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Text of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 20, 1988. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 20, 1988 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988                               102 STAT. 2549

Public Law 100-512
100th Congress
                                  An Act
To provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Salt River Pima-     Oct. 20, 1988
 Maricopa Indian Community in Maricopa County, Arizona, and for other purposes.       [H.R. 4102]

 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,                  Salt River
                                                                                   Pima-Maricopa
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.                                                            Indian
                                                                                   Community
 This Act may be cited as the "Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian                     Water
Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 1988".                                    Rights
                                                                                   Settlement Act
SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.                                                    of 1988.
                                                                                   Public lands.
  (a) The Congress finds and declares that—
        (1) it is the policy of the United States, in fulfillment of its
     trust responsibility to Indian tribes, to promote Indian self-
     determination and economic self-sufficiency, and to settle, wher-
     ever possible, the water rights claims of Indian tribes without
     lengthy and costly litigation;
        (2) meaningful Indian self-determination and economic self-
     sufficiency largely depend on development of viable Indian
     reservation economies;
        (3) quantification of rights to water and development of facili-
     ties needed to utilize tribal water supplies effectively is essential
     to the development of viable Indian reservation economies,
     particularly in arid western States;
        (4) on June 14, 1879, the United States Government estab-
     lished a reservation for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian
     Community in Maricopa County, Arizona, at the confluence of
     the Salt and Verde Rivers tributary to the Gila River;
        (5) the United States, £is trustee for the Community, obtained
    water entitlements for the Community pursuant to the Kent
     Decree of 1910 and the Bartlett Dam Agreement of 1935;
     however, continued uncertainty as to the full extent of the
     Community's entitlement to water has severely limited the
     Community's access to the water and financial resources nec-
    essary to develop its valuable agricultural lands and frustrated
     its efforts to reduce its dependence on Federal program funding
     and achieve meaningful self-determination and economic self-
     sufficiency;
        (6) litigation to determine the full extent and nature of the
     Community's water rights and those of its allotted land owners,
     and damages thereto, is currently pending before the United
    States District Court in Arizona and in the United States
    Claims Court. The United States, as trustee for the Community,
    also has filed claims for the Community's water rights in the
     General Adjudication of the Gila River System and Source
    currently pending in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona
    in and for the County of Maricopa;

102 STAT. 2550 PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 (7) recognizing that final resolution of pending litigation will take many years and entail great expense to all parties, con- tinue economically and socially damaging limits to the Commu- nity's access to water, prolong uncertainty as to the availability of water supplies and seriously impair the long-term economic planning and development of all parties, the Community and neighboring non-Indian communities have sought to settle their disputes to water and reduce the burdens of litigation; (8) after more than two years of negotiations, which included participation by representatives of the United States Govern- ment, the Community and neighboring non-Indian communities of the Salt River Valley, who all are party to the General Adjudication of the Gila River System and Source, the parties have entered into an agreement to resolve all water rights claims between and among themselves, to quantify the Commu- nity's entitlement to water, to provide for the orderly develop- ment of the Community's lands, and to prescribe a procedure for resolving such remaining claims which the Community and its allottees may have against the United States; (9) pursuant to the agreement, the neighboring non-Indian communities will transfer rights to approximately thirty-two thousand acre-feet of surface water to the Community, provide for the means of firming existing water supplies of the Commu- nity, and make substantial additional contributions to carry out the agreement's provisions; and (10) to advance the goals of Federal Indian policy and to fulfill the trust responsibility of the United States to the Community, it is appropriate that the United States participate in the implementation of the agreement and contribute funds for the rehabilitation and expansion of existing reservation irrigation facilities so as to enable the Community to utilize fully its water entitlements in developing a diverse, efficient reservation economy. (b) Therefore, it is the purpose of this Act (1) to approve, ratify and confirm the agreement entered into by the Community and its neighboring non-Indian communities, (2) to authorize and direct the Secretary to execute and perform such agreement, and (3) to au- thorize the actions and appropriations necessary for the United States to fulfill its legal and trust obligations to the Community as provided in the agreement and this Act. