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2024-002-CW Lower Osage River Ecosystem Restoration 1135 Study

Kansas City District
Published June 26, 2024
Expiration date: 8/27/2024

INTRODUCTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District (USACE-NWK), has prepared a Draft Integrated Feasibility Study Report and Environmental Assessment (EA) and associated unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1968, as amended, for the proposed restoration of degraded aquatic habitat. The Draft Integrated Report and EA was prepared to assess and document potential effects to the human and natural environment of the project’s Proposed Action. The USACE has made a preliminary determination that the Proposed Action would not result in significant degradation to the environment and therefore supports preparation of a Draft FONSI. The Draft Integrated Report and EA, Draft FONSI, and supporting information are provided with issuance of this Public Notice to initiate a 30-day public review and comment period. Appendices are available upon request. This Public Notice and project related information are being provided to solicit public input on the Proposed Action. Any interested party is invited to submit to this office written facts or objections relative to the proposed project, both favorable and unfavorable in nature. All comments will be accepted and made part of the public record. The USACE will consider all pertinent comments in preparing final documentation for completion of the NEPA process through signature of the FONSI by the USACE Kansas City District Commander. CONTACT INFORMATION: For additional information or to submit written comments via email, contact Alison Anderson at email Written comments or requests may be mailed to: U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, ATTN: Planning Branch Environmental Resources Section (PMP-R), 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. Written comments will be accepted by mail and email. PROJECT LOCATION (As shown on the attached map): The project location is on the Lower Osage River in Miller County, Missouri, near Brockman Springs Road. This section of river is approximately 10 river miles downstream of Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks. AUTHORITY: Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, Public Law 99662, as amended (33 U.S.C. §2 309a), provides the authority to modify existing Corps projects to restore the environment and construct new projects to restore areas degraded by Corps projects.