Public Meeting for the SWP Contract Amendment for Delta Conveyance
Delta Conveyance Contract Amendment public meeting series begins July 24
The initial public meeting for SWP contract amendments for Delta Conveyance is Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Sacramento.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Project (SWP) Contractors plan to begin a public process to negotiate proposed amendments to the SWP water supply contracts. The proposed amendments would describe how the costs and benefits of a Delta conveyance facility, including capital costs and operating costs, would be allocated amongst SWP Contractors, as well as other related financial and water management matters. The public negotiation process is expected to result in an Agreement in Principle (AIP) among DWR and the SWP Contractors that describes a methodology for cost allocation and the related matters that would be the basis of a contract amendment if a project is approved and after all necessary environmental review. Environmental analysis of the proposed amendments and of the underlying Delta conveyance facility itself, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act, as well as the development of actual contract amendment language would follow development of the AIP.
DWR will open the negotiations to the public to allow the opportunity to observe and provide comments to DWR at the end of each negotiation session. Written comments may also be submitted within seven (7) calendar days following each negotiation session.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815