33 U.S. Code § 3303 - Inventory and inspection of levees

(a) Levee database
(1) In general
Not later than one year after November 8, 2007, the Secretary shall establish and maintain a database with an inventory of the Nation’s levees.
(2) Contents
The database shall include—
(A) location information of all Federal levees in the Nation (including global information system information) and, for non-Federal levees, such information on levee location as is provided to the Secretary by State and local governmental agencies;
(B) utilizing such information as is available, the general condition of each levee; and
(C) an estimate of the number of structures and population at risk and protected by each levee that would be adversely impacted if the levee fails or water levels exceed the height of the levee.
(3) Availability of information
(A) Availability to Federal, State, and local governmental agencies
The Secretary shall make all of the information in the database available to appropriate Federal, State, and local governmental agencies.
(B) Availability to the public
The Secretary shall make the information in the database described in paragraph (2)(A), and such other information in the database as the Secretary determines appropriate, available to the public.
(b) Inventory and inspection of levees
(1) Federal levees
The Secretary, at Federal expense, shall establish an inventory and conduct an inspection of all federally owned and operated levees.
(2) Federally constructed, nonfederally operated and maintained levees
The Secretary shall establish an inventory and conduct an inspection of all federally constructed, non-federally operated and maintained levees, at the original cost share for the project.
(3) Participating levees
For non-Federal levees the owners of which are participating in the emergency response to natural disasters program established under section 701n of this title, the Secretary shall establish an inventory and conduct an inspection of each such levee if the owner of the levee requests such inspection. The Federal share of the cost of an inspection under this paragraph shall be 65 percent.


(Pub. L. 110–114, title IX, § 9004,Nov. 8, 2007, 121 Stat. 1290.)
“Secretary” Defined

Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2 ofPub. L. 110–114, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.

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