H.R. 3080 - Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

Bill Text

    Text of Rules Committee Print 113-24 PDF XML

    Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure) 

    Text of H.R. 3080 PDF XML

    Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (as introduced) 

    H. Rept. 113-246 Part 1 PDF HTML

    Report from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

ADOPTED by record vote of 271-147, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 225-194, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  

MANAGERS: Webster/Hastings (FL)

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Section 2 makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-24 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule. Each amendment printed in the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc.

8. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

9. Section 4 provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
38Version 1Barr, (KY)RepublicanAmends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps) joint definition of “fill material.” Submitted
67Version 1Barrow (GA)DemocratPromotes the conveyance of water resources development projects that no longer serve their original authorized purpose.Submitted
82Version 1Bass (CA)DemocratEncourages the Army Corps and its contractors to prioritize hiring individuals who live in metropolitan areas and counties where water resources and emergency response projects are located. Submitted
51Version 1Bentivolio, (MI)RepublicanSeeks to increase the amount of backlogged projects to be de-authorized, beyond what is initially de-authorized in the bill from $12,000,000,000 to $35,000,000,000. Made In Order
74Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratSeeks to transfer ownership of 59 acres of land in Warrenton, Oregon to the ownership of the City. Currently the Hammond Boat Basin is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and leased to the City of Warrenton for recreational purposes and commercial development. Submitted
4Version 1Boustany (LA)RepublicanMakes a necessary change to the language of the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study to include the entire city of Delcambre, LA and maintains the authorized spending level for this project found in the WRDA 2007.Submitted
7Version 1Boustany (LA)RepublicanMakes a technical change to an existing project in order to reduce costs and improve the beneficial use of dredge material. Maintains the authorized spending level for this project found in the WRDA 2007 and restores consistency when determining the use of dredge material from a navigation project. Submitted
86Version 1Bridenstine (OK)RepublicanLate Adds section 2016 from the Senate-passed WRDA which requires a report from the Government Accountability Office on water storage pricing formulas.Submitted
91Version 1Brooks (AL), Aderholt (AL)RepublicanLate Revised Prevents any interbasin transfer of water involving facilties of the Corps of Engineers that could result in the introduction of invasive water species -- "except as otherwise specifically provided by law.Submitted
61Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanRequires the Corps of Engineers to consider human use and recreational purposes when issuing a feasibility report for a new project, approving a modification to a project, or managing an ongoing project.Submitted
62Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanAllows nonfederal, public or private, operating partners in cooperative agreements to both collect user fees and retain them for the purposes of maintaining or improving Corps property, pursuant to their agreements.Submitted
46Version 1Brown, Corrine (FL), Frankel (FL), Crenshaw (FL), Posey (FL), Roybal-Allard (CA), Wilson (FL), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Murphy, Patrick (FL), Garcia (FL), Wasserman Schultz (FL)Bi-PartisanAuthorizes projects that receive a final Chief of Engineers Report up to one year following enactment of the bill. Submitted
39Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratRequires GAO to study and report to Congress on the effectiveness of activities funded by the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund in maximizing economic growth and job creation in the communities surrounding low- and moderate-use ports; and include recommendations relating to the use of amounts in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to increase the competitiveness of United States ports relative to Canadian and Mexican ports.Made In Order
41Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratRequires the Army Corps to consider activities of the Secretary of the Navy when assessing the operation and maintenance needs of harbors and the equitable distribution of funds.Made In Order
33Version 1Capito (WV)RepublicanStreamlines the application process for permits issued under Sections 402 and 404 of the Clean Water Act. Blocks implementation of the jurisdictional waters guidance issued in May 2011 and requires public hearings in impacted states when adverse decisions under the Clean Water Act lead to job loss or reduced economic activity in that state. Restores the proper balance between state government authority and federal government authority under the Clean Water Act.Submitted
