San Gabriel Basin Restoration

To design, construct, operate, and maintain water quality projects within the San Gabriel Basin, Los Angeles County, California.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: San Gabriel Valley Groundwater Remediation, Central Basin Water Quality Protection Plan.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2019: No information 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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Dennis Wolfe, Area Engineer, Southern California Area Office, Telephone: (951) 695-5310; Fax: (951) 695-5319; E-mail: dwolfe@usbr.gov.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Two existing grant agreements are being funded. One will complete the construction of a specific facility, and the other provides funds for the operation and maintenance of four facilities that extract contaminated groundwater from the San Gabriel Basin, treat it to potable standards, and use the water for potable purposes. The projects provide a safe source of potable water while remediating groundwater contamination that has been designated as operable units under the EPA superfund program. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project grants can only be issued to reimburse recipients for the Federal share of costs associated with the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water quality improvement projects within the San Gabriel Basin, located in Los Angeles County, California.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority (or its successor agency) and/or the Central Basin Municipal Water District.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public, all users and indirect users of groundwater supplies in the San Gabriel Basin.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office (SCAO), for assistance in preparing project proposals and preliminary review of project descriptions and budgets, including assurance of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and related laws and orders.

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 requirements are met, and (3) the project descriptions for technical issues and consistency with applicable policies, and budgets for appropriateness of cost estimates. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project. After the application package is acceptable to both parties, a grant agreement is drafted, reviewed, and signed by both parties.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

San Gabriel Basin Restoration Project, Appendix D, Division B, Title I, 110, Public Law 106-554, as amended; Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002, Title II, 202, P.L. 107-66; and Section 2 of Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1262, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Typical range of 2-6 weeks.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Extensions may be applicable and are subject to appropriated funds. Revised SF-424 forms are required when applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Percent: 35%. A minimum of 35 percent non-Federal cost share is required by Public Law 106-554, Section 110(a)(3)(B), as amended. The cost share can be provided from any non-Federal source; and, in accordance with Section 110(a)(3)(B)(iii), credit toward the non-Federal cost share can be given for the value of certain prior project expenditures. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Agreements for planning and construction projects are generally awarded for up to 5 years. Funds for operation and maintenance can be provided for a period not to exceed 10 years following the initial date of operation of the project, or until the project funding ceiling has been reached, whichever occurs first. 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 basis the Program Performance Reports.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report, and other specific 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.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an annual basis the SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF-425.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5483-0-2-301.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $0 to $0 Average $0.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS and the applicable OMB Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below. Program guidelines: Department of the Interior, Delegation of Authority for the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Project, Order No. 3241, Amendment No. 4; San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority, Federal Funding Program Administration guidelines.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Dennis Wolfe, Area Engineer, Southern California Area Office, Telephone: (951) 695-5310; Fax: (951) 695-5319; E-mail: dwolfe@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

NA NA, Washington, District of Columbia NA Phone: NA

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants are limited to the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority or the Central Basin Municipal Water District. Projects must improve the quality of the groundwater in the San Gabriel Basin, located in Los Angeles County, California. The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering reports, and the appropriation ceiling.


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