H.R. 6 (99th): Water Resources Development Act of 1986

Introduced:
Jan 03, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 99-662.
Sponsor
James Howard
Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Nov 17, 1986
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Related Bills
H.Res. 587 (rule)

Introduced
Last Action: Oct 10, 1986

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

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 01, 1985

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 17, 1986.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 1985
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 1985
Reported by Committee Jun 26, 1985
Passed House Nov 13, 1985
Passed Senate with Changes Mar 26, 1986
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate Oct 17, 1986
Signed by the President Nov 17, 1986
 
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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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18 cosponsors (11D, 7R) (show)
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House Merchant Marine and Fisheries

House Natural Resources

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

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10/17/1986--Conference report filed in House.
(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 99-1013) Water Resources Development Act of 1986 -
Title I - Cost Sharing
Establishes cost sharing formulas for the construction of harbors, inland waterway transportation, and flood control projects.
Directs the Secretary of the Army, within one year of enactment of this Act, to issue guidelines for crediting against the non-Federal share of project cost for flood control any compatible work carried out by local interests.
Prohibits the Secretary from initiating any feasibility study for a water resources project until non-Federal interests agree to contribute 50 percent of the costs during the period of the study.
Exempts from such prohibition any study designed for purposes of navigational improvements.
Prohibits the Secretary from initiating any planning or engineering authorized by this Act until non-Federal interests agree to contribute 50 percent of the costs during the period of planning and engineering.
Provides for determining the interest rate when a non-Federal interest elects to repay an amount under this Act over a period of time.
Title II - Harbor Development
Harbor Develoment and Navigation Improvement Act of 1986- Authorizes the Secretary to construct the following deep-draft harbor projects:
(1) Mobile Harbor, Alabama;
(2) Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana;
(3) Texas City Channel, Texas;
(4) Norfolk Harbor and Channels, Virginia;
(5) Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, San Pedro Bay, California; and
(6) New York Harbor and Adjacent Channels, New York and New Jersey. Authorizes the Secretary to construct the following general cargo and shallow harbor projects;
(1) Kodiak Harbor, Alaska;
(2) St. Paul Island, Alaska;
(3) Oakland Outer Harbor, California;
(4) Oakland Inner Harbor, California;
(5) Richmond Harbor, California;
(6) Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel, California;
(7) New Haven Harbor, Connecticut;
(8) Palm Beach Harbor, Florida;
(9) Manatee Harbor, Florida;
(10) Tampa Harbor, East Bay Channel, Florida;
(11) Savannah Harbor, Georgia;
(12) Hilo Harbor, Hawaii;
(13) Grand Haven Harbor, Michigan;
(14) Monroe Harbor, Michigan;
(15) Duluth-Superior, Minnesota and Wisconsin;
(16) Pascagoula Harbor, Mississippi;
(17) Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi;
(18) Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River, New Hampshire;
(19) Gowanus Creek Channel, New York;
(20) Kill Van Kull, New York and New Jersey;
(21) Wilmington Harbor-Northeast Cape Fear River, North Carolina;
(22) Cleveland Harbor, Ohio;
(23) Lorain Harbor, Ohio;
(24) Charleston Harbor, South Carolina;
(25) Brazos Island Harbor, Texas-Brownsville Channel;
(26) Blair and Sitcum Waterways, Tacoma Harbor, Washington;
(27) Grays Harbor, Washington;
(28) East, West, and Duwamish Waterways, Washington;
(29) Saipan Harbor, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands;
(30) San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico;
(31) Crown Bay Channel-St. Thomas Harbor, Virgin Islands;
(32) Fresh Kills in Carteret, New Jersey;
(33) Arthur Kill, New York and New Jersey;
(34) New York Harbor and Adjacent Channels, New York and New Jersey; and
(35) Lake Charles, Louisiana. Allows a non-Federal interest to submit to the Secretary for review a feasibility study of a proposed harbor or inland harbor project.
Requires the Secretary to submit to the Congress the results of the review together with recommendations.
Requires the Secretary to credit the non-Federal share of the costs of such study if the project is subsequently authorized by law.
Provides for the undertaking by non-Federal entities of the construction of navigation projects approved by the Secretary and for crediting the non-Federal share of such construction.
Requires the Secretary, prior to such construction, to coordinate and schedule Federal, State, and local actions regarding environmental assessments, project reviews and permits.
Sets forth the conditions under which non-Federal interests may levy port or harbor dues (in the form of tonnage duties or fees).
Requires non-Federal interests to provide the United States information necessary for national security.
Authorizes appropriations out of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for each fiscal year to pay 100 percent of the eligible operations and maintenance costs of the Saint Lawrence Seaway and 40 percent of such costs of commercial navigation of all harbors and inland harbors within the United States. Authorizes appropriations out of for each fiscal year to pay the balance of all eligible operations and maintenance 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 three 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 III - 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) Locks and Dams 5 through 14, Kentucky River, Kentucky;
(3) Gallipolis Locks and Dam Replacement, Ohio River, Ohio and West Virginia;
(4) Bonneville Lock and Dam, Oregon and Washington - Columbia River and Tributaries, Washington;
(5) Lock and Dam 7 Replacement, Monongahela River, Pennsylvania;
(6) Lock and Dam 8 Replacement, Monongahela River, Pennsylvania; and
(7) Winfield Locks and Dam, Kanawha River, West Virginia. Establishes an Inland Waterways Users Board to make recommendations regarding construction and rehabilitation priorities and spending levels for the inland waterways.
