33 U.S. Code § 579a - Project deauthorizations

(a) Funds to be obligated for construction to avoid deauthorization
Any project authorized for construction by this Act shall not be authorized after the last day of the 5-year period beginning on November 17, 1986, unless during such period funds have been obligated for construction, including planning and designing, of such project.
(b) Transmission to Congress of list of unconstructed projects or separable elements authorized but not receiving obligations during 10 fiscal years preceding transmission; two-year updates of list
(1) Not later than one year after November 17, 1986, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a list of unconstructed projects, or unconstructed separable elements of projects, which have been authorized, but have received no obligations during the 10 full fiscal years preceding the transmittal of such list. A project or separable element included in such list is not authorized after December 31, 1989, if funds have not been obligated for construction of such project or element after November 17, 1986, and before December 31, 1989.
(2) Notwithstanding section 3003 ofPublic Law 104–66 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note; 109 Stat. 734), every year after the transmittal of the list under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a list of projects or separable elements of projects which have been authorized, but have received no obligations during the 5 full fiscal years preceding the transmittal of such list. Upon submission of such list to Congress, the Secretary shall notify each Senator in whose State, and each Member of the House of Representatives in whose district, a project (including any part thereof) on such list would be located. A project or separable element included in such list is not authorized after the date which is the last date of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the list is so transmitted if funds have not been obligated for the planning, design, or construction of such project or element during such period.
(3) Minimum funding list.— At the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, and make available on a publicly accessible Internet site in a manner that is downloadable, searchable, and sortable, a list of—
(A) projects or separable elements of projects authorized for construction for which funding has been obligated during the current fiscal year or any of the 6 preceding fiscal years;
(B) the amount of funding obligated for each such project or separable element per fiscal year;
(C) the current phase of each such project or separable element of a project; and
(D) the amount required to complete the current phase of each such project or separable element.
(4) Comprehensive backlog report.—
(A) In general.— The Secretary shall compile and publish a complete list of all projects and separable elements of projects of the Corps of Engineers that are authorized for construction but have not been completed.
(B) Required information.— The Secretary shall include on the list developed under subparagraph (A) for each project and separable element on that list—
(i) the date of authorization of the project or separable element, including any subsequent modifications to the original authorization;
(ii) the original budget authority for the project or separable element;
(iii) a brief description of the project or separable element;
(iv) the estimated date of completion of the project or separable element;
(v) the estimated cost of completion of the project or separable element; and
(vi) any amounts appropriated for the project or separable element that remain unobligated.
(C) Publication.—
(i) In general.— Not later than 1 year after June 10, 2014, the Secretary shall submit a copy of the list developed under subparagraph (A) to—
(I) the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives; and
(II) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
(ii) Public availability.— Beginning on the date the Secretary submits the report to Congress under clause (i), the Secretary shall make a copy of the list available on a publicly accessible Internet site in a manner that is downloadable, searchable, and sortable.
(c) Deauthorized list; publication in Federal Register
The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a list of any projects or separable elements that are deauthorized under this section.

Source

(Pub. L. 99–662, title X, § 1001,Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4201; Pub. L. 101–640, title I, § 119(a),Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4630; Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 228(a),Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3703; Pub. L. 106–109, § 8(d),Nov. 24, 1999, 113 Stat. 1496; Pub. L. 110–114, title II, § 2046,Nov. 8, 2007, 121 Stat. 1105; Pub. L. 113–121, title VI, § 6001(b),June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1345.)
References in Text

This Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 99–662, Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4082, known as the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2201 of this title and Tables.
Amendments

2014—Subsec. (b)(3), (4). Pub. L. 113–121added pars. (3) and (4).
2007—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–114, § 2046(3), which directed the substitution of “such period” for “such 30 month period” in last sentence, was executed by making the substitution for “such 30-month period” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Pub. L. 110–114, § 2046(2), in last sentence, substituted “the last date of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which” for “30 months after the date”.
Pub. L. 110–114, § 2046(1), in first sentence, substituted “year” for “two years” and “5” for “7”.
1999—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 106–109, in first sentence, substituted “Notwithstanding section 3003 ofPublic Law 104–66 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note; 109 Stat. 734), every” for “Every”.
1996—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 104–303substituted “7 full” for “10 full”, “Upon submission” for “Before submission”, and “for the planning, design, or construction” for “for construction”.
1990—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 101–640inserted after first sentence “Before submission of such list to Congress, the Secretary shall notify each Senator in whose State, and each Member of the House of Representatives in whose district, a project (including any part thereof) on such list would be located.”
Project Deauthorizations; Extension of Limitation on Period of Authorization

Pub. L. 100–676, § 52(a),Nov. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 4044, which provided that subsecs. (a) and (c) of this section applied to projects authorized for construction by Pub. L. 100–676(see Short Title of 1988 Amendment note set out under section 2201 of this title), except that the 5-year period during which funds had to be obligated to prevent deauthorization began on Nov. 17, 1988, and were also to apply to projects authorized for construction subsequent to Pub. L. 100–676, except that 5-year period during which funds had to be obligated to prevent deauthorization began on the date of the authorization of such projects, was repealed by Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 228(b)(1),Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3703.
“Secretary” Defined

Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2201 of this title.

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