Negotiation Sessions Scheduled on Proposed Cachuma Project Safety of Dams Contract

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: March 25, 2005

The Bureau of Reclamation is beginning contract negotiations with the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board for repayment of 15 percent of the costs associated with corrective actions related to the needed safety of dams work at Lauro Dam.

The negotiation sessions will be held:

In Santa Barbara Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:30 - 5 p.m. Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board 3301 Laurel Canyon Road

An additional negotiation session has been scheduled, if necessary

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The sessions are to negotiate and finalize a repayment contract associated with the Safety of Dams Act of 1978, as amended in 1984 by Public Law 98-404.

The public is welcome to observe the negotiations. For additional information, please contact Ms. Sheryl Carter, Bureau of Reclamation at 559-487-5299 (TDD 559-487-5933), Ms. Kay Moore at 916-978-5245 (TDD 916-978-5608), or the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board at 805-569-1391.

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