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Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the New Laredo Sector Headquarters (April 2022)

Document Posting Date: 
April 21, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising the public of the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to address the potential effects, beneficial and adverse, resulting from the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of a new U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Sector Headquarters in Laredo, Texas.  The proposed Laredo Sector Headquarters (LRTSHQ) would be constructed to accommodate 350 employees with the capability to expand in the future and would replace the current LRTSHQ, which does not have the capacity to meet current and future needs for USBP operations in the area.  The new LRTSHQ and associated supporting infrastructure are designed for continuous operation in support of the Border Patrol Strategic Plan to gain and maintain effective control of the borders of the U.S.

CBP invites comments on the Draft EA during the 30-day public comment period beginning on April 22, 2022.  You may submit comments to Mr. John Petrilla using only one of the following methods:

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

When submitting comments, please include your name and address, and identify your comments as for the Laredo Sector Headquarters Project.  To ensure consideration, comments must be received by May 23, 2022.  Once the final environmental and decision documents are complete, they will also be posted on this site.

Last modified: 
April 25, 2022