Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions, 85260-85262 [2016-28342]

Download as PDF 85260 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices any time, except for the name and email address. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Data OMB Control Number: None. Title: National Park Service Common Learning Portal. Service Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: New. Description of Respondents: Individuals. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,000. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. III. Comments On January 15, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 2234) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on March 15, 2016. We received two comments in response to that Notice. Comment received January 15, 2016, from Jean Public: ‘‘it is my opinion that the American public/taxpayers cannot continue to provide the vast array of alleged ‘‘training’’ that they formerly did. I am very much in favor of a vastly reduced ‘‘training’’ schedule’’ and do not favor a common portal so that more ‘‘training’’ can go on. I find the endless conferences where nothing really is accomplished an dhuge hotel and travel costs are involved when Skype is available to be utgter nonsense in sending taxpayers into poverty for the ever overprivileged fat cat bloated bureaucratic employees in this agency. we pay for their travel where they plot against the interest of the public and for their own enrichment. we pay for this out of control training costs. its time to cut the budget. its time for those who want to learn to take out a book and read it and go to the library and get copies of journals that will educate them on their nights. the extensive training costs that are mangling the taxpayer class needs to be reduced. the out of control benefits of govt employhees needs to be reduced. the spending is out of control. we cant afford it. we have 4 levels of govt to fund. its just too much. the deficits are rolling in in the trillions of dollars. start some cutting please of all these funds. This comment is for the public record. please receipt. jean publiee jeanpublic1@yahoo.com fat cat bloated bureaucrats should have the education themselves if they VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 want the job otherwise don’t hire them in the first plac’’ NPS Response/Action Taken: The NPS responded to thank Ms. Public for her comment and to explain the goal of the portal is to provide more training opportunities at reduced costs—with cost savings achieved through reductions in travel and shipping of training materials. We further explained the proposed system is designed to help reach the entire employee workforce and interested outside persons around the world. No changes were made in response to her comment. Anonymous comment received March 4, 2016: ‘‘http://www.nps.gov/training/ clp/html/index.cfm. The above link mentions concept from CR Academy. Searching Google found this: http://learning.nps.gov/cr/ join-the-commons/. Where is the SORN for the CR Academy Web site to operate? Looks to be collecting a lot of data . . . security breach? It also mentions it links to other systems like AD, links directly to LMS, and other Web sites . . . none of this is mentioned in the SORN. More lies from NPS to the Public. More of the ‘‘We will do whatever we want, and ask for mercy later.’’ I guess it’s easier to say it was ‘‘oversight’’ than to ask for permission.’’ NPS Response/Action Taken: The CR Academy was not intended for public use and is no longer operational. The content that was available in the CR Academy Web site transferred into the CLP. We are currently working with the NPS Privacy Act Officer to develop the required Systems of Records Notice (SORN) for approval and publication by the Department of the Interior’s Privacy Office. The portal will not be made available to the public until all requirements (such as compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Privacy Act SORN requirements) have been met and the NPS has been granted an authority to operate (ATO) by the NPS Chief Information Officer. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 OMB and us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: November 21, 2016. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2016–28370 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 167R5065C6, 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 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. New contract action: 19. Yakama Nation and Cascade ID, Yakima Project, Washington: Long-term PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85261 contract for an exchange of water and to authorize the use of capacity in Yakima Project facilities to convey up to 10 cubic feet per second of non-project water during the non-irrigation season for fish hatchery purposes. Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825–1898, telephone 916–978–5250. New contract action: 50. State of Nevada, Newlands Project, Nevada: Title transfer of lands and features of the Carson Lake and Pasture. Modified contract action: 16. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, and Lander County; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title transfer of lands and features of the Humboldt Project. Completed contract actions: 7. El Dorado ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of nonproject water in the amount of up to 17,000 acre-feet annually. The contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver nonproject water to the District for M&I use within its service area. Contract executed August 2, 2016. 16. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, Lander County, and the State of Nevada; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title transfer of lands and features of the Humboldt Project. Quitclaim deed executed on August 19, 2015 for the Battle Mountain Title Transfer situated in the County of Lander, State of Nevada. 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: 26. San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, CAP, Arizona: Execute a CAP water lease in order for the San Carlos Apache Tribe to lease 2,230 acre-feet of its CAP water to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe during calendar year 2017. 27. City of Yuma, BCP, Arizona: Longterm consolidated contract with the City for delivery of its Colorado River water entitlement. 28. Imperial Irrigation District, BCP, California: Approve an assignment of 155 cubic feet per second of capacity in the All-American Canal and all obligations associated therewith to the District from the City of San Diego. Completed contract action: 7. City of Yuma, BCP, Arizona: Amend the City’s contract to extend the term (which expired October 2012) for 5 years during which time a E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 85262 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices consolidated contract will be developed. Contract executed August 16, 2016. Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138– 1102, telephone 801–524–3864. New contract actions: 38. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Middle Rio Grande Project, New Mexico: Contract to satisfy the requirements of Reclamation’s Agreed Order obligation contained in the October 5, 2000, ‘‘Supplement to Agreed Order Resolving Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction.’’ The contract will comply with the provisions and requirements of the Agreed Order by replacement/pay back of 14,129 acre-feet of water in which Reclamation will pay $100 per acre-foot for 9,129 acre-feet for a total payment of $912,900 as well as transfer to the Authority 5,000 acre-feet of water acquired by Reclamation. The contract will terminate upon full satisfaction of the agreements contained within to include final payment of replacement water via wet water replacement and the monetary payments described therein. 39. Utah Ute Indian Tribe, CUP, Utah: The Utah Ute Indian Tribe has requested the use of excess capacity in the Strawberry Aqueduct and Collection System, as authorized in the Central Utah Project Completion Act legislation. 40. Utah Ute Indian Tribe; Flaming Gorge Unit, CRSP; Utah: As part of discussions on settlement of a potential compact, the Utah Ute Indian Tribe has indicated interest in storage of its potential water right in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. 41. State of Utah; Flaming Gorge Unit, CRSP; Utah: The State of Utah has indicated an interest in obtaining a contract (likely an exchange contract) that would allow the full development and use of the Central Utah Project Ultimate Phase water right which was previously assigned to the State of Utah. The water right involves 158,000 acrefeet of depletion, of which 86,000 acrefeet is for the State of Utah’s proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project. 42. Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, Weber Basin Project, Utah: The District has requested permission to install a low-flow hydro-electric generation plant at Causey Reservoir to take advantage of winter releases. This will likely be accomplished through a supplemental O&M contract. 43. Central Utah Water Conservancy District; Bonneville Unit, CUP; Utah: The District has received a request to convert 300 acre-feet of irrigation water in Wasatch County to M&I purposes. This will require an amended block notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 44. Provo River Restoration Project, Utah: The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission is amending Agreement No. 9–LM–40– 01410 to include additional acreage in the boundaries of the Provo River Restoration Project. 45. East Wanship Irrigation Company, Weber Basin Project, Utah: The Company has requested a supplementary O&M agreement to modify the Federal facilities below Wanship Dam to install a pipe from its current point of delivery to the end of the Primary Jurisdiction Zone. Completed contract actions: 38. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Middle Rio Grande Project, New Mexico: Contract to satisfy the requirements of Reclamation’s Agreed Order obligation contained in the October 5, 2000, ‘‘Supplement to Agreed Order Resolving Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction.’’ The contract will comply with the provisions and requirements of the Agreed Order by replacement/pay back of 14,129 acre-feet of water in which Reclamation will pay $100 per acre-foot for 9,129 acre-feet for a total payment of $912,900 as well as transfer to the Authority 5,000 acre-feet of water acquired by Reclamation. The contract will terminate upon full satisfaction of the agreements contained within to include final payment of replacement water via wet water replacement and the monetary payments described therein. Contract executed August 22, 2016. 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 action: 43. Dennis Williams and Daniel Davis; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Proposal to negotiate, execute, and administer a long-term water service contract to irrigate up to 15,000 acres of land with water from Canyon Ferry. 44. Oxbow Ranch; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Proposal to negotiate, execute, and administer a long-term water service contract for multiple purposes with water from Canyon Ferry. 45. Hickory Swings Golf Course; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Consideration to amend Contract No. 159E670039 to increase the water supply from 20 to 50 acre-feet. Discontinued contract actions: 17. State of Colorado; Armel Unit, P– SMBP; Colorado: Consideration of a contract action to address future OM&R costs. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34. Power—Teton County Water and Sewer District; Canyon Ferry Unit, P– SMBP; Montana: Consideration of a long-term contract for up to 40 acre-feet of M&I water from Canyon Ferry Reservoir. 40. Nathan D. and Kindra Young; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Consideration to renew short-term M&I water service contract No. 129E670093. Completed contract actions: 19. Harlan County Dam and Reservoir; Bostwick Division, P–SMBP; Nebraska and Kansas: Consideration of a contract with Bostwick ID in Nebraska and Kansas-Bostwick ID No. 2 for repayment of extraordinary O&M at Harlan County Dam and Reservoir. Contract executed June 22, 2016. 27. East Larimer County Water District, Fort Collins-Loveland Water District, North Weld County Water District, and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of long-term excess capacity contracts. Contracts executed August 26, 2016. 38. City of Chinook, Milk River Project, Montana: Consideration to renew long-term M&I water service Contract No. 14–06–600–2034A. Contract executed August 16, 2016. Dated: September 27, 2016. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–28342 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 178R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 2.875 percent for fiscal year 2017. DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2016, through and including September 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DeShawn Woods, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 303–445– 2900. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83550000, 167R5065C6, 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,

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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
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.
