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Released On: October 11, 2012

Reclamation Announces Two-Year Interim Renewal Central Valley Project Water Service Contracts Available for 60-Day Public Review

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and seven Central Valley Project contractors intend to execute two-year interim renewal contracts effective March 1, 2013; the existing contracts expire on Feb. 28, 2013. This contracting action will comply with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act. Environmental documents supporting this action will be available for public review and comment later this month.

The draft contracts for the cities of Avenal, Coalinga, Huron and Roseville; the California Department of Fish and Game; the Panoche Water District; and the San Luis Water District are available for public review at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/lt_contracts/index.html. If you encounter problems accessing the draft contracts, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Written comments must be received by close of business Tuesday, Dec. 11, and should be sent to Karen Hall, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-440, Sacramento, CA 95825-1898, faxed to 916-978-5290 or emailed to khall@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to request a copy of the draft contracts, please contact Hall at 916-978-5254 (TTY 800-735-2929).

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