S.986 - Griffith Project Prepayment and Conveyance Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
Summary: S.986 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)
Griffith Project Prepayment and Conveyance Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, in consideration of the assumption by the Southern Nevada Water Authority from the United States of all liability for administration, operation, maintenance, and replacement of the Robert B. Griffith Water Project and subject to prepayment by the Authority of a specified Federal repayment amount, to convey and assign to the Authority: (1) improvements and facilities of the Project; (2) the lands acquired by the United States from non-Federal sources for the project; and (3) all interests reserved and developed for the Project in lands patented by the United States.
Passed Senate amended (11/19/1999)
Grants to the Authority at no cost a right-of-way across all public land and withdrawn land on which the Project is situated and across any Federal lands as reasonably necessary for the operation, maintenance, replacement, and repair of the Project, including existing access routes. Provides that such rights-of-way shall be valid for as long as they are needed for municipal water supply purposes and shall not require payment of rental or other fee.
Requires the Secretary, if such conveyance has not occurred within 12 months after the effective date of this Act, to report on its status to Congress.