Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Negotiations, 12231-12238 [05-4780]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices Dated: March 1, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–4885 Filed 3–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–060–3809] Notice of Availability for the Ruby Hill Mine Expansion—East Archimedes Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Nevada Department of Wildlife and Eureka County. ACTION: Notice of availability. COOPERATING AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations found at 40 CFR Parts 1500–1508, notice is hereby given of the availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for comment, prepared by the Battle Mountain Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The statement analyzes the environmental effects of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternatives. DATES: Written comments must be postmarked or otherwise delivered by 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone) by no later than 45 days after the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. Comments may also be submitted at public meetings to be held in Battle Mountain, NV and Eureka, NV. Dates of the meetings will be published in local newspapers. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Bureau of Land Management, attn: Caleb Hiner, Battle Mountain Field Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820. Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the address listed below during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, excluding holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. However, we will not consider anonymous VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 comments. Such requests to withhold your name or street address from public review will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. A limited number of copies of the DSEIS may be obtained at the Battle Mountain BLM Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caleb Hiner, Battle Mountain BLM at (775) 635–4052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Action would develop the East Archimedes deposit which was defined in the original EIS (approved February 3, 1997) as a Reasonably Foreseeable Future Action. The Proposed Action would consist of an extension of the existing pit, expansion of the existing west and east waste rock disposal areas, the expansion of the existing heap leach pad, and construction of dewatering facilities. Under the Proposed Action, an estimated additional 744 acres of disturbance would occur. All disturbances proposed under the expansion falls within the footprint of the project boundary as analyzed in the original EIS. Gerald M. Smith, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–4729 Filed 3–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Negotiations Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and were pending through December 31, 2004, and contract actions that have been completed or discontinued since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004. From the date of this publication, future quarterly notices during this calendar year will be limited to new, modified, discontinued, or completed contract actions. This annual notice should be used as a point of reference to identify changes in future notices. This notice is one of a variety of means PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12231 used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action. ADDRESSES: The identity of the approving officer and other information pertaining to a specific contract proposal may be obtained by calling or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra L. Simons, Manager, Contract Services Office, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225– 0007; telephone 303–445–2902. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 and the rules and regulations published in 52 FR 11954, April 13, 1987 (43 CFR 426.22), Reclamation will publish notice of proposed or amendatory contract actions for any contract for the delivery of project water for authorized uses in newspapers of general circulation in the affected area at least 60 days prior to contract execution. Announcements may be in the form of news releases, legal notices, official letters, memorandums, or other forms of written material. Meetings, workshops, and/or hearings may also be used, as appropriate, to provide local publicity. The public participation procedures do not apply to proposed contracts for the sale of surplus or interim irrigation water for a term of 1 year or less. Either of the contracting parties may invite the public to observe contract proceedings. All public participation procedures will be coordinated with those involved in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act. Pursuant to the ‘‘Final Revised Public Participation Procedures’’ for water resource-related contract negotiations, published in 47 FR 7763, February 22, 1982, a tabulation is provided of all proposed contractual actions in each of the five Reclamation regions. When contract negotiations are completed, and prior to execution, each proposed contract form must be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or pursuant to delegated or redelegated authority, the Commissioner of Reclamation or one of the regional directors. In some instances, congressional review and approval of a report, water rate, or other terms and E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12232 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices conditions of the contract may be involved. Public participation in and receipt of comments on contract proposals will be facilitated by adherence to the following procedures: 1. Only persons authorized to act on behalf of the contracting entities may negotiate the terms and conditions of a specific contract proposal. 2. Advance notice of meetings or hearings will be furnished to those parties that have made a timely written request for such notice to the appropriate regional or project office of Reclamation. 3. Written correspondence regarding proposed contracts may be made available to the general public pursuant to the terms and procedures of the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. 4. Written comments on a proposed contract or contract action must be submitted to the appropriate regional officials at the locations and within the time limits set forth in the advance public notices. 5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate regional office for use by the contract approving authority. 6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the appropriate regional director or his designated public contact as they become available for review and comment. 7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is necessary. Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, but are not limited to (i) the significance of the modification, and (ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director shall furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice. Definitions of Abbreviations Used in This Document BCP Boulder Canyon Project Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation CAP Central Arizona Project CVP Central Valley Project CRSP Colorado River Storage Project FR Federal Register IDD Irrigation and Drainage District ID Irrigation District M&I Municipal and Industrial VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 NMISC New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission O&M Operation and Maintenance P–SMBP Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program PPR Present Perfected Right SOD Safety of Dams WD Water District Pacific Northwest Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706–1234, telephone 208–378–5344. 1. Irrigation, M&I, and Miscellaneous Water Users; Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Wyoming: Temporary or interim water service contracts for irrigation, M&I, or miscellaneous use to provide up to 10,000 acre-feet of water annually for terms up to 5 years; long-term contracts for similar service for up to 1,000 acrefeet of water annually. 2. Rogue River Basin Water Users, Rogue River Basin Project, Oregon: Water service contracts; $8 per acre-foot per annum. 3. Willamette Basin Water Users, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Water service contracts; $8 per acre-foot per annum. 4. Pioneer Ditch Company, Boise Project, Idaho; Clark and Edwards Canal and Irrigation Company, Enterprise Canal Company, Ltd., Lenroot Canal Company, Liberty Park Canal Company, Poplar ID, all in the Minidoka Project, Idaho; Juniper Flat District Improvement Company, Wapinitia Project, Oregon: Amendatory repayment and water service contracts; purpose is to conform to the RRA. 5. Palmer Creek Water District Improvement Company, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation water service contract for approximately 13,000 acre-feet. 6. North Unit ID, Deschutes Project, Oregon: Warren Act contract with cost of service charge to allow for use of project facilities to convey nonproject water. 7. Trendwest Resorts, Yakima Project, Washington: Long-term water exchange contract for assignment of Teanaway River and Big Creek water rights to Reclamation for instream flow use in exchange for annual use of up to 3,500 acre-feet of water from Cle Elum Reservoir for a proposed resort development. 8. City of Cle Elum, Yakima Project, Washington: Contract for up to 2,170 acre-feet of water for municipal use. 9. Burley ID, Minidoka Project, IdahoWyoming: Supplemental and amendatory contract providing for the transfer of O&M of the headworks of the Main South Side Canal and works incidental thereto. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10. Minidoka ID, Minidoka Project, Idaho-Wyoming: Supplemental and amendatory contract providing for the transfer of O&M of the headworks of the Main North Side Canal and works incidental thereto. 11. Queener Irrigation Improvement District, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Renewal of long-term water service contract to provide up to 2,150 acre-feet of stored water from the Willamette Basin Project (a Corps of Engineers’ project) for the purpose of irrigation within the district’s service area. 12. Vale and Warmsprings IDs, Vale Project, Oregon: Repayment contract for reimbursable cost of SOD modifications to Warm Springs Dam. 13. West Extension ID, Umatilla Project, Oregon: Contract for long-term boundary expansion to include lands outside of federally recognized district boundaries. 14. Greenberry ID, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation water service contract for approximately 7,500 acrefeet of project water. 15. Twenty-three irrigation districts of the Arrowrock Division, Boise Project, Idaho: Repayment agreements with districts with spaceholder contracts for repayment, per legislation, of reimbursable share of costs to rehabilitate Arrowrock Dam Outlet Gates under the O&M program. 16. Eighteen irrigation water user entities, Boise Project, Idaho: Long-term renewal and/or conversion of 19 irrigation water service contracts for supplemental irrigation use of up to 71,018 acre-feet of storage space in Lucky Peak Reservoir, a Corps of Engineers’ project on the Boise River, Idaho. The following action has been completed since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004: 1. (16) Westland ID, Umatilla Project, Oregon: Contract for long-term boundary expansion to include lands outside of federally recognized district boundaries. Contract executed on September 14, 2004. Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825–1898, telephone 916–978–5250. 1. Irrigation water districts, individual irrigators, M&I and miscellaneous water users, Mid-Pacific Region projects other than CVP: Temporary (interim) water service contracts for available project water for irrigation, M&I, or fish and wildlife purposes providing up to 10,000 acre-feet of water annually for terms up to 5 years; temporary Warren Act contracts for use of project facilities for terms up to 1 year; temporary E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices conveyance agreements with the State of California for various purposes; longterm contracts for similar service for up to 1,000 acre-feet annually. Note: Upon written request, copies of the standard forms of temporary water service contracts for the various types of service are available from the Regional Director at the address shown above. 2. Contractors from the American River Division, Cross Valley Canal, Delta Division, Friant Division, Sacramento River Division, San Felipe Division, Shasta Division, Trinity River Division, and West San Joaquin Division; CVP; California: Renewal of up to 114 long-term water service contracts; water quantities for these contracts total in excess of 3.4M acrefeet. These contract actions will be accomplished through long-term renewal contracts pursuant to Pub. L. 102–575. Prior to completion of negotiation of long-term renewal contracts, existing interim renewal water service contracts may be renewed through successive interim renewal of contracts. 3. Redwood Valley County WD, SRPA, California: Restructuring the repayment schedule pursuant to Pub. L. 100–516. 4. El Dorado County Water Agency, CVP, California: M&I water service contract to supplement existing water supply: 15,000 acre-feet for El Dorado County Water Agency authorized by Pub. L. 101–514. 5. Sutter Extension WD, DelanoEarlimart ID, and the State of California Department of Water Resources; CVP; California: Pursuant to Pub. L. 102–575, cooperative agreements with nonFederal entities for the purpose of providing funding for CVP refuge water wheeling facility improvements to provide water for refuge and private wetlands. 6. CVP Service Area, California: Temporary water purchase agreements for acquisition of 20,000 to 200,000 acre-feet of water for fish and wildlife purposes as authorized by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act for terms of up to 3 years. 7. City of Roseville, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water provided from the Placer County Water Agency. This contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to the City of Roseville for use within its service area. 8. Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CVP, California: Amendment of existing water service contract to allow for additional points of diversion and assignment of up to 30,000 acre-feet of VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 project water to the Sacramento County Water Agency. The amended contract will conform to current Reclamation law. 9. El Dorado ID, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contracts for conveyance of nonproject water (one contract for ditch rights in the amount of 3,344 acre-feet, and one contract for Project 184 in the amount of 11,000 acre-feet). The contracts will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to El Dorado ID for use within its service area. 10. Horsefly, Klamath, Langell Valley, and Tulelake IDs; Klamath Project; Oregon: Repayment contracts for SOD work on Clear Lake Dam. These districts will share in repayment of costs, and each district will have a separate contract. Initial contract should be ready by April 2005. 11. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam. 12. Warren Act Contracts, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contracts (up to 25 years) with various entities for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal and the Friant Division facilities. 13. Tuolumne Utilities District (formerly Tuolumne Regional WD), CVP, California: Long-term water service contract for up to 9,000 acre-feet from New Melones Reservoir, and possibly long-term contract for storage of nonproject water in New Melones Reservoir. 14. Banta Carbona ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal. 15. Plain View WD, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal. 16. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal. 17. Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, CVP, California: Execution of a long-term operations agreement for flood control operations of Folsom Dam and Reservoir to allow for recovery of costs associated with operating a variable flood control pool of 400,000 to 670,000 acre-feet of water during the flood control season. This agreement is to conform to Federal law. 18. Colusa County WD, CVP, California: Proposed long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of up to 4,500 acre-feet of ground water through the Tehama-Colusa Canal. 19. Madera-Chowchilla Water and Power Authority, CVP, California: Agreement to transfer the operation, PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12233 maintenance, and replacement and certain financial and administrative activities related to the Madera Canal and associated works. 20. Carpinteria WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer title of distribution system to the district. Title transfer authorized by Pub. L. 108–315, ‘‘Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.’’ 21. Montecito WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer title of distribution system to the district. Title transfer authorized by Pub. L. 108–315, ‘‘Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.’’ 22. City of Vallejo, Solano Project, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water. This contract will allow Solano Project facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to the City of Vallejo for use within its service area. 23. Sacramento Suburban WD, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water. This contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to the Sacramento Suburban WD for use within its service area. 24. Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Town of Fernley, State of California, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County, State of Nevada, Truckee-Carson ID, and any other local interest or Native American Tribal interest, who may have negotiated rights under Pub. L. 101–618; Nevada and California: Contract for the storage of non-Federal water in Truckee River reservoirs as authorized by Pub. L. 101– 618 and the Preliminary Settlement Agreement. The contracts shall be consistent with the Truckee River Water Quality Settlement Agreement and the terms and conditions of the proposed Truckee River Operating Agreement. 25. Sacramento River Settlement Contracts, CVP, California: Up to 145 contracts and one contract with Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company will be renewed; water quantities for these contracts total 2.2M acre-feet. These contracts will be renewed for a period of 40 years. The contracts will reflect an agreement to settle the dispute over water rights’ claims on the Sacramento River and the Colusa Basin Drain. 26. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; Delta Division, CVP; California: Renewal of the long-term water service contract for up to 850 acre-feet with conveyance through the California State Aqueduct pursuant to the CVP-State Water Project wheeling agreement. 27. A Canal Fish Screens, Klamath Project, Oregon: Negotiation of an O&M E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12234 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices contract for the A Canal Fish Screen with Klamath ID. 28. Ady Canal Headgates, Klamath Project, Oregon: Transfer of operational control to Klamath Drainage District of the headgates located at the railroad. Reclamation does not own the land at the headgates, only operational control pursuant to a railroad agreement. 29. Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of 27,000 acre-feet of Broadview WD’s entire CVP supply to Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency for M&I use. 30. Orland Unit Water Users Association, Orland Project, California: Repayment contract for the SOD costs assigned to the irrigation purposes of Stony Gorge Dam. 31. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: Long-term operations contract for conveying nonproject flood flows. 32. Widren WD, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of up to 2,990 acre-feet of Widren WD’s CVP water to Westlands WD for irrigation use. 33. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, Lander County, and the State of Nevada; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title transfer to lands and features of Humboldt Project. 34. Plain View WD, CVP, California: Reorganization and proposed full contract assignment of Plain View WD’s CVP supply to Byron-Bethany ID. 35. PacifiCorp, Klamath Basin Area Office, Klamath Project, Oregon: Execution of long-term agreement for lease of power privilege and the O&M of Link River Dam. This agreement will provide for operations of Link River Dam, coordinated operations with the non-Federal Keno Dam, and provision of power by PacifiCorp for Klamath Project purposes to ensure project water deliveries to meet Endangered Species Act requirements. 36. Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, California: Repayment of SOD work on Lauro Dam. The following action has been completed since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004: 1. (37) Centinella WD, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of up to 2,500 acre-feet of Centinella WD’s CVP water to Westlands WD for irrigation use. Assignment executed on November 9, 2004. Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 61470 (Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006–1470, telephone 702– 293–8536. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 1. Milton and Jean Phillips, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water delivery contract for 60 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 2. John J. Peach, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water delivery contract for 456 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 3. GOBO Farms, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water delivery contract for 924 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 4. Brooke Water Co., BCP, Arizona: Amend contract for an additional 120 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water for domestic uses, as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 5. Miscellaneous PPR No. 11, BCP, Arizona: Assign a portion of the PPR from Holpal to McNulty et al., and assign a portion of the PPR from Holpal to Hoover. 6. Beattie Farms SW, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 1,110 acre-feet per year of fourth priority water for agricultural purposes. 7. Maricopa-Stanfield IDD, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system repayment contract No. 4–07–30– W0047 to reschedule repayment pursuant to June 28, 1996 agreement. 8. Indian and non-Indian agricultural and M&I water users, CAP, Arizona: New and amendatory contracts for repayment of Federal expenditures for construction of distribution systems. 9. San Tan ID, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system repayment contract No. 6–07–30–W0120 to increase the repayment obligation by approximately $168,000. 10. Central Arizona IDD, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system repayment contract No. 4–07–30– W0048 to modify repayment terms pursuant to final order issued by U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. 11. Coachella Valley WD and/or The Metropolitan WD of Southern California, BCP, California: Contract to fund the Department of the Interior’s expenses to conserve seepage water from the Coachella Branch of the AllAmerican Canal in accordance with Title II of the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act, dated November 17, 1988. 12. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: O&M contract for its CAP water distribution system. 13. Miscellaneous PPR No. 38, BCP, California: Assign Schroeder’s portion of the PPR to Murphy Broadcasting. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14. Berneil Water Co., CAP, Arizona: Partial assignment of 200 acre-feet of water per year to the Cave Creek Water Company. 15. Canyon Forest Village II Corporation, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water delivery contract for up to 400 acre-feet per year of unused Arizona apportionment or surplus apportionment for domestic use. 16. Gila Project Works, Gila Project, Arizona: Title transfer of facilities and certain lands in the Wellton-Mohawk Division from the United States to the Wellton-Mohawk IDD. 17. Gila River Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: Amend CAP water delivery contract and distribution system repayment and operation, maintenance, and replacement, contract pursuant to the Arizona Water Settlements Act, Pub. L. 108–451, enacted December 10, 2004. 18. North Gila Valley IDD, Yuma ID, and Yuma Mesa IDD; Yuma Mesa Division, Gila Project; Arizona: Administrative action to amend each district’s Colorado River water delivery contract to effectuate a change from a ‘‘pooled’’ water entitlement for the Division to a quantified entitlement for each district. 19. Indian and/or non-Indian M&I users, CAP, Arizona: New or amendatory water service contracts or subcontracts in accordance with an anticipated final record of decision for reallocation of CAP water, as discussed in the Secretary of the Interior’s notice published on page 41456 of the FR on July 30, 1999. 20. Litchfield Park Service Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed partial assignments of subcontract for 5,590 acre-feet of CAP M&I water to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its authority as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District, and to the cities of Avondale, Carefree, and Goodyear. 21. Shepard Water Company, Inc., BCP, Arizona: Contract for the annual delivery of 50 acre-feet of fourth priority water per year for domestic use. 22. Jessen Family Limited Partnership, BCP, Arizona: Contract for delivery of 1,080 acre-feet of Colorado River water for agricultural purposes. 23. City of Somerton, BCP, Arizona: Contract for the annual delivery of up to 750 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year for domestic use as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 24. Various Irrigation Districts, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system repayment contracts to provide for partial assumption of debt by the E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices Central Arizona Water Conservation District and the United States upon enactment of Federal legislation providing for resolution of CAP issues. 25. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amendatory Colorado River water delivery contract to include the delivery of 3,500 acre-feet per year of fourth priority water and to delete the delivery of 3,500 acre-feet per year of fifth or sixth priority water. 26. All-American Canal, BCP, California: Agreement among Reclamation, Imperial ID, Metropolitan WD, and Coachella Valley WD for the federally funded construction of a reservoir(s) and associated facilities that will improve the regulation and management of Colorado River water (Federal legislation pending). 27. Tohono O’odham Nation, CAP, Arizona: Amend CAP water delivery contract pursuant to the Arizona Water Settlements Act, Pub. L. 108–451, enacted December 10, 2004. 28. Sunrise Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment of subcontract for 944 acre-feet of CAP M&I water per year to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its authority as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District. 29. West End Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment of subcontract for 157 acre-feet of CAP M&I water per year to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its authority as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District. 30. New River Utilities Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment of subcontract for 1,885 acre-feet of CAP M&I water to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its authority as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District. 31. Cibola Valley IDD, BCP, Arizona: Contingent upon completion of sale documents, proposed assignment and transfer of a portion of the district’s right to divert up to 24,120 acre-feet of Colorado River per year to the Mohave County Water Authority, the Hopi Tribe, and Reclamation. 32. Metropolitan WD and others, BCP, Arizona and California: Contract to provide for the recovery by Metropolitan WD of interstate underground storage credits previously placed in underground storage in Arizona by the Central Arizona Water Conservation District under agreements executed in 1992 and 1994, and to document the Arizona Water Banking Authority’s responsibility in agreeing to Arizona’s forbearance in the use of VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Colorado River water to permit the Secretary of the Interior to release that quantity of water for diversion and use by the Metropolitan WD. 33. Wellton-Mohawk IDD, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract No. 1–07–30– W0021 to revise the authority to deliver domestic use water from 5,000 to 10,000 acre-feet per calendar year, which is within the district’s current overall Colorado River water entitlement. 34. Fisher’s Landing Water and Sewer Works, LLC, BCP Arizona: Contract for 53 acre-feet annually of Colorado River water to be used to account for domestic water use on residential properties located within the Castle Dome area of Martinez Lake. 35. Yuma County Water Users Association, BCP, Arizona: Supplemental contract for the O&M of the Yuma Project, Valley Division. 36. Forbearance agreements, BCP, Arizona and California: Develop and execute short-term agreements to implement a demonstration forbearance program to evaluate the feasibility of acquiring water, through a voluntary land fallowing program, to replace drainage water currently being bypassed to the Cienega de Santa Clara. 37. Miscellaneous PPR No. 43, BCP, California: Contract with the City of Needles, for 1,500 acre-feet diversion and 950 acre-feet consumptive use. 38. Arizona Water Settlements Act, CAP, Arizona: Implementation of the contracting requirements of Title I— Central Arizona Project Settlement, Title II—Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement, Title III—Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement, and Title IV—San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement. 39. Southern Nevada Water Authority, Colorado River Commission of Nevada, and the Metropolitan WD of Southern California; BCP; California and Nevada: A storage and interstate release agreement establishing a procedure that the Secretary of the Interior will follow to achieve an interstate contractual distribution of Colorado River water. The following action has been discontinued since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004: 1. (33) Central Arizona Water Conservation District and the Arizona Department of Water Resources, CAP, Arizona: Arizona Water Settlement Agreement to address outstanding CAP water allocation issues, subject to completion of final record of decision for reallocation of CAP water as discussed in the Secretary of the Interior’s notice published in the FR on July 30, 1999 (64 FR 41456). PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12235 The following actions have been completed since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004: 1. (11) Imperial ID/Coachella Valley WD and/or The Metropolitan WD of Southern California, BCP, California: Contract to fund the Department of the Interior’s expenses to conserve AllAmerican Canal seepage water in accordance with Title II of the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act, dated November 17, 1988. 2. (14) Arizona State Land Department, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water delivery contract for 1,534 acre-feet per year for domestic use. 3. (19) ASARCO Inc., CAP, Arizona: Amendment of subcontract to extend the deadline for giving notice of termination on exchange. 4. (48) Mr. and Mrs. West, BCP, California: Assignment of contract No. 6–07–30–W0342 from Mr. and Mrs. West to Ronald E. and Shannon L. Williamson. Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138– 1102, telephone 801–524–3864. 1. Individual irrigators, M&I, and miscellaneous water users; Initial Units, CRSP; Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico: Temporary (interim) water service contracts for surplus project water for irrigation or M&I use to provide up to 10,000 acre-feet of water annually for terms up to 10 years; longterm contracts for similar service for up to 1,000 acre-feet of water annually. (a) Ron Connell, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Connell has requested a 40-year water service contract for 6 acre-feet of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Mr. Connell has submitted an augmentation plan to Water District 4, Case No. 04CW168. (b) Oxbow Mining, LLC, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Oxbow Mining, LLC has requested 242 acre-feet of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa reservoir, which requires that an augmentation plan be presented to the Division 4 Water Court. 2. Taos Area, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: The United States is reserving 2,990 acre-feet of project water for potential use in an Indian water rights settlement in the Taos, New Mexico area. 3. Various Contactors, San JuanChama Project, New Mexico: The United States proposes to lease water from various contractors to stabilize flows in a critical reach of the Rio Grande in order to meet the needs of irrigators and preserve habitat for the silvery minnow. 4. Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association, Upper Gunnison River E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12236 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices Water Conservancy District, and the Colorado River Water Conservation District; Uncompahgre Project; Colorado: Water management agreement for water stored at Taylor Park Reservoir and the Wayne N. Aspinall Storage Units to improve water management. 5. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Florida Project, Colorado: Supplement to contract No. 14–06–400–3038, dated May 7, 1963, for an additional 181 acrefeet of project water, plus 563 acre-feet of project water pursuant to the 1986 Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Final Settlement Agreement. 6. Sanpete County Water Conservancy District, Narrows Project, Utah: Application for a SRPA loan and grant to construct a dam, reservoir, and pipeline to annually supply approximately 5,000 acre-feet of water through a transmountain diversion from upper Gooseberry Creek in the Price River drainage (Colorado River Basin) to the San Pitch—Savor River (Great Basin). 7. Individual Irrigators, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: The United States proposes to enter into long-term forbearance lease agreements with individuals who have privately held water rights to divert nonproject water either directly from the Pecos River or from shallow/artesian wells in the Pecos River Watershed. This action will result in additional water in the Pecos River to make up for the water depletions caused by changes in operations at Summer Dam which were made to improve conditions for a threatened species, the Pecos bluntnose shiner. 8. La Plata Conservancy District, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Cost sharing/repayment contract for up to 1,560 acre-feet per year of M&I water; contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 9. LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-term contract for 950 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes. 10. Pine River ID, Pine River Project, Colorado: Contract to allow the district to convert up to approximately 10,000 acre-feet of project irrigation water to municipal, domestic, and industrial uses. 11. City of Page, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-term contract for 1,000 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes. 12. El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 and Isleta del Sur Pueblo, Rio Grande Project, Texas: Contract to convert up to 1,000 acre-feet of the Pueblo’s project VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 irrigation water to use for traditional and religious purposes. 13. Carlsbad ID and the NMISC, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: Contract to convert irrigation water appurtenant to up to 6,000 acres of land within the project for use by the NMISC for delivery to Texas to meet New Mexico’s Pecos River Compact obligation. 14. Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Contract to transfer the operation, maintenance, and replacement responsibilities of most project facilities to the district, pursuant to Section 6 of the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, and other Reclamation laws. 15. Project Operations Committee, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Agreement among the United States, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the San Juan Water Commission, the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, the State of Colorado, and the La Plata Conservancy District of New Mexico to coordinate and oversee the necessary operation, maintenance, and replacement activities of the project works. 16. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Water delivery contract for 33,519 acre-feet of M&I water; contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 17. Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, AnimasLa Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Water delivery contract for 33,519 acre-feet of M&I water; contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 18. Navajo Nation, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Water delivery contract for 4,680 acrefeet of M&I water; contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 19. Various contractors including the Town of Mancos and the Mancos Rural Water Company, Mancos Project, Colorado: Small or short-term contracts to carry nonproject water through project facilities for municipal purposes under authority of Pub. L. 106–549. 20. State of Colorado, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Cost sharing/repayment contract for up to 10,440 acre-feet per year of M&I water; contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 21. Coon Creek Reservoir and Ditch Company, Collbran Project: The Coon PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Creek Reservoir and Ditch Company and the Collbran Conservancy District have requested a nonproject irrigation carriage contract (40-year) to have 3 cfs, not to exceed 1,000 acre-feet annually, of their direct flow irrigation water rights diverted into and delivered through the existing Southside Canal, a feature of Collbran Project delivery structures. 22. Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Bonneville Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah: Negotiate a repayment contract for 60,000 acre-feet per year of M&I water from the Utah Lake System. 23. Carlsbad ID and the NMISC, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: Contract for storage and delivery of water produced by the NMISC’s River Augmentation Program, among Reclamation, Carlsbad ID, and the NMISC. This will allow for storage of NMISC water in project facilities resulting in additional project water supply. 24. Town of Palisade, Palisade ID, Mesa County ID, Reclamation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; CRSP: The Colorado River is critical habitat for four endangered fish species. These agencies are entering into an agreement for each to provide the following: Reclamation shall provide cost-share funding for the recovery monitoring and research, and O&M (October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106–392); the districts are willing to allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Reclamation to construct the fish passage; and the Town of Palisade proposes to provide related safety features on or near the fish passage. 25. Public Service Company of New Mexico, Reclamation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program: The agreement identifies that Reclamation may provide cost-share funding for the recovery monitoring and research, and O&M (October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106–392) of the constructed fish passage. 26. Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Colorado River Water Conservation District; Recovery Implementation Program for Endangered Fish Species in the Upper Colorado River Basin: Reclamation will provide cost-share funding for enlargement of Elkhead Reservoir (October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106–392) in a separate grant agreement. 27. The Grand Valley Water Users Association and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Construction and O&M of a fish passage and fish screen facilities at the Grand Valley Diversion Dam and Government Highline Canal facilities to E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices facilitate recovery of endangered fish species in the Colorado River Basin (October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106–392). 28. Mancos Rural Water Company, Mancos Project, Colorado: Contract to allow the Mancos Rural Water Company to convert an additional 300 acre-feet of project irrigation water to municipal, domestic, and industrial uses. The following action has been discontinued since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004: 1. (1)(g) United Companies, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: United Companies has requested 7 acre-feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir for the Delta No. 1 Gravel Pit. The following actions have been completed since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004: 1. (1)(e) Thomas Chapman, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Chapman has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir to support his pending plan of augmentation, Water Division 4. Contract executed on November 2, 2004. 2. (1)(h) Mountain View AmishMennonite Church, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The Church as requested 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, Water Division 4, case No. 04CW106. Contract executed on September 29, 2004. 3. (28) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has requested 14 acrefeet of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir to be used at the Chipeta Unit ponds at the Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery. The ponds are to be used to grow out the two San Juan River Basin endangered fish species. Contract executed on September 15, 2004. Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, Federal Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59107–6900, telephone 406–247–7752. 1. Individual irrigators, M&I, and miscellaneous water users, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming: Temporary (interim) water service contracts for the sale, conveyance, storage, and exchange of surplus project water and nonproject water for irrigation or M&I use to provide up to 10,000 acre-feet of water annually for a term of up to 1 year. 2. Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Water service contracts for irrigation and M&I; contracts for sale of water from the marketable yield to water VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 users within the Colorado River Basin of western Colorado. 3. Ruedi Reservoir, FryingpanArkansas Project, Colorado: Second round water sales from the regulatory capacity of Ruedi Reservoir. Water service and repayment contracts for up to 17,000 acre-feet annually for M&I use. 4. Garrison Diversion Unit, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Renegotiation of the master repayment contract with Garrison Diversion Conservancy District to conform with the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000; negotiation of repayment contracts with irrigators and M&I users. 