Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/307

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PUBLIC LAW 102-374—SEPT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 1187 SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act: (1) ALLOTTEE. — The term "allottee" means any person who owns land in trust on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. (2) COMPACT.— The term "Compact" means the Water Rights Compact entered into on June 11, 1991, by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the State of Montana. (3) NORTHERN CHEYENNE FUND.—The term "Northern Cheyenne Fund" means the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Trust Fund established by section 6. (4) RESERVATION.—The term "Reservation" means the Northern Cheyenne Reservation as established by Executive orders of November 26, 1884 and March 19, 1900. (5) SECRETARY. — The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior. (6) STATE.— The term "State" means the State of Montana. (7) STATE WATER CONTRACTS.— The term "State water contracts" means contracts with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), or its successor State agency, to receive stored water from the National Resources and Conservation's storage rights in the Tongue River Reservoir. (8) TONGUE RIVER DAM PROJECT.— The term "Tongue River Dam Project" means the project, conducted pursuant to the cooperative agreements between the Bureau of Reclamation and the State of Montana authorized by this Act and subject to conditions contained in the Compact and in the record of decision after completion of environmental review, to repair and enlarge the Tongue River Dam. (9) TRIBAL WATER RIGHT. —The term "tribal water right" means the tribal water right as defined in the Compact. (10) TRIBE.—The term "Tribe" means the Northern Chey- enne Tribe. SEC. 4. RATIFICATION OF COMPACT. (a) IN GENERAL. —Except as modified by this Act, the Water Rights Compact entered into by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the State of Montana is hereby approved, ratified, and confirmed. (b) IMPLEMENTATION.—The Secretary shall implement the Compact as provided in this Act. (c) ENTRY OF DECREE. —Except for the authorizations contained in subsections 7(b)(1) and 7(b)(2), the authorization of appropriations contained in this Act shall not be effective until such time as the Montana water court enters and approves a decree as pro- Effective date, vided in subsection (d) of this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article V. 2. of the Compact, for the purposes of the proceeding involving such a decree, the effective date of the Compact shall be the date of the enactment of this Act.