Southern California Area Office - Programs and Activities

Environmental Documents and Assistance

All actions proposed by the Bureau of Reclamation's Southern California Area Office (SCAO) are reviewed for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and many other laws, regulations, executive orders, and policies intended to protect environmental values.

Some SCAO actions are financial assistance agreements with local water agencies. In accordance with Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, we try to avoid duplication of State and local environmental requirements by adopting documents prepared by our local partners under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) whenever possible.

The Bureau must notify the public of the availability of environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and findings of no significant impact once they have been completed. Archives of these documents can be found on in our Archived Environmental Documents page.

Documents Now Available
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Pure Water San Diego Program, North City Project Released for Review (Nov 2017)
The Bureau of Reclamation and the City of San Diego have prepared a draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the North City Project. The project is the first phase of the Pure Water San Diego Program, a water and wastewater facilities plan to produce potable water from recycled water. Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft EIS/EIR until January 8, 2018. 

Need More Information?

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Doug McPherson, Environmental Protection Specialist, at or by phone at: (951) 695-5310.



Last Updated: 11/29/17