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PUBLIC LAW 102-441 —OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2241 (2) Within a reasonable time after the date of the enactment of this Act and the execution of the Settlement Contract pursuant to section 5(a), the United States, the Tribe, and the State of New Mexico shall file joint motions in the general stream adjudications specified in paragraph (I)(B) for the entry of partial final decrees, agreed to by the United States, the Tribe, and the State of New Mexico on July 9, 1992, to quantify the Tribe's reserved water right claims consistent with the Settlement Contract, subject to amendments. (3) If the two partial final decrees specified in paragraph (1)(B) are not entered by December 31, 1996, the Fund shall be terminated, and amounts contributed to the Fund by the United States, shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury. SEC. 9. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE. Execution of the Settlement Contract shall not constitute a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The Secretary shall comply with all aspects of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Endangered Species Act, and other applicable environmental laws and regulations in fulfilling the terms of the Settlement Contract. SEC. 10. PROTECTION OF RIGHTS. The tribal rights under the Settlement Contract approved by section 5 of this Act, and the water rights adjudicated by final decrees in general stream adjudications consistent with such contract, shall inure to the benefit of the Tribe, and the Tribe shall not be denied all or any part of such rights absent its consent unless such rights are explicitly abrogated by an Act of Congress hereafter enacted. SEC. 11. DISCLAIMER. (a) IN GENERAL.— Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter, amend, repeal, construe, interpret, modify, or be in conflict with the provisions of the Boulder Canyon Project Act (45 Stat. 1057); the Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment Act (54 Stat. 774); the Colorado River Storage Project Act (70 Stat. 105); the Colorado River Basin Project Act (82 Stat. 885); the Act of June 13, 1962 (76 Stat. 96); the Colorado River Compact of 1922 made effective by Public Proclamation of the President of the United States on June 25, 1929 (46 Stat. 3000); the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact (63 Stat. 31); the Rio Grande Compact (53 Stat. 785); or the Treaty between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (59 Stat. 1219).