Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Negotiations, 8780-8788 [E7-3376]

Download as PDF 8780 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices 1998 (Pub. L. 105–391). The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary and the National Park Service on matters relating to management of concessions in the National Park System. The Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. for the regular business meeting for continued discussion on the following subjects: • Leasehold Surrender Interest Tracking Tool. • Insurance. • Concession Contracting Status Update. • Superintendent’s Training Project Update. • Outfitter and Guide. • Other business. The meeting will be open to the public, however, facilities and space for accommodating members of the public are limited, and persons will be accommodated on a first-come-firstserved basis. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Public Meeting The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you plan to attend and will require an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice at least 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Attempts will be made to meet any request(s) we receive after that date, however, we may not be able to make the requested auxiliary aid or service available because of insufficient time to arrange for it. Anyone may file with the Board a written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board may also permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its agenda within the allotted time. Such requests should be made to the Director, National Park Service, Attention: Manager, Concession Program, at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection approximately 6 weeks after the meeting, at the Concession Program office located at 1201 Eye Street, NW., 11th Floor, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Concession Program, 1201 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: 202/ 513–7151. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: February 9, 2007. Sue Masica, Acting Deputy Director, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 07–876 Filed 2–22–07; 3:54 pm] BILLING CODE 4312–53–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Announcement of Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Denali National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission meeting announcement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces that the Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) will conduct a public meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to develop and continue work on subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The meeting will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments to the SRC. The Denali National Park SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808, of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Pub. L. 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Draft meeting minutes will be available upon request from each Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The Denali National Park SRC will meet on Monday, February 26, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be a one day meeting. Location: The meeting will be held at the Motel Nord Haven Conference Room located in Healy, Alaska, at mile 249.5 Parks Highway, telephone (907) 683– 4500. DATES: newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting date. The tentative agenda for the meeting includes the following: 1. Call to order (SRC Chair). 2. SRC Roll Call and Confirmation of Quorum. 3. SRC Chair and Superintendent’s Welcome and Introductions. 4. Review and Approve Agenda. 5. Review and adopt minutes from last meeting. 6. Status of SRC Membership—If needed, hold elections for SRC Chair and Vice Chair. The SRC charter requires officer elections annually. 7. Public and other agency comments. 8. Old Business a. Cantwell Off-Road Vehicle Management Environmental Assessment b. Request to evaluate customary and traditional use determination for offroad vehicle use in Kantishna. c. Alaska Railroad Herbicide Spraying. 9. New Business a. Federal Subsistence Board wildlife and fisheries proposals for 2007–2008. b. Alaska Board of Game actions and wildlife proposals. c. Wolf harvest in Kantishna. d. Moose harvest in Wildlife Management Unit 16B. e. Denali Resource Stewardship Strategy. f. Cultural and Subsistence Program Updates. 10. Agency and Public Comments. 11. SRC Work Session. Prepare correspondence and hunting program recommendations. 12. Set time and place of next SRC meeting. 13. Adjournment. Dated: February 1, 2007. Victor Knox, Deputy Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. E7–3310 Filed 2–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Phillip Hooge, Deputy Superintendent, telephone: (907) 683–9581, E-mail: phillip_hooge@nps.gov or Amy Craver, Subsistence Manager, telephone: (907) 683–9544, and E-mail: amy_craver@nps.gov. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection approximately four weeks after the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SRC meeting location and date may need to be changed based on weather or local circumstances. If the meeting date or location is changed, notice of the meeting will be published in local PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 2006, and contract actions that have been E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices completed or discontinued since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8781 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 RRA: Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 SOD: Safety of Dams SRPA: Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956 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; longterm 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 8782 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices 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. 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 ID, 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-one 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. Two repayment agreements have been executed. 16. Two irrigation water user entities, Boise Project, Idaho: Long-term renewal and/or conversion of two irrigation water service contracts for supplemental irrigation use of up to 2,218 acre-feet of storage space in Lucky Peak Reservoir, a Corps of Engineers’ project on the Boise River, Idaho. Sixteen water service contracts have been converted to repayment contracts for a total of 68,000 acre-feet of storage space. 17. Lake Lowell water users, Boise Project, Idaho-Oregon: Repayment contracts for reimbursable cost of SOD modifications to Deer Flat Dam. 18. Three irrigation water user entities, Boise Project, Idaho: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Amendatory repayment contract with New Union Ditch Company to reduce the contract by 500 acre-feet of Lucky Peak storage space and new contracts with Wilderness Ranch Owners’ Association for 200 acre-feet and with Osprey Subdivision Project Owners’ Association for 300 acre-feet of Lucky Peak Reservoir storage space. 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, California, Nevada, and Oregon: Temporary (interim) water service contracts for available project water for irrigation, M&I, or fish and wildlife purposes providing up to 10,000 acrefeet 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 conveyance agreements with the State of California for various purposes; long-term contracts for similar service for up to 1,000 acre-feet annually. 2. Contractors from the American River Division, Cross Valley Canal, Delta Division, San Felipe Division, and West San Joaquin Division, CVP, California: Renewal of 28 long-term water service contracts; water quantities for these contracts total in excess of 2.1M 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. Execution of long-term renewal contracts have been completed for the Friant, Shasta, and Trinity River Divisions. Long-term renewal contract execution is continuing for the other contractors. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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. 8. El Dorado ID, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contracts for conveyance of nonproject water (one contract for Weber Reservoir and pre-1914 ditch rights in the amount of 3,344 acre-feet, and one contract for Project 184 water 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. 9. 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 2007. 10. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam. 11. 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 Delta Division, Friant Division, and San Luis Unit facilities. 12. 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. 13. Banta Carbona ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal. 14. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal. 15. 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices flood control season. This agreement is to conform to Federal law. 16. 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. 17. Carpinteria WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer title of the distribution system to the district. Title transfer authorized by Pub. L. 108– 315 ‘‘Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.’’ 18. Montecito WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer title of the distribution system to the district. Title transfer authorized by Pub. L. 108– 315 ‘‘Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.’’ 19. Sacramento Suburban WD, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water. The contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water provided from the Placer County Water Agency to the Sacramento Suburban WD for use within its service area. 20. 