Adoption and Recirculation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF)
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is issuing this notice to advise the public and interested agencies that MARAD is adopting the United States Army Corps of Engineers (COE) May 2007 Final Environmental Impact Statement and subsequent Record Of Decision (FEIS, ROD; August 2007) for the Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) proposed by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). MARAD is adopting the 2007 EIS to satisfy MARAD's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) obligations related to MPA's receipt of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the US DOT. MARAD is administering that grant. Under applicable Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, MARAD may adopt and recirculate the COE's Final EIS because MARAD's proposed action is substantially the same as the action covered by the COE's FEIS.