Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 109 Part 1.djvu/645

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."•"- ' ^ jrf^^t"^^ PUBLIC LAW 104-59—NOV. 28, 1995 109 STAT. 629 (2) BOARD. — The term "Board" means the board of directors of the Authority established under section 406. (3) BRIDGE. —The term "Bridge" means the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge across the Potomac River, including approaches thereto. (4) CAPITAL REGION JURISDICTION. — The term "Capital Region jurisdiction" means— (A) the Commonwealth of Virginia; (B) the State of Maryland; and (C) the District of Columbia. (5) PROJECT. —The term "Project" means the upgrading of the Interstate Route 95 Potomac River crossing, consistent with the selected alternative to be determined under section 407. Such term shall include ongoing short-term rehabilitation and repairs to the Bridge and may include 1 or more of the following: (A) Construction of a new bridge or bridges in the vicinity of the Bridge. (B) Construction of a tunnel in the vicinity of the Bridge. (C) Long-term rehabilitation or reconstruction of the Bridge. (D) Work necessary to provide rights-of-way for a rail or bus transit facility or bus or high occupancy vehicle lanes in connection with an activity described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C). (E) Work on Interstate Route 95 approaching the Bridge and other approach roadways if necessitated by an activity described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C). (F) Construction or acquisition of any building, improvement, addition, extension, replacement, appurtenance, land, interest in land, water right, air right, machinery, equipment, furnishing, landscaping, easement, utility, approach, roadway, or other facility that is necessary or desirable in connection with or incidental to a facility described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C). (6) SIGNATORY.— The term "Signatory" means any political jurisdiction that enters into the interstate agreement or compact that establishes the Authority. (7) WOODROW WILSON MEMORIAL BRIDGE COORDINATION COMMITTEE.— The term "Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Coordination Committee" means the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Coordination Committee established and chaired by the Federal Highway Administration and comprised of representatives of Federal, State, and local governments. SEC. 405. ESTABLISHMENl' OF AUTHORITY. (a) CONSENT TO INTERSTATE AGREEMENT. —Congress grants consent to the Capital Region jurisdictions to enter into an interstate agreement or compact to establish the Authority and to designate the governance, powers, and duties of the Authority. The Authority shall be a non-Federal entity designated by the interstate agreement or compact. (b) ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORITY.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Upon execution of the interstate agreement or compact described in subsection (a) and an agreement between the Secretary and the Signatories as to the Federal