CBP announces that a Final Environmental Assessment for the construction of a new U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Station at Houlton, Maine and associated FONSI have been prepared, and are now available for public review. The Final EA documents a review of the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects associated with construction, operation, and maintenance of a new Houlton Border Patrol Station.
The Draft EA was made available for a 30-day public review and comment period between November 19, 2021 and December 19, 2021. It was accessible through CBP.gov and by distribution to stakeholders and local public libraries. The notice of availability for the draft was published in the Bangor Daily News on November 19, 2021.
Based on the Final EA, a determination was made that the proposed action will not significantly affect the human environment and that further analysis is not required. Therefore, a FONSI was issued, and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. For further information contact Mr. John Petrilla at BPAMNEPA@cbp.dhs.gov.