LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting Monday, April 30, to provide information about the proposed Santa Ana River Marsh dredging project, located near the mouth of the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach. Corps representatives will present details about the project designed to restore tidal circulation in the Marsh, prevent water quality problems, and maintain coastal salt marsh habitat. The public will also have the opportunity to raise questions and comments. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., at the City of Newport Beach City Hall Council Chambers, Building A, 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, Calif. 92663.
The Corps drafted an Environmental Assessment (EA), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, to document impacts of the proposed Santa Ana River Marsh Dredging Project on environmental resources.
The Draft EA discusses the proposed project features and analyzes impacts to Physical Environment, Biological Resources, Threatened and Endangered Species, Water Quality, Air Quality, Noise, Aesthetics, Cultural Resources, Land Use and Recreation, and Marine Traffic. The EA also outlines environmental commitments that would be followed during to construction to minimize impacts to Environmental Resources.
A copy of the Draft EA is available at: http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/Media/PublicNotices/tabid/1320/Article/833/spl-2012-001-elj.aspx
The Corps is accepting comments on the Draft until May 18, 2012. To be included in the mailing list, please contact Erin Jones, project biologist at 213-300-9723, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Release no. 12-004