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Reclamation Announces Notice of Availability for Draft EIS/EIR on North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program; and Public Open House

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, eccurtis@usbr.gov

For Release: January 09, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has made available the draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program and has scheduled a public meeting to solicit comments on the draft EIS/EIR. The program would provide recycled water, conveyed from the Cities of Turlock and Modesto via the Central Valley Project’s Delta-Mendota Canal to Del Puerto Water District for irrigation purposes. It would also provide annual supplemental water to Central Valley Project Improvement Act-designated wildlife refuges south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

The public meeting will include an open house from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A formal presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Open House 5:00 pm

Formal Presentation Begins at 6:00 pm

Modesto City Hall - Room 2001

1010 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

If special assistance is required to participate in the public meeting, please contact Fernando Ponce at (916) 978-5104 or fponce@usbr.gov at least 10 working days prior to the meeting.

The draft EIS/EIR was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. It is available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=17241. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov. The draft EIS/EIR describes the alternatives under consideration, as well as the benefits and environmental impacts of each alternative.

Written comments are due by close of business Tuesday, March 10, 2015, and should be sent to Benjamin Lawrence, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721, or blawrence@usbr.gov.

To request a CD copy of the EIS/EIR, please contact Lawrence as described above. Hard copies of the document are available for review at Reclamation’s South Central California Area Office at 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721; Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office Library at 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; or the U.S Department of the Interior’s Natural Resources Library at 1849 C Street NW, Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240-0001.

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EIS/EIR