Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions, 45680-45681 [2015-18859]

Download as PDF 45680 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 147 / Friday, July 31, 2015 / Notices Dated: June 11, 2015. Cameron H. Sholly, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2015–18800 Filed 7–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 156R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated 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 (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. 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, Reclamation Law Administration 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 or her designated public contact as they become available for review and comment. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 will furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice. Definitions of Abbreviations Used in the Reports ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 BCP Boulder Canyon Project Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation CAP Central Arizona Project CUP Central Utah 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 OM&R Operation, maintenance, and replacement 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. The Pacific Northwest Region has no updates to report for this quarter. Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825–1898, telephone 916–978–5250. The Mid-Pacific Region has no updates to report for this quarter. 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 action: 24. Reclamation, Davis Dam (Davis Dam) and Big Bend WD, BCP, Arizona and Nevada: Enter into proposed ‘‘Agreement for the Diversion, Treatment, and Delivery of Colorado E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 147 / Friday, July 31, 2015 / Notices River Water’’ in order for district to divert, treat, and deliver to Davis Dam the Davis Dam Secretarial Reservation amount of up to 100 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water. Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138– 1102, telephone 801–524–3864. Discontinued contract action: 10. City of Santa Fe, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: Contract to store up to 50,000 acre-feet of project water in Elephant Butte Reservoir. The proposed contract would have a 25- to 40-year maximum term, which due to ongoing consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has been executed and extended on an annual basis. The Act of December 29, 1981, Public Law 97–140, 95 Stat. 1717 provides authority to enter into this contract. Completed contract action: 29. Uintah Water Conservancy District; Jensen Unit, CUP; Utah: Jensen Unit M&I Block Notice No. 3 will be issued as required by a 1983 contract with Chevron USA, Inc., for 200 acrefeet of M&I water that is currently being pumped upstream of Red Fleet Reservoir. Contract executed May 19, 2015. Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Federal Building, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406–247–7752. New contract actions: 61. Dugout Water Association; Lower Marias Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Proposed renewal of 40-year contract for M&I water. 62. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Garrison Diversion Unit, P– SMBP, North Dakota: Consideration to enter into long-term water service contract for M&I use out of McClusky Canal. 63. Bryan Hauxwell, Frenchman Cambridge Project, Nebraska: Consideration of a long-term Warren Act contract. Discontinued contract action: 9. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term exchange, conveyance, and storage contract to implement the Exhibit B Agreement of the Settlement Agreement on Operating Procedures for Green Mountain Reservoir Concerning Operating Limitations and in Resolution of the Petition Filed August 7, 2003, in Case No. 49–CV–2782 (The United States v. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Case No. 2782 and Consolidated Case Nos. 5016 and 5017). Completed contract actions: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 13. Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a contract for municipal-recreational purposes. Contract executed on April 2, 2015. 46. Galloway, Inc. (dba Blue Valley Ranch), Green Mountain Reservoir; Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request to amend the existing contract. Contract executed on May 8, 2015. 47. Fort Clark ID; Fort Clark Unit; P– SMBP; North Dakota: Intent to enter into a new 5-year irrigation water service contract. Contract executed on May 12, 2015. 53. Grass Land Colony, Inc.; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Proposed 10-year contract for M&I water. Contract executed on May 22, 2015. 55. East Bench ID; East Bench Unit, Three Forks Division, P–SMBP; Montana: Consideration of a contract amendment, pursuant to Public Law 112–139; to extend the term of contract No. 14–06–600–3593 through December 31, 2019. Contract executed on May 26, 2015. Dated: June 26, 2015. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–18859 Filed 7–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02800000, 15XR0680A1, RX.17868946.0000000] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has prepared and made available for public review and comment, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on impacts of implementing the 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion and the 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion, including the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives, for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. This action will continue the operation of the Central Valley Project in coordination with the State Water Project. The DEIS was SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45681 drafted in response to the November 16, 2009 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling that the Bureau of Reclamation must conduct a National Environmental Policy Act review to determine whether the associated 2008 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives cause a significant effect to the human environment. DATES: Submit written comments on the DEIS on or before September 29, 2015. Four public meetings will be held to receive oral and written comments: • Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m., Sacramento, CA; • Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m., Red Bluff, CA; • Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m., Los Banos CA; and • Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m., Irvine, CA. Staff will be available to take comments and answer questions during this time. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Mr. Ben Nelson, Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Office, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814–2536; fax to (916) 414–2439; or via email to bcnelson@usbr.gov. Public meetings will be held at the following locations: • Sacramento—Federal Building, 650 Capitol Mall, Stanford Room, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Red Bluff—Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080. • Los Banos—Los Banos Community Center, Grand Room 645 7th Street, Los Banos, CA 93635. • Irvine—Hilton Hotel Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612. The DEIS may be viewed at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_ projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=21883. To request a compact disc of the DEIS, please contact Mr. Ben Nelson as indicated above, or call (916) 414–2424. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. ˜ Janice Pinero, Endangered Species Act Compliance Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, via email at jpinero@ usbr.gov, or by phone (916) 414–2428. For public involvement information, please contact Wilbert Moore via email at wmoore@usbr.gov, or phone at (916) 978–5102. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Agencies Involved We, the Bureau of Reclamation, are the lead Federal agency. We invited over 740 agencies to participate as E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83550000, 156R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676]