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. 21. Sacramento River Settlement Contracts, CVP, California: Five contracts remain to be executed out of a total of 145 contracts; water quantities for these contracts total 2.2M acre-feet. These contracts will be renewed for a period of 40 years. The contracts reflect agreements to settle disputes over water rights’ claims on the Sacramento River. 22. 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. Contract executed February 28, 2005. The wheeling agreement for conveyance through the California State Aqueduct is pending. 23. A Canal Fish Screens, Klamath Project, Oregon: Negotiation of an O&M contract for the A Canal Fish Screen with Klamath, ID. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 24. 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. 25. Orland Unit Water Users Association, Orland Project, California: Repayment contract for the SOD costs assigned to the irrigation purposes of Stony Gorge Dam. 26. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject flood flows. 27. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, Lander County, and the State of Nevada; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title transfer to lands and features of the Humboldt Project. 28. 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 and to meet Endangered Species Act requirements. 29. Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, California: Repayment for SOD work on Lauro Dam. 30. Broadview WD, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of 27,000 acre-feet of Broadview WD’s entire CVP supply to Westlands WD for irrigation and M&I use. 31. Mendota Wildlife Area, CVP, California: Reimbursement agreement between California Department of Fish and Game and Reclamation for conveyance service costs to deliver Level 2 water to the Mendota Wildlife Area during infrequent periods when the Mendota Pool is down due to unexpected but needed maintenance. This action is taken pursuant to Pub. L. 102–575, Title 34, Section 3406(d)(1), to meet full Level 2 water needs of the Mendota Wildlife Area. 32. Mercy Springs WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 2,825 acre-feet of Mercy Springs WD’s CVP supply to San Luis WD for irrigation and M&I use. 33. Oro Loma WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 4,000 acre-feet of Oro Loma WD’s CVP supply to Westlands WD for irrigation and M&I use. 34. San Luis WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 2,400 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8783 acre-feet of San Luis WD’s CVP supply to Santa Nella County WD for M&I use. 35. Placer County Water Agency, CVP, California: Proposed exchange agreement under Section 14 of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 of up to 74,000 acre-feet. 36. Eighteen contractors in the Klamath Project, Oregon: Amendment of 18 repayment contracts or negotiation of new contracts to allow for recovery of additional capital costs to the Klamath Project. These contract actions will be accomplished through amendments to the existing repayment contracts or negotiation of new contracts. 37. Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Deep Well Pumping Reimbursement Agreement, Central Valley Project Improvement Act, California: Amendment to extend termination date for 1 more year will be executed by December 2007. 38. Elk Creek Community Services District, California, CVP: Interim renewal contract for up to 3 years to continue project M&I water service while the Operations Criteria and Plan consultations continue. 39. City of Tracy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Santa Clara Valley WD, and San Benito County Water Agency; all CVP; California: Amend existing water service contracts to conform to current Reclamation law. 40. San Luis WD and Marvin Meyers/ Meyers Farm, San Luis/Delta Division, CVP, California: Negotiation of a longterm exchange contract. 41. Cawelo WD and LindsayStrathmore ID, CVP, California: Longterm Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject water for a non-CVP contractor. 42. Elk Creek Community Services District, CVP, California: Renewal of long-term water service contract for up to 100 acre-feet for a period of 40 years. 43. Westlands WD, CVP, California: Interim renewal of water service contract (Case No. CV–79–106–EDP) for an initial period of 3 years, with subsequent interim renewal contracts of 2 years pursuant to section 3404(c) of the CVPIA. 44. Westlands WD, CVP, California: Interim renewal of water service contract (No. 14–06–200–495A) for an initial period of 3 years, with subsequent interim renewal contracts of 2 years pursuant to section 3404(c) of the CVPIA. The following actions have been reported as completed since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006: 1. (7) City of Roseville, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 8784 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices nonproject water provided from the Placer County Water Agency. The contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to the City of Roseville for use within its service area. Contract executed November 22, 2006. 2. (17) 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. Contract executed March 15, 2006. 3. (19) 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.’’ Contract executed November 7, 2006. 4. (31) Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, California: Repayment for SOD work on Lauro Dam. Contract executed December 21, 2006. Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 61470 (Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006–1470, telephone 702– 293–8192. 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 contracts for 456 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 3. 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. 4. Maricopa-Stanfield IDD, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system repayment contract No. 4–07–30– W0047 to reschedule repayment pursuant to June 28, 1996, agreement. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. 8. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: O&M contract for its CAP water distribution system. 9. Miscellaneous PPR No. 38, BCP, California: Assign Schroeder’s portion of the PPR to Murphy Broadcasting. 10. Gila Project Works, Gila Project, Arizona: Title transfer of facilities and certain lands in the Wellton-Mohawk Division from the United States to Wellton-Mohawk IDD. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. 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. 14. Shepard Water Company, Inc., BCP, Arizona: Contract for the annual delivery of 50 acre-feet of fourth priority water per year for domestic use. 15. Jessen Family Limited Partnership, BCP, Arizona: Contract for delivery of 1,080 acre-feet of Colorado River water for agricultural purposes. 16. Various irrigation districts, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system repayment contracts to provide for partial assumption of debt by the Central Arizona Water Conservation District and the United States upon enactment of Federal legislation providing for resolution of CAP issues. 17. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18. 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. 19. 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. 20. 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. 21. 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. 22. 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 Metropolitan WD. 23. Wellton-Mohawk IDD, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract No. 1–07–30– W0021 to revise the acre-foot amount for delivery of domestic use water to 12,000 acre-feet per calendar year, within the district’s current overall Colorado River water entitlement. 24. 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. 25. Arizona Water Settlements Act, CAP, Arizona: Implementation of the contracting requirements of Title I Central Arizona Project Settlement Act of 2004, Title II Gila River Indian E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices Community Water Rights Settlement, Title III Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement, and Title IV San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement. 26. Cibola Valley IDD, BCP, Arizona: Assign 396 acre-feet per year of the district’s entitlement to fourth, fifth, and sixth priority water to The Conservation Fund. 27. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract No. 04– XX–30–W0431 to provide for a change of type and place of use of water. 28. Chacha AZ, LLC, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 2,100 acre-feet per year of fourth-priority Arizona water for agricultural purposes. 29. City of Yuma, BCP, Arizona: Supplemental and amendatory contract to provide for additional point of delivery for a new pump station to be constructed on the Gila Gravity Main Canal, with initial intake capacity of 20 million gallons per day, building up to 40 million gallons per day at full design capacity. 30. City of Needles and The Metropolitan WD of Southern California, Lower Colorado Water Supply Project, California: Contract for acquisition and delivery of Lower Colorado Water Supply Project water. 31. City of Needles, BCP, California: Amendment to contract No. 05–XX–30– W0445 to include PPR No. 44 for an annual diversion of 1,260 acre-feet or the annual consumptive use of 273 acrefeet, whichever is less. The following actions have been reported as completed since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006: 1. (14) 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. Contract executed May 11, 2006. 