33 U.S. Code § 2316 - Environmental protection mission
(a) General rule
The Secretary shall include environmental protection as one of the primary missions of the Corps of Engineers in planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining water resources projects.
Nothing in this section affects—
(1) existing Corps of Engineers’ authorities, including its authorities with respect to navigation and flood control;
(2) pending Corps of Engineers permit applications or pending lawsuits involving permits or water resources projects; or
Source(Pub. L. 101–640, title III, § 306,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4635.)
Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.