Enhancing national economic development (including benefits to particular regions of the Nation not involving the transfer of economic activity to such regions from other regions), the quality of the total environment (including preservation and enhancement of the environment), the well-being of the people of the United States, the prevention of loss of life, and the preservation of cultural and historical values shall be addressed in the formulation and evaluation of water resources projects to be carried out by the Secretary, and the associated benefits and costs, both quantifiable and unquantifiable, and information regarding potential loss of human life that may be associated with flooding and coastal storm events, shall be displayed in the benefits and costs of such projects.
33 U.S. Code § 2281 - Matters to be addressed in planning
2007—Pub. L. 110–114 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
1996—Pub. L. 104–303 inserted “and information regarding potential loss of human life that may be associated with flooding and coastal storm events,” after “unquantifiable,”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–640 inserted “(including preservation and enhancement of the environment)” after “environment”.
Pub. L. 102–580, title II, § 214, Oct. 31, 1992, 106 Stat. 4831, directed Comptroller General, not later than 18 months after Oct. 31, 1992, to report to Congress with specific legislative and other recommendations on improving the equitable distribution of water resources development projects in rural areas, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–316, title I, § 117, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3835.