Submitting comments during a comment period is the most effective way to make your voice heard in this EIS process. 

Guide to commenting

While every comment received will be considered, the most useful comments are those that provide specific, detailed information about the effects of the project and issues that should be considered for analysis in the EIS. For example, if a comment states that an action will have "significant environmental effects," further explanation of the relevant causes and environmental effects will help us refine and focus the alternatives and impact analysis. Commenting is not a form of "voting" on an alternative. The relative number of negative or positive comments an agency receives does not affect whether or not an action moves forward. Comments that are solution-oriented and provide specific examples will be the most helpful to the process. Comments that contribute to developing alternatives that address the purpose and need for the action will also be especially appreciated.

how to submit scoping comments

Scoping comments may be submitted at a public meeting or by using one of the methods listed below. Comments should be provided by July 20, 2018. You can submit comments even if you have not attended a public meeting.

Email: (if emailing comments, please use "NM Unit EIS" as the subject of your email)

Postal mail: Phoenix Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: NM UNIT EIS, 6150 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306

Web: Fill out the form below