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§ 467j.
Authorization of appropriations
(a)
National dam safety program
(1)
Annual amounts

There are authorized to be appropriated to FEMA to carry out sections 467e, 467f, and 467h of this title (in addition to any amounts made available for similar purposes included in any other Act and amounts made available under subsections (b) through (e)), $9,200,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023, to remain available until expended.

(2)
Allocation
(A)
In general
Subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C), for each fiscal year, amounts made available under this subsection to carry out section 467f of this title shall be allocated among the States as follows:
(i)
One-third among States that qualify for assistance under section 467f(e) of this title.
(ii)
Two-thirds among States that qualify for assistance under section 467f(e) of this title, to each such State in proportion to—
(I)
the number of dams in the State that are listed as State-regulated dams on the inventory of dams maintained under section 467d of this title; as compared to
(II)
the number of dams in all States that are listed as State-regulated dams on the inventory of dams maintained under section 467d of this title.
(B)
Maximum amount of allocation
(i)
In general

The amount of funds allocated to a State under this paragraph may not exceed 50 percent of the reasonable cost of implementing the State dam safety program.

(ii)
Fiscal year 2015 and subsequent fiscal years

For fiscal year 2015 and each subsequent fiscal year, the amount of funds allocated to a State under this paragraph may not exceed the amount of funds committed by the State to implement dam safety activities.

(C)
Determination

The Administrator and the Board shall determine the amount allocated to States.

(b)
National dam inventory

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 467d of this title $500,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

(c)
Public awareness

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 467g–2 of this title $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

(d)
Research

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 467g of this title $1,450,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023, to remain until expended.

(e)
Dam safety training

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 467g–1 of this title $750,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

(f)
Staff

There is authorized to be appropriated to FEMA for the employment of such additional staff personnel as are necessary to carry out sections 467f through 467g–1 of this title $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

(g)
Limitation on use of amounts

Amounts made available under this subchapter may not be used to construct or repair any Federal or non-Federal dam.

(Pub. L. 92–367, § 14, formerly § 12, as added Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 215(c)(8), Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3693; renumbered § 13 and amended Pub. L. 107–310, §§ 5(1), 7, Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2453; Pub. L. 109–460, § 1(d), Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3401; renumbered § 14 and amended Pub. L. 113–121, title III, § 3001(a)(1), (d)(1), (e), (f), June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1282–1284; Pub. L. 115–270, title I, § 1163, Oct. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 3796.)
cite as: 33 USC 467j