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H.R. 4650, The National Levee Safety Program Act of 2005
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H.R. 4650 would authorize the appropriation of funds over the 2007-2012 period for a levee (i.e., flood control embankments) safety program, including the inspection and inventory of levees, to be administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps would inspect levees that it constructed and maintains, as well as those financed, constructed, or maintained by other federal agencies and Indian tribes. In addition, the Corps would inspect other levees that are identified by state Governors as a threat to human life or property in case of a failure. The bill also would establish a National Levee Safety Advisory Board. Finally, H.R. 4650 would authorize a research program on levee construction and maintenance, and a training and assistance program for state levee safety officials.