On February 11, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Don Pedro and La Grange Projects.  The draft EIS documents the views of governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the license applicants, and Commission staff.  All written comments must be filed by April 12, 2019, and should reference Project No. 2299-082 and Project No. 14581-002.  More information on filing comments can be found in the letter at the front of the draft EIS or on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.  Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed.

In addition to or in lieu of sending written comments, you are invited to attend public meetings that will be held to receive comments on the draft EIS.  The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization comments, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public.  All interested individuals and entities are invited to attend one or both of the public meetings.  The time and location of the meetings are as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MEETING TIMES: 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

PLACE: Double Tree Hotel, 1150 Ninth Street, Modesto, CA  95354

At this meeting, resource agency personnel and other interested persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments and recommendations regarding the draft EIS.  The meeting will be recorded by a court reporter, and all statements (verbal and written) will become part of the Commission’s public record for the project.  This meeting is posted on the Commission’s calendar located at http://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other related information.

For further information, contact Jim Hastreiter at (503) 552-2760 or at james.hastreiter@ferc.gov.