November 7, 2018

Another big thank you to those who attended our scoping meetings on Oct. 10 and Oct. 22, and to everyone who participated online. People still have one week to participate in the Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed Environmental Impact Statement scoping process.

Scoping is the first step in the development of an EIS. During this phase, agencies, tribes, local communities, organizations and the public have an opportunity to comment on what should be analyzed and considered in the EIS.

Meeting participants talk with project staff at the Oct. 22 scoping meeting.

Didn't make it to a meeting?

That’s ok, join nearly 1,000 visitors to our online open house, which offers the content presented at meetings along with multiple ways to submit your comments.

Need some inspiration?

Visit the project library to review comments submitted between Sept. 26 - Oct. 22, 2018, including transcripts of verbal scoping comments submitted at the scoping meetings. We’d like your thoughts too, especially on the range of alternatives to consider in the study, potentially impacted resources, measures to offset impacts, and permits or other approvals that may be required.

Ways to Comment

In person:October 10 and October 22 scoping meetings
Mail: Department of Enterprise Services
c/o Bill Frare - Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed EIS
PO Box 41476
Olympia, Washington 98504

Scoping comments must be submitted between September 26 and November 13, 2018.


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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

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Title VI Information

It is the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services' (Enterprise Services) policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated may file a complaint with Enterprise Services' OEO. For Title VI complaint forms and advice, please contact OEO' s Title VI Coordinator at (360) 407-7965.

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