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Reclamation Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Deferred Maintenance Manual

Draft directive and standard defines how Reclamation will track and report deferred maintenance and repairs

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615

For Release: August 01, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment on a deferred maintenance and repairs directive and standard. It aims to improve transparency and implement standardization and consistency across Reclamation on how deferred maintenance and repairs are tracked and reported.

This directive and standard applies to facilities Reclamation owns, operates, and maintains. Deferred maintenance and repairs are defined as maintenance and repairs that were not performed when they should have been or were scheduled to be and which are put off or delayed for a future period. The requirements set forth in this directive and standard will help Reclamation communicate with operating partners on the type of information that would be useful in managing Reclamation assets.

The Reclamation Manual is used to establish Reclamation requirements, assign program responsibility, and establish and document Reclamation methods of doing business.

This Reclamation Manual update is available for review at:

Comments or questions may be directed to Sita Egan at Comments must be received by Reclamation by September 1, 2016.

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