Reclamation Begins Negotiations with the Navajo Nation and the City of Farmington on Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline Title Transfer Agreements

Media Contact: Ryan Christianson, (970) 385-6590

For Release: October 22, 2012

DURANGO, Colo. - The Bureau of Reclamation, Navajo Nation, and city of Farmington, N.M. will begin negotiations on title transfer agreements for the Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline as part of the Animas-La Plata Project. The first meeting with the city of Farmington is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, followed by the meeting with the Navajo Nation at 1 p.m. Both meeting will be held at Reclamation's Four Corners Construction Office, 2200 Bloomfield Highway in Farmington, N.M.

The title transfer agreements will set the terms and conditions required to convey title to each portion of the NNMP facilities and reaches of the pipeline to the Navajo Nation or the city.

All negotiations are open to the public as observers, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments pertaining to the title transfer agreement during a thirty minute comment period following the negotiation session. The proposed operations agreement and other pertinent documents will be available at the negotiation meeting; by visiting our website under Current Focus; or can be obtained by contacting Ryan Christianson at Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office, 185 Suttle Street, Suite 2, Durango, Colorado, 81303, telephone (970) 385-6590.

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