Project Updates

Western prepared a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the SLTP in coordination with the San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority (Authority). Western is the lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Authority is the lead agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review process. The Bureau of Reclamation is a cooperating agency and the California Department of Water Resources is a responsible agency.

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Final EIS/EIR Available

Western and the Authority invite you to review the Final EIS/EIR for the proposed SLTP. The Final EIS/EIR is available on the Project Documents page.

Draft Conformity Determination on Air Quality Available for Public Review and Comment

Western and the Authority would like to hear any comments you have on the Draft Conformity Determination on air quality. The Draft Conformity Determination is Appendix M of the Final EIS/EIR, which is available on the Project Documents page.

Please make your comments as specific as possible. Written comments can be provided by mail, by fax, or e-mail. All comments received or post-marked before or on April 25, 2016 will be considered in the Final Conformity Determination.

Western Area Power Administration
Donald Lash, NEPA Document Manager
114 Parkshore Drive
Folsom, CA 95630

Fax: 916-353-4772

Project Schedule

SLTP EIS/EIR Events/Documents
Event/Document Purpose   Approximate Date


Release of Final EIR/EIS Presents revisions to the Draft EIS/EIR and responses to comments on the Draft EIS/EIR March 2016
Record of Decision Western approves the EIS and issues a Decision on the Project April 2016
Notice of Determination The Authority certifies the EIR and files a Notice of Determination if the Project is approved April 2016