[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-315
111th Congress

An Act


 
To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to extend and
modify the program allowing the Secretary of the Army to accept and
expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the
evaluation of permits, 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. FUNDING TO PROCESS PERMITS.

Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (33
U.S.C. 2201 note; 114 Stat. 2594; 117 Stat. 1836; 119 Stat. 2169; 120
Stat. 318; 120 Stat. 3197; 121 Stat. 1067; 123 Stat. 3478) is amended--
(1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

``(a) In General.--The <> Secretary, after public
notice, may accept and expend funds contributed by a non-Federal public
entity to expedite the evaluation of a permit of that entity related to
a project or activity for a public purpose under the jurisdiction of the
Department of the Army.'';
(2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (e);
(3) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

``(b) Effect on Permitting.--
``(1) In general.--In carrying out this section, the
Secretary shall ensure that the use of funds accepted under
subsection (a) will not impact impartial decisionmaking with
respect to permits, either substantively or procedurally.
``(2) Impartial decisionmaking.--In carrying out this
section, the Secretary shall ensure that the evaluation of
permits carried out using funds accepted under this section
shall--
``(A) be reviewed by--
``(i) the District Commander, or the
Commander's designee, of the Corps District in
which the project or activity is located; or
``(ii) the Commander of the Corps Division in
which the District is located if the evaluation of
the permit is initially conducted by the District
Commander; and
``(B) utilize the same procedures for decisions that
would otherwise be required for the evaluation of
permits for similar projects or activities not carried
out using funds authorized under this section.

``(c) Limitation on Use of Funds.--None of the funds accepted under
this section shall be used to carry out a review of the evaluation of
permits required under subsection (b)(2)(A).
``(d) Public Availability.--The Secretary shall ensure that all
final permit decisions carried out using funds authorized under

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this section are made available to the public, including on the
Internet.''; and
(4) in subsection (e) (as redesignated) by striking ``2010''
and inserting ``2016''.
SEC. 2. COMPLIANCE WITH STATUTORY PAY-AS-YOU-GO ACT OF 2010.

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such
statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

Approved December 18, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 6184:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Dec. 1, considered and passed House.
Dec. 7, considered and passed Senate.