Text: H.R.1652 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H.R. 1652 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1652

     To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to make 
   modifications to the Chesapeake Bay environmental restoration and 
                          protection program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 15, 2011

 Mr. Sarbanes (for himself, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Ms. Norton, Mr. 
Scott of Virginia, and Mr. Holden) introduced the following bill; which 
   was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
     To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to make 
   modifications to the Chesapeake Bay environmental restoration and 
                          protection program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CHESAPEAKE BAY ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION AND PROTECTION 
              PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Section 510(a)(1) of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 3759) is amended by striking 
``pilot''.
    (b) In-Kind Services; Treatment of Certain Funds.--Section 
510(d)(2) of such Act (110 Stat. 3760) is amended by adding at the end 
the following:
                    ``(C) In-kind services.--The non-Federal share of 
                the project costs of a local cooperation agreement 
                entered into under this section may include in-kind 
                services.
                    ``(D) Treatment of certain funds.--Funds provided 
                by a Federal department or agency other than the Corps 
                of Engineers for a project under this section shall be 
                treated as non-Federal funds for purposes of cost 
                sharing requirements under this subsection.''.
    (c) Projects.--Section 510(f) of such Act (110 Stat. 3760) is 
amended to read as follows:
    ``(f) Projects.--The Secretary may carry out projects under this 
section in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, with the goal of carrying out 
projects in--
            ``(1) the States of Delaware, New York, Maryland, 
        Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia; and
            ``(2) the District of Columbia.''.
    (d) Small Watershed Grants.--Section 510 of such Act (110 Stat. 
3759) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (h) and (i) as subsections 
        (i) and (j), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (g) the following:
    ``(h) Small Watershed Grants.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a program, 
        to be administered by the National Fish and Wildlife 
        Foundation, to provide small watershed grants for technical and 
        financial assistance to local governments and nonprofit 
        organizations in the Chesapeake Bay region.
            ``(2) Use of funds.--A local government or nonprofit 
        organization that receives a grant under paragraph (1) shall 
        use funds from the grant only for implementation of cooperative 
        tributary basin and other Chesapeake Bay-wide strategies that 
        address storm water management or the establishment, 
        restoration, protection, or enhancement of natural habitat 
        associated with the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.''.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 510(j) of such Act 
(as redesignated by subsection (d)(1) of this section) is amended by 
striking ``$40,000,000'' and inserting ``$50,000,000''.
    (f) Restoration of Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall develop 
        at Federal expense and submit to Congress a comprehensive plan 
        to prioritize projects within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, 
        including projects in the Anacostia, Elizabeth, James, 
        Patapsco, Patuxent, Potomac, Rappahannock, Susquehanna, and 
        York River basins.
            (2) Requirements.--The plan shall--
                    (A) focus on integrating existing and potential 
                future work of the Corps of Engineers;
                    (B) be developed in consultation with the 
                Chesapeake Bay Program under section 117 of the Federal 
                Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1267); and
                    (C) encompass all actions of the Corps of Engineers 
                that are necessary to assist in the implementation of 
                the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, an 
                interstate agreement among the Administrator, the 
                Chesapeake Bay Commission, the District of Columbia, 
                and the States of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, 
                as determined by the Secretary.
            (3) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
        to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $1,000,000.
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