H.R. 3670 (99th): Water Resources Conservation, Development, and Infrastructure Improvement and Rehabilitation Act of 1985

Introduced:
Nov 01, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
James Howard
Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
H.R. 6 (Related)
Water Resources Development Act of 1986

Signed by the President
Nov 17, 1986

 
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This bill was introduced on November 1, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Introduced Nov 01, 1985
Referred to Committee Nov 01, 1985
 
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A bill to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources and the improvement and rehabilitation of the Nation's water resources infrastructure.

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House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

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11/1/1985--Introduced.
Water Resources Conservation, Development, and Infrastructure Improvement and Rehabilitation Act of 1985 - Imposes a ceiling on amounts authorized for projects under this Act, subject to specified automatic increases.
Title I - Port Development
Port Development and Navigation Improvement Act of 1985 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to develop the following port projects:
(1) Norfolk Harbor and Channels, Virginia;
(2) Mobile Harbor, Alabama;
(3) Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana;
(4) Texas City Channel, Texas;
(5) New York Harbor and adjacent channels, New York and New Jersey;
(6) Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, San Pedro Bay, California;
(7) Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River, New Hampshire;
(8) New Haven Harbor, Connecticut;
(9) Gowanus Creek Channel, New York;
(10) Kill Van Kull, New York and New Jersey;
(11) Arthur Kill, New York and New Jersey;
(12) New York Harbor and adjacent channels, New York and New Jersey;
(13) Wilmington Harbor--Northeast Cape Fear River, North Carolina;
(14) Charleston Harbor, South Carolina;
(15) Savannah Harbor, Georgia;
(16) Manatee Harbor, Florida;
(17) Tampa Harbor, East Bay Channel, Florida;
(18) San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico;
(19) Crown Bay Channel--St. Thomas Harbor, Virgin Islands;
(20) Lake Charles, Louisiana;
(21) Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi;
(22) Cleveland Harbor, Ohio;
(23) Lorain Harbor, Ohio;
(24) Grand Haven Harbor, Michigan;
(25) Monroe Harbor, Michigan;
(26) Brazos Island Harbor, Texas--Brownsville Channel;
(27) Duluth-Superior, Minnesota and Wisconsin;
(28) Oakland Outer Harbor and Oakland Inner Harbor, California;
(29) Richmond Harbor, California;
(30) Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel, California;
(31) Hilo Harbor, Hawaii;
(32) Blair and Sitcum Waterways, Tacoma Harbor, Washington;
(33) Grays Harbor, Washington;
(34) East, West, and Duwamish Waterways, Washington; and
(35) Saipan Harbor, Northern Mariana Islands. Requires non-Federal entities to submit any studies or documentation that may be required by Federal law.
Allows non-Federal entities to submit to the Secretary for review plans for port development not authorized by Federal law.
Requires the Secretary to submit to the Congress a report containing results and recommendations of such non-Federal port development review.
Allows the Secretary to provide credit toward the non-Federal share of the cost of construction for plan development costs incurred by non-Federal entities.
Provides for the undertaking by non-Federal entities of navigation projects approved by the Secretary. Provides for reimbursement to non-Federal interests of the Federal share of any navigation project approved.
Specifies the Federal and non-Federal interests' share of the costs for lands, easements, and rights of way.
Provides that the cost of removal, alteration, and reconstruction of the armor of an existing bridge tunnel for certain port navigation projects shall be borne by the Secretary. Specifies the non-Federal interests' costs for construction.
Specifies the Federal share of the costs for utility relocations, operation, and maintenance.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to guarantee loans to non-Federal entities to finance navigation projects.
Establishes in the Treasury a Federal Port Navigation Project Financing Fund. Grants congressional consent for the levy of port or harbor dues (in the form of tonnage duties or fees) by non-Federal interests on vessels entering or departing from a port and on cargo loaded on or unloaded from such vessels.
Requires a cargo fee to be levied on the value of cargo transported by a vessel entering or departing a port which is within the jurisdiction of the United States. Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to non-Federal interests which provide emergency response services in a port.
Provides congressional consent to the levy of tonnage duties by a non-Federal interest on vessels entering deep-draft ports, subject to certain conditions.
Authorizes appropriations from the Port Infrastructure Development and Improvement Trust Fund for fiscal years after 1985, to make reimbursements and to pay the Federal share of project costs.
Expresses the policy of the Congress that use of the disposal site known as "Mud Dump" near Sandy Hook, New Jersey, shall be terminated, and replacement sites shall be designated by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency within four years of the enactment of this Act. Requires annual reports by the Administrator concerning such designation.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to any non-Federal interest operating a project for a port for provision of emergency response services in such port.
Authorizes the Secretary to make a grant to the non-Federal interest operating Morro Bay Harbor, California, for construction of a new port office.
Title II - Inland Waterway Transportation System
Authorizes the Secretary to commence the following navigation improvement projects:
(1) Oliver Lock and Dam, Black Warrior-Tombigbee River, Alabama;
(2) Gallipolis Locks and Dam, Ohio River, Ohio and West Virginia;
(3) Winfield Locks and Dam, Kanawha River, West Virginia;
(4) Lock and Dam 7, Monongahela River, Pennsylvania;
(5) Lock and Dam 8, Monongahela River, Pennsylvania;
(6) Lock and Dam 26, Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois, and Missouri; and
(7) Bonneville Lock and Dam, Oregon and Washington--Columbia River and tributaries, Washington. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 and following fiscal years.
Title III - Flood Control
Authorizes the Secretary to commence the following flood control projects:
(1) Quincy Coastal Streams, Massachusetts;
(2) Roughans Point, Massachusetts;
(3) Cazenovia Creek, New York;
(4) Mamaroneck, Sheldrake, and Byram Rivers, New York and Connecticut;
(5) Rahway River and Van Winkles Brook, New Jersey;
(6) Robinson's Branch--Rahway River, New Jersey;
(7) Green Brook Sub-Basin, Raritan River Basin, New Jersey;
(8) James River Basin, Virginia;
(9) Oates Creek, Georgia;
(10) Village Creek, Alabama;
(11) Threemile Creek, Alabama;
(12) Bushley Bayou, Louisiana;
(13) Louisiana State Penitentiary Levee, Mississippi River, Louisiana;
(14) Sowashee Creek, Meridian, Mississippi;
(15) Nonconnah Creek and St. Johns Creek, Tennessee and Mississippi;
(16) Horn Lake Creek and Tributaries, Tennessee and Mississippi;
(17) Island Creek Basin, West Virginia;
(18) Muskingum River, Killbuck, Ohio;
(19) Muskingum River, Mansfield, Ohio;
(20) Hocking River, Logan, Ohio;
(21) Hocking River, Nelsonville, Ohio;
(22) Scioto River, Ohio;
(23) Little Miami River, Ohio;
(24) Miami River, Fairfield, Ohio;
(25) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
(26) Lock Haven, Pennsylvania;
(27) Schuylkill River Basin, Pottstown, Pennsylvania;
(28) Saw Mill Run, Pennsylvania;
(29) Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania;
(30) Eight Mile Creek, Paragould, Arkansas;
(31) Fourche Bayou Basin, Arkansas;
(32) Helena and Vicinity, Arkansas;
(33) West Memphis and Vicinity, Arkansas;
