The Public Scoping process for the Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project (WCWEP) Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement (OM&R) Environmental Assessment (EA) is complete.
The Public Scoping Report summarizes public comments and will serve as a guide to public and agency interests and concerns as the EA is prepared.
The Public Scoping Report includes a description of the scoping process, a comment summary, and a description of the comment focus topics.
Comment focus topics will help build the framework for analysis of alternatives in the EA. Specific comment focus topics include:
• Wasatch Canal, north of SR-32
• Wildlife and habitat
• Visual resources
• Water resources
• Vegetation and invasive species
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The Joint Lead Agencies have initiated the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA), tiering from the Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project and Daniel Replacement Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), to analyze and describe the environmental impacts of the Proposed Action.
The EA is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA to determine whether the Proposed Action would have significant impacts to the human environment. The EA will analyze the impacts of a No Action Alterative and other reasonable alternatives determined through the scoping process to be appropriate for consideration and analysis. During the EA process if impacts are determined to be significant, an EIS would be required prior to proceeding with project implementation.
Following a 30-day scoping period, the Joint Lead Agencies will review all comments received and will take those comments, and other pertinent information, into consideration in preparing a draft EA. A draft EA will be made available to the public for a 30-day review and comment period. All comments received on the draft EA will be considered in preparing the final EA. If the final EA shows no significant impacts, then a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be issued by the Joint Lead Agencies and distributed along with the final EA to the interested public. During the EA process, if it is determined that there may be significant impacts to the human environment, preparation of an EIS would be necessary prior to project implementation.