Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin, Riverside-Corona Feeder

Section 9112 of Public Law 111-11 directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner, to participate in the planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder Project.

Section 9112 authorizes the Secretary to provide up to 25 percent of the total cost of the
project, not to exceed $26 million.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Development of draft and final EIS/SIER; and project planning, right of way support, and design and construction of the La Sierra Pipeline.

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.

Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office, 27708 Jefferson Ave., Suite 202, Temecula, CA 92590.

Telephone (951)695-5310.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Western Municipal Water District Of Riverside County (inc) $ 270,000   2016-09-092019-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Notice of availability of the final environmental impact statement was published in the Federal Register by Reclamation on June 12, 2013 and by EPA on June 21, 2013. On August 20, 2014, the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors approved a contract for the design of the La Sierra Pipeline, the first component of the Project planned for construction. The Record of Decision was signed on January 15, 2016, to complete the NEPA process. Grant Agreement R16AP00023 was executed on September 9, 2016, to provide funds for the La Sierra Pipeline, the first component of the project to be constructed. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This authority is restricted to the planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder Project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Secretary is authorized to cooperate with the Western Municipal Water District, Riverside County, California, in the planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder Project.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Water users serviced by the Western Municipal Water District.

Credentials/Documentation

Funds for planning, design, and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder will not be disbursed until a grant or cooperative agreement is executed. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental compliance for this program is complete.

The environmental impact statement has been finalized and the Record of Decision was signed on January 15, 2016.

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. Funding provided for the Riverside-Corona Feeder is mandatory funding.

Award Procedures

Reclamation will work with the Western Municipal Water District to negotiate grants or cooperative agreements for one or more phases of the project.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Section 9112, P.L. 111-11.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Continuation of funding from one fiscal year to the next to complete one or more phases of the project is dependent on federal appropriations for the project.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. In accordance with Section 9112 of Public Law 111-11, Reclamation can pay up to 25 percent of the costs of planning, designing, and construction the project, not to exceed a total of $26 million. The Western Municipal Water District must pay all operation, maintenance, and replacement costs. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

There are no time restrictions placed on the use the funds and the funds have generally been made available periodically throughout year on a reimbursable basis. A schedule will be planned between Reclamation and the Western Municipal Water District when the cost sharing agreement is negotiated. However, this schedule can be impacted by the availability of funds during the year. 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 based on the frequency determined in the financial assistance agreement Program Performance Reports, a final Program Performance Report, and 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 based on the frequency determined in the financial assistance agreement to submit the SF-425, Federal Financial Reports and a final SF-425.

In addition to this requirement and as a result of the U.S.

Department of the Interior Office of the Inspector General, Survey Report No 97-I-874 (dated January 13, 1997), Reclamation has instituted a close-out expenditure review and site-visit requirement.

This expenditure review is a site visit conducted by Reclamation staff, consisting generally of the Grants Officer Technical Representative (GOTR) and other representative(s) of the Grants Officer with an audit background (usually personnel from the region's finance section).

This review is required prior to final closeout for all construction projects.

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. In addition to this requirement and as a result of the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General, Survey Report No 97-I-874 (dated January 13, 1997), Reclamation has instituted a close-out expenditure review and site-visit requirement. This expenditure review and site-visit requirement. This expenditure review is a site visit conducted by Reclamation staff, consisting generally of the Grants Officer Technical Representative (GOTR) and other representative(s) of the Grants Officer with an audit background (usually personnel from the region's finance section). This review is required prior to final closeout for all construction projects.

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 - No FY2014 new obligations, but work continues on prior year financial assistance agreements.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office, 27708 Jefferson Ave., Suite 202, Temecula, CA 92590. Telephone (951)695-5310.

Headquarters Office

Dean Marrone, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Policy and Administration, Mail Code: 84-51000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center, , Denver, Colorado 80225 Email: dmarrone@usbr.gov Phone: (303) 445-3577 Fax: (303)445-6464

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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