2. (30) 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. Contract executed December 21, 2006. 3. (32) Miscellaneous PPR No. 43, BCP, California: Contract with the City of Needles for 1,500 acre-feet diversion and 950 acre-feet consumptive use. Contract executed April 3, 2006. 4. (43) Cibola Resources, LLC, BCP, Arizona: Assign contract No. 06–XX– 30–W0449 to B&F Investment, LLC, transfer the 60-acre-foot entitlement to B&F under that contract, and enter into VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 a new contract with B&F to change the type and place of use. Contract executed September 25, 2006. 5. (44) Rudy J. Leon and Helen V. Thomas, BCP, California: Enter into a contract for their entitlement of PPR No. 38 for 1.7086 acre-feet of water per year. Contract executed December 1, 2006. 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) Oxbow Mining, LLC, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Oxbow Mining, LLC has requested a 40-year water service contract for 242 acre-feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires that an augmentation plan be presented to the Division 4 Water Court. 2. San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: The United States is holding the remaining 2,990 acre-feet of project water for potential use in Indian water rights settlements in New Mexico. 3. Various Contractors, 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 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 Unit 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8785 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. 7. 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). 8. LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-term contract for 950 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes. 9. Pine River ID, Pine River Project, Colorado: Contract to allow the district to use a limited amount of project irrigation water for municipal, domestic, and industrial uses. 10. City of Page, Arizona, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-term contract for 975 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes. 11. 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. 12. Project Operator, Colorado; Animas-La Plata Project; Colorado and New Mexico: Contract to transfer the operation, maintenance, and replacement responsibilities of most project facilities to the project operator, pursuant to Section 6 of the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, and other Reclamation laws. 13. Project Operations Committee, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Agreement among the United States and the Project Sponsors to coordinate and oversee the necessary operations, maintenance, and replacement activities of the project works. 14. 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). 15. 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). 16. 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 8786 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 17. 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). 18. 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. 19. 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 of the constructed fish passage at the Public Service Company’s site pursuant to Pub. L. 106– 392, dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602. 20. The Grand Valley Water Users Association, Reclamation, and the 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 facilitate recovery of endangered fish species in the Colorado River Basin (October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106–392). 21. Carbon Water Conservancy District, Scofield Project, Utah: Contract providing for the district to repay to the United States 15 percent of the cost of SOD modifications to the spillway at Scofield Dam. 22. Weber River Water Users Association, Weber River Project, Utah: Contract providing for the association to repay to the United States 15 percent of the cost of SOD modifications at Echo Dam. 23. Central Utah Project, Utah: Petition for project water among the United States, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, and the Duchesne County Water Conservancy District for use of 2,500 acre-feet of irrigation water from the Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project. 24. Navajo Nation, San Juan River Dineh Water Users, Reclamation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program: The agreement identifies that Reclamation VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 may provide cost-share funding for the recovery monitoring and research, and O&M of the constructed fish passage at the Hogback Diversion Dam pursuant to Pub. L. 106–392, dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602. 25. Jensen Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah: The Uintah Water Conservancy District has requested a contract with provision to prepay at a discounted rate, for the remaining 3,300 acre-feet of unmarketed project M&I water. 26. Emery County Project, Utah: The Huntington Cleveland Irrigation Company has requested a contract for carriage of up to 14,074 acre-feet of nonproject water; utilizing Huntington North Reservoir as a regulating feature associated with their Salinity Control Project. 27. North Fork Water Conservancy District and Ragged Mountain Water Users Association, Paonia Project, Colorado: North Fork and Ragged Mountain have requested a contract for supplemental water from the Paonia Project. This contract is for municipal uses. 28. North Fork Water Conservancy District and Ragged Mountain Water Users Association, Paonia Project, Colorado: North Fork and Ragged Mountain have requested a contract for supplemental water from the Paonia Project. Their contract expired on December 31, 2005, and the amended contract was executed on January 27, 2006. There is a need to amend this contract to include reference to the M&I contract waiting to be executed. 29. Strawberry Valley Project, Utah: Contract to allow conversions of project irrigation water to municipal, domestic, and industrial uses. The following actions have been reported as completed since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006: 1. (1)(b) National Park Service, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The National Park Service has requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 acrefeet of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Contract executed September 15, 2006. 2. (1)(g) Arlo Cox, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Cox has requested a 40year water service contract for 1 acrefoot of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. He has submitted his augmentation plan to Water District 4, case number pending. Contract executed November 8, 2006. 3. (1)(h) Michael and Nancy Courtney Schell, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The Schells have requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. An augmentation plan is not required for their direct withdrawal of water from PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the reservoir. Contract executed September 5, 2006. 4. (1)(i) Michael Watts, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Watts has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. He submitted his augmentation plan to Division 4 Water Court, case No. 06–CW–120. Contract executed December 12, 2006. 5. (1)(j) Equivest Limited Partnership, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Equivest has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. They have submitted their augmentation plan to Division 4 Water Court, case No. 06– CW–260. Contract executed December 12, 2006. 6. (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. Contract executed November 21, 2006. 7. (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. Contract executed September 12, 2006. 8. (24) 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. Contract executed September 8, 2006. 9. (28) San Juan-Chama Project, Albuquerque Area Office: Proposed conversion of six water service contracts to repayment contracts. Contractors requesting such conversions are the City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, County of Los Alamos, City of Espanola, Town of Taos, Village of Taos Ski Valley, and Town of Los Lunas. Contracts executed as follows: Village Los Lunas, July 18, 2006; Village of Taos Ski Valley, August 2, 2006; Town of Taos, August 15, 2006; County of Los Alamos, September 27, 2006; and City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, and City of Espanola, October 19, 2006. Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, Federal Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101, 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, E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices 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, 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. 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. Highland-Hanover ID, HanoverBluff Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Negotiate long-term water service contract. 9. Upper Bluff ID, Hanover-Bluff Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Negotiate long-term water service contract. 10. Fort Clark ID, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiation of water service contract to continue delivery of project water to the district. 11. 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. 12. Savage ID, P–SMBP, Montana: The district is currently seeking title VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 transfer. The contract is subject to renewal pending outcome of the title transfer process. A 5-year interim contract was executed May 7, 2003, to ensure a continuous water supply. 