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CX-003191: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Yakama Nation
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1
Date: 07/21/2010
Location(s): Harrah, Washington
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Tribal Energy Program. The Yakama Nation Hydropower proposed project is for purchasing and installing a water turbine for Drop Site #4, located near Harrah, Washington, that would supplement the power generation for the Wapato Irrigation Project (WIP). Upon completion, Yakama Power would operate the hydroelectric project. Since Phase I of the proposed project is primarily for preliminary project assessments, permitting activities, environmental reviews, scoping meetings, preparation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document, and pre-construction studies, the Department of Energy has determined that this phase of the project can be categorically excluded. The Bureau of Indian Affairs-Yakama Agency will serve as the lead agency for NEPA purposes.

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