Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992
Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 199 -- Public Law
102-575, signed October 30, 1992 (106 Stat. 4600) reauthorizes appropriations for various
reclamation projects, amends the conditions of several projects, and authorizes new projects
throughout the West. It includes numerous provisions of interest to the Service.
Title II, Central Utah Project Construction
- Section 200 -- Provides a definition for the term "fish and wildlife resources" and includes
the Service as a member of the Interagency Biological Assessment Team.
- Section 201(a) -- For the Colorado River Storage Project, increases the authorization of
appropriations for the design and construction of various facilities, and "planning and
implementation of fish and wildlife . . . mitigation and conservation projects and studies"
under titles III and IV of this Act.
- Section 201(b) -- Lists Utah reclamation projects and features for which funds may not be
obligated or made available, including "fish and wildlife features." Exempts activities prior to
and under the 1988 Act.
- Section 202(a) -- Provides that authorization for the construction of certain Bonneville Unit
irrigation and drainage facilities shall expire within 5 years "of its enactment" unless the
Interior Secretary determines a District has complied with a biological opinion concerning a
threatened or endangered species.
- Section 202(b & c) -- Directs the Secretary to impose conditions to ensure that the
management and development of land by the Strawberry Water Users Association are
compatible with the "wildlife purposes" and "natural values" of adjacent Federal lands. The
Secretary is also authorized to use unexpended funds "for fish and wildlife purposes."
- Section 203(a) -- Provides funding authorization for specific replacement projects in the
Uinta Basin, including diversion facilities on the Duchesne and Strawberry Rivers, the designs of
which must be "approved by the Federal . . . fish and wildlife agencies."
- Section 203(g) -- Directs the Bureau of Reclamation to establish a conservation pool in Red
Fleet Reservoir of Brush Creek - Jensen Unit of the Uinta Basin, for "fishery and
recreational opportunities," and other purposes recommended by the Commission in
consultation with other agencies, including the Service.
- Section 205(a) -- Lists environmental compliance requirements that must be completed by
the District before funds may be applied to projects. Requirements include the development of
a plan, to prevent selenium or other toxicants from contaminating waters, in conjunction with
and approved by the Service.
- Section 205(b) -- Before Federal funds under this Act will be provided, requires a District
to enter into an agreement with the Secretary to comply with "all Federal fish, wildlife,
recreation, and environmental laws." The agreement must be completed within 120 days of
- Section 206 -- Authorizes the Secretary to provide grants to counties that choose not to
participate in the rebate program authorized under this section. Lists the water management,
treatment, and improvement purposes for which the Secretary may or may not provide grants
to such counties. Specifies that such funds may not be used to drain wetlands or dredge
"natural water courses."
- Section 207 -- The purposes of this section include improvement of the quality, quantity,
and streamflow conditions to support fish and wildlife. The instream flows of water conserved
by a District or project are to be released from project facilities to a watercourse in the
Bonneville and Uinta River Basins, designated by the Service and recommended by the
Interagency Biological Assessment Team.
Title III, Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation
Mitigation and Conservation
- Section 301 -- Establishes the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission,
to coordinate and implement conservation and mitigation provisions "among Federal and State
fish, wildlife, and recreation agencies" and sets forth duties and guidelines for the
- Section 301(d) -- Describes qualifications required for appointees to the Commission, and
terms of appointments. Nearly all members must have "training or experience in fish and
wildlife matters or environmental conservation."
- Section 301(f) -- Directs the Commission to obtain Service approval for any reallocation of
funds from the "Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation Mitigation and Conservation Schedule"
under section 315. Reallocation of funds may be sought by the Commission, if it determines
fish, wildlife, or recreation needs would be better served by the change.
- Section 301(g) -- Instructs the Commission, "promptly after" its establishment and for each
following year, to request recommendations to implement mitigation and conservation
projects of this Act from "Federal and State fish and wildlife . . . agencies." The
Commission is to make all recommendations received available to those agencies. Its draft
report to Congress is to be made available to the same agencies at least 60 days before
submission. Provides further direction on steps to be taken in developing mitigation and
- Section 301(h) -- Authorizes the Commission to undertake alternatives to the activities
scheduled in section 315, if it determines the alternatives are more beneficial to fish and
wildlife, and after obtaining the prior approval of the Service.
