Bureau of Reclamation 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2020-27998
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will take place.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission To the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Forms To Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders
Document Number: 2020-27900
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation
Document Number: 2020-27899
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Certification Summary Form and Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation
Document Number: 2020-27895
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: 2020-27294
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 2.50 percent for fiscal year 2021. The prior year's rate, as announced in the Federal Register on December 17, 2019, was 2.75 percent for fiscal year 2020.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2020-25807
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 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.
Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2020-23430
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will take place.
Off-Road Vehicle Use
Document Number: 2020-22108
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is amending its regulations to add a definition for electric bikes (E-bikes) and exclude E-bikes from the regulatory definition of an off-road vehicle where E-bikes are being used on roads and trails where mechanized, non- motorized use is allowed, where E-bikes are not propelled exclusively by a motorized source, and appropriate Reclamation Regional Directors expressly determine through a formal decision that E-bikes should be treated the same as non-motorized bicycles. This change facilitates increased E-bike use where other types of bicycles are allowed in a manner consistent with existing use of Reclamation land, and increases recreational opportunities for all Americans, especially those with physical limitations.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-21391
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Council (Council) will take place.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2020-20719
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the Water Management Plans for 13 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; Forms To Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders
Document Number: 2020-20249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation
Document Number: 2020-20248
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation, are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation
Document Number: 2020-20247
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation, are proposing to renew an information collection.
Hydroelectric Power Development at Taylor Park Dam, Uncompahgre Project, Colorado
Document Number: 2020-19261
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Current Federal policy allows non-Federal development of electrical power resource potential on Federal water resource projects. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will consider proposals for non-Federal development of hydroelectric power at Taylor Park Dam, a feature of the Uncompahgre Project, located in Colorado. Reclamation is considering such hydroelectric power development under a Lease of Power Privilege (LOPP). No Federal funds will be available for such hydroelectric power development.
Notice of Intent To Accept Proposals, Select Preliminary Lessee, and Contract for Hydroelectric Power Development on Lake Roosevelt Reservoir, Grand Coulee, Washington
Document Number: 2020-19155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Current Federal policy allows non-Federal entities to develop electrical power resources on Federal water resource projects. This Notice seeks proposals to develop pumped-storage hydroelectric power utilizing Lake Roosevelt, located in Washington. This Notice provides background information, proposal content guidelines, and information concerning the selection of a non-Federal entity as a preliminary lessee. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is considering such hydroelectric power development under its lease of power privilege (LOPP) process. Interested entities are invited to submit proposals on this project. This Notice of Intent to accept proposals does not obligate Reclamation to select a preliminary-lessee; the decision to select a preliminary-lessee will ultimately be made based on the qualifications of submitted proposals.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Public Open Houses for the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study, Elmore County, Idaho
Document Number: 2020-16512
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has made available for public review and comment the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS describes the potential environmental effects of a dam raise at Anderson Ranch Dam.
Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2020-15843
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce a public meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG).
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2020-13984
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
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 the Lake Powell Pipeline Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment; Coconino and Mohave Counties, Arizona and Washington and Kane Counties, Utah
Document Number: 2020-12382
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and four other cooperating agencies, announce the availability of the Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Arizona Strip Field Office Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) (Draft EIS/Draft RMPA) for public review and comment for 90 days. The Draft EIS/Draft RMPA describes the potential environmental impacts of the No Action Alternative and two action alternatives for the LPP, proposed by the Utah Board of Water Resources (UBWR).
Termination of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex
Document Number: 2020-11048
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is terminating preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex (NGS-KMC). The proposed action was modified in 2017, and Reclamation determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS was the appropriate level of environmental documentation for the modified proposed action. An EA was prepared on an Extension Lease by Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-Navajo Region as joint lead agencies. Signed Findings of No Signficiant Impact (FONSI) were announced to the public on November 30, 2017.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10807
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Council (Council) will take place.
