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Published March 5, 2021
Expiration date: 5/4/2021

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA or Applicant) submitted a Permit Application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District (CEMVN) for a Department of the Army (DA) permit under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 United States Code [USC] 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) (33 USC 1344) (collectively referred to as “Section 10/404”) and submitted a Section 408 Permission Request Letter (33 USC 408) to construct, maintain, and operate the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River, at approximately 60.7 miles above “Head of Passes” in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), CEMVN has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed MBSD Project and a range of reasonable alternatives, including No Action, on the natural and human environment. The Draft EIS will be used to inform CEMVN’s decisions regarding CPRA’s permit application and permission request and may inform the decisions of other agencies that will review the proposed MBSD Project as part of their regulatory or permit processes. The information in the Draft EIS will help decision makers, public officials, and citizens to understand the potential environmental impacts of the proposed MBSD Project and its alternatives before decisions regarding the proposed MBSD Project are made.

Please see the attached special public notice notifying you of the 60-day review and comment period for the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  The MBSD Draft EIS is in response to your comments from the July 2017 scoping period.   The 60-day review and comment period extends from March 5, 2021 to May 4, 2021.    

In addition to your review and comment, please consider participating in one of our virtual public meetings scheduled for April 6, April 7, and April 8.  An additional public notice with instructions about how to participate will be sent to you two weeks prior to the first meeting.