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2011 Interim American River Division Water Service Contract Renewals for Placer County Water Agency and the City of Roseville EA Reclamation proposes to execute interim renewal contracts for Placer County Water Agency and for the City of Roseville Interim renewal contracts are undertaken under the authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) to provide a bridge between the expiration of the original long-term water service contracts and long-term renewal of those contracts. The CVPIA allows for the repeated execution of 2-year interim renewal contracts until the long-term renewal contracts are executed. Draft FONSI/EA to be available for review on October 19, 2010. Comments due December 17, 2010. FONSI signed December 30, 2010.
2013 Interim American River Division Water Service Contract Renewals for Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Sacramento County Water Agency Draft EA Reclamation proposes to execute two 26-month interim renewal contracts for Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Sacramento County Water Agency. Interim renewal contracts are undertaken under the authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act to provide a bridge between the expiration of the original long-term water service contracts and long-term renewal of those contracts. Draft EA available for review on October 17, 2012. Comment period ends on November 19, 2012. FONSI signed on December 28, 2012.
2015 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for Sacramento Municipal Utility District The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month (second) Interim Renewal Contract with Sacramento Municipal Utility District, an American River contractor, to facilitate the delivery of up to 30,000 acre-feet per year of CVP water for M&I uses in SMUD?s Rancho Seco service area. The term of this IRC would extend from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017; the IRC contains the same water contract amounts and terms and conditions as the prior RIC. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. Comments on draft EA/FONSI due by COB on December 3, 2014.
2015 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the City of Roseville The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month (third) Interim Renewal Contract with the City of Roseville, an American River contractor, to facilitate the annual delivery of up to 32,000 acre-feet per year of CVP water for M&I use in Roseville?s CVP service area. The term of the Roseville IRC would be from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. Comments on draft EA/FONSI due by COB on December 3, 2014.
2015 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Sacramento County Water Agency Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month (second) Interim Renewal Contract with Sacramento County Water Agency, an American River contractor, to facilitate the delivery of up to 30,000 acre-feet per year (as per the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District assignment) of CVP water for M&I uses in SCWA?s Zone 40 service area. The term of this IRC would extend from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017; the IRC contains the same water contract amounts and terms and conditions as the previous IRC. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. Comments on draft EA due by COB on December 3, 2014.
2016-2018 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Placer County Water Agenc The Proposed Action is to enter into a 24-month IRC with the American River Division contractor, PCWA, to facilitate the annual delivery of up to 35,000 AFY of CVP water for municipal and industrial (M&I) uses in Placer County (figure 1). PCWA had two IRCs previously executed following the expiration of their previous long-term water service contract. This Proposed Action is the third IRC for PCWA. The term of the PCWA contract would be from March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. There will be no changes to PCWA?s CVP service area, and no construction is required as part of the Proposed Action. Any request by an interim contractor to change its existing service area would be a separate federal action. Separate appropriate environmental compliance documentation would be completed before Reclamation approves a land inclusion or exclusion to any CVP contractor?s service area. FONSI signed 2/25/16
2017 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the City of Roseville Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month interim renewal contract (IRC) with the City of Roseville for up to 32,000 AFY of CVP water for M&I use in Roseville?s CVP service area. The term of the Roseville IRC would be from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute an IRC to provide a continued contract mechanism for the delivery of CVP water to the City of Roseville, and for the continued reimbursement to the federal government for costs related to the construction and operation of the CVP until their new long-term water service contract can be executed. The use of contract water for M&I use under the proposed IRC would not change from the M&I purpose of use specified in Roseville?s existing IRC. Signed FONSI and EA posted.
2017 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Sacramento County Water Agency Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month interim renewal contract (IRC) with the Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA) for up to 30,000 AFY of CVP water for M&I use in their service area. The term of the SCWA IRC would be from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute an IRC to provide a continued contract mechanism for the delivery of CVP water to the SCWA, and for the continued reimbursement to the federal government for costs related to the construction and operation of the CVP until their new long-term water service contract can be executed. The use of contract water for M&I use under the proposed IRC would not change from the M&I purpose of use specified in SCWA?s existing IRC. Signed FONSI and EA posted.
