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The ‘‘Standard Criteria for Agricultural and Urban Water Management Plans’’ (Criteria) are now available for public comment. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) developed and published the Criteria. The Criteria apply to any Water Management Plans (Plans) submitted to Reclamation as required by applicable Central Valley Project (CVP) water service contracts, settlement contracts, or any contracts that specifically invokes the Criteria. Note: For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. SUMMARY: Submit written comments by April 25, 2011. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16818-16819]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7078]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Standard Criteria for Ag 
and Urban Water Management Plans

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The ``Standard Criteria for Agricultural and Urban Water 
Management Plans'' (Criteria) are now available for public comment. To 
meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 
1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), the Bureau 
of Reclamation (Reclamation) developed and published the Criteria. The 
Criteria apply to any Water Management Plans (Plans) submitted to 
Reclamation as required by applicable Central Valley Project (CVP) 
water service contracts, settlement contracts, or any contracts that 
specifically invokes the Criteria. Note: For the purpose of this 
announcement, Water Management Plans are considered the same as Water 
Conservation Plans.

DATES: Submit written comments by April 25, 2011.

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ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Melissa Crandell, Bureau of 
Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento, California 95825, 
916-978-5208, or e-mail at mcrandell@usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any 
subsequent information or to obtain a copy of any water management 
plans, please contact Ms. Crandell at the e-mail address or telephone 
number above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3405(e) of the CVPIA (Title 34 Pub. 
L. 102-575), requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and 
administer an office on Central Valley Project water conservation best 
management practices (BMPs) that shall develop Criteria for evaluating 
the adequacy of all Plans developed by project contractors, including 
those Plans required by section 210 of the RRA. In addition, according 
to section 3405(e)(1), the Criteria must be developed ``* * * with the 
purpose of promoting the highest level of water use efficiency 
reasonably achievable by project contractors using best available cost-
effective technology and best management practices.'' The Criteria 
states that all parties (Contractors) that contract with Reclamation 
for water supplies (except any contractor who receives less than a 
five-year average of 2,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) of only municipal 
and industrial (urban) water, any contractor who receives any 
combination of irrigation and/or urban water amounting to less than a 
current five-year average of 2,000 AFY, and agricultural contracts 
under a current five-year average of 2,000 irrigable acres) must 
prepare Plans that contain the following information:

1. Description of the District
2. Inventory of Water Resources
3. BMPs for Agricultural Contractors
4. BMPs for Urban Contractors
5. Plan Implementation

    Reclamation will evaluate Plans based on the Criteria. The CVPIA 
requires Reclamation to evaluate, and revise if necessary, the Criteria 
every 3 years. The Criteria were last updated in 2008 and the proposed 
2011 update is currently under review. Public scoping meetings to 
solicit comments on revision of the Criteria were held in January and 
February 2011. Comments will be incorporated into the finalized 
document. A copy can be found at the following Web site: http://www.mp.usbr.gov/watershare/news/2011_Standard_Criteria.pdf. A copy 
can also be obtained by contacting persons at the address above.
    Public Disclosure: Before including your name, address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: March 18, 2011.
Richard J. Woodley,
Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 2011-7078 Filed 3-24-11; 8:45 am]
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