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Notice of Public Comment Period - Alabama-Coosa-Talapoosa Allocation Formula

Thursday, May 1, 2003  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774

Alabama . Coosa . Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin Commission





The draft ACT Allocation Formula, dated as of May 1, 2003 is proposed for the purposes of soliciting comments from the public in accordance with Article XI of the ACT Basin Compact and Article V of the Operating Guidelines of the ACT Commission.

In accordance with Section 5.05 of the Operating Guidelines of the ACT Commission, the State Commissioners appoint the Honorable Eddie Davis, Esq. to serve as hearing officer for a public hearing to be held in Montgomery, Alabama on June 10, 2003 and the Honorable John Walden, Esq. to serve as hearing officer for a public hearing to be held in Cartersville, Georgia on June 12, 2003. Notice of such public hearings is hereby provided in accordance with Section 5.04 of the Operating Guidelines of the ACT Commission with the dates, times, and locations as follows:

State of Alabama:

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

1:00 PM Central Time

State Capitol Auditorium

600 Dexter Avenue

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

State of Georgia:

Thursday, June 12, 2003

1:00 PM Eastern Time

Cartersville Civic Center

435 West Main Street

Cartersville, Georgia 30120

In accordance with Section 5.06 of the Operating Guidelines of the ACT Commission, the ACT Commission hereby gives notice of the opportunity for the submission of written comments by interested persons or organizations regarding the draft allocation formula. Such comment period shall begin on May 5, 2003 and shall continue until July 7, 2003. At least five (5) copies of any comments shall be submitted in writing to each of the state representatives below:

Alabama . Coosa . Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin Commission Public Notice of Comment Period, Hearings and Available Information May 1, 2003 Page 2 of 2

State of Georgia

Harold Reheis, Secretary

ACT River Basin Commission

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Floyd Towers East, Suite 1252

2 Martin Luther King Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone (404) 651-5168

Fax: (404) 463-6432

State of Alabama

Onis .Trey. Glenn, III

Division Director

Office of Water Resources

Alabama Department of Economic

and Community Affairs

401 Adams Avenue, Suite 434

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Phone (334) 242-5499

Fax: (334) 242-0776

During the public comment period established above, the Secretary of the ACT Commission hereby makes available to the public for review and copying the draft ACT Allocation Formula and supporting documents prepared by the ACT Negotiating Committee outlining the draft allocation formula and studies, analyses or documents describing or explaining the draft allocation formula. Such documents are available on the internet at either one of the following locations:

or shall be made available upon request. Costs of copying shall be paid by the person requesting the copies.

Following the public hearings and the public comment period, the State Commissioners shall consider whether to adopt or modify the draft allocation formula in accordance with the terms and conditions of the ACT Compact and the ACT Operating Guidelines.