13. City of Fort Collins, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term contracts for conveyance and storage of nonproject M&I water through ColoradoBig Thompson Project facilities. 14. 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. 15. Dickinson Parks and Recreation District, Dickinson Unit, P–SMBP, 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 for minor amounts of water from Dickinson Dam. 16. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of excess capacity contracts in the FryingpanArkansas Project. 17. 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. 18. 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. 19. 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. 20. Northern Integrated Supply Project, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a new longterm contract with approximately 14 regional water suppliers and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District for the Northern Integrated Supply Project. 21. 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. 22. Garrison Diversion Unit, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Contracts to provide for PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8787 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. 23. 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. 24. City of Fountain, FryingpanArkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a longterm contract for the use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. 25. Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado Springs, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a longterm agreement for water substitution and power interference in the ColoradoBig Thompson Project. 26. Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Pueblo West, 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. 27. LeClair ID, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of longterm water service contract. 28. Riverton Valley ID, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of long-term water service contract. 29. Buford-Trenton ID, BufordTrenton Project, P–SMBP, North Dakota: Enter into a new repayment contract and power contract for additional project use pumping power for project purposes in irrigating bench lands existing within the district. 30. ExxonMobil Corporation, Ruedi Reservoir, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of ExxonMobil Corporation’s request to amend its Ruedi Round I contract to include additional uses for the water. 31. Ainsworth ID, Ainsworth Unit, Sandhills Division, P–SMBP, Ainsworth, Nebraska: Contract renewal for a long-term water service contract. 32. Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Pueblo West, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term contract for the use of excess capacity in the FryingpanArkansas Project. 33. Individual developer with Angostura Unit, P–SMBP, South Dakota: Negotiate M&I water service contract with developer for up to ten, 10-acre tracts of land within the Angostura ID. 34. City of Golden, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long- E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 8788 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices term agreement for power interference in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. 35. Frenchman-Cambridge ID; Meeker-Driftwood, Red Willow, and Cambridge Units; Frenchman Division; P–SMBP; Cambridge, Nebraska: Amend the repayment contract for equalization of the construction obligation payments over the remaining years of the water supply repayment obligation period, and to delay the increase in the reserve fund payments pursuant to Pub. L. 109– 386, which was enacted on December 12, 2006. 36. Kansas-Bostwick ID No. 2; Courtland Unit, Bostwick Division, P– SMBP; Courtland, Kansas: Amend the repayment contract for equalization of the construction obligation payments over the remaining years of the water supply repayment obligation period, and to delay the increase in the reserve fund payments pursuant to Pub. L. 109– 386, which was enacted on December 12, 2006. 37. Bostwick ID in Nebraska; Superior-Courtland and Franklin Units, Bostwick Division, P–SMBP; Red Cloud, Nebraska: Amend the repayment contract for equalization of the construction obligation payments over the remaining years of the water supply repayment obligation period, and to delay the increase in the reserve fund payments pursuant to Pub. L. 109–386, which was enacted on December 12, 2006. 38. Webster ID; Webster Unit, Solomon Division, P-SMBP; Gaylord, Kansas: Amend the repayment contract for equalization of the construction obligation payments over the remaining years of the water supply repayment obligation period, and to delay the increase in the reserve fund payments pursuant to Pub. L. 109–386, which was enacted on December 12, 2006. 39. City of Grand Junction, City of Fruita, and Town of Palisade (Municipal Recreation Agreement), Colorado-Big Thompson Project; Colorado: Negotiation of renewal of the Municipal Recreation Agreement to provide historic users pool surplus water from Green Mountain Reservoir for nonconsumptive municipal recreation uses. 40. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Ruedi Reservoir, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a second round water sales or repayment contract from the regulatory capacity of Ruedi Reservoir for up to 5,000 acre-feet annually for M&I uses and also providing water to the endangered fish and supplementing in-stream flows. 41. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term exchange, conveyance, and storage contract to implement the Exhibit B Agreement of the Settlement Agreement on Operating Procedures for Green Mountain Reservoir Concerning Operating Limitations and in Resolution of the Petition Filed August 7, 2003, in Case No. 49–CV–2782 (The United States v Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Case No. 2782 and Consolidated Case Nos. 5016 and 5017). 42. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a longterm contract for the use of excess capacity for storage and exchange in Green Mountain Reservoir in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. 43. Greenfields ID, Sun River Project, Montana: Modification of Gibson Dam will be required depending on the outcome of the Corrective Action Study, and will require a contract for repayment of allocable SOD costs. 44. Glendo Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term water service contracts with Burbank Ditch, New Grattan Ditch Company, Torrington ID, Lucernce Canal and Power Company, and Wright and Murphy Ditch Company. 45. 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. 46. Glendo Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term water storage contract with Pacificorp. 47. Roger W. Evans (Individual), Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Renewal of long-term water service contracts. 48. City of Beloit, P–SMBP, Kansas: Execution of a contract amendment to the original contract to add a renewal provision in accordance with Section 1 of the Act of June 21, 1963. The following actions have been reported as completed since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006: 1. (19) Clark Canyon Water Supply Company, East Bench Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Negotiating renewal of contract No. 14–06–600–3592 which was amended to expire December 31, 2006. Current contract may be amended again to extend the term not to exceed an additional 1 year pursuant to Section 208 of the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act if necessary and agreed to by both parties. Contract executed November 9, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. (20) East Bench ID, East Bench Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Negotiating renewal of contract No. 14–06–600– 3593 which was amended to expire December 31, 2006. Current contract may be amended again to extend the term not to exceed an additional 1 year pursuant to Section 208 of the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act if necessary and agreed to by both parties. Contract executed November 9, 2006. Dated: January 26, 2007. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Office of Program and Policy Services. [FR Doc. E7–3376 Filed 2–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0039 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information on 30 CFR Part 784, Underground Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plans. DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by April 30, 2007, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 202—SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection request and explanatory information, contact John A. Trelease, at (202) 208–2783, or electronically at jtrelease@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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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, 2006, and contract actions that have been

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completed or discontinued since the last publication of this notice on 
November 20, 2006. 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 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
RRA: Reclamation Reform Act of 1982
SOD: Safety of Dams
SRPA: Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956
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 
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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 ID, 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-one 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. Two repayment agreements have been executed.
