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S. 1694 (es) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the reclamation and reuse of water and wastewater in the State of Hawaii. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
S.1694 One Hundred Sixth Congress of the United States of America AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand An Act To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the reclamation and reuse of water and wastewater in the State of Hawaii, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I--HAWAII WATER RESOURCES STUDY SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the ``Hawaii Water Resources Act of 2000''. SEC. 102. DEFINITIONS. In this title: (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Hawaii. SEC. 103. HAWAII WATER RESOURCES STUDY. (a) In General.--The Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation and in accordance with the provisions of this title and existing legislative authorities as may be pertinent to the provisions of this title, including: The Act of August 23, 1954 (68 Stat. 773, chapter 838), authorizing the Secretary to investigate the use of irrigation and reclamation resource needs for areas of the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, and Molokai in the State of Hawaii; section 31 of the Hawaii Omnibus Act (43 U.S.C. 422l) authorizing the Secretary to develop reclamation projects in the State under the Act of August 6, 1956 (70 Stat. 1044, chapter 972; 42 U.S.C. 422a et seq.) (commonly known as the ``Small Reclamation Projects Act''); and the amendment made by section 207 of the Hawaiian Home Lands Recovery Act (109 Stat. 364; 25 U.S.C. 386a) authorizing the Secretary to assess charges against Native Hawaiians for reclamation cost recovery in the same manner as charges are assessed against Indians or Indian tribes; is authorized and directed to conduct a study that includes-- (1) a survey of the irrigation and other agricultural water delivery systems in the State; (2) an estimation of the cost of repair and rehabilitation of the irrigation and other agricultural water delivery systems; (3) an evaluation of options and alternatives for future use of the irrigation and other agricultural water delivery systems (including alternatives that would improve the use and conservation of water resources and would contribute to agricultural diversification, economic development, and improvements to environmental quality); and (4) the identification and investigation of opportunities for recycling, reclamation, and reuse of water and wastewater for agricultural and nonagricultural purposes. (b) Reports.-- (1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after appropriation of funds authorized by this title, the Secretary shall submit a report that describes the findings and recommendations of the study described in subsection (a) to-- (A) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate; and (B) the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives. (2) Additional reports.--The Secretary shall submit to the committees described in paragraph (1) any additional reports concerning the study described in subsection (a) that the Secretary considers to be necessary. (c) Cost Sharing.--Costs of conducting the study and preparing the reports described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be shared between the Secretary and the State. The Federal share of the costs of the study and reports shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost, and shall be nonreimbursable. The Secretary shall enter into a written agreement with the State, describing the arrangements for payment of the non-Federal share. (d) Use of Outside Contractors.--The Secretary is authorized to employ the services and expertise of the State and/or the services and expertise of a private consultant employed under contract with the State to conduct the study and prepare the reports described in this section if the State requests such an arrangement and if it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary that such an arrangement will result in the satisfactory completion of the work authorized by this section in a timely manner and at a reduced cost. (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated $300,000 for the Federal share of the activities authorized under this title. SEC. 104. WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE. (a) Section 1602(b) of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h(b)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ``, and the State of Hawaii''. (b) The Secretary is authorized to use the authorities available pursuant to section 1602(b) of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h(b)) to conduct the relevant portion of the study and preparation of the reports authorized by this title if the use of such authorities is found by the Secretary to be appropriate and cost-effective, and provided that the total Federal share of costs for the study and reports does not exceed the amount authorized in section 103. TITLE II--DROUGHT RELIEF SEC. 201. DROUGHT RELIEF. (a) Relief for Hawaii.--Section 104 of the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991 (43 U.S.C. 2214) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by inserting after ``Reclamation State'' the following: ``and in the State of Hawaii''; and (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``ten years after the date of enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``on September 30, 2005''. (b) Assistance for Drought-Related Planning in Reclamation States.--Such Act is further amended by adding at the end of title I the following: ``SEC. 105. ASSISTANCE FOR DROUGHT-RELATED PLANNING IN RECLAMATION STATES. ``(a) In General.