How to Comment

The Draft BDCP and BDCP Draft EIR/EIS are being made available to the public for a 228-day review period. The public review and comment period is effective December 13, 2013 through July 29, 2014. Additionally, the Draft Implementing Agreement is being made available for a 60-day public review and comment period, effective May 30, 2014 through July 29, 2014.

Only comments submitted via the methods listed here are considered formal comments. Statements made to project team members are not considered formal comments. All comments received on the Draft EIR/EIS will be considered in the Final Draft EIR/EIS decision-making process and published with the Final EIR/EIS. Comments will not be posted publicly until the release of the Final Draft EIR/EIS. No final decisions have been made regarding going forward with the BDCP or in selecting an alternative; those decisions will only occur after completion of the CEQA and NEPA processes. Download the How to Comment handout here.

How to make effective comments:

The most effective comments are those that follow the guidelines below;

  • Comments should be concise and focus directly on the analysis 
  • Comments should identify the specific part of the document at issue and should include supporting evidence and facts.
  • The commenter should provide complete references and/or citations, particularly when referring to websites (that is, provide a specific URL address rather than simply citing “DWR website,” for example).


    Mail to:
BDCP Comments
Ryan Wulff, NMFS
650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
  Email to:
At an open house public meeting near you.
See dates and locations for all public open house meetings here.


Consistent with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (CEQA Guidelines §15088) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (Council on Environmental Quality § 1503.4) and policies held by all lead agencies governing the implementation of CEQA and NEPA; public comments submitted during the official public comment period, December 13, 2013 through July 29, 2014, will be made available to the public upon the release of the Final EIR/EIS. The Final EIR/EIS will include all comments received during the official comment period and responses to substantive comments.