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this Act— (a) "Agreement" means that agreement dated February 12, 1988, among the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community; the State of Arizona; the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District; the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association; the Roosevelt Water Conservation District; the Roosevelt Irrigation District; the Arizona cities of Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, and the Ari- zona town of Gilbert; and the Central Arizona Water Conserva- tion District, t<^ether with all exhibits thereto. (h) "Allottees" means owners of allotted land within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation. (c) "Bartlett Dam Agreement" means the agreement between the United States and the Salt River Valley Water Users'
PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 102 STAT. 2551 Association dated June 3, 1935, relating to Verde River storage works. (d) "CAP" means the Central Arizona Project, a reclamation project authorized under title III of the Colorado River Basin Project Act of 1968 (43 U.S.C. 1521 et seq.). (e) "CAWCD" means the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, organized under the laws of the State of Arizona, which is the contractor under a contract with the United States, dated December 15, 1972, for the delivery of water and repayment of costs of the Central Arizona Project. (f) "Community" means the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, a community of Pima and Maricopa Indians orga- nized pursuant to Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18,1934 (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.). (g) "Kent Decree" means the decree dated March 1,1910, entered in Patrick T. Hurley versus Charles F. Abbott, and others. Case Numbered 4564, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Arizona, in and for the County of Maricopa, and all decrees supplemental thereto. (h) "Plan 6 Agreement" means the agreement among the United States; the CAWCD; the Flood Control District of Mari- copa County; SRP; the Arizona cities of Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe; the State of Arizona; and the City of Tucson, for funding of Plan 6 facilities of the CAP, and for other purposes, dated April 15,1986, together with Exhibits A, B, C, and D thereto. (i) "RID" means the Roosevelt Irrigation District, an irriga- tion district organized under the laws of Arizona. (j) "RWCD" means the Roosevelt Water Conservation Dis- trict, an irrigation district organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. (k) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior. (1) "SRP" means the Salt River Project Agricultural Improve- ment and Power District, a political subdivision of the State of Arizona, and the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association, an Arizona corporation. SEC. 4. KENT DECREE REREGULATION. (a) The Secretary is authorized and directed to designate seven Conservation. thousand acre-feet (hereinafter referred to as "Designated Space") of the additional active conservation capacity which will result from the modifications to Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River previously authorized by the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, as amended (43 U.S.C. 506 et seq.), the Colorado River Basin Project Act of 1968 (43 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), and the relevant provisions relating to "Construction Program" contained in title II of the Act making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988, and for other purposes (Public Law 100-202), to be used for the reregulation of the Commu- nity's entitlement to water under the Kent Decree. The Designated Space shall be used for seasonal reregulation only, with no annual carry-over past October 1. Ot)) The costs associated with the Designated Space shall be nonreimbursable, and the non-Federal funding obligation associated with the Designated Space under the Plan 6 Agreement and any supplement thereto is hereby forgiven.
102 STAT. 2552 PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 SEC. 5. BARTLETT DAM AGREEMENT. (a) The Secretary is directed to amend the Bartlett Dam Agree- ment to provide that the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association shall increase the total Community allotment of developed water to twenty thousand acre-feet on December 31 of any calendar year in which all of the following three conditions occur: (1) for at least two hundred and ninety-two days of the calendar year the total water stored in Salt River Valley Water Users' Association reservoirs on the Verde River is more than the storage capacity of Bartlett Dam Reservoir, which, for the purposes of this Act, is deemed to be one hundred seventy-eight thousand, one hundred eighty-six acre-feet, as periodically ad- justed by the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association for silt losses; (2) the total Community allotment of developed water under the Bartlett Dam Agreement generated during the calendar year is less than seven thousand acre-feet; (3) the total Community allotment of developed water under the Bartlett Dam Agreement existing at the end of the calendar year is less than twenty thousand acre-feet. (b) Article 4 of the