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Calendar No. 609

116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3044

[Report No. 116–309]


To amend the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 12, 2019

Mr. Wyden (for himself and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

December 9, 2020

Reported by Mr. Hoeven, with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To amend the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Western Tribal Water Infrastructure Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Indian Reservation Drinking Water Program.

Section 2001 of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (42 U.S.C. 300j–3c note; Public Law 115–270) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Administrator” and inserting “The Administrator”;

(B) in paragraph (1), by striking “and” at the end;

(C) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(D) by adding at the end the following:

“(3) 10 eligible projects described in subsection (b) that are within—

“(A) the portion of the Columbia River Basin that is—

(i) south of the Columbia River; and

(ii) below the Grand Coulee Dam; or

“(B) coastal basins adjacent to the portion of the Columbia River Basin described in subparagraph (A).”;

(2) in subsection (b)(1)—

(A) by striking “is on a reservation” and inserting the following: “is on—

“(A) a reservation”;

(B) in subparagraph (A) (as so designated), by striking “and” at the end and inserting “or”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) an off-reservation site that serves an Indian Tribe described in subsection (c)(2); and”;

(3) in subsection (c)—

(A) by striking the subsection designation and heading and all that follows through “In carrying out” and inserting the following:

“(c) Requirements.—

“(1) UPPER MISSOURI RIVER BASIN.—In carrying out”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN.—In carrying out the program under subsection (a)(3), the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall select not less than 1 eligible project that serves one or more Tribal communities of federally recognized Indian Tribes the Federal recognition of which has been terminated and subsequently restored.”; and

(4) in subsection (d), by striking “$20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2022” and inserting “$30,000,000 for fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter”.

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Western Tribal Water Infrastructure Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Indian Reservation Drinking Water Program.

Section 2001 of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (42 U.S.C. 300j–3c note; Public Law 115–270) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Administrator” and inserting “The Administrator”;

(B) in paragraph (1), by striking “and” at the end;

(C) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(D) by adding at the end the following:

“(3) 10 eligible projects described in subsection (b) that are within—

“(A) the Columbia River Basin; or

“(B) a coastal basin adjacent to the Columbia River.”;

(2) in subsection (b)(1)—

(A) by striking “is on a reservation” and inserting the following: “is on—

“(A) a reservation”;

(B) in subparagraph (A) (as so designated), by striking “and” at the end and inserting “or”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) an off-reservation site that serves an Indian Tribe described in subsection (c)(2)(B); and”;

(3) in subsection (c)—

(A) by striking the subsection designation and heading and all that follows through “In carrying out” and inserting the following:

“(c) Requirements.—

“(1) UPPER MISSOURI RIVER BASIN.—In carrying out”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN.—In carrying out the program under subsection (a)(3), the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall—

“(A) give priority to projects that respond to emergency situations where a lack of access to clean drinking water threatens the health of Tribal populations;

“(B) select not fewer than 1 eligible project that serves 1 or more Tribal communities of federally recognized Indian Tribes the Federal recognition of which has been terminated and subsequently restored; and

“(C) ensure that not fewer than 1 eligible project under that subsection is carried out in—

“(i) the area described in subparagraph (A) of that subsection; and

“(ii) an area described in subparagraph (B) of that subsection.”;

(4) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e);

(5) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:

“(d) Federal share.—The Federal share of a project carried out under this section shall be 100 percent.”; and

(6) in subsection (e) (as so redesignated), by striking “$20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2022” and inserting “$30,000,000 for fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter”.


Calendar No. 609

116th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 3044
[Report No. 116–309]

A BILL
To amend the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, and for other purposes.

December 9, 2020
Reported with an amendment
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