Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Negotiations, 16420-16426 [E9-8189]

Download as PDF 16420 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices National Lakeshore (Lakeshore), Michigan. On January 6, 2009, the Midwest Regional Director approved the ROD for the project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the preferred alternative contained in the final EIS. The preferred alternative will provide for the preservation of natural resources, while offering opportunities for visitor enjoyment of natural, cultural, and recreational resources in a scenic outdoor setting. This alternative includes approximately 32,100 acres (45 percent of the Lakeshore) proposed for wilderness. No developed county roads are included in proposed wilderness areas. Visitor services and facilities remain much as they are now, with improvements at key locations on the mainland and on South Manitou Island. Acquisition of lands within the Benzie Corridor will continue. The ROD includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Dusty Shultz, 9922 Front Street, Empire, Michigan 49630– 9797, or by calling (231) 326–5134, extension 101. Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the above address or may be viewed online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/slbe. Dated: March 11, 2009. Alan M. Hutchings, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. E9–8200 Filed 4–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Negotiations AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and were pending through December 31, 2008, and contract actions that have been completed or discontinued since the last publication of this notice on November VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 20, 2008. 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: Michelle Kelly, Water and Environmental Services Office, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225–0007; telephone 303– 445–2888. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices 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 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. 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; and 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. 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 USACE project) for the purpose of irrigation within the District’s service area. 7. West Extension ID, Umatilla Project, Oregon: Contract for long-term VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 boundary expansion to include lands outside of federally recognized District boundaries. 8. Greenberry ID, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation water service contract for approximately 7,500 acrefeet of project water. 9. Six water user entities of the Arrowrock Division, Boise Project, Idaho: Repayment agreements with districts with spaceholder contracts for repayment, per legislation, of the reimbursable share of costs to rehabilitate Arrowrock Dam Outlet Gates under the O&M program. 10. Six irrigation water user entities, Rogue River Basin Project, Oregon: Long-term contracts for exchange of water service with six entities for the provision of up to 4,141 acre-feet of stored water from Applegate Reservoir (a USACE project) for irrigation use in exchange for the transfer of out-ofstream water rights from the Little Applegate River to instream flow rights with the State of Oregon for instream flow use. This item was mistakenly listed as completed in the May 9, 2008, FR. 11. Cowiche Creek Water Users Association and Yakima-Tieton ID, Yakima Project, Washington: Warren Act contract to allow the use of excess capacity in Yakima Project facilities to convey up to 1,583.4 acre-feet of nonproject water for irrigation of approximately 396 acres of nonproject land. 12. State of Washington, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: Long-term contract for up to 25,000 acre-feet of project water to substitute for Stateissued permits for M&I purposes with an additional 12,500 acre-feet of project water to be made available to benefit stream flows and fish in the Columbia River under this contract or a separate operating agreement. 13. East Columbia Basin ID, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: Supplement No. 3 to the 1976 Master Water Service Contract providing for the delivery of up to 30,000 acre-feet of project water for irrigation of 10,000 acres located within the Odessa Subarea with an additional 15,000 acre-feet of project water to be made available to benefit stream flows and fish in the Columbia River under this contract or a separate operating agreement. The following action has been completed since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2008: 1. (14) Idaho Water Resource Board, Palisades Project, Idaho: Assignment of repayment contract for 5,000 acre-feet of storage space in Palisades Reservoir from the F.M.C. Corporation to provide water to help mitigate the effects of PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16421 ground water withdrawal and drought on the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer. The assignment has been executed. Contract executed October 14, 2008. 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, San Felipe Division, West San Joaquin Division, and Elk Creek Community Services District; CVP; California: Renewal of 29 long-term water service contracts; water quantities for these contracts total in excess of 2.1M acrefeet. These contract actions will be accomplished through long-term renewal contracts pursuant to Public Law 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, Delta, 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 Public Law 100–516. 4. El Dorado County Water Agency, CVP, California: M&I water service contract to supplement existing water supply. Contract will provide for an amount not to exceed 15,000 acre-feet annually authorized by Public Law 101– 514 for El Dorado County Water Agency. The supply will be subcontracted to El Dorado ID and Georgetown Divide Public Utility District. 5. Sutter Extension WD, DelanoEarlimart ID, and the State of California Department of Water Resources, CVP, California: Pursuant to Public Law 102– 575, cooperative agreements with nonFederal entities for the purpose of providing funding for CVP refuge water wheeling facility improvements to E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 16422 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices 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 Public Law 102–575 for terms of up to 3 years. 7. 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 4,560 acre-feet annually, and one contract for Project 184 water in the amount of 17,000 acre-feet annually). The contracts will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to El Dorado ID for use within its service area. 8. 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. 9. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam. 10. 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 the Delta and Friant Divisions and San Luis Unit facilities. 11. 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 Meones Reservoir. 12. Banta Carbona ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal. 13. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal. 14. 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. 15. Montecito WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer title of the distribution system to Montecito WD. Title transfer authorized by Public Law 108–315, ‘‘Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.’’ 