2017 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month interim renewal contract (IRC) with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for up to 30,000 AFY of CVP water for M&I use in their service area. The term of the SMUD IRC would be from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute an IRC to provide a continued contract mechanism for the delivery of CVP water to the SMUD, and for the continued reimbursement to the federal government for costs related to the construction and operation of the CVP until their new long-term water service contract can be executed. The use of contract water for M&I use under the proposed IRC would not change from the M&I purpose of use specified in SMUD?s existing IRC. 2017 signed FONSI and EA posted.
2018 Short Term 5-Year Warren Act Contract between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Placer County Water Agency Reclamation proposes to provide Placer County Water Agency with 100 acre-feet per year over a five-year term of non-Project water from Folsom Reservoir. The water would be delivered to the Los Lagos subdivision in Placer County via Placer County Water Agencies Folsom Reservoir intake pump. The Environmental Assessment was completed and Finding of No Significant Impact signed on February 7, 2018. The Draft EA was available for public review November 30, 2017 to December 22, 2017.
2018-2020 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Placer County Water Agency Reclamation proposes to issue an interim CVP water service contract with Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) to facilitate the annual delivery of up to 35,000 acre-feet of CVP water for municipal and industrial uses in Placer County. The term of the PCWA contract would be from March 1, 2018, through Feb. 28, 2020. Deliveries would be made through existing facilities, and no new construction is required as part of the Proposed Action. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the interim renewal contract then in effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. EA available for review on November 13, 2017. Comments due by close of business Monday, December 4, 2017.
American River Hatchery ? New Hatchery Building Reclamation proposes to approve the construction by California Department of Fish and Game of a new hatchery building, installation of a new standby generator, and fiber optics relocation at the American River Fish Hatchery. The current facility is not large enough to support increased trout production. FONSI and EA were available for review on September 12, 2012. Comments were due September 28, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on October 1, 2012
Auburn Recreation District Bike Park Project Auburn, CA Reclamation proposes to approve the Auburn Recreation District's project which would construct and operate a recreational bike park on a 5-acre site off Maidu Drive in Auburn. The bike park would provide a variety of trails for various skill levels and activities. Specifically, the project is looking to develop park features as follows: pump track; jump track and return trail; strider track; directional flow trail; all-mountain trail; naturalized technical trail; skills loop; connectors trails on and offsite; trail heads; signage and fencing; and ADA parking and access, restrooms, and a viewing area. Public review of the EA/IS begins June 2, 2017 and ends July 3, 2017.
Award of WaterSMART Grant for Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project North San Joaquin Water Conservation District Reclamation proposes to provide funding, under a WaterSMART grant, to the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District for construction of a new water diversion intake structure with a fish screen in the Mokelumne River, including a pump station and pipeline to convey the diverted water to Tracy Lake. The intake would allow farmers in the area to replace groundwater pumping with surface water conveyed to Tracy Lake. Draft EA available for public review on January 27, 2014. Comments due February 28, 2014. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on June 9, 2014.
Camp Berryessa EA Reclamation would issue a lease to Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District to construct and operate recreation facilities, utilities, and transportation infrastructure on Reclamation-managed federal land at Camp Berryessa. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to accomplish the following main objectives: " Facilitate and support outdoor recreation, environmental education, research and restoration serving students, youth groups, and nonprofit organizations and " Facilitate and support other forms of outdoor recreation and nature-based activities, to the extent that they are compatible with and support the goal above. FONSI signed March 15, 2011.
Camp Nine Whitewater Events Reclamation proposes to issue Special Event Permits (SEP), as water level conditions allow, for an intermittent whitewater boating program that was identified in the 2010 New Melones Lake Area RMP/EIS. The project is comprised of Reclamation?s issuance of an SEP for up to four local outfitter companies (permittees) to conduct commercial whitewater boating operations on the main stem Stanislaus River between the Camp Nine area and Mark Twain Day Use Area at New Melones Lake. The Proposed Action would use existing roads to transport customers, outfitter staff, and equipment along Highways 4 and 49, Parrotts Ferry Road, and Camp Nine Road, including the access route to Mark Twain Recreation Area on former Highway 49. The Camp Nine Road extends about nine miles from Parrotts Ferry Road to the Collierville Power Plant. Draft EA available for review on July 6, 2016. Comments due on August 5, 2016. FONSI signed on November 30, 2016.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2014 for the Central California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2014 for our Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2017 for the Central California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
City of American Canyon Water and Energy Efficiency Grant 2016 Reclamation?s proposed action is to award the City of American Canyon with $297,895, to complete their project. This funding will cover 45% of the project costs. As a result of funding the project, the City will construct a tower gateway base (TGB) station, or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) tower, at the address 100 Napa Junction Road for meter data reception. The tower will read meter data from 5,500 meter locations, and transmit data to a new, central computer network. The central computer network include a regional network interface and LOGIC meter data management software to manage the TGB station and meter network. The City will design and launch a website that will allow mobile and desktop users (both City staff and water customers) to view water consumption and setup alerts. City staff will be alerted in real-time of changes in pipe pressure and water leaks, which will serve to curb water losses by approximately 254 acre-feet (AF) per year. The existing 2,000 meters in the City already equipped with `smart? passive integrated transponders, would be integrated into the AMI system. With this grant funding, the City will also retrofit 3,500 meters with smart-meters. All new development will require the installation of smart-meters that can integrate into the AMI system. A Finding of No Significant Impact was signed on May 17, 2017.
