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Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on NCDOT application

Published Jan. 26, 2015

   WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is soliciting public comments on an application from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) which seeks Army authorization to permanently impact 1,070 linear feet (lf) of stream along an approximately 1.5 mile section of US 64 from 0.3 mile west of NC 281 at Lake Toxaway to Indian Creek (TIP No. R-2409C) associated with improving safety and traffic flow in Transylvania 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 Feb. 26, 2015, and may be addressed to Lori Beckwith, Asheville Regulatory Field Office,151 Patton Ave., Room 208, Asheville, N.C. 28801.