Bartlett Dam Agreement shall be deleted and replaced with the following language: "ARTICLE 4. OPERATION OF STORAGE WORKS 'The works to be constructed upon Verde River shall be operated and maintained by the Association. The Association may at any time store any part or all of Flow of Verde River in the reservoir, and may at any time release any quantity of water from the reservoir or it mav permit the river to flow through the reservoir without regulation.' '. (c) Except as provided in subsections (a) and Ot)), all terms of the Bartlett Dam Agreement shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect. SEC. 6. RATIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF CONTRACTS. (a) The contract between the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association and the Carrick and Mangham Aqua Fria Lands and Irrigation Company (the predecessor of the Roosevelt Irrigation District) dated August 25, 1921, together with the modifications thereto dated February 3, 1927, and May 31, 1950, is ratified, confirmed, and declared to be valid. (b) The contract between the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association and the Roosevelt Water Conservation District dated October 24, 1924, together with all amendments thereto and any extension thereto entered into pursuant to the Agreement is rati- fied, confirmed, and declared to be valid. (c) The Secretary is authorized and directed to revise the subcontract of the Roosevelt Water Conservation District for agri- cultural water service from the CAP to include an addendum substantially in the form of exhibit "3.1" to the Agreement and to execute the subcontract as revised. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall approve the conversions of agricultural water to municipsd and industrial uses authorized by the addendum at such time or times as the conditions authorizing such conversions, as set forth in the addendum, are found to exist. (d) The Secretary is authorized and directed to execute and per- form that agreement among the United States, the CAWCD, the RWCD, the Arizona cities of Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, and the Arizona town of Gilbert providing for the
PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 *,, 102 STAT. 2553 assignment of a portion of the RWCD's entitlement to agricultural water service from the CAP and other matters in substantially the form of exhibit "12.3" to the Agreement, and such agreement is hereby ratified, confirmed, and declared to be valid. (e) The Secretary is authorized and directed, at such time as the authorizations in section 10(b)(1) become effective, to certify that the lands within the RWCD are free from the ownership and full cost pricing limitations of Federal reclamation law. SEC. 7. COLORADO RIVER WATER EXCHANGE. Contracts. (a) On or before December 31, 1990, the Secretary shall acquire, from willing irrigation districts and their landowners (hereinafter "sellers"), rights to twenty-two thousand acre-feet of annual consumptive use of water from the main stream of the Colorado River in the State of Arizona with a contractual priority predating September 30, 1968, and which was not included by the Secretary, the Arizona Water Commission, or the Arizona Department of Water Resources in the determination of the water supplies avail- able to the CAP for the purpose of establishing the initial allocations to non-Indian entities. Nothing in this Act shall alter the respon- sibilities of the United States under article V of the March 9, 1964, Decree of the United States Supreme Court in Arizona versus California, 376 U.S. 340. (h) The Secretary is authorized, as part of consideration to willing sellers for the acquisition of water pursuant to subsection (a), to amend existing repayment contracts with the United States to which such sellers are subject to provide for the discharge of any remaining repayment obligation which the irrigation districts owe the United States as of May 30, 1987, and to certify that the lands within the irrigation districts are free from the ownership and full cost pricing limitations of Federal reclamation law. (c) The Secretary shall contract to deliver such water to the Arizona cities of Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Phoenix, and the Arizona town of Gilbert, in exchange for water provided by these cities and the town to the Community, in the amounts set forth in the Agreement. Such water shall increase the supply available for delivery to CAP non-Indian municipal and industrial subcontractors of CAP water service. The terms of each water delivery contract shall be in a form mutually acceptable to the respective parties thereto and substantially similar to exhibits "3.h.l" through "3.h.7" to the Agreement, which exhibits substan- tially conform to the terms of the CAP municipal and industrial water service subcontracts to which each of such cities and the town are parties on the effective date of this Act, except that: (1) there shall be no water service capital charges associated with water deliveries made pursuant to the contracts au- thorized by this section, except as otherwise provided in the Agreement; (2) for the purpose of determining the allocation and repay- ment of costs of the CAP as provided in Article 9.3 of Contract Numbered 14-06-W-245 between the United States of America and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District dated December 15,1972, and any amendment or revision thereof, the costs associated with the delivery of water to cities and the town pursuant to the contracts authorized by this section shall be nonreimbursable, and such costs shall be excluded from CAWCD's repayment obligation;
102 STAT. 2554 PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 (3) notwithstanding the provisions of section 9(e) of the Rec- lamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(e)) and section 304(bX2) of the Colorado River Basin Project Act (43 U.S.C. 1524(bX2)), the term of the contracts authorized by this section shall be perpetual. (d) Within one year of the date of enactment of this Act the cities and the town shall deposit $9,000,000 in an escrow account as ptrovided in the Agreement for the purposes of funding the acquisi- tion of the rights to water referred to in subsection (a). On or after the date the waiver referred to in section 10(bXl) becomes effective, monies shall be paid out of the escrow account to the United States in accordance with the Agreement: Provided, That such payment shall not exceed the costs incurred by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (a) or $9,000,000, whichever amount is less. Any monies remaining in escrow account after payment to the United States shall be returned to cities and the town. If the waiver referred to in section 10(bXl) do not become effective by December 31, 1991, all monies in the escrow account shall be returned to the cities and the town in accordance with the Agreement. (e) Neither the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association nor the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District shall become subject to the provisions of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (43 U.S.C. 390aa et seq.) by virtue of either its participa- tion in the settlement or its execution and performance of the Agreement, including but not limited to the exchange provided for in this section. SEC. 8. WATER DELIVERY CONTRACT AMENDMENTS; WATER LEASE. (a) The Secretary is authorized and directed to amend the CAP water delivery contract between the United States and the (immu- nity dated December 11,1980 (herein referred to as the "Community CAP Delivery CJontract"), as follows: (1) to extend the term of such contract to December 31, 2098, and to provide for its subsequent renewal upon terms and conditions to be agreed upon by the parties prior to the expira- tion of the extended term thereof; (2) to authorize the Community to lease the CAP water to which the Community is entitled under the Community CAP Delivery Contract to the Arizona cities of Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe and the Arizona town of Gilbert under the terms and conditions of the Project Water Lease set forth in exhibits "3.m.l" through "3.m.7" to the Agreement for a term commencing January 1, 2000, and ending December 30,2098; (3) to perform the specific terms and conditions set forth in exhibit "3.j." to the Agreement. (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amendments to the Community CAP Delivery Contract set forth in exhibit "3.j." to the Agreement and the terms and conditions of the Project Water Leases set forth in exhibits "3.m.l" through "3.m.7" to the Agree- ment are hereby authorized, approved, and confirmed. (c) Consistent with subsection (dXD of this section, the United States shall not impose upon the Community the operation, mainte- nance and replacement charges described and set forth in section 7(b) of the (]!ommunity CAP Delivery Contract or any other charge with respect to CAP water delivered or required to be delivered to
PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 102 STAT. 2555 the cities and the town pursuant to the Community CAP Delivery Contract and the Project Water Leases herein authorized. (d) The Community and the Secretary shall lease to the cities and the town, for a term commencing on January 1, 2000, and ending December 30, 2098, and for the total consideration of $16,000,000 to be paid by the cities and the town to the Community, upon those terms reflected in the Project Water Leases set forth in exhibits "S.m.l" through "3.m.7" to the Agreement, up to thirteen thousand three hundred acre-feet of CAP water to which the Community is entitled under the Community CAP Delivery Contract. The Project Water Leases shall specifically provide that— (1) the cities and the town, each in accordance with its obligations under the Project Water Leases, shall pay all oper- ation, maintenance and replacement costs of such water to the United States, or, if directed by the Secretary, to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District: Provided, That such pay- ments shall not be commenced earlier than October 1, 1998; (2) except as otherwise provided in the Project Water Leases, the cities and the town shall not be obligated to pay water service capital charges or municipal and industrial subcontract charges or any other charges or payment for such CAP water other than the operation, maintenance, and replacement costs and lease payments as set forth in this subsection. (e) For the purpose of determining the allocation and repayment of costs of the CAP as provided in Article 9.3 of Contract Numbered 14-06-W-245 between the United States of America and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District dated December 15, 1972, and any amendment or revision thereof, the costs associated with the delivery of CAP water pursuant to the Project Water Leases re- ferred to in subsection (a) shall be nonreimbursable, and such costs shall be excluded from CAWCD's repayment obligation. (f) Except as authorized by this section, no water received by the Community pursuant to the Agreement may be sold, leased, trans- ferred, or in any way used off the Community's reservation. SEC. 9. CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION; TRUST FUND. (a) The Secretary is directed— (1) pursuant to the existing authority of the Colorado River Basin Project Act (43 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), to