Equus Beds Division Acquifer Storage Recharge Project

To design and construct the City of Wichita"s Aquifer Storage Recharge project to divert excess flow from the Little Arkansas River into the Equus Beds Aquifer in order to recover depleted storage and protect the Aquifer.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: All funding for program goes to City of Wichita for Equus ASR related expenses.

Design and administration of Phase II occurred in FY 09 and construction for Phase II started in the 2nd quarter of FY10.

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available


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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Benjamin Claggett (GOTR), Oklahoma-Texas Area Office, 5924 NW 2nd Street, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73127-6514.

Phone: (405)470-4829 , Fax: (405)470-4807 and E-mail: bclaggett@usbr.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Phase II program administration and design occurred in FY09 and FY10. Reclamation has disbursed funding for five quarterly requests so far in FY2009 and FY2010. EIS was completed by Reclamation and project construction started in the second quarter of FY10. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The program exists to provide funding (as appropriated by Congress) to the city of Wichita for reimbursement of the design and construction of the City"s ASR project to divert excess flow from the Little Arkansas River into the Equus Beds Aquifer.

Authority terminates 10 years from enactment of P.L.

109-299.

The City of Wichita will hold title to all facilities.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The City of Wichita.

Beneficiary Eligibility

M & I and agricultural waters users of South-central Kansas.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Project construction may not be initiated until Reclamation has completed the NEPA compliance process (EIS).

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Annual work plans and budget are submitted annually.

Award Procedures

The Great Plains Regional Office approves award and distribution of award.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Wichita Projects Equus Beds Division Authorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109-299.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

City must submit quarterly requests within 30 days of the end of the reporting period. Authority to cost share expires October 2016.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: City will fund 100% of project on a quarterly basis and receive reimbursement for the lesser of 25 percent or $30 million (indexed from January 2003).
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

A 10-authorization currently exists for this program. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly progress reports, annual report, and significant developments are reported as necessary.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Quarterly and final Federal Financial Report, SF 425 are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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

Records

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

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $1,606,682; FY 10 est $1,500,000; FY 11 est $50,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $0 to $2,000,000; Average $1,052,227.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR Part 12 and the OMB Circulars. These documents may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Benjamin Claggett (GOTR), Oklahoma-Texas Area Office, 5924 NW 2nd Street, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73127-6514. Phone: (405)470-4829 , Fax: (405)470-4807 and E-mail: bclaggett@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Lindsey Nafts, Buruea of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101-6900 Email: LNafts@usbr.gov Phone: (406) 247-7684.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Those scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling.



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