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The Bohemia Retail Project Environmental Impact Report (draft) is 1,800 pages of legal jargon. Reading it is time-consuming and mind-numbing, but sometimes informative. For instance, Appendix E: Wetlands Delineation Update includes a letter from the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento. The letter, dated Feb. 10, 2006, is addressed to Mr. (Jim) Conkey. It is in response to Mr. Conkey’s request for an approval of his Bohemia project. It reads: “We are responding to your consultant’s request for an approved jurisdictional determination for the Bohemia Wal-Mart site. … This verification is valid for five years from the date of this letter … .” Although Mr. Conkey tells the public that the future tenant(s) are not known; the future tenant is not unknown to his consultant and not unknown to the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento. They know the future tenant. Save money? Live better? The EIR is available on the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency Web site. If you love pain, Google: Placer County Bohemia Retail Project EIR. Lee Lively, Alliance for Protection of the Auburn Community Economy, Auburn, APACE, a California NPO