IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 11, 2007
Mr. Smith (for himself and Mr. Wyden) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 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.
Little Butte/Bear Creek Subbasins, Oregon, Water resource study
This section may be cited as the
Creek Subbasins Water Feasibility Act.
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
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.
Authorization of Appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Bureau of Reclamation $500,000 to carry out activities under this Act.
The non-Federal share shall be 50 percent of the total costs of the Bureau of Reclamation in carrying out subsection (b).
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).