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Folsom Lake SRA and Folsom Powerhouse SHP

Folsom Lake SRA/Folsom Powerhouse SHP General Plan

The California State Park and Recreation Commission approved the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) and Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park (SHP) General Plan on October 8, 2009 in Sacramento.

California State Parks and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation completed the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the General Plan/Resource Management Plan for Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) and the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park (SHP). This document is in two volumes: Volume 1 includes a list of all commenters, master responses to common public comments and proposed changes to the plan in consideration of the public comment; Volume 2 includes all of the comment letters and individual responses to comments not addressed by the master responses.

The Final EIR/EIS and Response to Comments is available for viewing and download (see the links below).

For questions about the document, please contact Jim Micheaels at jmiche@parks.ca.gov or (916) 988-0513.
 
Volume 1 - Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement: Response to Comments – List of Commenters and Master Responses.
Folsom Final EIR - Vol. 1

Volume 2 - Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement: Response to Comments – Individual Letters and Responses
Folsom Final EIR Comments - Vol. 2-1
Folsom Final EIR Comments - Vol. 2-2

The California State Park and Recreation Commission has the authority to approve general plans and certify the environmental impact report prepared for the general plan. A Commission briefing and hearing for the Folsom Lake SRA and Folsom Powerhouse SHP General Plan is being scheduled for early October. More information regarding the Commission hearing will be available shortly.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will make a decision regarding the approval of the Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement separately. The Mid-Pacific Regional Director is the federal decision-maker.

Below are links to the Preliminary General Plan/Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS), which was released to the public in February 2008.

Preliminary General Plan/Resource Management Plan and DEIR/DEIS:

Notice of Availability

Links to the complete document are below. These documents are in two volumes: Volume 1 consists of the three chapters of the Preliminary Plan and Volume 2 contains the Draft EIR/EIS.

Volume I – Chapters 1-3, Preliminary General Plan/Resource Management Plan
Cover and Table of Contents (PDF, 611 KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Chapter 2 – Existing Conditions (PDF, 6.6 MB)
Chapter 3 – The Plan (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Appendices (PDF, 992 KB)

Volume II – Chapter 4, Draft EIR/EIS
Cover and Tables of Contents (PDF, 613 KB)
Section 4.1 - Introduction (PDF, 4.4 MB)
Section 4.2 - Project Description and Alternatives 1 and 2 (PDF, 83 KB)
Section 4.2 – Alternatives 3 and 4 (PDF, 7.6 MB)
Sections 4.3 and 4.4 – Environmental Setting and Consequences (PDF, 6.1 MB)
Section 4.5 through 4.11 – Cumulative Impacts and References (PDF, 98 KB)

General Plan Newsletters:

March 2006 Newsletter #4

June 2003 Newsletter #3

May 2003 Newsletter #2 (299 KB)

January 2003 Newsletter #1  (329 KB)


Summary of Public Workshops:

November 2002 Public Workshop #1 (147 KB)

June 2003 Public Workshop #2 (36 KB)

April 2003 Trails Stakeholder Meeting #1 (26 KB)

August 2003 Trails Stakeholder Meeting #2 - Agenda (PDF, 161 KB)

August 2003 Trails Stakeholder Mtg. #2 - Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Visitor and Telephone Survey Report for Folsom Lake SRA (PDF, 1.5 MB)