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PUBLIC LAW 105-372—NOV. 12, 1998 112 STAT. 3379 on a maximum likely reduction in inflows into the Salton Sea Basin which could be 800,000 acre-feet or less per year. (4) CONSIDERATION OF COSTS. —In evaluating the feasibility of options, the Secretary shall consider the ability of Federal, tribal. State and local government sources and private sources to fund capital construction costs and annual operation, maintenance, energy, and replacement costs and shall set forth the basis for any cost sharing allocations as well as anticipated repayment, if any, of Federal contributions. (c) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAW.— (1) RECLAMATION LAWS.—Activities authorized by this Act shall not be subject to the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388; 43 U.S.C. 391 et seq.), and Acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto. Amounts expended for those activities shall be considered nonreimbursable for purposes of those laws and shall not be considered to be a supplemental or additional benefit for purposes of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (96 Stat. 1263; 43 U.S.C. 390aa et seq.). (2) PRESERVATION OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE COLORADO RIVER.—T h is Act shall not be considered to supersede or otherwise affect any treaty, law, decree, contract, or agreement governing use of water from the Colorado River. All activities taken under this Act must be carried out in a manner consistent with rights and obligations of persons under those treaties, laws, decrees, contracts, and agreements. SEC. 102. CONCURRENT WILDLIFE RESOURCES STUDIES. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall provide for the conduct, concurrently with the feasibility study under section 101(b), of studies of hydrology, wildlife pathology, and toxicology relating to wildlife resources of the Salton Sea by Federal and non-Federal entities. (b) SELECTION OF TOPICS AND MANAGEMENT OF STUDIES.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall establish a committee Establishment. to be known as the "Salton Sea Research Management Committee". The committee shall select the topics of studies under this section and manage those studies. (2) MEMBERSHIP.— The committee shall consist of the following five members: (A) The Secretary. (B) The Governor of California. (C) The Executive Director of the Salton Sea Authority. (D) The Chairman of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribal Government. (E) The Director of the California Water Resources Center. (c) COORDINATION.—The Secretary shall require that studies under this section are coordinated through the Science Subcommittee which reports to the Salton Sea Research Management Committee. In addition to the membership provided for by the Science Subcommittee's charter, representatives shall be invited from the University of California, Riverside; the University of Redlands; San Diego State University; the Imperial Valley College; and Los Alamos National Laboratory. (d) PEER REVIEW.— The Secretary shall require that studies under this section are subjected to peer review.