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Schedule of Proposed NEPA Actions

NOTE: This report contains the most accurate information available at time of publication.

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Regional Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
 

 

Dakotas Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Belle Fourche RMP Belle Fourche, South Dakota Scoping initiated August 1, 2019   South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department Andrea Gue
(701) 221-1223
ague@usbr.gov
Additional Information:
 

 

Eastern Colorado Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Fryingpan-Arkansas Project Temporary Excess Capacity Contracting Program Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Arkansas River Basin, Colorado Complete, FONSI Issued December 2018 Southeast Colorado Water Conservancy District Terence Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov

Project Activities: A programmatic EA is being prepare to evaluate the continuation of Reclamation's Temporary Excess Capacity Contracting Program in Pueblo Reservoir. Analysis includes development of a Riverware Model of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project and the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado.

Additional Information: Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Pueblo Reservoir Temporary Excess Capacity Storage and Exchange Contracting Program

 
Donala Water and Sanitation District Long-Term Excess Capacity Contract Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Arkansas River and Foutain Creek River Basins, Colorado Complete, FONSI Issued December 2018 Donala Water and Sanitation District Terence Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Eastern Colorado Area Office is preparing an EA to analyze environmental effects of entering into a 40-year excess capacity storage contract with Donala Water and Sanitation District to store up to 499 ac-ft of Non-Project water in Pueblo Reservoir and provide delivery to Donala through the Southern Delivery System.

Additional Information: Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Pueblo Reservoir Temporary Excess Capacity Storage and Exchange Contracting Program

 
Bureau of Land Management Long-Term Excess Capacity Contract Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Arkansas River Basins, Colorado Complete, FONSI Issued December 2018 Bureau of Land Management Terence Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov

Project Activities: Schedule of Proposed NEPA Actions (SOPA) 100% Eastern Colorado Area Office is preparing an EA to analyze environmental effects of entering into a 40-year excess capacity storage contract with the Bureau of Land Management to store up to 400 ac-ft of Non-Project water in Pueblo Reservoir. The stored water in Pueblo Reservoir is then exchanged upstream to Dewesee Reservoir and released to Grape Creek to benefit aquatic and riparian resources. BLM has entered into fourteen annual excess capacity contracts for storage and exchange beginning in 2004.

Additional Information: Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Pueblo Reservoir Temporary Excess Capacity Storage and Exchange Contracting Program

 
Town of Estes Park Long-Term Water Service Contract Colorado-Big Thompson Project Drafting EA April 2019 Town of Estes Park Terence Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov
Project Activities: Eastern Colorado Area Office will prepare an EA to analyze environmental effects of renewing the 40-year water service contract with the Town of Estes Park to deliver Colorado-Big Thompson water through C-BT system above Estes Park. The EA will also analyze a change in delivery from the Mary's Lake Penstocks to Lake Estes, and exchanges between Lake Estes and the Big Thompson River just below its confluence with Glacier Creek.

Additional Information: Draft Environmental Assessment for Town of Estes Park Long-Term Water Service Contract

 
Grand Lake Clarity Project Three Lakes System, Colorado-Big Thompson Project Initializing Project April 2019 Bureau of Reclamation Terence Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov
Project Activities: Eastern Colorado Area Office will prepare an EA to analyze environmental effects associated modifying operations and/or features of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project to assist in improving Grand Lake water clarity.
 
Larimer County Resource Management Plan/EA Update Horsetooth, Carter, Flatiron and Pinewood Reservoirs, Colorado-Big Thompson Project Complete, FONSI Issued October 2018 Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Laura Harger
970-461-5337
lharger@usbr.gov
Project Activities: Eastern Colorado Area Office is updating the 2007 Resource Management Plan and completing an EA to analyze the environmental effects associated with Larimer County's implementation of the update RMP.
 
Estes Valley Resource Management Plan/EA Update Lakes Estes, Mary's Lake and East Portal, Colorado-Big Thompson Project Drafting Draft RMP December 2019 Estes Valley Recreation and Park Laura Harger
970-461-5337
lharger@usbr.gov
Project Activities: Eastern Colorado Area Office is updating the 2008 Resource Management Plan and completing an EA to analyze the environmental effects associated with EVRPD implementation of the update RMP.
 
Walker Recharge Project WaterSmart Grant South Platte River, Colorado Complete, FONSI Issued April 2019 Central Colorado Water Conservancy District Terence Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov
Additional Information: Walker Recharge Project WaterSmart Grant site
 

 

Montana Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
St. Mary ESA Modifications (EA) Babb, Montana On Hold Ongoing USFWS, NPS, Blackfeet Tribe, MRJBOC Lauri Teig
(406) 247-7668
lteig@usbr.gov

Additional Information: This project currently has two action alternatives to be analyzed, along with the no action alternative. Management has placed the NEPA/ESA components of this project on hold until reimbursable funding issues can be worked out. Alternative A - Dam with fish ladder has been designed to 60% and physically modeled. Alternative B - River wide rock ramp with low flow notch and complex channel is in a conceptual phase, designs and modeling are expected to continue.

 
Crow Hydro (EA) Fort Smith, Montana On Hold Ongoing Crow Tribe, Montana FWP, NPS, DNRC David Trimpe
(406) 247-7330
dtrimpe@usbr.gov
Additional Information: The Montana Area Office proposes working cooperatively with the Crow Tribe to implement Public Law 111-291, signed December 8, 2010. Title IV of the Act, the Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2010, gave the Crow Tribe the exclusive right to develop and market power generation at the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam (Afterbay).
 
