Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Place of Business Location Change
Document Number: 2016-13215
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Commission) is updating its regulations to reflect a change of agency location. The Commission has moved from 111 East Broadway, Suite 310 to 230 South 500 East, Suite 230 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Notice of Availability of the Records of Decision for the Provo River Delta Restoration Project
Document Number: 2015-16600
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Department of the Interior and the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission have prepared separate Records of Decision (RODs) that disclose their selection of Alternative B for implementing the restoration of the Provo River Delta as described in the Provo River Delta Restoration Project (PRDRP) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Both agencies have also selected to implement Option 2 for the improvement of the existing Provo River Channel. The size of Alternative B may be increased by acquiring additional land described under Alternative A. However, such additional land acquisition will only be accomplished if the additional land can be acquired on a willing-seller basis. Therefore, a potentially enlarged Alternative B (the Preferred Alternative) and Option 2 are adopted as the Selected Action. The implementation of Alternative B as potentially modified and Option 2 will significantly aid in meeting recovery actions within the approved June Sucker Recovery Plan of 1999.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Increase in Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Activities Associated With the Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project
Document Number: 2014-13843
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 17, 2014, the Department of the Interior and the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission each signed a Finding of No Significant Impact associated with the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Increase in Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Activities Associated with the Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project. These two agencies have determined that the proposed action as detailed in the Environmental Assessment will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, and that an environmental impact statement is not required.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Provo River Delta Restoration Project
Document Number: 2014-04311
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Department of the Interior, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, as Joint Lead Agencies, have prepared and made available to the public a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that discloses the effects of the Provo River Delta Restoration Project (Project) which is a recovery action within the approved June Sucker Recovery Plan of 1999.
Central Utah Project Completion Act; East Hobble Creek Restoration Project Final Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2013-10458
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 2, 2013, the Department of the Interior and the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission each signed a Finding of No Significant Impact associated with the Final Environmental AssessmentEast Hobble Creek Restoration Project. These two agencies have determined that the proposed action as detailed in the Final Environmental Assessment will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, and that an environmental impact statement is not required.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (Division)
Document Number: 2010-4775
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Commission) hereby provides notice that on February 17, 2010, the Commission's Executive Director granted a limited waiver of Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, 303 (2009) with respect to certain water quality treatment and monitoring equipment that will be used in a project funded under the Recovery Act (Pub. L. 111-5) and implemented through the Central Utah Project Completion Act Program (CUPCA).
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Lower Duchesne River Wetlands Mitigation Project (LDWP), Duchesne and Uintah Counties, UT
Document Number: E8-18831
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 22, 2008, the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Commission) selected the Proposed Action presented in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Lower Duchesne River Wetlands Mitigation Project (LDWP), April 2008. The Record of Decision (ROD) for that action is available as described below. The LDWP is required to mititate for impacts of the Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project and to fulfill other commitments to the Ute Indian Tribe made as part of the Central Utah Project. The U.S. Department of the InteriorCentral Utah Project Completion Act Office, and the Commission were joint-lead agencies for the FEIS, and the Ute Indian Tribe was the lead planning partner. The LDWP FEIS addresses potential impacts related to construction and operation of features proposed for the LDWP and incorporates responses to public comments received on the Draft EIS. Based on the information and analyses in the FEIS and other relevant information, the Commission determined the Proposed Action responds best to LDWP needs and purposes and does so in an environmentally sound manner with least potential for adverse effects on social and economic resources.
