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Virtual public meetings scheduled for Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

Published Sept. 30, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will host a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15 and another on Friday Oct. 16 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time), to gather input on developing a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate granting an easement to Dakota Access, LLC to cross Corps-administered federal land at the Oahe Dam and Reservoir Project on the Missouri River.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the public meetings will be conducted virtually via a live Facebook event. Participants do not need a Facebook account to watch the meeting online; however, Facebook is required to use the chat function. Participants may watch the public meeting on their computer or hand-held device by clicking on the Facebook link provided below. For those without Internet access during the meeting, they can use the dial-in number provided below. Each public meeting will be recorded and a link will be made available.

October 15, 2020 (6:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time)
Using a computer or hand-held device: https://www.facebook.com/OmahaUSACE/live/
Using phone only:
Dial-in (Toll-Free): (844) 291-5491
Access Code: 4922896

October 16, 2020 (6:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time)
Using a computer or hand-held device: https://www.facebook.com/OmahaUSACE/live/
Using phone only:
Dial-in (Toll-Free): (844) 767-5679
Access Code: 8274136

To ask questions during the public meetings, please use the Facebook chat function (if you have a Facebook account) or email questions to NWO-DAPL-EIS@usace.army.mil. Facilitators will be monitoring the chat function and email and will work to address as many comments and questions as possible.

As the lead federal agency, the Corps will coordinate with the public, other state and local agencies, and Tribes in order to evaluate the range of actions, alternatives, and impacts of the proposed project. Comments are invited to assist in identifying the scope of potentially affected environmental, social, and economic issues relevant to the potential grant of an easement and determining if there are reasonable alternatives to be considered in the EIS.

Scoping comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, ATTN:  CENWO-PMA-C (DAPL NOI), 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102. Comments can also be emailed to: NWO-DAPL-EIS@usace.army.mil or left via voicemail by calling (402) 995-2036. Comments must be postmarked or received by October 26, 2020.

Additional information can be found on the project web site at https://go.usa.gov/xG2Pt.

Omaha District Public Affairs

Release no. 20-142