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PUBLIC LAW 102-575 —OCT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 4657 of the House of Representatives for a period of not less than sixty days. SEC. 708. WATER QUALITY RESTORATION. (a) The Secretary is authorized, in consultation with the State of Colorado, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and other Federal entities, to conduct investigations of water pollution sources and impacts attributed to mining-related and other development in the Upper Arkansas River basin, to develop corrective action plans, and to implement corrective action demonstration projects. Neither the Secretary nor any person participating in a corrective action demonstration project shall be liable under section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for costs or damages as a result of actions taken or omitted in the course of implementing an approved work plan developed under this section; Provided, That this subsection shall not preclude liability for costs or damages which result from negligence on the part of such persons. The Secretary shall have no authority under this section at facilities which have been listed or proposed for listing on the National Priorities List, or are subject to or covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. For the purpose of this section, the term "Upper Arkansas River basin" means the Arkansas River hydrologic basin in Colorado extending from Pueblo Dam upstream to its headwaters. (b) The development of all corrective action plans and subsequent corrective action demonstration projects shall be undertaken with appropriate public involvement pursuant to a public participation plan, consistent with regulations promulgated under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, developed by the Secretary in consultation with the State of Colorado and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (c) The Secretary shall arrange for cost sharing with the State of Colorado and for the use of non-Federal funds and in-kind services where possible. The Secretary is authorized to fund all State costs required to conduct investigations and develop corrective action plans. The Federal share of costs associated with corrective action plans shall not exceed 60 percent. (d) Prior to implementing any corrective action demonstration project, the Secretary shall submit a copy of the proposed project plans to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (e) Nothing in this title shall affect or modify in any way the obligations or liabilities of any person under other Federal or State law, including common law, with respect to the discharge or release of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants, as defined under section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. (f) There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may Appropriation be required to fulfill the provisions of sections 707 and 708 of authorization. this title.