Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions, 68941-68943 [2019-27140]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices • BOEM–0127, Sensitive Reservoir Information Report; • BOEM–0140, Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report; • BOEM–1123, Designation of Operator; and • BOEM–1832, Notification of Incident(s) of Noncompliance. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Oil and gas and Sulphur lessees/operators. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,302 responses. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 18,323 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, monthly. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: $165,492. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The current annual burden hours for this collection are 30,635 hours. BOEM proposes to reduce annual burden hours to 18,323 hours, which is a decrease of 12,312 annual burden hours. The annual burden hour reduction is related to adjustments in 30 CFR 550, subpart K, which include: • For 30 CFR 550.1153, the regions re-evaluated the annual burden hours for static bottomhole pressure surveys. The average hour burden based on industry feedback is 15 hours instead of 14 hours. Also, BOEM on average reviews approximately 400 bottomhole pressure surveys per year instead of 1,161 surveys. The 2017 OMB approved annual burden hours included 3 years of data instead of annual data. Therefore, BOEM is reducing the number of respondents to correct this error. The annual burden hours for 30 CFR 55.1153 is decreasing from 16,254 hours to 6,000 hours (¥10,254 hours). • For 30 CFR 550.1153(d), BOEM is increasing the hour burden from 1 to 5 based on industry feedback. BOEM is currently reviewing fewer departures annually than previously recorded (decreasing number of departures from 200 to 100). With the increase in hour burdens and the decrease in respondents, the overall annual burden hour for 30 CFR 550.1153(d) will increase to 500 hours (+300 hours). • For 30 CFR 550.1154 and 550.1167, BOEM is changing the hour burden from 1 to 5 hours based on industry feedback. However, the number of respondents is dropping by 2/3rds (from 15 requests to 5 requests). Therefore, the annual burden hour change will increase slightly from 15 hours to 25 hours (+10 hours). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 • For 30 CFR 550.1155, based on outreach input, BOEM is increasing the hour burden for form BOEM–0127 from 3 hours to 6 hours. However, BOEM previously overestimated the number of forms submitted. BOEM is reducing the number of forms collected from 2,012 to 610 forms; therefore, the overall annual burden hours will decrease from 6,036 hours to 3,660 hours (¥2,376 hours). • For 30 CFR 550.1153–1167, BOEM is increasing the respondents from 2 to 10 due to an increase in annual departure requests. With changes in technology, operators are installing permanent downhole gauges in wells, which show continuous readings of the downhole pressure. Operators are submitting this type of data, as alternative compliance to static bottomhole pressure surveys, to meet the bottomhole pressure requirement. BOEM has seen an increase from 2 to 10 departure requests annually. This increase in respondents causes the annual burden hours to increase from 2 to 10 hours (+8 hours). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka, Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2019–27079 Filed 12–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 201R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Actions Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of contract actions. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68941 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 of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Kelly, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225–0007; mkelly@usbr.gov; 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 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 68942 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Definitions of Abbreviations Used in the Reports 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 EXM Emergency extraordinary maintenance XM Extraordinary maintenance FR Federal Register IDD Irrigation and Drainage District ID Irrigation District M&I Municipal and Industrial O&M Operation and Maintenance OM&R Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 P–SMBP Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program SOD Safety of Dams SRPA Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956 USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers WD Water District Columbia-Pacific Northwest—Interior Region 9: Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706–1234, telephone 208–378– 5344. New contract actions: 19. Roza ID, Yakima Project, Washington: Contract for use of water in dead space of Kachess Reservoir and construction of a pumping plant. 20. Quincy-Columbia Basin ID, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: Long-term contract to renew master water service contract No. 14–06–100– 9166, as supplemented, to authorize the district to deliver project water to up to 10,000 First Phase Continuation Acres located within the district, and to deliver additional project water to land irrigated under the district’s repayment contract during the peak period of irrigation water use annually. Completed contract actions: 15. Yakima 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. Contract executed on April 1, 2019. 