- Section 302(k) -- Provides that upon termination of the Commission (20 years after the
Central Utah Project is declared complete) its duties will be performed by the Utah natural
resources agency in consultation with the Service and others, and properties held by the
Commission will be transferred to the State agency or appropriate Federal agency.
- Section 303(b) -- The District is directed to acquire and apply all Strawberry basin water
rights to increase minimum flows of Uinta basin streams affected by the Strawberry
Collection System. The District shall determine such flow increases in consultation with the
Service and State wildlife agency.
- Section 303(c) -- The District is directed to adjust plans for the Bonneville Unit to provide
minimum stream flows, as determined by the Commission in consultation with the Service
and Utah State.
- Section 303(d) -- The District, in consultation with the Service and others, is to study and
develop a plan to mitigate effects of peak flows in the Provo River. Also provides matters to
be considered in the study and plan.
- Section 305 -- To compensate for impacts of Federal reclamation activities, the
is directed to acquire big game winter range lands. The Commission is further directed to
transfer the lands to the appropriate State or Federal agency "for management as a big game
- Section 306(b) -- Provides for certain authorized funds to be available for wetlands
acquisition, rehabilitation, and enhancement around the Great Salt Lake area. Directs the
Commission, in cooperation with the appropriate Federal and State agencies, to map
occurrences in Utah of sensitive nongame wildlife and sensitive plant species and their
- Section 306(c) -- To establish the Utah Lake Wetlands Preserve, the Commission is
directed to consult with the Service and State natural resource agency to acquire lands,
easements, rights, and other wetlands interests. The State agency is to manage the Preserve
according to a plan developed in consultation with the Secretary and the requirements of the
National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966. Provides other conditions under
which the Preserve is to operate.
- Section 306(d) -- Provides that Federal permits shall not be issued for commercial,
industrial, or residential development of the southern portion of Provo Bay. Only development
consistent with wildlife habitat values will be allowed.
- Section 307 -- Lists amounts authorized for fisheries acquisition, rehabilitation, and
enhancement activities in designated areas. Amounts are in addition to the 1988 Definite Plan
- Section 308(c) -- Identifies certain lakes in the Uinta Mountains to be stabilized for the
benefit of fish and wildlife restoration. Also authorizes funds, in addition to those authorized in
the April 11, 1956, Act, solely for these activities.
- Section 313 -- Directs that specific amounts be available for certain Utah fish and wildlife
projects impacted by the Colorado River Storage Project. Requires the Service, in
consultation with the State, to prepare the implementation plan for fish hatchery
improvements and construction described in this section.
- Section 314 -- Provides direction to the Secretary regarding the allocation of and priorities
for funds appropriated for mitigation and conservation purposes.
- Section 315 -- Provides a Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation Mitigation and Conservation
Schedule under which conservation projects are to be implemented. The schedule lists yearly
and total appropriations through Fiscal Year 1995 for each project and the activities
Title IV, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Account
- Section 402 -- Establishes the Account, and describes funding sources and how the
Account is to be operated.
- Section 402(d) -- Directs the Utah Wildlife Resources Division to administer the Account
after the Commission is terminated. Funds are to be expended according to a conservation
plan developed in cooperation with the Service and other Federal agencies.
Title V, Ute Indian Rights Settlement
- Section 505(f) -- Specifies that certain amounts authorized shall be available to the Ute
Tribe for development of big game hunting, fisheries, and fish and wildlife facilities -- after
"consultation with the appropriate fish and wildlife . . . agencies."
Title VI, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act
None of the provisions in the previous titles of this Act are to be construed as modifications
to the Endangered Species Act or National Environmental Policy Act.
Title VII, Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel, Colorado
- Section 701 -- Authorizes the Secretary to construct a water treatment plant and install
concrete lining in the Tunnel to ensure that water from the Tunnel meets water quality
standards. He is authorized to contract with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to monitor
contaminants in the Arkansas River downstream from the plant.
- Section 707 -- Authorizes the Secretary to develop, in consultation with the State of
Colorado, a restoration program for fish and wildlife in the portions of the Arkansas River Basin
impacted by drainage from the Tunnel.
- Section 708 -- Authorizes investigations of water pollution sources and impacts on the
Upper Arkansas River Basin, in conjunction with the State and EPA, and implementation of
demonstration corrective projects.
