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1 River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1973, and”; change 2 paragraph (2) to paragraph (3). 3 SEC. 503. (a) Costs of construction, operation, mainte4

nance, 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 8 River Basin Fund within the limit of the funds made avail

9 able under section 504 of this Act.

10 (b) Section 5 (d) of the Colorado River Storage Proj

ect Act (70 Stat. 108) is hereby amended as follows: strike 12 the word "and” at the end of paragraph (3); strike the 13

period after the word “years” at the end of paragraph (4) 14 and insert a semicolon in lieu thereof followed by the word 15 "and”; add a new paragraph (5) reading: "(5) the costs 16 of each salinity control unit or separable feature thereof

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able from the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund in accord18

ance with sections 501 (b), 501 (c), and 503 (a) of the 19 Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1973.” 20

Sec. 504. The Secretary is authorized to make upward 21

adjustments in rates charged for eleotrical energy under all 22 contracts administered by the Secretary under the Colorado 23 River Storage Project Act (70 Stat. 105; 43 U.S.C. 620) 24

as soon as practicable and to the extent necessary to cover 25

the costs of construction, operation, maintenance, and re

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1 placement of units allocated under section 501 (b) and in 2 cunformity with section 501 (c) of this Act: Provided, That 3 revenues derived from said rate adjustments shall be avail4 able solely for the construction, operation, maintenanoe, and 5 replacement of salinity control units in the Colorado River

6 Basin herein authorized.

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TITLE VI-GENERAL PROVISIONS

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SEC. 601. Commencing on January 1, 1975, and every 9 two years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the 10 President, the Congress, and the Advisory Council created 11 in section 401 (a) of this Act a report on the Colorado River 12 salinity control program authorized by this Act covering the 13 progress of investigations, planning, and construction of sa14 linity control units for the previous fiscal year, the effective15

ness of such units, anticipated work needed to be accom16 plished in the future to meet the objective of this Act with 17 emphasis on the needs during the five years immediately 18 following the date of each report, and any special problems 19 that may be impeding progress in attaining an effective 20 salinity control program. Said report may be included in 21 the biennial report on the quality of water of the Colorado 22 River Basin prepared by the Secretary pursuant to section 15 23 of the Colorado River Storage Project Act (70 Stat. 111;

24 43 U.S.C. 602n), section 15 of the Navajo Indian Irrigation

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Act (76 Stat. 102), and section 6 of Fryingpan-Arkansas

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SEC. 602. Except as provided in sections 502 (b) and

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503 (b) of this Act with respect to the Colorado River Storage Project Act and the Colorado River Basin Project

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6 Act, nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter, amend, 7 repeal, modify, interpret, or be in conflict with the provisions 8

of the Colorado River compact (45 Stat. 1057), the Upper

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Colorado River Basin compact (63 Stat. 31), the Water

10 Treaty of 1944 with the United Mexican States (Treaty Series 11 994; 59 Stat. 1219), the decree entered by the Supreme

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Court of the United States in Arizona versus California

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and others (376 U.S. 340), the Boulder Canyon Project

14 Act (45 Stat. 1057), Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment

15 Act (54 Stat. 774; 43 U.S.C. 618a), section 15 of the

16 Colorado River Storage Project Act (70 Stat. 111; 43

17 U.S.C. 620n), the Colorado River Basin Project Act (82 18 Stat. 885), section 6 of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project 19 Act (76 Stat. 393), and section 15 of the Navajo Indian

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(a) all terms that are defined in the Colorado River

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compact shall have the meanings therein defined;

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States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New

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Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
SEC. 604. There are hereby authorized to be appropri-

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington, D.C. March 5, 1974. Hon. James A. HALEY, Chairman, Commilice on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Repre

sentatives. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: This is in response to your request of January 29, 1974, for a report from the Department of Agriculture on H.R. 12165, a bill "Tu authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of certain works in the Colorado River Basin to control the salinity of water delivered to users in the United States and Mexico."

This Department favors enactment of the Administration's bill, H.R. 12834, in lieu of Title I of H.R. 12165 and deferment of consideration of the upsteam proposals in Title II of H.R. 12165.

Title I of H.R. 12165 addresses programs downstream from Imperial Dam and would authorize: (1) construction, operation, and maintenance of a desalting complex near Yuma, Arizona; (2) concrete lining of a 49-mile portion of the Coachella Canal; and (3) construction of a well field to utilize ground waters of the Yuma Mesa division.

Title II of H.R. 12165 addresses measures upstream from Imperial Dam and would authorize: (1) construction and operation of salinity control units; (2) expeditious completion of planning reports; (3) establishment of a Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council; and (4) an upward adjustment in rates charged for electrical energy to cover the 25 percent nonfederal cost of the construction, operation, maintenance, and replacement of the salinity control units. Further consideration of Title II should be deferred pending resolution of a number of major policy issues such as (1) clarification of the status of the recommendations of the referenced salinity conference in the matter of pollution of the interstate waters of the Colorado River with respect to present enforcement of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (P.L. 92–500); (2) an assessment of the national as well as international implications of the proposal; (3) cost-sharing arrangements to insure equitable division of the costs; and (4) determination of applicable planning policies and procedures.

Studies are presently underway by states to recommend programs for nonpoint source control in accordance with Section 305() (1) (E) of P.L. 92-500. These recommendations will be available January 1, 1975; and will be very useful in molding a viable national salinity control program.

The Department of Agriculture has the capability to perform diffuse source control and irrigation source control through research, education, technical and financial assistance for water management and land treatment and should be an essential part of any comprehensive treatment program for controlling salinity. An acceleration of this Department's current program would require additional

The Office of Management and Budget advises there is no objection to presentation of this report to the Congress and that enactment of H.R. 12834 would be in accord with the program of the President. Sincerely,

J. Phil CAMPBELL,

Under Secretary.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington, D.C., March 1, 1974. Hon. JAMES A. HALEY, Chairman, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: This responds to your request for our views concerning H.R. 12834, "To authorize the measures necessary to carry out the provisions of minute numbered 242 of the International Boundary and Water Commission, concluded pursuant to the Water Treaty of 1944 with Mexico (TIAS 994), entitled 'Permanent and Definitive Solution to the International Problem of the Salinity of the Colorado River' ", which was proposed by the Administration and H.R. 12165, a bill “To authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of certain works in the Colorado River Basin to control the salinity of water delivered to users in the United States and Mexico."

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