Southern Delivery System: Corps of Engineers adds two weeks to comment period

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have extended the public comment period for Colorado Springs Utilities’ proposed Southern Delivery System. Conservation groups asked for the extension and the Corps has added two weeks. Here’s a report from Chris Woodka Writing for The Pueblo Chieftain. From the article:

The request to extend the deadline came from the Rocky Mountain Environ- mental Labor Coalition, which argued that the original June 4 deadline, announced just three weeks earlier, did not allow enough time to prepare comments. The coalition is the only group to submit comments to date, and the official deadline remains June 4, said Van Truan of the Pueblo office of the Corps. “It was kind of shocking, but we haven’t received any other comments,” Truan said Tuesday. “I don’t know if people aren’t concerned or if the Pueblo County conditions have satisfied most people.” Truan said other comments will be accepted through June 19. “We will accept any late comments through that date,” Truan said.

The Corps is evaluating a request by Colorado Springs Utilities for a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

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