OMAHA, Neb. (NMB) – A draft integrated letter report and programmatic environmental assessment has been developed to determine the economic and environmental impacts of federal participation in state-managed watercraft inspection programs along the Upper Missouri River Basin in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Public comments on the draft EA will be accepted through March 2nd.
The existing inspection programs are managed collaboratively by the five states, where watercraft transported along highways are inspected for the presence of aquatic invasive species and decontaminated when detected.
If approved, federal participation in the program would be cost-shared (50 percent) with each of the states, and would employ a regional strategy to identify locations that would provide the greatest likelihood of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species to reservoirs operated and maintained by the Crops in the Upper Missouri River Basin.
To view the EA, visit the Army Corps website. Comments can be emailed to email@example.com.
Information courtest of USACE