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Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program (DOE/EIS-0425) *
Chelan and Okanogan counties, Washington



  • PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    In 2012, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) prepared an environmental impact statement to analyze the effects of the construction and operation of the Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program. This program is implemented by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and funded, in part, by BPA. The goal of this program is to restore a naturally produced, self-sustaining population of coho by releasing up to 1.16 million coho smolts in the Wenatchee basin and 1.0 million coho smolts in the Methow basin annually. The action proposed in the EIS included a small new hatchery in the Wenatchee basin and 24 acclimation ponds in targeted tributaries in the two basins. The action also included the collection of adult coho to artificially produce coho eggs and juveniles at various hatcheries in Washington and Oregon.

    Since the EIS was completed, the Yakama Nation has conducted work at three acclimation ponds. In addition, they found that some modifications to original proposals are required. BPA has prepared a number of supplement analyses (SAs) to evaluate the environmental impacts that may occur as a result of these changes.

  • CURRENT STATUS:

    BPA is currently analyzing potential impacts of acclimation pond modifications, as well as two pond site relocations and a location adjustment for the Natapoc hatchery.

    SA-03 - Merry Canyon and Trinity Acclimation Ponds: BPA initiated scoping for these two replacement acclimation sites on August 1, 2014, and accepted comments from the public until September 9, 2014. We anticipate that the SA will be available to the public in summer of 2015.

    SA-04 - Natapoc Hatchery: BPA initiated scoping for changes to the proposal for this new hatchery on November 4, 2014 and accepted comments until November 19, 2014. The EIS addressed this hatchery under its former name,"George," but the proposed hatchery was later re-sited in order to avoid wetlands and wetland buffers, and to provide a higher level of effluent treatment than was originally proposed. We anticipate that the SA will be available to the public in summer of 2015.

    SA-05 - Acclimation Pond Modifications: This SA addresses minor changes to seven acclimation ponds that were addressed in the EIS. These sites are located in Okanogan and Chelan Counties. We anticipate that the SA will be available to the public in late February 2015.

  • HOW TO COMMENT:

    Please submit your comments by November 19, 2014 so they may be considered while we draft the SA. When commenting, refer to the full project name. Comments will be posted in their entirety on the project's  comments webpage.

    Comment Methods:
    Mail to:
    Bonneville Power Administration
    Public Affairs - DKE-7
    P.O. Box 14428
    Portland, OR 97293-4428
    Toll-free:
    FAX:
    Online:
    800-622-4519
    503-230-4019
    www.bpa.gov/comment
  • CONTACT:


    For environmental-related information, contact:
    Michelle Guay
    Contract Environmental Protection Specialist

    Act 1 Group
    Bonneville Power Administration - KEC-4
    P.O. Box 3621
    Portland, OR 97208-3621
    Toll-free:
    Direct line:
    Email:


    800-622-4519
    503-230-3459
    mxguay@bpa.gov


    OR
    Don Rose
    Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist

    Bonneville Power Administration - KEC-4
    P.O. Box 3621
    Portland, OR 97208-3621
    Toll-free:
    Direct line:
    Email:


    800-622-4519
    503-230-3796
    dlrose@bpa.gov


    For project information, contact:
    Roy Beaty
    Project Manager

    Bonneville Power Administration - KEWU-4
    P.O. Box 3621
    Portland, OR 97208-3621
    Toll-free:
    Direct line:
    Email:
    800-622-4519
    503-230-5152
    rebeaty@bpa.gov

  • DOCUMENTS:


    (All documents are in pdf format)

    SUPPLEMENTAL ANALYSIS
    SA-05 - Acclimation Pond Modifications
    Public Letter (96 Kb) (01/25/2015)
    Supplement Analysis (197 Kb) (02/03/2015)
    Location Map (2.4 Mb) (11/25/2014)

    SA-04 - Natapoc Hatchery
    Scoping comments received
    Public Letter (116 Kb) (11/04/2014)
    Project Map (2 Mb) (10/03/2014)
    Comment Form (21 Kb) (11/04/2014)

    SA-03 - Merry Canyon and Trinity Acclimation Ponds
    Scoping comments received
    Public Letter (218 Kb) (08/01/2014)
    Project Map (676 Kb) (07/01/2014)
    Comment Form (174 Kb) (08/01/2014)

    SA-02 - Blue Buck Pond Modification
    Public Letter (28 Kb) (10/09/2013)
    Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program Acclimation Pond Modification - Blue Buck Pond (55 Kb) (10/07/2013)
    Location Map (753 Kb) (10/04/2013)

    SA-01 - Butcher Pond Modification
    Public Letter (28 Kb) (07/22/2013)
    Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program Acclimation Pond Modification - Butcher Pond (55 Kb) (07/19/2013)


    RECORD OF DECISION
    Public Letter (33 Kb) (07/23/2012)
    ROD with Mitigation Action Plan (65 Kb) (07/19/2012)

    FINAL EIS
    Public Letter (27 Kb) (03/02/2012)
    FEIS (17 Mb) (March 2012)

    DRAFT EIS
    Draft EIS comments received
    Public Letter (33 Kb) (06/21/2011)
    DEIS (12.5 Mb) (06/12/2011)
    DEIS Appendices

    Project Location Maps (2.5 Mb) (11/01/2010)

    SCOPING
    Scoping comments received
    Public Letter (10 Kb) (07/23/2009)
    Comment Form (10 Kb) (07/23/2009)

    NOTICE OF INTENT
    Notice of Intent (25 Kb) (07/22/2009)

 


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