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JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER (JOC) Relocation Project

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) propose to relocate their joint operations center (JOC). Three locations are being considered: a Reclamation-owned property near Nimbus Fish Hatchery, a representative commercial site on Kilgore Road near Sunrise Boulevard, and a site at Mather Field.

The draft environmental impact statement and environmental impact report were released for review on September 8, 2011. The comment period closed on Monday, November 7, 2011, and all comments have been reviewed. The Draft EIS/EIR meeting resulted in a comment regarding a third possible alternative. This alternative is currently being evaluated.

The JOC relocation project is now in the hands of the State of California, Department of General Services (DGS) and Federal General Services Administration (GSA), to cooperatively locate a suitable replacement leased space that meets the needs of both Federal and State criteria. If successful, a Request For Proposals (RFP) will be submitted through official mandated state and federal processes for potential bidders to respond. If unsuccessful, further options will be explored.

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