5. City of Rapid City, Rapid Valley Unit, P–SMBP, South Dakota: Contract renewal for storage capacity in Pactola Reservoir. A temporary (1 year not to exceed 10,000 acre-feet) water service contract has been executed with the City of Rapid City, Rapid Valley Unit, for use of water from Pactola Reservoir. A longterm storage contract is being negotiated for water stored in Pactola Reservoir. Legislation is pending for change in the authorized use of Pactola storage. 6. Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc., South Dakota: Pursuant to the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make grants and loans to Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc., a non-profit corporation, for the planning and construction of a rural water supply system. 7. City of Berthoud, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term contract for conveyance of nonproject M&I water through Colorado-Big Thompson Project facilities. 8. City of Cheyenne, Kendrick Project, Wyoming: Negotiate a long-term contract for storage space for replacement water on a daily basis in Seminoe Reservoir. A temporary contract has been issued pending negotiation of the long-term contract. 9. Highland-Hanover ID, HanoverBluff Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Negotiate long-term water service contract; includes provisions for repayment of construction costs. 10. Upper Bluff ID, Hanover-Bluff Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Negotiate long-term water service contract; includes provisions for repayment of construction cost. 11. Fort Clark ID, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiation of water service contract to continue delivery of project water to the district. 12. Western Heart River ID, Heart Butte Unit, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiation of water service contract to continue delivery of project water to the district. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12237 13. Sisk Ranch, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Initiating a long-term contract for up to 552 acrefeet of storage water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 276 acres. Temporary contracts have been issued to allow continued delivery of water. 14. I.J. Peterson Ranch, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Initiating a long-term contract for up to 478 acre-feet of storage water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 239 acres. Temporary contracts have been issued to allow continued delivery of water. 15. Morkrid Enterprises, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Initiating a long-term contract for up to 3,751 acre-feet of storage water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 1,875 acres. Temporary contracts have been issued to allow continued delivery of water. 16. Dickinson-Heart River Mutual Aid Corporation, Dickinson Unit, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiate renewal of water service contract for irrigation of lands below Dickinson Dam in western North Dakota. 17. Savage ID, P–SMBP, Montana: The district is currently seeking title transfer. The contract is subject to renewal pending outcome of the title transfer process. A 5-year interim contract has been executed to ensure a continuous water supply. 18. City of Fort Collins, Colorado—Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term contracts for conveyance and storage of nonproject M&I water through Colorado—Big Thompson Project facilities. 19. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, P– SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiate a longterm water service contract with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota for irrigation of up to 2,380 acres of land within the reservation. 20. Glendo Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term water service contracts with Burbank Ditch, New Grattan Ditch Company, Torrington ID, Lucerne Canal and Power Company, and Wright and Murphy Ditch Company. 21. Glendo Unit, P–SMBP, Nebraska: Contract renewal for long-term water service contracts with Bridgeport, Enterprise, and Mitchell IDs, and Central Nebraska Public Power and ID. 22. Helena Valley Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Negotiating with Helena Valley ID for renewal of Part A of the A/B contract which expired December 31, 2004. 23. Crow Creek Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Negotiating with Toston ID for renewal of Part A of the A/B contract which expired December 31, 2004. 24. Dickinson Parks and Recreation District, Dickinson Unit, P–SMBP, E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12238 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices North Dakota: A temporary contract has been negotiated with the District for minor amounts of water from Dickinson Reservoir. Negotiate a long-term water service contract with the Park Board for minor amounts of water from Dickinson Dam. 25. Clark Canyon Water Supply Company, East Bench Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Initiating renewal of contract No. 14–06–600–3592 which expires December 31, 2005. 26. East Bench ID, East Bench Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Initiating renewal of contract No. 14–06–600–3593 which expires December 31, 2005. 27. Tiber Enterprises, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Initiating a long-term contract for up to 1,388 acre-feet of storage water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 694 acres. Temporary contracts have been issued to allow continued delivery of water. 28. Helena Valley Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Initiating negotiations for contract renewal for an annual supply of water for domestic and M&I use to the City of Helena, Montana. 29. Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, Lake Meredith Salinity Control Project, New Mexico and Texas: Negotiation of a contract for the transfer of control (care and O&M) of the project to the Authority in accordance with Pub. L. 102–575, Title VIII, Section 804(c). 30. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of excess capacity contracts in the FryingpanArkansas Project. 31. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of requests for long-term contracts for the use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project from the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the City of Aurora, and the Colorado Springs Utilities. 32. Individual irrigators, Heart Butte Unit, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Renew long-term water service contracts for minor amounts of less than 1,000 acrefeet of irrigation water annually from the Heart River below Heart Butte Dam. 33. Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Colorado—Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a new long-term contract or amendment of contract No. 4–07–70–W0107 with the Municipal Subdistrict and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District for the proposed Windy Gap Firming Project. 34. Northern Integrated Supply Project, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a new longterm contract with approximately 14 regional water suppliers and the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District for the Northern Integrated Supply Project. 35. Hill County WD, Milk River Project, Montana: Initiating renewal of municipal water supply contract No. 14–06–600–8954 which expires August 1, 2006. The proposal includes splitting the contract between Hill County WD and North Havre County WD which both receive their full water supply under the current contract. 36. Stutsman County Park Board, Jamestown Unit, P–SMBP, North Dakota: The Board is requesting a contract for minor amounts of water under a long-term contract to serve domestic needs for cabin owners at Jamestown Reservoir, North Dakota. 37. City of Huron, P–SMBP, South Dakota: Renewal of long-term operation, maintenance, and replacement agreement for O&M of the James Diversion Dam, South Dakota, with the City of Huron, South Dakota, or negotiation of water service and O&M with other interested, but as of yet, unidentified entity. 38. Garrison Diversion Unit, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Contracts to provide for project use pumping power or project use pumping power and supplemental irrigation water with various irrigation districts in North Dakota, covering a combined maximum 28,000 acres within the boundaries and limits set by the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000. 39. Security Water and Sanitation District, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term contract for the use of excess capacity in the FryingpanArkansas Project. 40. City of Fountain, Colorado; Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Colorado: Consideration of a request for a longterm contract for the use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. 41. Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado Springs, Colorado; ColoradoBig Thompson Project; Colorado: Consideration of a request for a longterm agreement for water substitution and power interference in the ColoradoBig Thompson Project. 42. Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Pueblo West, Colorado; FryingpanArkansas Project; Colorado: Consideration of a request for a 5-to 10year contract for the use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. 43. LeClair ID, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of longterm water service contract. 44. Riverton Valley ID, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of long-term water service contract. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The following actions have been completed since the last publication of this notice on October 4, 2004: 1. (39) Frenchman Valley ID; Frenchman Unit, Frenchman-Cambridge Division, P–SMBP; Culbertson, Nebraska: The District requested a deferment of its 2004 repayment and reserve fund obligations. A request was prepared to amend contract No. 009E6B0123 to defer payments in accordance with the Act of September 21, 1959. An amendatory contract was executed on September 23, 2004. 2. (40) Bostwick ID in Nebraska; Franklin Superior-Courtland and Courtland Units, Bostwick Division, P– SMBP; Red Cloud, Nebraska: The District requested a deferment of its 2004 repayment and water service obligations. A request was prepared to amend contract No. 009E6B0121 to defer payments in accordance with the Act of September 21, 1959. An amendatory contract was executed on September 23, 2004. 3. (41) Frenchman-Cambridge ID; Meeker-Driftwood, Red Willow, and Cambridge Units; FrenchmanCambridge Division; P–SMBP; Cambridge, Nebraska: The District requested a deferment of its repayment obligation. A request was prepared to amend contract No. 009D6B0122 to defer payments in accordance with the Act of September 21, 1959. An amendatory contract was executed on September 23, 2004. 4. (43) East Bench ID, East Bench Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: The District requested a deferment of its 2004 distribution works repayment obligation. A request is being prepared to amend contract No. 14–06–600–3593 to defer payments in accordance with the Act of September 21, 1959. An amendatory contract was executed on September 23, 2004. 5. (46) Tom Green County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, San Angelo Project, Texas: Public Law 108–231 dated May 28, 2004, authorized the Secretary of the Interior to extend the repayment period for the District from 40 to 50 years. A contract amendment was executed on November 1, 2004. Dated: January 20, 2005. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Office of Program and Policy Services. [FR Doc. 05–4780 Filed 3–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other 
Water-Related Contract Negotiations

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been 
proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and were pending 
through December 31, 2004, and contract actions that have been 
completed or discontinued since the last publication of this notice on 
October 4, 2004. From the date of this publication, future quarterly 
notices during this calendar year will be limited to new, modified, 
discontinued, or completed contract actions. This annual notice should 
be used as a point of reference to identify changes in future notices. 
This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public 
about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management 
of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the 
Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual 
contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in 
newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by 
Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.

ADDRESSES: The identity of the approving officer and other information 
pertaining to a specific contract proposal may be obtained by calling 
or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone 
number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra L. Simons, Manager, Contract 
Services Office, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 
80225-0007; telephone 303-445-2902.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with section 9(f) of the 
Reclamation Project Act of 1939 and the rules and regulations published 
in 52 FR 11954, April 13, 1987 (43 CFR 426.22), Reclamation will 
publish notice of proposed or amendatory contract actions for any 
contract for the delivery of project water for authorized uses in 
newspapers of general circulation in the affected area at least 60 days 
prior to contract execution. Announcements may be in the form of news 
releases, legal notices, official letters, memorandums, or other forms 
of written material. Meetings, workshops, and/or hearings may also be 
used, as appropriate, to provide local publicity. The public 
participation procedures do not apply to proposed contracts for the 
sale of surplus or interim irrigation water for a term of 1 year or 
less. Either of the contracting parties may invite the public to 
observe contract proceedings. All public participation procedures will 
be coordinated with those involved in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act. Pursuant to the ``Final Revised Public 
Participation Procedures'' for water resource-related contract 
negotiations, published in 47 FR 7763, February 22, 1982, a tabulation 
is provided of all proposed contractual actions in each of the five 
Reclamation regions. When contract negotiations are completed, and 
prior to execution, each proposed contract form must be approved by the 
Secretary of the Interior, or pursuant to delegated or redelegated 
authority, the Commissioner of Reclamation or one of the regional 
directors. In some instances, congressional review and approval of a 
report, water rate, or other terms and

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conditions of the contract may be involved.
