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Hermiston Irrigation District Scoping Meeting for Infrastructure Improvements

Public Notice Announcing Scoping Meeting Hermiston Irrigation District Infrastructure Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) in Oregon, with assistance from Farmers Conservation Alliance and in cooperation with the Hermiston Irrigation District as the project sponsor, is considering improvements to aging irrigation infrastructure in Hermiston 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 reduction of public safety risks while supporting existing agricultural land use.

The proposed project is located in Umatilla County, within Hermiston, OR. 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 Hermiston Irrigation District will be presented and discussed.

Public Scoping Open House
Date:  Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Time:  6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location:
Hermiston Community Center
415 S. Hwy 395
Hermiston, OR 97838

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 Andrea Silverman, (406) 498-2343 or andrea.silverman@fcasolutions.org.

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting August 11, 2022 and ending on September 30, 2022. Comments may be emailed to hermiston.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 on NRCS Oregon’s public notice webpage.