More Time to Comment on Chicago Area Waterway System DMMP

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, is extending the public comment period once again for the draft Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and integrated Environmental Impact Statement.

The original 45-day comment period was scheduled to run from May 3, 2019, through June 17, 2019.

It was then extended to July 2, 2019, based on requests received from project stakeholders and the public during three meetings that the Chicago District hosted in May 2019.

Now, the public comment period is being extended one more time as a result of ongoing coordination with study stakeholders in order to ensure that they are better able to review and comment on the study, reported the Corps.

The public review period will now officially close on Aug. 1, 2019.

The purpose of the study is to identify and evaluate alternatives for dredged material management for the CAWS, which is made up of six federal navigation projects: Calumet Harbor and River; the Calumet-Saganashkee (Cal-Sag) Channel; Chicago Harbor; Chicago River; the South Branch of the Chicago River; and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

USACE also added that they have analyzed alternatives that could safely confine 20 years’ worth of dredged material generated in the operation and maintenance of the federal navigation channels of the CAWS.

 

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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.

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

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