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Corps of Engineers schedules St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project public meetings

Published Aug. 6, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2013 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will hold two public meetings on the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project on Aug. 27 and 28, 2013. Each meeting will be divided into two parts. The first part will be an open house session to share information. USACE officials will not make formal presentations during the public information session. Project information will be on display for viewing. USACE staff will also be on hand during the sessions to answer any questions. Following each open house, USACE staff will provide a project overview and attendees will have the opportunity to make statements regarding the Project. The public can also provide comments in writing anytime during the public review period. Comments are requested by Sept. 9, 2013. The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Location:                  First Church of God 
                                322 N Washington Street 
                                East Prairie, Missouri 63845

Date:                         Aug. 27, 2013

Time:                         4:30 – 6:00 PM – Open House/Public Information Session 
                                  6:00 – 8:30 PM – Public Meeting

Location:                     Cairo Junior/Senior High School 
                                    4201 Sycamore Street 
                                    Cairo, Illinois 62914

Date:                             Aug. 28, 2013

Time:                             4:30 – 6:00 PM – Open House/Public Information Session 
                                      6:00 – 8:30 PM – Public Meeting

Information regarding public statements: If individuals plan to make a statement during the public meetings, we request that they note this on their registration forms. We also request a black and white copy of statements be provided to the USACE staff as they enter the public hearing room. The copy of the statement should be signed by the individual and include their name, organization and full address. A response to your testimony will be provided in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. There will be a five minute limit on all statements during the public meetings to allow all participants an opportunity to speak.

Information regarding statements for the record: If attendees wish to make a statement for the record outside of the public meeting, written comments can be officially submitted to USACE staff any time during the open house or after the public meeting. A response to all testimony will be provided in the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the project.

The entire public meeting and any statements made for the record will be transcribed after the meeting and posted to the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project web site.

Additional Comments: Additional comments can be submitted to the following address.

NEPA Coordinator:                                                           Project Manager:
Mr. Joshua Koontz                                                              Mr. Danny Ward
Upper Delta Environmental Compliance Branch                Project Management Branch
167 N. Main, Room B-202                                                  167 N. Main, Room B-202
Memphis, TN 38103-1894                                                   Memphis, TN 38103-1894
Phone: (901) 544-3975                                                        Phone: (901) 544-0709
Fax: (901) 544-3955                                                            Fax: (901) 544-3955                             

Jim Pogue

Release no. 13-010