Public Notices

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Public Notice Manager

SPL-2014-CHB-12 Prado Lead-Based Paint Removal Plan

Published July 25, 2014
Expiration date: 7/25/2014

Proposed Federal Action

In light of deteriorating conditions at the Prado Dam Spillway’s mural, the Los Angeles District of the Corps has prepared an internal Work Statement which proposes to perform complete removal of lead-based paint and other coatings from the Prado Dam Spillway.  Removal of the extensively damaged painted mural surface would improve the current deteriorated environmental and aesthetic baseline since graffiti and weathering have taken a toll on the mural, which was painted in 1976.  Local individuals who had been involved creating the original mural and interested in its renovation, have expressed support for a lead-removal project as a first step in creating an updated, fresh mural at the Spillway.  A plan has been developed to contain all paint residues and to recycle, for other purposes, all water used in the proposed process and aims for a Zero Impact project. 

The Corps is inviting the general public to submit comments on potential environmental impacts that could result from implementation of the proposal.  The public comment period on preparation of a draft EA and FONSI, for the proposal described above, will extend from July 25-August 9, 2014, and the Corps will consider all submissions received on or postmarked by August 9.  Please direct emailed or written comments to Carvel Bass, at or at 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. 11098, Los Angeles, CA, 90017.  If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Carvel Bass, Ecologist, Asset Management Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, at (213) 452-3392.