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Title: Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, LA: Integrated General Reevalution Report & Supplement III to the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mississippi River Ship Channel, Baton Rouge to the Gulf, Louisiana Project: Appendix J, Public Comments and Responses
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Mississippi Valley Division.
Keywords: Mississippi River
Channels (Hydraulic engineering)
Inland navigation
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Abstract: This document describes the public comments and responses by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District regarding the Draft Integrated General Reevaluation Report and Suplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mississippi River Ship Channel Gulf to Baton Rouge, La study. In accordance with the Council of Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR §1503.1) for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the CEMVN issued a Notice of Availability dated December 16, 2016, inviting public participation and comment on the Draft GRR/SEIS, which was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register Volume 81, No. 242, December 16, 2016, page 91169. The Draft GRR/SEIS was distributed for review and comment to Federal, state, and local agencies; Tribes; libraries; and other interested parties. The Draft GRR/SEIS was also posted on the study webpage: Comments on the Draft GRR/SEIS were requested during the 45-day comment period from December 16, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Two public hearings were held during the comment period on 14 December 2016 and 26 January 2017 at the USACE New Orleans District Office, 7400 Leake Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118. Comments made during the meetings were memorialized either by a court reporter or on handwritten comment cards provided to the attendees at the meetings. A cumulative total of 20 people attended the 2 public hearings, with a total of 6 individuals offering oral questions which were responded to in the form of clairfications at the hearings. CEMVN received written comments from 10 Federal, state, parish and local governments, and written comments from 5 members of the public, all of which were postmarked within the comment period. Comments received from members of the public are included within this Appendix. Agency comments are included in Appendix A.
Description: Integrated General Reevaluation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 84 pages / 9.104 Mb
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