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Reported to House without amendment (09/24/2002)

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2003 - Title I: Department of Defense-Civil - Makes appropriations to the Department of the Army and its Corps of Engineers for FY 2003 for: (1) authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army relating to rivers and harbors, flood control, and related purposes; (2) expenses necessary for the collection and study of information related to such purposes; (3) the prosecution of river and harbor, flood control, shore protection, and related projects; (4) certain flood control projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (5) flood control and coastal emergencies; (6) the navigable waters and wetlands regulatory program; (6) formerly utilized sites remedial action program; and (7) general expenses.

(Sec. 101) States that Agreements proposed for execution by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works or the United States Army Corps of Engineers after the date of the enactment of this Act shall be limited to specified credits and reimbursements per project.

(Sec. 102) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to expend funds under normal competitive procedures for renovations of the dredge McFARLAND if it is operated using procedures established to operate the dredge WHEELER.

(Sec. 103) Bars funds from being used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support activities, including reconnaissance and feasibility studies, and planning, engineering and design related to the Chicago Harbor Visitors Center.

(Sec. 104) Directs the Secretary of the Army to reduce full-time employees at the Chicago District office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by 37 percent.

Title II: Department of the Interior - Makes FY 2003 appropriations to the Department of the Interior for the: (1) Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission; (2) Bureau of Reclamation, water and related resources; (3) Central Valley Project Restoration Fund; and (5) general administrative expenses.

(Sec. 201) Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into grants and cooperative agreements with designated Indian entities to increase opportunities for Indian tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water resources.

(Sec. 202) Prohibits the use of any funds made available by this Act to determine the final point of discharge for the interceptor drain for the San Luis Unit until the Secretary of the Interior and the State of California have developed a plan which conforms to California water quality standards approved by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in order to minimize any detrimental effect of the San Luis drainage waters.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to classify the costs of the Kesterson Reservoir Cleanup and the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Programs as reimbursable or nonreimbursable and collected until fully repaid pursuant to the "Cleanup Program--Alternative Repayment Plan" and the "SJVDP--Alternative Repayment Plan" described in a specified report.

(Sec. 203) Amends the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2001, to: (1) include within the definition of `Sly Park Unit' (Sly Park Dame and Reservoir, Camp Creek Diversion Dam and Tunnel, and conduits and canals, California) all real and personal property rights and interests associated with conduits and canals, and all associated water rights; and (2) instruct such Secretary to transfer to the District by no later than June 30, 2003, all right, title, and interest in the Sly Park Unit.

(Sec. 204) Amends the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2001, to provide that funds in the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund may be used for all expenditures made by the Central Basin Municipal Water District between February 11, 1993, and December 21, 2000.

Title III: Department of Energy - Makes appropriations to the Department of Energy (DOE) for FY 2003 for: (1) energy supply programs; (2) non-defense environmental management; (3) uranium facilities maintenance and remediation; (4) general DOE science activities; (5) nuclear waste disposal activities; (6) DOE administration; (7) Office of the Inspector General; (8) atomic energy defense weapons activities; (9) atomic energy defense and defense nuclear nonproliferation activities; (10) naval reactors activities; (11) Office of the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); (12) defense environmental restoration and waste management; (13) defense facilities closure projects; (14) defense environmental management privatization projects; (15) other DOE defense activities; (16) defense nuclear waste disposal; (17) 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 (18) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(Sec. 301) Prohibits the use of appropriations under this Act to award a management and operating contract unless it is awarded using competitive procedures, or the Secretary of Energy grants a waiver on a case-by-case basis.

Prohibits delegation of such waiver authority.

(Sec. 302) Prohibits the use of appropriations under this Act to: (1) develop or implement a workforce restructuring plan for DOE employees, or to provide them with enhanced severance payments or other benefits; or (2) prepare or initiate Requests for Proposals for a program that has not been funded by Congress.

(Sec. 306) Denies the use of any funds for the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration to enter into any agreement to perform energy efficiency services outside the Bonneville service territory without certification that such services are not available from private sector businesses.

(Sec. 307) Directs DOE to ensure broad public notice of the availability of a user facility, and to employ open competition in selecting a partner for such a facility.

(Sec. 308) Limits the percentage of allocated funds expended for research, development, and demonstration activities regarding: (1) engineering and manufacturing capabilities at designated nuclear weapons production plants; and (2) operation and readiness of the Nevada Test Site.

(Sec. 310) Amends the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2000, to repeal the requirement that funds under a covered contract must be expended in accordance with a Laboratory Funding Plan approved by the Secretary of Energy.

Title IV: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 2002 for: (1) the Appalachian Regional Commission; (2) the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; (3) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); (6) the Office of the Inspector General; and (7) the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

Title V: General Provisions - Expresses the sense of 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. Bars contracts funded under this Act from being awarded to any person determined by a court or Federal agency to have falsely labeled products as made in America.

(Sec. 504) Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant any public utility the authority to use market-based rates until it has issued a final order in all market-based rate cases that have been pending before it for more than 18 months.