NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has released the final Comprehensive Environmental Document (CED), Phase II for the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System today for a 30-day public review.
The CED integrates project impact evaluations from the final Individual Environmental Reports into a single document and contains updated information for the IERs that had incomplete, or unavailable, data at the time the associated Decision Record was approved.
The CED is prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act Emergency Alternative Arrangements approved by the Council on Environmental Quality. The Council on Environmental Quality provides an assessment of the cumulative impacts resulting from construction of the HSDRRS projects in the Greater New Orleans area and an analysis of the cumulative impacts in combination with implementation of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future projects in southeast Louisiana.
The public, federal, state, and local agencies, Indian Tribes, and other interested parties may review the document Oct. 28 through Nov. 27. Following the review period the New Orleans District commander will approve the Decision Record.
Questions regarding the Final CED may be submitted to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Regional Planning and Environmental Division South, Attention Sandra Stiles
7400 Leake Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Comments can also be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com.
The report and supporting information are available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/NEPA-Compliance-Documents/HSDRRS-Projects/Comprehensive-Environmental-Document/