The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot from any appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for flood control, not to exceed $68,750,000 for any one fiscal year, for the implementation of small structural and nonstructural projects, and projects that use natural features or nature-based features (as those terms are defined in section 2289a(a) of this title), for flood control and related purposes not specifically authorized by Congress, which come within the provisions of section 701a of this title, when in the opinion of the Chief of Engineers such work is advisable. The amount allotted for a project shall be sufficient to complete Federal participation in the project. Not more than $10,000,000 shall be allotted under this section for a project at any single locality. The provisions of local cooperation specified in section 701c of this title shall apply. The work shall be complete in itself and not commit the United States to any additional improvement to insure its successful operation, except as may result from the normal procedure applying to projects authorized after submission of preliminary examination and survey reports.
33 U.S. Code § 701s - Small flood control projects; appropriations; amount limitation for single locality; conditions
2018—Pub. L. 115–270 substituted “$68,750,000” for “$55,000,000” in first sentence.
2014—Pub. L. 113–121 substituted “$10,000,000” for “$7,000,000” in third sentence.
2007—Pub. L. 110–114 substituted “$55,000,000” for “$50,000,000” in first sentence.
2000—Pub. L. 106–541 substituted “$50,000,000” for “$40,000,000” in first sentence.
1999—Pub. L. 106–53, in first sentence, substituted “implementation of small structural and nonstructural projects” for “construction of small projects” and, in third sentence, substituted “$7,000,000” for “$5,000,000”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–662 substituted “$40,000,000” for “$30,000,000” and “$5,000,000” for “$4,000,000”.
1981—Pub. L. 97–140 substituted “Not more than $4,000,000 shall be allotted under this section for a project at any single locality” for “Not more than $2,000,000 shall be allotted under this section for a project in any single locality, except that not more than $3,000,000 shall be allotted under this section for a project at a single locality if such project protects an area which has been declared to be a major disaster area pursuant to the Disaster Relief Act of 1966 or the Disaster Relief Act of 1970 in the five-year period immediately preceding the date the Chief of Engineers deems such work advisable”.
1976—Pub. L. 94–587 increased limitation on allotment for a project at a single locality from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 and for such a project protecting a major disaster area from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000.
1974—Pub. L. 93–251, in revising provisions, increased fiscal year allotment to $30,000,000 from $25,000,000 and required allotment of $2,000,000 for a project at a single locality if such locality protects an area declared to be a major-disaster area pursuant to Disaster Relief Act of 1966 or Disaster Relief Act of 1970 in five-year period immediately preceding the date the Chief of Engineers deems such work advisable.
1962—Pub. L. 87–874 substituted “$25,000,000” for “$10,000,000”, “projects for flood control and related purposes” for “flood control projects”, and provisions limiting the allotment for a single project to $1,000,000 and providing that such allotment shall be sufficient to complete Federal participation, for provisions limiting the allotment for any single project to $400,000 from the appropriations for any fiscal year.
1956—Act July 11, 1956, substituted “$10,000,000” for “$3,000,000”, struck out “and not within areas intended to be protected by projects so authorized” before “which come within the provisions of section 701a of this title”, and substituted “$400,000” for “$150,000”.
1950—Act May 17, 1950, substituted “$3,000,000” for “$2,000,000” and “$150,000” for “$100,000”.
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