PUBLIC LAW 86-745-SEPT. 13, 196 0
Public Law 86-745 Septen±>er 13, 1960 [S. 2 195]
AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the western division of The Dalles Federal reclamation project, Oregon, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of furnishing water for the irrigation of approximately five thousand five hundred acres of arid land in Wasco County, Oregon, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain the western division of The Dalles Federal reclamation project, Oregon. The western division shall consist of the following principal works: a main pumping plant to be located at a site on the Columbia River; a booster and relift pumping plants with reregulating reservoirs; and a distribution system. SEC. 2. (a) In constructing, operating, and maintaining the western division of The Dalles project, the Secretary shall be governed by the 43 Stat. 37mote. Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto). (b) The period provided in subsection (d) of section 9 of the S3 Stat. 1195. Reclamation Project Act of 1939, as amended, for repayment of con43 USC 485h. struction costs properly allocable to any block of lands and assigned to be repaid by the irrigators may be extended to fifty years, exclusive of a development period, from the time water is first delivered to that block or to as near that number of years as is consistent with the adoption and operation of a repayment formula as therein provided. Costs allocated to irrigation in excess of the amount determined by the Secretary to be within the ability of the irrigators to repay within a fifty-year period shall be returned to the reclamation fund within a fifty-year period from the date of the first delivery of water from the facilities authorized by this legislation from net revenues derived by the Secretary of the Interior from the disposition of power marketed through the Bonneville Power Administration, which are over and above those required to meet any present obligations assigned for repayment from such net revenues. The term "construction costs" used herein shall include any irrigation operation and maintenance costs during the development period which the Secretary finds it proper to fund because they are beyond the ability of the water users to pay during that period. (c) Power and energy required for irrigation pumping for the western division of The Dalles Federal reclamation project shall be made available by the Secretary from The Dalles Dam powerplant and other Federal plants interconnected therewith at rates not to exceed the costs of such power and energy from The Dalles Dam taking into account all costs of the dam, reservoir, and powerplant which are determined by the Secretary under the provisions of the Federal reclamation laws to be properly allocable to such irrigation pumping power and energy. (d) That portion of the cost of constructing the works authorized by this Act which the Secretary finds to be properly allocable to the conservation and development of fish and wildlife, in accordance with 72 Stat. 563. the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (48 Stat. 401, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 661, and the following), together with the portion of the operation, maintenance, and replacement costs allocated to this function, shall be nonreimbursable and nonreturnable under the reclamation laws.
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