along 
                the westerly limit of the existing project, 
                N3063840.60, E877660.29, thence running about 
                339 feet northeasterly to a bend along the 
                westerly limit of the existing project, 
                N3064120.34, E877852.55, thence running about 
                573 feet to a bend along the westerly limit of 
                the existing project, N3064692.98, E877865.04, 
                thence running about 113 feet to a bend along 
                the northerly limit of the existing project, 
                N3064739.51, E877968.31, thence running 145 
                feet southeasterly to a bend along the 
                northerly limit of the existing project, 
                N3064711.19, E878110.69, thence running about 
                650 feet along the easterly limit of the 
                existing project to the point of origin.
            (14) Clatsop county diking district no. 10, karlson 
        island, oregon.--The Diking District No. 10, Karlson 
        Island portion of the project for raising and improving 
        existing levees in Clatsop County, Oregon, authorized 
        by section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 
        1590) is no longer authorized beginning on the date of 
        enactment of this Act.
            (15) Numberg dike no. 34 leveed area, clatsop 
        county diking district no. 13, clatsop county, oregon 
        (walluski-youngs).--The Numberg Dike No. 34 leveed 
        area, Clatsop County Diking District, No. 13, Walluski 
        River and Youngs River dikes, portion of the project 
        for raising and improving existing levees in Clatsop 
        County, Oregon, authorized by section 5 of the Act of 
        June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1590) is no longer authorized 
        beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.
            (16) East fork of trinity river, texas.--The 
        portion of the project for flood protection on the East 
        Fork of the Trinity River, Texas, authorized by section 
        203 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1185), 
        that consists of the 2 levees identified as Kaufman 
        County Levees K5E and K5W is no longer authorized 
        beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.
            (17) Burnham canal, wisconsin.--The portion of the 
        project for navigation, Milwaukee Harbor Project, 
        Milwaukee, Wisconsin, known as the Burnham Canal, 
        authorized by the first section of the Act of March 3, 
        1843 (5 Stat. 619; chapter 85), and described as 
        follows is no longer authorized beginning on the date 
        of enactment of this Act:
                    (A) Beginning at channel point #415a 
                N381768.648, E2524554.836, a distance of about 
                170.58 feet.
                    (B) Thence running south 53 degrees 43 
                minutes 41 seconds west to channel point #417 
                N381667.728, E2524417.311, a distance of about 
                35.01 feet.
                    (C) Thence running south 34 degrees 10 
                minutes 40 seconds west to channel point #501 
                N381638.761, E2524397.639, a distance of about 
                139.25 feet.
                    (D) Thence running south 34 degrees 10 
                minutes 48 seconds west to channel point #503 
                N381523.557, E2524319.406, a distance of about 
                235.98 feet.
                    (E) Thence running south 32 degrees 59 
                minutes 13 seconds west to channel point #505 
                N381325.615, E2524190.925, a distance of about 
                431.29 feet.
                    (F) Thence running south 32 degrees 36 
                minutes 05 seconds west to channel point #509 
                N380962.276, E2523958.547, a distance of about 
                614.52 feet.
                    (G) Thence running south 89 degrees 05 
                minutes 00 seconds west to channel point #511 
                N380952.445, E2523344.107, a distance of about 
                74.68 feet.
                    (H) Thence running north 89 degrees 04 
                minutes 59 seconds west to channel point #512 
                N381027.13, E2523342.91, a distance of about 
                533.84 feet.
                    (I) Thence running north 89 degrees 05 
                minutes 00 seconds east to channel point #510 
                N381035.67, E2523876.69, a distance of about 
                47.86 feet.
                    (J) Thence running north 61 degrees 02 
                minutes 07 seconds east to channel point #508 
                N381058.84, E2523918.56, a distance of about 
                308.55 feet.
                    (K) Thence running north 36 degrees 15 
                minutes 29 seconds east to channel point #506 
                N381307.65, E2524101.05, a distance of about 
                199.98 feet.
                    (L) Thence running north 32 degrees 59 
                minutes 12 seconds east to channel point #504 
                N381475.40, E2524209.93, a distance of about 
                195.14 feet.
                    (M) Thence running north 26 degrees 17 
                minutes 22 seconds east to channel point #502 
                N381650.36, E2524296.36, a distance of about 
                81.82 feet.
                    (N) Thence running north 88 degrees 51 
                minutes 05 seconds west to channel point #419 
                N381732.17, E2524294.72, a distance of about 
                262.65 feet.
                    (O) Thence running north 82 degrees 01 
                minutes 02 seconds east to channel point #415a, 
                the point of origin.
            (18) Manitowoc harbor, wisconsin.--The portion of 
        the project for navigation, Manitowoc River, Manitowoc, 
        Wisconsin, authorized by the Act of August 30, 1852 (10 
        Stat. 58; chapter 104), and described as follows is no 
        longer authorized beginning on the date of enactment of 
        this Act: The triangular area bound by--
                    (A) 44.09893383N and 087.66854912W;
                    (B) 44.09900535N and 087.66864372W; and
                    (C) 44.09857884N and 087.66913123W.
    (b) Seward Waterfront, Seward, Alaska.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
        portion of the project for navigation, Seward Harbor, 
        Alaska, identified as Tract H, Seward Original 
        Townsite, Waterfront Park Replat, Plat No 2012-4, 
        Seward Recording District, shall not be subject to 
        navigation servitude beginning on the date of enactment 
        of this Act.
            (2) Entry by federal government.--The Federal 
        Government may enter upon the property referred to in 
        paragraph (1) to carry out any required operation and 
        maintenance of the general navigation features of the 
        project referred to in paragraph (1).
    (c) Port of Hood River, Oregon.--
            (1) Extinguishment of portions of existing flowage 
        easement.--With respect to the properties described in 
        paragraph (2), beginning on the date of enactment of 
        this Act, the flowage easement identified as Tract 
        1200E-6 on the Easement Deed recorded as Instrument No. 
        740320 is extinguished above elevation 79.39 feet (NGVD 
        29) the Ordinary High Water Line.
            (2) Affected properties.--The properties referred 
        to in paragraph (1), as recorded in Hood River County, 
        Oregon, are as follows:
                    (A) Instrument Number 2010-1235.
                    (B) Instrument Number 2010-02366.
                    (C) Instrument Number 2010-02367.
                    (D) Parcel 2 of Partition Plat #2011-12P.
                    (E) Parcel 1 of Partition Plat 2005-26P.
            (3) Federal liabilities; cultural, environmental, 
        and other regulatory reviews.--
                    (A) Federal liability.--The United States 
                shall not be liable for any injury caused by 
                the extinguishment of the easement under this 
                subsection.
                    (B) Cultural and environmental regulatory 
                actions.--Nothing in this subsection 
                establishes any cultural or environmental 
                regulation relating to the properties described 
                in paragraph (2).
            (4) Effect on other rights.--Nothing in this 
        subsection affects any remaining right or interest of 
        the Corps of Engineers in the properties described in 
        paragraph (2).

SEC. 6005. LAND CONVEYANCES.

    (a) Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, California.--Section 
3182(b)(1) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
(Public Law 110-114; 121 Stat. 1165) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A) by inserting ``, or to a 
        multicounty public entity that is eligible to hold 
        title to real property'' after ``To the city of 
        Oakland''; and
            (2) in subparagraphs (B) and (C) by inserting 
        ``multicounty public entity or other'' before ``public 
        entity''.
    (b) St. Charles County, Missouri, Land Exchange.--
            (1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    (A) Federal land.--The term ``Federal 
                land'' means approximately 84 acres of land, as 
                identified by the Secretary, that is a portion 
                of the approximately 227 acres of land leased 
                from the Corps of Engineers by Ameren 
                Corporation for the Portage Des Sioux Power 
                Plant in St. Charles County, Missouri (Lease 
                No. DA-23-065-CIVENG-64-651, Pool 26).
                    (B) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-
                Federal land'' means the approximately 68 acres 
                of land owned by Ameren Corporation in Jersey 
                County, Illinois, contained within the north 
                half of section 23, township 6 north, range 11 
                west of the third principal meridian.
            (2) Land exchange.--On conveyance by Ameren 
        Corporation to the United States of all right, title, 
        and interest in and to the non-Federal land, the 
        Secretary shall convey to Ameren Corporation all right, 
        title, and interest of the United States in and to the 
        Federal land.
            (3) Specific conditions.--
                    (A) Deeds.--
                            (i) 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.
                            (ii) Deed to federal land.--The 
                        Secretary shall convey the Federal land 
                        to Ameren Corporation by quitclaim 
                        deed.
                    (B) 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, Ameren Corporation 
                shall make a cash payment to the United States 
                reflecting the difference in the appraised fair 
                market values.
    (c) Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Rogers County, Oklahoma, Land 
Exchange.--
            (1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    (A) Federal land.--The term ``Federal 
                land'' means the approximately 87 acres of land 
                situated in Rogers County, Oklahoma, contained 
                within United States Tracts 413 and 427 and 
                acquired for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas 
                Navigation System.
                    (B) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-
                Federal land'' means the approximately 34 acres 
                of land situated in Rogers County, Oklahoma, 
                and owned by the Tulsa Port of Catoosa that lie 
                immediately south and east of the Federal land.
            (2) Land exchange.--On conveyance by the Tulsa Port 
        of Catoosa to the United States of all right, title, 
        and interest in and to the non-Federal land, the 
        Secretary shall convey to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa all 
        right, title, and interest of the United States in and 
        to the Federal land.
            (3) Specific conditions.--
                    (A) Deeds.--
                            (i) 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.
                            (ii) Deed to federal land.--The 
                        Secretary shall convey the Federal land 
                        to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa 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 McClellan-Kerr Arkansas 
                        River Navigation System.
                            (iii) 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 
                        Tulsa Port of Catoosa shall make a cash 
                        payment to the United States reflecting 
                        the difference in the appraised fair 
                        market values.
    (d) Hammond Boat Basin, Warrenton, Oregon.--
            (1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    (A) City.--The term ``City'' means the city 
                of Warrenton, located in Clatsop County, 
                Oregon.
                    (B) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map 
                contained in Exhibit A of Department of the 
                Army Lease No. DACW57-1-88-0033 (or a successor 
                instrument).
            (2) Conveyance authority.--Subject to the 
        provisions of this subsection, the Secretary shall 
        convey to the City by quitclaim deed, and without 
        consideration, all right, title, and interest of the 
        United States in and to the parcel of land described in 
        paragraph (3).
            (3) Description of land.--
                    (A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), the land referred to in 
                paragraph (2) is the parcel totaling 
                approximately 59 acres located in the City, 
                together with any improvements thereon, 
                including the Hammond Marina (as described in 
                the map).
                    (B) Exclusion.--The land referred to in 
                paragraph (2) shall not include the site 
                provided for the fisheries research support 
                facility of the National Marine Fisheries 
                Service.
                    (C) Availability of map.--The map shall be 
                on file in the Portland District Office of the 
                Corps of Engineers.
            (4) Terms and conditions.--As a condition of the 
        conveyance under this subsection, the Secretary may 
        impose a requirement that the City assume full 
        responsibility for operating and maintaining the 
        channel and the breakwater.
            (5) Reversion.--If the Secretary determines that 
        the land conveyed under this subsection ceases to be 
        owned by the public, all right, title, and interest in 
        and to the land shall revert, at the discretion of the 
        Secretary, to the United States.
            (6) Deauthorization.--After the land is conveyed 
        under this subsection, the land shall no longer be a 
        portion of the project for navigation, Hammond Small 
        Boat Basin, Oregon, authorized by section 107 of the 
        Rivers and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577).
    (e) Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area, 
Portsmouth, Virginia.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to the conditions 
        described in this subsection, the Secretary may convey 
        to the Commonwealth of Virginia, by quitclaim deed and 
        without consideration, all right, title, and interest 
        of the United States in and to 2 parcels of land 
        situated within the project for navigation, Craney 
        Island Eastward Expansion, Norfolk Harbor and Channels, 
        Hampton Roads, Virginia, authorized by section 1001(45) 
        of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Public 
        Law 110-114; 121 Stat. 1057), together with any 
        improvements thereon.
            (2) Lands to be conveyed.--
                    (A) In general.--The 2 parcels of land to 
                be conveyed under this subsection include a 
                parcel consisting of approximately 307.82 acres 
                of land and a parcel consisting of 
                approximately 13.33 acres of land, both located 
                along the eastern side of the Craney Island 
                Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, 
                Virginia.
                    (B) Use.--The 2 parcels of land described 
                in subparagraph (A) may be used by the 
                Commonwealth of Virginia exclusively for the 
                purpose of port expansion, including the 
                provision of road and rail access and the 
                construction of a shipping container terminal.
            (3) Reversion.--If the Secretary determines that 
        the land conveyed under this subsection ceases to be 
        owned by the public or is used for any purpose that is 
        inconsistent with paragraph (2), all right, title, and 
        interest in and to the land shall revert, at the 
        discretion of the Secretary, to the United States.
    (f) City of Asotin, Washington.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall convey to the 
        city of Asotin, Asotin County, Washington, without 
        monetary consideration, all right, title, and interest 
        of the United States in and to the land described in 
        paragraph (3).
            (2) Reversion.--If the land transferred under this 
        subsection ceases at any time to be used for a public 
        purpose, the land shall revert to the United States.
            (3) Description.--The land to be conveyed to the 
        city of Asotin, Washington, under this subsection are--
                    (A) the public ball fields designated as 
                Tracts 1503, 1605, 1607, 1609, 1611, 1613, 
                1615, 1620, 1623, 1624, 1625, 1626, and 1631; 
                and
                    (B) other leased areas designated as Tracts 
                1506, 1522, 1523, 1524, 1525, 1526, 1527, 1529, 
                1530, 1531, and 1563.
    (g) 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 
        the 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.
    (h) Release of Use Restrictions.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the Tennessee Valley Authority shall, without 
monetary consideration, grant releases from real estate 
restrictions established pursuant to section 4(k)(b) of the 
Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 (16 U.S.C. 831c(k)(b)) 
with respect to tracts of land identified in section 4(k)(b) of 
that Act, subject to the condition that such releases shall be 
granted in a manner consistent with applicable Tennessee Valley 
Authority policies.

               TITLE VII--WATER RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURE

SEC. 7001. ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS.

    (a) In General.--Not later than February 1 of each year, 
the Secretary shall develop 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 an annual report, to be entitled ``Report to 
Congress on Future Water Resources Development'', that 
identifies the following:
            (1) Feasibility reports.--Each feasibility report 
        that meets the criteria established in subsection 
        (c)(1)(A).
            (2) Proposed feasibility studies.--Any proposed 
        feasibility study submitted to the Secretary by a non-
        Federal interest pursuant to subsection (b) that meets 
        the criteria established in subsection (c)(1)(A).
            (3) Proposed modifications.--Any proposed 
        modification to an authorized water resources 
        development project or feasibility study that meets the 
        criteria established in subsection (c)(1)(A) that--
                    (A) is submitted to the Secretary by a non-
                Federal interest pursuant to subsection (b); or
                    (B) is identified by the Secretary for 
                authorization.
    (b) Requests for Proposals.--
            (1) Publication.--Not later than May 1 of each 
        year, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal 
        Register a notice requesting proposals from non-Federal 
        interests for proposed feasibility studies and proposed 
        modifications to authorized water resources development 
        projects and feasibility studies to be included in the 
        annual report.
            (2) Deadline for requests.--The Secretary shall 
        include in each notice required by this subsection a 
        requirement that non-Federal interests submit to the 
        Secretary any proposals described in paragraph (1) by 
        not later than 120 days after the date of publication 
        of the notice in the Federal Register in order for the 
        proposals to be considered for inclusion in the annual 
        report.
            (3) Notification.--On the date of publication of 
        each notice required by this subsection, the Secretary 
        shall--
                    (A) make the notice publicly available, 
                including on the Internet; and
                    (B) provide written notification of the 
                publication to the Committee on Environment and 
                Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
                Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
                of Representatives.
    (c) Contents.--
            (1) Feasibility reports, proposed feasibility 
        studies, and proposed modifications.--
                    (A) Criteria for inclusion in report.--The 
                Secretary shall include in the annual report 
                only those feasibility reports, proposed 
                feasibility studies, and proposed modifications 
                to authorized water resources development 
                projects and feasibility studies that--
                            (i) are related to the missions and 
                        authorities of the Corps of Engineers;
                            (ii) require specific congressional 
                        authorization, including by an Act of 
                        Congress;
                            (iii) have not been congressionally 
                        authorized;
                            (iv) have not been included in any 
                        previous annual report; and
                            (v) if authorized, could be carried 
                        out by the Corps of Engineers.
                    (B) Description of benefits.--
                            (i) Description.--The Secretary 
                        shall describe in the annual report, to 
                        the extent applicable and practicable, 
                        for each proposed feasibility study and 
                        proposed modification to an authorized 
                        water resources development project or 
                        feasibility study included in the 
                        annual report, the benefits, as 
                        described in clause (ii), of each such 
                        study or proposed modification 
                        (including the water resources 
                        development project that is the subject 
                        of the proposed feasibility study or 
                        the proposed modification to an 
                        authorized feasibility study).
                            (ii) Benefits.--The benefits (or 
                        expected benefits, in the case of a 
                        proposed feasibility study) described 
                        in this clause are benefits to--
                                    (I) the protection of human 
                                life and property;
                                    (II) improvement to 
                                transportation;
                                    (III) the national economy;
                                    (IV) the environment; or
                                    (V) the national security 
                                interests of the United States.
                    (C) Identification of other factors.--The 
                Secretary shall identify in the annual report, 
                to the extent practicable--
                            (i) for each proposed feasibility 
                        study included in the annual report, 
                        the non-Federal interest that submitted 
                        the proposed feasibility study pursuant 
                        to subsection (b); and
                            (ii) for each proposed feasibility 
                        study and proposed modification to an 
                        authorized water resources development 
                        project or feasibility study included 
                        in the annual report, whether the non-
                        Federal interest has demonstrated--
                                    (I) that local support 
                                exists for the proposed 
                                feasibility study or proposed 
                                modification to an authorized 
                                water resources development 
                                project or feasibility study 
                                (including the water resources 
                                development project that is the 
                                subject of the proposed 
                                feasibility study or the 
                                proposed modification to an 
                                authorized feasibility study); 
                                and
                                    (II) the financial ability 
                                to provide the required non-
                                Federal cost share.
            (2) Transparency.--The Secretary shall include in 
        the annual report, for each feasibility report, 
        proposed feasibility study, and proposed modification 
        to an authorized water resources development project or 
        feasibility study included under paragraph (1)(A)--
                    (A) the name of the associated non-Federal 
                interest, including the name of any non-Federal 
                interest that has contributed, or is expected 
                to contribute, a non-Federal share of the cost 
                of--
                            (i) the feasibility report;
                            (ii) the proposed feasibility 
                        study;
                            (iii) the authorized feasibility 
                        study for which the modification is 
                        proposed; or
                            (iv) construction of--
                                    (I) the water resources 
                                development project that is the 
                                subject of--
                                          (aa) the feasibility 
                                        report;
                                          (bb) the proposed 
                                        feasibility study; or
                                          (cc) the authorized 
                                        feasibility study for 
                                        which a modification is 
                                        proposed; or
                                    (II) the proposed 
                                modification to an authorized 
                                water resources development 
                                project;
                    (B) a letter or statement of support for 
                the feasibility report, proposed feasibility 
                study, or proposed modification to an 
                authorized water resources development project 
                or feasibility study from each associated non-
                Federal interest;
                    (C) the purpose of the feasibility report, 
                proposed feasibility study, or proposed 
                modification to an authorized water resources 
                development project or feasibility study;
                    (D) an estimate, to the extent practicable, 
                of the Federal, non-Federal, and total costs 
                of--
                            (i) the proposed modification to an 
                        authorized feasibility study; and
                            (ii) construction of--
                                    (I) the water resources 
                                development project that is the 
                                subject of--
                                          (aa) the feasibility 
                                        report; or
                                          (bb) the authorized 
                                        feasibility study for 
                                        which a modification is 
                                        proposed, with respect 
                                        to the change in costs 
                                        resulting from such 
                                        modification; or
                                    (II) the proposed 
                                modification to an authorized 
                                water resources development 
                                project; and
                    (E) an estimate, to the extent practicable, 
                of the monetary and nonmonetary benefits of--
                            (i) the water resources development 
                        project that is the subject of--
                                    (I) the feasibility report; 
                                or
                                    (II) the authorized 
                                feasibility study for which a 
                                modification is proposed, with 
                                respect to the benefits of such 
                                modification; or
                            (ii) the proposed modification to 
                        an authorized water resources 
                        development project.
            (3) Certification.--The Secretary shall include in 
        the annual report a certification stating that each 
        feasibility report, proposed feasibility study, and 
        proposed modification to an authorized water resources 
        development project or feasibility study included in 
        the annual report meets the criteria established in 
        paragraph (1)(A).
            (4) Appendix.--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.
    (d) Special Rule for Initial Annual Report.--
Notwithstanding any other deadlines required by this section, 
the Secretary shall--
            (1) not later than 60 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, publish in the Federal Register 
        a notice required by subsection (b)(1); and
            (2) include in such notice a requirement that non-
        Federal interests submit to the Secretary any proposals 
        described in subsection (b)(1) by not later than 120 
        days after the date of publication of such notice in 
        the Federal Register in order for such proposals to be 
        considered for inclusion in the first annual report 
        developed by the Secretary under this section.
    (e) Publication.--Upon submission of an annual report to 
Congress, the Secretary shall make the annual report publicly 
available, including through publication on the Internet.
    (f) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Annual report.--The term ``annual report'' 
        means a report required by subsection (a).
            (2) Feasibility report.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``feasibility 
                report'' means a final feasibility report 
                developed under section 905 of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
                2282).
                    (B) Inclusions.--The term ``feasibility 
                report'' includes--
                            (i) a report described in section 
                        105(d)(2) of the Water Resources 
                        Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 
                        2215(d)(2)); and
                            (ii) where applicable, any 
                        associated report of the Chief of 
                        Engineers.
            (3) Feasibility study.--The term ``feasibility 
        study'' has the meaning given that term in section 105 
        of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 
        U.S.C. 2215).
            (4) Non-federal interest.--The term ``non-Federal 
        interest'' has the meaning given that term in section 
        221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-
        5b).

SEC. 7002. AUTHORIZATION OF FINAL FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

    The following final feasibility studies for water resources 
development and conservation and other purposes are authorized 
to be carried out by the Secretary substantially in accordance 
with the plan, and subject to the conditions, described in the 
respective reports designated in this section:
            (1) Navigation.--


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                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
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1. TX,    Sabine Neches       July 22, 2011  Federal: $748,070,000
 LA        Waterway,                         Non-Federal: $365,970,000
           Southeast Texas                   Total: $1,114,040,000
           and
          Southwest
           Louisiana
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2. FL     Jacksonville        Apr. 30, 2012  Federal: $27,870,000
           Harbor-                           Non-Federal: $9,290,000
          Milepoint                          Total: $37,160,000
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3. GA     Savannah Harbor     Aug. 17, 2012  Federal: $492,000,000
          Expansion Project                  Non-Federal: $214,000,000
                                             Total: $706,000,000
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4. TX     Freeport Harbor     Jan. 7, 2013   Federal: $121,000,000
                                             Non-Federal: $118,300,000
                                             Total: $239,300,000
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5. FL     Canaveral Harbor    Feb. 25, 2013  Federal: $29,240,000
          (Sect 203 Sponsor                  Non-Federal: $11,830,000
           Report)                           Total: $41,070,000
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6. MA     Boston Harbor       Sept. 30,      Federal: $216,470,000
                               2013          Non-Federal: $94,510,000
                                             Total: $310,980,000
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7. FL     Lake Worth Inlet    Apr. 16, 2014  Federal: $57,556,000
                                             Non-Federal: $30,975,000
                                             Total: $88,531,000
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8. FL     Jacksonville        Apr. 16, 2014  Federal: $362,000,000
           Harbor                            Non-Federal: $238,900,000
                                             Total: $600,900,000
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            (2) Flood risk management.--


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                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
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1. KS     Topeka              Aug. 24, 2009  Federal: $17,360,000
                                             Non-Federal: $9,350,000
                                             Total: $26,710,000
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2. CA     American River      Dec. 30, 2010  Federal: $760,630,000
           Watershed, Common                 Non-Federal: $386,650,000
           Features Project,                 Total: $1,147,280,000
           Natomas Basin
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3. IA     Cedar River, Cedar  Jan. 27, 2011  Federal: $73,130,000
           Rapids                            Non-Federal: $39,380,000
                                             Total: $112,510,000
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4. MN,    Fargo-Moorhead      Dec. 19, 2011  Federal: $846,700,000
 ND        Metro                             Non-Federal: $1,077,600,000
                                             Total: $1,924,300,000
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5. KY     Ohio River          May 16, 2012   Federal: $13,170,000
           Shoreline,                        Non-Federal: $7,090,000
           Paducah                           Total: $20,260,000
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6. MO     Jordan Creek,       Aug. 26, 2013  Federal: $13,560,000
           Springfield                       Non-Federal: $7,300,000
                                             Total: $20,860,000
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7. CA     Orestimba Creek,    Sept. 25,      Federal: $23,680,000
           San Joaquin River   2013          Non-Federal: $21,650,000
           Basin                             Total: $45,330,000
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8. CA     Sutter Basin        Mar. 12, 2014  Federal: $255,270,000
                                             Non-Federal: $433,660,000
                                             Total: $688,930,000
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9. NV     Truckee Meadows     Apr. 11, 2014  Federal: $181,652,000
                                             Non-Federal: $99,168,000
                                             Total: $280,820,000
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            (3) Hurricane and storm damage risk reduction.--


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                               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. NC     West Onslow Beach   Sept. 28,      Initial Federal:
           and New River       2009           $29,900,000
           Inlet (Topsail                     Initial Non-Federal:
           Beach)                             $16,450,000
                                             Initial Total: $46,350,000
                                              Renourishment Federal:
                                              $69,410,000
                                             Renourishment Non-Federal:
                                              $69,410,000
                                             Renourishment Total:
                                              $138,820,000
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2. NC     Surf City and       Dec. 30, 2010  Initial Federal:
           North Topsail                      $84,770,000
           Beach                              Initial Non-Federal:
                                              $45,650,000
                                              Initial Total:
                                              $130,420,000
                                             Renourishment Federal:
                                              $122,220,000
                                             Renourishment Non-Federal:
                                              $122,220,000
                                             Renourishment Total:
                                              $244,440,000
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3. CA     San Clemente        Apr. 15, 2012  Initial Federal: $7,420,000
           Shoreline                         Initial Non-Federal:
                                              $3,990,000
                                              Initial Total: $11,410,000
                                              Renourishment Federal:
                                              $43,835,000
                                             Renourishment Non-Federal:
                                              $43,835,000
                                             Renourishment Total:
                                              $87,670,000
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4. FL     Walton County       July 16, 2013  Initial Federal:
                                              $17,945,000
                                             Initial Non-Federal:
                                              $46,145,000
                                             Initial Total: $64,090,000
                                             Renourishment Federal:
                                              $24,740,000
                                             Renourishment Non-Federal:
                                              $82,820,000
                                             Renourishment Total:
                                              $107,560,000
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5. LA     Morganza to the     July 8, 2013   Federal: $6,695,400,000
           Gulf                              Non-Federal: $3,604,600,000
                                             Total: $10,300,000,000
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            (4) Hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and 
        environmental restoration.--


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                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
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1. MS     Mississippi         Sept. 15,      Federal: $693,300,000
           Coastal             2009          Non-Federal: $373,320,000
           Improvement                       Total: $1,066,620,000
           Program (MSCIP)
           Hancock,
           Harrison, and
           Jackson Counties
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            (5) Environmental restoration.--


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                               C.  Date of
                                Report of
A. State       B.  Name          Chief of        D.  Estimated  Costs
                                Engineers
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1. MD     Mid-Chesapeake Bay  Aug. 24, 2009  Federal: $1,240,750,000
           Island                            Non-Federal: $668,100,000
                                             Total: $1,908,850,000
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2. FL     Central and         Mar. 11, 2010  Federal: $313,300,000
           Southern Florida    and Jan. 6,   Non-Federal: $313,300,000
           Project,            2011          Total: $626,600,000
           Comprehensive
           Everglades
           Restoration Plan,
           Caloosahatchee
           River (C-43) West
           Basin Storage
           Project, Hendry
           County
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3. LA     Louisiana Coastal   Dec. 30, 2010  Federal: $1,026,000,000
           Area                              Non-Federal: $601,000,000
                                             Total: $1,627,000,000
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4. MN     Marsh Lake          Dec. 30, 2011  Federal: $6,760,000
                                             Non-Federal: $3,640,000
                                             Total: $10,400,000
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5. FL     Central and         Jan. 30, 2012  Federal: $87,280,000
           Southern Florida                  Non-Federal: $87,280,000
           Project,                          Total: $174,560,000
           Comprehensive
           Everglades
           Restoration Plan,
           C-111 Spreader
           Canal Western
           Project
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6. FL     CERP Biscayne Bay   May 2, 2012    Federal: $98,510,000
           Coastal Wetland,                  Non-Federal: $98,510,000
           Florida                           Total: $197,020,000
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7. FL     Central and         May 21, 2012   Federal: $448,070,000
           Southern Florida                  Non-Federal: $448,070,000
           Project, Broward                  Total: $896,140,000
           County Water
           Preserve Area
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8. LA     Louisiana Coastal   June 22, 2012  Federal: $321,750,000
           Area-Barataria                    Non-Federal: $173,250,000
           Basin Barrier                     Total: $495,000,000
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9. NC     Neuse River Basin   Apr. 23, 2013  Federal: $23,830,000
                                             Non-Federal: $12,830,000
                                             Total: $36,660,000
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10. VA    Lynnhaven River     Mar. 27, 2014  Federal: $22,821,500
                                             Non-Federal: $12,288,500
                                             Total: $35,110,000
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11. OR    Willamette River    Jan. 6, 2014   Federal: $27,401,000
           Floodplain                        Non-Federal: $14,754,000
           Restoration                       Total: $42,155,000
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SEC. 7003. AUTHORIZATION OF PROJECT MODIFICATIONS RECOMMENDED BY THE 
                    SECRETARY.

    The following project modifications for water resources 
development and conservation and other purposes are authorized 
to be carried out by the Secretary substantially in accordance 
with the recommendations of the Secretary, as specified in the 
letters referred to in this section:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              C.  Date of
   A.                         Secretary's     D.  Updated Authorization
 State        B.  Name       Recommendation         Project Costs
                                 Letter
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1. MN    Roseau River       Jan. 24, 2013    Estimated Federal:
                                              $25,455,000
                                             Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $18,362,000
                                             Total: $43,817,000
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2. IL    Wood River Levee   May 7, 2013      Estimated Federal:
          System                              $16,678,000
          Reconstruction                     Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $8,980,000
                                             Total: $25,658,000
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3. TX    Corpus Christi     Aug. 8, 2013     Estimated Federal:
          Ship Channel                        $182,582,000
                                             Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $170,649,000
                                             Total: $353,231,000
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4. IA    Des Moines River   Feb. 12, 2014    Estimated Federal:
          and Raccoon                         $14,990,300
          River Project                      Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $8,254,700
                                             Total: $23,245,000
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5. MD    Poplar Island      Feb. 26, 2014    Estimated Federal:
                                              $868,272,000
                                             Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $365,639,000
                                             Total: $1,233,911,000
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6. IL    Lake Michigan      Mar. 18, 2014    Estimated Federal:
          (Chicago                            $185,441,000
          Shoreline)                         Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $355,105,000
                                             Total: $540,546,000
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7. NE    Western Sarpy and  Mar. 20, 2014    Estimated Federal:
          Clear Creek                         $28,128,800
                                             Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $15,146,300
                                             Total: $43,275,100
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8. MO    Cape Girardeau     Apr. 14, 2014    Estimated Federal:
                                              $17,687,000
                                             Estimated non-Federal:
                                              $746,000
                                             Total: $18,433,000
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SEC. 7004. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE.

    (a) Consideration in the House of Representatives.--
            (1) Definition of interim authorization bill.--In 
        this subsection, the term ``interim authorization 
        bill'' means a bill of the 113th Congress introduced 
        after the date of enactment of this Act in the House of 
        Representatives by the chair of the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure which--
                    (A) has the following title: ``A bill to 
                provide for the authorization of certain water 
                resources development or conservation projects 
                outside the regular authorization cycle.''; and
                    (B) only contains--
                            (i) authorization for 1 or more 
                        water resources development or 
                        conservation projects for which a final 
                        report of the Chief of Engineers has 
                        been completed; or
                            (ii) deauthorization for 1 or more 
                        water resources development or 
                        conservation projects.
            (2) Expedited consideration.--If an interim 
        authorization bill is not reported by a committee to 
        which it is referred within 30 calendar days, the 
        committee shall be discharged from its further 
        consideration and the bill shall be referred to the 
        appropriate calendar.
    (b) Consideration in the Senate.--
            (1) Policy.--The benefits of water resource 
        projects designed and carried out in an economically 
        justifiable, environmentally acceptable, and 
        technically sound manner are important to the economy 
        and environment of the United States and 
        recommendations to Congress regarding those projects 
        should be expedited for approval in a timely manner.
            (2) Applicability.--The procedures under this 
        subsection apply to projects for water resources 
        development, conservation, and other purposes, subject 
        to the conditions that--
                    (A) each project is carried out--
                            (i) substantially in accordance 
                        with the plan identified in the report 
                        of the Chief of Engineers for the 
                        project; and
                            (ii) subject to any conditions 
                        described in the report for the 
                        project; and
                    (B)(i) a report of the Chief of Engineers 
                has been completed; and
                    (ii) after the date of enactment of this 
                Act, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for 
                Civil Works has submitted to Congress a 
                recommendation to authorize construction of the 
                project.
            (3) Expedited consideration.--
                    (A) In general.--A bill shall be eligible 
                for expedited consideration in accordance with 
                this subsection if the bill--
                            (i) authorizes a project that meets 
                        the requirements described in paragraph 
                        (2); and
                            (ii) is referred to the Committee 
                        on Environment and Public Works of the 
                        Senate.
                    (B) Committee consideration.--
                            (i) In general.--Not later than 
                        January 31st of the second session of 
                        each Congress, the Committee on 
                        Environment and Public Works of the 
                        Senate shall--
                                    (I) report all bills that 
                                meet the requirements of 
                                subparagraph (A); or
                                    (II) introduce and report a 
                                measure to authorize any 
                                project that meets the 
                                requirements described in 
                                paragraph (2).
                            (ii) Failure to act.--Subject to 
                        clause (iii), if the committee fails to 
                        act on a bill that meets the 
                        requirements of subparagraph (A) by the 
                        date specified in clause (i), the bill 
                        shall be discharged from the committee 
                        and placed on the calendar of the 
                        Senate.
                            (iii) Exceptions.--Clause (ii) 
                        shall not apply if--
                                    (I) in the 180-day period 
                                immediately preceding the date 
                                specified in clause (i), the 
                                full committee holds a 
                                legislative hearing on a bill 
                                to authorize all projects that 
                                meet the requirements described 
                                in paragraph (2);
                                    (II)(aa) the committee 
                                favorably reports a bill to 
                                authorize all projects that 
                                meet the requirements described 
                                in paragraph (2); and
                                    (bb) the bill described in 
                                item (aa) is placed on the 
                                calendar of the Senate; or
                                    (III) a bill that meets the 
                                requirements of subparagraph 
                                (A) is referred to the 
                                committee not earlier than 30 
                                days before the date specified 
                                in clause (i).
            (4) Termination.--The procedures for expedited 
        consideration under this subsection terminate on 
        December 31, 2018.
    (c) Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.--This 
section is enacted by Congress--
            (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the 
        Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, and 
        as such it is deemed a part of the rules of each House, 
        respectively, but applicable only with respect to the 
        procedure to be followed in that House in the case of a 
        bill addressed by this section, and it supersedes other 
        rules only to the extent that it is inconsistent with 
        such rules; and
            (2) with full recognition of the constitutional 
        right of either House to change the rules (so far as 
        relating to the procedure of that House) at any time, 
        in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the 
        case of any other rule of that House.