    New contract action:
    19. Yakama Nation and Cascade ID, Yakima Project, Washington: Long-
term contract for an exchange of water and to authorize the use of 
capacity in Yakima Project facilities to convey up to 10 cubic feet per 
second of non-project water during the non-irrigation season for fish 
hatchery purposes.
    Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, California 95825-1898, telephone 916-978-5250.
    New contract action:
    50. State of Nevada, Newlands Project, Nevada: Title transfer of 
lands and features of the Carson Lake and Pasture.
    Modified contract action:
    16. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, 
and Lander County; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title transfer of lands 
and features of the Humboldt Project.
    Completed contract actions:
    7. El Dorado ID, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for 
conveyance of nonproject water in the amount of up to 17,000 acre-feet 
annually. The contract will allow CVP facilities to be used to deliver 
nonproject water to the District for M&I use within its service area. 
Contract executed August 2, 2016.
    16. Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, 
Lander County, and the State of Nevada; Humboldt Project; Nevada: Title 
transfer of lands and features of the Humboldt Project. Quitclaim deed 
executed on August 19, 2015 for the Battle Mountain Title Transfer 
situated in the County of Lander, State of Nevada.
    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:
    26. San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, CAP, 
Arizona: Execute a CAP water lease in order for the San Carlos Apache 
Tribe to lease 2,230 acre-feet of its CAP water to the Pascua Yaqui 
Tribe during calendar year 2017.
    27. City of Yuma, BCP, Arizona: Long-term consolidated contract 
with the City for delivery of its Colorado River water entitlement.
    28. Imperial Irrigation District, BCP, California: Approve an 
assignment of 155 cubic feet per second of capacity in the All-American 
Canal and all obligations associated therewith to the District from the 
City of San Diego.
    Completed contract action:
    7. City of Yuma, BCP, Arizona: Amend the City's contract to extend 
the term (which expired October 2012) for 5 years during which time a

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consolidated contract will be developed. Contract executed August 16, 
2016.
    Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State 
Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1102, telephone 801-524-
3864.
    New contract actions:
    38. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Middle 
Rio Grande Project, New Mexico: Contract to satisfy the requirements of 
Reclamation's Agreed Order obligation contained in the October 5, 2000, 
``Supplement to Agreed Order Resolving Plaintiffs' Motion for 
Preliminary Injunction.'' The contract will comply with the provisions 
and requirements of the Agreed Order by replacement/pay back of 14,129 
acre-feet of water in which Reclamation will pay $100 per acre-foot for 
9,129 acre-feet for a total payment of $912,900 as well as transfer to 
the Authority 5,000 acre-feet of water acquired by Reclamation. The 
contract will terminate upon full satisfaction of the agreements 
contained within to include final payment of replacement water via wet 
water replacement and the monetary payments described therein.
    39. Utah Ute Indian Tribe, CUP, Utah: The Utah Ute Indian Tribe has 
requested the use of excess capacity in the Strawberry Aqueduct and 
Collection System, as authorized in the Central Utah Project Completion 
Act legislation.