Central Utah Project Completion Act
Document Number: E8-7810
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, Interior and the Mitigation Commission (Joint Lead Agencies), have issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Lower Duchesne River Wetlands Mitigation Project in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah. The FEIS addresses potential impacts related to construction and operation of features proposed for the project and incorporates responses to public comments received on the Draft EIS. The FEIS is intended to satisfy disclosure requirements of NEPA and will serve as the NEPA compliance document for contracts, agreements and permits that would be required for construction and operation of the project.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Fort Field Diversion Dam Reconstruction, Utah County, UT
Document Number: E8-5743
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Mitigation Commission), Central Utah Water Conservancy District (District) and U.S. Department of the Interior (Department), jointly prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the effects of reconstructing the Fort Field Diversion on the Provo River in Utah County, to provide unimpaired fish passage during low flow conditions and to meet diversion requirements for canal companies and legal water users. The Proposed Action selected from the EA for implementation entails the Mitigation Commission, District and Department cooperating to reconstruct the Fort Field Diversion structure, consisting of a cobble bar, a concrete sluiceway, with gates, tree removal and replacement or lining of a section of pipeline. The Fort Field Diversion often functions as a dry dam: it diverts the entire stream flow of Provo River, with the exception of small quantities of water that leak through the diversion structure. It is also the lowest diversion on the Provo River and the first diversion encountered by June sucker as they ascend the Provo River to spawn. The June sucker is an endangered fish species found only in Utah Lake, which swims from Utah Lake up into the Provo River to spawn. The Fort Field Diversion restricts June sucker spawning to only the lowest 3.8 miles of Provo River, and compromises the quality of spawning habitat in that lower reach; the upper 1.1 miles of the 4.9 mile reach designated as critical habitat for June sucker, is often inaccessible during May and June, when June sucker spawn. The decision to select the Proposed Action from the EA will allow reconstruction of the Fort Field diversion structure resulting in fish passage and access to the additional 1.1 miles of June sucker's critical habitat. It will also allow accurate and real-time bypass and measurement of instream flows, maintaining the ability to meet diversion requirements for canal companies and legal water users who divert water at the Fort Field Diversion structure. Based on information contained in the EA, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was made, thus the Proposed Action does not require preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (it will not have a significant effect on the human environment; negative environmental impacts that could occur are negligible and can be generally eliminated with mitigation; there are no unmitigated adverse impacts on public health or safety, threatened or endangered species, sites or districts listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, or other unique characteristics of the region; no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, cumulative effects, or elements of precedence were identified that have not been mitigated; and, implementation of the action will not violate any federal, state, or local environmental protection law.)
Notice of Availability of the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for Ute Tribe Fish Hatchery Construction in Utah
Document Number: E7-12060
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-22
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Mitigation Commission) and the Ute Tribe have prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the effects of construction of a Ute Tribe Fish Hatchery to be located at Big Springs and Youth Camp in Duchesne County, Utah. After considering public comments and analyzing environmental effects, the proposed action was selected, which provides for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Ute Tribe Hatchery. The Proposed Action consists of: developing the water supply and internal water delivery systems, hatchery building, fish rearing units, staff housing and power supply. The facility is located on approximately 4 acres on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Construction of the Ute Tribe Fish Hatchery will allow the Tribe to meet its fishery long-term stocking needs and management objectives for providing cold-water sport fishing opportunities and Colorado River cutthroat trout conservation. Under the Proposed Action, annual production of the facility will be approximately 16,000 pounds, at a total estimated cost of $3 million. Based on information contained in the EA and supporting documentation, a Finding of No Significant Impact was made on the Proposed Action, as it would not significantly affect the quality of human environment, within the meaning of the National Environment Policy Act. In addition, specific issues would be addressed as follows: facility design will be coordinated with Tribal Elders to avoid impacts to the culturally important site at Big Springs; water quality issues will be addressed through compliance with a pertinent discharge permit; a wetland mitigation plan will be coordinated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for estimated wetland impacts; and appropriate measures will be designed to avoid adverse impacts to raptors will be implemented.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Rotenone Treatments in the Willow Creek Drainage in Grand and Uintah Counties, UT
Document Number: E6-13122
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-11
