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Crow Irrigation Project – Public Comment

Public involvement is a key component of the federal environmental review process. All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the Crow Irrigation Project EA by informing themselves about the project, asking questions, attending public scoping meetings, and commenting.

Public involvement is integrated into each step of the preparation of an EA. The diagram below shows how you can get involved along the way.

Public Involvement in the Crow Irrigation Project Environmental Assessment Process

Public Scoping

Scoping is intended to give interested parties the chance to comment on a proposed action and to offer suggestions about the issues to be considered in the environmental analysis.The scoping process is intended to involve all interested agencies (federal, state, county, and local), public interest groups, Native American tribes, businesses, and members of the public. Public meetings (open house format) were hosted during early February by the Crow Tribe, Bartlett & West, Reclamation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Individuals were given the opportunity to provide spoken or written comments at the meetings and during the scoping period which concluded February 28, 2014.

Comment on the Draft Programmatic EA

The public comment period for the Draft Programmatic EA closed on November 21, 2014.  Draft EA comments and responses are summarized in Appendix B of the Final EA.

Future Public Involvement Opportunities

The Final Programmatic EA is available for public distribution.

Submitting Comments

Comments and input on this project and the EA can be made at any time on the web site, by email or electronic comment form, by post, or in person.

It is standard practice for Reclamation to make comments available to the public, including publication on the internet. Individual respondents may request that their address be withheld from the record, and such requests will be honored to the extent allowable by law. If you wish Reclamation to withhold your name and or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Reclamation has discretion on whether or not to consider anonymous comments. Except for proprietary information, Reclamation will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available to the public in their entirety.

For More Information

For further information on the Crow Irrigation Project Programmatic EA, please contact:

Main Contact/NEPA-Environmental Review Process:
  Name: Christina Gomer
  Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
  Phone: 406-247-7753
Engineering & Design:
  Name: Dan Stremcha
  Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
  Phone: 406-247-7737
Crow Nation:
  Name: Titus Takes Gun, Water Rights Director
  Phone: 406-638-4235
Mailing Address:
    Bureau of Reclamation
Attn: Crow Water Projects (GP-4000)
P.O. Box 36900
Billings, MT 59107-6900


Last Updated: February 13, 2015

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