Federal Register: May 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 91)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-11651
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of meeting.
Bay-Delta Advisory Council's Delta Drinking Water Council Meeting
DATES: The Bay-Delta Advisory Council's Delta Drinking Water Council meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, may 31, 2000.
The Bay-Delta Advisory Council's (BDAC) Delta Drinking Water council will meet on May 31, 2000 to discuss several issues including the CALFED Drinking Water Improvement Strategy and projects related to the Strategy. This meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral statements to the Delta Drinking Water Council or may file written statements for consideration.
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 are 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. BDAC has established a subcommittee called the Delta Drinking Water Council to advise the CALFED Program and the CALFED Policy Group through BDAC on necessary adaptions to the Program's Drinking Water Quality Improvement Strategy to achieve CALFED's drinking water objectives.
Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Program, 1416
Ninth Street, Suite 1155, Sacramento, CA 95814, and will be available
for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, within 30 days following the meeting.
Dated: May 4, 2000.
Lester A. Snow,
Regional Director, MidPacific Region.
[FR Doc. 0011651 Filed 5900; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 431094M
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Judy Health, CALFED Bay-Delta Program, at (916) 6532994. 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.