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42 U.S. Code § 1962–4 - Implementation of water resources principles and requirements

(a) In general

Not later than 180 days after December 27, 2020, the Secretary shall issue final agency-specific procedures necessary to implement the principles and requirements and the interagency guidelines.

(b) Development of future water resources development projectsThe procedures required by subsection (a) shall ensure that the Secretary, in the formulation of future water resources development projects—
(1) develops such projects in accordance with—
the guiding principles established by the principles and requirements; and
the national water resources planning policy established by section 1962–3(a) of this title; and
fully identifies and analyzes national economic development benefits, regional economic development benefits, environmental quality benefits, and other societal effects.
(c) Review and update

Every 5 years, the Secretary shall review and, where appropriate, revise the procedures required by subsection (a).

(d) Public review, notice, and commentIn issuing, reviewing, and revising the procedures required by this section, the Secretary shall—
provide notice to interested non-Federal stakeholders of the Secretary’s intent to revise the procedures;
provide opportunities for interested non-Federal stakeholders to engage with, and provide input and recommendations to, the Secretary on the revision of the procedures; and
solicit and consider public and expert comments.
(e) DefinitionsIn this section:
(1) Interagency guidelines

The term “interagency guidelines” means the interagency guidelines contained in the document finalized by the Council on Environmental Quality pursuant to section 1962–3 of this title in December 2014, to implement the principles and requirements.

(2) Principles and requirements

The term “principles and requirements” means the principles and requirements contained in the document prepared by the Council on Environmental Quality pursuant to section 1962–3 of this title, entitled “Principles and Requirements for Federal Investments in Water Resources”, and dated March 2013.

Editorial Notes

Section was enacted as a part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, and not as a part of the Water Resources Planning Act which comprises this chapter.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
“Secretary” Defined

Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2 of div. AA of Pub. L. 116–260, set out as a note under section 2201 of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters.