Corps seeks public comment on bank stabilization draft environmental assessment

USACE New Orleans District
Published Dec. 13, 2021

New Orleans – The public is invited to provide input on the proposed emergency bank stabilization on Bayou Plaquemine along Louisiana Highway 77 in Iberville Parish, La. The 30-day public comment period begins on Dec. 9, 2021 and concludes on Jan. 8, 2022.

The draft Environmental Assessment No. 587, titled “Continuing Authority Program, Section 14 – Emergency Streambank Protection, Louisiana Highway 77 at Bayou Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana” is available for public review and comment. The document provides an assessment of potential impacts associated with implementing the proposed action for 3,000 linear feet of emergency streambank protection for Louisiana Highway 77 at Bayou Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, La. to prevent erosion of the highway.

All comments received by the end of the 30-day review period will be considered in finalizing EA No. 587. Comments received and CEMVN responses will be included in an appendix to the document.

The draft document was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Council of Environmental Quality’s Regulations for Implementing NEPA and the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 (Section 404(b)(1)) in accordance with provisions of Title 33 CFR Parts 336.1(b)(1) and 337.1. CEMVN is in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental Services for a Water Quality Certification in accordance with statutory authority contained in the LAC 33:IX.1507.A-E and provisions of Section 401 of the CWA.


Written comments or requests for hard copies of the document should submitted to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Environmental Planning Branch

Regional Planning and Environmental Division South PDS-C

7400 Leake Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Comments can also be submitted by e-mail to:

The report and supporting information are available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website:



Rene Poche
(504) 862-1767

Release no. 21-087