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Draft EA: Fall Creek adult fish facility upgrade

Posted: 11/12/2014

Expiration date:


 Fall Creek Dam and Reservoir Adult Fish Facility Upgrade, Lane County, Oregon

CENWP-PM-E-14-13

Issue Date: Nov. 12, 2014

Expiration Date: Dec. 12, 2014

 

Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeking public comment on the Fall Creek Dam and Reservoir Adult Fish Facility Upgrade, Draft Environmental Assessment.

The Corps is proposing to upgrade the existing fish collection facility to enhance fish passage through the Fall Creek Dam and implement the National Marine Fisheries Service Reasonable and Prudent Alternative Measure 4, Fish Passage, as recommended in the Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) Consultation, Biological Opinion and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act Essential Fish Habitat Consultation on the Willamette River Basin Flood Control Project issued July 11, 2008. Long term effects of the project would be beneficial to fish, including Upper Willamette River Chinook, steelhead, and other native species. The Preferred Alternative provides volitional swim-up capacity, the ability to hold fish, and water-to-water transfer, thereby reducing stress and injury, improving fish survival upstream of the Fall Creek Dam.

The draft EA has been prepared for the proposed Federal action in accord with the Council on Environmental Quality’s National Environmental Policy Act regulations [Federal Register 40 CFR 1508.9(a)]. At the end of the public comment period, the Corps will consider all comments received by close of business on the expiration date of this public notice and make a determination of significance of impacts resulting from the proposed action.

 

For more information or to submit comments: Questions or comments regarding the draft EA should be directed to kristine.a.lightner@usace.army.mil, or to the address below. Mailed comments on this notice must be received by close of business on the expiration date, Dec. 12, 2014, and sent to:

District Engineer

U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District, Portland

Attn:  CENWP-PM-E/Kristine Lightner

P.O. Box 2946

Portland, OR  97208-2946

 

In your response, please refer to the above public notice number (CENWP-PM-E-14-13), title and date. Should no response be received by the above closing date, a “no comment” response will be assumed.

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