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[121 STAT. 1078]
[121 STAT. 1078]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1078

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007

project (including shore protection and beach renourishment projects constructed before the date of enactment of this Act). SEC. 2019. ABILITY TO PAY.

Applicability.

(a) CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES.—Section 103(m)(2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213(m)(2)) is amended by striking ‘‘180 days after such date of enactment’’ and inserting ‘‘December 31, 2007’’. (b) PROJECTS.—The Secretary shall apply the criteria and procedures referred to in section 103(m) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2213(m)) to the following projects: (1) ST. JOHNS BAYOU AND NEW MADRID FLOODWAY, MISSOURI.—The project for flood control, St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri, authorized by section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4118). (2) LOWER RIO GRANDE BASIN, TEXAS.—The project for flood control, Lower Rio Grande Basin, Texas, authorized by section 401(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4125). (3) WEST VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA PROJECTS.—The projects for flood control authorized by section 581 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 3790–3791). SEC. 2020. AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM AND ESTUARY RESTORATION.

Section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (33 U.S.C. 2330; 110 Stat. 3679) is amended— (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following: ‘‘(a) GENERAL AUTHORITY.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may carry out a project to restore and protect an aquatic ecosystem or estuary if the Secretary determines that the project— ‘‘(A)(i) will improve the quality of the environment and is in the public interest; or ‘‘(ii) will improve the elements and features of an estuary (as defined in section 103 of the Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2902)); and ‘‘(B) is cost-effective. ‘‘(2) DAM REMOVAL.—A project under this section may include removal of a dam.’’; and (2) in subsection (e) by striking ‘‘$25,000,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$50,000,000’’. SEC. 2021. SMALL FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION PROJECTS.

Section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s) is amended by striking ‘‘$50,000,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$55,000,000’’. SEC. 2022. SMALL RIVER AND HARBOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

Section 107(b) of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577(b)) is amended by striking ‘‘$4,000,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$7,000,000’’. SEC. 2023. PROTECTION OF HIGHWAYS, BRIDGE APPROACHES, PUBLIC WORKS, AND NONPROFIT PUBLIC SERVICES.

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Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 701r) is amended by striking ‘‘$1,000,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$1,500,000’’.

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