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H.R. 3898: Levee Rehabilitation Improvements Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 23, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3898

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 23, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Finkenauer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To require the Corps of Engineers to consider benefits to navigation to be gained by certain projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Levee Rehabilitation Improvements Act.

2.

Consideration of benefits

Section 5(a)(2)(A) of the Flood Control Act of 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n(a)(2)(A)) is amended to read as follows:

(A)

Consideration of benefits

In preparing a cost and benefit feasibility assessment for any emergency project described in paragraph (1), the Chief of Engineers shall consider—

(i)

the benefits to be gained by such project for the protection of—

(I)

residential establishments;

(II)

commercial establishments, including the protection of inventory; and

(III)

agricultural establishments, including the protection of crops; and

(ii)

the benefits to navigation to be gained by such project.

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