COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District invites public comments on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for flowering rush control in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. Comments will be accepted June 24, 2019 through July 24, 2019.
Flowering rush is an invasive aquatic weed species. The Corps proposes to share flowering rush treatment costs with the Pacific States Marine Fish Commission to treat infestations on non-federal lands. The goal of treatment is to prevent and/or minimize the impacts of flowering rush invasion on habitat, irrigation and recreation. The aim is to eradicate known and future flowering rush populations, and provide continued subsequent control at a much-reduced effort.
The Corps participation in this project is authorized under Section 1039(d) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-121) and Section 1178 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-322).
The EA is available for viewing or downloading on the Walla Walla District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance.
The Corps will accept public input June 24, 2019 through July 24, 2019. All information and comments submitted will be included in the permanent public record.
Public comments may be submitted electronically to the Corps using the online comment form on the webpage, or via email NEPANWW@usace.army.mil -- type “Flowering Rush EA” in the subject line. Written comments may also be sent via U.S. Postal Service, addressed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
ATTN: CENWW-PPL-C (Flowering Rush EA)
201 North 3rd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
Release no. 19-071