The Bill “Water Resources Development Act of 2018” Has Passed

Bill Passed: To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.

This bill passed the House on Jun 06, 2018. The sponsor was (R) Representative Bill Shuster from PA.

The bill mainly concerns itself with these subjects; Water Resources Development.

Bill amendments

  • An amendment numbered 53 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add at the end of title I the following section entitled: Corps of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program.
  • An amendment numbered 52 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to expedite the completion of a disposition study and requires the Secretary to report on the feasibility of preserving and uenhancing recreational opportunities and the health of the ecosystem of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam.
  • An amendment numbered 51 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary, to the maximum extent practicable, to endeavor to provide information to all adjoining residential property stakeholders, next to property which the Army Corps of Engineers holds an interest.
  • An amendment numbered 50 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize the Army Corps to accept contributed funds from the owners of non-federal Section 7 reservoirs for the purpose of reviewing/revising operational documents, including flood control manuals and rule curves.
  • An amendment numbered 49 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to Requires the Secretary to conduct an assessment of dams classified as Class III under the Dam Safety Action Classification of the Corps of Engineers. This amendment requires the Secretary to provide a report to Congress describing anticipated impacts on the local communities if the Secretary no longer assumes responsibility of the Class III dam, or what the effects would be if the Secretary continues to assume responsibility of the dams over a period of 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act.
  • An amendment numbered 48 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to ensure prompt restoration and rebuilding in the event of an activation of any floodway or backwater feature within the Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries system.
  • An amendment numbered 47 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Army Corps of Engineers to include in future workplans, to the maximum extent practicable, any project or facility for disposition for which the Corps has a final report from the Director of Civil Works.
  • An amendment numbered 46 printed in Part A in House Report 115-711 to expedite the Army Corps of Engineers reformulation project in certain Sandy Superstorm affected areas of Queens, NY.
  • An amendment numbered 45 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to enhance the Levee Safety Action Classification (LSAC) risk categorization tool, developed internally by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also supplements current duties by ensuring that individual levee system LSAC ratings are transparent.
  • An amendment numbered 44 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out flood and storm damage reduction studies expeditiously in order to reduce the risk of damage from future floods and hurricanes in the Houston and Coastal Texas areas.
  • An amendment numbered 43 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to look to expedite already authorized U.S. Army Corp of Engineers projects in the declared disaster areas of Texas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • An amendment numbered 41 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to encourage the Secretary to consider reasonable alternative agreements between state or local entities, private partners, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering to dispose of dredged material.
  • An amendment numbered 41 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to expedite the navigation project for Portsmouth Harbor and the Piscataqua River.
  • An amendment numbered 40 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to use existing authority to mitigate severe shoaling at Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire.
  • An amendment numbered 39 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize a land transfer between the Port of Whitman and the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • An amendment numbered 38 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to grant the Army Corps the authority to repair or replace bridges in New England that serve as emergency evacuation routes.
  • An amendment numbered 37 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to expedite the completion of the Cedar River flood risk management project authorized in 2014.
  • An amendment numbered 36 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to convey three parcels of land, known as the Earle May Recreational Area, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the City of Bainbridge.
  • An amendment numbered 35 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete its Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study by February 2019.
  • An amendment numbered 34 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Army Corps to expedite and complete dredging in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts as authorized.

Cosponsored by

  • (D) Rep. Peter A. DeFazio from OR
  • (R) Rep. Garret Graves from LA
  • (D) Rep. Grace F. Napolitano from CA
  • (R) Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. from TN
  • (D) Rep. Elizabeth Esty from CT
  • (R) Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Rick Larsen from WA
  • (R) Rep. Duncan D. Hunter from CA
  • (D) Rep. John Garamendi from CA
  • (R) Rep. Sam Graves from MO
  • (D) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton from DC
  • (R) Rep. Jeffrey Denham from CA
  • (D) Rep. Michael E. Capuano from MA
  • (R) Rep. Lou Barletta from PA
  • (D) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson from TX
  • (R) Rep. Bob Gibbs from OH
  • (D) Rep. Elijah E. Cummings from MD
  • (R) Rep. Mark Sanford from SC
  • (D) Rep. Daniel Lipinski from IL
  • (R) Rep. David Rouzer from NC
  • (D) Rep. Rick Nolan from MN
  • (R) Rep. Randy Weber from TX
  • (D) Rep. Cheri Bustos from IL
  • (R) Rep. Paul Mitchell from MI
  • (D) Rep. Julia Brownley from CA
  • (R) Rep. John Faso from NY
  • (D) Rep. Frederica Wilson from FL
  • (R) Rep. A. Drew Ferguson from GA
  • (D) Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Alan Lowenthal from CA
  • (D) Rep. Brenda Lawrence from MI
  • (D) Rep. Mark DeSaulnier from CA