In addition to authorizing storage, the Demand Management Storage Agreement sets forth the minimum conditions under which the Upper Division States can access the authorized storage prior to 2026. If, after study, the UCRC determines that a demand management program is feasible, then it may develop and implement a program. A program can only be implemented if approved independently by each of the Upper Division States. The Upper Division States, through the UCRC, and the Secretary of the Interior must enter into agreements on the methodology, process and documentation for verification and accounting for the creation, conveyance, and storage of conserved water. During the study and development of a program, and prior to entering any agreement, the UCRC and the Secretary must also consult with the Lower Division States.