Stakeholders Presentation

heehawultraMécanique

22 févr. 2014 (il y a 3 années et 3 mois)

49 vue(s)

Stakeholders Meeting

November 15, 2011


Review the development and identification

of
State’s preferred alternative


Provide updates on SCH Project


Draft EIS/EIR comments


Project design


Permitting


Schedule


Funding


Provide Stakeholders an opportunity to
comment on updates


Review of authority for SCH project


SCH does not address all restoration
objectives evaluated in PEIR


SCH is not an overall restoration plan for the
Salton Sea


SCH ponds are pilot projects


Why blend Sea and river water?


Vegetation control


Mosquito control


Reduced availability of selenium in food web


Why focus on fish
-
eating birds?


Fish and fish
-
eating birds affected first


No near
-
term shortage of shorebird habitat


Consistent with PEIR proposal of Early Start
habitat







Pumped diversion minimizes impacts on
agricultural lands


Sedimentation basin not on farmland


Long pipeline bisecting tile drain systems in farm
fields not needed


New River area preferred because


Less geologically active


Impacts on geothermal resources minimized


Lower selenium levels than Alamo River water


Of the New River pumped diversion
alternatives, Alternative 3 provides the most
potential habitat


Key Comment Topics


Approach to Responses


Salton Sea restoration


QSA


Funding/project costs


Project design


Water rights/supplies


Operations/maintenance


Compatibility with
geothermal/agriculture


Selenium


Preferred alternative



Identify text citations in
Draft EIS/EIR


Prepare responses to
general comments


Prepare focused
responses to specific
questions based on


NEPA/CEQA requirements


Technical considerations


Engineering considerations


Comments/responses
vetted by SCH agencies




Water delivery to the potential project sites


Seawater pump station




River water gravity delivery


River water pumped delivery


Sedimentation basin for river water


Facility and habitat features


General maintenance facility and access needs


Islands, channels, depth profile considerations


Constructability
evaluation


Geotechnical analysis feeding into berm design


Ability of construction equipment to operate in site
environment



Required permits/approvals


Section 401 Water Quality Certification


Section 404 Individual Permit


Section 106 Consultation


Section 7 Consultation


Streambed Alteration Agreement


Section 2081 Incidental Take Permit


Imperial County Air Pollution Control District Permit


Status


Role in overall environmental clearance


Next steps



Draft permit applications


Fall 2011


Final EIS/EIR


Spring 2012


Permits complete


Summer 2012


Final design


Fall 2012


Begin construction


Spring 2013


Complete construction


Summer 2014




Anticipated funds available for SCH Project


Proposition 84


Water agency contributions


Assembly Budget Subcommittee hearing


November 28


Upcoming Financial Assistance Program
meeting in December

specific date to be
announced