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SA 3580. Mr. SMITH (for himself and Mr. WYDEN) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2419, to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of subtitle B of title XI, add the following:
(a) Authorization.--The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, may participate in the Water for Irrigation, Streams, and the Economy Project water management feasibility study and environmental impact statement in accordance with the ``Memorandum of Agreement Between City of Medford and Bureau of Reclamation for the Water for Irrigation, Streams, and the Economy Project'', dated July 2, 2004.
(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--There is authorized to be appropriated to the Bureau of Reclamation $500,000 to carry out activities under this section.
(A) IN GENERAL.--The non-Federal share of an activity carried out under subsection (a) shall be 50 percent of the total cost to the Bureau of Reclamation of carrying out the activity.
(B) FORM.--The non-Federal share required under subparagraph (A) may be in the form of any in-kind services that the Secretary of the Interior determines would contribute substantially toward the conduct and completion of the study and environmental impact statement required under subsection (a).
(c) Sunset.--The authority of the Secretary to carry out this section terminates on the date that is 10 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 8, 2007.)