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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 05/19/11
Contacts: Erin Curtis , 916-978-4622  
  Charlie Wright , 530-257-0456  
News Release No. CA-N-11-47

BLM Requests Public Comments on Project to Bring Broadband to Rural Northern California


The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting comments on a draft environmental assessment for the proposed Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) Mid-Mile Fiber Project.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and California Public Utilities Commission prepared a joint Environmental Assessment (EA) and an Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration to evaluate potential environmental impacts of the proposed project prior to administering financial assistance for the Project.

The Project would provide broadband infrastructure to residents of Sierra, Plumas and Lassen counties in California. The Draft EA/IS/Proposed MND presents details of the proposed project, evaluates and describes its potential environmental impacts, identifies those impacts that could be significant, and defines mitigation measures to avoid or minimize these impacts.

As a cooperating agency, the BLM is seeking comments regarding the right-of-way grants across public lands that would be a part of this project.
Comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 3, 2011. Please send comments with the name and address of an appropriate contact person, to:
Andrew Barnsdale
California Public Utilities Commission
c/o RMT, Inc.
4 West Fourth Avenue, Suite 303
San Mateo , CA 94402
Fax: (650) 373-1211
E-mail: psrec @rmtinc.com

Copies of the draft EA are available online at: http://www.psrec.coop/CEQA_documents.php.

Before including your phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.




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