[Federal Register: June 19, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 118)]
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Bureau of Reclamation and Fish and Wildlife Service

Draft Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Reports: 
``CVPIA Ten-Year Report'' and ``10 Years of Progress''

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation and Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability for public comment.


SUMMARY: As required by law, the Secretary is required to submit 
annually a detailed report to the Congress describing significant 
actions taken toward achievement of the intent, purposes, and 
provisions of the CVPIA. The Department of the Interior (Interior) has 
drafted the ``CVPIA Ten-Year Report'' and ``10 Years of Progress'' 
report to summarize what has been accomplished since passage of the 
CVPIA, and to inform the reader how well those actions have fulfilled 
the intent of the Congress and the goals and objectives of the Act.

DATES: Submit written comments on the ``Draft CVPIA Ten-Year Report'' 
and the ``10 Years of Progress'' reports, on or before August 18, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ``Draft CVPIA Ten-Year Report'' and the ``10 
Years of Progress'' reports may be retrieved from the Web site at 
http://www/mp.usbr.gov/cvpia/index.html. Copies may also be requested 
by contacting Patricia Rivera by telephone at (916) 978-5194 or by e-
mail at privera@mp.usbr.gov, or by writing her at the address below.
    Written comments on the ``Draft CVPIA Ten-Year Report'' and the 
``10 Years of Progress'' reports should be addressed to the Bureau of 
Reclamation, Attention: Patricia Rivera, MP-120, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, please 
contact Patricia Rivera at (916) 978-5194, or e-mail 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are inviting the public to comment on 
Interior's ``Draft Ten-Year Report'' and ``10 Years of Progress'' 
reports. Since enactment of the statute, Interior has submitted 
detailed reports to the Senate and the House of Representatives 
describing all significant actions taken and progress toward 
achievement of the intent, purposes, and provisions of the CVPIA.
    Since the passage of CVPIA, Interior, with the assistance of the 
State of California and the cooperation of many partners, has completed 
many of the necessary administrative requirements, conducted numerous 
studies and investigations, implemented hundreds of measures, and has 
generally made significant progress towards achieving the goals and 
objectives established by CVPIA. The ``CVPIA Ten-Year Report,'' and the 
``10 Years of Progress'' reports summarize the actions taken by 
Interior in the ten fiscal years, 1993-2002, to implement the Act.
    Interior seeks public comment on whether the ``CVPIA 10-Year 
Report,'' and the ``10 Years of Progress'' reports are adequate, as 
identified by section 3408(f) of the Act, with a focus on reporting 
methodologies and quantification of accomplishments. Additionally, 
comments are sought regarding future CVPIA implementation actions and a 
process to better identify when all or portions of the Act are 
    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public 
disclosure, and we will honor such requests to the extent allowed by 
law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a 
respondent's identity from public disclosure, as allowed by law. If you 
wish Interior to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will make all 
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.

    Dated: May 9, 2003.
Susan L. Ramos,
Assistant Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 03-15450 Filed 6-18-03; 8:45 am]