Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions, 82066-82069 [2010-32751]

Download as PDF 82066 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5. Beth Ransel, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas Field Office. [FR Doc. 2010–32870 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] nearest one-eighth of a point, resulting in 4.125 percent. The rate of 4.125 percent will be used by all Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of water and related land resources plans for the purpose of discounting future benefits and computing costs or otherwise converting benefits and costs to a common-time basis. Dated: December 3, 2010. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office. BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 2010–32801 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] Bureau of Reclamation BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change. AGENCY: The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2011 is 4.125 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values. SUMMARY: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2010, through and including September 30, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Miller-Levy, Water and Environmental Resources Division, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 303–445–2889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 4.125 percent for fiscal year 2011. This rate has been computed in accordance with Section 80(a), Public Law 93–251 (88 Stat. 34) and 18 CFR 704.39, which: (1) specify that the rate will be based upon the average yield during the preceding fiscal year on interest-bearing marketable securities of the United States which, at the time the computation is made, have terms of 15 years or more remaining to maturity (average yield is rounded to nearest oneeighth percent); and (2) provide that the rate will not be raised or lowered more than one-quarter of 1 percent for any year. The U.S. Department of the Treasury calculated the specified average to be 4.1620 percent. This average value is then rounded to the srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 02:10 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 July 22, 2010. From the date of this publication, future notices during this calendar year will be limited to new, modified, discontinued, or completed contract actions. 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 Division, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices 5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate regional office for use by the contract approving authority. 6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the appropriate regional director or his designated public contact as they become available for review and comment. 7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is necessary. Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, but are not limited to (i) the significance of the modification, and (ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director shall furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice. Definitions of Abbreviations Used in This Document srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 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 LCWSP Lower Colorado Water Supply Project 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. New contract action: 19. East Columbia Basin ID, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: Amendment No. 1 to Supplement No. 2 to the 1976 Master Water Service Contract providing for the delivery of up to an additional 5,450.5 acre-feet of project water for the irrigation of 1,816.8 additional acres located within the Odessa Subarea under this contract. VerDate Mar<15>2010 02:10 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825–1898, telephone 916–978–5250. New contract actions: 44. San Luis WD, Meyers Farms Family Trust, and Reclamation, CVP, California: Revision of an existing contract between San Luis WD, Meyers Farms Family Trust, and Reclamation providing for an increase in the exchange of water from 6,000 to 10,000 acre-feet and an increase in the storage capacity of the bank to 100,000 acrefeet. 45. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Delta Division, CVP, California: Negotiation of a 5-year wheeling agreement with an effective date of March 2011 is pending. The current wheeling agreement with the State of California, Department of Water Resources expires February 28, 2011. The renewed long-term water service contract for up to 850 acre-feet was executed February 28, 2005, for 25 years. 46. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: The current wheeling agreement, which has a February 28, 2012, expiration date, is under negotiation. The wheeling agreement with the State of California, Department of Water Resources, allows for the conveyance and delivery of CVP water on behalf of Byron-Bethany ID to Musco Family Olive Company through the California State Aqueduct. The renewed long-term water service contract was executed July 25, 2005, for 25 years. Modified contract action: 13. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal, and a proposed long-term three-party operational water exchange contract amongst Byron-Bethany ID, Reclamation, and the City of Tracy. The exchange of nonproject water is for treatment and ultimate delivery to Tracy Hills Development. Completed contract actions: 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 the District for use within its service area. The Weber Reservoir and pre-1914 ditch rights contract for 4,560 acre-feet was executed on September 9, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82067 The contract for 17,000 acre-feet of Project 184 water remains pending. 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 was executed February 28, 2005. The wheeling agreement for conveyance through the California State Aqueduct was executed on March 19, 2010. Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 61470 (Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006–1470, telephone 702– 293–8192. New contract actions: 25. Arizona Water Company (Superstition System), CAP, Arizona: Proposed Amendment No. 1 to Arizona Water Company’s subcontract to allow for the annual delivery of up to 6,285 acre-feet of CAP water for M&I purposes within its Superstition System. 26. Valley Utilities Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed transfer of Valley Utilities’ 250 acre-feet per year CAP entitlement to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to meet its Central Arizona Ground Water Replenishment District function. 27. Arizona-American Water Company and Lake Havasu City, BCP, Arizona: Proposed exhibit revisions to the Company’s and Lake Havasu’s contract service areas to include certain lands into Lake Havasu’s contract service area and simultaneously exclude those same lands from the Company’s contract service area. 28. San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Town of Gilbert, CAP, Arizona: Execute a 1-year lease for the delivery of not to exceed 20,000 acre-feet of CAP water from the Tribe to the Town. Completed contract actions: 5. 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. Contract executed March 31, 2010. 14. City of Needles and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, LCWSP, California: Proposed amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 06– XX–30–W0452 to extend the timeframe for completion of a study that is required by the contract and to address the deposits to be made by the District into the trust fund account. Contract executed May 3, 2010. 18. Arizona-American Water Company, BCP, Arizona: Amend Exhibit E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 82068 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices C to Contract No. 00–XX–30–W0391 to include an emergency interconnection with Lake Havasu City as a point of delivery. Contract executed May 8, 2010. 19. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amend Exhibit D to Contract No. 5–07–30–W0320 to (1) Delete the reference to a subcontract dated August 12, 2004, with ArizonaAmerican Water Company for 950 acrefeet of fifth- and/or sixth-priority water because that subcontract has been terminated; (2) recognize that an additional 1,000 acre-feet of fourthpriority water was added under a subcontract with Bullhead City from 6,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water to 7,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water; (3) recognize that an additional 1,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water was added under a subcontract with Lake Havasu City from 6,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water to 7,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water; and (4) recognize that a new subcontract has been entered into between the Authority and Mohave Valley IDD for 1,000 acrefeet of fourth-priority water. Contract executed April 26, 2010. 20. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amend Exhibit E to Contract No. 5–07–30–W0320 to (1) supersede and replace the ‘‘Procedures for Obtaining a Subcontract From the Mohave County Water Authority’’ dated December 12, 1995, with ‘‘Mohave County Water Authority-Operating Procedure No. 04–01’’ amended October 21, 2009, and (2) include a copy of ‘‘Mohave County Water AuthorityOperating Procedure No. 09–01’’ adopted October 21, 2009. Contract executed April 26, 2010. 21. Water Utility of Greater Buckeye, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment of the Utility’s CAP entitlement of 43 acrefeet annually to the Valencia Water Company per the Utility’s request and as recommended by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Contract executed May 24, 2010. 22. Tonto Hills Utility Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment of the Company’s CAP entitlement of 71 acre-feet annually to the Tonto Hills Domestic Water Improvement District per the District’s request pending recommendation by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Contract executed June 22, 2010. 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.(c) Liman, LLC, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Liman, LLC has requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 VerDate Mar<15>2010 02:10 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 acre-feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Liman to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. 1.(d) Ranch Properties, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Ranch Properties has requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 acre-feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Ranch Properties to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. 1.(e) Leroux Creek Acre Domestic Water Company, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Leroux Creek Acre has requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 acre-feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Leroux to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court. 37. Voiles, Katherine Marie and William Thomas, Mancos Project, Colorado: Katherine Marie and William Thomas Voiles have requested a new carriage contract to replace existing contract No. 14–06–400–4901, assignment No. 2–A. The new contract is the result of a property sale. Remaining interest in the existing assignment is for 0.38 cubic feet per second of nonproject water to be carried through Mancos Project facilities. 38. Hanson, Brian E. and Joan M. Brake-Hanson, Mancos Project, Colorado: Brian E. Hanson and Joan M. Brake-Hanson have requested a new carriage contract to replace existing contract No. 14–06–400–4901, assignment No. 5. The new contract is the result of a property sale. Remaining interest in the existing assignment is for 0.12 cubic feet per second of nonproject water to be carried through Mancos Project facilities. Modified contract action: 17. State of Colorado, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico: Cost-sharing/repayment contract for up to 10,460 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). Completed contract actions: 8. Mancos Water Conservancy District, Mancos Project, Colorado: The Congress has authorized funding, not to exceed $8.25 million, for the Jackson Gulch Rehabilitation Project to include the inlet and outlet canals, and operations facilities. The District will enter into a contract for repayment of 35 percent of the cost of the project or $2.9 million, whichever is less. Contract executed July 9, 2010. 