The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will extend the public comment period for the draft Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from July 18, 2016 to July 28, 2016. The Draft EIS analyzes and discloses potential effects associated with the proposed Federal action to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish at Intake Diversion Dam in the Lower Yellowstone River while continuing the effective and viable operation of the Lower Yellowstone Project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft project implementation report (PIR) with integrated environmental assessment (EA) for the Langdon Bend Interception and Rearing Complex Habitat Project in Nemaha County and will schedule a public meeting in July to solicit comments on the project. Comments on the draft PIR/EA must be postmarked or received by July 20, 2016.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will host two public meetings in June to share and discuss the May 6, 2015 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Secretaries of the Department of the Army (Army) and Department of the Interior (Interior). The MOA sets forth the process for transferring administrative jurisdiction over certain Garrison Project lands no longer needed for the construction, maintenance and operation of the project to be held in trust for the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation).