H. R. 5666
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 6, 2006
To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the A & B Irrigation District in the State of Idaho.
This Act may be cited as the
Southern Idaho Bureau of Reclamation
Repayment Act of 2006.
Early repayment of a & b irrigation district construction costs
Notwithstanding section 213 of the
Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (43 U.S.C. 390mm), any landowner
within the A & B Irrigation District in the State (referred to in this Act
District) may repay, at any time, the construction costs
of District project facilities that are allocated to land of the landowner
within the District.
Applicability of Full-Cost Pricing Limitations
On discharge, in full, of the obligation for repayment of all construction costs described in subsection (a) that are allocated to all lands the landowner owns in the District in question, the parcels of land shall not be subject to the ownership and full-cost pricing limitations under Federal reclamation law (the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388, chapter 1093), and Acts supplemental to and amendatory of that Act (43 U.S.C. 371 et seq.), including the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (13 U.S.C. 390aa et seq.).
On request of a landowner that has repaid, in full, the construction costs described in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall provide to the landowner a certificate described in section 213(b)(1) of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (43 U.S.C. 390mm(b)(1)).
Nothing in this Act—
modifies any contractual rights under, or amends or reopens, the reclamation contract between the District and the United States; or
modifies any rights, obligations, or relationships between the District and landowners in the District under Idaho State law.
Passed the House of Representatives December 5, 2006.
Karen L. Haas,