Collecting the right level of information at the right time is important in this effort. This requires early and frequent engagement of affected federal, state and local agencies, affected Native American Tribes, and interested groups and individuals. “Scoping” is an early step in the process when the public is invited to provide substantive information and identify issues and potentially significant effects to be considered in the draft EIS.
Scoping input helps inform the lead and cooperating agencies on important issues to address in the analysis of the proposed modification, such as the breadth of environmental resources to evaluate and if there are new sources of data or information available. Input also may help the Corps identify alternatives to be evaluated or eliminated from detailed analysis in the draft EIS.
Public Scoping Meeting (open house format)
Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Drop by any time.
Coos Bay Public Library, Myrtlewood Room
525 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Drop by any time to talk with Port and Corps representatives to learn about the Port's proposed channel modification and the Corps' role in Coos Bay navigation, this project, NEPA and the EIS process. You can also submit written input at this meeting. For more meeting information, see the printable Public Scoping Meeting flyer. Interpretive services for the hearing impaired and language translation services will be available at the meeting with a request 72 hours in advance by calling the Corps at 503-808-4663.
Input and any supporting documents can be mailed or emailed by October 3, 2017 to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District
Attn: PM-E, PO Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208-2946 or coosbaychannelmodEIS@usace.army.mil
See the box at the top of this page for a link to a helpful input form.
Please note: All input will become part of the administrative record and is subject to public release under the Freedom of information Act (FOIA), including any personally identifiying information such as names, phone numbers and addresses. You do not need to provide your personal information for your input to be considered.