COLFAX, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) is seeking input on the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Boyer Park Dock Replacement Project.
The comment period will be open from Oct. 11 to Nov. 11. The project proposes to approve a request from the Port of Whitman County to complete a series of improvements on lands leased from the Corps in Boyer Park and Marina, including the repair, realignment, and replacement of docking facilities in the marina, as well as associated upland improvements.
The purpose of the proposed action is to repair and upgrade the existing moorage and facilities in the marina to ensure continued safe recreational boating support services. The proposed action is needed because existing facilities in the marina are deteriorating and pose a risk to marina users as well as the environment. Additionally, marina facilities, including those for potable water and electricity, are approaching the end of their planned lifespan and no longer provide an acceptable level of service.
The Draft FONSI and EA are available in electronic form through the Corps’ website at: www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance/.
Comments may be filed online at: http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/EnvironmentalComplianceComment/ or via email to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil, inserting “Boyer Park” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
CENWW-PPL-C – Rapid Response EA
201 North 3rd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
For additional information, contact Mr. John Hook, Environmental Resource Specialist, at 509-527-7239.
Release no. 19-102