GALVESTON, Texas --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District issued a Notice of Intent on June 2, 2023, opening the scoping input period for the Matagorda Ship Channel Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).
A drop-in open house information session will be held June 7 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Bauer Exhibit Hall in Calhoun County located at 186 Henry Barber Way in Port Lavaca, Texas.
Brief overview presentations are currently scheduled for 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. USACE and Calhoun Port Authority staff will be on hand to answer questions. Information will be made available about the channel improvement project, USACE’s role in port navigation and this project, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the SEIS process.
Public input will help determine what is evaluated in this supplemental environmental review to the existing Final Environmental Impact Statement.
USACE is conducting this supplemental review due to new circumstances that may have bearing on the proposed action or its impacts.
The Notice of Intent is available in the Federal Register by searching here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/06/02/2023-11730/notice-of-intent-to-prepare-a-supplemental-environmental-impact-statement-for-the-matagorda-ship.
For those unable to make the information session, more information will be made available on the USACE Galveston District’s website. Scoping input can be submitted until July
2 16, 2023, using several methods:
1. Submit input in writing at the June 7 Open House (mentioned above)
2. Send input by email to: MSC_SEIS@usace.army.mil
3. Or send by U.S. mail: ATTN: RPEC-MSCIP
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District, P.O. Box 1229
Galveston, TX 77553-1229
Learn more at: https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Planning-Environmental-Branch/Documents-for-Public-Review/.
A Citizen’s Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): https://ceq.doe.gov/docs/get-involved/citizens-guide-to-nepa-2021.pdf.
This guide provides an explanation of NEPA, how it is implemented, and how people outside the federal government—individual citizens, private sector applicants, members of organized groups, and representatives of tribal, state, or local government agencies—can participate in the assessment of environmental impacts conducted by federal agencies.
For more information, contact us at: MSC_SEIS@usace.army.mil.
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