[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
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120 STAT. 3552

Public Law 109-471
109th Congress

An Act


 
To reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research
regarding the water resources research and technology institutes
established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984.  NOTE: Jan.
11, 2007 -  [H.R. 4588]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress  NOTE: Water Resources Research
Act Amendments of 2006. 42 USC 10301 note.  assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Water Resources Research Act
Amendments of 2006''.

SEC. 2. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH ACT AMENDMENTS.

(a) Scope of Research; Other Activities; Cooperation and
Coordination.--Section 104(b)(1) of the Water Resources Research Act of
1984 (42 U.S.C. 10303(b)(1)) is amended to read as follows:
``(1) plan, conduct, or otherwise arrange for competent
applied and peer reviewed research that fosters--
``(A) improvements in water supply reliability;
``(B) the exploration of new ideas that--
``(i) address water problems; or
``(ii) expand understanding of water and
water-related phenomena;
``(C) the entry of new research scientists,
engineers, and technicians into water resources fields;
and
``(D) the dissemination of research results to water
managers and the public.''.

(b) Evaluation of Water Resources Research Program.--Section 104(e)
of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10303(e)) is
amended--
(1) by striking ``5'' and inserting ``3''; and
(2) by inserting ``at producing measured results and applied
water supply research'' after ``effectiveness''.

(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 104(f)(1) of the Water
Resources Research Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10303(f)(1)) is amended to
read as follows:
``(1) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this
section, to remain available until expended, $12,000,000 for each of
fiscal years 2007 through 2011.''.
(d) Additional Appropriations Where Research Focused on Water
Problems of Interstate Nature.--Section 104(g)(1) of the Water Resources
Research Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10303(g)(1)) is amended by striking
``$3,000,000 for fiscal year 2001, $4,000,000 for each of fiscal years
2002 and 2003, and $6,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 and 2005''
and inserting the following: ``$6,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007
through 2011''.

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(e) Coordination.--Section 104(h)(2) of the Water Resources Research
Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10303(h)(2)) is amended--
(1) by striking ``(2) Report'' and inserting ``(2)
Reports''; and
(2) by  NOTE: Reports.  inserting after the first sentence
the following: ``As part of the annual budget submission to
Congress, the Secretary shall also provide a crosscut budget
detailing the expenditures on activities listed under subsection
(a)(1) and a report which details the level of applied research
and the results of the activities authorized by this Act,
including potential and actual--
``(A) increases in annual water supplies;
``(B) increases in annual water yields;
``(C) advances in water infrastructure and water
quality improvements; and
``(D) methods for identifying, and determining the
effectiveness of, treatment technologies and
efficiencies.''.

(f) Administrative Costs.--Section 107 of the Water Resources
Research Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10306) is amended by striking ``15'' and
inserting ``7.5''.

Approved January 11, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4588 (S. 1017):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 109-630 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-90 accompanying S. 1017 (Comm. on Environment
and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
Sept. 25, considered and passed House.
Dec. 6, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Dec. 8, House concurred in Senate amendments.