Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Northern Cheyenne-Montana Compact

Consent To Federal Act And Modification Of Compact

85-20-302. Consent to federal act and modification of compact. (1) Pursuant to Article V, section A.1., of the Northern Cheyenne-Montana Compact, section 85-20-301, MCA, the Legislature hereby gives its consent to, ratifies, and adopts the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-374, 106 Stat. 1186). This consent includes:

(a) any amendment to the act that clarifies that environmental compliance costs for the Tongue River Dam Project are the responsibility of the federal government; or

(b) any amendment to section 4(c) of the act that provides that, except for the authorizations contained in subsections 7(b)(1)(A), 7(b)(1)(B), and 7(e), the authorization of appropriations in the act are not effective until such time as the Montana water court enters and approves a decree as provided in subsection 4(d) of the act.

(2) The provisions of the compact that are inconsistent with the federal act or with the amendments specified in subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this section shall be deemed to be modified to the extent necessary to conform therewith.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 7, Sp. L. November 1993.