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Public comment on Pigs Eye Lake habitat restoration project

Proposed Plan for Pigs Eye Lake environmental project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in close collaboration with Ramsey County Parks & Recreation, has completed a draft feasibility study for the Pigs Eye Islands. The proposed project would enhance and restore backwater habitat by creating island and wetland features within Pigs Eye Lake.

The draft proposal documents are posted for public review and comment on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website. The 30-day public comment period will end April 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Questions on the project or comments on the Environmental Assessment can be directed to Aaron Mcfarlane, project biologist, at 651-290-5660.

Public notice

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District – in close collaboration with the non-federal project sponsor, Ramsey County, Minnesota – has completed a draft feasibility study for the Pigs Eye Islands Continuing Authorities Program Section 204 project. The project documentation is being released for concurrent public review and comment under applicable Federal and State laws:

Federal: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
State: Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA)

Information for review and comment is the draft Environmental Assessment, Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) evaluation, Public Notice, and Minnesota Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) supplement appendix. View these documents and all additional appendices.

A 30-day public and comment period will begin on March 12, 2018. Comments should be submitted no later than April 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm. All comments will become an official part of the administrative record and will be available for public examination. Comments will be addressed jointly as applicable, unless the commenter specifies that the comment should be directed to a particular environmental review process or agency. In efforts for efficiency, if your agency is reviewing and providing comments for both the Federal NEPA review, and the non-federal review, please submit one set of responses to avoid duplication of comments.

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:16 p.m.