Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy, Central Valley, CA, 68912-68913 [2014-27372]

Download as PDF 68912 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02054000, 14XR0680A1, RX021489433320900] Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy, Central Valley, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Central Valley Project (CVP) Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy (M&I WSP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS addresses updating the CVP M&I WSP and implementation guidelines. The CVP M&I WSP would be used by Reclamation to: (1) Define water shortage terms and conditions for applicable CVP M&I water service contractors, as appropriate; (2) establish CVP water supply levels that, together with the M&I water service contractors’ drought water conservation measures and other water supplies, would assist the M&I water service contractors in their efforts to protect public health and safety during severe or continuing droughts; and (3) provide information to M&I water service contractors for their use in water supply planning and development of drought contingency plans. SUMMARY: Send written comments on the Draft EIS on or before January 12, 2015. Four meetings to receive oral or written comments will be held on the following dates: • Monday, December 8, 2014, 2–4 p.m., Sacramento, California. • Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6– 8 p.m., Willows, California. • Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 6–8 p.m., Fresno, California. • Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6– 8 p.m., Oakland, California. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Mr. Tim Rust, Bureau of Reclamation, Resources Management Division, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, or via email to trust@usbr.gov. The meeting locations are: • Sacramento—Sacramento Inn and Conference Center, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, California 95825. • Willows—Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 525 W. Sycamore Street, Willows, California 95988. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 • Fresno—Piccadilly Inn Airport, 5113 E. McKinley Avenue, Fresno, California 93727. • Oakland—Oakland Courtyard Airport, 350 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, California 94621. To request a compact disc of the Draft EIS, please contact Mr. Tim Rust as indicated above, or call (916) 978–5516. The Draft EIS may be viewed at Reclamation’s Web site at http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/cvp/mandi/ index.html. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tim Rust, Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, via email at trust@ usbr.gov, or at (916) 978–5516; or Mr. Michael Inthavong, Natural Resources Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, via email at minthavong@usbr.gov, or at (559) 487–5295. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CVP is operated under Federal statutes authorizing the CVP, and by the terms and conditions of water rights acquired pursuant to California law. During any year, constraints may occur on the availability of CVP water for M&I water service contractors. The cause of the water shortage may be drought, unavoidable causes, or restricted operations resulting from legal and environmental obligations or mandates. Those legal and environmental obligations include, but are not limited to, the Endangered Species Act, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), and conditions imposed on CVP’s water rights by the California State Water Resources Control Board. The 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP, as modified by Alternative 1 B of the 2005 draft environmental assessment, establishes the terms and conditions regarding the constraints on availability of water supply for the CVP M&I water service contracts. Allocation of CVP water supplies for any given water year is based upon forecasted reservoir inflows and Central Valley hydrologic conditions, amounts of storage in CVP reservoirs, regulatory requirements, and management of Section 3406(b)(2) resources and refuge water supplies in accordance with CVPIA. In some cases, M&I allocations in water shortage years may differ between CVP divisions due to regional CVP water supply availability, system capacity, or other operational constraints. The purpose of the update to the 2001 CVP M&I WSP, as modified by Alternative 1 B of the 2005 draft environmental assessment, is to provide PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 detailed, clear, and objective guidelines for the distribution of CVP water supplies during water shortage conditions, thereby allowing CVP water users to know when, and by how much, water deliveries may be reduced in drought and other low water supply conditions. The increased level of clarity and understanding that will be provided by the update to the 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP is needed by water managers and the entities that receive CVP water to better plan for and manage available CVP water supplies, and to better integrate the use of CVP water with other available non-CVP water supplies. The update to the 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP is also needed to clarify certain terms and conditions with regard to its applicability and implementation. The proposed action is the adoption of an updated CVP M&I WSP and its implementation guidelines. The EIS analyzes five alternative actions. Alternative 1 is No Action, and represents the current 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP, as modified by Alternative 1 B of the 2005 Environmental Assessment, which is currently guiding Reclamation’s allocation of water to agricultural and M&I water service contractors during water shortage years. Alternative 2, Equal Agricultural and M&I Allocation, provides M&I and agricultural water service contractors with equal allocation percentages during water shortage conditions. Alternative 3, Full M&I Allocation Preference, provides M&I contractors with 100 percent of their contract allocation until CVP supplies are not available to meet those demands, while agricultural water service contractor deliveries are reduced as needed. Alternative 4, Updated M&I WSP, modifies Alternative 1 to provide a different definition of unconstrained years used in calculating historical use, and provides higher level of deliveries to M&I water service contractors by attempting to provide minimum public health and safety (PH&S) unmet need amounts without a guarantee. Alternative 5, M&I Contractor Suggested WSP, is similar to Alternative 4 but attempts to meet PH&S unmet need deliveries through modification of operational priorities. Public Review of Draft EIS Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the following locations: 1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. 2. Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. free telephone number], or by email at brian.montgomery@usdoj.gov. Special Assistance for Public Meetings William Sabol, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice. If special assistance is required to participate in the public meeting, please contact Mr. Louis Moore at (916) 978– 5106, or via email at wmoore@usbr.gov. Please contact Mr. Moore at least 10 working days prior to the meeting. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at (916) 978–5608. Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email 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: October 28, 2014. Pablo Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2014–27372 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1678] Criminal Justice Restraints Standard, NIJ Standard-1001.00 National Institute of Justice. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces publication of Criminal Justice Restraints Standard, NIJ Standard 1001.00. The document can be found here: https://ncjrs.gov/ pdffiles1/nij/247988.pdf. Conformity assessment organizations are invited to review the document and provide any feedback to the point of contact listed below. This standard is planned to supersede NIJ Standard for Metallic Handcuffs, NIJ Standard 0307.01, found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ nij/082981.pdf. The effective date that this will occur will be given six months prior through a notice in the Federal Register. For more information about NIJ standards, please visit http://nij.gov/ standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Montgomery, by telephone at (202) 353–9786 [Note: this is not a toll- mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–27367 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1676] Request for Expressions of Interest From Manufacturers and Developers in Forthcoming Gun Safety Technology Challenge and Request for Information AGENCY: National Institute of Justice, DOJ. ACTION: Notice. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is requesting manufacturers and developers of firearms that incorporate advanced safety technologies or firearms accessories utilizing advanced safety technologies that are intended to modify firearms to submit an expression of interest in the forthcoming Gun Safety Technology Challenge (‘‘Challenge’’) and provide information about their products or technology. Through the Challenge, NIJ will seek an objective demonstration through testing and evaluation of the reliability of firearms and firearms accessories available today that are typically known by various terms such as smart guns, user-authorized handguns, childproof guns, and personalized firearms. These firearms or firearms accessories can be understood to utilize integrated components that exclusively permit an authorized user or set of users to operate or fire the gun and automatically deactivate it under a set of specific circumstances, reducing the chances of accidental or purposeful use by an unauthorized user. NIJ is interested in receiving information regarding which firearms and firearms accessories that incorporate advanced safety technologies that would be made available by industry for testing and evaluation in the Challenge. This information will help inform NIJ regarding the scope of the notional test methods and test procedures for firearms and firearms accessories required for the Challenge, as described below. DATES: Manufacturers or developers wishing to submit an expression of interest and information to the National Institute of Justice must do so by 5 p.m. Eastern Time January 5, 2015, as instructed below. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68913 How to Respond and What to Include: To submit an expression of interest and information, please send an email to gunsafetytechnology @usdoj.gov. Please provide the business contact information, including a point of contact name, company name (if applicable), mailing address, phone number, and email address. The minimum information requested about the firearm or firearm accessory responsive to the Challenge described in this notice is as follows: (1) A written description; (2) a photograph (or diagram); (3) the type of cartridge that would be used in the firearm; and (4) an estimate of the technological maturity. The information found in the report A Review of Gun Safety Technologies is suggested as a guide to assess the maturity of technologies. The report can be found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/ pdffiles1/nij/242500.pdf. There is no limit to the amount of information that interested parties may submit. No materials will be returned. All materials submitted will be treated confidentially and discreetly and may be shared with U.S. Government staff or U.S. Government contractors for evaluation purposes. This notice is not a solicitation for funding and does not obligate the Government to fund any research and development. ADDRESSES: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) was tasked with supporting the President’s Plan to Reduce Gun Violence, specifically: ‘‘The President is directing the Attorney General to work with technology experts to review existing and emerging gun safety technologies, and to issue a report on the availability and use of those technologies. In addition, the Administration will issue a challenge to the private sector to develop innovative and cost-effective gun safety technology and provide prizes for those technologies that are proven to be reliable and effective.’’ In support of this Executive action, NIJ has conducted a technology assessment and market survey of existing and emerging gun safety technologies that would be of interest to the law enforcement and criminal justice communities and others with an interest in gun safety and advanced firearm technology. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR02054000, 14XR0680A1, RX021489433320900]


Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Central Valley Project 
Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy, Central Valley, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review 
and comment the Central Valley Project (CVP) Municipal and Industrial 
Water Shortage Policy (M&I WSP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS). The Draft EIS addresses updating the CVP M&I WSP and 
implementation guidelines. The CVP M&I WSP would be used by Reclamation 
to: (1) Define water shortage terms and conditions for applicable CVP 
M&I water service contractors, as appropriate; (2) establish CVP water 
supply levels that, together with the M&I water service contractors' 
drought water conservation measures and other water supplies, would 
assist the M&I water service contractors in their efforts to protect 
public health and safety during severe or continuing droughts; and (3) 
provide information to M&I water service contractors for their use in 
water supply planning and development of drought contingency plans.

DATES: Send written comments on the Draft EIS on or before January 12, 
2015.
    Four meetings to receive oral or written comments will be held on 
the following dates:
     Monday, December 8, 2014, 2-4 p.m., Sacramento, 
California.
     Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6-8 p.m., Willows, 
California.
     Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 6-8 p.m., Fresno, California.
     Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6-8 p.m., Oakland, 
California.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Mr. Tim 
Rust, Bureau of Reclamation, Resources Management Division, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, or via email to trust@usbr.gov.
    The meeting locations are:
     Sacramento--Sacramento Inn and Conference Center, 1401 
Arden Way, Sacramento, California 95825.
     Willows--Veteran's Memorial Hall, 525 W. Sycamore Street, 
Willows, California 95988.
     Fresno--Piccadilly Inn Airport, 5113 E. McKinley Avenue, 
Fresno, California 93727.
     Oakland--Oakland Courtyard Airport, 350 Hegenberger Road, 
Oakland, California 94621.
    To request a compact disc of the Draft EIS, please contact Mr. Tim 
Rust as indicated above, or call (916) 978-5516. The Draft EIS may be 
viewed at Reclamation's Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvp/mandi/index.html. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where 
copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tim Rust, Program Manager, Bureau 
of Reclamation, via email at trust@usbr.gov, or at (916) 978-5516; or 
Mr. Michael Inthavong, Natural Resources Specialist, Bureau of 
Reclamation, via email at minthavong@usbr.gov, or at (559) 487-5295.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CVP is operated under Federal statutes 
authorizing the CVP, and by the terms and conditions of water rights 
acquired pursuant to California law. During any year, constraints may 
occur on the availability of CVP water for M&I water service 
contractors. The cause of the water shortage may be drought, 
unavoidable causes, or restricted operations resulting from legal and 
environmental obligations or mandates. Those legal and environmental 
obligations include, but are not limited to, the Endangered Species 
Act, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), and conditions 
imposed on CVP's water rights by the California State Water Resources 
Control Board. The 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP, as modified by Alternative 1 
B of the 2005 draft environmental assessment, establishes the terms and 
conditions regarding the constraints on availability of water supply 
for the CVP M&I water service contracts.
    Allocation of CVP water supplies for any given water year is based 
upon forecasted reservoir inflows and Central Valley hydrologic 
conditions, amounts of storage in CVP reservoirs, regulatory 
requirements, and management of Section 3406(b)(2) resources and refuge 
water supplies in accordance with CVPIA. In some cases, M&I allocations 
in water shortage years may differ between CVP divisions due to 
regional CVP water supply availability, system capacity, or other 
operational constraints.
    The purpose of the update to the 2001 CVP M&I WSP, as modified by 
Alternative 1 B of the 2005 draft environmental assessment, is to 
provide detailed, clear, and objective guidelines for the distribution 
of CVP water supplies during water shortage conditions, thereby 
allowing CVP water users to know when, and by how much, water 
deliveries may be reduced in drought and other low water supply 
conditions.
    The increased level of clarity and understanding that will be 
provided by the update to the 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP is needed by water 
managers and the entities that receive CVP water to better plan for and 
manage available CVP water supplies, and to better integrate the use of 
CVP water with other available non-CVP water supplies. The update to 
the 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP is also needed to clarify certain terms and 
conditions with regard to its applicability and implementation. The 
proposed action is the adoption of an updated CVP M&I WSP and its 
implementation guidelines.
    The EIS analyzes five alternative actions. Alternative 1 is No 
Action, and represents the current 2001 draft CVP M&I WSP, as modified 
by Alternative 1 B of the 2005 Environmental Assessment, which is 
currently guiding Reclamation's allocation of water to agricultural and 
M&I water service contractors during water shortage years. Alternative 
2, Equal Agricultural and M&I Allocation, provides M&I and agricultural 
water service contractors with equal allocation percentages during 
water shortage conditions. Alternative 3, Full M&I Allocation 
Preference, provides M&I contractors with 100 percent of their contract 
allocation until CVP supplies are not available to meet those demands, 
while agricultural water service contractor deliveries are reduced as 
needed. Alternative 4, Updated M&I WSP, modifies Alternative 1 to 
provide a different definition of unconstrained years used in 
calculating historical use, and provides higher level of deliveries to 
M&I water service contractors by attempting to provide minimum public 
health and safety (PH&S) unmet need amounts without a guarantee. 
Alternative 5, M&I Contractor Suggested WSP, is similar to Alternative 
4 but attempts to meet PH&S unmet need deliveries through modification 
of operational priorities.

Public Review of Draft EIS

    Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the 
following locations:
    1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
    2. Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 
C Street

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NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240-0001.

Special Assistance for Public Meetings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the public 
meeting, please contact Mr. Louis Moore at (916) 978-5106, or via email 
at wmoore@usbr.gov. Please contact Mr. Moore at least 10 working days 
prior to the meeting. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) 
is available at (916) 978-5608.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email 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: October 28, 2014.
 Pablo Arroyave,
 Deputy Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-27372 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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