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[120 STAT. 1860]
[120 STAT. 1860]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

120 STAT. 1860 California Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative.

PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006

TITLE VIII—CALIFORNIA RECLAMATION GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION INITIATIVE SEC. 801. SHORT TITLE.

This title may be cited as the ‘‘California Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative’’. SEC. 802. DEFINITIONS.

For the purposes of this title: (1) GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION.—The term ‘‘groundwater remediation’’ means actions that are necessary to prevent, minimize, or mitigate damage to groundwater. (2) LOCAL WATER AUTHORITY.—The term ‘‘local water authority’’ means the Santa Clara Valley Water District or a public water district, public water utility, public water planning agency, municipality, or Indian tribe located within the Santa Clara Valley; and a public water district, public water utility, public water planning agency, municipality, or Indian tribe located within the natural watershed of the Santa Ana river in the State of California. (3) REMEDIATION FUND.—The term ‘‘Remediation Fund’’ means the California Basins Groundwater Remediation Fund established pursuant to section 803(a). (4) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 803. CALIFORNIA BASINS REMEDIATION.

(a) CALIFORNIA BASINS REMEDIATION.— (1) ESTABLISHMENT OF REMEDIATION FUND.—There shall be established within the Treasury of the United States an interest bearing account to be known as the California Basins Groundwater Remediation Fund. (2) ADMINISTRATION OF REMEDIATION FUND.—The Remediation Fund shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation. The Secretary shall administer the Remediation Fund in cooperation with the local water authority. (3) PURPOSES OF REMEDIATION FUND.— (A) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subparagraph (B), the amounts in the Remediation Fund, including interest accrued, shall be used by the Secretary to provide grants to the local water authority to reimburse the local water authority for the Federal share of the costs associated with designing and constructing groundwater remediation projects to be administered by the local water authority. (B) COST-SHARING LIMITATION.— (i) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may not obligate any funds appropriated to the Remediation Fund in a fiscal year until the Secretary has deposited into the Remediation Fund an amount provided by nonFederal interests sufficient to ensure that at least 35 percent of any funds obligated by the Secretary for a project are from funds provided to the Secretary for that project by the non-Federal interests.

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