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Sec. 426p. - Corps of Engineers
(a) Technical and other assistance
provide emergency assistance to prevent or reduce damage attributable to high water levels in the Great Lakes, including provision of sandbags, sheeting, and stones and other armoring devices (taking account of flooding and erosion of other property which may be caused by such activity) but not including construction of permanent structures;
provide technical assistance to individuals and local governments with respect to measures to prevent or reduce such damage; and
compile and disseminate information on -
water levels of the Great Lakes,
techniques for prevention or reduction of such damage, and
emergency relief available to persons who suffer economic injury attributable to high water levels in the Great Lakes.
(b) Issuance of permits
(1) Consideration of flooding and erosion
for any activity carried out with assistance under this title, the Secretary of the Army shall take account of flooding and erosion of other property which may be caused by such activity.
(2) Bank stabilization
(A) General rule
In issuing permits under sections 403 and 1344 of this title for a project involving dredging of any portion of the Great Lakes, the Secretary of the Army shall, if feasible, encourage for bank stabilization purposes the disposal of nonhazardous compatible sand from such project on shorelines affected by erosion.
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