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Passed Senate amended (07/16/1997)


Title I: Department of Defense--Civil

Title II: Department of the Interior

Title III: Department of Energy

Title IV: Independent Agencies

Title V: General Provisions

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1998 - Title I: Department of Defense - Civil - Makes appropriations to the Department of the Army and its Corps of Engineers for FY 1998 for: (1) authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army relating to rivers and harbors, flood control, beach erosion, and related purposes; (2) expenses necessary for the collection and study of information related to such purposes; (3) the prosecution of authorized water development and related projects; (4) certain flood control projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (5) water development projects operation and maintenance; (6) the navigable waters and wetlands regulatory program; (7) flood control and coastal emergencies; and (8) general expenses.

Authorizes use of the Revolving Fund to construct an addition to the United States Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District main office building on Elmendorf Air Force Base.

(Sec. 101) Instructs the Secretary of the Army to advertise specified hopper dredge volume for competitive bid.

(Sec. 102) Prescribes guidelines under which the Secretary of the Army shall provide planning, design and construction assistance to non-Federal interests in implementing water-related environmental infrastructure and environmental resources development projects.

(Sec. 103) Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from using any funds to carry out any plan for, or otherwise construct, the Oak Way or the Sky Top detention structures in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, as part of the flood control project, Green Brook Sub-basin, Raritan River Basin, New Jersey.

(Sec. 104) Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from using any funds under this Act to consider any application for a permit that, if granted, would result in the diversion of groundwater from the Great Lakes Basin.

Title II: Department of the Interior - Makes FY 1998 appropriations to the Department of the Interior for: (1) the Central Utah Project; (2) the Bureau of Reclamation; (3) water and related resources; (4) Bureau of Reclamation Loan Program Account; (5) California Bay-Delta Ecosystem Restoration; (6) the Central Valley Project Restoration Fund; and (7) general administrative expenses and special funds.

Title III: Department of Energy - Makes appropriations to the Department of Energy (DOE) for FY 1998 for: (1) non-defense energy research programs; (2) non-defense environmental management; (3) the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund; (4) the Nuclear Waste Disposal Fund; (5) general DOE science and research activities; (6) DOE administration; (7) Office of the Inspector General; (8) atomic energy defense weapons activities; (9) defense environmental restoration and waste management; (10) other DOE defense activities; (11) defense nuclear waste disposal; (12) DOE administration expenses; (13) the various geographical power marketing administrations of DOE (including specified costs for the hydroelectric facilities at the Falcon and Amistad Dams under the Western Area Power Administration); and (14) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Title IV: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1998 for: (1) the Appalachian Regional Commission; (2) the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; (3) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); (4) the NRC Office of the Inspector General; (5) the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board; and (6) the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Title V: General Provisions - Declares the sense of the Congress that all equipment and products bought with funds under this Act should be American-made. Requires each Federal agency to give notice of this policy to any entity to which it provides financial assistance or contracts.

(Sec. 502) Amends the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the planning, design, and construction of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area Water Reclamation and Reuse Project, including the reclamation and use of nonpotable surface water.

(Sec. 503) Amends the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Treaty Settlement Act of 1994 to increase authorizations for construction determined at 1997 prices.

(Sec. 504) Grants the State of West Virginia credit towards a specified contractual contribution for the cost of recreational facilities to be constructed by a joint venture of the State in cooperation with private interests for recreation development at Stonewall Jackson Lake. Directs the Corps of Engineers to revise both the 1977 recreation cost-sharing agreement and a specified lease to remove the requirement that such recreation facilities are to be owned by the Government at the time of their completion.

(Sec. 505) Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, for FY 1998 and each subsequent fiscal year, to use Bureau of Reclamation appropriations to enter into cooperative watershed restoration and enhancement agreements with private landowners for fish and wildlife restoration on public and private lands that benefit the water and lands within a watershed containing a Bureau of Reclamation project. Prescribes contract terms and conditions.