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Notice of Scoping Meeting for North Unit Irrigation District System Improvements

Public Notice Announcing Scoping Meeting

North Unit Irrigation District System Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), with assistance from Farmers Conservation Alliance and in cooperation with the North Unit Irrigation District and the Deschutes Basin Board of Control as the project sponsors, is considering improvements to aging irrigation infrastructure in North Unit Irrigation District. Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL83-566) and will address water conservation, enhancement of wildlife and aquatic species habitat, and public safety risks while supporting existing agricultural land use.

The proposed project is located in Jefferson County, south of Madras. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions with input from the public.

You are invited to attend a public scoping open house where your input is requested. The range of resource issues and conceptual alternatives addressing system improvements to the North Unit Irrigation District will be presented and discussed.

Public Scoping Open House

Date:  Monday October 21, 2019

Time:  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Jefferson County Library Rodriguez Annex Building
134 SE E Street
Madras, OR 97741

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Amanda Schroeder (541) 288-3103 or amanda.schroeder@fcasolutions.org.

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting October 2, 2019 and ending on November 21, 2019. Comments may be emailed to  northunit.id.comments@gmail.com, submitted online at www.oregonwatershedplans.org or mailed to:

Farmers Conservation Alliance
102 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Additional information is available online at www.oregonwatershedplans.org or the NRCS link for Public Notices: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/newsroom/pnotice/

 

Publish date: October 2, 2019.