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PUBLIC LAW 101-640—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4623 SEC. 116. STUDIES. (a) SOUTH ATLANTIC CARGO TRAFFIC— (1) STUDY.— The Secretary, in conjunction with the Administrator of the Federal Maritime Administration of the Department of Transportation, shall conduct a study of the market for container ship traffic in the South Atlantic region of the United States from Port Everglades, Florida, to Norfolk, Virginia. (2) PURPOSES.—The purposes of the study to be conducted under this subsection are as follows: (A) Identifying major containerized cargo trade routes and commodity flows. (B) Identifying inland transportation infrastructure needs. (C) Projecting future traffic volumes. (D) Forecasting future container vessel fleets. (E) Developing origin-to-destination transportation costs. (F) Developing differential trade route costs for origindestination pairs. (G) Forecasting future micro- and mini-bridging opportunities. (H) Developing a computerized database of all traffic flows and costs. (I) Forecasting future port infrastructure needs. (3) REPORT.— Not later than 14 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the results of the study conducted under this subsection. (4) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —T here is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $1,200,000. (b) NoRCO BLUFFS, CALIFORNIA.—The Secretary shall conduct a feasibility study of bank stabilization measures for Norco Bluffs, California, under the flood control program of the Corps of Engineers. (c) RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA.—The Secretary shall— (1) complete the study of the feasibility of constructing shoreline erosion mitigation measures along the Rancho Palos Verdes coastline and in the city of Rolling Hills, California, authorized by section 712 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4160); and (2) in connection with such study, investigate measures to conserve fish and wildlife (as specified in section 704 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986), including measures to demonstrate the effectiveness of intertidal marine habitat. (d) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INFRASTRUCTURE RESTORATION. — (1) STUDY.—The Secretary, in consultation with the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, shall conduct a feasibility study in the Southern California region of the problems and alternative solutions, including governmental roles and responsibilities, of restoring such region's public works infrastructure (including roads and highways, fixed rails, bridges, airports, flood control channels, dams, aqueducts, and utility pipes and lines) to full service following earthquakes which cause substantial damage to such infrastructure. (2) REPORT.— Not later than 24 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress