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        H.R.2605

                       One Hundred Sixth Congress

                                 of the

                        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


                                 An Act


 
 Making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal 
         year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums 
are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, for energy 
and water development, and for other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

    The following appropriations shall be expended under the direction 
of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of 
Engineers for authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army 
pertaining to rivers and harbors, flood control, beach erosion, and 
related purposes.

                         General Investigations

    For expenses necessary for the collection and study of basic 
information pertaining to river and harbor, flood control, shore 
protection, and related projects, restudy of authorized projects, 
miscellaneous investigations, and, when authorized by laws, surveys and 
detailed studies and plans and specifications of projects prior to 
construction, $161,994,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of 
Engineers, is directed to use the remaining unobligated funds 
appropriated in Public Law 102-377 for the Red River Waterway, 
Shreveport, Louisiana, to Daingerfield, Texas, project for the 
feasibility phase of the Red River Navigation, Southwest Arkansas, 
study.

                         Construction, General

    For the prosecution of river and harbor, flood control, shore 
protection, and related projects authorized by laws; and detailed 
studies, and plans and specifications, of projects (including those for 
development with participation or under consideration for participation 
by States, local governments, or private groups) authorized or made 
eligible for selection by law (but such studies shall not constitute a 
commitment of the Government to construction), $1,400,722,000, to 
remain available until expended, of which such sums as are necessary 
for the Federal share of construction costs for facilities under the 
Dredged Material Disposal Facilities program shall be derived from the 
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, as authorized by Public Law 104-303; and 
of which such sums as are necessary pursuant to Public Law 99-662 shall 
be derived from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, for one-half of the 
costs of construction and rehabilitation of inland waterways projects, 
including rehabilitation costs for the Lock and Dam 25, Mississippi 
River, Illinois and Missouri; Lock and Dam 14, Mississippi River, Iowa; 
Lock and Dam 24, Mississippi River, Illinois and Missouri; and Lock and 
Dam 3, Mississippi River, Minnesota; London Locks and Dam; Kanawha 
River, West Virginia; and Lock and Dam 12, Mississippi River, Iowa, 
projects; and of which funds are provided for the following projects in 
the amounts specified:
        Indianapolis Central Waterfront, Indiana, $8,000,000;
        Harlan/Clover Fork including grading and landscaping of the 
    disposal site at the Harlan floodwall, Pike County, Middlesboro, 
    Martin County, Pike County Tug Forks Tributaries, Bell County, 
    Harlan County, and Town of Martin elements of the Levisa and Tug 
    Forks of the Big Sandy River and Upper Cumberland River project in 
    Kentucky, $14,050,000;
        Jackson County, Mississippi, $800,000;
        Natchez Bluff, Mississippi, $2,000,000;
        Passaic River Streambank Restoration, New Jersey, $6,000,000; 
    and
        Upper Mingo County (including Mingo County Tributaries), Lower 
    Mingo County (Kermit), Wayne County, and McDowell County, elements 
    of the Levisa and Tug Forks of the Big Sandy River and Upper 
    Cumberland River project in West Virginia, $4,400,000:
Provided, That no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall 
be expended or obligated to begin Phase II on the John Day Drawdown 
study or to initiate a study of the drawdown of McNary Dam unless 
authorized by law: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Army, 
acting through the Chief of Engineers, may use $1,500,000 of funding 
appropriated herein to initiate construction of shoreline protection 
measures at Assateague Island, Maryland, subject to execution of an 
agreement for reimbursement by the National Park Service: Provided 
further, That the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of 
Engineers, may use Construction, General funding as directed in Public 
Law 105-62 and Public Law 105-245 to initiate construction of an 
emergency outlet from Devils Lake, North Dakota, to the Sheyenne River, 
except that the funds shall not become available unless the Secretary 
of the Army determines that an emergency (as defined in section 102 of 
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5122)) exists with respect to the emergency need for the outlet 
and reports to Congress that the construction is technically sound, 
economically justified, and environmentally acceptable and in 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.): Provided further, That the economic justification 
for the emergency outlet shall be prepared in accordance with the 
principles and guidelines for economic evaluation as required by 
regulations and procedures of the Army Corps of Engineers for all flood 
control projects, and that the economic justification be fully 
described, including the analysis of the benefits and costs, in the 
project plan documents: Provided further, That the plans for the 
emergency outlet shall be reviewed and, to be effective, shall contain 
assurances provided by the Secretary of State, after consultation with 
the International Joint Commission, that the project will not violate 
the requirements or intent of the Treaty Between the United States and 
Great Britain Relating to Boundary Waters Between the United States and 
Canada, signed at Washington January 11, 1909 (36 Stat. 2448; TS 548) 
(commonly known as the ``Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909''): Provided 
further, That the Secretary of the Army shall submit the final plans 
and other documents for the emergency outlet to Congress: Provided 
further, That no funds made available under this Act or any other Act 
for any fiscal year may be used by the Secretary of the Army to carry 
out the portion of the feasibility study of the Devils Lake Basin, 
North Dakota, authorized under the Energy and Water Development 
Appropriations Act, 1993 (Public Law 102-377), that addresses the needs 
of the area for stabilized lake levels through inlet controls, or to 
otherwise study any facility or carry out any activity that would 
permit the transfer of water from the Missouri River Basin into Devils 
Lake.

