Corps hosts scoping meeting to discuss benefits and impacts of building the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System

Published Sept. 1, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Corps is hosting a scoping meeting on Wednesday, September 2 to discuss the development of an environmental document that will address the cumulative benefits and impacts of constructing the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.
Previous environmental documents focus on individual project impacts and benefits, but may not address the cumulative impacts of constructing the hurricane system as a whole. The Comprehensive Environmental Document serves as a systematic overview of the Corps’ entire environmental compliance process as prescribed by the National Environmental Policy Act alternative arrangements.
Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and suggest topics to be addressed in the environmental document.
When: September 2, 2009
Open House from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District
District Assembly Room
7400 Leake Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
Questions or comments concerning benefits and impacts should be addressed to:
Gib Owen, PM-RS
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267
Phone: 504-862-1337
Fax: 504-862-2088
For more information or to sign up to be on a meeting notification list please visit the following Web site:

Ken Holder

Release no. 09-065