Reclamation Seeks Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for Telecommunications Project

Media Contact: Robert Walsh, 702-293-8421

For Release: March 27, 2009

The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review and comment a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed telecommunication facility project.

The Draft EA analyzes the potential impacts associated with the construction of a new wireless telecommunication site by Insite Towers, LLC and an access road in the vicinity of the intersection of South Magic Way and Burkholder Boulevard in Henderson, NV. Reclamation has prepared the Draft EA because the proposed project would be located on lands administered by Reclamation.

Comments concerning the Draft EA will be accepted through April 28, 2009. Please submit comments by mail to Mr. Marc Maynard (LC-2621), Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006.

The EA is available electronically on the Bureau of Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region website at To request a copy of the Draft EA, or to ask questions about it or the EA process, please contact Mr. Maynard at (702) 293-8344 or Questions about the proposed project should be direct to Mr. Todd Fuson at (702) 430-8369.

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