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                                                                      Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices                                          54519

                                          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                              reference the Bureau of Reclamation/                     No new infrastructure facilities are
                                                                                                  EDCWA CVP Water Service Contract                      included with this proposed action.
                                          Bureau of Reclamation                                   EIS/EIR and be sent to: James A.                      While the EIS/EIR will identify, to the
                                                                                                  Roberts, Ph.D., El Dorado County Water                extent known, possible future
                                          Proposed Water Service Contract, El                     Agency, 3932 Ponderosa Road, Suite                    infrastructure projects that would be
                                          Dorado County Water Agency, El                          200, Shingle Springs, CA 95682.                       needed to fully utilize this contract
                                          Dorado County, CA                                                                                             water, many of these details are not
                                                                                                  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                          AGENCY:    Bureau of Reclamation,                                                                             currently known. Accordingly, a
                                                                                                  Brian Deason, Environmental Specialist,
                                          Interior.                                                                                                     program-level assessment of known or
                                                                                                  Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom
                                          ACTION:  Notice of intent to prepare a                                                                        potential facilities will be provided in
                                                                                                  Dam Road, Folsom, California 95630,
                                          draft environmental impact statement/                                                                         the EIS/EIR.
                                                                                                  telephone: (16) 989–7279 or James A.
                                          environmental report (EIS/EIR) and                      Roberts, Ph.D. at the above address,                     The EIS/EIR will assess potential
                                          notice of scoping meetings.                             telephone: (530) 621–5392.                            impacts to any Indian Trust Assets
                                                                                                                                                        (ITAs) or any environmental justice
                                          SUMMARY:    Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C)               SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:       In 1990,             issues. Input about concerns or issues
                                          of the National Environmental Policy                    Congress passed Public Law 101–514,                   related to ITAs is requested from
                                          Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended) and                     which directed Reclamation to enter                   potentially affected Indian groups and
                                          Section 21061 of the California                         into a long-term CVP M&I water service                individuals, the public, and state and
                                          Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the                   contract with EDCWA. Section 206                      Federal agencies.
                                          Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation)                     (b)(1)(B) provides that Reclamation                      This proposed action has been the
                                          and El Dorado County Water Agency                       enter into an M&I water service contract              subject of previous scoping meetings
                                          (EDCWA) intend to prepare a joint EIS/                  with EDCWA for up to 15,000 AFA. The                  that were published in the Federal
                                          EIR for a Municipal and Industrial (M&I)                proposed action is the execution of a                 Register (58 FR 28034, May 12, 1993,
                                          water service contract from the Central                 long term water service contract with                 and 63 FR 30512, June 4, 1998).
                                          Valley Project (CVP), California. The                   EDCWA. EDCWA intends to apportion                     However, because the proposed action
                                          proposed project consists of a long term                this new contract water to both EID and               and alternatives have been updated and
                                          water supply contract under which                       GDPUD based on these parties’                         more than eight years has passed since
                                          Reclamation would provide up to                         individual water needs and timing                     the last scoping meetings, additional
                                          15,000 acre-feet per annum (AFA) to the                 requests. This will require separate                  scoping activities are being initiated at
                                          EDCWA for diversion from Folsom                         contracts between EDCWA and both EID                  this time.
                                          Reservoir or for exchange upstream on                   and GDPUD with Reclamation approval.
                                          the American River. The EDCWA                           At present, it is assumed that the new                Special Services
