Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a New Borrow Area for the Martin County Beach Erosion Control Project Located in Martin County, FL
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a new borrow area for the Martin County Beach Erosion Control Project. In cooperation with Martin County, the study will evaluate alternative sand sources that will maximize shore protection while minimizing environmental impacts.
Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project, Calhoun County and Matagorda County, TX
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District announces the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the public comment period, and the date and location of the Public Hearing, for the Calhoun County Navigation District's (CCND) proposed Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project (MSCIP).
Availability of a Tiered Final Environmental Impact Statement Containing a Draft Air Quality General Conformity Determination for the Proposed Construction of a Dredged Material Containment Facility in the Patapsco River, at Masonville, Baltimore City, MD
In accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed construction of a dredged material containment facility (DMCF) by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). This FEIS was prepared as part of the submission of MPA's application for a Department of the Army permit to construct the facility in the Patapsco River, Baltimore City, MD. This application will be evaluated pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The preferred alternative is for the construction of a stone, sand, and cofferdam structure that would impact approximately 131 acres of waters of the United States, including jurisdictional wetlands. The structure would be initially constructed to 10 feet above the mean lower low water (MLLW) elevation, with a future temporary elevation to 42 feet above MLLW, and an ultimate elevation of 36 feet above MLLW. The project would also include mechanical dredging of approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of overburden material within the footprint of the proposed disposal site, and the placement of this material at the Hart Miller Island disposal site, Baltimore County, MD. On-site (Masonville borrow) and offsite borrow material (Seagirt borrow material and upland borrow) would be used for the construction of the containment facility. The Seagirt borrow material would come from the Seagirt Marine Terminal Access Channel deepening and widening project. The Draft EIS was advertised in the Federal Register on May 19, 2006 (71 FR 29128). A supplement to the Draft EIS was advertised in the Federal Register on June 30, 2006 (71 FR 37545). The need to prepare a Supplement was due to the applicant's proposal to change the source of borrow material for the proposed construction of the preferred alternative to include the use of suitable material dredged from the Seagirt Marine Terminal Access Channels. The FEIS evaluates the construction of a DMCF with a footprint of 141 acres, which includes 131 acres of tidal open water and wetlands. The DMCF would be constructed to an initial height of 10 feet above MLLW and then raised to a height of 42 feet above MLLW before being graded to a final height of 36 feet MLLW, which would be the same height as the adjacent land. A detailed description of the proposed project and effects to the human environment are discussed in the FEIS for the Masonville DMCF. The FEIS outlines measures the applicant may implement to address impacts to air quality resulting from activities described in the permit application.
Reissuance of Nationwide Permits; Notice
This document contains corrections to the final notice of issuance of Nationwide Permits (NWPs) which was published in the Federal Register on Monday, March 12, 2007 (72 FR 1109211198).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement With an Integrated Feasibility Report for the Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Erosion Study, MD
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will conduct a review of the 1990 Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Erosion Study to investigate shoreline erosion and related sediment management measures which could be undertaken to protect the water and land resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and achieve the water quality conditions necessary to protect the Bay's living resources. USACE will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and integrated feasibility report documenting study findings and plan formulation.