H.R. 161: Bringing Economic Advancement and Coastal Health Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 04, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 161

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 to direct the Secretary of the Army to evaluate the feasibility of continuing Federal participation in a beach nourishment project, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Bringing Economic Advancement and Coastal Health Act .

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Beach nourishment

Section 156 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 1962d–5f) is amended—

(1)

by striking The and inserting (a) Continuing Federal participation in a project.—The;

(2)

by inserting before the period at the end the following: or after the date of the last estimated periodic nourishment as contemplated in the Chief’s Report, whichever is later; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Feasibility review

Before the end of the fifty-year period referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall undertake, subject to the availability of appropriations, a review of a project to which subsection (a) applies to evaluate the feasibility of continuing Federal participation in the project and shall make a recommendation concerning such participation to Congress.

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