FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2015
CONTACT: Lisa Meiman, 970-962-7065, firstname.lastname@example.org
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration and
the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority are seeking
public comment on a joint draft
environmental impact statement and draft
environmental impact report that analyzes environmental impacts of a proposed
transmission line in north-central California.
Luis Transmission Project includes 95 miles of
transmission lines and associated facilities through
Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced
counties. If constructed, the line will
connect the Bureau of Reclamation’s San Luis Unit pumping facilities to
WAPA’s Central Valley Project. The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority is the lead agency
for California Environmental Quality Act requirements.
Citizens, organizations, local officials, tribes and
other agencies affected by the proposed project are encouraged to review and
comment on the seven project alternatives, including a no-action alternative,
environmental resources analyzed and proposed mitigation strategies. Comments
sent by Aug. 31, 2015 will be addressed in the final EIS. Specific comments
that address the analysis or provide additional considerations not currently
covered in the environmental impact statement are the most useful, rather than
expressing a preference. Comments can be submitted in writing to:
Area Power Administration
Lash, NEPA Document Manager
114 Parkshore Drive
WAPA will also accept oral and written comments
at two public meetings:
10 from 4-8 p.m.
Inn Express – Banquet Room
N. Tracy Boulevard
Aug. 11 from 4-8 p.m.
Center – Grand Room
Banos, CA 93635
The draft EIS is available electronically at http://www.sltpeis-eir.com/ProjectDocs.html .
For more information on the project, including a map
of the proposed route alternatives , visit the SLTP webpage .
You can also learn more about NEPA’s environmental processes on its website.