On January 13, 2017, the CPUC and MBNMS published a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as required for permission to build and operate the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MBNMS). The agencies originally provided a 45-day period for the public to review and comment on the DEIR/DEIS. The agencies now find it appropriate to extend the comment period by an additional 30 days. The comment period will now close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
The agencies must review the proposed project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before making a decision on the proposal.
Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov Docket #NOAA-NOS-2016-0156.
Click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.
Mail Submissions: Send mailed submissions to MBNMS Desal Project Lead, 99 Pacific Ave, Building 455a, Monterey, CA 93940
For more information, visit: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/resourcepro/resmanissues/desal-projects.html or contact the Desal Lead at 99 Pacific Ave, Bldg 455a, Monterey, CA 93940 or email@example.com.