Reclamation Releases Draft EA/FONSI on the Construction of Wells at the Elk Valley Rancheria

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100

For Release: April 14, 2010

The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review and comments the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) on the construction of new wells at the Elk Valley Rancheria to provide water for livestock and irrigation.  The Elk Valley Rancheria is located in Crescent City, California.  This project is being funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online.  If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call at 916-978-5100 or e-mail

Please send comments to Mr. Brian Buttazoni, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, by close of business Thursday, April 29, 2010.  Comments may also be faxed to Mr. Buttazoni at 916-978-5055 or e-mailed to

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Mr. Buttazoni at    916-978-5040 (TTY 916-978-5608).  Copies of the draft documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Sacramento office at the above address.

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