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Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Northern Border Remote Radio Link Pilot Project, Essex and Orleans Counties, Vermont (March 2019)

Document Posting Date: 
February 27, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) which evaluates potential environmental impacts concerning proposed installation, operation, and maintenance of a Remote Radio Link Pilot Project along the U.S./Canada International border west of Norton, Vermont.  The project consists of the installation of a buried fiber-optic communication system within the International boundary, known as the Slash (i.e., Proposed Action).  The purpose of the Proposed Action is to identify reliable communication methods that can enhance U.S. Border Patrol enforcement activities and agent safety.

CBP invites comments on the Draft EA during the 30-day comment period beginning on March 1, 2019.  You may submit comments to Mr. Joseph Zidron using only one of the following methods:

  1. By U.S. mail: Joseph Zidron, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 24000 Avila Road, Suite 5020, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677; or
  2. By email:

When submitting comments, please include your name and address, and identify your comments as for the Remote Radio Link Pilot Project.  To ensure consideration, comments must be received by April 1, 2019.  Once the final environmental and decision documents are complete they will also be posted on this site.

Last modified: 
February 27, 2019