The Columbia Basin Project: Hearings Before the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, House of Representatives, Seventy-second Congress, First Session, on the Bill H.R. 7446, to Provide for the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of the Columbia Basin Project in Washington, and for Other Purposes, May 25, 27, June 1, 2, 3 and 13, 1932

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Includes report of Chief Engineer of Reclamation Service to Commissioner of Reclamation on proposed Columbia River basin project, Jan. 7, 1932 (p. 69-143).

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Page 11 - An Act to create a Federal Power Commission ; to provide for the improvement of navigation ; the development of water power ; the use of the public lands in relation thereto ; and to repeal section 18 of the River and Harbor Appropriation Act, approved August 8, 1917, and for other purposes," and the Acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto.
Page 2 - The Secretary of the Interior shall certify to the Secretary of the Treasury, at the close of each fiscal year, the amount of money in the fund in excess of the amount necessary for construction, operation, and maintenance, and payment of interest. Upon receipt of each such certificate the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to charge the fund with the amount BO certified as repayment of the advances made under subdivision (b).
Page 8 - Before any money is appropriated for the construction of said dam or power plant, or any construction work done or contracted for, the Secretary of the Interior shall make provision for revenues by contract, in accordance with the provisions of this act, adequate in his judgment to insure payment of all expenses of operation and maintenance of said works incurred by the United States and the repayment, within...
Page 4 - An Act appropriating the receipts from the sale and disposal of public lands in certain states and territories to the construction of irrigation works for the reclamation of arid lands...
Page 3 - No person shall have or be entitled to have the use for any purpose of the water stored as aforesaid except by contract made as herein stated.
Page 4 - He shall also conform with other provisions of the Federal water power act and of the rules and regulations of the Federal Power Commission, which have been devised or which may be hereafter devised, for the protection of the investor and consumer. The Federal Power Commission is hereby directed not to issue 'or approve any permits or licenses under said Federal water power act upon or affecting the Colorado River or any of its tributaries, except the Gila River, in the States of Colorado, Wyoming,...
Page 24 - States, and their tributaries, whereon power development appears feasible and practicable, with a view to the formulation of general plans for the most effective improvement of such streams for the purposes of navigation and the prosecution of such improvement in combination with the most efficient development of the potential water power, the control of floods, and the needs of irrigation...
Page 7 - ... within the United States, and for the generation of electrical energy as a means of making the project herein authorized a self-supporting and financially solvent undertaking, the Secretary of the Interior, subject to the terms of the Colorado River compact...
Page 2 - ... the Secretary of the Interior shall make provision for revenues by contract, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, adequate in his judgment to insure payment of all expenses of operation and maintenance of said works incurred by the United States and the repayment, within fifty years from the date of the completion of said works, of all amounts advanced to the fund under subdivision (b) of Section 2 for such works, together with interest thereon made reimbursable under this Act.
Page 2 - ... at the rate of 4 per centum per annum accrued during the year upon the amounts so advanced and remaining unpaid, except that if the fund is insufficient to meet the payment of interest the Secretary of the Treasury may, in his discretion, defer any part of such payment, and the amount so deferred shall bear interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum until paid.

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