16. Sacramento Suburban WD, CVP, California: Execution of long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 29,000 acre-feet of nonproject water. The contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water provided from the Placer County Water Agency to Sacramento Suburban WD for use within its service area. 17. 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 Public Law 101–618; Nevada and California: Contract for the storage of non-Federal water in Truckee River reservoirs as authorized by Public Law 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 Truckee River Operating Agreement. 18. 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. The contract executed February 28, 2005. The wheeling agreement for conveyance through the California State Aqueduct pending. 19. A Canal Fish Screens, Klamath Project, Oregon: Negotiation of an O&M contract for the A Canal Fish Screen with Klamath ID. 20. 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. 21. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveying up to 300,000 acre-feet acre of nonproject flood flows via the Friant-Kern Canal for flood control purposes. 22. 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. 23. PacifiCorp, 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 ESA requirements. 24. Mendota Wildlife Area, CVP, California: Reimbursement agreement between California Department of Fish and Game and Reclamation for PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Public Law 102–575, Title 34, Section 3406(d)(1), to meet full Level 2 water needs of the Mendota Wildlife Area. 25. 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 M&I use. 26. 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. 27. San Luis WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 2,400 acre-feet of San Luis WD’s CVP supply to Santa Nella County Water District for M&I use. 28. Placer County Water Agency, CVP, California: Proposed exchange agreement under section 14 of the 1939 Act to exchange up to 71,000 acre-feet annually of Placer County Water Agency’s American River Middle Fork Project water for use by Reclamation, for a like amount of CVP water from the Sacramento River for use by Placer County Water Agency. 29. 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. 30. Orland Unit Water User’s Association, Orland Project, California: Repayment contract for the SOD costs assigned to the irrigation of Stony Gorge Dam. 31. Goleta WD, Cachuma Project, California: An agreement to transfer title of the Federally owned distribution system to the district subject to approved legislation. 32. Cawelo WD and LindsayStrathmore ID, CVP, California: Longterm Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject water for a non-CVP contractor. 33. Ivanhoe ID, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 1,200 acre-feet of class 1 and 7,400 acre-feet of class 2 of the disttrict’s CVP water supply to Kaweah Delta Conservation District for irrigation purposes, a nonCVP contractor. 34. Cawelo WD, CVP, Califronia: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveying up to 20,000 acre-feet annually of previously banked E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices nonproject water in the Friant-Kern Canal. 35. Colusa County WD, CVP, California: Execution of a long-term Warren Act contract for the conveyance of up to 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year through use of the TehamaColusa Canal. 36. County of Tulare, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of County of Tulare’s Cross Valley Canal water supply in the amount of 10,616 acre-feet to its various subcontractors. Water will be used for both irrigation and M&I purposes. 37. City of Santa Barbara, Cachuma Project, California: Execution of a temporary contract and execution of a long-term Warren Act contract with the City of Santa Barbara for conveyance of nonproject water in Cachuma project facilities. 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. Gila Project Works, Gila Project, Arizona: Title transfer of facilities and certain lands in the Wellton-Mohawk Division from the United States to the Wellton-Mohawk IDD. 4. Shepard Water Company, Inc., BCP, Arizona: Contract for the annual diversion of up to 50 acre-feet of Colorado River water, as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 5. System Conservation Agreements, BCP, Arizona and California: Develop and execute short-term agreements to implement a demonstration system conservation 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. 6. Chacha AZ, LLC, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 2,100 acre-feet per year of fourth priority water for agricultural purposes, as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 7. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 million gallons per day, building up to 40 million gallons per day at full design capacity. 8. Basic Water Company, BCP, Nevada: Approve the assignment and transfer of 400 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water from Basic’s contract to the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s contract. 9. Basic Water Company, BCP, Nevada: Amend Basic’s contract to conform to the assignment and transfer of 400 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water from Basic’s contract to the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s contract. 10. Southern Nevada Water Authority, BCP, Nevada: Amend contract to conform to the assignment and transfer of 400 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water from Basic Water Company’s contract to Southern Nevada Water Authority’s contract. 11. Flowing Wells ID, CAP, Arizona: Partial assignment of the District’s CAP entitlement, 1,481 acre-feet to the Town of Marana and 19 acre-feet to the City of Tucson, per the District’s request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 12. Cave Creek Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Assignment of the Company’s 2,606 acre-feet CAP entitlement to the town of Cave Creek per the Company’s request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 13. Phoenix Memorial Park Association, Ltd., CAP, Arizona: Assignment of the Association’s 84 acrefeet entitlement to Alderwoods, Inc., per Alderwoods’ request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. The following actions have been completed or discontinued since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2008: 1. (3) Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: O&M contract for its CAP water distribution system. 2. (4) Miscellaneous PPR No. 38, BCP, California: Assign Schroeder’s portion of the PPR to Murphy Broadcasting. 3. (8) 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. Contract executed October 6, 2008. 4. (10) Hopi Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Commission, BCP, Arizona: Approval of an assignment and transfer of 1,419 acre-feet of fourth-priority water entitlement from the Hopi Tribe to the Commission (MSCP Option). Contract executed October 9, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16423 5. (11) Hopi Tribe, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract to decrease the Hopi Tribe’s fourth-priority water entitlement by 1,419 acre-feet per year (MSCP Option). Contract executed October 9, 2008. 6. (12) Arizona Game and Fish Commission, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract to increase the Commission’s fourth-priority water entitlement by 1,419 acre-feet per year being assigned from the Hopi Tribe (MSCP Option). Contract executed October 9, 2008. 