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[121 STAT. 1197]
[121 STAT. 1197]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007

121 STAT. 1197

SEC. 5017. ESTUARY RESTORATION.

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(a) PURPOSES.—Section 102 of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2901) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1) by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: ‘‘by implementing a coordinated Federal approach to estuary habitat restoration activities, including the use of common monitoring standards and a common system for tracking restoration acreage’’; (2) in paragraph (2) by inserting ‘‘and implement’’ after ‘‘to develop’’; and (3) in paragraph (3) by inserting ‘‘through cooperative agreements’’ after ‘‘restoration projects’’. (b) DEFINITION OF ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION PLAN.—Section 103(6)(A) of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2902(6)(A)) is amended by striking ‘‘Federal or State’’ and inserting ‘‘Federal, State, or regional’’. (c) ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAM.—Section 104 of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2903) is amended— (1) in subsection (a) by inserting ‘‘through the award of contracts and cooperative agreements’’ after ‘‘assistance’’; (2) in subsection (c)— (A) in paragraph (3)(A) by inserting ‘‘or State’’ after ‘‘Federal’’; and (B) in paragraph (4)(B) by inserting ‘‘or approach’’ after ‘‘technology’’; (3) in subsection (d)— (A) in paragraph (1)— (i) by striking ‘‘Except’’ and inserting the following: ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Except’’; and (ii) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(B) MONITORING.— ‘‘(i) COSTS.—The costs of monitoring an estuary habitat restoration project funded under this title may be included in the total cost of the estuary habitat restoration project. ‘‘(ii) GOALS.—The goals of the monitoring shall be— ‘‘(I) to measure the effectiveness of the restoration project; and ‘‘(II) to allow adaptive management to ensure project success.’’; (B) in paragraph (2) by inserting ‘‘or approach’’ after ‘‘technology’’; and (C) in paragraph (3) by inserting ‘‘(including monitoring)’’ after ‘‘services’’; (4) in subsection (f)(1)(B) by inserting ‘‘long-term’’ before ‘‘maintenance’’; and (5) in subsection (g)— (A) by striking ‘‘In carrying’’ and inserting the following: ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In carrying’’; and (B) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(2) SMALL PROJECTS.— ‘‘(A) SMALL PROJECT DEFINED.—In this paragraph, the term ‘small project’ means a project carried out under this title with an estimated Federal cost of less than $1,000,000.

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