design and con- struct new facilities for the delivery of water from the Commu- nity's turnout on the CAP Granite Reef Aqueduct and from the Arizona Canal to the irrigable Community reservation lands lying north of the Arizona Canal and west of the Parker Dam Power Project power transmission line easement and to irriga- ble Community reservation lands south of the Arizona Canal at a cost which shall not exceed the cost for such design and construction which would have been incurred by the Secretary in the absence of the Agreement and this Act; (2) pursuant to existing authority and obligation of the Snyder Act (25 U.S.C. 13), to deposit into the Community Trust Fund established under subsection (b)(1) $17,000,000 for the rehabilita- tion and improvement of the Community's existing facilities for the delivery of water to irrigable Community reservation lands lying south of the Arizona Canal and west of the Parker Dam Power Project power transmission line easement; and (3) to deposit into the Community Trust Fund the funds Community authorized to be appropriated by subsection (c) for the Commu- development.
102 STAT. 2556 PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 nity to use in the design and construction of facilities to put to beneficial use the Community's water entitlement, to defray the cost to the Community of CAP operation, maintenance and replacement charges, and for other economic and community development on the Salt River Indian Reservation. (bXD As soon as practicable, the Community shall establish the Salt River Community Trust Fund into which shall be deposited— (A) by the Secretary, the funds provided in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a), and (B) by the State of Arizona, $3,000,000 required by paragraph 20.2(b) of the Agreement. Appropriation (c) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated $30,470,000 to authorization. carry out the provisions of parsigraph (3) of subsection (a). (d) Upon the completion of the actions described in section 12(a), the Trust Fund, principal and income, may be used by the (Dommu- nity, in its discretion, to fulfill the purposes of the Agreement and this Act, but no part of such fund may be used to make per capita payments to members of the Community. (e) Effective with the pajnnents into the Trust Fund by the Secretary of the amounts required under paragraph (A) of subsec- tion Ot))— (A) the Secretary shall have no further duties or responsibil- ities with respect to the administration of, or expenditures from the Trust Fund, and (B) the United States shall not be liable for any claim or cause of action arising from the Community's use and expenditure of moneys from the Trust Fund. SEC. 10. CLAIMS EXTINGUISHMENT; WAIVERS AND RELEASES. (aXD There are extinguished— (A) all Allottees' claims against the United States for damages for deprivation of water rights through December 31, 1991; (B) all Allottees' claims against all persons other than the United States for damages for deprivation of water rights through December 31, 1991, for which damages are not recover- able under subparagraph (aXlXA) of this section; and (C) all rights of Allottees to assert claims against the United States and all other persons for declaratory, injunctive or other relief for the determination or enforcement of water rights for allotted lands, including rights to surface water, ground water, and effluent. (2) For purposes of paragraph (aXD of this section claims for water rights include all claims under Federal and State laws (including claims for water rights in ground water, surface water, and effluent) which may otherwise have been enforceable by money damages, declaratory relief, injunction, or other relief. (3) The benefits realized by the Allottees under this Act shall constitute full and complete satisfaction of all Allottees' claims for water rights under Federal and State laws (including claims for water rights in ground water, surface water, and effluent) that may accrue after the authorizations contained in paragraph (bXl) of this section have become effective and which would otherwise have been enforceable by money damages, declaratory relief, injunction, or other relief. (4) Consent is given to Allottees to maintain actions, individually or as a class, against the United States in the United States Claims Court pursi^ant to section 1491 of title 28, United States Code, to
PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 102 STAT. 2557 recover damages, if any, for the extinguishment of claims effected by subparagraphs (aXlXA) and (a)(1)(B) of this section: Provided, how- ever, That any claim for damages for rights extinguished by subparagraph (a)(lXB) of this section shall not be joined in the same action as a claim for damages for rights extinguished by subpara- graph (aXlXA) of this section. (5) The United States shall have a claim only against the Commu- nity for any judgment entered against it in any action for damages for water rights extinguished by subparagraph (aXlXB) of this sec- tion, and the Community shall not have sovereign immunity with respect to such claim. (6XA) With respect to any claim against the United States which is extinguished by subparagraphs (aXl)(A) and (aXlXB), the United States may assert as a defense in any action brought pursuant to paragraph (aX4) of this section the limitation of section 2501 of title 28, United States Code, as to damages incurred more than six years before the commencement of the action, but it shall not assert a timeliness defense as to damages incurred within six years before the commencement of the action. (B) With respect to any claim for damages for rights extinguished by subparagraph (aXlXB) of this section, the