Title IV - Flood Control
Authorizes the Secretary to commence the following flood control projects:
(1) Village Creek, Alabama;
(2) Threemile Creek, Alabama;
(3) Little Colorado River, Arizona;
(4) Eight Mile Creek, Paragould, Arkansas;
(5) Fourche Bayou Basin, Arkansas;
(6) Helena and vicinity, Arkansas;
(7) West Memphis and vicinity, Tennessee;
(8) Cache Creek Basin, California;
(9) Redbank and Fancher Creeks, California;
(10) Santa Ana River Mainstem, California;
(11) Fountain Creek, Colorado;
(12) Metropolitan Denver, Colorado;
(13) Oates Creek, Georgia;
(14) Alenaio Stream, Hawaii;
(15) Little Wood River, Idaho;
(16) Rock River, Illinois;
(17) South Quincy Drainage and Levee District, Illinois;
(18) North Branch of Chicago River, Illinois;
(19) O'Hare System of the Chicagoland Underflow Plan, Illinois;
(20) Little Calumet River, Indiana;
(21) Little Calumet River Basin (Cady Marsh Ditch), Indiana;
(22) Green Bay Levee and Drainage District Number 2, Iowa;
(23) Perry Creek, Iowa;
(24) Des Moines River Basin, Iowa and Minnesota;
(25) Halstead, Kansas;
(26) Upper Little Arkansas River, Kansas;
(27) Arkansas City, Kansas;
(28) Bushley Bayou, Louisiana;
(29) Louisiana State Penitentiary Levee;
(30) Quincy Coastal Streams, Massachusetts;
(31) Roughans Point, Massachusetts;
(32) Redwood River, Minnesota;
(33) Root River Basin, Minnesota;
(34) South Fork Zumbro River, Minnesota;
(35) Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minnesota;
(36) Sowashee Creek, Meridian, Mississippi;
(37) Maline Creek, Missouri;
(38) St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri;
(39) Ste. Genevieve, Missouri;
(40) Brush Creek and Tributaries, Missouri and Kansas;
(41) Cape Girardeau, Missouri;
(42) Papillion Creek and Tributaries Lakes, Nebraska;
(43) Rahway River and Van Winkles Brook, New Jersey;
(44) Robinson's Branch - Rahway River, New Jersey;
(45) Green Brook Sub-Basin, Raritan River Basin, New Jersey;
(46) Molly Ann's Brook, New Jersey;
(47) Lower Saddle River, New Jersey;
(48) Ramapo River at Oakland, New Jersey;
(49) Ramapo and Mahwah Rivers, New Jersey and New York;
(50) Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico;
(51) Puerco River and Tributaries, New Mexico;
(52) Cazenovia Creek, New York;
(53) Mamaroneck, Sheldrake, and Byram Rivers, New York and Connecticut;
(54) Sugar Creek Basin, North Carolina and South Carolina;
(55) Sheyenne River, North Dakota;
(56) Park River, Grafton, North Dakota;
(57) Muskingum River, Killbuck, Ohio;
(58) Muskingum River, Mansfield, Ohio;
(59) Hocking River, Logan, Ohio;
(60) Hocking River, Nelsonville, Ohio;
(61) Scioto River, Ohio;
(62) Little Miami River, Ohio;
(63) Miami River, Fairfield, Ohio;
(64) Mingo Creek, Oklahoma;
(65) Fry Creeks, Oklahoma;
(66) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
(67) Lock Haven, Pennsylvania;
(68) Schuylkill River Basin, Pottstown, Pennsylvania;
(69) Saw Mill Run, Pennsylvania;
(70) Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania;
(71) Nonconnah Creek and Johns Creek, Tennessee and Mississippi;
(72) Horn Lake Creek and Tributaries, Tennessee and Mississippi;
(73) Boggy Creek, Texas;
(74) Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas;
(75) Lake Wichita, Holliday Creek, Texas;
(76) Lower Rio Grande, Texas;
(77) Sims Bayou, Texas;
(78) James River Basin, Virginia;
(79) Roanoke River Upper Basin, Virginia;
(80) Yakima-Union Gap, Washington;
(81) Chehalis River, Washington;
(82) Centralia, Washington;
(83) Island Creek Basin, West Virginia;
(84) Portage, Wisconsin;
(85) Agana River, Guam; and
(86) Rio Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico. Authorizes construction of the following flood control projects, subject to favorable reports by the Chief of Engineers:
(1) Guadalupe River, San Jose, California;
(2) Meredosia, Illinois;
(3) Muscatine Island, Iowa;
(4) Pearl River Basin, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana;
(5) West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; and
(6) James River, South Dakota. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out planning, engineering, and design for the following flood control projects:
(1) Gold Gulch, Santa Cruz County, California;
(2) Calleguas Creek, California;
(3) Coyote Creek, California;
(4) Louisville, Kentucky;
(5) Amite River, Comite River, Tangipahoa River, Tchefuncte River, Tickfaw River, Bogue Chitto River, and Natalbany River, Louisiana;
(6) Bayou Rigolette, Louisiana;
(7) Brockton, Massachusetts;
(8) Las Vegas Valley and Tributaries area, Nevada;
(9) Manalapan Township, New Jersey;
(10) Passaic River Basin, New Jersey;
(11) Malhauer and Harney Lakes, Oregon; and
(12) Milton, Pennsylvania. Authorizes construction of the following flood control projects in accordance with provisions of the Flood Control Act of 1948:
(1) San Francisco River at Clifton, Arizona;
(2) Mission Zanja Creek, Redlands, California;
(3) Salt and Eel Rivers, California;
(4) Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana, and Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; and
(5) Noyes, Minnesota. Authorizes the construction of the following flood control projects subject to review and comment by the Secretary:
(1) Salyersville, Kentucky;
(2) Poplar Brook, New Jersey;
(3) Pearly River Basin, Mississippi;
(4) Great Salt Lake, Utah; and
(5) Tarrant County, Texas. Requires non-Federal interests to agree to participate in and comply with applicable Federal flood plain management and flood insurance programs.