Title IX, Cedar Bluff Unit, Kansas
- Section 901 -- Authorizes the Secretary, pursuant to a December 1987 MOU between the
Service, BOR, and other parties, to reformulate the Cedar Bluff Unit to create a "designated
operating pool" and a "joint-use pool", as defined in the MOU, at Cedar Bluff Reservoir to
benefit fish and wildlife resources and for other purposes.
- Section 903(b) -- Authorizes the transfer of the Service fish hatchery at Cedar Bluff Dam to
the State, subject to a reverter clause if the facilities cease to be used for fish and wildlife
- Section 906 -- Authorizes the Secretary to undertake any other actions necessary to
implement the 1987 MOU.
Title XI, Salton Sea Research Project, California
Section 1101 -- Authorizes the Secretary, acting through Bureau of Reclamation, to conduct
a research project at the Salton Sea for the development of methods to reduce and control
salinity, provide endangered species habitat, enhance fisheries and protect human recreational
values. The Secretary is required to report to Congress on results of the project no later than
September 30, 1996. Non- Federal sources must provide 50 percent of the cost of
Title XIV - Vermejo Project
This title provides that project facilities are transferred to the Vermejo Conservancy District
upon the District's consent to revise a specified contract.
- Exempted from the transfer are all lands and interests in lands and water acquired for the
Maxwell NWR, and all arrangements between the Service and Reclamation arising from
contract Number 14-06-500-1713, dated December 6, 1969, including the right to manage
Lake 13, and the lease agreement between the District and the Secretary dated January 17,
1992, relating to Lakes 12 and 14.
Title XV, San Luis Valley Protection, Colorado
- Section 1501 -- Prohibits any agency of the United States from issuing any permit or other
authorization for any withdrawal of water from the San Luis Valley, Colorado, for export to
any other basin in Colorado or use outside the State, unless the Secretary determines that the
project will not adversely affect the purposes of any National Wildlife Refuge or Federal
wildlife habitat area withdrawal within the Valley, and will not have certain other specified
Title XVI, Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Studies
- Section 1602 -- Directs the Secretary to investigate opportunities for reclamation and reuse
of various types of wastewater and naturally impaired ground and surface waters, to research
ways to accomplish such reuse, and to construct facilities to do so. Section 1602(d) prohibits
any such studies for agricultural drainwater in the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project,
California, except for measures recommended in the report "A Management Plan for
Agricultural Subsurface Drainage and Related Problems on the Westside San Joaquin Valley
- Section 1603 -- Directs the Secretary to undertake appraisal investigations in compliance
with NEPA, and to include the potential uses of reclaimed water for fish and wildlife,
environmental restoration, groundwater recharge and other specified purposes.
The remainder of the title authorizes or directs several studies, including treatment research,
water reclamation and reuse, and feasibility studies.
Title XVIII, Grand Canyon Protection
- Section 1803 -- Provides conditions for the Secretary to continue Interim Operations for the
Glen Canyon Dam, for the interim protection of Grand Canyon National Park. The
Secretary's operation of the Dam is to continue in consultation with several parties, including
- Section 1804 -- Directs the Secretary to complete the final Environmental Impact Statement
for the Glen Canyon Dam within 2 years of enactment of this Act. Also, provides guidelines
for: the adoption of criteria and operating plans based on EIS and audit findings, a report to
Congress on long-term operation plans, and the allocation of costs.
- Section 1805 -- Provides direction for the Secretary's establishment and implementation of
long-term monitoring programs for Glen Canyon Dam. Specifies that long-term monitoring
shall include studies necessary to determine the effect of the criteria and plans adopted by the
Secretary [under section 1804(c)] on area natural resources.
- Section 1806 -- Rules of Construction. "Nothing in this title is intended to affect in any way
. .. any Federal environmental law, including the Endangered Species Act."
Title XIX, Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, South Dakota
- Section 1903 -- Authorizes the Secretary to make loans and grants to Mid-Dakota Rural
Water System, Inc., for construction of the project.
- Section 1904 -- Directs the Secretary to make grants to the System and other entities for
development of the wetland development and enhancement portion of the project, as set forth
in a report entitled "Wetlands Development and Enhancement Component of the Mid-Dakotas
Rural Water System," April 1990, and to provide funds not to exceed $100,000 annually for
operation and maintenance of the wetland component, on a non-reimbursable basis.
