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...
Authorization and Funding
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.
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
Up to $300 million of additional Federal appropriations requiring a non-federal cost-share of an equivalent amount
About $200 million in bond funds from Propositions 84 and 1E passed by California voters in 2006
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June 28, 2012