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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5555

     To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and 
Facilities Act to authorize certain projects in California for the use 
  or reuse of reclaimed water and for the design and construction of 
demonstration and permanent facilities for that purpose, and for other 
                               purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 25, 2000

 Mr. George Miller of California introduced the following bill; which 
               was referred to the Committee on Resources

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
     To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and 
Facilities Act to authorize certain projects in California for the use 
  or reuse of reclaimed water and for the design and construction of 
demonstration and permanent facilities for that purpose, 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 ``California Reclaimed Water Act for 
the 21st Century''.

SEC. 2. COORDINATION OF PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS.

    Section 1602 of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
    ``(e) Coordination With CALFED Bay-Delta Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall coordinate projects 
        under this title with projects and programs under the CALFED 
        Bay-Delta Program referred to in the California Bay-Delta 
        Environmental Enhancement and Water Security Act (division E of 
        Public Law 104-208; 110 Stat. 3009-748).
            ``(2) Federal expenditures.--The Secretary shall take into 
        account Federal expenditures under this title in making 
        determinations under the CALFED Bay-Delta Program relating to 
        the equitable implementation of ecosystem restoration and water 
        management.
    ``(f) Compliance With National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.--
Each project under this title shall be carried out in compliance with 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.).''.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATIONS.

    The Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act 
(43 U.S.C. 390h et seq.) is amended--
            (1) by inserting after section 1601 the following:

                   ``Subtitle A--Specific Projects'';

            (2) by redesignating sections 1631, 1632, 1633, and 1634 
        (43 U.S.C. 390h-13, 390h-14, 390h-15, 390h-16) as sections 
        1640, 1671, 1672, and 1631, respectively;
            (3) by moving section 1631 (as redesignated by paragraph 
        (2)) to follow section 1630;
            (4) by inserting before section 1671 (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2)) the following:

                 ``Subtitle B--Studies and Research'';

            (5) by inserting after section 1631 (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2)) the following:

``SEC. 1632. CASTAIC LAKE WATER AGENCY RECLAIMED WATER PROJECT.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with the Castaic 
Lake Water Agency, California, may participate in the design, planning, 
and construction of the Castaic Lake Water Agency reclaimed water 
project, California, to reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside 
the service area of the Castaic Lake Water Agency for ecosystem 
restoration, irrigation, recreational, industrial, and other public 
purposes.
    ``(b) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of the project 
described in subsection (a) shall not exceed 25 percent of the total 
cost of the project.
    ``(c) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of the project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000.

``SEC. 1633. CLEAR LAKE BASIN WATER REUSE PROJECT.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with Lake County, 
California, may participate in the design, planning, and construction 
of the Clear Lake Basin water reuse project to obtain, store, and use 
reclaimed wastewater in Lake County for ecosystem restoration, 
irrigation, recreational, industrial, and other public purposes.
    ``(b) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of the project 
described in subsection (a) shall not exceed 25 percent of the total 
cost of the project.
    ``(c) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of the project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $9,000,000.

``SEC. 1634. SAN RAMON VALLEY RECYCLED WATER PROJECT.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary may provide design and 
construction assistance for the East Bay Municipal Utility District/
Dublin San Ramon Services District advanced wastewater reuse treatment 
project, California, for use for ecosystem restoration, irrigation, 
recreational, industrial, and other public purposes.
    ``(b) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of the project 
described in subsection (a) shall not exceed 25 percent of the total 
cost of the project.
    ``(c) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of the project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000.

``SEC. 1635. INLAND EMPIRE REGIONAL WATER RECYCLING PROJECT.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with the Inland 
Empire Utilities Agency, may participate in the design, planning, and 
construction of the Inland Empire regional project described in the 
report submitted under section 1606 to recycle water for ecosystem 
restoration, irrigation, recreational, industrial, and other public 
purposes.
    ``(b) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of the project 
described in subsection (a) shall not exceed 25 percent of the total 
cost of the project.
    ``(c) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of the project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000.

``SEC. 1636. SAN PABLO BAYLANDS WATER REUSE PROJECTS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with Sonoma, Napa, 
Marin, and Solano Counties, California, may participate in the design, 
planning, and construction of water reuse projects, to be known 
collectively as the `San Pablo Baylands water reuse projects', to 
obtain, store, and use reclaimed wastewater for ecosystem restoration, 
irrigation, recreational, industrial, and other public purposes.
    ``(b) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of a project 
described in subsection (a) shall not exceed 25 percent of the total 
cost of the project.
    ``(c) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of any project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000.

