Draft Environmental Document Released on Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project in El Dorado County

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Rrgion Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: February 26, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review and comment a draft environmental document for the proposed implementation of a stream restoration project on the Upper Truckee River in El Dorado County, Calif.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, Article VII of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, and Chapter 5 of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Code of Ordinances, Reclamation, the California Tahoe Conservancy and TRPA have developed a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project.

Two public hearings to receive oral and written comments will be held in:

Stateline, Nevada
Wednesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 27
9:30 a.m.
128 Market Street

The CTC is managing the project and Reclamation is providing grant funds to the CTC for preparation of the environmental document.

The Draft EIR/EIS/EIS was prepared in accordance with NEPA and may be viewed at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2937. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 (TDD 916-978-5608) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Written comments must be received by close of business Monday, April 29, 2013, and should be mailed to         Myrnie Mayville, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 4310, Stateline, NV 98449, emailed to mmayville@usbr.gov or faxed to 775-588-4547. To request a copy of the document or for additional information, please contact Mayville at 775-589-5240.

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