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Uintah Water Efficiency Project Plan-EA (Sponsor = Uintah Water Conservancy Dist

Project Description

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with the Uintah Water Conservancy District as the project sponsor, is proposing the Uintah Water Efficiency Project in Uintah County, Utah, under authorities of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566. Improvements are being proposed within the Whiterocks and Ashley Valley Watersheds to: 1) further the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water, 2) prevent flood damages, and 3) further the conservation and proper utilization of land.

NEPA Analysis

NRCS, as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis in the form of a new Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA) to analyze impacts to the natural and human environment from this project. The Plan-EA will comply with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 which require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions.

Current Status

The project is currently in the Scoping Phase and the public, organizations, and agencies are invited to provide comments on the proposed project.

Scoping Public Comment Period

Open:               Tuesday, September 15, 2018
Close:               Thursday, October 18, 2018

Public Scoping Meeting– Uintah County Library – Large Conference Room

Date:                Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time:                6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:          Uintah County Library - Large Conference Room
                        204 E. 100 N.
                        Vernal, Utah  84078


NOTE: We will add other directories as we move through the NEPA planning process.


Updated: September 13, 2018

Contact Information

For further project information please contact:

Jones & DeMille Engineering
Attn: Jenna Jorgensen
1535 S. 100 W.
Richfield, UT 84701
435.896-8266 phone


Norm Evenstad – NRCS
125 S. State Street – Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100
801-524-4569 phone