(a) Implementation of Flood Protection Structure Accreditation Task Force
(1) ensure that at least 1 program activity carried out under the inspection of completed works program of the Corps of Engineers provides adequate information to the Secretary to reach a levee accreditation decision under section 65.10 of title 44, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulation); and
(2) to the maximum extent practicable, carry out activities under the inspection of completed works program of the Corps of Engineers in alignment with the schedule established for the national flood insurance program established under chapter 1 1 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 ( 42 U.S.C. 4011 et seq. ).
(b) Accelerated levee system evaluations
(1) In general
On receipt of a request from a non-Federal interest, the Secretary may carry out a levee system evaluation of a federally authorized levee for purposes of the national flood insurance program established under chapter 1 1 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 ( 42 U.S.C. 4011 et seq. ) if the evaluation will be carried out earlier than such an evaluation would be carried out under subsection (a).
A levee system evaluation under paragraph (1) shall--
(A) at a minimum, comply with section 65.10 of title 44, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on June 10, 2014); and
(B) be carried out in accordance with such procedures as the Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, may establish.
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