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OMB Adds $8 Million To Ouachita '05 Budget Request

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised its fiscal year 2005 budget request for the Ouachita and Black Rivers project by adding $8 million for operation and maintenance to support navigation on this navigation system in Arkansas and Louisiana.

The revision was made on May 12, following an April 29 hearing by the Arkansas Legislature, in which stakeholders described the catastrophic consequences that would accrue to the region if navigation on this waterway were not maintained.

The previous Administration budget included $1.974 million to support recreation, but no navigation funding. The total request for the project is now $9.974 million. Allowing for offsets from other allocations, this amendment increases the FY 2005 outlays by $4.5 million.

Th3 3,200-word article in IDR Online includes an edited version of the testimony given on April 29 by Ouachita River stakeholders to the Arkansas legislature.

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