Comments sought for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

Published Sept. 23, 2022

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-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) project on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. 

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, USACE has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed project and a range of reasonable alternatives on the natural and human environment.  Information in the EIS will help decision makers, public officials, and citizens understand the impacts of the proposed MBSD Project and its alternatives before any permitting decisions are made. 

A 30-day public review and comment period for the Final EIS will begin on Sept. 23, 2022 and end on Oct. 24, 2022. All comments submitted electronically, by phone, or by mail via the U.S. Postal Service on or before Oct. 24, 2022 will be considered.

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

For a copy of the EIS as well as other information regarding the proposed project , please visit the project webpage at:

Hard copies of the EIS can be viewed at the following eight libraries.  Hard copies of the Executive Summary in Spanish and Vietnamese languages will also be available for review.


Lafitte Library

4917 City Park Drive Lafitte, LA 70067

(504) 689-5097

Belle Chasse Library 8442 Highway 23

Belle Chasse, LA 70037 (504) 394-3570

Port Sulphur Library 139 Civic Drive

Port Sulphur, LA 70083 (337) 527-7200

Larose Branch Library 305 East Fifth Street

Larose, LA 70373

 (985) 632-7140


West Bank Regional Library

2751 Manhattan Blvd

Harvey, LA 70058

(504) 364-2660


East New Orleans Regional Library

5641 Read Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70127 (504) 596-0200


Buras Library 35572 Highway 11

Buras, LA 70041

(504) 564-0944


St. Charles Parish Library, Paradis Branch

307 Audubon St

Paradis, LA 70080

(985) 758-1868




Ricky Boyett

Release no. 22-022