Arkansas River Compact Administration (ARCA)

ARCA Annual Agenda

THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:00 am (MST)
Wolves Den Events Center, Lamar, CO
TENTATIVE AGENDA (subject to change)
Presiding:  James Rizzuto, Chairman

1.  Call to Order: Chairman, James Rizzuto

     (Instructions for those in attendance for benefit of court reporter)

2.  Introduction of representatives and visitors

3.  Review and revisions of agenda

4.  Reports of Officers

          A.  Chairman – James Rizzuto

          B.  Vice-Chairman – Randy Hayzlett
          C.  Recording Secretary and Treasurer – Stephanie Gonzales (defer to item 10)
          D.  Operations Secretary – Steve Witte (defer to item 9)
          E.  Assistant Operations Secretary – Kevin Salter (defer to item 9)

5.  Reports of Federal Agencies
          A.  U.S. Geological Survey
          B.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
          C.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

6.  Reports from Local Water User and State Agencies
          A.  Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District / City of Trinidad
          B.  Fountain Creek Greenway, Watershed and Flood Control District
          C.  Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
          D.  Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District
          E.  Arkansas River Basin Roundtable
          F.  Colorado State Water Plan

          G.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife

7.  Compact Compliance / Decree Issues Updates
          A.  Ten-year Compact Compliance Accounting table (2006-2015) – Joint report of the States
          B.  Colorado’s PDF (presumed depletion factor) Evaluation

          C.  Colorado Irrigation Improvement Rules

8.  Report of Special Engineering Committee

9.  Report of Engineering Committee
          A.  Report from December 8, 2016 meeting – Scott Brazil
          B.  Engineering Committee recommendations

10. Report of Operations Committee
          A.  Report from December 8, 2016 meeting – Hal Scheuerman
          B.  Operations Secretary Report – Steve Witte
          C.  Assistant Operations Secretary Report– Kevin Salter
          D.  Offset Account Report – Steve Witte / Bill Tyner
          E.  Operation Committee recommendations

11. Report of Administrative & Legal Committee
          A.  Report from December 8, 2016 meeting – Randy Hayzlett
          B.  Recording Secretary and Treasurer Report – Stephanie Gonzales

          C.  Auditor – Ron Farmer      

          D.  Administrative & Legal Committee Recommendations – most actions will be deferred to Item 13

               (concurrent with appropriate action item)

12. New Business

13. ARCA Action Items
          A.  Approval of prior meeting minutes
                    i.  2014 Annual Meeting
                    ii. 2016 Special Telephonic summary
          B.  Financial Matters
                    i.   Audit report for FY2014-15
                    ii.  Audit report for FY2015-16
                    iii. Approval of USGS gaging contracts
                    iv. Colorado SMS renewal

                    v.  CoAgMet contract renewal
                    v.  Adoption of FY 2017-18 budget
          C.  Resolutions
                    i.   Accounting for Storage Pursuant to Section III A of the “Resolution Concerning an Operating
                         Plan for John Martin Reservoir (as amended)”
                    ii.  Regarding the Resolution of Water Issues Matrix Issue 33 – Transit Loss on Reservoir-to-
                         Reservoir Deliveries

          D.  Officers & Committee appointments
                    i.  Election of officers
                    ii. Appointment of committee chairs
          E.  Instructions to Committees

14. Public Comment

15. Future meetings
          A.  2017 Annual Meeting - set date and location 
          B.  Committee Meetings
          C.  Special Meeting(s) of ARCA

16. Adjourn