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Non-interactive orange spacer  Statement of Administrative Policy - HR 1837, February 28, 2012

Non-interactive orange spacer  Legislation Update - San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

  • March 30 - Became Public Law 111-11
  • March 30 - Signed by the President
  • March 25 - Passed House; forwarded to President for signature
  • March 11 - Failed Passage in House
  • January 15 - Passed Senate
  • January 6 -   "Senators Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) today reintroduced a consensus measure to authorize and fund the historic San Joaquin River restoration settlement, which requires federal implementing legislation to become fully effective."  Details...

 

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Planning and environmental studies are currently being completed under the authority and funding of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA).  Signed in 1992, the CVPIA included provisions for developing a restoration plan for the San Joaquin River and instituted a fee structure for Friant Division contractors for such activities.   

With the passage of Public Law 111-11 in March 2009, the Settlement establishes the San Joaquin River Restoration Fund (Fund).  Approximately $17 million per year of payments from the Central Valley Project Friant Division would be deposited into the Fund to be available without further appropriations to implement the provisions of the Settlement.  

Funding by the State of California will also support the Settlement.  In November 2006, State propositions 84 and 13 were passed by the California voters and should provide about $200 million of State bond funds for projects that will directly contribute to the restoration efforts.

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Funding for the implementation of the Settlement will come from several sources: 

  • Friant Surcharge Collections:
    • Friant contractors’ environmental fee expected to average about $5.6 million per year
  • Friant Capital Repayment:
    • Friant division water users’ capital component of their water rates redirected into the SJRR Fund
  • Central Valley Project Improvement Act:
    • Up to $2 million annually of other Friant Divison water users CVPIA Restoration Fund payments
  • Federal Appropriations:
    • Up to $300 million of additional Federal appropriations requiring a non-federal cost-share of an equivalent amount
  • State funds:
    • About $200 million in bond funds from Propositions 84 and 1E passed by California voters in 2006

 

 

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