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113th Congress  }                                          {     Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session     }                                          {    113-608

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                     JERRY F. COSTELLO LOCK AND DAM

                                _______
                                

 November 12, 2014.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3678]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3678) to redesignate the lock and 
dam located in Modoc, Illinois, commonly known as the Kaskaskia 
Lock and Dam, as the ``Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam'', and 
for other purposes, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill 
do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     3
Legislative History and Consideration............................     3
Committee Votes..................................................     3
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     4
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     5
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     5
Preemption Clarification.........................................     5
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     5
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     5
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     5
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 3678, redesignate the lock and dam in Modoc, Illinois, 
commonly known as the Kaskaskia Lock and Dam as ``Jerry F. 
Costello Lock and Dam'', and for other purposes.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Federal interest in navigation in the United States stems 
from the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. The history of 
federal improvements to inland navigation in the United States 
dates back to the 1820's when Congress authorized construction 
of a canal connecting Lake Michigan to the Illinois River and 
authorized the United States Army Corps of Engineers to remove 
snags, debris, and other obstructions from the Mississippi and 
Ohio Rivers. These rivers and coastal ports were the primary 
routes of commerce for the new nation.
    For nearly two centuries the federal government has dredged 
channels and built locks and dams, wing dikes, and other 
structures to create an Inland Waterways Transportation System 
for the efficient movement of goods. The System includes major 
rivers such as the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Columbia 
Rivers, as well as smaller waterways such as the Tennessee, 
Arkansas, Monongahela, and Hudson Rivers.
    Today the Inland Waterways Transportation System provides 
an alternative to truck and rail and is the most cost-effective 
and energy efficient means for transporting commercial goods, 
especially major bulk commodities like grain, coal, and 
petroleum products. The Inland Waterways Transportation System 
is also a key component of State and local economies and job 
creation efforts and is essential in maintaining economic 
competitiveness and national security.
    The United States Army Corps of Engineers operates and 
maintains approximately $235 billion worth of water resources 
infrastructure assets, including a network of 11,000 miles of 
the ``fuel-taxed'' Inland Waterways Transportation System. The 
Corps operates more than 236 lock chambers at 192 sites on 27 
inland rivers and intracoastal waterways segments.
    On the Upper Mississippi River, a total of 29 lock and dam 
systems were constructed, forming a stairway of water from 
Minneapolis, Minnesota to Granite City, Illinois to accommodate 
a drop in elevation of 420 feet. The locks are necessary at 
each of the dams to allow vessels to navigate from one pool to 
the next. These dams were originally constructed to aid 
navigation only and were not designed for other project 
purposes.
    The Kaskaskia River, located in Central and Southern 
Illinois is a navigable inland waterway. To maintain 
navigation, the system has one lock and dam, the Kaskaskia Lock 
and Dam located in the vicinity of Modoc, Illinois. 
Construction of this facility was initiated in 1967 and the 
project began operation in 1973. The project keeps the river at 
least 9 feet deep to accommodate barge traffic. The navigation 
channel is 225 feet wide and approximately 30 miles long. The 
lock chamber is 84 feet wide and 600 feet long with a lift of 
29 feet.
    Former Representative Jerry Costello was born on September 
25, 1949 in East Saint Louis, Illinois.
    He attended Assumption High School in East Saint Louis, 
graduating in 1968. Mr. Costello received an Associate's Degree 
in 1971 from Belleville Area College and a Bachelor of Arts 
Degree from Maryville College in 1973.
    After an early career in law enforcement, Mr. Costello 
entered what would be a lifelong career in public service. 
After serving as St. Clair County Board Chairman, Mr. Costello 
was elected to fill the Congressional seat of the late 
Congressman Mel Price (Illinois 21st Congressional District), 
on August 9, 1988. He was elected to his first full term on 
November 8, 1988.
    Mr. Costello and his wife Georgia have three children, 
Jerry II, Gina, and John Patrick. They are the proud 
grandparents of; John ``Jay'' Sinovic, Austin, Rorey and 
Ireland Keen, Jerry III, Victoria, and Georgia Danielle, all 
residing in Belleville, Illinois.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 3678.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On December 9, 2013, Representative William Enyart of 
Illinois introduced H.R. 3678, a bill to redesignate the lock 
and dam in Modoc, Illinois, commonly known as the Kaskaskia 
Lock and Dam as ``Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam'', and for 
other purposes.
    On March 13, 2014, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider H.R. 3678, and 
ordered the bill reported favorably to the House by voice vote 
with a quorum present.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each recorded 
vote on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against. There were no recorded votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 3678, or ordering the bill reported. 
A motion to order H.R. 3678 reported favorably to the House was 
agreed to by voice vote with a quorum present.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 3678 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, March 19, 2014.
Hon. Bill Shuster, 
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of 
        Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 3678, a bill to redesignate the lock and dam 
located in Modoc, Illinois, commonly known as the Kaskaskia 
Lock and Dam, as the ``Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam,'' and 
for other purposes, as ordered reported by the House Committee 
on Natural Resources on March 13, 2014.
    CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would have 
no significant cost and would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. 
H.R. 3678 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                              Douglas W. Elmendorf.

                    PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to 
redesignate the lock and dam in Modoc, Illinois, as ``Jerry F. 
Costello Lock and Dam''.

                          ADVISORY OF EARMARKS

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to section 3(j) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 3678 establishes 
or reauthorizes a program of the federal government known to be 
duplicative of another federal program, a program that was 
included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-
139, or a program related to a program identified in the most 
recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

                  DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTED RULE MAKINGS

    Pursuant to section 3(k) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee estimates that H.R. 3678 directs no rule makings.

                       FEDERAL MANDATE STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (P.L. 104-4).

                        PREEMPTION CLARIFICATION

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 3678 does not 
preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation.

                APPLICABILITY TO THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (P.L. 104-1).

               SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION

Section 1. Redesignation

    Section 1 provides for the renaming of the Kaskaskia Lock 
and Dam in Modoc, Illinois for former United States 
Representative Jerry F. Costello.

Section 2. References

    Section 2 requires any reference on any map, regulation, 
document, paper or other record of the United States to the 
lock and dam referenced in section 1 to be deemed as ``Jerry F. 
Costello Lock and Dam''.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 3678 makes no changes in existing law.

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