d.Alternatives:Alternatives to be discussed involve various ways to convey water through the CSF system. Alternatives will involve alteration of the management of existing CSF features as well of structural modifications to MWD features that have been congressionally authorized but not built. The evaluation of the alternatives and selection of a recommended plan will be documented in the DEIS. The alternative plans will be reviewed under provisions of appropriate laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and Farmland Protection Policy Act.
e.Issues:The DEIS will address the following issues: the relation between this project and related projects including MWD, C-111, IOP, and 8.5 SMA; impacts to aquatic and wetland habitats; water flows; hazardous and toxic waste; water quality; flood protection; aesthetics and recreation; fish and wildlife resources, including protected species; cultural resources; and other impacts identified through scoping, public involvement and interagency coordination.
f.Public Involvement:A scoping meeting is not anticipated. A Public meeting will be held after release of the Draft RGRR/SEIS; the exact location, date, and times will be announced in a public notice and local newspapers.
g.DSEIS Preparation:The DEIS is expected to be available for public review in the 3rd quarter of CY 2007.
Branda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.