S.708 - A bill to improve the operations of certain water resources projects.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Domenici, Pete V. [R-NM] (Introduced 03/08/1983)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/08/1983 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Provisions of measure incorporated into measure S. 1739 ordered to be reported. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.708 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/08/1983)
Amends Federal law to require water resources projects under $10,000,000 to be submitted to specified congressional committees. Requires such projects with an anticipated Federal cost exceeding $10,000,000 to be authorized by an Act of Congress.
Prohibits making appropriations for certain watershed improvement projects, unless benefits directly related to agriculture account for at least 20 percent of the total benefits of the project.
Requires the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Administrator of the Soil Conservation Service, to study and report to the appropriate congressional committees by April 1, 1984 on requiring full public access to all water impoundments that have recreation-related potential and that were authorized by such Act.