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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Notices managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, environmental education and interpretation. We initiated the CCP/EA for the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in February 2007. At that time and throughout the process, we requested, considered, and incorporated public scoping comments in numerous ways. Our public outreach has included a Federal Register notice of intent published on January 29, 2007, agency and Tribal scoping meetings, two public workshops, planning updates, and a CCP Web page. We received over 180 scoping comments during the 60-day public comment period. Background Klamath Marsh was established in 1958 and is located in south central Oregon on the east slope of the Cascade Mountain Range along the Williamson River. The Service owns approximately 40,960 acres within the 49,583-acre acquisition boundary. The Refuge protects one of the largest remaining natural freshwater marshes on the west coast. Other important habitats on the refuge include sedge meadow, grassland, riverine, riparian scrub, and ponderosa pine forest. The refuge protects habitat for a variety of unique species including greater sandhill cranes, yellow rails, Oregon spotted frogs, red-naped sapsuckers, pygmy nuthatches, bald eagles, beaver, and red band trout. The entire Refuge is located within the former reservation of the Klamath Tribes. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Alternatives The Draft CCP/EA identifies and evaluates three alternatives for managing Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. The alternative that appears to best meet the Refuge purposes is identified as the preferred alternative. The preferred alternative is identified based on the analysis presented in the Draft CCP/EA, which may be modified following the completion of the public comment period based on comments received from other agencies, Tribal VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 governments, non-governmental organizations, or individuals. Under Alternative A, the no action alternative, we would continue to manage the Refuge as we have in the recent past. No major changes in habitat management would occur. The existing wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and interpretation programs would remain unchanged. Under Alternative B, (preferred alternative), the Service would restore the portion of the Williamson River and Big Spring Creek on the Refuge; substantially improve management of emergent marsh, meadows, ponderosa pine forest and aspen to increase habitat value for migratory birds and other wildlife; improve and expand visitor services by developing new trails, interpretive exhibits, an environmental education program, and a visitor contact station; maintain existing hunting and fishing programs with minor modifications; increase cultural resources protection; and recommend no units for wilderness designation. The Service would also revise and update the MOU with the Klamath Tribes regarding subsistence hunting and gathering. Under Alternative C, the Service would restore the portions of the Williamson River and Big Springs Creek on the Refuge; improve management of emergent marsh, meadows, ponderosa pine forest and aspen using a more limited tool set (fire only for nonforested areas); minimally expand opportunities for non-consumptive public uses; eliminate public hunting; increase cultural resource protection; and recommend 11,165 acres for wilderness designation. The Service would also revise and update the MOU with the Tribes regarding subsistence hunting and gathering. Public Meetings The locations, dates, and times of public meetings will be listed in a planning update distributed to the project mailing list and posted on the Refuge Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ klamathbasinrefuges/ KlamathMarshCCP/kmarshccp.html. Review and Comment Copies of the Draft CCP/EA may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Mark Pelz, CA/ NV Refuge Planning Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W–1832, Sacramento, CA 95825–1846. Copies of the Draft CCP/EA may be viewed at this address or at the Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, HC 63 Box 303, Chiloquin, OR 97624. The Draft CCP/EA will also be available for PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38669 viewing and downloading online at: http://www.fws.gov/ klamathbasinrefuges/ KlamathMarshCCP/kmarshccp.html. Comments on the Draft CCP/EA should be addressed to: Mark Pelz, Chief, Refuge Planning, 2800 Cottage Way, W–1832, Sacramento, CA 95825– 1846. Comments may also be faxed to (916) 414–6497 or if you choose to submit comments via electronic mail, submit them to the following address: fw8plancomments@fws.gov. At the end of the review and comment period for this Draft CCP/EA, comments will be analyzed by the Service and addressed in the Final CCP/EA. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: July 28, 2009. Ren Lohoefener, Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E9–18427 Filed 8–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P 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 and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice on June 24, 2009. 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 E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 38670 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Notices 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 Resources 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 parties that have made a timely written request for such notice to the appropriate regional or project office of Reclamation. 3. Written correspondence regarding proposed contracts may be made available to the general public pursuant to the terms and procedures of the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. 4. Written comments on a proposed contract or contract action must be submitted to the appropriate regional officials at the locations and within the time limits set forth in the advance public notices. 5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate regional office for use by the contract approving authority. 6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the appropriate regional director or his designated public contact as they become available for review and comment. 7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is necessary. Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, but are not limited to (i) the significance of the modification, and (ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director shall furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice. Definitions of Abbreviations Frequently Used in This Document ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 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 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pacific Northwest Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706–1234, telephone 208–378–5344. Modified Contract Actions 8. Greenberry ID, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation water service contract for approximately 10,000 acrefeet of project water. 10. Five irrigation water user entities, Rogue River Basin Project, Oregon: Long-term contracts for exchange of water service with five entities for the provision of up to 1,163 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. Completed Contract Action 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. One contract for up to 2,978 acrefeet of water has been executed. Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825–1898, telephone 916–978–5250. New Contract Actions 39. California Department of Fish and Game, CVP, California: Proposed renewal of a water service contract for the Department’s San Joaquin Fish Hatchery. Contract would allow 35 cubic feet per second of continuous flow to pass through the Hatchery prior to it returning to the San Joaquin River. 40. Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, California: Amendment to SOD contract No. 01–WC–20–2030 to provide for increased SOD costs associated with Bradbury Dam. 41. Contractors from the Friant Division, CVP, California: Contracts to be negotiated and executed with existing Friant long-term contractors for the conversion from water service contracts entered into pursuant to subsections 9(c) and 9(e) of the Reclamation Projects Act of 1939 to E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Notices repayment contracts pursuant to subsection 9(d) of the Reclamation Projects Act of 1939. This action is intended to satisfy the mandate set forth in section 10010 of Title X of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Negotiations are scheduled to begin late July 2009. entities (undivided interest): Befra Farming, LLC, a California limited liability company; R&R Almond Orchards, Inc., a California corporation; and XLNT, LLC, a California limited liability company. Modified Contract Action 2. Contractors from the American River Division, Cross Valley Canal, San Felipe Division, West San Joaquin Division, Delta 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, Shasta, and Trinity River Divisions and are nearly completed for the Delta Division. Long-term renewal contract execution is continuing for the other contractors. 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. Contract executed on May 1, 2009. Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138– 1102, telephone 801–524–3864. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Discontinued Contract Action 32. Cawelo WD and LindsayStrathmore ID, CVP, California: Longterm Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject water for a non-CVP contractor. This action is a duplicate item. Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 61470 (Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006–1470, telephone 702– 293–8192. New Contract Actions 22. Clark County, BCP, Nevada: Agreement with Clark County for an annual diversion of up to 50 acre-feet of Colorado River water from Reclamation’s Secretarial Reservation Entitlement for use on Reclamation land that is managed by Clark County and is part of the Laughlin Regional Heritage Greenway Train Project. Specifically, the water will be used for a natural bathing area (lagoon), construction, dust control, and riparian revegetation, which are all features of the Reclamation-approved Project. 23. ChaCha, LLC, Arizona, BCP: Partial assignment of the water delivery contract with ChaCha, LLC for transfer of ownership of 50 percent of the land within ChaCha LLC’s contract service area. ChaCha LLC’s 50 percent ownership will transfer to the following VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 Completed Contract Action New Contract Actions 1. (g) Charles Weaver, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Weaver has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Mr. Weaver to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. 33. Pine Glen, LLC, Mancos Project, Colorado: Pine Glen LLC has requested a new carriage contract to replace existing contract No. 14–06–400–4901, assignment No. 6. The new contract is the result of a property sale. Remaining interest in the existing assignment is for 0.56 cubic feet per second of nonproject water to be carried through Mancos Project facilities. 34. Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, New Mexico: Repayment contract with the City of Gallup for up to 7,500 acre-feet per year of M&I water. Contract terms to be consistent with the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of Pub. L. 111–11). 35. Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, New Mexico: Repayment contract with the Jicarilla Apache Nation for up to 1,200 acre-feet per year of M&I water. Contract terms to be consistent with the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of Pub. L. 111–11). 36. Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act, New Mexico: Settlement contract with the Navajo Nation for up to 530,650 acre-feet per year of irrigation and M&I water. Contract terms to be consistent with the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of Pub. L. 111–11). 37. Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, New Mexico: Cost-sharing agreement with the State of New Mexico. Contract terms to be consistent with the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of Pub. L. 111–11). PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38671 Discontinued Contract Actions 1. (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 Association to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. Completed Contract Actions 1. (e) 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 Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires the Association to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. Contract was executed April 29, 2009. 1. (f) David Beaulieu, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Beaulieu has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Mr. Beaulieu to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. Contract was executed April 1, 2009. 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. Contract was executed April 2, 2009. 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. Contract was executed May 14, 2009. 31. City of Santa Fe and Reclamation: Contract to store up to 50,000 acre-feet of San Juan-Chama Project Water in Elephant Butte Reservoir for a 40-year maximum term. This action is a duplicate item. Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, Federal Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406–247–7752. New Contract Actions 45. Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term contract for the use of E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 38672 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Notices excess capacity in Green Mountain Reservoir in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. 46. Municipal Recreation Contract out of Granby Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Water service contract for delivery of 5,412.5 acre-feet of water annually out of Lake Granby to the 15–Mile Reach. 47. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Amendment to the existing memorandum of understanding for project water. 48. Glen Elder ID; Glen Elder Unit, P– SMBP; Kansas: Intent to enter into a contract for repayment of extraordinary maintenance work on the spillway structure in accordance with the ARRA. 49. Mirage Flats ID, Mirage Flats Project, Nebraska: Request to amend contract to change billing date from May to July. 50. Glen Elder ID; Glen Elder Unit, P– SMBP; Kansas: Renewal of long-term water service contract. 51. State of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; Glen Elder Unit, P– SMBP; Kansas: Reclamation is contemplating a contract for the remaining conservation storage in Waconda Lake. Modified Contract Actions 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. Discontinued Contract Actions 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. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Completed Contract Actions 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. Contract was executed May 26, 2009. 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. Contracts executed June 10, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: July 2, 2009. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Program Services Denver Office. [FR Doc. E9–18605 Filed 8–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1103–NEW] Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Agency Information Collection Activities: Emergency Proposed Collection; Comments Requested ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) Progress Report. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The emergency proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days for public comment until October 5, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Rebekah Whiteaker, Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 1100 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Emergency proposed collection; comments requested. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: CHRP Progress Report. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Law enforcement and public safety agencies that are recipients of COPS Hiring Recovery Program grants. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that approximately 1,046 respondents can complete the report in an average of 10 minutes per calendar quarter. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 697.333 total burden hours. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: July 30, 2009. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E9–18578 Filed 8–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–AT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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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 and are new, modified, 
discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice on 
June 24, 2009. 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

