Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, New Lock and Connecting Channels, LA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), New Orleans District intends to prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) to evaluate potential impacts of the construction of a replacement lock in the Industrial Canal located in New Orleans, LA. The original EIS, Main Report and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mississippi RiverGulf Outlet, New Lock and Connecting Channels, Louisiana (Evaluation Report and EIS) issued in March 1998 focused on the potential impacts of construction of a new lock, including impacts to the local community and supporting infrastructure. After evaluating the March 1998 EIS, the Corps issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on December 18, 1998 selecting the location and construction method of the replacement lock and several additional project components to improve the surrounding project area. The Corps decision was challenged in United States District Court and the Court's Order on Motions for Summary Judgment was issued on October 3, 2006 as part of Case No. 2:03-cv-00370-EEF-KWR, United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana. The Courts' decision enjoined the Corps from continuing with the project until additional compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is completed. Accordingly, the Corps is preparing a SEIS.
Increase of Cargo Liability Insurance Amount Per Shipment for the Movement of DPS Shipments
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), as the Traffic Manager for Department of Defense (DOD) Personal Property Program, is reminding the Transportation Service Provider (TSP) community of SDDC's increase in Cargo Liability Insurance. The Amount Per Shipment increases from $22,500 to $50,000 Amount Per Shipment for all shipment movement of Personal Property (Domestic, International and Mobile Homes/Boats) within the Families First Phase II program utilizing the Defense Personal Property System (DPS). This announcement is made pursuant to Families First, Phase II, Business Rules, E, TSP Qualifications, 2.1.9. Effective immediately, all shipments moving within the DPS program will move at the minimum Cargo Liability Insurance of $50,000 Amount Per Shipment. SDDC will require certificates of the higher insurance as the DPS system is capable of accepting such certificates electronically, but this is effective now and will not be delayed due to delay in filing electronically the proof of the higher insurance amount.
Adoption of Alternative Arrangements Under the National Environmental Policy Act for New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction System
The notice published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2007 (72 FR 11337) contained an incorrect address for the New Orleans East Sub-Basin scoping meeting being held on April 11, 2007. The scoping meeting will be held at the Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, 10100 I- 10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70121.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Renewal of Special Use Permit for Military Activities on the De Soto National Forest and Implementation of Installation Mission Support Activities at Camp Shelby, MS
This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared by National Guard Bureau (NGB) and the United States Department of AgricultureForest Service (USDA-FS). NGB is the lead agency and the USDA-FS is serving as a cooperating agency in the development of this DEIS for the renewal of the current Special Use Permit (SUP) that authorizes military training activities at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.