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Posted 10/4/2018

Release no. 18-064


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Lisa Parker
910-251-4626

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District has received an application from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) regarding a potential future requirement for Department of the Army authorization to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, associated with improvements to I-40 from the I-40/I-85 interchange to the Durham County line (STIP Project Number I-3306A) in Orange County, North Carolina.

 The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public to compare alternatives that have been carried forward for detailed study pursuant to applicable procedures of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects and all other appropriate public interest factors.  Comments are used in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and/or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  Comments are also used to determine the need for a public hearing and to determine the overall public interest of the proposed activity.

 Additional information is available on the Wilmington District website;

www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory-Permit-Program/

 Comments may be sent to David Bailey, at the Raleigh Field Office at 3331 Heritage Trade Drive, Suite 105, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 27587 and must be received by close of business on 2 November 2018.

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