Corps of Engineers to host public hearing regarding proposed open lake placement of dredged sediment from Cleveland Harbor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is scheduled to host a public hearing from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at the Breen Center, 2008 W 30th St., Cleveland, Ohio.

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity to anyone wishing to make verbal comments in person for the official record regarding the proposed open lake placement of sediment dredged from the upper federal navigation channel of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Harbor.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is scheduled to host a public hearing from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at the Breen Center, 2008 W 30th St., Cleveland, Ohio.

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity to anyone wishing to make verbal comments in person for the official record regarding the proposed open lake placement of sediment dredged from the upper federal navigation channel of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Harbor.

This hearing was requested as a result of the public review period (November 20 through December 20, 2015) of a Public Notice on the proposed discharge of dredged sediment issued pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Corps is nationally responsible for determining whether the discharge of dredged sediment at a specified open water site complies with Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines.

Those who wish to speak may register at the hearing. Each individual wishing to make verbal comments will be given three minutes and those verbal comments will be recorded by a stenographer. For anyone not wishing to speak during the hearing, formal written comments will be taken the night of the hearing and will be accepted after the hearing through March 12.

The public hearing agenda will be as follows:

  • 5:30-6 p.m. – Public hearing sign-in/verbal comment sign-in
  • 6-6:30 p.m. – Opening remarks from Buffalo District Commander, LTC Karl Jansen
  • 6:30-9 p.m. – Verbal comment period

Formal written comments can be sent two ways:

  • E-mail: ClevelandDredging@usace.army.mil
  • Regular mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Buffalo District, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207-3199, ATTN: Environmental Analysis – Cleveland Harbor Dredging

For additional information about the Cleveland Harbor program click here.

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