IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 28, 2013
Mr. Nelson introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to provide for expedited project implementation relating to the comprehensive Everglades restoration plan.
This Act may be cited as the
Everglades for the Next Generation
Comprehensive Everglades restoration plan
by adding at the end the following:
Expedited project implementation
the Caloosahatchee River (C–43) West Basin Storage Reservoir;
the Biscayne Bay coastal wetland;
Broward County water preserve areas;
the C–111 Spreader Canal;
any other project identified in the Plan for which a project implementation report is completed that is in accordance with an integrated delivery schedule approved by the Chief of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, in consultation with the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, subject to the condition that the report is completed not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this paragraph; and
any group of projects under the Plan that the Secretary determines will provide regional or watershed ecosystem or water supply benefits if the group of projects is constructed in accordance with a project implementation report approved by the Chief of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, in consultation with the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this paragraph.