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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1413

      To authorize appropriations for conservation grants of the 
 Environmental Protection Agency, to direct the Secretary of the Army 
  and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct expedited feasibility 
 studies of certain water projects in the State of California, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             July 15, 2003

Mrs. Boxer introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
        referred to the Committee on Environment and Public WorksYYYYYY

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                                 A BILL


 
      To authorize appropriations for conservation grants of the 
 Environmental Protection Agency, to direct the Secretary of the Army 
  and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct expedited feasibility 
 studies of certain water projects in the State of California, 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 Affordable Quantity and 
Quality Water Resources Projects Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. FUNDING FOR EPA CONSERVATION GRANTS.

    (a) National Nonpoint Source Program Implementation.--There is 
authorized to be appropriated to implement the national nonpoint source 
program of the Environmental Protection Agency announced in the 
guidance document entitled ``Nonpoint Source Program and Grants 
Guidance for Fiscal Years 1997 and Future Years (May 1996)'' and 
carried out under sections 35.260 through 35.268 of title 40, Code of 
Federal Regulations (or successor regulations), $18,599,460, to remain 
available until expended.
    (b) State Nonpoint Source Management Program.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated for grants awarded under the State nonpoint source 
management program of the Environmental Protection Agency authorized by 
section 319 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1329) 
$262,324,480, to remain available until expended.
    (c) State Pollution Control Grants.--Section 106 of the Federal 
Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1256) is amended by striking 
subsection (a) and inserting the following:
    ``(a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $198,414,590, to remain 
available until expended.''.
    (d) State Water Quality Cooperative Agreements.--There is 
authorized to be appropriated to carry out State water quality 
cooperative agreements entered into by the Environmental Protection 
Agency and States under sections 35.360 through 35.364 of title 40, 
Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations) $42,854,020, to 
remain available until expended.
    (e) Clean Water State Revolving Fund.--The Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act is amended by striking section 607 (33 U.S.C. 1387) and 
inserting the following:

``SEC. 607. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title 
$3,200,000,000, to remain available until expended.''.
    (f) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.--Section 1452(m) of the 
Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f-12(m)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``1994 and'' and inserting ``1994,''; and
            (2) by striking ``through 2003'' and inserting ``through 
        2003, and $2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2004''.

SEC. 3. EXPEDITED FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR CERTAIN CALIFORNIA WATER 
              PROJECTS.

    (a) Corps of Engineers Studies.--As soon as practicable after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall conduct 
studies to determine the feasibility of carrying out the following 
projects in the State of California:
            (1) A conjunctive use project, in cooperation with the 
        Calaveras County Water District, at a total study cost of 
        $1,000,000.
            (2) A water reclamation project, in cooperation with the 
        city of Carson, at a total study cost of $100,000.
            (3) A water reclamation project, in cooperation with the 
        Coastside County Water District, at a total study cost of 
        $50,000.
            (4) A water supply project at Pacheco Creek, Los Viboras 
        Creek, and Dos Picachos Creek, in cooperation with the San 
        Benito County Water District, at a total study cost of 
        $250,000.
            (5) A wetland restoration project, in cooperation with the 
        city of San Diego, at a total study cost of $1,500,000.
            (6) A sediment management project at the Twitchell 
        Reservoir, in cooperation with the Santa Maria Valley Water 
        Conservation District, at a total study cost of $2,000,000.
            (7) A groundwater assessment project at the North River, in 
        cooperation with the Tia Juana Valley County Water District, at 
        a total study cost of $1,300,000.
    (b) Bureau of Reclamation Studies.--The Secretary of the Interior 
shall establish within the Department of the Interior a program to 
provide grants and loans to conduct, in an expedited manner, studies to 
determine the feasibility of carrying out the following projects in the 
State of California:
            (1) An agricultural reuse project, in cooperation with 
        northern Sonoma County, at a total study cost of $500,000.
            (2) A water reclamation and desalination project, in 
        cooperation with the city of Santa Cruz, at a total study cost 
        of $3,500,000.
            (3) A recycled water project, in cooperation with Sonoma 
        Valley, at a total study cost of $2,300,000.
            (4) A regional recycling project, in cooperation with the 
        North Bay Watershed Association, at a total study cost of 
        $5,000,000.
            (5) Water recycling projects, in cooperation with the Los 
        Angeles Hansen Recreation Area, Elysian Park, and West Valley, 
        at a total study cost of $2,200,000.
            (6) The City of Escondido Regional Water Reclamation and 
        Disposal Enhancement Project, the Escondido Regional Water 
        Recycling Distribution System Project, and the Escondido Creek 
        Watershed Protection and Wetlands Restoration Project, at a 
        total study cost of $11,000,000.
            (7) A water conservation technology project, in cooperation 
        with the Helix Water District, at a total study cost of 
        $70,000.
            (8) A water recycling project, in cooperation with the City 
        of Oceanside, at a total study cost of $12,350,000.
            (9) A conjunctive use project, in cooperation with the 
        Sweetwater Authority, at a total study cost of $5,415,000.
            (10) A groundwater treatment project, in cooperation with 
        the Calleguas Creek Regional Brackish Water Treatment Facility 
        Project, at a total study cost of $5,000,000.
            (11) A groundwater supply study relating to the San Diego 
        Formation Assessment, at a total study cost of $4,000,000.
    (c) Priority.--The Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the 
Interior shall give priority to studies described in subsections (a) 
and (b), respectively, that--
            (1) should be expedited, based on the fact that the project 
        to be studied, when complete, would provide environmental or 
        other benefits; or
            (2) examine the use of nonstructural or low-impact 
        alternatives to achieving the goals of the project to be 
        studied.
    (d) Components.--A study carried out under subsection (a) or (b) 
shall include--
            (1) a list of anticipated project beneficiaries by location 
        and type of use;
            (2) an estimate of the incremental diversionary and 
        consumptive supplies that the project is expected to produce 
        under a forecast range of hydrologic conditions;
            (3) an estimate of the total cost of the project, 
        including--
                    (A) planning, design, capital, operations, 
                maintenance, and environmental mitigation costs; and
                    (B) compounded interest at a rate equivalent to the 
                rate of interest charged on Treasury securities of a 
                comparable maturity;
            (4) an allocation of project costs to the beneficiaries 
        identified in paragraph (1), to be determined by the Secretary 
        of the Army or the Secretary of the Interior based on the 
        allocated share of project benefits; and
            (5) a determination by the Secretary of the Army or the 
        Secretary of the Interior on whether--
                    (A) the benefits of the project exceed the total 
                costs of the project; and
                    (B) the beneficiaries identified under paragraph 
                (1) have demonstrated a willingness and ability to pay 
                the allocated share of the total costs of the project.
    (e) Cost-Sharing Agreement.--The Secretary of the Army or the 
Secretary of the Interior shall enter into a cost-sharing agreement 
with the city or water district in which a study is being carried out 
under subsection (a) or (b).
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $6,200,000.
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