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Correction - Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for the San Luis Solar Project

Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100, 01/08/2016 17:12

For Release: January 08, 2016

(Originally released December 14, 2015; Correction - comments due by Friday, January 15, 2016)

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the San Luis Solar Project.

Reclamation proposes to issue a 30-year Land Use Authorization to access, install, operate, maintain the solar cell energy generating project known as the San Luis Solar Project. The proposed project consists of three sites along the O’Neill Forebay on Federal lands and is adjacent to the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area in Gustine, Merced County, California. The project supports both the Department of the Interior’s and California’s initiative to develop renewable energy on Federal lands.

The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=23959. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Comments are due by close of business, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Please email comments to jllewis@usbr.gov. Written comments may also be mailed to Jennifer L. Lewis, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or faxed to 559-487-5927.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Lewis at 559-487-5197 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the Draft EA and FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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Relevant Link:

Draft EA/FONSI