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H.R. 1162: Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1162

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Rouda, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Vela, Mrs. Torres of California, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Hill of California, Ms. Titus, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. Harder of California, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Sánchez, and Mr. Sires) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To establish a grant program for the funding of water recycling and reuse projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act.

2.

Competitive grant program for the funding of water recycling and reuse projects

(a)

Competitive grant program for the funding of water recycling and reuse projects

Section 1602(f) of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (title XVI of Public Law 102–575; 43 U.S.C. 390h et seq.) is amended by striking paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting the following:

(2)

Priority

When funding projects under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give funding priority to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

(A)

Projects that are likely to provide a more reliable water supply for States and local governments.

(B)

Projects that are likely to increase the water management flexibility and reduce impacts on environmental resources from projects operated by Federal and State agencies.

(C)

Projects that are regional in nature.

(D)

Projects with multiple stakeholders.

(E)

Projects that provide multiple benefits, including water supply reliability, eco-system benefits, groundwater management and enhancements, and water quality improvements.

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(b)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 1602(g) of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (title XVI of Public Law 102–575; 43 U.S.C. 390h et seq.) is amended—

(1)

by striking $50,000,000 and inserting $500,000,000; and

(2)

by striking if enacted appropriations legislation designates funding to them by name,.

(c)

Duration

Section 4013 of the WIIN Act (43 U.S.C. 390b(2)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking and;

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(3)

section 4009(c).

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(d)

Limitation on funding

Section 1631(d) of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h–13(d)) is amended by striking $20,000,000 (October 1996 prices) and inserting $30,00,000 (January 2019 prices).