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H.R. 3877: Salton Sea Projects Improvements Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 14, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3877

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 14, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to authorize additional projects related to the Salton Sea, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Salton Sea Projects Improvements Act.

2.

Research Project

Section 1101 of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 (Public Law 102–575; 106 Stat. 4661) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (b) through (d) as subsections (c) through (e), respectively;

(2)

by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection:

(b)

Additional project authorities

(1)

In general

The Secretary, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, may provide grants and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements to carry out projects located in the area of the Salton Sea in Southern California to improve air quality, fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and water quality, in partnership with—

(A)

State, Tribal, and local governments;

(B)

water districts;

(C)

joint powers authorities, including the Salton Sea Authority;

(D)

nonprofit organizations; and

(E)

institutions of higher education.

(2)

Included activities

The projects described in paragraph (1) may include—

(A)

construction, operation, maintenance, permitting, and design activities required for such projects; and

(B)

dust suppression projects.

; and

(3)

in subsection (e), as so redesignated, by striking $10,000,000 and inserting $250,000,000.