33 U.S. Code § 2316 - Environmental protection mission

§ 2316.
Environmental protection mission
(a) General rule

The Secretary shall include environmental protection as one of the primary missions of the Corps of Engineers in planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining water resources projects.

(b) LimitationNothing in this section affects—
existing Corps of Engineers’ authorities, including its authorities with respect to navigation and flood control;
pending Corps of Engineers permit applications or pending lawsuits involving permits or water resources projects; or
the application of public interest review procedures for Corps of Engineers permits.
(Pub. L. 101–640, title III, § 306, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4635.)

Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.

“Secretary” Defined

Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2 of Pub. L. 101–640, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.


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