THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS!

Enterprise Services received 867* comments on the Draft EIS during the comment period, which closed on August 29, 2021. All Draft EIS comments are now available on the project website. The EIS Project Team continues to review and analyze these comments. Comments received will inform additional analysis and other work needed to identify a Preferred Alternative and deliver a Final EIS in 2022. The Final EIS will also include a response to comments received on the Draft EIS.

Federal: 1, Tribe: 2, State: 4, Local government: 7, Public Hearing: 12, Organizations and Businesses: 26, and Inpiduals: 815

*Preliminary totals, pending ongoing review and analysis.

STAKEHOLDER BRIEFINGS & ONLINE ENGAGEMENT

During the public comment period, Enterprise Services provided briefings to local governments, community organizations, and many other stakeholders on the Draft EIS key findings and provided a range of online opportunities for engagement. Thank you for making the time to learn more about the Draft EIS.

Activities and Participation Summary

25 meetings completed, 326+ meeting participants, 1,306 online open house visitors, and over 35,000 emails sent to interested parties.

WORK GROUPS AND COMMUNITY SOUNDING BOARD RECONVENE

The Executive and Technical Work Groups and Community Sounding Board will reconvene in November. During these meetings, the EIS Project Team will describe key comment themes from the Draft EIS and focus areas for the Final EIS, and discuss the process to identify a Preferred Alternative.

These meetings are open to the public using a Zoom webinar. Information about upcoming and past meetings is posted on the Meetings page.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Enterprise Services is continuing to advance toward a Final EIS in mid-2022, which will include identification of a Preferred Alternative and approach for long-term funding and governance.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for investing your time in reviewing and commenting on the Draft EIS. If you have questions, email us atinfo@capitollakedeschutesestuaryeis.orgor call(360) 407-9323.