33 U.S. Code § 2331 - Use of continuing contracts for construction of certain projects

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(a) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall not implement a fully allocated funding policy with respect to a water resource project if initiation of construction has occurred but sufficient funds are not available to complete the project.
(b) Continuing contracts
The Secretary shall enter into a continuing contract for a project described in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) Initiation of construction clarified
For the purposes of this section, initiation of construction for a project occurs on the date of enactment of an Act that appropriates funds for the project from 1 of the following appropriation accounts:
(1) Construction, General.
(2) Operation and Maintenance, General.
(3) Flood Control, Mississippi River and Tributaries.


(Pub. L. 106–53, title II, § 206,Aug. 17, 1999, 113 Stat. 286.)

Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999, 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 ofPub. L. 106–53, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.


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