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H.R. 5225 (114th): COAST Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 13, 2016 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 5225


May 13, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Vela, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Barton, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Williams, Mr. Babin, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Granger, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. Olson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To streamline certain feasibility studies and avoid duplication of effort.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Corps' Obligation to Assist in Safeguarding Texas Act or the COAST Act.


Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration study


In general

In carrying out the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study—


the Secretary of the Army shall take into consideration studies, data, or information developed by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District to expedite completion of the Study; and


any studies, data, or information used in the development of the final recommendations of the Chief of Engineers shall be credited against the non-Federal share of study costs.


Expedited completion

The Secretary shall expedite completion of the reports for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study and, if the Secretary determines that a project described in the completed report is justified, proceed directly to project preconstruction, engineering, and design.