• MBNMS Proposes Draft EIR for Regional Water Project Desal

    Monterey Bay National Marine Sactuary (MBNMS) has announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping for the proposed Monterey Bay Regional Water Project desalination facility

    An application for permit approval has been submitted by DeepWater Desal, LLC to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and California State Lands Commission to construct and operate a seawater reverse osmosis desalination facility and co-located seawater-cooled 150-megawatt computer data center campus project at Moss Landing, Monterey County, California. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting information and comments from the public on the range and significance of issues related to the project proposed within MBNMS boundaries. The full Notice of Intent can be viewed and downloaded from http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-01/html/2015-12877.htm

    Public comments must be received by July 1, 2015.

    Electronic Submissions:  Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter “NOAA-NOS-2015-0069” in the Search field. Then, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

    MBNMS Desalination Project Lead, 99 Pacific Ave, Bldg 455a, Monterey, CA 93940

    Public Scoping Meetings

    Public Scoping Meetings will be held at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Main Building Conference Room, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing.

    Sessions begin at 2:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The public is invited to participate.

    For further information, contact Bridget Hoover at 99 Pacific Ave, Bldg. 455a, Monterey, CA 93940 or mbnms.comments@noaa.gov

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 11, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Water

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