Public Hearing on ISRSB's Report on Managing Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris River Basin, 58979-58980 [2021-23146]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices The governments asked the IJC to coordinate the full completion of the [Disaster Declaration #17219 and #17220; Non-Profit Organizations with2013 IJC Plan of Study. As part of this, Arizona Disaster Number AZ–00076] out Credit Available Elsethe IJC was asked to evaluate and make where ..................................... 2.000 recommendations regarding the Administrative Declaration of a Operating Plan contained in Annex A to Disaster for the State of Arizona The number assigned to this disaster the 1989 Agreement. Among other for physical damage is 17219 6 and for items, the agreement coordinates the AGENCY: U.S. Small Business economic injury is 17220 0. operation of certain dams and reservoirs Administration. The State which received an EIDL in the basin. ACTION: Notice. Declaration # is Arizona. IJC recommendations to the two (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance federal governments under Article IX of SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Number 59008) the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 are Administrative declaration of a disaster not binding and not to be considered for the State of Arizona dated Isabella Guzman, decisions of the two federal 10/13/2021. Administrator. governments. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding and [FR Doc. 2021–23174 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] The Study Board findings and Flash Flooding. BILLING CODE 8026–03–P recommendations cover five themes: Incident Period: 08/13/2021 through 08/14/2021. • Reviewing the performance of the operating plan in the 1989 Agreement DATES: Issued on 10/13/2021. DEPARTMENT OF STATE • Strengthening water supply and flood Physical Loan Application Deadline control benefits [Public Notice: 11569] Date: 12/13/2021. • Improving data collection and Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan management Application Deadline Date: 07/13/2022. Public Hearing on ISRSB’s Report on Managing Water Supply and Flood • Addressing other water management ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan Control in the Souris River Basin challenges in the basin applications to: U.S. Small Business • Building on the study’s engagement Administration, Processing and ACTION: Notice of public hearing. and outreach, including initiating a Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport new approach to engaging with The International Joint Commission Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Indigenous peoples in both countries (IJC) is inviting public comment on FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. The public hearing and comment recommendations made by the Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, period concern potential International Souris River Study Board U.S. Small Business Administration, recommendations the IJC may make to (ISRSB) in a report that reviews the 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, the Governments of Canada and the Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. 1989 International Agreement between United States. The Study Board findings the Government of Canada and the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is include that the 1989 Agreement is Government of the United States of hereby given that as a result of the functioning well and is effective at America for Water Supply and Flood Administrator’s disaster declaration, achieving its intended objectives of Control in the Souris River Basin (the applications for disaster loans may be flood protection and water supply 1989 Agreement). Comments will be filed at the address listed above or other benefits, and they identify marginal or accepted at a public hearing to be held locally announced locations. incremental benefits in five alternative virtually on November 3, 2021, and by The following areas have been measures recommended for further mail, email (commission@ijc.org) and determined to be adversely affected by investigation. The recommendations online at ijc.org/en/srsb-flood-drought the disaster: being considered include the following: until November 15, 2021. The ISRSB’s Primary Counties: Maricopa. 1. Modify the Winter Drawdown full report can be found on the Study Contiguous Counties: Elevation Targets to build greater Board’s website at ijc.org/en/srsb. Arizona: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, flexibility into reservoir operations by Public Hearing on ISRSB’s Report on Yavapai, Yuma. varying reservoir elevation targets Managing Water Supply and Flood according to antecedent moisture The Interest Rates are: Control in the Souris River Basin conditions in the basin; Percent 2. Extend the Winter Drawdown Date Date: November 3, 2021. Time: 12–1:30 p.m. CDT (11 a.m.– from February 1 to March 1 to provide For Physical Damage: 12:30 p.m. MDT, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT). additional river flow for improved Homeowners with Credit AvailLocation: Virtual, register online at environmental benefits during February; able Elsewhere ...................... 3.125 ijc.org/en/srsb-flood-drought. 3. Lower the Spring Maximum Flow Homeowners without Credit The International Souris River Study Limits to reduce flood peaks and Available Elsewhere .............. 1.563 Board was established by the IJC in 2017 agricultural flood risk during small to Businesses with Credit Availmoderate floods in riverine reaches in able Elsewhere ...................... 5.710 to assist in responding to a reference by the governments of Canada and the Businesses without Credit North Dakota (i.e., floods under 57–85 Available Elsewhere .............. 2.855 United States under Article IX of the m3/s or 2 000 to 3 000 ft3/s; Non-Profit Organizations with Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The 4. Establish a Summer Operating Plan Credit Available Elsewhere ... 2.000 reference was precipitated by an to provide more guidance to reservoir Non-Profit Organizations withunprecedented 2011 flood in the Souris operators to better manage summer out Credit Available ElseRiver basin. The basin is part of the reservoir operations under all where ..................................... 2.000 Prairie Pothole Region and stretches conditions; For Economic Injury: across Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 5. Shift the Apportionment rule Businesses & Small Agricultural Canada and extends into North Dakota calculations to a Water Year (November Cooperatives without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. 2.855 in the United States. to October) from the current Calendar SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 58979 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Percent Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 58980 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices Year (January to December) to ensure flood protection releases in November and December are credited toward apportionment. The full Study Board report and recommendations can be found by visiting ijc.org/en/srsb. Commissioners will be present to hear comments on the Study Board’s report recommendations at the above referenced virtual public hearing on November 3, 2021. A public comment period on the ISRSB’s report will also be open through November 15, 2021. Public input is essential to the Commission’s consideration of a recommendation to the governments of the United States and Canada. The International Joint Commission was established under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the United States and Canada prevent and resolve disputes over the use of the waters the two countries share. The Commission’s responsibilities include investigating and reporting on issues of concern when asked by the governments of the two countries. For more information, visit the IJC website at ijc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Chiasson (Ottawa) (613) 293– 1031 at christina.chiasson@ijc.org or Jeff Kart (Washington, DC) (989) 372–1229 at jeff.kart@ijc.org Susan E. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11569]


