H. R. 1662
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 23, 2007
Mrs. Napolitano (for herself, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Franks of Arizona, and Mr. Renzi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to authorize improvements for the security of dams and other facilities.
Authorization for site security program
The Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 is amended as follows:
In section 2, by inserting
and site security after
structural safety and before
of Bureau of Reclamation dams.
In section 3, by inserting
and site security after
dam safety and before
and not for.
In section 4(c)—
by inserting in
and all costs incurred for post-September 11, 2001 building and site security activities (including facility fortifications and modification and replacement of such fortifications, which shall be treated as capital costs for reimbursement purposes; and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs, including costs of guards and patrols, as identified in the Bureau of Reclamation’s Report to Congress dated February 2006,) after
for safety purposes and before
shall be reimbursed to the extent;
by inserting after
provided in this subsection. the following:
Nothing in this Act shall affect or alter the treatment of costs for the continuation of pre-September 11, 2001 building and site security activities.;
by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
In the case of the Central Valley Project of California, safety of dams and site security costs allocated to irrigation and municipal and industrial water service shall be collected by the Secretary exclusively through inclusion of these costs in the operation and maintenance water rates, capital water rates, or both.
by renumbering paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (4) and (5), respectively;
in paragraph (5) (as redesignated by subparagraph (D) above)—
Costs and inserting the following:
by inserting after
of the rates so determined. the following:
Reimbursable operation and maintenance costs, including costs of guards and patrols, shall be repaid annually, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (1).
In section 4, by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f).
In section 4, by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
The Secretary is authorized to develop policies and procedures that are consistent with the requirements of subsection (f) and section 5A in order to provide for agreements with project beneficiaries for the return or reimbursable costs of site security activities.
In subsection 4(f) (as so redesignated by paragraph 4 above)—
in paragraph (1), by inserting
or site security measure, after
of the modification and before
the Secretary; and
in paragraph (2), by inserting
or site security measure. after
of the modification.
Reports to congress
Section 5 of the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 is amended—
(a)(1) at the beginning of the first sentence;
for the modification of structures which result from new hydrologic or seismic data or changes in the state-of-the-art criteria deemed necessary for safety purposes after
and ensuing fiscal years and before
such sums as may be necessary,;
by adding after paragraph (a)(1) the following:
Effective on the date of the enactment of this paragraph, there are hereby authorized for post-September 11, 2001, building and site security activities described in section 4(c) such sums as may be necessary, to remain available until expended.
Provided, that no funds;
in subsection (b), by inserting
the cause of which results from new hydrologic or seismic data or changes in the state-of-the-art criteria deemed necessary for safety purposes, after
an existing dam under this Act, and before
prior to 30 calendar days.; and
by adding after subsection (b) the following:
The Secretary shall report annually to the Natural Resources Committee of the House of Representatives and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the Senate on building and site security actions and activities undertaken pursuant to this Act for each fiscal year. The report shall include a summary of Federal and non-Federal expenditures for the fiscal year and information relating to a 5-year planning horizon for the program, detailed to show pre-September 11, 2001, and post-September 11, 2001 costs for the building and site security activities.
Other reporting requirements
Section 5A(c)(3) of the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 is amended to read as follows:
When a modification is the result of new hydrologic or seismic data or changes in the state-of-the-art criteria deemed necessary for safety purposes, the response of the Secretary shall be included in the reports required by section 5(b).