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North Bay Water Reuse Program Act

Dear all –

H.R.236 (North Bay Water Reuse Program Act of 2007) was heard today in the House Subcommittee on Water and Power, and was approved by unanimous consent with only one grammatical change, and sent on to the full House Committee on Natural Resources. No hearing date is set yet there.

The Subcommittee received a response letter yesterday (Monday) rebutting our arguments from The Bay Institute – written by Grant Davis!
Grant did not disclose in his letter or conversations to the Subcommittee staff that he has just been hired as SCWA’s assistant manager by Randy Poole, starting in 2 weeks!

Subcommittee staff will be sending me a copy of that letter today, and I will pass it on to you all when I receive it.

Thank you all for this round of letters. I will follow up at the bill’s hearings at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources.

This is still bad legislation, and I’m not happy with the role that Grant and SCWA/The Bay Institute is taking in this.


House Subcommittee on Water and Power
Markup of H.R. 123, H.R. 236, H.R. 2085, and H.R. 2498

Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.

Room 1334 Longworth House Office Building


The Subcommittee on Water and Power met in open markup session on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, and considered the following bills:

H.R. 236 (Thompson), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to create a Bureau of Reclamation partnership with the North Bay Water Reuse Authority and other regional partners to achieve objectives relating to water supply, water quality, and environmental restoration, the “North Bay Water Reuse Program Act of 2007.”

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mrs. Napolitano was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Forwarded to Full Committee, as amended, by unanimous consent.