WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Mr. Richard W. Hancock, P.E., Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch, 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1548, seeking Army authorization to discharge dredge or fill material into waters of the United States associated with the construction of the US-74 Monroe Connector/Bypass project (STIP R-3329 and STIP R-2559 Division 10).
The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal. 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 in the proposed activity.
The Public Notice, including specific plans and site information, is available on the Wilmington District Web Site at: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryPermitProgram/PublicNotices.aspx.
Comments may be sent to Ms. Crystal Amschler, Asheville Regulatory Field Office, 151 Patton Ave., Room 208, Asheville, N.C. 28801, and must be received by close of business on Nov. 24, 2014.