33 U.S. Code § 1477 - Reasonable measures; considerations
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(a) Measures directed or conducted under this chapter shall be proportionate to the damage, actual or threatened, to the coastline or related interests of the United States and may not go beyond what is reasonably necessary to prevent, mitigate, or eliminate that damage.
(b) In considering whether measures are proportionate to the damage the Secretary shall, among other things, consider—
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