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[121 STAT. 1284]
[121 STAT. 1284]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1284

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007

appropriated from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. Such sums shall remain available until expended. (b) NEW LOCKS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall construct new 1,200foot locks at Locks 20, 21, 22, 24, and 25 on the Upper Mississippi River and at LaGrange Lock and Peoria Lock on the Illinois Waterway. (2) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—The total cost of projects authorized under this subsection shall be $1,948,000,000. Such costs are to be paid half from amounts appropriated from the general fund of the Treasury and half from amounts appropriated from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. Such sums shall remain available until expended. (c) CONCURRENCE.—The mitigation required for the projects authorized under subsections (a) and (b), including any acquisition of lands or interests in lands, shall be undertaken or acquired concurrently with lands and interests in lands for the projects authorized under subsections (a) and (b), and physical construction required for the purposes of mitigation shall be undertaken concurrently with the physical construction of such projects. 33 USC 652 note.

SEC. 8004. ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AUTHORIZATION.

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(a) OPERATION.—To ensure the environmental sustainability of the existing Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway System, the Secretary shall modify, consistent with requirements to avoid adverse effects on navigation, the operation of the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway System to address the cumulative environmental impacts of operation of the system and improve the ecological integrity of the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois River. (b) ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall carry out, consistent with requirements to avoid adverse effects on navigation, ecosystem restoration projects to attain and maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem of the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois River in accordance with the general framework outlined in the Plan. (2) PROJECTS INCLUDED.—Ecosystem restoration projects may include— (A) island building; (B) construction of fish passages; (C) floodplain restoration; (D) water level management (including water drawdown); (E) backwater restoration; (F) side channel restoration; (G) wing dam and dike restoration and modification; (H) island and shoreline protection; (I) topographical diversity; (J) dam point control; (K) use of dredged material for environmental purposes; (L) tributary confluence restoration; (M) spillway, dam, and levee modification to benefit the environment; and (N) land and easement acquisition. (3) COST SHARING.—

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