Dutch John Federal Property and Disposition Assistance Act

To privatize certain lands in and surrounding Dutch John, Utah; to transfer jurisdiction to certain Federal property Between the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior; to improve the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area; to dispose of certain residential units, public buildings,
and facilities; to provide interim financial assistance to local government to defray the cost of providing basic governmental services; to achieve efficiencies in operation of the Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area; to reduce long-term Federal outlays; and to serve the interests of the residents of Dutch John and Daggett County, Utah, and the general public.

Examples of Funded Projects

During April 2000, 1810 acres surrounding the developed area were transferred to Daggett County.

As of December 1, 1999, Bridger Valley Electric Association took over the operation and maintenance of the electrical system.

A three acre parcel of land which was sold has a new commercial building under construction and should be doing limited business by April 17, 2000.

Daggett County is maintaining all vacant grounds and roads and Operating the Fire Department and conference hall.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - Mr. Steve Hulet, Acting Manager, Telephone: (435) 885-3238, Fax: (435)885-3224, E-mail: Shulet@uc.usbr.gov.


Program Accomplishments

A years worth of funding was provided to assist in turning the facilities over to Dutch John. Increased funding was provided in fiscal year 2006 to provide assistance for repairs of the sewer treatment facility. This funding was used to restore the sewer treatment facility that was partly discontinued from use by the Burerau of Reclamation. As of March, 2000, twenty residential properties and two commercial parcels have been sold, nine additional residential properties, the State of Utah storage yard has been transferred without cost. During April 2000, 1810 acres surrounding the developed area were transferred to Daggett County. The school properties have been transferred to the Daggett County School District. Daggett County is maintaining all vacant grounds and roads and operating the Fire Department and conference hall.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For the purpose of defraying costs of transition in administration and provision of basic community services, an annual payment of $300,000 (as adjusted by the Secretary for changes in the Consumer Price Index for all-urban consumers published by the Department of Labor) shall be provided from the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund to Daggett County, Utah, for a period not to exceed 15 years.

At the present time, no new project awards are being made under this authority and none are anticipated.

Funding is only available for continuation of the existing grant with Daggett County.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The residents in and around Daggett County, Utah.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The residents in and around Daggett County, Utah.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.

Application Procedures

None.

Award Procedures

At the present time, program funding is limited to providing additional annual funding to the existing project agreement with Daggett County. The Bureau of Reclamation will transfer on an annual basis the sum of $300,000 to Daggett County, Utah, (as adjusted by the Secretary for changes in the Consumer Price Index for all-urban consumers published by the Department of Labor) by a amendment to the existing agreement.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Dutch John Federal Property Disposition and Assistance Act of 1998, Public Law 105-326, 16 U.S.C. 460v.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant funding is for a total of 15 years.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on a quarterly basis: (1) SF-269/SF-269a Financial Status Reports, (2) SF-272 Report of Federal Cash Transactions, and (3) Program performance reports.

Annually, recipients shall submit an annual program performance report.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-269/SF-269a Financial Status Report, (2) final program performance report, and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance ($500,000 for fiscal years ending after Dec.1, 2003) or more a year in Federal awards will have a single or a program specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than ($500,000 for fiscal years ending after Dec.1, 2003) a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission for final request of reimbursement. State, local and Indian Tribal governments shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82. All other recipients shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.953.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-4081-0-3-301.

Obigations

FY 07 $367,763; FY 08 est $376,000; and FY 09 est $400,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range is from $345,668 to $373,874 with an average of $359,679.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR 12, http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html#page1; OMB Circulars, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/grants_circulars.html. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Mr. Steve Hulet, Acting Manager, Telephone: (435) 885-3238, Fax: (435)885-3224, E-mail: Shulet@uc.usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

None.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

No proposals are issued. Funding is transferred annually to Daggett County, Utah, in accordance with Section 13 of the Act.



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