Monday, December 04, 2006

USBR Folsom Dam EIS/EIR Press Release

Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Draft EIS/EIR Released for Public Review and Comment

Media Contacts: Department of Water Resources Mr. Don Strickland, 916-653-9515
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jim Taylor, 916-557-5101
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency Stein Buer, 916-874-7606 The Draft EIS/EIR may be viewed online at If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or

The Folsom DS/FDR Draft EIS/EIR may be viewed at Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Regional Office Library, 2800 Cottage Way, W-1825, Sacramento; the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville; the Folsom Public Library, 300 Persifer Street, Folsom; the Roseville Public Library, 225 Taylor Street, Roseville; or the Sacramento Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento.

Comments on the Draft EIS/EIR should be submitted by Monday, January 22, 2007, to Mr. Shawn Oliver, Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom CA 95630, or; and Mrs. Becky Victorine, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or

As part of the NEPA process, public hearings will provide interested parties with an opportunity to comment verbally on the Folsom DS/FDR Draft EIS/EIR. Two hearings will allow the public to ask questions, review informational displays, and provide written and/or oral comments. The hearings are scheduled on January 9, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sacramento Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, and on January 10, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, Folsom. The hearings may be extended by an hour each if necessary.

For additional information on the Folsom DS/FDR Draft EIS/EIR, please contact Mr. Shawn Oliver, Reclamation, at 916-989-7256, TDD 916-978-5608, or; or Ms. Annalena Bronson, Department of Water Resources, Division of Flood Management, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821, at 916-574-0359, or; or Mr. Peter Buck, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, 1007 7th St, 7th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, at 916-874-7606, or To request copies of the Corps' PAC Report, or for further information on the flood damage reduction features of the Folsom DS/FDR Draft EIS/EIR alternatives, please contact Mrs. Becky Victorine at 916-557-5162.