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Safety of Dams on Indian Lands
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638,
as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450; Snyder Act of 1921, 25 U.S.C. 13, Public
Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208; Indian Dams Safety Act of 1994, Public
Law 103-302, 108 Stat. 1560; Secretarial Order No. 3048.
improve the structural integrity of dams on Indian lands.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
allow for the inspection and hazard classification of 116 dams under
the responsibility of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and for modification
construction necessary to correct identified deficiencies on the
most unsafe dams. Financial awards are specific to a given site
and awards are restricted to Indian tribes or tribal organizations
affected by the projects.
Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal
Governments and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian
tribal governments to be benefited by the award.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal
Governments and their members and Native American Organizations.
The application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing
body of the Indian tribe.
Coordination: Informal preapplication conference
is recommended. Technical assistance in preparing the application
is available upon request. This program is excluded from coverage
under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Applications must contain the information
specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart J, "Construction." An Indian
tribe or tribal organization that wishes to secure a construction
project should contact the appropriate local BIA agency office
listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Procedure: In most cases, the award can be
approved at the agency level. In some instances, the application
will be forwarded to the Area Director for approval.
Notification of specific fund allocations for construction projects
is made to Indian tribes or tribal organizations to be benefited
by the availability of the funds. A 30-day time period is usually
set for the tribe to notify the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its
intent to seek award of the available project.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Applications
for construction projects will be processed within 90 days after
receipt of the final proposal.
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with
the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application
to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in
U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR,
Part 900, Subpart L.
Projects are generally multi-year agreements with no renewal.
Under extenuating circumstances, extensions may be granted.
and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Contracts
are for the duration of the project, often one to five years,
and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee.
The timing of payments will be negotiated with the grantee.
Financial status reports, SF 269A, are required. The timing and
nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the
For awards made under this program, grantees and subgrantees are
responsible for obtaining audits in accordance with the Single
Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et. seq.).
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of
submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must
be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property
records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition,
replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation,
audit exceptions, or claims must be retained until the dispute
has been resolved.
(Total Amount of Awards) FY 01 $12,000,000; FY 02 est $16,758,040;
and FY 03 est $16,795,560.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
Range is variable depending upon the scope of work. Awards are commonly awarded for various phases of the safety program. For example, conception design $100,000 to $300,000; final design $300,000 to $1,000,000; and construction repair $1,000,000 to $17,000,000. For the non-construction portion, awards can be from $10,000 up to $250,000.
In fiscal year 2002 the final design phase was completed on four
project and an appropriation request was made for the construction
phase of the projects in 2003.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR, Part 900; and Department of the Interior Safety of Dams
or Local Office: Applications may be filed with
the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix
IV of the Catalog.
Jack Byers Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, Branch of Safety of Dams, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 13922 Denver West Pkwy, Lakewood, Colorado 80401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (303) 231-5222.
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OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Projects commonly encompass three phases of program work: conceptual
design, involving engineering studies of construction alternatives;
final design, including structural dam design and cost estimation;
and construction repair, the physical rehabilitation of existing
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Inspections for Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams (SEED) reports
are conducted on a cyclic schedule; approximately 15-16 dams are
evaluated each year (SEED reports are required on each dam under
the responsibility of the Bureau of Indian Affairs every six years).
The relative probability of dam failure (risk-of-failure) is determined
from the technical factors used in the SEED report to determine
placement on the Department of the Interior's Technical Priority
Rating List. This priority list is then used to prioritize budget
requests for repair of the Bureau's most unsafe dams. Approximately
$2,000,000 of the funds for the dam maintenance program are distributed
in accordance with the Technical Priority Rating listing for Department
of the Interior dams.