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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee Public Meetings

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of meetings.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on March 15, 2006. The agenda for the Committee meeting will include discussions with State and Federal agency representatives on the status of the revitalization of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program including the 10-Year Action Plan, priority setting, and the changing roles of the CALFED agencies.
DATES: The Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2006. If reasonable accommodation is needed due to a disability, please contact Colleen Kirtlan at (916) 445-5511 or TDD (800) 735-2929 at least one week prior to the meeting.
ADDRESSES: These meetings will be held at the John E. Moss Federal Building located at 650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor, Sacramento, California.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Phillips, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, at 916-978-5033, or Yating Campbell, California Bay-Delta Authority, at 916-445-5511.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Committee was established to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior on implementation of the CALFED By-Delta Program. The Committee makes recommendations on annual priorities, integration of the eleven Program elements, and overall balancing of the four Program objectives of ecosystem

restoration, water quality, levee system integrity, and water supply reliability. The Program is a consortium of State and Federal agencies with the mission to develop and implement a long-term comprehensive plan that will restore ecological health and improve water management for beneficial uses of the San Francisco/Sacramento and San Joaquin By Delta.

Committee agendas and meeting materials will be available prior to all meetings on the California Bay-Delta Authority Web site athttp://calwater.ca.govand at the meetings. These meetings are open to the public. Oral comments will be accepted from members of the public at each meeting and will be limited to 3-5 minutes.

Authority:

The Committee was established pursuant to the Department of the Interior's authority to implement the Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act, Pub. L. 108-361; the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661et seq.; the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531et seq.; and the Reclamation Act of 1902, 43 U.S.C. 391et seq., and the acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, all collectively referred to as the Federal Reclamation laws, and in particular, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, 34 U.S.C. 3401.

Dated: February 8, 2006. Allan Oto, Special Projects Officer, Mid-Pacific Region, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.