Columbia River System Operations
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration, referred to as the Action Agencies, intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Columbia River System operations and configurations for 14 federal projects in the interior Columbia Basin.
In this Columbia River System Operations EIS, the three agencies will present a reasonable range of alternatives for long-term system operations and evaluate the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts on flood risk management, irrigation, power generation, navigation, fish and wildlife, cultural resources and recreation. The Action Agencies will serve as joint-lead agencies in developing the EIS.
Comments received during the public scoping period (September 30, 2016 - February 7, 2017) provides anyone who is interested an opportunity to help the agencies identify issues and concerns that could be analyzed in the EIS.
Environmental Impact Statement
|Scoping Comment Period Extended for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/23/2016|
|Astoria CRSO public scoping meeting rescheduled for early January - 12/21/2016||Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/15/2016|
|Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/12/2016|
|Federal Agencies to Host Two Webinars December 13 for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/01/2016|
|Federal Agencies to hold nine more scoping meetings for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 11/08/2016|
|Federal Agencies Begin Scoping Process for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 9/30/2016|
|Filings, Reports, Data|
|Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Prepare the Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement - 01/04/2017|
|CRSO Online Webinar|
Audio From Webinar - 12/13/2016
|Federal Register Additional Scoping Meeting - Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Pasco, WA - 11/04/2016|
|Public Meeting Materials - 10/26/2016|
|Notice of Intent - 9/30/2016|
|Federal Register Notice of Intent - 9/30/2016|
|Scoping Letter - 9/30/2016|
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration operate, maintain, and transmit hydroelectric power from 14 federal multiple purpose dams and related facilities located throughout the Columbia River basin.