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NEPA Documents Public Comment Page

This page allows for the public and stakeholders to review Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) during the Public Comment period in support of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  Please follow the directions within the documents below to provide your comments to the U.S. IBWC.  Additionally, Categorical Exclusions (CEs) for public review will also be posted here.

 EA/EIS Documents  Categorical Exclusions

RGCP Aquatic Habitat Restoration EA

Canutillo Phase II EA

EA/EIS Documents

Aquatic Habitat Restoration
The FINAL Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Aquatic Habitat Restoration in the Rio Grande Canalization Project is available for public review. The Final five Preferred Alternatives target creation or enhancement of a total of 11.6 acres of aquatic features and 18.8 acres of riparian habitat. They include two simpler sites, Broad Canyon Arroyo, which could be constructed from conceptual designs, and Montoya Intercepting Drain Option A, which would be part of the Sunland Park East Levee construction; two complex sites requiring engineering designs and stakeholder agreements prior construction, Las Cruces Effluent and Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park; and one site to be used as part of compensatory mitigation for future levee construction, Downstream of Courchesne Bridge.

The public comment period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact for Flood Control Improvements to the Rio Grande Canalization Project from Vinton to Canutillo, El Paso County, Texas (Canutillo Phase II) was completed in 2017. The final EA is on hold.

Please note all written and email comments received during the comment period will become part of the public record, including any personal information you may provide. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.  All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety.

Categorical Exclusions