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S. 1694 (is) 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. [Introduced in Senate] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 1694 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. 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 ``Hawaii Water Resources Reclamation Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) the Act of August 23, 1954 (68 Stat. 773, chapter 838) authorized the Secretary of the Interior 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; (2) section 31 of the Hawaii Omnibus Act (43 U.S.C. 422l) authorizes 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''); (3) the amendment made by section 207 of the Hawaiian Home Lands Recovery Act (109 Stat. 364; 25 U.S.C. 386a) authorizes 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; (4) there is a continuing need to manage, develop, and protect water and water-related resources in the State; and (5) the Secretary should undertake studies to assess needs for the reclamation of water resources in the State. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Hawaii. SEC. 4. WATER RESOURCES RECLAMATION STUDY. (a) In General.--The Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, shall conduct a study that includes-- (1) a survey of irrigation and water delivery systems in the State; (2) an estimation of the cost of repair and rehabilitation of the irrigation and water delivery systems; (3) an evaluation of options for future use of the irrigation and water delivery systems (including alternatives that would improve the use and conservation of water resources); and (4) the identification and investigation of other opportunities for 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 Act, 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) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section. SEC. 5. WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE. 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''. SEC. 6. DROUGHT RELIEF. 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''. Passed the Senate April 13, 2000. Attest: Secretary. 106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 1694 _______________________________________________________________________ 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.
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