15-064 Corps revises Mill Creek levee maintenance FONSI to add responses to public comments

Published Sept. 10, 2015

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District today revised the Mill Creek levee maintenance plan’s final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to address a late-Wednesday discovery of an email containing a comment letter.

Although the letter received did not contain comments which would require any changes to the plan’s preferred alternative, the Corps process includes publishing a summary of public comments received. The final FONSI was revised to (1) add the inadvertently omitted comments plus the Corps’ responses to those comments in Attachment B, and (2) correct Section VI of the FONSI to accurately state the number of comment letters/emails received and identify additional commenting organizations.

“It’s important that all comments received are reviewed, responded to and reflected in the final documents,” said Project Manager Alex Colter. “That’s what we did, and that’s why we made this revision. It’s important to us to fix the error.”

No other changes were made to the FONSI. The revised FONSI is posted on the District website with changes highlighted in green text at  http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/MillCreekLeveeMaintenance.aspx.

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Release no. 15-064