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Bay-Delta Advisory Council's Delta Drinking Water Council Meeting

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Bay-Delta Advisory Council's (BDAC) Delta Drinking Water council will meet on May 31, 2000 to discuss several issues including the CALFED Drinking Water Improvement Strategy and projects related to the Strategy. This meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral statements to the Delta Drinking Water Council or may file written statements for consideration.

DATES:

The Bay-Delta Advisory Council's Delta Drinking Water Council meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, may 31, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

This meeting will be held at the Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1206, Sacramento, CA 95814.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judy Health, CALFED Bay-Delta Program, at (916) 653-2994. If reasonable accommodation is needed due to a disability, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (916) 653-6952 or TDD (916) 653-6934 at least one week prior to the meeting.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta system) is a critically important part of California's natural environment and economy. In recognition of the serious problems facing the region and the complex resource management decisions that must be made, the state of California and the Federal government are working together to stabilize, protect, restore, and enhance the Bay-Delta system. The State and Federal agencies with management and regulatory responsibilities in the Bay-Delta system are working together as CALFED to provide policy direction and oversight for the process.

One are of Bay-Delta management includes the establishment of a joint State-Federal process to develop long-term solutions to problems in the Bay-Delta system related to fish and wildlife, water supply reliability, natural disasters, and water quality. The intent is to develop a comprehensive and balanced plan which addresses all of the resource problems. This effort, the CALFED Bay-Delta Program (Program), is being carried out under the policy direction of CALFED. The Program is exploring and developing a long-term solution for a cooperative planning process that will determine the most appropriate strategy and actions necessary to improve water quality, restore health to the Bay-Delta ecosystem, provide for a variety of beneficial uses, and minimize Bay-Delta system vulnerability. A group of citizen advisors representing California's agricultural, environmental, urban, business, fishing, and other interests who have a stake in finding long-term solutions for the problems affecting the Bay-Delta system has been chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The BDAC provides advice to CALFED on the program mission, problems to be addressed, and objectives for the Program. BDAC provides a forum to help ensure public participation, and will review reports and other materials prepared by CALFED staff. BDAC has established a subcommittee called the Delta Drinking Water Council to advise the CALFED Program and the CALFED Policy Group through BDAC on necessary adaptions to the Program's Drinking Water Quality Improvement Strategy to achieve CALFED's drinking water objectives.

Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Program, 1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1155, Sacramento, CA 95814, and will be available for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, within 30 days following the meeting.

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Dated: May 4, 2000.

Lester A. Snow,

Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-11651 Filed 5-9-00; 8:45 am]

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