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Mid-Pacific Region
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Jeffrey McCracken
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Released On: December 03, 2004

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released For Folsom Dam Road Access Restriction
The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Folsom Dam Road Access Restriction. The Draft EIS addresses impacts of continuing to keep Folsom Dam Road closed to the public. The document describes and presents the environmental effects of the preferred alternative, the no-action alternative, and two additional alternatives that provide for partial road opening.

Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the Draft EIS:

In Sacramento Tuesday, January 4, 2005 5 to 7 p.m. Library Galleria, East Room 828 I Street

In Folsom Wednesday, January 5, 2005 5 to 8 p.m. Folsom Community Center, West Room 52 Natoma Street

Written comments on the Draft EIS must be received by Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Please mail comments to Mr. Robert Schroeder, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630-1799. They may also be faxed to 916-989-7208 or e-mailed to rschroeder@mp.usbr.gov.

The Draft EIS is available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/roadeis/index.html. A hard copy may be requested by calling 916-988-1707. The document is also available for review at the following locations: Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region Office of Public Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825-1898; Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; Folsom Public Library, 300 Persifer Street, Folsom, CA 95630; Rancho Cordova Community Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95827; Arden-Dimick Community Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825; Fair Oaks Community Library, 11601 Fairs Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628; Orangevale Neighborhood Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, Suite L, Orangevale, CA 95662; Granite Bay Branch Library, 6475 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA 95746; Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682; Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225; and Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Main Interior Building, Washington, D.C. 20240-0001.

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