--The Secretary may provide financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements in States that are eligible to receive drought assistance under this title to promote the development of drought contingency plans under title II. ``(b) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Hawaii Water Resources Act of 2000, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report and recommendations on the advisability of providing financial assistance for the development of drought contingency plans in all entities that are eligible to receive assistance under title II.''. TITLE III--CITY OF ROSEVILLE PUMPING PLANT FACILITIES SEC. 301. CITY OF ROSEVILLE PUMPING PLANT FACILITIES: CREDIT FOR INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL PUMPING PLANT FACILITIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH AGREEMENT. (a) In General.--The Secretary shall credit an amount up to $1,164,600, the precise amount to be determined by the Secretary through a cost allocation, to the unpaid capital obligation of the City of Roseville, California (in this section referred to as the ``City''), as such obligation is calculated in accordance with applicable Federal reclamation law and Central Valley Project rate setting policy, in recognition of future benefits to be accrued by the United States as a result of the City's purchase and funding of the installation of additional pumping plant facilities in accordance with a letter of agreement with the United States numbered 5-07-20-X0331 and dated January 26, 1995. The Secretary shall simultaneously add an equivalent amount of costs to the capital costs of the Central Valley Project, and such added costs shall be reimbursed in accordance with reclamation law and policy. (b) Effective Date.--The credit under subsection (a) shall take effect upon the date on which-- (1) the City and the Secretary have agreed that the installation of the facilities referred to in subsection (a) has been completed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the letter of agreement referred to in subsection (a); and (2) the Secretary has issued a determination that such facilities are fully operative as intended. TITLE IV--CLEAR CREEK DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM CONVEYANCE SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the ``Clear Creek Distribution System Conveyance Act''. SEC. 402. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this title: (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. 403. 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. 404. RELATIONSHIP TO EXISTING OPERATIONS. Nothing in this title 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. 405. RELATIONSHIP TO CERTAIN CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS. Conveyance of the Distribution System under this title-- (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. 406. LIABILITY. Effective on the date of conveyance of the Distribution System under this title, 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. TITLE V--SUGAR PINE DAM AND RESERVOIR CONVEYANCE SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the ``Sugar Pine Dam and Reservoir Conveyance Act''. SEC. 502. DEFINITIONS. In this title: (1) Bureau.--The term ``Bureau'' means the Bureau of Reclamation. (2) District.--The term ``District'' means the Foresthill Public Utility District, a political subdivision of the State of California. (3) Project.--The term ``Project'' means the improvements (and associated interests) authorized in the Foresthill Divide Subunit of the Auburn-Folsom South Unit, Central Valley Project, consisting of-- (A) Sugar Pine Dam; (B) the right to impound waters behind the dam; (C) the associated conveyance system, holding reservoir, and treatment plant; (D) water rights; (E) rights of the Bureau described in the agreement of June 11, 1985, with the Supervisor of Tahoe National Forest, California; and (F) other associated interests owned and held by the United States and authorized as part of the Auburn-Folsom South Unit under Public Law 89-161 (79 Stat. 615). (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (5) Water services contract.--The term ``Water Services Contract'' means Water Services Contract #14-06-200-3684A, dated February 13, 1978, between the District and the United States. SEC. 503. CONVEYANCE OF THE PROJECT. (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after date of the enactment of this Act and in accordance with all applicable law, the Secretary shall convey all right, title, and interest in and to the Project to the District. (b) Sale Price.--Except as provided in subsection (c), on payment by the District to the Secretary of $2,772,221-- (1) the District shall be relieved of all payment obligations relating to the Project; and (2) all debt under the Water Services Contract shall be extinguished. (c) Mitigation and Restoration Payments.--The District shall continue to be obligated to make payments under section 3407(c) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (106 Stat. 4726) through 2029. SEC. 504. RELATIONSHIP TO EXISTING OPERATIONS. (a) In General.--Nothing in this title significantly expands or otherwise affects the use or operation of the Project from its current use and operation. (b) Right To Occupy and Flood.--On the date of the conveyance under section 503, the Chief of the Forest Service shall grant the District the right to occupy and flood portions of land in Tahoe National Forest, subject to the terms and conditions stated in an agreement between the District and the Supervisor of the Tahoe National Forest. (c) Changes in Use or Operation.--If the District changes the use or operation of the Project, the District shall comply with all applicable laws (including regulations) governing the change at the time of the change.
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