GALVESTON, Texas (June 13, 2017) -- The Galveston District, US Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) informs the public of the release of the draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Resacas at Brownsville Ecosystem Restoration Study in Cameron County, Texas.

Authorized by Congress in a resolution from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure dated November 10, 1999, the study is a vital tool produced and used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to guide the responsible stewardship of USACE administered resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The report is also available for download at the following URL address:

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/PlanningEnvironmentalBranch/DocumentsforPublicReview.aspx

Compact disc (CD) copies of the report can be requested from Mr. Harmon Brown at the address above. In addition, CDs of the report are available for viewing at the following libraries:

• Brownsville Public Library (Main Branch), 2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520
• Brownsville Public Library (Southmost Branch), 4320 Southmost Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78521

A public information meeting will be held on June 14, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion, Brownsville, Texas 78520.

The USACE will accept written public comments on the integrated report for a 30-day period starting on June 12, 2017 and continuing through July 12, 2017. Comments on the report must be postmarked by July 12, 2017. You may send written comments or questions to the USACE, Galveston District, Attn: Harmon Brown, P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553-1229, or you may email comments or questions to Harmon.Brown@usace.army.mil.

This public notice is also issued for the purpose of advising all known interested persons that there is pending before the TCEQ a decision on water quality certification. Any comments concerning this application may be submitted to the TCEQ, 401 Coordinator, MSC-150, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. A copy of the public notice, with a description of work, has been made available for review in the TCEQ's Austin office.

Learn more about the USACE Galveston District's emergency management missions at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Emergency-Management-Office/. For news and information, visit www.swg.usace.army.mil. Find us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/GalvestonDistrict or follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/USACEgalveston.