71Version 1Cassidy (LA)RepublicanProvides cost-share credit for work carried out by non-federal interests on water resources projects that have a completed Chief’s Report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Submitted
53Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratDirects the Secretary to develop a general Mississippi River management plan, maximizing the use and integration of existing and ongoing plans, investigations, and studies.Submitted
27Version 1Collins, Doug (GA)RepublicanLimits fees charged to marina operators to 1% of gross revenue on sales from restaurants, marine engines, and gasoline.Submitted
54Version 1Connolly (VA), Israel (NY), Tonko (NY), King, Peter (NY), Holt (NJ)Bi-PartisanRequires a study and recommendations to Congress relating to the use of resilient construction techniques to reduce future vulnerability of the public and public infrastructure from extreme weather events.Submitted
25Version 1Cooper (TN)DemocratExpands property use rights so that the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee may, with their own funds, construct and operate a youth camp dormitory.Submitted
64Version 1Cotton (AR)RepublicanAllows non-federal partners to enter into agreements to share user fees at Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) recreation locations. These fees would be used by the partners to provide maintenance in place of the ACE. Submitted
65Version 1Cotton (AR)RepublicanAllows non-federal entities (regional authorities or municipalities) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to collaborate on a proposal to sell any excess water supply in order to address an oversupply of water resulting from the 1958 Water Supply Act. This would not authorize the Corps to actually sell the water or release the water from storage.Made In Order
66Version 1Cotton (AR)RepublicanAllows non-federal entities (regional authorities or municipalities) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to collaborate on a proposal to sell any excess water supply in order to address an oversupply of water resulting from the 1958 Water Supply Act. Also authorizes the ACE to sell the excess water to other interested parties, or retain the water supply for future disbursement.Submitted
79Version 1Crawford (AR)RepublicanClarifies that construction began on a 12-foot navigation channel of McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System as directed in the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act of 2004.Submitted
52Version 1DeFazio (OR), Blumenauer (OR), Jackson Lee (TX), Pingree (ME), Edwards (MD), Bonamici (OR)DemocratDelays the application of environmental “streamlining” provisions in the bill until the Secretary certifies that there is sufficient funding to reduce the current backlog of authorized Corps projects to less than $20 billion; more than $40 billion in projects have already been authorized using existing environmental review processes, but have yet to receive funding for construction. Made In Order
85Version 1Deutch (FL)DemocratLate Imposes financial penalties on Federal agencies that fail to render a Chief’s Report in a timely manner relating to a water resource project with the financial penalty being made available to the entity directly overseeing the project for use on the project.Submitted
77Version 1Duffy (WI), Kelly (PA)RepublicanAdjusts this expanded use proposal to allow only 2% for expanded use in FY14 with 65% appropriated funds from the HMTF and work up to 5% for expanded use in FY20. It also requires greater increases in appropriations from HMTF (3% annually) to reach 85% appropriations in FY20.Submitted
36Version 1Engel (NY)DemocratMakes a technical fix to a mistake in the 1986 WRDA that should have referenced a different act.Submitted
83Version 1Enyart (IL)DemocratDirects the Secretary to adjust payments for water usage. Must charge local or state interest "actual" use not "potential" use. Submitted
84Version 1Enyart (IL), Davis, Rodney (IL)Bi-PartisanDirects the Chief of Engineers to carry out a study of all "high economic impact rivers": (1) improve the coordinated and comprehensive management of water resource projects in high economic impact areas relating to extreme weather conditions, and (2) evaluate the feasibility of modifications to those projects and develop new projects to improve the reliability of navigation and more effectively reduce flood risk. Directs the Chief to improve forecasting by: (1) updating forecasting technology deployed on the river, (2) constructing additional sedimentation ranges on the river, and (3) deploying additional automatic identification system base stations at river gage sites.Submitted
94Version 1Enyart (IL)DemocratLate Directs the Chief of Engineers to carry out a flood project program called, Metro East Flood Risk Management Program, Illinois. Submitted
78Version 1Flores (TX)RepublicanProhibits programs or actions authorized under this Act from further implementation of coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components under Executive Order 13547. Requires the Secretary of the Army to conduct and submit a study detailing all activities engaged in and resources expended in furtherance of Executive Order 13547. The study also should include any budget requests for fiscal year 2014 for support of implementation of Executive Order 13547, and be submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.Made In Order
