Text: S.2511 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 108-354 (10/21/2004)
[108th Congress Public Law 354]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
CHIMAYO WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ESPANOLA FILTRATION FACILITY ACT OF 2004
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Public Law 108-354
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study
of a Chimayo water supply system, to provide for the planning, design,
and construction of a water supply, reclamation, and filtration facility
for Espanola, New Mexico, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 21,
2004 - [S. 2511]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Chimayo Water
Supply System and Espanola Filtration Facility Act of 2004.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Chimayo Water Supply System and
Espanola Filtration Facility Act of 2004''.
TITLE I--CHIMAYO WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.
In this title:
(1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
(2) Study area.--The term ``study area'' means the Santa
Cruz River Valley in the eastern margin of the Espanola Basin.
(3) System.--The term ``system'' means a water supply system
described in section 102(a).
(4) Town.--The term ``Town'' means the town of Chimayo, New
Mexico, located in Rio Arriba County and Santa Fe County, New
SEC. 102. CHIMAYO WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM FEASIBILITY STUDY.
(a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with appropriate
State and local authorities, shall conduct a study to determine the
feasibility of constructing a water supply system for the Town in the
study area that includes potable water transmission lines, pump
stations, and storage reservoirs.
(b) Scope of Study.--In conducting the study under subsection (a),
the Secretary shall--
(1) consider operating the system in connection with the
Espanola Water Filtration Facility;
(2) consider various options for supplying water to the
Town, including connection to a regional water source, local
sources, sources distributed throughout the Town, and sources
located on adjacent Bureau of Land Management land;
(3) consider reusing or recycling water from local or
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(4) consider using alternative water supplies such as
surface water, brackish water, nonpotable water, or deep aquifer
(5) determine the total lifecycle costs of the system,
(A) long-term operation, maintenance, replacement,
and treatment costs of the system; and
(B) management costs (including personnel costs).
(c) Deadline for Study.--As soon as practicable, but not later than
3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall
complete the study.
(d) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of the study shall
be 75 percent.
(e) Coordination.--The Secretary shall coordinate activities of the
Bureau of Reclamation, the Bureau of Land Management, and the United
States Geological Survey in the furtherance of the study, including--
(1) accessing any Bureau of Land Management land adjacent to
the study area that is necessary to carry out this section; and
(2) the drilling of any exploratory wells on Bureau of Land
Management land adjacent to the study area that are necessary to
determine water resources available for the Town.
(f) Report.--The Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the
results of the feasibility study not later than the earlier of--
(1) the date that is 1 year after the date of completion of
the feasibility study; or
(2) the date that is 4 years after the date of enactment of
SEC. 103. EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE.
(a) In General.--The Secretary may enter into contracts with water
authorities in the study area to provide emergency water supply
development assistance to any eligible person or entity, as the
Secretary determines to be appropriate.
(b) Eligible Activities.--The Secretary may provide assistance under
subsection (a) for--
(1) hauling water;
(2) the installation of water purification technology at the
community wells or individual point-of-use;
(3) the drilling of wells;
(4) the installation of pump stations and storage
(5) the installation of transmission and distribution
pipelines to bring water to individual residential service
(6) the engineering, design, and installation of an
emergency water supply system; and
(7) any other eligible activity, as the Secretary determines
to be appropriate.
(c) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the cost of any activity
under this section shall be 75 percent.
SEC. 104. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(a) In General.--There is authorized to be appropriated--
(1) to carry out section 102, $2,000,000 for the period of
fiscal years 2005 through 2008; and
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(2) to carry out section 103, $3,000,000 for the period of
fiscal years 2005 through 2010.
(b) Limitation.--Amounts made available under subsection (a)(1)
shall not be available for the construction of water infrastructure for
TITLE II--ESPANOLA WATER FILTRATION FACILITY
SEC. 201. DEFINITIONS.
In this title:
(1) Component.--The term ``component'' means a water
delivery infrastructure development described in section 202(b).
(2) Facility.--The term ``facility'' means the Espanola
water filtration facility described in section 202(a).
(3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation.
SEC. 202. ESPANOLA WATER FILTRATION FACILITY.
(a) In General.--The Secretary shall provide financial assistance to
the city of Espanola, New Mexico, for the construction of an Espanola
water filtration facility consisting of projects--
(1) to divert and fully use imported water to meet future
demands in the greater Espanola, New Mexico region, including
(A) presedimentation basins for removal of
(B) an influent pump station to supply water into
(C) a pretreatment facility;
(D) filtration facilities;
(E) finished water storage facilities;
(F) a finished water booster pump station;
(G) sludge dewatering facilities; and
(H) potable water transmission lines to connect into
the water distribution facilities of the city of
Espanola, New Mexico; and
(2) to use reclaimed water to enhance groundwater resources
and surface water supplies.
(b) Participation.--The Secretary may provide financial assistance
to the Santa Clara and San Juan Pueblos of New Mexico and the non-
Federal sponsors of the facility for the study, planning, design, and
construction of a water delivery infrastructure development for the
Santa Clara and San Juan Pueblos as a component of the facility.
(c) Cost Sharing.--The Federal share of the total cost of the
facility and the component shall not exceed 25 percent.
(d) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Funds provided by the Secretary may
not be used for the operation or maintenance of the facility or the
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SEC. 203. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
There is authorized to be appropriated for the construction of the
facility $3,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2005 through 2009.
Approved October 21, 2004.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2511:
SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-328 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
Sept. 15, considered and passed Senate.
Oct. 6, considered and passed House.