H.R.902 - More Water and More Energy Act of 2007
To facilitate the use for irrigation and other purposes of water produced in connection with development of energy resources.
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March 20, 2007
June 28, 2007
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE, FINDINGS, AND PURPOSE.
(1) development of energy resources, including oil, natural gas, coalbed methane, and geothermal resources, frequently results in bringing to the surface water extracted from underground sources.(2) Some of this; CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) some of that produced water is used for irrigation or other purposes, but most of itthe water is returned to the subsurface.(3) Reducing the amount of produced water or otherwise disposed of as waste; CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) reducing the quantity of produced water returned to the subsurface, and increasing the amount quantity of produced water that is made available for irrigation and other uses-- CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
(2) PRODUCED WATER- The term `produced water' means water from an underground source, that is brought to the surface as part of the process of exploration for or development of oil,, or development of-- CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. IDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS.
(2) the technical, economic, environmental, legal, and other obstacles to increasing the extent to which produced water can be used for irrigation and other purposes without adversely affecting water quality or the environment; CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Report- Not later than one1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall reporsubmit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate regarda report describing the results of the study required by this sectionunder subsection (a). CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. IMPLEMENTATION.
(a) Grants- Within existing authorities and sSubject to the availability of funds appropriated for the purposeappropriations, the Secretary shall provide financial assistance for the development of facilities, technologies, and processes to demonstrate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of processes to increase-- CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) increasing the extent to which produced water may be recovered and made suitable for use for irrigation, municipal, or industrial uses, or other purposes without adversely affecting water quality or the environment. CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) at least one1 project in oneeach of the Upper Basin States other than New Mexico; (B) at least one project in either New Mexico or one of the Lower Basin States other than California;
(B) at least one project in either New Mexico or one of the Lower Basin States other than California;(C; and CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. CONSULTATION, ADVICE, AND COMMENTS.
In implementingcarrying out this Act, including preparation ofin preparing the report required byunder section 3 and the establishment of(b) and establishing criteria to be used in connection with an award of financial assistance pursuant tounder section 4, the Secretary shall-- CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2)(A) review any relevant information developed in connection with research carried out by others, including research carried out pursuant to section 999 of
(B) individuals or representatives of entities with industrial experience, particularly experience relateding to production of oil, natural gas, or other energy resources, coalbed methane, or other energy resources (including geothermal resources); and CommentsClose CommentsPermalink