Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

February 27, 2020

Bureau of Reclamation Issues Record of Decision for Central Valley Project Operations

On February 19, 2020, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Central Valley Project (CVP) operations.  The ROD is the final agency action to implement a new operational regime based on Reclamation’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Reinitiation of Consultation on the Coordinated Long-Term Operations of the CVP and State Water Project from December 2019, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s and National Marine Fisheries Service’s respective biological opinions from October 2019.  The federal agencies’ stated goals of the ROD are to bring changes to CVP operations through increased operational flexibility and reliability…. Read More

Written by J. Palmer Hilton