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Frequently Asked Questions: WSRA Program Administration

Title

WSRA Program Administration 

Program Area

Loans & Grants 

Specific Program

Water Supply Reserve Account 

CWCB Section

Water Supply Planning 

Question

Who else is involved in the program and what roles do they play?

Answer

The Basin Roundtables, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) all participate in different ways. A summary of their primary responsibilities is provided below. 
 
Role of the Basin Roundtables (BRT): The term Basin Roundtable shall mean those roundtables established pursuant to Section 37-75-104 C.R.S.

  • Implement outreach and public education regarding the existence and use of the Account.
  • Approve water activities that are to be recommended to CWCB for funding. The approving BRT shall be the roundtable for the basin in which the proposed water diversion or nonstructural activity would occur.
  • Provide input and comment to the CWCB and IBCC for the annual review of these criteria and guidelines.
Role of the CWCB:

  • Jointly (with the IBCC) develop criteria and guidelines for allocating funds from the Account.
  • Annually review information regarding the Account.
  • In October of each year jointly (with the IBCC) consider and make any necessary revisions to these criteria and guidelines.
  • Implement outreach and public education regarding the existence and use of the Account. The CWCB in conjunction with the IBCC and BRTs will work to ensure a high level of awareness of the existence of the Account and the process to apply for funds. This effort will include but is not limited to: notice and discussion at roundtable meetings; inclusion of relevant information on the CWCB website; press releases; promotion at workshops; public meetings, and conferences.
  • Ensure that the Account is managed consistent with state statutes, applicable state fiscal rules, and the IBCC and CWCB jointly developed criteria and guidelines.
  • Review applications and allocate monies from the Account based on recommendations from the BRTs in accordance with the IBCC and CWCB jointly developed criteria and guidelines.
  • Enter into contracts with the selected entities and ensure that the water activity identified in the application and work plan is implemented within the time and budget identified in the application.
  • Ensure that sound fiscal, fiduciary and accounting practices are implemented. CWCB staff will handle the day-to-day administration of the Account. This effort includes but is not limited to: notification to successful and unsuccessful applicants; review of requests for payment, disbursement and tracking of payments, tracking project progress, ensure proper documentation of completed project/water activity; and preparation of an annual report of activities and expenditure from the Account.
Role of the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC):

  • Jointly (with the CWCB) develop criteria and guidelines for allocating funds from the Account.
  • Annually review information regarding the Account.
  • In October of each year jointly (with the CWCB) consider and make any necessary revisions to these criteria and guidelines.
  • Work with Basin Roundtables (BRT) to develop local roundtable criteria and guidelines for approving and recommending water activities that, following recommendations by the respective BRTs, will be eligible to seek funding from the Account.
  • Help ensure that data and information from the SWSI and other appropriate sources are used as the technical basis for requesting funding for a water activity.
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Created at 6/30/2010 11:19 AM  by System Account 
Last modified at 6/30/2010 11:23 AM  by System Account