29Version 2Gardner (CO)RepublicanRevised Establishes the Office of Water Storage at the Army Corp of Engineers to serve as an initial point of contact for the acquisition or satisfaction of a Federal permit for a water storage facility. Made In Order
30Version 1Gardner (CO)RepublicanProhibits the Secretary and the Administrator of the EPA from levying any fines for no less than 60 days after a major disaster declaration. Submitted
3Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanCloses a loophole limiting second amendment rights on over 11.7 million acres of federal recreation lands managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Submitted
81Version 1Grayson (FL), Pierluisi (PR), Bordallo (GU)DemocratEnsures that the Army Corps of Engineers, when establishing “water infrastructure public-private partnership pilot programs” pursuant to section 115, considers significance to the economies of the territories of the United States – not just the 50 states – in its selection criteria. Submitted
95Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Ensures that the Army Corps of Engineers, when establishing the “water infrastructure public-private partnership pilot program” pursuant to section 115, considers in its selection of projects whether or not the project: will stimulate the creation of jobs, is likely to reduce the need for future disaster relief, will promote the development and delivery of domestic energy resources, will improve the competitiveness of United States exports, and will promote the use of cost-effective and sustainable solutions to water resources challenges. Submitted
2Version 1Grimm (NY)RepublicanModifies Section 118 to require the Secretary of the Army to include project recommendations made in the study for flood and storm damage reduction related to natural disasters under title II of division A of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 within the Secretary's Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development. Made In Order
24Version 1Hahn (CA)DemocratTakes the receipts and disbursements of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund "off budget," and makes the full amount of the Harbor Maintenance tax collected each year available to the Army Corps of Engineers to be spent on ports without further appropriation. Submitted
15Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratIncludes operation and maintenance costs associated with sand transfer plants in the annual operations and maintenance budget of the Corps of Engineers.Made In Order
47Version 1Hastings, Doc (WA)RepublicanEnsures that Congress continue the practice of authorizing project purposes at Corps of Engineers dams or reservoirs.Made In Order
48Version 1Higgins (NY)DemocratClarifies that the Corps has the authority to make small scale public safety improvements to land it owns that is frequented by the public as long as these additions do not adversely impact navigation. Submitted
68Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratRevises a provision included in the 1998 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act (Public Law 105-62) that has prevented the study of certain flood mitigation strategies in the Green Brook Sub-Basin.Submitted
32Version 1Honda (CA)DemocratGives the US Army Corps of Engineers authority to perform flood protection and ecosystem restoration work on certain lands owned by other Federal Agencies if there is a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Agency and non-Federal interestsSubmitted
26Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratInstructs the Secretary to review its operations, including the water manual and rule curves, and use improved weather forecasts to reduce risks to life and property or improve environmental outcomes. Submitted
43Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides that in making project recommendations pursuant to Section 118 of the Act, the Secretary shall encourage the participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in such projects and requires the GAO to submit a report to Congress within 2 years on the participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in such projects.Submitted
44Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides that in making recommendations pursuant to Section 118 of the Act, the Secretary shall consult with key stakeholders, including State, county, and city governments, and, where applicable, State and local water districts, and in the case of recommendations concerning projects that substantially affect underrepresented communities the Secretary shall also consult with historically Black colleges and universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other minority-serving institutions.Made In Order
80Version 1Jeffries (NY), Boustany (LA), King, Peter (NY)Bi-PartisanDirects the Secretary to grant priority to projects and studies with a primary purpose of hurricane and storm damage risk reduction, based on specified criteria. Provides for expedited consideration of previously authorized water resources projects and criteria for prioritizing new studies for hurricane and storm damage reduction.Submitted
