Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Negotiations
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice on February 27, 2007. 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.
Fifth Public Meeting for Reclamation's Managing for Excellence Project
The Bureau of Reclamation is holding a meeting to inform the public about the Managing for Excellence project. This meeting is the second to be held in 2007 to inform the public about the action items, progress, and results of the Managing for Excellence project and to seek broad public input and feedback. Subsequent meetings in 2007 are anticipated but not yet scheduled.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG)
The Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102-575) of 1992. The AMP includes a federal advisory committee (AMWG), a technical work group (TWG), a monitoring and research center, and independent review panels. The 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 TWG is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG. Dates and Addresses: The AMWG will conduct the following conference call: Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2007. The call will begin at 12 noon (EDT), 10 a.m. (MDT) and 9 a.m. (PDT and Arizona) and conclude three (3) hours later in the respective time zones. The telephone numbers are: 1-801- 524-3860 for Federal participants and 1-888-264-8816 for non-Federal participants and members of the public. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be for the AMWG to receive updates and discuss the following items: (1) Roles Ad Hoc Group Report and recommendations; (2) the Beach/Habitat Building Flow Science Plan; (3) Draft Fiscal Year 2008 budget; (4) the Long-Term Experimental Plan Environmental Impact Statement; and (5) the Monitoring and Research Plan. The AMWG also will consider a motion by the TWG that recommends the Secretary of the Interior secure resources to direct the development and prompt implementation of risk assessment, education, prevention/containment, and science elements in order to limit the wide-ranging damages that may be caused by quagga mussel invasion of the Colorado River system. To view a copy of the draft agenda, please visit Reclamation's Web site at: http://www.usbr.gov/uc/rm/amp/amwg/ mtgs/06may22/index.html. Time will be allowed for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments on the call. To allow for full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written notice must be provided to Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84138; telephone 801-524-3715; facsimile 801-524-3858; e-mail at email@example.com at least five (5) days prior to the call. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG members.