Comments sought for development of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

Published July 6, 2020

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits and permission to construct, maintain and operate the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Willis Point in Plaquemines Parish. 

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Corps will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to inform its permitting decisions.  As part of this process, the Corps is seeking public comment to assist in determining the scope of issues, resources, impacts and alternatives to be addressed in the document.  Comments will be collected from July 2 to August 16, 2020.

At any time during the scoping period, interested parties can provide their official comments using one of the following:

  • Submit comment forms (available at the project webpage) and/or letters by mail to:
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District 
    Attn: CEMVN-ODR-E #MVN-2018-1120-EOO 
    7400 Leake Ave. 
    New Orleans, LA 70118
  • By email at 
  • Submit oral comments via the toll-free number 1-855-643-2738 OR 1-855-MID-BRET

Additionally, the Corps will host three meetings to provide information regarding the proposed project and regulatory processes as well as to answer questions participants may have.  To comply with local, state and federal guidelines, these meetings will be held virtually.  Attendees may participate online via WebEx or by telephone.  The meetings will be held on July 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., July 15 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and July 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information on the proposed Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project, informational videos and the public meeting log-in/call-in information, please visit the project webpage at 


Ricky Boyett

Release no. 20-039