34 Interest rate formula. 42 USC 1962d17.
Repeals. Certain projects n o n - Federal payments, discount rate.
Water and related r e s o u r c e s projects. Presid e n t i a l study.
42 USC 1962-2. Report to Congress.
Duluth, Minn., Great Lakes model.
Report to Congress.
Clean drinking water, emergency supplies.
PUBLIC LAW 93-251-MAR. 7, 1974
SEC. 80. (a) The interest rate formula to be used in plan formulation and evaluation for discounting future benefits and computing costs by Federal officers, employees, departments, agencies, and instrumentalities in the preparation of comprehensive regional or river basin plans and the formulation and evaluation of Federal water and related land resources projects shall be the formula set forth in the "Policies, Standards, and Procedures in the Formulation, Evaluation, and Review of Plans for Use and Development of Water and Related Land Resources" approved by the President on May 15, 1962, and published as Senate Document 97 of the Eighty-seventh Congress on May 29, 1962, as amended by the regulation issued by the Water Resources Council and published in the Federal Register on December 24, 1968 (33 F.R. 19170; 18 C.F.R. 704.39), until otherwise provided by a statute enacted after the date of enactment of this Act. Every provision of law and every administrative action in conflict with this section is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. (b) In the case of any project authorized before January 3, 1969, if the appropriate non-Federal interests have, prior to December 31, 1969, given satisfactory assurances to pay the required non-Federal share of project costs, the discount rate to be used in the computation of benefits and costs for such project shall be the rate in effect immediately prior to December 24, 1968, and that rate shall continue to be used for such project until construction has been completed, unless otherwise provided by a statute enacted after the date of enactment of this Act. (c) The President shall make a full and complete investigation and study of principles and standards for planning and evaluating water and related resources projects. Such investigation and study shall include, but not be limited to, consideration of enhancing regional economic development, the quality of the total environment including its protection and improvement, the well-being of the people of the United States, and the national economic development, as objectives to be included in federally-financed water and related resources projects and in the evaluation of costs and benefits attributable to such projects, as intended in section 209 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 1818, 1829), the interest rate formula to be used in evaluating and discounting future benefits for such projects, and appropriate Federal and non-Federal cost sharing for such projects. He shall report the results of such investigation and study, together with his recommendations, to Congress not later than one year after funds are first appropriated to carry out this subsection. SEC. 81. The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is authorized and directed to study the feasibility and practicality of constructing, operating, and maintaining in the vicinity of Duluth, Minnesota, a hydraulic model of all or a part of the Great Lakes and their connecting channels and an associated technical center, and to report thereon to Congress with reconunendations not later than June 30, 1976. SEC. 82. Section 5 of the Flood Control Act approved August 18, 1941, as amended (33 U.S.C. 701n), is amended as follows: (1) The first sentence is amended by striking out "in the amount of $15,000,000". (2) By inserting immediately after the first sentence the following new sentence: "The Chief of Engineers, in the exercise of his discretion, is further authorized to provide emergency supplies of clean drinkingwater, on such terms as he determines to be advisable, to any locality which he finds is confronted with a source of contaminated drinking water causing or likely to cause a substantial threat to the public health and welfare of the inhabitants of the locality."