Quarterly 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 (Reclamation) and are new, 
discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. 
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, Reclamation Law 
Administration 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.
    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 or her 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 will 
furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in 
response to the initial public notice.

Definitions of Abbreviations Used in the Reports

ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
BCP Boulder Canyon Project
Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation
CAP Central Arizona Project
CUP Central Utah 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
OM&R Operation, maintenance, and replacement
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.
    The Pacific Northwest Region has no updates to report for this 
quarter.
    Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, California 95825-1898, telephone 916-978-5250.
    The Mid-Pacific Region has no updates to report for this quarter.
    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 action:
    24. Reclamation, Davis Dam (Davis Dam) and Big Bend WD, BCP, 
Arizona and Nevada: Enter into proposed ``Agreement for the Diversion, 
Treatment, and Delivery of Colorado

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River Water'' in order for district to divert, treat, and deliver to 
Davis Dam the Davis Dam Secretarial Reservation amount of up to 100 
acre-feet per year of Colorado River water.
    Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State 
Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1102, telephone 801-524-
3864.
    Discontinued contract action:
    10. City of Santa Fe, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: Contract 
to store up to 50,000 acre-feet of project water in Elephant Butte 
Reservoir. The proposed contract would have a 25- to 40-year maximum 
term, which due to ongoing consultations with the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, has been executed and extended on an annual basis. 
The Act of December 29, 1981, Public Law 97-140, 95 Stat. 1717 provides 
authority to enter into this contract.
    Completed contract action:
    29. Uintah Water Conservancy District; Jensen Unit, CUP; Utah: 
Jensen Unit M&I Block Notice No. 3 will be issued as required by a 1983 
contract with Chevron USA, Inc., for 200 acre-feet of M&I water that is 
currently being pumped upstream of Red Fleet Reservoir. Contract 
executed May 19, 2015.
    Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Federal 
Building, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 
406-247-7752.
    New contract actions:
    61. Dugout Water Association; Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: 
Proposed renewal of 40-year contract for M&I water.
    62. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Garrison Diversion 
Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Consideration to enter into long-term water 
service contract for M&I use out of McClusky Canal.
    63. Bryan Hauxwell, Frenchman Cambridge Project, Nebraska: 
Consideration of a long-term Warren Act contract.
    Discontinued contract action:
    9. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big 
Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term exchange, conveyance, and storage 
contract to implement the Exhibit B Agreement of the Settlement 
Agreement on Operating Procedures for Green Mountain Reservoir 
Concerning Operating Limitations and in Resolution of the Petition 
Filed August 7, 2003, in Case No. 49-CV-2782 (The United States v. 
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, et al., U.S. District 
Court for the District of Colorado, Case No. 2782 and Consolidated Case 
Nos. 5016 and 5017).
    Completed contract actions:
    13. Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, 
Colorado: Consideration of a request for a contract for municipal-
recreational purposes. Contract executed on April 2, 2015.
    46. Galloway, Inc. (dba Blue Valley Ranch), Green Mountain 
Reservoir; Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a 
request to amend the existing contract. Contract executed on May 8, 
2015.
    47. Fort Clark ID; Fort Clark Unit; P-SMBP; North Dakota: Intent to 
enter into a new 5-year irrigation water service contract. Contract 
executed on May 12, 2015.
    53. Grass Land Colony, Inc.; Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: 
Proposed 10-year contract for M&I water. Contract executed on May 22, 
2015.
    55. East Bench ID; East Bench Unit, Three Forks Division, P-SMBP; 
Montana: Consideration of a contract amendment, pursuant to Public Law 
112-139; to extend the term of contract No. 14-06-600-3593 through 
December 31, 2019. Contract executed on May 26, 2015.

    Dated: June 26, 2015.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-18859 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am]
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