Bureau of Reclamation 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meeting for the Proposed 20-Year Extension of the 2005 Mendota Pool Exchange Agreements, California
Document Number: 2012-27556
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation proposes to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 20- year extension (March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2034) of the existing 2005 Mendota Pool 10-year Exchange Agreements. The Mendota Pool 10-year Exchange Agreements that are currently in place span the years 2005 to 2014, and an extension of the agreements is necessary for Mendota Pool Group farmers to continue this exchange after 2014. The proposed extension would allow Mendota Pool Group farmers in the Mendota Pool area to continue to pump up to 26,250 acre-feet per year of groundwater of suitable quality into the Mendota Pool for exchange of up to 25,000 acre-feet per year Central Valley Project water delivered to the San Luis Canal for use by Mendota Pool Group farmers in the San Luis Canal service area of San Luis Water District and Westlands Water District when the existing agreements expire.
Final Environmental Impact Statement, Narrows Project, Sanpete County, Utah
Document Number: 2012-26912
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, announce the availability of the final environmental impact statement on the Narrows Project, a non- Federal dam and reservoir proposed by the Sanpete Water Conservancy District on Gooseberry Creek in Sanpete County, Utah.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2012-25933
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The following Water Management Plans are available for review: Orange Vale Water District City of Folsom Santa Clara Water Valley Water District El Dorado Irrigation District Lower Tule River Irrigation District City of Roseville East Bay Municipal Utility District Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District Fair Oaks Water District Pixley Irrigation District Porterville Irrigation District To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have each developed a Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy is invited at this time.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-25014
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-320) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Reclamation announces that the Council will meet as detailed below. The meeting of the Council is open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-23973
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has forwarded the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin (OMB Control Number 1006-0015).
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2012-23923
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has forwarded the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Recreation Use Data Reports, OMB Control Number: 1006-0002. As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, Reclamation invites other Federal agencies, State, local, or tribal governments that manage recreation sites at Reclamation projects; concessionaires, and not-for-profit organizations who operate concessions on Reclamation lands; and the public, to comment on this information collection.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-22940
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426, OMB Control Number: 1006-0023.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-22938
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0006.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-22936
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0005.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Scoping Meetings for Continued Operation of the Paradox Valley Unit, Montrose County, CO
Document Number: 2012-22176
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Reclamation intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to identify and evaluate brine disposal alternatives to replace or supplement the existing Brine Injection Well No. 1 which has a projected remaining useful life of three to five years under current operations.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Odessa Subarea Special Study-Columbia Basin Project Adams, Franklin, Grant, and Lincoln Counties, WA
Document Number: 2012-21572
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), the joint lead agency, is notifying the public that they have prepared a final environmental impact statement and has made it available to the public for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Collection; Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program
Document Number: 2012-21392
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has forwarded the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program, OMB Control Number: 1006-0029. Title 43 CFR part 404 requires entities interested in participating in the Rural Water Supply Program (Rural Water Program) to submit information to allow the Bureau of Reclamation to evaluate and prioritize requests for financial or technical assistance.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Long-Term Excess Capacity Master Contract, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, El Paso Pueblo, Fremont, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers Counties, CO
Document Number: 2012-21328
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Long-Term Excess Capacity Contract, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado. The proposed Arkansas Valley Conduit, conveyance contract for the Pueblo Dam north-south outlet works interconnect, and long-term excess capacity master contract to store water in available space in Pueblo Reservoir would deliver high quality water that would meet Environmental Protection Agency and state water quality requirements and help water providers throughout the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado reliably meet existing and future water demands.
Notice to Extend the Public Comment Period for the Draft Report Assessing Rural Water Activities and Related Programs
Document Number: 2012-19424
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the public comment period for the Draft Report Assessing Rural Water Activities to September 10, 2012. The notice to solicit public comments was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2012 (77 FR 36001). The public comment period was originally to end on August 14, 2012.
Notice of Availability of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site, Washington
Document Number: 2012-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, as a natural resource trustee, announces the release of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site. The Injury Assessment Plan describes the activities that constitute the natural resource trustees' (Department of the Interior, State of Washington, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and the Spokane Tribe of Indians) currently proposed approach to conducting the assessment of natural resources exposed to hazardous substances, including heavy metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Draft Resource Management Plan/General Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report for the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, Merced County, California
Document Number: 2012-19021
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR), as the California Environmental Quality Act State lead agency, have made available for public review and comment the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Resource Management Plan/ General Plan (RMP/GP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The Draft RMP/GP EIS/EIR describes and presents the environmental effects of the No Action/No Project Alternative and three Action Alternatives. A public meeting will be held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the Draft RMP/GP EIS/EIR.
Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group; Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Yakima, WA
Document Number: 2012-18743
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, established by the Secretary of the Interior, will hold a public meeting. The Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group is a Federal advisory committee that provides technical advice and counsel to the Secretary of the Interior and Washington State on the structure, implementation, and oversight of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program.
Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, California
Document Number: 2012-18722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have prepared a joint Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final PEIS/R), for the implementation of the Stipulation of Settlement in NRDC, et al., v. Rodgers, et al. The Final PEIS/R recommends a proposed action from the alternatives considered in the Draft PEIS/R to achieve the Stipulation of Settlement's restoration and water management goals.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2012-17884
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year.
