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[121 STAT. 1281]
[121 STAT. 1281]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007

121 STAT. 1281

chapter 3 of title II of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 (120 Stat. 453). (B) INCLUSIONS.—At a minimum, the report under subparagraph (A) shall include— (i) a plan to physically modify the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and restore the areas affected by the navigation channel; (ii) a plan to restore natural features of the ecosystem that will reduce or prevent damage from storm surge; (iii) a plan to prevent the intrusion of saltwater into the waterway; (iv) efforts to integrate the recommendations of the report with the program authorized under section 7003 and the analysis and design authorized by title I of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006 (119 Stat. 2247); and (v) consideration of— (I) use of native vegetation; and (II) diversions of fresh water to restore the Lake Borgne ecosystem. (4) CONSTRUCTION.—The Secretary shall carry out a plan to close the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and restore and protect the ecosystem substantially in accordance with the plan required under paragraph (3), if the Secretary determines that the project is cost-effective, environmentally acceptable, and technically feasible. SEC. 7014. HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION.

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(a) REPORTS.—With respect to the projects identified in the analysis and design of comprehensive hurricane protection authorized by title I of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006 (119 Stat. 2247), the Secretary shall submit, to the maximum extent practicable, specific project recommendations in a report developed under that title. (b) EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.— (1) IN GENERAL.—If the President determines that a project recommended in the analysis and design of comprehensive hurricane protection under title I of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006 could— (A) address an imminent threat to life and property; (B) prevent a dangerous storm surge from reaching a populated area; (C) prevent the loss of coastal areas that reduce the impact of storm surge; (D) benefit national energy security; (E) protect emergency hurricane evacuation routes or shelters; or (F) address inconsistencies in hurricane protection standards, the President may submit to the President pro tempore of the Senate for authorization a legislative proposal relating to the project, as the President determines to be appropriate. (2) PRIORITIZATION.—In submitting legislative proposals under paragraph (1), the President shall give priority to any project that, as determined by the President, would—

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