Published Sept. 11, 2016
Expiration date: 10/11/2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on May 17, 2016 for the project titled, Chesapeake Bay Native Oyster Restoration, Piankatank River, Virginia. The purpose of this project is to construct new reef habitat and rehabilitate existing reef habitat in the lower Piankatank River in Middlesex and Matthews counties that closely resemble natural conditions, in terms of structure and function, in a technically and economically sound manner.  This Program is a component of the USACE Chesapeake Bay Restoration Program authorized by Section 704(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, as amended.  In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an Environmental Assessment (EA) was finalized that evaluated temporary, permanent and cumulative environmental impacts of the project. Due to the absence of significant adverse environmental impacts, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be required.  The Final EA and FONSI may be viewed on-line at the following website: