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  • What is the purpose of the Upper Price River Watershed Plan-EIS?
    The Upper Price River Watershed Plan-EIS study team is looking at finding sustainable solutions to increase and maintain safe and reliable water supplies in Price City and the surrounding area.
  • Why is an EIS needed?
    An Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, is necessary to document the potential effects of proposed improvements as per federal laws and regulations. It is needed to fulfill all required environmental clearances, allocate funding and preserve land for a future project. Visit the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) website for more information.
  • What is the schedule for this study?
    1. Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (PDEIS) (Chapters 1 - 5) – December 2023 2. Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) – June 2024 3. Public Hearing - Fall 2024 4. Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) – Spring 2025 5. Record of Decision (ROD)/Chief Authorization – Summer 2025
  • Who is responsible for this study?
    This study is a joint effort between Price City and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The study team will work closely with the Price River Water Resources Committee (PRWRC) throughout the environmental process.
  • How is this study being funded?
    Funding for this study comes from an NRCS program; The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (PL-566) Link to website:
  • Has a decision already been made?
    No decision has been made. We are currently developing alternatives to determine the best possible solution.
  • What is an EIS and what is it intended to accomplish?
    An Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, is a government document that outlines the effects of a proposed project on its surrounding environment. In the United States, these statements are mandated by federal law for certain projects. Environmental Impact Statements are meant to inform decision makers and the public of reasonable alternatives that could meet the project purpose, avoid or minimize adverse effects, and enhance the quality of the environment.
  • What are the main steps in the EIS process and what do they involve?
    ​​​​Download our Envioronmental Process Flowchart here.
  • What are some environmental resources that the EIS will assess?
    Water Resources Water Quality Wetlands Threatened and Endangered Species Wildlife Hazardous Waste Historic Properties Land Use Air Quality Noise Right-of-Way/Property Impacts Cultural Resources Social Environmental Justice Economic Conditions Cultural Resources Visual and Aesthetic Potential Construction Impacts Parks and Recreation Areas Cumulative Effects
  • How can I provide input?
    You may contact the study team at the following: Hotline: 435-922-3882 Email: Website:
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