7. (29) Metropolitan WD of Southern California, San Diego County Water Authority, Otay WD; California: Amendment to extend by 5 years to November 9, 2013, an agreement for temporary emergency delivery of a portion of the Mexican Treaty Waters of the Colorado River to the International Boundary in the vicinity of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, and for the operation of facilities in the United States. Contract executed November 26, 2008. 8. (30) Hillcrest Water Company, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract to exclude lands occupied by Springs del Sol Domestic Water Improvement District. Contract executed October 16, 2008. 12. Cave Creek Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Assignment of the Company’s 2,606 acre-feet CAP entitlement to the town of Cave Creek per the Company’s request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Contract was executed December 29, 2008. 13. Phoenix Memorial Park Association, Ltd., CAP, Arizona: Assignment of the Association’s 84 acrefeet entitlement to Alderwoods, Inc., per Alderwoods’ request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Contract was executed December 22, 2008. 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) Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je West Association, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je West Association has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je West E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 16424 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices Association to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. (b) Mike and Marsha Jackson, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The Jacksons have requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires the Jacksons to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. (c) Dick Morfitt, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Morfitt has requested a 40-year water service contract for 35 acre-feet of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Mr. Morfitt to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. (d) Western Gravel, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Western Gravel has requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 acre-feet of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires them to present a Plan of Augmentation 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 Contactors, 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 Units 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 make up for the water depletions caused by changes in operations at Sumner VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dam which were made to improve conditions for a threatened species, the Pecos bluntnose shiner. 7. La Plata Conservancy District, Animas-La Plata Project, 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. City of Page, Arizona, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-term contract for 975 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes. 10. 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 tradition and religious purposes. 11. Project Operator, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado: 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 Federal reclamation laws. 12. 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. 13. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado: Water delivery contract for 33,519 acrefeet 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). 14. Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, AnimasLa Plata Project, Colorado: 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. 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 consistent with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 16. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 (Title III of Pub. L. 106–554). 17. 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 Public Law 106–392, dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602. 18. 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. 19. Navajo Nation, San Juan River Dineh Water Users, Reclamation, and 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 Public Law 106–392 dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602. 20. Jensen Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah: The Uintah Water Conservancy District has requested a contract with provision to prepay at a discounted rate the remaining 3,300 acre-feet of unmarketed project M&I water. 21. Aaron Million, Million Conservation Resource Group, Flaming Gorge Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Million has requested a Standby Contract to secure the first right to contract for up to 165,000 acre-feet annually of M&I water service from Flaming Gorge Reservoir for a proposed privately financed and constructed transbasin diversion project. 22. Cottonwood Creek Consolidated Company, Emery County Project, Utah: Cottonwood Creek Consolidated Irrigation Company has requested a contract for carriage of up to 5,600 acrefeet of nonproject water through Cottonwood Creek-Huntington Canal. 23. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority and Reclamation, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: Contract to store up to 50,000 acre-feet of project water in Elephant Butte Reservoir. The proposed contract would have a 40-year maximum term and would replace existing contract No. 3–CS–53–01510 which expires on January 26, 2008. The Act of December 29, 1981, Public Law E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices 97–140, 95 Stat. 1717 provides authority to enter into this contract. 24. Dolores Water Conservancy District, Dolores Project, Colorado: The District has requested a water service contract for 1,402 acre-feet of newly identified project water for irrigation. The proposed water service contract will provide 417 acre-feet of project water for irrigation of the Ute Enterprise and 985 acre-feet for use by the District’s full-service irrigators. 25. Florida Water Conservancy District, Florida Project, Colorado: The District has requested a long-term water service contract for 114 acre-feet of water for project purposes to be used in Plans of Augmentation and Substitute Water Supply Plans from the Florida Project. 26. Elkhead Reservoir Enlargement: This contract will supersede contract No. 05–WC–40–420. The proposed contract will include the Recovery Programs pro-rata share of the actual construction cost plus fish screen costs. Also identified in this proposed contract is the pro-rata share of the actual construction costs for the other signatory parties. Upon payment by Recovery Program, this proposed contract will ensure permanent water supply for the endangered fish. 27. Bridger Valley Water Conservancy District, Lyman Project, Wyoming: The District has requested that their Meeks Cabin repayment contract be amended from two 25-year contracts to one 40year contract. 28. Glen, Michael D, and Tambra Spencer; Mancos Project; Colorado: The parties have requested a new carriage contract to replace existing contract No. 02–WC–40–8290. Existing carriage contract is for 1 cubic-foot-per-second of nonproject water to be carried through Mancos Project facilities. The new contract will add 2 cubic-feet-persecond to the existing quantity for a total of 3 cubic-feet-per-second. 29. Horse Meadows Home Owners Association, Aspinall Unit, CRSP: The Association has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires them to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. 