Draft Environmental Documents Available for a Land Use Authorization and License Amendment to PG&E

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100

For Release: February 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation announces the availability of the draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed perpetual land use authorization to PG&E for installation, operation and maintenance of a new 12-inch gas pipeline.
The pipeline would be adjacent to an existing 6-inch pipeline.

The Proposed Action also includes the amendment of PG&E’s existing perpetual license (No. 2202-03-0187) for the expansion of the existing Bayview Station. The action area is located near the San Luis Wasteway in Merced County, Calif.

The draft EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=16544.  If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Please email comments to Rain Emerson, Bureau of Reclamation at remerson@usbr.gov. Written comments may also be mailed to Rain Emerson, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or faxed to 559-487-5397. Comments are due by close of business Friday, March 14, 2014.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA and or FONSI, please contact Rain Emerson at 559-487-5196 (TTY 800-735-2929).  Copies of the Draft EA and FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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