Canyon Ferry Sewer District Land Transfer (EA) Helena, Montana Transfer to GSA Ongoing Sewer Districts, Lewis and Clark County Sanitarian Lauri Teig
(406) 247-7668
lteig@usbr.gov

Additional Information: The Montana Area Office drafted an EA, hosted public scoping meetings and completed a Final EA/FONSI for the proposed land transfer. The Final EA and unsigned FONSI have been sent to GSA for final processing. GSA will be the federal agency for this action and this should be considered completed from a NEPA standpoint.

 
Fresno Safety of Dams (EA) Havre, Montana Early Internal Scoping Planning Initiated MRJBOC, Montana FWP

David Trimpe
(406) 247-7330
dtrimpe@usbr.gov
and
Lauri Teig
(406) 247-7668
lteig@usbr.gov

Additional Information: Fresno Dam requires safety of dams modifications beginning in 2018/2019.

 

 

Nebraska-Kansas Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Medicine Creek Reservoir Resource Management Plan/NEPA Documentation Frontier County, Nebraska Initializing Project/Conducting additional surveys November 2017 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Nik Johanson
(308) 345-1032
njohanson@usbr.gov
and
Jeanette Timm
(308) 345-1028
jtimm@usbr.gov

Additional Information: Bureau of Reclamation has initialized a contract to update the Resource Management Plan for Medicine Creek Reservoir. NEPA analysis will accompany the plan.

 
Bonny Reservoir Resource Management Plan/NEPA Documentation Yuma County, Colorado Drafting RMP/EA scheduled for public review Nov 2018 November 2017 Colorado Parks and Wildlife Nik Johanson
(308) 345-1032
njohanson@usbr.gov
and
Jeanette Timm
(308) 345-1028
jtimm@usbr.gov

Additional Information: Bureau of Reclamation has initialized a contract to update the Resource Management Plan for Bonny Reservoir. NEPA analysis will accompany the plan.

 

 

Oklahoma-Texas Area Office

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
 

 

Wyoming Area Office

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Regional Archive (NEPA Complete)

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Project Name Project Location NEPA Phase Dates of Phase Project Sponsor and/or Partners Public Contact
Northwest Area Water Supply Project (EIS) Northwest North Dakota ROD was issued in 2015; U.S. District Court, Washington DC issued an order finding the NEPA was sufficient in 2017. Province of Manitoba, Canada and State of Missouri appealed. The United States and Manitoba reached a settlement in 2018. Oral arguments in the Missouri appeal were held in November 2018 and in May 2019 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the judgement of the District Court. Project sponsor is moving ahead with design/construction of project features.   State of North Dakota is the project sponsor. Alicia Waters
(701) 221-1206
awaters@usbr.gov
Additional Information:
Tittle Transfer of Single Purpose Facilities Norman Project/Environmental Assessment Norman Project, Oklahoma FONSI and Final EA FONSI signed 5/23/2019 Bureau of Reclamation/ Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District Precious Braggs
(405) 470-4825
pbraggs@usbr.gov

Additional Information: The Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District, Reclamation’s Project Partner, has requested title transfer for certain land and appurtenances located within the Norman Project. Reclamation is currently collecting data and performing pre-scoping activities.

Finding of No Significant Impact and Final EA - Proposed Title Transfer of Single Purpose Municipal Water Supply Assets

 
Twin Buttes Transportation Management Plan (TMP)/Environmental Assessment (EA) San Angelo Project, Texas FONSI and Final EA FONSI signed 5/17/2019 Bureau of Reclamation Trent Parish
(512) 899-4157
jparish@usbr.gov
Additional Information: Reclamation contracted the US Forest Service, via an Interagency Agreement to complete a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) for Twin Buttes Reservoir and Programmatic EA. Anticipated date of completion is 4/30/2019
 
Crow MR&I Water System (EA) Crow Indian Reservation, Montana Final EA/FONSI Complete January 2017 Crow Tribe, Water Resources Department Joey e'Silva
(406) 247-7720
jesilva@usbr.gov
Additional Information: Crow MR&I Water System
 
Environmental Assessment for the Funding and Construction of the Heart Butte Conduit Repair, Grant County, North Dakota Grant County, North Dakota Final EA/FONSI Complete April 2018   Kate Kenninger
701-221-1282
kkenninger@usbr.gov
Additional Information: Reclamation is evaluating the environmental impacts associated with proposed repairs to Heart Butte Dam.
 
Boysen Reservoir Resource Management Plan/Environmental Assessment and FONSI Fremont County, Wyoming Completed FONSI signed 3/6/18 Wyoming State Parks Brad Cannon
(307) 261-5635
bcannon@usbr.gov
and
Laura Schwieger
(307) 261-5664
lschwieger@usbr.gov
Additional Information: Wyoming State Parks, Reclamation's managing partner for Boysen Reservoir, has contracted for the preparation of a Recreation Master Plan / Resource Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Document was completed and the FONSI was signed 3/6/18.
 
Arkansas Valley Conduit Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Arkansas River Basin in Southeastern Colorado Complete: Record of Decision Feb 2014 Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Terry Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov

Additional Information: More information on AVC and the status of the project can be found at: https://www.usbr.gov/avceis/

 
Southern Delivery System Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Arkansas River and Foutain Creek River Basins, CO Complete: Record of Decision Mar 2009 Colorado Springs Utilities Terry Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov
Additional Information: SDS contract and Phase I construction complete and in operation as of 2016. Phase II (construction of Gary M. Bostrom and Williams Creek Reservoirs) anticipated in mid-2020s.
 
Windy Gap Firming Project Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado and South Platte River Basins Complete: Record of Decision Dec 2014 Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Terry Stroh
970-461-5469
tstroh@usbr.gov
Additional Information: Record of Decision issued in December 2014. Construction of Chimney Hollow Reservoir anticipated in the mid-2020s. More information can be found at: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/nepa/windy_gap.html
 
Last Updated: 8/16/19