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H.R. 1034 (ih) To declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United States. [Introduced in H...
One Hundred Sixth Congress
United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the sixth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine
To declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond,
Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of
title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds the following:
(1) The canal known as the James River and Kanawha Canal played
an important part in the economic development of the Commonwealth
of Virginia and the City of Richmond.
(2) The canal ceased to operate as a functioning waterway in
the conduct of commerce in the late 1800s.
(3) Portions of the canal have been found by a Federal district
court to be nonnavigable.
(4) The restored portion of the canal will be utilized to
provide entertainment and education to visitors and will play an
important part in the economic development of downtown Richmond.
(5) The restored portion of the canal will not be utilized for
general public boating, and will be restricted to activities
similar to those conducted on similar waters in San Antonio, Texas.
(6) The continued classification of the canal as a navigable
waterway based upon historic usage that ceased more than 100 years
ago does not serve the public interest and is unnecessary to
protect public safety.
(7) Congressional action is required to clarify that the canal
is no longer to be considered a navigable waterway for purposes of
subtitle II of title 46, United States Code.
SEC. 2. DECLARATION OF NONNAVIGABILITY OF A PORTION OF THE CANAL KNOWN
AS THE JAMES RIVER AND KANAWHA CANAL IN RICHMOND,
(a) Canal Declared Nonnavigable.--The portion of the canal known as
the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, located
between the Great Ship Lock on the east and the limits of the City of
Richmond on the west is hereby declared to be a nonnavigable waterway
of the United States for purposes of subtitle II of title 46, United
(b) Ensuring Public Safety.--The Secretary of Transportation shall
provide such technical advice, information, and assistance as the City
of Richmond, Virginia, or its designee may request to insure that the
vessels operating on the waters declared nonnavigable by subsection (a)
are built, maintained, and operated in a manner consistent with
protecting public safety.
(c) Termination of Declaration.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary of Transportation may terminate
the effectiveness of the declaration made by subsection (a) by
publishing a determination that vessels operating on the waters
declared nonnavigable by subsection (a) have not been built,
maintained, and operated in a manner consistent with protecting
(2) Public input.--Before making a determination under this
subsection, the Secretary of Transportation shall--
(A) consult with appropriate State and local government
officials regarding whether such a determination is necessary
to protect public safety and will serve the public interest;
(B) provide to persons who might be adversely affected by
the determination the opportunity for comment and a hearing on
whether such action is necessary to protect public safety and
will serve the public interest.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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