CLARKSTON, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District will hold an open house and public information meeting regarding a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) on Thursday evening, January 24. The meeting will be in the Clearwater Room of the Williams Conference Center at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, located at the northeast corner of 4th Street and 9th Avenue.
A map of the campus and parking locations can be found on the Web at http://www.lcsc.edu/people/map.htm. Parking permits are not needed after 5 p.m. Driving directions to the campus can be found at http://www.lcsc.edu/admissions/directions.htm.
The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a presentation and question and answer session will begin at 6:30 p.m. At the open house, Corps staff will be available to answer questions and provide information. This is the only public information meeting planned for this environmental impact statement because the most potential impact of the EIS would be in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.
On Dec. 21, the Corps announced a public comment period about the draft EIS had begun. Comments may be submitted to the Corps until Feb. 8, 2013. The draft environmental impact statement is available for review at www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/ProgrammaticSedimentManagementPlan.aspx. A compact disc (CD) or printed copy is also available by request. Contact Ms. Sandy Shelin, Environmental Coordinator, at 509-527-7265 or email@example.com.
Public comments must be submitted no later than Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, to be considered. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If sent via U.S. Mail, comments must be postmarked no later than Feb. 8 and sent to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, PSMP/EIS, ATTN: Sandy Shelin, CENWW-PM-PD-EC, 201 North 3rd Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876.
Note to media: All media queries should go to Walla Walla District Public Affairs at 509-527-7020, and not to Ms. Shelin.
Release no. 13-001