30. City of Santa Fe and Reclamation, San Juan-Chama, New Mexico: Contract to store up to 50,000 acre-feet of Project Water in Elephant Butte Reservoir. The proposed contract would have a 25- to 40-year maximum term. The Act of December 29, 1981, Public Law 97–140, 95 Stat. 1717 provides authority to enter into this contract. The following action has been completed since the last VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 publication of this notice on November 20, 2008: 1. (1)(i) Michael R. Pelletier, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Pelletier has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir which requires Mr. Pelletier to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. Contract executed September 5, 2008. 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, 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 the 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. 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. 6. 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 Reservoir. 7. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of temporary excess capacity contracts in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. 8. Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Colorado-Big Thompson PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16425 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. 9. Northern Integrated Supply Project, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a new longterm contract with approximately 15 regional water suppliers and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District for the Northern Integrated Supply Project. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. 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. 14. LeClair ID, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of longterm water service contract. 15. Riverton Valley ID, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of long-term water service contract. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. City of Golden, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a longterm agreement for power interference in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. 19. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term exchange, conveyance, and storage contract to implement the Exhibit B E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 16426 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices 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). 20. 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. 21. Glendo Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term water service contracts with Burbank Ditch, New Grattan Ditch Company, Torrington ID, Lucerne Canal and Power Company, and Wright and Murphy Ditch Company. 22. Glendo Unit, P–SMBP, Nebraska: Contract renewal for long-term water service contracts with Bridgeport, Enterprise, and Mitchell IDs. 23. Glendo Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term water storage contract with Pacificorp. 24. Roger W. Evans (Individual), Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Renewal of long-term water service contracts. 25. City of Beloit, P–SMBP, Kansas: Contract renewal for M&I contract. 26. Individual Irrigators, Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Replace temporary 1-year contracts with longterm water service contracts for minor amounts of less than 1,000 acre-feet of irrigation water annually from the Missouri River below Canyon Ferry Dam. 27. Individual Irrigators, Lower Marias Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: Execute long-term water service contracts for commercial irrigation from Lake Elwell and the Marias River below Tiber Dam. 28. Turtle Lake ID, Garrison Diversion Unit, North Dakota: Turtle Lake ID, water users, and individual irrigators have requested water service contracts, which may be short- or long-term under the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000. 29. Big Horn Canal ID, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Big Horn Canal ID has requested the renewal of their longterm water service contract. 30. Hanover ID, Boysen Unit, P– SMBP, Wyoming: Hanover ID has requested the renewal of their long-term water service contract. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 31. LU Sheet Company, Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of long-term water service contract. 32. Busch Farms, Inc., Boysen Unit, P–SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of long-term water service contract. 33. Gorst Ranch, Boysen Unit, P– SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of long-term water service contract. 34. Helena Sand & Gravel, Helena valley Unit, P–SMBP, Montana: request for a long-term water service contract for M&I purposes up to 1,000 acre-feet per year. 35. City of Cheyenne, Kendrick Project, Wyoming: the of Cheyenne has requested an amendment to its water storage contract to increase the storage entitlement to 15,700 acre-feet of storage space in Seminoe Reservoir. 36. Central Nebraska Public Power and ID, Glendo unit, P–SMBP, Nebraska: Request to amend current repayment contract. 37. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., FryingpanArkansas project, Colorado: Contract renewal for their long-term carriage and storage contract. 38. State of Colorado, Department of Corrections, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for long-term excess capacity storage out of Pueblo Reservoir. 39. Southeastern Water Conservancy District, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a master storage contract. The following actions have been completed since the last publication of this notice on November 20, 2008: 1. (8) 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. The existing interim contract expired in May 2008. A 5-year interim contract was offer to the District on June 28, 2008. Contract executed October 22, 2008. 2. (12) 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. Contracts executed between February and April 2008. February 11, 2009. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Program Services Denver Office. [FR Doc. E9–8189 Filed 4–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–604] In the Matter of Certain Sucralose, Sweeteners Containing Sucralose, and Related Intermediate Compounds Thereof; Notice of Commission Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order; Termination of Investigation AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order against eleven respondents in the above-captioned investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), and has terminated the investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Worth, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3065. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on May 10, 2007, based upon a complaint filed on behalf of Tate & Lyle Technology Ltd. of London, United Kingdom, and Tate & Lyle Sucralose, Inc. of Decatur, Illinois (collectively, ‘‘Tate & Lyle’’). The complaint alleged violations of section 337(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of sucralose, sweeteners containing sucralose, and related intermediate compounds thereof by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent Nos. 4,980,463 (‘‘the ‘463 patent’’); 5,470,969 (‘‘the ‘969 E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 68 (Friday, April 10, 2009)]
[Notices]
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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, 2008, and contract actions that have been 
completed or discontinued since the last publication of this notice on 
November 20, 2008. 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: Michelle Kelly, Water and 
Environmental Services Office, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 25007, 
Denver, Colorado 80225-0007; telephone 303-445-2888.

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.

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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
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.
    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; and 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. 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 USACE project) for the purpose of irrigation within the District's 
service area.
    7. West Extension ID, Umatilla Project, Oregon: Contract for long-
term boundary expansion to include lands outside of federally 
recognized District boundaries.
    8. Greenberry ID, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation 
water service contract for approximately 7,500 acre-feet of project 
water.
    9. Six water user entities of the Arrowrock Division, Boise 
Project, Idaho: Repayment agreements with districts with spaceholder 
contracts for repayment, per legislation, of the reimbursable share of 
costs to rehabilitate Arrowrock Dam Outlet Gates under the O&M program.
    10. Six irrigation water user entities, Rogue River Basin Project, 
Oregon: Long-term contracts for exchange of water service with six 
entities for the provision of up to 4,141 acre-feet of stored water 
from Applegate Reservoir (a USACE project) for irrigation use in 
exchange for the transfer of out-of-stream water rights from the Little 
Applegate River to instream flow rights with the State of Oregon for 
instream flow use. This item was mistakenly listed as completed in the 
May 9, 2008, FR.
    11. Cowiche Creek Water Users Association and Yakima-Tieton ID, 
Yakima Project, Washington: Warren Act contract to allow the use of 
excess capacity in Yakima Project facilities to convey up to 1,583.4 
acre-feet of nonproject water for irrigation of approximately 396 acres 
of nonproject land.
    12. State of Washington, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: Long-
term contract for up to 25,000 acre-feet of project water to substitute 
for State-issued permits for M&I purposes with an additional 12,500 
acre-feet of project water to be made available to benefit stream flows 
and fish in the Columbia River under this contract or a separate 
operating agreement.
    13. East Columbia Basin ID, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: 
Supplement No. 3 to the 1976 Master Water Service Contract providing 
for the delivery of up to 30,000 acre-feet of project water for 
irrigation of 10,000 acres located within the Odessa Subarea with an 
additional 15,000 acre-feet of project water to be made available to 
benefit stream flows and fish in the Columbia River under this contract 
or a separate operating agreement.
    The following action has been completed since the last publication 
of this notice on November 20, 2008:
    1. (14) Idaho Water Resource Board, Palisades Project, Idaho: 
Assignment of repayment contract for 5,000 acre-feet of storage space 
in Palisades Reservoir from the F.M.C. Corporation to provide water to 
help mitigate the effects of ground water withdrawal and drought on the 
Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer. The assignment has been executed. 
Contract executed October 14, 2008.
    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, San Felipe Division, West San Joaquin Division, and Elk Creek 
Community Services District; CVP; California: Renewal of 29 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 Public Law 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, Delta, 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 Public Law 100-516.
    4. El Dorado County Water Agency, CVP, California: M&I water 
service contract to supplement existing water supply. Contract will 
provide for an amount not to exceed 15,000 acre-feet annually 
authorized by Public Law 101-514 for El Dorado County Water Agency. The 
supply will be subcontracted to El Dorado ID and Georgetown Divide 
Public Utility District.
    5. Sutter Extension WD, Delano-Earlimart ID, and the State of 
California Department of Water Resources, CVP, California: Pursuant to 
Public Law 102-575, cooperative agreements with non-Federal entities 
for the purpose of providing funding for CVP refuge water wheeling 
facility improvements to

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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 Public Law 102-575 for 
terms of up to 3 years.
    7. 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 4,560 acre-feet 
annually, and one contract for Project 184 water in the amount of 
17,000 acre-feet annually). The contracts will allow CVP facilities to 
be used to deliver nonproject water to El Dorado ID for use within its 
service area.
    8. 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.
    9. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment 
contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam.
    10. 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 the Delta and Friant Divisions and 
San Luis Unit facilities.
    11. 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 Meones Reservoir.
    12. Banta Carbona ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act 
contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
    13. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act 
contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
    14. 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.
    15. Montecito WD, Cachuma Project, California: Contract to transfer 
title of the distribution system to Montecito WD. Title transfer 
authorized by Public Law 108-315, ``Carpinteria and Montecito Water 
Distribution Conveyance Act of 2004.''
    16. Sacramento Suburban WD, CVP, California: Execution of long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveyance of 29,000 acre-feet of nonproject 
water. The contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver 
nonproject water provided from the Placer County Water Agency to 
Sacramento Suburban WD for use within its service area.
    17. 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 Public Law 101-618; Nevada and California: 
Contract for the storage of non-Federal water in Truckee River 
reservoirs as authorized by Public Law 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 Truckee River Operating Agreement.
    18. 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. The contract 
executed February 28, 2005. The wheeling agreement for conveyance 
through the California State Aqueduct pending.
    19. A Canal Fish Screens, Klamath Project, Oregon: Negotiation of 
an O&M contract for the A Canal Fish Screen with Klamath ID.
    20. 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.
