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S. 4176: A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to modify the eligibility requirements for certain small water storage and groundwater storage projects and to authorize the use of funds for certain additional Carey Act projects, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of May 10, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4176

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 10, 2022

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

A BILL

To amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to modify the eligibility requirements for certain small water storage and groundwater storage projects and to authorize the use of funds for certain additional Carey Act projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Eligibility under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of small water storage and groundwater storage projects for certain grants and additional Carey Act projects for certain funds

(a)

Small water storage and groundwater storage projects

Section 40903(b)(1)(B)(i) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (43 U.S.C. 3203(b)(1)(B)(i)) is amended by striking 2,000 and inserting 2.

(b)

Carey Act projects

Section 40904(b) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (43 U.S.C. 3204(b)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3), by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (C) as clauses (i) through (iii), respectively, and indenting appropriately;

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (4) as subparagraphs (A) through (D), respectively, and indenting appropriately;

(3)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) (as so redesignated), by striking The Secretary and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

The Secretary

; and

(4)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Additional projects

(A)

In general

On making the affirmative determinations described in subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall use amounts made available under section 40901(2)(B) to fund the rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement of any dams that were developed pursuant to, and continue to operate as dams under, section 4 of the Act of August 18, 1894 (commonly known as the Carey Act) (43 U.S.C. 641; 28 Stat. 422, chapter 301).

(B)

Determinations described

The determinations referred to in subparagraph (A) are—

(i)

a determination by the Secretary that any dams that meet the criteria described in paragraph (1) have received the necessary funding to complete rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement activities under this subsection; and

(ii)

a determination by the Secretary that amounts made available under section 40901(2)(B) remain available.

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