At head of title: Committee print.
|Statement||Printed for the use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.|
|Contributions||United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.|
|LC Classifications||HD1725 .A524 1952|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 25 p.|
|Number of Pages||25|
|LC Control Number||53060105|
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of constructing federal water projects, focusing on: (1) the allocation of costs among various projects; (2) irrigators' repayment of their share of costs; and (3) changes in reclamation law since regarding the allocation of projects construction costs and repayment found that: (1) since the start of the. users who have repaid their share of the construction costs of a project have a permanent right to the use of water developed by a project. “Since the passage of the Reclamation Act of , reclamation law has been based on the concept of project repayment—reimbursement of federal construction costs—by project water and power users. The Reclamation Act of established the Bureau of Reclamation and authorized the construction and operation of federal water supply projects for the irrigation of lands in the West. This legislation opened up much of the otherwise arid West to settlement by providing for federal investment in large scale irrigation projects, which otherwise. Table 4: Repayment Status of Construction Costs Allocated to Irrigation for 54 Bureau of Reclamation Water Projects for Which Irrigation Districts Have Fulfilled Their Repayment Obligations, as of the End of Fiscal Year 33 Table 5: Construction Cost Allocation by Project Purpose for 76 Bureau of Reclamation Water Projects with Ongoing.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Reclamation's financing of federal water projects, focusing on the: (1) evolution of reclamation law primarily from to ; and (2) allocation and repayment of construction costs for federal water projects among the projects' noted that: (1) the Reclamation Act of established the Reclamation Fund and provided for the construction of. these water projects’ construction costs allocated to irrigators and the status of their repayment of these costs. As requested, GAO is also providing information on the allocation of construction costs among the projects’ various purposes and changes in reclamation law since regarding the allocation of the projects’ costs and repayment. service contracts into repayment contracts, amend existing repayment contracts, and allow. contractors to prepay their construction cost obligations pursuant to applicable Federal. Reclamation law; and. th  WHEREAS, the United States has determined that the Contractor. Expenditures of funds hereafter specifically appropriated for rehabilitation and betterment of any project constructed under authority of the Small Reclamation Projects Act (Act of August 6, , 70 Stat. , and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto) [43 U.S.C. a et seq.] and of irrigation systems on projects governed by the Federal reclamation laws (Act of J ,
In fact, an underlying principle of federal Reclamation law — that water users who have repaid the construction costs of a project would have a permanent right to the use of water developed by a project — has been reaffirmed by Congress multiple times since it was first laid out in the Reclamation Act of Bureau of Reclamation Project Feasibilities and Authorizations: A Compilation of Findings of Feasibilities and Authorizations for Bureau of Reclamation Projects of the Department of the Interior: Author: United States. Bureau of Reclamation: Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized. In fact, an underlying principle of federal Reclamation law — that water users who have repaid the construction costs of a project would have a . 54 repayment contracts, amend existing repayment contracts, and allow contractors to prepay their construction cost obligations pursuant to applicable Federal Reclamation law; and 56 [9. th] WHEREAS, the Contracting Officer and the Contractor agree to amend the Existing Contract with the execution of this Amendment; and 58 [ th.