United States may assert as a defense any defense which the person whose liability was extinguished might have aisserted in an action brought by the Allottees against him prior to the effective date of this Act. (bXD The Community is authorized, as part of the performance of its obligations under the Agreement, to execute a waiver and release of all present and future claims of water rights or injuries to water rights (including water rights in ground water, surface water, and effluent), from time immemorial to the effective date of this Act, and any and all future claims of water rights (including water rights in ground water, surface water, and effluent), from and after the effective date of this Act, which the Community may have, or which it may have standing to assert on behalf of its members and Allottees, against the United States; the State of Arizona or any agency or political subdivision thereof; or any other person, corpora- tion, or municipal corporation, arising under the laws of the United States or the State of Arizona. (2) In any action asserted within two years after the date of enactment of this Act by the Community against the United States in the United States Claims Court for monetary damages based upon loss or impairment of water rights the United States may assert a limitation as to damages incurred more than eight years before the commencement of the action instead of the six year limitation of section 2501 of title 28, United States Code, and it shall not assert a timeliness defense as to damages incurred within eight years before the commencement of the action. (c) The benefits realized by the Community under this Act shall constitute full and complete satisfaction of all monetary claims against the United States for any damages alleged to accrue after completion of the requirements of section 12(a). (d) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(5) of this section and paragraphs 17.2 and 17.5 of the Agreement, the United States shall not assert any claim against any person in its own right or on behalf of the Community based upon— (1) water rights or injuries to water rights of the Community, its members or Allottees; or
102 STAT. 2558 PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 (2) water rights or injuries to water rights held by the United States on behalf of the Community, its members or Allottees. (e) In the event the authorizations contained in paragraph (b)(1) of this section do not become effective pursuant to section 12(a), the Community shall retain the right to assert past and future water rights claims as to all reservation lands. SEC. 11. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. Claims. (a) In the event any party to the Agreement should file a lawsuit in Federal District Court only relating directly to the interpretation or enforcement of the Agreement, naming the United States of America or the Communities as parties, authorization is hereby granted to join the United States of America and/or the Community in any such litigation, and any claim by the United States of America or the Community to sovereign immunity from such suit is hereby waived. Claims. (b) From and after the effective date of this Act, the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association and the Salt River Project Agricul- tural Improvement and Power District collectively are authorized to assert, on behalf of the Community, the Community's claims to spill water, as defined in the Agreement, in the General Adjudication of the Gila River System and Source currently pending in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Maricopa (hereinafter referred to as the "Gila River Adjudication"). From and after such effective date, the United States shall not prosecute a separate claim or claims for spill water on behalf of the Community in the Gila River Adjudication or in any other administrative or judicial proceeding. The United States shall not challenge any claims to spill water on behalf of the Community in the Gila River Adjudication or in any other administrative or judicial proceeding. 43 u s e 1522 (c) Upon the effective date of this Act as set forth in section 12, note. section 302 of the Colorado River Basin Project Act (43 U.S.C. 1522) shall no longer apply to the Community. (d) The United States of America shall make no claims for re- imbursement of costs arising out of the implementation of this Act or the Agreement against any Indian-owned land within the Community's reservation, and no assessment shall be made in regard to such costs against such lands. (e) Water received by the Cities and Town pursuant to paragraphs 10.3,11.0,12.2, and 19.0 of the Agreement shall not affect any future allocation or reallocation of the CAP supply. (f) To the extent the Agreement does not conflict with the provi- sions of this Act, such Agreement is hereby approved, ratified, and confirmed. The Secretary is authorized and directed to execute and perform such Agreement. The Secretary is further authorized to execute any amendments to the Agreement and perform any actions required by any amendments to the Agreement which may be mutually agreed upon by the parties. (g) Effective as of the date of enactment of this Act, and, notwith- standing the provisions of section 177 of title 25 United States Code, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community may, as to any land outside of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation to which it holds fee title, leasehold interest or any other interest, sell, encumber, hypothecate, lease or otherwise deal with such land or interest in such land as any other owner, lessor or interest holder might, subject to the laws of the state within which the land is situated.
PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 102 STAT. 2559 (h) Within thirty days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall request the Arizona Department of Water Resources to recommend a reallocation of non-Indian agricultural CAP water that has been offered to but not contracted for by potential non- Indian agricultural subcontractors. Within one hundred and eighty Agriculture and days of receipt of such recommendations, the Secretary shall reallo- agricultural cate such water for non-Indian agricultural use, and the Secretary commodities. and CAWCD shall thereafter offer amendatory or new subcontracts for such water to non-Indian agricultural users. SEC. 12. EFFECTIVE DATE. Contracts. (a) The authorizations contained in section 10(b)(1) of this Act shall not be effective until such time as— (1) the Secretary has fulfilled the requirements of sections 4 and?; (2) the Bartlett Dam Agreement has been amended as pro- vided in section 5; (3) the Roosevelt Water Conservation District subcontract for agricultural water service from CAP has been revised and executed as provided in section 6(c) and the assignment described in section 6(d) has been executed; (4) the funds required for the purpose of section 9(a)(1) have been appropriated; (5) the funds authorized by sections 9(aX2) and 9(c) have been appropriated and deposited into the Community Trust Fund; (6) the State of Arizona has appropriated and deposited into the (Community Trust Fund the $3,000,000 required by para- graph 20.20)) of the Agreement; (7) the stipulation which is attached to the Agreement as exhibit "3.e." has been approved; and (8) the Agreement has been modified to the extent it is in conflict with this Act and hsis been executed by the Secretary. Ot)) If the actions described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8) of subsection (a) have not all occurred by December 31, 1991, sections 4, 5, 6, 7(b), 7(c), 8, 9(aX2), 9(aX3), 9(h), 9(c), lO(aXlXc), 10(d), and 11(a), llOt)), 11(c), 11(d), 11(e), and 11(f), and any contracts entered into pursuant to those provisions, shall not thereafter be effective, any funds appropriated pursuant to sections 9(aX2) and 9(c) shall revert to the Treasury, and any funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph 20.2(b) of the Agreement shall revert to the State of Arizona. SEC. 13. OTHER CLAIMS. Nothing in the Agreement or this Act shall be construed in any way to quantify or otherwise affect the water rights, claims or entitlements to water of any Arizona Indian tribe, band or commu- nity, other than the Community. SEC. 14. AK-CHIN. Loans. (a) The Ak-Chin Indian Community of Arizona may make repay- ment of the Ak-Chin West supplemental loan by a discounted prepayment in lieu of the repayment terms and provisions con- tained in section 5(c) of Public Law 89-984, the Small Reclamation Projects Act. The Secretary of the Interior shall determine such amount in a manner that will result in an equitable repayment based on the current applicable interest rate.
102 STAT. 2560 PUBLIC LAW 100-512—OCT. 20, 1988 (b) The Ak-Chin West supplemental loan is hereby exempt from the 1986 amendments (Public Law 99-546) to the Small Reclamation Projects Act, and the requirement contained in section 4(e) of Small Reclamation Projects Act for a sixty-day congressional review of the approved loan application is hereby waived. Approved October 20, 1988. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 4102: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-868 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Sept. 13, considered and passed House. Sept. 30, considered and passed Senate, amended. - Oct. 3, 4, House concurred in Senate amendment.