Omaha District Commander Col. John W. Henderson has signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Project. The FONSI summarizes the environmental effects evaluation that occurred during development of the draft environmental assessment and the decision to grant Section 408 permissions that allow the Project to cross 2.83 miles of federal flowage easements at the Missouri River upstream of Lake Sakakawea in Williams County and approximately 0.21 miles of federally-owned property at Lake Oahe in Morton and Emmons Counties, North Dakota. The proposed Project would connect the Bakken and Three Forks crude oil production areas in North Dakota to existing infrastructure in Illinois.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Lander, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:15 p.m.at the City Hall, 240 Lincoln Street in Lander, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the recently initiated Popo Agie River flood risk management feasibility study.
A draft Environmental Assessment has been prepared by Amec Foster Wheeler, Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine if any environmental impacts would be caused by a proposed project to bring the town of Greybull Levee System into compliance with 44 CFR § 65.10 of the National Flood Insurance Program criteria for levee certification. The Greybull Levee System includes two project areas, the Dry Creek right bank levee and the Big Horn River left bank levee. Comments on the draft EA must be postmarked or received no later than August 8, 2016.