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106 STAT. 4678 PUBLIC LAW 102-575 —OCT. 30, 1992 on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives. (b) The objectives of the Demonstration Program shall include: (1) development of accurate and definitive means of quantifying projected irrigation and drainage requirements and provimng reliable estimates of drainage return flow quality and quantity with respect to glacial till and other soils found in the specific areas to be served with irrigation water by the planned Lake Andes-Wagner Unit and Marty II Unit and which may also have application to the irrigation and drainage of similar soils found in other areas of the United States; (2) development of best management practices for the purpose of improving the efficiency of irrigation water use and developing and demonstrating management techniques and technologies for glacial till soils which will prevent or otherwise ameliorate the degradation of water quality by irrigation practices; (3) investigation and demonstration of the potential for development and enhancement of wetlands and fish and wildlife within and adjacent to the service areas of the planned Lake Andes-Wagner Unit and the Marty II Unit through the application of water and other management practices; (4) investigation and demonstration of the suitability of glacial till soils for crop production under irrigation, giving special emphasis to crops of agricultural commodities for which an acreage reduction program is not in effect under the provisions of the Agriculture Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1461 et seq.) or by any successor programs established for crop years subsequent to 1990. (c) Study sites shall be obtained through leases from landowners who voluntarily agree to participate in the Demonstration Program under the following conditions: (1) rentals paid under a lease shall be based on the fair rental market value prevailing for dry land farming of lands of similar quantity and quality plus a payment representing reasonable compensation for inconveniences to be encountered by the lessor; (2) the Demonstration Program shall provide for the— (A) supply of all water, delivery system, pivot systems and drains; (B) operate and maintain the irrigation system; (C) Secretary of Agriculture to supply all seed, fertilizers and pesticides and make standardized equipment available; (D) Secretary of Agriculture to determine crop rotations and cultural practices; (E) have unrestricted access to leased lands; (3) the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture may contract with the lessor and/or custom operators to accomplish agriculture work, which work shall be performed in accordance with the Demonstration Program; (4) no grazing may be performed on a studv site; (5) crops grown shall be the property of the United States; and (6) at the conclusion of the lease, the lands involved will, to the extent practicable, be restored by the Secretary to their pre-leased condition at no expense to the lessor.