Equus Beds Division Acquifer Storage Recharge

To design and construct the City of Wichita?s Aquifer Storage and Recovery project to divert flood flows from the Little Arkansas River into the Equus Beds Aquifer in order to recover depleted storage and protect the Aquifer.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: The City of Wichita is currently in the completion phase of Phase IIb.

Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2019: Information not 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.

Thomas Michalewicz (Grants Officer Technical Representative) Oklahoma-Texas Area Office 5316 Highway 290 West, Ste 110 Austin TX 78735-8931 Phone: (512) 899-4166 Fax: (512) 899-4179 E-mail: tmichalewicz@usbr.gov.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Completed construction of Phase IIb components - Northern Diagonal Transmission Main and 72nd Street Transmission Main. Design of Bid Packages D1 Golden Prairie Transmission Main and E1 Surge Tanks are complete. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The program exists to provide funding (as appropriated by Congress) to the city of Wichita for reimbursement of the design and construction of the City?s ASR project to divert flood flows from the Little Arkansas River into the Equus Beds Aquifer in order to recover depleted storage and protect the Aquifer.

Authority terminates 10 years from enactment of P.L 109-299.

The City of Wichita will hold title to all facilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The City of Wichita.

Beneficiary Eligibility

M & I and agricultural waters users of South-central Kansas.

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

Project construction could not be initiated until Reclamation completed the NEPA compliance process (EIS) which was completed January 19, 2010.

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. Annual work plans and a budget are submitted annually. Applicant must submit quarterly progress and expenditure reports along with a SF-425.

Award Procedures

The Great Plains Regional Office approves award and distribution of award.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Wichita Project Equus Beds Division Authorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-299, Oct 5, 2006).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: There is authorization to be appropriated as the Federal share of the total cost of the Equus Beds Division, an amount not to exceed 25 percent of the total cost or $30,000,000 (January, 2003 prices), whichever is less, plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indexes applicable to the type of construction involved herein, whichever is less. Such sums shall be non-reimbursable. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

A 10-authorization currently exists for this program. 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 Program Performance Report on an annual basis.

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 SF-425, Federal Financial Report on an annual basis.

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

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

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Thomas Michalewicz (Grants Officer Technical Representative) Oklahoma-Texas Area Office 5316 Highway 290 West, Ste 110 Austin TX 78735-8931 Phone: (512) 899-4166 Fax: (512) 899-4179 E-mail: tmichalewicz@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Lindsey Nafts, Buruea of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101-6900 Email: LNafts@usbr.gov Phone: (406) 247-7684.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling. The City of Wichita is specified in the legislation for funding of any work to be completed by September 2016.



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