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H.R. 3595 (ih) To increase the authorization of appropriations for the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 3595 _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To increase the authorization of appropriations for the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, and for other purposes. 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 3595 _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To increase the authorization of appropriations for the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. INCREASED AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE RECLAMATION SAFETY OF DAMS ACT OF 1978. The Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 is amended-- (1) in section 4 (43 U.S.C. 508)-- (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``or from nonperformance of reasonable and normal maintenance of the structure by the operating entity''; (B) in subsection (c), by-- (i) inserting after ``1984'' the following: ``and the additional $380,000,000 further authorized to be appropriated by amendments to that Act in 2000''; (ii) striking paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively; and (iii) in the first sentence of paragraph (3), as so redesignated, inserting ``irrigation,'' after ``Costs allocated to the purpose of'', and inserting ``without regard to water users' ability to pay'' before the period at the end; and (C) in subsection (d), by inserting before the period at the end the following: ``: Provided further, That the Secretary is authorized to expend payments of such reimbursable costs made pursuant to a repayment contract at any time prior to completion of construction''; (2) in section 5 (43 U.S.C. 509), by-- (A) inserting after ``levels)'' the following: ``and, effective October 1, 1997, not to exceed an additional $380,000,000 (October 1, 2000, price levels),''; (B) striking ``$750,000'' and inserting ``$1,200,000 (October 1, 2000, price levels), plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indexes applicable to the types of construction involved herein,''; and (C) striking ``sixty days (which'' and all that follows through ``day certain)'' and inserting ``30 calendar days''; and (3) in section 2 (43 U.S.C. 506), by inserting ``(a)'' before ``In order to'', and by adding at the end the following: ``(b) Prior to selecting a Bureau of Reclamation facility for modification, the Secretary shall notify project beneficiaries in writing of such selection and solicit their interest in participating in evaluating the facility for modification. If requested by the project beneficiaries, the Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, is authorized to negotiate an agreement with project beneficiaries for the cooperative oversight of planning, design, cost containment, procurement, construction, and management of the modifications. Prior to submitting the modification reports required by section 5, the Secretary shall consider, and where appropriate implement, alternatives recommended by project beneficiaries. Within 30 days after receiving such recommendations, the Secretary shall provide to the project beneficiaries a written response detailing proposed actions to address the recommendations. The Secretary's response to the project beneficiaries shall be included in the modification reports required by section 5. ``(c) Following submission of the reports required by section 5, project beneficiaries who wish to receive regular information concerning the status and costs of modifications shall notify the Secretary in writing. During the construction phase of the modifications, the Secretary shall keep such beneficiaries informed of the costs and status of such modifications. The Secretary shall consider, and where appropriate implement, alternatives recommended by project beneficiaries concerning the cost containment measures and construction management techniques needed to carry out such modifications.''. Passed the House of Representatives October 23, 2000. Attest: Clerk.
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