Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

FEIS/EIR for the Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Plant Project Available

Mar 08, 2013

Contact: Kelly Moroney, Sacramento River NWR - 530-934-2801, kelly_moroney@fws.gov

Service Announces Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Plant Project

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the availability of the final environmental impact statement and environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project. This project is located in California’s Glenn and Butte counties.

The Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are the federal and state lead agencies for the proposed project. The project includes riparian restoration on the Riparian Sanctuary Unit of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge and protection of the Princeton-Cordora-Glenn and Provident irrigation districts pumping plant and fish screen facility.

The notice will publish in the Federal Register on March 15, 2013. The draft EIS/EIR was available for public review and comment between May 4, 2012, and June 25, 2012. We received four comment letters on the draft EIS/EIR. We modified the final EIS/EIR in response to several comments.

The final EIS/EIR is available on the following websites:  www.fws.gov/sacramentovalleyrefuges/ and www.riverpartners.org/where-we-work/sanctuary/documents.html. We will make a decision no sooner than 30 days after the publication of the final EIS/EIR. Copies of the final EIS/EIR are also available at the following locations:

  • Sacramento NWR Complex, 752 County Road 99 W, Willows, CA  95988
  • River Partners Office, 580 Vallombrosa Ave., Chico, CA  95926
  • Orland Free Library, 333 Mill Street, Orland, CA  95963
  • Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave., Chico, CA  95926
  • CDFW Office, 629 Entler Ave., Suite 12, Chico, CA  95928
  • PCGID-PID Office, 258 South Butte Street, Willows, CA  95988

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