Federal Register: October 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 202)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-26702
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of Meetings.
Bay-Delta Advisory Council's Ecosystem Roundtable Meeting and Ecosystem Roundtable Amendments Subcommittee Meeting
DATES: The BDAC's Ecosystem Roundtable meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2000. The Ecosystem Roundtable Amendments Subcommittee meeting will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2000.
The Bay-Delta Advisory Council's (BDAC) Ecosystem Roundtable will meet on November 2, 2000 to discuss an initial recommendation for funding under the 2001 Ecosystem Restoration Program project selection process. The Amendments Subcommittee will also meet on November 2, 2000 to discuss proposed contract modifications for several ongoing ecosystem restoration projects. These meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may make oral statements to the Ecosystem Roundtable an Amendments Subcommittee 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 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 that 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 Ecosystem Roundtable to provide input on annual workplans to implement ecosystem restoration projects and programs.
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: October 12, 2000
Regional Director, MidPacific Region.
[FR Doc. 0026702 Filed 101700; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310MNM
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Rebecca Fawver, 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.