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San Luis Rey Whelan Habitat Restoration

Published Jan. 27, 2014
Expiration date: 2/25/2014

To Interested Parties:

The Los Angeles District Corps of Engineers (Corps) invites interested parties to review and comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment/Mitigated Negative Declaration (EA/MND) for the San Luis Rey Flood Control Project Whelan Mitigation Site Habitat Restoration, San Diego County, California.

The Corps and City of Oceanside (City) propose to restore southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) habitat along the San Luis Rey River, within the San Luis Rey River Flood Control Project Area, to meet environmental commitments and permit requirements for the project. The proposed action would include the restoration of riparian habitat and floodplain functions through active and passive restoration methods. The proposed restoration site is located within the floodplain of the San Luis Rey River, southwest of Whelan Lake, and is owned by the City of Oceanside, the project’s non-Federal sponsor.

The Draft EA/MND has been prepared to address potential impacts that may result from the proposed passive and active restoration activities on the site. The Draft EA/MND evaluates three alternatives and a No Action Alternative for the environmental analysis. The major differences between the subject Alternatives 2, 3, and 4 are with the restoration design. Alternative 4 has been identified as the selected alternative for implementation. Potential environmental impacts related to the proposed action, and other alternatives, are addressed in Chapter 5 of the Draft EA/MND.

The Corps is the lead Federal agency for this action and is responsible for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The City is the local lead agency, as such is responsible for complying with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This Draft EA/MND is written in compliance with NEPA, CEQA, and other applicable environmental laws and regulations. In compliance with CEQA, a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration NOI has been prepared by the City.

Please respond with comments on the Draft EA/MND by February 24, 2014. Correspondence may be sent to:

Josephine R. Axt, Ph.D.

Chief, Planning Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Los Angeles District

Attention: Ms. Tiffany Bostwick (CESPL-PD-RN)

P.O. Box 532711

Los Angeles, California 90053-2325

Comments can also be sent by email to tiffany.bostwick@usace.army.mil or transmitted by FAX to (213) 452-4204. If you have any questions regarding the project or would like to request the document in hard copy or on CD, please contact Ms. Tiffany Bostwick, Project Environmental Coordinator at (213) 452-3845.

Thank you for your attention to this document.