13. Provo River Water Users Association, Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, Provo PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reservoir Water Users Company, and Bureau of Reclamation: Carriage contract for up to 358 cfs in the enclosed Provo Reservoir Canal. This contract is pursuant to the Warren Act; section 4 of the Provo River Project Transfer Act (Pub. L. 108–719); and section 2 of the Act of December 19, 2002 (Pub. L. 107–366). Contract executed February 24, 2010. Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Federal Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406–247–7752. New contract action: 49. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Garrison Diversion Unit, P– SMBP, North Dakota: Intent to enter into a long-term irrigation or miscellaneous use water service contract to provide up to 14,000 acre-feet of water annually for a term of up to 40 years, to authorized areas in conformance with the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000. Modified contract actions: 31. State of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Glen Elder Unit, P– SMBP, Kansas: Intent to enter into a contract for the remaining conservation storage in Waconda Lake for recreation and fish and wildlife purposes. 38. Frenchman Valley ID, FrenchmanCambridge Division, P–SMBP, Nebraska: Intent to enter into a contract for repayment of extraordinary maintenance work on stilling basin outlet works at Enders Dam, in accordance with Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111–11. 40. Individual irrigators, Cambridge Unit, Frenchman-Cambridge Division, P–SMBP, Nebraska: Intent to enter into a long-term excess capacity contract for conveyance of nonproject irrigation water through project facilities. Discontinued contract actions: 36. Loup Valley’s Rural Public Power District, North Loup Division, P–SMBP, Nebraska: Proposed sale of Reclamation’s share in joint-owned power line to the co-owner of the line. 39. H & RW ID, FrenchmanCambridge Division, P–SMBP, Nebraska: Consideration of a request for a repayment contract for outlet works modification at Enders Dam, in accordance with the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009. Completed contract actions: 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. Water substitution agreement executed February 22, 2010, and the power E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices interference agreement executed October 10, 2010. 23. 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. Contract executed January 1, 2010. 29. 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 ARRA. Contract executed August 26, 2010. 30. Glen Elder ID, Glen Elder Unit, P– SMBP, Kansas: Amendment to extend the expiration date of the water service contract and renewal of long-term water service contract. Contract executed July 29, 2010. 35. State of Wyoming, Pathfinder Dam and Reservoir, North Platte Project, Wyoming: The state of Wyoming has requested a water service contract for water to be stored in Pathfinder Reservoir associated with the implementation of the Pathfinder Modification Project. Contract executed June 14, 2010. 37. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Colorado Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Intent to enter into a contract for repayment of extraordinary maintenance work on the Pole Hill Canal in accordance with ARRA. Contract executed July 8, 2010. 41. Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, FryingpanArkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request to amend the existing water service contract to adjust the annual project water payments. Contract executed September 14, 2010. Dated: November 22, 2010. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office. [FR Doc. 2010–32751 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES [Investigation No. 337–TA–727] In the Matter of Certain Underground Cable and Pipe Locators; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review Initial Determinations Terminating the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 04:00 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 review initial determinations (‘‘IDs’’) (Order Nos. 5 and 6) terminating the investigation based on a settlement agreement and withdrawal of the complaint as to one respondent. 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: This investigation was instituted on July 19, 2010, based upon a complaint filed on behalf of Radiodetection, Ltd. of the United Kingdom (‘‘Radiodetection’’) on June 10, 2010. 75 FR 41890 (July 19, 2010). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 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 certain underground cable and pipe locators that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,268,731. The complaint named as respondents VivaxMetrotech Corp. of Santa Clara, California (‘‘Vivax-Metrotech’’); SebaKMT of Baunach, Germany (‘‘SebaKMT’’); and Leidi Utility Supply Ltd. of Shanghai, China (‘‘Leidi Utility’’). On November 15, 2010, Complainant Radiodetection and Respondents VivaxMetrotech and SebaKMT filed a joint motion pursuant to 19 CFR 210.21(b) to terminate the investigation as to all respondents, including Leidi Utility, based on a settlement agreement. On November 22, 2010, Radiodetection and Leidi Utility filed a joint motion pursuant to 19 CFR 210.21(a) seeking to withdraw the complaint and terminate the investigation with respect to Leidi Utility. On November 29, 2010, the Commission investigative attorney filed a response in support of the motions to terminate. On December 1, 2010, the ALJ issued Order Nos. 5 and 6, granting PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82069 the motions. No petitions for review were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. The investigation is terminated in its entirety. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of section 210.42(h) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42(h)). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 22, 2010. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–32714 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–288] Ethyl Alcohol for Fuel Use: Determination of the Base Quantity of Imports United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: Section 423(c) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2703 note), requires the United States International Trade Commission to determine annually the amount (expressed in gallons) that is equal to 7 percent of the U.S. domestic market for fuel ethyl alcohol during the 12-month period ending on the preceding September 30. This determination is to be used to establish the ‘‘base quantity’’ of imports of fuel ethyl alcohol with a zero percent local feedstock requirement that can be imported from U.S. insular possessions or CBERA-beneficiary countries. The base quantity to be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the administration of the law is the greater of 60 million gallons or 7 percent of U.S. consumption, as determined by the Commission. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2010, the Commission has determined the level of U.S. consumption of fuel ethyl alcohol to be 12.506 billion gallons; 7 percent of this amount is 875.4 million gallons (these figures have been rounded). Therefore, the base quantity for 2011 should be 875.4 million gallons. The Commission’s determination is based on official data of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-
Related Contract Actions

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 
July 22, 2010. From the date of this publication, future notices during 
this calendar year will be limited to new, modified, discontinued, or 
completed contract actions. 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 Division, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. 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.

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    5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any 
public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate 
regional office for use by the contract approving authority.
    6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the 
appropriate regional director or his designated public contact as they 
become available for review and comment.
    7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed 
contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether 
republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is 
necessary.
    Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, 
but are not limited to (i) the significance of the modification, and 
(ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the 
course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director shall 
furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in 
response to the initial public notice.

Definitions of Abbreviations Used in This Document

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
LCWSP Lower Colorado Water Supply Project
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.
    New contract action:
    19. East Columbia Basin ID, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: 
Amendment No. 1 to Supplement No. 2 to the 1976 Master Water Service 
Contract providing for the delivery of up to an additional 5,450.5 
acre-feet of project water for the irrigation of 1,816.8 additional 
acres located within the Odessa Subarea under this contract.
    Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, California 95825-1898, telephone 916-978-5250.
    New contract actions:
    44. San Luis WD, Meyers Farms Family Trust, and Reclamation, CVP, 
California: Revision of an existing contract between San Luis WD, 
Meyers Farms Family Trust, and Reclamation providing for an increase in 
the exchange of water from 6,000 to 10,000 acre-feet and an increase in 
the storage capacity of the bank to 100,000 acre-feet.
    45. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, U.S. Department of 
Veteran Affairs, Delta Division, CVP, California: Negotiation of a 5-
year wheeling agreement with an effective date of March 2011 is 
pending. The current wheeling agreement with the State of California, 
Department of Water Resources expires February 28, 2011. The renewed 
long-term water service contract for up to 850 acre-feet was executed 
February 28, 2005, for 25 years.
    46. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: The current wheeling 
agreement, which has a February 28, 2012, expiration date, is under 
negotiation. The wheeling agreement with the State of California, 
Department of Water Resources, allows for the conveyance and delivery 
of CVP water on behalf of Byron-Bethany ID to Musco Family Olive 
Company through the California State Aqueduct. The renewed long-term 
water service contract was executed July 25, 2005, for 25 years.
    Modified contract action:
    13. Byron-Bethany ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act 
contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the Delta-Mendota Canal, 
and a proposed long-term three-party operational water exchange 
contract amongst Byron-Bethany ID, Reclamation, and the City of Tracy. 
The exchange of nonproject water is for treatment and ultimate delivery 
to Tracy Hills Development.
    Completed contract actions:
    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 the District for use within its 
service area. The Weber Reservoir and pre-1914 ditch rights contract 
for 4,560 acre-feet was executed on September 9, 2010. The contract for 
17,000 acre-feet of Project 184 water remains pending.
    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 was 
executed February 28, 2005. The wheeling agreement for conveyance 
through the California State Aqueduct was executed on March 19, 2010.
    Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 61470 
(Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470, 
telephone 702-293-8192.
