St. Bernard parish would like to make its residents aware of the extended opportunity to comment on the Joint Application for Permit for the proposed new container terminal, to be located in Violet, LA, within St. Bernard Parish.
Per the Public Notice that appeared in the March 25, 2022 edition of the St. Bernard Voice, the comment period for the Joint Application (Ref#: MVN- 2021-00270-EG) for the proposed new container terminal to be located in Violet, LA, within St. Bernard Parish, has been extended to April 28, 2022. The extended comment period is due to a change in the federal jurisdictional wetlands determination process. Comments received during the initial public comment period in Jan 2022-Feb 2022 are still valid and do not need to be resubmitted.
The Parish has been able to confirm with the USACE that upon closure of the extended comment period, the next steps in the environmental review process for the proposed project will be USACE review of the comments and determination of the type of environmental review best suited for the permit.
The public notice as it appeared in the March 25, 2022 edition of the St. Bernard Voice is shown below for ease of reference:
“The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans is requesting authorization to
construct a new container terminal, located in Violet, Louisiana, within St. Bernard
Parish. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be accepting public comments
on the project beginning March 28, 2022 and extending to April 28, 2022. To further
review or provide comments, additional information and plans related to the proposal
may be obtained at the following website: www.mvn.usace.army.mil/missions/
regulatory/public-notices (see Ref#: MVN- 2021-00270-EG). If you have any questions
or would like additional information, please contact Angelle Greer with the USACE,
Regulatory Division at (504) 862-2279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
This public notice will appear in the April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, 2022 editions of the St. Bernard Voice.