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PUBLIC LAW 106-541—DEC. 11, 2000 114 STAT. 2653 SEC. 518. LAKE MICHIGAN DIVERSION, ILLINOIS. Section 1142(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-20 note; 100 Stat. 4253; 113 Stat. 339) is amended by inserting after "2003" the following: "and $800,000 for each fiscal year beginning after September 30, 2003,". SEC. 519. ILLINOIS RIVER BASIN RESTORATION. (a) ILLINOIS RIVER BASIN DEFINED. —In this section, the term "Illinois River basin" means the Illinois River, Illinois, its backwaters, its side channels, and all tributaries, including their watersheds, draining into the Illinois River. (b) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. — (1) DEVELOPMENT. —The Secretary shall develop, as expeditiously as practicable, a proposed comprehensive plan for the purpose of restoring, preserving, and protecting the Illinois River basin. (2) TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES. — The comprehensive plan shall provide for the development of new technologies and innovative approaches— (A) to enhance the Illinois River as a vital transportation corridor; (B) to improve water quality within the entire Illinois River basin; (C) to restore, enhance, and preserve habitat for plants and wildlife; and (D) to increase economic opportunity for agriculture and business communities. (3) SPECIFIC COMPONENTS. — The comprehensive plan shall include such features as are necessary to provide for— (A) the development and implementation of a program for sediment removal technology, sediment characterization, sediment transport, and beneficial uses of sediment; (B) the development and implementation of a program for the planning, conservation, evaluation, and construction of measures for fish and wildlife habitat conservation and rehabilitation, and stabilization and enhancement of land and water resources in the basin; (C) the development and implementation of a longterm resource monitoring program; and (D) the development and implementation of a computerized inventory and analysis system. (4) CONSULTATION. —The comprehensive plan shall be developed by the Secretary in consultation with appropriate Federal agencies, the State of Illinois, and the Illinois River Coordinating Council. (5) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— Not later than 2 years after Deadline, the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report containing the comprehensive plan. (6) ADDITIONAL STUDIES AND ANALYSES. — After transmission of a report under paragraph (5), the Secretary shall continue to conduct such studies and analyses related to the comprehensive plan as are necessary, consistent with this subsection. (c) CRITICAL RESTORATION PROJECTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.— If the Secretary, in cooperation with appropriate Federal agencies and the State of Illinois, determines that a restoration project for the Illinois River basin