    New contract actions:
    25. Arizona Water Company (Superstition System), CAP, Arizona: 
Proposed Amendment No. 1 to Arizona Water Company's subcontract to 
allow for the annual delivery of up to 6,285 acre-feet of CAP water for 
M&I purposes within its Superstition System.
    26. Valley Utilities Water Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed transfer 
of Valley Utilities' 250 acre-feet per year CAP entitlement to the 
Central Arizona Water Conservation District to meet its Central Arizona 
Ground Water Replenishment District function.
    27. Arizona-American Water Company and Lake Havasu City, BCP, 
Arizona: Proposed exhibit revisions to the Company's and Lake Havasu's 
contract service areas to include certain lands into Lake Havasu's 
contract service area and simultaneously exclude those same lands from 
the Company's contract service area.
    28. San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Town of Gilbert, CAP, Arizona: 
Execute a 1-year lease for the delivery of not to exceed 20,000 acre-
feet of CAP water from the Tribe to the Town.
    Completed contract actions:
    5. 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. Contract executed March 31, 
2010.
    14. City of Needles and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern 
California, LCWSP, California: Proposed amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 
06-XX-30-W0452 to extend the timeframe for completion of a study that 
is required by the contract and to address the deposits to be made by 
the District into the trust fund account. Contract executed May 3, 
2010.
    18. Arizona-American Water Company, BCP, Arizona: Amend Exhibit

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C to Contract No. 00-XX-30-W0391 to include an emergency 
interconnection with Lake Havasu City as a point of delivery. Contract 
executed May 8, 2010.
    19. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amend Exhibit D to 
Contract No. 5-07-30-W0320 to (1) Delete the reference to a subcontract 
dated August 12, 2004, with Arizona-American Water Company for 950 
acre-feet of fifth- and/or sixth-priority water because that 
subcontract has been terminated; (2) recognize that an additional 1,000 
acre-feet of fourth-priority water was added under a subcontract with 
Bullhead City from 6,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water to 7,000 
acre-feet of fourth-priority water; (3) recognize that an additional 
1,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water was added under a subcontract 
with Lake Havasu City from 6,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water to 
7,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water; and (4) recognize that a new 
subcontract has been entered into between the Authority and Mohave 
Valley IDD for 1,000 acre-feet of fourth-priority water. Contract 
executed April 26, 2010.
    20. Mohave County Water Authority, BCP, Arizona: Amend Exhibit E to 
Contract No. 5-07-30-W0320 to (1) supersede and replace the 
``Procedures for Obtaining a Subcontract From the Mohave County Water 
Authority'' dated December 12, 1995, with ``Mohave County Water 
Authority-Operating Procedure No. 04-01'' amended October 21, 2009, and 
(2) include a copy of ``Mohave County Water Authority-Operating 
Procedure No. 09-01'' adopted October 21, 2009. Contract executed April 
26, 2010.
    21. Water Utility of Greater Buckeye, CAP, Arizona: Proposed 
assignment of the Utility's CAP entitlement of 43 acre-feet annually to 
the Valencia Water Company per the Utility's request and as recommended 
by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Contract executed May 24, 
2010.
    22. Tonto Hills Utility Company, CAP, Arizona: Proposed assignment 
of the Company's CAP entitlement of 71 acre-feet annually to the Tonto 
Hills Domestic Water Improvement District per the District's request 
pending recommendation by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. 
Contract executed June 22, 2010.
    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.(c) Liman, LLC, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Liman, LLC has 
requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 acre-feet of M&I water 
out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Liman to present a Plan of 
Augmentation to the Division 4 Water Court.
    1.(d) Ranch Properties, Aspinall Storage Unit, CRSP: Ranch 
Properties has requested a 40-year water service contract for 3 acre-
feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which requires Ranch 
Properties to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 Water 
Court.
    1.(e) Leroux Creek Acre Domestic Water Company, Aspinall Storage 
Unit, CRSP: Leroux Creek Acre has requested a 40-year water service 
contract for 3 acre-feet of M&I water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir, which 
requires Leroux to present a Plan of Augmentation to the Division 4 
Water Court.
    37. Voiles, Katherine Marie and William Thomas, Mancos Project, 
Colorado: Katherine Marie and William Thomas Voiles have requested a 
new carriage contract to replace existing contract No. 14-06-400-4901, 
assignment No. 2-A. The new contract is the result of a property sale. 
