Public Notices

Draft EA: Pendleton Levee 1b Repairs

Published Aug. 27, 2020
Expiration date: 9/9/2020

Pendleton Levee 1b
Repair Project
Umatilla County, Oregon

Issue Date: August 26, 2020
Expiration Date: September 09, 2020

Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) plans to repair parts of the Pendleton 1b Levee, near downtown Pendleton, Oregon. The project is needed to restore the levee to pre-2020 flood protection levels. The project components are specified under the descriptions of alternatives in the EA. 

The primary aim of this project is to repair four damaged locations along the levee. Three locations are areas of scour or erosion and will be refilled, regraded, and armored with riprap as needed, and the fourth location will be repaired by sealing a non-functional floodgate. Construction is scheduled to take place November 16th-27th, 2020. 

A 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)]. This project was initiated by the City of Pendleton under Public Law 84-99. The Corps will consider all comments received or post marked by the 9th of September 2020, and make a determination of significance of impacts resulting from the proposed action. 

Environmental Document: The draft EA is available at

Additional Information and Comments: Questions or comments regarding the draft EA should be directed to Kristina Eilts, Environmental Resources Branch, telephone (503) 808-4814,, or to the address below. Mailed comments on this notice must be postmarked by the above expiration date and sent to:

District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District, Portland
Attn: CENWP-PME/Kristina Eilts
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946

In your response, please refer to the above public notice number, title and date. Should no response be received by the above closing date, a “no comment” response will be assumed.