(34) Mingo Creek, Oklahoma;
(35) Fry Creeks, Oklahoma;
(36) Maline Creek, Missouri;
(37) St. John's Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri;
(38) Ste. Genevieve, Missouri;
(39) Brush Creek and Tributaries, Missouri and Kansas;
(40) Cape Girardeau, Missouri;
(41) Halstead, Kansas;
(42) Upper Little Arkansas River, Kansas;
(43) Rock River, Illinois;
(44) Green Bay Levee and Drainage District Number 2, Iowa;
(45) South Quincy Drainage and Levee District, Illinois;
(46) North Branch of Chicago River, Illinois;
(47) Little Calumet River,
(48) Little Calumet River (Cady Marsh Ditch), Indiana;
(49) Perry Creek, Iowa;
(50) Muscatine Island, Iowa;
(51) Des Moines River Basin, Iowa and Minnesota;
(52) Redwood River, Minnesota;
(53) Root River Basin, Minnesota;
(54) South Fork Zumbro River, Minnesota;
(55) Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minnesota;
(56) Portage, Wisconsin;
(57) Park River, Grafton, North Dakota;
(58) Fountain Creek, Colorado;
(59) Metropolitan Denver, Colorado;
(60) Boggy Creek, Texas;
(61) Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas;
(62) Lake Wichita, Holliday Creek, Texas;
(63) Lower Rio Grande, Texas;
(64) Sims Bayou, Texas;
(65) Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico;
(66) Puerco River and Tributaries, New Mexico;
(67) Little Colorado River, Arizona;
(68) Cache Creek Basin, California;
(69) Redbank and Fancher Creeks, California;
(70) Santa Ana River Mainstem, California;
(71) Alenaio Stream, Hawaii;
(72) Agana River, Guam;
(73) Little Wood River, Idaho;
(74) Yakima-Union Gap, Washington;
(75) Chehalis River, Washington;
(76) Centralia, Washington;
(77) Licking River, Salyersville, Kentucky;
(78) Gold Gulch, California;
(79) Pearl River Basin, Louisiana;
(80) Amite River, Louisiana;
(81) Comite River, Louisiana;
(82) Tangipahoa River, Louisiana;
(83) Tchefuncte River, Louisiana;
(84) Tickfaw River, Louisiana;
(85) Bogue Chitto River, Louisiana;
(86) Natalbany River, Louisiana;
(87) International Levee, Noyes, Minnesota;
(88) Calleguas Creek, Conejo Creek to the Pacific Ocean, California;
(89) Coyote Creek, California;
(90) Guadalupe River, California;
(91) Monroe, West Monroe, and Ouachita Parish, Louisiana;
(92) Passaic River Basin, New Jersey and New York;
(93) Lower Saddle River Basin, New Jersey;
(94) Illinois River at Meredosia, Illinois;
(95) Mission Zanja Creek, Redlands, California;
(96) Rio Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico;
(97) Salt and Eel Rivers, California;
(98) Malhauer and Harney Lakes, Oregon;
(99) O'Hare System of the Chicagoland Underflow Plan, Illinois;
(100) Louisville, Kentucky;
(101) Poplar Brook, New Jersey; and
(102) Pearl River Basin, Mississippi. Provides that the non-Federal share of the cost of any flood control project authorized under this Act shall be 25 percent.
Defines certain costs, values, and non-Federal contributions for purposes of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to undertake the following flood control projects:
(1) Pine Brook section of Manalapan Township, New Jersey;
(2) Las Vegas Valley and tributaries area, Nevada; and
(3) Brockton, Massachusetts.
Title IV - Shoreline Protection
Authorizes the Secretary to effectuate the following shoreline protection projects:
(1) Rockaway Inlet to Norton Point, New York;
(2) Cape May Inlet to Lower Township, New Jersey;
(3) Atlantic Coast of Maryland (Ocean City);
(4) Willoughby Spit, Virginia;
(5) Virginia Beach, Virginia;
(6) Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina;
(7) Folly Beach, South Carolina;
(8) Panama City Beaches, Florida;
(9) St. Johns County, Florida;
(10) Charlotte County, Florida;
(11) Indian River County, Florida;
(12) Dade County, Florida;
(13) Monroe County, Florida;
(14) Presque Isle Peninsula, Erie, Pennsylvania;
(15) Casino Beach, Chicago, Illinois;
(16) Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois;
(17) Indiana Shoreline, Indiana;
(18) Maumee Bay, Lake Erie, Ohio;
(19) Tangier Island, Virginia;
(20) Coconut Point Tutuila Island, American Samoa; and
(21) Fort Elsinboro, Sea Breeze, Gandys Beach, Reeds Beach, Pierces Point, and Fortescue, New Jersey. Requires the Secretary to submit to the Congress a report on each site following its construction.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning with FY 1986.
Title V - Water Resources Conservation and Development
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out the following works of improvement for water resources development and conservation:
(1) Neponset River, Norfolk, Massachusetts;
(2) Merrimack River, Massachusetts;
(3) Big River Reservoir, Rhode Island;
(4) Olcott Harbor, New York;
(5) Hampton Roads Debris Removal, Virginia;
(6) Rudee Inlet, Virginia;
(7) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridges, North Carolina;
(8) Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, Georgia and South Carolina;
(9) Metropolitan Atlanta Area, Georgia;
(10) Jacksonville Harbor (Mill Cove), Florida;
(11) Port Canaveral Harbor, Florida;
(12) Yazoo Backwater Area, Mississippi;
(13) Greenville Harbor, Mississippi;
(14) Vicksburg Harbor, Mississippi;
(15) Memphis Harbor, Memphis, Tennessee;
(16) Lake Pontchartrain North Shore, Louisiana;
(17) Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana;
(18) Red River Waterway, Louisiana;
(19) Cabin Creek,, West Virginia;
(20) Obion Creek, Kentucky;
(21) Muddy Boggy Creek, Parker Lake, Oklahoma;
(22) Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma;
(23) Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, Missouri;
(24) Trimble Wildlife Area, Smithville Lake, Little Platte River, Missouri;
(25) St. Louis Harbor, Missouri and Illinois;
(26) Missouri River Mitigation, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska;
(27) Davenport, Iowa (Nahant Marsh);
(28) Helena Harbor, Phillips County, Arkansas;
(29) White River Navigation to Batesville, Arkansas;
(30) Trinity River, Texas;
(31) Cooper Lake and Channels, Texas;
(32) Sacramento River Bank Protection, California;
(33) Sweetwater River, California;
(34) Lava Flow Control, Hawaii;
(35) Wailua Falls, Wailua River, Kauai, Hawaii;
(36) City Waterway, Tacoma, Washington;
(37) McNary Lock and Dam, Washington and Oregon;
(38) Bethel Bank Stabilization, Alaska;
(39) Kodiak Harbor, Alaska; and
(40) St. Paul Island, Alaska. Requires the Secretary to submit to appropriate congressional committees recommendations on any of the above projects which may become available.
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to undertake the following demonstration projects:
(1) Albert Lea Lake, Minnesota; and
(2) Des Moines River, Iowa. Sets up an advisory committee for the Iowa demonstration project.
Authorizes the Secretary to make any purchases deemed necessary to carry out such project.
Sets forth the Federal share of such projects and authorizes appropriations beginning after FY 1985.
Authorizes the Secretary to undertake the following beach erosion control, navigation, storm protection, and other projects:
(1) Hereford Inlet, Delaware Bay and Cape May Canal, New Jersey;
(2) Barnegat Inlet to Longport, New Jersey;
(3) Lake George, Hobart, Indiana;
(4) Ohio River (various sites);
(5) Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia;
(6) Passaic, Pequannock, Pompton, and Ramapo Rivers, New Jersey;
(7) Small Boat Harbor, Buffalo, New York;
(8) Red Lake River, Minnesota;
(9) Yazoo River, Mississippi;
(10) Greenwood Lake and Belcher Creek, New Jersey;
(11) Coosa River, Alabama;
(12) Black Warrior River, Alabama;
(13) Larkspur Ferry Channel, Larkspur, California;
(14) Weeks Bay, Vermilion Bay, and Southwest Pass, Louisiana;
(15) Swinomish Channel, La Conner, Washington;
(16) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Alabama and Mississippi;
(17) Sauk Lake, Minnesota; and
(18) Muck Levee, Salt Creek, Illinois. Directs the Secretary to carry out a demonstration project for bank stabilization and development of a recreation area along the east bank of the Passaic River, New Jersey. Permits the Secretary to acquire all necessary lands and interests to carry out this project.
Declares the Federal share of the cost of such project to be 100 percent.
Authorizes appropriations for such project beginning with FY 1986.
Authorizes the Secretary to undertake the following waterway improvement and shore protection projects:
(1) Rillito River, Tucson, Arizona;
(2) Agat small boat harbor, Guam;
(3) Little River, Horatio, Arkansas;
(4) Swan Creek, Newport, Michigan;
(5) Caney Creek, Jackson, Mississippi; and
(6) Deal Lake, New Jersey. Directs the Secretary to transfer to New Hanover County, North Carolina, all title and interest to a surplus dredging vessel in Wilmington, North Carolina, known as the "Hyde hopper dredge." Authorizes the Secretary to construct a low level weir across the Wabash River, Grayville, Illinois. Authorizes and directs the Secretary to conduct for five years at multiple sites on the Platte River and its tributaries in Nebraska a flood control and erosion prevention demonstration program.
Outlines measures to be taken under such program.
Requires the Secretary to evaluate the environmental impacts of such project.
Specifies sites on the Platte River at which such program shall be conducted.
Directs the Secretary to establish a Platte River Advisory Group. Authorizes appropriations for this project beginning with FY 1986 and requires an annual report to the Congress by the Secretary on work undertaken.
Authorizes the Secretary to undertake interim emergency flood control measures along Wheeling Creek in specified areas of Ohio. Authorizes appropriations for such project.
Authorizes the Secretary to undertake the following navigation and flood control projects:
(1) Wilson Harbor, Wilson, New York;
(2) Oak Orchard Harbor, Carlton, New York; and
(3) Five Mile Creek, Dallas, Texas. Authorizes the Secretary to construct bridges at specified locations across the Ohio River, Kentucky and Ohio. Authorizes the Secretary to construct:
(1) a water resources development project on the former site of Tolay Lake, Sonoma County, California;
(2) a demonstration project to remove silt from Lake Worth, Texas; and
(3) a streambank protection project, Kanawha River, Charleston, West Virginia. Directs the Secretary to deepen the Fox River Channel, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Authorizes the Secretary to complete the following soil erosion prevention projects:
(1) Bush River Watershed, Virginia;
(2) Great Creek Watershed, Virginia; and
(3) Cottonwood-Walnut Creek Watershed, New Mexico. Authorizes the Secretary to undertake a demonstration project to remove silt and debris from Hamlet City Lake, North Carolina. Authorizes appropriations.
Title VI - Water Resources Studies
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to prepare and submit to the Congress feasibility reports on the following water resources projects:
(1) Illinois River, Hardin, Illinois;
(2) Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin;
(3) Milton, Pennsylvania; and
(4) Guam, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Directs the Secretary to study the possibility of converting former industrial sites, millraces, etc.
for use as new hydroelectric projects.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 through 1988.
Directs the Secretary to study utilizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conserve fish and wildlife.
Authorizes the Secretary to conduct demonstration projects of alternative habitats for fish and wildlife, including man-made reefs for fish.
Authorizes a study of national flood control problems.
Directs the Secretary to determine the extent of shoreline erosion damage due to joint U.S.-Canadian regulation of Lake Superior. Directs the Secretary to study the feasibility of requiring each boat loading facility built after a specified date to display sufficient safety lighting.
Requires the Secretary to transmit a report of such study to the Congress by September 30, 1986.
Directs the Secretary, within two years of enactment of this Act, to prepare and submit to the Congress an estimate of the long-range capital investment needs for water resources programs under the jurisdiction of the Secretary. Defines the information to be included in such report.
Directs the Secretary to expedite completion of the study of New York Harbor and Adjacent Channels, New York and New Jersey. Requires a study of the extent and adverse environmental effects of dioxin contamination in the Passaic River-Newark Bay navigation system.
Requires a report to the Congress within a year of enactment of this Act. Directs the Secretary to submit to the Congress a list of water resource studies authorized but not reported to the Congress. Outlines information concerning such studies to be included with the list.
Directs the Secretary to submit certain reports, both for congressional use and for public information.
Directs the Secretary to complete studies for shoreline protection and navigation improvement for the following:
(1) Saginaw Bay and Saginaw River, Michigan;
(2) Rancho Palos Verdes coastline, California;
(3) Sunset Harbor, California;
(4) Southwest Pass to Sabine Pass, offshore waters of Louisiana; and
(5) Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, Louisiana. Authorizes the Secretary to undertake a study on the feasibility of opening a channel between Jamaica Bay and Reynolds Channel, Long Island, New York, for the purpose of water quality improvement.
Directs the Secretary to study land acquisition policies applicable to water resources projects carried out by the Secretary. Requires a report by the Secretary concerning such study to the appropriate congressional committees within one year of enactment of this Act. Prohibits the study of any river basin plan which has as its objective the transfer of water from either the Columbia or Arkansas River Basins to any other region or major river basin unless such study is approved by the Governors of all affected States. Directs the Secretary to immediately investigate erosion problems of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee River and make a report to the Congress within six months after the enactment of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a feasibility study about controlling storm water runoff on a watershed basis and report to the Congress of such study within two years of enactment of this Act. Authorizes various further studies by the Secretary. Directs the Secretary to complete a study of Army Corps of Engineers project evaluation and selection criteria in relation to rural areas and areas with greater percentages of low-income individuals.
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to study the eradication and control of hydrilla in the Potomac River and to submit to the Congress a report on such study by September 30, 1986.
Directs the Secretary to study the requirements relating to inclusion of storage for water supply in water resources projects constructed by the Secretary and report to specified congressional committees.
Directs the Secretary to develop a plan for drought management on tributaries entering the Chesapeake Bay and report to specified congressional committees.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a feasibility study on providing flood protection in the Guayanilla River Basin, Puerto Rico.
Title VII - Project Modifications
Modifies the following channel improvement and flood control projects:
(1) Lynnhaven Inlet and Bay, Virginia;
(2) Southern Branch of Elizabeth River, Virginia;
(3) Ohio River Basin;
(4) Mamaroneck Harbor, New York;
(5) Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana;
(6) Reelfoot Lake Number 9, Kentucky;
(7) Yaquina Bay and Harbor, Oregon;
(8) South Platte River Basin, Colorado;
(9) Sacramento River, California;
(10) King Harbor, Redondo Beach, California;
(11) Honolulu Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii;
(12) Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz, California;
(13) Colorado River, Texas;
(14) Niobrara, Nebraska;
(15) Alabama-Coosa River, Alabama;
(16) Kickapoo River, Wisconsin;
(17) East St. Louis and vicinity, Illinois;
(18) Winona, Minnesota;
(19) Wenatchee, Washington;
(20) Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois and Missouri;
(21) Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana;
(22) Houston Ship Channel, Greens Bayou, Texas;
(23) Rio Grande bank protection, Texas;
(24) Anacostia River, District of Columbia and Maryland;
(25) Yazoo River, Mississippi;
(26) Corte Madera Creek, California;
(27) Mississippi River, Teche-Vermilion Basins, Louisiana;
(28) Granger Dam, San Gabriel River, Texas;
(29) Lewisville Lake, Texas;
(30) Dardanelle lock and dam, Arkansas;
(31) Susquehanna River, Sunbury, Pennsylvania;
(32) Hudson River, New York;
(33) San Lorenzo River, California;
(34) Sacramento River, California;
(35) New Melones Dam and Reservoir, California;
(36) McMicken Dam and Outlet Channel, Gila River Basin, Arizona;
(37) Great Egg Harbor Inlet and Peck Beach, New Jersey;
(38) Corson Inlet and Ludlam Beach, New Jersey;
(39) Townsend Inlet and Seven Mile Beach, New Jersey;
(40) Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers, Georgia and Florida;
(41) Racine Harbor, Wisconsin;
(42) Milk River, Havre, Montana;
(43) Snake River, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho;
(44) Curwensville Lake, Pennsylvania;
(45) Waterloo, Iowa;
(46) Western Tennessee tributaries, Tennessee and Kentucky;
(47) Kawkawlin River, Michigan;
(48) Denison Dam (Lake Texoma), Red River, Texas and Oklahoma;
(49) Buffalo Ship Canal, Buffalo, New York;
(50) Jackson Hole, Snake River, Wyoming;
(51) Newport Bay Harbor, California;
(52) South Platte River Basin, Colorado;
(53) Beaver Lake, Arkansas; and
(54) Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico. Modifies channel improvement and flood control projects in:
(1) Saginaw River, Michigan;
(2) Brunswick Harbor, Georgia;
(3) Houston Ship Channel, Texas;
(4) Hansen Dam, Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers, California;
(5) Newport News Creek, Virginia;
(6) Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania;
(7) Dunkirk Harbor, New York;
(8) Bayport Ship Channel, Texas;
(9) Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii;
(10) Bayou Lafourche and Lafourche-Jump Waterway, Louisiana;
(11) Noyo, California;
(12) Endicott, Johnson City, and Vestal, New York;
(13) Sardis Lake, Oklahoma;
(14) Cambridge Creek, Maryland;
(15) Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey;
(16) Taylorsville Lake, Kentucky;
(17) Lower Snake River;
(18) Illinois River, Peoria, Illinois;
(19) Tampa Harbor, Florida;
(20) Coralville Reservoir, Iowa River, Iowa;
(21) Chariton River, Iowa and Missouri;
(22) Salem River, New Jersey;
(23) Cold Spring Inlet, New Jersey; and
(24) Fort Peck, Montana.
