Meeting of the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Yakima, WA
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Yakima, Washington, established by the Secretary of the Interior, will hold a public meeting. The purpose of the Conservation Advisory Group is to provide 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.
Navajo Dam, Colorado River Storage Project, New Mexico and Colorado
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Federal agency responsible for operation of the Navajo Unit (Navajo Dam and Reservoir) has prepared and made available to the public a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4332.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
The following Water Management Plans are available for review: Ivanhoe Irrigation District. Terra Bella Irrigation District. Stone Coral Irrigation District. Saucelito Irrigation District. Exeter Irrigation District. San Luis Water District. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation has developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria).
Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is seeking a renewal of the following information collection: Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin, OMB No. 1006-0015. Before submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, Reclamation is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection.
Public Conduct on Bureau of Reclamation Facilities, Lands, and Waterbodies
The Bureau of Reclamation is issuing this rule to establish regulations regarding public access to and conduct on all Reclamation projects, waters, and real property subject to the jurisdiction or administration of Reclamation. Reclamation is required by statute to issue this rule in order to maintain law and order and protect persons and property on Reclamation projects. This rule supersedes the existing public conduct rule, and amends other regulatory provisions to ensure consistency.
Notice of Charter Renewal; Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group Renewal
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-463). Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior 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 of the Interior and the State of Washington on the structure and implementation of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program. In consultation with the State, the Yakama Nation, Yakima River basin irrigators, and other interested and related parties, six members and a facilitator are appointed to serve on the CAG. The basin conservation program is structured to provide economic incentives with cooperative Federal, State, and local funding to stimulate the identification and implementation of structural and nonstructural cost-effective water conservation measures in the Yakima River basin. Improvements in the efficiency of water delivery and use will result in improved streamflows for fish and wildlife and improve the reliability of water supplies for irrigation.
Red River Valley Water Supply Project, North Dakota
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing an additional 15-day extension of the public comment period for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project DEIS. The originally announced, extended comment period ends on March 30, 2006, but it has been extended until April 14, 2006. The original notice of availability of the DEIS, notice of public hearings, and additional information on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project were published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2005 (70 FR 250, 77425-77427).
Northwest Area Water Supply Project, North Dakota
The original notice of intent to prepare this EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2006 (71 FR 43, 11226- 11227). This notice is being published to notify interested parties of the dates, times and locations of the public scoping meetings scheduled to solicit public comments. These public scoping meetings will be conducted in an open-house format with displays and Reclamation representatives who will be available for visitation or to accept a written comment. Reclamation is engaging in this planning and EIS effort to address the relevant issues related to completion and operation of the NAWS Project. We are seeking input from the public on the development of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action and analysis of their environmental effects that will be described in the EIS. Reclamation invites all interested parties to submit verbal or written comments related to the significant issues, potential impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action during the scoping period.