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[121 STAT. 1222]
[121 STAT. 1222]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1222

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007

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(1) DEVELOPMENT.—The Secretary shall develop, as expeditiously as practicable, a comprehensive plan for the purpose of restoring, preserving, and protecting the Kaskaskia 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 Kaskaskia River as a transportation corridor; (B) to improve water quality within the entire Kaskaskia River Basin; (C) to restore, enhance, and preserve habitat for plants and wildlife; (D) to ensure aquatic integrity of side channels and backwaters and their connectivity with the mainstem river; (E) to increase economic opportunity for agriculture and business communities; and (F) to reduce the impacts of flooding to communities and landowners. (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 Kaskaskia River Basin; (C) the development and implementation of a longterm resource monitoring program for the Basin; (D) a conveyance study of the Kaskaskia River floodplain from Vandalia, Illinois, to Carlyle Lake to determine the impacts of existing and future waterfowl improvements on flood stages, including detailed surveys and mapping information to ensure proper hydraulic and hydrological analysis; (E) the development and implementation of a computerized inventory and analysis system for the Basin; (F) the development and implementation of a systemic plan for the Basin to reduce flood impacts by means of ecosystem restoration projects; and (G) the study and design of necessary measures to reduce ongoing headcutting and restore the aquatic environment of the Basin that has been degraded by the headcutting that has occurred above the existing grade control structure. (4) CONSULTATION.—The comprehensive plan shall be developed by the Secretary in consultation with appropriate Federal agencies, the State of Illinois, and the Kaskaskia River Watershed Association. (5) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate a report containing the comprehensive plan.

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