NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, November 19th to provide the public with an update on the Calcasieu Lock Feasibility Study, and to provide the public with a venue to submit comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement, which is currently available for a 45-day public comment period.
Public Meeting Details:
When: November 19, 2013
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Presentation, Question and Answer Session, Acceptance of Public Comments
Where: Lake Charles Civic Center
Contraband Room – 2nd Floor
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
The Calcasieu Lock Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and EIS identifies the South Alignment (Alternative 1) with a 75-foot wide gated structure as the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) for addressing navigation delays at the existing lock and providing drainage for the Mermentau River Basin.
Before the South Alignment can be confirmed as the alternative that is in the best interest of the federal government, the Corps must fully review and evaluate all comments received during the public comment period, which ends Monday, December 2, 2013. Community members and stakeholders are invited to comment on the Calcasieu Lock Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement at the November 19th public meeting.
In addition to comments received during the public meeting, the Corps will accept written comments postmarked by December 2, 2013. Written comments on the integrated report should be mailed to:
US Army Engineer District, St. Louis
ATTN: CEMVS-PD-E/Timothy K. George
Robert A. Young Building
1222 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO 63103-2833
Comments may also be sent to CalcasieuLockAdmin@usace.army.mil.
The report is available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website – Calcasieu Lock Project page: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/CalcasieuLock.aspx.