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Released On: December 07, 2012

Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Ivanhoe Irrigation District Control System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today released final environmental documents for the Ivanhoe Irrigation District Control System Project – 69 Main WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant. Reclamation will provide a $300,000 grant to the District, located in Tulare County, for installation of control system equipment, three pumps and associated construction work.

Under the WaterSMART program, Reclamation provides cost-share funding on a competitive basis for water conservation and energy efficiency projects. The Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were released for a 15-day public comment period from Nov.14, 2012, to Nov. 28, 2012. No comments were received.

The EA and signed FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=11450. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or emailmppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

To request a copy of the documents or for additional information, please contact Shelly Hatleberg at 916-978-5050 or shatleberg@usbr.gov.

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