Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline Title Transfer Agreement Negotiations Continue

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

For Release: March 25, 2013

DURANGO, Colo. - The Bureau of Reclamation, Navajo Nation, and city of Farmington, N.M. are continuing title transfer agreement negotiations for the Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline, part of the Animas-La Plata Project. The meeting with the city is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Farmington City Hall Executive Conference Room in Farmington, N.M. The meeting with the Navajo Nation is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Conference Room in Chinle, Ariz.

The title transfer agreements will convey title to each portion of the NNMP facilities or 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 Reclamation, 185 Suttle Street, Suite 2, Durango, Colorado, 81303, telephone (970) 385-6590.

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