City of Roseville Warren Act Contract EA/IS Purpose is to convey up to 30,000 acre-feet of non-CVP Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) water to the City of Roseville for municipal and industrial uses. The water is being made available by PCWA from its Middle Fork Project. Draft EA/IS released on January 27, 2006 for a thirty-day review. Final EA/IS completed and FONSI signed on September 7, 2006.
City of Roseville and Placer County Water Agency Interim Renewal Water Service Contracts 2013 Reclamation proposes to approve two separate 24-month interim renewal water service contracts with the City of Roseville (Roseville) and Placer County Water Agency (PCWA). The water service contract with Roseville provides for the delivery of up to 32,000 acre-feet and the water service contract with PCWA provides for the delivery of up to 35,000 acre-feet. The purpose of the action is to execute two interim renewal contracts to continue delivery of CVP water to Roseville and PCWA until their new long-term contracts can be executed. The term of the Roseville interim contract is March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015. The term of the PCWA contract is March 1, 2014 through February 29, 2016. Signed FONSI and EA available to the public on March 4, 2013.
City of Sacramento Water Meter Retrofits and Expansion of the River Friendly Landscaping Program Reclamation proposes to provide Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CalFed Water Use Efficiency Grant funding to the City of Sacramento (City) for its Residential Water Meter Retrofits and Expansion of the River Friendly Landscaping Program (Project). The water meter portion of the Project will be implemented in three Sacramento residential neighborhoods (Colonial Heights, Elmhurst, and Oak Park). Expansion of the River Friendly Landscaping Program would offer cash rebates to City of Sacramento residents that remove irrigated turf and replace it with approved drought tolerant vegetation. Both components of the Project would take place within the City of Sacramento. FONSI signed November 24, 2015.
Cool Cave Quarry Lease Renewal The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Central CA Area Office) proposes to extend its 10-year lease with Teichert Aggregates (Teichert) for 16 acres of Federal land adjacent to the Cool Cave Quarry in El Dorado County, California for an additional 10 years. The lease would allow for limestone removal, reclamation, and stabilization of previously mined areas. The rehabilitation is needed to stabilize slopes, restore wildlife habitat, regrade the site and to improve water quality, visual appearance, and public safety in the area.
East Bay Municipal Utility District Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Water Conservation Improvements Project 2017 The Bureau of Reclamation prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Advanced Metering and Water Conservation Improvements. The EA details Reclamation?s proposed grant of $1,000,000 to EBMUD through a WaterSMART Program grant. EBMUD would use the funding to improve water conservation efforts. The grant would partially fund the replacement of approximately 3,000 water meters on existing service connections, purchase and installation of acoustic leak detection sensors and pressure sensors. Once completed, the project would conserve approximately 1,680 acre-feet of water annually. FONSI was signed June 16, 2017
East Bay Municipal Utility District WaterSMART Grant - Water and Energy Efficiency Lawn Conversion Rebate Program EA The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a WaterSMART Grant to East Bay Mud Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) for their Lawn Conservation Rebate Program (LCRP). The LCRP offers rebates to customers who want to replace high water-using lawns with California native and climate appropriate plants that would provide for water-efficient sustainable landscapes. The purpose of the program is to provide incentives to save water, money, and time for EBMUD customers. The LCRP program assists EBMUD and the community it serves with their goals to conserve water and reduce energy use. FONSI signed and EA completed on February 1, 2012.
El Dorado County Water Agency Proposed Water Service Contract EIS/EIR The proposed project consists of a water supply contract for the El Dorado County Water Agency under which Reclamation would provide up to 15,000 acre-feet/year from Folsom Reservoir. The Agency's provisional plans, subject to review and potential revision during the EIS/EIR process, are to divide this water equally between El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) and Georgetown Divide Public Utility District. (GDPUD) EIS/EIR draft is awaiting update as per input from NMFS on the Section 7 consultation requirements specific to this action. NMFS is continuing to assess whether this long-term water supply was adequately covered in previous consultations; conversations have been ongoing since 2011.
El Dorado Irrigation District Long-Term Warren Act Contract EA Reclamation proposes to enter into a Long-term Warren Act Contract with the El Dorado Irrigation District to convey up to 17,000 acre-feet per year of non-Central Valley Project water through Folsom Reservoir for municipal and industrial uses in the western portion of El Dorado County. The 2002 EA and FONSI incorporated by reference in the 2016 EA can be found here: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=797. Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment released.
El Dorado Irrigation District Warren Act Contract Environmental Assessment - Project 184 The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a long-term (40-year) Warren Act contract with the El Dorado Irrigation District to facilitate the delivery of up to 17,000 acre-feet per year of non-Project water through Folsom Reservoir for municipal and industrial uses in the western portion of El Dorado County. The source of the non-Project is from EID's Project 184. Until completion of the NEPA and ESA for the Remand of the Long-term Operations of the CVP and SWP, this long-term action is on-hold.
El Dorado Irrigation District's Pump Station Temperature Control Device Environmental Assessment Reclamation and EID plan to install a TCD on EID's existing water supply intake in Folsom Reservoir in order to preserve cold water for release to the lower American River for the benefit of fall-run Chinook salmon and steelhead. This project is part of the Water Forum's Initial Fisheries and In-stream Habitat Management and Restoration Plan for the Lower American River, dated October 31, 2001.
Five-Year Temporary Warren Act Contract between the United States and the El Dorado Irrigation District Environmental Assessment Reclamation proposes to enter into this Warren Act contract with EID to allow for the diversion of 8,500 acre-feet per year of their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 184 water at EID?s raw water pump station on Folsom Reservoir. EID currently operates Project 184 as a hydroelectric project and has consumptive use rights to this water under State Water Resources Control Board Water Right Permit 21112. The Proposed Action would allow EID to utilize Project 184 water for consumptive use purposes within their CVP service area. Reclamation has initiated a 14-day public review period on this environmental assessment. Comments are due for full consideration on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Folsom Dam Road Access Restriction EIS The Folsom Dam Road was closed indefinitely for security reasons on February 28, 2003 to preserve and protect the core mission of the facility and for the ultimate safety of the public. The EIS addressed impacts from continuing long-term restricted access across Folsom Dam Road. Notice of Intent published April 5, 2004. Draft EIS released for a 45-day public review on December 3, 2004. Final EIS released April 22, 2005. Record of Decision signed May 31, 2005. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916) 978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction EIS/EIR*************************************** Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Supplemental Environmental assessment/Initial Study************* Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Project ? Right Bank Stabilization FONSI 1. Reclamation seeks to improve public safety downstream of Folsom Dam by modifying the dam and its appurtenant structures. To mitigate potential safety concerns identified in previous and ongoing corrective action studies, potential modification alternatives will address a combination of hydrologic, seismic, and static issues of the Folsom Dam complex, which includes the Main Folsom Dam, Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, the two wing dams and eight dikes. Potential modification alternatives include but are not limited to construction of an auxiliary spillway, dam and embankment raises, seismic retrofitting of structures, and dam and embankment static options. A major component of the project will be to locate and extract adequate borrow materials for embankment modifications.**************************************** 2. The purpose of the Supplemental EA/IS is to describe and analyze the effects of construction actions and revisions to the project since the release of the Folsom DS/FDR Final EIS/EIR. The Folsom DS/FDR Project, as approved and authorized, is currently under construction. This document does not change the project originally described in the Joint Federal Project (JFP) Record of Decision (ROD) and Safety of Dams (SOD) ROD, but proposes revisions to certain project actions that require further environmental analysis.*********************************************************************************************************** 3. For the Right Bank Stabilization Project, the Army Corps along with the CVFPB and SAFCA, proposes to install approximately 40 rock bolts along 400 feet of the lower right bank slope of the American River to stabilize a large rock mass. Reclamation will provide a Land Use Agreement to the Corps. Reclamation signed the FONSI for the Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Project ? Right Bank Stabilization project on February 9, 2014. Reclamation?s FONSI is supported by the Corps Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report prepared for the project.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area General Plan/Resource Management Plan EIS/EIR Purpose is to guide long-term management of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Major issues are impacts from adjacent development and road widening, access to and transportation within the park, recreation/visitor use and safety, management and protection of public land resources, and potential acquisition and construction of new facilities. Workshop held Novemeber 20, 2002. Notice of Intent published January 17, 2003 (68 FR 257374). Draft EIS/EIR was available February 8, 2008. Comment period extended to April 30, 2008. The Final EIS/EIR was made available January 27, 2010. Record of Decision was delayed until Reclamation and State Parks signed a Managing Partnership Agreement. Record of Decision signed on October 27, 2015.
