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113 STAT. 294 PUBLIC LAW 106-53—AUG. 17, 1999 SEC. 217. DISPOSAL OF DREDGED MATERIAL ON BEACHES. (a) IN GENERAL. —Section 145 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 (33 U.S.C. 426j) is amended in the first sentence by striking "50" and inserting "35". 33 USC 426J (b) GREAT LAKES BASIN.—The Secretary shall work with the note. State of Ohio, other Great Lakes States, and political subdivisions of the States to fully implement and maximize beneficial reuse of dredged material as provided under section 145 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 (33 U.S.C. 426j). (c) BOLIVAR PENINSULA, JEFFERSON, CHAMBERS, AND GAL- VESTON COUNTIES, TEXAS.— The Secretary may design and construct a shore protection project between the south jetty of the Sabine Pass Channel and the north jetty of the Galveston Harbor Entrance Channel in Jefferson, Chambers, and Galveston Coxinties, Texas, including beneficigil use of dredged material from Federal navigation projects as provided under section 145 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 (33 U.S.C. 426j). (d) GALVESTON BEACH, GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS. — The Secretary may design and construct a shore protection project between the Ggdveston South Jetty and San Luis Pass, Galveston County, Texas, using innovative nourishment techniques, including beneficial use of dredged material from Federed navigation projects as provided under section 145 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 (33 U.S.C. 426j). (e) ROLLOVER PASS, GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS.— The Secretary may place dredged materigd from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on the beaches silong Rollover Pass, Galveston County, Texas, to stabilize beach erosion as provided under section 145 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 (33 U.S.C. 426j). SEC. 218. ANNUAL PASSES FOR RECREATION. Section 208(c)(4) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (16 U.S.C. 460d-3 note; 110 Stat. 3681) is amended by striking 'later of December 31, 1999, or the date of transmitted of the report under paragraph (3)" and inserting "December 31, 2003". SEC. 219. NONSTRUCTURAL FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS. (a) ANALYSIS OF BENEFITS. —Section 308 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2318) is amended— (1) in the heading of subsection (a), by inserting "EXCLU- SION OF ELEMENTS FROM" before "BENEFIT-COST"; (2) by redesignating subsections (b) through (e) as subsections (c) through (f), respectively; (3) by inserting Eifter subsection (a) the following: " (b) FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION BENEFITS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—In calculating the benefits of a proposed project for nonstructural flood damage reduction, the Secretary shall calculate the benefits of the nonstructural project using methods similsir to those used for calculating the benefits of structural projects, including similar treatment in calculating the benefits from losses avoided. "(2) AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE COUNTING. —In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary should avoid double counting of benefits."; and (4) in subsection (d), by striking "subsection (b)" and inserting "subsection (c)".