Text of the Little Butte/Bear Creek Subbasins Water Feasibility Act
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 16, 2005 but was never passed by the House. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 2005 (Referred to House Committee).
S 251 RFH
November 17, 2005
Referred to the Committee on Resources
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to conduct a water resource feasibility study for the Little Butte/Bear Creek Subbasins in Oregon.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. LITTLE BUTTE/BEAR CREEK SUBBASINS, OREGON, WATER RESOURCE STUDY.
(a) Short Title- This section may be cited as the `Little Butte/Bear Creek Subbasins Water Feasibility Act'.
(b) Authorization- The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, may participate in the Water for Irrigation, Streams and the Economy Project water management feasibility study and environmental impact statement in accordance with the `Memorandum of Agreement Between City of Medford and Bureau of Reclamation for the Water for Irrigation, Streams, and the Economy Project', dated July 2, 2004.
(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS-
(1) IN GENERAL- There is authorized to be appropriated to the Bureau of Reclamation $500,000 to carry out activities under this Act.
(2) NON-FEDERAL SHARE-
(A) IN GENERAL- The non-Federal share shall be 50 percent of the total costs of the Bureau of Reclamation in carrying out subsection (b).
(B) FORM- The non-Federal share required under subparagraph (A) may be in the form of any in-kind services that the Secretary of the Interior determines would contribute substantially toward the conduct and completion of the study and environmental impact statement required under subsection (b).
Passed the Senate November 16, 2005.
EMILY J. REYNOLDS,