33 U.S. Code § 2269 - Tribal partnership program
In this section, the term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given the term in section 450b of title 25.
In recognition of the unique role of the Secretary of the Interior concerning trust responsibilities with Indian tribes and in recognition of mutual trust responsibilities, the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of the Interior concerning studies conducted under subsection (b) of this section.
Any cost-sharing agreement for a study under subsection (b) of this section shall be subject to the ability of the non-Federal interest to pay.
The ability of a non-Federal interest to pay shall be determined by the Secretary in accordance with procedures established by the Secretary.
The Secretary may credit toward the non-Federal share of the costs of a study under subsection (b) of this section the cost of services, studies, supplies, or other in-kind contributions provided by the non-Federal interest if the Secretary determines that the services, studies, supplies, and other in-kind contributions will facilitate completion of the study.
The Secretary is authorized to carry out activities under this section for fiscal years 2015 through 2024.
Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.
2014—Subsec. (d)(1)(B). Pub. L. 113–121, § 1031(a)(1), designated existing provisions as cl. (i), inserted heading, and added cl. (ii).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–121, § 1031(a)(2), added subsec. (e) and struck out former subsec. (e) which authorized appropriations for fiscal years 2002 to 2012.
2007—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 110–114, § 2011(a)(1), inserted “carry out water-related planning activities and” after “the Secretary may” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (b)(1)(B). Pub. L. 110–114, § 2011(a)(2), inserted “, and including lands that are within the jurisdictional area of an Oklahoma Indian tribe, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and are recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for trust land status under part 151 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations” after “section 1151 of title 18”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–114, § 2011(a)(3), added subpar. (B) and redesignated former subpar. (B) as (C).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–114, § 2011(b), substituted “2012” for “2006”.