Dixie Valley Water Export Study

To study and prepare plans for the development and construction of a pipeline to convey water from Dixie Valley to Churchill County, Nevada.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: The primary purpose of this project is to establish a cooperative effort for the purpose of providing financial assistance to Churchill County for its participation in the Dixie Ground Water Export Study.

The primary beneficiary is the State of Nevada and Churchhill County.

Submittals required consist of standard monitoring reports tracking the progress of the recipient in the project.

The study will determine how much water is available for export from Dixie Valley, and evaluate the feasibility of conveying the water to various points of use within Churchill County, Nevada.

Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: 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 - None.

Bureau of Reclamation, Financial Assistance Services 84-27850, P.O.

Box 25007, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: The Dixie Ground Water Export Study will determine how much water is available for export from Dixie Valley, and evaluate the feasibility of conveying the water to various points of use within Churchill County, Nevada. It is to be completed in three phases over a 5 year period, beginning in early 2009, concluding in 2014. The first phase includes data collection/analysis to develop an understanding of the study area"s hydrogeologic framework, ground-water flow, and water quality. The second phase will include development of ground-water models for estimating hydrologic impacts and analysis of associated economic and environmental impacts. The third phase will include pipeline design and cost estimating activities. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of amounts made available under section 2507 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (43 U.S.C.

2211 note; Public 107-171), the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, shall Use, in consultation with the Corps of Engineers, as applicable, $5,000,000 to study and prepare plans for the development and construction of a pipeline to convey water from Dixie Valley to Churchill County, Nevada.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Churchill County, NV.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Water users in the Dixie Valley, Churchill County, NV area.

Credentials/Documentation

Not applicable. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded.

This may result in the need for an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities.

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. Notice of Intent to Award funds under this program will be announced on www.grants.gov when applicable.

Award Procedures

For cooperative agreements awarded under Public Law 107-171 (Section 2507) and 110-161, Sec. 204, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, (Continuing Resolution) DIVISION C - ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008, all Federal rules, regulation, and agency specific guidelines for awarding procedures will be followed.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Law 107-171 (Section 2507) and 110-161, Sec. 204 , Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, (Continuing Resolution) Division C - Energy and Water Development and Related Agecies Appropriations Act, 2008.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the notice of intent to award announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the announcement.

Appeals

None. Final awards decisions are not to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.

Renewals

Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of five years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an annual and a final report, the Program Performance Reports.

Also, other 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.

An annual and a final SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

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. 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 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $1,000,000 to $5,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Bureau of Reclamation, Financial Assistance Services 84-27850, P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225.

Headquarters Office

Director Bureau of Reclamation, Financial Assistance Services 84-27850, P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225 Phone: 000-000-0000

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the notice of intent to award announcement posted on www.grants.gov.



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