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Virtual Public Meetings Scheduled For Fort Peck Dam Test Flows Draft Environmental Impact Statement

 

April 28, 2021 | View PDF



Omaha District - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will host virtual public meetings on Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. CST, to gather input on the recently released draft Fort Peck Dam test flow environmental impact statement. The draft EIS assesses test flow capacity from Fort Peck Dam to promote growth and survival of pallid sturgeon during the free-swimming, juvenile stage prior to their settling out into the headwaters of Lake Sakakawea.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the public meetings will be conducted virtually using WebEx and teleconferencing technology. During the public meetings, interested parties will be afforded the opportunity to present their views, opinions and information on the draft EIS for the formal record.

After a short presentation, those who wish to speak will be asked to provide their name to the AT&T event host and will be placed in a numbered queue. Phone lines will be opened and closed one at a time in sequential order. Each individual wishing to make verbal comments shall be given three minutes. Each virtual public meeting will be recorded and transcribed by a third-party court reporter for the official record.

To access the public meetings please follow instructions below:

May 4, 2021, 6-8:30 p.m. CST

Using a computer or hand-held device: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/838544

Using phone only: Dial-in: 888-251-2949; Access Code: 8022255#

Participants may join the teleconference ten minutes prior to 6 p.m. start time.

May 6, 2021, 6-8:30 p.m. CST

Using a computer or hand-held device: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/838545

Using phone only: Dial-in: 888-251-2949; Access Code: 8022255#

Participants may join the teleconference 10 minutes prior to 6:00 p.m. start time.

Technical Assistance

When you access the entry links above, you will be provided a choice to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser, or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable.

For technical assistance with your audio connection call, 1-888-796-6118. For technical assistance with your WebEx connection call, 1-888-793-6118.

How to Provide Comments

The public is encouraged to review the draft EIS during the open comment period from March 26-May 25. The draft Fort Peck Dam test flows EIS can be accessed online at: https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/. A hard copy is available for viewing at the following locations: Fort Peck Administrative Building, 301 E. Kansas Street, Fort Peck, MT 59223. Phone: 406-526-3411; Williston Community Library, 1302 Davidson Drive, Williston, ND 58801. Phone: 701-774-8805.

A Notice of Availability was posted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register on March 26. A link to the NOA can be viewed online at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/26/2021-06280/environmental-impact-statements-notice-of-availability.

Written comments should be sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Fort Peck Dam draft EIS comments; 1616 Capitol Ave .; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments may also be emailed to: [email protected]

Comments must be postmarked, or received no later than, May 25.

 

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