Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
What: The Charleston District will be holding a public meeting to take comments and give a presentation to the public on the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement that was released on October 7th. The presentation will summarize the study’s findings and describe how the Charleston District determined the Tentatively Selected Plan. There will be an open house forum immediately before and after the presentation where the public can view displays and interact with team members about the study. Public comments on the Draft FR/EIS can be submitted through various formats.
When: October 21st, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with Corps personnel available for media interviews at 5:00 and a formal presentation to the public at 6:00
Where: The Citadel’s Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Why: The Charleston District announced the release of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Study on October 7th. The Draft FR/EIS proposes a tentatively selected plan to deepen the major shipping channels within the harbor from 45 to 52 feet at an estimated cost of $509 million. The release of the Draft FR/EIS is a significant milestone for the feasibility study, which analyzes the economic, environmental and engineering considerations related to improvements to meet the changing needs of the harbor and the increasing size of the vessels that use it. The public meeting is a necessary part of the NEPA review process to obtain comments from the public on issues they would like addressed in preparation of the Final FR/EIS, to be released in 2015.
Contact: Glenn Jeffries, chief of corporate communications, 843-329-8123
Social Media: If you would like to participate or follow along with the meeting on social media, please use #Post45.
Release no. 14-1002