                                          proposes to sub-contract this water                     Federal water supply would be split                     If special assistance is required at the
                                          equally between El Dorado Irrigation                    equally between EID and GDPUD such                    scoping meetings, please contract Donna
                                          District (EID) and Georgetown Divide                    that each purveyor would be provided                  Potter at 916–978–5103, TDD 916–978–
                                          Public Utility District (GDPUD). EID                    up to 7,500 AFA.                                      5608, or via e-mail at
                                          proposes to take its supply from Folsom                    The EIS/EIR focuses on the potential               lpotter@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Ms.
                                          Reservoir. GDPUD proposes to take its                   environmental impacts resulting from                  Potter as far in advance of the meetings
                                          supply upstream by way of a water                       the execution and implementation of                   as possible to enable Reclamation to
                                          exchange with Placer County Water                       the new CVP water service contract. The               secure the needed services. If a request
                                          Agency (PCWA). The GDPUD diversion                      EIS/EIR will include evaluation of the                cannot be honored, the requestor will be
                                          facility is at the American River Pump                  no project alternative as well as                     notified. A telephone device for the
                                          Station which is currently under                        alternative delivery quantities. At a                 hearing impaired (TDD) is available at
                                          construction.                                           project-level, it will address a                      916–978–5608.
                                          DATES: Reclamation and EDCWA will                       comprehensive nag of in-stream                          Our practice is to make comments,
                                          host two public scoping meetings on the                 potential effects resulting from this new             including names, home addresses, home
                                          proposed project. The meeting dates are:                15,000 AFA withdrawal, including a                    phone numbers, and email addresses of
                                             • Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 6 to                  detailed evaluation of the effects to the             respondents, available for public
                                          8 p.m., Placerville, CA.                                CVP and the State Water Project (SWP).                review. Individual respondents may
                                             • Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6                   This will involve assessments of water-               request that we withhold their names
                                          to 8 p.m., Greenwood, CA.                               related resources including: Fisheries,               and/or home addresses, etc., but if you
                                             Any interested member of the public                  riparian species/habitats, water-related              wish to consider withholding this
                                          is invited to attend. An overview of the                recreation, water-related cultural                    information you must state this
                                          project will be presented and public                    resources, and water quality. It will also            prominently at the beginning of your
                                          comments received. Written comments                     address water supply impacts across the               comments. In addition, you must
                                          should be mailed to James A. Roberts at                 CVP/SWP, flood control at Folsom                      present a rationale for withholding this
                                          the address below by October 11, 2006.                  Reservoir, and potential effects to CVP               information. This rationale must
                                          ADDRESSES: The locations of the two                     hydropower generation and pumping                     demonstrate that disclosure would
                                          meetings are:                                           impacts at the reservoir. Water-related               constitute a clearly unwarranted
                                             • Placerville—El Dorado Irrigation                   analyses will be facilitated through the              invasion of privacy. Unsupported
                                          District, Harry J. Dunlop Customer                      application and use of Reclamation’s                  assertions will not meet this burden. In
                                          Service Building, Board Room, 2890                      planning and operations model,                        the absence of exceptional,
                                          Mosquito Road, Placerville.                             CALSIM II, along with other                           documentable circumstances, this
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                                             • Greenwood—Greenwood                                environmental models that utilize                     information will be released. We will
                                          Community Center, 4411 Highway 193,                     CLASIM II output hydrology. At                        always make submissions from
                                          Greenwood, CA 95635.                                    present, the lead agencies lack sufficient            organizations or businesses, and from
                                             Written comments on this notice or                   information to ascertain whether any of               individuals identifying themselves as
                                          the scope of this EIS/EIR should                        these impacts will be significant.                    representatives or officials of