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Mitigation Commission) and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (Division) jointly prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the effects of rotenone treatments in the Willow Creek drainage to remove nonnative trout species and reestablish Colorado River cutthroat trout populations. Removal of non-native trout species is required in order to re-introduce cutthroat trout to their native habitats and to meet conservation objectives for cutthroat trout. The proposed action selected in the final EA will be implemented by the Commission in cooperation with the Division. The action consists of removing Brook trout, non-native cutthroat trout, and cutthroat/rainbow hybrid trout from the Willow Creek drainage by treatment with rotenone. Existing native fish (speckled dace and mountain sucker) will be collected prior to the treatment by electro-fishing, and restocked to the stream after treatment to facilitate their population maintenance. Colorado River cutthroat trout will be stocked when the drainage is deemed clear of non-native fishes. It is expected that two or three rotenone treatments (over consecutive years) may be needed to effectively remove unwanted trout species. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was made through the EA, thus the proposed action does not require preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): It will not have a significant effect on the human environment; negative environmental impacts that could occur are negligible and can be generally eliminated with mitigation; there are no unmitigated adverse impacts on public health or safety, threatened or endangered species, sites or districts listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, or other unique characteristics of the region; no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, cumulative effects, or elements of precedence were identified that have not been mitigated; and, implementation of the action will not violate any Federal, state, or local environmental protection law.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision on the Utah Lake Drainage Basin Water Delivery System, Central Utah Project
Document Number: 05-2548
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 27, 2005, Jody L. Williams, Chairman of the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Mitigation Commission) signed the Record of Decision (ROD) which documents selection of the Proposed Action as presented in the 2004 Utah Lake Drainage Basin Water Delivery System Final Environmental Impact Statement (INT FES 04-41) (2004 ULS FEIS) filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on September 30, 2004. The Mitigation Commission, Central Utah Water Conservancy District and Department of the Interior served as joint lead agencies in preparing the 2004 ULS FEIS. The Proposed Action, called the Spanish Fork Canyon-Provo Reservoir Canal Alternative, one other action alternative called the Bonneville Unit Water Alternative, and a No Action alternative are described and evaluated in the 2004 ULS FEIS, upon which the ROD is based. The Spanish Fork Canyon-Provo Reservoir Canal Pipeline Alternative will deliver an average annual transbasin diversion of 101,900 acre- feet from the Colorado River Basin to the Bonneville Basin, which consists of a delivery of: 30,000 acre-feet of Municipal and Industrial (M&I) water for secondary use to southern Utah County and 30,000 acre- feet of M&I water to Salt Lake County water treatment plants; 1,590 acre-feet of M&I water already contracted to southern Utah County cities; and 40,310 acre-feet of M&I water to Utah Lake for exchange to Jordanelle Reservoir. A portion of the 40,310 acre-feet delivered to Utah Lake would be delivered via lower Hobble Creek to provide spawning habitat for the endangered June sucker, and via lower Provo River where it would help maintain minimum instream flows for June sucker spawning and other fishery and aquatic benefits. The 30,000 acre-feet (less the water returned to Interior under the Section 207 Program) of M&I water utilized in southern Utah County would be used in the cities' secondary water systems. Use of this water as a potable supply in the future would require additional NEPA compliance. Under the Proposed Action, Interior would acquire all of the District's secondary water rights in Utah Lake. These rights would amount to a maximum of 57,073 acre-feet. The acquired water rights would be used to exchange project water to Jordanelle Reservoir. All remaining environmental commitments associated with the Bonneville Unit would be completed and previously committed in-stream flows within the Bonneville Unit area and statutorily mandated in-stream flows would be provided. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior issued a separate ROD for the ULS on December 22, 2004, also selecting the Proposed Action for implementation. The Assistant Secretary's separate decision is necessitated by the responsibility and authority of the Department of the Interior for other aspects of the project beyond the scope of the Mitigation Commission to mitigate for reclamation projects.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact to Construct a Group-Site Campground in Diamond Fork Canyon, UT
Document Number: 05-2547
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission has issued a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact to construct a group-site campground in Diamond Fork Canyon in Utah County, Utah. The new campground will have a capacity of approximately 475 people at one time and will replace group camp sites removed from the Diamond and Palmyra Campgrounds, which were reconstructed in the year 2000. The project will also provide additional group-site camping as a feature of the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. A 1998 environmental assessment and associated decision documents prepared by the Mitigation Commission indicated that the group-site facilities removed from the Diamond and Palmyra Campgrounds would be replaced in a more favorable location and that the size and location would be analyzed in a separate analysis. This environmental analysis is a fulfillment of that 1998 commitment.