65 FR 56 pgs. 15352-15353 - Bay-Delta Advisory Council Meeting

Type: NOTICEVolume: 65Number: 56Pages: 15352 - 15353
FR document: [FR Doc. 00-7054 Filed 3-21-00; 8:45 am]
Agency: Interior Department
Sub Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
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Bureau of Reclamation

Bay-Delta Advisory Council Meeting


Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.


Notice of meeting.


The Bay-Delta Advisory Council (BDAC) will meet on April 13, 2000 to discuss CALFED Preferred Program Alternative Recommendation, Governance, Water Management Strategy, Ecosystem Restoration and Updates. These meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may make oral statements to BDAC, or may file written statements for consideration.


The BDAC meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2000.


The BDAC will meet at the Sterling Hotel Ballroom, 1300 H Street, Sacramento, CA (916) 448-1300.


Eugenia Laychak, CALFED Bay-Delta Program, at (916) 657-2666. If reasonable accommodation is needed due to a disability, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (916) 653-6952 or TDD (916) 653-6934 at least one week prior to the meeting.


The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta 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 Bay-Delta system. The State and Federal agencies with management and regulatory responsibilities in the Bay-Delta system are working together as CALFED to provide policy direction and oversight for the process.

One area of Bay-Delta management includes the establishment of a joint State-Federal process to develop long-term solutions to problems in the Bay-Delta 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 Bay-Delta Program (Program), is being carried out under the policy direction of CALFED. The Program is exploring and developing a long-term 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 Bay-Delta system vulnerability. A group of citizen advisors representing California's agricultural, environmental, urban, business, fishing, and other interests who have a stake in finding long-term solutions for the problems affecting the Bay-Delta 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: March 16, 2000.

Lester A. Snow,

Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.

[FR Doc. 00-7054 Filed 3-21-00; 8:45 am]