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.
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
Commenting on the Draft Programmatic EA document is the second major phase of public involvement. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the Crow Irrigation Project EA by submitting their comments and questions concerning the Draft EA. You may read the the Draft Programmatic EA online. You may also request a hardcopy of the EA or electronic copy on CD by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation (contact information available at the bottom of this page). Printed and electronic copies are also available to the public at the following locations:
- Crow Tribe Headquarters, 159 Baacheeitche Ave, Crow Agency, MT
- Crow Nation Legislative Branch Office, 144 Makawasha Avenue, Crow Agency, MT
- Crow Tribe Water Resource Department, 189 Heritage Road, Crow Agency, MT
- Crow Tribe Sub Office, 711 Central Avenue, Suites 204 & 206, Billings, MT
- Little Big Horn College Library, 8645 South Weaver Drive, Crow Agency, MT
- Big Horn County Library, 419 N Custer Ave, Hardin, MT
- Bureau of Reclamation Regional Office, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Office, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT
Future Public Involvement Opportunities
Future public involvement activities for the Programmatic EA include public distribution of the Final Programmatic EA and Decision Notice/FONSI.
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:|
|Agency:||Bureau of Reclamation|
|Engineering & Design:|
|Agency:||Bureau of Reclamation|
|Name:||Titus Takes Gun, Water Rights Director|
|Bureau of Reclamation
Attn: Crow Water Projects (GP-4000)
P.O. Box 36900
Billings, MT 59107-6900
Last Updated: October 17, 2014