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S. 3883: Port of Brunswick Navigation Channel Improvement Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 21, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3883

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 21, 2022

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To authorize the construction of the project for navigation, Brunswick Harbor, Georgia.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Port of Brunswick Navigation Channel Improvement Act.

2.

Findings

Congress finds that—

(1)

the Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick, Georgia, is the largest dedicated roll-on/roll-off facility in the United States and the second busiest in the United States;

(2)

the Port of Brunswick is a vital line to global markets for automotive, heavy machinery, and other breakbulk shippers;

(3)

despite the challenges of the global pandemic, the Colonel’s Island Terminal moved 650,000 units of vehicles and heavy machinery in 2021, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year;

(4)

the facilities of the Port of Brunswick at Mayor’s Point and East River Terminal are key ports for critical products, including forest materials and renewable fuels grown in Georgia; and

(5)

the deepwater ports and inland barge terminals of Georgia support more than 496,700 jobs throughout the State annually and contribute $29,000,000,000 in income, $6,100,000,000 in Federal revenue, and $3,400,000,000 in State and local taxes to the economy of Georgia.

3.

Brunswick Harbor Federal Navigation Channel, Georgia

The project for navigation, Brunswick Harbor, Georgia, is authorized to be carried out by the Secretary of the Army substantially in accordance with the plans, and subject to the conditions, described in the report of the Chief of Engineers dated March 11, 2022, at an estimated total cost of $14,369,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $10,774,500.