District Commander signs decision record for additional Rights of Way for PCCP

Published July 2, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Commander, Col. Richard Hansen, signed the Decision Record for additional land to accommodate construction of the Permanent Canal Closures & Pump Stations (PCCP) at the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue Outfall Canals.

“Individual Environmental Report Supplemental (IERS) 5.a Expanded Right of Way (ROW) for the Permanent Protection System for the Outfall Canals Project on 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue Canals, Orleans and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana,” decision record, is available online at:


In addition to the additional land needed for the project, the document discloses design details which were not available at the time of the original IER #5, including:

• Excavation of the 17th Street peninsula
• Excavation at the London Avenue Canal
• T-wall construction at the 17th Street Canal
• Additional Acreage of Impact within existing ROW to Waters of the U.S. by placement of fill material
• Dredging details and turbidity Best Management Practices
• Additional Haul Routes for Disposal

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
Phone: 504-862-1544
Email: mvnenvironmental@usace.army.mil

Comments may also be provided by visiting: www.nolaenvironmental.gov.

The PCCP at 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue will provide a permanent and more sustainable measure for reducing the risk of a 100-year level storm surge entering the outfall canals. The Interim Closure Structures (ICS) will continue to provide 100-year levels of storm surge risk reduction until the permanent pumps are constructed and operational. If there are questions about construction of the system, please visit our web page at www.mvn.usace.army.mil or call the Corps’ toll free Construction Hotline at 877-427-0345 or “like” us on Facebook www.facebook.com/permpumps to get regular updates.

Rene Poche

Release no. 14-034