S.3542 - An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make compensation for damages arising out of the failure of the Teton Dam a feature of the Teton Basin Federal reclamation project in Idaho, and for other purposes.94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Church, Frank [D-ID] (Introduced 06/09/1976)|
|Committees:||Senate - Interior and Insular Affairs | House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 94-963; H.Rept 94-1423|
|Latest Action:||09/07/1976 Public law 94-400. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3542 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 94-1423)
Reported to House with amendment(s) (08/10/1976)
Entitles all persons who suffered death, personal injury, or loss of property directly resulting from the failure of the Teton Dam in Idaho to receive from the United States full compensation, less amounts received by such persons from insurance. Requires amounts of such awards to be fixed within 12 months of submission of the claim, and permits partial payments or advances before final settlements.
Requires promulgation of regulations within 15 days of enactment of this Act respecting procedures for the handling of claims under this Act. Requires publication of an explanation of such procedures in general circulation newspapers in Idaho.
Authorizes agreements with the owners of irrigation facilities damaged by such dam failure to finance the repair or reconstruction of such facilities to the extent the cost of repairs or construction are not covered by insurance.
Authorizes appropriations as are necessary to carry out this Act.