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H.R. 1652 (98th): Reclamation Safety of Dams Act Amendments of 1984

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 28, 1984 (Passed Congress).

PUBLIC LAW 98-404—AUG. 28, 1984                                    STAT. 1481

Public Law 98-404
98th Congress
                                  An Act
                                                                                  Aug. 28, 1984
  To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, and for other purposes.
                                                                                   [H.R. 1652]
   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may                The Reclamation
be cited as "The Reclamation Safety of Dams Act Amendments of                    Safety of Dams
1984" and that the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 (92 Stat.              Amendments of
2471, 43 U.S.C. 506, et seq.) is amended as follows:                             1984.
   (1) In subsection 40t)), strike "Costs" and insert the following in           43 u s e 506 note.
lieu thereof: "With respect to the $100,000,000 authorized to be                 43 u s e 508.
appropriated in the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, costs".              43 u s e 506 note,
   (2) After section 40t)), add the following new subsections:
   "(c) With respect to the additional $650,000,000 authorized to be
appropriated in The Reclamation Safety of Dams Act Amendments
of 1984, costs incurred in the modification of structures under this             Supra.
Act, the cause of which results from new hydrologic or seismic data
or changes in state-of-the-art criteria deemed necessary for safety
purposes, shall be reimbursed to the extent provided in this
         "(1) Fifteen percent of such costs shall be allocated to the
      authorized purposes of the structure, except that in the case of
      Jackson Lake Dam, Minidoka Project, Idaho-Wyoming, such
      costs shall be allocated in accordance with the allocation of
      operation and maintenance charges.
         "(2) Costs allocated to irrigation water service and capable of
      being repaid by the irrigation water users shall be reimbursed
      within 50 years of the year in which the work undertaken
      pursuant to this Act is substantially complete. Costs allocated to         43 u s e 506 note.
      irrigation water service which are beyond the water users'
      ability to pay shall be reimbursed in accordance with existing
         "(3) Costs allocated to recreation or fish and wildlife enhance-
      ment shall be reimbursed in accordance with the Federal Water
      Project Recreation Act (79 Stat. 213), as amended.                         16 u s e 460Z-12
         "(4) Costs allocated to the purpose of municipal, industrial,           note.
      and miscellaneous water service, commercial power, and the
      portion of recreation and fish and wildlife enhancement costs
      reimbursable under the Federal Water Project Recreation Act,
      shall be repaid within 50 years with interest. The interest rate
      used shall be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury,
      taking into consideration average market yields on outstanding
      marketable obligations of the United States with remaining
      periods to maturity comparable to the applicable reimburse-
      ment period during the month preceding the fiscal year in
      which the costs are incurred. To the extent that more than one
      interest rate is determined pursuant to the preceding sentence,
      the Secretary of the Treasury shall establish an interest rate at
      the weighted average of the rates so determined.

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98 STAT. 1482 PUBLIC LAW 98-404—AUG. 28, 1984 Contracts with "(d) The Secretary is authorized to negotiate appropriate contracts US. with project beneficiaries providing for the return of reimbursable costs under this Act: Provided, however. That no contract entered 43 use 506 note, into pursuant to this Act shall be deemed to be a new or amended 43 use 890 cc. contract for the purposes of section 203(a) of Public Law 97-293.". 43 use 509. (3) In the first sentence of section 5 strike the comma and all that follows through "Provided, That no funds" and insert in lieu thereof: "and, effective October 1, 1983, not to exceed an additional $650,000,000 (October 1, 1983, price levels), plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctua- tions in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indexes applicable to the types of construction involved herein, to carry out the provisions of this Act to remain available until expended if so provided by the appropriations Act: Provided, That no funds exceed- ing $750,000". (4) After section 11, insert the following new sections 12 and 13: 43 use 506 note. "SEC. 12. Included within the scope of this Act are Fish Lake, Four Mile, Ochoco, Savage Rapids Diversion and Warm Springs Dams, Oregon; Como Dam, Montana; Little Wood River Dam, Idaho; and related facilities which have been made a part of a Federal reclama- tion project by previous Acts of Congress. Coolidge Dam, San Carlos Irrigation Project, Arizona, shall also be included within the scope of this Act. "SEC. 13. The cost of foundation treatment, drainage and instru- mentation work planned or underway at Twin Buttes, Texas, and Foss Dam, Oklahoma, shall be nonreimbursable and nonreturnable under Federal reclamation law.". Approved August 28, 1984. ^i-M'Hf^O^J'J.df .MO'J LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 1652 (S. 672) (S. Res. 234): HOUSE REPORT No. 98-168 (eomm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 98-258 accompanying S. 672 (Oomm. on Energy and Natural RGSourcGs). eONGRESSIONAL REOORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Mar. 20, considered and passed House. Aug. 9, considered and passed Senate, amended. Aug. 10, House concurred in Senate amendments.