Text: S.1382 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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S 1382 IS
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1382
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct and test the Lake
Meredith Salinity Control Project, New Mexico and Texas, and for other
purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
JUNE 26 (legislative day, JUNE 11), 1991
Mr. BENTSEN (for himself and Mr. GRAMM) introduced the following bill; which
was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
A BILL
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct and test the Lake
Meredith Salinity Control Project, New Mexico and Texas, 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. AUTHORIZATION TO CONSTRUCT AND TEST.
  The Secretary of the Interior (hereafter in this Act referred to as
  the `Secretary') is authorized to construct and test the Lake Meredith
  Salinity Control Project, New Mexico and Texas, in accordance with the
  Federal Reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 788, and Acts
  amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto) and the provisions of this
  Act and the plan set out in the June 1985 Technical Report of the Bureau
  of Reclamation on this project with such modification of, omissions from,
  or additions to the works, as the Secretary may find proper and necessary
  for the purpose of improving the quality of water delivered to the Canadian
  River downstream of Ute Reservoir, New Mexico, and entering Lake Meredith,
  Texas. The principle features of the project shall consist of production
  wells, observation wells, pipelines, pumping plants, brine disposal
  facilities, and other appurtenant facilities.
SEC. 2. CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT WITH THE CANADIAN RIVER MUNICIPAL WATER
AUTHORITY.
  (a) AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT- The Secretary is authorized to enter into
  a contract with the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority of Texas
  for the design and construction management of project facilities by the
  Bureau of Reclamation and for the payment of construction costs by the
  Canadian River Municipal Water Authority. Operation and maintenance of
  project facilities upon completion of construction and testing shall be
  the responsibility of the  Canadian River Municipal Water Authority.
  (b) CONSTRUCTION CONTINGENT ON CONTRACT- Construction of the project shall
  not be commenced until a suitable contract has been executed by the Secretary
  with the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority of Texas and the State
  of New Mexico has granted the necessary permits for the project facilities.
SEC. 3. PROJECT COSTS.
  (a) CANADIAN RIVER MUNICIPAL WATER AUTHORITY SHARE- All costs of construction
  of project facilities shall be advanced by the Canadian River Municipal Water
  Authority as the non-Federal contribution toward implementation of this
  Act. Pursuant to the terms of the contract authorized by section 2, these
  funds shall be advanced on a schedule mutually acceptable to the Canadian
  River Municipal Water Authority and the Secretary, as necessary to meet
  the expense of carrying out construction and land acquisition activities.
  (b) FEDERAL SHARE- All project costs for verification, design preparation,
  and construction management (estimated to be approximately 33 percent of
  the total project cost) shall be nonreimbursable as the Federal contribution
  for environmental enhancement by water quality improvement.
4. SEC. CONSTRUCTION AND CONTROL.
  (a) PRECONSTRUCTION- The Secretary shall, upon entering into a mutually
  acceptable agreement with the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority,
  proceed with preconstruction planning, preparation of designs and
  specifications, acquiring permits, acquisition of land and rights, and
  award of construction contracts pending availability of appropriated funds.
  (b) TERMINATION OF CONSTRUCTION- At any time following the first advance of
  funds by the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, the Canadian River
  Municipal Water Authority may request that the Secretary terminate activities
  then in progress, and such request shall be binding upon the Secretary.
  (c) TRANSFER OF CONTROL- Upon completion of construction and testing of the
  project, or upon termination of activities at the request of the Canadian
  River Municipal Water Authority, the Secretary shall transfer the care,
  operation, and maintenance of the project works to the Canadian River
  Municipal Water Authority or to a bona fide entity mutually agreeable to
  the States of New Mexico and Texas. As part of such transfer, the Secretary
  shall return unexpended balances of the funds advanced, assign to the
  Canadian River Municipal Water Authority or the bona fide entity the
  rights to any contract in force, convey to the Canadian River Municipal
  Water Authority or the bona fide entity any real estate, easements, or
  personal property acquired by the advanced funds, and provide any data,
  drawings, or other items of value procured with advanced funds.
SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION.
  There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary
  to carry out the provisions of this Act.