33 U.S. Code § 2266 - Canadian tidal power study

(a) Study authority
The Secretary, after consultation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and other appropriate governmental agencies, and the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, is authorized and directed to undertake studies to identify the impacts on the United States of potential Canadian tidal power development in the Bay of Fundy, and submit such studies to the appropriate committees of the Congress.
(b) Study phases
The Secretary shall conduct the studies authorized in subsection (a) of this section in two phases:
(1) Studies to be completed not later than October 1, 1988, to
(A) identify effects of any such projects on tidal ranges and resulting impacts to beaches and estuarine areas, and
(B) identify further studies which would be needed to meet the requirements of paragraph (2) of this subsection; and
(2) Studies to be completed not later than October 1, 1990, to
(A) determine further environmental, social, economic, and institutional impacts of such tidal power development, and
(B) determine what measures could be taken in Canada and the United States to offset or minimize any adverse impacts of such development on the United States.
(c) Authorization of appropriations
In the fiscal year ending September 30, 1987, or in any fiscal year thereafter, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary the sum of $1,100,000 for the purposes of subsection (b)(1) of this section, and the sum of $8,900,000 for the purposes of subsection (b)(2) of this section, such sums to remain available until expended.

Source

(Pub. L. 99–662, title VII, § 724,Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4163.)

 

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