17. Cascade ID, Yakima Project, Washington: Contract for Yakima Tribes use of Cascade ID’s canal for Melvin R. Sampson Hatchery. Contract executed on April 1, 2019. Discontinued contract action: 18. Bitter Root ID, Bitter Root Project, Montana: Amendment to SOD contract to extend repayment period. California-Great Basin—Interior Region 10: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825–1898, telephone 916–978–5250. New contract actions: 53. San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, CVP, California: Renewal of OM&R contract. 54. San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, CVP, California: Contract for repayment for XM and replacement funded pursuant to Subtitle G of Public Law 111–11. 55. City of West Sacramento, CVP, California: Negotiation and execution of a 40-year long-term water service contract. Completed contract actions: 8. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam. Contract executed on October 6, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of up to 300,000 acre-feet of non-project flood flows via the Friant-Kern Canal for flood control purposes. A contract with a 5-year term was executed on February 10, 2017. 20. Goleta WD, Cachuma Project, California: An agreement to transfer title of the federally owned distribution system to the Goleta WD subject to approved legislation. Contract executed on September 2019. Lower Colorado Basin—Interior Region 8: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 61470 (Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006– 1470, telephone 702–293–8192. New contract actions: 14. Ehrenberg Improvement District, BCP, Arizona: Assign Ehrenberg Improvement Association’s Colorado River water delivery contract No. 8–07– 30–W0006, as amended, for 650 acrefeet of water per year, to the district. 15. Western Water, LLC and Ehrenberg Improvement District, BCP, Arizona: Review and approve a proposed partial assignment and transfer of Arizona fourth-priority Colorado River water in the amount of 85 acre-feet of water per year from Western Water to the district, amend Western Water’s Colorado River water delivery contract No. 16–XX–30–W0619 to decrease its Colorado River water entitlement by 85 acre-feet of water per year from 621.48 to 536.48 acre-feet of water per year, and amend the district’s Colorado River water delivery contract No. 8–07–30–W0006 to increase the district’s Colorado River water entitlement by 85 acre-feet of water per year from 650 to 735 acre-feet of water per year. Completed contract actions: 3. Bard WD, Yuma Project, California: Consolidate Bard WD’s O&M contracts for the Yuma Project, California, Reservation Division, Indian and Bard Units, to reflect updated Reclamation policy and procedures. Contract executed on May 28, 2019. 10. San Carlos Apache and Pascua Yaqui Tribes, CAP, Arizona: Execute a CAP water lease for the San Carlos Apache Tribe to lease 1,750 acre-feet of its CAP water to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe during calendar year 2019. Lease executed on May 6, 2019. 11. San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Town of Gilbert, CAP, Arizona: Execute a proposed 100-year lease not to exceed 5,925 acre-feet per year of CAP water from the Tribe to Gilbert. Lease executed June 12, 2019. 12. San Carlos Apache Tribe and Freeport Minerals Corporation, CAP, E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices Arizona: Execute a CAP water lease for the San Carlos Apache Tribe to lease 17,000 acre-feet of its CAP water to Freeport Minerals Corporation during calendar year 2019. Lease executed May 6, 2019. Upper Colorado Basin—Interior Region 7: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138–1102, telephone 801–524–3864. New contract actions: 28. Bostwick Park Water Conservancy District, Bostwick Park Project, Colorado: Preliminary lease and funding agreement for development of the lease of power privilege for hydropower development on the Silver Jack Dam Bypass Pipeline. The purpose of this agreement is to receive funding from the district for Reclamation’s assistance in the development of the lease of power privilege and identify timelines for the process. 29. Emery Water Conservancy District, Emery Project, Utah: The district is pursuing title transfer efforts for all of the Emery Project works including the dams, diversion facilities, conveyance facilities, and water rights. Reclamation and the district are discussing a memorandum of agreement to outline roles in this effort. 30. Fort Sumner ID, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: Reclamation is pursuing negotiations with the district to contract with Reclamation with the intent that the district would refrain from calling for up to 3,500 acre-feet of water annually under its water right and make it available to Reclamation for storage in Sumner Reservoir for the purpose of maximizing the quantity of water available to the Carlsbad Project. Missouri Basin—Interior Region 5: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Federal Building, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406–247–7752. New contract actions: 35. Webster ID No. 4; Solomon Division, P–SMBP; Kansas: Consideration of a repayment contract for XM and replacement funded pursuant to Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111– 11. 36. Canyon Limited Liability; Boysen Unit, P–SMBP; Wyoming: Consideration for renewal of contract No. 009E6A0035. 