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Public Law No: 116-14 (04/16/2019)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 14]
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Public Law 116-14
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
    To direct the Secretary of the Interior to execute and carry out 
agreements concerning Colorado River Drought Contingency Management and 
   Operations, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Apr. 16, 2019 -  [H.R. 
                                2030]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Colorado River 
Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Colorado River Drought Contingency 
Plan Authorization Act''.
SEC. 2. COLORADO RIVER BASIN DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLANS.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
expressly addressing the operation of the applicable Colorado River 
System reservoirs, immediately upon execution of the March 19, 2019, 
versions of the Agreement Concerning Colorado River Drought Contingency 
Management and Operations and the agreements attached thereto as 
Attachments A1, A2, and B, by all of the non-Federal parties thereto, 
the Secretary of the Interior shall, without delay, execute such 
agreements, and is directed and authorized to carry out the provisions 
of such agreements and operate applicable Colorado River System 
reservoirs accordingly.
    (b) Effect.--Nothing in this section shall--
            (1) be construed or interpreted as precedent for the 
        litigation of, or as altering, affecting, or being deemed as a 
        congressional determination regarding, the water rights of the 
        United States, any Indian Tribe, band, or community, any State 
        or political subdivision or district of a State, or any person; 
        or
            (2) exempt the implementation of such agreements and the 
        operation of applicable Colorado River System reservoirs from 
        any requirements of applicable Federal environmental laws.

    Approved April 16, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2030 (S. 1057):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            Apr. 8, considered and passed House.
            Apr. 9, considered and passed Senate.

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