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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: August 19, 2014
Release No.: 2014-59
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED UTILITY LINE RELOCATION AND TEMPORARY WATER LINE FOR BOULDER CITY BYPASS PROJECT
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for a proposed Utility Line Relocation and Temporary Water Line for Boulder City Bypass Project at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Although construction of the Boulder City Bypass was approved in 2005, the project's Environmental Impact Statement did not address the need to relocate a portion of an existing powerline or install a pipeline to provide water. Therefore, an EA has been prepared for these activities in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.
The proposed project would result in the relocation of approximately one mile of a transmission line operated by the Colorado River Commission and the installation of a temporary above-ground waterline from Lake Mead to provide a source of water for construction of the bypass.
The EA provides a decision-making framework that analyzes all reasonable alternatives to meet the objectives of the proposal, evaluates potential issues and impacts to resources and values, and identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree of extent of these impacts.
The document is available for review at area libraries and online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/. Comments may be submitted electronically via the website.Written comments should be mailed to Lake Mead NRA, Compliance Office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005. Comments must be received by September 19, 2014.
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