S. 486 (101st): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct and test the Lake Meredith Salinity Control Project, New Mexico and Texas, and for other purposes.

Mar 01, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Passed Senate)
Lloyd Bentsen Jr.
Senator from Texas
Related Bills
S. 1382 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 1991

H.R. 1143 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 1989


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 15, 1989 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Mar 01, 1989
Referred to Committee Mar 01, 1989
Reported by Committee Nov 01, 1989
Passed Senate Nov 15, 1989

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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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11/15/1989--Passed Senate amended.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to construct and test the Lake Meredith Salinity Control Project, New Mexico and Texas, to improve the quality of water to the Canadian River downstream of Ute Reservoir, New Mexico, and entering Lake Meredith, Texas. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a contract with the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority of Texas (Authority) for the design and construction management of project facilities by the Bureau of Reclamation and for the payment of construction costs by the Authority. Makes it the responsibility of the Authority to operate and maintain the facilities upon completion of construction and testing.
Requires the Authority to advance all costs of construction of project facilities as the non-Federal contribution.
Declares the Federal share to be all project costs for verification, design preparation, and construction management.
Requires the Authority, upon termination of construction pursuant to this Act, to reimburse the Secretary a sum equal to 67 percent of all costs incurred by the Secretary in project verification, design, and construction management, reduced by any sums previously paid by the Authority to the Secretary for such purposes.
States that upon such termination, the United States is under no obligation to complete the project as a nonreimbursable development.
Provides for transferring control of the project works to the Authority or to a bona fide entity agreeable to New Mexico and Texas upon completion of construction and testing, or upon termination of activities at the request of the Authority and reimbursement of Federal costs pursuant to this Act. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to inventory all wetlands on Federal lands owned by or withdrawn for the use of the Bureau of Reclamation and other Federal lands associated with reclamation projects.
Requires the Secretary, not later than February 1, 1990, to report to specified congressional committees a plan for the implementation of the inventory directive.
Requires the Secretary to report the results of such inventory to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs by December 31, 1991.

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