WEST RICHLAND, 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 Yakima River Gateway project, in West Richland, Washington.
The Corps proposes to issue the City of West Richland’s and Benton County Diking District Number 1’s request to modify the federal levee along the southwestern corner of Van Giesen Bridge for the construction of an access ramp, staircase and retaining wall. The modifications are to create access to the Yakima Gateway Project trail, to be located to the north of Van Giesen Bridge.
Links to the draft FONSI and EA are available online at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/EnvironmentalCompliance.aspx.
The public comment period will be from April 4 through May 4, 2016. E-mail comments to: NEPANWW@usace.army.mil <mailto:NEPANWW@usace.army.mil> or submit comments via U.S. Postal Service to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
CENWW-PM-PD-EC, Yakima River Gateway Project
201 North Third Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
Comments must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than May 4, 2016, to be considered and included in the public record.
Release no. 16-015