Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans, 41286-41287 [2017-18394]

Download as PDF 41286 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Tribe, Minnesota, indicate that the two cultural objects are Ojibwe, are from the Nett Lake Reservation, MN, and are sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony. On April 18, 2017, Science Museum of Minnesota officials met with members of the Bois Forte Band. Elders, spiritual advisors, and five drumkeepers from the Bois Forte Band were present at the meeting, and each in turn explained the spiritual and sacred importance of drums both to the Ojibwe in general, and to the Bois Forte Band in particular. According to the group, drums are treated as living beings, and are cared for by a drum-keeper as long as that drum-keeper is able. If a drumkeeper can no longer care for a drum, it is passed on to another drum-keeper. Supernatural beings bestow the honor and duty of caring for a drum through dreams and visions. Ceremonial songs and dances associated with drums are similarly revealed. According to the informants’ testimonies, the investiture and traditional religious practices of drum-keepers, and the drums used in such practices are central to Ojibwe religion and the Bois Forte Band. Drums made by this community belong to the community, and are not the property of drum-keepers or any other custodian. According to the elders, spiritual advisors, and drum-keepers present during consultation, the drum and drumstick should never have been sold, and should be returned. Determinations Made by the Science Museum of Minnesota Officials of the Science Museum of Minnesota have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the two cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the two cultural items described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony and the Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Edward Fleming, Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102, telephone (651) 221–4576, email efleming@smm.org, by September 29, 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony to the Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota, may proceed. The Science Museum of Minnesota is responsible for notifying the Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota, that this notice has been published. Dated: August 15, 2017. Sarah Glass, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–18345 Filed 8–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02050400, 17XR0687NA, RX.18527901.3000000] Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the Water Management Plans for eight entities. For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public an opportunity to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. DATES: Submit written comments on the preliminary determinations on or before September 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Ms. Charlene Stemen, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 400, Sacramento, CA 95825; or via email at cstemen@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any subsequent information, please contact Ms. Charlene Stemen at the email address above or at 916–978–5218 (TDD 978–5608). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria) in the Federal Register on March 25, 2011 (76 FR 16818). Each of the eight entities listed below has developed a Plan that has been evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. The following Plans are available for review: • City of Avenal • Banta Carbona Irrigation District • Chowchilla Water District • Delano Earlimart Irrigation District • City of Fernley • Goleta Water District • City of Shasta Lake • Tranquility Irrigation District We are inviting the public to comment on our preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy. Section 3405(e) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (Title 34 Public Law 102–575), requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer an office on Central Valley Project water conservation best management practices that shall ‘‘develop criteria for evaluating the adequacy of all water conservation plans developed by project contractors, including those plans required by Section 210 of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982.’’ Also, according to Section 3405(e)(1), these 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.’’ These criteria state that all parties (Contractors) that contract with Reclamation for water supplies (municipal and industrial contracts over 2,000 acre-feet and agricultural contracts over 2,000 irrigable acres) must prepare a Plan that contains the following information: 1. Description of the District; 2. Inventory of Water Resources; 3. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agricultural Contractors; 4. BMPs for Urban Contractors; 5. Plan Implementation; 6. Exemption Process; 7. Regional Criteria; and 8. Five-Year Revisions. Reclamation evaluates Plans based on these criteria. A copy of these Plans will be available for review at Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, MP–400, Sacramento, CA 95825. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. If you wish to review a copy of these Plans, please contact Ms. Stemen. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / Notices 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: August 21, 2017. Richard J. Woodley, Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2017–18394 Filed 8–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3115. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and 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 Intemet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides that if the Commission finds a violation it shall exclude the articles concerned from the United States: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Investigation No. 337–TA–1007; Investigation No. 337–TA–1021 (Consolidated)] Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor; Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest AGENCY: unless, after considering the effect of such exclusion upon the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers, it finds that such articles should not be excluded from entry. Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding in the abovecaptioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, should the Commission find a violation, specifically: a general exclusion order (‘‘GEO’’) covering accused products found to infringe the asserted patents; a limited exclusion order (‘‘LEO’’) covering accused products found to infringe the asserted patents; a LEO covering accused products found to infringe the asserted trademarks; and cease and desist orders (‘‘CDOs’’) directed against the participating respondents. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(l). A similar provision applies to cease and desist orders. 19 U.S.C. 1337(f)(l). The Commission is interested in further development of the record on the public interest in these investigations. Accordingly, parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). In addition, members of the public are hereby invited to file submissions of no more than five (5) pages, inclusive of attachments, concerning the public interest in light of the administrative law judge’s Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding issued in this investigation on August 23, 2017. Comments should address whether issuance of the recommended GEO, LEOs, and CDOs in this investigation, should the Commission find a violation, would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41287 (i) explain how the articles potentially subject to the recommended orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainants, their licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) indicate whether complainants, complainants’ licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the recommended exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the GEO, LEOs, and CDOs would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions from the public must be filed no later than by close of business on Monday, September 11, 2017. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 337–TA–1007, Inv. No. 337–TA–1021 (Consolidated)’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf.) Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. A redacted nonconfidential version of the document must also be filed simultaneously with any confidential filing. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. 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 sections 201.10 and 210.50 of the E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41286-41287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18394]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR02050400, 17XR0687NA, RX.18527901.3000000]


Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the 
Water Management Plans for eight entities. For the purpose of this 
announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as 
Water Conservation Plans. Reclamation is publishing this notice in 
order to allow the public an opportunity to review the Plans and 
comment on the preliminary determinations.

DATES: Submit written comments on the preliminary determinations on or 
before September 29, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Ms. Charlene Stemen, Bureau of 
Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-400, Sacramento, CA 95825; or via 
email at cstemen@usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any 
subsequent information, please contact Ms. Charlene Stemen at the email 
address above or at 916-978-5218 (TDD 978-5608).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To meet the requirements of the Central 
Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 and the Reclamation Reform Act 
of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria 
for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria) in the Federal 
Register on March 25, 2011 (76 FR 16818).
    Each of the eight entities listed below has developed a Plan that 
has been evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the 
requirements of these Criteria. The following Plans are available for 
review:

 City of Avenal
 Banta Carbona Irrigation District
 Chowchilla Water District
 Delano Earlimart Irrigation District
 City of Fernley
 Goleta Water District
 City of Shasta Lake
 Tranquility Irrigation District

    We are inviting the public to comment on our preliminary (i.e., 
draft) determination of Plan adequacy. Section 3405(e) of the Central 
Valley Project Improvement Act (Title 34 Public Law 102-575), requires 
the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer an office on 
Central Valley Project water conservation best management practices 
that shall ``develop criteria for evaluating the adequacy of all water 
conservation plans developed by project contractors, including those 
plans required by Section 210 of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982.'' 
Also, according to Section 3405(e)(1), these 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.'' 
These criteria state that all parties (Contractors) that contract with 
Reclamation for water supplies (municipal and industrial contracts over 
2,000 acre-feet and agricultural contracts over 2,000 irrigable acres) 
must prepare a Plan that contains the following information:
    1. Description of the District;
    2. Inventory of Water Resources;
    3. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agricultural Contractors;
    4. BMPs for Urban Contractors;
    5. Plan Implementation;
    6. Exemption Process;
    7. Regional Criteria; and
    8. Five-Year Revisions.
    Reclamation evaluates Plans based on these criteria. A copy of 
these Plans will be available for review at Reclamation's Mid-Pacific 
Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-400, Sacramento, CA 95825. Our 
practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of 
respondents, available for public review. If you wish to review a copy 
of these Plans, please contact Ms. Stemen.

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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: August 21, 2017.
Richard J. Woodley,
Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 2017-18394 Filed 8-29-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4332-90-P