Summary: H.R.3208 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (04/29/1982)

(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #56 (335-9))

Amends the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to replace or remove (currently only to modify) Bureau of Reclamation dams and related facilities as determined necessary. Increases the authorized appropriations to carry out such Act after October 1, 1982.

Exempts the Secretary from the requirement to make dam modification reports to Congress unless the modifications exceed $500,000. Authorizes the Secretary to perform additional work for flood control purposes whenever dam modifications are necessary. Authorizes the Secretary, in the interests of dam safety, to make operational modifications or to remove a dam entirely.

Includes within the scope of the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978: (1) Fish Lake, Four Mile, Ochoco, Savage Rapids Diversion and Warm Springs Dams, Oregon; (2) Como Dam, Montana; (3) Little Wood River Dam, Idaho; and (4) Twin Buttes Dam, Texas.

Provides for reimbursement to the Treasury of costs incurred under this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to negotiate appropriate contracts with project beneficiaries providing for the return of reimbursable costs.