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Water Desalination Act of 1991

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Official Title as Introduced

To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct studies regarding the desalting of water and water reuse, and for other purposes.


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Date
06/27/1991Introduced in House

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Date
10/08/1992Provisions Not Included in Final Version of H.R.429.
04/10/1992See H.R.429.
07/16/1991Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Offshore Energy Resources.
Action By: Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
06/27/1991Referred to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/27/1991Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Interior and Insular Affairs06/27/1991 Referred to
House Interior and Insular Affairs Subcommittee on Water, Power and Offshore Energy Resources07/16/1991 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/27/1991)

Water Desalination Act of 1991 - Declares it to be U.S. policy to provide for: (1) the development of a means of producing, from saline or biologically impaired waters, water of a quality suitable for agricultural, industrial, municipal and other uses; and (2) related research on a scale sufficient to determine the feasibility of large scale development.

Defines "saline water" to mean sea water, brackish water, and other mineralized or chemically impaired water.

Directs the Secretary to establish a desalination program comprised of the phases outlined below.

Directs the Secretary to conduct studies to determine the most efficient means by which usable water can be produced from saline water as Phase I. Directs the Secretary to endeavor to obtain results in Phase I sufficient to support recommendations to the Congress.

Directs the Secretary to conduct a demonstration program to demonstrate the feasibility of desalting processes as Phase II.

Requires the information from the studies under this Act, with exceptions for national defense and patent rights, to be available to the public.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) accept technical and administrative assistance from public or private agencies in connection with work relating to the desalting of water; and (2) enter into contracts or agreements to provide for cost sharing. Authorizes the Secretary to take other actions in carrying out this Act, including making grants and contracts.

Authorizes appropriations.