The Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD) is recirculating limited portions of the Devil's Gate Sediment Removal and Management Project Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as the result of a judgment from the Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles. The judgment found that the Final EIR complied with CEQA on all but three narrow topics. Therefore, the LACFCD is recirculating only those sections of the Final EIR related to: 1) the 1:1 mitigation ratios in three specific Biological Mitigation Measures; 2) the imposition of the Biological Mitigation Measures from the Final EIR on the proposed Devil's Gate Water Conservation Project, should such a project go forward; and 3) the requirement that sediment removal haul trucks meet Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for Model Year 2010 or later. The project approval by the LACFCD remains unchanged.
The Recirculated Portions of the Final EIR are being made available for public review for a 45-day review period between Monday, July 24, 2017 and Thursday, September 7, 2017.
Comments on the Recirculated Portions of the Final EIR should be sent to LACFCD no later than 45 days after the posting of the Notice of Availability/Notice of Completion, which occurred on Monday, July 24, 2017. Accordingly, correspondence should be postmarked by Thursday, September 7, 2017. Comments should include "Devil's Gate Reservoir Sediment Removal and Management Project" in the subject line and the name of a contact person. Comments can be submitted in the following ways:.
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Water Resources Division
Attn: Reservoir Cleanouts Program
P.O. Box 1460
Alhambra, CA 91802-1460