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                                          54520                       Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices

                                          organizations or businesses, available                  Commission may also be obtained by                    information concerning the conduct of
                                          for public inspection in their entirety.                accessing its Internet server (http://                these reviews and rules of general
                                                                                                  www.usitc.gov). The public record for                 application, consult the Commission’s
                                          Michael Nepstad,
                                                                                                  these reviews may be viewed on the                    Rules of Practice and Procedure, part
                                          Acting Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-
                                                                                                  Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS)                 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part
                                          Pacific Region.
                                                                                                  at http://edis.usitc.gov.                             201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and
                                          [FR Doc. 06–7705 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am]
                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On                         F (19 CFR part 207).
                                          BILLING CODE 4310–MN–M
                                                                                                  September 5, 2006, the Commission                     DATES: Effective Date: September 5,
                                                                                                  determined that it should proceed to                  2006.
                                                                                                  full reviews in the subject five-year                 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                          INTERNATIONAL TRADE                                     reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of
                                          COMMISSION                                                                                                    Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of
                                                                                                  the Act. The Commission found that                    Investigations, U.S. International Trade
                                          [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–364 and 731–                 both the domestic and respondent                      Commission, 500 E Street, SW.,
                                          TA–711 and 713–716 (Second Review)]                     interested party group responses to its               Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-
                                                                                                  notice of institution (71 FR 31207, June              impaired persons can obtain
                                          Oil Country Tubular Goods From                          1, 2006) were adequate. A record of the
                                          Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and                                                                           information on this matter by contacting
                                                                                                  Commissioners’ votes, the                             the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–
                                          Mexico                                                  Commission’s statement on adequacy,                   205–1810. Persons with mobility
                                          AGENCY: United States International                     and any individual Commissioner’s                     impairments who will need special
                                          Trade Commission.                                       statements will be available from the                 assistance in gaining access to the
                                                                                                  Office of the Secretary and at the                    Commission should contact the Office
                                          ACTION: Notice of Commission
                                                                                                  Commission’s Web site.                                of the Secretary at 202–205–2000.
                                          determinations to conduct full five-year
                                          reviews concerning the countervailing                     Authority: These reviews are being                  General information concerning the
                                          duty order on oil country tubular goods                 conducted under authority of title VII of the         Commission may also be obtained by
                                                                                                  Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published          accessing its Internet server (http://
                                          (‘‘OCTG’’) from Italy and the
                                                                                                  pursuant to section 207.62 of the
                                          antidumping duty orders on OCTG from                                                                          www.usitc.gov). The public record for
                                                                                                  Commission’s rules.
                                          Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and                                                                           these reviews may be viewed on the
                                          Mexico.                                                   By order of the Commission.                         Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS)
                                                                                                    Issued: September 11, 2006.                         at http://edis.usitc.gov.
                                          SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives                    Marilyn R. Abbott,                                    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On
                                          notice that it will proceed with full                   Secretary to the Commission.                          September 5, 2006, the Commission
                                          reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of                [FR Doc. E6–15359 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am]             determined that it should proceed to
                                          the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C.                       BILLING CODE 7020–02–P                                full reviews in the subject five-year
                                          1675(c)(5)) to determine whether                                                                              reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of
                                          revocation of the countervailing duty                                                                         the Act. The Commission found that the
                                          order on OCTG from Italy and the                        INTERNATIONAL TRADE                                   domestic interested party group
                                          antidumping duty orders on OCTG from                    COMMISSION                                            response to its notice of institution (71
                                          Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and                                                                           FR 31209, June 1, 2006) was adequate
                                          Mexico would be likely to lead to                       [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–707–709
                                                                                                  (Second Review)]                                      and that the respondent interested party
                                          continuation or recurrence of material                                                                        group response with respect to
                                          injury within a reasonably foreseeable                  Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy                     Argentina was adequate and decided to
                                          time. A schedule for the reviews will be                Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure                    conduct a full review with respect to the
                                          established and announced at a later                    Pipe From Argentina, Brazil, and                      order covering seamless pipe from
                                          date. For further information concerning                Germany                                               Argentina. The Commission found that
                                          the conduct of these reviews and rules                                                                        the respondent interested party group
                                          of general application, consult the                     AGENCY:  United States International                  responses with respect to Brazil and
                                          Commission’s Rules of Practice and                      Trade Commission.                                     Germany were inadequate.1 However,
                                          Procedure, part 201, subparts A through                 ACTION: Notice of Commission                          the Commission determined to conduct
                                          E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207,                      determinations to conduct full five-year              full reviews concerning seamless pipe
                                          subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part                    reviews concerning the antidumping                    from Brazil and Germany to promote
                                          207).                                                   duty orders on certain seamless carbon                administrative efficiency in light of its
                                          DATES:   Effective Date: September 5,                   and alloy steel standard, line, and                   decision to conduct a full review with
                                          2006.                                                   pressure pipe (‘‘seamless pipe’’) from                respect to seamless pipe from Argentina.
                                                                                                  Argentina, Brazil, and Germany.                       A record of the Commissioners’ votes,
                                          FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                          Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of                   SUMMARY:   The Commission hereby gives                the Commission’s statement on
                                          Investigations, U.S. International Trade                notice that it will proceed with full                 adequacy, and any individual
                                          Commission, 500 E Street, SW.,                          reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of              Commissioner’s statements will be
                                          Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-                          the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C.                     available from the Office of the
                                          impaired persons can obtain                             1675(c)(5)) to determine whether                      Secretary and at the Commission’s Web
                                          information on this matter by contacting                revocation of the antidumping duty                    site.
                                          the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–                   orders on seamless pipe from Argentina,                 Authority: These reviews are being
                                          205–1810. Persons with mobility                         Brazil, and Germany would be likely to                conducted under authority of title VII of the
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                                          impairments who will need special                       lead to continuation or recurrence of                 Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published
                                          assistance in gaining access to the                     material injury within a reasonably                     1 Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun and
                                          Commission should contact the Office                    foreseeable time. A schedule for the                  Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane found that the
                                          of the Secretary at 202–205–2000.                       reviews will be established and                       respondent interested party group response with
                                          General information concerning the                      announced at a later date. For further                respect to Germany was adequate.



