NEWLANDS PROJECT HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE YARD FACILITY TRANSFER ACT -- (House of Representatives - July 24, 2006)
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Mr. WALDEN of Oregon. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
Senate 310, introduced by Senator JOHN ENSIGN, transfers 35 acres of Federal land to the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District. This transfer, which includes the Newlands Project Headquarters and Maintenance Yard Facility, will allow the irrigation district to make permanent improvements on the property for the continued operations and maintenance of the facility. The bill also stipulates that environmental analyses, including those under the National Environmental Policy Act, must be completed prior to transfer.
Congressman JIM GIBBONS is the author of the House companion measure, H.R. 540, which passed the House of Representatives in May of 2005. He should be commended for his work and leadership on this issue. This legislation is a win for the local water users and a win for the American taxpayers.
I urge my colleagues to support this commonsense bill.
Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.