Pallid Sturgeon
(Above) The Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is one of the largest fish found in the Missouri-Mississippi River drainage, weighing up to 85 lbs. The Pallid Sturgeon is a Federally Endangered species.

Schedule of Proposed NEPA Actions
NOTE: This report contains the most accurate information available at time of publication.

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Last Updated: June 12, 2014

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Regional Office

<RO> <DKAO> <ECAO> <MTAO> <NKAO> <OTAO> <WYAO> <Back to Top>
Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Crow Irrigation Project Rehabilitation and Improvement (EA) Crow Indian Reservation, Montana Draft EA July 2014 Crow Tribe Water Resources Department; Bureau of Indian Affairs Vernon LaFontaine
(406) 247-7720
vlafontaine@usbr.gov

Additional Information: Public Law 111-291 authorized funding to repair and rehabilitate the Crow Irrigation Project. The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting companion environmental and engineering reviews to determine recommendations for natural resource conservation measures and designs for the project. The Crow Tribe has contracted with Bartlett & West to prepare the Programmatic Environmental Assessment and the Master Engineering Plan. For more information visit: www.usbr.gov/gp/nepa/cip/index.html

 

Dakotas Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Construction of the New South West Pipeline Water Treatment Plant (EA) Dickinson, ND Draft EA/FONSI August 2014 - December 2014 Garrison Diversion Conservancy District; North Dakota State Water Commission Kelly McPhillips
(701) 221-1287
kmcphillips@usbr.gov

Additional Information: A new water treatment plant in Dickinson is being proposed for The South West Pipeline Project. The plant would supply potable water with the potential to serve the South West Pipeline Project area.

South Central Water District for System Expansion to Serve Part of Kidder County North Dakota (Supplemental EA) Kidder County, ND Draft Supplemental EA/FONSI August 2014 - December 2014 Garrison Diversion Conservancy District; North Dakota State Water Commission

Kelly McPhillips
(701) 221-1287
kmcphillips@usbr.gov
and
Matt Sprenger
(701) 662-8611 x328
Matt_Sprenger@fws.gov

Additional Information: This pipeline extension is for additional service of rural water supplies that are available to the district under an existing State Water Permit.
Crossing Right of Way Through Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Lands to Connect the Spirit Lake Rural Water Distribution Line to the School Tank (EA) Benson County, ND Draft EA/FONSI August 2014 Devils Lake Wetland Management District; Fish and Wildlife Service; Spirit Lake Rural Water System Kelly McPhillips
(701) 221-1287
kmcphillips@usbr.gov
Additional Information: A water distribution line from the Spirit Lake Rural Water System to serve a local water use near Devils Lake is being evaluated.
Northwest Area Water Supply Project (EIS) Northwest North Dakota Draft Supplemental EIS June 2014 publication and public hearing in July 2014 State of North Dakota is the project sponsor and cooperating agency. Cooperating agencies include: EPA; US Army Corps of Engineers; Garrison Diversion Conservancy District; and the City of Minot, ND. Alicia Waters
(701) 221-1206
awaters@usbr.gov
Additional Information: This SEIS is being prepared in response to a District Court order remand of previous NEPA completed. The proposed action is to complete the construction of this municipal, rural and industrial water supply project which began in 2002 and then was challenged by the Province of Manitoba, Canada in the U.S. District Court. The communities and rural water systems within northwestern North Dakota face water quality and/or quantity concerns. The alternatives are being evaluated which would provide a reliable, high quality water supply for this area of North Dakota.

 

Eastern Colorado Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Arkansas Valley Conduit Long-Term Excess Capacity Master Contract Environmental Impact Statement Lower Arkansas Valley Complete: Record of Decision issued February 27, 2014 Lower Arkansas Water Entities

Signe Snortland
(970) 667-4410
jsnortland@usbr.gov

Media Contact:
Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Ongoing please visit the AVCEIS Web site.

Additional Information: www.usbr.gov/avceis/

Black Hills Corporation Pueblo Reservoir Substation Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo, Colorado EA and FONSI Complete April 2014 Black Hills Corporation

Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Complete

Additional Information: Black Hills Corporation Pueblo Reservoir Substation

Colorado Springs - Southern Delivery System EIS Pueblo-Colorado Springs, Colorado Complete: Record of Decision issued March 2009 Colorado Springs Utilities, City of Fountain, Security Water District, and City of Pueblo West

Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Complete

Additional Information: Southern Delivery System

Pueblo Resource Management Plan Pueblo Reservoir and Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo, Colorado Drafting EA 2014 Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Drafting EA

Additional Information: Pueblo Resource Management Plan

Ruedi Repayment Contracts for 19585 Acre-Feet Colorado West Slope Counties Final EA and FONSI complete. July 2013 Colorado West Slope Counties Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Final EA & FONSI are now available.

Additional Information: Ruedi Repayment Contracts for 19585 Acre-Feet

Summit County Green Mountain Water Service Contracts Summit County Colo. Complete: Final EA/FONSI April 2013 Summit County Board of Commissioners, Town of Dillon, Town of Silverthorne, Colorado Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Final EA and FONSI are now available.

