PORTLAND, ORE. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period by 15 days for the draft Environmental Impact Statement to reduce predation on juvenile salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act by a large population of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary. Comments are now due no later than Aug. 19, 2014.
The Corps will host an additional public webinar/conference during the comment period extension.
Webinar and Conference Call
August 14 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For webinar connection information, visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Currentprojects/CormorantEIS.aspx and click on the Public Meeting section. You will find log in and telephone access information.
Questions or written comments on the draft EIS should refer to public notice CENWP-PM-E-14-08. Written comments are welcome through email, traditional mail or at the open houses. The Corps will categorize, summarize, respond to and consider comments to inform the decision-making process.
Submit comments to:
Sondra Ruckwardt, Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208
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Release no. 14-047