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Collected here are non-regulatory public notices related to environmental topics; these may also be posted in other related web pages on this site. Examples of public notices on this page include Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statements, Findings of No Significant Impact and Records of Decision.

The Corps and Columbia River Ports jointly preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for The Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance Plan

Interested parties and tribes are hereby notified that the Portland District of the Corps and the Sponsor Ports are preparing a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance Plan (Plan) and are seeking public input during an extended scoping period, from September 8 through November 16, 2017.

Corps seeks comment on Port of Coos Bay's proposed channel modification project

The Corps intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the potential environmental effects of approving the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s proposed Coos Bay Channel Modification Project. The Port proposes to widen and deepen the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Project from the ocean to river mile 8.2 to improve navigation efficiency, reduce shipping transportation costs and facilitate the shipping industry’s transition to larger, more efficient vessels.

Caspian Tern Nesting Island Construction draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment

The Corps is seeking public comment on its draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment evaluating the environmental effects of demolishing a floating island within the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge and constructing a permanent island made of rock in its place. Comments are open through July 27.

Draft Willamette Falls Locks Integrated Disposition Study & Environmental Assessment

The Corps is seeking public comment on its proposal to recommend Congressional de-authorization and disposal of the Willamette Falls Locks after performing minor modification for seismic retrofits and to install perimeter fencing and debris and boat barriers. Comments are open through July 12.

Final EA and FONSI: Columbia Stock Ranch

The final environmental assessment for the Columbia Stock Ranch Section 536 Ecosystem Restoration Project and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District’s Finding of No Significant Impact is available.

Columbia Stock Ranch Ecosystem Restoration Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Power Administration are preparing to construct an ecosystem restoration project on the Columbia Stock Ranch to restore structure and function of floodplains to improve juvenile fish habitat. The Corps and BPA are meeting with members of the Deer Island Drainage Improvement Company, some of whom expressed concerns about the CSR project and its potential impacts. Meetings will take place in the Armstrong Room of the St. Helens Public Library, 375 S. 18th St., St. Helens, Oregon.

Final EA and FONSI: Coos Bay Navigation Project North Spit

PUBLIC NOTICEU.S. Department of Agriculture Request for use of Corps Lands at the Coos Bay

Draft EA and FONSI for Columbia Stock Ranch Ecosystem Restoration Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is seeking public comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Columbia Stock Ranch Ecosystem Restoration Project to restore hydrologic connectivity between the Columbia Stock Ranch project site and the Columbia River.

Draft EA for Western Snowy Plover Site Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Western Snowy Plover Site Management Plan in Coos County, Oregon.

Final EA and FONSI: Oaks Bottom habitat restoration project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making available a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Oaks Bottom Habitat Restoration Project in Multnomah County, Oregon. The Corps proposes to restore a more natural tidal hydrologic connection between Oaks Bottom and the Lower Willamette River to improve fish and wildlife habitats and provide unhindered fish passage into and out of Oaks Bottom. Most importantly, this project would make Oaks Bottom habitat suitable and accessible to juvenile salmonids listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Final EA and FONSI: Trestle Bay Restoration Project

The proposed action, to implement a restoration project improving access to fish habitat in Trestle Bay, will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and an environmental impact statement is not required. Restoring access to Trestle Bay will result in long term benefits for juvenile salmonids by improving access/egress to important shallow-water habitat.

Oaks Bottom draft Feasibility Report and EA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeking public comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for Oaks Bottom Section 206 Habitat Restoration Project in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Study schedule: Lower Willamette River Environmental Dredging and Ecosystem Restoration, Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment, Final Report

The current study schedule for five key milestones associated with the Corps Lower Willamette River Ecosystem Restoration Study.

Draft EA: Trestle Bay Restoration Project

Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, (Corps) is seeking public comment on the Trestle Bay Restoration Project, Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA).

Draft EA: Caspian Tern Nesting Habitat Reduction

Paul Schmidt is the point-of-contact for this draft environmental assessment for Caspian Tern Habitat Reduction on East Sand Island, Clatsop County, Oregon. Expiration date for this 15-day notice is March 17, 2015.

Final EIS: Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids ...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District has released for public review the Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary- Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Final EA, FONSI: Fall Creek Dam fish enhancement

The selected course of action is for the drawdown of Fall Creek Reservoir to occur annually on a permanent basis as described as the Preferred Alternative in the Final Environmental Assessment, Downstream Fish Enhancement for Juvenile Salmonids at Fall Creek Dam, Lane Co., Ore.

Eagle Watch at The Dalles Dam: Jan. 24

Join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center Jan. 24, 2015 to learn about eagles, watch them in their natural habitat and enjoy interactive activities at the visitor center.

