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Mid-Pacific Region
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Released On: November 05, 2010

Reclamation Announces 2-Year Interim Renewal CVP Water Service Contracts Available for Public Review and Comment
The Bureau of Reclamation and six Central Valley Project contractors will be executing 2-year interim renewal contracts effective March 1, 2011, through February 28, 2013. The existing contracts expire on February 28, 2011. This action is dependent upon the final National Environmental Policy Act documentation and Endangered Species Act compliance.

The draft contracts for the cities of Avenal, Coalinga, and Huron; the California Department of Fish and Game; Panoche Water District; and San Luis Water District are available for a 60-day public review and comment period. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance is final for the first four contractors. Contracts for the Panoche and San Luis Water Districts, while available for review, are dependent upon NEPA and ESA findings.

The six draft contracts are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/lt_contracts/2011_int_cts/index.html. If you encounter problems accessing the draft contracts please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Written comments must be received by close of business Tuesday, January 4, 2011, and should be sent to Karen Hall, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-440, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be e-mailed to khall@usbr.gov or faxed to 916-978-5292. For additional information or to request a copy of the draft contracts, please contact Ms. Hall at 916-978-5254 (TTY 916-978-5608).

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