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PUBLIC LAW 102-575—OCT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 4685 (C) determine such one-time fee, taking into account the assumption by the District of all of the operations and maintenance costs associated with the reservoir, including the existing Federal obligation for the operation and maintenance of the reservoir for flood control piuposes, and maintaining a minimimi stream flow as provided in section 2302(d) of this title. SEC. 2302. TRANSFER OF OPERATION AND BfAINTENANCE RESPON- SranJTY OF PLATORO RESERVOIR. (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary is authorized and directed to undertake the following: (1) Accept a one-time payment of $450,000 from the district in lieu of the repayment obligation of paragraphs 8(d) and 11 of the Repayment Contract between the United States and the District (Number Ilr-1529) as amended. (2) Enter into an agreement for the transfer of all of the operation and maintenance functions of the Platoro Dam and Reservoir, including the operation and maintenance of the reservoir for flood control purposes, to the District. The agreement shall provide— (A) that the District will have the exclusive responsibility for operations and the sole obligation for all of the maintenance of the reservoir in a satisfactory condition for the life of the reservoir subject to review of such maintenance by the Secretary to ensure compliance with reasonable operation, maintenance and dam safety requirements as they apply to Platoro Dam, and Reservoir under Federal and State law; and, (B) that the District shall have the exclusive use and sole responsibility for maintenance of all associated facilities, including outlet works, remote control equipment, spillway, and land and buildings in the Platoro townsite. llie District shall have sole responsibility for maintaining the land and buildings in a condition satisfactory to the United States Forest Service. (b) TITLE.—Title to the Platoro Dam and Reservoir and all associated facilities shall remain with the United States, and authority to make recreational use of Platoro Dam and Reservoir shall be under the control and supervision of the United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. (c) AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACT.—The Secretary is authorized to enter into such other amendments to such contract Number Ilr-1529, as amended, necessary to facilitate the intended operations of the project by the District. All applicable provisions of the Federal reclamation laws shall remain in efTect with respect to such contract. (d) CONDITIONS IMPOSED UPON THE DISTRICT.— The transfer of operation and maintenance responsibility under subsection (a) shall be subject to the following conditions: (I)(A) The district will, after consultation with the United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, operate the Platoro Dam and Reservoir in such a way as to provide— (i) that releases of bypass from the reservoir flush out the channel of the Conejos River periodically in the spring or early summer to maintain the hydrologic regime of the river; and