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SALINE WATER CONVERSION PROGRAM

US Congress, House,

Committee on Interior HEARING
and Insular Affairs,

BEFORE TH 4 - JUN 14
SUBCOMMITTESPON..... 1971
IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

OF THE

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COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 5333
TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALINE WATER
CONVERSION PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 1972, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

H.R 5334
TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CON-
TINUE A PROGRAM OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND
DEMONSTRATION OF PROCESSES FOR THE CONVERSION OF
SALINE AND OTHER CHEMICALLY CONTAMINATED WATER
FOR BENEFICIAL USE AND FOR THE TREATMENT OF SALINE
AND OTHER CHEMICALLY CONTAMINATED WASTE WATER TO
MAINTAIN OR IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE NATURAL

WATERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

AND RELATED BILLS

HEARING HELD
APRIL 27, 1971

Serial No. 92–9

Printed for the use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
liei United States

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania, ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

Ranking Minority Member WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

CRAIG HOSMER, California ROY A. TAYLOR, North Carolina

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California

JOHN KYL, Iowa MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

SAM STEIGER, Arizona PHILLIP BURTON, California

JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington

DON H. CLAUSEN, California ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP, Oklahoma WILLIAM F. RYAN. New York

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii

SHERMAN P. LLOYD, Utah JAMES KEE, West Virginia

JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

KEITH G. SEBELIUS, Kansas ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR., Texas

JAMES D. McKEVITT, Colorado BILL D. BURLISON, Missouri

JOHN H. TERRY, New York
ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR., Georgia JORGE L. CÓRDOVA, Puerto Rico
JOSEPH P. VIGORITO, Pennsylvania

(Resident Commissioner)
JOHN MELCHER, Montana
TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming
NICK BEGICH, Alaska
JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

SIDNEY L. MCFARLAND, Staff Director and Chief Clerk

LEWIS A. SIGLER, Counsel
CHARLES LEPPERT, JR., Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

HAROLD T. JOHNSON, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY

CRAIG HOSMER ED EDMONDSON

JAMES A. MCCLURE WALTER S. BARING

DON H. CLAUSEN MORRIS K. UDALL

JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP THOMAS S. FOLEY

MANUEL LUJAN, JR. LLOYD MEEDS

JOHN DELLENBACK
ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR.

JAMES D. MCKEVITT
ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR.
TENO RONCALIO
JAMES ABOUREZK

JIM T. CASEY, Consultant on Irrigation and Reclamation Note: The chairman, Hon. Wayne N. Aspinall, and the ranking minority member, Hon. John P. Saylor, are ex officio members of this subcommittee.

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CONTENTS

Hearing held

April 27, 1971:

Page

Morning session.

1

Afternoon session..

71

Text of:

H.R. 5333.

3

H.R. 5334.

5

Statements:

Beattie, Francis H., chairman, Santa Barbara County Water Agency,
Santa Barbara, Calif.

123
Greenfield, Hon. Stanley, Assistant Administrator for Research and

117

O'Meara, J. W., Acting Director, Office of Saline Water, Department

of the Interior.

38, 47, 83

Owen, Langdon W., secretary-manager, Orange County Water Dis-
trict, California.

64
Segerstrom, Henry T., president, Board of Directors, Orange County
Water District, Orange County, Calif...

61
Smith, Hon. James R., Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water
and Power Resources

30, 34, 83

Teerink, John R., deputy director, California Department of Water

Resources.

71

Letters:

Dewey, Ralph B., assistant to the president, Pacific Gas & Electric
Co., to Hon. Harold T. Johnson, dated May 4, 1971.

125

Morrison, Bruce, general manager, Heat Transfer & Water Province

Division, Westinghouse Electric Corp., to Hon. Harold T. Johnson,

dated April 26, 1971.-

123

Smith, James R., Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to Hon. Wayne

N. Aspinall, dated April 26, 1971 (executive communication) and

sectional comparison of H.R. 7366, the administration-proposed

Saline Water Conversion Act of 1971, with H.R. 5334.--

17

Smith, James R., Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to Hon. Carl

Albert, dated Jan. 29, 1971 (plus draft of bill to authorize appro-

priations for the saline water conversion program for fiscal year

1972)

19

Smith, James R., Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to Hon. Carl

Albert, dated April 1, 1971 (plus draft bill to expand and extend the

desalting program being conducted by the Secretary of the In-

terior)---

21

Additional information:

Cooperative agreement between the United States and the State of

California for mutual assistance and application of desalting, sup-

plied by Mr. Teerink..

76

Cooperative agreement: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of

Saline Water, and Orange County Water District for development

of the VTE/MSF distillation module (submitted by Mr. O'Meara).. 102

Existing and identified 1990 thermal generating plants and sites

using full-strength Pacific Ocean water for cooling and prototype

desalter study service areas (map).

75

Fiscal year 1972 budget for program analysis and desalting feasibility

and economic studies staff (submitted by Mr. O'Meara) -

101

OSW summary of support costs—Saudi Arabia (table)

58

Suggested amendments to H.R. 7366, submitted by Mr. Teerink..

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74

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