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H.R. 5897 (115th): Coastal Texas Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 21, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 5897


May 21, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Flores, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Hurd, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Babin, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Williams, Mr. Olson, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Barton, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. O'Rourke, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Carter of Texas, Mr. Poe of Texas, and Mr. Gonzalez of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To require the Secretary of the Army to expedite the completion of certain feasibility studies and reports and to amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to ensure public safety, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Coastal Texas Protection Act.


Coastal Texas protection and restoration

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Army shall expedite the completion of feasibility studies for flood damage reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and ecosystem restoration in the coastal areas of Texas that are identified in the interim report due to be published in 2018 that describes the tentatively selected plan developed in accordance with section 4091 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (121 Stat. 1187).


Public safety exceptions under Coastal Barrier Resources Act

Section 5(a)(3) of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3504(a)(3)) is amended by inserting , T–02A, T–03A, T–04 through T–07, T–11, after S08.