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106 STAT. 4866 PUBLIC LAW 102-580 —OCT. 31, 1992 (2) REPORT. —Not later than 24 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall report to the Congress the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of such survey, including recommendations for actions necessary to prevent contamination of aquatic sediments and to control sources of contamination, (b) MONITORING. — (1) IN GENERAL.— The Administrator, in consultation with the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Secretary, shall conduct a comprehensive and continuing program to assess aquatic sediment quality. The program condfucted pursuant to this subsection shall, at a minimum— (A) identify the location of pollutants in aquatic sediment; (B) identify the extent of pollutants in sediment and those sediments which are contaminated pursuant to section 501(b)(4); (C) establish methods and protocols for monitoring the physical, chemical, and biological effects of pollutants in aquatic sediment and of contaminated sediment; (D) develop a system for the management, storage, and dissemination of data concerning aquatic sediment quality; (E) provide an assessment of aquatic sediment quality trends over time; (F) identify locations where pollutants in sediment may pose a threat to the quality of drinking water supplies, fisheries resources, and marine habitats; and (G) establish a clearing house for information on technology, methods, and practices available for the remediation, decontamination, and control of sediment contamination. (2) REPORT. —The Administrator shall submit to Congress a report on the findings of the monitoring under paragraph (1) on the date that is 2 years after the date specified in subsection (a)(2) and biennially thereafter. SEC. 504. CONCURRENCE BY THE ADMINISTRATOR. (a) CONCURRENCE BY THE ADMINISTRATOR. —Section 103(c) of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1413(c)) is amended to read as follows: "(c) CONCURRENCE BY THE ADMINISTRATOR. — "(1) NOTIFICATION. — Prior to issuing a permit to any person under this section, the Secretary shall first notify the Administrator of the Secretary intention to do so and provide necessary and appropriate information concerning the permit to the Admimstrator. Within 30 days of receiving such information, the Administrator shall review the information and request any additional information the Administrator deems necessary to evaluate the proposed permit. "(2) CONCURRENCE BY ADMINISTRATOR. —Within 45 da^s after receiving from the Secretary all information the Administrator considers to be necessary to evaluate the proposed permit, the Administrator shall, in writing, concur with (either entirely or with conditions) or decline to concur with the determination of the Secretary as to compliance with the criteria,