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Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan EIS


Getting Involved in the LTEMP EIS

The public scoping period ended on January 31, 2012. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to comment on the Draft EIS when it is published, attend public meetings, read the EIS and related documents, and learn about the EIS on this Web site.

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.

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.

Cooperating Agencies

The following agencies will participate in the LTEMP EIS as cooperating agencies: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Colorado River Commission of Nevada, The Havasupai Tribe, The Hopi Tribe, The Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, The Navajo Nation, The 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.

Future Public Involvement Opportunities

Scoping is one phase of the NEPA process. It is intended to give the public the chance to comment on a proposed action and to offer suggestions about the issues to be considered in the EIS analyses. Scoping is the earliest, but not the last, opportunity for the public to provide input on the LTEMP EIS. The public will be invited to provide comments on the Draft EIS when it is published.

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.