WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites your comments on the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the Lower Snake River Channel Maintenance Immediate Need Dredging for Commercial Navigation Environmental Assessment (EA).
The Corps is proposing to restore the lower Snake River federal navigation channel by removing accumulated sediment from the channel below the Ice Harbor Dam navigation lock near Pasco, Washington, and near the confluence of the lower Snake and Clearwater Rivers near Clarkston, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho. The proposed dredging and associated disposal would occur during the in-water work window from Dec. 15, 2022, through March 1, 2023. The dredged material would be disposed of in-water at Bishop Bar, River Mile 118 of the lower Snake River in Washington State.
The 30-day review and comment period began on July 18 and concludes on August 18. Comments may be submitted via email at NEPANWW@usace.army.mil, inserting “LSR 2022 Dredging” in the subject line, online at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/EnvironmentalComplianceComment/, or via mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
ATTN: CENWW-PPL-C (LSR 2022 Dredging)
201 North 3rd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876.
The Draft FONSI, EA, and all supporting appendices are available in electronic form at the Corps’ website: www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/EnvironmentalCompliance. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mr. Benjamin Tice at 509-527-7267 or at Ben.J.Tice@usace.army.mil.
Release no. 22-055