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114 STAT. 2594 PUBLIC LAW 106-541—DEC. 11, 2000 33 USC 2201 note. 33 USC 2326c. Deadline. Deadline. Deadline. including water resource assessment, community participation, planning, development, and management activities. (c) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS. —^A cooperative agreement entered into under this section shall not be considered to be, or treated as being, a cooperative agreement to which chapter 63 of title 31, United States Code, applies. SEC. 214. FUNDING TO PROCESS PERMITS. (a) IN GENERAL.— In fiscal years 2001 through 2003, the Secretary, after public notice, may accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the evaluation of permits under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army. (b) EFFECT ON PERMITTING.— 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. SEC. 215. DREDGED MATERIAL MARKETING AND RECYCLING. (a) DREDGED MATERIAL MARKETING. — (1) IN GENERAL. —Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a program to allow the direct marketing of dredged material to public agencies and private entities. (2) LIMITATIONS. — The Secretary shall not establish the program under paragraph (1) unless the Secretary determines that the program is in the interest of the United States and is economically justified, equitable, and environmentally acceptable. (3) REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITY.— The program described in paragraph (1) may authorize each of the 8 division offices of the Corps of Engineers to market to public agencies and private entities any dredged material from projects under the jurisdiction of the regional office. Any revenues generated from any sale of dredged material to such entities shall be deposited in the United States Treasury. (4) REPORTS.— Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter for a period of 4 years, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the program established under paragraph (1). (5) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $2,000,000 for each fiscal year. (b) DREDGED MATERIAL RECYCLING.— (1) PILOT PROGRAM. —The Secretary shall conduct a pilot program to provide incentives for the removal of dredged material from confined disposal facilities associated with Corps of Engineer navigation projects for the purpose of recycling the dredged material and extending the life of the confined disposal facilities. (2) REPORT. —Not later than 90 days after the date of completion of the pilot program, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the results of the program. (3) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There is authorized to be appropriated to carry oui this subsection $2,000,000, except that not to exceed $1,000,000 may be expended with respect to any project.