37. North Dakota State Water Commission, Snake Creek Pumping Plant, North Dakota: Consideration for a use-of-facilities contract. 38. Goshen ID, North Platte Project: EXM and replacement contract funded pursuant to Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111– 11 for work on the Fort Laramie Canal and Tunnels. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 39. Garfield County, Colorado; Ruedi Reservoir, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Colorado: Consideration for amendment to contract No. 139D6C0105 for an additional place of use. 40. Ainsworth ID; Ainsworth Unit, P– SMBP; Nebraska: Amendment of contract No. 17SD630055 for SOD modification costs associated with Merritt Dam. 41. Lugert-Altus ID, W.C. Austin Project, Oklahoma: Consideration for amendment to contract No. Ilr-1375. 42. Ptarmigan Partners, LLC and Christine-Elliot Armstrong Revocable Trust and Andrew W. Armstrong Revocable Trust, Shoshone Project, Cody, Wyoming: Consideration for amendment to contract No. 019E6A0227. Completed contract actions: 16. Glen Elder ID No. 8; Glen Elder Unit, P–SMBP; Kansas: Consideration to renew long-term water service contract No. 2–07–60–W0855. Contract executed March 12, 2019. 21. Town of Thermopolis; Boysen Unit, P–SMBP; Wyoming: Consideration for renewal of long-term water service contract No. 8–07–WS050. Contract executed on May 13, 2019. 26. Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Acting by and through its Water Activity Enterprise, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: Consideration to amend Pueblo Lease of Power Privilege contract No. 17XX650016. Contract executed on March 25, 2019. 38. Goshen ID, North Platte Project: EXM and replacement contract funded pursuant to Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111– 11 for work on the Fort Laramie Canal and Tunnels. Contract executed August 26, 2019. 40. Ainsworth ID; Ainsworth Unit, P– SMBP; Nebraska: Amendment of contract No. 17SD630055 for SOD modification costs associated with Merritt Dam. Contract executed on July 15, 2019. Discontinued contract action: 8. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., FryingpanArkansas Project, Colorado: Contract for long-term carriage and storage, and/or a new contract for an additional use of water. Gayle Kunkel-Shields, Acting Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–27140 Filed 12–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68943 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 201R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change in discount rate. 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 2.75 percent for fiscal year 2020. The prior fiscal year’s rate as announced in the Federal Register (83 FR 64875) on December 18, 2018, was 2.875 percent for fiscal year 2019. DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2019, through and including September 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Taylor, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Law Administration Division, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone 303–445– 2113. SUMMARY: The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2020 is 2.750 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values. This rate has been computed in accordance with Section 80(a), Public Law 93–251 (88 Stat. 34), and 18 CFR 704.39, which: (1) Specify that the rate will be based upon the average yield during the preceding fiscal year on interest-bearing marketable securities of the United States which, at the time the computation is made, have terms of 15 years or more remaining to maturity (average yield is rounded to nearest oneeighth percent); and (2) provide that the rate will not be raised or lowered more than one-quarter of 1 percent for any year. The U.S. Department of the Treasury calculated the specified average to be 2.7201 percent. This rate, rounded to the nearest one-eighth percent, is 2.75 percent, which is a change of less than the allowable onequarter of 1 percent. Therefore, the fiscal year 2020 rate is 2.75 percent. The rate of 2.75 percent will be used by all Federal agencies in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83550000, 201R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676]


Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other 
Water-Related Contract Actions

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of contract actions.

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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 
of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Kelly, Reclamation Law 
Administration Division, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, 
Colorado 80225-0007; [email protected]; 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

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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

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
EXM Emergency extraordinary maintenance
XM Extraordinary maintenance
FR Federal Register
IDD Irrigation and Drainage District
ID Irrigation District
M&I Municipal and Industrial
O&M Operation and Maintenance
OM&R Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement
P-SMBP Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program
SOD Safety of Dams
SRPA Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
WD Water District

    Columbia-Pacific Northwest--Interior Region 9: Bureau of 
Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-
1234, telephone 208-378-5344.
