NEPA Meeting Scheduled for September 24

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Virginia Port Authority announced the initiation of the Norfolk Harbor and Channels Deepening Project General Reevaluation Study on September 12.

The Corps and its project partner, VPA, are now inviting the public to attend a National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, scoping meeting on September 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

The format of the meeting will be an informal open-house, which the public can attend any time during the meeting hours and staff from the USACE and Virginia Port Authority will be available to answer questions.

The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the study and provide comments on the project.

The USACE plans to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives, and to determine the potential for significant impacts.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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