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[121 STAT. 1086]
[121 STAT. 1086]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1086

(A) shall not be delayed while consideration is being given to potential changes in policy or priority for project consideration; and (B) shall be submitted, on completion, to— (i) the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate; and (ii) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives. (g) COMPLETION REVIEW.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), not later than 120 days after the date of completion of a report of the Chief of Engineers that recommends to Congress a water resources project, the Secretary shall— (A) review the report; and (B) provide any recommendations of the Secretary regarding the water resources project to Congress. (2) PRIOR REPORTS.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, with respect to any report of the Chief of Engineers recommending a water resources project that is complete prior to the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall complete review of, and provide recommendations to Congress for, the report in accordance with paragraph (1).

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33 USC 2343.

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007

SEC. 2034. INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW.

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(a) PROJECT STUDIES SUBJECT TO INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Project studies shall be subject to a peer review by an independent panel of experts as determined under this section. (2) SCOPE.—The peer review may include a review of the economic and environmental assumptions and projections, project evaluation data, economic analyses, environmental analyses, engineering analyses, formulation of alternative plans, methods for integrating risk and uncertainty, models used in evaluation of economic or environmental impacts of proposed projects, and any biological opinions of the project study. (3) PROJECT STUDIES SUBJECT TO PEER REVIEW.— (A) MANDATORY.—A project study shall be subject to peer review under paragraph (1) if— (i) the project has an estimated total cost of more than $45,000,000, including mitigation costs, and is not determined by the Chief of Engineers to be exempt from peer review under paragraph (6); (ii) the Governor of an affected State requests a peer review by an independent panel of experts; or (iii) the Chief of Engineers determines that the project study is controversial considering the factors set forth in paragraph (4). (B) DISCRETIONARY.— (i) AGENCY REQUEST.—A project study shall be considered by the Chief of Engineers for peer review under this section if the head of a Federal or State agency charged with reviewing the project study determines that the project is likely to have a significant adverse impact on environmental, cultural, or other resources under the jurisdiction of the agency after implementation of proposed mitigation plans and

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