USACE Galveston District to host public meetings as part of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study

Published Sept. 23, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 23, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, in coordination with the Texas General Land Office, will host two public meetings to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Coastal Storm Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study in Texas.

The Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas, study area encompasses six coastal counties on the upper Texas Gulf coast: Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, Harris, Galveston and Brazoria. The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement will evaluate structural and non-structural alternatives which address coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration impacts in the study area.

Interested parties are invited to attend an open house and public meeting on:

Oct. 6, 2015

Open House: 6-7 p.m.

Public Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m.

Price Auditorium

The John Gray Center at Lamar University

855 Jim Gilligan Way

Beaumont, Texas 77710

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Oct. 8, 2015

Open House: 6-7 p.m.

Public Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m.

Freeport Community House

1300 West Second Street

Freeport, Texas 77541


The draft document is available at:

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/PlanningEnvironmentalBranch/DocumentsforPublicReview.aspx

Written comments must be postmarked by Oct. 26, 2015.


Comments may be mailed or emailed to:

Galveston District, Corps of Engineers

Attn: Ms. Janelle Stokes

P.O. Box 1229

Galveston, Texas 77553

or

Janelle.S.Stokes@usace.army.mil

The USACE Galveston District was established in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements. The district is directly responsible for maintaining more than 1,000 miles of channel, including 270 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of shallow draft as well as the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates.

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Release no. 15-057

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