Suisun Marsh Preservation Agreement

Executive and implement the agreement between the Department of Interior, the State of California, and the Suisun Resource Conservation District to ensure a dependable water supply of adequate quantity and quality for the protection and preservation of Suisan Marsh fish and wildlife habitat in accordance
with PL 99-546, State and Water Resources Control Board Decision 1641, and the Revised Suisun Marsh Preservation Agreement.


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.

Becky Victorine, Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Area Office, 801 I Street, Ste 140, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Phone: 916-414-2429; Email: rvictorine@usbr.gov.
Website Address

http://www.usbr.gov/mp



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Reclamation"s mandated share of the associated cost of SMPA activities, including operation and maintenance of State facilities (including Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates, Roaring River Distribution System, Morrow Island Distribution System, and Goodyear Outfall) to meet channel water salinity standards; implementation of water manager, portable pumps, individual ownership adaptive habitat management plans, and drought response programs; water and biological monitoring programs to meet established objectives and fulfill regulatory requirements; and provision of wetlands mitigation in accordance with applicable regulatory permits and biological opinions required for activities in the Marsh, as further detailed in the SMPA.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Per P.L.

99-546 and the SMPA limits the applicant to the State of California.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State of California and individual landowners within the Suisun Marsh as represented by Suisun Resource Conservation District.

Credentials/Documentation

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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not 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. The applicant must submit SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance documents; detailed project technical descriptions and budgets; and all information required under the terms of the applicable appropriations law.

Award Procedures

Bureau of Reclamation personnel will review (1) the application package to ensure that all required documents are complete, accurate, and satisfy all provisions of applicable law, (2) the project budgets and description to ensure the appropriation language project requirements are met, and (3) the project descriptions for technical issues and consistency with applicable policies, and budgets for appropriateness of cost estimates. After the application package is acceptable to both parties, a cooperative agreement is drafted, reviewed and signed by both parties.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Coordinated Operations Agreement, Suisan Marsh Preservation Agreement; and Small Reclamation Project Act Amendments (Act of October 27, 1986, Public Law 99-546, Title II, Sections 201-204).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 60 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds have been expended for this program. Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: The costs implementing the SMPA are specified in Section 202, Title II, of P.L. 99-546. The costs will be shared by the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources in strict accordance with SMPA: Provided, That - (a) payments made by the Secretary of the Interior shall not exceed 40 percent of the construction costs incurred under articles 6, 7, and 8 of the agreement, or $50,000,000, whichever is less, plus or minus such amounts are justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indices applicable to the types of construction involved therein; and, (b) the Federal share of continuing annual operation and maintenance costs, including monitoring, shall not exceed 40 percent of the actual operation and maintenance costs.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The time periods will be determined during the application and negotiation process. 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 on an annual and final basis Program Performance Reports.

Also, other reports that maybe applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Recipients submit an annual and 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 12.82. 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 12 $0; FY 13 est $1,430,000; and FY 14 est $1,474,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $0 to $1,430,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Becky Victorine, Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Area Office, 801 I Street, Ste 140, Sacramento, CA 95814. Phone: 916-414-2429; Email: rvictorine@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Becky Victorine Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Area Office, 801 I Street, Ste 140, Sacramento, California 95814 Email: rvictorine@usbr.gov Phone: 916-414-2429

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scopes of work must be compatible with the authorizing legislation and SMPA.



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