Revises the definition of "flood control" to include protection from groundwater induced damages.
Title V - Shoreline Protection
Authorizes the Secretary to commence the following shoreline protection projects in compliance with the Coastal Barrier Resources Act:
(1) Panama City Beaches, Florida;
(2) St. Johns County, Florida;
(3) Charlotte County, Florida;
(4) Indian River County, Florida;
(5) Dade County, Florida;
(6) Monroe County, Florida;
(7) Sarasota County, Florida;
(8) Casino Beach, Chicago, Illinois,
(9) Indiana Shoreline, Indiana;
(10) Atlantic Coast of Maryland (Ocean City);
(11) Rockaway Inlet to Norton Point, New York;
(12) Hereford Inlet to Cape May Canal, Delaware Bay, New Jersey;
(13) Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina;
(14) Maumee Bay, Lake Erie, Ohio;
(15) Presque Isle Peninsula, Erie, Pennsylvania;
(16) Folly Beach, South Carolina;
(17) Willoughby Spit, Virginia; and
(18) Virginia Beach, Virginia. Authorizes construction of the following projects subject to a favorable report by the Chief of Engineers:
(1) Pinellas County, Florida;
(2) Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois; and
(3) Coconut Point, Tutuila Island, American Samoa. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out planning, engineering, and design for projects for shoreline erosion control at the following communities in New Jersey: Fort Elsinboro, Sea Breeze, Gandys Beach, Reeds Beach, Pierces Point, and Fortescue. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out the project for beach erosion control at Orchard Beach, New York, in accordance with the River and Harbor Act of 1962.
Directs the Secretary, after review and comment, to construct an erosion control structure at Tangier Island, Virginia. Directs the Secretary to apply to cost sharing provisions of the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 to periodic nourishment of the continuing construction project at Westhampton Beach, New York, for a period of 20 years after enactment of this Act.
Title VI - Water Resources Conservation and Development
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out the following works of improvement for water resources development and conservation:
(1) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Alabama and Mississippi;
(2) Bethel Bank Stabilization, Alaska;
(3) Scammon Bay, Alaska;
(4) South Central Railbelt Area, Alaska;
(5) Helena Harbor, Phillips County, Arkansas;
(6) White River Navigation to Batesville, Arkansas;
(7) Sacramento River Bank protection, California;
(8) Jacksonville Harbor (Mill Cove), Florida;
(9) Port Canaveral Harbor, Florida;
(10) Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, Georgia and South Carolina;
(11) Metropolitan Atlanta area, Georgia;
(12) Davenport, Iowa (Nahant Marsh);
(13) Obion Creek, Kentucky;
(14) Lake Pontchartrain North Shore, Louisiana;
(15) Atchafalaya Basin, Lousisiana;
(16) Red River Waterway, Lousisiana;
(17) Yazoo Backwater area, Mississippi;
(18) Greenville Harbor, Mississippi;
(19) Vicksburg Harbor, Mississippi;
(20) Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, Missouri;
(21) Trimble Wildlife area, Smithville Lake, Little Platte River, Missouri;
(22) St. Louis Harbor, Missouri and Illinois;
(23) Missouri River mitigation, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska;
(24) Olcott Harbor, New York;
(25) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridges, North Carolina;
(26) Muddy Boggy Creek, Parker Lake, Oklahoma;
(27) Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma;
(28) Blue River Lake, Oregon;
(29) Big River Reservoir, Rhode Island;
(3) Gregory County, South Dakota;
(31) Memphis Harbor, Memphis, Tennessee;
(32) Cooper Lake and Channels, Texas;
(33) Hampton Roads Debris Removal, Virginia;
(34) McNary Lock and Dam, Washington and Oregon; and
(35) Cabin Creek, West Virginia. Authorizes construction of the following projects subject to favorable reports by the Chief of Engineers:
(1) Rillito River, Tucson, Arizona;
(2) Wailua Falls, Wailua River, Kauai, Hawaii;
(3) Yazoo River, Mississippi; and
(4) Trinity River, Texas. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out planning, engineering, and design for the following projects:
(1) Neponset River, Milton Town Landing to Port Norfolk, Massachusetts;
(2) Merrimack River, Massachusetts;
(3) Buffalo Harbor, New York;
(5) Wheeling Creek Watershed, Ohio;
(5) Five Mile Creek, Dallas, Texas; and
(6) Fox River Channel, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Directs the Secretary to carry out the following projects under provisions of the River and Harbor Act of 1960:
(1) Larkspur Ferry Channel, Larkspur, California;
(2) Shelburne Bay, Vermont; and
(3) Rudee Inlet, Virginia. Authorizes the construction of the Agat Small Boat Harbor, Guam, subject to a review and comment period by the Secretary. Authorizes the Secretary, after a review and comment period, to carry out the following programs for the removal of silt, aquatic growth, and other material in the following lakes:
(1) Albert Lea Lake, Freeborn County, Minnesota;
(2) Lake George, Hobart, Indiana;
(3) Greenwood Lake and Belcher Creek, New Jersey;
(4) Sauk Lake, Stearns County, Minnesota;
(5) Deal Lake, Monmouth County, New Jersey;
(6) Lake Worth, Tarrant County, Texas;
(7) Hamlet City Lake, Hamlet, North Carolina;
(8) Lake Herman, Lake County, South Dakota; and
(9) Gorton's Pond, Warwick, Rhode Island. Authorizes the Secretary, after a review and comment period, to carry out a program to plan, design, and construct the following streambank erosion control projects:
(1) Little River, Arkansas;
(2) Sacramento River, California;
(3) Wabash River, Illinois;
(4) Red Lake River, Minnesota;
(5) Caney Creek, Mississippi;
(6) Platte River, Nebraska;
(7) Elm Creek, Decatur, Nebraska;
(8) Passaic River, New Jersey;
(9) Ohio River and tributaries;
(10) Upper Missouri River, South Dakota;
(11) Memphis, Tennessee;
(12) LaConner, Washington; and
