STARBUCK, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the operation and maintenance of Lyons Ferry Park under a new recreation lease. Comments are due no later than Oct. 31.
The Corps proposes to issue a 25-year lease to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (WSPRC) to run the park, located on Corps-managed federal land at the confluence of the Snake and Palouse Rivers near Starbuck, Wash. The new lease would provide recreation facilities and opportunities for the general public.
The Corps prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address potential effects associated with the leasing action and related improvements proposed by the WSPRC. As part of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, the Corps is inviting public comment on the EA and draft FONSI. The Corps is required to consider all comments received. The EA and draft FONSI are available on the Corps website at www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/LFPLeaseEA.aspx.
Public comments must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil; or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; CENWW-PD-EC -- LF Park Lease EA; 201 North 3rd Ave.; Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876.
Release no. 14-079