PUBLIC LAW 104-298—OCT. 11, 1996 110 STAT. 3625 SEC. 9. CONSULTATION. 42 USC 10301 In carrying out the provisions of this Act, the Secretary shall consult with the heads of other Federal agencies, including the Secretary of the Army, which have experience in conducting desalination research or operating desalination facilities. The authorization provided for in this Act shall not prohibit other agencies from carrying out separately authorized programs for desalination research or operations. Approved October 11, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 811: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-790, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Resources). SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-254 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996): May 3, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 24, considered and passed House, amended. Sept. 27, Senate concurred in House amendments.