GALVESTON, Texas (May 10, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and the Calhoun Port Authority will host a meeting regarding the status of the Matagorda Ship Channel feasibility study on May 15, 2018, from 6--8 p.m. at the Bauer Exhibit Building, Henry Barber Way, County Road, Port Lavaca, TX 77979 to inform the public about the ongoing feasibility study activities for the Matagorda Ship Channel feasibility study and solicit public input regarding the study.

"Public involvement is an essential part of our processes and we encourage any dialogue that discusses concerns or issues surrounding the study," said Franchelle Craft, project manager. "We also work closely with various federal, state, local agencies and interested organizations to incorporate their opinions when assessing proposed actions."

This meeting will provide an opportunity for all persons to comment on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (DIFR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Those unable to attend may find the DIFR-EIS at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Planning-Environmental-Branch/Documents-for-Public-Review/. Public review of the DIFR-EIS begins on May 7, 2018 and ends on June 21, 2018.

Written comments may be submitted to USACE Galveston District, 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, TX 77550. Comments can also be sent electronically via email to harmon.n.brown@usace.army.mil. Written comments must be postmarked by June 21, 2018.

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