Section 3407 of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) (Pub. L. 102–575, Stat. 4706, 4726) establishes in the Treasury of the United States the Central Valley Project (CVP) Restoration Fund to carry out the habitat restoration, improvement, and acquisition provisions of the CVPIA.
The CVPIA further requires the Secretary of the Interior to assess and collect annual mitigation and restoration payments from CVP Water and Power Contractors (Restoration Payments). The Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is responsible for determining and collecting CVP Water and Power Contractors’ share of the annual Total Restoration Fund Payment Obligation.
Because Western markets and transmits CVP power and maintains all CVP power contracts, Western agreed to collect the Restoration Payments from CVP Power Contractors.
FRN-Final Restoration Fund, April 16, 2003 (PDF)