    And the Senate agree to the same.
                From the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure, for consideration of the House 
                bill and the Senate amendment, and 
                modifications committed to conference:
                                   Bill Shuster,
                                   John J. Duncan, Jr., of Tennessee,
                                   Frank A. LoBiondo,
                                   Sam Graves of Missouri,
                                   Shelley Moore Capito,
                                   Candice S. Miller of Michigan,
                                   Duncan Hunter,
                                   Larry Bucshon,
                                   Bob Gibbs,
                                   Richard L. Hanna,
                                   Daniel Webster of Florida,
                                   Tom Rice of South Carolina,
                                   Markwayne Mullin,
                                   Rodney Davis of Illinois,
                                   Nick J. Rahall II,
                                   Peter A. DeFazio,
                                   Corrine Brown of Florida,
                                   Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas,
                                   Timothy H. Bishop of New York,
                                   Donna F. Edwards,
                                   John Garamendi,
                                   Janice Hahn,
                                   Lois Frankel of Florida,
                                   Cheri Bustos,
                From the Committee on Natural Resources, for 
                consideration of secs. 103, 115, 144, 146, and 
                220 of the House bill, and secs. 2017, 2027, 
                2028, 2033, 2051, 3005, 5002, 5003, 5005, 5007, 
                5012, 5018, 5020, title XII, and sec. 13002 of 
                the Senate amendment, and modifications 
                committed to conference:
                                   Doc Hastings of Washington,
                                   Rob Bishop of Utah,
                                   Grace F. Napolitano,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Barbara Boxer,
                                   Thomas R. Carper,
                                   Benjamin L. Cardin,
                                   Sheldon Whitehouse,
                                   Bernard Sanders,
                                   David Vitter,
                                   James M. Inhofe,
                                   John Barrasso,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.

       Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 3080), to provide 
for the conservation and development of water and related 
resources, and for other purposes, submit the following joint 
statement to the House and the Senate in explanation of the 
effect of the action agreed upon by the managers and 
recommended in the accompanying conference report:
      The Senate amendment struck all of the House bill after 
the enacting clause and inserted a substitute text.
      The House recedes from its disagreement to the amendment 
of the Senate with an amendment that is a substitute for the 
House bill and the Senate amendment. The differences between 
the House bill, the Senate amendment, and the substitute agreed 
to in conference are noted below, except for clerical 
corrections, conforming changes made necessary by agreements 
reached by the conferees, and minor drafting and clarifying 
changes.

Definition of Feasible

      When the term ``feasible'' is used in this Act, the 
conferees intend this to mean a determination that a water 
resources project is technically feasible, economically 
justified, and environmentally acceptable.
      Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
      Sec. 2. Definition of Secretary.

               Title I--Program Reforms and Streamlining


      SEC. 1001. VERTICAL INTEGRATION AND ACCELERATION OF STUDIES

      House Sec. 101, Senate Sec. 2032.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.
      This section generally limits a new Corps of Engineers 
feasibility study initiated after the date of enactment of this 
Act to 3 years and $3 million in federal costs. It also 
requires District, Division, and Headquarters personnel to 
concurrently conduct reviews of a feasibility study. For any 
feasibility study not complete after 3 years, upon notification 
of the non-federal project sponsor and Congress, the Secretary 
of the Army may take up to one additional year to complete the 
feasibility study. If the feasibility study is still not 
complete, authorization for the feasibility study is 
terminated. The Secretary is given authority to extend the 
timeline further for complex studies, provided that a notice is 
provided to the Committees of jurisdiction explaining the 
rationale for the determination.
      The Managers are concerned about the length of time it 
often takes for the Corps of Engineers to complete its 
feasibility studies. While there are several reasons studies 
can sometimes take 15 years or more, the Managers believe that 
the time can be shortened by setting the deadlines established 
in this legislation. The schedule set by this section closely 
follows the one which the Corps is working to implement 
administratively. The Managers believe that setting an 
aggressive schedule in statute will increase the likelihood 
that necessary federal and non-federal efforts will be 
undertaken in a timely manner and financial resources will be 
provided so that feasibility studies will be completed in 3 
years after the date of a feasibility cost sharing agreement 
with a non-federal sponsor. The objective in establishing these 
defined procedures is to achieve consistency and efficiency in 
the feasibility study process.

                  SEC. 1002. CONSOLIDATION OF STUDIES

      House Sec. 104, Senate Sec. 2034.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.
      This section repeals requirements that the Corps of 
Engineers conduct a reconnaissance study prior to initiating a 
feasibility study. In its place the section articulates an 
accelerated process which allows non-federal project sponsors 
and the Corps of Engineers to proceed directly to the 
feasibility study.
      While repealing the requirement that the Corps of 
Engineers carry out reconnaissance studies and produce a 
reconnaissance report, some of the activities prescribed by 
Section 905(b) of the Water Resources Development of 1986 as 
amended may be carried out at the beginning of the feasibility 
study process as required under Section 1001 of this Act. At 
any point during a feasibility study, the Secretary may 
terminate the study when it is clear there is no demonstrable 
federal interest for a project or that construction of the 
project is not possible for technical, legal, or financial 
reasons.

               SEC. 1003. EXPEDITED COMPLETION OF REPORTS

      House Sec. 105. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.

               SEC. 1004. REMOVAL OF DUPLICATIVE ANALYSES

      House Sec. 106. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.
      This section repeals a requirement that the Corps of 
Engineers reevaluate cost-estimates immediately after initial 
cost-estimates have been completed.
      While the Managers applaud the Corps of Engineers for 
centuries of planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining 
projects that are integral to the Nation's economic security, 
implementation of Section 911 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 has led to unnecessary and duplicative 
reviews. Value engineering is a useful concept and tool in 
carrying out water resources development projects, however, 
requiring the analysis of cost-estimates immediately after 
costs have been initially estimated is counter-productive. By 
repealing Section 911, the Managers intend the Corps of 
Engineers to continue to apply value engineering intent and 
techniques to projects, but to apply them in consultation with 
contractors immediately prior to or after the project has 
initiated construction. Value engineering should be an ongoing 
and integral aspect of any Corps of Engineers project.

                    SEC. 1005. PROJECT ACCELERATION

      House Sec. 103, Senate Sec. 2033.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.
      The Managers intend this section to be narrowly designed 
to streamline the process for complying with the requirements 
of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This 
subsection clarifies that the requirements of all other laws 
continue to apply to a water resources project. The 
requirements of laws and regulations that do not relate to 
complying with the NEPA process are not affected and remain in 
full effect. Nothing in this section preempts or interferes 
with any regulatory requirements in effect at the time of 
enactment of this Act or may be created after enactment of this 
Act. Nothing in this section affects any obligation to comply 
with the regulations issued by the Council on Environmental 
Quality or any other federal agency to carry out that Act 
unless they specifically impact the ability to comply with the 
process requirements of this section.
      The Managers have included in this section a requirement 
that the Secretary establish and maintain an electronic 
database for the purpose of reporting requirements and to make 
publicly available the status and progress with respect to 
compliance with applicable laws. The language also includes a 
requirement that the Secretary publish the status and progress 
of each project study. The Managers support making more 
transparent the process of meeting milestones of compliance 
with laws so that interested parties can follow the progress of 
individual studies. At the same time, the Managers do not want 
the process to become a huge exercise that requires a large 
amount of time as well as human and monetary resources. The 
Secretary should manage this requirement so that the public 
receives relevant information but excessive resources are not 
spent maintaining the database.

     SEC. 1006. EXPEDITING THE EVALUATION AND PROCESSING OF PERMITS

      House Sec. 102, Senate Sec. 2042.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.
      This section provides permanent authority for the Corps 
of Engineers to accept funds from non-federal public interests 
to expedite the processing of permits within the regulatory 
program of the Corps of Engineers. Additionally, this section 
allows public utility companies and natural gas companies to 
participate in the program. Finally, this section directs the 
Secretary to ensure that the use of the authority does not slow 
down the permit processing time of applicants that do not 
participate in the section 214 program.
      According to testimony presented to the House of 
Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
more than $220 billion in annual economic investment is 
directly related to activities associated with the Corps of 
Engineers regulatory program, specifically, decisions reached 
under section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Currently, not every 
Corps of Engineers District utilizes the Section 214 program. 
By authorizing a permanent program, the Managers provide 
direction and encourage each District to participate in the 
Section 214 program and ensure regulatory decisions are reached 
in a timely manner. The Managers expect that when funds are 
offered by an entity under this section, the Secretary will 
accept and utilize those funds in an expeditious manner.
      The Managers have included additional transparency 
provisions, including an annual report to Congress, as well as 
provisions to ensure that a consistent approach is taken in 
implementing the program across the Nation. In the past, the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) has critiqued the Corps' 
implementation of this program. In response, the Corps has 
taken steps to ensure greater consistency in implementation of 
the authority across the 38 Corps Districts and to ensure full 
compliance with all the regulatory requirements. These steps 
include updated guidance, development of a template of 
necessary decision documents, and ongoing training of District 
staff. The Managers expect the Corps to continue implementation 
of these initiatives as it carries out the expanded authority 
provided in the Conference agreement. Finally, the Conference 
agreement requires additional GAO oversight of the 
implementation of this expanded authority to ensure compliance 
with all regulatory requirements.

  SEC. 1007. EXPEDITING APPROVAL OF MODIFICATIONS AND ALTERATIONS OF 
                   PROJECTS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS

      House Sec. 107. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.

   SEC. 1008. EXPEDITING HYDROPOWER AT CORPS OF ENGINEERS FACILITIES

      Senate Sec. 2009. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

 SEC. 1009. ENHANCED USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE IN FEDERAL PROCUREMENT

      House Sec. 130. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.

             SEC. 1010. DETERMINATION OF PROJECT COMPLETION

      Senate Sec. 2036. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

                       SEC. 1011. PRIORITIZATION

      Senate Sec. 2044, Sec. 2045. No comparable House 
section.--House recedes, with an amendment.
      This section establishes criteria for prioritization of 
hurricane and storm damage reduction and ecosystem restoration 
projects.
      The Managers are also concerned with the application of 
certain cost share requirements to ecosystem restoration 
projects. When identifying the costs of construction for 
navigation projects, the Corps of Engineers, pursuant to the 
Act of June 21, 1940 (more commonly known as the Truman-Hobbs 
Act) considers the cost of highway and railroad bridge 
alterations or removals as construction costs, eligible for 
cost share. However, for flood control projects and ecosystem 
restoration projects, local sponsors are currently required to 
pay the entire cost of a bridge alteration or removal as a non-
federal responsibility to provide all lands, easements, rights-
of-way, disposal areas, and relocations, pursuant to section 
103(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, as 
amended. While that specific section is notably applicable to 
only flood control projects, the Corps has applied this 
responsibility broadly to other project purposes, such as 
ecosystem restoration purposes, as well.
      Bridge alterations and removals can be essential 
components of ecosystem restoration projects, such as related 
to large-scale ecosystem restoration projects. As such, the 
Managers encourage the Secretary to explore whether such 
alterations and removals should, like navigation projects, be 
considered as part of the costs of construction of an ecosystem 
restoration project, and to report to the Committees of 
jurisdiction on its findings. If the Secretary determines that 
such alterations and removals are integral to meeting the goals 
of ecosystem restoration projects, the Secretary shall develop 
new guidance for ecosystem restoration projects that fits their 
unique needs.

   SEC. 1012. TRANSPARENCY IN ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

      Senate Sec. 2035. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

        SEC. 1013. EVALUATION OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS

      Senate Sec. 2037. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

   SEC. 1014. STUDY AND CONSTRUCTION OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 
                   PROJECTS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS

      House Sec. 108, Sec. 112. No comparable Senate section.--
Senate recedes, with an amendment.
      For purposes of this section, the terms ``before 
construction'' and ``before initiation of construction'' are 
intended to mean after the issuance of a notice to proceed.

           SEC. 1015. CONTRIBUTIONS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS

      House Sec. 109. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.
      This section clarifies the non-federal interests that may 
contribute funds toward construction of authorized water 
resources projects. Additionally, this section clarifies that 
inland navigation facilities and the repair of water resources 
facilities after an emergency declaration are eligible for 
contributed funds from non-federal interests.
      For example, this section clarifies non-federal 
interests, as defined by Section 221 of the Flood Control Act 
of 1970, as amended, may participate in the funding of the 
construction of projects on the inland navigation system. 
Currently, capital improvement projects are financed 50 percent 
from the General Fund of the Treasury, and 50 percent from the 
Inland Waterway Trust Fund. While this section does not alter 
that arrangement, it does authorize non-federal interests to 
fund capital improvement projects on the inland navigation 
system. For instance, under current law, a State cannot fund 
the construction of a new lock and dam. This section is 
intended to authorize that type of funding activity.

