The state team has developed a schedule with four tracks to meet the 10-Year Plan commitments. In addition to planning and implementing the Bruchard Road Dust Suppression Project, the Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) project, and the Dust Suppression Action Plan, the state team will begin the public phase of the programmatic environmental document planning for the full 10-Year Plan in March 2020. In addition, the team is starting the process to meet its commitments for long-term planning beyond Phase I.
The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) has released a draft Project Description for the Salton Sea Management Program Phase I: 10-Year Plan. The draft Project Description identifies habitat restoration and dust suppression projects around the Sea to revitalize the environment and protect public health.
A series of three virtual workshops will be held to solicit community input on the draft Project Description goals and objectives as well as the sizes, locations, and types of projects being proposed and anticipated impacts. The state is also seeking feedback about how the public would like to access the Sea and what compatible community amenities should be prioritized.
The input acquired will help inform the development of a range of alternatives for approximately 30,000 acres of projects that will be part of a forthcoming larger Environmental Assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The public workshops will be hosted via Zoom online and by phone on three different dates:
- Tuesday, September 22, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
These workshops will have simultaneous translation available from English to Spanish and vice-versa. More information, Zoom link, and meeting materials will be posted here soon.
In addition to the public workshops, written comments on the Project Description will be accepted through September 30, 2020, at firstname.lastname@example.org.