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106 STAT. 4740 PUBLIC LAW 102-575—OCT. 30, 1992 Contracts. San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992. Contracts. Claims. (C) THIRD PHASE. — The third phase of the plan, including dredging, transportation, and placement of material, shall be started no later than July 1, 1994. (D) FOURTH PHASE. —The final phase of the plan shall include monitoring of project success and function and remediation if necessary. (d) NON-FEDERAL PARTICIPATION.— Any work undertaken pursuant to this title shall be initiated only after non-Federal interests have entered into a cooperative agreement according to the provisions of section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970. The non-Federal interests shall agree to: (1) provide 25 percent of the cost associated with the project, including provision of all lands, easements, rights-of- way, and necessary relocations; and (2) pay 100 percent of the cost of operation, maintenance, replacement, and rehabilitation costs associated with the project. (e) REPORTS TO CONGRESS. —The Secretary shall report to Congress at the end of each of the time periods referred to in subsection (cK3) on the progress being made toward development and implementation of the project under this section. (1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There is authorized to be appropriated $15,000,000 for carrying out this section for fiscal years beginning afler September 30, 1992. Such sums shall remain available until expended. TITLE XXXVII—SAN CARLOS APACHE TRIBE WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT, ARIZONA SEC. 3701. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992". SEC. 3702. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS. (a) SPECIFIC FINDINGS.— The Congress finds and declares that— (1) it is the policy of the United States, in fulfillment of its trust responsibility to Indian tribes, to promote Indian self-determination and economic self-sufiiciency, and to settle, wherever possible, the water rights claims of Indian tribes without lengthy and costly litigation; (2) meaningful Indian self-determination and economic self- sufiiciency depend on the development of viable Indian reservation economies; (3) qualification of rights to water and development of facilities needed to utilize tribal water supplies effectively is essential to the development of viable Indian reservation economies, particularly in arid western States; (4) on November 9, 1871, and by actions subsequent thereto, the United States Government established a reservation for the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona; (5) the United States, as trustee for the San Carlos Apache Tribe, obtained water entitlements for the Tribe pursuant to the Globe Equity Decree of 1935; however, continued uncertainty as to the full extent of the Tribe's entitlement to water has severely limited the Tribe's access to water and financial resources necessary to develop its valuable agricultural lands and frustrated its efforts to reduce its dependence