Bureau of Reclamation 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: 2015-31717
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-17
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 2016 is 3.125 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement, Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project, El Dorado County, California
Document Number: 2015-31230
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy), and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency have prepared the final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS/EIS) for the Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project (Project). The purpose of the Project is to restore natural geomorphic processes and improve ecological functions and values in this lowest reach of the Upper Truckee River and the surrounding marsh and help reduce the river's discharge of nutrients and sediment that diminish Lake Tahoe's clarity.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-29871
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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: Diversions, Return Flows, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin (OMB Control Number 1006-0015).
Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2015-30227
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the Water Management Plans for seven entities. For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public an opportunity to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-29872
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (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 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.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project
Document Number: 2015-29719
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the impacts of implementing the 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion and the 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion, including the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives, for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. The preferred alternative identified in the Final EIS will be to continue the operation of the Central Valley Project in coordination with the State Water Project, and implement the 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service biological opinions and reasonable and prudent alternatives stated in the No Action Alternative. The Final EIS is in response to the November 16, 2009 and March 5, 2010 rulings by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California that the Bureau of Reclamation failed to conduct a National Environmental Policy Act review prior to accepting and implementing the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives from the 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinions.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District South County Ag Water Recycling Program
Document Number: 2015-27716
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, the lead Federal agency, and the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San), the lead state agency, will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the South County Ag Water Recycling Program (Project). The Project would deliver approximately 45,000 acre-feet per year of Title 22 disinfected tertiary treated recycled water to about 16,000 acres of irrigated lands in southern Sacramento County for agricultural and urban landscape uses and to the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The Project could also provide an additional 5,000 acre-feet per year of recycled water for groundwater recharge, for a total recycled water delivery of 50,000 acre-feet per year.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2015-27272
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
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 an Extraordinary Operation and Maintenance Environmental Impact Statement for the Truckee Canal, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Nevada
Document Number: 2015-26195
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, the lead Federal agency, intends to prepare an Extraordinary Operation and Maintenance (XM) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Truckee Canal (Canal). The XM EIS will evaluate opportunities to reduce the risk to public safety from a Canal breach. Multiple federal, state, and local government agencies, tribal entities, and quasi- or non- governmental entities will be invited to participate as cooperating agencies for the XM EIS.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for a Prize Competition Seeking Methods or Devices That can Quantify Drift Invertebrates in River and Estuary Systems
Document Number: 2015-25319
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with other federal agencies (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) is announcing a prize competition for seeking a way to economically detect, count, and identify zooplankton and drift invertebrates in river and estuary systems. Problems identified that prevent the simple transfer of oceanographic techniques to rivers and streams are higher water velocities, turbidity, higher surface/depth ratio, and costs (time and money).
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-24645
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
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 Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0003)
Document Number: 2015-24567
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-28
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: 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0015)
Document Number: 2015-24548
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin, OMB Control Number 1006-0015.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program
Document Number: 2015-23138
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 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 Del Puerto Water District for irrigation purposes, and would further provide annual supplemental water to south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Central Valley Project Improvement Act-designated wildlife refuges.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Long-Term Plan To Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River, Humboldt County, California
Document Number: 2015-17208
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the effects of the Long-Term Plan for the Protection of Adult Salmon in the lower Klamath River. The proposed action is to increase lower Klamath River flows to reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of any fish die-off in future years due to crowded holding conditions for pre-spawn adults, warm water temperatures, and presence of disease pathogens as the likely major factors contributing to the adult mortalities. The proposed increased flows would be provided primarily from releases of water stored in Trinity Reservoir on the main stem of the Trinity River, with the potential for some of the flows to be derived from the Klamath River above the confluence with the Trinity River depending on existing hydrologic and related environmental conditions. The purpose of the proposed action is to reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of any Ich epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future years. The need is based on the past extensive fish die-off in 2002.
Notice of Availability of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2015-16903
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
This notice announces the availability of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS) for public review and comment. The RDEIR/SDEIS has been prepared jointly between the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources to describe and analyze refinement of the resource area analyses, alternatives, and actions, including three additional alternatives that describe conveyance options not containing all the elements of a Habitat Conservation Plan/ Natural Communities Conservation Plan described in the previously circulated Draft EIR/EIS released on December 13, 2013. Based on project revisions and in consideration of comments received on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Draft EIR/EIS, and Draft Implementing Agreement, the State and Federal lead agencies recognize that additional information is appropriate to address comments and to enhance the environmental analysis.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2015-16286
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-02
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 a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Bay Delta Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California
Document Number: 2015-14649
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources intend to prepare a partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS) on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan (BDCP, or the Plan). The RDEIR/SDEIS will describe and analyze refinement of the resource area analyses, alternatives, and actions, including additional alternatives that describe conveyance alternatives that do not contain all the elements of a Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Communities Conservation Plan that are described in the previously circulated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).
Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Improvements Project
Document Number: 2015-14032
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the State Lands Commission have made available for public review and comment the Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Improvements Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Improvements Project is a component of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program which seeks to restore flows to the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River, and restore a self-sustaining Chinook salmon fishery in the river while reducing or avoiding adverse water supply impacts associated with Restoration Flows. The Project includes the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Mendota Pool Bypass and improvements in the San Joaquin River channel in Reach 2B to assist in achieving the San Joaquin River Restoration Program's Restoration Goal.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2015-13334
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-02
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 Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Cle Elum Pool Raise Project, Kittitas County, Washington
Document Number: 2015-11134
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Ecology, as joint lead agencies, have made available the Cle Elum Pool Raise Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Final 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. The Final EIS also includes responses to all public comments on the Draft EIS.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group; Correction
Document Number: 2015-11133
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation published a notice in the Federal Register on April 17, 2015 (80 FR 21261) announcing an open public WebEx meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group. The date of May 28, 2014 for the WebEx meeting was incorrect. The correct date for the meeting is May 28, 2015. All other information regarding the meeting remains the same.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08922
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-27
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 Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08923
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
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.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2015-08862
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
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.
Notice To Reopen the Public Comment Period and Notice of Additional Public Meetings for the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir-to-Kachess Reservoir Conveyance Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Kittitas and Yakima Counties, Washington
Document Number: 2015-08626
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is reopening the public comment period for the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir-to-Kachess Reservoir Conveyance Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for another 60 days to allow the public more time to comment. We are also announcing four additional public meetings to be held in May 2015.
Addition to the Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2015-08596
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Notice is hereby given of an additional proposed contract action pending through December 2015. This notice is in addition to the Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water- Related Contract Actions which was published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2015 (80 FR 2727).
Notice of Availability of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Burke, Bottineau, Divide, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Ward, and Williams Counties, North Dakota
Document Number: 2015-08142
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is notifying the public that Reclamation has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project (Project). Reclamation has evaluated comments received from the public on the Draft SEIS and is recommending a preferred alternative for approval. The Missouri River and Groundwater Alternative would provide a high quality and reliable water supply to meet existing and future water needs. This alternative would include conventional treatment at the biota water treatment plant, located within the Missouri River Basin, and the proposed intake for the Project would be located within Reclamation's Snake Creek Pumping Plant on Lake Sakakawea.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Long-Term Water Transfers, Central Valley and Bay Area, California
Document Number: 2015-06409
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority have prepared the Long-Term Water Transfers Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The Final 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 could occur through various methods such as groundwater substitution, cropland idling, reservoir release, and conservation, and could include individual and multiyear transfers from 2015 through 2024.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2015-03950
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the Water Management Plans for 10 entities. For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public an opportunity to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0006)
Document Number: 2015-03136
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, 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 (OMB Control Number 1006-0023)
Document Number: 2015-03135
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for the renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, 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 (OMB Control Number 1006-0005)
Document Number: 2015-03134
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, 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/Environmental Impact Report for the Clean Water Factory Project, San Bernardino County, California
Document Number: 2015-01942
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to evaluate the effects of the Clean Water Factory project. The proposed Clean Water Factory is a water reclamation project to treat and reuse municipal wastewater that is currently discharged to the Santa Ana River. The reclaimed water will be used for groundwater recharge and landscape irrigation. The purpose of the project is to reduce dependence on imported water and establish a reliable, sustainable source of clean water. The public and agencies are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS/EIR and the proposed alternatives.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0014)
Document Number: 2015-02031
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, Lower Colorado River Well Inventory, OMB Control Number 1006-0014. The current OMB approval expires on August 31, 2015.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2015-00730
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
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 Availability and Notice of Public Meeting for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program
Document Number: 2015-00168
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Modesto have made available for public review and comment the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). 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 Del Puerto Water District for irrigation purposes, and would further provide annual supplemental water to south of the Sacramento- San Joaquin River Delta Central Valley Project Improvement Act designated wildlife refuges for wetlands.
Notice of Public Review and Comment Period Extension for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy, Central Valley, California
Document Number: 2015-00155
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the public review and comment period for the Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS was initially noticed by Reclamation on November 19, 2014 and public comments were originally due on January 12, 2015. In response to public requests, the comment period is being extended until March 13, 2015.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Meetings for the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir-to-Kachess Reservoir Conveyance, Kittitas and Yakima Counties, Washington
Document Number: 2015-00153
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Ecology have made available for public review and comment the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir-to-Kachess Reservoir Conveyance Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No Action Alternative and five action alternatives. The action alternatives examine constructing and operating a pumping plant to access up to 200,000 acre-feet of water in Kachess Reservoir during drought years and conveying it to the Kachess River for irrigation use within the Yakima Project, and constructing and operating a gravity flow tunnel from Keechelus Reservoir to Kachess Reservoir that could convey up to 400 cubic feet of water per second to Kachess Reservoir. The action alternatives include activities to enhance the resiliency of bull trout populations in the Kachess and Keechelus watersheds as well as elsewhere in the Yakima River basin.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2014-30913
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
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.