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Big Sandy River. (4) Saline water collection system of Las Vegas Wash.

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(b) submit each planning report on the units named in section 301 (a) of this Act promtly to the Colorado River Basin States and to such other parties as the Secretary deems appropriate for their review and comments. After receipt of comments on a unit and careful consideration thereof, the Secretary shall submit each final report with his recommendations to the President, other concerned Federal departments and agencies; the Congress, and the Colorado River Basin States.

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SEC. 302. The Secretary is directed

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(a) in the investigation, planning, construction, and implementation of any salinity control unit involving control of salinity from irrigation sources, to cooperate with the Secretary of Agricuture in carrying out research and demonstration projects and in implementing on-the

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farm improvements and farm management practices and programs which will further the objective of this Act;

(b) to undertake research on additional methods for

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accomplishing the objective of this Act, utilizing to the fullest extent practicable the capabilities and resources of other Federal deparments and agencies, interstate institutions, States, and private organizations.

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TITLE IV-ADVISORY COUNCIL

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SEC. 401. (a) There is hereby created the Colorado 7 River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council composed of 8 no more than three members from each State appointed by

9 the Governor of each of the Colorado River Basin States.

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(b) The Council shall be advisory only and shall

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(1) act as liaison between both the Secretary and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection

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Agency and the States in accomplishing the purposes of

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(2) receive reports from the Secretary on the prog

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ress of the salinity control program and review and com

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(3) recommend to both the Secretary and the Ad

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ministrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

20 appropriate studies of further projects, techniques, or 21 methods for accomplishing the purposes of this Act. 22 TITLE V-ALLOCATION OF COSTS, REPAYMENTS

SEC. 501. The Secretary shall allocate the total costs of 24 each unit or separable feature thereof authorized by section

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(a) In recognition of Federal responsibility for the Colo

2 rado River as an interstate stream and for international com

3 ity with Mexico, Federal ownership of the lands of the

4 Colorado River Basin from which most of the dissolved salts

5 originate, and the policy embodied in the Federal Water

6 Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (86 Stat. 816),

7 75 per centum of the total costs of construction, operation, 8 maintenance, and replacement of each unit or separable fea

9 ture thereof shall be nonreimbursable.

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(b) Twenty-five per centum of the total costs shall be

11 allocated between the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund 12 established by section 5 (a) of the Colorado River Storage 13 Project Act (70 Stat. 107) and the Lower Colorado River 14 Basin Development Fund established by section 403 (a) of 15 the Colorado River Basin Project Act (82 Stat. 895) after

16 consultation with the Advisory Council created in section 17 401 (a) of this Act and consideration of the following items: 18

(1) benefits to be derived in each basin from the use 19 of water of improved quality and the use of works for 20 improved water management;

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(2) causes of salinity; and
(3) availability of revenues in the Lower Colorado

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River Basin Development Fund and increased revenues

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to the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund made available

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under section 504 of this Act: Provided, That costs allo

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cated to the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund under section 501 (b) of this Act shall not exceed 15 per centum of the costs allocated to the Upper Colorado

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River Basin Fund and the Lower Colorado River Basin

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Development Fund.

(c) Costs of construction of each unit or separable fea7 ture thereof allocated to the Upper Basin and to the Lower 8 Basin under section 501 (b) of this Act shall be repaid 9 within a fifty-year period without interest from the date such 10 unit or separable feature thereof is determined by the Secre11 tary to be in operation. 12 SEC. 502. (a) Costs of construction, operation, mainte13 nance, and replacement of each unit or separable feature 14 thereof allocated for repayment by the Lower Basin under 15 section 501 (b) of this Act shall be paid in accordance with 16 subsection (b) of this section, from the Lower Colorado 17 River Basin Development Fund. 18

(b) Section 403 (g) of the Colorado River Basin Project 19 Act (82 Stat. 896) is hereby amended as follows: strike the

20 word "and" after the word "Act" in line 8; insert after the

21 word "Act” the following: “(2) for repayment to the Gen22 eral Fund of the Treasury the costs of each salinity control 23 unit or separable feature thereof payable from the Lower 24 Colorado River Basin Development Fund in accordance with 25 sections 501 (b), 501 (c), and 502 (a) of the Colorado River

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1 Basin Salinity Control Act of 1973, and”; change paragraph

2 (2) to paragraph (3).

SEC. 503. (a) Costs of construction, operation, main

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4 tenanoe, and replacement of each unit or separable feature

5 thereof allocated for repayment by the upper basin under 6 section 501 (b) of this Act shall be paid in accordance with 7 subsection (b) of this section, from the Upper Colorado River

8 Basin Fund within the limit of the funds made available

9 under section 504 of this Act.

10 (b) Section 5 (d) of the Colorado River Storage Act 11 (70 Stat. 108) is hereby amended as follows: strike the 12 word “and” at the end of paragraph (3) ; strike the period 13 after the word "years” at the end of paragraph (4) and 14 insert a semicolon in lieu thereof followed by the word 15 "and”; add a new paragraph (5) reading: 16

“(5) the costs of each salinity control unit or 17 separable feature thereof payable from the Upper Colo

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rado River Basin Fund in accordance with sections

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501 (b), 501 (c) and 503 (a) of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1973."

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SEC. 504. The Secretary is authorized to make upward

22 adjustments in rates charged for electrical energy under all 23 contracts administered by the Secretary under the Colorado

24 River Storage Project Act (70 Stat. 105; 43 U.S.C. 620)

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as soon as practicable and to the extent necessary to cover

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