Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: March 27, 2013
Following a public comment period which ended Dec. 14, 2012, Reclamation has determined that its approval of the Exchange Agreement, and subsequent implementation, will not result in significant environmental impacts and concludes an environmental impact statement is not required.
A 1994 settlement agreement entitles the Nation to up to 13,933 acre-feet annually of Central Arizona Project water. The CAP water can only be delivered via an exchange which allows the Nation to divert water from the Verde River. SRP will then receive an equivalent amount of the Nation's CAP water entitlement at its CAP/SRP Interconnection Facility. Because this is a federal action, compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act is required, and Reclamation is required to approve the agreement on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior.
The FONSI and draft environmental assessment are posted for public review on Reclamation’s Phoenix Area Office website, www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix. A hard copy or CD version of the documents are available by calling the Environmental Resource Management Division at (623) 773-6251, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions should be directed to Ms. Eto at (623) 773-6254.
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