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Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting

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Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.


Notice of public meeting.


The Bureau of Reclamation is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) will take place.


The Council will convene the meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m. The Council will reconvene the meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn the meeting at approximately 12 noon.


The meeting will be held at the New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Kib Jacobson, telephone (801) 524-3753; email at; facsimile (801) 524-3847.

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The meeting of the Council is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. The Council was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-320) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act.

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the accomplishments of Federal agencies and make recommendations on future activities to control salinity.

Agenda: Council members will be briefed on the status of salinity control activities and receive input for drafting the Council's annual report. The Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior; the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the Department of Agriculture; and the Environmental Protection Agency will each present a progress report and a schedule of activities on salinity control in the Colorado River Basin. The Council will discuss salinity control activities, the contents of the reports, and the Basin States Program created by Public Law 110-246, which amended the Act.

Meeting Accessibility/Special Accommodations: The meeting is open to the public and seating is on a first-come basis. Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Mr. Kib Jacobson by email at, or by telephone at (801) 524-3753, at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Public Disclosure of Comments: To the extent that time permits, the Council chairman will allow public presentation of oral comments at the meeting. Any member of the public may file written statements with the Council before, during, or up to 30 days after the meeting either in person or by mail. To allow full consideration of information by Council members, written notice must be provided to Mr. Kib Jacobson, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1147; email at; facsimile (801) 524-3847; at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received prior to the meeting will be provided to Council members at the meeting.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Dated: August 23, 2018.

Brent C Esplin,

Acting Regional Director, Upper Colorado Region.

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[FR Doc. 2018-22235 Filed 10-11-18; 8:45 am]