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Corps seeks comments on Cooperstown, N.D., environmental project

Published Nov. 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, seeks comments on a draft Environmental Assessment for an environmental infrastructure project in Cooperstown, North Dakota.

The work will consist of the placement of five miles of an 8-inch polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, pipe from the previously upgraded line from the Cooperstown wells to its water treatment plant. The project is estimated to cost $2.9 million of which the federal government will pay $2.2 million.

The Corps’ Environmental Infrastructure Program, also referred to as Section 594 program, authorizes the Corps to assist public entities, in the form of design and construction of projects in North Dakota. These projects include wastewater treatment, combined sewer overflow water supply, as well as environmental restoration and surface water protection and development. Similar projects have been completed in Fort Abercrombie, North Dakota, and Minot, North Dakota.

The draft Environmental Assessment, http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/PublicNotices.aspx, is available for public review and comment until Jan. 5, 2016. Please address all correspondence on this project to the District Commander, St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attention: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth St. E., Ste. 700, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678. For more information, contact Capt. Phillip Denker, Corps of Engineers, at 651-290-5605.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2014 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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