• Notice of comment period extension for CalAm proposed desalination project

    On January 13, 2017, the CPUC and MBNMS published a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as required for permission to build and operate the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MBNMS).  The agencies originally provided a 45-day period for the public to review and comment on the DEIR/DEIS. The agencies now find it appropriate to extend the comment period by an additional 30 days.  The comment period will now close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

    The agencies must review the proposed project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before making a decision on the proposal. 

    Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov Docket #NOAA-NOS-2016-0156.

    Click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

     Mail Submissions: Send mailed submissions to MBNMS Desal Project Lead, 99 Pacific Ave, Building 455a, Monterey, CA 93940

    Formal Federal Register publication of this notice is available at https://www.federalregister.gov/ or this link.

    For more information, visit: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/resourcepro/resmanissues/desal-projects.html or contact the Desal Lead at 99 Pacific Ave, Bldg 455a, Monterey, CA 93940 or montereybay@noaa.gov.


    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 24, 2017

    Topics: Front PG News


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