[106th Congress Public Law 372]
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[DOCID: f:publ372.106]

Public Law 106-372
106th Congress

                                 An Act

      To provide for a study of the <<NOTE: Oct. 27, 2000 -  [H.R. 
     3986]>> engineering feasibility of a water exchange in lieu of 
electrification of the Chandler Pumping Plant at Prosser Diversion Dam, 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1208 of 
Public Law 103-434 (108 Stat. 4562) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the subsection heading, by inserting ``or 
                Water Exchange'' after ``Electrification'';
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) as 
                subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), respectively, and 
                indenting appropriately;
                    (C) by striking ``In order to'' and inserting the 
            ``(1) Electrification.--In order to''; and
                    (D) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Water exchange alternative.--
                    ``(A) In general.--As an alternative to the measures 
                authorized under paragraph (1) for electrification, the 
                Secretary is authorized to use not more than $4,000,000 
                of sums appropriated under paragraph (1) to study the 
                engineering feasibility of exchanging water from the 
                Columbia River for water historically diverted from the 
                Yakima River.
                    ``(B) Requirements.--In carrying out subparagraph 
                (A), the Secretary, in coordination with the Kennewick 
                Irrigation District and in consultation with the 
                Bonneville Power Administration, shall--
                          ``(i) prepare a report that describes project 
                      benefits and contains feasibility level designs 
                      and cost estimates;
                          ``(ii) secure the critical right-of-way areas 
                      for the pipeline alignment;
                          ``(iii) prepare an environmental assessment; 
                          ``(iv) conduct such other studies or 
                      investigations as are necessary to develop a water 
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or water 
                exchange'' after ``electrification''; and
                    (B) in the second sentence of paragraph (2)(A), by 
                inserting ``or the equivalent of the rate'' before the 
            (3) in subsection (d), by striking ``electrification,'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``electrification or water 
        exchange''; and
            (4) in subsection (d), by striking ``of the two'' and 
        inserting ``thereof ''.

    Approved October 27, 2000.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-864 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-488 accompanying S. 2163 (Comm. on Energy and 
Natural Resources).
            Sept. 19, considered and rejected in House.
            Sept. 20, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 13, considered and passed Senate.