    21. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: 
Long-term Warren Act contract for conveying up to 300,000 acre-feet 
acre of nonproject flood flows via the Friant-Kern Canal for flood 
control purposes.
    22. 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.
    23. PacifiCorp, 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 ESA requirements.
    24. 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 Public Law 102-575, Title 34, Section 3406(d)(1), to meet full Level 
2 water needs of the Mendota Wildlife Area.
    25. 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 M&I use.
    26. 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.
    27. San Luis WD, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 
2,400 acre-feet of San Luis WD's CVP supply to Santa Nella County Water 
District for M&I use.
    28. Placer County Water Agency, CVP, California: Proposed exchange 
agreement under section 14 of the 1939 Act to exchange up to 71,000 
acre-feet annually of Placer County Water Agency's American River 
Middle Fork Project water for use by Reclamation, for a like amount of 
CVP water from the Sacramento River for use by Placer County Water 
Agency.
    29. 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.
    30. Orland Unit Water User's Association, Orland Project, 
California: Repayment contract for the SOD costs assigned to the 
irrigation of Stony Gorge Dam.
    31. Goleta WD, Cachuma Project, California: An agreement to 
transfer title of the Federally owned distribution system to the 
district subject to approved legislation.
    32. Cawelo WD and Lindsay-Strathmore ID, CVP, California: Long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject water for a non-CVP 
contractor.
    33. Ivanhoe ID, CVP, California: Proposed partial assignment of 
1,200 acre-feet of class 1 and 7,400 acre-feet of class 2 of the 
disttrict's CVP water supply to Kaweah Delta Conservation District for 
irrigation purposes, a non-CVP contractor.
    34. Cawelo WD, CVP, Califronia: Long-term Warren Act contract for 
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nonproject water in the Friant-Kern Canal.
    35. Colusa County WD, CVP, California: Execution of a long-term 
Warren Act contract for the conveyance of up to 25,000 acre-feet of 
groundwater per year through use of the Tehama-Colusa Canal.
    36. County of Tulare, CVP, California: Proposed assignment of 
County of Tulare's Cross Valley Canal water supply in the amount of 
10,616 acre-feet to its various subcontractors. Water will be used for 
both irrigation and M&I purposes.
    37. City of Santa Barbara, Cachuma Project, California: Execution 
of a temporary contract and execution of a long-term Warren Act 
contract with the City of Santa Barbara for conveyance of nonproject 
water in Cachuma project facilities.
    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. Gila Project Works, Gila Project, Arizona: Title transfer of 
facilities and certain lands in the Wellton-Mohawk Division from the 
United States to the Wellton-Mohawk IDD.
    4. Shepard Water Company, Inc., BCP, Arizona: Contract for the 
annual diversion of up to 50 acre-feet of Colorado River water, as 
recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    5. System Conservation Agreements, BCP, Arizona and California: 
Develop and execute short-term agreements to implement a demonstration 
system conservation 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.
    6. Chacha AZ, LLC, BCP, Arizona: Contract for 2,100 acre-feet per 
year of fourth priority water for agricultural purposes, as recommended 
by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    7. 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.
    8. Basic Water Company, BCP, Nevada: Approve the assignment and 
transfer of 400 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water from Basic's 
contract to the Southern Nevada Water Authority's contract.
    9. Basic Water Company, BCP, Nevada: Amend Basic's contract to 
conform to the assignment and transfer of 400 acre-feet per year of 
Colorado River water from Basic's contract to the Southern Nevada Water 
Authority's contract.
    10. Southern Nevada Water Authority, BCP, Nevada: Amend contract to 
conform to the assignment and transfer of 400 acre-feet per year of 
Colorado River water from Basic Water Company's contract to Southern 
Nevada Water Authority's contract.
    11. Flowing Wells ID, CAP, Arizona: Partial assignment of the 
District's CAP entitlement, 1,481 acre-feet to the Town of Marana and 
19 acre-feet to the City of Tucson, per the District's request and as 
recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
    12. Cave Creek Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Assignment of the 
Company's 2,606 acre-feet CAP entitlement to the town of Cave Creek per 
the Company's request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of 
Water Resources.
    13. Phoenix Memorial Park Association, Ltd., CAP, Arizona: 
Assignment of the Association's 84 acre-feet entitlement to Alderwoods, 
Inc., per Alderwoods' request and as recommended by the Arizona 
Department of Water Resources.
    The following actions have been completed or discontinued since the 
last publication of this notice on November 20, 2008:
    1. (3) Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, CAP, Arizona: O&M 
contract for its CAP water distribution system.
    2. (4) Miscellaneous PPR No. 38, BCP, California: Assign 
Schroeder's portion of the PPR to Murphy Broadcasting.
    3. (8) 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. Contract executed 
October 6, 2008.
    4. (10) Hopi Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Commission, BCP, Arizona: 
Approval of an assignment and transfer of 1,419 acre-feet of fourth-
priority water entitlement from the Hopi Tribe to the Commission (MSCP 
Option). Contract executed October 9, 2008.
    5. (11) Hopi Tribe, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract to decrease the 
Hopi Tribe's fourth-priority water entitlement by 1,419 acre-feet per 
year (MSCP Option). Contract executed October 9, 2008.
    6. (12) Arizona Game and Fish Commission, BCP, Arizona: Amend 
contract to increase the Commission's fourth-priority water entitlement 
by 1,419 acre-feet per year being assigned from the Hopi Tribe (MSCP 
Option). Contract executed October 9, 2008.
    7. (29) Metropolitan WD of Southern California, San Diego County 
Water Authority, Otay WD; California: Amendment to extend by 5 years to 
November 9, 2013, an agreement for temporary emergency delivery of a 
portion of the Mexican Treaty Waters of the Colorado River to the 
International Boundary in the vicinity of Tijuana, Baja California, 
Mexico, and for the operation of facilities in the United States. 
Contract executed November 26, 2008.
    8. (30) Hillcrest Water Company, BCP, Arizona: Amend contract to 
exclude lands occupied by Springs del Sol Domestic Water Improvement 
District. Contract executed October 16, 2008.
    12. Cave Creek Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Assignment of the 
Company's 2,606 acre-feet CAP entitlement to the town of Cave Creek per 
the Company's request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of 
Water Resources. Contract was executed December 29, 2008.
    13. Phoenix Memorial Park Association, Ltd., CAP, Arizona: 
Assignment of the Association's 84 acre-feet entitlement to Alderwoods, 
Inc., per Alderwoods' request and as recommended by the Arizona 
Department of Water Resources. Contract was executed December 22, 2008.
    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) Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je West Association, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: 
Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je West Association has requested a 40-year water service 
contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which 
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Association to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water 
Court.
    (b) Mike and Marsha Jackson, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: The 
Jacksons have requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-
foot of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires the 
Jacksons to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water 
Court.
    (c) Dick Morfitt, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Morfitt has 
requested a 40-year water service contract for 35 acre-feet of M&I 
water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Mr. Morfitt to 
present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court.
    (d) Western Gravel, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Western Gravel has 
requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 acre-feet of M&I water 
out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires them to present a Plan 
of Augmentation 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 Contactors, 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 
Units 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 Sumner Dam which were made to 
improve conditions for a threatened species, the Pecos bluntnose 
shiner.
    7. La Plata Conservancy District, Animas-La Plata Project, 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. City of Page, Arizona, Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona: Long-
term contract for 975 acre-feet of water for municipal purposes.
    10. 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 tradition 
and religious purposes.
    11. Project Operator, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado: 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 Federal reclamation laws.
    12. 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.
    13. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado: 
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).
    14. Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado: 
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. Navajo Nation, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New 
Mexico: Water delivery contract for 4,680 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. 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).
    17. 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 Public Law 106-392, dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602.
    18. 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.
    19. Navajo Nation, San Juan River Dineh Water Users, Reclamation, 
and 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 Public Law 106-392 dated October 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1602.
    20. Jensen Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah: The Uintah Water 
Conservancy District has requested a contract with provision to prepay 
at a discounted rate the remaining 3,300 acre-feet of unmarketed 
project M&I water.
    21. Aaron Million, Million Conservation Resource Group, Flaming 
Gorge Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Million has requested a Standby Contract 
to secure the first right to contract for up to 165,000 acre-feet 
annually of M&I water service from Flaming Gorge Reservoir for a 
proposed privately financed and constructed transbasin diversion 
project.
    22. Cottonwood Creek Consolidated Company, Emery County Project, 
Utah: Cottonwood Creek Consolidated Irrigation Company has requested a 
contract for carriage of up to 5,600 acre-feet of nonproject water 
through Cottonwood Creek-Huntington Canal.
    23. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority and 
Reclamation, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: Contract to store up 
to 50,000 acre-feet of project water in Elephant Butte Reservoir. The 
proposed contract would have a 40-year maximum term and would replace 
existing contract No. 3-CS-53-01510 which expires on January 26, 2008. 
The Act of December 29, 1981, Public Law

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97-140, 95 Stat. 1717 provides authority to enter into this contract.
    24. Dolores Water Conservancy District, Dolores Project, Colorado: 
The District has requested a water service contract for 1,402 acre-feet 
of newly identified project water for irrigation. The proposed water 
service contract will provide 417 acre-feet of project water for 
irrigation of the Ute Enterprise and 985 acre-feet for use by the 
District's full-service irrigators.
    25. Florida Water Conservancy District, Florida Project, Colorado: 
The District has requested a long-term water service contract for 114 
acre-feet of water for project purposes to be used in Plans of 
Augmentation and Substitute Water Supply Plans from the Florida 
Project.
    26. Elkhead Reservoir Enlargement: This contract will supersede 
contract No. 05-WC-40-420. The proposed contract will include the 
Recovery Programs pro-rata share of the actual construction cost plus 
fish screen costs. Also identified in this proposed contract is the 
pro-rata share of the actual construction costs for the other signatory 
parties. Upon payment by Recovery Program, this proposed contract will 
ensure permanent water supply for the endangered fish.
