Text: H.R.3263 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-244 (01/10/2013)
[112th Congress Public Law 244]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 126 STAT. 2383]]
Public Law 112-244
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the storage and
conveyance of nonproject water at the Norman project in Oklahoma, and
for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 10, 2013 - [H.R. 3263]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Lake Thunderbird
Efficient Use Act of 2012.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Lake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of
SEC. 2. NORMAN PROJECT, OKLAHOMA.
Public Law 86-529 (74 Stat. 225) is amended by adding at the end the
``SEC. 10. LAKE THUNDERBIRD.
``(a) In General.--If the Secretary of the Interior determines that
there is enough excess capacity in the reservoir on the Little River
known as `Lake Thunderbird' that nonproject water can be stored in Lake
Thunderbird, the Secretary of the Interior may, in accordance with the
reclamation laws, amend an existing contract, or enter into 1 or more
new contracts, with the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District for
the storage and conveyance of nonproject water in Norman project
facilities to augment municipal and industrial supplies for the cities
served by the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District.
``(b) Costs.--If any additional infrastructure is needed to enable
the storage and conveyance of non-project water in Norman project
facilities under subsection (a) or any other provision of this Act, the
costs of constructing, operating, and maintaining the infrastructure
shall be the responsibility of the non-Federal entity contracting with
the Secretary of the Interior for storage and conveyance rights.''.
[[Page 126 STAT. 2384]]
SEC. 3. EFFECT.
Nothing in this Act or an amendment made by this Act authorizes any
expansion of the storage capacity of Lake Thunderbird.
Approved January 10, 2013.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3263 (S. 802):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-442 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 112-117 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources)
accompanying S. 802.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
June 5, considered and passed House.
Dec. 30, considered and passed Senate.