IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 11, 2021
Mr. Cramer (for himself and Mr. Hoeven) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power, and for other purposes.
Eligibility of certain areas to receive Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power
Section 5(a) of Public Law 89–108 (79 Stat. 435; 100 Stat. 419; 114 Stat. 2763A–284) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Eligibility of certain irrigation districts to receive pumping power
Definition of eligible irrigation district
In this paragraph, the term
eligible irrigation district means an irrigation district that is located in—
the test area referred to in paragraph (1); or
an area within the 28,000-acre area described in paragraph (3) that is analyzed by the Secretary but not developed under that paragraph.
An eligible irrigation district shall be eligible to receive Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power—
subject to any terms and at any rates established by the Secretary; and
in accordance with a contract entered into under subparagraph (C).
Subject to clause (ii), the Secretary may enter into a contract with an eligible irrigation district to provide Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power to the eligible irrigation district.
No Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power may be delivered to an eligible irrigation district under this paragraph until the date on which a contract authorizing the delivery to the irrigation district is executed under clause (i).