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Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s CVP Interim Renewal Water Service Contract

Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 23, 2016

FOLSOM, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed execution of an Interim Renewal Contract for Central Valley Project water with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Interim Renewal Contracts are issued 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.

The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available at you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

Please email comments to John Hutchings, Bureau of Reclamation, at Written comments may also be mailed to the Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630 or faxed to 916-989-7208. Comments are due by close of business Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA, please contact Hutchings at 916-989-7179 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the Draft EA may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Folsom office at the above address.

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