[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 5837]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01662]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental 
Impact Report on the Sacramento River Water Reliability Study, 
California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation and the Placer County Water Agency 
are canceling plans to continue work on a joint environmental impact 
statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) on implementing the 
Sacramento River Water Reliability Study.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Bureau of 
Reclamation, at (916) 989-5086.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Sacramento River Water Reliability Study 
(SRWRS) was a water supply plan consistent with the Water Forum 
Agreement (April 24, 2000) objectives of pursuing a Sacramento River 
diversion to meet water supply needs of the Placer-Sacramento region 
and promoting ecosystem preservation along the lower American River. 
The reason for canceling is that the non-federal sponsor, Placer County 
Water Agency, does not have the capital improvement funding to 
construct a project due to the decline in the regional and statewide 
economy.
    The SRWRS cost-sharing partners had identified their long-term 
needs for additional water supplies to meet growing water supply 
demands and reliability objectives in their respective service areas. 
Placer County Water Agency, Sacramento Suburban Water District, and the 
cities of Roseville, and Sacramento were the cost-sharing partners.
    Reclamation published a notice of intent to prepare the EIS/EIR on 
July 30, 2003 (68 FR 44811).

    Dated: December 11, 2012.
Anastasia T. Leigh,
Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-01662 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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