[env-trinity] FW: Final Master EIR available

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 31 12:09:54 PDT 2009


 

 

From: Gutermuth, F. Brandt [mailto:BGutermuth at usbr.gov] 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 11:34 AM
To: Byron Leydecker
Subject: FW: Final Master EIR available

 

Byron-

 

Awesome to have Tom S. on the FOTR board. 

 

Could you please cut and paste the emails below and post on the list serve.
For some reason I am not able to post to the list serve.

Do you know how I can talk to someone about this list serve?  Tom S. used to
be the moderator - but I don't know who does it now.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Brandt

530-623-1806

 

 

 

From: Gutermuth, F. Brandt 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 11:24 AM
To: Trinity List serve (env-trinity at velocipede.dcn.davis.ca.us)
Subject: FW: Final Master EIR available

 

I was just informed that my emails to the list serve have not been coming
through.   I apologize.  Please be aware that the Final Master EIR is
available and that In-channel work is being done now at the Sawmill site.

 

If you have any questions - please reply to me at this email or call at
530.623.1806

 

Thanks -

Brandt

 

From: Gutermuth, F. Brandt 
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:52 PM
To: Trinity List serve
Subject: Final Master EIR available

 

  

Dear Trinity River Enthusiasts - 

 

The Final Master Environmental Impact Report for Trinity River Restoration
Program (TRRP) Channel Rehabilitation and Sediment Management is now
available.  The final incorporates the Draft by reference so - you'll have
to read the entire document - but it should be worth it!  I hope and believe
that this California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document will
facilitate getting TRRP work on the river in a more efficient fashion.  

 

Thank you to all who helped put this document together and especially to the
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, our California
Environmental Quality Act lead for the Master EIR. 

 

Please check it out at: http://www.trrp.net/implementation/remainingP1.htm 

 

Brandt Gutermuth

Environmental Specialist

Trinity River Restoration Program

PO Box 1300 (mailing)

1313 S. Main Street (physical)

Weaverville, CA  96093

530.623.1806 (voice)

530.623.5944 (fax)

www.trrp.net (website)

 

 

THE OFFICIAL COVER LETTER for the EIR follows:
____________________________________________________________________

 

 

Subject:  Final Master Environmental Impact Report for Trinity River
Restoration Program Channel Rehabilitation and Sediment Management at
Remaining Phase 1 and Phase 2 sites 

 

Dear Interested Parties:

 

Under guidance of the Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP), the Bureau
of Reclamation has acted as the Project Proponent in preparation of a
programmatic Master Environmental Impact Report (Master EIR) and site
specific Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) to evaluate impacts
of proposed TRRP activities for Channel Rehabilitation and Sediment
Management at Remaining Phase 1 and Phase 2 sites.  The California Regional
Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region (Regional Water Board), is
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lead agency for preparation
of these documents.  The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) component
of the original joint CEQA/NEPA EA/Draft EIR for Remaining Phase 1
Rehabilitation Activities has been completed with the signing of a federal
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for these activities.  When the
Final Master EIR is certified under CEQA by the Regional Water Board, it
will serve similar functions under CEQA, as the Trinity River Mainstem
Fishery Restoration Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) under NEPA.  The
Final Master EIR will provide programmatic CEQA level review from which
site-specific project reviews may tier from.  Both the FEIS, and now the
Final Master EIR, are meant to support and facilitate implementation of the
Secretary of Interior's December 2000 Record of Decision (ROD) for Trinity
River Restoration. 

 

The mechanical channel rehabilitation and sediment management activities
evaluated by these environmental documents were originally identified in the
ROD as necessary steps towards restoration of the Trinity River's anadromous
fishery.  To this end, the TRRP's efforts are intended to increase habitat
for all life stages of wild salmon and steelhead native to the Trinity
River.  River restoration activities, as described in the Final Master
EIR-Final EIR would create additional fish and wildlife habitat at a number
of discrete locations; and over time, further increases in habitat are
anticipated as riverine processes are restored.  Work to be performed
includes re-contouring bank and floodplain features, as well as conducting
in-river work such as gravel placement and grade control removal.  In
addition to various construction activities, the Final Master EIR - Final
EIR completes the analyses necessary to authorize ongoing restoration
activities such as gravel addition during high spring flows and control of
fine sediment. Construction activities, evaluated in the Final Master EIR -
Final EIR, are scheduled to begin in late-summer 2009 at the Sawmill
Restoration site, near Cemetery hole on the mainstem Trinity.  

 

 

The attached Final Master EIR - Final EIR includes the Draft Master EIR -
Draft EIR (incorporated by reference), a list of persons and agencies
commenting on the Draft environmental documents, written comments, Lead
Agency responses to comments, revised Draft Master EIR - Draft EIR text, and
a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for the proposed
Project.  Prior to approving the Project, the Water Control Board will
certify that the Final Master EIR- Final EIR is in compliance with CEQA.
The document will then be used to support necessary permit applications as
well as to identify and adopt appropriate monitoring and mitigation plans. 

 

Electronic copies of the fore-mentioned environmental documents, as well as
the signed federal Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), are available
on the TRRP's website at:
<http://www.trrp.net/implementation/remainingP1.htm>
http://www.trrp.net/implementation/remainingP1.htm , or on Reclamation's
Mid-Pacific Region website at:
<http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=3138>
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=3138.  Hard
copies of the documents may also be reviewed at the TRRP Office at 1313
South Main Street (next to Tops grocery) or at the Trinity County library,
211 North Main Street; in Weaverville, California.  

 

If you have any questions concerning this document or the Project, please
contact Mr. Brandt Gutermuth, TRRP, at 530-623-1806 or
<file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\dljackson\Local%20Settings\Local%20Se
ttings\DraftCnyn\bgutermuth at mp.usbr.gov> bgutermuth at mp.usbr.gov. or Mr. Dean
Prat, of the Water Quality Control Board, at 707-576-2801 or
<mailto:dprat at waterboards.ca.gov> dprat at waterboards.ca.gov.

 

 

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