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Released On: January 08, 2010

Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the San Luis Unit Water Service Interim Renewal Contracts

Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the San Luis Unit Water Service Interim Renewal Contracts

The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) for the execution of the following 11 interim renewal contracts. 

Name of Contractor

# of Contracts

Contract Period

Westlands Water District

5

Mar 1, 2010 - Feb 29, 2012

City of Tracy

2

Mar 1, 2010 - Feb 29, 2012

City of Huron

1

Mar 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2013

City of Coalinga

1

Mar 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2013

City of Avenal

1

Mar 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2013

Ca Dept of Fish and Game

1

Mar 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2013

Interim renewal contracts are undertaken under the authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) to provide a "bridge" between the expiration of the original long-term water service contracts and long-term renewal of those contracts. The CVPIA allows for the repeated execution of 2-year interim renewal contracts until the long-term renewal contracts are executed. 

The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=4817.   If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail mpPublicAffairs@usbr.gov.

Please send written comments to Ms. Rain Healer, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721, by Friday, January 29, 2010.  Comments may also be faxed to Ms. Healer at 559-487-5397, or e-mailed to rhealer@usbr.gov.  For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Ms. Healer at 559-487-5196 (TDD 559-487-5933).  Copies of the Draft EA/FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation's Fresno office at above address.

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