S.1382 - 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.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bentsen, Lloyd M. [D-TX] (Introduced 06/26/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/27/1991 Referred to Subcommittee on Water and Power. (All Actions)|
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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.