Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin, Riverside-Corona Feeder Project

Section 9112 of Public Law 111-11 directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner, to participate in the planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder Project.

Section 9112 authorizes the Secretary to provide up to 25 percent of the total cost of the
project, not to exceed $26 million.

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.

Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office, 27708 Jefferson Ave., Suite 202, Temecula, CA 92590.

Telephone (951)695-5310.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: The Riverside-Corona Feeder will provide an additional source of potable water to the cities of Riverside and Corona and their vicinities. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

This authority is restricted to the planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder Project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Secretary is authorized to cooperate with the Western Municipal Water District, Riverside County, California, in the planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder Project.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Water users serviced by the Western Municipal Water District.

Credentials/Documentation

Funds for planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder will not be disbursed until a cooperative agreement is executed. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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. Funding provided for the Riverside-Corona Feeder is mandatory funding.

Award Procedures

Reclamation will work with the Western Municipal Water District to negotiate cooperative agreements for one or more phases of the project.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Section 9112, Public Law 111-11.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Continuation of funding from one fiscal year to the next to complete one or more phases of the project is dependent on federal appropriations for the project.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11. In accordance with Section 9112 of Public Law 111-11, Reclamation can pay up to 25 percent of the costs of planning, designing, and construction the project, not to exceed a total of $26 million. The Western Municipal Water District must pay all operation, maintenance, and replacement costs.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

There are no time restrictions placed on the use the funds and the funds have generally been made available periodically throughout year on a reimbursable basis. A schedule will be planned between Reclamation and the Western Municipal Water District when the cost sharing agreement is negotiated. However, this schedule can be impacted by the availability of funds during the year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit based on the frequency determined in the financial assistance agreement Program Performance Reports, a final Program Performance Report, and specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports based on the frequency determined in the financial assistance agreement to submit the SF-425, Federal Financial Reports and a final SF-425.

In addition to this requirement and as a result of the U.S.

Department of the Interior Office of the Inspector General, Survey Report No 97-I-874 (dated January 13, 1997), Reclamation has instituted a close-out expenditure review and site-visit requirement.

This expenditure review is a site visit conducted by Reclamation staff, consisting generally of the Grants Officer Technical Representative (GOTR) and other representative(s) of the Grants Officer with an audit background (usually personnel from the region"s finance section).

This review is required prior to final closeout for all construction projects.

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 $0; FY 10 est $950,000; FY 11 est $950,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100,000 to $5,000,000; $633,333.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office, 27708 Jefferson Ave., Suite 202, Temecula, CA 92590. Telephone (951)695-5310.

Headquarters Office

Will Shipp, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Program and Policy Services, Mail Code 84-52000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225 Email: wshipp@usbr.gov Phone: (303) 445-2799 Fax: (303) 445-6464.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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