Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans, 47069-47070 [E7-16616]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–930–5410–EU–B230; CACA 48686] Notice of Application for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest in Lands; Lake County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: An application has been filed with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by Isabelle Brown, Attorney-atLaw on behalf of April Jackson-DiWald (personal representative of the estate of Amerdine Snow McCloud, deceased), for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States for certain land in Lake County, California. DATES: Comments to this action should be received by November 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments or protests must be filed with: State Director (CA930), Bureau of Land Management, 2800 Cottage Way, Rm. W 1834, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Gary, BLM California State Office, at the above address or by phone at 916– 978–4677. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1745), Isabelle Brown has filed an application on behalf of April Jackson-DiWald (personal representative of the estate of Amerdine Snow McCloud, deceased) requesting the United States issue a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for the following described land: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Mount Diablo Meridian T. 15 N., R. 10 W., Being that parcel situated in lot 10, sec. 1, more particularly described as Parcel Five (5), as shown on the record of survey for the Upper Lake Rancheria recorded in the Records of Lake County, California, on June 17, 1961 in Book 2 at pages 6 to 11, inclusive. The area described contains 1.83 acres, more or less, in Lake County. The above described land belongs to Amerdine Snow McCloud a member of the Upper Lake Rancheria, a federally recognized Indian Tribe. Pursuant to the California Rancheria Termination Act of August 18, 1958, (Pub. L. 85–671, 72 Stat. 69, as amended by the Act of August 11, 1964, 78 Stat. 390), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) issued a deed conveying fee simple title from the United States to Amerdine Snow McCloud on July 20, 1961. In 1998 Amerdine Snow McCloud recorded her deed in Lake County and attempted to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 deed her real property back to the United States to be held in trust by the BIA. The deed was never accepted by the BIA. April Jackson-DiWald, daughter of the deceased Amerdine Snow McCloud is seeking to clear title to demonstrate that the land was never taken into trust by the United States. The United States has no claim to or interest in the land described and issuance of a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest will be approved if no valid objection is received. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BLM California State Office (see address above) during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your 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. Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a). Dated: May 10, 2007. J. Anthony Danna, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources. [FR Doc. E7–16486 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The following Water Management Plans are available for review: • West Stanislaus Irrigation District. • Contra Costa Water District. • Stockton East Water District. • City of Vallejo. • Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District. • Dunnigan Water District. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47069 Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have developed a Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation’s preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time. DATES: All public comments must be received by September 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Laurie Sharp, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, or contact at 916–978–5232 (TDD 978–5608), or email at lsharp@mp.usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any subsequent information, please contact Ms. Laurie Sharp at the e-mail address or telephone number above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are inviting the public to comment on our preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy. Section 3405(e) of the CVPIA (Title 34, Pub. L. 102–575), requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer an office on Central Valley Project water conservation best management practices that shall ‘‘* * * develop criteria for evaluating the adequacy of all water conservation plans developed by project contractors, including those plans required by section 210 of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982.’’ Also, according to Section 3405(e)(1), these criteria must be developed ‘‘* * * with the purpose of promoting the highest level of water use efficiency reasonably achievable by project contractors using best available cost-effective technology and best management practices.’’ These criteria state that all parties (Contractors) that contract with Reclamation for water supplies (municipal and industrial contracts over 2,000 acre-feet and agricultural contracts over 2,000 irrigable acres) must prepare Plans that contain the following information: 1. Description of the District 2. Inventory of Water Resources 3. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agricultural Contractors 4. BMPs for Urban Contractors 5. Plan Implementation 6. Exemption Process 7. Regional Criteria 8. Five-Year Revisions Reclamation will evaluate Plans based on these criteria. A copy of these Plans will be available for review at E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 47070 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific (MP) Regional Office located in Sacramento, California, and the local area office. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. 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. If you wish to review a copy of these Plans, please contact Ms. Laurie Sharp to find the office nearest you. Dated: August 10, 2007. Richard J. Woodley, Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. E7–16616 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Negotiations Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice on May 15, 2007. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Announcments 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 or 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 coditions of the contract may be invovled. 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 approproate regional or project office of Reclamation. 3. Written correspondence regarding contracts may be made available to the general public pursuant to the terms and PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 procedures of the Freedom of Information Act, as needed. 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 hearing 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 Frequently 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 USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers WD Water District Pacific Northwest Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706–1234, telephone 208–378–5344. Discontinued Contract Actions 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. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47069-47070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16616]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The following Water Management Plans are available for review:
     West Stanislaus Irrigation District.
     Contra Costa Water District.
     Stockton East Water District.
     City of Vallejo.
     Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District.
     Dunnigan Water District.
    To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement 
Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau 
of Reclamation (Reclamation) developed and published the Criteria for 
Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this 
announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as 
Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have developed a Plan, 
which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet 
the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this 
notice in order to allow the public to review the plans and comment on 
the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's 
preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time.

DATES: All public comments must be received by September 21, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Laurie Sharp, Bureau of 
Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, or contact 
at 916-978-5232 (TDD 978-5608), or e-mail at lsharp@mp.usbr.gov.

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

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

1. Description of the District
2. Inventory of Water Resources
3. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agricultural Contractors
4. BMPs for Urban Contractors
5. Plan Implementation
6. Exemption Process
7. Regional Criteria
8. Five-Year Revisions

    Reclamation will evaluate Plans based on these criteria. A copy of 
these Plans will be available for review at

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Reclamation's Mid-Pacific (MP) Regional Office located in Sacramento, 
California, and the local area office. Our practice is to make 
comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available 
for public review.
    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.
    If you wish to review a copy of these Plans, please contact Ms. 
Laurie Sharp to find the office nearest you.

    Dated: August 10, 2007.
Richard J. Woodley,
Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. E7-16616 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]
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