Reclamation Announces First Session to Negotiate New Repayment Contracts for Central Valley Project Friant Division
Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100
For Release: January 12, 2010
Reclamation will hold the first public session to negotiate new repayment contracts with existing long-term water service contractors in the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project. The existing Friant Division long-term water service contracts will be converted to repayment contracts under mutually agreeable terms and conditions pursuant to Section 9 (d) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act (Part I, Title X of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11, March 2009). The converted contracts will have accelerated repayment provisions to make funds available for implementing the Settlement Act. which requires the conversion by December 31, 2010.
The Friant Division, Hidden Unit, and Buchanan Unit contractors include:
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** Partial assignment to Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District is pending final approval.
The negotiation session will be held in:
Friday, January 15, 2010
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
The public is welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to comment. Participation instructions will be provided at the beginning of the session along with the pertinent documents. For additional information, please contact Ms. Barbara Hidleburg, Repayment Specialist, at 559-487-5063 (TDD 800-735-2929) fax 559-487-5397 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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