|This is our opportunity to have our voices heard on the Lake Powell Pipeline project July 8th and 9th, 6 pm: The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is holding two virtual, online meetings. |
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:00 pm MDT
Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:00 pm MDT
Later July: Virtual workshop on writing effective comments to draft EIS. Date and time TBD.
September 8th: Public comments to the draft EIS are due.
Submit comments to: Lake Powell Pipeline Project
Bureau of Reclamation, Provo Area Office
302 East Lakeview Parkway
Provo, Utah 84606
|The Bureau of Reclamation’s advice on writing “substantive comments” they will take into consideration when writing the final EIS (Environmental Impact Statement): |
Substantive Comments “To be most helpful, comments should be as specific as possible. A substantive comment provides new information about the Proposed Action, an alternative or the analysis; identifies a different way to meet the need; points out a specific flaw in the analysis; suggests alternate methodologies and the reason(s) why they should be used; makes factual corrections, or identifies a different source of credible research which, if used in the analysis, could result in different effects.”
Substantive comments do one or more of the following: Question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information in the EIS. Question, with reasonable basis, the adequacy of, methodology for, or assumptions used for the environmental analysis. Present new information relevant to the analysis. Present reasonable alternatives other than those analyzed in the EIS. Cause changes or revisions in one or more of the alternatives.
Comments that are not considered substantive include the following: Comments in favor of or against the proposed action or alternatives without reasoning that meet the criteria listed above. Comments that only agree or disagree with Interior policy or resource decisions without justification or supporting data that meet the criteria listed above. Comments that don’t pertain to the project area or the project. Comments that take the form of vague, open-ended questions.