Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Criteria for Developing Refuge Water Management Plans, 7081-7082 [E7-2518]

Download as PDF ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRELIMS Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices at 916–978–5232 (TDD 916–978–5608), or e-mail at lsharp@mp.usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any subsequent information, please contact Ms. Laurie Sharp 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 Pub. L. 102–575), requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer an office on Central Valley Project water conservation best management practices 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. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agricultural Contractors. 4. BMPs for Urban Contractors. 5. Plan Implementation. 6. Exemption Process. 7. Regional Criteria. 8. Five-Year Revisions. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Feb 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Laurie Sharp to find the office nearest you. Dated: February 8, 2007. Tracy Slavin, Program Management Branch Chief, MidPacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. E7–2502 Filed 2–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Criteria for Developing Refuge Water Management Plans Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The ‘‘Criteria for Developing Refuge Water Management Plans’’ (Refuge Criteria), as applied in the following areas, are now available for public comment. • Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. The Refuge Criteria provides a common methodology, or standard, for efficient use of water by Federal Wildlife Refuges, State Wildlife Management Areas and Resource Conservation Districts that receive water under provisions of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA). They document the process and format by which Refuge Water Management Plans (Plans) should be prepared and submitted to Reclamation as part of the Refuge/District Water Supply Contracts and Memorandum of Agreements. The Refuge Criteria refers to Refuges, Wildlife Areas and Resource Conservation Districts as Refuges. Those Refuges that entered into water supply contracts with Reclamation, as a result of the CVPIA and subsequent Department of the Interior administrative review processes, are required to prepare Plans using the Refuge Criteria. DATES: All public comments must be received by March 16, 2007. ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Laurie Sharp, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 410, Sacramento, California, 95825, 916–978–5232, or e-mail at lsharp@mp.usbr.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: be placed on a mailing list for any PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To 7081 subsequent information or to obtain a copy of any water management plans, please contact Ms. Sharp at the e-mail address or telephone number above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 and a 1995 Department of the Interior administrative review process, the Interagency Coordinated Program for Wetland and Water Use Planning (ICP) was formed. The ICP was comprised of representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the Grassland Water District/Grassland Resource Conservation District. The ICP developed the 1998 Task Force Report, which outlines past, present, and future wetland planning and management issues and a methodology for Refuge Criteria. To continue the work of the now disbanded ICP, an Interagency Refuge Water Management Team (IRWMT) was formed to continue working on wetland issues such as water delivery, including additional work on wetland Refuge Criteria. The IRWMT is also comprised of representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the Grassland Water District/Grassland Resource Conservation District. The IRWMT used the 1998 Task Force Report and Reclamation’s 1999 Conservation and Efficiency Criteria as the foundation for developing the water management planning requirements or criteria included in these Refuge Criteria. The Refuge Criteria also incorporated comments, ideas, and suggestions from Refuge/District managers, biologists, water conservation specialists, engineers, the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, and other Central Valley stakeholders. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would 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 comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 7082 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices for public disclosure in their entirety. Public comments for the Refuge Criteria are now being accepted. Dated: February 8, 2007. Tracy Slavin, Program Management Branch Chief, MidPacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. E7–2518 Filed 2–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Revision of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code Prescribed Under Section 104(b) of the Code Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Certain dollar amounts in title 11 and title 28, United States Code, are increased. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francis F. Szczebak, Chief, Bankruptcy Judges Division, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1900. Section 104(b) of title 11, United States Code, provides the mechanism for an automatic 3-year adjustment of dollar amounts in certain sections of titles 11 and 28. Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, Public Law No. 103–394, § 108(e), (1994) as amended by Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Public Law No. 109–8, § 102(j), (2005). The provision states: (b)(1) On April 1, 1998, and at each 3-year interval ending April 1 thereafter, each dollar amount in effect under [the designated sections of the Code] and section 1409(b) of title 28 immediately before such April 1 shall be adjusted— (A) To reflect the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the Department of Labor, for the most recent 3-year period ending immediately before January 1 preceding such April 1, and (B) To round to the nearest $25 the dollar amount that represents such change. (2) Not later than March 1, 1998, and at each 3-year interval ending on March 1, thereafter, the Judicial Conference of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the United States shall publish in the Federal Register the dollar amounts that will become effective on such April 1 under sections 101(3), 101(18), 101(19A), 101(51D), 109(e), 303(b), 507(a), 522(d), 522(f)(3) and 522(f)(4), 522(n), 522(p), 522(q), 523(a)(2)(C), 541(b), 547(c)(9), 707(b), 1322(d), 1325(b), and 1326(b)(3) [of the Bankruptcy Code] and section 1409(b) of title 28. (3) Adjustments made in accordance with paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to cases commenced before the date of such adjustments. Revision of Certain Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Code Notice is hereby given that the dollar amounts are increased in the sections in title 11 and title 28, United States Code, as set out in the following chart. These increases do not apply to cases commenced before the effective date of the adjustments, i.e., April 1, 2007. Official Bankruptcy Forms 6E and 10 also will be amended to reflect these adjusted dollar amounts. Dated: February 7, 2007. Francis F. Szczebak, Chief, Bankruptcy Judges Division. Dollar amount to be adjusted 28 U.S.C.: 1409(b)—a trustee may commence a proceeding arising in or related to a case to recover: (1)—money judgment of or property worth less than ............... (2)—a consumer debt less than ............................................... (3)—a non consumer debt against a non insider less than ..... 11 U.S.C.: Section 101(3)—definition of assisted person ................................. Section 101(18)—definition of family farmer ................................... 101(19A)—definition of family fisherman ......................................... 101(51D)—definition of small business debtor ................................ Section 109(e)—allowable debt limits for individual filing bankruptcy under chapter 13. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7081-7082]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-2518]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Criteria for Developing 
Refuge Water Management Plans

