H.R. 1444 (106th): Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2000

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Apr 15, 1999 (Introduced).

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HR 1444 IH

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1444

To authorize the Secretary of the Army to develop and implement projects for fish screens, fish passage devices, and other similar measures to mitigate adverse impacts associated with irrigation system water diversions by local governmental entities in the States of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 1999

Mr. DEFAZIO (for himself and Mr. WALDEN of Oregon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Army to develop and implement projects for fish screens, fish passage devices, and other similar measures to mitigate adverse impacts associated with irrigation system water diversions by local governmental entities in the States of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho.

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

SECTION 1. AQUATIC RESOURCES RESTORATION IN THE NORTHWEST.

    (a) IN GENERAL- In cooperation with other Federal agencies, the Secretary of the Army is authorized to develop and implement projects for fish screens, fish passage devices, and other similar measures agreed to by non-Federal interests and relevant Federal agencies to mitigate adverse impacts associated with irrigation system water diversions by local governmental entities in the States of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho.

    (b) PROCEDURE AND PARTICIPATION-

      (1) CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT; USE OF EXISTING DATA- In providing assistance under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with other Federal, State, and local agencies and make maximum use of data and studies in existence on the date of enactment of this Act.

      (2) PARTICIPATION BY NON-FEDERAL INTERESTS- Participation by non-Federal interests in projects under this section shall be voluntary. The Secretary shall not take any action under this section that will result in a non-Federal interest being held financially responsible for an action under a project unless the non-Federal interest has voluntarily agreed to participate in the project.

    (c) COST SHARING- Projects carried out under this section on lands owned by the United States shall be carried out at full Federal expense. The non-Federal share of the cost of any such project undertaken on lands not in Federal ownership shall be 35 percent.

    (d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2000 and each fiscal year thereafter.