Bureau of Reclamation 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: 2014-30426
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
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 2015 is 3.375 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0028)
Document Number: 2014-30294
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, have forwarded the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Recreation Visitor Use Surveys, OMB Control Number 1006-0028. The Information Collection Request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost burden.
Notice of Proposed New Fee Site, Stony Gorge Reservoir, Elk Creek, California; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: 2014-28569
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to charge and retain fees for overnight camping at Stony Gorge Reservoir. Special Recreation Event authorization fees are also proposed to be retained under this authority.
Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy, Central Valley, CA
Document Number: 2014-27372
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Central Valley Project (CVP) Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy (M&I WSP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS addresses updating the CVP M&I WSP and implementation guidelines. The CVP M&I WSP would be used by Reclamation to: (1) Define water shortage terms and conditions for applicable CVP M&I water service contractors, as appropriate; (2) establish CVP water supply levels that, together with the M&I water service contractors' drought water conservation measures and other water supplies, would assist the M&I water service contractors in their efforts to protect public health and safety during severe or continuing droughts; and (3) provide information to M&I water service contractors for their use in water supply planning and development of drought contingency plans.
Notice of Availability of Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Newlands Project, Nevada
Document Number: 2014-27272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared the Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final RMP/EIS) for the Newlands Project. This Final RMP/EIS provides a range of alternatives for managing Reclamation-administered lands in the Newlands Project Planning Area, which is in the west-central Nevada counties of Washoe, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0003)
Document Number: 2014-27014
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to seek approval of the following information collection set to expire on September 30, 2015: Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application, 43 CFR 429 (Form 7-2540), OMB Control Number 1006-0003. Before submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, we are soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2014-26333
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Standard Criteria for Agricultural and Urban Water Management Plans (Criteria) are now available for public comment. 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. The Criteria apply to any Water Management Plans submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation as required by applicable Central Valley Project water service contracts, settlement contracts, or any contracts that specifically invokes the Criteria. Note: For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans (Plans).
Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Data Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2014-25799
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Data Information Collection Request (ICR). The current comment period for this ICR ends on October 31, 2014, and is being extended to December 1, 2014. This comment period was reopened through the publication of a Federal Register notice on October 1, 2014 (79 FR 59291).
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2014-25738
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
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.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-23595
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-14
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.
Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Long-Term Water Transfers, Central Valley and Bay Area, California
Document Number: 2014-23234
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority have made available for public review and comment the Long-Term Water Transfers Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The Draft EIS/EIR addresses water transfers to Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors south of the Delta and in the San Francisco Bay area from CVP and non-CVP sources from north of the Delta using Delta pumps (both CVP and State Water Project (SWP) facilities). Water transfers would occur through various methods such as groundwater substitution, cropland idling, reservoir release, and conservation, and would include individual and multiyear transfers from 2015 through 2024.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Meeting for the Cle Elum Pool Raise, Kittitas County, Washington
Document Number: 2014-22592
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Cle Elum Pool Raise Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No Action Alternative and four action alternatives to modify the existing radial gates in the Cle Elum Dam spillway to provide an additional 14,600 acre-feet of storage capacity in Cle Elum Reservoir, put the additional stored water to beneficial use, provide for shoreline protection of the reservoir, and implement necessary environmental mitigation.
Notice of Availability of the Final Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Contra Loma Reservoir and Recreation Area, Antioch, CA-Central Valley Project
Document Number: 2014-22350
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared a Final Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Contra Loma Reservoir and Recreation Area to establish uniform policy and land management guidelines that promote an organized use, development, and management of the Contra Loma Reservoir and the surrounding recreational area lands.
Notice of Availability of the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Madera and Fresno Counties, California
Document Number: 2014-21025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment, the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No-Action Alternative and five action alternatives for a multiple purpose dam and reservoir to increase water storage for agricultural, municipal, and environmental uses, and improve regional water management flexibility.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0028)
Document Number: 2014-19232
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to seek approval of the following information collection set to expire on December 31, 2014: Recreation Visitor Use Surveys, OMB Control Number 1006-0028. We will use several distinct forms to collect different types of recreation information. Before submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-approval, we are soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2014-19001
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
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.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2014-18583
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
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.
Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2014-18466
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS). The originally announced comment period ends on August 11, 2014, but has been extended through September 10, 2014. The original notice of availability of the Draft SEIS and the public hearings was published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2014 (79 FR 36556).
