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110 STAT. 3026 PUBLIC LAW 104-223—OCT. 1, 1996 Public Law 104-223 104th Congress Oct. 1, 1996 [H.R. 2512] Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Infrastructure Development Trust Fund Act of 1996. An Act To provide for certain benefits of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River basin program to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Infrastructure Development Trust Fund Act of 1996". SEC. 2. FINDINGS. (a) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds that— (1) the Congress approved the Pick-Sloan Missouri River basin program by passing the Act of December 22, 1944, commonly known as the "Flood Control Act of 1944" (58 Stat. 887, chapter 665; 33 U.S.C. 701-1 et seq.) — (A) to promote the general economic development of the United States; (B) to provide for irrigation above Sioux City, Iowa; (C) to protect urban and rural areas from devastating floods of the Missouri River; and (D) for other purposes; (2) the Fort Randall and Big Bend projects are major components of the Pick-Sloan program, and contribute to the national economy by generating a substantial amount of hydropower and impounding a substantial quantity of water; (3) the Fort Randall and Big Bend projects overlie the western boundary of the Crow Creek Indian Reservation, having inundated the fertile, wooded bottom lands of the Tribe along the Missouri River that constituted the most productive agricultural and pastoral lands of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the homeland of the members of the Tribe; (4) Public Law 85-916 (72 Stat. 1766 et seq.) authorized the acquisition of 9,418 acres of Indian land on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation for the Fort Randall project and Public Law 87-735 (76 Stat. 704 et seq.) authorized the acquisition of 6,179 acres of Indian land on Crow Creek for the Big Bend project; (5) Public Law 87-735 (76 Stat. 704 et seq.) provided for the mitigation of the effects of the Fort Randall and Big Bend projects on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation, by directing the Secretary of the Army to— (A) replace, relocate, or reconstruct— (i) any existing essential governmental and agency facilities on the reservation, including schools.