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Elizabeth River and Southern Branch Navigation Improvements NEPA public scoping meeting scheduled for Sept. 24; comment period underway

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Sept. 15, 2015
Norfolk Harbor and Channel-Elizabeth River Southern Branch Dredging Map

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NORFOLK, Va. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, and the Virginia Port Authority announced the initiation of the Elizabeth River and Southern Branch Navigation Improvements Study September 12, via public notice with the Virginian-Pilot.

USACE and its project partner, Virginia Port Authority, invite the public to attend a National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, scoping meeting Sept. 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the third floor of Nauticus Museum, Living Sea Landing, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23510. 

The format of the meeting will be an informal open-house, which the public can attend any time during the meeting hours and staff from the USACE and Virginia Port Authority will be available to answer questions. 

The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the study and provide comments on the project. 

The USACE plans to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives, and to determine the potential for significant impacts.

Scoping comments may be provided at the meeting and/or submitted to David Schulte, USACE, via email/mail/telephone: David.M.Schulte@usace.army.mil;  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, ATTN: David Schulte, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510; (757) 201-7007, until Oct. 30, 2015.