        SEC. 1016. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN PROJECTS

      Senate Sec. 2023. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

 SEC. 1017. ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRIBUTED FUNDS TO INCREASE LOCK OPERATIONS

      House Sec. 110, Sec. 217, Senate Sec. 2039.--House 
recedes.
      This section authorizes the Secretary of the Army to 
accept non-federal contributions from non-federal entities to 
operate and maintain the Nation's inland waterways 
transportation system.
      The Corps of Engineers is undergoing a review of those 
239 lock projects at 193 sites on the inland navigation system 
to prioritize operation and maintenance funding needs. Up until 
several years ago, almost all of the locks in the system were 
operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 
However, due to the age of the system, limited use for some of 
the projects, and limited operation and maintenance funds, the 
Corps of Engineers is proposing to limit the operations of 
certain locks on a District-by-District basis. While the 
Managers applaud the Corps in their efforts to prioritize 
projects, the Managers are wary of a lack of coordination among 
Districts when implementing these changes in hours of service, 
and in a few cases have proposed to limit the hours of service 
based on inaccurate or limited data.
      While changes in hours of service are imminent and in 
some cases have already been implemented, non-federal interests 
have expressed a willingness to finance the operations and 
maintenance of projects where the hours of service have been 
proposed to be reduced. This section is intended to allow the 
Corps to accept such funds to ensure commercial and 
recreational traffic is not unduly impacted on the inland 
navigation system.

              SEC. 1018. CREDIT FOR IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS

      House Sec. 116, Senate Sec. 2012.--House recedes, with an 
amendment.
      This section corrects two provisions in WRDA 2007 that 
have not been properly executed due to unintended 
interpretations. In previous Water Resources Development Acts, 
credit was authorized for individual projects. While the intent 
was the same, many of these provisions had been written 
differently over time. In an effort to harmonize those 
activities for which credit could be authorized, Congress 
requested technical assistance from the Corps of Engineers in 
drafting a credit provision that could be applied to all Corps 
projects. While the language provided by the Corps was included 
in WRDA 2007, the Corps subsequently determined that specific 
sections of the law could not be executed consistent with 
Congressional intent.
      This section allows the Secretary to provide in-kind 
credit for work done by the non-federal sponsor prior to 
execution of a project partnership agreement.
      This section explicitly authorizes the Secretary to enter 
into a written agreement with the non-federal interest to 
credit certain in-kind contributions against the non-federal 
share of cost of the project.
      This section directs the Secretary to reimburse the non-
Federal interest for costs that exceed the non-Federal cost-
share requirements if the excess costs are incurred for work 
carried out pursuant to a written agreement and are a result of 
the requirement that the non-Federal sponsor provide all lands, 
easements, rights-of-way, dredged material disposal areas, and 
relocations (LERRD) for the authorized project under this 
section. The Secretary is directed to enter into an agreement, 
subject to availability of funds, to provide the reimbursement. 
This provision is intended to address a disincentive created by 
Corps policy that discourages non-Federal interests from 
carrying out in-kind work on projects that that have 
significant LERRD costs. At a time of limited Federal budgets, 
the Managers urge the Secretary to work with non-Federal 
interests willing to invest local funding in civil works 
projects. The Managers intend for the Secretary to enter into a 
reimbursement agreement if funds are available for the project 
and utilize those funds to provide reimbursement prior to 
transfer of the project to the non-Federal sponsor for 
operation and maintenance.
      This section requires the Secretary to update any 
guidance or regulations related to the approval of in-kind 
credit to establish a milestone for executing an in-kind 
memorandum of understanding, criteria and procedures for 
granting exceptions to this milestone, and criteria and 
procedures for determining that work is integral to a project. 
The Managers are concerned with the lack of flexibility 
afforded by the Secretary in determining at what point during a 
feasibility study a non-federal sponsor may carry out work for 
in-kind credit. In carrying out the update required by this 
section, the Managers expect that the Secretary will use an 
inclusive process that considers input from non-federal 
interests. Further, the Managers encourage the Secretary to 
ensure that the final guidelines provide a process for carrying 
out work for in-kind credit that is predictable and takes into 
account the unique issues that may arise regarding individual 
water resources projects.
      Both the House and Senate Committees typically receive 
numerous requests for project-specific credit during the 
development of this Act. While requests for credit have 
received favorable consideration in prior water resources 
legislation, the Managers concluded that a general provision 
allowing credit under specified conditions would minimize the 
need for future project-specific provisions and, at the same 
time, assure consistency in considering future proposals for 
credit.
      The Managers are becoming increasingly wary of non-
federal interests advocating for credit for work not captured 
by a project partnership agreement or an in-kind Memorandum of 
Understanding. The Managers would strongly encourage non-
federal interests to sign such agreements prior to carrying out 
any work related to a proposed project; otherwise such work 
will not be eligible for credit.

          SEC. 1019. CLARIFICATION OF IN-KIND CREDIT AUTHORITY

      Senate Sec. 2010. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                  SEC. 1020. TRANSFER OF EXCESS CREDIT

      Senate Sec. 2011. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

  SEC. 1021. CREDITING AUTHORITY FOR FEDERALLY AUTHORIZED NAVIGATION 
                                PROJECTS

      Senate Sec. 2062. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

               SEC. 1022. CREDIT IN LIEU OF REIMBURSEMENT

      Senate Sec. 2013. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

      SEC. 1023. ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS

      House Sec. 111, Senate Sec. 2059.--Senate recedes.

     SEC. 1024. AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT AND USE MATERIALS AND SERVICES

      Senate Sec. 11005. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.
      The Managers are concerned that limited operations and 
maintenance funding is having a negative impact on the 
Secretary's ability to maintain the long-term reliability of 
our Nation's water resources infrastructure. In many cases, 
there is insufficient funding available to quickly restore 
project operations following a natural disaster, failure of 
equipment, or other emergency. Restoration of project 
operations are dependent on enactment by the Congress of 
emergency supplemental funding, which could result in months 
before projects are fully restored to safe and reliable 
operations. The cost to our Nation's economy for these delayed 
actions is millions of dollars per day. For our Nation to 
remain competitive in the world's economy, the Managers believe 
there is a need to leverage other resources to enable the 
Secretary to quickly restore safe and reliable project 
operations after an emergency. To that end, the Secretary, 
working with States, local governments, industry, and other 
stakeholders, is authorized to accept materials and services to 
repair water resources projects that have been damaged or 
destroyed as a result of a major disaster, emergency, or other 
event. To enable the fastest opportunity to restore safe and 
reliable project operations, the Secretary is strongly 
encouraged to delegate to the lowest level in the Corps of 
Engineers the authority to make the determination of an 
emergency; to make the determination on whether acceptance of 
these contributions are in the public interest; and to accept 
the contributions from non-federal public, private, or non-
profit entities.

          SEC. 1025. WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS ON FEDERAL LAND

      Senate Sec. 2018. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.
      This section is intended to clarify the authority of the 
Secretary and the application of cost-sharing for certain 
projects carried out on federal land under the administrative 
jurisdiction of another federal agency.
      If federal land necessary to construct a water resources 
development project was originally paid for by the non-federal 
interest for such project and the non-federal interest signs a 
memorandum of understanding with the Secretary to cost-share 
work on such federal land, the Managers intend for the 
Secretary to cost-share any construction with the non-federal 
interest as if the non-federal interest currently owns the 
land. In such a case, the Secretary should not require the 
construction on the federal land to be fully funded by the 
federal agency that currently has jurisdiction over the land. 
Any recommendations in a feasibility study should be consistent 
with the policy in this section.

    SEC. 1026. CLARIFICATION OF IMPACTS TO OTHER FEDERAL FACILITIES

      House Sec. 113. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.
      This section clarifies that when a Corps of Engineers 
project adversely impacts other federal facilities, the 
Secretary may accept funds from other federal agencies to 
address the impacts, including removal, relocation, and 
reconstruction of such facilities.

       SEC. 1027. CLARIFICATION OF MUNITION DISPOSAL AUTHORITIES

      Senate Sec. 2029. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

            SEC. 1028. CLARIFICATION OF MITIGATION AUTHORITY

      House Sec. 114, Senate Sec. 2017.--House recedes, with an 
amendment.

      SEC. 1029. CLARIFICATION OF INTERAGENCY SUPPORT AUTHORITIES

      Senate Sec. 2038. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                    SEC. 1030. CONTINUING AUTHORITY

      Senate Sec. 2003, Sec. 2004. No comparable House 
section.--House recedes, with an amendment.
      This section increases the authorization for small 
continuing authority projects associated with navigation, flood 
damage reduction, ecosystem restoration, emergency streambank 
protection, control of invasive species, and other activities 
carried out by the Corps of Engineers.
      In some cases, Corps of Engineers projects have caused 
damages to other nearby infrastructure projects or other 
properties of local importance. For instance, coastal 
navigation projects may inadvertently redirect flows or waves 
and damage nearby shorelines. The Corps of Engineers is 
encouraged to use relevant continuing authorities programs to 
correct these deficiencies.

                 SEC. 1031. TRIBAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

      House Sec. 115, Senate Sec. 2027.--Senate recedes.

              SEC. 1032. TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES

      House Sec. 139. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.

                    SEC. 1033. CORROSION PREVENTION

      House Sec. 131, Senate Sec. 2048.--Senate recedes.

               SEC. 1034. ADVANCED MODELING TECHNOLOGIES

      House Sec. 129. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.

                     SEC. 1035. RECREATIONAL ACCESS

      House Sec. 138. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.

SEC. 1036. NON-FEDERAL PLANS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLOOD RISK REDUCTION

      House Sec. 121, Senate Sec. 2055.--House recedes, with an 
amendment.
      This section authorizes the Secretary of the Army to 
carry out a locally preferred plan if that project increment 
provides a higher level of flood protection and is economically 
justified, technically achievable, and environmentally 
acceptable. The federal cost of carrying out such a plan may 
not exceed the federal share as authorized by law for the 
national economic development plan.
      In certain cases, non-federal project sponsors request 
the Corps of Engineers carry out a locally-preferred plan that 
is more robust than that recommended in a Chief's Report. This 
provision is consistent with current practice where the Corps 
will recommend to Congress a more robust locally preferred plan 
at the request of the non-federal interest, provided the non-
federal interest contributes any additional costs that may be 
incurred in carrying out the locally preferred plan. This 
provision gives the Corps authority to implement a locally 
preferred plan for a flood damage reduction project authorized 
in this Act. It is not intended to affect current law with 
respect to establishing cost-share for an authorized project.

            SEC. 1037. HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION

      Senate Sec. 2030. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.
      This section authorizes a non-federal interest to request 
that the Corps of Engineers study a project to determine if 
there is a federal interest in carrying out an additional 15 
years of work. If the study results in a determination that 
there continues to be a federal interest in the project, the 
Corps may request authorization through the Annual Report 
process as prescribed in section 7001 of this Act.
      For those projects that are approaching the 50-year 
expiration over the next 5 years, the Corps of Engineers is 
authorized to continue work for a one time only, additional 3 
years. This will give those expiring projects sufficient 
opportunity to get into the study pipeline and the Annual 
Report process while ensuring shoreline communities and 
infrastructure have continuing protection from storm events.
      The activities prescribed in this section are not to be 
determined to be a ``new start'' for budgetary purposes, rather 
they are to be considered a continuation of an existing 
project.

 SEC. 1038. REDUCTION OF FEDERAL COSTS FOR HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE 
                           REDUCTION PROJECTS

      House Sec. 128, Senate Sec. 2031.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.

                      SEC. 1039. INVASIVE SPECIES

      House Sec. 137, Sec. 144, Sec. 145, Senate Sec. 2052, 
Sec. 5007, Sec. 5011, Sec. 5018.--House and Senate agree to an 
amendment.
      It is the intent in section (a), Aquatic Species Review, 
that the assessment provides a national perspective of the 
existing federal authorities related to invasive species, 
including invasive vegetation in reservoir basins associated 
with Corps of Engineers water projects in the western United 
States. It would be appropriate to identify any specific tribal 
authorities that may exist for rivers and reservoirs that may 
be associated with Corps of Engineers projects that intersect 
with reservation lands.
      This section does not authorize any activities proposed 
under the ``Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin 
Study'' (GLMRIS) authorized by Section 3061(d) of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007, Public Law 110-114.

                SEC. 1040. FISH AND WILDLIFE MITIGATION

      Senate Sec. 2005. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                  SEC. 1041. MITIGATION STATUS REPORT

      Senate Sec. 2006. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

                     SEC. 1042. REPORTS TO CONGRESS

      Senate Sec. 2050. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

          SEC. 1043. NON-FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PILOT PROGRAM

      Senate Sec. 2025, Sec. 2026. No comparable House 
section.--House recedes.

