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Check it out. The public comment period has been extended to February 7, 2017. If you have not already commented, please get it done! Click here to comment online submit via email or snail mail following the directions at the end of this press release.  Go comment now!

PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration are extending the public scoping comment period for the Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by three weeks. The previous comment period deadline, Jan. 17, 2017, is extended to Feb. 7.

“Scoping comments from the public are a vital part of the process,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division Commander Major General Scott A. Spellmon. “We want to be sure the public has a chance to weigh in on the alternatives and impacts to be studied.”

Since Oct. 24, the three Action Agencies have held 15 public scoping meetings and two webinars across the Pacific Northwest. During this period the public and stakeholders were able to gather information and provide comment on the Columbia River System Operations and configurations for 14 federal projects in the interior Columbia Basin.

Comments collected during the scoping meetings, either in person, online or by mail will help inform a range of alternatives and impacts to resources for evaluation in the EIS. The agencies are committed to considering all regional perspectives and to running an open and transparent public process.

A draft EIS will be completed and available for public review by spring 2020. Information is online at

Written comments may be submitted by mail Attn: CRSO EIS, P.O. Box 2870, Portland, Oregon 97208‐2870. Emailed comments should be sent to

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