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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 Resources 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.

Definitions of Abbreviations Frequently Used in This Document

ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
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.

Modified Contract Actions

    8. Greenberry ID, Willamette Basin Project, Oregon: Irrigation 
water service contract for approximately 10,000 acre-feet of project 
water.
    10. Five irrigation water user entities, Rogue River Basin Project, 
Oregon: Long-term contracts for exchange of water service with five 
entities for the provision of up to 1,163 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.

Completed Contract Action

    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. One contract for up to 2,978 acre-feet of water has 
been executed.
    Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, California 95825-1898, telephone 916-978-5250.

New Contract Actions

    39. California Department of Fish and Game, CVP, California: 
Proposed renewal of a water service contract for the Department's San 
Joaquin Fish Hatchery. Contract would allow 35 cubic feet per second of 
continuous flow to pass through the Hatchery prior to it returning to 
the San Joaquin River.
    40. Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, Cachuma Project, 
California: Amendment to SOD contract No. 01-WC-20-2030 to provide for 
increased SOD costs associated with Bradbury Dam.
    41. Contractors from the Friant Division, CVP, California: 
Contracts to be negotiated and executed with existing Friant long-term 
contractors for the conversion from water service contracts entered 
into pursuant to subsections 9(c) and 9(e) of the Reclamation Projects 
Act of 1939 to

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repayment contracts pursuant to subsection 9(d) of the Reclamation 
Projects Act of 1939. This action is intended to satisfy the mandate 
set forth in section 10010 of Title X of the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009. Negotiations are scheduled to begin late July 
2009.

Modified Contract Action

    2. Contractors from the American River Division, Cross Valley 
Canal, San Felipe Division, West San Joaquin Division, Delta 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, 
Shasta, and Trinity River Divisions and are nearly completed for the 
Delta Division. Long-term renewal contract execution is continuing for 
the other contractors.

Discontinued Contract Action

    32. Cawelo WD and Lindsay-Strathmore ID, CVP, California: Long-term 
Warren Act contract for conveying nonproject water for a non-CVP 
contractor. This action is a duplicate item.
    Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 61470 (Nevada 
Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470, telephone 
702-293-8192.

