H.R.4419 - Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] (Introduced 11/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-1001|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/02/2018 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 782. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4419 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/16/2017)
Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act
This bill accelerates the Department of Interior's review, including environmental review, of feasibility studies for water projects for the reclamation of arid lands under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (project studies). Each future project study must have a maximum federal cost of $3 million.
The bill exempts certain surface water projects, water recycling projects, and water supply projects from specified provisions of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act.
The bill authorizes the Equus Beds Division of the Wichita Project, the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System, the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation, and Phase III of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project.
The bill establishes a process for Interior to deauthorize certain reclamation programs or projects for which no funds were obligated during the current fiscal year or the last five preceding fiscal years.