Public Hearing on ISRSB's Report on Managing Water Supply and 
Flood Control in the Souris River Basin

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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    The International Joint Commission (IJC) is inviting public comment 
on recommendations made by the International Souris River Study Board 
(ISRSB) in a report that reviews the 1989 International Agreement 
between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United 
States of America for Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris 
River Basin (the 1989 Agreement). Comments will be accepted at a public 
hearing to be held virtually on November 3, 2021, and by mail, email 
(ijc.org">[email protected]ijc.org) and online at ijc.org/en/srsb-flood-drought until 
November 15, 2021. The ISRSB's full report can be found on the Study 
Board's website at ijc.org/en/srsb.

Public Hearing on ISRSB's Report on Managing Water Supply and Flood 
Control in the Souris River Basin

    Date: November 3, 2021.
    Time: 12-1:30 p.m. CDT (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MDT, 1:00-2:30 p.m. 
EDT).
    Location: Virtual, register online at ijc.org/en/srsb-flood-
drought.
    The International Souris River Study Board was established by the 
IJC in 2017 to assist in responding to a reference by the governments 
of Canada and the United States under Article IX of the Boundary Waters 
Treaty of 1909. The reference was precipitated by an unprecedented 2011 
flood in the Souris River basin. The basin is part of the Prairie 
Pothole Region and stretches across Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada 
and extends into North Dakota in the United States.
    The governments asked the IJC to coordinate the full completion of 
the 2013 IJC Plan of Study. As part of this, the IJC was asked to 
evaluate and make recommendations regarding the Operating Plan 
contained in Annex A to the 1989 Agreement. Among other items, the 
agreement coordinates the operation of certain dams and reservoirs in 
the basin.
    IJC recommendations to the two federal governments under Article IX 
of the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 are not binding and not to be 
considered decisions of the two federal governments.
    The Study Board findings and recommendations cover five themes:

 Reviewing the performance of the operating plan in the 1989 
Agreement
 Strengthening water supply and flood control benefits
 Improving data collection and management
 Addressing other water management challenges in the basin
 Building on the study's engagement and outreach, including 
initiating a new approach to engaging with Indigenous peoples in both 
countries

    The public hearing and comment period concern potential 
recommendations the IJC may make to the Governments of Canada and the 
United States. The Study Board findings include that the 1989 Agreement 
is functioning well and is effective at achieving its intended 
objectives of flood protection and water supply benefits, and they 
identify marginal or incremental benefits in five alternative measures 
recommended for further investigation. The recommendations being 
considered include the following:
    1. Modify the Winter Drawdown Elevation Targets to build greater 
flexibility into reservoir operations by varying reservoir elevation 
targets according to antecedent moisture conditions in the basin;
    2. Extend the Winter Drawdown Date from February 1 to March 1 to 
provide additional river flow for improved environmental benefits 
during February;
    3. Lower the Spring Maximum Flow Limits to reduce flood peaks and 
agricultural flood risk during small to moderate floods in riverine 
reaches in North Dakota (i.e., floods under 57-85 m\3\/s or 2 000 to 3 
000 ft\3\/s;
    4. Establish a Summer Operating Plan to provide more guidance to 
reservoir operators to better manage summer reservoir operations under 
all conditions;
    5. Shift the Apportionment rule calculations to a Water Year 
(November to October) from the current Calendar

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Year (January to December) to ensure flood protection releases in 
November and December are credited toward apportionment.
    The full Study Board report and recommendations can be found by 
visiting ijc.org/en/srsb.
    Commissioners will be present to hear comments on the Study Board's 
report recommendations at the above referenced virtual public hearing 
on November 3, 2021. A public comment period on the ISRSB's report will 
also be open through November 15, 2021. Public input is essential to 
the Commission's consideration of a recommendation to the governments 
of the United States and Canada.
    The International Joint Commission was established under the 
Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the United States and Canada 
prevent and resolve disputes over the use of the waters the two 
countries share. The Commission's responsibilities include 
investigating and reporting on issues of concern when asked by the 
governments of the two countries. For more information, visit the IJC 
website at ijc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Chiasson (Ottawa) (613) 293-
1031 at ijc.org">[email protected]ijc.org or Jeff Kart (Washington, DC) (989) 
372-1229 at ijc.org">[email protected]ijc.org

Susan E. Daniel,
Acting Secretary, U.S. Section, International Joint Commission, 
Department of State.
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