Summary: H.R.5162 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (09/15/1986)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Appropriations with amendment, S. Rept. 99-441)

Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act, 1987 - Title I: Department of the Army - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 for authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army relating to rivers and harbors, flood control, and beach erosion (including projects which involve State and local governmental participation). Provides that, with respect to executed local cooperation agreements the initiation of construction of new Department of the Army water resource projects (funded under specified law) shall not be contingent upon enactment of legislation imposing a Federal port use charge or increasing specified excise taxes.

Title II: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 to the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation for: (1) engineering and economic investigations of Federal reclamation and water conservation projects; (2) construction and rehabilitation projects; (3) soil and moisture conservation projects; (4) operation and maintenance of reclamation projects; (5) loans to irrigation districts for construction of distribution systems on authorized Federal reclamation projects; (6) general administrative expenses in certain Bureau of Reclamation offices; (7) the "Emergency Fund" as authorized by an Act of June 26, 1948; (8) replacement passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; (9) recovery of archaeological and paleontological remains in specified areas; and (10) acquisition of a computer aided drafting system.

Makes appropriations available to the Department of the Interior for: (1) damaged facilities or equipment belonging to the Department of the Interior; (2) emergency prevention of forest or range fires; and (3) general administrative expenses. Provides that not more than 20 percent of the Central Utah Project may be expended in any one fiscal year for all administrative expenses. Requires the Central Utah Water Conservancy District to pay interest on certain features of the Central Utah Project developing a specified municipal and industrial water supply.

Title III: Department of Energy - Makes appropriations to the Department of Energy for FY 1987 for: (1) specified energy supply, research, and development activities; (2) uranium supply and enrichment activities; (3) general science and research activities; (4) nuclear waste disposal activities; (5) atomic energy defense activities (provided that such Department furnishes the congressional Committees on Appropriations with a plan and schedule to discontinue disposal of contaminated liquids into the soil at the Hanford Reservation, Washington); (6) departmental administrative expenses; (7) water and electrical power projects of the Alaska Power Administration; (8) specified fish passage facilities of the Bonneville Power Administration; (9) operational and maintenance expenses related to electric power transmission for the Southwestern Power Administration and the Southeastern Power Administration; (10) operational and maintenance expenses of the Western Area Power Administration; (11) salaries and expenses of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commisssion; (12) geothermal energy research and development; and (13) Department of Energy general passenger vehicles and security guard expenses.

Title IV: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for: (1) programs authorized by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965; (2) salaries and expenses of the Delaware River Basin Commission; (3) expenses of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin; (4) salaries and expenses of the National Council on Public Works Improvement; (5) Nuclear Regulatory Commission expenses; (6) expenses of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission; and (7) expenses of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Title V: General Provisions - Sets forth guidelines for the expenditure of appropriations under this Act.

Prohibits the use of appropriations, with specified exceptions, to pay the salaries of the Administrator of the Power Marketing Administration, the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, or the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration unless they award contracts for the procurement of extra high voltage (EHV) power equipment manufactured in the United States when such agencies determine that there are one or more manufacturers of domestic end product offering a product that meets the technical requirements at a price not exceeding 130 percent of the bid or offering price of the most competitive foreign bidder.