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                             SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PREPARATION
                     OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT/STATEMENT


From: El Dorado County Water Agency
      3932 Ponderosa Road, Suite 200
      Shingle Springs, California 95682

This Supplemental Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report is prepared pursuant to
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). It provides supplemental information to the
previous Notice of Preparation (NOP) dated May 22, 1998, as described herein. The EIR under
preparation will be part of a joint environmental impact report/environmental impact statement
(EIR/EIS) addressing the potential environmental consequences of a proposed Central Valley Project
(CVP) Water Service Contract between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the El
Dorado County Water Agency (EDCWA).

Previous Notices

An NOP for the EIR/EIS was originally prepared for this project and circulated in April 1993
(SCH # 93052016). A Notice of Intent (NOI), prepared by Reclamation as the federal Lead Agency
for purposes of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, was similarly prepared for
the project and published in the Federal Register (Vol. 58, No. 90, May 12, 1993). Subsequently,
new information regarding potential project alternatives was identified and made available,
warranting issuance of another revised NOP in May 1998. Since 1998, a number of events have
transpired that have prompted EDCWA to issue this Supplemental NOP. Specifically, in 1999 the
El Dorado County General Plan Update was suspended by a Writ of Mandate, and additional
environmental review of the General Plan was required. El Dorado County completed the
supplemental environmental review, and approved the General Plan Update in July 2004; in
March 2005, El Dorado County voters approved the referendum on the General Plan adopted by the
Board of Supervisors. In September 2005, the Sacramento County Superior Court discharged the
Writ of Mandate that previously limited development approvals in El Dorado County pending
completion of the new General Plan. Additionally, water needs for this region have recently been
verified, and focused information on the potential alternatives, including the intended service areas,
have been established. Through the alternatives development process, key agencies have now been
identified as potential Responsible Agencies under CEQA. As explained below, these agencies
include the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the Placer County Water Agency
(PCWA).

Description of the Project

In 1990, Congress passed Public Law 101-514, which directed Reclamation to enter into a long-term
CVP Municipal and Industrial (M&I) water service contract with EDCWA. Section 206 (b)(1)(B)
provides that Reclamation enter into an M&I water service contract with EDCWA for up to 15,000
acre-feet per annum (AFA). This contract would have a 40-year term and would be subject to
renewals. This action, the execution of a master contract with EDCWA, represents the proposed
action. EDCWA intends to allocate this new contract water to both El Dorado Irrigation District
(EID) and Georgetown Divide Public Utility District (GDPUD) based on these parties’ individual
water needs and timing requests. This will require separate contracts between EDCWA and both
EID and GDPUD with Reclamation approval. At present, it is assumed that the new federal
allocation would be split equally between EID and GDPUD such that each purveyor would be
provided 7,500 AFA. The EIR/EIS will include project-level analysis not only of the master contract
between Reclamation and EDCWA, but also of alternative scenarios representing different amounts

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of water being allocated to EID and GDPUD respectively, including a reduced diversion (although
any treatment and delivery infrastructure required by either of these two agencies will be addressed
only programmatically).

