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PUBLIC LAW 101-628—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4481 of water supplies and seriously impair the long-term economic planning and development of all parties, the Community and neighboring non-Indian communities have sought to settle disputes over water and reduce the burdens of litigation; (8) after more than five years of negotiation, which included participation by representatives of the United States Government, the Community and neighboring non-Indian communities of the Salt River Valley, who are all party to the General Adjudication of the Gila River System and Source, the parties have entered into an agreement to resolve all water rights claims between and among themselves, to quantify the Community's entitlement to water, and to provide for the orderly development of the Community's lands; (9) pursuant to the agreement, the neighboring non-Indian communities will transfer rights to approximately twelve thousand acre-feet of surface water to the Community; provide for the means of firming existing water supplies of the Community, and make substantial additional contributions to carry out the agreement's provisions; and (10) to advance the goals of Federal Indian policy and to fulfill the trust responsibility of the United States to the Community, it is appropriate that the United States participate in the implementation of the agreement and contribute funds for the rehabilitation and expansion of existing reservation irrigation facilities so as to enable the Community to utilize fully its water entitlements in developing a diverse, efficient reservation economy. 03) Therefore, the Congress declares that the purposes of this Act are: (1) to approve, ratify and confirm the agreement entered into by the Community and its neighboring non-Indian communities, (2) to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to execute and perform such agreement, and (3) to authorize the actions and appropriations necessary for the United States to fulfill its legal and trust obligations to the Community as provided in the agreement and this Act. SEC. 403. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of thi? Act— (a) "Agreement" means that agreement among the Fort McDowell Indian Community, the State of Arizona, the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association, the Roosevelt Water Conservation District, the Arizona cities of Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, and the Arizona Town of Gilbert, and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, together with all exhibits thereto, as the same is approved and executed by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to sections 411(d) and 412(a)(8) of this Act. (b) "CAP" means the Central Arizona Project, a reclamation project authorized under title III of the Colorado River Basin Project Act of 1968 (43 U.S.C. 1521 et seq.). (c) "CAWCD" means the Central Arizona Water Conservation District organized under the laws of the State of Arizona, which is the contractor under a contract with the United States, dated December 15, 1972, for the delivery of water and repayment of costs of the Central Arizona Project.