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Manistique Dredged Material Upland Placement

Posted: 6/15/2016

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NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS AND CITIZENS:

The U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) addressing the placement of dredged material removed from the Federal navigation channel at Manistique, Michigan into an upland placement site located northeast of the harbor.  The EA may be reviewed online at the following web address:  http://www.lre.usace.army.mil    Go to the category “Other Public Notices” in the lower left corner of the webpage.  A paper copy of the EA may be reviewed during normal business hours at the Manistique School and Public Library at 100 N. Cedar Street, Manistique, MI  49854.  Telephone (906) 341-4316.  A paper copy may be obtained by writing to the USACE address below.

The proposed action for this project involves placement of dredged material from the Federal navigation channel into an upland site located 1.5 miles northeast of the harbor.  The seven acre site is presently owned by the City of Manistique and is used as a work and aggregate storage area by city’s Department of Public Works.  The purpose of the proposed action is to maintain safe navigation within the Federal navigation channel.

Environmental review of the proposed action indicates that no significant cumulative or long-term adverse environmental impacts would be expected as a result of project implementation.  Adverse effects would be minor, including short-term noise and air emissions from equipment operation. 

Copies of this Public Notice and EA are being sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Michigan, local tribes, and other Federal, state, local agencies, interested groups, and individuals.  Any comments you may have concerning the proposed project should be made within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice.  If no comments are received by the end of the thirty (30) day review period, it will be assumed that you have no comment.  Please direct your comments to:

U.S. Army Engineer District, Detroit
ATTN: CELRE-PLE (Charles A. Uhlarik)
477 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, Michigan  48226-2550

Following the comment period and a review of the comments received by the USACE, the District Engineer (Detroit District, Corps of Engineers) will make a final decision regarding the necessity of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed upland placement project.  Based on the conclusions of the EA, it appears that preparation of an EIS will not be required; therefore, a preliminary Statement of Findings/Finding of No Significant Impact has been included in the EA.