Remaining interest in the existing assignment is for 0.38 cubic feet 
per second of nonproject water to be carried through Mancos Project 
facilities.
    38. Hanson, Brian E. and Joan M. Brake-Hanson, Mancos Project, 
Colorado: Brian E. Hanson and Joan M. Brake-Hanson have requested a new 
carriage contract to replace existing contract No. 14-06-400-4901, 
assignment No. 5. The new contract is the result of a property sale. 
Remaining interest in the existing assignment is for 0.12 cubic feet 
per second of nonproject water to be carried through Mancos Project 
facilities.
    Modified contract action:
    17. State of Colorado, Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado and New 
Mexico: Cost-sharing/repayment contract for up to 10,460 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).
    Completed contract actions:
    8. Mancos Water Conservancy District, Mancos Project, Colorado: The 
Congress has authorized funding, not to exceed $8.25 million, for the 
Jackson Gulch Rehabilitation Project to include the inlet and outlet 
canals, and operations facilities. The District will enter into a 
contract for repayment of 35 percent of the cost of the project or $2.9 
million, whichever is less. Contract executed July 9, 2010.
    13. Provo River Water Users Association, Central Utah Water 
Conservancy District, Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, Provo 
Reservoir Water Users Company, and Bureau of Reclamation: Carriage 
contract for up to 358 cfs in the enclosed Provo Reservoir Canal. This 
contract is pursuant to the Warren Act; section 4 of the Provo River 
Project Transfer Act (Pub. L. 108-719); and section 2 of the Act of 
December 19, 2002 (Pub. L. 107-366). Contract executed February 24, 
2010.
    Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Federal 
Building, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 
406-247-7752.
    New contract action:
    49. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Garrison Diversion 
Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Intent to enter into a long-term irrigation 
or miscellaneous use water service contract to provide up to 14,000 
acre-feet of water annually for a term of up to 40 years, to authorized 
areas in conformance with the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000.
    Modified contract actions:
    31. State of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Glen Elder 
Unit, P-SMBP, Kansas: Intent to enter into a contract for the remaining 
conservation storage in Waconda Lake for recreation and fish and 
wildlife purposes.
    38. Frenchman Valley ID, Frenchman-Cambridge Division, P-SMBP, 
Nebraska: Intent to enter into a contract for repayment of 
extraordinary maintenance work on stilling basin outlet works at Enders 
Dam, in accordance with Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111-11.
    40. Individual irrigators, Cambridge Unit, Frenchman-Cambridge 
Division, P-SMBP, Nebraska: Intent to enter into a long-term excess 
capacity contract for conveyance of nonproject irrigation water through 
project facilities.
    Discontinued contract actions:
    36. Loup Valley's Rural Public Power District, North Loup Division, 
P-SMBP, Nebraska: Proposed sale of Reclamation's share in joint-owned 
power line to the co-owner of the line.
    39. H & RW ID, Frenchman-Cambridge Division, P-SMBP, Nebraska: 
Consideration of a request for a repayment contract for outlet works 
modification at Enders Dam, in accordance with the Omnibus Public Lands 
Management Act of 2009.
    Completed contract actions:
    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. Water substitution agreement executed 
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interference agreement executed October 10, 2010.
    23. 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. Contract executed January 1, 2010.
    29. 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 ARRA. Contract executed August 
26, 2010.
    30. Glen Elder ID, Glen Elder Unit, P-SMBP, Kansas: Amendment to 
extend the expiration date of the water service contract and renewal of 
long-term water service contract. Contract executed July 29, 2010.
    35. State of Wyoming, Pathfinder Dam and Reservoir, North Platte 
Project, Wyoming: The state of Wyoming has requested a water service 
contract for water to be stored in Pathfinder Reservoir associated with 
the implementation of the Pathfinder Modification Project. Contract 
executed June 14, 2010.
    37. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Colorado Big 
Thompson Project, Colorado: Intent to enter into a contract for 
repayment of extraordinary maintenance work on the Pole Hill Canal in 
accordance with ARRA. Contract executed July 8, 2010.
    41. Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Fryingpan-
Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request to amend the 
existing water service contract to adjust the annual project water 
payments. Contract executed September 14, 2010.

    Dated: November 22, 2010.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-32751 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]
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