NISP Delayed Again


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is saying that the supplemental draft environmental impact statement for the Northern Colorado Integrated Supply Project — or NISP — is being pushed back into the latter part of this year. 

Army Corps Projects Manager Chandler Peter said more time is needed to weigh the complexity of NISP.

“This has turned into a complex and time-consuming process,” Peter said.

Brian Werner of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the entity proposing NISP says that the “delay” isnt a delay at all and that his organization has been anticipating a final decision by the end of this year.

“What we’ve found in the now 8 years of the EIS process is that the end point is a moving target,” said Werner. “The supplemental DEIS is scheduled to be made available for public comment sometime in 2011. The Army Corps is still telling us they see no fatal flaws and we still anticipate receiving a permit to build the project.”

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