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CONTACT:
Doug Edwards, Senior Environmental Planner
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Sacramento District
(916) 557-7062
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 15, 2010

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND SAN JOAQUIN AREA FLOOD CONTROL AGENCY NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE A JOINT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE LOWER SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FEASIBILITY STUDY

 

A PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING IS SCHEDULED

 

(Stockton, CA) – Members of the public are invited to a Public Scoping Meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the Lower San Joaquin River Feasibility Study (LSJRFS). The format of the meeting, which will be held at the University of the Pacific, Regent’s Dining Room, Anderson Hall, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA, will be an open house from 6:00 to 8:00 with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as the lead agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in cooperation with the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA), as the lead agency for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is preparing an environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with a range of alternatives for providing flood damage reduction and ecosystem restoration along the lower (northern) portion of the San Joaquin River system.

 

The purpose of the public scoping meeting is to provide an overview of the LSJRFS and the EIS/EIR process, and to afford all interested parties with an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments regarding the scope of analysis and potential alternatives.

 

Written comments regarding the scope of the environmental analysis should be received by February 15, 2010.

 

Persons wishing to comment, and requests to be included on the LSJRFS mailing list should be submitted to Mr. Doug Edwards, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK-PD-R), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by email to Douglas.M.Edwards@usace.army.mil.



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