New Contract Actions

    22. Clark County, BCP, Nevada: Agreement with Clark County for an 
annual diversion of up to 50 acre-feet of Colorado River water from 
Reclamation's Secretarial Reservation Entitlement for use on 
Reclamation land that is managed by Clark County and is part of the 
Laughlin Regional Heritage Greenway Train Project. Specifically, the 
water will be used for a natural bathing area (lagoon), construction, 
dust control, and riparian revegetation, which are all features of the 
Reclamation-approved Project.
    23. ChaCha, LLC, Arizona, BCP: Partial assignment of the water 
delivery contract with ChaCha, LLC for transfer of ownership of 50 
percent of the land within ChaCha LLC's contract service area. ChaCha 
LLC's 50 percent ownership will transfer to the following entities 
(undivided interest): Befra Farming, LLC, a California limited 
liability company; R&R Almond Orchards, Inc., a California corporation; 
and XLNT, LLC, a California limited liability company.

Completed Contract Action

    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. Contract executed on May 
1, 2009.
    Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State 
Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1102, telephone 801-524-
3864.

New Contract Actions

    1. (g) Charles Weaver, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Weaver has 
requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I water 
out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Mr. Weaver to present a Plan 
of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court.
    33. Pine Glen, LLC, Mancos Project, Colorado: Pine Glen LLC has 
requested a new carriage contract to replace existing contract No. 14-
06-400-4901, assignment No. 6. The new contract is the result of a 
property sale. Remaining interest in the existing assignment is for 
0.56 cubic feet per second of nonproject water to be carried through 
Mancos Project facilities.
    34. Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, New Mexico: Repayment 
contract with the City of Gallup for up to 7,500 acre-feet per year of 
M&I water. Contract terms to be consistent with the Northwestern New 
Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of Pub. L. 111-11).
    35. Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, New Mexico: Repayment 
contract with the Jicarilla Apache Nation for up to 1,200 acre-feet per 
year of M&I water. Contract terms to be consistent with the 
Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of Pub. L. 
111-11).
    36. Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act, New Mexico: 
Settlement contract with the Navajo Nation for up to 530,650 acre-feet 
per year of irrigation and M&I water. Contract terms to be consistent 
with the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of 
Pub. L. 111-11).
    37. Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, New Mexico: Cost-sharing 
agreement with the State of New Mexico. Contract terms to be consistent 
with the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act (Title X of 
Pub. L. 111-11).

Discontinued Contract Actions

    1. (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 Association to present 
a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court.

Completed Contract Actions

    1. (e) 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 Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires the 
Association to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water 
Court. Contract was executed April 29, 2009.
    1. (f) David Beaulieu, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Mr. Beaulieu 
has requested a 40-year water service contract for 1 acre-foot of M&I 
water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Mr. Beaulieu to 
present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. Contract 
was executed April 1, 2009.
    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. Contract was executed April 2, 2009.
    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. 
Contract was executed May 14, 2009.
    31. City of Santa Fe and Reclamation: Contract to store up to 
50,000 acre-feet of San Juan-Chama Project Water in Elephant Butte 
Reservoir for a 40-year maximum term. This action is a duplicate item.
    Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, Federal 
Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 
406-247-7752.

New Contract Actions

    45. Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, 
Colorado: Consideration of a request for a long-term contract for the 
use of

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excess capacity in Green Mountain Reservoir in the Colorado-Big 
Thompson Project.
    46. Municipal Recreation Contract out of Granby Reservoir, 
Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Water service contract for 
delivery of 5,412.5 acre-feet of water annually out of Lake Granby to 
the 15-Mile Reach.
    47. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, 
Colorado: Amendment to the existing memorandum of understanding for 
project water.
    48. Glen Elder ID; Glen Elder Unit, P-SMBP; Kansas: Intent to enter 
into a contract for repayment of extraordinary maintenance work on the 
spillway structure in accordance with the ARRA.
    49. Mirage Flats ID, Mirage Flats Project, Nebraska: Request to 
amend contract to change billing date from May to July.
    50. Glen Elder ID; Glen Elder Unit, P-SMBP; Kansas: Renewal of 
long-term water service contract.
    51. State of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; Glen Elder 
Unit, P-SMBP; Kansas: Reclamation is contemplating a contract for the 
remaining conservation storage in Waconda Lake.

Modified Contract Actions

    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.

Discontinued Contract Actions

    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.

Completed Contract Actions

    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. Contract was executed May 26, 2009.
    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. 
Contracts executed June 10, 2009.

    Dated: July 2, 2009.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Program Services Denver Office.
[FR Doc. E9-18605 Filed 8-3-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P