    Public participation in and receipt of comments on contract 
proposals will be facilitated by adherence to the following procedures:
    1. Only persons authorized to act on behalf of the contracting 
entities may negotiate the terms and conditions of a specific contract 
proposal.
    2. Advance notice of meetings or hearings will be furnished to 
those parties that have made a timely written request for such notice 
to the appropriate regional or project office of Reclamation.
    3. Written correspondence regarding proposed contracts may be made 
available to the general public pursuant to the terms and procedures of 
the Freedom of Information Act, as amended.
    4. Written comments on a proposed contract or contract action must 
be submitted to the appropriate regional officials at the locations and 
within the time limits set forth in the advance public notices.
    5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any 
public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate 
regional office for use by the contract approving authority.
    6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the 
appropriate regional director or his designated public contact as they 
become available for review and comment.
    7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed 
contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether 
republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is 
necessary.
    Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, 
but are not limited to (i) the significance of the modification, and 
(ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the 
course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director shall 
furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in 
response to the initial public notice.

Definitions of Abbreviations Used in This Document

BCP Boulder Canyon Project
Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation
CAP Central Arizona Project
CVP Central Valley Project
CRSP Colorado River Storage Project
FR Federal Register
IDD Irrigation and Drainage District
ID Irrigation District
M&I Municipal and Industrial
NMISC New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
O&M Operation and Maintenance
P-SMBP Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program
PPR Present Perfected Right
SOD Safety of Dams
WD Water District

    Pacific Northwest Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis 
Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234, telephone 208-378-5344.
    1. Irrigation, M&I, and Miscellaneous Water Users; Idaho, Oregon, 
Washington, Montana, and Wyoming: Temporary or interim water service 
contracts for irrigation, M&I, or miscellaneous use to provide up to 
10,000 acre-feet of water annually for terms up to 5 years; long-term 
contracts for similar service for up to 1,000 acre-feet of water 
annually.
    2. Rogue River Basin Water Users, Rogue River Basin Project, 
Oregon: Water service contracts; $8 per acre-foot per annum.
    3. Willamette Basin Water Users, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: 
Water service contracts; $8 per acre-foot per annum.
    4. Pioneer Ditch Company, Boise Project, Idaho; Clark and Edwards 
Canal and Irrigation Company, Enterprise Canal Company, Ltd., Lenroot 
Canal Company, Liberty Park Canal Company, Poplar ID, all in the 
Minidoka Project, Idaho; Juniper Flat District Improvement Company, 
Wapinitia Project, Oregon: Amendatory repayment and water service 
contracts; purpose is to conform to the RRA.
    5. Palmer Creek Water District Improvement Company, Willamette 
Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation water service contract for 
approximately 13,000 acre-feet.
    6. North Unit ID, Deschutes Project, Oregon: Warren Act contract 
with cost of service charge to allow for use of project facilities to 
convey nonproject water.
    7. Trendwest Resorts, Yakima Project, Washington: Long-term water 
exchange contract for assignment of Teanaway River and Big Creek water 
rights to Reclamation for instream flow use in exchange for annual use 
of up to 3,500 acre-feet of water from Cle Elum Reservoir for a 
proposed resort development.
    8. City of Cle Elum, Yakima Project, Washington: Contract for up to 
2,170 acre-feet of water for municipal use.
    9. Burley ID, Minidoka Project, Idaho-Wyoming: Supplemental and 
amendatory contract providing for the transfer of O&M of the headworks 
of the Main South Side Canal and works incidental thereto.
    10. Minidoka ID, Minidoka Project, Idaho-Wyoming: Supplemental and 
amendatory contract providing for the transfer of O&M of the headworks 
of the Main North Side Canal and works incidental thereto.
    11. Queener Irrigation Improvement District, Willamette Basin 
Project, Oregon: Renewal of long-term water service contract to provide 
up to 2,150 acre-feet of stored water from the Willamette Basin Project 
(a Corps of Engineers' project) for the purpose of irrigation within 
the district's service area.
    12. Vale and Warmsprings IDs, Vale Project, Oregon: Repayment 
contract for reimbursable cost of SOD modifications to Warm Springs 
Dam.
    13. West Extension ID, Umatilla Project, Oregon: Contract for long-
term boundary expansion to include lands outside of federally 
recognized district boundaries.
    14. Greenberry ID, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation 
water service contract for approximately 7,500 acre-feet of project 
water.
    15. Twenty-three irrigation districts of the Arrowrock Division, 
Boise Project, Idaho: Repayment agreements with districts with 
spaceholder contracts for repayment, per legislation, of reimbursable 
share of costs to rehabilitate Arrowrock Dam Outlet Gates under the O&M 
program.
    16. Eighteen irrigation water user entities, Boise Project, Idaho: 
Long-term renewal and/or conversion of 19 irrigation water service 
contracts for supplemental irrigation use of up to 71,018 acre-feet of 
storage space in Lucky Peak Reservoir, a Corps of Engineers' project on 
the Boise River, Idaho.
    The following action has been completed since the last publication 
of this notice on October 4, 2004:
    1. (16) Westland ID, Umatilla Project, Oregon: Contract for long-
term boundary expansion to include lands outside of federally 
recognized district boundaries. Contract executed on September 14, 
2004.
    Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, California 95825-1898, telephone 916-978-5250.
    1. Irrigation water districts, individual irrigators, M&I and 
miscellaneous water users, Mid-Pacific Region projects other than CVP: 
Temporary (interim) water service contracts for available project water 
for irrigation, M&I, or fish and wildlife purposes providing up to 
10,000 acre-feet of water annually for terms up to 5 years; temporary 
Warren Act contracts for use of project facilities for terms up to 1 
year; temporary

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conveyance agreements with the State of California for various 
purposes; long-term contracts for similar service for up to 1,000 acre-
feet annually.

    Note: Upon written request, copies of the standard forms of 
temporary water service contracts for the various types of service 
are available from the Regional Director at the address shown above.


    2. Contractors from the American River Division, Cross Valley 
Canal, Delta Division, Friant Division, Sacramento River Division, San 
Felipe Division, Shasta Division, Trinity River Division, and West San 
Joaquin Division; CVP; California: Renewal of up to 114 long-term water 
service contracts; water quantities for these contracts total in excess 
of 3.4M acre-feet. These contract actions will be accomplished through 
long-term renewal contracts pursuant to Pub. L. 102-575. Prior to 
completion of negotiation of long-term renewal contracts, existing 
interim renewal water service contracts may be renewed through 
successive interim renewal of contracts.
    3. Redwood Valley County WD, SRPA, California: Restructuring the 
repayment schedule pursuant to Pub. L. 100-516.
    4. El Dorado County Water Agency, CVP, California: M&I water 
service contract to supplement existing water supply: 15,000 acre-feet 
for El Dorado County Water Agency authorized by Pub. L. 101-514.
    5. Sutter Extension WD, Delano-Earlimart ID, and the State of 
California Department of Water Resources; CVP; California: Pursuant to 
Pub. L. 102-575, cooperative agreements with non-Federal entities for 
the purpose of providing funding for CVP refuge water wheeling facility 
improvements to provide water for refuge and private wetlands.
    6. CVP Service Area, California: Temporary water purchase 
agreements for acquisition of 20,000 to 200,000 acre-feet of water for 
fish and wildlife purposes as authorized by the Central Valley Project 
Improvement Act for terms of up to 3 years.
    7. City of Roseville, CVP, California: Execution of long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water provided from 
the Placer County Water Agency. This contract will allow CVP facilities 
to be used to deliver nonproject water to the City of Roseville for use 
within its service area.
    8. Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CVP, California: 
Amendment of existing water service contract to allow for additional 
points of diversion and assignment of up to 30,000 acre-feet of project 
water to the Sacramento County Water Agency. The amended contract will 
conform to current Reclamation law.
    9. El Dorado ID, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act 
contracts for conveyance of nonproject water (one contract for ditch 
rights in the amount of 3,344 acre-feet, and one contract for Project 
184 in the amount of 11,000 acre-feet). The contracts will allow CVP 
facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to El Dorado ID for 
use within its service area.
    10. Horsefly, Klamath, Langell Valley, and Tulelake IDs; Klamath 
Project; Oregon: Repayment contracts for SOD work on Clear Lake Dam. 
These districts will share in repayment of costs, and each district 
will have a separate contract. Initial contract should be ready by 
April 2005.
    11. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment 
contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam.
    12. Warren Act Contracts, CVP, California: Execution of long-term 
Warren Act contracts (up to 25 years) with various entities for 
conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal and the 
Friant Division facilities.
    13. Tuolumne Utilities District (formerly Tuolumne Regional WD), 
CVP, California: Long-term water service contract for up to 9,000 acre-
feet from New Melones Reservoir, and possibly long-term contract for 
storage of nonproject water in New Melones Reservoir.
    14. Banta Carbona ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act 
contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
    15. Plain View WD, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract 
for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
    16. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act 
contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
    17. Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, CVP, California: 
Execution of a long-term operations agreement for flood control 
operations of Folsom Dam and Reservoir to allow for recovery of costs 
associated with operating a variable flood control pool of 400,000 to 
670,000 acre-feet of water during the flood control season. This 
agreement is to conform to Federal law.
    18. Colusa County WD, CVP, California: Proposed long-term Warren 
Act contract for conveyance of up to 4,500 acre-feet of ground water 
through the Tehama-Colusa Canal.
    19. Madera-Chowchilla Water and Power Authority, CVP, California: 
Agreement to transfer the operation, maintenance, and replacement and 
certain financial and administrative activities related to the Madera 
Canal and associated works.
    20. Carpinteria WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to 
transfer title of distribution system to the district. Title transfer 
authorized by Pub. L. 108-315, ``Carpinteria and Montecito Water 
Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.''
    21. Montecito WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer 
title of distribution system to the district. Title transfer authorized 
by Pub. L. 108-315, ``Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution 
Conveyance Act of 2004.''
    22. City of Vallejo, Solano Project, California: Execution of long-
term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water. This 
contract will allow Solano Project facilities to be used to deliver 
nonproject water to the City of Vallejo for use within its service 
area.
