43 U.S. Code § 390h–34 - North Bay Water Reuse Program
In this section:
(1) Eligible entity
The term “eligible entity” means a member agency of the North Bay Water Reuse Authority of the State located in the North San Pablo Bay watershed in—
(2) Water reclamation and reuse project
The term “water reclamation and reuse project” means a project carried out by the Secretary and an eligible entity in the North San Pablo Bay watershed relating to—
(b) North Bay Water Reuse Program
(1) In general
Contingent upon a finding of feasibility, the Secretary, acting through a cooperative agreement with the State or a subdivision of the State, is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with eligible entities for the planning, design, and construction of water reclamation and reuse facilities and recycled water conveyance and distribution systems.
(2) Coordination with other Federal agencies
In carrying out this section, the Secretary and the eligible entity shall, to the maximum extent practicable, use the design work and environmental evaluations initiated by—
(3) Phased project
A cooperative agreement described in paragraph (1) shall require that the North Bay Water Reuse Program carried out under this section shall consist of 2 phases as follows:
(A) First phase
During the first phase, the Secretary and an eligible entity shall complete the planning, design, and construction of the main treatment and main conveyance systems.
(4) Cost sharing
(A) Federal share
The Federal share of the cost of the first phase of the project authorized by this section shall not exceed 25 percent of the total cost of the first phase of the project.
(B) Form of non-Federal share
The non-Federal share may be in the form of any in-kind services that the Secretary determines would contribute substantially toward the completion of the water reclamation and reuse project, including—
(i) reasonable costs incurred by the eligible entity relating to the planning, design, and construction of the water reclamation and reuse project; and
Nothing in this section—
(A) affects or preempts—