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Reported to Senate amended (09/27/2006)

Dana Point Desalination Project Authorization Act - Amends the Water Desalination Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in research and development, environmental and feasibility studies, and preliminary engineering for the Municipal Water District of Orange County, California, Dana Point Desalination Project. Limits the federal share to 25% of the total cost of the project. Authorizes appropriations. Terminates the Secretary's authority to carry out this Act 10 years after its enactment.

Directs the Secretary to assess the cost-effectiveness and environmental impact of providing a potable water supply to central and southern Rhode Island by desalination, reduced nonessential use of potable water, wastewater reuse, increased water use efficiency, and development of additional ground and surface supplies. Authorizes appropriations.