- Section 1906 -- Requires that fish and wildlife losses resulting from construction of the
project shall be mitigated on an acre-for-acre basis, based on "ecological equivalency,"
concurrently with project construction.
- Section 1911 -- Authorizes $2,756,000 for development of the wetland component.
Title XX, Lake Andes-Wagner/Marty II, South Dakota
- Section 2002 -- Authorizes the Secretary, in conjunction with the Secretary of Agriculture,
to carry out a 5-year Demonstration Program to develop within the project area a means of
determining irrigation and drainage requirements, estimates of drainage return flow,
demonstration of the potential for development and enhancement of wetlands and fish and
wildlife resources, and other specified purposes.
The demonstration program is to be carried out in accordance with a report entitled "Lake
Andes-Wagner-Marty II Demonstration Program Plan of Study," May 1990, and is to be
overseen by a committee which includes Service representation.
- Section 2003 -- Requires preparation of EIS's for the Lake Andes-Wagner Unit and the
Marty II Unit at the completion of the Demonstration Program, with the final reports/EIS's to be
transmitted to Congress at the time they are filed with the EPA.
The Secretary is prohibited from recommending funding for either Unit unless the final
report/EIS for that Unit is accompanied by findings from the Director, the EPA Administrator,
and the Secretary of Agriculture that the Unit in question can be constructed, operated and
maintained to comply with all applicable water quality standards and avoid significant adverse
effects to fish and wildlife from bioaccumulation of selenium.
Title XXIII, Platoro Reservoir and Dam, Colorado
- Section 2302 -- Directs the transfer of the Reservoir and Dam to the Conejos Water
Conservancy District. The transfer is subject to requirements relating to instream flows,
maintenance of permanent pool sizes in the reservoir for fish and wildlife purposes, and
release of water for brown trout spawning, to be overseen by the Forest Service.
Title XXVIII, Reclamation Recreation Management
This title amends the Federal Water Project Recreation Act (16 U.S.C. 4601-12
et seq.) to eliminate a $100,000 ceiling on the Federal share of costs for
recreational facilities at reclamation projects constructed before 1965. (No such limitation has
applied to projects constructed since 1965.) Instead, a limitation of not to exceed 50 percent is
placed on the Federal share of the cost of constructing, operating and maintaining such facilities.
The Secretary is also authorized to charge reasonable and appropriate recreational and other user
fees for use of reclamation lands.
- Section 2804(b) -- Amends provisions relating to fish and wildlife enhancement at
reclamation projects by non-Federal agencies [16 U.S.C. 4601-14(b)(1)]. Deletes the
requirement that non-Federal agencies must enter into an agreement to manage project lands
and waters for fish and wildlife enhancement within 10 years of initial operation of a project.
Also deletes the requirement that any non-Federal agency with such an agreement bear all of
the costs of operating, maintaining and replacing any lands, facilities and project
modifications attributable to fish and wildlife enhancement, and replaces it with a requirement
that they cover 50 percent of such costs.
Title XXX, Western Water Policy Review
This title directs the President to conduct a review of Federal activities in the western States
that directly or indirectly affect the use of surface or subsurface water resources, and report his
findings and recommendations to Congress within 3 years. It establishes an Advisory
Commission to assist in preparation and review of the report. The Commission is to consist of 10
members appointed by the President and 12 Members of Congress as ex officio members --
committee chairmen and ranking minority members.
Although extensive direction is provided as to issues to be considered, no reference is made
to fish and wildlife or environmental problems.
Title XXXII, South Dakota Preservation and Restoration Trust
- Section 3201 -- Directs the Secretary to make annual grants to a South Dakota Biological
Diversity Trust, if such a Trust is established and operated in accordance with the
requirements of the section, which include certain specified activities. The total Federal
contribution is limited to $12 million. The basic duties of the Trust are to utilize the interest
derived from investing the Federal, State and other contributions to fund projects that protect
or restore biological diversity and natural ecosystems in South Dakota.
- Section 3201(d) and (e) -- Directs the Secretary to utilize 2 percent of the Federal
contribution to the Trust to accomplish specified activities outside South Dakota related to
restoring ecosystems harmed by Reclamation activities, and enhancing biological diversity.
