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[74 Stat. 500]
[74 Stat. 500]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

500

PUBLIC LAW 86-645-JULY 14, 1960

[74 ST AT.

justification for allocation of the amount of flood control, such funds to be administered by the Secretary of the Army: Provided, That the plan of improvement proposed by the East Bay Municipal Utility District will afford a degree of flood control which in the opinion of the Secretary of the Army is adequate for the Mokelumne Eiver as a part of the overall flood control program for the central valley: Provided further, That, prior to making the monetary contribution or an;^ part thereof, the Department of the Army and the East Bay Municipal Utilitj[ District shall have entered into an agreement providing for operation of the dam or dams in such manner as will produce the floodcontrol benefits upon which the monetary contribution is predicated, and such operation of the dam or dams for flood control shall be in accordance with rules prescribed by the Secretary of the Army pursu33 USC 709. ant to the provisions of section 7 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (54 Stat. 890): Provided further, That prior to making the monetary contribution or any part thereof, the Department of the Army and the East Bay Municipal Utility District shall have entered into an agreement to provide adequately for mitigation of damages to fish and wildlife consistent with the other purposes of the project: And i^ovided further, That the funds appropriated under this authorization shall be administered by the Secretary of the Army in a manner which shall assure that the annual Federal contribution during the project construction period does not exceed the percentage of the annual expenditure for the dam and reservoir (or dams and reservoirs) which the total flood control contribution bears to the total cost of the dam and reservoir (or dams and reservoirs). •tf ^ •tirfi*"*"**' ^^^' ^^^' (^) That, in recognition of the increasing use and development of the flood plains of the rivers of the United States and of the need for information on flood hazards to serve as a guide to such development, and as a basis for avoiding future flood hazards by regulation of use Dv States and municipalities, the Secretary of the Army, through the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, is hereby authorized to compile and disseminate information on floods and flood damages, including identification of areas subject to inundation by floods of various magnitudes and frequencies, and general criteria for guidance in the use of flood plain areas; and to provide engineering advice to local interests for their use in planning to ameliorate the flood hazard: Provided, That the necessar;^ surveys and studies will be made and such information and advice will be provided for specific localities only upon the request of a State or a responsible local governmental agency and upon approval by the Chief of Engineers. (b) The Secretary of the Army is hereby authorized to allot, from any appropriations hereafter made for flood control, sums not to exceed $1,000,000 in any one fiscal year for the compilation and dissemination of such information. rolid °^ public SEC. 207. (a) That whenever, in connection with the construction of any authorized flood control, navigation or multiple-purpose project for the development of water resources, the Chief of Engineers, under the direction of the Secretary of the Army, determines it to be in the public interest to utilize existing public roads as a means of providing access to such projects during construction, he may, at his discretion, improve, reconstruct and maintain such roads and he may contract with the local authority having jurisdiction over the roads to accomplish the necessary work. The accomplishment of such work may be carried out with or without obtaining any interest in the land on which the road is located in accordance with mutual agreement between the parties: Provided, (1) That the Chief of Engineers determines that such work would result in a saving in Federal cost as opposed to the cost of providing a new access road at Federal expense,