(13) Kanawha River, West Virginia. Specifies the area to be included in the project for the Des Moines Recreational River and Greenbelt, Iowa. Provides for the Secretary to carry out the following projects:
(1) beach erosion control, navigation, and storm protection from Barnegat Inlet to Longport, New Jersey;
(2) streambank and shoreline erosion control along the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia;
(3) clearing and channel rectification measures along the Passaic River Basin Channel, New Jersey;
(4) erosion problems along the banks of Mount State Park and Fort Toulouse National Historic Landmark, Alabama;
(5) rehabilitation and repair of the Muck Levee, Salt Creek, Illinois; and
(6) maintenance of a harbor of refuge in Swan Creek, Newport, Michigan. 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 undertake interim emergency flood control measures along Wheeling Creek in specified areas of Ohio. Requires the Secretary, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to jointly develop a feasibility study for the construction of a water resources development project at Tolay Lake, California. Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to complete construction of the following projects for run-off and waterflow retardation and soil erosion prevention:
(1) Bush River Watershed, Virginia;
(2) Great Creek Watershed, Virginia; and
(3) Cottonwood-Walnut Creek Watershed, New Mexico. Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to maintain a harbor of refuge in Port Ontario, Sandy Creek, New York. Authorizes the Secretary to construct shoreline protection measures at the Sky Harbor Municipal Airport, Duluth, Minnesota.
Title VII - Water Resources Studies
Directs the Secretary to prepare feasibility reports on the following water resources projects:
(1) Illinois River, Hardin, Illinois; and
(2) Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Directs the Secretary to sutdy water resourced development in the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Directs the Secretary, upon the request of local officials, to survey the potential and methods for rehabilitating former industrial sites, millraces, and similar types of facilities already constructed for use as hydroelectric facilities.
Directs the Secretary to study the capability of the Corps of Engineers to conserve fish and wildlife.
Authorizes the Secretary to conduct projects of alternative or beneficially modified habitats for fish and wildlife, including the construction of reefs for fish habitat in:
(1) Lake Erie, Buffalo, New York;
(2) the Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, Florida;
(3) Lake Ontario, Newfane, New York; and
(4) the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 to include the areas of San Francisco and Marin, California, in the Secretary's invesigation of flood and related problems in the San Francisco Bay area.
Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a study of shoreline protection and beach erosion policy and related projects in view of the expected increases in the levels of the Great Lakes. Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress on the long-range capital investment needs for water resources programs.
Directs the Secretary to expedite completion of the study of New York Harbor and adjacent channels, New York and New Jersey. Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to study, and report to specified congressional committees on, the extent and adverse environmental effects of dioxin contamination in the Passaic River-Newark Bay navigation system.
Directs the Secretary to report annually to the Congress on incomplete water resources studies which have been authorized but for which no funds have been appropriated during the five fiscal years preceding the report.
Directs the Secretary to study the feasibility of navigation improvements at Saginaw Bay and Saginaw River, Michigan. Authorizes the Secretary to:
(1) study the feasibility of constructing shoreline erosion mitigation measures along the Rancho Palos Verdes coastline and in the city of Rolling Hills, California;
(2) conduct a nearshore sediment inventory in the offshore waters of Louisiana between Southwest Pass and Sabine Pass in Lake Pontchartrain and in Lake Borgne; and
(3) study land acquisition policies applicable to water resources projects.
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 conduct a feasibility study of protection from erosion problems on the southern bank of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee River. Authorizes the Secretary to study the feasibility of developing measures to control storm water runoff on a watershed basis.
Directs the Secretary to study:
(1) boundary delineation and and fencing practices of the Corps of Engineers;
(2) the Corps of Engineers project evaluation and selection criteria;
(3) the feasibility of the eradication and control of hydrilla in the Potomac River;
(4) Chesapeake Bay drought management; and
(5) the feasibility of providing flood protection in the Guayanilla River Basin, Puerto Rico. Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress on the status of feasibility and reconnaissance studies relating to hydroelectric power potential at existing Corps of Engineers projects in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Directs the Secretary to undertake studies to identify the impact on the United States of potential Canadian tidal power development in the Bay of Fundy. Directs the Secretary to expedite the hydroelectric power studies of the Red River Basin Comprehensive Study, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Directs the Secretary to conduct feasibility studies, in cooperation with Canada, for the development, utilization, and conservation of water and related land resources in the Rainy River Basin, Minnesota, and Ontario. Authorizes the Secretary to undertake reconnaissance studies in specified areas of Utah to determine if improvements for flood control purposes are economically and environmentally justified.
