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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1608

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                                 AN ACT


 
    To establish a program to provide grants to drinking water and 
        wastewater facilities to meet immediate security needs.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. WATER SECURITY GRANTS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this Act:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
        Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
            (2) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' means a 
        publicly- or privately-owned drinking water or wastewater 
        facility.
            (3) Eligible project or activity.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``eligible project or 
                activity'' means a project or activity carried out by 
                an eligible entity to address an immediate physical 
                security need.
                    (B) Inclusions.--The term ``eligible project or 
                activity'' includes a project or activity relating to--
                            (i) security staffing;
                            (ii) detection of intruders;
                            (iii) installation and maintenance of 
                        fencing, gating, or lighting;
                            (iv) installation of and monitoring on 
                        closed-circuit television;
                            (v) rekeying of doors and locks;
                            (vi) site maintenance, such as maintenance 
                        to increase visibility around facilities, 
                        windows, and doorways;
                            (vii) development, acquisition, or use of 
                        guidance manuals, educational videos, or 
                        training programs; and
                            (viii) a program established by a State to 
                        provide technical assistance or training to 
                        water and wastewater facility managers, 
                        especially such a program that emphasizes small 
                        or rural eligible entities.
                    (C) Exclusions.--The term ``eligible project or 
                activity'' does not include any large-scale or system-
                wide project that includes a large capital improvement 
                or vulnerability assessment.
    (b) Establishment of Program.--
            (1) In general.--The Administrator shall establish a 
        program to allocate to States, in accordance with paragraph 
        (2), funds for use in awarding grants to eligible entities 
        under subsection (c).
            (2) Allocation to states.--Not later than 30 days after the 
        date on which funds are made available to carry out this 
        section, the Administrator shall allocate the funds to States 
        in accordance with the formula for the distribution of funds 
        described in section 1452(a)(1)(D) of the Safe Drinking Water 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(a)(1)(D)).
            (3) Notice.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
        described in paragraph (2), each State shall provide to each 
        eligible entity in the State a notice that funds are available 
        to assist the eligible entity in addressing immediate physical 
        security needs.
    (c) Award of Grants.--
            (1) Application.--An eligible entity that seeks to receive 
        a grant under this section shall submit to the State in which 
        the eligible entity is located an application for the grant in 
        such form and containing such information as the State may 
        prescribe.
            (2) Condition for receipt of grant.--An eligible entity 
        that receives a grant under this section shall agree to expend 
        all funds provided by the grant not later than September 30 of 
        the fiscal year in which this Act is enacted.
            (3) Disadvantaged, small, and rural eligible entities.--A 
        State that awards a grant under this section shall ensure, to 
        the maximum extent practicable in accordance with the income 
        and population distribution of the State, that a sufficient 
        percentage of the funds allocated to the State under subsection 
        (b)(2) are available for disadvantaged, small, and rural 
        eligible entities in the State.
    (d) Eligible Projects and Activities.--
            (1) In general.--A grant awarded by a State under 
        subsection (c) shall be used by an eligible entity to carry out 
        1 or more eligible projects or activities.
            (2) Coordination with existing training programs.--In 
        awarding a grant for an eligible project or activity described 
        in subsection (a)(3)(B)(vii), a State shall, to the maximum 
        extent practicable, coordinate with training programs of rural 
        water associations of the State that are in effect as of the 
        date on which the grant is awarded.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000 for the fiscal year 
in which this Act is enacted.

            Passed the Senate December 20 (legislative day, December 
      18), 2001.

            Attest:

                                                             Secretary.
107th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                S. 1608

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

    To establish a program to provide grants to drinking water and 
        wastewater facilities to meet immediate security needs.

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