JOIN US ONLINE FOR THREE ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ONLINE PUBLIC HEARING – JULY 27

Join us tomorrow, July 27, 2021, for an online public hearing, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Enterprise Services staff and EIS Project Team members will attend to hear your feedback and comments on the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS evaluates long-term management alternatives for the waterbody (Managed Lake, Estuary, or Hybrid) in support of identifying and implementing an environmentally and economically sustainable long-term management alternative that improves water quality, manages sediment, improves ecological function, and restores community use.

The online public hearing is one of multiple ways to provide comments (attendance is not required); please see below for additional ways to comment. The hearing will be broadcast live via TVW.

If you would like to submit a verbal comment please register today; registration is not required to observe the hearing. 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 160 437 6422
Phone: 1-669-254-5252

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS – JULY 28 AND AUGUST 5

Join the EIS Project Team during two additional online office hour sessions. Drop into the Zoom meeting anytime during these hours to ask clarifying questions and learn more about the Draft EIS. There is no set agenda or presentation. Formal Draft EIS comments cannot be submitted during office hours – please visit the website to learn more about how to submit comments.

July 28, 2021 – 12-1 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 2560 0714
Passcode: 517954
Phone: 1-253-215-8782

August 5, 2021 – 10-11 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 876 5446 5021
Passcode: 692990
Phone: 1-253-215-8782

ABOUT THE DRAFT EIS

Enterprise Services is accepting comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project through August 13, 2021.

Comments can be submitted through an online comment form, via email or mail, and at an online public hearing (July 27, 6:30-8:30 PM).

All comments submitted will be considered equally regardless of how they are submitted. Comments that are identical (e.g., form letters) or similar in nature will be treated as single comments. The EIS Project Team will review all comments received on the Draft EIS and evaluate whether additional technical analyses are required to ensure a complete evaluation and support informed decision-making on a preferred alternative for long-term management of Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary. All comments will be documented in a comment response summary in the Final EIS.

HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS

Verbally

Join us tomorrow, July 27, 2021, for an online public hearing, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Electronically

Via Mail

Department of Enterprise Services
Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary EIS
PO Box 41476
Olympia, Washington 98504-1476

WHAT ARE SUBSTANTIVE COMMENTS?

Comments that address a specific aspect of the project or the Draft EIS, rather than simply expressing a preference for or against the project alternatives, are most useful. Comments should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if the comments refer to chapters and pages of the Draft EIS.

Specific topics to consider in your comments on the Draft EIS include:

  • Comments on the information and analysis provided
  • Comments on key components of the alternatives
  • Comments on potential measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts
  • Any new or additional information that should be included
  • Any other considerations that should be included in the decision-making process

LEARN MORE

The Draft EIS provides a description of the long-term management alternatives and an impartial discussion of significant environmental impacts and benefits, as well as mitigation measures that would avoid or minimize adverse impacts or enhance environmental quality. Neither short-term actions (e.g., dredging) nor a long-term management alternative (Managed Lake, Estuary, or Hybrid) can be implemented without an EIS.

The Draft EIS is available in the project library for download in full and by chapter. Printed copies of the Draft EIS are also available for public viewing at six locations.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for investing your time in reviewing this Draft EIS and to many of you who have already provided comments. If you have questions, email us at info@capitollakedeschutesestuaryeis.org or call (360) 407-9323.