    16. Two irrigation water user entities, Boise Project, Idaho: Long-
term renewal and/or conversion of two irrigation water service 
contracts for supplemental irrigation use of up to 2,218 acre-feet of 
storage space in Lucky Peak Reservoir, a Corps of Engineers' project on 
the Boise River, Idaho. Sixteen water service contracts have been 
converted to repayment contracts for a total of 68,000 acre-feet of 
storage space.
    17. Lake Lowell water users, Boise Project, Idaho-Oregon: Repayment 
contracts for reimbursable cost of SOD modifications to Deer Flat Dam.
    18. Three irrigation water user entities, Boise Project, Idaho: 
Amendatory repayment contract with New Union Ditch Company to reduce 
the contract by 500 acre-feet of Lucky Peak storage space and new 
contracts with Wilderness Ranch Owners' Association for 200 acre-feet 
and with Osprey Subdivision Project Owners' Association for 300 acre-
feet of Lucky Peak Reservoir storage space.
    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, California, Nevada, and Oregon: 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 conveyance agreements with the State of California for 
various purposes; long-term contracts for similar service for up to 
1,000 acre-feet annually.
    2. Contractors from the American River Division, Cross Valley 
Canal, Delta Division, San Felipe Division, and West San Joaquin 
Division, CVP, California: Renewal of 28 long-term water service 
contracts; water quantities for these contracts total in excess of 2.1M 
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. Execution of long-term renewal contracts have 
been completed for the Friant, Shasta, and Trinity River Divisions. 
Long-term renewal contract execution is continuing for the other 
contractors.
    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. 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.
    8. El Dorado ID, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act 
contracts for conveyance of nonproject water (one contract for Weber 
Reservoir and pre-1914 ditch rights in the amount of 3,344 acre-feet, 
and one contract for Project 184 water 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.
    9. 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 2007.
    10. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment 
contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam.
    11. 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 Delta Division, Friant Division, and 
San Luis Unit facilities.
    12. 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.
    13. Banta Carbona ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act 
contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
    14. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act 
contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
    15. 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 
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flood control season. This agreement is to conform to Federal law.
    16. 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.
    17. Carpinteria WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to 
transfer title of the distribution system to the district. Title 
transfer authorized by Pub. L. 108-315 ``Carpinteria and Montecito 
Water Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.''
    18. Montecito WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer 
title of the distribution system to the district. Title transfer 
authorized by Pub. L. 108-315 ``Carpinteria and Montecito Water 
Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.''
    19. Sacramento Suburban WD, CVP, California: Execution of long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water. The contract 
will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water 
provided from the Placer County Water Agency to the Sacramento Suburban 
WD for use within its service area.
    20. 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.
    21. Sacramento River Settlement Contracts, CVP, California: Five 
contracts remain to be executed out of a total of 145 contracts; water 
quantities for these contracts total 2.2M acre-feet. These contracts 
will be renewed for a period of 40 years. The contracts reflect 
agreements to settle disputes over water rights' claims on the 
Sacramento River.
    22. 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. Contract executed 
February 28, 2005. The wheeling agreement for conveyance through the 
California State Aqueduct is pending.
    23. A Canal Fish Screens, Klamath Project, Oregon: Negotiation of 
an O&M contract for the A Canal Fish Screen with Klamath, ID.
    24. 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.
    25. Orland Unit Water Users Association, Orland Project, 
California: Repayment contract for the SOD costs assigned to the 
irrigation purposes of Stony Gorge Dam.
    26. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: 
Long-term Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject flood flows.
    27. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, 
Lander County, and the State of Nevada; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title 
transfer to lands and features of the Humboldt Project.
    28. 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 and to meet Endangered Species Act 
requirements.
    29. Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, 
California: Repayment for SOD work on Lauro Dam.
    30. Broadview WD, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of 27,000 
acre-feet of Broadview WD's entire CVP supply to Westlands WD for 
irrigation and M&I use.
    31. Mendota Wildlife Area, CVP, California: Reimbursement agreement 
between California Department of Fish and Game and Reclamation for 
conveyance service costs to deliver Level 2 water to the Mendota 
Wildlife Area during infrequent periods when the Mendota Pool is down 
due to unexpected but needed maintenance. This action is taken pursuant 
to Pub. L. 102-575, Title 34, Section 3406(d)(1), to meet full Level 2 
water needs of the Mendota Wildlife Area.
    32. Mercy Springs WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment 
of 2,825 acre-feet of Mercy Springs WD's CVP supply to San Luis WD for 
irrigation and M&I use.
    33. Oro Loma WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 
4,000 acre-feet of Oro Loma WD's CVP supply to Westlands WD for 
irrigation and M&I use.
    34. San Luis WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 
2,400 acre-feet of San Luis WD's CVP supply to Santa Nella County WD 
for M&I use.
    35. Placer County Water Agency, CVP, California: Proposed exchange 
agreement under Section 14 of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 of up 
to 74,000 acre-feet.
