Reclamation requests comments on Klamath Project draft environmental assessment

Media Contact: Christie Kalkowski, 916-978-5100, ckalkowski@usbr.gov

For Release: March 05, 2019

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation invites public review and comment on a draft Environmental Assessment titled, Implementation of Klamath Project Operating Procedures 2019-2024. The draft evaluates the proposed action for the Biological Assessment that was transmitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dec.21, 2018, as modified on Feb. 15, 2019. The 2018 BA can be referenced at www.usbr.gov/mp/kbao

The draft EA is being completed for the Endangered Species Action Section 7 Klamath Project Reinitiation of Consultation process, which is expected to culminate in coordinated Biological Opinions from the NMFS and the USFWS by April 1.

The document was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, available at a https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=37522

Comments must be received by March 19, 2019. The comments may be sent via email to tcampbellmiranda@usbr.gov, or by hard copy to Tara Jane Campbell Miranda, Bureau of Reclamation, 6600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603.

For additional information, contact Laura Williams at 541-880-2581 (TTY 800-877-8339) or ljwilliams@usbr.gov

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Relevant Link:

Implementation of Klamath Project Operating Procedures 2019-2024