Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan EIS
How Comments on the LTEMP DEIS Were Used
Public comments and information submitted on the LTEMP DEIS were considered during preparation of the Final EIS (FEIS).
The public comment period was one of several major public involvement opportunities for the LTEMP EIS. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the National Park Service (NPS) considered all comments received during the public comment period for the LTEMP DEIS when preparing the FEIS. Responses to comments were provided in Appendix Q of the FEIS.
How Your Scoping Comments Were Used
Public scoping comments and information were used to help determine the scope of the LTEMP EIS and to identify issues of concern.
The public scoping comment period was the first major public involvement opportunity for the LTEMP EIS. Public scoping comments were used to determine relevant issues of concern to the public that might influence the scope of the environmental analysis and the alternatives considered in the DEIS. Comments submitted during the scoping phase helped ensure that reasonable alternatives were analyzed and considered early in the process.
In response to public scoping comments, Reclamation and the NPS identified and provided rationale in the EIS on those issues addressed and those issues beyond the scope of the EIS. In addition to the major issues, the agencies addressed a number of management questions and concerns in the EIS.
A scoping report is available for public review on the Documents page. This report describes the scoping process, including meeting attendance and comments received. Two Web-based meetings were held on March 27, 2012 to present the results of scoping and answer questions from the public. For more information about these and other meetings, see the Public Meetings page.
For More Information
For more information on public participation in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, please consult the following publication: