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Portland, OR 97208-2946
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Kelso Station Amtrak ADA Upgrade Geotechnical Drilling, Cowlitz, Washington, 408 Review

Portland District
Published April 4, 2024
Expiration date: 4/19/2024

SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE
Kelso Station Amtrak ADA Upgrade Geotechnical Drilling
Cowlitz, Washington, 408 Review

Issue Date: April 4, 2024
Expiration Date: April 19, 2024
Corps Reference: PM-F-Section 408 0212-FY23 Kelso Station Amtrak ADA Upgrade Geotechnical Drilling Project, Kelso, Cowlitz County, Washington

15-Day Notice

This Public Notice announces the Section 408 review of the Kelso Station Amtrak ADA Upgrade Geotechnical Drilling. 

Portland District is reviewing the Amtrak proposal to drill nine eight-inch diameter geotechnical borings to aid in ADA update designs at the Amtrak Kelso Station. Three boring on the station side of the tracks, and three on the riverward (levee side) of the tracks. These boring would be dug to approximately 60-feet deep. And additional three borings would be dug at the south end of the proposed levee-side platform to approximately 40-feet in depth.

Alteration of a federally authorized project: The boring excavations may alter the Cowlitz 3 – Cowlitz River Levee, a federally authorized project, 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 Kelso Station Amtrak ADA Upgrade Geotechnical Drilling

Comments should refer to PM-F- 0212-FY23 - Kelso Station Amtrak ADA Upgrade Geotechnical Drilling and the date of this Public Notice (April 4, 2024) and be electronically submitted by the comment due date (April 19, 2024). 

Comments must be sent electronically to section408nwp@usace.army.mil. Message subject MUST SAY: Public Notice PM-F- 0212-FY23 Kelso Station Amtrak ADA Upgrade Geotechnical Drilling.

Alternatively, comments can be sent and be postmarked by the comment due date (April 19, 2024):

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
ATTN: Ms. Sally Bird-Gauvin
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946.

For additional information, please send email to: section408nwp@usace.army.mil, attention to: Sally Bird-Gauvin. This public notice is issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District.