``SEC. 1637. CALIFORNIA WATER RECYCLING PROGRAM.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary may provide assistance to the 
State of California in carrying out projects that receive funding under 
chapter 7, article 4, of the Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, 
Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Act of the State of 
California to recycle water for ecosystem restoration, irrigation, 
recreational, industrial, and other public purposes.
    ``(b) Agreements.--The Secretary may enter into such agreements as 
are necessary to carry out this section.
    ``(c) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of a project 
described in subsection (a) shall not exceed 25 percent of the total 
cost of the project.
    ``(d) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of any project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--Upon approval of the Act 
referred to in subsection (a), there is authorized to be appropriated 
to carry out this section $50,000,000.

``SEC. 1638. REGIONAL BRINE LINES.

    ``(a) In General.--
            ``(1) Southern california.--The Secretary, in cooperation 
        with units of local government, may carry out a program under 
        the Federal reclamation laws to assist agencies in projects to 
        construct regional brine lines to export the salinity imported 
        from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean as identified in--
                    ``(A) the Salinity Management Study prepared by the 
                Bureau of Reclamation; and
                    ``(B) the Southern California Comprehensive Water 
                Reclamation and Reuse Study prepared by the Bureau of 
                Reclamation.
            ``(2) San francisco bay and santa clara valley.--The 
        Secretary may carry out a study of, and a program under the 
        Federal reclamation laws to assist water agencies in, projects 
        to construct regional brine lines in the San Francisco Bay area 
        and the Santa Clara Valley area, California.
    ``(b) Agreements and Regulations.--The Secretary may enter into 
such agreements and promulgate such regulations as are necessary to 
carry out this section.
    ``(c) Cost Sharing.--
            ``(1) Projects.--The Federal share of the cost of a project 
        to construct regional brine lines described in subsection (a) 
        shall not exceed--
                    ``(A) 25 percent of the total cost of the project; 
                or
                    ``(B) $50,000,000.
            ``(2) Study.--The Federal share of the cost of the study 
        described in subsection (a)(2) shall be 50 percent.
    ``(d) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of any project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.

``SEC. 1639. LOWER CHINO DAIRY AREA DESALINATION DEMONSTRATION AND 
              RECLAMATION PROJECT.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with the Chino 
Basin Watermaster, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, the Western 
Municipal Water District, and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority 
and acting under the Federal reclamation laws, shall participate in the 
design, planning, and construction of the Lower Chino Dairy Area 
desalination demonstration and reclamation project.
    ``(b) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of the project 
described in subsection (a) shall not exceed--
            ``(1) 25 percent of the total cost of the project; or
            ``(2) $50,000,000.
    ``(c) Limitation.--Funds provided by the Secretary shall not be 
used for operation or maintenance of the project described in 
subsection (a).
    ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.''; 
and
            (6) by inserting after section 1672 (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2)) the following:

``SEC. 1673. RESEARCH CONCERNING WATER REUSE.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with the WateReuse 
Foundation, shall develop and carry out a program to conduct research 
concerning water reuse in relation to--
            ``(1) public health;
            ``(2) water quality;
            ``(3) new technology and techniques;
            ``(4) salt management;
            ``(5) economics;
            ``(6) ecosystem restoration; and
            ``(7) other important matters.
    ``(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $2,500,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2001 through 2005, to remain available until expended.''.

SEC. 4. WEST BASIN COMPREHENSIVE DESALINATION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

    Section 1605 of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h-3) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
    ``(d) West Basin Comprehensive Desalination Demonstration 
Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, in cooperation with the 
        West Basin Municipal Water District, shall participate in the 
        planning, design, and construction of the components of the 
        West Basin Comprehensive Desalination Demonstration Program in 
        Los Angeles County, California.
            ``(2) Federal share.--The Federal share of the cost of the 
        project described in paragraph (1) shall not exceed 50 percent 
        of the total.
            ``(3) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not provide funds 
        for the operation or maintenance of the components described in 
        paragraph (1).''.

SEC. 5. PROJECT MODIFICATIONS.

    (a) Los Angeles Area.--Section 1613 of the Reclamation Wastewater 
and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h-11) is amended 
by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
    ``(b) Water Recycling Project.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may participate in the 
        design, planning, and construction of a water recycling 
        project, to be known as the `City of Los Angeles Water 
        Recycling Program', to reclaim and reuse wastewater within the 
        city of Los Angeles and surrounding area for ecosystem 
        restoration, irrigation, recreational, industrial, and other 

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