[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 230 (Wednesday, November 27, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Page 60300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-30284]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Assistant Secretary--Water and Science


Central Utah Project Completion Act; Wasatch County Water 
Efficiency Project and Daniel Replacement Project

AGENCIES: The Department of the Interior (Department); the Utah 
Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Commission); and 
the Central Utah Water Conservancy District (District).

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS): FES 96-58.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Department, Commission, and the 
District have issued a joint Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS) for the Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project and Daniel 
Replacement Project (WCWEP & DRP). The FEIS analyzes alternatives and 
impacts associated with efficiency improvements in the management, 
delivery, and treatment of water in Wasatch County. The project 
includes the conversion of some open irrigation systems to pressurized 
pipeline systems, thus conserving water and making sprinkler irrigation 
possible. Central Utah Project water conserved under section 207 of the 
Act which is available to the District would be provided to the Daniel 
Irrigation Company as a replacement supply for the terminated 
transbasin diversion from the Strawberry River, located in the Colorado 
River Basin. With the termination of the diversion from the Strawberry 
River, natural stream flows would be re-established in the upper 
Strawberry River, thus completing a major mitigation commitment 
associated with the Strawberry Aqueduct and Collection System of the 
Bonneville Unit. Colorado River Storage Project power would be used, as 
part of the WCWEP & DRP project, to conserve water, improve 
efficiencies, and provide a replacement water supply.

DATES: Written comments relating to the FEIS will be accepted no later 
than January 13, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the FEIS should be addressed to: Karen Ricks, 
Project Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District, 355 West 1300 
South, Orem, Utah 84058.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public participation has occurred throughout 
the EIS process. A Notice of Intent was published in the Federal 
Register December 31, 1992. A notice of availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register 
June 13, 1996. There have been numerous open houses, public meetings, 
and mail-outs to solicit comments and ideas. Any comments received 
throughout the process have been considered.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional copies of the FEIS, DEIS, copies of 
the resources technical reports, or information on matters related to 
this notice can be obtained on request from: Ms. Nancy Hardman, Central 
Utah Water Conservancy District, 355 West 1300 South, Orem, Utah 84058, 
Telephone: (801) 226-7187, Fax: (801) 226-7150.
    Copies are also available for inspection at:

Central Utah Water Conservancy District, 355 West 1300 South, Orem, 
Utah 84058.
Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, 102 West 500 
South, Suite 315, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.
Department of the Interior, Natural Resource Library, Serials Branch, 
18th and C Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.
Department of the Interior, Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, 
302 East 1860 South, Provo, Utah 84606.

    Dated: November 22, 1996.
Ronald Johnston,
CUPCA Program Director, Department of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 96-30284 Filed 11-26-96; 8:45 am]
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