                   SEC. 1044. INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW

      Senate Sec. 2007. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

   SEC. 1045. REPORT ON SURFACE ELEVATIONS AT DROUGHT AFFECTED LAKES

      House Sec. 141. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.

            SEC. 1046. RESERVOIR OPERATIONS AND WATER SUPPLY

      House Sec. 133, Sec. 142, Sec. 143, Senate Sec. 2014, 
Sec. 2061, Sec. 2064.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

Section 1046(a) Dam Optimization

      The Managers are concerned with the impacts of drought on 
water supply in arid regions. The purpose of the assessment in 
Section 1046(a)(2)(A) is to determine if the Corps of Engineers 
reservoirs located in arid regions (primarily the 17 Western 
states) can be managed more flexibly during drought periods, to 
provide additional water supply, including capturing water 
during rain events that otherwise would have been routed 
directly to the ocean. If there are restrictions to managing 
water during drought periods, it is the intent to identify 
those practices and authorities that limit the management of 
water during droughts and determine whether and how they could 
be changed to allow for more effective water capture and 
recovery during defined drought periods. In addition, it is the 
intent of this section to identify if it is determined that the 
original capacity of the reservoir basin has been reduced due 
to sedimentation, that the location and extent of that 
reduction of storage capacity be defined.
      The Managers are also concerned that in the past few 
years there have been significant flood and drought events 
affecting all areas of the country from the arid West, the 
Missouri River basin, the Mississippi River basin, and the 
Southeast. The Corps operates more than 600 dams and other 
water control structures around the country. The operation of 
many of these structures is subject to plans that may not 
efficiently balance all needs of these reservoirs (e.g., flood 
control, water supply, environmental restoration, and 
recreation). This section requires the Corps to do a review of 
all facilities and report to the House Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on 
Environment and Public Works when the last reviews and updates 
of operations plans were conducted, as well as what changes 
were implemented as a result of the operation reviews and a 
prioritized schedule of when the next operations review is 
expected for all projects.
      Future updates of the operation plans for these dams and 
reservoirs could have significant benefits for all of the 
authorized project purposes. In carrying out reviews under this 
section, the Secretary is directed to coordinate with 
appropriate federal, state, and local agencies and public and 
private entities that could be impacted as well as affected 
non-federal interests.

Sec. 1046(c)

      The Managers remain concerned about the collection of 
fees in the Upper Missouri River basin. The Senate-passed bill 
included a permanent ban on such fees, and the House bill was 
silent with respect to such fees. The conference agreement 
includes a 10-year moratorium, which will allow Congress to 
revisit this matter in the future, including consideration of 
the extension of the moratorium included in this section.
      The Managers recognize that an offset was required due to 
the direct spending impacts of this provision. Since the 
benefits of this provision are regional in nature, benefiting 
the Upper Missouri River basin, the Managers recommend that the 
Corps of Engineers look first to unobligated balances found in 
the appropriate accounts of the Upper Missouri River basin to 
meet the offset identified to cover the direct spending impacts 
of this provision. Further, the Managers direct the Secretary 
to ensure that the offset shall not negatively impact the 
Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project.

                     SEC. 1047. SPECIAL USE PERMITS

      Senate Sec. 2046. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

      SEC. 1048. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL 
                    RECREATIONAL LANDS PASS PROGRAM

      Senate Sec. 13002. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

      SEC. 1049. APPLICABILITY OF SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND 
                          COUNTERMEASURE RULE

      Senate Sec. 13001. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                           SEC. 1050. NAMINGS

      House Sec. 136, Senate Sec. 2060, Sec. 3017.--House and 
Senate agree to an amendment.

          SEC. 1051. INTERSTATE WATER AGREEMENTS AND COMPACTS

      House Sec. 140, Senate Sec. 2015.--House and Senate 
agree.

  SEC. 1052. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 
                                 BILLS

      House Sec. 135. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.

                          Title II--Navigation


                      Subtitle A--Inland Waterways


                         SEC. 2001. DEFINITIONS

      House Sec. 211, Senate Sec. 7002.--Senate recedes.

              SEC. 2002. PROJECT DELIVERY PROCESS REFORMS

      House Sec. 212, Senate Sec. 7003.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.

              SEC. 2003. EFFICIENCY OF REVENUE COLLECTION

      House Sec. 213, Senate Sec. 7006.--Same.

              SEC. 2004. INLAND WATERWAYS REVENUE STUDIES

      House Sec. 214, Senate Sec. 7005.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.
      In carrying out subsection 2004(a), the Secretary shall 
review, and to the extent practicable, utilize the assessments 
completed in the report entitled `` New Approaches for U.S. 
Lock and Dam Maintenance and Funding'' completed in January 
2013 by the Center for Ports and Waterways, Texas 
Transportation Institute.
      In carrying out the study under subsection 2004(b), the 
Secretary shall evaluate the potential benefits and 
implications of revenue sources identified in and documented by 
known authorities of the Inland System, and review appropriate 
reports and associated literature related to revenue sources. 
The Managers are aware of several reports and legislative 
proposals submitted to Congress over the years that should be 
included in this evaluation, including the 1992 Report of the 
Congressional Budget Office, entitled ``Paying for Highways, 
Airways, and Waterways: How Can Users Be Charged;'' the Final 
Report of the Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) 
Capital Projects Business Model, published on April 12, 2010, 
and the draft legislative proposals submitted by the Executive 
Branch in 2008 and 2011.

           SEC. 2005. INLAND WATERWAYS STAKEHOLDER ROUNDTABLE

      House Sec. 215. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.
      It is the intent of this section to provide an 
opportunity for all stakeholders to participate in a 
facilitated discussion and to provide a comprehensive set of 
non-binding recommendations to the Secretary in respect to the 
future financial management of the inland and intracoastal 
waterways. The roundtable is to include representatives of the 
navigation and non-navigation users who derive benefits from 
the existence of the inland waterway system.

          SEC. 2006. PRESERVING THE INLAND WATERWAY TRUST FUND

      House Sec. 216, Senate Sec. 7004, Sec. 7008.--House and 
Senate agree to an amendment.

                 SEC. 2007. INLAND WATERWAYS OVERSIGHT

      House Sec. 216, Senate Sec. 7007.--House recedes, with an 
amendment.

    SEC. 2008. ASSESSMENT OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE NEEDS OF THE 
   ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND THE GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY

      House Sec. 218. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.

          SEC. 2009. INLAND WATERWAYS RIVERBANK STABILIZATION

      Senate Sec. 2043. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.
      It is the intent of section 2009 that attention and 
assessment is given to identifying specific inland and 
intracoastal waterways where extensive riverbank damage has 
been caused by vessel-generated wave-wash, plant and soil 
degradation caused by saltwater intrusion, and recent major 
flooding events. The Managers recognize the complexity of 
carrying out large, system-wide stabilization projects and 
recommend the Secretary utilize the authorities in this section 
to carry out smaller projects with the greatest threat to human 
safety and infrastructure that ensure safe navigation and 
protect infrastructure.

             SEC. 2010. UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER PROTECTION

      House Sec. 219, Senate Sec. 5021.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.
      This section directs the Secretary of the Army to close 
the Upper St. Anthony's Fall Lock and Dam within one year of 
the date of enactment of this Act.
      The concerns at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam 
are unique, not representative of other projects on the 
Nation's inland navigation system, and should not be used as 
precedent for agency determinations on other projects. The 
Managers support efforts at the state and local level to 
mitigate potential economic impacts of this action.

     SEC. 2011. CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOCK AND DAM ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

      House Sec. 220, Senate Sec. 5020.--Senate recedes.

         SEC. 2012. RESTRICTED AREAS AT CORPS OF ENGINEERS DAMS

      House Sec. 125, Senate Sec. 2058.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.

  SEC. 2013. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FUEL TAXED INLAND WATERWAYS

      Senate Sec. 2047. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                Subtitle B--Port and Harbor Maintenance


           SEC. 2101. FUNDING FOR HARBOR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

      House Sec. 201, Senate Sec. 8003.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.
      The Managers support robust federal investment in the 
operation and maintenance of the Nation's authorized ports and 
harbors, including through increased expenditures from the 
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). While both the H.R. 3080 
and S. 601 included provisions aimed at utilizing a greater 
portion of annual collections from shippers (which recently 
have averaged around $1.6 billion) for maintaining safe and 
efficient navigation corridors, the Managers have agreed to an 
amended harbor maintenance subtitle that aims to accomplish 
this goal, while at the same time addresses the needs of the 
Nation's authorized harbors in a manner that benefits both the 
largest commercial harbors, as well as the smaller and emerging 
harbors.
      In section 2101, the Managers express strong support for 
increasing the annual expenditures from the HMTF for authorized 
operation and maintenance expenditures at harbor projects to a 
point where annual expenditures for operation and maintenance 
activities equal annual collections from shippers to the HMTF. 
At the same time, the Managers recognize that any increase in 
operation and maintenance expenditures should not come at the 
expense of other activities of the Corps of Engineers, 
including its navigation construction-related activities, or at 
the expense of other mission areas of the Corps of Engineers, 
including flood damage reduction or environmental restoration. 
Accordingly, the Managers have included language directing that 
any increase in annual operation and maintenance expenditures 
come from an equivalent increase in the total appropriations 
amount for the Corps of Engineers, Civil Works program. 
Explained a different way, the Corps would need to see its 
total appropriation for the entire Civil Works authority 
increase by a dollar amount at least equal to the value of the 
annual percentage increase in appropriated HMTF funds described 
in subsection 2101 (b) so as to not negatively impact any other 
budgetary account of the Corps, or any other mission area of 
the Corps within the operation and maintenance account.

