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HR 3267 IH

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3267

To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to conduct a feasibility study and construct a project to reclaim the Salton Sea.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 25, 1998

Mr. HUNTER (for himself, Mr. LEWIS of California, Mr. CALVERT, and Mr. BROWN of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to conduct a feasibility study and construct a project to reclaim the Salton Sea.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--SALTON SEA RECLAMATION PROJECT

  • Sec. 101. Salton Sea reclamation project authorization.

    Sec. 102. Concurrent wildlife resources studies.

    Sec. 103. Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge renamed as Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge.

    Sec. 104. Alamo River and New River irrigation drain water.

TITLE II--EMERGENCY ACTION TO STABILIZE SALTON SEA SALINITY

  • Sec. 201. Findings and purposes.

    Sec. 202. Emergency action required.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--SALTON SEA RECLAMATION PROJECT

SEC. 101. SALTON SEA RECLAMATION PROJECT AUTHORIZATION.

 

  • (2) COST-SHARING AGREEMENT- The Secretary may not initiate construction of the Project unless, within the 60-day period referred to in paragraph (1), the Secretary, the Governor of California, and the Salton Sea Authority enter into an agreement establishing a cost-sharing formula that applies to that construction.

SEC. 102. CONCURRENT WILDLIFE RESOURCES STUDIES.

SEC. 103. SALTON SEA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RENAMED AS SONNY BONO SALTON SEA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.

SEC. 104. ALAMO RIVER AND NEW RIVER IRRIGATION DRAIN WATER.

TITLE II--EMERGENCY ACTION TO STABILIZE SALTON SEA SALINITY

SEC. 201. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

SEC. 202. EMERGENCY ACTION REQUIRED.

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