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Released On: December 29, 2010

Reclamation Extends Comment Period on Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities Draft Report
The Bureau of Reclamation has reopened the comment period for the Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities Draft Report from December 6, 2010 to January 27, 2011.

The Bureau of Reclamation issued a Federal Register Notice announcing the availability for public review and comment the Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities Draft Report on November 4, 2010. This draft report is an assessment of the economic and technical potential for hydropower development at existing Reclamation owned non-powered dams and structures.

It provides an inventory of hydropower potential at existing Reclamation sites using broad energy and economic criteria. It does not make any recommendation for development of the sites included in the report.

Comments may be submitted by mail or email no later than January 27, 2011 to:

Michael Pulskamp
Bureau of Reclamation
Denver Federal Center, Bldg 67
PO Box 25007
Denver, CO 80225
Email: mpulskamp@usbr.gov

The draft report and Federal Register Notice are available for download on Reclamation's website at www.usbr.gov/power/.

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