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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Jeffrey McCracken
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Released On: December 15, 2004

Comment Period Extended for Review of Delta-Mendota Canal Unit Environmental Documents
The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed long-term Central Valley Project water service contracts between Reclamation and the 20 Delta-Mendota Canal Unit Contractors to the close of business on Friday, December 17, 2004. The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and were made available for a 30-day public review and comment period on November 15, 2004.

The documents are available online at www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/index.html, click on Draft EAs/FONSIs and scroll to Delta-Mendota Canal Unit Draft EA and FONSI. The draft documents can also be reviewed at Reclamation’s Fresno Office at the address indicated below.

Written comments on the Draft EA/FONSI should be sent to: Mr. Joe Thompson, Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Comments may be faxed to 559-487-5397 or e-mailed to hthompson@mp.usbr.gov. For additional information or to request a copy of the draft documents, contact Mr. Thompson at 559-487-5179, TDD 559-487-5933. If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or e-mail lwirth@mp.usbr.gov.

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