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106 STAT. 4664 PUBLIC LAW 102-575—OCT. 30, 1992 43 USC 390h. SEC. 1602. GENERAL AUTHORITY. (a) The Secretary of the Interior (hereafter "Secretary"), acting pursuant to the Reclamation Act of 1902 (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388) and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto (hereafter "Federal reclamation laws"), is directed to undertake a program to investigate and identify opportunities for reclamation and reuse of municipal, industrial, domestic, and agricultural wastewater, and naturally impaired ground and surjtace waters, for the design and construction of demonstration and permanent facilities to reclaim and reuse wastewater, and to conduct research, including desalting, for the reclamation of wastewater and. naturally impaired ground and surface waters. (b) Such program shall be limited to the States and areas referred to in section 1 of the Reclamation Act of 1902 (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388) as amended. (c) The Secretary is authorized to enter into such agreements and promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this title. California. (d) The Secretary shall not investigate, promote or implement, pursuant to this title, any project intended to reclaim and reuse agricultural wastewater generated in the service area of the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project, California, except those measures recommended for action by the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program in the report entitled A Management Plan for Agricultural Subsurface Drainage and Related Problems on the Westside San Joaquin Valley (September 1990). 43 USC 390h-l. SEC. 1603. APPRAISAL INVESTIGATIONS. (a) The Secretary shall undertake appraisal investigations to identify opportunities for water reclamation and reuse. Each such investigation shall take into account environmental considerations as provided by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and regulations issued to implement the provisions thereof, and shall include recommendations as to the preparation of a feasibility study of the potential reclamation and reuse measures. (b) Appraisal investigations undertaken pursuant to this title shall consider, among other things— (1) all potential uses of reclaimed water, including, but not limited to, environmental restoration, fish and wildlife, groundwater recharge, municipal, domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation, and recreation; (2) the current status of water reclamation technology and opportunities for development of improved technologies; (3) measures to stimulate demand for and eliminate obstacles to use of reclaimed water, including pricing; (4) measiu'es to coordinate and streamline local. State and Federal permitting procedures required for the implementation of reclamation projects; and (5) measures to identify basic research needs required to expand the uses of reclaimed water in a safe and environmentally sound manner. (c) The Secretary shall consult and cooperate with appropriate State, regional, and local authorities during the conduct of each appraisal investigation conducted pursuant to this title. (d) Costs of such appraisal investigations shall be nonreimbursable.