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Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan EIS


Getting Involved in the LTEMP EIS

The FEIS was published on October 7, 2016. There are no more public comment opportunities, however, members of the public have an opportunity to read the FEIS and related documents, read the ROD when it is published, and learn about the EIS on this website.

LTEMP FEIS

The FEIS was filed with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on October 7, 2016. On the same day, the FEIS was made available to the public on this website.

Compact disc copies of the FEIS are also available for public review at the following locations:

  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.
  • Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, 1001 S. Knoles Drive, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-6022.
  • Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.
  • Page Public Library, 479 South Lake Powell Boulevard, Page, Arizona 86040.
  • Grand County Library, Moab Branch, 257 East Center Street, Moab, Utah 84532.
  • Sunrise Library, 5400 East Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89110.
  • Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80204.
  • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240-0001.

Previous Public Involvement Opportunities

Commenting on the LTEMP DEIS

The DEIS was filed with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on January 8, 2016. On the same day, the DEIS was made available to the public on this website. The public comment period on the DEIS closed on May 9, 2016. Meetings on the DEIS were conducted in February and March 2016.

Public Meetings on the LTEMP DEIS

Public meetings were held in February and March 2016 to present an overview of the findings of the LTEMP DEIS and allow the public to ask questions about the DEIS. Dates and locations for the public meetings on the DEIS are presented on the Public Meetings page.

Public Scoping

Public scoping is a phase of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis process intended to give the public the chance to comment on a proposed action, recommend alternatives, and identify and prioritize the resources and issues to be considered in the EIS analyses. Scoping is the earliest, but not the last, opportunity for people to provide input on the LTEMP EIS.

The scoping process is intended to involve all interested agencies (federal, state, county, and local), tribal governments, public interest groups, businesses, and members of the public. The public scoping period started with the publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on July 6, 2011, and ended January 31, 2012.

Scoping Report

Reclamation and the NPS reviewed and evaluated the comments received during the public scoping period for the LTEMP EIS and developed the "Summary of Public Scoping Comments on the Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement" (Scoping Report), which is available on the Documents page.

Two Web-based public meetings were held on March 27, 2012 to provide a summary of public comments on the scope of the LTEMP EIS. The public was able to watch a live overview of the Scoping Report and ask questions of technical experts and managers involved in the EIS. For more information, see the Public Meetings page.

Public Scoping Meetings

Public scoping meetings for the LTEMP EIS were held in six cities in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Colorado in November 2011. At these meetings, the public had the opportunity to hear about the proposed action, meet with technical experts and agency representatives, and ask questions. In addition, a web-based meeting was held to present information and gather public input. Dates and locations for the public scoping meetings are presented on the Public Meetings page.

Preliminary Alternative Concepts

Preliminary alternative concepts for the LTEMP EIS were presented and discussed at a two-day meeting that the public was invited to participate in. The meeting was held on April 4 and 5, 2012 in Flagstaff, Arizona. For more information about this meeting, see the Public Meetings page.

Cooperating Agencies

The following agencies participated in the development of the LTEMP DEIS as cooperating agencies: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Colorado River Board of California, Colorado River Commission of Nevada, Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Navajo Nation, Pueblo of Zuni, Salt River Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Colorado River Commission, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, and Western Area Power Administration.

For More Information

For more information on public participation in the NEPA process, please consult the following publication:

PDF A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard (932 KB)

For general questions about the LTEMP EIS Web site or the EIS contact the Webmaster at: ltempeiswebmaster@anl.gov.

For further information on the LTEMP EIS, see the Contact Us page.