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[121 STAT. 1287]
[121 STAT. 1287]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–114—NOV. 8, 2007

121 STAT. 1287

(i) one representative of each of the State resource agencies (or a designee of the Governor of the State) from each of the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin; (ii) one representative of the Department of Agriculture; (iii) one representative of the Department of Transportation; (iv) one representative of the United States Geological Survey; (v) one representative of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (vi) one representative of the Environmental Protection Agency; (vii) one representative of affected landowners; (viii) two representatives of conservation and environmental advocacy groups; and (ix) two representatives of agriculture and industry advocacy groups. (C) CHAIRPERSON.—The Secretary shall serve as chairperson of the advisory panel. (D) APPLICATION OF FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT.—The Advisory Panel and any working group established by the Advisory Panel shall not be considered an advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). (h) RANKING SYSTEM.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, in consultation with the Advisory Panel, shall develop a system to rank proposed projects. (2) PRIORITY.—The ranking system shall give greater weight to projects that restore natural river processes, including those projects listed in subsection (b)(2). SEC. 8005. COMPARABLE PROGRESS.

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(a) IN GENERAL.—As the Secretary conducts pre-engineering, design, and construction for projects authorized under this title, the Secretary shall— (1) select appropriate milestones; (2) determine, at the time of such selection, whether the projects are being carried out at comparable rates; and (3) make an annual report to Congress, beginning in fiscal year 2009, regarding whether the projects are being carried out at a comparable rate. (b) NO COMPARABLE RATE.—If the Secretary or Congress determines under subsection (a)(2) that projects authorized under this title are not moving toward completion at a comparable rate, annual funding requests for the projects shall be adjusted to ensure that the projects move toward completion at a comparable rate in the future.

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