Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to evaluate and disclose the potential impacts to the human or natural environment associated with the construction of the proposed Del City Raw Water Pipeline Improvements Project (Proposed Action) and its alternatives.  Pursuant to NEPA, results of this analysis will be utilized to determine whether a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be prepared.

Proposed Action:  The Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District (COMCD) is proposing to construct or rehabilitate approximately 26,700 linear feet of their Del City Raw Water Pipeline from COMCD’s Relift Pump Station to Del City’s Water Treatment Plant.  Most of the proposed action is located within an easement owned by the Bureau of Reclamation.  Any additional acquired permanent easement associated with the proposed action would be conveyed to the Bureau of Reclamation.  Construction associated with the proposed action would include the installation of approximately 17,500 linear feet of 24-inch diameter ductile iron pipe using open cut contruction techniques.  The remaining approximately 9,200 linear feet of pipeline would be rehabilitated using a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner.  The opinion of probable construction cost associated with the proposed action is estimated to be $10,750,000.

The Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, at the COMCD office located at 12500 Alameda Drive Norman, OK 73026, and on the internet at https://www.comcd.net. Written comments may be submitted either in person at the COMCD office, or by mail to Reclamation’s Oklahoma-Texas Area Office, Del City Pipeline Draft EA, 5316 Hwy 290 W., Suite 110, Austin, Texas 78735.  Written comments must be received by February 2, 2019.  You may contact Alan Swartz at (405) 440-2725, or aswartz@apaienv.com with any general questions regarding the proposed project.