Summary: H.R.7553 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (07/20/1977)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 95-507)

Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Act, 1978 - =Title I: Energy Research and Development Administration= - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1978 within the Energy Research and Development Administration to the following: Geothermal Resources Development Fund, operating expenses, plant and capital equipment, financial awards to independent inventors, and special foreign currency programs. Prohibits any appropriated funds from being used to terminate the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project. Bars production of enhanced radiation weapons until the President certifies to Congress that such production is in the national interest. Provides that Congress may, by concurrent resolution, disapprove such production.

Provides that up to $14,000,000 of this appropriation is to conduct a study of the Barnwell Nuclear Fuels Plant, South Carolina, and for activities contributing to the International Fuel Cycle Evaluation Program at the Barnwell Plant.

=Title II: Department of Defense-Civil= - Makes appropriations within the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers for the following for fiscal year 1978; constructional (general) flood control and coastal emergencies, general expenses, general investigations, Mississippi River and tributaries, operation and maintenance (general), revolving fund and special recreation use fee. Rescinds certain appropriations provided for construction in the Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Act of 1977.

=Title III: Department of the Interior= - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1978 as follows: (1) within Alaska Power Administration for general investigations and (2) for the Bonneville Power Administration Fund; (3) within the Bureau of Reclamation: (a) for the Colorado River Basin project, (b) for the Colorado River Basin salinity control projects, (c) for construction and rehabilitation, (d) for general administrative expenses, (e) for general investigations, (f) for the loan program, (g) for operation and maintenance, and (h) for the upper Colorado River storage project, (4) for the Southeastern Power Administration; and (5) within the Southwestern Power Administration; (a) for construction and (b) for operation and maintenance. Rescinds certain appropriations provided for in the Public Works for Water and Power Development, and Energy Research Appropriation Act of 1977.

=Title IV: Independent Offices= - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1978 to the following: Appalachian programs, Delaware River Basin Commission, Federal Power Commission, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Water Resources Council.

=Title V: General Provisions= - States that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond fiscal year 1978 unless expressly so provided.