Additional Information: Summit County Green Mountain Water Service Contracts

Water Users Commitment to Provide 10,825 AF to the 15 Mile Reach CO R. Basin Complete: Final EA/FONSI March 2012 Upper Colorado River Basin Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Final EA and FONSI are now available.

Additional Information: Water Users Commitment to Provide 10825 AF

Windy Gap Firming Project EIS Colorado and South Platte River Basins, Colorado Final EIS

Supplemental Information Report and related errata.
Fall 2011

November 2012
Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Cooperating agencies: Corps of Engineers, Western Area Power Administration, Grand County
Kara Lamb
(970) 962-4326
klamb@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Supplemental Information Report and related errata now available.

Additional Information: Windy Gap Firming Project EIS

 

Montana Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Nelson Reservoir Safety of Dams Corrective Action (EA) Malta, Montana Final EA/FONSI January 2014   Justin Kucera
(406) 247-7330
jkucera@usbr.gov

Additional Information: Nelson Reservoir has a series of dikes that were inspected for safety reasons, two of which were found in need of repair. Continued levels of water seepage through the dikes could lead to failure and result in property and resource damage. The project involves reconstructing the dikes to control water seepage and provide proper drainage.

Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Modifications (EA) Intake, Montana Draft Supplemental EA April 2014 Corps of Engineers (Co-Lead); US Fish and Wildlife Service; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project David Trimpe
(406) 247-7668
dtrimpe@usbr.gov

Additional Information: The Lower Yellowstone Intake Project consists of improving fish passage for pallid sturgeon at Intake Dam on the Yellowstone River. For more information visit: www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/loweryellowstone/index.html

St. Mary Canal Rehabilitation (EA) Babb, Montana Draft EA TBD US Fish and Wildlife Service; National Park Service; Blackfeet Tribe; Milk River Joint Board of Control Justin Kucera
(406) 247-7330
jkucera@usbr.gov

Additional Information: Several chapters of the draft Environmental Assessment are completed. Progress on the draft EA is expected to resume when engineering design (fish screen and passage) and ESA compliance details are coordinated.

Goose Bay Modernization (EA) Canyon Ferry, Montana FONSI/Decision Notice May 2014   Justin Kucera
(406) 247-7330
jkucera@usbr.gov
Additional Information: The Goose Bay Marina on Canyon Ferry Reservoir is being modernized and improved for recreation uses and services. For more information visit: www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/canyonferry/goosebay/
WaterSMART (Fort Shaw and Greenfields) (EA) Sun River, Montana Draft EA Final Scheduled for July 2014 Fort Shaw Irrigation District; Greenfields Irrigation District; Sun River Watershed Group Justin Kucera
(406) 247-7330
jkucera@usbr.gov
Additional Information: WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants were awarded to two irrigation districts in northern Montana. The projects are being designed to upgrade water delivery (Ft. Shaw) and control system wastewater discharges (Greenfields).

 

Nebraska-Kansas Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Shoreline protection and Aquatic Habitat Restoration project at Medicine Creek State Recreation Area Cambridge, Nebraska Final EA/FONSI August 2013 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Andrea Severson
(308) 345-1028
aseverson@usbr.gov

Additional Information: This project is for recreational enhancement of Harry Strunk Lake and would involve shoreline stabilization of heavily used areas to reduce sedimentation, improve water quality, and improve aquatic habitats. Fishing access would be improved as part of the project. The project is now completed as of April 2014. The EA can be accessed at www.usbr.gov/gp/nkao/nepa/med_creek_ea_fonsi.pdf.

 

Oklahoma-Texas Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact

No pending NEPA actions for the Oklahoma-Texas Area Office at this time.


 

Wyoming Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Bull Lake Dam Safety of Dams Corrective Action (EA) Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming Final EA May 2014 Reclamation's Safety of Dams Office; Midvale Irrigation District

Lyle Myler
(307) 261-5676
lmyler@usbr.gov
and
Laura Schwieger
(307) 261-5664
lschwieger@usbr.gov

Additional Information: Bull Lake Dam has been inspected for safety conditions and needs repair work to the spillway structure. The project would modify the spillway portion of the dam so that the dam could be safely operated under full reservoir conditions.

Contract Renewal for Jacobsen and Hamilton (EA) Washakie County, Wyoming Initial Draft EA September 2014 Independent Water Users Brock Merrill
(307) 261-5649
bemerrill@usbr.gov
and
Laura Schwieger
(307) 261-5664
lschwieger@usbr.gov
Additional Information: This action is for renewal of an existing long-term water service contract.
Contract Renewal for Robbins (EA) Hot Springs County, Wyoming Initial Draft EA September 2014 Independent Water Users Brock Merrill
(307) 261-5649
bemerrill@usbr.gov
and
Laura Schwieger
(307) 261-5664
lschwieger@usbr.gov
Additional Information: This action is for renewal of an existing long-term water service contract.

 

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