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Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on Clear Water Paper Group's permit application

Published Nov. 17, 2014

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is soliciting public comments on an application from Mr. Brian Hoaglund of Clearwater Paper Group which seeks Army authorization to impact 1,888 acres of stream and 0.04 acres of wetlands associated with expansion of their existing manufacturing facility in Cleveland County, N.C.

   Comments received will be considered by the USACE 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 of the proposed activity.

    The Public Notice, including specific plans and site information, is available on the Wilmington District Web Site at

   Comments must be received by close of business on Dec. 15, 2014, and may be addressed to William Elliott, Asheville Regulatory Field Office,151 Patton Ave., Room 208, Asheville, N.C. 28801.