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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Jeffrey McCracken
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Released On: August 01, 2005

Draft EIS Comment Period Extended for San Luis Drainage Feature Re-Evaluation
The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the public review and comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Luis Drainage Feature Re-evaluation. The comment period, which had been scheduled to close on August 1, 2005, has been extended to Thursday, September 1, 2005, to allow the public additional time to consider the Draft EIS and provide informed comments.

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.

Written comments must now be received by close of business on Thursday, September 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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