Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for Improvements to Forest Service Fire Station at Lake Casitas

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100

For Release: February 12, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released environmental documents for public review for upgrades to the Forest Service fire station at Lake Casitas in Ventura County.

Reclamation proposes to approve the Forest Service’s desired improvements at the fire station, which include relocation of a sanitary leach line, installation of a 10,000-gallon water storage tank, clearing for additional helipads and new security fencing.

The Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online at If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail

Please email comments to Ben Lawrence, Bureau of Reclamation, at Written comments may also be mailed to Lawrence, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or faxed to 559-487-5397.

Comments are due by March 13, 2014. For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Lawrence at 559-487-5039 (TTY 800-735-2929). Copies of the Draft EA/FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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