114 STAT. 2380 PUBLIC LAW 106-512—NOV. 13, 2000 SEC. 6. MANAGEMENT OF MINERAL ESTATE. All mineral interests in the Project retained by the United States shall be managed consistent with Federal law and in a manner that will not interfere with the purposes for which the Project was authorized. SEC. 7. LIABILITY. Effective date. (a) IN GENERAL.— Effective on the date of conveyance of the Project, the United States shall not be liable for damages of any kind arising out of any act, omission, or occurrence relating to the Project, except for damages caused by acts of negligence committed prior to the date of conveyance by— (1) the United States; or (2) an employee, agent, or contractor of the United States. (b) No INCREASE IN LIABILITY.—Nothing in this Act increases the liability of the United States beyond that provided for in the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 2671 et seq.). SEC. 8. FUTURE BENEFITS. Effective date. (a) DEAUTHORIZATION.—Effective on the date of conveyance of the Project, the Project conveyed under this Act shall be deauthorized. (b) No RECLAMATION BENEFITS. —After deauthorization of the Project under subsection (a), the State shall not be entitled to receive any benefits for the Project under Federal reclamation law (the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388, chapter 1093)), and Acts supplemental to and amendatory of that Act (43 U.S.C. 371 et seq.). Approved November 13, 2000. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 1474 (H.R. 2674): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-832 accompanying H.R. 2674 (Comm. on Resources). SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-358 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000): Oct. 13, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 24, considered and passed House.
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