Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–334, § 2403(d)(1), substituted “Emergency watershed program” for “Emergency measures” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–334, § 2403(d)(2), inserted “watershed protection” after “emergency”.

Pub. L. 115–334, § 2403(a)(2)(A), substituted “The Secretary is” for “The Secretary of Agriculture is”.

2014—Pub. L. 113–79 inserted section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).

1996—Pub. L. 104–127 inserted “, including the purchase of floodplain easements,” after “emergency measures”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 406 of Pub. L. 95–334, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.

Disaster Assistance for Watershed Protection Activities

Pub. L. 100–387, title IV, § 402, as added Pub. L. 101–82, title V, § 503, Aug. 14, 1989, 103 Stat. 586, authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to provide financial and technical disaster relief assistance in accordance with this section to repair damage caused by storms occurring in 1988 or 1989 to watersheds located in any county in any State, to the extent that funds authorized by this section remain available, with $25,000,000 appropriated for fiscal year 1990.