    40. Utah Ute Indian Tribe; Flaming Gorge Unit, CRSP; Utah: As part 
of discussions on settlement of a potential compact, the Utah Ute 
Indian Tribe has indicated interest in storage of its potential water 
right in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
    41. State of Utah; Flaming Gorge Unit, CRSP; Utah: The State of 
Utah has indicated an interest in obtaining a contract (likely an 
exchange contract) that would allow the full development and use of the 
Central Utah Project Ultimate Phase water right which was previously 
assigned to the State of Utah. The water right involves 158,000 acre-
feet of depletion, of which 86,000 acre-feet is for the State of Utah's 
proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project.
    42. Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, Weber Basin Project, 
Utah: The District has requested permission to install a low-flow 
hydro-electric generation plant at Causey Reservoir to take advantage 
of winter releases. This will likely be accomplished through a 
supplemental O&M contract.
    43. Central Utah Water Conservancy District; Bonneville Unit, CUP; 
Utah: The District has received a request to convert 300 acre-feet of 
irrigation water in Wasatch County to M&I purposes. This will require 
an amended block notice.
    44. Provo River Restoration Project, Utah: The Utah Reclamation 
Mitigation and Conservation Commission is amending Agreement No. 9-LM-
40-01410 to include additional acreage in the boundaries of the Provo 
River Restoration Project.
    45. East Wanship Irrigation Company, Weber Basin Project, Utah: The 
Company has requested a supplementary O&M agreement to modify the 
Federal facilities below Wanship Dam to install a pipe from its current 
point of delivery to the end of the Primary Jurisdiction Zone.
    Completed contract actions:
    38. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Middle 
Rio Grande Project, New Mexico: Contract to satisfy the requirements of 
Reclamation's Agreed Order obligation contained in the October 5, 2000, 
``Supplement to Agreed Order Resolving Plaintiffs' Motion for 
Preliminary Injunction.'' The contract will comply with the provisions 
and requirements of the Agreed Order by replacement/pay back of 14,129 
acre-feet of water in which Reclamation will pay $100 per acre-foot for 
9,129 acre-feet for a total payment of $912,900 as well as transfer to 
the Authority 5,000 acre-feet of water acquired by Reclamation. The 
contract will terminate upon full satisfaction of the agreements 
contained within to include final payment of replacement water via wet 
water replacement and the monetary payments described therein. Contract 
executed August 22, 2016.
    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 action:
    43. Dennis Williams and Daniel Davis; Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP; 
Montana: Proposal to negotiate, execute, and administer a long-term 
water service contract to irrigate up to 15,000 acres of land with 
water from Canyon Ferry.
    44. Oxbow Ranch; Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: Proposal to 
negotiate, execute, and administer a long-term water service contract 
for multiple purposes with water from Canyon Ferry.
    45. Hickory Swings Golf Course; Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: 
Consideration to amend Contract No. 159E670039 to increase the water 
supply from 20 to 50 acre-feet.
    Discontinued contract actions:
    17. State of Colorado; Armel Unit, P-SMBP; Colorado: Consideration 
of a contract action to address future OM&R costs.
    34. Power--Teton County Water and Sewer District; Canyon Ferry 
Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: Consideration of a long-term contract for up to 
40 acre-feet of M&I water from Canyon Ferry Reservoir.
    40. Nathan D. and Kindra Young; Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: 
Consideration to renew short-term M&I water service contract No. 
129E670093.
    Completed contract actions:
    19. Harlan County Dam and Reservoir; Bostwick Division, P-SMBP; 
Nebraska and Kansas: Consideration of a contract with Bostwick ID in 
Nebraska and Kansas-Bostwick ID No. 2 for repayment of extraordinary 
O&M at Harlan County Dam and Reservoir. Contract executed June 22, 
2016.
    27. East Larimer County Water District, Fort Collins-Loveland Water 
District, North Weld County Water District, and Northern Colorado Water 
Conservancy District, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: 
Consideration of long-term excess capacity contracts. Contracts 
executed August 26, 2016.
    38. City of Chinook, Milk River Project, Montana: Consideration to 
renew long-term M&I water service Contract No. 14-06-600-2034A. 
Contract executed August 16, 2016.

    Dated: September 27, 2016.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-28342 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]
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