Released On: January 27, 2004
The EWA is a cooperative CALFED management program to protect the native fish species of the Bay-Delta estuary through environmentally beneficial changes in the Federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP) operations at no uncompensated water cost to the CVP/SWP water users. The EWA was developed to address fish protection and recovery in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, while at the same time improving water supply reliability for CVP and SWP customers.
Five Federal and State agencies are involved in administering the EWA. Reclamation and DWR (the Project Agencies) are responsible for acquiring water assets and storing and conveying the assets through CVP and SWP facilities. DFG, FWS, and NOAA Fisheries (the Management Agencies) manage the EWA assets to protect and restore fish populations. All five EWA agencies are responsible for the day-to-day program management.
The Draft EIS/EIR was made available for public review and comment on July 16, 2003. Public workshops to discuss the purpose and content of the EIS/EIR were held in July 2003. Public hearings to receive comments on the Draft EIS/EIR were held in August 2003. The Final EIS/EIR contains comments received on the Draft EIS/EIR and responses to those comments.
Reclamation will make a decision on the proposed action 30 days after release of the Final EIS/EIR. After the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and discuss the factors leading to the decision.
To request a compact disk of the Final EIS/EIR, please contact Ms. Sammie Cervantes at 916-978-5104, TDD 916-978-5608; or by e-mail at email@example.com. A limited number of paper copies are available. The Final EIS/EIR is accessible online at www.usbr.gov/mp or www.dwr.water.ca.gov. For additional information, please contact Ms. Sammie Cervantes at the above phone numbers or e-mail, or contact Ms. Delores Brown, DWR, at 916-227-2407 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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