BCAG and USFWS are currently preparing an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the BRCP to address federal and state requirements for environmental review of plans and programs.
A Notice of Preparation and Notice of Intent (available online in the Federal Register at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-14/pdf/2012-30182.pdf) have been prepared. These documents underwent a required 45-day public review period between Friday, December 14, 2012 and Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to receive input from the general public.
Public Scoping Meetings were held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Oroville City Council Chambers, 1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville, California from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and in the BCAG Conference Room, 2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Suite 100, Chico, California from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. These meetings included identical format and content. The public scoping report includes additional information pertinent to public scoping process that was undertaken by BCAG and USFWS.
The next step for the BRCP EIS/EIR will be to release a formal public draft EIS/EIR for a required 90-day public review period. This is tentatively scheduled for late summer/early fall 2013.
Please check back as additional information will be posted as further development occurs on the BRCP EIS/EIR.