Reclamation Announces Two-Year Interim Renewal CVP Water Service Contracts Available For Public Review and Comment

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 06, 2011

The Bureau of Reclamation, Delta Division, and San Luis Unit Central Valley Project contractors intend to execute two-year interim renewal contracts effective March 1, 2012. The existing contracts expire on February 29, 2012. This action is dependent upon the finalization of the National Environmental Policy Act documentation and Endangered Species Act compliance.

The Central Valley Project contractors affected by the renewal of interim contracts are the City of Tracy; the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the Westlands Water District.

The draft contracts are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/lt_contracts/2012_int_cts/index.html. If you encounter problems accessing the draft contracts or to request a copy of the draft forms, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Written comments must be received by close of business Friday, February 3, 2012, and should be sent to Valerie Curley, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 ?N? Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Comments may also be e-mailed to vcurley@usbr.gov or faxed to 559-487-5397.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Curley at 559-487-5041 or TTY 800--735-2929.

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Draft contracts