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106 STAT. 4832 PUBLIC LAW 102-580 —OCT. 31, 1992 on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives with specific legislative and other recommendations on— (1) improving the equitable distribution of water resources development projects in rural areas, including recommendations for— (A) giving greater value to properties in rural areas; (B) making the ability to pay provision of section 103(m) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 apply more equitably; and (C) giving greater value to crop lands and crops; and (2) giving greater emphasis to— (A) projected increases in values of property, crop lands, and crops which will result from completion of a proposed water resources development project; (B) projected increases in the ability to pay by residents which will result from completion of a proposed water resources development project; and (C) other benefits assumed to increase upon completion of a proposed water resources development project. SEC. 216. COMPENSATION OF CORPS OF ENGINEERS EMPLOYEES. (a) SPECIAL POWER RATE EMPLOYEES.— The Secretary shall conduct a comparative analysis, on a regional basis, of— (1) the compensation (including basic wage rates and dif- ferential pay) provided to employees of the Corps of Engineers who are paid from the Corps of Engineers Special Power Rate Schedule and who are employed at water resources projects of the Corps; and (2) the compensation provided to employees of other Federal agencies who perform duties similar to those performed by such employees of the Corps of Engineers. (b) REGULATORY EMPLOYEES.—The Secretary shall conduct a comparative analysis of— (1) the compensation provided to employees of the Corps of Engineers who carry out regulatory functions; and (2) the compensation provided to employees of other Federal agencies who carry out functions similar to those performed by such employees of the Corps of Engineers; for the purpose of determining whether or not an adjustment to the compensation provided to such employees of the Corps of Engineers is needed. (c) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. —In conducting the analyses under subsections (a) and (b), the Secretary shall provide opportunities for public participation. (d) REPORTS.—Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the results of the analyses conducted under subsections (a) and (b), together with any recommendations of the Secretary, and shall implement such recommendations. 33 USC 2211 SEC. 216. DREDGED MATERIAL DISPOSAL AREAS. (a) STUDY.—The Secretary shall conduct a study on the need for changes in Federal law and policy with respect to dredged material disposal areas for the construction and maintenance of harbors and inland harbors by the Secretary. As part of the study, the Secretary shall evaluate the need for any changes in Federal