H. R. 1114
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 16, 2007
Mr. Young of Alaska introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Geological Survey, to conduct a study on groundwater resources in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Alaska Water Resources Act of 2007.
In this Act:
Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
State means the State of Alaska.
Alaska water resources study
The Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation and the Director of the United States Geological Survey, where appropriate, and in accordance with this Act and other applicable provisions of law, shall conduct a study that includes—
a survey of accessible water supplies, including aquifers, on the Kenai Peninsula and in the Municipality of Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the city of Fairbanks, and the Fairbanks Northstar Borough;
a survey of water treatment needs and technologies, including desalination, applicable to the water resources of the State; and
a review of the need for enhancement of the streamflow information collected by the United States Geological Survey in the State relating to critical water needs in areas such as—
infrastructure risks to State transportation,
resource extraction; and
Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report describing the results of the study required by subsection (a).
The authority of the Secretary to carry out any provisions of this Act shall terminate 10 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.