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H.R. 4794 (rds) To require the Secretary of the Interior to complete a resource study [Received in the Senate] ...
108th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4794 To amend the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 2000 to extend the authorization of appropriations, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 9, 2004 Mr. Hunter (for himself, Mr. Filner, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Issa, and Mrs. Davis of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 2000 to extend the authorization of appropriations, 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. ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN. (a) Secondary Treatment.--Section 804(a)(1) of the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 277d- 44(a)(1); 114 Stat. 1978) is amended by striking ``Subject to'' and all that follows through ``of this Act,'' and inserting ``Pursuant to Treaty Minute 311 to the Treaty for the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande, dated February 3, 1944,''. (b) Contract.--Section 804(c) of such Act is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)-- (A) by striking ``Subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out this subsection and notwithstanding'' and inserting ``Notwithstanding''; (B) by striking ``, upon'' and all that follows through ``section 5,''; and (C) by striking ``such contract.'' and inserting ``such contract, subject to the availability of appropriations for that purpose.''; (2) in paragraph (2)(J) by striking ``the United States'' the first place it appears and inserting ``an appropriate governmental entity''; and (3) in paragraph (2)(K) by striking ``the United States'' and inserting ``an appropriate governmental entity''; and (4) in paragraph (2)(L) by inserting after ``competitive procedures'' the following: ``under applicable law''. SEC. 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TREATY MINUTE. Section 805 of the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 277d-45; 114 Stat. 1980) is amended-- (1) in the section heading striking ``negotiation of''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(c) Implementation.--In light of the continuing threat to the environment and to public health and safety within the United States as a result of the river and ocean pollution in the San Diego-Tijuana border region, the Commission is requested to give the highest priority to the implementation of Treaty Minute 311 to the Treaty for the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande, dated February 3, 1944, which establishes a framework for the siting of a treatment facility in Mexico to provide for the secondary treatment of effluent from the IWTP at the Mexican facility, to provide for additional capacity for advanced primary and secondary treatment of additional sewage emanating from the Tijuana River area, Mexico, and to meet the water quality standards of Mexico, the United States, and the State of California consistent with the provisions of this title, in order that the other provisions of this title to address such pollution may be implemented as soon as possible.''. SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. Section 806 of the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 277d-46; 114 Stat. 1981) is amended by striking ``$156,000,000 for fiscal years 2001 through 2005'' and inserting ``$230,000,000''. <all>
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