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[121 STAT. 1202]
[121 STAT. 1202]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1202

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall enter into an agreement with the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin to provide temporary water supply and conservation storage at Federal facilities operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Potomac River basin for any period for which the Commission has determined that a drought warning or drought emergency exists. (2) LIMITATION.—The agreement shall provide that the cost for water supply and conservation storage under paragraph (1) shall not exceed the incremental operating costs associated with providing the storage.

SEC. 5020. CHESAPEAKE BAY ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION AND PROTECTION PROGRAM.

(a) FORM OF ASSISTANCE.—Section 510(a)(2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 3759) is amended by striking ‘‘, and beneficial uses of dredged material’’ and inserting ‘‘, beneficial uses of dredged material, and restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation’’. (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Section 510(i) of such Act (110 Stat. 3761) is amended by striking ‘‘$10,000,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$40,000,000’’. SEC. 5021. CHESAPEAKE BAY OYSTER RESTORATION, VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND.

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Section 704(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2263(b)) is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (4); (2) in paragraph (1)— (A) in the second sentence by striking ‘‘$30,000,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$50,000,000’’; and (B) in the third sentence by striking ‘‘Such projects’’ and inserting the following: ‘‘(2) INCLUSIONS.—Such projects’’; (3) by striking paragraph (2)(D) (as redesignated by paragraph (2)(B) of this subsection) and inserting the following: ‘‘(D) the restoration and rehabilitation of habitat for fish, including native oysters, in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in Virginia and Maryland, including— ‘‘(i) the construction of oyster bars and reefs; ‘‘(ii) the rehabilitation of existing marginal habitat; ‘‘(iii) the use of appropriate alternative substrate material in oyster bar and reef construction; ‘‘(iv) the construction and upgrading of oyster hatcheries; and ‘‘(v) activities relating to increasing the output of native oyster broodstock for seeding and monitoring of restored sites to ensure ecological success. ‘‘(3) RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES.—The restoration and rehabilitation activities described in paragraph (2)(D) shall be— ‘‘(A) for the purpose of establishing permanent sanctuaries and harvest management areas; and ‘‘(B) consistent with plans and strategies for guiding the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay oyster resource and fishery.’’; and (4) by adding at the end the following:

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