Proposed Lower Yuba River Accord, Yuba County, CA, 36036-36037 [E7-12728]

Download as PDF 36036 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices submitted by certain farm operators to provide information concerning the services they provide and the nature of their farm operating arrangements. All landholders whose entire westwide landholdings total 40 acres or less are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms. Landholders who are ‘‘qualified recipients’’ have RRA forms submittal thresholds of 80 acres or 240 acres depending on the district’s RRA forms submittal threshold category where the land is held. Only farm operators who provide multiple services to more than 960 acres held in trusts or by legal entities are required to submit forms. Changes to the RRA Forms and the Instructions to Those Forms Minor editorial changes were made to the currently approved RRA forms and the instructions to those forms prior to the 60-day comment period initiated by the notice published in the Federal Register (72 FR 9965, Mar. 6, 2007). Those changes were designed to assist the respondents by increasing their understanding of the forms, clarifying the instructions for use when completing the forms, and clarifying the information that is required to be submitted to the districts with the forms. We received no public comments from the 60-day public comment period. Estimated No. of respondents Form No. Total annual responses Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Total burden hours 7–2180 ........................................................................ 7–2180EZ ................................................................... 7–2181 ........................................................................ 7–2184 ........................................................................ 7–2190 ........................................................................ 7–2190EZ ................................................................... 7–2191 ........................................................................ 7–2194 ........................................................................ 7–21PE ....................................................................... 7–21PE–IND ............................................................... 7–21TRUST ................................................................ 7–21FARMOP ............................................................ 7–21VERIFY ............................................................... 7–21FC ....................................................................... 7–21XS ....................................................................... 7–21XSINAQ .............................................................. 7–21CONT–O ............................................................. 7–21CONT–L ............................................................. 7–21CONT–I .............................................................. 7–21INFO ................................................................... 4,686 483 1,369 36 1,841 109 879 4 166 5 1,002 196 6,175 243 164 0 0 0 0 0 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 0 0 0 0 0 4,780 493 1,396 37 1,878 111 897 4 169 5 1,022 200 6,299 248 167 0 0 0 0 0 60 45 78 45 60 45 78 45 75 12 60 78 12 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 4,780 370 1,815 28 1,878 83 1,166 3 211 1 1,022 260 1,260 124 84 0 0 0 0 0 Total .............................................................................. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Frequency of response The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be included starting in the 2008 water year. Frequency: Annually. Respondents: Landholders and farm operators of certain lands in our projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA forms submittal thresholds. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 17,358. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 17,706. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 13,085 hours. Estimate of Burden for Each Form: 17,358 1.02 17,706 ........................ 13,085 Comments Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including whether the information will have practical use; (b) the accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Reclamation will display a valid OMB control number on VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 the RRA forms. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 9965, Mar. 6, 2007). No public comments were received. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum consideration. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Office of Program and Policy Services, Denver Office. [FR Doc. E7–12718 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Proposed Lower Yuba River Accord, Yuba County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement/(EIR/ EIS). ACTION: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA) have made available for public review and comment the Draft EIR/EIS for the Proposed Lower Yuba River Accord (Yuba Accord). Two public hearings will be held to provide interested individuals and organizations with an opportunity to comment verbally and in writing on the Draft EIR/EIS. The purpose of the Yuba Accord is to resolve instream flow issues associated with operation of the Yuba River Development Project (Yuba Project) in a way that protects and enhances lower Yuba River fisheries and local watersupply reliability. At the same time, it would provide revenues for local flood control and water supply projects, water for the CALFED Program to use for protection and restoration of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) fisheries, and improvements in statewide water supply management, including supplemental water for the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP). DATES: Two public hearings will be held on August 1, 2007 from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. in Marysville, California. Submit written comments on the Draft EIR/EIS on or before August 24, 2007 at the address provided below. ADDRESSES: The hearings will be at the Yuba County Water Agency, 1220 F Street, Marysville, CA 95901. Send written comments to Ms. Dianne Simodynes, HDR|Surface Water Resources, Inc., 1610 Arden Way, Suite 175, Sacramento, CA 95815–4041. Send requests for a compact disk or a bound copy of the Draft EIR/EIS to Dianne Simodynes, telephone: (916) 569–1096. The Yuba Accord Draft EIR/EIS will also be available on the web at: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2549. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tim Rust, Reclamation, Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Resources Management, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, at (916) 978– 5516, or by e-mail at trust@mp.usbr.gov; or Mr. Curt Aikens, YCWA, at 1220 F Street, Marysville, CA 95901, at (530) 741–6278, or by e-mail at caikens@ycwa.com. The Yuba Accord represents an effort on the part of the Yuba River stakeholders to find a solution to the challenges of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 competing interests by providing water for fisheries, developing new tools to ensure local reliable water supply, crafting a revenue stream to pay for the Yuba Accord, and providing additional water for out-of-county environmental and consumptive uses. These various objectives would be met through implementation of the Yuba Accord, which includes the ‘‘Principles of Agreement for Proposed Lower Yuba River Fisheries Agreement’’ (Fisheries Agreement), the ‘‘Principles of Agreement for Proposed Conjunctive Use Agreements’’ (Conjunctive Use Agreements), and the ‘‘Principles of Agreement for Proposed Long-term Transfer Agreement’’ (Water Purchase Agreement). The Yuba Accord agreements are: • A Fisheries Agreement among YCWA, California Department of Fish and Game, and the collective nongovernmental organizations, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service supporting the agreement. Under the Yuba Accord Fisheries Agreement, YCWA would revise the operation of the Yuba Project to provide higher flows in the lower Yuba River to protect and enhance fisheries and to increase downstream water supplies. • Conjunctive Use Agreements between YCWA and water districts within Yuba County for the implementation of a comprehensive program of conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater supplies and actions to improve water use efficiencies. • A Water Purchase Agreement among YCWA, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Reclamation. Under this agreement, Reclamation and DWR would purchase water for the CALFED Environmental Water Account and for the CVP and SWP project uses. All three of these agreements need to be in place for the Yuba Accord to be implemented. The Draft EIR/EIS analyzes the impacts of implementing the Yuba Accord on surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, water supply, hydropower, flood control, water quality, fisheries, wildlife, vegetation, special-status species, recreation, visual, cultural resources, Indian Trust Assets, air quality, land use, socioeconomic, growth inducement, and environmental justice resources and conditions. Alternatives evaluated in the Draft EIR/ EIS include the No Action Alternative, No Project Alternative, Proposed Project/Action Alternative (Yuba PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36037 Accord Alternative), and Modified Flow Alternative. In addition, the Draft EIR/ EIS addresses other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable actions in conjunction with the implementation of the Yuba Accord, thus analyzing cumulative impacts. Copies of the Draft EIR/EIS are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Yuba County Water Agency, 1220 F Street, Marysville, CA 95901. • Department of Water Resources, Division of Environmental Services, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Yuba County Library, 303 2nd Street, Marysville, CA 95901. If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Dianne Simodynes (e-mail: Dianne.Simodynes@hdrinc.com). Please notify Ms. Simodynes as far in advance of the hearings as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: June 18, 2007. John F. Davis, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E7–12728 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–744 (Second Review)] Brake Rotors From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of a five-year review concerning the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from China. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 126 (Monday, July 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36036-36037]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12728]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Proposed Lower Yuba River Accord, Yuba County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing for the 
Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/(EIR/
EIS).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the 
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation 
(Reclamation) and the Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA) have made 
available for public review and comment the Draft EIR/EIS for the 
Proposed Lower Yuba River Accord (Yuba Accord).
    Two public hearings will be held to provide interested individuals 
and organizations with an opportunity to comment verbally and in 
writing on the Draft EIR/EIS.
    The purpose of the Yuba Accord is to resolve instream flow issues 
associated with operation of the Yuba River Development Project (Yuba 
Project) in a way that protects and enhances lower Yuba River fisheries 
and local water-supply reliability. At the same time, it would provide 
revenues for local flood control and water supply projects, water for 
the CALFED Program to use for protection and restoration of Sacramento-
San Joaquin Delta (Delta) fisheries, and improvements in statewide 
water supply management, including supplemental water for the Central 
Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP).

