Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans, 20415-20416 [06-3763]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 76 / Thursday, April 20, 2006 / Notices comment (1) online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov, (2) in the office of the Superintendent, Vaughn Baker, 1000 West Hwy. 36, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado 80517, 970–586–1206, (3) at all Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Centers and (4) at the Estes Park Public Library, 335 East Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, Colorado 80517, 970–586–8116. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Therese Johnson, 1000 West Hwy. 36, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado 80517, 970–586–1262, therese_johnson@nps.gov. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Attn: EVMP, Therese Johnson (address above). You may also comment via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your Internet message, contact Therese Johnson (number above). Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, 1000 West Hwy. 36, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado 80517. It is the practice of the NPS to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review following the conclusion of the [NEPA] process. Individuals may request that the NPS withhold their name and/or address from public disclosure. If you wish to do this, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Commentators using the website can make such a request by checking the box ‘‘keep my contact information private.’’ NPS will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law, but you should be aware that NPS may still be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 15, 2006. William E. Wellman, Acting Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E6–5939 Filed 4–19–06; 8:45 am] Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App. 1, Sec. 10), that the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, June 5, 2006. The Commission was established pursuant to Public Law 99–420, Sec. 103. The purpose of the commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or his designee, on matters relating to the management and development of the park, including but not limited to the acquisition of lands and interests in lands (including conservation easements on islands) and termination of rights of use and occupancy. The meeting will convene at Park Headquarters, Bar Harbor, Maine, at 1 p.m. to consider the following agenda: 1. Review and approval of minutes from the meeting held February 6, 2006. 2. Committee reports: —Land Conservation. —Park Use. —Science and Education. —Historic. 3. Old business. 4. Superintendent’s report. 5. Public comments. 6. Proposed agenda for next Commission meeting, September 11, 2006. The meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral/ written presentations to the Commission or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the Superintendent at least seven days prior to the meeting. Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent, Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, tel: (207) 288–3338. Dated: December 2, 2005. Sheridan Steele, Superintendent. [FR Doc. E6–5937 Filed 4–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–2N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans BILLING CODE 4310–D8–P Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR hsrobinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES National Park Service Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME; Acadia National Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Apr 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: The following Water Management Plans are available for review: • Ivanhoe Irrigation District. • Terra Bella Irrigation District. • Stone Coral Irrigation District. • Saucelito Irrigation District. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20415 • Exeter Irrigation District. • San Luis Water District. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation has developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). Note: For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above districts have developed Plans, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation’s preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time. All public comments must be received by May 22, 2006. ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Becky Ortiz, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way MP–410, Sacramento, California 95825, or contact at 916–978– 5281 (TDD 978–5608), or e-mail at bortiz@mp.usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any subsequent information, please contact Ms. Ortiz at the e-mail address or telephone number above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are inviting the public to comment on our preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy. Section 3405(e) of the CVPIA (Title 34 Public Law 102–575) requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer an office on Central Valley Project water conservation best management practices (BMPs) that shall ‘‘* * * develop criteria for evaluating the adequacy of all water conservation plans developed by project contractors, including those plans required by Section 210 of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982.’’ Also, according to Section 3405(e)(1), these Criteria must be developed ‘‘* * * with the purpose of promoting the highest level of water use efficiency reasonably achievable by project contractors using best available cost-effective technology and best management practices.’’ These Criteria state that all parties (Contractors) that contract with Reclamation for water supplies (municipal and industrial contracts over 2,000 acre-feet and agricultural contracts over 2,000 irrigable acres) must prepare Plans that contain the following information: 1. Description of the District. 2. Inventory of Water Resources. 3. BMPs for Agricultural Contractors. DATES: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 20416 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 76 / Thursday, April 20, 2006 / Notices 4. BMPs for Urban Contractors. 5. BMP Plan Implementation. 6. BMP Exemption Justification. Reclamation will evaluate Plans based on these Criteria. A copy of these Plans will be available for review at Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific (MP) Regional Office located in Sacramento, California, and the local area office. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that Reclamation withhold their home address from public disclosure, and we will honor such request to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which Reclamation would elect to withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will make all submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public disclosure in their entirety. If you wish to review a copy of these Plans, please contact Ms. Ortiz to find the office nearest you. Dated: March 2, 2006. Donna E. Tegelman, Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 06–3763 Filed 4–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [FES–06–06] Navajo Dam, Colorado River Storage Project, New Mexico and Colorado Office, 835 East Second Avenue, Suite 400, Durango, Colorado 81301–5475; telephone (970) 385–6500; faxogram (970) 385–6539; e-mail: ppage@uc.usbr.gov. The FEIS is also available on Reclamation’s Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/uc/ (click on Environmental Documents). Copies of the FEIS are also available at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Main Interior, Room 7060–MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240–0001. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Denver Federal Center, Sixth & Kipling, Building 67, Room 167, Denver, Colorado 80225–0007. • Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138–1147. • Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office, 835 East Second Avenue, Suite 400, Durango, Colorado 81301–5475. • Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office, 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506. • Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Attention: Russell George, Executive Director, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 718, Denver, Colorado 80203. • Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Attention: Eric Bergman, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 521, Denver, Colorado 80203. • Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Attention: Joanna Prukop, Wendell Chino Building, 1220 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. • Environmental Department, Attention: Gedi Cibas, Environmental Impact Review Coordinator, Harold Runnels Building, 1190 St. Francis Drive, Room 4050, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502. AGENCY: Libraries SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Federal agency responsible for operation of the Navajo Unit (Navajo Dam and Reservoir) has prepared and made available to the public a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4332. ADDRESSES: Copies of the FEIS are available from Pat Page, Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Cortez Public Library, Cortez, Colorado Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado Durango Public Library, Durango, Colorado Fort Lewis College Library, Durango, Colorado Albuquerque Public Library, Albuquerque, New Mexico Bloomfield Library, Bloomfield, New Mexico Farmington Public Library, Farmington, New Mexico San Juan College Library, Farmington, New Mexico ´ Dine College Library, Shiprock, New Mexico hsrobinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of Navajo Reservoir Operations Final Environmental Impact Statement. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Apr 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pat Page, Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office, 835 East Second Avenue, Suite 400, Durango, Colorado 81301–5475; telephone (970) 385–6500; faxogram (970) 385–6539; e-mail: ppage@uc.usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FEIS describes the environmental impacts of alternatives to operate Navajo Dam and Reservoir to implement the flow recommendations provided by the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (Recovery Program), or a reasonable alternative to those recommendations. The purpose of the proposed Federal action is to provide sufficient releases of water at times, quantities, and durations necessary to conserve, in concert with other fish recovery plans authorized under the Recovery Program, two endangered fish species and their designated critical habitat in the San Juan River downstream from Farmington, New Mexico. The two endangered fish species are the Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) and the razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus). Reclamation would maintain the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit which include enabling future water development to proceed in the San Juan River Basin in compliance with applicable laws, compacts, court decrees, and Indian trust responsibilities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Navajo Dam, located on the San Juan River approximately 38 miles northeast of Farmington, New Mexico, and about 55 miles southeast of Durango, Colorado, is an authorized storage unit of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP). Navajo Dam was completed in 1963 as one of the four key features of the CRSP intended to develop the water resources of the Upper Colorado River Basin and is operated in accordance with the CRSP Act and applicable Reclamation and other Federal laws. Reclamation proposes to take action to protect and assist in recovery of the populations and designated critical habitat of the two endangered fishes found in the San Juan River, while maintaining all authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit. Reclamation would implement the proposed action by modifying the operation of Navajo Dam, to the extent possible within CRSP authority, to achieve the flow recommendations developed by the Recovery Program. Reclamation’s goal is to implement the proposed action and, E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 76 (Thursday, April 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20415-20416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-3763]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The following Water Management Plans are available for review:
     Ivanhoe Irrigation District.
     Terra Bella Irrigation District.
     Stone Coral Irrigation District.
     Saucelito Irrigation District.
     Exeter Irrigation District.
     San Luis Water District.
    To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement 
Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau 
of Reclamation has developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating 
Water Management Plans (Criteria).


