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106 STAT. 4652 PUBLIC LAW 102-575 —OCT. 30, 1992 and maintenance charge shall be prorated on a per acre-foot basis, but shall only include the operation and maintenance costs of facilities used by the Tribe and shall only apply when the Tribe elects to use the facilities. As provided in the Ute Indian Compact, transfers of certain Indian reserved rights water to different lands or different uses will be made in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah governing change or exchange applications. (c) ELECTION TO RETURN TRIBAL WATERS.—Notwithstanding the authorization provided for in subparagraph (b), the Tribe may at any time elect to return all or a portion of the water whicn it delivered under subparagraph (b) for use in the Uinta Basin. Any such Uinta Basin use shall protect the rights of non-Indian water users existing at the time of the election. Upon such election, the Tribe will relinquish any and all rights which it may have acquired to transport such water through the Bonneville Unit facilities. SEC. 503. TRIBAL USE OF WATER. (a) RATIFICATION OF REVISED UTE INDIAN COMPACT. — The Revised Ute Indian Compact of 1990, dated October 1, 1990, reserving waters to the Ute Indian Tribe and establishing the uses and management of such Tribal waters, is hereby ratified and approved, subject to re-ratification by the State and the Tribe. The Secretary is authorized to take all actions necessary to implement the Compact. (b) THE INDIAN INTERCOURSE ACT.—The provisions of section 2116 of the Revised Statutes (25 U.S.C. 177) shall not apply to any water rights confirmed in the Compact. Nothing in this subsection shall be considered to amend, construe, supersede or preempt any State law. Federal law, interstate compact or international treaty that pertains to the Colorado River or its tributaries, including the appropriation, use, development and storage, regulation, allocation, conservation, exportation or quality of those waters. (c) RESTRICTION ON DISPOSAL OF WATERS INTO THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER BASIN. —None of the waters secured to the Tribe in the Revised Ute Indian Compact of 1990 may be sold, exchanged, leased, used, or otherwise disposed of into or in the Lower Colorado River Basin, below Lees Ferry, unless water rights within the Upper Colorado River Basin in the State of Utah held by non- Federal, non-Indian users could be so sold, exchanged, leased, used, or otherwise disposed of under Utah State law, Federal law, interstate compacts, or international treaty pursuant to a final, nonappealable order of a Federal court or pursuant to an agreement of the seven States signatory to the Colorado River Compact; Provided, however. That in no event shall such transfer of Indian water rights take place without the filing and approval of the appropriate applications with the Utah State Engineer pursuant to Utah State law. (d) USE OF WATER RIGHTS. —The use of the rights referred to in subsection (a) within the State of Utah shall be governed solely as provided in this section and the Revised Compact referred to in section 503(a). The Tribe may voluntarily elect to sell, exchange, lease, use, or otherwise dispose of any portion of a water right confirmed in the Revised Compact off the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. If the Tribe so elects, and as a condition precedent to such sale, exchange, lease, use, or other disposition, that portion of the TVibe's water right shall be changed to a State