Reclamation Announces New Report, Public Comment on SDS

Media Contact: Kara Lamb , (970) 962-4326

For Release: October 03, 2008

Reclamation announces the release of the Supplemental Information Report on the proposed Southern Delivery System Draft Environmental Impact Statement. This report is available at www.sdseis.com and is open to public comment for a 45-day period ending on November 24, 2008. Reclamation will also host a public hearing in Pueblo, CO on October 29, 2008.

The purpose of the hearing is to provide opportunity to submit oral and written comments on the Supplemental Information Report. It will be at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main Street from 6-9 p.m. Comments provided outside of the public hearing should be in writing and sent to the attention of Kara Lamb at Reclamation via regular mail, fax or e-mail. Please include SIR, SDS EIS in the subject line:

Bureau of Reclamation
11056 W. County Road 18E
Loveland, CO 80537
fax (970) 662-3212
email klamb@gp.usbr.gov

The Supplemental Information Report provides additional effects information in light of changes to the alternatives and additional analyses since the DEIS was issued. This report has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Comments on the DEIS and Supplemental Information Report will be addressed in the Final EIS. For additional information please contact Kara Lamb at (970) 962-4326 or email klamb@gp.usbr.gov.

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