U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to address the potential effects, beneficial and adverse, resulting from the proposed alteration and expansion of the Wellton Station Forward Operating Base (FOB): Camp Grip, located in the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Yuma Sector. The project area lies within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) - Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge (CPNWR), U.S. National Park Service (NPS) - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (OPCNM), and adjacent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The Proposed Action includes the expansion of the footprint of Camp Grip from its current dimensions to 300 feet (north-south) x 800 feet (east-west), to be located north of El Camino Del Diablo. The purpose of the Proposed Action is the forward deployment of agents and facilities, as needed, to maintain effective control of the U.S.-Mexico border within remote sections of the USBP Wellton Station’s Area of Responsibility.
CBP invites comments on the Draft EA during the 30-day comment period beginning on April 20, 2020. You may submit comments to Mr. Joseph Zidron using only one of the following methods:
a) By U.S. mail: Joseph Zidron, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 24000 Avila Road, Suite 5020, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677; or
b) By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When submitting comments, please include your name and address, and identify your comments as for the Camp Grip Expansion project. To ensure consideration, comments must be received by May 23, 2020. Once the final environmental and decision documents are complete they will also be posted on this site.