[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 49 (Monday, March 15, 2010)]
[Page 12217]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5619]



Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers

Notice of Availability for Comments Regarding the Planned 
Environmental Assessment Interim Report IIIa Fish Deterrent Barriers, 
Illinois and Chicago Area Waterways

AGENCY: Department of the Army--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District is 
requesting public comments for a planned Environmental Assessment. The 
Corps is directed to conduct a study of technologies that may enhance 
the efficacy of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Dispersal Barriers 
System. The study is structured as a series of interim reports. Interim 
Report IIIa, limited to the impacts of implementing additional in-
stream barrier/deterrent technologies at key locations in the Illinois 
and Chicago Area Waterways is the focus of this planned EA. The 
specific technologies under consideration include acoustic deterrents, 
air bubble curtains, and strobe lights used both individually and in 
combination. Comments are requested to assist in determining the level 
of analysis and impacts to be considered for implementing these in-
stream barrier/deterrent technologies. Any comments received by the 
Corps on the proposed EA will be considered fully for the Federal 
action associated with the Project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments concerning the level of 
analysis or impacts to be considered in the draft Environmental 
Assessment should be provided by March 19, 2010, to Peter Bullock at 
the Chicago District at [email protected].


Susanne J. Davis,
Chief, Planning Branch, Chicago District.
[FR Doc. 2010-5619 Filed 3-12-10; 8:45 am]