Off-Road Vehicle Designation for the San Angelo Project, Texas
Document Number: 2020-10349
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
This notice announces the Bureau of Reclamation's designation of areas for authorized off-road vehicle (ORV) use on Federal lands surrounding Twin Buttes Reservoir, which is part of the Bureau of Reclamation's San Angelo Project in Tom Green County, Texas.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project, Merced County, California
Document Number: 2020-10296
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project. Reclamation is requesting public and agency comment to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the SEIS.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Del Puerto Canyon Reservoir Project, Stanislaus County, California
Document Number: 2020-09042
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Del Puerto Canyon Reservoir Project. Reclamation is requesting public and agency comment to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS.
Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Power Development on Seminoe Reservoir, Kendrick Project, Wyoming
Document Number: 2020-08832
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Current Federal policy allows non-Federal development of a potential electrical power resource on Federal water resource projects. This Notice provides background information, proposal content guidelines, and information concerning the selection of a non-Federal entity to develop pumped-storage hydroelectric power utilizing Seminoe Reservoir, a feature of the Kendrick Project, located in Wyoming. Interested entities are invited to submit proposals on this project. This Notice of Intent to accept proposals does not obligate Reclamation to select a lessee; the decision to select a lessee will ultimately be made based on the qualifications of submitted proposals.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Virtual Meeting Room for the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Surface Water Intake Fish Screens and Fish Passage Project, Chelan County, Washington
Document Number: 2020-08671
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH) Surface Water Intake Fish Screens and Fish Passage (SWISP) Project. Reclamation is requesting public and agency comment to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2020-08557
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce a public meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG).
Central Valley Project Improvement Act Criteria for Developing Refuge Water Management Plans 2020
Document Number: 2020-08155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the draft Criteria for Developing Refuge Water Management Plans 2020 (2020 Refuge Criteria) for public review and comment. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public an opportunity to review the draft 2020 Refuge Criteria.
Off-Road Vehicle Use
Document Number: 2020-07213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Secretarial Order 3376 addresses regulatory uncertainty on how agencies within the Department of the Interior manage recreational opportunities for electric bikes (E-bikes) on trails and paths where traditional bikes are allowed. To provide consistency in Federal policy among agencies with recreational opportunities pertinent to Secretarial Order 3376, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is proposing to amend this regulation to add a definition for E-bikes and exempt E- bikes from the regulatory definition of an off-road vehicle where E- bikes are being used on roads and trails where mechanized, non- motorized use is allowed, they are not being propelled exclusively by a motorized source, and the appropriate regional director expressly determines through a formal decision that E-bikes should be treated the same as non-motorized bicycles. This proposed change would facilitate increased E-bike use where other types of bicycles are allowed in a manner consistent with existing use of Reclamation land, and increase recreational opportunities for all Americans, especially those with physical limitations.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2020-06620
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-05920
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of its intent to rescind nine Bureau of Reclamation Privacy Act systems of records notices, INTERIOR/WBR-15, Land Settlement Entries; INTERIOR/ WBR-17, LandsLeases, Sales, Rentals, and Transfers; INTERIOR/WBR-19, Mineral Location Entries; INTERIOR/WBR-22, Oil and Gas Applications; INTERIOR/WBR-28, Real Property and Right-of-Way Acquisitions; INTERIOR/ WBR-29, Right-of-Way Applications; INTERIOR/WBR-32, Special Use Applications, Licenses, and Permits; INTERIOR/WBR-41, Permits; and INTERIOR/WBR-43, Real Estate Comparable Sales Data Storage, from its existing inventory. In an effort to streamline land and realty program functions, these systems of records notices are being rescinded as the systems have been incorporated into the newly published INTERIOR/ Reclamation-14, Land and Realty Program system of records notice.
Call for Nominations for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-03913
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The U.S. Department of the Interior proposes to appoint members to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG). The Secretary of the Interior, acting as administrative lead, is soliciting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the AMWG.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act 2020 Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans Standard Criteria
Document Number: 2020-03540
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the draft 2020 Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Standard Criteria) for public review and comment. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public an opportunity to review the draft 2020 Standard Criteria.
Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2020-00974
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will take place.