Directs the Secretary to study a hydro-environmental monitoring and information system in the New York Bight. Authorizes the Secretary to study water resources needs of river basins and regions of the United States. Directs the Secretary to study current practices on the sharing of costs related to the benefits of increased land values resulting from water resources projects, together with potential methods by which any increase in land values should be shared between the Federal Government and non-Federal interests.
Authorizes the Secretary to study shoreline protection and beach erosion control policy and related projects in view of the prospect for long-term increases in the levels of the ocean.
Directs the Secretary to determine the extent of shoreline erosion damage in the United States causally related to the regulation of the waters of Lake Superior by the International Joint Commission (United States and Canada). Authorizes the Secretary to undertake a study of the water supply potential of Lake Okeechobee in Florida.
Title VIII - Project Modifications
Modifies the following projects for navigation improvements and flood control:
(1) Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia;
(2) Elizabeth River, Virginia;
(3) Massillon, Ohio bridge;
(4) Mamaroneck Harbor, New York;
(5) Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana;
(6) Reelfoot Lake, Kentucky;
(7) Yaquina Bay and Harbor, Oregon;
(8) South Platte River Basin, Colorado;
(9) King Harbor, Redondo Beach, California;
(10) Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii;
(11) Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz, California;
(12) mouth of the Colorado River;
(13) Alabama-Coosa River and tributaries, Alabama;
(14) LaFarge Dam, Kickapoo River, Wiconsin;
(15) Winona, Minnesota;
(16) Little Calumet River;
(17) north branch of the Chicago River;
(18) Brazos River Basin, Texas;
(19) Houston Ship Channel, Texas;
(20) Rio Grande bank protection, Texas;
(21) Anacostia River, District of Columbia and Maryland;
(22) Yazoo River, Mississippi;
(23) Corte Madera Creek, Marin County, California;
(24) Teche-Vermilion Basins, Louisiana;
(25) Lewisville Lake, Texas;
(26) Dardanelle Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(27) Susquehanna River at Sunbury, Pennsylvania;
(28) Hudson River, New York City to Waterford;
(29) San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz County, California;
(30) Colusa Trough Drainage Canal, Sacramento River and tributaries, California;
(31) Great Egg Harbor, Corson, and Townsend Inlets, New Jersey;
(32) Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers, Georgia and Florida;
(33) Milk River, Havre, Montana;
(34) Curwensville Lake, Pennsylvania;
(35) Waterloo, Iowa;
(36) Mud Lake, Western Tennessee tributaries;
(37) Kawkawlin River, Michigan;
(38) Denison Dam (Lake Texoma), Red River, Texas and Oklahoma;
(39) Buffalo Ship Canal, Buffalo, New York;
(40) Jackson Hole Snake River, Wyoming;
(41) Newport Bay Harbor, California;
(42) South Platte River Basin, Colorado;
(43) Beaver Lake, Arkansas;
(44) Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet;
(45) Saginaw River, Michigan;
(46) Brunswick Harbor, Georgia;
(47) Hansen Dam, Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers, California;
(48) Dunkirk Harbor, New York
(49) Kalihi Channel, Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii;
(50) Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana;
(51) Noyo, Mendocino County, California;
(52) Endicott, Johnson City, and Vestal, New York;
(53) Cambridge Creek, Maryland;
(54) Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey;
(55) Taylorsville Lake, Kentucky;
(56) Lower Snake River;
(57) Illinois River at Peoria, Illinois;
(58) Tampa, Harbor, Florida;
(59) Salem River, New Jersey;
(60) Cold Spring Inlet, New Jersey;
(61) Fort Peck, Montana;
(62) Fishtrap Lake, Kentucky;
(63) Sabine River Channel, Texas;
(64) Clarks Hill Reservoir, Savannah River Basin, Georgia;
(65) Cape Charles City Harbor, Virginia;
(66) East Chester Creek, New York;
(67) Savannah Harbor, Georgia;
(68) Tacoma Harbor, Washington;
(69) Delaware Cost, Cape Henlopen to Fenwich Island;
(70) Winooski River, Waterbury, Vermont;
(71) Rio Grande Floodway, New Mexico; and
(72) Connecticut River Basin.
Title IX - General Provisions
Establishes ceilings for Corps of Engineers construction activities for FY 1987 through 1991.
Provides that project costs under this Act may only be increased for changes in construction costs and for modifications that do not alter the functions of the project.
Establishes procedures for Secretarial approval of projects authorized for construction subject to a review and comment period and subject to a favorable report by the Chief of Engineers. Requires water resources projects to address the enhancement of national economic development in the formulation and evaluation of such projects.
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.
Requires the mitigation of fish and wildlife losses to be undertaken before construction on the project involved begins.
Authorizes the Secretary to mitigate damages to fish and wildlife.
Requires a report to the Congress when mitigation features are likely to require condemnation.
Requires the Secretary to submit with each proposal for the authorization of a water resources project, either:
(1) a recommendation with a specific plan to mitigate fish and wildlife losses; or
(2) a determination that such project will have negligible adverse impact on fish and wildlife.
Directs that when the Secretary recommends activities to enhance fish and wildlife resources, the cost of such enhancement shall be a Federal cost when its benefits are determined to be national in character.
Deems the benefits attributable to environmental quality measures included in a water resources project to be at least equal to project costs.
Establishes an Environmental Protection and Mitigation Fund. Authorizes appropriations for this Fund for fiscal years beginning with FY 1986.
Authorizes use of the Fund to mitigate project-induced losses to fish and wildlife production and habitat.
Authorizes appropriations for the prosecution of the comprehensive plan of development for specified river basins and projects.
Authorizes the Chief of Engineers, after transmission of recommendations for a water resources development project and before authorization for construction of such project, to undertake continued planning and engineering if the project is without substantial controversy and if the Chief of Engineers reports such action to specified congressional committees.
Requires the Secretary to report to such committees annually on such actions.
Requires the Secretary to review the cost effectiveness of designs of projects on which construction has not been initiated as of the date of enactment of this Act. Amends the Flood Control Act of 1970 to allow an agreement with States for water resources projects to reflect that it does not obligate future State appropriations for performance when such obligation would be inconsistent with State constitutional or statutory limitations.
Establishes penalties for non-Federal interest noncompliance with such agreements and interest rates for delinquent payments.
Amends the Flood Control Act of 1968 to increase the per-project Federal reimbursement to States or political subdivisions for water resources development projects.
Authorizes the Secretary, for projects for which the Federal cost is less than $3,000,000, to disregard frequency of flooding, drainage area, and amount of runoff in the preparation of feasibility reports for projects for flood damage prevention in urban and rural areas.
Makes technical amendments to various flood control Acts relating to amounts of appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into contracts with area Federal Project Repayment Districts for the recovery of appropriate shares of project costs.
Requires the Secretary to determine that revenues derived from such contracts will be sufficient to meet cost recovery requirements under Federal law.
Authorizes the Chief of Engineers to perform emergency work, at the request of a Governor, on public and private lands and waters made necessary by an emergency or disaster which is essential for the preservation of life and property.
Requires surveying and mapping services of a water resources project to be undertaken in accordance with the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.
Requires the Secretary to disclose petroleum product information to any State taxing agency that requests it, if such State has a law which protects the confidentiality of the information.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 to authorize appropriations for each fiscal year beginning after FY 1986 for increased law enforcement services at water resources development projects during peak visitation periods.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 to increase the authorized appropriations to States for planning assistance.
Authorizes the Chief of Engineers to provide services to States on a reimbursable basis and under specified conditions.
Provides for reprogramming of the civil works program during national emergencies.
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. Requires the Secretary and the Chief of Engineers to compile laws relating to water resources development enacted after November 8, 1966, and before January 1, 1987.
Requires that such laws be printed for the use of the Department of the Army, the Congress, and the general public.
Directs the Secretary to reprint the volumes containing such laws enacted before November 8, 1966 and transmit such volumes to the Congress. Directs the Secretary to submit the annual report in two volumes, with volume I consisting of a summary and highlights of the Corps of Engineers' activities, authorities, and accomplishments, and volume II consisting of detailed information and field reports.
Directs the Secretary to prepare biennially a public report for each State containing a description and the status of each water resources project in such State. Requires the acquisition of required recreation lands along with the acquisition of other lands relating to a water resources project.
Prohibits the Secretary from requiring non-Federal interests to assume operation of any federally-run facility as a condition for the construction of new recreational facilities.
Requires reports on projects having recreational benefits to describe the anticipated impact of proposed projects on existing recreational facilities.
Amends the Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act to require that certain watershed projects contain benefits directly related to agriculture.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to report to the appropriate congressional committees on the feasibility, desirability, and the public interest involved in requiring that public access be provided to all water impoundments that have recreation-related potential and that were authorized pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act. Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to provide for interim use of water supply for irrigation in the case of any reservoir project constructed and operated by the Corps of Engineers. Amends the Water Supply Act of 1958 to provide for States to reimburse Corps of Engineer projects on an annual basis.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 to provide that the non-Federal share of costs for disposal of material on beaches shall be 50 percent (currently, such share is 100 percent).
Authorizes the Secretary to provide beach nourishment for certain water resources projects for up to 50 years after construction is initiated on such projects (currently, beach nourishment is authorized for up to 15 years).
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire nondomestic beach fill if, for environmental or economic reasons, such material is non available from domestic sources.
Directs the Secretary to study and implement measures to increase the capability of the Corps of Engineers to plan and construct water resources projects on an expedited basis.
Requires the Secretary to report annually to the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on:
(1) hydropower statistics; and
(2) small business contracts awarded by the Corps of Engineers. Amends the River and Harbor and Harbor Act of 1899 to impose cost liability upon the owner, lessee, or operator of a sunken vessel removed from navigable waters by the United States. Authorizes the Secretary to investigate, study, plan, and implement structural and nonstructural measures for the prevention of shore damages attributable to Federal navigation works, if a non-Federal public body agrees to operate and maintain such measures under regulations of the Secretary. Amends the River and Harbor Act of 1958 to increase authorized appropriations for the control of aquatic plant growths.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance, upon request, to States or local governments to carry out projects for renovating navigable streams and tributaries by cost-effective methods, if the non-Federal interests contribute half the costs.
