Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: August 26, 2009
The proposed transfer would amend Marana's current CAP water service contract from its existing allocation of 47 AFA to 1,528 AFA. Flowing Well's subcontract would be amended to reduce its allocation, which has never been used, by 1,481 AFA. Marana's utilities department will use the additional CAP water to reduce its dependency on groundwater and to fulfill Marana's replenishment obligations under the Arizona Groundwater Management Act. In the foreseeable future, Marana would recharge this additional CAP water in the Lower Santa Cruz Recharge Project.
The EA determined that no new facilities needed to be constructed and no land-disturbing activities will occur as a direct result of approval of this transfer; therefore, Reclamation has made a preliminary determination that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate for this proposed transfer, and an environmental impact statement does not need to be prepared.
Public comments will be considered on both the EA and the draft FONSI prior to making a final decision regarding the proposed transfer. The EA and a draft FONSI are available for public review on Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office website, www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix. A hard copy or CD version of the EA also may be obtained by calling the Environmental Resource Management Division at (623) 773-6251, or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Please mail your comments to Ms. Sandra Eto, Bureau of Reclamation, PXAO-1500, 6150 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, Ariz. 85306-4001, or via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 623-773-6486, no later than September 30, 2009.
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