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NPS seeks public comment on proposed water treatment facilities

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Date: February 3, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Munoz, 702.293.8691

LAS VEGAS -  The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the proposed construction of two new water treatment facilities at its Cottonwood Cove and Temple Bar developed areas in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The park service will be preparing an environmental assessment to evaluate the potential impacts associated with the new construction.

The assessment will analyze the construction of new buildings at each location, including laboratory and office space, vehicle parking, utility hookups and access roads. These new facilities are needed to treat groundwater for arsenic content in order to comply with new stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Comments and recommendations concerning the scope of the environmental assessment, the issues it should cover, the alternatives to consider, and other resource concerns will be accepted through March 2, 2009. They may be submitted by U.S. Mail to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Compliance Office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005 or via the internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.

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