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Brief: Proposed Federal Budget Would Provide $2.8 Million for Wastewater Projects

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Feb. 5, 2007 — The Virgin Islands would get $2.8 million "to support wastewater collection-system upgrades" under President Bush's annual budget request.
The budget proposal earmarks $403.8 million for the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), which covers U.S. territories and freely associated states, according to a news release from the OIA, a unit of the U.S. Department of the Interior. "This is $425,000 below the 2007 continuing resolution and $560,000 above the President’s (Fiscal Year) 2007 budget request," the release said.
More than $12 million will be requested for technical-assistance programs throughout the territories and freely associated states, "including ongoing efforts on brown tree snake control, insular management controls, coral reef conservation, maintenance assistance and water and wastewater projects," the release said.

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