    New contract actions:
    19. Roza ID, Yakima Project, Washington: Contract for use of water 
in dead space of Kachess Reservoir and construction of a pumping plant.
    20. Quincy-Columbia Basin ID, Columbia Basin Project, Washington: 
Long-term contract to renew master water service contract No. 14-06-
100-9166, as supplemented, to authorize the district to deliver project 
water to up to 10,000 First Phase Continuation Acres located within the 
district, and to deliver additional project water to land irrigated 
under the district's repayment contract during the peak period of 
irrigation water use annually.
    Completed contract actions:
    15. Yakima 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. Contract executed on April 1, 2019.
    17. Cascade ID, Yakima Project, Washington: Contract for Yakima 
Tribes use of Cascade ID's canal for Melvin R. Sampson Hatchery. 
Contract executed on April 1, 2019.
    Discontinued contract action:
    18. Bitter Root ID, Bitter Root Project, Montana: Amendment to SOD 
contract to extend repayment period.
    California-Great Basin--Interior Region 10: Bureau of Reclamation, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825-1898, telephone 916-978-
5250.
    New contract actions:
    53. San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, CVP, California: 
Renewal of OM&R contract.
    54. San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, CVP, California: 
Contract for repayment for XM and replacement funded pursuant to 
Subtitle G of Public Law 111-11.
    55. City of West Sacramento, CVP, California: Negotiation and 
execution of a 40-year long-term water service contract.
    Completed contract actions:
    8. Casitas Municipal WD, Ventura Project, California: Repayment 
contract for SOD work on Casitas Dam. Contract executed on October 6, 
2014.
    13. Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770, CVP, California: 
Long-term Warren Act contract for conveyance of up to 300,000 acre-feet 
of non-project flood flows via the Friant-Kern Canal for flood control 
purposes. A contract with a 5-year term was executed on February 10, 
2017.
    20. Goleta WD, Cachuma Project, California: An agreement to 
transfer title of the federally owned distribution system to the Goleta 
WD subject to approved legislation. Contract executed on September 
2019.
    Lower Colorado Basin--Interior Region 8: Bureau of Reclamation, 
P.O. Box 61470 (Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 
89006-1470, telephone 702-293-8192.
    New contract actions:
    14. Ehrenberg Improvement District, BCP, Arizona: Assign Ehrenberg 
Improvement Association's Colorado River water delivery contract No. 8-
07-30-W0006, as amended, for 650 acre-feet of water per year, to the 
district.
    15. Western Water, LLC and Ehrenberg Improvement District, BCP, 
Arizona: Review and approve a proposed partial assignment and transfer 
of Arizona fourth-priority Colorado River water in the amount of 85 
acre-feet of water per year from Western Water to the district, amend 
Western Water's Colorado River water delivery contract No. 16-XX-30-
W0619 to decrease its Colorado River water entitlement by 85 acre-feet 
of water per year from 621.48 to 536.48 acre-feet of water per year, 
and amend the district's Colorado River water delivery contract No. 8-
07-30-W0006 to increase the district's Colorado River water entitlement 
by 85 acre-feet of water per year from 650 to 735 acre-feet of water 
per year.
    Completed contract actions:
    3. Bard WD, Yuma Project, California: Consolidate Bard WD's O&M 
contracts for the Yuma Project, California, Reservation Division, 
Indian and Bard Units, to reflect updated Reclamation policy and 
procedures. Contract executed on May 28, 2019.
    10. San Carlos Apache and Pascua Yaqui Tribes, CAP, Arizona: 
Execute a CAP water lease for the San Carlos Apache Tribe to lease 
1,750 acre-feet of its CAP water to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe during 
calendar year 2019. Lease executed on May 6, 2019.
    11. San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Town of Gilbert, CAP, Arizona: 
Execute a proposed 100-year lease not to exceed 5,925 acre-feet per 
year of CAP water from the Tribe to Gilbert. Lease executed June 12, 
2019.
    12. San Carlos Apache Tribe and Freeport Minerals Corporation, CAP,

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Arizona: Execute a CAP water lease for the San Carlos Apache Tribe to 
lease 17,000 acre-feet of its CAP water to Freeport Minerals 
Corporation during calendar year 2019. Lease executed May 6, 2019.
