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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 4240

State and local governments.

Research and development. Public information. Education. Conservation.

Research and development. 42 USC 10301 note.

Schools and colleges.

42 USC 10301 note.

Schools and colleges. Grants.

PUBLIC LAW 99-662—NOV. 17, 1986

"(1) a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture; "(2) a representative of the Secretary; and "(3) at the appointment of the Governor of the State, five ,:\, representatives from agencies of that State having jurisdiction over water resources, the agricultural community, the State y. Water Research Institute (as designated under this Act), and others with a special interest or expertise in water resources. "(b) The State committee established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall— "(1) review existing State laws and institutions concerning water management and, where appropriate, recommend changes to improve State or local management capabilities and more efficiently use the waters of such State, if such a review is not already being undertaken by the State; "(2) establish, in coordination with other State committees. State priorities for research and demonstration projects involving water resources; and "(3) provide public information, education, extension, and technical assistance on the need for water conservation and information on proven and cost-effective water management. "(c) Each State committee established pursuant to this section shall elect a chairman, and shall meet at least once every three months at the call of the chairman, unless the chairman determines, after consultation with a majority of the members of the committee, that such a meeting is not necessary to achieve the purposes of this section. "SEC. 303. The Secretary shall annually allocate among the States of the High Plains region funds authorized to be appropriated for this section for research in— "(1) water-use efficiency; "(2) cultural methods; " '"

" ^ -^^-w"(3) irrigation technologies;

.00' "(4) water-efficient crops; and "(5) water and soil conservation. Funds distributed under this section shall be allocated to each State committee for use by institutions of higher education within each State. To qualify for funds under this section an institution of higher education shall submit a proposal to the State committee describing the costs, methods, and goals of the proposed research. Proposals shall be selected by the State committee on the basis of merit. "SEC. 304. The Secretary shall annually divide funds authorized to be appropriated under this section among the States of the High Plains region for research into— "(1) precipitation management; "(2) weather modification; "(3) aquifer recharge opportunities;

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"(4) saline water uses; "(5)desalinizationtechnologies;.. ^ •,.' "(6) salt tolerant crops; and "(7) ground water recovery. Funds distributed under this section shall be allocated by the Secretary to the State committee for distribution to institutions of higher education within such State. To qualify for a grant under this section, an institution of higher education shall submit a research proposal to the State committee describing the costs, methods, and