33 U.S. Code § 2212 - Inland waterway transportation
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One-half of the costs of construction—
shall be paid only from amounts appropriated from the general fund of the Treasury. One-half of such costs shall be paid only from amounts appropriated from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. For purposes of this subsection, the term “construction” shall include planning, designing, engineering, surveying, the acquisition of all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the project, including lands for disposal of dredged material, and relocations necessary for the project.
(b) Operation and maintenance
The Federal share of the cost of operation and maintenance of any project for navigation on the inland waterways is 100 percent.
(c) Floodgates on the Inland Waterways
(1) Operation and maintenance carried out by the Secretary
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance, including repair, of any flood gate, as well as any pumping station constructed within the channel as a single unit with that flood gate, that—
(A) was constructed as of June 10, 2014, as a feature of an authorized hurricane and storm damage reduction project; and
(B) crosses an inland or intracoastal waterway described in section 1804 of this title.
(d) Authorizations from general fund
Any Federal responsibility—
(2) with respect to the portion of the project authorized by section 844 allocated to inland navigation,
which responsibility is not provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be paid only from amounts appropriated from the general fund of the Treasury.
Source(Pub. L. 99–662, title I, § 102,Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4084; Pub. L. 113–121, title II, § 2013,June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1271.)
References in Text
Title III of this Act, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (d)(1), is title III of Pub. L. 99–662, Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4109, consisting of sections 301 and 302. The projects authorized by title III probably mean the projects authorized by section 301 ofPub. L. 99–662, which is not classified to the Code. Section 302 ofPub. L. 99–662, which established the Inland Waterways Users Board, is classified to section 2251 of this title.
Section 844 of this Act, referred to in subsecs. (a)(3) and (d)(2), is section 844 ofPub. L. 99–662, Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4177, which is not classified to the Code.
2014—Subsec. (c), (d). Pub. L. 113–121added subsec. (c) and redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d).
Acceptance of Contributed Funds To Increase Lock Operations
“(a) In General.—The Secretary [of the Army], after providing public notice, shall establish a pilot program for the acceptance and expenditure of funds contributed by non-Federal interests to increase the hours of operation of locks at water resources development projects.
“(b) Applicability.—The establishment of the pilot program under this section shall not affect the periodic review and adjustment of hours of operation of locks based on increases in commercial traffic carried out by the Secretary.
“(c) Public Comment.—Not later than 180 days before a proposed modification to the operation of a lock at a water resources development project will be carried out, the Secretary shall—
“(1) publish the proposed modification in the Federal Register; and
“(2) accept public comment on the proposed modification.
“(1) In general.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act [June 10, 2014], 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 publicly available a report that evaluates the cost-savings resulting from reduced lock hours and any economic impacts of modifying lock operations.
“(2) Review of pilot program.—Not later than September 30, 2017, and each year thereafter, 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 a report that describes the effectiveness of the pilot program under this section.
“(e) Annual Review.—The Secretary shall carry out an annual review of the commercial use of locks and make any necessary adjustments to lock operations based on that review.
“(f) Termination.—The authority to accept funds under this section shall terminate 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act.”