[Federal Register: October 29, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 209)]
[Page 58437-58438]
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Bureau of Reclamation

Fish and Wildlife Service

Central Valley Project Improvement Act, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation and Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental 
Impact Statement (FPEIS). FES-99-36.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the Fish 
and Wildlife Service (Service) as co-lead agencies have prepared an 
FPEIS for the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA). The 
alternatives provide a variety of means for implementing the CVPIA. The 
FPEIS includes comments received on the Draft Programmatic 
Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) and its supplement, and 
responses to these comments. Two appendices have been revised and 
errata sheets have been prepared for other appendices.

DATES: Reclamation and the Service will not make a decision on the 
proposed action until 30 days after release of the FPEIS. After the 30-
day waiting period, Reclamation and the Service will complete a Record 
of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be 
implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision.

ADDRESSES: For a copy of the FPEIS, contact Ms. Alisha Sterud, Bureau 
of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-120, Sacramento CA 95825, 
telephone: (916) 978-5190. Copies of the original appendices which were 
not revised are also available.
    See Supplementary Information section for locations where copies of 
the FPEIS are available for public inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact Mr. 
Alan Candlish, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-120, 
Sacramento CA 95825, telephone: (916) 978-5190; or James McKevitt, Fish 
and Wildlife

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Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento CA 95825, telephone: (916) 414-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Preferred Alternative represents broad 
actions and policies that may be implemented within a range of actions. 
These actions were included in alternatives evaluated in the DPEIS and 
its supplement. The Preferred Alternative was developed through a 
review of impact assessments of the DPEIS alternatives, comments 
received concerning the DPEIS, and its supplement and interim 
implementation actions assisted by an administrative process.
    The Preferred Alternative includes provisions of the CVPIA that 
have been recognized as either ``Core'' Programs which were included in 
all of the alternatives evaluated or programs with multiple options 
which formed the basis for differentiating between the alternatives. 
Some of the Core Programs are renewal of CVP water service contracts, 
construction of the Shasta Temperature Control Device, fish and 
wildlife non-flow related habitat restoration, and improvements to 
Coleman National Fish Hatchery. Multiple Implementation Programs 
include the dedication of CVP yield and supplemental water acquisition 
to meet fish and wildlife needs, including the provision of Level 2 and 
4 water supplies to refuges, and implementation of levels of tiered 
water pricing for CVP water contracts.
    Copies of the FPEIS are available for public inspection and review 
at the following locations:

    <bullet> Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Policy, Room 7456, 
1849 C Street NW, Washington DC 20240; telephone: (202) 208-4662.
    <bullet> Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Service Center 
Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and 
Kipling, Denver CO 80225; telephone: (303) 445-2072.
    <bullet> Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Office, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento CA 95825-1898; telephone: (916) 978-5100.
    <bullet> Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Main Interior Building, Washington DC 

    Copies will also be available for inspection at the following 
public libraries:

Alum Rock Library, Alturas Public Library, Amador County Library, 
Auburn-Placer County Library, Bakersfield Library, Burbank Public 
Library, Butte County Library, Calaveras County Library, California 
State Library, College of the Redwoods, Colusa County Free Library, 
Concord Library, Contra Costa Library, CSU--Chico, Meriam Library-
Government Publications, CSU Long Beach, Library-Government 
Documents, CSU-Stanislaus, Del Norte County Library District, Dixon 
Unified School District Library, E.P. Foster and H.P. Wright 
Library, El Dorado County Library, Fresno County Public Library, 
Grass Valley-Sierra County Library, Humboldt County Library, Kern 
County Public Library, Kings County Library, Lake County Library, 
Lassen County Free Library, Lodi Public Library, Los Angeles Public 
Library, Los Banos City Library, Madera County Library, Marin County 
Civic Center Library, Mariposa County Library, Mendocino County 
Library, Mendota Unified School District, Merced Library, Modesto 
City Library, Monterey County Free Library, Napa City and County 
Library, Nevada City Library, Northwestern University, Oakland 
Public Library, Orange County Public Library, Plumas County Library, 
Red Bluff City Library, Redwood City-San Mateo County Library, 
Riverside City and County Library, Sacramento County Library, 
Sacramento Public Library, San Benito County Free Library, San 
Bernadino County Library, San Diego Public Library, San Diego State 
University, San Francisco Public Library, San Jose State University, 
San Luis Obispo City and County Library, San Rafael Civic Center 
Library, Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Cruz Public Library, 
Shasta County Library, Siskiyou County Library, Solano County 
Library, Sonoma County Library, Stanford University Libraries, 
Stanislaus County Free Library, Stockton City Library, Stockton-San 
Joaquin County Public Library, Sutter County Library, Tehama County 
Library, Trinity County Library, Tulare County Free Library, Tulare 
Public Library, Tuolumne County Library, U.C. Berkeley Library, U.C. 
Davis Library, U.C. Hastings College of Law, U.C. Los Angeles, 
University Research Library, U.C. San Diego Government Documents/
Maps Department, U.C. Santa Barbara, Library-Government Publications 
Section, U.C. Water Resources Center, Willows Public Library, Yolo 
County Library, Yuba County Library.

    Dated: October 22, 1999.
Kirk C. Rodgers,
Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
    Dated: October 21, 1999.
Wayne White,
Operations Manager, California and Nevada Operations Office, Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 99-28425 Filed 10-28-99; 8:45 am]