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[121 STAT. 1282]
[121 STAT. 1282]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1282

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007 (A) to the maximum extent practicable, reduce the risk— (i) of loss of human life; (ii) to public safety; and (iii) of damage to property; and (B) minimize costs and environmental impacts. (3) EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION.— (A) IN GENERAL.—Beginning after December 31, 2008, any legislative proposal submitted by the President under paragraph (1) shall be eligible for expedited consideration in accordance with this paragraph. (B) INTRODUCTION.—As soon as practicable after the date of receipt of a legislative proposal under paragraph (1), the Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate shall introduce the proposal as a bill, by request, in the Senate. (C) REFERRAL.—A bill introduced under subparagraph (B) shall be referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate. (D) COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION.— (i) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 45 legislative days after a bill under subparagraph (B) is referred to the committee in accordance with subparagraph (C), the committee shall act on the bill. (ii) FAILURE TO ACT.—If the committee fails to act on a bill by the date specified in clause (i), the bill shall be discharged from the committee and placed on the calendar of the Senate. (4) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The requirements of, and authorities under, this subsection shall expire on December 31, 2010.

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SEC. 7015. LAROSE TO GOLDEN MEADOW.

(a) REPORT.—Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report describing any modification required to the project for flood damage reduction, Larose to Golden Meadow, Louisiana, to provide the level of protection necessary to achieve the certification required for a 100-year level of flood protection in accordance with the national flood insurance program. (b) MODIFICATIONS.—The Secretary is authorized to carry out a modification described in subsection (a) if— (1) the Secretary determines that the modification in the report under subsection (a) is feasible; and (2) the total cost of the modification does not exceed $90,000,000. (c) REQUIREMENT.—No appropriation shall be made to construct any modification under this section if the report under subsection (a) has not been approved by resolutions adopted by the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives. SEC. 7016. LOWER JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA.

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(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may carry out a project for flood damage reduction in Lower Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

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