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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2566

PUBLIC LAW 100-516—OCT. 24, 1988

Public Law 100-516 100th Congress An Act Oct. 24, 1988 [H.R. 2772]

To authorize construction of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project, and for o<^her purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Mni Wiconi

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

Act of 1988 Sections 1 through 12 of this Act may be cited as the "Mni Wiconi Fish and fishing. Project Act of 1988". Wildlife. South Dakota.

Consen^ation.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) there are insufficient water supplies available to residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and the water supplies that are available do not meet minimum health and safety standards, thereby posing a threat to public health and safety; (2) Shannon County, South Dakota, one of the counties where the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is located, is the poorest county in the United States, and the lack of water supplies on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation restricts effortsH;trpromote economic development on the reservation; (3) serious problems in water quantity and water quality exist in the rural counties of Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Pennington, and Stanley Counties, South Dakota; (4) the United States has a trust responsibility to ensure that adequate and safe water supplies are available to meet the economic, environmental, water supply, and public health needs of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; and (5) the best available, reliable, and safe rural and municipal water supply to serve the needs of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and the residents of Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Pennington, and Stanley Counties is the Missouri River. (b) PURPOSE.—The Congress declares that the purposes of sections 1 through 12 are to— (1) ensure a safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supply for the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; (2) assist the citizens of Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Pennington, and Stanley Counties, South Dakota, to develop safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies; (3) promote the implementation of water conservation programs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Pennington, and Stanley Counties, South Dakota;