Upon a request from a non-Federal interest, the Secretary shall review a report developed by the non-Federal interest that provides an economic justification for Federal investment in the operation and maintenance of a federally authorized harbor or inland harbor (referred to in this section as a “federally authorized harbor”).
33 U.S. Code § 2211a. Preserving United States harbors
(a) In general
(b) Justification of investmentA report submitted under subsection (a) may provide for an economic justification of Federal investment in the operation and maintenance of a federally authorized harbor based on—
other factors, including navigation safety, national security, and sustainability of subsistence harbors.
(c) Written response
(e) Limitation on statutory construction
Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.