[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Page 12756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5163]



Bureau of Reclamation

Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The following Water Management Plans are available for review:
     Truckee-Carson Irrigation District.
     Goleta Water District.
     Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District.
     Feather Irrigation 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 developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating 
Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this 
announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as 
Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have each developed a 
Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to 
meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this 
notice in order to allow the public to review the plans and comment on 
the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's 
preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time.

DATES: All public comments must be received by April 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Christy Ritenour, Bureau of 
Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento, California 95825, or 
contact at 916-978-5281 (TDD 978-5608), or e-mail at 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any 
subsequent information, please contact Ms. Christy Ritenour at the e-
mail address or telephone number above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are inviting the public to comment on our 
preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy. Section 
3405(e) of the CVPIA (Title 34 Pub. L. 102-575), requires the Secretary 
of the Interior to establish and administer an office on Central Valley 
Project water conservation best management practices that shall ``* * * 
develop criteria for evaluating the adequacy of all water conservation 
plans developed by project contractors, including those plans required 
by section 210 of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982.'' Also, according 
to Section 3405(e)(1), these criteria must be developed ``* * * with 
the purpose of promoting the highest level of water use efficiency 
reasonably achievable by project contractors using best available cost-
effective technology and best management practices.'' These criteria 
state that all parties (Contractors) that contract with Reclamation for 
water supplies (municipal and industrial contracts over 2,000 acre-feet 
and agricultural contracts over 2,000 irrigable acres) must prepare a 
Plan that contains the following information:
    1. Description of the District.
    2. Inventory of Water Resources.
    3. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agricultural Contractors.
    4. BMPs for Urban Contractors.
    5. Plan Implementation.
    6. Exemption Process.
    7. Regional Criteria.
    8. Five-Year Revisions.
    Reclamation will evaluate Plans based on these criteria. A copy of 
these Plans will be available for review at Reclamation's Mid-Pacific 
Regional Office located in Sacramento, California, and the local area 
office. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail 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.
    If you wish to review a copy of these Plans, please contact Ms. 
Christy Ritenour to find the office nearest you.

    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Richard J. Woodley,
Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 2011-5163 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]