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H.R. 15636 (94th): A bill authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors for navigation, flood control.


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9/27/1976--Reported to House amended. (Reported to House from the Committee on Public Works and Transportation with amendments, H. Rept. 94-1702) =Title I: Water Resources Development= - Water Resources Development Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to initiate advanced engineering and design of the following water resources development projects, for the following estimated costs as listed: (1) for the Clarion River Basin, Pennyslvania, $600,000; (2) for the Brazos River Salt Pollution Control, Texas; $650,000, (3) for the Pembrina River at Walhalla, North Dakota, $930,000, (4) for beach erosion control, navigation, and storm protection from Hereford Inlet to Cape May Canal (New Jersey), $2,062;000; (5) for beach erosion control, navigation, and storm protection from Barnegat Inlet to Longport (New Jersey), $2,396,000; (6) for flood control of the Wallkill River (New Jersey, New York), $330,000; (7) for flood control in the Pasaic River Basin (New Jersey, New York), $12,000,000; (8) for flood control at Lock Haven (Pennyslvania), $430,000; (9) for flood control at Wyoming Valley (Pennsylvania), $450,000; (10) for flood control at Richmond (Virginia), $800,000; (11) for flood control at the Richmond filtration plant (Virginia), $100,000; (12) for navigation at Brunswick Harbor (Georgia), $300,000; (13) for navigation improvements at Charleston Harbor (South Carolina), $500,000; (14) for navigation improvements at San Juan Harbor (Puerto Rico), $300,000; (15) for local flood protection and purposes at Laf Crosse (Wisconsin), $400,000; (16) for beach erosion control for Presque Isle Penninsula (Pennsylvania), $700,000; (17) for flood control and other purposes at Little Calumet River (Indiana), $1,400,000; (18) for flood protection for St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway (Missouri), $300,000; (19) for flood protection for Noneconnah Creek (Mississippi, Tennessee), $400,000; (20) for flood control and other purposes on the Rio Puerco and Rio Salado (New Mexico), $1,500,000; (21) for flood protection on Wears Creek (Missouri), $50,000; (22) for construction and installation of additional facilities at McNary Lock and Dam (Oregon, Washington), $1,800,000; (23) for flood control and other purposes on Calleguas Creek (California), $1,060,000; and (24) for flood control and other purposes on Morrison Creek Stream Group (California), $750,000. Authorizes the appropriation of an additional $5,000,000 for administrative costs of preparing additional reports to Congress prior to commencement of final engineering and design activities. Authorizes the appropriation of $4,000,000 per fiscal year for fiscal years 1978 and 1979 for the preparation of additional initial engineering and design studies for future projects. Authorizes the prosecution of the following projects, at the following estimated costs as listed, in accordance with requirements of the Flood Control Act of 1968: (1) for navigation improvements in New London Harbor and Thames River (Connecticut), $8,022,000; (2) for local flood protection and other purposes on the Minnesota River (Chaska, Minnesota), $10,498,000; (3) for local flood protection on the Park River (Grafton, North Dakota), $10,973,000; (4) for flood control for Harris Fork Creek (Kentucky, Tennessee), $5,000,000; (5) for flood control and other purposes on the Red River (Arkansas, Louisiana), $4,401,000; (6) for salt water control on the Neches River and Tributaries (Texas), $14,300,000; and (7) for navigation in the Los Angeles, Long Beach Harbors (California), $16,580,000. Directs the Secretary of the Army, through the Chief of Engineers, to construct such additional flood control measures as are needed to preserve and protect the Espada Acequia Aqueduct at an estimated cost of $2,050,000. Directs the Secretary of the Army, through the Chief of Engineers, to implement additional flood control, navigation, and public works projects. Lists the estimated costs of such projects. =Title II: River Basin Monetary Authorizations= - Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 1978 for the following comprehensive river basin development programs, as listed: (1) Alabama-Coosa River Basin $7,000,000; (2) Arkansas River Basin $5,000,000; (3) Brazos River Basin $28,000,000; (4) Columbia River Basin $19,000,000; (5) Mississippi River and tributaries $263,000,000; (6) Missouri River Basin $101,000,000; (7) North Branch Susquehanna River Basin $36,000,000; (8) Ohio River Basin $31,000,000; (9) Quachita River Basin $1,000,000; (10) Red River Waterway project $22,000,000; (11) San Joaquin River Basin $69,000,000; and (12) South Platte River Basin $8,000,000. Stipulates that the total amount of such authorizations shall not exceed $590,000,000.