Released On: September 26, 2013
While Reclamation is not required to accept non-agricultural discharges into Reclamation facilities, it may authorize such discharges provided certain conditions are met. One such condition includes a demonstration by the discharger that any necessary water quality permits have been obtained.
This directive and standard was made available for public review in 2011. Based on those comments, and additional internal Reclamation review, this new version has been substantially revised. The changes include:
- Certain specific criteria were eliminated from the directive and standard. Instead references were made to other rules and directive and standards including the 43 CFR part 429, Use of Bureau of Reclamation Land, Facilities, and Waterbodies.
- Addition of an “Applicability Flowchart” to help identify the circumstances under which the requirements of this directive and standard will apply versus circumstances under which other mechanisms are in place to address Reclamation’s water quality concerns.
- More detail describing how Reclamation will determine and administer appropriate fees associated with these use authorizations.
The draft directive and standard are available for review at www.usbr.gov/recman.
Comments or questions may be directed to Donald Anderson at dmanderson at usbr.gov. Comments must be received by Reclamation by Nov. 12, 2013.
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