Public Notices

Finding of Significant Impact for Hammond Small Boat Basin Disposal

Published Oct. 10, 2018


Hammond Small Boat Basin Disposal

Issue Date: October 9, 2018

Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE) has signed the Hammond Small Boat Basin Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Clatsop County, Oregon.  USACE prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the action in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 C.F.R. parts 1500-1508), and the Corps’ NEPA regulations (33 C.F.R. part 230). The EA and draft FONSI were made available for public comment from August 22, 2018 through September 6, 2018.  No comments were received during the public comment period. 

The action analyzed in the EA is USACE’s conveyance by quitclaim deed the Hammond Small Boat Basin (Basin) to the City of Warrenton (City), located in Clatsop County, Oregon.  The need for the proposed action is to comply with Sections 6005(d) and (g) of Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014)

USACE was directed by Congress to convey the Hammond Boat Basin to the City of Warrenton without any compensation, monetary or in-kind.  Additionally, implementation guidance clarifies the terms and conditions of the conveyance as provided in WRRDA 2014. These terms and conditions are summarized below: 

  • The City shall assume full responsibility for operating and maintaining the channel and the breakwater.
  • If the Army determines that the land conveyed ceases to be owned by a public entity, all right, title, and interest in and to the land shall revert, at the discretion of the Army, to the United States. A revisionary clause will be included in the deed and will reflect state law.  
  • After the land is conveyed, the land shall no longer be a portion of the Hammond Small Boat Basin project for navigation as authorized by section 107 of the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. § 577)

Assessment of the Need for an Environmental Impact Statement: USACE has determined the action is not likely to result in significant effects on the human environment, and therefore an environmental impact statement (EIS) will not be prepared. 

Environmental Document:  The FONSI is available for download at: