STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY YAKIMA, WASHINGTON NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO ENTER A WATER RIGHT CONFIRMED UNDER YAKIMA ADJUDICATION COURT CLAIM NO. 01444 INTO THE STATE TRUST WATER RIGHT PROGRAM TAKE NOTICE: That on June 25, 2008, the United States Bureau of Reclamation filed water right change application number CS4-01444CTCLsb7 with the Washington State Department of Ecology, requesting transfer of its water right confirmed under Yakima Adjudication Court Claim No. 01444 into the Washington State Trust Water Right Program for instream flow use in the Yakima River and the Columbia River, from the original Yakima River diversion point, downstream to the Columbia River’s confluence with the Pacific Ocean. This water right confirmed under Court Claim No. 01444 has a priority date of October 30, 1884, and currently authorizes the diversion of 4.0 cubic feet per second (cfs), 283.4 acre feet per year (afy), for irrigation of 26 acres, and 2.5 afy for stock water, from April 1 through October 15. The authorized point of diversion for this water right is from the Yakima River within the SW¼NW¼ of Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 18 East, Willamette Meridian. The authorized place of use for this water right is within portions of the S½ of Section 11, T. 17 N., R. 18 E.W.M. The United States Bureau of Reclamation proposes to change the purpose of use and the place of use of this water right confirmed under Yakima Adjudication Court Claim No. 01444 to create a trust water right for instream flow use in the Yakima River from the former point of diversion in the SW¼NW¼ of Section 3, T. 17 N., R. 18 E.W.M, downstream to the Yakima River’s confluence with the Columbia River in the NE¼ of Section 19, T. 9 N., R. 29 E.W.M., and continuing downstream in the Columbia River to its confluence with the Pacific Ocean, in T. 9 N., R. 11 West, Willamette Meridian. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections. All letters of protest will become public record. Cash shall not be accepted. Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable. Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, PO Box 47611, Olympia WA 98504-7611, within 30 days from: February 15, 2017 (last date of publication). NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL NONSIGNIFICANCE The Washington State Department of Ecology has entered a Determination of Nonsignificance, (DNS), for proposed action under State Environmental Policy Act, (RCW43.21C), as amended. The lead agency for this proposal, the Washington State Department of Ecology, has determined that the subject action does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required under RCW43.21C.030 (2)c. This decision was made after review of a completed Environmental Checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. The issuance of the Determination of Environmental Nonsignificance, for which notice is hereby given, is for the project described above in the notice of application. This DNS is issued under WAC197-11-340(2); the lead agency shall not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of publication. Comments on the Determination of Nonsignificance must be submitted to Stan Isley, Department of Ecology, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903-0009 by February 22, 2017 (14 days from February 8, 2017). Published Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, 2017 Legal No. 037-17

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