NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential impacts associated with the proposed repairs of the St. Bernard Pump Stations #2 & #3. The draft Environmental Assessment (EA) #526 titled “St. Bernard Parish Pump Station #2 & #3 Seepage Repairs” will be available for public review and comment until March 9, 2014.
Pump Stations #2 and #3 benefit the communities of St. Bernard Parish by pumping water to the Central Wetlands during rain events. The proposed repair work is being done to address seepage problems, and would consist of a new concrete T-wall system and replacement of discharge pipes on the flood side of the levee. Pump Station #2 is located near Guichard Canal near Jupiter Drive, Amour Drive and Atreus Street. Pump Station #3 is located near Florida Avenue, Jacob Drive and Despaux Drive.
Public comment is an important part of the Corps’ planning and National Environmental Policy Act processes. Public comments on the draft EA may be submitted to:
Ms. Debra A. Wright
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Regional Planning and Environmental Division South
Environmental Planning Branch
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267
Phone: (504) 862-1732
Fax: (504) 862-2088
Copies of the draft EA are available online, www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/PD/EA-526Feb3-DraftSBPS.pdf, and by request.
Release no. 14-009