        SEC. 2102. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF HARBOR PROJECTS

      House Sec. 201, Sec. 202, Sec. 206, Senate Sec. 8004, 
Sec. 8005--House and Senate agree to an amendment.
      Section 2102 amends section 210 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 to establish a new framework for annual 
allocation of operation and maintenance expenditures. The 
framework directs the Secretary, to the extent practicable, to 
base future allocations of operation and maintenance funds on 
an equitable basis, considering a variety of enumerated 
factors. For the past several years, the Secretary has made 
funding allocations for operation and maintenance of the 
Nation's harbors primarily on the basis of tonnage moved 
through the harbors. The Water Resources Development Act of 
2007 included language that ``the operations and maintenance 
budget of the Corps of Engineers should reflect the use of all 
available economic data, rather than a single performance 
metric'' to urge the Secretary to consider the broader benefits 
of harbors in making funding decisions; however, since that 
time, the Corps has continued to use tonnage as the primary 
metric for such decisions. Accordingly, section 2102 
specifically states that the ``Secretary shall not allocate 
funds . . . based solely on the tonnage transiting through a 
harbor.''
      While the Managers recognize that tonnage throughput is 
an important metric for evaluating harbors and will continue to 
be a consideration in the allocation of funds, federal harbors 
provide critical national, regional, and local economic 
benefits, as well as national security or human health and 
safety benefits that should also be considered. Going forward, 
the Secretary is to evaluate all of the potential benefits of 
authorized harbors, including commercial uses, in making an 
equitable allocation of funds.
      The amendments made by section 2102 also established a 
new prioritization of future annual expenditures for operation 
and maintenance of eligible harbors.
      First, for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2022, the 
Secretary is required to allocate not less than 10 percent of 
the value of operation and maintenance funds appropriated in 
fiscal year 2012 ($898 million) (hereinafter referred to as the 
2012 baseline) to address the maintenance dredging needs of 
emerging harbors. For the remaining 90 percent of funds within 
the 2012 baseline, the Secretary is authorized to make funding 
decisions as necessary to address harbor needs based on an 
equitable allocation of funds, as defined in the statute.
      Second, for any funds appropriated to address the 
operation and maintenance needs of harbors that are above the 
2012 baseline (hereinafter referred to as priority funds), for 
fiscal years 2015 through 2024, the Secretary is directed to 
allocate 90 percent of such funds to meet the needs of high-use 
and moderate-use harbor projects, and to allocate 10 percent of 
priority funds to meet the use of emerging harbors. This 10 
percent allocation of priority funds for emerging harbors is in 
addition to the 10 percent allocation (for fiscal years 2015 
through 2022) within the 2012 baseline. It is the intent that 
the 2012 baseline be considered as the funds made available to 
address the operation and maintenance needs of harbors in 
appropriations, not including supplemental appropriations for 
that year.
      Third, in addition to the 90 percent-10 percent division 
of priority funds described in the previous paragraph, the 
Secretary is directed, for fiscal years 2015 through 2024, to 
allocate not less than 5 percent of total priority funds 
available in a fiscal year to meet the needs of underserved 
harbor projects (as defined); and not less than 10 percent of 
such funds for projects located within the Great Lakes 
Navigation System. Finally, of the total priority funds 
available for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2024, the 
Secretary is directed to use not less than 10 percent of those 
funds for expanded uses (as defined) carried out at eligible 
harbors or inland harbors (as defined).
      In establishing this prioritization system the Managers 
are identifying certain priority areas to receive priority 
funds. The Managers intend that funding operation and 
maintenance of one project can satisfy more than one identified 
prioritization category. For example, if the Secretary provides 
funding for an emerging harbor in the Great Lakes, that funding 
can count both for meeting the 10 percent allocation for 
emerging harbors from priority funds, as well as the 10 percent 
allocation for projects in the Great Lakes Navigation System. 
Similarly, if the Secretary were to allocate funding to an 
underserved harbor that also meets the definition of a 
moderate-use harbor, that allocation could help satisfy both 
statutory allocations. Finally, if the Secretary were to 
allocate funding to an eligible high-use or medium-use harbor 
or inland harbor for expanded uses, that allocation could 
satisfy the expanded uses allocation and the allocation for 
meeting the needs of high-use or moderate-use harbors.
      In making funding decisions under this section, the 
Managers expect that the Secretary can use the flexibility 
within the 90 percent of funds appropriated within the 2012 
baseline to meet other funding priorities of the Secretary, 
while still meeting the priority allocations included in this 
section for priority funds above the 2012 baseline.
      Section 2102 also directs the Secretary to undertake a 
biennial assessment of the total operation and maintenance 
needs of the Nation's harbors. The intent of this provision is 
to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the operation 
and maintenance needs of authorized harbors, both to meet their 
authorized widths and depths, as well as to address potential 
expanded uses at eligible harbors and inland harbors. The 
Managers expect that this information will provide a useful 
tool for future funding allocations, as well as provide 
individual harbors with some expectation of when their 
individual operation and maintenance needs may be addressed 
through future funding allocations. In addition, this 
assessment will provide greater detail on the current uses of 
high use harbors that transit 90 percent of the Nation's 
commerce as well as emerging harbors, including harbors used 
for commercial fishing purposes, and harbors that are used in 
emergencies to provide water access for Coast Guard, fire 
control and emergency relief, to nuclear power stations, other 
energy-related industries, or coastal developments that could 
be impacted by hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, or other 
shoreline catastrophes.
      It is the intent of Section 2102(a)(2) Assessment of 
Harbor Needs and Activities, (B) Uses of Harbors and Inland 
Harbors, (xi) public health and safety related equipment for 
responding to coastal and inland emergencies, that attention 
and assessment be given to identifying specific harbors that 
would be used in emergencies to provide water access for coast 
guard, fire control and emergency relief, to nuclear power 
stations, other energy-related industries, or coastal 
developments that could be impacted by hurricanes, earthquakes, 
tsunamis, or other shoreline catastrophes.
      Section 4022(b) of the Internal Revenue Service 
Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (the ``IRS Reform Act'') 
requires the Joint Committee on Taxation (in consultation with 
the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the 
Treasury) to provide a tax complexity analysis. The complexity 
analysis is required for all legislation reported by the Senate 
Committee on Finance, the House Committee on Ways and Means, or 
any committee of conference if the legislation includes a 
provision that directly or indirectly amends the Internal 
Revenue Code (the ``Code'') and has widespread applicability to 
individuals or small businesses. The staff of the Joint 
Committee on Taxation has determined that a complexity analysis 
is not required under section 4022(b) of the IRS Reform Act 
because the bill contains no provisions that have ``widespread 
applicability'' to individuals or small businesses.

      SEC. 2103. CONSOLIDATION OF DEEP DRAFT NAVIGATION EXPERTISE

      House Sec. 204. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes.

               SEC. 2104. REMOTE AND SUBSISTENCE HARBORS

      Senate Sec. 5017. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

       SEC. 2105. ARCTIC DEEP DRAFT PORT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

      Senate Sec. 5022. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

SEC. 2106. ADDITIONAL MEASURES AT DONOR PORTS AND ENERGY TRANSFER PORTS

      Senate Sec. 8004. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

              SEC. 2107. PRESERVING UNITED STATES HARBORS

      House Sec. 203. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.

  Title III--Safety Improvements and Addressing Extreme Weather Events


                         Subtitle A--Dam Safety


                         SEC. 3001. DAM SAFETY

      House Sec. 124, Senate Sec. 9001, Sec. 9002, Sec. 9003, 
Sec. 9004, Sec. 9005, Sec. 9006, Sec. 9007.--House recedes, 
with an amendment.

                        Subtitle B--Levee Safety


              SEC. 3011. SYSTEMWIDE IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK

      House Sec. 127, Senate Sec. 2041.--House recedes.

         SEC. 3012. MANAGEMENT OF FLOOD RISK REDUCTION PROJECTS

      Senate Sec. 3011. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                SEC. 3013. VEGETATION MANAGEMENT POLICY

      House Sec. 127, Senate Sec. 2020.--House recedes, with an 
amendment.

                    SEC. 3014. LEVEE CERTIFICATIONS

      Senate Sec. 2021. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                SEC. 3015. PLANNING ASSISTANCE TO STATES

      House Sec. 126, Senate Sec. 2019.--House recedes, with an 
amendment.

                        SEC. 3016. LEVEE SAFETY

      House Sec. 126, Senate Sec. 6001-6009.--House and Senate 
agree to an amendment.

              SEC. 3017. REHABILITATION OF EXISTING LEVEES

      Senate Sec. 2022. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

 Subtitle C--Additional Safety Improvements and Risk Reduction Measures


                 SEC. 3021. USE OF INNOVATIVE MATERIALS

      House Sec. 132. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.

         SEC. 3022. DURABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND RESILIENCE

      House Sec. 132, Senate Sec. 11001.--House and Senate 
agree to an amendment.

                   SEC. 3023. STUDY ON RISK REDUCTION

      Senate Sec. 11002. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

       SEC. 3024. MANAGEMENT OF FLOOD, DROUGHT, AND STORM DAMAGE

      Senate Sec. 11003. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

             SEC. 3025. POST-DISASTER WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS

      Senate Sec. 11004. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

         SEC. 3026. HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION STUDY

      House Sec. 120, Senate Sec. 3004.--Senate recedes.
      Section 3026 clarifies that Congress intends that the 
study for flood and storm damage reduction related to natural 
disasters carried out by the Secretary under Title II of 
Division A of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, 
shall include in the recommendations specific reference to 
regional and watershed level actions that could be taken, 
including the development of coastal wetlands to serve as 
protective surge reduction areas, to reduce shoreline impacts 
from storm surges. It is the intent of this section to provide 
direction on the development of a recommended step down 
approach that local and regional governments could collaborate 
on to improve coastal storm damage reduction.

               SEC. 3027. EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION OF RISK

      House Sec. 123. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.

                   SEC. 3028. SAFETY ASSURANCE REVIEW

      Senate Sec. 2002. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

           SEC. 3029. EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO NATURAL DISASTERS

      House Sec. 122, Senate Sec. 2040.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.

                Title IV--River Basins and Coastal Areas


                   SEC. 4001. RIVER BASIN COMMISSIONS

      House Sec. 134, Senate Sec. 2063.--House recedes, with an 
amendment.
      It is the intent of Section 4001 that the Secretary 
follow through on the direction provided by Congress to find 
and implement the means necessary to financially support the 
Susquehanna, Delaware, and Potomac River Basin Commissions. 
Congress has made clear its intent that the three River Basin 
Commissions be supported and expects the Corps of Engineers to 
act appropriately.

                      SEC. 4002. MISSISSIPPI RIVER

      Senate Sec. 2056, Sec. 2057, Sec. 5012, Sec. 5023. No 
comparable House section.--House recedes, with an amendment.
      This section authorizes the Secretary to update 
forecasting technology in the interest of maintaining 
navigation. This section authorizes the Secretary to study the 
feasibility of carrying out projects to improve navigation and 
aquatic ecosystem restoration. This section authorizes the 
Secretary to carry out a study to improve the coordinated and 
comprehensive management of water resource projects related to 
severe flooding and drought conditions. This section authorizes 
the Secretary to carry out navigation projects outside of the 
authorized federal navigation channel to ensure safe and 
reliable fleeting areas.
      The Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) is the only 
river designated by the United States Congress as a 
``nationally significant ecosystem and a nationally significant 
commercial navigation system.'' Congress declared its 
commitment to modernize the infrastructure and improve its 
ecosystem with authorization of the Navigation and Ecosystem 
Sustainability Program (NESP) in WRDA 2007. This commitment is 
reinforced with the prioritization list contained in the Inland 
Marine Transportation System Capital Projects Business Model, 
parts of which are authorized in this bill.
      The Managers recognize the interconnected nature of the 
many systems that make up the greater Mississippi River Basin 
and the need to better manage the Basin during times of severe 
flooding and drought that threaten personal safety, property, 
and navigation within the Basin. The study authorized in 
subsection (c) should identify any federal actions that are 
likely to prevent and mitigate the impacts of severe flooding 
and drought, including changes to authorized channel 
dimensions, operational procedures of locks and dams, and 
reservoir management within the greater Mississippi River 
Basin, consistent with the authorized purposes of the water 
resource projects; identify and make recommendations to remedy 
challenges to the Corps of Engineers presented by severe 
flooding and drought, including river access, in carrying out 
its mission to maintain safe, reliable navigation, consistent 
with the authorized purposes of the water resource projects in 
the greater Mississippi River Basin; and identify and locate 
natural or other physical impediments along the middle and 
lower Mississippi River to maintaining navigation on the middle 
and lower Mississippi River during periods of low water. In 
carrying out the study, Managers encourage the Secretary to 
consult with appropriate committees of Congress, federal, 
State, tribal, and local agencies, environmental interests, 
agricultural interests, recreational interests, river 
navigation industry representatives, other shipping and 
business interests, organized labor, and nongovernmental 
organizations; use existing data to the maximum extent 
practicable; and incorporate lessons learned and best practices 
developed as a result of past severe flooding and drought 
events, including major floods and the successful effort to 
maintain navigation during the near historic low water levels 
on the Mississippi River during the winter of 2012-2013.
      Subsection (d) provides the Secretary with authority to 
carry out activities identified in the report required under 
paragraph (2) to maintain safe and reliable navigation within 
the authorized federal navigation channel on the Mississippi 
River. The Managers intend for any project carried out under 
this authority to be subject to applicable cost-sharing and 
mitigation requirements.

                       SEC. 4003. MISSOURI RIVER

      House Sec. 119, Senate Sec. 3003, Sec. 3005, Sec. 5008, 
Sec. 5009, Sec. 5015.--House recedes, with an amendment.
      It is the intent of the Managers that the Secretary of 
the Army coordinate with the appropriate agencies to carry out 
activities to improve and support management of the federal 
water resources development projects in the Missouri River 
basin. In carrying out this coordination the Secretary shall 
consult with the appropriate federal, State, and tribal 
agencies located in the area in which the water resources 
project is located. It is the intent that the shoreline erosion 
study be limited to those Upper Missouri River mainstem 
reservoirs operated by the Corps of Engineers.

                       SEC. 4004. ARKANSAS RIVER

      Senate Sec. 5006. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes.

                       SEC. 4005. COLUMBIA BASIN

      Senate Sec. 5005. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                         SEC. 4006. RIO GRANDE

      Senate Sec. 5004. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                 SEC. 4007. NORTHERN ROCKIES HEADWATERS

      Senate Sec. 5010. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                     SEC. 4008. RURAL WESTERN WATER

      Senate Sec. 5013. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                SEC. 4009. NORTH ATLANTIC COASTAL REGION

      Senate Sec. 5002. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.
      In carrying out the study authorized under this section, 
the Managers urge the Secretary to look at a broad array of 
aquatic ecosystem restoration opportunities and needs, and 
identify those geographic areas and associated activities that 
will have the greatest impact on restoration and sustainability 
of the northeast coastal ecosystem. Issues that the study may 
evaluate include:
      --an inventory and evaluation of coastal habitats
      --identification of aquatic resources in need of 
improvement
      --identification and prioritization of potential aquatic 
habitat restoration projects, and
      --identification of geographical and ecological areas of 
concern, including finfish habitats, diadromous fisheries 
migratory corridors, shellfish habitats, submerged aquatic 
vegetation, wetland, and beach dune complexes and other similar 
habitats.

