ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on plans to replace the auxiliary chamber miter gates at Lock and Dams 3 thru 10 with a new damming surface.
It is anticipated work would begin with the first auxiliary chamber at Lock and Dam 7, near La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 2017, and would continue through most of the navigation season. This work would not require the closure of the lock chamber. After completion of work at Lock and Dam 7, subsequent work at the other locks would occur as funding is available.
This project requires a review of environmental effects under the National Environmental Policy Act. A copy of the draft Environmental Assessment with a finding of no significant impact was coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state resource agencies prior to posting of the public notice. A final determination on the draft Environmental Assessment will be made following a 30-day public review period. A copy of the draft Environmental Assessment can be viewed and downloaded from the St. Paul District’s website at: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/PublicNotices.aspx.
The public review and comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment ends June 25. Questions and comments concerning the project should be directed to Dan Kelner, Corps biologist, at 651-290-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address all correspondence on this project to the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attention: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth St. E., Suite 700, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1678.
The nearly 600 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 2015 $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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