Draft EIS Released for San Luis Drainage Feature Re-Evaluation; Public Hearings Scheduled

Media Contact: Jeffrey S. McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: June 02, 2005

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Luis Drainage Feature Re-evaluation for public review and comment. Reclamation has been re-evaluating options for providing drainage service to the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project. Drainage service alternatives in the Draft EIS are aimed at maintaining environmental quality and providing for continued agricultural production. The Draft EIS is available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=61. Additional information is available at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/sccao/sld/index.html .

Public hearings will be held to receive verbal and written comments on the Draft EIS:

July 11, 2005
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Federal Building ,
Cafeteria Conference Room C-1001
2800 Cottage Way

July 13, 2005

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Piccadilly Inn Shaw, Crown Room 2305 West Shaw

Tuesday, July 12, 2005
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Heald College ,
Conference Center , Room 1 5130 Commercial Circle

CAYUCOS Thursday,
July 14, 2005

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cayucos Veterans Hall
10 Cayucos Drive

Written comments must be received by close of business on Monday, August 1, 2005, and should be sent to: Ms. Claire Jacquemin, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-700, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be faxed to Ms. Jacquemin at 916-978-5094 or e-mailed to cjacquemin@mp.usbr.gov. To request a compact disc, please contact Ms. Jacquemin at 916-978-5119. For additional information, please contact Mr. Jerry Robbins, Project Manager, at 916-978-5061, TDD 916-978-5608. If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov.

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Draft EIS Released for San Luis Drainage Feature Re-Evaluation; Public Hearings Scheduled