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News Release: Public comment period extended for Glen Canyon Dam LTEMP draft environmental impact statement

March 20, 2016

 PAGE, Ariz.—In response to several requests for an extension, the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the National Park Service (NPS), is extending the public comment period for the Glen Canyon Dam Long-term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The public comment period for the DEIS was originally scheduled to end on Thursday, April 7, 2016, but has been extended to May 9, 2016. Reclamation and the NPS will accept comments that are received or postmarked by that date.

A Federal Register notice of the extension will be published in the near future.

The LTEMP is a proposed framework for adaptively managing Glen Canyon Dam over the next 20 years with the goal of creating certainty and predictability for power and water users while protecting environmental and cultural resources in Grand Canyon National Park and the Colorado River ecosystem.

For more information about the draft EIS, visit

To submit a comment, visit