    Upper Colorado Basin--Interior Region 7: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 
South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1102, 
telephone 801-524-3864.
    New contract actions:
    28. Bostwick Park Water Conservancy District, Bostwick Park 
Project, Colorado: Preliminary lease and funding agreement for 
development of the lease of power privilege for hydropower development 
on the Silver Jack Dam Bypass Pipeline. The purpose of this agreement 
is to receive funding from the district for Reclamation's assistance in 
the development of the lease of power privilege and identify timelines 
for the process.
    29. Emery Water Conservancy District, Emery Project, Utah: The 
district is pursuing title transfer efforts for all of the Emery 
Project works including the dams, diversion facilities, conveyance 
facilities, and water rights. Reclamation and the district are 
discussing a memorandum of agreement to outline roles in this effort.
    30. Fort Sumner ID, Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: Reclamation is 
pursuing negotiations with the district to contract with Reclamation 
with the intent that the district would refrain from calling for up to 
3,500 acre-feet of water annually under its water right and make it 
available to Reclamation for storage in Sumner Reservoir for the 
purpose of maximizing the quantity of water available to the Carlsbad 
Project.
    Missouri Basin--Interior Region 5: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 
36900, Federal Building, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 
59101, telephone 406-247-7752.
    New contract actions:
    35. Webster ID No. 4; Solomon Division, P-SMBP; Kansas: 
Consideration of a repayment contract for XM and replacement funded 
pursuant to Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111-11.
    36. Canyon Limited Liability; Boysen Unit, P-SMBP; Wyoming: 
Consideration for renewal of contract No. 009E6A0035.
    37. North Dakota State Water Commission, Snake Creek Pumping Plant, 
North Dakota: Consideration for a use-of-facilities contract.
    38. Goshen ID, North Platte Project: EXM and replacement contract 
funded pursuant to Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111-11 for work on the Fort 
Laramie Canal and Tunnels.
    39. Garfield County, Colorado; Ruedi Reservoir, Fryingpan-Arkansas 
Project; Colorado: Consideration for amendment to contract No. 
139D6C0105 for an additional place of use.
    40. Ainsworth ID; Ainsworth Unit, P-SMBP; Nebraska: Amendment of 
contract No. 17SD630055 for SOD modification costs associated with 
Merritt Dam.
    41. Lugert-Altus ID, W.C. Austin Project, Oklahoma: Consideration 
for amendment to contract No. Ilr-1375.
    42. Ptarmigan Partners, LLC and Christine-Elliot Armstrong 
Revocable Trust and Andrew W. Armstrong Revocable Trust, Shoshone 
Project, Cody, Wyoming: Consideration for amendment to contract No. 
019E6A0227.
    Completed contract actions:
    16. Glen Elder ID No. 8; Glen Elder Unit, P-SMBP; Kansas: 
Consideration to renew long-term water service contract No. 2-07-60-
W0855. Contract executed March 12, 2019.
    21. Town of Thermopolis; Boysen Unit, P-SMBP; Wyoming: 
Consideration for renewal of long-term water service contract No. 8-07-
WS050. Contract executed on May 13, 2019.
    26. Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Acting by and 
through its Water Activity Enterprise, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, 
Colorado: Consideration to amend Pueblo Lease of Power Privilege 
contract No. 17XX650016. Contract executed on March 25, 2019.
    38. Goshen ID, North Platte Project: EXM and replacement contract 
funded pursuant to Subtitle G of Pub. L. 111-11 for work on the Fort 
Laramie Canal and Tunnels. Contract executed August 26, 2019.
    40. Ainsworth ID; Ainsworth Unit, P-SMBP; Nebraska: Amendment of 
contract No. 17SD630055 for SOD modification costs associated with 
Merritt Dam. Contract executed on July 15, 2019.
    Discontinued contract action:
    8. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado: 
Contract for long-term carriage and storage, and/or a new contract for 
an additional use of water.

Gayle Kunkel-Shields,
Acting Director, Policy and Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-27140 Filed 12-16-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4332-90-P