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The ``Criteria for Developing Refuge Water Management Plans'' 
(Refuge Criteria), as applied in the following areas, are now available 
for public comment.
     Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.
    The Refuge Criteria provides a common methodology, or standard, for 
efficient use of water by Federal Wildlife Refuges, State Wildlife 
Management Areas and Resource Conservation Districts that receive water 
under provisions of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA). 
They document the process and format by which Refuge Water Management 
Plans (Plans) should be prepared and submitted to Reclamation as part 
of the Refuge/District Water Supply Contracts and Memorandum of 
Agreements. The Refuge Criteria refers to Refuges, Wildlife Areas and 
Resource Conservation Districts as Refuges. Those Refuges that entered 
into water supply contracts with Reclamation, as a result of the CVPIA 
and subsequent Department of the Interior administrative review 
processes, are required to prepare Plans using the Refuge Criteria.

DATES: All public comments must be received by March 16, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Laurie Sharp, Bureau of 
Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento, California, 95825, 
916-978-5232, or e-mail at lsharp@mp.usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any 
subsequent information or to obtain a copy of any water management 
plans, please contact Ms. Sharp at the e-mail address or telephone 
number above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the Central Valley Project 
Improvement Act of 1992 and a 1995 Department of the Interior 
administrative review process, the Interagency Coordinated Program for 
Wetland and Water Use Planning (ICP) was formed. The ICP was comprised 
of representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the 
Grassland Water District/Grassland Resource Conservation District. The 
ICP developed the 1998 Task Force Report, which outlines past, present, 
and future wetland planning and management issues and a methodology for 
Refuge Criteria. To continue the work of the now disbanded ICP, an 
Interagency Refuge Water Management Team (IRWMT) was formed to continue 
working on wetland issues such as water delivery, including additional 
work on wetland Refuge Criteria. The IRWMT is also comprised of 
representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the 
Grassland Water District/Grassland Resource Conservation District. The 
IRWMT used the 1998 Task Force Report and Reclamation's 1999 
Conservation and Efficiency Criteria as the foundation for developing 
the water management planning requirements or criteria included in 
these Refuge Criteria. The Refuge Criteria also incorporated comments, 
ideas, and suggestions from Refuge/District managers, biologists, water 
conservation specialists, engineers, the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, and 
other Central Valley stakeholders.
    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public 
disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There 
also may be circumstances in which we would 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 comment. We will make all submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available

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for public disclosure in their entirety. Public comments for the Refuge 
Criteria are now being accepted.

    Dated: February 8, 2007.
Tracy Slavin,
Program Management Branch Chief, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of 
Reclamation.
[FR Doc. E7-2518 Filed 2-13-07; 8:45 am]
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