[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[S. 336 Introduced in Senate (IS)]







110th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 336

   To require the Secretary of the Army to operate and maintain as a 
system the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal dispersal barriers, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            January 18, 2007

Mr. Durbin (for himself, Mr. Voinovich, Mr. Levin, Mr. Obama, Mr. Bayh, 
 Mr. Kohl, Ms. Stabenow, and Mr. Lugar) introduced the following bill; 
 which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and 
                              Public Works

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                                 A BILL


 
   To require the Secretary of the Army to operate and maintain as a 
system the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal dispersal barriers, and for 
                            other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Barrier Project Consolidation and 
Construction Act of 2007''.

SEC. 2. CONSOLIDATION OF BARRIER PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Dispersal 
Barrier Project (referred to in this Act as ``Barrier I'') (as in 
existence on the date of enactment of this Act), constructed as a 
demonstration project under section 1202(i)(3) of the Nonindigenous 
Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 
4722(i)(3)), and the project relating to the Chicago Sanitary and Ship 
Canal Dispersal Barrier, as authorized by section 345 of the District 
of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108-335; 118 Stat. 
1352) (referred to in this Act as ``Barrier II''), shall be considered 
to constitute a single project.
    (b) Activities Relating to Barrier I and Barrier II.--
            (1) Duties of secretary of the army.--The Secretary of the 
        Army (referred to in this Act as the ``Secretary'') shall, at 
        full Federal expense--
                    (A) upgrade and make permanent Barrier I;
                    (B) construct Barrier II, notwithstanding the 
                project cooperation agreement with the State of 
                Illinois dated June 14, 2005;
                    (C) operate and maintain Barrier I and Barrier II 
                as a system to optimize effectiveness;
                    (D) conduct, in consultation with appropriate 
                Federal, State, local, and nongovernmental entities, a 
                study of a full range of options and technologies for 
                reducing impacts of hazards that may reduce the 
                efficacy of the Barriers; and
                    (E) provide to each State a credit in an amount 
                equal to the amount of funds contributed by the State 
                toward Barrier II.
            (2) Application of credit.--A State may apply a credit 
        received under paragraph (1)(E) to any cost-sharing 
        responsibility for an existing or future Federal project with 
        the Corps of Engineers in the State.
    (c) Feasibility Study.--The Secretary, in consultation with 
appropriate Federal, State, local, and nongovernmental entities, shall 
conduct a feasibility study, at full Federal expense, of the range of 
options and technologies available to prevent the spread of aquatic 
nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins 
through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and other aquatic pathways.
    (d) Conforming Amendment.--Section 345 of the District of Columbia 
Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108-335; 118 Stat. 1352) is 
amended to read as follows:
    ``Sec. 345.  There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as 
are necessary to carry out the Barrier II project of the project for 
the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Dispersal Barrier, Illinois, 
initiated pursuant to section 1135 of the Water Resources Development 
Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a).''.
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