Title VIII - Water Supply
Subtitle A - Loan Program
Water Supply Rehabilitation and Conservation Act of 1985 - Authorizes the Secretary to make loans to departments, agencies, units of State or local government, or any person operating a water supply system for the purpose of improving such system.
Provides that the amount of such loan shall not exceed 80 percent of the cost of the project.
Sets limitations on the total amount of loans permitted.
Enumerates conditions upon which no loan will be made.
Requires approval of any loans made by both houses of the Congress. Lists requirements for loan applications, including:
(1) a detailed plan and estimated cost of the project;
(2) a showing that the applicant holds all necessary rights to land and water use;
(3) applicant ability to finance the non-Federal portion of the project; and
(4) a showing of the improvements the plan would make in water supply.
Gives priority in loans to water systems currently polluted and posing a potential danger to human health.
Allows the granting of loans only if the operator of a water supply system to whom the loan is granted implements a model water conservation program.
Defines a "model water conservation program." Requires that the agreement reached between the Secretary and any loan grantee include:
(1) the amount of the loan and its interest rate;
(2) a repayment period; and
(3) such provisions deemed necessary to assure prompt repayment.
Allows the Secretary to increase the maximum percentage of the cost of a project in specified circumstances.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 through 1989, and such sums as may be necessary thereafter.
Authorizes the following water supply projects to receive loans:
(1) Buffalo, New York;
(2) Berlin, New Hampshire;
(3) Rochester, New Hampshire;
(4) Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, and Saint John, Virgin Islands;
(5) Dupage County, Illinois;
(6) New York City, New York;
(7) Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas;
(8) American Samoa;
(9) William H. Harsha Lake, Ohio;
(10) Totowa, New Jersey;
(11) Jersey City, New Jersey;
(12) Rockaway Township, New Jersey;
(13) Falmouth, Kentucky;
(14) Borough of Ford City, Pennsylvania;
(15) Tucson, Arizona;
(16) Boston, Massachusetts;
(17) Cook County, Illinois;
(18) Brockton, Massachusetts;
(19) Hesperia, California;
(20) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
(21) Huntington, West Virginia;
(22) Grand Haven, Michigan;
(23) Battle Creek, Michigan;
(24) Western Tutuila Island, American Samoa;
(25) Beccaria-Houtzdale area, Pennsylvania;
(26) Blue Creek, Ohio;
(27) Morris County, New Jersey;
(28) Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and
(29) East Hazelcrest, Illinois.
Subtitle B - Water Supply Projects
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to survey, plan, and recommend to the Congress:
(1) projects for the repair, rehabilitation, expansion, and improvement of water supply systems; and
(2) projects for the construction of single and multiple-purpose water supply systems needed to meet existing and anticipated future demand.
Allows no appropriation for any survey unless such appropriation has been approved by either house of the Congress. Requires the appropriate non-Federal interests to provide the necessary land, easements, and rights-of-way for any such project.
Allows the Secretary to reduce the percentage amount of the project to be paid by non-Federal interests in specified circumstances.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance to water supply system operators in identifying problems and initiating repair, rehabilitation, expansion, and improvement to the system.
Directs the Secretary to study existing water resources projects to determine the feasibility of using such projects for water supply on an interim or permanent basis.
Authorizes the Secretary to design and construct a treatment plant and water conveyance system from Lake Arcadia to Edmond, Oklahoma, with specified conditions.
Authorizes and directs the construction of treatment and conveyance facilities for Parker Lake, Oklahoma. Modifies the water supply project at Caesar Creek, Ohio River Basin, Ohio. Directs the Secretary, in cooperation with the States, to make a detailed estimate of needed repair, rehabilitation, and construction of water supply and distribution facilities and the costs thereof in each and all of the States. Requires the transmitting of such estimate to the Congress within two years of enactment of this Act.
Title IX - Namings
Designates the following reservoirs, harbors, and locks and dams:
(1) Winthrop Rockefeller Reservoir, Arkansas;
(2) Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(3) Joe Hardin Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(4) James W. Trimble Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(5) Arthur Ormond Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(6) Greilickville Harbor, Michigan;
(7) Elvis Stahr Harbor, Kentucky;
(8) Wilbur D. Mills Dam, Arkansas;
(9) S.W. Taylor Memorial Park, Alabama;
(10) Jack D. Maltester Channel, California;
(11) Peyton S. Hawes Visitors Center, South Carolina and Georgia;
(12) H.K. Thatcher Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(13) Tom Bevill Lock and Dam and Tom Bevill Visitor Center, Alabama;
(14) Jim Rampey Recreation Area, South Carolina and Georgia; and
(15) J.E. Carnahan Visitors Center, Ohio.
