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Great Plains Region
Billings, Mont.
Media Contact:
Paula Holwegner
(406) - 247-7300
Mark Andersen
(406) 247-7610

Released On: December 05, 2006

Reclamation Announces the Availability of a Final EA and FONSI
The Bureau of Reclamation has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the conversion of long-term water service contracts to repayment contracts with Clark Canyon Water Supply Company and East Bench Irrigation District. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed on Nov. 7, 2006. The Final EA and FONSI were completed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available on Reclamation's Web site at www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/, or by contacting Reclamation's Montana Area Office at: Bureau of Reclamation PO Box 30137 Billings, MT 59105-0137

For more information, contact Paula Holwegner, 406-247-7300.

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