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Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of availability.

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the Water Management Plans for 13 entities. For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public an opportunity to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations.

DATES:

Submit written comments on the preliminary determinations on or before October 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

Send written comments to Ms. Charlene Stemen, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, CGB-400, Sacramento, CA 95825; or via email at cstemen@usbr.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To be placed on a mailing list for any subsequent information, please contact Ms. Charlene Stemen at cstemen@usbr.gov, or at (916) 978-5218 (TDD 978-5608).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 3405(e) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (Title 34 Pub. L. 102-575), requires the Secretary of the Interior to, amongst other things, “develop criteria for evaluating the adequacy of all water conservation plans” developed by certain contractors. According to Section 3405(e)(1), these criteria must promote, “the highest level of water use efficiency reasonably achievable by project contractors using best available cost-effective technology and best management practices.” In accordance with this legislative mandate, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). Each of the 13 entities listed below developed a Plan that Reclamation evaluated and preliminarily determined meets the requirements of the Criteria. The following Plans are available for review:

  • City of Fairfield
  • City of Vacaville
  • City of Vallejo
  • City of West Sacramento
  • Feather Water District
  • Maine Prairie Water District
  • Montectio Water District
  • Orland-Artois Water District
  • Sacramento County Water Agency
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Solano Irrigation District
  • Stockton East Water District
  • Suisun-Solano Water Authority

We invite the public to comment on our preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy.

A copy of these Plans will be available for review at Reclamation's California Great Basin Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, CGB-410, Sacramento, CA 95825. If you wish to review a copy of these Plans or to receive an electronic copy via email, please contact Ms. Stemen listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

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S. Looper,

Acting Regional Resources Manager, CGB Region, Bureau of Reclamation.

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[FR Doc. 2020-20719 Filed 9-18-20; 8:45 am]

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