    36. Eighteen contractors in the Klamath Project, Oregon: Amendment 
of 18 repayment contracts or negotiation of new contracts to allow for 
recovery of additional capital costs to the Klamath Project. These 
contract actions will be accomplished through amendments to the 
existing repayment contracts or negotiation of new contracts.
    37. Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Deep Well Pumping Reimbursement 
Agreement, Central Valley Project Improvement Act, California: 
Amendment to extend termination date for 1 more year will be executed 
by December 2007.
    38. Elk Creek Community Services District, California, CVP: Interim 
renewal contract for up to 3 years to continue project M&I water 
service while the Operations Criteria and Plan consultations continue.
    39. City of Tracy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Santa 
Clara Valley WD, and San Benito County Water Agency; all CVP; 
California: Amend existing water service contracts to conform to 
current Reclamation law.
    40. San Luis WD and Marvin Meyers/Meyers Farm, San Luis/Delta 
Division, CVP, California: Negotiation of a long-term exchange 
contract.
    41. Cawelo WD and Lindsay-Strathmore ID, CVP, California: Long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject water for a non-CVP 
contractor.
    42. Elk Creek Community Services District, CVP, California: Renewal 
of long-term water service contract for up to 100 acre-feet for a 
period of 40 years.
    43. Westlands WD, CVP, California: Interim renewal of water service 
contract (Case No. CV-79-106-EDP) for an initial period of 3 years, 
with subsequent interim renewal contracts of 2 years pursuant to 
section 3404(c) of the CVPIA.
    44. Westlands WD, CVP, California: Interim renewal of water service 
contract (No. 14-06-200-495A) for an initial period of 3 years, with 
subsequent interim renewal contracts of 2 years pursuant to section 
3404(c) of the CVPIA.
    The following actions have been reported as completed since the 
last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006:
    1. (7) City of Roseville, CVP, California: Execution of long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveyance of

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nonproject water provided from the Placer County Water Agency. The 
contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject 
water to the City of Roseville for use within its service area. 
Contract executed November 22, 2006.
    2. (17) 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. Contract executed March 15, 
2006.
    3. (19) 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.'' Contract executed November 7, 
2006.
    4. (31) Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, 
California: Repayment for SOD work on Lauro Dam. Contract executed 
December 21, 2006.
    Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 61470 (Nevada 
Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470, telephone 
702-293-8192.
    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 
contracts for 456 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year as 
recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    3. 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.
    4. Maricopa-Stanfield IDD, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution system 
repayment contract No. 4-07-30-W0047 to reschedule repayment pursuant 
to June 28, 1996, agreement.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: O&M 
contract for its CAP water distribution system.
    9. Miscellaneous PPR No. 38, BCP, California: Assign Schroeder's 
portion of the PPR to Murphy Broadcasting.
    10. Gila Project Works, Gila Project, Arizona: Title transfer of 
facilities and certain lands in the Wellton-Mohawk Division from the 
United States to Wellton-Mohawk IDD.
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. Shepard Water Company, Inc., BCP, Arizona: Contract for the 
annual delivery of 50 acre-feet of fourth priority water per year for 
domestic use.
    15. Jessen Family Limited Partnership, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 
delivery of 1,080 acre-feet of Colorado River water for agricultural 
purposes.
    16. Various irrigation districts, CAP, Arizona: Amend distribution 
system repayment contracts to provide for partial assumption of debt by 
the Central Arizona Water Conservation District and the United States 
upon enactment of Federal legislation providing for resolution of CAP 
issues.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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 
Metropolitan WD.
    23. Wellton-Mohawk IDD, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract No. 1-07-30-
W0021 to revise the acre-foot amount for delivery of domestic use water 
to 12,000 acre-feet per calendar year, within the district's current 
overall Colorado River water entitlement.
    24. 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.
    25. Arizona Water Settlements Act, CAP, Arizona: Implementation of 
the contracting requirements of Title I Central Arizona Project 
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Community Water Rights Settlement, Title III Southern Arizona Water 
Rights Settlement, and Title IV San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights 
Settlement.
    26. Cibola Valley IDD, BCP, Arizona: Assign 396 acre-feet per year 
of the district's entitlement to fourth, fifth, and sixth priority 
water to The Conservation Fund.
    27. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract No. 
04-XX-30-W0431 to provide for a change of type and place of use of 
water.
    28. Chacha AZ, LLC, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 2,100 acre-feet per 
year of fourth-priority Arizona water for agricultural purposes.
    29. City of Yuma, BCP, Arizona: Supplemental and amendatory 
contract to provide for additional point of delivery for a new pump 
station to be constructed on the Gila Gravity Main Canal, with initial 
intake capacity of 20 million gallons per day, building up to 40 
million gallons per day at full design capacity.
    30. City of Needles and The Metropolitan WD of Southern California, 
Lower Colorado Water Supply Project, California: Contract for 
acquisition and delivery of Lower Colorado Water Supply Project water.
    31. City of Needles, BCP, California: Amendment to contract No. 05-
XX-30-W0445 to include PPR No. 44 for an annual diversion of 1,260 
acre-feet or the annual consumptive use of 273 acre-feet, whichever is 
less.
    The following actions have been reported as completed since the 
last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006:
    1. (14) 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. Contract 
executed May 11, 2006.
    2. (30) 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. Contract executed 
December 21, 2006.
    3. (32) Miscellaneous PPR No. 43, BCP, California: Contract with 
the City of Needles for 1,500 acre-feet diversion and 950 acre-feet 
consumptive use. Contract executed April 3, 2006.
    4. (43) Cibola Resources, LLC, BCP, Arizona: Assign contract No. 
06-XX-30-W0449 to B&F Investment, LLC, transfer the 60-acre-foot 
entitlement to B&F under that contract, and enter into a new contract 
with B&F to change the type and place of use. Contract executed 
September 25, 2006.
    5. (44) Rudy J. Leon and Helen V. Thomas, BCP, California: Enter 
into a contract for their entitlement of PPR No. 38 for 1.7086 acre-
feet of water per year. Contract executed December 1, 2006.
    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) Oxbow Mining, LLC, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Oxbow Mining, 
LLC has requested a 40-year water service contract for 242 acre-feet of 
M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires that an 
augmentation plan be presented to the Division 4 Water Court.
    2. San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: The United States is holding 
the remaining 2,990 acre-feet of project water for potential use in 
Indian water rights settlements in New Mexico.
    3. Various Contractors, 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.
    4. Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association, Upper Gunnison River 
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 
Unit 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. 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.
    7. 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).
    8. LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, 
Arizona: Long-term contract for 950 acre-feet of water for municipal 
purposes.
    9. Pine River ID, Pine River Project, Colorado: Contract to allow 
the district to use a limited amount of project irrigation water for 
municipal, domestic, and industrial uses.
    10. City of Page, Arizona, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-
term contract for 975 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes.
    11. 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.
    12. Project Operator, Colorado; Animas-La Plata Project; Colorado 
and New Mexico: Contract to transfer the operation, maintenance, and 
replacement responsibilities of most project facilities to the project 
operator, pursuant to Section 6 of the Reclamation Act of June 17, 
1902, and other Reclamation laws.
    13. Project Operations Committee, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado 
and New Mexico: Agreement among the United States and the Project 
Sponsors to coordinate and oversee the necessary operations, 
maintenance, and replacement activities of the project works.
    14. 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).
    15. 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).
    16. Navajo Nation, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New 
Mexico: Water delivery contract for 4,680 acre-feet of M&I water; 
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consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 
(Title III of Pub. L. 106-554).
    17. 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).
    18. 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.
    19. 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 of the 
constructed fish passage at the Public Service Company's site pursuant 
to Pub. L. 106-392, dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602.
    20. The Grand Valley Water Users Association, Reclamation, and the 
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 facilitate recovery of 
endangered fish species in the Colorado River Basin (October 30, 2000, 
114 Stat. 1602, Pub. L. 106-392).
    21. Carbon Water Conservancy District, Scofield Project, Utah: 
Contract providing for the district to repay to the United States 15 
percent of the cost of SOD modifications to the spillway at Scofield 
Dam.
    22. Weber River Water Users Association, Weber River Project, Utah: 
Contract providing for the association to repay to the United States 15 
percent of the cost of SOD modifications at Echo Dam.
    23. Central Utah Project, Utah: Petition for project water among 
the United States, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, and the 
Duchesne County Water Conservancy District for use of 2,500 acre-feet 
of irrigation water from the Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah 
Project.
    24. Navajo Nation, San Juan River Dineh Water Users, 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 of the constructed fish passage at the Hogback Diversion Dam 
pursuant to Pub. L. 106-392, dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602.
    25. Jensen Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah: The Uintah Water 
Conservancy District has requested a contract with provision to prepay 
at a discounted rate, for the remaining 3,300 acre-feet of unmarketed 
project M&I water.
    26. Emery County Project, Utah: The Huntington Cleveland Irrigation 
Company has requested a contract for carriage of up to 14,074 acre-feet 
of nonproject water; utilizing Huntington North Reservoir as a 
regulating feature associated with their Salinity Control Project.
    27. North Fork Water Conservancy District and Ragged Mountain Water 
Users Association, Paonia Project, Colorado: North Fork and Ragged 
Mountain have requested a contract for supplemental water from the 
Paonia Project. This contract is for municipal uses.
    28. North Fork Water Conservancy District and Ragged Mountain Water 
Users Association, Paonia Project, Colorado: North Fork and Ragged 
Mountain have requested a contract for supplemental water from the 
Paonia Project. Their contract expired on December 31, 2005, and the 
amended contract was executed on January 27, 2006. There is a need to 
amend this contract to include reference to the M&I contract waiting to 
be executed.
    29. Strawberry Valley Project, Utah: Contract to allow conversions 
of project irrigation water to municipal, domestic, and industrial 
uses.
    The following actions have been reported as completed since the 
last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006:
    1. (1)(b) National Park Service, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The 
National Park Service has requested a 40-year water service contract 
for 3 acre-feet of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Contract executed 
September 15, 2006.
    2. (1)(g) Arlo Cox, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Cox has 
requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of water out 
of Blue Mesa Reservoir. He has submitted his augmentation plan to Water 
District 4, case number pending. Contract executed November 8, 2006.
    3. (1)(h) Michael and Nancy Courtney Schell, Aspinall Storage Unit, 
CRSP: The Schells have requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 
acre-foot of water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. An augmentation plan is 
not required for their direct withdrawal of water from the reservoir. 
Contract executed September 5, 2006.
    4. (1)(i) Michael Watts, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Watts has 
requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water 
out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. He submitted his augmentation plan to 
Division 4 Water Court, case No. 06-CW-120. Contract executed December 
12, 2006.
    5. (1)(j) Equivest Limited Partnership, Aspinall Storage Unit, 
CRSP: Equivest has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 
acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir. They have submitted 
their augmentation plan to Division 4 Water Court, case No. 06-CW-260. 
Contract executed December 12, 2006.
    6. (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. Contract executed 
November 21, 2006.
    7. (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. Contract 
executed September 12, 2006.
    8. (24) 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. Contract executed September 8, 2006.
    9. (28) San Juan-Chama Project, Albuquerque Area Office: Proposed 
conversion of six water service contracts to repayment contracts. 
Contractors requesting such conversions are the City of Santa Fe, Santa 
Fe County, County of Los Alamos, City of Espanola, Town of Taos, 
Village of Taos Ski Valley, and Town of Los Lunas. Contracts executed 
as follows: Village Los Lunas, July 18, 2006; Village of Taos Ski 
Valley, August 2, 2006; Town of Taos, August 15, 2006; County of Los 
Alamos, September 27, 2006; and City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, and 
City of Espanola, October 19, 2006.
    Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, Federal 
Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101, 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 
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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.
    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. Highland-Hanover ID, Hanover-Bluff Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: 
Negotiate long-term water service contract.
    9. Upper Bluff ID, Hanover-Bluff Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Negotiate 
long-term water service contract.
