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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:

The Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Management of Federal Grazing Leases at the Falcon Dam and Reservoir, Starr and Zapata Counties, Texas is available for public commentThe EA evaluates land management alternatives to grazing leases that address low grazing lease values and limited access by USIBWC to leased lands.

DATES: Comments are due by December 28, 2023 

ADDRESSES: The electronic version of the amended Draft EA is available HERE.  Physical copies of the Draft EA are available at the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; the Olga V. Figueroa Zapata County Public Library, 901 Kennedy St., Zapata, Texas 78076; and the Roma Public Library, 1705 N. Athens St., Roma, Texas 78584.

Comments should be sent to: Mark Howe, Cultural Resources Specialist, USIBWC, 4191 N. Mesa; El Paso, Texas 79902. E-mail: falconcomments@ibwc.gov. All comments received may be made publicly available without change, including any personal information provided.


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.