This final rule retitles and revises the Rules and Regulations for Projects Governed by Federal Reclamation Law and moves the water conservation provisions to a new part. These rules replace prior rules on the administration of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA). The final rule, among other things, incorporates existing policies that are not included in the prior rules and raises certain certification and reporting thresholds. Reclamation has rewritten and reorganized these regulations to make them clearer and less administratively burdensome, while maintaining compliance with and achievement of programmatic goals.
Agency Contact: Austin Burke, Director, Program Analysis Office, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Mail Code D- 5000, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007, telephone (303) 236-3292.
This rule is final. Its effective date is January 1, 1998.