Federal Register: May 2, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 85)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-10880
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of Meeting
Bay-Delta Advisory Council Meeting
DATES: The BDAC meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2000.
The Bay-Delta Advisory Council (BDAC) will meet on May 17, 2000 to discuss the BDAC Recommendation on the CALFED Solution, CALFED Implementation and hear reports from the CALFED Acting Executive Director and BDAC Chair. This meeting is open to the public. Interested person may make oral statements to BDAC, or may file written statements for consideration.
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, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent's identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. 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.
Bay-Delta Advisory Council,
The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (BayDelta system) is a critically important part of California's natural environment and economy. In recognition of the serious problems facing the region and the complex resource management decisions that must be made, the state of California and the Federal government are working together to stabilize, protect, restore, and enhance the BayDelta system. The State and Federal agencies with management and regulatory responsibilities in the BayDelta system are working together as CALFED to provide policy direction and oversight for the process.
One area of BayDelta management includes the establishment of a joint StateFederal process to develop longterm solutions to problems in the BayDelta system related to fish and wildlife, water supply reliability, natural disasters, and water quality. The intent is to develop a comprehensive and balanced plan which addresses all of the resource problems. This effort, the CALFED BayDelta Program (Program), is being carried out under the policy direction of CALFED. The program is exploring and developing a longterm solution for a cooperative planning process that will determine the most appropriate strategy and actions necessary to improve water quality, restore health to the Bay Delta ecosystem, provide for a variety of beneficial uses, and minimize BayDelta system vulnerability. A group of citizen advisors representing California's agricultural, environmental, urban, business, fishing, and other interests who have a stake in finding longterm solutions for the problems affecting the BayDelta system has been chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The BDAC provides advice to CALFED on the program mission, problems to be addressed, and objectives for the Program. BDAC provides a forum to help ensure public participation, and will review reports and other materials prepared by CALFED staff.
Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Program, Suite
1155, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, and will be available
for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday within 30 days following the meeting.
Dated: April 25, 2000.
Lester A. Snow,
Regional Director, MidPacific Region.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Eugenia Laychak, CALFED Bay-Delta program, at (916) 6572666. If reasonable accommodation is needed due to a disability, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (916) 6536952 or TDD (916) 6536934 at least one week prior to the meeting.