Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 1.djvu/392

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113 STAT. 368 PUBLIC LAW 106-53—AUG. 17, 1999 SEC. 568. DETROIT RIVER, MICHIGAN. (a) GREENWAY CORRIDOR STUDY.— The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of a project for shoreline protection, frontal erosion, and associated purposes in the Detroit River shoreline area from the Belle Isle Bridge to the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan. (b) POTENTIAL MODIFICATIONS.— As part of the study, the Secretary sheJl review potential project modifications to any Corps of Engineers project within the Detroit River shoreline area. (c) REPAIR AND REHABILITATION. — (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may repair and rehabilitate the seawalls on the Detroit River in Detroit, Michigan, if the Secretary determines that such work is technically sound, environmentally acceptable, and economically justified. (2) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out paragraph (1) $1,000,000 for the period beginning with fiscal year 2000. SEC. 569. NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA. (a) DEFINITION OF NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA.—In this section, the term "northeastern Minnesota" means the counties of Cook, Lake, St. Louis, Koochiching, Itasca, Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Carlton, Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Benton, Sherburne, Isanti, and Chisago, Minnesota. (b) ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.— The Secretary may establish a pilot program to provide environmental assistance to non-Federed interests in northeastern Minnesota. (c) FORM OF ASSISTANCE.— Assistance under this section may be in the form of design and construction assistance for waterrelated environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in northeastern Minnesota, including projects for wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply and related facilities, environmental restoration, and surface water resource protection and development. (d) PUBLIC OWNERSHIP REQUIREMENT.— The Secretary may provide assistance for a project under this section only if the project is publicly owned. (e) LOCAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT. — (1) IN GENERAL.—Before providing assisteince under this section, the Secretary shall enter into a local cooperation agreement with a non-Feder£d interest to provide for design and construction of the project to be carried out with the assistance. (2) REQUIREMENTS. —Each local cooperation agreement entered into under this subsection shall provide for the following: (A) PLAN. —Development by the Secretary, in consultation with appropriate Federal and State officials, of a facilities or resource protection and development plan, including appropriate engineering plans and specifications. (B) LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES. —Establishment of such legal and institutional structures as are necess8iry to ensure the effective long-term operation of the project by the non-Federal interest. (3) COST SHARING. — (A) IN GENERAL. —The Federal share of project costs under each local cooperation agreement entered into under this subsection shall be 75 percent. The Federal share