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USACE seeks public comment on Environmental Assessment for Sweet Grass County restoration, protection project

USACE Omaha District
Published Oct. 15, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment for the Sweet Grass County flood damage restoration and surface water resource protection project in Montana. The proposed project includes replacing the Melville Road wood bridge with a new modular steel bridge, improving the Melville Road concrete bridge by removing an abandoned concrete abutment, and replacing the Big Timber Canyon Road bridge with a concrete box culvert.

The public is highly encouraged to provide comments. A copy of the draft environmental assessment can be viewed and downloaded at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/.

Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Chris Weber, Sweet Grass EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901; or emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil.

All public comments must be postmarked and received no later than Nov.15, 2021.

BACKGROUND: The purposes of the proposed actions are to provide improved floodplain functionality, protect/improve existing water quality, and minimize interruptions to public infrastructure. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding for this project is authorized under Section 595 of the 1999 Water Resources Development Act, as amended. This authority allows USACE to participate in design and construction for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in Idaho, Montana, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah, and Wyoming. Design and construction assistance is provided only for projects that are owned by public entities and project costs are shared 75% federal contribution and 25% non-federal contribution.


Release no. 21-065