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H.R. 3210: Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Improvement Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 11, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3210

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 11, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Graves of Louisiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To require the Commandant of the Coast Guard to take certain steps to improve Coast Guard shore infrastructure, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Improvement Act.

2.

Shore infrastructure

(a)

In general

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall—

(1)

develop a plan to standardize Coast Guard facility condition assessments;

(2)

establish shore infrastructure performance goals, measures, and baselines to track the effectiveness of maintenance and repair investments and provide feedback on progress made;

(3)

develop a process to routinely align the Coast Guard shore infrastructure portfolio with mission needs, including disposing of unneeded assets;

(4)

establish guidance for planning boards to document inputs, deliberations, and project prioritization decisions for infrastructure maintenance projects;

(5)

employ models for Coast Guard infrastructure asset lines for—

(A)

predicting the outcome of investments in shore infrastructure;

(B)

analyzing tradeoffs; and

(C)

optimizing decisions among competing investments;

(6)

include supporting details about competing project alternatives and report tradeoffs in congressional budget requests and related reports; and

(7)

explore the development of real property management expertise within the Coast Guard workforce, including members of the Senior Executive Service.

(b)

Briefing

Not later than December 31, 2020, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall brief the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate on the status of the actions required under subsection (a).