For its allocation, EID proposes to divert directly from Folsom Reservoir. Treatment would occur at
either the existing El Dorado Hills Water Treatment Plant or at a new plant at Bass Lake. GDPUD,
on the other hand, would receive its allocation by way of a water exchange. Due to its inability to
divert directly from Folsom Reservoir, GDPUD would exchange its new federal water allocation
with another purveyor upstream on the American River (a situation specifically provided for under
the legislation); this upstream purveyor must, however, have the ability of directly diverting CVP
water.

An obvious location for GDPUD to divert their exchanged water would be at the permanent site for
the Auburn Pumps (currently under construction), now owned and operated by PCWA. During the
design of the pump station, an under-river caisson was to be stubbed out at the southern bank of the
river; this was to accommodate GDPUD in the event that it chose to utilize this diversion facility in
the future. Under the water exchange being contemplated, GDPUD would divert a prescribed
quantity of PCWA’s Middle Fork Project (MFP) water rights water at the pumps, in exchange for
relinquishing a prescribed quantity of its CVP allocation to PCWA for diversion at Folsom Dam.
The exact quantities of the exchange and the conditions of their diversions would be the subject of an
agreement between GDPUD, PCWA, and Reclamation. For such an exchange to physically occur,
PCWA would ultimately have to petition the SWRCB for a Change in Place of Use (POU) of its
MFP water rights. Currently, MFP water rights are not approved for use in El Dorado County. For
GDPUD to use MFP water rights water, their service area would have to be included in the MFP
authorized POU. Consequently, under this exchange, both PCWA and the SWRCB would be
Responsible Agencies, as noted above.

Service Areas (Use Areas)

The current service area boundaries for EID and GDPUD are shown in Figure 1. Use of this new
CVP water and the new exchanged MFP water rights, however, would be used in a much smaller
defined area. These smaller areas are also identified in Figure 1. As denoted by the black cross-
hatching, these areas represent the federal “action area”. These areas will be the Subcontractor
Service Areas (identified in the water service contracts) and, accordingly, will also be, for the most
part, the focus of the environmental landside evaluation of this EIR/EIS. The Subcontractor Service
Areas have been extensively developed through careful consideration of anticipated future growth
areas, consistency with General Plan designation, and based on the practical limits of pumping.

Potential Environmental Impacts

The EIR/EIS focuses on the potential environmental impacts resulting from the execution and
implementation of the new CVP water contract. At a project-level, it will address a comprehensive
range of in-stream potential effects resulting from this new 15,000 AFA withdrawal, including a
detailed evaluation of the effects to the CVP/SWP. This will involve assessments of water-related
resources including; fisheries, riparian species/habitats, water-related recreation, water-related
cultural resources, and water quality. It will also address water supply impacts across the CVP/SWP,
flood control at Folsom Reservoir, and potential effects to CVP hydropower generation and pumping
impacts at the reservoir. Water-related analyses will be facilitated through the application and use of
Reclamation’s planning and operations model, CALSIM II along with other environmental models
that utilize CALSIM II output hydrology. At present, the Lead Agencies lack sufficient information
to ascertain whether any of these impacts will be significant.

No new infrastructure facilities are proposed with this project. While the EIR/EIS will identify, to
the extent known, possible future infrastructure projects that would be needed to utilize the contract
water fully, many of these details are not currently known. Accordingly, as noted above, a program-
level assessment of known or potential facilities will be provided in the EIR/EIS.

