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Posted 8/26/2013

Release no. 13-059


Contact
John Prettyman
916-557-5100
spk-pao@usace.army.mil

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is evaluating a permit application from the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Nev., to construct phase two of the Southeast Connector project between Reno and Sparks.

The proposed project would construct a 4.5 mile, six-lane road with the overall purpose of providing improved north-south regional linkages between South Truckee Meadows and the City of Sparks for all modes of travel.

The Corps seeks comments related to the proposal's probable impacts on the affected aquatic environment and its secondary and cumulative effects. Comments received will be considered by the Corps for developing a final environmental impact statement and to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal.

The public notice outlining the project’s proposed environmental impacts was released for public review and comment Aug. 23, 2013, and may be viewed at: http://bit.ly/SEconnector2

Written comments, referencing Public Notice SPK-2010-01058, can by submitted by mail to:

Kristine Hansen, Project Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

Reno Regulatory Field Office

300 Booth Street, Room 3050

Reno, Nevada 89509 

Comments can also be submitted by email to: Kristine.S.Hansen@usace.army.mil

All comments must be submitted to the office listed above on or before Sept. 23, 2013.

The public and media are encouraged to contact the district's public affairs office with additional questions at 916-557-5100 or spk-pao@usace.army.mil

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulatory program administers and enforces Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Corps is committed to protecting the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions.

 

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