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Subcommittee on Water and Power Legislative Hearing on H.R. 630, H.R. 5666, H.R. 5796, and S. 895
Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:00 AM



SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, July 27, 2006
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 630 (Raul Grijalva), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal lands to the City of Yuma, Arizona, in exchange for certain lands owned by the City of Yuma, Arizona, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 5666 (Michael Simpson), to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the A & B Irrigation District in the State of Idaho. "Southern Idaho Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act of 2006"
  • H.R. 5796 (Daniel Lungren), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to exclude and defer from the pooled reimbursable costs of the Central Valley Project the reimbursable capital costs of the unused capacity of the Folsom South Canal, Auburn-Folsom South Unit, Central Valley Project, and for other purposes.
  • S. 895 (Domenici), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a rural water supply program in the Reclamation States to provide a clean, safe affordable, and reliable water supply to rural residents. "Rural Water Supply Act of 2006"

WITNESSES & TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Mr. Charles Flynn
Executive Director
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

Mr. Jim Shetler
Assistant General Manager
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Mr. Stuart Somach
Special Legal Counsel
Sacramento County and the Sacramento County Water Agency

Mr. Dale Pierson
Rural Water Association of Utah

Mr. Dan Keppen
Executive Director
Family Farm Alliance

Panel II

Mr. William E. Rinne (H.R. 630, H.R. 5666, H.R. 5796 and S. 895)
Acting Commissioner
Bureau of Reclamation
Department of the Interior

Mr. Curtis M. Anderson
Deputy Administrator
Rural Development Utilities Programs
Department of Agriculture

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