 Flood Control, Mississippi River and Tributaries, Arkansas, Illinois, 
       Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee

    For expenses necessary for prosecuting work of flood control, and 
rescue work, repair, restoration, or maintenance of flood control 
projects threatened or destroyed by flood, as authorized by law (33 
U.S.C. 702a and 702g-1), $309,416,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                   Operation and Maintenance, General

    For expenses necessary for the preservation, operation, 
maintenance, and care of existing river and harbor, flood control, and 
related works, including such sums as may be necessary for the 
maintenance of harbor channels provided by a State, municipality or 
other public agency, outside of harbor lines, and serving essential 
needs of general commerce and navigation; surveys and charting of 
northern and northwestern lakes and connecting waters; clearing and 
straightening channels; and removal of obstructions to navigation, 
$1,853,618,000, to remain available until expended, of which such sums 
as become available in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, pursuant to 
Public Law 99-662, may be derived from that Fund, and of which such 
sums as become available from the special account established by the 
Land and Water Conservation Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C. 460l), 
may be derived from that account for construction, operation, and 
maintenance of outdoor recreation facilities: Provided, That no funds, 
whether appropriated, contributed, or otherwise provided, shall be 
available to the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose 
of acquiring land in Jasper County, South Carolina, in connection with 
the Savannah Harbor navigation project.

                           Regulatory Program

    For expenses necessary for administration of laws pertaining to 
regulation of navigable waters and wetlands, $117,000,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary of the Army, 
acting through the Chief of Engineers, is directed to use $5,000,000 of 
funds appropriated herein to fully implement an administrative appeals 
process for the Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program, which 
administrative appeals process shall provide for a single-level appeal 
of jurisdictional determinations: Provided further, That the Secretary 
of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall, using funds 
provided herein, prepare studies and analyses of the impacts on 
Regulatory Branch workload and on cost of compliance by the regulated 
community of proposed replacement permits for the nationwide permit 26 
under section 404 of the Clean Water Act and shall submit a report 
based upon the aforementioned studies and analyses to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate, the Transportation and 
Infrastructure Committee of the House, and the Committee on Environment 
and Public Works of the Senate.

            Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program

    For expenses necessary to clean up contamination from sites 
throughout the United States resulting from work performed as part of 
the Nation's early atomic energy program, $150,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                            General Expenses

    For expenses necessary for general administration and related 
functions in the Office of the Chief of Engineers and offices of the 
Division Engineers; activities of the Coastal Engineering Research 
Board, the Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity, the Water 
Resources Support Center, and headquarters support functions at the 
USACE Finance Center, $149,500,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That no part of any other appropriation provided in title I 
of this Act shall be available to fund the activities of the Office of 
the Chief of Engineers or the executive direction and management 
activities of the division offices: Provided further, That none of 
these funds shall be available to support an office of congressional 
affairs within the executive office of the Chief of Engineers.

                        Administrative Provision

    Appropriations in this title shall be available for official 
reception and representation expenses (not to exceed $5,000); and 
during the current fiscal year the Revolving Fund, Corps of Engineers, 
shall be available for purchase (not to exceed 100 for replacement 
only) and hire of passenger motor vehicles.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

    Sec. 101. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no fully 
allocated funding policy shall be applied to projects for which funds 
are identified in the Committee reports accompanying this Act under the 
Construction, General; Operation and Maintenance, General; and Flood 
Control, Mississippi River and Tributaries, appropriation accounts: 
Provided, That the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of 
Engineers, is directed to undertake these projects using continuing 
contracts, as authorized in section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 
September 22, 1922 (33 U.S.C. 621).
    Sec. 102. Agreements proposed for execution by the Assistant 
Secretary of the Army for Civil Works or the United States Army Corps 
of Engineers after the date of the enactment of this Act pursuant to 
section 4 of the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1915, Public Law 64-291; 
section 11 of the River and Harbor Act of 1925, Public Law 68-585; the 
Civil Functions Appropriations Act, 1936, Public Law 75-208; section 
215 of the Flood Control Act of 1968, as amended, Public Law 90-483; 
sections 104, 203, and 204 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
1986, as amended (Public Law 99-662); section 206 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1992, as amended, Public Law 102-580; 
section 211 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, Public Law 
104-303, and any other specific project authority, shall be limited to 
credits and reimbursements per project not to exceed $10,000,000 in 
each fiscal year, and total credits and reimbursements for all 
applicable projects not to exceed $50,000,000 in each fiscal year.
    Sec. 103. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used 
to revise the Missouri River Master Water Control Manual when it is 
made known to the Federal entity or official to which the funds are 
made available that such revision provides for an increase in the 
springtime water release program during the spring heavy rainfall and 
snow melt period in States that have rivers draining into the Missouri 
River below the Gavins Point Dam.

                                TITLE II

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                          Central Utah Project


                 central utah project completion account

    For carrying out activities authorized by the Central Utah Project 
Completion Act, and for activities related to the Uintah and Upalco 
Units authorized by 43 U.S.C. 620, $38,049,000, to remain available 
until expended, of which $15,476,000 shall be deposited into the Utah 
Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Account: Provided, That of the 
amounts deposited into that account, $5,000,000 shall be considered the 
Federal contribution authorized by paragraph 402(b)(2) of the Central 
Utah Project Completion Act and $10,476,000 shall be available to the 
Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission to carry out 
activities authorized under that Act.
    In addition, for necessary expenses incurred in carrying out 
related responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior, $1,321,000, 
to remain available until expended.

                         Bureau of Reclamation

    The following appropriations shall be expended to execute 
authorized functions of the Bureau of Reclamation:


                       water and related resources

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For management, development, and restoration of water and related 
natural resources and for related activities, including the operation, 
maintenance and rehabilitation of reclamation and other facilities, 
participation in fulfilling related Federal responsibilities to Native 
Americans, and related grants to, and cooperative and other agreements 
with, State and local governments, Indian tribes, and others, 
$607,927,000, to remain available until expended, of which $2,247,000 
shall be available for transfer to the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund 
and $24,089,000 shall be available for transfer to the Lower Colorado 

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