106 STAT. 1326 PUBLIC LAW 102-377 —OCT. 2, 1992 Water. Flood control. Contracts. the General Expenses appropriation title of Corps of Engineers— Civil. SEC. 102. Any funds heretofore appropriated and made available in Public Law 99-88 for construction of facilities at the Mill Creek recreation area of the Tioga-Hammond Lakes, Pennsylvania, project; in Public Law 100-71 for initiation of land acquisition activities as described in section 1114 of Public Law 99-662; and in Public Law 101-101 for construction of the Satilla River Basin, Georgia, project, and for acquisition of an icebreaking boat and equipment for the Kankakee River, Illinois, project, may be utilized by the Secretary of the Army in carrying out projects and activities funded by this Act. SEC. 103. The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is directed to maintain in caretaker status the navigation portion of the Fox River System in Wisconsin. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall take over negotiations with the State of Wisconsin for the orderly transfer of ownership and operation of the Fox River Lock System to a non-Federal entity. These negotiations shall commence immediately, be conducted in good faith, and be completed as soon as possible. The terms of a negotiated settlement shall be presented to Congress immediately upon the completion of these negotiations. The settlement shall include provisions for both the logistics and timing of the transfer of the Lock System, as well as a negotiated recommendation for monetary compensation to the non-Federal entity for the repair and rehabilitation of damage and deterioration associated with all appropriate portions of the Fox River System which are being transferred. SEC. 104. The requirements of section 103(a)(1)(A) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213), as pertains to the Moorefield and Petersburg, West Virginia, flood protection projects, are deemed satisfied, in consideration of the transfer of Grandview State Park by the State of West Virginia to the National Park Service for inclusion in the New River Gorge National River. SEC. 105. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be used to implement the proposed rule for the Army Corps of Engineers amending regulations on "ability to pay" (33 CFR part 241), published in the Federal Register, vol. 56, No. 114, on Thursday, June 13, 1991. SEC. 106. In fiscal year 1993, the Secretary shall advertise for competitive bid at least 7,500,000 cubic yards of the hopper dredge volume accomplished with government-owned dredges in fiscal year 1992. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the Secretary is authorized to use the dredge fleet of the Corps of Engineers to undertsike projects when industry does not perform as required by the contract specifications or when the bids are more than 25 percent in excess of what the Secretary determines to be a fair and reasonable estimated cost of a well equipped contractor doing the work or to respond to emergency requirements.
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