U.S Code last checked for updates: Jan 28, 2023
§ 3201.
Authorizations of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation (referred to in this chapter as the “Secretary”), for the period of fiscal years 2022 through 2026—
(1)
$1,150,000,000 for water storage, groundwater storage, and conveyance projects in accordance with section 3202 of this title, of which $100,000,000 shall be made available to provide grants to plan and construct small surface water and groundwater storage projects in accordance with section 3203 of this title;
(2)
$3,200,000,000 for the Aging Infrastructure Account established by subsection (d)(1) of section 510b of this title, to be made available for activities in accordance with that subsection, including major rehabilitation and replacement activities, as identified in the Asset Management Report of the Bureau of Reclamation dated April 2021, of which—
(A)
$100,000,000 shall be made available for Bureau of Reclamation reserved or transferred works that have suffered a critical failure, in accordance with section 3204(a) of this title; and
(B)
$100,000,000 shall be made available for the rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement of a dam in accordance with section 3204(b) of this title;
(3)
$1,000,000,000 for rural water projects that have been authorized by an Act of Congress before July 1, 2021, in accordance with the Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.);
(4)
$1,000,000,000 for water recycling and reuse projects, of which—
(A)
$550,000,000 shall be made available for water recycling and reuse projects authorized in accordance with the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h et seq.) that are—
(i)
authorized or approved for construction funding by an Act of Congress before November 15, 2021; or
(ii)
selected for funding under the competitive grant program authorized pursuant to section 1602(f) of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h(f)), with funding under this subparagraph to be provided in accordance with that section, notwithstanding section 4013 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (43 U.S.C. 390b note; Public Law 114–322), except that section 1602(g)(2) of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act (43 U.S.C. 390h(g)(2)) shall not apply to amounts made available under this subparagraph; and
(B)
$450,000,000 shall be made available for large-scale water recycling and reuse projects in accordance with section 3205 of this title;
(5)
$250,000,000 for water desalination projects and studies authorized in accordance with the Water Desalination Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. 10301 note; Public Law 104–298) that are—
(A)
authorized or approved for construction funding by an Act of Congress before July 1, 2021; or
(B)
selected for funding under the program authorized pursuant to section 4(a) of the Water Desalination Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. 10301 note; Public Law 104–298), with funding to be made available under this paragraph in accordance with that subsection, notwithstanding section 4013 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (43 U.S.C. 390b note; Public Law 114–322), except that paragraph (2)(F) of section 4(a) of the Water Desalination Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. 10301 note; Public Law 104–298) (as redesignated by section 40908) shall not apply to amounts made available under this paragraph;
(6)
$500,000,000 for the safety of dams program, in accordance with the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 (43 U.S.C. 506 et seq.);
(7)
$400,000,000 for WaterSMART grants in accordance with section 10364 of title 42, of which $100,000,000 shall be made available for projects that would improve the condition of a natural feature or nature-based feature (as those terms are defined in section 10362 of title 42);
(8)
subject to section 3206 of this title, $300,000,000 for implementing the Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan, consistent with the obligations of the Secretary under the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (Public Law 116–14; 133 Stat. 850) and related agreements, of which $50,000,000 shall be made available for use in accordance with the Drought Contingency Plan for the Upper Colorado River Basin;
(9)
$100,000,000 to provide financial assistance for watershed management projects in accordance with subtitle A of title VI of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 1015 et seq.);
(10)
$250,000,000 for design, study, and construction of aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection projects in accordance with section 2330c of title 33;
(11)
$100,000,000 for multi-benefit projects to improve watershed health in accordance with section 3207 of this title; and
(12)
$50,000,000 for endangered species recovery and conservation programs in the Colorado River Basin in accordance with—
(A)
Public Law 106–392 (114 Stat. 1602);
(B)
the Grand Canyon Protection Act of 1992 (Public Law 102–575; 106 Stat. 4669); and
(C)
subtitle E of title IX of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1327).
(Pub. L. 117–58, div. D, title IX, § 40901, Nov. 15, 2021, 135 Stat. 1116.)
cite as: 43 USC 3201