Title X - Project Deauthorizations
Deauthorizes the following flood control, hydroelectric power, or navigation projects, by State:
(1) Alabama: (a) Alabama River; (b) Big Wills Creek Lake; (c) Crooked Creek Lake; (d) Hatchet Creek Lake; (e) Little River Lake; (f) Mill Creek Lake; (g) Terrapin Creek Lake; (h) Waxahatchee Creek Lake; (i) Weogufka Creek Lake; (j) Yellowleaf Creek; (k) Big Canoe Creek Lake;
(2) Alaska: (a) Myers Chuck Harbor; (b) Nome Harbor; (c) Skagway River;
(3) Arkansas: (a) Crooked Creek Lake Levee; (b) Gillette New Levee, Lower Arkansas River; (c) Murfreesboro Reservoir;
(4) California: (a) Alhambra Creek; (b) Aliso Creek Dam, Santa Ana River Basin; (c) Bear River; (d) Butler Valley Dam, Mad River; (e) Eel River; (f) Sierra Madre Wash, Los Angeles County Drain Area; (g) Monterey Harbor; (h) Napa River Basin; (i) Napa River; (j) Old River; (k) San Juan Dam, Santa Ana River Basin; (l) Trabuco Dam, Santa Ana River Basin; (m) University Wash and Spring Brook; (n) Calusa to Red Bluff, Sacramento River; (o) San Joaquin River;
(5) Colorado: (a) Boulder; (b) Castlewood Lake;
(6) Connecticut: (a) Bridgeport Harbor--Black Rock Harbor; (b) Connecticut River below Hartford; (c) Mystic River; (d) Silver Beach to Cedar Beach; (e) Stonington Harbor; (f) Thames River; (g) New Haven Harbor; (h) Milford Harbor;
(7) District of Columbia: Washington, D.C. and vicinity;
(8) Florida: (a) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Cross Bank to Key West; (b) Biscayne Bay; (c) Cedar Keys Harbor; (d) Intracoastal Waterway, Sebastian Channel; (e) Jacksonville Harbor Mooring Basin; (f) Key West Harbor; (g) Miami Harbor River; (h) Okeechobee Waterway; (i) Oklawaha River; (j) Palm Beach Harbor; (k) Lake Worth Inlet to South Lake Worth Inlet; (l) Carrabelle to St. Marks; (m) Pensacola Harbor; (n) Saint Augustine Harbor; (o) Tampa Harbor;
(9) Georgia: (a) Canton Lake; (b) Cartecay Lake; (c) Gilmer Lake; (d) Kingston Lake; (e) Lazer Creek Lake; (f) Lower Auchumpkee Creek Lake; (g) Spewrell Bluff Lake;
(10) Hawaii; (a) Ala Wai Harbor, Oahu; (b) Hanapepe Bay Seawall, Kauai; (c) Kaunakakai Deep Draft Harbor, Molokai; (d) Waimea Beach Seawall, Kauai;
(11) Idaho: (a) Mud Lake Area; (b) South Fork, Clearwater River; (c) Teton River; (d) Blackfoot Reservoir; (e) Boise Valley; (f) Cottonwood Creek Dam; (g) Heise-Roberts Levee Extension; (h) Weiser River; (i) Whitebird Creek;
(12) Illinois: (a) Chicago River, Cook County; (b) Dam 43, Ohio River; (c) Farmers Drainage and Levee District; (d) Freeport; (e) Illinois Waterway Navigation Project; (f) Kenilworth, Shore of Lake Michigan; (g) Levee Unit 1, Wabash River; (h) Levees District 21, Vandalia; (i) Little Calumet River; (j) Metropolis; (k) Mississippi River between Missouri River and Minneapolis; (l) Ohio River Open Channel, Louis District; (m) Ice Pier; (n) Peoria County Levees, Peoria; (o) Shawneetown; (p) Scott County Drainage and Levee District; (q) South Beloit; (r) Waukegan Harbor; (s) William L. Springer Lake; (t) Alton Commercial Harbor; (u) Keach Drainage and Levee District, Green County; (v) Big Swan Drainage and Levee District; (w) Fort Chartres and Ivy Landing Drainage District 5;
(13) Indiana: (a) Anderson, Madison County; (b) Illinois Waterway, Cal-Sag Channel, Part 2; (c) Levees between Shelby Bridge and Baums Bridge; (d) Marion; (e) Vincennes;
(14) Iowa: (a) Davids Creek Lake; (b) Fort Madison Harbor; (c) Keokuk Small Boat Harbor; (d) Missouri Levee System;
(15) Kansas: (a) El Dorado, West Branch, Walnut River; (b) Garnett Lake, Pottawatomie Creek; (c) Grove Lake; (d) Indian Lake; (e) Kansas River Navigation; (f) Missouri River Levee System; (g) Neodesha Lake, Verdigris River; (h) Tomahawk Lake, Blue River; (i) Towanda Lake; (j) Tuttle Creek Lake; (k) Wolf-Coffee Lake; (l) Cedar Point Lake; (m) Cow Creek-Hutchinson; (n) Missouri River Levee System;
(16) Kentucky: (a) Caseyville; (b) Cloverport; (c) Concordia; (d) Louisville; (e) Middlesboro, Yellow Creek; (f) Tolu;
(17) Louisiana: (a) Black Bayou Reservoir; (b) Overton-Red River Waterway above Mile 31; (c) Bayou La Fourche;
(18) Maine: (a) Bar Harbor; (b) Dickey-Lincoln School project, Saint John River; (c) Kennebec River; (d) Rockland Harbor;
(19) Maryland: Baltimore Harbor and channels;
(20) Massachusetts: (a) Edgartown Harbor; (b) Fall River Harbor Channel; (c) Ipswich River; (d) Nantucket Harbor of Refuge Anchorage; (e) New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor; (f) Newburyport Harbor; (g) Nookagee Lake, North Nashua River; (h) Pleasant Bay; (i) Salem Harbor; (j) Winthrop Beach; (k) Lynn Harbor; (l) Monoosnoc Brook; (m) Monoosnoc Lake; (n) Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown;
(21) Michigan: (a) Forestville Harbor; (b) Middle Channel, Saint Clair River; (c) Red Run Drain, Lower Clinton River; (d) Grand Marais Harbor; (e) Keweenaw Waterway; (f) Ontonagon Harbor; (g) Sanilac Flats, Saginaw River; (h) Corunna feature, Saginaw River; (i) Owosso feature, Saginaw River; (j) Berrien County; (k) Alpena Harbor;
(22) Minnesota: (a) Warroad River and Bull Dog Creek; (b) Mississippi River between the Missouri River and Minneapolis;
(23) Mississippi: (a) Biloxi Harbor, Old Fort Bayou; (b) Buffalo River; (c) Pascagoula Harbor, Main Channel;
(24) Missouri: (a) Angler Use Sites; (b) Braymer Lake Shoal Creek; (c) Brookfield Lake, Yellow Creek; (d) East Muddy Creek; (e) Mercer Lake; (f) Mississippi River Agricultural Area 12; (g) Pattonsburg Lake; (h) Pomme de Terre Lake; (i) Sandy Slough Remedial Measures; (j) Trenton Lake; (k) Upper Grand River; (l) Mill Creek Lake;
(25) Nebraska: Little Nemaha River;
(26) Nevada: (a) Gleason Creek Dam; (b) Humboldt River and Tributaries;
(27) New Jersey: Newark Bay, Hackensack and Passaic Rivers;
(28) New York: (a) Unit 2, Five Mile Creek; (b) Unit 1, Allegany River; (c) Hudson River, New York City to Albany; (d) Ogdensburg Harbor; (e) Red Creek; (f) Ticonderoga River; (g) Cape Vincent Harbor; (h) East Chester Creek; (i) East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, Part 2; (j) Hammondsport, Glen Brook;
(29) North Carolina: (a) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Peltier Creek; (b) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Tidal Lock in Snows Cut; (c) Carolina Beach and Vicinity, South Area; (d) Fort Macon State Park; (e) Morehead City Harbor; (f) Ocracoke Island; (g) Ocracoke Island--Village Shore; (h) Ocracoke Inlet Jetty; (i) Roanoke River;
(30) Ohio: (a) Ohio River; (b) Burlington; (c) Chesapeake; (d) Empire-Stratton; (e) Martins Ferry; (f) Powhatan Point; (g) Proctorville; (h) South Point; (i) Salt Creek Lake;
(31) Oregon: (a) Columbia Drainage District No. 1; (b) Deer Island Drainage; (c) Shelton Ditch; (d) Umpqua River-Scholfield River; (e) Cascadia Lake; (f) Gate Creek Lake; (g) Grande Ronde Lake; (h) Grande Ronde Valley; (i) Holley Lake; (j) Pendleton Levees, Riverside Area; (k) Willamette River above Portland and Yamill River; (l) Willamette River at Willamette Falls;
(32) Pennsylvania: (a) Brackenridge, Tarentum, and Natrona; (b) Chester River; (c) Leetsdale; (d) Muddy Creek Lake; (e) Neville Island; (f) New Kensington and Parnassus; (g) Rochester; (h) Trexler Dam and Lake; (i) Youghiogheny River Canalization; (j) Aquashicola Lake; (k) Maiden Creek Lake Earth Dam;
(33) Puerto Rico: (a) Fajardo Harbor; (b) Guayanes Harbor;
(34) Rhode Island: (a) Great Salt Pond; (b) Harbor of Refuge, Block Island; (c) Pawcatuck River; (d) Providence River and Harbor; (e) Westerly Hurricane Protection;
(35) South Carolina: (a) Charleston Harbor, Ft. Moultrie Anchorage Area; (b) Myrtle Beach, Anchorage Basin; (c) Reedy River, Greenville;
(36) Tennessee: (a) Cumberland River above Nashville; (b) Hiwassee River; (c) Rossview Lake; (d) Alabama-Coosa River Basin, Jacks River Lake;
(37) Texas: (a) Alpine; (b) Brazos Island Harbor; (c) Brazos River, Velasco to Old Washington; (d) Cedar Bayou, Harris; (e) Channel to Port Bolivar; (f) Duck Creek Channel Improvement; (g) Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Channel to Harlingen; (h) Gulf Intracoastal Waterway--Chocolate Bayou; (i) Houston Ship Channels, Greens Bayou; (j) Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Matagorda Bay; (k) Lake Brownwood; (l) Lake Fork Lake - Lake Fork Creek; (m) Navasota Lake; (n) Pecan Bayou Lake; (o) Peyton Creek; (p) Plainview; (q) Roanoke Lake; (r) Sabine Neches Waterway Channel to Echo; (s) Sabine River, Echo to Morgan Bluff; (t) Trinity River; (u) Gulf Intracoastal Waterway-Channel to Port Mansfield;
