Miscellaneous Programs and Projects
Directs the Secretary of the Army to undertake a program for the control of river ice, to assist communities in the breakup of such ice, and to provide technical assistance to local units of government to control or break up such ice.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1992.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to undertake a demonstration program for the control of river ice at Hardwick, Vermont. Authorizes appropriations for such program.
Directs the Secretary to undertake an experimental program to protect Salmon, Idaho, from flooding as a result of ice dams.
Authorizes appropriations for such purpose.
Directs the Secretary to carry out a project for the control of ice on the Kankakee River, Wilmington, Illinois. Authorizes appropriations for such project.
Requires reports to the Congress on ice control programs by March 1, 1989.
Declares whitewater recreation to be a purpose of the Summersville Lake project on the Gauley River, West Virginia. Upper Mississippi River System Management Act of 1986 - Provides that Congress recognizes the Upper Mississippi River System as a nationally significant ecosystem and commercial navigation system, and provides for the administration and regulation of such system.
Provides that Congress approves a "Master Plan" as a guide for future water policy on the Upper Mississippi River System. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association to promote and facilitate active State government participation in river system management, development, and protection.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide for the construction of a second lock at locks and dam 26, Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois and Missouri. Authorizes the Secretary, in concert with the Secretary of the Interior and the Association, to undertake various programs for the enhancement of the Upper Mississippi River System. Authorizes appropriations for this purpose.
Authorizes such Secretary to implement a program of recreational projects for the System. Authorizes appropriations for this purpose.
Directs the Secretary, in the budget request, to identify measures to be undertaken to increase the capacity of specific locks on the System. Directs the Secretary to monitor traffic movements on the System to determine future capacity expansion.
Directs the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior and the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, to determine the need for river rehabilitation and environmental enhancement and protection based on proposals on the river system management.
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.
Amends the River and Harbor Act of 1958 to increase the authorized appropriations for the operation of the Illinois and Mississippi Canal. 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. Abolishes the California Debris Commission and transfers its powers, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, and records to the Secretary. Amends the Flood Control Act of 1970 to increase authorized appropriations for the Arkansas River Basin and Red River Basin chloride control projects.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1990 for a program to demonstrate cropland irrigation and conservation techniques for St. John's River Basin, Maine. 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. Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 to increased authorized appropriations for the Big South Fork National River and Recreation 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.
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. 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 between the Eureka Lock and Dam and the Inglis Lock and Dam. 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 to remove any abandoned vessels from the Miami River and Seybold Canal in Miami, Florida. Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 to allow a certain highway encroachment in the area of Chatfield Lake, Colorado. Authorizes the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to design and construct hydroelectric generating facilities at the W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. Declares the area of Caven Point, New Jersey, on the Hudson River in New York Bay as nonnavigable.
Directs the Secretary to expedite the feasibility study of the navigation project for Sunset Harbor, California, and report to the Congress on results not later than October 1, 1987.
Authorizes the irrigation projects known as the Hilltop Irrigation District (Brule County) and the Gray Goose Irrigation District (Hughes County), South Dakota, as units of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. Amends the Water Resources Research Act to establish the High Plains Study Council to:
(1) review research work conducted by State advisory committees; and
(2) coordinate such research to avoid duplication of efforts by States of the High Plains. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish within each State of the High Plains Region an Ogallala Aquifer technical advisory committee (the State Committee). Directs such State Committee to:
(1) review existing State laws concerning water management and recommend appropriate changes;
(2) establish State priorities for water resources research and demonstration projects; and
(3) provide information and technical assistance concerning the need for water conservation and management.
Directs the Secretary to allocate annually funds to States of the High Plains Region for research in water-use efficiency, cultural methods, irrigation technologies, water-efficient crops, and water and soil conservation.
Directs that such funds shall be distributed to State institutions of higher learning on the basis of merit.
Directs the Secretary to divide funds among the States of the High Plains Region for research into:
(1) precipitation management;
(2) weather modification;
(3) aquifer recharge opportunities;
(4) saline water uses;
(5) desalinization technologies;
(6) salt-tolerant crops; and
(7) ground water recovery.
Directs the Secretary to allocate annually funds to High Plains Region States for grants to farmers for demonstration projects in:
(1) water-efficient irrigation technologies and practices;
(2) soil and water conservation management systems; and
(3) the growth and marketing of more water-efficient crops.
Provides that such grants to farmers shall be made on the basis of merit.
Directs the Secretary of the Army, acting through the United States Geological survey, to monitor the levels of the Ogallala Aquifer, and report annually to the Congress. Requires that the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program be prosecuted to its ultimate development as rapidly as possible.
