THIS JUST IN … Delta Plan Amendments Program Environmental Impact Report Available for Public Review and Comment

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

Today, Nov. 1, 2017, the Delta Stewardship Council (Council), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), released the Delta Plan Amendments Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for a 47-day public review and comment period.

As part of this release, Council staff is hosting two public open houses today and tomorrow, one in Stockton and one in Sacramento. For more information on these events, please click here. 

A public hearing will also be held in West Sacramento to receive comments on the Draft PEIR. The public hearing is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at the Civic Center Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA.

The Draft PEIR analyzes the potentially significant environmental effects of proposed amendments to the Delta Plan, consisting of the Delta Levees Investment and Risk Reduction Strategy; Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both; and Performance Measures.

The Delta Reform Act of 2009 (Act), requires the development of a legally enforceable, comprehensive, long-term management plan for the Delta, referred to as the Delta Plan.

The Delta Plan, adopted by the Council in 2013, and amended in 2016, is a legally enforceable, comprehensive, long-term management plan for the Delta and the Suisun Marsh that furthers the coequal goals (Water Code section 85300(a)).

The open houses are opportunities for the public to meet with Council staff and discuss how the Draft PEIR is organized and gather information to help in their review. Written comments may also be submitted during the open houses.

Oral comments will be received during the formal public hearing. Written comments on the Draft PEIR’s environmental analyses are requested and invited from agencies, organizations, and individuals.

All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the official administrative record and may be made available to the public.

E-mailed comments will be accepted from November 1, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017. Mailed comments must be postmarked by Monday, December 18, 2017.

Written comments should be sent to:

Delta Stewardship Council
980 9th Street, Suite 1500
Sacramento, California 95814

Comments may be e-mailed to: deltaplanPEIR@deltacouncil.ca.gov

For more information about these meetings visit deltacouncil.ca.gov.

DRAFT Programmatic EIR for Delta Plan Amendments

Notice of Availability
(prepared in compliance with Section 15087 of the CEQA Guidelines)

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