FONSI: Fee-Simon Wetland restoration project

Portland District Commander Col. Jose Aguilar finds the selected course of action, to restore the ecological process and tidal influence to the floodplain while ensuring flood risk reduction, will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

Draft EIS: Double-crested cormorant plan to reduce predation of juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary

We are seeking public comment on the Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary draft EIS.

Draft EA: Coast Fork Willamette River surplus water letter report

We are seeking public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Coast Fork Willamette River's Oregon Surplus Water Letter Report by May 20, 2014.

Draft EA: Columbia River federal navigation channel operations and maintenance dredging

We are seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment for Columbia River federal navigation channel operations and maintenance dredging; responses should include the public notice number CENWP-PM-E-14-05 and be postmarked by May 4, 2014.

Final FS and EA: Corps releases final Environmental Assessment for Caspian tern nesting habitat management

On March 25, 2014, we released the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Caspian Tern nesting habitat management on East Sand Island.

Draft EA (revised): John Day hatchery facilities improvements

Public notice of a revised draft Environmental Assessment, proposing to construct hatchery facilities to increase production of fall Chinook salmon for the John Day Mitigation Project.

Draft EA: Caspian Tern Nesting Habitat Reduction, East Sand Island

We are seeking public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment for reducing Caspian tern habitat on East Sand Island, Clatsop Co., Ore., by Feb. 21, 2014.

Draft FS and EA: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Restoration Plan

We are seeking public comments on a draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment of ecosystem restoration projects in the Cedar Creek watershed in the vicinity of Springfield, Ore.

Willamette Basin Fisheries Science Review 2014

The 2013 Willamette Basin Fisheries Science Review will be at the GSA 911 Building, 911 NE 11th Ave., Portland, Ore., Tues. - Thurs., Feb. 4-6, 2014. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Draft EA and FONSI: Dairy Creek restoration feasibility study

We have conducted a feasibility study for the Dairy Creek Restoration Project; the West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District is the local sponsor.

Draft EA: adult fish release site improvements

Public comments are sought on a draft Environmental Assessment addressing impacts associated with a proposal to improve adult fish release sites on public lands in Oregon's Lane, Linn, and Marion counties; comments are due by July 20, 2013.

Final FONSI: Sandy River Delta ecosystem restoration

The Finding of No Significant Impact for the Sandy River Delta ecosystem restoration has been released, along with a link to the Environmental Assessment.

Peer review report: Willamette Floodplain Study

An Independent External Peer Review is being conducted of the March 2013 Willamette River Floodplain Restoration Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment for the Lower Coast and Middle Forks Subbasins.

Final FONSI: Caspian tern predation management in the Lower Columbia River Estuary

This FONSI announces that the selected course of action to adaptively manage predation of Caspian terns in the lower Columbia River Estuary will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

Draft FONSI and final EA supplement: Mouth of the Columbia River jetty rehabilitation

Interested parties are notified of the Portland District's proposal to augment the foredune adjacent to the root of the South Jetty at the Mouth of the Columbia River.

Draft EA: John Day mitigation project hatchery facilities improvements

Portland District proposes to construct hatchery facilities to increase production of fall Chinook salmon for the John Day Mitigation Project; current production levels of fall Chinook upriver brights and downriver stocks don't meet program goals.

Draft EA and IFR: Willamette River floodplain restoration

We issued a draft Integrated Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment addressing impacts associated with implementing floodplain restoration along the lower Coast and Middle forks of the Willamette River in Lane Co., Ore.

Public Notice, EA and FONSI: Post Office Lake ecosystem restoration

We are seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact and related documents for a proposed ecosystem restoration project at Post Office Lake in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Clark County, Wash.

Willamette Basin Fisheries Science Review 2013

The 2012 Willamette Basin Fisheries Science Review will be held at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis, Ore., Tues. through Thurs., Feb. 5-7, 2013. This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Register by by Feb. 5, 2013, at: http://ezregister.com/events/5873

Public Notice and EA: Sandy River Delta restoration

Public comments are sought for the Public Notice and Environmental Assessment, which would implement restoration actions to improve habitat for juvenile salmonids in the Sandy River Delta.

Agenda: 2012 AFEP Review, Nov. 27-29

The 2012 Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program Review was held Nov. 27-29, 2012, at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Ore.

Proposed: general permit extension

The Portland District proposes to extend RGP-4 for one year. RGP-4 authorizes the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to conduct aquatic habitat restoration activities on federal lands in Oregon.

Draft EIS: scoping and public meetings for cormorant management

This notice announces the public scoping process and public meetings (dates, times and locations) for the proposal to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to manage a large colony of double-crested cormorants nesting on East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary.

Final EA and FONSI: proposed nearshore disposal at the Mouth of the Columbia River

Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact released for the Nearshore Disposal Locations at the Mouth of the Columbia River.

Proposed: U.S Government Moorings soil stabilization

The Corps is seeking public comment on proposed alternatives to address contamination in potentially erodible soils at the U.S. Government Moorings site.