89Version 1Jones (NC)RepublicanLate Exempts the disaster restriction on projects which non-federal interests may contribute to.Made In Order
90Version 1Jones (NC)RepublicanLate Exempts the Manteo (Shallowbag Bay) project from deauthorization.Submitted
76Version 1Kennedy (MA)DemocratProvides for a report to Congress regarding the spread of Asian Clams by providing technical assistance, coordination, best practices, and support to state and local governments, to slow, and eventually eliminate, the threat posed by Asian clams.Submitted
49Version 2Kilmer (WA), Heck, Denny (WA)DemocratRevised Deauthorizes portions of the Thea Foss Waterway in the City of Tacoma, Washington.Submitted
50Version 2Kilmer (WA), Larsen, Rick (WA)DemocratRevised Provides the Secretary with authority to recommend a water resources development project without solely justifying it on the basis of national economic development if the project provides flood risk management to an Indian tribe and meets the US’ legal treaty and trust obligations.Submitted
60Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanRequires the Corps of Engineers to amend the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Master Control Manual so that the Missouri River reservoir system has enough space allocated specifically for flood control to handle the largest flood experienced in the System. The System is currently managed to control the amount of water experienced in the 1881 flood; until 2011, this was the largest flood experienced. Submitted
63Version 1King, Steve (IA), Luetkemeyer (MO)RepublicanProhibits the Corps of Engineers from dumping the sediment that results from shallow water habitat construction back into the Missouri River. Submitted
35Version 3Lankford (OK)RepublicanRevised Gives the Army Corps of Engineers the authority to convey the properties that the inventory report mandated in Section 302 of the underlying bill finds are not needed for the mission of the Corps. Submitted
28Version 1Latta (OH)RepublicanProvides the authority for projects that are in the feasibility study stage and receive a favorable Chief’s Report within the two year period after the enactment of this bill to move forward with the design and construction phase if a subsequent WRRDA bill is not passed into law within the two year period. Submitted
73Version 3Loebsack (IA)DemocratRevised Convenes a consortium on flood research and education made up of universities and colleges to better predict and prevent flooding, help communities better prepare, and enhance FEMA’s flood mapping abilities and techniques. It would be under the Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with NOAA and would not be allocated new funding. Submitted
75Version 1Loebsack (IA)DemocratEnsures that the Army Corps of Engineers can permit the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa to have the ability to clean out and maintain the government intercepting sewer that is a critical piece in their wastewater system and to help prevent wastewater discharge into the Mississippi River. Submitted
34Version 1Long (MO)RepublicanPermits a non-Federal cooperating entity to retain user fees collected at recreational sites and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers if the Army Corps of Engineers has entered into a cooperative joint management agreement or lease with the non-Federal cooperating entity. Any cost associated with this change would be offset by a repeal of land acquisition authority for migratory bird reservations.Submitted
40Version 1Lowenthal (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary to include ‘expanded uses’ of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund in the assessments and prioritization of operations and maintenance reports to Congress. Made In Order
5Version 1Luetkemeyer (MO), Graves (MO), King, Steve (IA), Smith, Jason (MO), Long (MO), Hartzler (MO), Wagner (MO)RepublicanRequires the Corps to develop and maintain an inventory of public and private conservation acres within the Missouri River basin and to treat such acres as if they had been acquired for Corps’ mitigation through incorporation into the project. Submitted
11Version 1Luetkemeyer (MO), Davis, Rodney (IL)RepublicanRevises the terms under which the Corps may renew cottage site leases to prevent further improper FEMA payments to lessees and to ensure annual lease payments cover the program’s administration costs. Submitted
12Version 1Luetkemeyer (MO), Davis, Rodney (IL)RepublicanAuthorizes the exchange of approximately 68 acres owned by Ameren Missouri in the Lower Mill Creek in Jersey County, Illinois, for approximately 227 acres of Corps land currently leased by Ameren Missouri for the Portage Des Sioux Power Plant in St. Charles County, Missouri. Submitted
59Version 1Lujan (NM)DemocratGives the Army Corps of Engineers the authority to include an assessment of flood damage reduction with respect to floods caused by the destructiveness of wildfires.Submitted
37Version 1Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratAllows non-Federal sponsors to receive credit from the Army Corps of Engineers for previously completed projects, which can then be applied toward the non-Federal cost share requirements of other authorized water resource development projects or studies.Submitted
70Version 1Maloney, Carolyn (NY)DemocratEnsures that the Army Corps of Engineers reviews permits issued in areas designated major disasters as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and granted one year before Hurricane Sandy struck, to determine whether such permits adequately addressed risks from flooding and tidal surges. Submitted
1Version 2McCollum (MN), Kelly (PA), Schneider (IL), Lipinski (IL)Bi-PartisanRevised Establishes a multiagency effort to slow the spread of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins and tributaries by providing technical assistance, coordination, best practices, and support to State and local governments in carrying out such activities.Made In Order
10Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanClarifies that once the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 Clean Water Act permit, the Administrator of the EPA does not have the authority retroactively veto such permit.Submitted
56Version 1McNerney (CA)DemocratAuthorizes a pilot program to provide grants for alternative water source projects to meet critical water supply needs. Submitted
55Version 1Mullin, Markwayne (OK)RepublicanSpecifies that due to ongoing drought in many parts of the United States, state agencies are finding it difficult to maintain Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-licensed lake levels. Not later than 180 days after enactment, FERC is to initiate an assessment of the effects of drought conditions on these lakes and report to Congress – specifically looking at existing FERC-licensed lakes with rule curves in areas of drought and the effect long-term licenses have on state agencies being able to meet all their obligations.Made In Order
58Version 1Murphy, Tim (PA)RepublicanProvides that nothing in this act shall be interpreted to deauthorize two existing Army Corps of Engineers existing flood control projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania.Submitted
31Version 1Napolitano (CA), Lowenthal (CA)DemocratDirects the Secretary to ensure that at least 30% of the harbor maintenance taxes collected by the use of harbors in a state are spent at the harbors within that state. Submitted
92Version 1Noem (SD), Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanLate Prohibits the Corps of Engineers from charging a fee for surplus water stored on the Missouri River.Submitted
97Version 1Norton (DC)DemocratLate Establishes a Commission to undertake a study of the feasibility of the creation of a facility beneath the National Mall providing for water management and flood control, together with parking and visitor amenitiesSubmitted
13Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratAdds a subsection specifying that the Secretary of the Army coordinates with the Administrator of the FEMA to disseminate the emergency communication of risk to the public through widely used and readily available means. Made In Order
42Version 1Pierluisi (PR)DemocratAdds Puerto Rico to the provision of law that would be updated for inflation by Section 137 and that authorizes the Secretary of the Army to waive local cost-sharing requirements up to a specified dollar amount for studies and projects in certain U.S. territories.Made In Order
69Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratRequires the Government Accountability Office to carry out a study evaluating why the Olmsted Project has exceeded the budget for the project and reasons the project failed to be completed as scheduled, as well as a list of contract recipients, including the number of women and veteran owned businesses. Submitted
17Version 1Richmond (LA), Scalise (LA)Bi-PartisanDirects the Corps to carry out any measure necessary to restore components of authorized and constructed flood and hurricane storm damage reduction projects to the current authorized level of protection for reasons including settlement, subsidence, sea-level rise, and new datum, if the Corps determines that the necessary work is feasible. Submitted
18Version 1Richmond (LA), Scalise (LA)Bi-PartisanDirects the Corps to calculate the national benefits of proposed flood protection projects, including benefits from a reduction in national and regional economic losses, as well as the protection of evacuation routes.Made In Order
19Version 1Richmond (LA)DemocratEstablishes a 65% Federal and 35% non-Federal cost share requirements for O&M by the Corps of structures associated with authorized hurricane and storm damage reduction projects that bisect an inland or intracoastal waterway.Submitted
20Version 1Richmond (LA), Scalise (LA)Bi-PartisanTo prepare for the expanded Panama Canal, the amendment increases the federal cost-share to 100 percent for the maintenance of waterways between 45-50 feet.Submitted
57Version 1Ruiz (CA)DemocratPrioritizes funding for projects that address issues of public health, safety, or welfare; protects important ecosystems of national significance; protect habitats of endangered species, including migratory birds; and, finally, for which the restoration activities will contribute to other ongoing or planned Federal, State, or local restoration initiatives. Submitted
6Version 1Ruppersberger (MD)DemocratAuthorizes an additional $565,000,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $367,250,000 federal cost and a non-federal cost of $197,750,000 for the Poplar Island Expansion project.Submitted
45Version 1Salmon, (AZ), Bentivolio, (MI), Blumenauer (OR)Bi-PartisanIncreases the deauthorization to $24,000,000,000 in projects that are no longer viable for construction.Submitted
9Version 1Schneider (IL)DemocratExpands congressional reporting requirements to include recommendations for mitigating current problems and limiting the construction backlog. Made In Order
72Version 2Shuster (PA), Gibbs (OH), Rahall (WV), Bishop, Tim (NY)Bi-PartisanRevised Adds a new section that provides for expediting the completion of any on-going feasibility study for a project initiated prior to enactment and clarifies that the Corps of Engineers is authorized to move to preconstruction planning, engineering, and design activities immediately after completing a feasibility study. Amends Section 107 of H.R. 3080 to add a savings clause to ensure work carried out under an existing statute related to navigation that is repealed in H.R. 3080 can continue if initiated prior to enactment. Adds a new section providing non-Federal interests the ability to carry out work at their own expense for a project where a final feasibility report has been completed but has not received authorization from Congress. Requires the non-Federal interest to carry out work subject to any State or Federal permitting requirements and to carry out the project in accordance with the final feasibility report. Amends Section 120 of H.R. 3080 to request the Corps of Engineers to review the uses and economic feasibility of non-structural alternatives in their review of existing authorities for carrying out work after a storm event. Amends Section 102 of H.R. 3080 to add natural gas companies to the entities eligible to contribute funds to Corps of Engineers to expedite the processing of permits within the regulatory program of the Corps of Engineers. Makes other technical and conforming changes to H.R. 3080.Made In Order
98Version 1Slaughter (NY), Camp (MI), Kaptur (OH)Bi-PartisanLate Directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete as expeditiously as possible a Feasibility Study, authorized by Section 3061(d) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, regarding hydrological separation between the Mississippi River watershed from the Lake Michigan watershed to prevent the transfer of all aquatic species between each of those bodies of water.Submitted
96Version 1Stockman (TX)RepublicanLate Ensures that H.R. 3080 does not de-authorize a water resources development project, or a separable element of such a project, that has an estimated Federal cost of less than $50,000,000.Submitted
16Version 1Stutzman (IN)RepublicanProvides that the Secretary of the Army shall not require the removal of levee vegetation until the Corps of Engineers’ policy guidelines on vegetation management for levees have been reviewed and adopted. Provides an exception for vegetation that presents an unacceptable safety risk. Made In Order
14Version 1Thompson, Mike (CA), Benishek (MI), DeFazio (OR), Simpson (ID), Titus (NV)Bi-PartisanRequires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an assessment on the impacts of aquatic invasive species on federal assets and current federal spending on aquatic invasive species prevention.Made In Order
87Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratLate Authorizes grants to States and local governments for projects to improve port infrastructure and intermodal rail and highway networks.Submitted
88Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratLate Establishes a national water-based freight policy to improve the movement of freight and cargo over waterways, canals, ports, and harborsMade In Order
93Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratLate Authorizes a study of measures to reduce flood risks and improve capacity in New York Harbor to fully restore services following coastal storms or other disasters.Submitted
8Version 1Walz (MN)DemocratExpands the geographic scope of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration – Environmental Management Program to include bluffs and tributary confluences. Submitted
21Version 1Young, Don (AK), Petri (WI)RepublicanRequires USACE to contract with private sector surveying and mapping firms, wherever practical, in performance of surveying and mapping services and activities for Corps projects. Requires the Secretary to issue agency guidance to encourage use of the private sector for surveying and mapping services, and requires a process to provide oversight of the performance of compliance with the guidance.Made In Order
22Version 1Young, Don (AK)RepublicanRequires an 80/20 split for the channel deepening to -45ft for DoD designated strategic ports.Submitted
23Version 2Young, Don (AK), Bordallo (GU), Pierluisi (PR)Bi-PartisanRevised Enables the Governors of noncontiguous States and Territories to propose funding levels for remote and subsistence harbors for consideration to be included in the Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development.Submitted