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PUBLIC LAW741-AUG. 31, 1954
Michaud Flats project for irrigation in the State of Idaho substantially in accordance with the plans set forth in the report of the Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director of Region 1, dated October 22, 1953, with such modifications as the Commissioner of Reclamation, with the approval of the Secretary, may find proper in order to provide for the most efficient accomplishment of all the purposes of such plans. Such construction, maintenance, and operation shall be in accordance with the Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto) as far as such laws are not inconsistent with the provisions of section 2 of this Act. SEC. 2. The project's water users shall be required to assume an obligation to repay out of that part of the total construction cost of the project which the Secretary determines to be properly allocable to irrigation, so much as the Secretary finds to be within their ability to repay prior to the time when, account being taken of the application of power revenues as provided in part (b) of this section, full return of the irrigation allocation is accomplished. Such repayment shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Federal reclamation laws as modified with respect to the Michaud Flats project by the following: (a) Payments by the contracting organization shall be scheduled, under a contract conforming to the provisions of this Act, on the basis of uniform charges for like classes of land in each unit of such project which will result in the establishment of annual installments which are, as nearly as practicable, of an amount equal to the ability of such water users to pay in each year having regard to the volume of production of such water users, prices they receive for their farm products, and their production and living costs. (b) Net power revenues received from the Palisades project, Idaho, and any developments combined therewith for payout purposes under the provisions of the second sentence of section 2 of the Act of September 30, 1950 (64 Stat. 1083), shall, after payout of said projects is accomplished pursuant to law, be applied (concurrently w4th continued payments.by the water users) to payment of the irrigation allocation of the Michaud Flats project until full repayment of said allocation is accomplished. (c) The Secretary of the Interior shall require that a replacement reserve of an amount sufficient to meet replacement costs likely to be incurred before the end of the repayment period established under the provisions of part (a) above, shall be established and maintained in connection with such Michaud Flats project. SEC. 3. (a) To aid in the development of not more than twentyone thousand acres of irrigable land in the Michaud division of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, as heretofore authorized by the Act of February 4, 1931 (46 Stat. 1061), and hereby reauthorized for construction, operation, and maintenance without regard to the provisions of said Act, the Secretary is authorized— (1) to reserve for the benefit of those lands when needed, but without prejudice to the interim use thereof for other purposes proper under reclamation laws, eighty-three thousand and nine hundred acre-feet of storage capacity in Palisades Reservoir and forty-seven thousand and seven hundred acre-feet of that portion of the storage capacity in American Falls Reservoir which was set aside for lands in the Michaud area generally by section 3 of the Act of September 30, 1950 (64 Stat. 1083); and (2) to account for the return of so much of the cost of said development (including the cost of the aforesaid storage space in Palisades and American Falls Reservoirs) as the Secretary
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R e payment oj: costs.
A p p 11 c ation of P a l i s a d e s project revenues.
Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Michaud division.
Storage capacity reservation.
Return of c o s t.