Engineers Corps March 30, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, New Lock and Connecting Channels, LA
Document Number: E7-5906
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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.
Adoption of Alternative Arrangements Under the National Environmental Policy Act for New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction System
Document Number: 07-1572
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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.