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S. 1554: A bill to make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of May 11, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1554

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 11, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Hoeven) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power, and for other purposes.

1.

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:

(6)

Eligibility of certain irrigation districts to receive pumping power

(A)

Definition of eligible irrigation district

In this paragraph, the term eligible irrigation district means an irrigation district that is located in—

(i)

the test area referred to in paragraph (1); or

(ii)

an area within the 28,000-acre area described in paragraph (3) that is analyzed by the Secretary but not developed under that paragraph.

(B)

Eligibility

An eligible irrigation district shall be eligible to receive Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power—

(i)

subject to any terms and at any rates established by the Secretary; and

(ii)

in accordance with a contract entered into under subparagraph (C).

(C)

Contract

(i)

In general

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.

(ii)

Requirement

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).

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