    10. Fort Clark ID, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Negotiation of water 
service contract to continue delivery of project water to the district.
    11. 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.
    12. 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 was executed May 
7, 2003, to ensure a continuous water supply.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. Dickinson Parks and Recreation District, Dickinson Unit, P-
SMBP, 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 for minor amounts of water from 
Dickinson Dam.
    16. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of excess 
capacity contracts in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. City of Fountain, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: 
Consideration of a request for a long-term contract for the use of 
excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
    25. Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, 
Colorado Springs, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term 
agreement for water substitution and power interference in the 
Colorado-Big Thompson Project.
    26. Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Pueblo West, 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.
    27. LeClair ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of 
long-term water service contract.
    28. Riverton Valley ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract 
renewal of long-term water service contract.
    29. Buford-Trenton ID, Buford-Trenton Project, P-SMBP, North 
Dakota: Enter into a new repayment contract and power contract for 
additional project use pumping power for project purposes in irrigating 
bench lands existing within the district.
    30. ExxonMobil Corporation, Ruedi Reservoir, Fryingpan-Arkansas 
Project, Colorado: Consideration of ExxonMobil Corporation's request to 
amend its Ruedi Round I contract to include additional uses for the 
water.
    31. Ainsworth ID, Ainsworth Unit, Sandhills Division, P-SMBP, 
Ainsworth, Nebraska: Contract renewal for a long-term water service 
contract.
    32. Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Pueblo West, Fryingpan-
Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term 
contract for the use of excess capacity in the Fryingpan-Arkansas 
Project.
    33. Individual developer with Angostura Unit, P-SMBP, South Dakota: 
Negotiate M&I water service contract with developer for up to ten, 10-
acre tracts of land within the Angostura ID.
    34. City of Golden, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: 
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term agreement for power interference in the Colorado-Big Thompson 
Project.
    35. Frenchman-Cambridge ID; Meeker-Driftwood, Red Willow, and 
Cambridge Units; Frenchman Division; P-SMBP; Cambridge, Nebraska: Amend 
the repayment contract for equalization of the construction obligation 
payments over the remaining years of the water supply repayment 
obligation period, and to delay the increase in the reserve fund 
payments pursuant to Pub. L. 109-386, which was enacted on December 12, 
2006.
    36. Kansas-Bostwick ID No. 2; Courtland Unit, Bostwick Division, P-
SMBP; Courtland, Kansas: Amend the repayment contract for equalization 
of the construction obligation payments over the remaining years of the 
water supply repayment obligation period, and to delay the increase in 
the reserve fund payments pursuant to Pub. L. 109-386, which was 
enacted on December 12, 2006.
    37. Bostwick ID in Nebraska; Superior-Courtland and Franklin Units, 
Bostwick Division, P-SMBP; Red Cloud, Nebraska: Amend the repayment 
contract for equalization of the construction obligation payments over 
the remaining years of the water supply repayment obligation period, 
and to delay the increase in the reserve fund payments pursuant to Pub. 
L. 109-386, which was enacted on December 12, 2006.
    38. Webster ID; Webster Unit, Solomon Division, P-SMBP; Gaylord, 
Kansas: Amend the repayment contract for equalization of the 
construction obligation payments over the remaining years of the water 
supply repayment obligation period, and to delay the increase in the 
reserve fund payments pursuant to Pub. L. 109-386, which was enacted on 
December 12, 2006.
    39. City of Grand Junction, City of Fruita, and Town of Palisade 
(Municipal Recreation Agreement), Colorado-Big Thompson Project; 
Colorado: Negotiation of renewal of the Municipal Recreation Agreement 
to provide historic users pool surplus water from Green Mountain 
Reservoir for nonconsumptive municipal recreation uses.
    40. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Ruedi Reservoir, 
Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a 
second round water sales or repayment contract from the regulatory 
capacity of Ruedi Reservoir for up to 5,000 acre-feet annually for M&I 
uses and also providing water to the endangered fish and supplementing 
in-stream flows.
    41. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big 
Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term exchange, conveyance, and storage 
contract to implement the Exhibit B Agreement of the Settlement 
Agreement on Operating Procedures for Green Mountain Reservoir 
Concerning Operating Limitations and in Resolution of the Petition 
Filed August 7, 2003, in Case No. 49-CV-2782 (The United States v 
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, et al., U.S. District 
Court for the District of Colorado, Case No. 2782 and Consolidated Case 
Nos. 5016 and 5017).
    42. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big 
Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term 
contract for the use of excess capacity for storage and exchange in 
Green Mountain Reservoir in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.
    43. Greenfields ID, Sun River Project, Montana: Modification of 
Gibson Dam will be required depending on the outcome of the Corrective 
Action Study, and will require a contract for repayment of allocable 
SOD costs.
    44. Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term 
water service contracts with Burbank Ditch, New Grattan Ditch Company, 
Torrington ID, Lucernce Canal and Power Company, and Wright and Murphy 
Ditch Company.
    45. 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.
    46. Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term 
water storage contract with Pacificorp.
    47. Roger W. Evans (Individual), Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: 
Renewal of long-term water service contracts.
    48. City of Beloit, P-SMBP, Kansas: Execution of a contract 
amendment to the original contract to add a renewal provision in 
accordance with Section 1 of the Act of June 21, 1963.
    The following actions have been reported as completed since the 
last publication of this notice on November 20, 2006:
    1. (19) Clark Canyon Water Supply Company, East Bench Unit, P-SMBP, 
Montana: Negotiating renewal of contract No. 14-06-600-3592 which was 
amended to expire December 31, 2006. Current contract may be amended 
again to extend the term not to exceed an additional 1 year pursuant to 
Section 208 of the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act if necessary 
and agreed to by both parties. Contract executed November 9, 2006.
    2. (20) East Bench ID, East Bench Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
Negotiating renewal of contract No. 14-06-600-3593 which was amended to 
expire December 31, 2006. Current contract may be amended again to 
extend the term not to exceed an additional 1 year pursuant to Section 
208 of the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act if necessary and agreed 
to by both parties. Contract executed November 9, 2006.

    Dated: January 26, 2007.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Office of Program and Policy Services.
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