H.R. 4588 (109th): Water Resources Research Act Amendments of 2006

Dec 16, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Signed by the President
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This bill became Pub.L. 109-471.
John Doolittle
Representative for California's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Dec 21, 2006
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 1017 (Related)
Water Resources Research Act Amendments of 2005

Passed Senate
Last Action: Sep 27, 2005


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 11, 2007.

Introduced Dec 16, 2005
Referred to Committee Dec 16, 2005
Reported by Committee Jul 19, 2006
Passed House Sep 25, 2006
Passed Senate with Changes Dec 06, 2006
House Agreed to Changes Dec 09, 2006
Signed by the President Jan 11, 2007
Full Title

To reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research regarding the water resources research and technology institutes established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984.


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1/11/2007--Public Law.
Water Resources Research Act Amendments of 2006 - Amends the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to require research by state water resources research and technology institutes to be applied and peer reviewed research that fosters improvements in water supply reliability and the entry of new research engineers and technicians into water resources fields.
Directs the Secretary to evaluate each institute at least once every three (currently, five) years and requires that such evaluation determine institute effectiveness at producing measured results and applied water supply research.
Authorizes appropriations for such institutes for FY2007-FY2011.
Requires the Secretary, as part of the annual budget submission to Congress, to provide a crosscut budget detailing expenditures on institute activities and a report on the level of applied research and the results of the activities authorized by such Act, including increases in annual water supplies, increases in annual water yields, advances in water infrastructure and water quality improvements, and methods for identifying and determining the effectiveness of treatment technologies and efficiencies.
Limits amounts that may be utilized for administrative costs to 7.5% (currently, 15%) of appropriated sums.

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