(38) Utah: Weber River and Tributaries;
(39) Vermont: (a) Bennington; (b) Otter Creek; (c) Rutland Otter Creek;
(40) Virginia: (a) Thimble Shoal Channel; (b) Moore's Ferry Lake; (c) Pamunkey River;
(41) Virgin Islands: (a) Christiansted Harbor-St. Croix; (b) St. Thomas Harbor;
(42) Wake Island: Wake Island Harbor;
(43) Washington: (a) Entiat River; (b) Lower Walla Walla River; (c) Methow River; (d) Okanogan River, Okanogan; (e) Quillayute River; (f) Seattle Harbor; (g) Spokane River, Spokane; (h) Yakima River at Ellensburg; (i) Palouse River; (j) Pullman Palouse River; (k) Stillaquamish River;
(44) West Virginia: (a) Moundsville, Marshall County, Levees; (b) Panther Creek Lake; (c) Proctor; (d) Ravenswood; (e) Rowlesburg Lake; (f) Warwood, Wall and Drainage; (g) North Wheeling; (h) Wheeling; (i) Wheeling Island; (j) Birch Lake; (k) Woodlands;
(45) Wisconsin: (a) Hudson Small Boat Harbor; (b) Cassville Small Boat Harbor; and
(46) Wyoming: Buffalo. Deauthorizes the following projects after the date of enactment of this Act:
(1) Eastport Harbor, Maine;
(2) Onaga Lake Project, Vermillion Creek, Kansas;
(3) William L. Springer Lake, Sangamon River, Illinois; and
(4) Lakeport Lake, California.
Title XI - General Provisions
Directs the Secretary to prepare a feasibility report for every water resource study authorized.
Enumerates information to be included in such report.
Directs the Secretary, before preparing a feasibility report, to perform a reconnaissance survey of the potential water resources project to define problems with the project, together with their possible solutions.
Provides that non-Federal interests shall agree, by contract, to contribute 50 percent of the cost of any feasibility report for any water resources study.
Establishes an Environmental Protection and Mitigation Fund. Authorizes appropriations for this Fund for fiscal years beginning with FY 1986.
Authorizes use of the Fund moneys to mitigate project-induced losses to fish and wildlife production and habitat.
Authorizes the Secretary to study the water resources needs of river basins and regions of the United States, and report the results of such study to the Congress by October 1, 1987.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish and develop campgrounds for individuals 62 years of age or older at any lake or reservoir under the Secretary's jurisdiction.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning with FY 1986.
Authorizes the development of and appropriations for a 62-or-older campground in Texas at the Sam Rayburn Dam and Reservoir. Identifies such parcel of land by metes and bounds.
Directs the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to undertake measures to prevent flood damage along the route of the Meramec River in Missouri. Authorizes the Secretary to repair dams found to be in a hazardous or unsafe condition.
Authorizes the Secretary to repair the dam spillway at Schuyler County Public Water Supply District No. 1, Missouri. Directs the Secretary to make necessary repairs to the Milton Dam in Mahoning County, Ohio. Requires the Secretary to annually update the inventory of dams.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning with FY 1986.
Directs the Secretary to maintain a drift and debris removal project at Buffalo Harbor, New York. Declares Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho, to be nonnavigable water.
Authorizes the Secretary, upon official State request, to provide designs, plans, and/or technical assistance to States or local governments for removing snags and other debris in navigable streams.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide assistance in the breakup of river and harbor ice.
Directs the Secretary to provide such assistance on a priority basis with respect to the Kankakee River, Wilmington, Illinois. Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress annually on the effectiveness of such program.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 through 1988.
Authorizes the Secretary to preserve historic sites under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army if such properties are entered in the National Register of Historic Places. Directs the Secretary to convey a parcel of surplus land to Metropolitan Park in Ohio for a flood control project.
Directs the Secretary to maintain the navigation projects on the Delaware River in the Philadelphia and Trenton areas.
Declares downstream recreation on the Gauley River, West Virginia, to be an additional project.
Provides for incremental whitewater release and water storage at the Summersville Dam in West Virginia to aid in such recreation project.
Recognizes the Upper Mississippi River to be a nationally significant ecosystem and commercial navigation system.
Approves a master plan as a guide for future water policy on the Upper Mississippi River. Grants the consent of the Congress to Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin to enter into negotiations for agreements for cooperative efforts and mutual planning in the development of such river.
States that such agreements shall become final only after ratification by the Congress. Designates the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association as the caretaker of the master plan.
Authorizes the Secretary, in consultation with the aforementioned midwestern States, to undertake:
(1) a program for planning, construction, and evaluation of fish and wildlife enhancement measures;
(2) implementation of a long-term resource monitoring program; and
(3) implementation of a computerized inventory and analysis system.
Provides for termination of such programs ten years from the date of enactment of this Act, with specified evaluations and reports.
Authorizes appropriations for ten fiscal years after the date of enactment of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to implement a program of recreational projects for the Upper Mississippi River System. Authorizes appropriations for this purpose for ten fiscal years after the date of enactment of this Act, along with specified evaluations and reports.
Directs the Secretary to dispose of dredged materials from the System and to request funding for a program to facilitate productive uses of dredged materials.
Declares the intent of the Congress to recognize the importance of the economic vitality of the Great Lakes region and Saint Lawrence Seaway as the "Fourth Seacoast" of the United States. Establishes the Great Lakes Commodities Marketing Board (the Board) to develop a strategy to improve the capacity of the Great Lakes region to produce, market, and transport commodities in a timely manner and to maximize the efficiency and benefits of market products produced in and/or shipped through the Great Lakes region.
Requires the strategy to address environmental issues relating to transportation on the Great Lakes and marketing difficulties experienced due to late harvest seasons in the Great Lakes region.
Requires such strategy to develop and analyze various information concerning marketing and shipping in the Great Lakes region.
Outlines the composition and organizational rules for the Board. Requires the Board, no later than September 30, 1988, to submit a report to the President and both Houses of the Congress on strategies to assure maximum economic benefits to users of the Great Lakes region.
Terminates the Board 180 days after such report is submitted.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 through 1989.
Directs the President to invite the Government of Canada to join in the formation of an international advisory group to:
(1) develop a bilateral program for improving navigation on the Great Lakes; and
(2) conduct investigations and make recommendations for a systemwide navigation improvement program on the Great Lakes. Outlines the composition and organizational rules for such advisory group.
Requires such group, one year after its formation and biennially thereafter, to report to the Congress and the Canadian Parliament on its progress.
Directs the Secretary and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a review of the environmental, economic, and social impacts of navigation in the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes. Requires the Secretary and the Administrator to submit an interim report to the Congress by September 30, 1987, and a final report by September 30, 1989.
