This Public Notice announces the Section 408 review of the City of Kelso’s South Kelso Railroad Bridge Construction Project.
Portland District is reviewing the City of Kelso’s South Kelso Railroad Bridge Construction project which proposes to construct a bridge over BNSF rail line, which will connect Hazel Street to South River Road in Kelso, Washington.
Alteration of a federally authorized project: This proposed project would modify a federal flood protection system (levee) and therefore require authorization from the Corps, pursuant to 33 USC 408 (Section 408). Section 408 provides authority to the Secretary of the Army to grant permission for the alteration or modification of Corps federal civil works projects when, in the judgment of the Secretary, such alteration or modification will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project.
Consideration of Comments: The Corps is soliciting comments specific to this project from the public, federal, state and local agencies and officials, and other interested parties. Comments will be considered in determining whether it would be in the public interest to proceed with this action.
All comments received will become part of the official record and are subject to public release under the Freedom of Information Act including any personally identifiable information such as names, phone numbers, and addresses.
Comments: Interested parties may submit, in writing, any comments directed specifically to this proposal and not to other regulatory processes administered by the Corps or other government agencies pertaining to the City of Kelso’s South Kelso Railroad Bridge Construction Project
Comments should refer to PM-F- South Kelso Railroad Bridge Construction - 2021 and the date of this Public Notice (November 23, 2021), and be postmarked by the comment due date (December 8, 2021).
Mail comments to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District,
ATTN: Sally Bird-Gauvin,
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946.
Alternatively, comments can be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org, message subject MUST SAY: Public Notice PM-F- South Kelso Railroad Bridge Construction - 2021.
For additional information, please call Ms. Sally Bird-Gauvin at (503) 808-4765.