DATES: Two public hearings will be held on August 1, 2007 from 2 to 3 
p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. in Marysville, California.
    Submit written comments on the Draft EIR/EIS on or before August 
24, 2007 at the address provided below.

ADDRESSES: The hearings will be at the Yuba County Water Agency, 1220 F 
Street, Marysville, CA 95901.
    Send written comments to Ms. Dianne Simodynes, HDR[bond]Surface 
Water Resources, Inc., 1610 Arden Way, Suite 175, Sacramento, CA 95815-
4041. Send requests for a compact disk or a bound copy of the Draft 
EIR/EIS to Dianne Simodynes, telephone: (916) 569-1096. The Yuba Accord 
Draft EIR/EIS will also be available on the web at: http://
www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2549.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tim Rust, Reclamation, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Division of Resources Management, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825, at (916) 978-5516, or by e-mail at 
trust@mp.usbr.gov; or Mr. Curt Aikens, YCWA, at 1220 F Street, 
Marysville, CA 95901, at (530) 741-6278, or by e-mail at 
caikens@ycwa.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Yuba Accord represents an effort on the 
part of the Yuba River stakeholders to find a solution to the 
challenges of competing interests by providing water for fisheries, 
developing new tools to ensure local reliable water supply, crafting a 
revenue stream to pay for the Yuba Accord, and providing additional 
water for out-of-county environmental and consumptive uses. These 
various objectives would be met through implementation of the Yuba 
Accord, which includes the ``Principles of Agreement for Proposed Lower 
Yuba River Fisheries Agreement'' (Fisheries Agreement), the 
``Principles of Agreement for Proposed Conjunctive Use Agreements'' 
(Conjunctive Use Agreements), and the ``Principles of Agreement for 
Proposed Long-term Transfer Agreement'' (Water Purchase Agreement).
    The Yuba Accord agreements are:
     A Fisheries Agreement among YCWA, California Department of 
Fish and Game, and the collective non-governmental organizations, with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service 
supporting the agreement. Under the Yuba Accord Fisheries Agreement, 
YCWA would revise the operation of the Yuba Project to provide higher 
flows in the lower Yuba River to protect and enhance fisheries and to 
increase downstream water supplies.
     Conjunctive Use Agreements between YCWA and water 
districts within Yuba County for the implementation of a comprehensive 
program of conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater supplies 
and actions to improve water use efficiencies.
     A Water Purchase Agreement among YCWA, the California 
Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Reclamation. Under this 
agreement, Reclamation and DWR would purchase water for the CALFED 
Environmental Water Account and for the CVP and SWP project uses.
    All three of these agreements need to be in place for the Yuba 
Accord to be implemented.
    The Draft EIR/EIS analyzes the impacts of implementing the Yuba 
Accord on surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, water supply, 
hydropower, flood control, water quality, fisheries, wildlife, 
vegetation, special-status species, recreation, visual, cultural 
resources, Indian Trust Assets, air quality, land use, socioeconomic, 
growth inducement, and environmental justice resources and conditions. 
Alternatives evaluated in the Draft EIR/EIS include the No Action 
Alternative, No Project Alternative, Proposed Project/Action 
Alternative (Yuba Accord Alternative), and Modified Flow Alternative. 
In addition, the Draft EIR/EIS addresses other past, present, and 
reasonably foreseeable actions in conjunction with the implementation 
of the Yuba Accord, thus analyzing cumulative impacts.
    Copies of the Draft EIR/EIS are available for public review at the 
following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 
95825.
     Yuba County Water Agency, 1220 F Street, Marysville, CA 
95901.
     Department of Water Resources, Division of Environmental 
Services, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
     Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 
95814.
     Yuba County Library, 303 2nd Street, Marysville, CA 95901.
    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Dianne Simodynes (e-mail: Dianne.Simodynes@hdrinc.com). Please 
notify Ms. Simodynes as far in advance of the hearings as possible to 
enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot 
be honored, the requestor will be notified.
    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, 
or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should 
be aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: June 18, 2007.
John F. Davis,
Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
 [FR Doc. E7-12728 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]
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