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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Lynnette Wirth
916-978-5100

Released On: December 22, 2008

Reclamation Makes Decision on Fernley Right-of-Way Crossings, Fernley, Nevada
The Bureau of Reclamation has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) on the impacts of issuing a concurrence document allowing the City of Fernley (City) to cross Reclamation facilities with pipelines in three locations.

The proposed project consists of issuing concurrence documents allowing the City to cross the Truckee Canal and the TC-4 Lateral Canal. The crossings consist of pipes carrying raw well water to the ground-water treatment plant and pipes carrying treated water to customers.

The EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=3455. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or e-mail lwirth@mp.usbr.gov.

For additional information or for the specific locations of the crossings, please contact Ms. Jane Schmidt at 775-884-8372 or e-mail jcschmidt@mp.usbr.gov.

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