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106 STAT. 4632 PUBLIC LAW 102-575—OCT. 30, 1992 (m) CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT. — The activities of the Commission shall be subject to oversight by the Congress. (n) TERMINATION OF BUREAU ACTIVITIES.— Upon appointment of the Commission as provided in subsection (b), the responsibility for implementing section 8 funds for mitigation and conservation projecte and features authorized in this Act shall be transferred from the Bureau to the Commission. SEC. 302. INCREASED PROJECT WATER CAPABILITY. (a) ACQUISITION.—The District shall acquire, on an expedited basis with funds to be provided by the Commission in accordance with the schedule specified in section 315, by purchase from willing sellers or exchange, twenty-five thousand acre-feet of water rights in the Utah Lake drainage basin to achieve the purposes of this section. Water purchases which would have the effect of compromising groundwater resources or dewatering agricultural lands in the Upper Provo River areas should be avoided. Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by section 201, $15,000,000 shall be available only for the purposes of this subsection. (b) NONCONSUMPTIVE RIGHTS.— ^A nonconsumptive right in perpetuity to any water acquired under this section shall be tendered in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah within thirty days of its acquisition by the District to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for the purposes of maintaining instream flows provided for in section 303(c)(3) and 303(c)(4) for fish, wildlife, and recreation in the Provo River. (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPIUATIONS.— Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by section 201, $4,000,000 shall be available only to modify existing or construct new diversion structures on the Provo River below the Murdock diversion to facilitate the purposes of this section. SEC. 303. STREAM FLOWS. (a) STREAM FLOW AGREEMENT. — The District shall annually provide, from project water if necessary, amounts of water sufficient to sustain the minimum stream flows established pursuant to the Stream Flow Agreement. (b) INCREASED FLOWS IN THE UPPER STRAWBERRY RIVER TRIBU- TARIES.—(1) the District shall acquire, on an expedited basis with funds to be provided by the Commission, or by the Secretary in the event the Commission has not been established, in accordance with State law, the provisions of this section, and the schedule specified in section 315, all of the Strawberry basin water rights being diverted to the Heber Valley through the Daniels Creek drainage and shall apply such rights to increase minimum stream flows— (A) in the upper Strawberry River and other tributaries to the Strawberry Reservoir; (B) in the lower Strawberry River from the base of Soldier Creek Dam to Starvation Reservoir; and (C) in other streams within the Uinta basin affected by the Strawberry Collection System in such a manner as deemed by the Commission in consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Utah State Division of Wildlife Resources to be in the best interest of fish and wildlife. The Commission's decision under subparagraph (C) shall not establish a statutory or otherwise mandatory minimum stream flow.