Authorizes the Secretary to preserve, restore, and maintain historic properties located on water resource development project lands if such properties have been entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Directs the Secertary, the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Administrator of the Soil Conservation Service to take necessary action to ensure that information relating to flood hazard areas is available to the public.
Allows the Administrator of the General Services Administration to dispose of any Corps of Engineers vessel, or related equipment, used for dredging that is declared to be in excess of Federal needs.
Provides that proceeds from the sale or lease of such vessels or equipment shall be deposited into the revolving fund authorized by the Civil Functions Appropriations Act. Directs the Secretary, when considering permit applications for docks and boat launching facilities, to consider the needs for lighting from sunset to sunrise to make such facility's presence known within a reasonable distance.
Makes permanent the priority of coastwise vessels transporting coal to load ahead of waiting vessels engaged in the coal export trade.
Declares that spending authority under this Act is subject to amounts provided in appropriations Acts. Declares that the determination that any provision of this Act is invalid shall not affect the remaining provisions.
Authorizes the use of Farmers Home Administration assistance to pay the non-Federal share of water resources projects.
Requires certain reports under this Act which pertain to fish and wildlife mitigation, benthic environmental repercussions, or ecosystem mitigation to also be transmitted to the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
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; (i) Old River; (j) San Juan Dam, Santa Ana River Basin; (k) Trabuco Dam, Santa Ana River Basin; (l) University Wash and Spring Brook; (m) Calusa to Red Bluff, Sacramento River; (n) 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) 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; (p) Tampa Harbor and Hillsborough Bay;
(8) 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;
(9) Hawaii; (a) Ala Wai Harbor, Oahu; (b) Hanapepe Bay Seawall, Kauai; (c) Waimea Beach Seawall, Kauai;
(10) Idaho: (a) South Fork, Clearwater River; (b) Teton River; (c) Blackfoot Reservoir; (d) Boise Valley; (e) Cottonwood Creek Dam; (f) Heise-Roberts Levee Extension; (g) Whitebird Creek;
(11) Illinois: (a) Dam 43, Ohio River; (b) Farmers Drainage and Levee District; (c) Freeport; (d) Illinois Waterway Navigation Project; (e) Kenilworth, Shore of Lake Michigan; (f) Levee Unit 1, Wabash River; (g) Levees District 21, Vandalia; (h) Little Calumet River; (i) Metropolis; (j) Mississippi River between Missouri River and Minneapolis; (k) Ohio River Open Channel, Louis District; (l) Ice Pier; (m) Shawneetown; (n) Scott County Drainage and Levee District; (o) South Beloit; (p) William L. Springer Lake; (q) Alton Commercial Harbor; (r) Keach Drainage and Levee District, Green County; (s) Big Swan Drainage and Levee District; (t) Fort Chartres and Ivy Landing Drainage District 5;
(12) 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;
(13) Iowa: (a) Davids Creek Lake; (b) Fort Madison Harbor; (c) Keokuk Small Boat Harbor; (d) Missouri Levee System;
(14) 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;
(15) Kentucky: (a) Caseyville; (b) Cloverport; (c) Concordia; (d) Louisville; (e) Middlesboro, Yellow Creek; (f) Tolu;
(16) Louisiana: (a) Black Bayou Reservoir; (b) Overton-Red River Waterway above Mile 31; (c) Bayou La Fourche;
(17) Maine: (a) Bar Harbor; (b) Dickey-Lincoln School project, Saint John River; (c) Kennebec River; (d) Rockland Harbor;
(18) Maryland: Baltimore Harbor and channels;
(19) 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;
(20) 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;
(21) Minnesota: (a) Warroad River and Bull Dog Creek; (b) Mississippi River between the Missouri River and Minneapolis;
(22) Mississippi: (a) Biloxi Harbor, Old Fort Bayou; (b) Buffalo River; (c) Pascagoula Harbor, Main Channel;
(23) Missouri: (a) Angler Use Sites; (b) Mississippi River Agricultural Area 12; (c) Pomme de Terre Lake; (d) Sandy Slough Remedial Measures; (e) Mill Creek Lake;
(24) Nebraska: Little Nemaha River;
(25) Nevada: (a) Gleason Creek Dam; (b) Humboldt River and Tributaries;
(26) New Jersey: Newark Bay, Hackensack and Passaic Rivers;
(27) New York: (a) Unit 2, Five Mile Creek; (b) Unit 1, Allegheny River; (c) Hudson River, New York City to Albany; (d) Ogdensburg Harbor; (e) Red Creek; (f) Ticonderoga River; (g) Cape Vincent Harbor; (h) East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, Part 2; (i) Hammondsport, Glen Brook;
(28) North Carolina: (a) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Peltier Creek; (b) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Tidal Lock in Snows Cut; (c) Fort Macon State Park; (d) Morehead City Harbor; (e) Ocracoke Island; (f) Ocracoke Island--Village Shore; (g) Ocracoke Inlet Jetty; (h) Roanoke River;
(29) 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;
(30) 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;
(31) 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;
(32) Puerto Rico: (a) Fajardo Harbor; (b) Guayanes Harbor;
(33) Rhode Island: (a) Great Salt Pond; (b) Harbor of Refuge, Block Island; (c) Pawcatuck River; (d) Providence River and Harbor; (e) Westerly Hurricane Protection;
(34) South Carolina: (a) Charleston Harbor, Ft. Moultrie Anchorage Area; (b) Myrtle Beach, Anchorage Basin; (c) Reedy River, Greenville;
(35) Tennessee: (a) Cumberland River above Nashville; (b) Hiwassee River; (c) Rossview Lake; (d) Alabama-Coosa River Basin, Jacks River Lake;
(36) 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) Peyton Creek; (o) Plainview; (p) Roanoke Lake; (q) Sabine Neches Waterway Channel to Echo; (r) Sabine River, Echo to Morgan Bluff; (s) Trinity River; (t) Gulf Intracoastal Waterway-Channel to Port Mansfield;
(37) Utah: Weber River and Tributaries;
(38) Vermont: (a) Bennington; (b) Otter Creek; (c) Rutland Otter Creek;
(39) Virginia: (a) Thimble Shoal Channel; (b) Moore's Ferry Lake; (c) Pamunkey River;
(40) Virgin Islands: (a) Christiansted Harbor-St. Croix; (b) St. Thomas Harbor;
(41) Wake Island: Wake Island Harbor;
(42) 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;
(43) 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;
(44) Wisconsin: Hudson Small Boat Harbor; and
(45) Wyoming: Buffalo. Deauthorizes the following projects after the date of enactment of this Act:
(1) Onaga Lake Project, Vermillion Creek, Kansas;
(2) William L. Springer Lake, Sangamon River, Illinois;
(3) Lakeport Lake, California; and
(4) Mianus River, Connecticut.
