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NSCAR FEIS/FEIR Comes before Sonoma County BOS

The NSCAR FEIS/FEIR will be presented to the SCWA Board of Directors on May 12, 2009 at 8:30 am at 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, California. The full notice for this is below.

–Larry

NOTICE OF AVAILABILTY OF A FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO CERTIFY AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT Pursuant to Section 15087, Title 14, California Code of Regulations. 

This is to advise that the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) has completed a joint Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS/EIR) for the proposed North Sonoma County Agricultural Reuse Project (NSCARP) to construct and operate a recycled water project. 

NSCARP objectives are to provide a reliable, long-term water supply for agricultural interests; reduce discharges from local wastewater treatment plants to local waterways; reduce the use of groundwater and surface water for agricultural purposes in north Sonoma County; provide an environmentally responsible, long-term method of recycled water use; and, increase reliability and long-term sustainability of the regional water supply. 

A Draft EIS/EIR for the Project, identified as State Clearinghouse No. 2006012130, was prepared.  A Notice of Availability (NOA) of the DEIR/EIS was mailed to members of the project EIR/EIS mailing list on March 20, 2007 to announce the release of the document and its 60-day public comment period, and provided information on how to obtain or view the document.  

A public hearing on the DEIR/EIS was conducted before the SCWA Board of Directors on May 15, 2007, and the public review period ended on May 18, 2007.  In compliance with 40 C.F.R. 1503.4(b) and Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15132 relating to the contents of a FEIS and FEIR respectively, comments to the DEIS/EIR and responses to the comments on the DEIR/EIS are presented in the FEIS/EIR).

The FEIS/FEIR will be presented to the SCWA Board of Directors on May 12, 2009 at 8:30 am at 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, California. Send requests for a compact disk or a bound copy of the FEIS/EIR to:

Mr. David Cuneo Senior Environmental Specialist Sonoma County Water Agency 404 Aviation Boulevard Santa Rosa, California (707) 547-1935 david@scwa.ca.gov

The NSCARP FEIS/EIR is available for review and downloading at the following websites:

http://sonomacountywater.org/projects Copies of the FEIS/EIR are available for public review at the following locations:

• Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 

• Sonoma County Central Library, Third and E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 

• Healdsburg Regional Library, Piper and Center Streets, Healdsburg, CA 95448 

• Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, CA 95492 • Guerneville Regional Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 

• Forestville Library Station, 7050 Covey Road, Forestville, CA 95436 

• Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale, CA 95425