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PUBLIC LAW 101-640—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4615 inserting "acquisition of real property and associated improvements (from willing sellers), and monetary compensation to affected landowners" after "including maintenance and rehabilitation of existing structures,". (v) NEW YORK HARBOR DRIFT REMOVAL PROJECT, NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.— (1) REMOVAL OF FLOATING MATERIAL. —The New York Harbor collection and removal of drift project, authorized by section 2 of the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes", approved March 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1051), and section 91 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 39), is modified to authorize the Secretary to collect and remove floating material whenever the Secretary is collecting and removing debris which is an obstruction to navigation. (2) CONTINUATION.—The Secretary shall continue engineering, design, and construction on the New York Harbor collection and removal of drift project, including construction of the 2nd phase in the Jersey City North reach which shall include remaining piers and debris in the Harsimus Cove area, construction of the Brooklyn II reach, and engineering and design for the remaining unconstructed reaches. (3) BARGE REMOVAL. — As part of the New York Harbor collection and removal of drift project, the Secretary shall expedite necessary engineering, design, and removal of 7 abandoned barges from the Passaic River in Kearny, Nutley, and Passaic, New Jersey. (4) PROHIBITION OF BURNING OF WOOD.— (A) GENERAL RULE.— The New York Harbor collection and removal of drift project referred to in paragraph (1), including construction described in paragraph (2), is further modified to provide (i) that after December 31, 1990, material collected by the Secretary in carrying out the project may be disposed of only as provided in subparagraph (D), and (ii) that no later than December 31, 1993, the Administrator shall prohibit the burning of wood collected in carrying out the project on ocean waters. (B) DEMONSTRATION OF ALTERNATIVES.— (i) SURVEY.— The Secretary shall conduct a survey of potential acceptable alternative methods to the burning of wood on ocean waters which could be used for disposal of wood collected in carrying out the project. (ii) GOAL.— Methods of disposal identified in the survey shall be demonstrated in accordance with subparagraph (D), with the goal of arriving at an implementable acceptable alternative method at the earliest practicable date. (C) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— The Secretary shall report to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate, and the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries of the House of Representatives by February 1, 1991, by January 1, 1992, and, if an implementable acceptable alternative method is not identified under this paragraph, by January 1, 1993, on the progress being made toward achieving an early end to the 39-194 0-91 QL 3 Part 6