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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 4158

PUBLIC LAW 99-662—NOV. 17, 1986


Appropriation authorization.

Transportation. Flood control. Energy. Fish and fishing. Wildlife. Conservation.

Section 142 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-587) is amended by inserting immediately after "Napa," the following: "San Francisco, Marin,". SEC. 706. GREAT LAKES LEVELS STUDY. (a) The Secretary, in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the International Joint Commission, and other appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies and the private sector, is authorized to conduct a study of shoreline protection and beach erosion control policy and related projects of the Secretary, in view of the current situation and long-term expected increases in the levels of the Great Lakes. Such study shall include, but is not limited to— (1) a study to determine the magnitude and extent of current and expected future shoreline erosion on the Great Lakes and ' connecting channels occurring as a result of high water levels. The study shall examine the impacts of the long-term cold weather cycle on lake levels and shoreline damage. The study shall also examine the relationship of shoreline damage to the regulation of outflows from Lake Superior and Lake Erie in accordance with approved regulation plans of the International Joint Commission; (2) an economic and hydrologic analysis to determine whether changes in the inflows and outflows of the existing structures may be desirable to reduce shoreline damages, and whether further regulation of the outflow of Lake Erie may be war• ranted to achieve better regulation of the water levels of the Great Lakes; (3) a summary of the legal and institutional impacts of rising lake levels on riparian lands; and (4) recommendations for new or additional criteria for Federal participation in shoreline protection projects along the Great Lakes and connecting channels. (b) Within three years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit the studies prepared pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, together with supporting documentation and the recommendations of the Secretary, to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives. (c) For the purposes of this section, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1987, or thereafter, the sum of $3,000,000, such sum to remain available until expended. SEC. 707. CAPITAL INVESTMENT NEEDS FOR WATER RESOURCES. (a) Not later than two years after the date of enactment or this Act, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to Congress an estimate of the long-range capital investment needs for water resources programs under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, including, but not limited to, deep-draft ports, inland waterway transportation, flood control, municipal and industrial water supply, and hydroelectric power and recreation and fish and wildlife conservation and enhancement associated with such programs. (b) The estimate prepared under this section shall include, but not be limited to—