- Section 3203 -- Directs the Secretary, subject to appropriations, to make a contribution of
$3 million in the first year and $1 million annually for the next 4 years to a Wetland Trust, if
such a trust is established by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Foundation in accordance
with the requirements of the section.
Included among the requirements is an advisory committee which includes a Service
representative appointed by the Regional Director, Region 6. The basic duties of the trust are to
utilize the interest derived from investing the Federal, State and other contributions to preserve,
enhance, restore and manage wetlands and associated wildlife habitat in South Dakota.
Title XXXIV, Central Valley Project Improvement Act
The purpose of this title is to protect, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats
in the Central Valley and Trinity River basins. Objectives include addressing the impacts of the
Central Valley Project (CVP) on fish and wildlife resources and achieving a "reasonable balance
among competing" water uses.
- Section 3404 -- Imposes several requirements that must be met before the Secretary enters
into new CVP contracts for purposes other than fish and wildlife, including reporting
requirements and implementation of the fish and wildlife and habitat restoration activities
outlined in section 3406(b-d). Also provides conditions for the renewal of existing long-term
contracts, such as the completion of all appropriate environmental reviews, and provides
direction to the Secretary on administration of all contracts.
- Section 3405 -- Provides conditions and requirements for water transfers between users.
Requires the Secretary to review and approve all transfers. In order to approve a transfer, the
Secretary must determine that it will not have a "significant adverse effect" on the
Department's contractual or fish and wildlife obligations.
- Section 3406(b) -- Immediately upon enactment, directs the Secretary to operate the CVP to
meet all obligations, including the Endangered Species Act. Further directs the Secretary to
establish programs and manage water resources for the benefit of various fish populations, and
to work with the State of California and Tribes to protect and restore fishery resources.
Directs the Secretary to complete or participate in 23 specific activities to benefit fishery
resources in specified CVP and Trinity River areas, including: implementation of the Service's
Coleman National Fish Hatchery Development Plan, assisting anadromous fish at the Red Bluff
Dam through delivery of water to the Sacramento Valley National Wildlife Refuge complex, and
completion by September 30, 1996, of the Trinity River Flow Evaluation Study
being conducted by the Service.
- Section 3406(c) -- Requires the Secretary, in cooperation with the State of California, to
develop a comprehensive plan to address fish, wildlife, and habitat concerns on the San
Joaquin River. Provides guidelines on environmental factors that shall be included and water
release measures that shall not be considered during development of the plan.
- Section 3406(d) -- Directs the Secretary to provide firm water supplies for specified areas to
maintain and improve wetlands habitat in support of the objectives of the Central Valley
Habitat Joint Venture (CVHJV). Specified areas include the National Wildlife Refuge System
in the Central Valley. Guidelines are provided for water supply needs and delivery schedules,
including conformance with the Refuge Water Supply Report.
The Secretary in consultation with the State and the CVHJV is to investigate the water
requirements necessary for "full habitat development for water dependent wildlife" on wetlands
identified in the CVHJV implementation plan. A report is to also include "feasible means" to
meet the requirements and is due September 30, 1997.
- Section 3406(e) -- The Secretary is directed to investigate and provide recommendations on
the feasibility, cost and effects of: developing measures to maintain suitable temperatures for
anadromous fish in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers; increased fisheries in the Central
Valley or additional hatchery production to offset impacts of development; eliminating
barriers to salmonid migration and assisting in the successful migration of anadromous fish;
and other measures to protect, restore, and enhance natural production of salmonids in
tributaries of those rivers.
- Section 3406(f) -- The Secretary, in consultation with others, is directed to examine all the
effects of the CVP on all anadromous fish populations and fisheries, and all interests and
entities with any significant association with these fishery resources. A report of these
findings is to be provided to the Congress within 2 years of enactment of this Act (by October
- Section 3406(g) -- Directs the Secretary, in cooperation with the State and other interests, to
develop models and data to evaluate the ecology and hydrology of the Sacramento, San
Joaquin, and Trinity river watersheds. Lists specific areas of emphasis that will support
efforts to fulfill this title, including measures to restore anadromous fisheries, development of
base flows to protect riparian habitat, and opportunities to protect and restore wetland and
- Section 3407 -- Establishes the Central Valley Project Restoration Fund, to be funded by
donations from any source. At least 67 percent of the Fund is to be available for habitat
restoration, improvement, and acquisition. Up to 33 percent is to be available to carry out
specific paragraphs of section 3406(b).
Up to $50 million per year is authorized to be appropriated from the Fund to the Secretary
for the provisions of this title. The Secretary is also directed to "assess and collect additional
annual mitigation and restoration payments" from water and power beneficiaries to recover some
or all fish, wildlife, and habitat restoration activity costs under this title.
- Section 3408 -- The Secretary is to develop regulations and enter into agreements as
necessary to fulfill the purposes of this title. The Secretary is required to submit annual reports
to Congress, the first of which is due by September 30, 1993. The report is to
describe all significant actions taken by the Secretary and progress toward achieving the purposes
and provisions of this title.
- Section 3409 -- Requires the Secretary to prepare a programmatic environmental impact
statement according to NEPA, to analyze the direct and indirect, negative and beneficial
effects of implementing this title. The EIS is to be completed within 3 years of enactment
(by October 30, 1995).
- Section 3410 -- Such sums as may be necessary are authorized to be appropriated to carry
out this title, and are to remain available until expended without fiscal year limitation.
Title XXXV, Three Affiliated Tribes and Standing Rock Sioux
Tribe Equitable Compensation Program, North Dakota
The basic purpose of this Title is to provide additional compensation to these tribes for lands
taken in connection with construction of Garrison Dam and Reservoir and the Oahe Dam and
- Section 3509 -- Directs the transfer of certain described lands (acreage not provided) at
Oahe Dam and Lake from the Army to the Secretary, for the purpose of offering the Standing
Rock Sioux Tribe and prior individual owners of the property an opportunity to purchase the
lands. Any lands previously owned by individuals and not purchased by them are also to be
made available for purchase by the Tribe.
- Subsection (k) of this section provides that former Tribal lands which are designated for
resale to the Tribe, and which were previously designated by the Corps of Engineers (Corps) as
mitigation lands to comply with the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, shall be included in
any subsequent determination of the Corps' compliance with that Act.
The Tribe is directed to utilize its best efforts to conduct fish and wildlife conservation and
mitigation on the lands. However, the State is expressly barred from bringing any action to
compel the Corps to designate additional lands currently under their jurisdiction for fish and
wildlife conservation in lieu of the transferred lands. (This would appear to require the Corps to
acquire additional lands if the Service finds that the loss of the former Tribal lands places them
out of compliance with the Coordination Act.)
Title XXXVI, Sonoma Baylands Wetland Demonstration Project
- Section 3601 -- Directs the Secretary of the Army to develop and carry out a 328-acre
wetlands demonstration project in the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. The project is to
utilize dredged material suitable for aquatic disposal to restore, protect and expand the
Sonoma Baylands for various fish and wildlife-related purposes.
Requires the final design and engineering for the project to be completed within 6 months of
enactment, construction of on-site improvements within 10 months, and placement of material
to be started no later than July 1, 1994.
Provides that work can only be initiated after non-Federal parties have entered into an
agreement to pay 25 percent of the project cost, including provision of all lands and
rights-of-way, and 100 percent of any operation, maintenance, replacement or remediation costs
associated with the project.
Title XXXVII, San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement
This title ratifies the agreement reached by the United States and local parties to resolve
claims related to the San Carlos Apache Tribe's water rights.
- Section 3710(j) authorizes the Secretary to acquire the Planet Ranch through an equal value
land exchange with the City of Scottsdale, including its water rights and the City's
application to appropriate water from the Bill Williams River. No provision is made as to
which Departmental bureau will manage the Ranch.
Title XXXVIII, San Francisco Water Reclamation and Reuse Demonstration
This title directs the Secretary to enter into a demonstration project in San Francisco to
examine the feasibility and effectiveness of new water reclamation technology. This "Advanced
Ecologically Engineered Technology" is defined as a "greenhouse-based, ecologically engineered
technology which employs highly populated pond and marsh ecosystems to produce water for
reclamation and reuse." California State and local governments are required to pay half of the
costs and the Federal Government is to pay the other half.
The Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for adminstering these authorities. (See also entry
on "Bureau of Reclamation Projects.") Overall coordination of Service involvement is provided
by the Assistant Director for Ecological Services, with each of the Regional Directors being
responsible for coordination within their geographical areas.
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