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PUBLIC LAW 102-580—OCT, 31, 1992 106 STAT. 4833 and non-Federal cost sharing for such areas and harbor projects, including sources of funding. (b) REPORT.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate a report on the results of the study conducted under subsection (a), together with recommendations of the Secretary. SEC. 217. REUSE OF WASTE WATER. 43 USC 390h-4 (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary is authorized to provide assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out projects described in subsection (c) for the beneficial reuse of waste water. Such assistance may be in the form of technical and planning and design assistance. If the Secrettuy is to provide any design or engineering assistance to carry out a project under this section, the Secretary shall obtain by procurement from private sources all services necessary for the Secretary to provide such assistance, unless the Secretary finds that— (1) the service would require the use of a new technology unavailable in the private sector; or (2) a solicitation or request for proposal has failed to attract 2 or more bids or proposals. (b) NON-FEDERAL SHARE.—The non-Federal share of the cost of assistance provided under this section shall not be less than 25 percent, except t^at such share shall be subject to the ability of the non-Federal interest to pay, including the procedures and regulations relating to ability to pay established under section 103(m) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. (c) PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS. — The projects for which the Secretary is authorized to provide assistance under subsection (a) are as follows: (1) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMPREHENSIVE WATER REUSE SYSTEM.— (A) DESCRIPTION.—A regional water reuse system for Southern California to treat, store, and transfer water in order to provide a new increment of water supply for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and environmental needs of Southern California. (B) COOPERATION. —The Secretary shall carry out this paragraph in cooperation with the State of Caliiomia and appropriate local and regional entities. (C) SOUTHERN CAUFORNIA DEFINED.— For purposes of this paragraph, the term "Southern California" means those portions of the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo, California, within the south coast, central coast, and Colorado River hydrologic regions as defined by the California Department of \^ter Resources. (2) SAN DIEGO AREA WATER REUSE DEMONSTRATION FACILI- TIES.— Water reuse facilities (which are not inconsistent with facilities mandated by the United States District Court in San Diego, California) to develop advance technology for economically and environmentally sound alternative water supplies for the San Diego metropolitan area. (3) SANTA ROSA WATER REUSE PROJECTS.—