Legislative Advocacy

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Priority Legislative Issues and Goals

How Can You Participate in MGM集团美高梅登陆's Advocacy Efforts

有关联邦立法的最新消息 & Policy

MGM集团美高梅登陆 Testimony

Cost of Dam Rehab in the US


 

Priority Legislative Issues and Goals

MGM集团美高梅登陆的优先立法问题

  • 增加国家大坝安全计划的拨款.
  • Program revisions and full appropriations for the National High-Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Act.
  • Increased appropriations to continue the success of the USDA Small Watershed Dam Rehabilitation Program.
  • Creation of a state dam safety regulatory program in Alabama (the one state remaining with no dam safety legislation on the books).
  • 对国家堤坝安全计划的支持和拨款.

联邦立法的目标

  • 推动为所有改善大坝安全的联邦法律提供全部资金.
  • Coordinate an education and advocacy effort for all federal legislative initiatives including encouraging grass-roots lobbying.
  • Encourage alternative sources of funding for dam rehabilitation and repairs through federal/state partnerships or public/private partnerships.
  • 提高华盛顿特区的大坝安全意识.C. to keep at the forefront the need for funding of the National Dam Safety Program and other federal programs.

国家立法的目标

  • 当大坝安全项目受到威胁时,加强对各州的支持网络.
  • 跟踪所有的立法变化并发布摘要. 为各州提供大坝安全政策的基准数据.
  • Assist state dam safety agencies with legislative awareness to give them the tools/information needed when programs are threatened.
  • 在州一级鼓励政策和提供工具,以提高大坝安全意识.
  • Explore funding mechanisms for state dam safety programs and assist states in maintaining and increasing their budgets.

 

How Can You Participate in MGM集团美高梅登陆's Advocacy Efforts

找到你的立法者的联系方式:
Senate Contacts
众议院联系

Federal Advocacy
You can help support strong dam safety programs at the federal level by educating your Senators and Congressmen about the need for policies and resources that improve dam safety and, therefore, 降低大坝溃坝的风险.  MGM集团美高梅登陆与国会合作, with key administrative staff and with other non-governmental organizations to improve legislation and regulations and to ensure that funding is appropriated for these programs. 重要的是,您要保持消息灵通,并建立MGM集团美高梅登陆的宣传工作. From time to time, we ask our members to contact your Congressional delegation to educate them about the need for strong dam safety programs at the federal level and to support specific legislation that will improve dam safety nationwide.

Watch this page for alerts and issue briefs or contact Lori Spragens at MGM集团美高梅登陆 to become a part of the Federal Legislative Advocacy Interest Group. [email protected].

联邦政府优先考虑的问题:
增加国家大坝安全计划的年度拨款. 由国土安全部和联邦应急管理局管理. 目前授权$13.9 million a year. 

增加国家堤坝安全计划的年度拨款. 由美国陆军工程兵团,国土安全部,联邦应急管理局管理. 目前每年授权5 400万美元.

Program refinements and annual appropriations for the National High-Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Program. 由联邦应急管理局通过国家大坝安全计划管理. The 2016 law authorizes the program at $40 million for FY20 and $60 million for each year thereafter thru 2026.

具体由各州完成宣传
MGM集团美高梅登陆 works with the state programs and with local stakeholders in developing state-by-state advocacy coalitions. If you would like to start advocating for strong dam safety programs in your state contact Mark Ogden, x 107 or [email protected].

合作伙伴增加对大坝安全的支持
与其他组织合作,可以在华盛顿和各州首府发出更大的声音. MGM集团美高梅登陆目前的合作伙伴包括:

不寻常对话联盟

美国土木工程师协会政府关系协会 

国家流域联盟 

州际水政策会议 

州泛滥平原管理者协会

全国洪水和雨水管理协会

深基础研究所

U.S. Society on Dams

 


 

阅读更多有关法例的资料 & Policy

国家大坝安全法
Status - 2018国家大坝安全项目法案于2018年通过 《MGM集团美高梅登陆》 thru 2023.

请阅读《MGM美高梅官网登录》 -(结合1996年、2002年、2006年和2014年的语言,参考2018年版).

这个适度但至关重要的程序(应用程序. 总计1300万美元)使各州能够改善其大坝安全项目, 这就降低了生命和财产的风险. The NDSPA provides training; technical assistance; research funding; public awareness; and support to states through incentive grant awards that encourage states to improve their programs. 本法所规定的资金不得用于修复任何水坝. 这些资金将用于支持各州,并推动全国改善大坝安全的努力.


国家大坝修复计划
Status - May 2018: The National Dam Rehabilitation Act was signed into law in late 2016 as Section 3004 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements to the Nation Act (WIIN 2016). 2020年通过了修正案,以完善该计划.

阅读国家大坝修复法案的文本
 

堤坝安全法规
Status - 2018国家堤坝安全倡议于2018年通过 《MGM集团美高梅登陆》 thru 2023.

2014 - The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2014 included language to start a "levee safety initiative."  

