Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE) is seeking public comment on the Tillamook Bay South Jetty Repairs draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in Tillamook County, Oregon. The draft EA was prepared 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).
USACE is proposing to conduct critical repairs to the South Jetty which primarily entails rock placement at the South Jetty head and trunk. Related construction activities include construction of a temporary material offload facility (MOF) near Kincheloe Point; channel dredging to maintain access to the MOF; improvements to Bayocean Dike Road; and utilization of two upland staging and stockpiling areas.
Assessment of the Need for an Environmental Impact Statement: USACE has preliminarily determined that the proposed action is not likely to result in significant impacts on the human environment, and therefore an environmental impact statement (EIS) will not be prepared. USACE will consider comments received during the 14-day comment period for the draft EA in making a determination on a finding of no significant impact.
Environmental Document: The draft EA is available at the USACE Digital Library here: Draft Environmental Assessment Tillamook South Jetty Repairs
Public Comment Period: The draft EA will be available for public comment for 14 days after the date of this public notice. The public comment period is intended to provide those interested in or affected by this action an opportunity to make their concerns or comments known.
Comment Submittal: Please submit written comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District by August 5th, 2022. Written comments may be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Attn: CENWP-PME-E/ TillamookSouthJettyRepairs
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208-2946
All comments received will become part of the administrative record and are subject to public release under the Freedom of Information Act, including any personally identifiable information such as name, phone numbers, and addresses. The Corps will respond to public comments in the final EA. In your comments, please include in the subject line: Tillamook South Jetty Repairs - EA Comment, and the date.