All Information (Except Text) for S.3563 - St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works and Milk River Project Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Burns, Conrad R. [R-MT] (Introduced 06/23/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/01/2006 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held in Havre, MT. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 109-764. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works and Milk River Project Act of 2006
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct studies to determine the feasibility and environmental impact of rehabilitating the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works and the Milk River Project, to authorize the rehabilitation and improvement of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, to develop an emergency response plan for use in the case of catastrophic failure of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|06/23/2006||Introduced in Senate|
06/23/2006 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (3)
|09/01/2006||Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held in Havre, MT. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 109-764.|
|06/23/2006||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.|
Action By: Senate
|06/23/2006||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6458-6459)|
Action By: Senate
09/01/2006 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held in Havre, MT. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 109-764.
06/23/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
06/23/2006 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6458-6459)
|Sen. Baucus, Max [D-MT]*||06/23/2006|
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|Senate Energy and Natural Resources||06/23/2006||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Congressional reporting requirements
- Dikes (Engineering)
- Emergency communication systems
- Environmental assessment
- Federal aid to water resources development
- Federal-Indian relations
- Federal-state relations
- Flood control
- Government contractors
- Governmental investigations
- Hydroelectric power
- Indian claims
- Indian economic development
- Indian lands
- Indian water rights
- Intergovernmental fiscal relations
- Minority employment
- Outdoor recreation
- Revolving funds
- Water conservation
- Water supply
- Wildlife conservation
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (06/23/2006)
St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works and Milk River Project Act of 2006 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct studies to determine: (1) the feasibility of rehabilitating and improving the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works (a portion of the Milk River Project, a Bureau of Reclamation project in Montana, that is located within the Blackfeet Reservation) to provide for sustained environmental and economic benefit within the St. Mary and Milk River basins; and (2) the environmental impact of such rehabilitation project.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) initiate the planning, design, and construction of the project alternative that is selected; and (2) develop and implement an emergency response plan to be followed in the event of a catastrophic infrastructure failure. Establishes in the Treasury an emergency response plan fund.
Requires: (1) the Milk River Project to be operated primarily for irrigation purposes; and (2) the Secretary to prioritize Project structures in need of rehabilitation and improvement.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) ensure that land and water rights held in trust for the benefit of the Blackfeet Tribe are protected; (2) resolve tribal claims against the United States; (3) identify appropriate Blackfeet projects to improve economic conditions on the Reservation; (4) complete studies to determine the feasibility of carrying out such projects; and (5) conduct studies to determine the feasibility of rehabilitating and improving Blackfeet irrigation project structures determined to be in need based on the appraisal investigation and of developing a safe and adequate rural, municipal, and industrial water supply project for the residents of the Fort Belknap Reservation and surrounding communities.