Geotechnical and Geophysical Investigations for the Solano Project Terminal Reservoir Reclamation proposes to perform geotechnical and geophysical investigations at the Terminal Dam Facility in Solano County adjacent to the western part of the city of Fairfield. The purpose of the investigation is to collect geotechnical data of the dam embankments and their foundations, and geophysical data on the Green Valley Fault mapped in the vicinity of the Terminal Dam Facility. Information obtained from these field studies will be used to devise safety improvements if determined to be necessary. Draft EA ready for public review on April 10, 2012. Comments were due by April 27, 2012. FONSI signed May 4, 2012.
Green Valley Road Widening Project City of Folsom The City of Folsom (City), in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), El Dorado County, and Reclamation, proposes to widen Green Valley Road from two lanes to four lanes with left turn channelization between East Natoma Street and Sophia Parkway. The widening would occur from 0.15 mile northwest of East Natoma Street to 0.06 mile west of Sophia Parkway and totals approximately 1.2 miles in length. The portions of Green Valley Road on either end of this segment have already been widened to four lanes with a Class II bicycle facility in each direction. Reclamation proposes to execute a temporary construction permit to the City to commence road construction activities on Reclamation lands prior to the issuance of a perpetual easement document. Upon execution of the perpetual easement, the temporary construction permit would terminate. The perpetual easement would grant the City the right to continue roadway Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities. Draft EA available for review in June 2016. FONSI signed in October 18, 2016.
Interim Recreation Services at Lake Berryessa Reclamation proposes to award interim concession contracts for the vacant concession areas at Lake Berryessa dependent upon on commercial interest. If interim concession contracts are not awarded, Reclamation proposes to continue recreation services at the vacant concession areas. Interim concession contractors would be provided with some government-furnished facilities, such as picnic tables, fire rings, concrete vault toilets, water wells and electrical hook-ups. These facilities would remain as the property of the United States throughout the term of the concession contract. Interim concession contractors would be encouraged to expand the amenities to include such services as temporary wet slips, dry storage, fuel service, lodging, retail store, food services, and other services and amenities. The FONSI was signed on 5/1/2013.
Interim Renewal Warren Act Contract Between the United States and Sacramento Municipal Utility District Reclamation proposes to execute two 26-month interim renewal Warren Act (WA) contract with Sacramento Municipal Utility District. The WA contract is for the conveyance, within a 26 month period, of up to 15,000 acre-feet of SMUDs non-CVP water. The conveyance of water is through the Folsom South Canal at Nimbus Dam for Municipal and Industrial uses within the SMUD?s service area at Rancho Seco in south eastern Sacramento County. Draft EA available for review on November 15, 2012. Comments due December 17, 2012. FONSI signed on December 28, 2012.
Lake Berryessa Long-Term Concession Development Plans Environmental Assessment Reclamation is developing conceptual plans and the associated NEPA documentation for the implementation of five concession areas (Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Monticello Shores Recreation Area, Berryessa Point Recreation Area, Spanish Flat Recreation Area, and Steele Canyon Recreation Area) at Lake Berryessa. Reclamation is undertaking a planning process that will culminate in the development and management of necessary and appropriate long-term recreation facilities and services at five Lake Berryessa concession areas. The conceptual plans will identify the services and facilities that will be proposed for development at the five concession sites. Scoping materials are available at the link provided above. The Public Scoping Open House will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10. The public may drop by any time between 4-6 p.m. at the Winters Public Safety Facility (Training Room), 700 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694.
Lake Berryessa Recreation Areas Development The Bureau of Reclamation proposes re-developing recreation facilities and ancillary infrastructure at five recreational areas (RAs) at Lake Berryessa in accordance with the Visitor Services Plan/Future Recreation Use and Operation of Lake Berryessa Environmental Impact Statement (VSP EIS) and VSP Record of Decision. Future concessionaires would have opportunity to propose to Reclamation the designs, numbers and precise locations of entry stations, marinas, boat launches, campgrounds, lodging units, RV campsites, day use amenities and other conceptual elements associated with development of recreational facilities at five discrete areas from north to south: Putah Canyon, Monticello Shores, Berryessa Point, Spanish Flat and Steele Canyon. Reclamation considered various levels of development during its planning process and refined the conceptual site plans based on a market assessment, a financial feasibility evaluation and input received from the public during the planning process. Final documents posted. Appendix D and E available upon request.
Lake Natoma Waterfront Trail Project EA The City of Folsom is proposing to enhance the existing trails and environmental conditions along the shoreline of Lake Natoma adjacent to Historic Downtown Folsom. Improvements include riparian enhancements, installation of interpretive kiosks/signs, scenic overlooks, and an ADA compliant walkway that will extend from the existing Lake Natoma Crossing Bridge to a scenic overlook below the bridge. Draft EA/IS available for public review on May 16, 2012. Public meeting on the EA/IS on May 23, 2012. Final EA/IS released on May 14, 2013. FONSI signed on December 22, 2014.
Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam Modification, Folsom Dam Safety of Dams EIS/EIR The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce the seismic and static risk of failure of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam. Reclamation will achieve the existing standards for dam safety and reduce the risk of injury to those people living and working downstream of the Folsom Dam complex. MIA valley elderberry longhorn beetle survey completed March 2013. FWS amended biological opinion on April 3, 2013 concerning the beetle survey.
Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District ? Water and Wastewater Treatment Upgrades and Expansion Reclamation proposes to grant the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District (District) a land-use agreement for the expansion of wastewater ponds, and the acceptance of proposed improvements to the District?s water and wastewater systems under existing land-use agreements with Reclamation. FONSI signed Feburary 21, 2013
New Melones Lake Concession Development Reclamation proposes to award a new concession agreement for improvement, development, and management of the New Melones Lake Marina at the Glory Hole Management Area. The Proposed Action is being considered due to the location of the existing marina, boats and existing facilities which are susceptible to damage from prevailing storm winds Draft EA was available for review on July 17, 2013. A public Open House session to describe and discuss the alternatives in the Draft EA was held on Tuesday, July 30,2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Melones Lake Visitor Center. Comments on the draft EA were due by August 16, 2013. The FONSI was signed on August 28, 2013.
Nimbus Dam Radial Gates Maintenance Project Reclamation proposes maintenance of the radial gates at the Nimbus Dam on the American River in Sacramento County, California due to degradation and corrosion of the coating system and lifting bracket assembly. The proposed maintenance activities would ensure Nimbus Dam maintains the required flood control and flow maintenance capabilities as part of the Central Valley Project. In addition, associated installation of a prefabricated Bulkhead Storage Facility would be constructed to ensure the safety and longevity of the bulkhead equipment used for operation and preservation of the Nimbus Dam. Draft EA available for public review on May 6, 2015. Comments were due on May 20, 2015. FONSI signed on June 15, 2015.
Nimbus Hatchery Fish Passage Project EIS/EIR The purpose of the Project is to create and maintain a reliable system for collecting adult fish to assist Reclamation in meeting mitigation obligations for spawning areas blocked by the construction of Nimbus Dam. Other objectives are to (1) minimize annual operations and maintenance costs, (2) eliminate the need to reduce river flows for weir superstructure repairs, maintenance, and annual installation, which in turn increases operational flexibility, and (3) improve public and worker safety. Draft EIS/EIR public review began September 30, 2010. Public meetings were held on November 4, 2010. Comments were due November 30, 2010. Final EIS/EIR available August 11, 2011. Record of Decision signed April 5, 2013.
North Fork Trail Project EA Placer County is proposing to construct a multiple-use trail with parking and staging facilities along the southern slope of the North Fork American River canyon in Placer County, approximately 40 miles northeast of Sacramento. The proposed trail would begin near Foresthill Road and the North Fork/Middle Fork American River confluence, and it would end at the Ponderosa Bridge, approximately 14.2 miles upstream. The license for the North Fork Trail has been revoked until a new FONSI is signed. Release of the new EA/FONSI is pending coordination between BLM, USACE and Reclamation regarding land use agreements. Final Environmental Assessment prepared June 17, 2004. NOD filed August 24, 2004 and FONSI signed August 2, 2004. Draft EIR prepared August 2007. Final EIR prepared March 2008. Reclamation will issue a Supplemental EA by July 2013.
Oak Shores Trail Construction at Lake Berryessa EA Reclamation, in cooperation with Berryessa Trails and Conservation, will construct a 3.6 mile hiking /biking trail along the shores of Lake Berryessa. The trail will start at the visitor center and end at Coyote Knowlls. The Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan Record of Decision directed Reclamation to created a regional trail system of non-motorized recreation, including new trails. FONSI signed on March 29, 2011.
Rehabilitation of North End Trail at Lake Berryessa EA Reclamation will rehabilitate the north end trail at Lake Berryessa, in partnership with Berryessa Trails and Conservation. The new 7-mile long North End Trail would generally be the same location as the existing trail. FONSI signed on March 29, 2011.
Release of Oakdale I.D. and South San Joaquin I.D. Water from New Melones Reservoir Reclamation proposes to release Oakdale Irrigation District and South San Joaquin Irrigation District water rights water from New Melones Reservoir into the Stanislaus River. Up to 80,000 acre-feet would be released in variable flows of up to 3,000 cubic feet per second for 31 consecutive days between April 8, 2013 and May 31, 2013. The proposal, which would allow assessment of impacts on downstream fisheries and other environmental factors, is consistent with the 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion for the Long-Term Operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. The effects on groundwater levels along the river also would be monitored. The increased flows during April and May down the Stanislaus River would provide improved environmental conditions of the Stanislaus River. The Environmental Assessment is available for public review from April 3, 2013 through April 7, 2013.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District Five-Year Temporary Warren Act Contract The Proposed Action evaluated in this document is a five-year extension of an existing contract until a long-term Warren Act contract can be executed. The Proposed Action will allow the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to facilitate the delivery of up to 15,000 AFY of non-project water diverted from the American River at Nimbus Dam and conveyed through the Folsom South Canal to SMUD's Rancho Seco facility for M&I uses. The water under this contract would be used by SMUD for its power generation operations, and had been used for more than 15 years for Rancho Seco nuclear power plant operations. Since the power plant operations ceased, water has been used for continued operation of the site including temperature controls for the nuclear fuels stored at the site. SMUD has received CEC approval for two gas-powered generators at the CPP. The Proposed Action would provide the continued contractual mechanism for SMUD to convey their water rights water to their SMUD facilities. Under the Proposed Action, SMUD's existing water supply needs at their facilities would be met. SMUD would be responsible for the conveyance, handling, disposal, and distribution of water beyond the delivery location on the Folsom South Canal. Draft EA available for public comment from February 17, 2015 to COB February 27, 2015.
Sacramento Suburban Water District 2014 - Water Use Efficiency Grants The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded two CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants and one WaterSMART Water Use Efficiency Grant to the Sacramento Suburban Water District to assist in implementation of water conservation measures within the Sacramento Region. FONSI signed and EA completed on January 6, 2015.
Sacramento Suburban Water District 2018 5-year Warren Act Contract The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a 5-year, ?wet year only?, Warren Act Contract (WAC) with Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD) to facilitate the delivery of up to 14,500 acre feet per year (AFY) of Non-Central Valley Project (Non-CVP) Water through Folsom Reservoir for Municipal and Industrial (M&I) uses in SSWD?s service area in north-central Sacramento County. EA available for public review on January 17, 2018. Comments are due on February 1, 2018.
Sacramento Suburban Water District Warren Act Contract for 2011 EA Reclamation will enter into a temporary one-year Warren Act contract with Sacramento Suburban Water District for the conveyance of up to 14,500 acre-feet of water between March 1, 2011 and February 28, 2012. FONSI signed on March 31, 2011.