    Note: For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management 
Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. 
The above districts have developed Plans, which Reclamation has 
evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of 
these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to 
allow the public to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary 
determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's preliminary (i.e., 
draft) determination is invited at this time.


DATES: All public comments must be received by May 22, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Becky Ortiz, Bureau of Reclamation, 
2800 Cottage Way MP-410, Sacramento, California 95825, or contact at 
916-978-5281 (TDD 978-5608), or e-mail at bortiz@mp.usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any 
subsequent information, please contact Ms. Ortiz at the e-mail address 
or telephone number above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are inviting the public to comment on our 
preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy. Section 
3405(e) of the CVPIA (Title 34 Public Law 102-575) requires the 
Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer an office on 
Central Valley Project water conservation best management practices 
(BMPs) that shall ``* * * develop criteria for evaluating the adequacy 
of all water conservation plans developed by project contractors, 
including those plans required by Section 210 of the Reclamation Reform 
Act of 1982.'' Also, according to Section 3405(e)(1), these Criteria 
must be developed ``* * * with the purpose of promoting the highest 
level of water use efficiency reasonably achievable by project 
contractors using best available cost-effective technology and best 
management practices.'' These Criteria state that all parties 
(Contractors) that contract with Reclamation for water supplies 
(municipal and industrial contracts over 2,000 acre-feet and 
agricultural contracts over 2,000 irrigable acres) must prepare Plans 
that contain the following information:

1. Description of the District.
2. Inventory of Water Resources.
3. BMPs for Agricultural Contractors.

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4. BMPs for Urban Contractors.
5. BMP Plan Implementation.
6. BMP Exemption Justification.

Reclamation will evaluate Plans based on these Criteria. A copy of 
these Plans will be available for review at Reclamation's Mid-Pacific 
(MP) Regional Office located in Sacramento, California, and the local 
area office.

    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that Reclamation withhold their home address 
from public disclosure, and we will honor such request to the extent 
allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which Reclamation 
would elect to withhold a respondent's identity from public disclosure, 
as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or 
address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your 
comments. We will make all submissions from organizations, businesses, 
and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or 
officials of organizations or businesses available for public 
disclosure in their entirety. If you wish to review a copy of these 
Plans, please contact Ms. Ortiz to find the office nearest you.

    Dated: March 2, 2006.
Donna E. Tegelman,
Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 06-3763 Filed 4-19-06; 8:45 am]
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