Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.
Notice of charter reestablisment.
This notice is published in accordance with section 9(a)(2) of the Start Printed Page 20949Federal 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 reestablishing 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Jim Esget, Manager, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program, telephone (509) 575-5848, extension 267.
I hereby certify that reestablishment of the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior.Start Signature
Gale A. Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 04-8745 Filed 4-16-04; 8:45 am]
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