Title XI - 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 appropriations.
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.
Title XII - Dam Safety
Dam Safety Act of 1986 - Amends public law concerning the definition of "dam".
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1992.
Provides for the distribution of such funds among the States. Directs the Secretary to provide assistance to any State that establishes and maintains a dam safety program which includes the following:
(1) a procedure for the review of dam plans to determine their safety;
(2) a procedure to determine that such a dam will be operated in a safe manner;
(3) a procedure for inspection at least once every five years, or more if warranted;
(4) the State has the power to modify the dam to assure its safety;
(5) the State develops a system of emergency procedures to be followed in the event of dam failure; and
(6) the State has the necessary emergency funds to make immediate repairs in order to protect human life and property.
Provides for the approval of submitted programs within 120 days unless notified prior to that time by the Secretary. Provides for periodic review of dam safety programs by the Secretary. Authorizes the establishment of a National Dam Safety Review Board to review and monitor State implementation of this Act. Requires Federal officials to consult and cooperate with State officials on the design and safety of dams.
Authorizes appropriations for the training of State dam safety inspectors for FY 1988 through 1992.
Directs the Secretary to begin research to develop techniques and equipment for more efficient dam inspection.
Provides for State participation in such research.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1992.
Authorizes the Secretary to maintain and publish information on the inventory of dams authorized under this Act. Authorizes appropriations.
Provides that no funds authorized in this Act shall be used to construct or repair any Federal or non-Federal dam.
Requires reports to certain congressional committees which propose construction of water impoundment facilities to include information on the consequences of failure and geologic or design factors which could contribute to the possible failure of such facilities.
Provides for the recovery of costs incurred in the modification of dams and related facilities caused by new hydrologic or seismic data or changes deemed necessary for safety purposes.
Authorizes the Secretary to perform detailed engineering studies to determine the structural integrity of any dam found to contain hazardous conditions during an inspection.
Requires the dam owner to reimburse the Secretary for expenses.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance to the repair of the spillway and other measures to restore the safety of the dam used in the Schuyler County Public Water Supply District Number 1, Missouri. Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance for necessary repairs to the Milton Dam, Mahoning County, Ohio.
Title XIII - Namings
Designates the following reservoirs, harbors, and locks and dams:
(1) Jennings Randolph Lake, Maryland and West Virginia;
(2) James W. Trimble Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(3) Arthur V. Ormond Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(4) Greilickville Harbor, Michigan;
(5) Wilbur D. Mills Dam, Arkansas;
(6) S. W. Taylor Memorial Park, Alabam;
(7) H. K. Thatcher Lock and Dam, Arkansas;
(8) DeWayne Hayes Recreation Area, Mississippi;
(9) Winthrop Rockefeller Lake, Arkansas;
(10) Wehrspann Lake, Nebraska; and
(11) Jack D. Maltester Channel, California.
Title XIV - Revenue Provisions
Harbor Maintenance Revenue Act of 1986 - 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 Alaska, 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;
(3) for the Government of the United States; and
(4) bonded commercial cargo entering the United States for transportation and direct exportation to a foreign country.
Establishes within the Treasury of the United States the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. Provides that amounts from such fund shall be available for:
(1) the operation and maintenance of those portions of the Saint Lawrence Seaway operated and maintained by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation;
(2) the operation and maintenance costs of commercial waterways within the United States; and
(3) the payment of certain rebates.
Provides for the transfer of certain charges and tolls from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. Increases the tax on fuel used in commercial transportation on inland waterways beginning in 1987.
Amends the Inland Waterways Revenue Act of 1978 to include the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway from the Tennessee River to the Warrior River at Demopolis, Alabama, as an inland and intracoastal waterway.
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.
Directs the Secretary of State to initiate discussions with the Government of Canada regarding the elimination or reduction of all tolls on the international Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to report to the Congress on the progress of such discussions and its economics effect on waterborne commerce.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to study, and report to the Congress on, the impact of the port use charge on potential diversions of cargo from U.S. ports to ports of countries contiguous to the United States.

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