NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Protection Restoration Office, recently released a supplement to an environmental report that proposes a 0-30 foot protected side shift of the levee section from LA 3134 to the Old Estelle Pump Station, adding rock to stabilize the new enlarged levee and improve access to the V-line levee reaches on the West Bank between Harvey and Westwego. “Individual Environmental Report Supplemental (IERS) 12a GIWW, Harvey and Algiers Canal Levee and Floodwalls, Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana,” is available for a 30-day public review and comment period. The draft document is available online at:
The Corps also released a supplement to an environmental report that proposes relocating a gas pipeline so that it does not interfere with the new enlarged Lake Cataouatche levee, as well as building a temporary access road to transport materials during construction. “Individual Environmental Report Supplemental (IERS) 15.a, West Bank and Vicinity, Lake Cataouatche Levee, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana,” is available for a 30-day public review and comment period. The draft document is available online at:
The IER environmental process allows the Corps to expedite the environmental review required of all federally funded projects while fully complying with the intent of the National Environmental Policy Act. The Corps encourages the public to provide written comments on IERs by mail, e-mail or by visiting www.nolanevironmental.gov at any time throughout the comment period.
Written or verbal comments on IERS 12a and IERS 15a must be submitted to the Corps by midnight on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Comments received during the public review period will become part of the official record.
Questions or comments concerning the Corps’ environmental process may be addressed to:
Patricia Leroux, Environmental Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267