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33 U.S. Code § 2350 - Corrosion prevention

(a) In general

To the greatest extent practicable, the Secretary shall encourage and incorporate corrosion prevention activities at water resources development projects.

(b) ActivitiesIn carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary, to the greatest extent practicable, shall ensure that contractors performing work for water resources development projects—
use best practices to carry out corrosion prevention activities in the field;
(2) use industry-recognized standards and corrosion mitigation and prevention methods when—
determining protective coatings;
selecting materials; and
determining methods of cathodic protection, design, and engineering for corrosion prevention;
use certified coating application specialists and cathodic protection technicians and engineers;
use best practices in environmental protection to prevent environmental degradation and to ensure careful handling of all hazardous materials;
demonstrate a history of employing industry-certified inspectors to ensure adherence to best practices and standards; and
demonstrate a history of compliance with applicable requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
(c) Corrosion prevention activities definedIn this section, the term “corrosion prevention activities” means—
the application and inspection of protective coatings for complex work involving steel and cementitious structures, including structures that will be exposed in immersion;
the installation, testing, and inspection of cathodic protection systems; and
any other activities related to corrosion prevention the Secretary determines appropriate.
(d) ReportIn the first annual report submitted to Congress after December 16, 2016, in accordance with section 556 of this title, and section 2295(b) of this title, the Secretary shall report on the corrosion prevention activities encouraged under this section, including—
a description of the actions the Secretary has taken to implement this section; and
a description of the projects utilizing corrosion prevention activities, including which activities were undertaken.
Editorial Notes

Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.


2016—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 114–322 added subsec. (d).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
“Secretary” Defined

Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2 of Pub. L. 113–121, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.