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S. 1758: A bill to extend a repayment contract relating to the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District and to authorize the District to develop an excess capacity contract to offset repayment costs, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 10, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1758

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 10, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To extend a repayment contract relating to the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District and to authorize the District to develop an excess capacity contract to offset repayment costs, and for other purposes.

1.

Trinidad Dam, Purgatoire River, Colorado

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding the maximum term of the repayment of the irrigation first cost described in House Document 325, 84th Congress, 2d Session, the Commissioner of Reclamation may extend the contract with the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District relating to the Purgatoire project for the Trinidad Dam on Purgatoire River, Colorado, authorized by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 309) to allow for a maximum term of the repayment of the irrigation first cost of not more than 100 years.

(b)

Excess capacity

(1)

Authorization

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commissioner of Reclamation may enter into excess capacity contracts at the project described in subsection (a).

(2)

Use of revenue

Notwithstanding the reclamation laws, any revenue derived from a contract for the use of the excess capacity at the project described in subsection (a) shall be—

(A)

first credited toward the outstanding repayment obligation of the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District under the contract referred to in subsection (a); and

(B)

after the outstanding repayment obligation referred to in subparagraph (A) is repaid in full, credited toward the annual operations, maintenance, and replacement obligation of the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District.

(c)

Operations, maintenance, and replacement costs

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the operations, maintenance, and replacement costs of the Corps of Engineers described in the contract referred to in subsection (a) and annually invoiced to the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District shall not exceed the lesser of—

(1)

the actual costs of the Corps of Engineers, determined in accordance with the terms of the contract; and

(2)

the calculation of the Bureau of Reclamation of the actual costs of the Corps of Engineers for a single-purpose irrigation reservoir facility.