    23. Sacramento Suburban WD, CVP, California: Execution of long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water. This contract 
will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to the 
Sacramento Suburban WD for use within its service area.
    24. Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Town of Fernley, State of 
California, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County, State of 
Nevada, Truckee-Carson ID, and any other local interest or Native 
American Tribal interest, who may have negotiated rights under Pub. L. 
101-618; Nevada and California: Contract for the storage of non-Federal 
water in Truckee River reservoirs as authorized by Pub. L. 101-618 and 
the Preliminary Settlement Agreement. The contracts shall be consistent 
with the Truckee River Water Quality Settlement Agreement and the terms 
and conditions of the proposed Truckee River Operating Agreement.
    25. Sacramento River Settlement Contracts, CVP, California: Up to 
145 contracts and one contract with Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company 
will be renewed; water quantities for these contracts total 2.2M acre-
feet. These contracts will be renewed for a period of 40 years. The 
contracts will reflect an agreement to settle the dispute over water 
rights' claims on the Sacramento River and the Colusa Basin Drain.
    26. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, U.S. Department of 
Veteran Affairs; Delta Division, CVP; California: Renewal of the long-
term water service contract for up to 850 acre-feet with conveyance 
through the California State Aqueduct pursuant to the CVP-State Water 
Project wheeling agreement.
    27. A Canal Fish Screens, Klamath Project, Oregon: Negotiation of 
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contract for the A Canal Fish Screen with Klamath ID.
    28. Ady Canal Headgates, Klamath Project, Oregon: Transfer of 
operational control to Klamath Drainage District of the headgates 
located at the railroad. Reclamation does not own the land at the 
headgates, only operational control pursuant to a railroad agreement.
    29. Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, CVP, California: 
Proposed assignment of 27,000 acre-feet of Broadview WD's entire CVP 
supply to Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency for M&I use.
    30. Orland Unit Water Users Association, Orland Project, 
California: Repayment contract for the SOD costs assigned to the 
irrigation purposes of Stony Gorge Dam.
    31. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: 
Long-term operations contract for conveying nonproject flood flows.
    32. Widren WD, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of up to 2,990 
acre-feet of Widren WD's CVP water to Westlands WD for irrigation use.
    33. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, 
Lander County, and the State of Nevada; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title 
transfer to lands and features of Humboldt Project.
    34. Plain View WD, CVP, California: Reorganization and proposed 
full contract assignment of Plain View WD's CVP supply to Byron-Bethany 
ID.
    35. PacifiCorp, Klamath Basin Area Office, Klamath Project, Oregon: 
Execution of long-term agreement for lease of power privilege and the 
O&M of Link River Dam. This agreement will provide for operations of 
Link River Dam, coordinated operations with the non-Federal Keno Dam, 
and provision of power by PacifiCorp for Klamath Project purposes to 
ensure project water deliveries to meet Endangered Species Act 
requirements.
    36. Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, 
California: Repayment of SOD work on Lauro Dam.
    The following action has been completed since the last publication 
of this notice on October 4, 2004:
    1. (37) Centinella WD, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of up 
to 2,500 acre-feet of Centinella WD's CVP water to Westlands WD for 
irrigation use. Assignment executed on November 9, 2004.
    Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 61470 (Nevada 
Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470, telephone 
702-293-8536.
    1. Milton and Jean Phillips, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water 
delivery contract for 60 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as 
recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    2. John J. Peach, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water delivery 
contract for 456 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as 
recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    3. GOBO Farms, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River water delivery contract 
for 924 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as recommended by 
the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    4. Brooke Water Co., BCP, Arizona: Amend contract for an additional 
120 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water for domestic uses, as 
recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    5. Miscellaneous PPR No. 11, BCP, Arizona: Assign a portion of the 
PPR from Holpal to McNulty et al., and assign a portion of the PPR from 
Holpal to Hoover.
    6. Beattie Farms SW, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 1,110 acre-feet per 
year of fourth priority water for agricultural purposes.
    7. Maricopa-Stanfield IDD, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system 
repayment contract No. 4-07-30-W0047 to reschedule repayment pursuant 
to June 28, 1996 agreement.
    8. Indian and non-Indian agricultural and M&I water users, CAP, 
Arizona: New and amendatory contracts for repayment of Federal 
expenditures for construction of distribution systems.
    9. San Tan ID, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system repayment 
contract No. 6-07-30-W0120 to increase the repayment obligation by 
approximately $168,000.
    10. Central Arizona IDD, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system 
repayment contract No. 4-07-30-W0048 to modify repayment terms pursuant 
to final order issued by U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona.
    11. Coachella Valley WD and/or The Metropolitan WD of Southern 
California, BCP, California: Contract to fund the Department of the 
Interior's expenses to conserve seepage water from the Coachella Branch 
of the All-American Canal in accordance with Title II of the San Luis 
Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act, dated November 17, 1988.
    12. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: O&M 
contract for its CAP water distribution system.
    13. Miscellaneous PPR No. 38, BCP, California: Assign Schroeder's 
portion of the PPR to Murphy Broadcasting.
    14. Berneil Water Co., CAP, Arizona: Partial assignment of 200 
acre-feet of water per year to the Cave Creek Water Company.
    15. Canyon Forest Village II Corporation, BCP, Arizona: Colorado 
River water delivery contract for up to 400 acre-feet per year of 
unused Arizona apportionment or surplus apportionment for domestic use.
    16. Gila Project Works, Gila Project, Arizona: Title transfer of 
facilities and certain lands in the Wellton-Mohawk Division from the 
United States to the Wellton-Mohawk IDD.
    17. Gila River Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: Amend CAP water 
delivery contract and distribution system repayment and operation, 
maintenance, and replacement, contract pursuant to the Arizona Water 
Settlements Act, Pub. L. 108-451, enacted December 10, 2004.
    18. North Gila Valley IDD, Yuma ID, and Yuma Mesa IDD; Yuma Mesa 
Division, Gila Project; Arizona: Administrative action to amend each 
district's Colorado River water delivery contract to effectuate a 
change from a ``pooled'' water entitlement for the Division to a 
quantified entitlement for each district.
    19. Indian and/or non-Indian M&I users, CAP, Arizona: New or 
amendatory water service contracts or subcontracts in accordance with 
an anticipated final record of decision for reallocation of CAP water, 
as discussed in the Secretary of the Interior's notice published on 
page 41456 of the FR on July 30, 1999.
    20. Litchfield Park Service Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed partial 
assignments of subcontract for 5,590 acre-feet of CAP M&I water to the 
Central Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its 
authority as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District, 
and to the cities of Avondale, Carefree, and Goodyear.
    21. Shepard Water Company, Inc., BCP, Arizona: Contract for the 
annual delivery of 50 acre-feet of fourth priority water per year for 
domestic use.
    22. Jessen Family Limited Partnership, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 
delivery of 1,080 acre-feet of Colorado River water for agricultural 
purposes.
    23. City of Somerton, BCP, Arizona: Contract for the annual 
delivery of up to 750 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year for 
domestic use as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water 
Resources.
    24. Various Irrigation Districts, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution 
system repayment contracts to provide for partial assumption of debt by 
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Central Arizona Water Conservation District and the United States upon 
enactment of Federal legislation providing for resolution of CAP 
issues.
    25. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amendatory 
Colorado River water delivery contract to include the delivery of 3,500 
acre-feet per year of fourth priority water and to delete the delivery 
of 3,500 acre-feet per year of fifth or sixth priority water.
    26. All-American Canal, BCP, California: Agreement among 
Reclamation, Imperial ID, Metropolitan WD, and Coachella Valley WD for 
the federally funded construction of a reservoir(s) and associated 
facilities that will improve the regulation and management of Colorado 
River water (Federal legislation pending).
    27. Tohono O'odham Nation, CAP, Arizona: Amend CAP water delivery 
contract pursuant to the Arizona Water Settlements Act, Pub. L. 108-
451, enacted December 10, 2004.
    28. Sunrise Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment of 
subcontract for 944 acre-feet of CAP M&I water per year to the Central 
Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its authority 
as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District.
    29. West End Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment of 
subcontract for 157 acre-feet of CAP M&I water per year to the Central 
Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its authority 
as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District.
    30. New River Utilities Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment 
of subcontract for 1,885 acre-feet of CAP M&I water to the Central 
Arizona Water Conservation District, which is exercising its authority 
as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District.
    31. Cibola Valley IDD, BCP, Arizona: Contingent upon completion of 
sale documents, proposed assignment and transfer of a portion of the 
district's right to divert up to 24,120 acre-feet of Colorado River per 
year to the Mohave County Water Authority, the Hopi Tribe, and 
Reclamation.
    32. Metropolitan WD and others, BCP, Arizona and California: 
Contract to provide for the recovery by Metropolitan WD of interstate 
underground storage credits previously placed in underground storage in 
Arizona by the Central Arizona Water Conservation District under 
agreements executed in 1992 and 1994, and to document the Arizona Water 
Banking Authority's responsibility in agreeing to Arizona's forbearance 
in the use of Colorado River water to permit the Secretary of the 
Interior to release that quantity of water for diversion and use by the 
Metropolitan WD.
    33. Wellton-Mohawk IDD, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract No. 1-07-30-
W0021 to revise the authority to deliver domestic use water from 5,000 
to 10,000 acre-feet per calendar year, which is within the district's 
current overall Colorado River water entitlement.
    34. Fisher's Landing Water and Sewer Works, LLC, BCP Arizona: 
Contract for 53 acre-feet annually of Colorado River water to be used 
to account for domestic water use on residential properties located 
within the Castle Dome area of Martinez Lake.
    35. Yuma County Water Users Association, BCP, Arizona: Supplemental 
contract for the O&M of the Yuma Project, Valley Division.
    36. Forbearance agreements, BCP, Arizona and California: Develop 
and execute short-term agreements to implement a demonstration 
forbearance program to evaluate the feasibility of acquiring water, 
through a voluntary land fallowing program, to replace drainage water 
currently being bypassed to the Cienega de Santa Clara.
    37. Miscellaneous PPR No. 43, BCP, California: Contract with the 
City of Needles, for 1,500 acre-feet diversion and 950 acre-feet 
consumptive use.