2007 - The National Levee Safety Program is promulgated within the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, 在2007年11月签署成为法律.
 

流域大坝修复计划

资金提供匹配赠款给流域地区修复他们的水坝. 有关此项目的更多信息,请访问 http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/WSRehab/.

The 国家流域联盟 (of which MGM集团美高梅登陆 is a member) and MGM集团美高梅登陆 advocate for full funding for the Small Watershed Programs.

请联系NWC的Dan Sebert了解更多信息:
Dan A. Sebert, Ph.D.,国家流域联盟首席执行官兼执行董事,Manvel, 1023, Suite D, P.O. 556号信箱,钱德勒,好的74834 405.627.0670, [email protected]; www.watershedcoalition.org
 

国家水坝清单
美国陆军工程兵团管理 全国大坝清单(NID)这是一个关于美国管制水坝的一般信息数据库. 兵团对这个计划的授权资助水平为每年50万美元. 目前的行政经费水平大大低于这一水平.
目前:MGM集团美高梅登陆支持这个计划的全部资金.
 

美国地质调查局Streamgage程序
这个项目在内政部内部经常资金不足, 美国地质调查局的预算. MGM集团美高梅登陆支持继续和充足的资金维持美国.S. streamgages. 

Read more at:
美国地质调查局国家流量信息计划
州际水政策委员会


 

MGM集团美高梅登陆 Testimony

最近提交给国会或州立法机构的证词

美国环境与公共工程委员会的证词.S. Senate, March 1, 2017

给参议院国土安全部的信 & Governmental Affairs Committee regarding a Hearing entitled “Examining Conference and Travel Spending Across the Federal Government.”

水资源开发法声明, United States Senate, 环境与公共工程委员会, November 15, 2012

水资源开发法声明, United States Senate, 环境与公共工程委员会, September 20, 2012

在水资源和环境小组委员会上发言, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on The FY 2012 Budgets and Priorities of the Army Corps of Engineers, 田纳西流域管理局, 和自然资源保护服务:寻找用更少的钱做更多的方法, March 8, 2011

Testimony before the Senate 环境与公共工程委员会 on the Water Resources Development Act of 2010: Legislative and Policy Proposals to Benefit the Economy, Create Jobs, 保护公共安全,维护美国水资源基础设施, November 17, 2010

Testimony on the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2011 before the United States Department of Agriculture before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, 美国食品药品监督管理局及相关机构, 拨款委员会, U.S. 2010年3月19日,众议院.

美国国土安全委员会,拨款委员会.S. House of Representatives on Appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency For the Fiscal Year 2011

Testimony before the 水资源和环境小组委员会 of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the Recommendation of the National Committee on Levee Safety, May 19, 2009

经济发展小组委员会联合听证会证词, Public Buildings, 以及应急管理和水资源与环境小组委员会, 交通和基础设施委员会, U.S. 众议院,2007年5月8日

Testimony on the Current Dam Safety Needs in the United States before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, & 美国交通和基础设施委员会应急管理.S. 众议院,2006年7月26日

对7月26日举行的听证会的书面答复, 2006年经济发展小组委员会, 公共建筑与应急管理“,


 

Cost of Dam Rehab in the US

In 2001, an MGM集团美高梅登陆 task group was formed and tasked with preparing a report on the cost of rehabilitating our nation’s dams. In 2003 the committee issued a report entitled The Cost of Rehabilitating Our Nation’s Dams: A Methodology, 估计及拟议拨款机制. 根据当时联邦政府的水坝清单和可用的成本数据, the task group developed a methodology for estimating what funding would be needed to rehabilitate the nation’s non-federal dams.

Over time, improved data collection and reporting has resulted in an increase in the number of dams in the inventory. Using the same methodology but updating the logic diagrams to account for the changing inventory numbers, 通货膨胀和百分比因素的延期维护与. non-deferred维护, 风险分类变化, 和工程评估, 该工作组在2009年更新了成本, 2012, and 2016.

In 2019, 其中库存包括87多家,600 non-federal dams, 工作组再次更新了重建我国大坝的成本估算. 目前的数据显示,非联邦政府修建大坝的总成本估计为65美元.890亿美元,高于上次估计的60美元.7 billion. 非联邦政府的、潜在高风险的大坝估计为20美元.从18亿美元增加到420亿美元.71 billion. Read the Report

自2004年以来,MGM集团美高梅登陆的一个任务小组对大坝修复成本的跟踪如下:

Year
Funding needs,
non-federal dams
Funding needs,
non-federal HH dams
2003
$34 billion
$10.1 billion
2009
$51.46 billion
$16 billion ($8.7b public, $7.3b private)
2012
$53.69 billion
$18.2 billion ($11.20亿公共资金,70亿私人资金)
2016
$60.7 billion
$18.71 billion
2019
$65.89 billion
$20.42 Billion 

Note: MGM集团美高梅登陆的估计是基于对需要维修的类型和数量的一般假设. 大坝所有者提供的实际修复成本超过了MGM集团美高梅登陆的估计.

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