GLMRIS: Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study
September 9, 2011

NEPA Scoping Summary Report Available

The US Army Corps of Engineers released the NEPA Scoping Summary Report today, an interim product of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). The purpose of this report is to document those methods and procedures which were followed during the NEPA Scoping process, as well as to summarize the comments received. USACE solicited public comment on the scope of GLMRIS from November 16, 2010, thru March 31, 2011. For more information on NEPA see What is NEPA Scoping?

Over 900 comments were submitted through the GLMRIS website, via mail and at 12 NEPA public scoping meetings held throughout the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. All comments, as well as transcripts from the public meetings, have been posted to this website.

The NEPA Scoping Summary Report will be utilized by the GLMRIS Team to assess topics of interest in order to refine the scope of GLMRIS to focus on significant issues, as well as eliminate issues that are not significant from further detailed study.

If you have any questions about the report, please contact Dave Wethington, GLMRIS Project Manager at (312) 846-5522, or e-mail glmris@usace.army.mil

Thank you for your interest in and support of GLMRIS, the Team truly appreciates and values your input!