Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, CA, 13301 [2010-6024]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 53 / Friday, March 19, 2010 / Notices you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Environmental Review The Service will conduct an environmental review to analyze the proposed action, as well as other alternatives evaluated and the associated impacts of each. The draft EIS will be the basis for the impact evaluation for each species covered and the range of alternatives to be addressed. The draft EIS is expected to provide biological descriptions of the affected species and habitats, as well as the effects of the alternatives on other resources such as vegetation, wetlands, wildlife, geology and soils, air quality, water resources, water quality, cultural resources, land use, recreation, water use, local economy, climate change, and environmental justice. Following completion of the environmental review, the Service will publish a notice of availability and a request for comments on the draft EIS and the Applicant’s permit application, which will include the draft HCP. The draft EIS and draft HCP are expected to be completed and available to the public in early to mid-2010. Thomas L. Bauer, Acting Regional Director, Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 2010–5944 Filed 3–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P 100 thousand acre-feet (TAF). A 175 TAF expansion option would expand the reservoir to 275 TAF. This expansion option would be operated for environmental water management and San Francisco Bay Area water supply reliability. A 60 TAF expansion option would expand the reservoir to 160 TAF. This second option would primarily be operated to improve Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) dry year water supply reliability and water quality. A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS/EIR was published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2009 (74 FR 7922). The written comment period on the Draft EIS/EIR ended on April 21, 2009. The Final EIS/EIR contains responses to all written comments received during the review period. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the project until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS/EIR. After a 30-day waiting period, Reclamation may complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action to be implemented and will discuss all the factors leading to that decision. Copies of the Final EIS/EIR may be requested from Ms. Sharon McHale, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; by calling 916–978–5086 (TTY 916–978– 5608); or by e-mailing smchale@usbr.gov. The Final EIS/EIR is also accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=903. ADDRESSES: Ms. Sharon McHale at 916–978–5086, or by e-mail at smchale@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS/EIR documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment effects that may result from the construction and operation of the 60 TAF expansion and 175 expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir. The Final EIS/EIR documents the evaluation of four alternatives, including No Action. The primary study area includes the Los Vaqueros Reservoir watershed and associated dam and reservoir facilities, which are situated in the coastal foothills west of the Delta and east of the San Francisco Bay Area, the central and south Delta, and service areas of San Francisco Bay Area water agencies. Copies of the Final EIS/EIR are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR). The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the Contra Costa Water District, as the California Environmental Quality Act lead agency, have prepared the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Final EIS/EIR. Los Vaqueros Expansion is a proposed action in the August 2000 CALFED BayDelta Program Programmatic Record of Decision. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 53 (Friday, March 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 13301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6024]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, Contra Costa and Alameda 
Counties, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR).

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental 
Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the Contra Costa Water District, as 
the California Environmental Quality Act lead agency, have prepared the 
Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Final EIS/EIR. Los Vaqueros Expansion 
is a proposed action in the August 2000 CALFED Bay-Delta Program 
Programmatic Record of Decision. The Final EIS/EIR evaluated two 
options for expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir from its existing capacity 
of 100 thousand acre-feet (TAF). A 175 TAF expansion option would 
expand the reservoir to 275 TAF. This expansion option would be 
operated for environmental water management and San Francisco Bay Area 
water supply reliability. A 60 TAF expansion option would expand the 
reservoir to 160 TAF. This second option would primarily be operated to 
improve Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) dry year water supply 
reliability and water quality.
    A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS/EIR was published in the 
Federal Register on February 20, 2009 (74 FR 7922). The written comment 
period on the Draft EIS/EIR ended on April 21, 2009. The Final EIS/EIR 
contains responses to all written comments received during the review 
period.

DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the project until at 
least 30 days after release of the Final EIS/EIR. After a 30-day 
waiting period, Reclamation may complete a Record of Decision (ROD). 
The ROD will state the action to be implemented and will discuss all 
the factors leading to that decision.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS/EIR may be requested from Ms. Sharon 
McHale, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; 
by calling 916-978-5086 (TTY 916-978-5608); or by e-mailing 
smchale@usbr.gov. The Final EIS/EIR is also accessible from the 
following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=903.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale at 916-978-5086, or 
by e-mail at smchale@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS/EIR documents the direct, 
indirect, and cumulative physical, biological, and socioeconomic 
environment effects that may result from the construction and operation 
of the 60 TAF expansion and 175 expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir.
    The Final EIS/EIR documents the evaluation of four alternatives, 
including No Action. The primary study area includes the Los Vaqueros 
Reservoir watershed and associated dam and reservoir facilities, which 
are situated in the coastal foothills west of the Delta and east of the 
San Francisco Bay Area, the central and south Delta, and service areas 
of San Francisco Bay Area water agencies.
    Copies of the Final EIS/EIR are available for public review at the 
following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional 
Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, 
Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225.
     Contra Costa Water District, 2411 Bisso Lane, Concord, CA 
94524.
     Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 
20240-0001.
    Public hearings were held on March 23, 2009 in Sacramento, 
California; on March 24, 2009 in Livermore, California; on March 26, 
2009 in Dublin, California; on March 31, 2009 in Concord, California; 
and on April 2, 2009 in Oakley, California.
    Public Disclosure: Before including your name, address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
any correspondence, you should be aware that your entire 
correspondence--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
correspondence to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: January 27, 2010.
Mike Chotkowski,
Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2010-6024 Filed 3-18-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P