Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 4.djvu/294

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114 STAT. 2356 PUBLIC LAW 106-506—NOV. 13, 2000 (C) any change in general environmental conditions in the Lake Tahoe basin; and Reports. (4) submit to Congress a report on any changes made. (g) CLEANUP OF HYDROCARBON CONTAMINATION. — Publication. (1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall, subject to the avail- Deadline, ability of appropriations, make a payment of $1,000,000 to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the South Tahoe Public Utility District to develop and publish a plan, not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, for the prevention and cleanup of hydrocarbon contamination (including contamination with MTBE) of the surface water and ground water of the Lake Tahoe basin. (2) CONSULTATION.—In developing the plan, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the South Tahoe Public Utility District shall consult with the States of California and Nevada and appropriate political subdivisions. (3) WILLING SELLERS.— The plan shall not include any acquisition of land or an interest in land except an acquisition from a willing seller. (h) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There is authorized to be appropriated, for the implementation of projects on the priority list and the payment identified in subsection (g), $20,000,000 for the first fiscal year that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act and for each of the 9 fiscal years thereafter. SEC. 7. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PAYMENTS. Section 2 of Public Law 96-586 (94 Stat. 3381) is amended by striking subsection (g) and inserting the following: "(g) PAYMENTS TO LOCALITIES.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary of Agriculture shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, make annual payments to the governing bodies of each of the political subdivisions (including any public utility the service area of which includes any part of the Lake Tahoe basin), any portion of which is located in the area depicted on the final map filed under section 3(a). "(2) USE OF PAYMENTS.— Pa3mnents under this subsection may be used— "(A) first, for erosion control and water quality projects; and "(B) second, unless emergency projects arise, for projects to address other threshold categories after thresholds for water quality and soil conservation have been achieved and maintained. " (3) ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYMENTS. — "(A) IN GENERAL.—To be eligible for a pa3nTient under this subsection, a political subdivision shall annually submit a priority list of proposed projects to the Secretary of Agriculture. "(B) COMPONENTS OF LIST.—^A priority list under subparagraph (A) shall include, for each proposed project listed— "(i) a description of the need for the project; "(ii) all projected costs and benefits; and "(iii) a detailed budget. "(C) USE OF PAYMENTS.—^A payment under this subsection shall be used only to carry out a project or proposed