                       SEC. 4010. CHESAPEAKE BAY

      Senate Sec. 5003, Sec. 5014. No comparable House 
section.--House recedes, with an amendment.
      For the purposes of the comprehensive plan authorized 
under this section, the Managers direct the Corps to use the 
Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resource and Restoration 
Plan, which was initiated in Fiscal 2014.

                   SEC. 4011. LOUISIANA COASTAL AREA

      Senate Sec. 3018. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.
      The Managers recognize the importance of ensuring that 
water resources projects do not cause incidental storm surge 
damage to neighboring states and local municipalities. Where 
incidental storm surge could occur, the Secretary is encouraged 
to consult with any affected states and local municipalities 
when developing a feasibility report under this section.

                       SEC. 4012. RED RIVER BASIN

      Senate Sec. 3008. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                    SEC. 4013. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS

      Senate Sec. 3002, Sec. 3007, Sec. 3012, Sec. 3013, 
Sec. 3019. No comparable House section.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.

                SEC. 4014. OCEAN AND COASTAL RESILLIENCY

      No comparable House or Senate section.

                Title V--Water Infrastructure Financing

      The Managers support robust investment in the 
construction, repair, and replacement of the Nation's network 
of wastewater infrastructure, as well as other measures to 
address ongoing sources of pollution under the Clean Water Act. 
In the conference report to accompany H.R. 3080, the Managers 
have agreed both to the creation of a new Water Infrastructure 
Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) as well improvements to the 
existing Clean Water State Revolving Fund (Clean Water SRF), 
authorized by Title VI of the Clean Water Act.

Subtitle A and B

      During the consideration of H.R. 3080 and S. 601, the 
Managers received statements of support for both the creation 
of a new WIFIA, as well as for reauthorization of the Clean 
Water SRF. The Managers agreed to include several targeted 
amendments to Title VI of the Clean Water Act (included in 
sections 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5011, 5012, and 5013 of 
the conference report) to address several recommendations made 
by States and municipalities, and other stakeholders that used 
the Clean Water SRF for financing water quality improvements 
over the years. Many of these amendments have been subject to 
numerous hearings and have passed either the House of 
Representatives or the United States Senate in various bills 
over the last decade. These amendments are intended to increase 
the affordability of SRF financing to local communities, to 
increase flexibility in the uses of the Clean Water SRF to 
address local water quality concerns, and to promote more cost-
effective management of infrastructure financed by SRF 
resources. The Managers also have agreed to codify, within 
Title VI of the Clean Water Act, several legislative provisions 
that have been carried forward through annual appropriations 
bills, including provisions related to the appropriate Clean 
Water SRF allocation for Indian tribes, nationwide.
      By including these target amendments to the Clean Water 
SRF in the conference report to accompany H.R. 3080, the 
Managers intend to ensure that the Clean Water SRF remains a 
viable option for local communities and States to address 
ongoing local water quality concerns. After completion of the 
reports called for under this Title, the Managers expect to 
revisit the issue of financing wastewater infrastructure to 
address any recommendations or challenges raised by these 
reports or through implementation of the provisions authorized 
by this Title.

Subtitle A--State Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds

         SEC. 5001. GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR CAPITALIZATION GRANTS

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

               SEC. 5002. CAPITALIZATION GRANT AGREEMENTS

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

        SEC. 5003. WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

                        SEC. 5004. REQUIREMENTS

      Senate Sec. 10016. No comparable House section.--House 
and Senate agree to an amendment.

              SEC. 5005. REPORT ON THE ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

                       SEC. 5006. EFFECTIVE DATE

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

                     Subtitle B--General Provisions


                  SEC. 5011. WATERSHED PILOT PROJECTS

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

                SEC. 5012. DEFINITION OF TREATMENT WORKS

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

                 SEC. 5013. FUNDING FOR INDIAN PROGRAMS

      Senate Sec. 10002, Sec. 10007, Sec. 10011. No comparable 
House section.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

   SEC. 5014. WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PILOT 
                                PROGRAM

      House Sec. 117. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.

            Subtitle C--Innovative Financing Pilot Projects

      The Conference agreement maintains the Water 
Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) included in 
S. 601. The conference agreement includes targeted 
modifications to the Senate-passed bill to ensure WIFIA does 
not duplicate efforts undertaken by existing State Revolving 
Funds, to provide dedicated funding for rural infrastructure 
projects, and to provide additional flexibility to provide 
loans that are in excess of 49 percent of a project's total 
cost.

                         SEC. 5021. SHORT TITLE

      Senate Sec. 10001. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                         SEC. 5022. DEFINITIONS

      Senate Sec. 10003. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

               SEC. 5023. AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE

      Senate Sec. 10004. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                        SEC. 5024. APPLICATIONS

      Senate Sec. 10005. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                      SEC. 5025. ELIGIBLE ENTITIES

      Senate Sec. 10006. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

              SEC. 5026. PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE

      Senate Sec. 10007. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

             SEC. 5027. ACTIVITIES ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE

      Senate Sec. 10008. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

     SEC. 5028. DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND PROJECT SELECTION

      Senate Sec. 10009. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                        SEC. 5029. SECURED LOANS

      Senate Sec. 10010. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                   SEC. 5030. PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

      Senate Sec. 10011. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

              SEC. 5031. STATE, TRIBAL, AND LOCAL PERMITS

      Senate Sec. 10012. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                         SEC. 5032. REGULATIONS

      Senate Sec. 10013. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                           SEC. 5033. FUNDING

      Senate Sec. 10014. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

           SEC. 5034. REPORTS ON PILOT PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

      Senate Sec. 10015. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

                        SEC. 5035. REQUIREMENTS

      Senate Sec. 10016. No comparable House section.--House 
recedes, with an amendment.

            Title VI--Deauthorization and Backlog Prevention


            SEC. 6001. DEAUTHORIZATION OF INACTIVE PROJECTS

      House Sec. 301, Senate Sec. 2049.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.
      This section establishes a process that will lead to the 
deauthorization of old, inactive projects the value of which 
shall exceed the value of projects authorized in this Act by $6 
billion. This section requires the Secretary of the Army submit 
a list of inactive projects to the Congress that were 
authorized prior to the Water Resources Development Act of 
2007, have not begun construction, or if they have begun 
construction, have not received any funds, federal or non-
federal, in the past 6 years. The Secretary shall identify 
projects from the oldest authorization to the newest until the 
total federal cost of the projects on the list totals not less 
than $6 billion more than the value of the projects authorized 
by this Act. After a 180 day period of congressional review, 
the projects on the list are deauthorized.
      This section is not intended to apply to project studies, 
or any activities authorized in the Water Resources Development 
Act of 2007 or those projects that have or are undergoing a 
post-authorization study (as defined) in the past 6 years.
      Traditionally, Water Resources Development Acts contained 
lists of projects to be deauthorized. However, the Corps of 
Engineers has seemingly lost track of inactive projects. While 
the Managers applaud devoting scarce funds and human resources 
to active projects, the Managers expect the Corps of Engineers 
to be able to readily identify those projects subject to this 
section.
      In addition, to avoid a similar situation in the future, 
the Managers direct the Secretary to utilize existing 
authorities, including the authorities authorized by section 
2041 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 
1100), to regularly maintain and update the status of each 
water resources development project, study, or modification 
that is authorized by the Congress, including those projects, 
studies, and modifications that were authorized prior to the 
date of enactment of this Act, but that are not included in the 
final deauthorization list that is submitted to Congress under 
6001(d)(4). The Managers expect that, upon completion of the 
deauthorization process established under this section, the 
Secretary will have identified each project, study, or 
modification that is currently authorized to be carried out by 
the Corps of Engineers. A single data base will be established 
that will consolidate all of the required information. This 
information will be accessible through Headquarters and will be 
updated quarterly to ensure consistency and accuracy.

             SEC. 6002. REVIEW OF CORPS OF ENGINEERS ASSETS

      House Sec. 302. No comparable Senate section.--Senate 
recedes, with an amendment.
      It is the intent of section 6002 that the Army Corps of 
Engineers work directly with the General Services 
Administration (GSA) to identify and coordinate the 
identification and action on any physical asset that could be 
potentially transferred or removed from government ownership.

                     SEC. 6003. BACKLOG PREVENTION

      House Sec. 303, Senate Sec. 2049.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.

                      SEC. 6004. DEAUTHORIZATIONS

      House Sec. 304, Senate Sec. 3006, Sec. 3020, Sec. 3021.--
House and Senate agree to an amendment.

                      SEC. 6005. LAND CONVEYANCES

      House Sec. 305, Senate Sec. 3010, Sec. 3014, Sec. 3016, 
Sec. 5019, Sec. 12008.--House and Senate agree to an amendment.

               Title VII--Water Resources Infrastructure


                  SEC. 7001. ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS

      House Sec. 118, Senate Sec. 4001, Sec. 4002, Sec. 4003.--
Senate recedes, with an amendment.
      This section requires the Secretary of the Army to 
annually publish a notice in the Federal Register requesting 
proposals from non-federal interests for project 
authorizations, studies, and modifications to existing Corps of 
Engineers projects. Further, it requires the Secretary to 
submit to Congress and make publicly available an annual report 
of those activities that are related to the missions of the 
Corps of Engineers and require specific authorization by law. 
Additionally, this section requires the Secretary to certify 
the proposals included in the annual report meet the criteria 
established by Congress in this section.
      The section requires that information be provided about 
each proposal that is in the Annual Report submitted to the 
Congress. This information is meant to help the Congress set 
priorities regarding which potential studies, projects, and 
modifications will receive authorizations. The Secretary is 
expected to make use of information that is readily available 
and is not expected to begin a detailed and time-consuming 
analysis for additional information.
      This section contains a provision to require the Corps of 
Engineers submit to Congress an appendix containing 
descriptions of those projects requested by non-federal 
interests that were not included in the Annual Report. The 
activities to be included in the appendix provide an additional 
layer of transparency that will allow Congress to review all 
non-federal interest submittals to the Corps of Engineers. This 
will allow Congress to receive a more complete spectrum of 
potential project studies, authorizations, and modifications. 
Activities described in the appendix are not subject to 
authorization from Congress.

         SEC. 7002. AUTHORIZATION OF FINAL FEASIBILITY STUDIES

      House Sec. 401, Senate Sec. 1002.--Senate recedes, with 
an amendment.

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 SEC. 7003. AUTHORIZATION OF PROJECT MODIFICATIONS RECOMMENDED BY THE 
                               SECRETARY

    House Sec. 402, Senate Sec. 1003.--House and Senate agree 
to an amendment.

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                From the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure, for consideration of the House 
                bill and the Senate amendment, and 
                modifications committed to conference:
                                   Bill Shuster,
                                   John J. Duncan, Jr., of Tennessee,
                                   Frank A. LoBiondo,
                                   Sam Graves of Missouri,
                                   Shelley Moore Capito,
                                   Candice S. Miller of Michigan,
                                   Duncan Hunter,
                                   Larry Bucshon,
                                   Bob Gibbs,
                                   Richard L. Hanna,
                                   Daniel Webster of Florida,
                                   Tom Rice of South Carolina,
                                   Markwayne Mullin,
                                   Rodney Davis of Illinois,
                                   Nick J. Rahall II,
                                   Peter A. DeFazio,
                                   Corrine Brown of Florida,
                                   Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas,
                                   Timothy H. Bishop of New York,
                                   Donna F. Edwards,
                                   John Garamendi,
                                   Janice Hahn,
                                   Lois Frankel of Florida,
                                   Cheri Bustos,
                From the Committee on Natural Resources, for 
                consideration of secs. 103, 115, 144, 146, and 
                220 of the House bill, and secs. 2017, 2027, 
                2028, 2033, 2051, 3005, 5002, 5003, 5005, 5007, 
                5012, 5018, 5020, title XII, and sec. 13002 of 
                the Senate amendment, and modifications 
                committed to conference:
                                   Doc Hastings of Washington,
                                   Rob Bishop of Utah,
                                   Grace F. Napolitano,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Barbara Boxer,
                                   Thomas R. Carper,
                                   Benjamin L. Cardin,
                                   Sheldon Whitehouse,
                                   Bernard Sanders,
                                   David Vitter,
                                   James M. Inhofe,
                                   John Barrasso,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.