Draft Report Assessing Rural Water Activities and Related Programs
Document Number: 2012-14715
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The draft Rural Water Assessment Report reviews the status of the Bureau of Reclamation's rural potable water projects and its plan for completing projects authorized before enactment of the Rural Water Supply Act and including a description of the proposed prioritization criteria as an appendix. It also describes Federal Programs supporting development and management of water supplies in rural communities in the 17 western states and describes Reclamation's plans to coordinate the Rural Water Supply Program with similar programs managed by other agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0029)
Document Number: 2012-13797
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program (OMB Control Number 1006-0029). Title 43 CFR part 404 requires entities interested in participating in the Rural Water Supply Program (Rural Water Program) to submit information to allow Reclamation to evaluate and prioritize requests for financial or technical assistance.
Remanded Biological Opinions on the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project
Document Number: 2012-12738
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the public comment period for the scoping process to June 28, 2012. We published the notice of intent in the Federal Register on March 28, 2012 (77 FR 18858). The public review was originally scheduled to end on May 29, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2012-10772
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has forwarded the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Lower Colorado River Well Inventory, OMB Control Number: 1006-0014. The Information Collection Request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost burden.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Meeting for the Water Transfer Program for the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority, 2014-2038, San Joaquin Valley, CA
Document Number: 2012-10766
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority have made available for public review and comment the joint draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (Draft EIS/EIR) for the Water Transfer Program, 2014- 2038. The proposed new transfer program would provide for the transfer and/or exchange of up to 150,000 acre-feet of substitute water from the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority to several potential users over a 25-year timeframe (water service years 2014- 2038).
Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-9921
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to seek an extension of the information collection, with minor revisions, for the Recreation Use Data Report, OMB Control Number 1006-0002. As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, Reclamation invites other Federal agencies, State, local, or tribal governments that manage recreation sites at Reclamation projects; concessionaires and not-for- profit organizations who operate concessions on Reclamation lands; and the public, to comment on this information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-9917
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin (OMB Control Number 1006-0015).
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-9420
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-320) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Reclamation announces that the Council will meet as detailed below. The meeting of the Council is open to the public.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2012-9220
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year.
Remanded Biological Opinions on the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2012-7488
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to prepare an environmental impact statement for modifications to the continued long-term operation of the Central Valley Project, in a coordinated manner with the State Water Project, that are likely to avoid jeopardy and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. We are seeking suggestions and information on the alternatives and topics to be addressed and any other important issues related to the proposed action.
Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2012-6768
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior is renewing the charter for the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group (CAG). The purpose of the CAG is to provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior and the State of Washington on the structure and implementation of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program. The basin conservation program is structured to provide economic incentives with cooperative Federal, State, and local funding to stimulate the identification and implementation of structural and nonstructural cost-effective water conservation measures in the Yakima River basin. Improvements in the efficiency of water delivery and use will result in improved streamflows for fish and wildlife and improve the reliability of water supplies for irrigation.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2012-5804
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has forwarded the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application (Form 7-2540), OMB Control Number: 1006-0003. The Information Collection Request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost burden.
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Yakima River Basin, Water Enhancement Project, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties, WA
Document Number: 2012-4506
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), the joint lead agency, is notifying the public that they have prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and have made it available to the public for review.
Notice of Availability of the Aspinall Unit Operations Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wayne N. Aspinall Unit, Colorado River Storage Project, Gunnison River, Colorado
Document Number: 2012-4558
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Federal agency responsible for operation of the Aspinall Unit, announces the availability of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on proposed Aspinall Unit operations, Gunnison and Montrose Counties, Colorado.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System, Santa Fe County, NM
Document Number: 2012-4293
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System. Reclamation will serve as the lead Federal agency. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, County of Santa Fe, and the Pueblos of Namb[eacute], Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque will be invited to participate as cooperating agencies for the EIS. Other entities will be considered as necessary during the EIS process. The proposed Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System will divert, treat, and distribute potable water to the Pueblo and non-Pueblo residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The Regional Water System will consist of surface water diversion and water treatment facilities at San Ildefonso Pueblo on the Rio Grande and storage tanks, transmission and distribution pipelines, and aquifer storage and recovery well fields that will supply up to 4,000 acre-feet of water annually to customers within the Pojoaque Basin.
Availability of the Reclamation National Environmental Policy Act Handbook
Document Number: 2012-3963
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is announcing the availability of its updated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Handbook. This handbook is intended for use as guidance by Reclamation's NEPA practitioners. It provides a quick reference for existing laws, regulations, policies, and other guidance. It is a guidance document, and as such, does not create or alter any policy or otherwise implement any law and should not be cited as a source of authority. Reclamation is announcing the availability of its NEPA Handbook to assure transparency of its efforts to the public.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2012-3651
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year.
Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-3649
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to seek an extension of the information collection for the Lower Colorado River Well Inventory (1006-0014). The current OMB approval expires on May 31, 2012.