Bureau of Reclamation April 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.