    27. Bridger Valley Water Conservancy District, Lyman Project, 
Wyoming: The District has requested that their Meeks Cabin repayment 
contract be amended from two 25-year contracts to one 40-year contract.
    28. Glen, Michael D, and Tambra Spencer; Mancos Project; Colorado: 
The parties have requested a new carriage contract to replace existing 
contract No. 02-WC-40-8290. Existing carriage contract is for 1 cubic-
foot-per-second of nonproject water to be carried through Mancos 
Project facilities. The new contract will add 2 cubic-feet-per-second 
to the existing quantity for a total of 3 cubic-feet-per-second.
    29. Horse Meadows Home Owners Association, Aspinall Unit, CRSP: The 
Association has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-
foot of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires them 
to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court.
    30. City of Santa Fe and Reclamation, San Juan-Chama, New Mexico: 
Contract to store up to 50,000 acre-feet of Project Water in Elephant 
Butte Reservoir. The proposed contract would have a 25- to 40-year 
maximum term. The Act of December 29, 1981, Public Law 97-140, 95 Stat. 
1717 provides authority to enter into this contract. The following 
action has been completed since the last publication of this notice on 
November 20, 2008:
    1. (1)(i) Michael R. Pelletier, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. 
Pelletier has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-
foot of M&I water out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir which requires Mr. 
Pelletier to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water 
Court. Contract executed September 5, 2008.
    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, 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 
the 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. 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.
    6. 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 Reservoir.
    7. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of temporary 
excess capacity contracts in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
    8. 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.
    9. Northern Integrated Supply Project, Colorado-Big Thompson 
Project, Colorado: Consideration of a new long-term contract with 
approximately 15 regional water suppliers and the Northern Colorado 
Water Conservancy District for the Northern Integrated Supply Project.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. LeClair ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of 
long-term water service contract.
    15. Riverton Valley ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract 
renewal of long-term water service contract.
    16. 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.
    17. 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.
    18. City of Golden, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: 
Consideration of a request for a long-term agreement for power 
interference in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.
    19. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big 
Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term exchange, conveyance, and storage 
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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).
    20. 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.
    21. Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term 
water service contracts with Burbank Ditch, New Grattan Ditch Company, 
Torrington ID, Lucerne Canal and Power Company, and Wright and Murphy 
Ditch Company.
    22. Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Nebraska: Contract renewal for long-term 
water service contracts with Bridgeport, Enterprise, and Mitchell IDs.
    23. Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal for long-term 
water storage contract with Pacificorp.
    24. Roger W. Evans (Individual), Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: 
Renewal of long-term water service contracts.
    25. City of Beloit, P-SMBP, Kansas: Contract renewal for M&I 
contract.
    26. Individual Irrigators, Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
Replace temporary 1-year contracts with long-term water service 
contracts for minor amounts of less than 1,000 acre-feet of irrigation 
water annually from the Missouri River below Canyon Ferry Dam.
    27. Individual Irrigators, Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
Execute long-term water service contracts for commercial irrigation 
from Lake Elwell and the Marias River below Tiber Dam.
    28. Turtle Lake ID, Garrison Diversion Unit, North Dakota: Turtle 
Lake ID, water users, and individual irrigators have requested water 
service contracts, which may be short- or long-term under the Dakota 
Water Resources Act of 2000.
    29. Big Horn Canal ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Big Horn Canal 
ID has requested the renewal of their long-term water service contract.
    30. Hanover ID, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Hanover ID has 
requested the renewal of their long-term water service contract.
    31. LU Sheet Company, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract 
renewal of long-term water service contract.
    32. Busch Farms, Inc., Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract 
renewal of long-term water service contract.
    33. Gorst Ranch, Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming: Contract renewal of 
long-term water service contract.
    34. Helena Sand & Gravel, Helena valley Unit, P-SMBP, Montana: 
request for a long-term water service contract for M&I purposes up to 
1,000 acre-feet per year.
    35. City of Cheyenne, Kendrick Project, Wyoming: the of Cheyenne 
has requested an amendment to its water storage contract to increase 
the storage entitlement to 15,700 acre-feet of storage space in Seminoe 
Reservoir.
    36. Central Nebraska Public Power and ID, Glendo unit, P-SMBP, 
Nebraska: Request to amend current repayment contract.
    37. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., Fryingpan-Arkansas project, Colorado: 
Contract renewal for their long-term carriage and storage contract.
    38. State of Colorado, Department of Corrections, Fryingpan-
Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for long-term 
excess capacity storage out of Pueblo Reservoir.
    39. Southeastern Water Conservancy District, Fryingpan-Arkansas 
Project, Colorado: Consideration of a master storage contract.
    The following actions have been completed since the last 
publication of this notice on November 20, 2008:
    1. (8) 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. The existing interim contract 
expired in May 2008. A 5-year interim contract was offer to the 
District on June 28, 2008. Contract executed October 22, 2008.
    2. (12) 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. Contracts executed between February and 
April 2008.

    February 11, 2009.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Program Services Denver Office.
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