Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 4.djvu/611

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PUBLIC LAW 106-541—DEC. 11, 2000 114 STAT. 2673 except any claim or damage that may arise from the negligence of the Federal Government or a contractor of the Federal Government. (2) NON-FEDERAL SHARE.— (A) CREDIT FOR DESIGN WORK.— The non-Federal interest shall receive credit for the reasonable costs of design work carried out by the non-Federal interest before the date of execution of a project cooperation agreement for the critical restoration project, if the Secretary finds that the design work is integral to the project. (B) CREDIT FOR LAND, EASEMENTS, AND RIGHTS-OF- WAY.— The Secretary shall credit the non-Federal interest for the value of any land, easement, right-of-way, dredged material disposal area, or relocation provided for carrying out the project. (C) FORM. —The non-Federal interest may provide up to 50 percent of the non-Federal share in the form of services, materials, supplies, or other in-kind contributions. (f) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS.— Nothing in this section waives, limits, or otherwise affects the applicability of Federal or State law with respect to a project carried out with assistance provided under this section. (g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000, to remain available until expended. SEC. 543. VERMONT DAMS REMEDIATION. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary— (1) shall conduct a study to evaluate the structural integrity and need for modification or removal of each dam located in the State of Vermont and described in subsection (b); (2) shall provide to the non-Federal interest design analysis, plans and specifications, and cost estimates for repair, restoration, modification, and removal of each dam described in subsection (b); and (3) may carry out measures to prevent or mitigate against such risk if the Secretary determines that a dam described in subsection (b) presents an imminent and substantial risk to public safety. (b) DAMS TO BE EVALUATED. — The dams referred to in subsection (a) are the following: (1) East Barre Dam, Barre Town. (2) Wrightsville Dam, Middlesex-Montpelier. (3) Lake Sadawga Dam, Whitingham. (4) Dufresne Pond Dam, Manchester. (5) Knapp Brook Site 1 Dam, Cavendish. (6) Lake Bomoseen Dam, Castleton. (7) Little Hosmer Dam, Craftsbury. (8) Colby Pond Dam, Plymouth. (9) Silver Lake Dam, Barnard. (10) Gale Meadows Dam, Londonderry. (c) COST SHARING. —The non-Federal share of the cost of activities under subsection (a) shall be 35 percent. (d) COORDINATION. —In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall coordinate with the appropriate State dam safety officials and the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.