Proposed Revised Rule on Use of Reclamation Lands, Facilities, and Waterbodies Published in Federal Register

Reclamation to Host Informational Meetings to discuss Proposed Rule

Media Contact: Dan DuBray , 202-513-0575

For Release: July 18, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation has republished the proposed revision to 43 CFR Part 429, the rule that addresses issues relating to possession, occupancy, or removal of resources on Reclamation property. The proposed revision to the rule may be viewed in the Federal Register.

The proposed revision was first published on July 18, 2007, for 90-days. Based upon comments that were received during that time period, Reclamation revised the rule and is republishing it and will accept comments for 60-days.

In addition to accepting comments, Reclamation will be hosting eleven informational meetings around the west. These meeting will provide information on the proposed revised rule and answer any questions that the public may have related to the proposed revised rule.

The revisions to the rule were needed to incorporate current Federal mandates concerning the use of Federal land and cost recovery and to meet present Federal regulation standards.

If you have any questions please contact Richard Rizzi at 303-445-2900.

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