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.
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.
99-546 and the SMPA limits the applicant to the State of California.
State of California and individual landowners within the Suisun Marsh as represented by Suisun Resource Conservation District.
Not applicable. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
(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
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: email@example.com.
Becky Victorine Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Area Office, 801 I Street, Ste 140, Sacramento, California 95814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 916-414-2429
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The scopes of work must be compatible with the authorizing legislation and SMPA.
According to Canadian entrepreneur and author Al Etmanski, co-operation is the greater social enterprise promise.