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PUBLIC LAW 106-541—DEC. 11, 2000 114 STAT. 2609 (5) EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS. —The Secretary may use funds made available to carry out the Passaic River basin flood management project to pay the administrative expenses of the task force. (6) TERMINATION. — The task force shall terminate on the date on which the Passaic River flood management project is completed. (g) ACQUISITION OF LANDS IN THE FLOODWAY.— Section 1148 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4254; 110 Stat. 3718) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(e) CONSISTENCY WITH NEW JERSEY BLUE ACRES PROGRAM.— The Secretary shall carry out this section in a manner that is consistent with the Blue Acres Program of the State of New Jersey.". (h) STUDY OF HIGHLANDS LAND CONSERVATION.—The Secretary, in cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture and the State of New Jersey, may study the feasibility of conserving land in the Highlands region of New Jersey and New York to provide additional flood protection for residents of the Passaic River basin in accordance with section 212 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (33 U.S.C. 2332). (i) RESTRICTION ON USE OF FUNDS. —The Secretary shall not obligate any funds to carry out design or construction of the tunnel element of the Passaic River flood control project, as authorized by section 101(a)(18)(A) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4607). SEC. 328. TIMES BEACH NATURE PRESERVE, BUFFALO, NEW YORK The project for improving the quality of the environment. Times Beach Nature Preserve, Buffalo, New York, carried out under section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2309a), is modified to include recreation as a project purpose. SEC. 329. ROCKAWAY INLET TO NORTON POINT, NEW YORK (a) IN GENERAL. —The project for shoreline protection, Atlantic Coast of New York City from Rockaway Inlet to Norton Point (Coney Island Area), New York, authorized by section 501(a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 4135), is modified to authorize the Secretary to construct T-groins to improve sand retention down drift of the West 37th Street groin, in the Sea Gate area of Coney Island, New York, as identified in the March 1998 report prepared for the Corps of Engineers, entitled "Field Data Gathering Project Performance Analysis and Design Alternative Solutions to Improve Sandfill Retention", at a total cost of $9,000,000, with an estimated Federal cost of $5,850,000 and an estimated non-Federal cost of $3,150,000. (b) COST SHARING.—The non-Federal share of the costs of constructing the T-groins under subsection (a) shall be 35 percent. (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT. —Section 541 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (113 Stat. 350) is repealed. SEC. 330. GARRISON DAM, NORTH DAKOTA. The Secretary shall conduct a study of the Garrison Dam, North Dakota, feature of the project for flood control, Missouri River Basin, authorized by section 9(a) of the Flood Control Act of December 22, 1944 (58 Stat. 891), to determine if the damage to the water transmission line for Williston, North Dakota, is the result of a design deficiency and, if the Secretary determines that