Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan EIS
Getting Involved in the LTEMP EIS
The public comment period for the DEIS closed on May 9, 2016. Members of the public have an opportunity to read the DEIS and related documents, read the FEIS when it is published, and learn about the EIS on this website.
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.
Compact disc copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the following locations:
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 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.
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.
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.
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