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H.R. 862 (rh) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement the provisions of the Agreement conveying title to a Distribution System from the United States to the Clear Creek Community Services District. [Reported in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 862 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 2, 1999 Received November 19, 1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To direct the Secretary of the Interior to implement the provisions of an agreement conveying title to a distribution system from the United States to the Clear Creek Community Services District. 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 ``Clear Creek Distribution System Conveyance Act''. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Act: (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) District.--The term ``District'' means the Clear Creek Community Services District, a California community services district located in Shasta County, California. (3) Agreement.--The term ``Agreement'' means Agreement No. 8-07-20-L6975 entitled ``Agreement Between the United States and the Clear Creek Community Services District to Transfer Title to the Clear Creek Distribution System to the Clear Creek Community Services District''. (4) Distribution system.--The term ``Distribution System'' means all the right, title, and interest in and to the Clear Creek distribution system as defined in the Agreement. SEC. 3. CONVEYANCE OF DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. In consideration of the District accepting the obligations of the Federal Government for the Distribution System, the Secretary shall convey the Distribution System to the District pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement. SEC. 4. RELATIONSHIP TO EXISTING OPERATIONS. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the District to construct any new facilities or to expand or otherwise change the use or operation of the Distribution System from its authorized purposes based upon historic and current use and operation. Effective upon transfer, if the District proposes to alter the use or operation of the Distribution System, then the District shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing such changes at that time. SEC. 5. RELATIONSHIP TO CERTAIN CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS. Conveyance of the Distribution System under this Act-- (1) shall not affect any of the provisions of the District's existing water service contract with the United States (contract number 14-06-200-489-IR3), as it may be amended or supplemented; and (2) shall not deprive the District of any existing contractual or statutory entitlement to subsequent interim renewals of such contract or to renewal by entering into a long-term water service contract. SEC. 6. LIABILITY. Effective on the date of conveyance of the Distribution System under this Act, the United States shall not be liable under any law for damages of any kind arising out of any act, omission, or occurrence based on its prior ownership or operation of the conveyed property. Passed the House of Representatives November 1, 1999. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.
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