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H.R. 3263 (112th): Lake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 16, 2012 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 309

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3263

[Report No. 112–442]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 26, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Lankford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

April 16, 2012

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the storage and conveyance of nonproject water at the Norman project in Oklahoma, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Lake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of 2011.

2.

Norman project, oklahoma

Public Law 86–529 (74 Stat. 225) is amended by adding at the end the following:

10.

Lake Thunderbird

(a)

In general

If the Secretary of the Interior determines that there is enough excess capacity in the reservoir on the Little River known as Lake Thunderbird that nonproject water can be stored in Lake Thunderbird, the Secretary of the Interior may, in accordance with the reclamation laws, amend an existing contract, or enter into 1 or more new contracts, with the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District for the storage and conveyance of nonproject water in Norman project facilities to augment municipal and industrial supplies for the cities served by the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District.

(b)

Costs

If any additional infrastructure is needed to enable the storage and conveyance of non-project water in Norman project facilities under subsection (a) or any other provision of this Act, the costs of constructing, operating, and maintaining the infrastructure shall be the responsibility of the non-Federal entity contracting with the Secretary of the Interior for storage and conveyance rights.

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3.

Effect

Nothing in this Act or an amendment made by this Act authorizes any expansion of the storage capacity of Lake Thunderbird.

April 16, 2012

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed