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Released On: February 25, 2013

Reclamation Signs Finding of No Significant Impact for the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District – Water and Wastewater Treatment Upgrades and Expansion

NAPA, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has finalized the Environmental Assessment and signed a Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed water and wastewater treatment upgrades and expansion by the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District, located in Napa County, Calif. The draft EA was released for public comment on January 28, 2013.

The purpose of the proposed action is to grant the 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. The District’s proposed improvements will allow the District to meet the standards of regulating agencies and meet current and future needs of the customers within the District’s boundaries by increasing the reliability and efficiency of the water and wastewater systems.

The EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available for public review and comment at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=12150. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

For additional information, please contact Melissa Harris at 916-989-7162. Copies of the FONSI may be viewed at Reclamation’s Lake Berryessa Office, 5520 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA  94558.

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