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Scoping comment period extended for Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

Published Oct. 23, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District is extending the public scoping comment period for the Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Nov. 26, 2020. The purpose of the scoping period is to gather input on evaluating the impacts of granting an easement to Dakota Access, LLC to cross Corps-administered federal land at the Oahe Dam and Reservoir Project on the Missouri River.

As the lead federal agency, the Corps is coordinating with the public, 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 granting 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 November 26, 2020.

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

Release no. 20-148