H.R.1985 - Western Water Enhancement Security Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.R.1985 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Western Water Enhancement Security Act - Directs the Federal and State agencies described in the Federal record of decision issued August 28, 2000, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and this Act, to continue to operate under the interim governance structure described in such record until July 1, 2002.
Introduced in House (05/24/2001)
Directs: (1) the Secretary and the State of California to develop a Governance Board for managing CALFED program operations; and (2) such Federal agencies to develop a program to achieve increased yield and environmental benefits, as well as improved water system reliability, water quality, water use efficiency, watershed management, water transfers, and levee protection.
Requires the Governance Board to undertake a competitive grant program to: (1) investigate and identify opportunities for the design and construction of demonstration and permanent facilities to increase yield and improve water quality; (2) carry out design and construction of identified facilities; and (3) conduct research.
Requires specific congressional authorization of new CALFED projects.
Small Reclamation Water Resources Project Act of 2001 - Amends the Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956 to: (1) provide that eligible projects shall include, but not be limited to, irrigation projects; and (2) modify loan and grant programs to establish within the Bureau of Reclamation a program for grants and loan guarantees to organizations to carry out reclamation projects, a Small Reclamation Water Resources Management Partnership Program, and a loan guarantee demonstration program.