Transfers the peripheral utility improvements at Pickstown, South Dakota (including the sanitary landfill), Riverdale, North Dakota (including the sanitary landfill), and Fort Pick, Montana, to the appropriate municipal corporations.
Authorizes the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to allocate power from the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. Authorizes the Secretary to cooperate with governments in Canada to study and to construct reservoir projects for storage in the Souris River Basin in Canada to provide flood control benefits in the United States. Deauthorizes construction of the Burlington Dam, North Dakota, and certain modifications to the dam structure at Lake Darling, North Dakota, upon completion of the Canadian structures.
Authorizes completion of such projects if an agreement for the Canadian structures cannot be consummated.
Authorizes the Secretary to make flood control modifications to the Lake Darling structure.
Declares specified lands in North Dakota to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit and use of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation and to be part of such reservation.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior, in consideration for such transfer in trust, to transfer to the United States lands of equal value held in trust for the Tribes which are required for the maintenance and operation of the Garrison Dam and Reservoir project.
Authorizes the Secretary to pay the Federal share of the settlement amount resulting from a specified decision of the Engineer Board of Contract Appeals. 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 1984.
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.
Authorizes and 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. Directs the Secretary to maintain a drift and debris removal project at Buffalo Harbor, New York. Increases the repayment amount of the State of Arkansas for construction of the Norfolk Dam and Lake Bridge. 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, 1989, 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 1987 through 1990.
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, 1988, and a final report by September 30, 1990.
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. 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.
Authorizes review by the Secretary of water projects constructed before enactment of this Act to determine the need for modifications to improve environmental quality.
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 the Secretary to develop and implement a flood warning system for the Whitewater River, California. 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. 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. 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 basins of Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona. Requires the Secretary, beginning October 1, 1987, 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.
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to remove the Berkeley Pier, San Francisco Bay, California. Authorizes the Secretary to undertake certain construction and repair on the Tutuila Islands, American Samoa. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a study of the effects of Great Lakes water consumption on economic growth and environmental quality in the Great Lakes region and of control measures that can be implemented to reduce the quantity of water consumed.
Authorizes appropriations for such study.
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.
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 undertake a demonstration project to reduce shoaling in the Satilla River Basin, Camden County, Georgia. 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.
Directs the Secretary to consider structural, nonstructural, and primarily nonstructural alternatives to solving the water resources problem of the Upper St. John's River Basin, Florida. Directs the Secretary to consult with concerned Great Lake States regarding the selection of disposal areas for dredged material.
Directs the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce and appropriate State agencies, to development 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. Directs the Secretary to make a grant to the Governor of the State of Florida for the establishment of a Miami River Management Commission. Authorizes the Secretary to undertake streambank erosion protection measures along the Ohio and Wabash Rivers, Illinois. Provides that funds appropriated for the Brewerton Extension of the Baltimore Harbor and Channel which are not needed to complete such project shall be used to carry out maximum maintenance dredging of the Inland Waterway from the Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware and Maryland. Authorizes the Secretary to construct necessary repairs on the Marsh Creek Bridge near Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, Center County, Pennsylvania. Declares a portion of the waterway in which Dark Head Creek, Baltimore County, Maryland, is located to be a nonnavigable waterway.
Deauthorizes any project within Dark Head Creek. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Fish and Wildlife Service, to sell water from Devil's Kitchen Lake project, Illinois, to Marion, Illinois. Directs the Secretary to remove polluted bottom sediments from the Miami River and Seybold Canal in Miami, Florida. Authorizes the Secretary to rehabilitate the Eisenhower and Snell Locks, Saint Lawrence River, Massena, New York. Declares the interest rate for analyzing the costs and benefits of the San Luis Rey River Flood control program, San Diego, California, to be that agreed upon under the Flood Control Act of 1968.
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.
Directs the Secretary to demolish and remove the center span of the India Point Railroad Bridge, Providence, Rhode Island. Authorizes the Secretary to improve public access to and lessen the safety hazard of Pearson-Skubitz Big Hill Lake, Kansas. Declares two portions of Norton Basin and Jamaica Bay, New York, as nonnavigable waters.
Authorizes the Secretary to perform dredging in Avalon Bay, Santa Catalina Island, California. Modifies the project for flood control for Ellicott Creek, New York, to allow a credit against the non-Federal share of the cost of construction.
Declares that construction shall be deemed to have been initiated before April 30, 1986, on the project at Toutle and Green Rivers, Washington. Amends the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 to declare the New York Bight Apex and the "106-Mile Ocean Waste Dump Site" as unsuitable for dumping of municipal sludge.
Declares the Federal share of the cost of construction of the Chicago Tunnel and Reservoir Project, Illinois, to be 75 percent.