IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 26, 2014
Mr. Johanns (for himself and Mrs. Fischer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.
Early repayment of construction costs
section 213 of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (
43 U.S.C. 390mm
), any landowner
within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska
(referred to in this section as the
district) may repay, at any time, the construction costs of project facilities allocated to the land of
the landowner within the district.
Applicability of full-Cost pricing limitations
On discharge, in full, of the obligation for repayment of the construction costs that are allocated to all land of the landowner in the district, the land shall not be subject to the ownership and full-cost pricing limitations under the reclamation laws.
On request of a landowner that has repaid, in full, the construction costs described in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall provide to the landowner a certificate described in section 213(b)(1) of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 ( 43 U.S.C. 390mm(b)(1) ).
Nothing in this section—
modifies any contractual rights under, or amends or reopens, the reclamation contract between the district and the United States; or
modifies any rights, obligations, or relationships between the district and landowners in the district under Nebraska State law.