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S. 2866 (115th): Coastal Texas Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2866

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 16, 2018

(for himself and Mr. Cruz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

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

2.

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).

3.

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.