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Kara Lamb
(970)962-4326
Michael Odle
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Released On: October 16, 2008

Reclamation Extends Comment Period on DEIS
Reclamation is in the process of extending the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Windy Gap Firming Project. An additional 62 days will be allowed to provide comment on the Draft EIS. The new deadline for public comments will be December 29, 2008.

Over the past week, Reclamation held two public open houses and public hearings to present the Draft EIS and collect comments from the public. The first open house and public hearing was held in Loveland on October 7. The second was held in Granby on October 9. A total of 209 people attended both meetings.

Supporting documents, technical reports and the entire DEIS are available on-line at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/nepa/quarterly.cfm#ecao.

To submit written comments on the DEIS, please e-mail, fax or regular. Please include "Windy Gap Firming DEIS" in the subject line. Comments should be sent to the attention of Will Tully at:

wtully@gp.usbr.gov
fax: (970) 663-3212
Bureau of Reclamation
11056 W. CR 18E
Loveland, CO 80537

For additional questions on the DEIS, or to request a copy of the DEIS Executive Summary, please contact Kara Lamb at (970) 962-4326.

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