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[121 STAT. 1138]
[121 STAT. 1138]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1138

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007


The project for navigation, Buffalo Harbor, New York, authorized by section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 1176), is modified to include measures to enhance public access, at Federal cost of $500,000. SEC. 3120. LONG ISLAND SOUND OYSTER RESTORATION, NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT. Plans.

(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall plan, design, and construct projects to increase aquatic habitats within Long Island Sound and adjacent waters, including the construction and restoration of oyster beds and related shellfish habitat. (b) COST SHARING.—The non-Federal share of the cost of activities carried out under this section shall be 25 percent and may be provided through in-kind services and materials. (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There is authorized to be appropriated $25,000,000 to carry out this section. SEC. 3121. MAMARONECK AND SHELDRAKE RIVERS WATERSHED MANAGEMENT, NEW YORK.

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(a) WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, in consultation with the State of New York and local entities, shall develop watershed management plans for the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River watershed for the purposes of evaluating existing and new flood damage reduction and ecosystem restoration. (2) EXISTING PLANS.—In developing the watershed management plans, the Secretary shall use existing studies and plans, as appropriate. (b) CRITICAL RESTORATION PROJECTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may participate in any eligible critical restoration project in the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake Rivers watershed in accordance with the watershed management plans developed under subsection (a). (2) ELIGIBLE PROJECTS.—A critical restoration project shall be eligible for assistance under this section if the project— (A) meets the purposes described in the watershed management plans developed under subsection (a); and (B) with respect to the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake Rivers watershed in New York, consists of flood damage reduction or ecosystem restoration through— (i) bank stabilization of the mainstem, tributaries, and streams; (ii) wetland restoration; (iii) soil and water conservation; (iv) restoration of natural flows; (v) restoration of stream stability; (vi) structural and nonstructural flood damage reduction measures; or (vii) any other project or activity the Secretary determines to be appropriate. (c) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.—In carrying out this section, the Secretary may enter into one or more cooperative agreements to provide financial assistance to appropriate Federal, State, or local governments or nonprofit agencies, including assistance for the implementation of projects to be carried out under subsection (b).

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