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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 4162

PUBLIC LAW 99-662—NOV. 17, 1986

providing, to the greatest extent practicable and consistent with authorized project purposes, access of the project area to the general public for recreational purposes. The Secretary shall submit a report on the results of such study to Congress not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 719. PROJECT EVALUATION AND SELECTION CRITERIA. Flood control. Rural areas. Disadvantaged persons.

The Secretary is authorized and directed to conduct a study of the Army Corps of Engineers project evaluation and selection criteria identifying all factors which affect the selection of flood control or other projects under the Secretary's authority in rural areas and in areas with greater percentages of low-income individuals. Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act the Secretary shall transmit a report to Congress on the results of such study together with specific recommendations for changes in the selection criteria that would effectively eliminate any bias against projects in such areas. SEC. 720. POTOMAC RIVER HYDRILLA.

The Secretary is authorized and directed to conduct a feasibility study of the eradication and control of hydrilla in the Potomac River and to develop an effective plan of action for such eradication and control. Not later than September 30, 1987, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the results of such study together with the plan of action which the Secretary recommends and an estimate of the cost of implementing such plan. SEC. 721. CHESAPEAKE BAY DROUGHT MANAGEMENT. Conservation.

(a) The Secretary shall study and develop a plan for drought management and low fresh-water inflow maintenance on the major tributaries entering the Chesapeake Bay, including, but not limited to, water conservation, water storage, emergency restrictions, and ground water recharge. (b) Not later than two years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report on the study required by this section, together with recommendations, to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives. The Secretary shall include in the report recommendations for appropriate Federal and non-Federal responsibilities in carrydng out the plan. (c) The Secretary is authorized to undertake feasibility reports with respect to those responsibilities identified in the report under subsection (b) as Federal responsibilities. SEC. 722. GUAYANILLA RIVER BASIN, PUERTO RICO.

(a) The Secretary shall conduct a feasibility study on providing flood protection in the Guayanilla River Basin, Puerto Rico. • (b) Not later than two years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the results of such study together with such recommendations as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. SEC. 723. STUDY OF HYDROPOWER STATUS. Illinois. Indiana. Michigan. Ohio. Wisconsin. Iowa. Minnesota. Pennsylvania. West Virginia.

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The Secretary shall prepare and submit to Congress not later than October 1, 1987, a report on the status of feasibility and reconnaissance studies (including studies completed and studies currently being conducted) relating to the hydroelectric power potential at existing Corps of Engineers projects in the States of Illinois, Indiana,