Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Maintenance and Repair of Patrol and Access Roads on Bureau of Land Management Lands in California (November 2021)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Maintenance and Repair of Patrol and Access Roads on Bureau of Land Management Lands in California. The proposed action would occur in the San Diego Station, El Centro Station, and Yuma Station Areas of Responsibility of the U.S. Border Patrol. The draft EA analyzes the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with the improvement of approximately 33 miles of existing road segments on BLM-administered lands near the U.S./Mexico international border. Road maintenance and repair on BLM-administered public lands would be done to facilitate USBP patrol interdiction and emergency response along the border to deter and prevent illegal cross-border activity.
CBP invites comments on the Draft EA and FONSI during the 30-day comment period beginning on November 19, 2021. Comments may be submitted using one of the following methods:
- By email to SanDiegoComments@cbp.dhs.gov The subject line should read “Maintenance and Repair of Patrol and Access Roads on BLM Lands in California EA
- By mail to Michelle Barnes, Environmental Planning Lead, Infrastructure Program, Program Management Office Directorate, United State Border Patrol, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 6.5E, Washington, D.C. 20229
To ensure consideration, comments must be received by December 20, 2021.