WIIN Act (Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation)

To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.
NOTE: Dec. 16, 2016 - [S. 612]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.
NOTE: Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. 33 USC 2201 note.

Public Notice

For Release: Dec. 18, 2020

Contact: Mary Lee Knecht, 916-978-5100, mknecht@usbr.gov

Reclamation announces 60-day comment period for Central Valley Project San Felipe Division draft contract

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation announced today ongoing congressionally mandated contract conversions pursuant to the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. Today’s release includes a draft repayment contract from a Central Valley Project San Felipe Division contractor for a 60-day public comment period. The Santa Clara Valley Water District is one of over 90 repayment contract conversions requested by federal CVP contractors.

Reclamation plans to release additional draft repayment contracts with contractors, as applicable for public review.

Section 4011 of the WIIN Act directs Reclamation to convert water service contracts to repayment contracts upon a contractor’s request and authorizes prepayment of outstanding CVP construction costs. Under Section 4011, full repayment is due within three years of the contract conversion.

Both the prepayment and accelerated repayment of the contracts will result in the federal government being repaid well in advance of the original repayment deadline. These dollars will be placed in an account to fund much-needed storage projects. Increasing storage capacity will allow Reclamation’s projects to capture additional water in wet years to help meet the water needs for project purposes in dry years.

Written comments on this contract must be received by close of business on February 16, 2021, and sent to Erma Leal, South Central California Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno CA 93721 or faxed to 559- 262-0371 or emailed to eleal@usbr.gov. Check the following links to learn more about WIIN Act CVP contract conversions.

All negotiated contracts are available at: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/wiin-act/negotiated-conversion-contracts.html.

The entire list of contract conversion requests can be viewed here: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/wiin-act/docs/wiin-act-9-d-conversion-tracker-nolinks-rev12-3-2020.xlsx View contract and WIIN Act information at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/wiin-act/.

Contact Leal for more information at 559-262-0350 (TTY 800-877-8339) or eleal@usbr.gov.

The Bureau of Reclamation is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior and is the nation's largest wholesale water supplier and second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation opportunities, and environmental benefits. Visit us at www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR and @ReclamationCVP.

WIIN Act Contractor Negotiations
(Any CVP Contractor may directly participate in these negotiations)
Dates Division  Location
9/30/2020 Delta

Teleconference-Only
1-877-932-2131
Passcode: 4896209#

9/17/2020 American River

Teleconference-Only
1-866-753-4511
Passcode: 4491481#

8/20/2020 American River

Teleconference-Only
1-866-753-4511
Passcode: 4491481#

6/23/2020 Delta

Teleconference-Only
1-877-932-2131
Passcode: 4896209#

6/23/2020 San Felipe Unit

Teleconference-Only
1-877-932-2131
Passcode: 4896209#

3/26/2020 Eastside

Central California Area Office
7794 Folsom Dam Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630

3/3/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
3/2/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
2/28/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
2/25-26/2020 Delta

South-Central California Area Office
1243 N St.
Fresno, CA 93721

2/24/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
2/5/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
2/4/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
2/3/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
1/30/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
1/27/2020 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
12/18/2019 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
12/17/2019 Sacramento River 1110 West Capitol Ave.,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
12/16/2019 Black Butte Project 1140 Westwood St.
Willows, CA 95988
12/12/2019 Eastside Central California Area Office
7794 Folsom Dam Road
Folsom, CA
11/26/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
7794 Folsom Dam Rd.
Folsom CA 95630
11/19/2019 American River Central California Area Office
7794 Folsom Dam Rd.
Folsom CA 95630
11/18/2019 Black Butte Project

1140 Westwood st.
Willows, CA 95988

10/30/2019 Sacramento River Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
5513 CA-162
Willows, CA 95988
10/29/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA 93721
10/23/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA 93721
10/22/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA 93721
10/18/2019 Shasta/Trinity  Keswick Office Building
Keswick Dam
Shasta, CA
10/10/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA “3721
9/30/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA
9/26/2019 CVP-Wide & Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA
9/24/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA 93721
9/23/2019 American River Regional Water Authority
5620 Birdcage St, Suite 180
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
9/20/2019 Eastside Central California Area Office
7794 Folsom Dam Road
Folsom, CA
9/18/2019 Shasta/Trinity  Keswick Office Building
Keswick Dam
Shasta, CA 96019
9/17/2019 Sacramento River Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
5513 CA-162
Willows, CA 95988
9/13/2019 American River Regional Water Authority
5620 Birdcage St, Suite 180
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
8/27/2019 American River Regional Water Authority
5620 Birdcage St, Suite 180
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
8/21/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA
8/19/2019 Delta South-Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno, CA
8/6-7/2019 CVP-Wide Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region
Cafeteria Conference Rooms 1001 and 1002
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
6/17-18/2019 CVP-Wide McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Ave
McClellan Park, CA 95652
5/29-30/2019 CVP-Wide McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Ave
McClellan Park, CA 95652

 

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Last Updated: 12/30/20