Requires acquisition by the Secretary of all lands and interest before authorized construction begins on any water resources project in this Act. Establishes an Office of Environmental Policy within the Office of the Chief of Engineers to be responsible for all environmental policy matters as they relate to the water resources programs of the Army Corps of Engineers. Limits appropriations for the repair and modification of the Illinois and Mississippi Canal. Provides that certain prohibitions and provisions for review of activities in waters of the U.S. shall not apply to any water development projects at the Great Miami River Basin or the Great Miami River and its tributaries in Ohio. Directs the Secretary, when analyzing the costs and benefits of any recommended flood control project along the Pearl River near Jackson, Mississippi, to take into account the costs and benefits of any measures undertaken under Federal law enacted between July 1, 1983, and December 31, 1986.
Provides a maximum time limitation for construction of any project in this Act of five years after the date of enactment of this Act. Provides that any lease for projects in this Act shall continue in effect on and after December 31, 1989, until such lease is terminated by the leaseholder.
Requires fair market values for such leases after such date.
Enumerates conditions required before the Secretary may terminate a lease on or after December 31, 1989.
Limits modifications to projects to those which:
(1) do not materially alter the scope or function of the project; and
(2) reflect changes in construction costs and are the result of additional plans and studies.
Authorizes review by the Secretary of water projects constructed before enactment of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a demonstration program within two years of enactment of this Act for the purpose of making modifications in the structures and operations of water projects constructed before enactment.
Requires a report to the Congress concerning such project.
Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to reimburse the State of New York for 50 percent of the costs of maintaining and operating the New York State Barge Canal, and 50 percent of the cost of reconstructing and rehabilitating the Canal. Requires the Secretary to study the need for reconstructing and rehabilitating the New York State Barge Canal for commercial, recreational, historic, and environmental purposes.
Requires the Secretary and New York State to each provide 50 percent of the annual cost of maintaining such canal.
Requires a report on the Canal to both houses of the Congress within two years of enactment of this Act. Provides that no appropriation shall be made for such Canal project unless both houses of the Congress approve of such by resolution.
Defines areas included within the New York State Barge Canal. Authorizes the Secretary to develop and implement a flood warning system for the Whitewater River, California. Requires the Secretary to provide for the employment of residents in high-unemployment areas where water projects are being constructed.
Requires a report to the Congress by the Secretary within 90 days after requests for project appropriations.
Requires such reports to contain current information on the potential benefits of such project to unemployed residents of the area.
Requires the Secretary to amend a Federal contract with the State of Illinois concerning the use of water supply storage space on the Big Muddy River in Illinois. Directs the Secretary to make a loan to the city of Hawaiian Gardens, California, to pay the cost of acquisition and rehabilitation of a water supply system.
Abolishes the California Debris Commission, transferring its duties to the Secretary. Authorizes the Chief of Engineers to perform emergency work upon public or private land for ten days following a Governor's request for such emergency or disaster relief.
Makes technical amendments to various flood control acts relating to amounts of appropriations.
Requires the Secretary to expedite completion of a study for a new lock parallel to Poe Lock on the Saint Lawrence Seaway and submit a report to the Congress. Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress every January 15th on activities undertaken in the development of water resources projects.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 and 1987.
Directs the Secretary to reevaluate the feasibility of the Elk Creek Lake feature of the project for the Rogue River, Oregon and California. Directs the Secretary to implement a study of the possibility of increased capabilities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the planning and construction of water resources projects on an expedited basis.
Requires the Secretary to transmit to both Houses of the Congress an annual report specifying the amount of electricity generated, the revenues received, and the operational costs of each water resource project constructed by the Secretary. Authorizes the President to appoint a regular officer from the Armed Forces as the Federal Commissioner of the Red River Compact Commission. Amends the River and Harbor Act to provide for reconstruction of water works as necessary to provide adequate facilities for navigation.
Requires congressional approval of such reconstruction before any appropriations are made.
Authorizes the Secretary to construct and improve facilities at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Port of Buffalo. Authorizes the Secretary to construct and maintain a navigation channel from the mouth of the Beaver River at Bridgewater, Pennsylvania, to New Brighton, Pennsylvania. Authorizes the Secretary to plan, design, and construct a demonstration project for groundwater recharge in the drainage basin of Tucson, Arizona. Authorizes the Secretary to modify the water delivery schedule from the central and southern Florida project to the Everglades National Park and to conduct experimental delivery programs there.
Authorizes modifications in the flood control plan for central and southern Florida in order to restore the natural flow of water to the Everglades National Park. Authorizes the Secretary to acquire interests in agricultural lands which are adversely affected by such water delivery schedule.
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to undertake emergency bank stabilization measures to protect bridges on Elm Creek near Decatur, Nebraska. Authorizes the Secretary to improve public access to and lessen the safety hazard of Pearson-Skubitz Big Hill Lake, Kansas. Amends the Flood Control Act of 1970 to prohibit funds from being appropriated or expended to construct chloride control projects within the Arkansas River Basin. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a feasibility restudy of the Arkansas River chloride control project and report the findings to the Congress. Requires a value engineering review during design for each water resources project whose cost is in excess of $10,000,000.
Defines "value engineering review." Requires appropriate non-Federal interests to provide the necessary lands, easements, and rights-of-way for any water resources demonstration project authorized by this or any future Act. Requires the Secretary, beginning October 1, 1985, to carry out measurements and make necessary computations relating to the diversion of water from Lake Michigan and to coordinate the results with downstate Illinois interests.
Defines the measurements to be taken.
Authorizes appropriations beginning with FY 1986.
Provides that the total amount for construction of water resources projects shall not exceed $1,500,000,000 for each of FY 1986 and 1987, and $1,600,000,000 for each of FY 1988 through 1990.
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to remove the Berkeley Pier, San Francisco Bay, California. Authorizes the Secretary to implement a cropland irrigation research program for the Saint John River Basin, Maine. Authorizes appropriations for such program for FY 1986 through 1988.
Authorizes the Secretary to undertake certain construction and repair on the Tutuila Islands, American Samoa. Amends the Flood Control Act of 1968 to increase the per-project Federal reimbursement to States or political subdivisions for water resources development projects.
Directs the Secretary, the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Administrator of the Soil Conservation Service to ensure that information relating to flood hazard areas is generally available to the public.
Authorizes the Secretary to accept funds from any entity for the purpose of protecting fish and wildlife in connection with projects constructed or operated by the Secretary. Authorizes the Secretary to take certain specified actions upon a finding that any non-Federal interest is not complying with cooperation requirements in carrying out any water resources project.
Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study concerning Great Lakes water use.
Specifies certain analyses and reviews to be included in such study.
Authorizes appropriations, beginning with FY 1986, for such study.
Prohibits water from being diverted from any portion of the Great Lakes within the United States unless such diversion is approved by the Governor of each of the Great Lake States. Authorizes the Secretary to remove and dispose of toxic pollutants from areas of the Buffalo River, New York, if such removal is approved by appropriate congressional committees.
Requires the Secretary to conduct a study concerning toxic pollutants in such river and report the findings to the appropriate congressional committees within one year of enactment of this Act. Authorizes appropriations for such study, beginning with FY 1986.
Declares Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, to be a nonnavigable waterway.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire from willing sellers land which is subject to frequent flood damage, located within the Passaic River Basin flood control study area.
Directs the Secretary to report quarterly to appropriate congressional committees concerning civil works construction contracts and their availability to small businesses.
Authorizes the Secretary to dispose of any dredging vessels under the control of the Corps of Engineers. Authorizes and directs the Secretary to construct a second lock adjacent to the existing lock at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Authorizes the collection of tolls or user fees from vessels using the William G. Stone Lock in Yolo County, California. Authorizes the Secretary to construct a water transmission line in Bristol, Tennessee. Authorizes the Secretary to undertake a demonstration project to reduce shoaling in the Satilla River Basin, Camden County, Georgia. Authorizes appropriations to be expended for various projects within the "National Area," Kentucky and Tennessee. Authorizes the Secretary to permit the delivery of water from the Dalecarlia filtration plant, the District of Columbia, to any State or local authority in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in Maryland. Authorizes the Secretary to purchase water from any such State or local authority.
Authorizes the Secretary to study measures to prevent flooding in the Thurman to Hamburg area of the Missouri River, Iowa. Requires the Secretary to submit a report on the results of such study to the Congress within two years of the date of enactment of this Act. Directs the Secretary to install pumping facilities in such area.
Authorizes the Secretary to design, construct, operate, and maintain a project for flood control and navigation maintenance on the Toutle, Cowlitz, and Columbia Rivers, Washington. Directs the Secretary to disclose petroleum product information to any State taxing agency making such a request provided that such agency has in effect provisions of law which protect the confidentiality of such information.
Increases the fine for the failure to furnish information required by the Secretary of the Army to $500 (previously $100).
Directs the Secretary to consider structural and nonstructural alternatives to solving the water resources problem of the Upper St. John's River Basin, Florida. Directs the Secretary to conduct recommended mitigation activities for Gorton's Pond, Warwick, Rhode Island. Authorizes appropriations for such project beginning in FY 1986.
Directs the Secretary to construct a set of emergency gates in the conduit of the Abiquiu Dam, New Mexico. Directs the Secretary to undertake measures to protect and restore the Acequia irrigation ditch systems in New Mexico, and to study the feasibility of constructing flood storage reservoirs.
Allows the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct feasibility studies on authorizing water resources projects for:
(1) flood prevention;
(2) conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water; and
(3) conservation and utilization of land.
Directs the Secretary to consult with concerned Great Lake States regarding the selection of disposal areas for dredged material.
Establishes the Cross Florida National Conservation Area. Provides that the State of Florida shall retain jurisdiction and responsibility for water resources planning, development, and control of the surface and ground water of the Conservation Area. Deauthorizes the lock barge canal from the Saint Johns River across Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. Directs the Secretary, in consultation with the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the State of Florida, to develop and transmit to the Congress a comprehensive management plan with respect to lands in the Conservation Area. Directs the Secretary to operate the Rodman Dam in a manner which will assure the continuation of Lake Ocklawaha. Prohibits the Secretary from operating the Eureka Lock and Dam in a manner which would create a reservoir on lands not flooded on January 1, 1984.
Directs the Secretary to acquire lands held by the Canal Authority of the State of Florida for the barge canal deauthorized by this Act. Directs the Canal Authority to make payments to specified Florida counties.
Directs the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce and appropriate State agencies, to develop projects for the creation, protection, restoration, and enhancement of wetlands in the lower Mississippi Valley. Allows the Secretary to waive local cost-sharing requirements up to $200,000 and approve the construction of projects with a lower benefit to cost ratio in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific.
Title XII - Water Resources Policy Act
Subtitle A - Short Title
Water Resources Policy Act of 1985.
Subtitle B - National Board
Establishes a National Board on Water Resources Policy (the Board) to:
(1) perform studies and prepare assessments of the adequacy of water supplies in each water resource region in the United States; and
(2) study and assess the adequacy of administrative and statutory means for the coordination of water and related land resources policies and programs of the several Federal agencies and make recommendations to the President and the Congress with respect to such programs.
Directs the Board to assist in interagency coordination of Federal water resources research, including review, research, and recommendations to Federal agencies.
Requires the Board to report annually to the Congress. Requires the Board to establish principles, standards, and procedures for Federal participants in the preparation of regional or river basin plans and for the formulation and evaluation of Federal water and related land resources projects.
Directs that such principles, standards, and procedures shall be designed so as to:
(1) reduce the demand for water;
(2) improve efficiency in use and reduce losses and waste of water; or
(3) improve land management practices to conserve water.
Authorizes the Board, in carrying out its functions, to:
(1) hold hearings, take testimony, and distribute reports;
(2) acquire and equip necessary office space;
(3) use the U.S. mails in the same manner as other departments and agencies of the United States;
(4) employ personnel;
(5) procure services;
(6) purchase and maintain motor vehicles; and
(7) incur such necessary expenses and exercise such powers as are consistent with their function.
Authorizes any member of the Board to administer oaths.
Makes all appropriate records and papers of the Board available for public inspection.
Authorizes the head of any Federal department or agency to:
(1) furnish necessary information; and
(2) detail necessary temporary personnel to the Board as it requires.
Establishes a regional-State water resources advisory committee (the committee).
States membership qualifications for the committee.
Authorizes the committee to submit to the Board recommendations on any matter before the Board, such recommendations to be included in the Board's report to the President and the Congress. Requires certain reports to be filed by the Board with the House of Representatives and the Senate. Directs that any rules promulgated by the Board shall not take effect before 90 days of continual session of the Congress after the date such reports are filed.
Defines terms.
Requires the Board, no later than 15 days after the President's budget is submitted to the Congress, to transmit to both houses of the Congress reports on water resources studies or projects:
(1) which are not included in the President's budget submittal;
(2) for which feasibility studies or construction have been previously authorized; and
(3) construction of which have not been completed.
Authorizes appropriations.
Subtitle C - Assistance for State Water Planning and Management
Authorizes the Board to make grants to States for the development, implementation, and modification of comprehensive programs and plans for State and regional water and related land resources. Specifies application criteria for such grants. Requires such Federal grants to be matched at least dollar-for-dollar by non-Federal funds. Authorizes appropriations.
Subtitle D - General Provisions
Repeals the Water Resources Planning Act.
Title XIII - Bridges Over Navigable Waters
Authorizes the Secretary to reimburse the owners of the Port of Houston Authority bridge and the pipeline bridge over Greens Bayou, Texas, for work done prior to the enactment of this Act. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to transmit to the Congress a list of those bridges over navigable waters of the United States constructed, reconstructed, or removed between January 1, 1948, and January 1, 1985.
Amends Federal law to grant the State of Massachusetts exclusive authority to regulate the opening of the James A. Burke Bridge.
Title XIV - Reports
Requires that any report required to be transmitted to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and pertaining in whole or in part to fish and wildlife mitigation, benthic environmental repercussions, or ecosystem mitigation shall also be transmitted to the House of Representatives Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
Title XV - Miscellaneous Inland Waterways
Amends the Inland Waterways Revenue Act of 1978, with respect to the tax on fuel used in commercial transportation on inland waterways, to include the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway as an inland and intracoastal waterway.
Title XVI - Revenue Provisions
Port Revenue Act of 1985 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an excise tax on the value of commercial cargo loaded onto or unloaded from commercial vessels at U.S. ports.
Provides an exemption from such tax:
(1) for cargo loaded in or destined for Hawaii or any possession of the United States;
(2) where the transportation of such cargo has been subject to the excise tax for fuels used in commercial transportation on inland waterways; and
(3) for the Government of the United States. Allows a credit against the port tax for Saint Lawrence Seaway tolls paid with respect to such cargo.
Establishes in the Treasury of the United States the Port Infrastructure Development and Improvement Trust Fund (Port Trust Fund). Provides that amounts from such trust fund shall be available for:
(1) feasibility studies, construction, operation, and maintenance of ports;
(2) any relocation of utilities or structures necessary for such construction, operation, or maintenance;
(3) payments to non-Federal interests which planned, designed, or constructed ports in accordance with this Act;
(4) specified grants; and
(5) expenses incurred in administering the Port Trust Fund. Establishes in the Treasury of the United States the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. Provides that amounts from such trust fund shall be available for construction and rehabilitation expenditures for navigation on inland and coastal waterways.
Amends the Inland Waterways Revenue Act of 1978 to include the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway from Pickwick Pool to Demopolis, Alabama, as an inland and intracoastal waterway.

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