Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/764

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116 STAT. 2356 PUBLIC LAW 107-303—NOV. 27, 2002 and resources as are necessary to fulfill the duties of the Agency relating to oversight of Remedial Action Plans under— "(i) this paragraph; and "(ii) the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.". SEC. 103. REMEDIATION OF SEDIMENT CONTAMINATION IN AREAS OF CONCERN IN THE GREAT LAKES. Section 118(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 ^ U.S.C. 1268(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(12) REMEDIATION OF SEDIMENT CONTAMINATION IN AREAS OF CONCERN. — "(A) IN GENERAL.— In accordance with this paragraph, the Administrator, acting through the Program Office, may carry out projects that meet the requirements of subparagraph (B). "(B) ELIGIBLE PROJECTS.—A project meets the requirements of this subparagraph if the project is to be canned out in an area of concern located wholly or partially in the United States and the project— "(i) monitors or evaluates contaminated sediment; "(ii) subject to subparagraph (D), implements a plan to remediate contaminated sediment; or "(iii) prevents further or renewed contamination of sediment. "(C) PRIORITY.— In selecting projects to carry out under this paragraph, the Administrator shall give priority to a project that— "(i) constitutes remedial action for contaminated sediment; "(ii)(I) has been identified in a Remedial Action Plan submitted under paragraph (3); and "(II) is ready to be implemented; "(iii) will use an innovative approach, technology, or technique that may provide greater environmental benefits, or equivalent environmental benefits at a reduced cost; or "(iv) includes remediation to be commenced not later than 1 year after the date of receipt of funds for the project. "(D) LIMITATION. —The Administrator may not carry out a project under this paragraph for remediation of contaminated sediments located in an area of concern— "(i) if an evaluation of remedial alternatives for the area of concern has not been conducted, including a review of the short-term and long-term effects of the alternatives on human health and the environment; or "(ii) if the Administrator determines that the area of concern is likely to suffer significant further or renewed contamination from existing sources of pollutants causing sediment contamination following completion of the project. "(E) NON-FEDERAL SHARE.— "(i) IN GENERAL. —The non-Federal share of the cost of a project carried out under this paragraph shall be at least 35 percent.