U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) prepares Environmental Assessments (EAs) to identify and assess the potential for environmental impacts associated with proposed siting, construction, operation, and maintenance of various facilities, tactical infrastructure, and electronic surveillance systems, especially along the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada international borders. The purpose of these proposed actions is to provide the most efficient resources to support CBP's mission of securing our Nation's Borders.
As a part of the process, CBP works in a collaborative manner with local government, State, Native American, and Federal land managers, as well as with the interested public, to identify, understand, and, to the extent possible, minimize impacts to the environment. This portion of the website facilitates public comment on official draft EAs, provides information on how and where to submit comments, and makes available copies of final determinations on the level of environmental impact of these proposed CBP projects.
The EAs for these projects are prepared in compliance with provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA implementing regulations at 40 C.F.R. Part 1500 et seq., and U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Directive 023-1, Environmental Planning Program.
To View Documents Currently Out for Review/Comment
Look at the box on the right to see the environmental documents that are currently out for review/comment (organized by state).
For Additional Information
For more information or to receive a copy of any previous CBP Environmental Document not found on this website, please email the CBP Environmental Program.