Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: August 12, 2005
The proposed project, a joint venture between Reclamation and the San Xavier District, is being carried out in accordance with the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act of 1982 and the Arizona Water Settlement Act of 2004. Once implemented, the improvements will allow the San Xavier District to better utilize its allocation of Central Arizona Project water.
The construction will be phased over a two-year period beginning in 2006. Improvements will include high-efficiency piped water distribution infrastructure, new field irrigation systems, flood protection, and improved farm roads.
The subject EA was prepared consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. A draft of the EA was distributed on June 17, 2005, to approximately 50 entities, including public agencies, tribal governments, and interested organizations and individuals, for a 30-day public review and comment period. Information on its availability was also released to local news outlets.
Reclamation has determined that implementation of the proposed farm rehabilitation will not significantly impact the environment, and a FONSI is appropriate. A copy of the FONSI and final EA are available on the Phoenix Area Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix/ .
Questions may be directed to Mr. John McGlothlen of the Environmental Resource Management Division, at (602) 216-3866.
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