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SA 3582. 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) Definitions.--In this section:
(1) DISTRICT.--The term ``District'' means the Tumalo Irrigation District, Oregon.
(2) PROJECT.--The term ``Project'' means the Tumalo Irrigation District Water Conservation Project authorized under section 3(a).
(3) SECRETARY.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior.
(b) Authorization to Plan, Design and Construct the Tumalo Water Conservation Project.--
(1) AUTHORIZATION.--The Secretary, in cooperation with the District--
(A) may participate in the planning, design, and construction of the Tumalo Irrigation District Water Conservation Project in Deschutes County, Oregon; and
(B) for purposes of planning and designing the Project, shall take into account any appropriate studies and reports prepared by the District.
(A) FEDERAL SHARE.--The Federal share of the total cost of the Project shall be 25 percent, which shall be nonreimbursable to the United States.
(B) CREDIT TOWARD NON-FEDERAL SHARE.--The Secretary shall credit toward the non-Federal share of the Project any amounts that the District provides toward the design, planning, and construction before the date of enactment of this Act.
(3) TITLE.--The District shall hold title to any facilities constructed under this section.
(4) OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS.--The District shall pay the operation and maintenance costs of the Project.
(5) EFFECT.--Any assistance provided under this section shall not be considered to be a supplemental or additional benefit under Federal reclamation law (the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388, chapter 1093), and Acts supplemental to and amendatory of that Act (43 U.S.C. 371 et seq.).
(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the Federal share of the cost of the Project $4,000,000.
(d) Termination of Authority.--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.)