33 U.S. Code § 2263 - Study of Corps capability to conserve fish and wildlife
The Secretary shall investigate and study the feasibility of utilizing the capabilities of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to conserve fish and wildlife (including their habitats) where such fish and wildlife are indigenous to the United States, its possessions, or its territories. The scope of such study shall include the use of engineering or construction capabilities to create alternative habitats, or to improve, enlarge, develop, or otherwise beneficially modify existing habitats of such fish and wildlife. The study shall be conducted in consultation with the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior, the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and shall be transmitted within the 30-month period beginning on November 17, 1986, by the Secretary to Congress, together with the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Chief of Engineers. The Secretary, in consultation with the Federal officers referred to in the preceding sentence, shall undertake a continuing review of the matters covered in the study and shall transmit to Congress, on a biennial basis, any revisions to the study that may be required as a result of the review, together with the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Chief of Engineers.
The Secretary is further authorized to conduct projects of alternative or beneficially modified habitats for fish and wildlife, including but not limited to man-made reefs for fish. There is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $100,000,000 to carry out such projects.
The non-Federal share of the cost of any project under this subsection shall be 25 percent.
The non-Federal interest shall be credited with the value of in-kind services provided on or after October 1, 2000, for a project described in paragraph (1) completed on or after that date, if the Secretary determines that the work is integral to the project.
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Paragraph (4), referred to in concluding provisions of subsec. (b), meaning subsec. (b)(4) of this section, was redesignated subsec. (b)(1)(D) by Pub. L. 107–66, title I, § 113(1), (2), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 496. Subsequently, Pub. L. 110–114, title V, § 5021(1), (2)(B), (3), Nov. 8, 2007, 121 Stat. 1202, redesignated subsec. (b)(1)(D) as (b)(2)(D), struck it out, added a new subsec. (b)(2)(D), and redesignated former subsec. (b)(2) as (b)(4).
2016—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 114–322 substituted “$100,000,000” for “$60,000,000”.
2014—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 113–121, § 4010(b)(1), substituted “$60,000,000” for “$50,000,000”.
Subsec. (b)(4)(B). Pub. L. 113–121, § 4010(b)(2), added subpar. (B) and struck out former subpar. (B). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The non-Federal share may be provided through in-kind services, including the provision by the non-Federal interest of shell stock material that is determined by the Chief of Engineers to be suitable for use in carrying out the project.”
2007—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 110–114, § 5021(2), substituted “$50,000,000” for “$30,000,000” in second sentence and designated last sentence as par. (2).
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–114, § 5021(2)(B), designated last sentence of par. (1) as (2) and inserted heading. Former par. (2) redesignated (4).
Subsec. (b)(2)(D). Pub. L. 110–114, § 5021(3), added subpar. (D) and struck out former subpar. (D) which read as follows: “the construction of reefs and related clean shell substrate for fish habitat, including manmade 3-dimensional oyster reefs, in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in Maryland and Virginia if the reefs are preserved as permanent sanctuaries by the non-Federal interests, consistent with the recommendations of the scientific consensus document on Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration dated June 1999.”
Subsec. (b)(3), (4). Pub. L. 110–114, § 5021(1), (3), added par. (3) and redesignated par. (2) as (4).
Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 110–114, § 5021(4), which directed addition of par. (5) at end of subsec. (b), was executed by adding par. (5) after par. (4) to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2005—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–103 substituted “$30,000,000” for “$20,000,000” in introductory provisions.
2001—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–66 inserted subsec. heading, designated introductory provisions as par. (1), inserted par. (1) heading, redesignated former pars. (1) to (4) as subpars. (A) to (D), respectively, of par. (1), and substituted par. (2) for first sentence of concluding provisions which read “The non-Federal share of the cost of any project under this section shall be 25 percent.”
2000—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–541, § 342(1), (3), substituted “$20,000,000” for “$7,000,000” in second sentence of introductory provisions and inserted at end of concluding provisions “In carrying out paragraph (4), the Chief of Engineers may solicit participation by and the services of commercial watermen in the construction of the reefs.”
Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 106–541, § 342(2), added par. (4) and struck out former par. (4) which read as follows: “the construction of a reef for fish habitat in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and Virginia.”
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–303 substituted “$7,000,000” for “$5,000,000” in introductory provisions and inserted “and Virginia” after “Maryland” in par. (4).
For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions of law requiring submittal to Congress of any annual, semiannual, or other regular periodic report listed in House Document No. 103–7 (in which a report required under subsec. (a) of this section is listed on page 68), see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance.
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