The range of actions associated with this project has identified the involvement of several agencies.
While EDCWA is the Lead Agency under CEQA, the Responsible Agencies include EID, GDPUD,
PCWA, and the SWRCB. Each of the Responsible Agencies possesses separate and independent
discretionary authority on one or more aspects of the project and is expected to rely on this EIR/EIS,
to the extent possible, to support its decisions.

Public Scoping Meetings

EDCWA will co-host two Public Scoping Meetings with Reclamation on the proposed project, to be
held in the Placerville and Georgetown Divide areas. The meetings are scheduled for September 26
and 27, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Any interested member of the public is invited to attend.
Facilities where the meetings will be held are ADA-accessible. An overview of the project will be
presented and public comments received. The locations of the two meetings are provided below:

September 26, 2006     El Dorado Irrigation District
                       Harry J. Dunlop Customer Service Building
                       Board Room
                       2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville

September 27, 2006     Greenwood Community Center
                       4411 Highway 193, Greenwood

Project Schedule

The EIR/EIS is expected to be released for public review and comment as a draft early in 2007 along
with the draft master CVP water service contract and other supporting environmental documents.
The public will be provided 60 days with which to submit formal comments on the draft EIR/EIS and
draft CVP water service contract.

Comments on Notice

Any comments on this notice must be received no later than October 16, 2006. EDCWA requests
that you identify a contact person in your organization in your comment(s). Your written comments
to this Notice of Preparation should reference the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation/EDCWA CVP Water
Service Contract EIR/EIS and be addressed to:

James A. Roberts, Ph.D.
3932 Ponderosa Road, Suite 200
Shingle Springs, California 95682


September 15, 2006                             Signature:
                                                            William T. Hetland, General Manager
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         Public Scoping Meetings Scheduled on the Proposed
         Water Service Contract with El Dorado County Water
         Agency

         The Bureau of Reclamation and El Dorado County Water Agency (EDCWA) intend to
         prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for
         a Central Valley Project (CVP) water service contract. In 1990, Congress passed Public Law
         101-514, directing Reclamation to enter into a long-term CVP Municipal and Industrial
         (M&I) water service contract with EDCWA to meet the long-term water supply needs of El
         Dorado County. The proposed water service contract with EDCWA is for up to 15,000 acre-
         feet per year for diversion from Folsom Reservoir or for exchange upstream on the American
         River. EDCWA proposes to sub-contract this water equally between El Dorado Irrigation
         District (EID) and Georgetown Divide Public Utility District (GDPUD). EID proposes to
         take its supply from Folsom Reservoir. GDPUD proposes to take its supply upstream by way
         of a water exchange with Placer County Water Agency at the American River Pump Station.

         The EIS/EIR focuses on potential environmental impacts resulting from implementation of
         the proposed CVP contract and will include evaluation of the "no project" alternative as well
         as alternative delivery quantities. The project will address a comprehensive range of potential
         effects resulting from the new water service contract, including a detailed evaluation of the
         effects to both water and land related resources. The EIS/EIR will also identify, at a
         programmatic level, possible future infrastructure projects that would be needed to fully
         utilize this contract water.

         A Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS will be published in the Federal Register on Friday,
         September 15, 2006. Two scoping meetings are being held to solicit public input on topics
         that will be addressed in the EIS/EIR. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to
         interact directly with the study team. The meetings are scheduled as follows:

         Placerville                                                       Greenwood
         Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 6-8 p.m.                          Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6-8 p.m.
         El Dorado Irrigation District                                    Greenwood Community Center
         2890 Mosquito Road                                              4411 Highway 193

         Written comments on the scope of the environmental document must be received by close of
         business Monday, October 16, 2006. Written comments should reference the Bureau of
         Reclamation/EDCWA CVP Water Service Contract EIS/EIR and be sent to: Mr. James A.
         Roberts, EDCWA, 3932 Ponderosa Road, Suite 200, Shingle Springs, CA 95682. For further
         information, contact Mr. Brian Deason, Reclamation, at 916-989-7173 or e-mail
         bdeason@mp.usbr.gov.
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                        NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGS

                U.S. Bureau of Reclamation/El Dorado County Water Agency
                             New CVP Water Service Contract

The El Dorado County Water Agency is seeking a new long-term CVP water service contract
from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation which would provide up to 15,000 acre-feet/year from
Folsom Reservoir. This action was authorized under P.L.101-514 (Section 206). The pending
EIS/EIR will evaluate potential environmental impacts to water- and land-related resources
resulting from implementation of the proposed CVP contract. It will evaluate potential impacts of
the Agency's provisional plans to allocate this water equally between El Dorado Irrigation District
and Georgetown Divide Public Utility District. Alternatives will include reduced and alternative
delivery quantities as well as a “No Action/Project” alternative.

Two scoping meetings are being held to solicit public input on topics to be addressed in the
EIS/EIR. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with the study team.
The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Placerville
Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 6-8 p.m.
El Dorado Irrigation District
2890 Mosquito Road

Greenwood
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6-8 p.m.
Greenwood Community Center
4411 Highway 193

Written comments on the scope of the environmental document are being accepted through
Monday, October 16, 2006. Comments should reference the U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation/EDCWA CVP Water Service Contract EIS/EIR and be sent to: Mr. James A.
Roberts, EDCWA, 3932 Ponderosa Road, Suite 200, Shingle Springs, CA 95682. For further
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                     New CVP Water Service Contract
            Authorized under Public Law 101-514 (Section 206)
                 Environmental Impact Statement/Report

                           Public Scoping Meetings
                    El Dorado Irrigation District Board Room
                   2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, California
                          Tuesday, September 26, 2006

                        Greenwood Community Center
                   4411 Highway 193, Greenwood, California
                        Wednesday, September 27, 2006

                                  6:00-8:00 pm


Program

5:45 pm      Attendee Sign-In

6:00 pm      Opening Remarks – Purpose of Meeting

6:10 pm      Project Background
                     Public Law 101-514 (Section 206)
                     Lead Agencies
                     Responsible/Participating Agencies
                     Past Developments and Current Status
             Project Overview
                     Proposed Project/Action
                     Alternatives/Water Exchange
                     Scope of Environmental Review
                     Endangered Species Act Process
                     Contract Negotiations

6:30 pm      Concluding Remarks – Meeting Format and Introduction of Issue-Tables

6:35 pm      Public Comments

8:00 pm      Adjourn
Garza, Jennifer O
From:               Betty Yee [byee@waterboards.ca.gov]
Sent:               Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:59 PM
To:                 Garza, Jennifer O
Subject:            NOP for El Dorado County Water Agency new CVP Water ServiceContract


Hi Jennie,

I reviewed the information that you sent regarding the new water service contract. It
seems to me that State Board in their Water Rights capacity would be best able to address
any concerns that the Regional Board might have. However, I would like to mention a few
items that might be considered in developing the EIR/EIS.

1. The Lower American River from Folsom Dam to its confluence with the Sacramento River
is designated as a "recreation" river in both the State and Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers
systems. Will this project affect this designation?

2. The usage of the water by the two beneficiaries, EID and GDPUD, will probably generate
wastewater. The impacts of the wastewater should be addressed with respect to the
disposal of the wastewater. Its also important to note that urban runoff is also a
wastewater that we regulate.

Thanks for sending me the NOP.   If you have any questions, please contact me.

Betty

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Betty Yee
Senior Water Resource Control Engineer
CA Regional Water Quality Control Board
11020 Sun Center Drive, #200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6114
916-464-4643
FAX: 916-464-4780
Email: byee@waterboards.ca.gov
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Comments from the U.S. EPA were received at a consultation meeting with Laura Fujii on October 4, 2006.
The comments submitted consist of a re-submission of the 1993 and 1998 comments.

				
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