H.R. 2522: To raise the ceiling on the federal share of the cost of the Calleguas Municipal Water District Recycling Project

H.R. 2522

To raise the ceiling on the federal share of the cost of the Calleguas Municipal Water District Recycling Project

Date
September 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.R. 2522 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA) on May 20, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2522 would raise the ceiling on the federal share of the cost of the Calleguas Municipal Water District Recycling Project to $40 million. The bill would not change the current requirement that the federal share could not exceed 25 percent of the total cost of the project.

Background

The Committee on Natural Resources approved this bill by unanimous consent on September 10, 2009. The Reclamation Recycling and Water Conservation Act (P.L. 104-266) authorized the Interior Department to provide assistance, in cooperation with the State of California and localities, for the Calleguas Water District Recycling Project to reclaim and reuse water in the service area of the Calleguas Water District in Ventura County, Calif. The ceiling for the federal share of the project is currently set at $20 million.

Cost

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet produced a cost estimate for H.R. 2522.