    38. Arizona Water Settlements Act, CAP, Arizona: Implementation of 
the contracting requirements of Title I--Central Arizona Project 
Settlement, Title II--Gila River Indian Community Water Rights 
Settlement, Title III--Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement, and 
Title IV--San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement.
    39. Southern Nevada Water Authority, Colorado River Commission of 
Nevada, and the Metropolitan WD of Southern California; BCP; California 
and Nevada: A storage and interstate release agreement establishing a 
procedure that the Secretary of the Interior will follow to achieve an 
interstate contractual distribution of Colorado River water.
    The following action has been discontinued since the last 
publication of this notice on October 4, 2004:
    1. (33) Central Arizona Water Conservation District and the Arizona 
Department of Water Resources, CAP, Arizona: Arizona Water Settlement 
Agreement to address outstanding CAP water allocation issues, subject 
to completion of final record of decision for reallocation of CAP water 
as discussed in the Secretary of the Interior's notice published in the 
FR on July 30, 1999 (64 FR 41456).
    The following actions have been completed since the last 
publication of this notice on October 4, 2004:
    1. (11) Imperial ID/Coachella Valley WD and/or The Metropolitan WD 
of Southern California, BCP, California: Contract to fund the 
Department of the Interior's expenses to conserve All-American Canal 
seepage water in accordance with Title II of the San Luis Rey Indian 
Water Rights Settlement Act, dated November 17, 1988.
    2. (14) Arizona State Land Department, BCP, Arizona: Colorado River 
water delivery contract for 1,534 acre-feet per year for domestic use.
    3. (19) ASARCO Inc., CAP, Arizona: Amendment of subcontract to 
extend the deadline for giving notice of termination on exchange.
    4. (48) Mr. and Mrs. West, BCP, California: Assignment of contract 
No. 6-07-30-W0342 from Mr. and Mrs. West to Ronald E. and Shannon L. 
Williamson.
    Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State 
Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1102, telephone 801-524-
3864.
    1. Individual irrigators, M&I, and miscellaneous water users; 
Initial Units, CRSP; Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico: Temporary 
(interim) water service contracts for surplus project water for 
irrigation or M&I use to provide up to 10,000 acre-feet of water 
annually for terms up to 10 years; long-term contracts for similar 
service for up to 1,000 acre-feet of water annually.
    (a) Ron Connell, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Connell has 
requested a 40-year water service contract for 6 acre-feet of water out 
of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Mr. Connell has submitted an augmentation plan 
to Water District 4, Case No. 04CW168.
    (b) Oxbow Mining, LLC, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Oxbow Mining, 
LLC has requested 242 acre-feet of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa 
reservoir, which requires that an augmentation plan be presented to the 
Division 4 Water Court.
    2. Taos Area, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: The United States 
is reserving 2,990 acre-feet of project water for potential use in an 
Indian water rights settlement in the Taos, New Mexico area.
    3. Various Contactors, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: The 
United States proposes to lease water from various contractors to 
stabilize flows in a critical reach of the Rio Grande in order to meet 
the needs of irrigators and preserve habitat for the silvery minnow.
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Water Conservancy District, and the Colorado River Water Conservation 
District; Uncompahgre Project; Colorado: Water management agreement for 
water stored at Taylor Park Reservoir and the Wayne N. Aspinall Storage 
Units to improve water management.
    5. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Florida Project, Colorado: Supplement 
to contract No. 14-06-400-3038, dated May 7, 1963, for an additional 
181 acre-feet of project water, plus 563 acre-feet of project water 
pursuant to the 1986 Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Final Settlement 
Agreement.
    6. Sanpete County Water Conservancy District, Narrows Project, 
Utah: Application for a SRPA loan and grant to construct a dam, 
reservoir, and pipeline to annually supply approximately 5,000 acre-
feet of water through a transmountain diversion from upper Gooseberry 
Creek in the Price River drainage (Colorado River Basin) to the San 
Pitch--Savor River (Great Basin).
    7. Individual Irrigators, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: The United 
States proposes to enter into long-term forbearance lease agreements 
with individuals who have privately held water rights to divert 
nonproject water either directly from the Pecos River or from shallow/
artesian wells in the Pecos River Watershed. This action will result in 
additional water in the Pecos River to make up for the water depletions 
caused by changes in operations at Summer Dam which were made to 
improve conditions for a threatened species, the Pecos bluntnose 
shiner.
    8. La Plata Conservancy District, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado 
and New Mexico: Cost sharing/repayment contract for up to 1,560 acre-
feet per year of M&I water; contract terms to be consistent with the 
Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 
106-554).
    9. LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, 
Arizona: Long-term contract for 950 acre-feet of water for municipal 
purposes.
    10. Pine River ID, Pine River Project, Colorado: Contract to allow 
the district to convert up to approximately 10,000 acre-feet of project 
irrigation water to municipal, domestic, and industrial uses.
    11. City of Page, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-term 
contract for 1,000 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes.
    12. El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 and Isleta del 
Sur Pueblo, Rio Grande Project, Texas: Contract to convert up to 1,000 
acre-feet of the Pueblo's project irrigation water to use for 
traditional and religious purposes.
    13. Carlsbad ID and the NMISC, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: 
Contract to convert irrigation water appurtenant to up to 6,000 acres 
of land within the project for use by the NMISC for delivery to Texas 
to meet New Mexico's Pecos River Compact obligation.
    14. Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, Animas-La Plata 
Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Contract to transfer the operation, 
maintenance, and replacement responsibilities of most project 
facilities to the district, pursuant to Section 6 of the Reclamation 
Act of June 17, 1902, and other Reclamation laws.
    15. Project Operations Committee, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado 
and New Mexico: Agreement among the United States, the Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the San 
Juan Water Commission, the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, 
the State of Colorado, and the La Plata Conservancy District of New 
Mexico to coordinate and oversee the necessary operation, maintenance, 
and replacement activities of the project works.
    16. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado 
and New Mexico: Water delivery contract for 33,519 acre-feet of M&I 
water; contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement 
Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106-554).
    17. Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and 
New Mexico: Water delivery contract for 33,519 acre-feet of M&I water; 
contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act 
Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106-554).
    18. Navajo Nation, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New 
Mexico: Water delivery contract for 4,680 acre-feet of M&I water; 
contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act 
Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106-554).
    19. Various contractors including the Town of Mancos and the Mancos 
Rural Water Company, Mancos Project, Colorado: Small or short-term 
contracts to carry nonproject water through project facilities for 
municipal purposes under authority of Pub. L. 106-549.
    20. State of Colorado, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New 
Mexico: Cost sharing/repayment contract for up to 10,440 acre-feet per 
year of M&I water; contract terms to be consistent with the Colorado 
Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106-554).
    21. Coon Creek Reservoir and Ditch Company, Collbran Project: The 
Coon Creek Reservoir and Ditch Company and the Collbran Conservancy 
District have requested a nonproject irrigation carriage contract (40-
year) to have 3 cfs, not to exceed 1,000 acre-feet annually, of their 
direct flow irrigation water rights diverted into and delivered through 
the existing Southside Canal, a feature of Collbran Project delivery 
structures.
    22. Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Bonneville Unit, 
Central Utah Project, Utah: Negotiate a repayment contract for 60,000 
acre-feet per year of M&I water from the Utah Lake System.
    23. Carlsbad ID and the NMISC, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: 
Contract for storage and delivery of water produced by the NMISC's 
River Augmentation Program, among Reclamation, Carlsbad ID, and the 
NMISC. This will allow for storage of NMISC water in project facilities 
resulting in additional project water supply.
    24. Town of Palisade, Palisade ID, Mesa County ID, Reclamation, and 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; CRSP: The Colorado River is 
critical habitat for four endangered fish species. These agencies are 
entering into an agreement for each to provide the following: 
Reclamation shall provide cost-share funding for the recovery 
monitoring and research, and O&M (October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, 
Pub. L. 106-392); the districts are willing to allow the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and Reclamation to construct the fish passage; and the 
Town of Palisade proposes to provide related safety features on or near 
the fish passage.
    25. Public Service Company of New Mexico, Reclamation, and the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service; San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation 
Program: The agreement identifies that Reclamation may provide cost-
share funding for the recovery monitoring and research, and O&M 
(October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106-392) of the constructed 
fish passage.
    26. Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Colorado 
River Water Conservation District; Recovery Implementation Program for 
Endangered Fish Species in the Upper Colorado River Basin: Reclamation 
will provide cost-share funding for enlargement of Elkhead Reservoir 
(October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106-392) in a separate grant 
agreement.
    27. The Grand Valley Water Users Association and U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service: Construction and O&M of a fish passage and fish 
screen facilities at the Grand Valley Diversion Dam and Government 
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facilitate recovery of endangered fish species in the Colorado River 
Basin (October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106-392).
    28. Mancos Rural Water Company, Mancos Project, Colorado: Contract 
to allow the Mancos Rural Water Company to convert an additional 300 
acre-feet of project irrigation water to municipal, domestic, and 
industrial uses.
    The following action has been discontinued since the last 
publication of this notice on October 4, 2004:
    1. (1)(g) United Companies, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: United 
Companies has requested 7 acre-feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa 
Reservoir for the Delta No. 1 Gravel Pit.
    The following actions have been completed since the last 
publication of this notice on October 4, 2004:
    1. (1)(e) Thomas Chapman, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Chapman 
has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of water 
out of Blue Mesa Reservoir to support his pending plan of augmentation, 
Water Division 4. Contract executed on November 2, 2004.
    2. (1)(h) Mountain View Amish-Mennonite Church, Aspinall Storage 
Unit, CRSP: The Church as requested 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of 
Blue Mesa Reservoir, Water Division 4, case No. 04CW106. Contract 
executed on September 29, 2004.
    3. (28) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Juan River Basin 
Recovery Implementation Program, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service has requested 14 acre-feet of water out of 
Blue Mesa Reservoir to be used at the Chipeta Unit ponds at the 
Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery. The ponds are to be used to grow out 
the two San Juan River Basin endangered fish species. Contract executed 
on September 15, 2004.
    Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, Federal 
Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59107-6900, 
telephone 406-247-7752.
    1. Individual irrigators, M&I, and miscellaneous water users, 
Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South 
Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming: Temporary (interim) water service contracts 
for the sale, conveyance, storage, and exchange of surplus project 
water and nonproject water for irrigation or M&I use to provide up to 
10,000 acre-feet of water annually for a term of up to 1 year.
    2. Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, 
Colorado: Water service contracts for irrigation and M&I; contracts for 
sale of water from the marketable yield to water users within the 
Colorado River Basin of western Colorado.
    3. Ruedi Reservoir, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Second 
round water sales from the regulatory capacity of Ruedi Reservoir. 
Water service and repayment contracts for up to 17,000 acre-feet 
annually for M&I use.
    4. Garrison Diversion Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Renegotiation of 
the master repayment contract with Garrison Diversion Conservancy 
District to conform with the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000; 
negotiation of repayment contracts with irrigators and M&I users.
    5. City of Rapid City, Rapid Valley Unit, P-SMBP, South Dakota: 
Contract renewal for storage capacity in Pactola Reservoir. A temporary 
(1 year not to exceed 10,000 acre-feet) water service contract has been 
executed with the City of Rapid City, Rapid Valley Unit, for use of 
water from Pactola Reservoir. A long-term storage contract is being 
negotiated for water stored in Pactola Reservoir. Legislation is 
pending for change in the authorized use of Pactola storage.
    6. Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc., South Dakota: Pursuant to 
the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992, the 
Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make grants and loans to 
Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc., a non-profit corporation, for the 
planning and construction of a rural water supply system.
    7. City of Berthoud, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-
term contract for conveyance of nonproject M&I water through Colorado-
Big Thompson Project facilities.
    8. City of Cheyenne, Kendrick Project, Wyoming: Negotiate a long-
term contract for storage space for replacement water on a daily basis 
in Seminoe Reservoir. A temporary contract has been issued pending 
negotiation of the long-term contract.
    9. Highland-Hanover ID, Hanover-Bluff Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: 
Negotiate long-term water service contract; includes provisions for 
repayment of construction costs.
    10. Upper Bluff ID, Hanover-Bluff Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Negotiate 
long-term water service contract; includes provisions for repayment of 
construction cost.
    11. Fort Clark ID, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiation of water 
service contract to continue delivery of project water to the district.
    12. Western Heart River ID, Heart Butte Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota: 
Negotiation of water service contract to continue delivery of project 
water to the district.
    13. Sisk Ranch, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
Initiating a long-term contract for up to 552 acre-feet of storage 
water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 276 acres. Temporary contracts 
have been issued to allow continued delivery of water.
    14. I.J. Peterson Ranch, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
Initiating a long-term contract for up to 478 acre-feet of storage 
water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 239 acres. Temporary contracts 
have been issued to allow continued delivery of water.
    15. Morkrid Enterprises, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
Initiating a long-term contract for up to 3,751 acre-feet of storage 
water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 1,875 acres. Temporary contracts 
have been issued to allow continued delivery of water.
    16. Dickinson-Heart River Mutual Aid Corporation, Dickinson Unit, 
P-SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiate renewal of water service contract for 
irrigation of lands below Dickinson Dam in western North Dakota.
    17. Savage ID, P-SMBP, Montana: The district is currently seeking 
title transfer. The contract is subject to renewal pending outcome of 
the title transfer process. A 5-year interim contract has been executed 
to ensure a continuous water supply.
    18. City of Fort Collins, Colorado--Big Thompson Project, Colorado: 
Long-term contracts for conveyance and storage of nonproject M&I water 
through Colorado--Big Thompson Project facilities.
    19. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiate a 
long-term water service contract with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in 
North Dakota for irrigation of up to 2,380 acres of land within the 
reservation.
    20. Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term 
water service contracts with Burbank Ditch, New Grattan Ditch Company, 
Torrington ID, Lucerne Canal and Power Company, and Wright and Murphy 
Ditch Company.
    21. Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Nebraska: Contract renewal for long-term 
water service contracts with Bridgeport, Enterprise, and Mitchell IDs, 
and Central Nebraska Public Power and ID.
    22. Helena Valley Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: Negotiating with Helena 
Valley ID for renewal of Part A of the A/B contract which expired 
December 31, 2004.
    23. Crow Creek Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: Negotiating with Toston ID 
for renewal of Part A of the A/B contract which expired December 31, 
2004.
    24. Dickinson Parks and Recreation District, Dickinson Unit, P-
SMBP,

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North Dakota: A temporary contract has been negotiated with the 
District for minor amounts of water from Dickinson Reservoir. Negotiate 
a long-term water service contract with the Park Board for minor 
amounts of water from Dickinson Dam.
    25. Clark Canyon Water Supply Company, East Bench Unit, P-SMBP, 
Montana: Initiating renewal of contract No. 14-06-600-3592 which 
expires December 31, 2005.
    26. East Bench ID, East Bench Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: Initiating 
renewal of contract No. 14-06-600-3593 which expires December 31, 2005.
    27. Tiber Enterprises, Inc., Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
Initiating a long-term contract for up to 1,388 acre-feet of storage 
water from Tiber Reservoir to irrigate 694 acres. Temporary contracts 
have been issued to allow continued delivery of water.
    28. Helena Valley Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: Initiating negotiations 
for contract renewal for an annual supply of water for domestic and M&I 
use to the City of Helena, Montana.
    29. Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, Lake Meredith 
Salinity Control Project, New Mexico and Texas: Negotiation of a 
contract for the transfer of control (care and O&M) of the project to 
the Authority in accordance with Pub. L. 102-575, Title VIII, Section 
804(c).
    30. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of excess 
capacity contracts in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
    31. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of requests 
for long-term contracts for the use of excess capacity in the 
Fryingpan-Arkansas Project from the Southeastern Colorado Water 
Conservancy District, the City of Aurora, and the Colorado Springs 
Utilities.
    32. Individual irrigators, Heart Butte Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota: 
Renew long-term water service contracts for minor amounts of less than 
1,000 acre-feet of irrigation water annually from the Heart River below 
Heart Butte Dam.
    33. Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water 
Conservancy District, Colorado--Big Thompson Project, Colorado: 
Consideration of a new long-term contract or amendment of contract No. 
4-07-70-W0107 with the Municipal Subdistrict and the Northern Colorado 
Water Conservancy District for the proposed Windy Gap Firming Project.
    34. Northern Integrated Supply Project, Colorado-Big Thompson 
Project, Colorado: Consideration of a new long-term contract with 
approximately 14 regional water suppliers and the Northern Colorado 
Water Conservancy District for the Northern Integrated Supply Project.
    35. Hill County WD, Milk River Project, Montana: Initiating renewal 
of municipal water supply contract No. 14-06-600-8954 which expires 
August 1, 2006. The proposal includes splitting the contract between 
Hill County WD and North Havre County WD which both receive their full 
water supply under the current contract.
    36. Stutsman County Park Board, Jamestown Unit, P-SMBP, North 
Dakota: The Board is requesting a contract for minor amounts of water 
under a long-term contract to serve domestic needs for cabin owners at 
Jamestown Reservoir, North Dakota.
    37. City of Huron, P-SMBP, South Dakota: Renewal of long-term 
operation, maintenance, and replacement agreement for O&M of the James 
Diversion Dam, South Dakota, with the City of Huron, South Dakota, or 
negotiation of water service and O&M with other interested, but as of 
yet, unidentified entity.
    38. Garrison Diversion Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Contracts to 
provide for project use pumping power or project use pumping power and 
supplemental irrigation water with various irrigation districts in 
North Dakota, covering a combined maximum 28,000 acres within the 
boundaries and limits set by the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000.
    39. Security Water and Sanitation District, Fryingpan-Arkansas 
Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term contract 
for the use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
    40. City of Fountain, Colorado; Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; 
Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term contract for the 
use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
    41. Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 
Colorado-Big Thompson Project; Colorado: Consideration of a request for 
a long-term agreement for water substitution and power interference in 
the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.
    42. Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Pueblo West, Colorado; 
Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Colorado: Consideration of a request for a 
5-to 10-year contract for the use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-
Arkansas Project.
    43. LeClair ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of 
long-term water service contract.
    44. Riverton Valley ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract 
renewal of long-term water service contract.
    The following actions have been completed since the last 
publication of this notice on October 4, 2004:
    1. (39) Frenchman Valley ID; Frenchman Unit, Frenchman-Cambridge 
Division, P-SMBP; Culbertson, Nebraska: The District requested a 
deferment of its 2004 repayment and reserve fund obligations. A request 
was prepared to amend contract No. 009E6B0123 to defer payments in 
accordance with the Act of September 21, 1959. An amendatory contract 
was executed on September 23, 2004.
    2. (40) Bostwick ID in Nebraska; Franklin Superior-Courtland and 
Courtland Units, Bostwick Division, P-SMBP; Red Cloud, Nebraska: The 
District requested a deferment of its 2004 repayment and water service 
obligations. A request was prepared to amend contract No. 009E6B0121 to 
defer payments in accordance with the Act of September 21, 1959. An 
amendatory contract was executed on September 23, 2004.
    3. (41) Frenchman-Cambridge ID; Meeker-Driftwood, Red Willow, and 
Cambridge Units; Frenchman-Cambridge Division; P-SMBP; Cambridge, 
Nebraska: The District requested a deferment of its repayment 
obligation. A request was prepared to amend contract No. 009D6B0122 to 
defer payments in accordance with the Act of September 21, 1959. An 
amendatory contract was executed on September 23, 2004.
    4. (43) East Bench ID, East Bench Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: The 
District requested a deferment of its 2004 distribution works repayment 
obligation. A request is being prepared to amend contract No. 14-06-
600-3593 to defer payments in accordance with the Act of September 21, 
1959. An amendatory contract was executed on September 23, 2004.
    5. (46) Tom Green County Water Control and Improvement District No. 
1, San Angelo Project, Texas: Public Law 108-231 dated May 28, 2004, 
authorized the Secretary of the Interior to extend the repayment period 
for the District from 40 to 50 years. A contract amendment was executed 
on November 1, 2004.

    Dated: January 20, 2005.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Office of Program and Policy Services.
[FR Doc. 05-4780 Filed 3-10-05; 8:45 am]
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