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For Release:  May 28, 2008                                                              
Contact:  Stephen Razo 951-697-5217; email: srazo@ca.blm.gov
CA-CDD-08-53

BLM and County Extend Scoping Period for Calnev Project

The Bureau of Land Management, together with the County of San Bernardino, announces the extension of the public scoping period and an additional public scoping meeting for the Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) on the proposed Calnev Pipeline Expansion Project from Colton, California to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The public scoping period has been extended to July 1, 2008.  An additional scoping meeting will be held on June 18, 2008, from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m, at the Carter High School, Multipurpose Room, 2630 North Linden Ave, Rialto, CA 92377.

The BLM and the County are preparing the EIS/EIR to evaluate potential impacts associated with the proposed Calnev Pipeline Expansion Project.  This project is proposed by Calnev Pipeline, LLC.  Calnev is owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners the largest independent owner/operator of product pipelines in the U.S. As proposed, the project would require a right-of-way grant on lands managed by the BLM, the US Forest Service and the Department of Defense, a franchise agreement and Conditional Use Permit from the County, and appropriate permits from state, federal and local jurisdictions. Depending on the final routing, the project may also require an amendment to the BLM’s California Desert Conservation Area Plan.

The Notice of Intent and Notice of Preparation for the Calnev Expansion Project EIS/EIR were circulated for public review (60 days) from March 17, 2008 to May 17, 2008.  The BLM and the County conducted four scoping meetings in Rialto, Victorville, and Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2008.  During the public scoping period, BLM and the County received a request from the City of Rialto to extend the public scoping period for an additional 45 days and to host an additional scoping meeting in the Rialto area.

The meeting will be an open house format to allow the public to visit with BLM and County representatives.  Written comments may be submitted to BLM Barstow Field Office, Attention: Edythe Seehafer, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311; faxed to (760) 252-6099 or emailed to eseehafe@ca.blm.gov.

The BLM and the County encourage participation in this scoping process.  Please contact Edythe Seehafer, Environmental Coordinator, at (760) 252-6021 or Carrie Hyke, AICP, Principal Planner, San Bernardino County, Advance Planning Division, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., First Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0182, (909) 387-4371 to request additional information regarding the scoping meeting.

-BLM-

California Desert District Office – 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553- (951) 697-5217

 
Last updated: 06-02-2008