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Reclamation Rural and Small Community Water Enhancement Act

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A bill to provide for a Bureau of Reclamation program to assist states and local communities in evaluating and developing rural and small community water supply systems, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/20/2003Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/25/2004Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 108-539.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power
05/20/2003Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6710-6711)
Action By: Senate
05/20/2003Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6709-6710)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Baucus, Max [D-MT]* 05/20/2003
Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD]* 05/20/2003
Sen. Dorgan, Byron L. [D-ND]* 05/20/2003
Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD] 03/25/2004

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Energy and Natural Resources05/20/2003 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power03/25/2004 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (05/20/2003)

Reclamation Rural and Small Community Water Enhancement Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to undertake a program to investigate and identify opportunities for ensuring safe and adequate regional rural water supply systems (serving areas with populations not exceeding 40,000, with exceptions) for use in small communities and rural areas through the construction of new regional systems and the enhancement of existing ruralsystems. Limits participation in such program to the States and areas (and Indian reservation lands within such States and areas) referred to in the Reclamation Act of 1902.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) submit to specified congressional committees a report setting forth the status of all rural water projects within the Secretary's jurisdiction authorized prior to enactment of this Act and the Secretary 's plan for completing such projects within their respective time frames; and (2) take steps to complete such projects within such time frames.

Authorizes the Secretary to undertake appraisal investigations to identify opportunities for the construction of new systems and enhancement of existing systems for small communities and rural areas; and (2) participate with appropriate Federal, State, tribal, regional, and local authorities in studies to determine the feasibility of such projects where such an investigation so warrants.