93 STAT. 442
PUBLIC LAW 96-69—SEPT. 25, 1979 TITLE II—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE—CIVIL DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS—CIVIL
The following appropriations shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers for authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army pertaining to rivers and harbors, flood control, beach erosion, and related purposes. GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS River and harbor, flood control, shore protection, study.
For expenses necessary for the collection and study of basic information pertaining to river and harbor, flood control, shore protection, and related projects, restudy of authorized projects, and when authorized by law, surveys and studies of projects prior to authorization for construction, $142,145,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds made available in this paragraph shall be obligated or expended for the study of Diversion of Lake Michigan Water at Chicago, if such study shall provoke or threaten to provoke flood waters throughout the Illinois Waterway or would result in adverse diminution of generation at hydroelectric facilities on the Niagara or St. Lawrence Rivers: Provided further, That none of the funds made available in this paragraph shall be obligated or expended to discharge sewage overflow from the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago into the Illinois Waterway. CONSTRUCTION, GENERAL
For the prosecution of river and harbor, flood control, shore protection, and related projects authorized by laws; and detailed studies, and plans and specifications, of projects (including those for development with participation or under consideration for participation by States, local governments, or private groups) authorized or made eligible for selection by law (but such studies shall not constitute a commitment of the Government to construction), $1,467,566,000, to remain available until expended. FLOOD CONTROL, MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES
For expenses necessary for prosecuting work of flood control, and rescue work, repair, restoration, or maintenance of flood control projects threatened or destroyed by flood, as authorized by law (33 U.S.C. 702a, 702g-l), $210,515,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not less than $250,000 shall be available for bank stabilization measures as determined by the Chief of Engineers to be advisable for the control of bank erosion of streams in the Yazoo Basin, including the foothill area, and where necessary such measures shall complement similar works planned and constructed by the Soil Conservation Service and be limited to the areas of responsibility mutually agreeable to the District engineer and the State Conservationist: Provided further. That not to exceed $300,000 shall be available to reimburse landowners for damage from dredge spoil placed on their land, which greatly exceeded representations, for which they received no compensation.