H.R. 2819 (104th): Fort Peck Rural County Water Supply System Act of 1995

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Dec 20, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 2819 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2819

To authorize the construction of the Fort Peck Rural County Water Supply System, to authorize assistance to the Fort Peck Rural County Water District, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, for the planning, design, and construction of the water supply system, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 20, 1995

Mr. WILLIAMS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To authorize the construction of the Fort Peck Rural County Water Supply System, to authorize assistance to the Fort Peck Rural County Water District, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, for the planning, design, and construction of the water supply system, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Fort Peck Rural County Water Supply System Act of 1995’.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    For the purposes of this Act:

      (1) CONSTRUCTION- The term ‘construction’ means such activities associated with the actual development or construction of facilities as are initiated on execution of contracts for construction.

      (2) DISTRICT- The term ‘District’ means the Fort Peck Rural County Water District, Inc., a nonprofit corporation in Montana.

      (3) FEASIBILITY STUDY- The term ‘feasibility study’ means the study entitled ‘Final Engineering Report and Alternative Evaluation for the Fort Peck Rural County Water District’, dated September 1994.

      (4) PLANNING- The term ‘planning’ means activities such as data collection, evaluation, design, and other associated preconstruction activities required prior to the execution of contracts for construction.

      (5) SECRETARY- The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.

      (6) WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM- The term ‘water supply system’ means the Fort Peck Rural County Water Supply System, to be established and operated substantially in accordance with the feasibility study.

SEC. 3. FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Upon request of the District, the Secretary shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the District for the planning, design, and construction by the District of the water supply system.

    (b) SERVICE AREA- The water supply system shall provide for safe and adequate rural water supplies under the jurisdiction of the District in Valley County, northeastern Montana (as described in the feasibility study).

    (c) AMOUNT OF FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (3), under the cooperative agreement, the Secretary shall pay the Federal share of--

        (A) costs associated with the planning, design, and construction of the water supply system (as identified in the feasibility study); and

        (B) such sums as are necessary to defray increases in the budget.

      (2) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share referred to in paragraph (1) shall be 80 percent and shall not be reimbursable.

      (3) TOTAL- The amount of Federal funds made available under the cooperative agreement shall not exceed the amount of funds authorized to be appropriated under section 4.

      (4) LIMITATIONS- Not more than five percent of the amount of Federal funds made available to the Secretary under section 4 may be used by the Secretary for activities associated with--

        (A) compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and

        (B) oversight of the planning, design, and construction by the District of the water supply system.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act $5,800,000, to remain available until expended. The funds authorized to be appropriated may be increased or decreased by such amounts as are justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in development costs incurred after October 1, 1994, as indicated by engineering cost indices applicable to the type of construction project authorized under this Act.