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2014-17948
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The following Water Management Plans are available for review:
Notice To Reopen the Public Scoping Comment Period and Notice of One Additional Public Scoping Meeting for the Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex Project, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-17594
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is reopening the public scoping comment period for the Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex Project environmental impact statement from July 7, 2014 through August 31, 2014. We are also announcing that one additional scoping meeting will be held in Hotevilla, Arizona, on August 14, 2014.
Notice of Availability of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Burke, Bottineau, Divide, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Ward, and Williams Counties, North Dakota
Document Number: 2014-15106
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has completed the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS). It is now available for public review and comment. The Draft SEIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No Action Alternative and four action alternatives to complete the Project, which would provide a reliable high quality water supply to local communities and rural water systems in northwestern North Dakota, including the City of Minot. Cooperating agencies assisting in the preparation of the Draft SEIS include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, North Dakota State Water Commission, City of Minot, and Garrison Diversion Conservancy District.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact; Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings for the On-Project Plan for the Klamath Reclamation Project, Klamath County, Oregon, and Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, California
Document Number: 2014-13506
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, the lead Federal agency, and the Klamath Water and Power Agency, the lead state agency, will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) for the implementation and administration of the On-Project Plan (OPP) for the Klamath Reclamation Project. The purpose of the OPP is to align water supply and demand for the OPP Plan Area as defined in the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement for the Sustainability of Public and Trust Resources and Affected Communities. Under the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, the preparation, implementation, and administration of the OPP is the responsibility of Klamath Water and Power Agency (KWAPA) and its approval is the responsibility of Reclamation. Therefore, Reclamation proposes to approve the OPP prepared by KWAPA and ensure the OPP is consistent with the KBRA. However, Reclamation will consider public input and analysis of impacts in the EIS/EIR as part of the process to inform its decision on whether or not to approve the OPP.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings for the Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex Project, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-11319
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, as the lead Federal agency, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement as key cooperating agencies, are initiating preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex (NGS-KMC) Project (Project). The Proposed Action would provide Federal approvals and/or decisions necessary to continue the operation and maintenance of NGS-KMC facilities through December 22, 2044.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-10796
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
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.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Contra Loma Reservoir and Recreation Area, Antioch, CA-Central Valley Project
Document Number: 2014-10057
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared a Draft RMP/EIS for Contra Loma Reservoir and Recreation Area to establish uniform policy and land management guidelines that promote an organized use, development, and management of the Contra Loma Reservoir and the surrounding recreational area lands.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2014-09933
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-01
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.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2014-09351
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Scoping Meeting for the Proposed North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program
Document Number: 2014-09085
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Del Puerto Water District, propose to prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program. The North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program would provide recycled water from the Cities of Turlock and Modesto via the Central Valley Project's Delta-Mendota Canal to the Del Puerto Water District for irrigation purposes, and could further provide annual Incremental Level 4 water to south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Central Valley Project Improvement Act designated wildlife refuges for wetlands.
Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2014-07936
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-09
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 (Secretary) 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 and the State of Washington on the structure and implementation of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program.
Bay Delta Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan, Sacramento, CA; Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, Receipt of Applications; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-06805
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The National Marine Fisheries Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and the Fish and Wildlife Service are extending the comment period on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan (BDCP, or the Plan) and Draft BDCP Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). In response to public requests, the comment period is being extended for an additional 60 days.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04145
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation intends to seek approval of the following proposed new information collection: Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Data. Before submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, the Bureau of Reclamation is soliticing public comments on this information collection.
Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group; Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Yakima, Washington
Document Number: 2014-03247
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
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.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2014-03020
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
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.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2014-01263
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Scoping Meetings for Continued Implementation of the 2008 Operating Agreement for the Rio Grande Project, New Mexico and Texas
Document Number: 2014-00476
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for the proposed continued implementation of the 2008 Operating Agreement over its entire remaining term (through 2050) for the Rio Grande Project in New Mexico and Texas. The Operating Agreement is a written detailed description of how Reclamation allocates, releases from storage, and delivers Rio Grande Project water to users within the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) in New Mexico, the El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 (EPCWID) in Texas, and to users covered by the 1906 international treaty with Mexico. In addition, this EIS proposes to evaluate the environmental effects of renewing San Juan Chama Project storage contracts under authority of the Act of December 29, 1981, Pub. L. 97-140, 95 Stat. 1717, providing for storage in Elephant Butte Reservoir.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2014-00077
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The following Water Management Plans are available for review: Arvin-Edison Water Storage District City of Fresno Terra Bella Irrigation District 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). 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.