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108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4791

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study 
   to design and construct a three-reservoir intertie system for the 
 purposes of improving the water supply reliability and water yield of 
 San Vicente, El Capitan, and Loveland Reservoirs in San Diego County, 
    California in consultation and cooperation with the Sweetwater 
                   Authority, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              July 9, 2004

  Mr. Hunter introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                         Committee on Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study 
   to design and construct a three-reservoir intertie system for the 
 purposes of improving the water supply reliability and water yield of 
 San Vicente, El Capitan, and Loveland Reservoirs in San Diego County, 
    California in consultation and cooperation with the Sweetwater 
                   Authority, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``San Diego Water Storage and 
Efficiency Act of 2004''.

SEC. 2. APPRAISAL INVESTIGATIONS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior, in consultation and 
cooperation with the Sweetwater Authority, public water agency, shall 
undertake, an appraisal investigation to identify and study 
opportunities for construction of a 3-reservoir intertie system to 
improve water supply reliability and water yield of the existing non-
Federal water storage system. The appraisal report shall include a 
determination of whether or not to recommend the initiation of a 
feasibility study for the proposed intertie system.
    (b) Cooperation.--The Secretary shall consult and cooperate with 
appropriate State, regional, and local authorities during the 
performance of the appraisal investigation conducted pursuant to this 
section.
    (c) Costs.--The Federal obligations for costs of the appraisal 
investigation conducted pursuant to this section shall conform with 
Reclamation policy (Reclamation Manual number CMP-05-01).

SEC. 3. FEASIBILITY STUDY, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, COST SHARE.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary, in consultation and cooperation 
with the Sweetwater Authority, is authorized to undertake a study to 
determine the feasibility of the reservoir and intertie system 
recommended for such study pursuant to section 2. The feasibility 
report shall document the Secretary's engineering, environmental, and 
economic investigation of the proposed reservoir and intertie project 
under section 2, taking into consideration the range of potential 
solutions and the circumstances and needs of the area to be served by 
the proposed reservoir and intertie project, the potential benefits to 
the people of that service area, and improved operations of the 
proposed reservoir and intertie system. The Secretary shall indicate in 
the feasibility report required under subsection (c) whether the 
proposed reservoir and intertie project is recommended for 
implementation.
    (b) Federal Cost Share.--The Federal share of the costs of the 
feasibility study shall not exceed 50 percent of the total study costs. 
The Secretary may accept as part of the non-Federal cost share, any 
contribution of such in-kind services by the Sweetwater Authority that 
the Secretary determines will contribute toward the conduct and 
completion of the study.
    (c) Feasibility Report.--The Secretary shall submit to Congress a 
feasibility report for the project the Secretary recommends, and to 
seek, as the Secretary deems appropriate, specific authority to develop 
and construct any recommended project. This report shall include--
            (1) good faith letters of intent by Sweetwater Authority 
        and its non-Federal partners to indicate that they have 
        committed to share the allocated costs as determined by the 
        Secretary; and
            (2) a schedule identifying the annual operation, 
        maintenance, and replacement costs that should be allocated to 
        the Sweetwater Authority, as well as the current and expected 
        financial capability to pay OM&R costs.

SEC. 4. FEDERAL RECLAMATION PROJECTS.

    Nothing in this Act shall supersede or amend the provisions of 
Federal Reclamation laws or laws associated with any project or any 
portion of any project constructed under any authority of Federal 
Reclamation laws.

SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    The Federal costs for the appraisal and feasibility study to be 
conducted and pursuant to this Act shall not exceed $3,000,000 of the 
total amount appropriated to carry out this section.
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