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Public Law No: 116-99 (12/20/2019)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 99]
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Public Law 116-99
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and 
   safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were 
 constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to 
    traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of 
  facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for other 
              purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 20, 2019 -  [S. 50]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Columbia River 
In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty 
Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act''.
SEC. 2. SANITATION AND SAFETY CONDITIONS AT CERTAIN BUREAU OF 
                    INDIAN AFFAIRS FACILITIES.

    (a) <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  Assessment of Conditions.--The 
Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
in consultation with the affected Columbia River Treaty tribes, may 
assess current sanitation and safety conditions on lands held by the 
United States for the benefit of the affected Columbia River Treaty 
tribes, including all permanent Federal structures and improvements on 
those lands, that were set aside to provide affected Columbia River 
Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds--
            (1) in accordance with the Act of March 2, 1945 (59 Stat. 
        10, chapter 19) (commonly known as the ``River and Harbor Act of 
        1945''); or
            (2) in accordance with title IV of Public Law 100-581 (102 
        Stat. 2944).

    (b) Exclusive Authorization; Contracts.--The Secretary of the 
Interior, acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs--
            (1) subject to paragraph (2)(B), shall be the only Federal 
        agency authorized to carry out the activities described in this 
        section; and
            (2) may delegate the authority to carry out activities 
        described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (d)--
                    (A) through one or more contracts entered into with 
                an Indian Tribe or Tribal organization under the Indian 
                Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
                U.S.C. 5301 et seq.); or
                    (B) to include other Federal agencies that have 
                relevant expertise.

    (c) Definition of Affected Columbia River Treaty Tribes.--In this 
section, the term ``affected Columbia River Treaty tribes'' means the 
Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, 
the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs

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Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the 
Yakama Nation.
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior $11,000,000 for the period 
of fiscal years 2020 through 2025, to remain available until expended--
            (1) for improvements to existing structures and 
        infrastructure to improve sanitation and safety conditions 
        assessed under subsection (a); and
            (2) to improve access to electricity, sewer, and water 
        infrastructure, where feasible, to reflect needs for sanitary 
        and safe use of facilities referred to in subsection (a).
SEC. 3. STUDY OF ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES.

    The <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  Comptroller General of the United 
States, in consultation with the Committee on Indian Affairs of the 
Senate, shall--
            (1) <<NOTE: Evaluation.>>  conduct a study to evaluate 
        whether the sanitation and safety conditions on lands held by 
        the United States for the benefit of the affected Columbia River 
        Treaty tribes (as defined in section 2(c)) have improved as a 
        result of the activities authorized in section 2; and
            (2) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  prepare and submit to the Committee 
        on Indian Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Natural 
        Resources of the House of Representatives a report containing 
        the results of that study.

    Approved December 20, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 50 (H.R. 91):
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 116-7 (Comm. on Indian Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            June 27, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 16, considered and passed House.

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