Safety of Dams Modifications to Dike 1 Environmental Assessment Reclamation's Safety of Dams program has proposed modifications to Folsom Reservoir?s Dike 1 in the Granite Bay Unit of Folsom Recreation Area. Although there is no immediate danger, the purpose of the proposed project is to more thoroughly reduce the risk of Dike 1 failure from water seepage through the embankment. The project includes five primary components: (1) stockpiling of filter materials (sand and gravel); (2) removal and stockpiling of slope protection material and riprap; (3) installation of a toe drain at the base of Dike 1; (4) installation of a gravel and sand slope filter; and (5) replacement of the stockpiled protection material on the face of Dike 1. The Environmental Assessment has been made available for a 14-day public review period, ending on December 12, 2014. FONSI signed and EA completed on December 24, 2014.
Stanislaus Afterbay Dam Removal Draft EA The proposed action is to demolish and remove the Afterbay Dam in a controlled manner that is protective of the environment and human health and safety, and complies with applicable permits and regulatory requirements. The Afterbay Dam no longer serves its intended purpose and is occasionally submerged during high reservoir water levels. The Afterbay Dam is located on the upper arm of the Stanislaus River in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties, California. Draft EA available for public review July 1, 2011. Comments due August 1, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 9, 2012.
Summary of Recent Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Central California Area Office 2008 thru April 2009 Attached in the Documents section are the titles of Categorcal Exclusion Checklists for the Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Sweeney/McCune Creek Outflow Recovery and Automation Project This Environmental Assessment/Initial Study has been prepared to examine the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to the affected environment associated with the Bureau of Reclamation providing funding under a WaterSMART grant to the Solano Irrigation District (SID) to improve water conservation. The SID would use the funding to improve water use efficiency by installing a long crested weir, integrated flume meters, and automated discharge gates, within unincorporated Solano County, California. FONSI signed and EA completed on February 19, 2016. EA/IS was available for public review December 23, 2015 through January 22, 2016.
Temporary Warren Act Contract Between the United States and Placer County Water Agency Reclamation proposes to enter a Five-Year Temporary Warren Act Contract with Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) for the conveyance of up to 100 acre feet per year (AFY) of Non- Project water from PCWA's Middle Fork Project into Central Valley Project Facilities at Folsom Reservoir. The Non-Project water would be delivered to the Los Lagos subdivision in Southeast Placer County through PCWA?s intake pump at Folsom Reservoir. The FONSI was signed on April 2, 2013.
Temporary Warren Act Contract between the United States and the East Bay Municipal Utility District Reclamation is proposing a one-year temporary Warren Act contract (WAC) with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) for the storage and conveyance of up to 12,000 acre-feet of non-Project water through Folsom Reservoir and Folsom South Canal. The temporary WAC is necessary to support a temporary water transfer between EBMUD and Placer County Water Agency in 2015
Warren Act Contract For Storage And Conveyance of Non-CVP Water From Foresthill Public Utility District to Santa Clara Valley Water District in 2015 Reclamation proposes to enter into a temporary one-year Warren Act (WA) contract for storage and conveyance of up to 2,000 acre-feet (AF), less 5% conveyance losses, of non-Central Valley Project (Project) water through federal facilities from Foresthill Public Utilities District (FPUD) to Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD). The WA contract would authorize use of the federally owned Folsom Reservoir for storage and conveyance of the FPUD transfer water. The state-owned Harvey O. Banks (Banks) Pumping Plant and South Bay Aqueduct would be utilized to convey the water to SCVWD. Under the proposed transfer, FPUD would release the 2,000 AF of transfer water from its Sugar Pine Reservoir into North Shirttail Canyon Creek which subsequently flows into the North Fork American River and Folsom Reservoir. Transfer water would be stored and later released in the 2014/2015 water year for conveyance through the Lower American River and Sacramento River to the SWP?s Banks Pumping Plant, which would convey the FPUD water to the South Bay Aqueduct for delivery to SCVWD. FPUD will enter into a refill agreement with Reclamation to refill Sugar Pine Reservoir while protecting downstream vested water rights holders following the transfer. The Proposed Action would not involve construction or modification of any facilities. Only existing facilities would be utilized to divert, release, convey and redivert water. Land uses within the FPUD and SCVWD service areas would not change as a result of the transfer. The Proposed Action is subject to approval by The State Water Resources Control Board for issuance of a Temporary Change Order to FPUD approving temporary changes in the Sugar Pine water right permit?s place of use and points of rediversion prior to the execution of the Proposed Action. The Order was approved and issued by the State Water Resources Control Board on April 13, 2015, and allows the transfer water to be used in SCVWD within one year from the date of approval by the SWRCB. Draft EA available for public review starting April 22, 2015 with comments due by COB on April 29, 2015.