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Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the New Corpus Christi Marine Unit Facility, U.S. Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas (August 2020)

Document Posting Date: 
August 26, 2020

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 construction and operation of a new Air and Marine Operations (AMO) marine facility in Port Aransas, Texas.  The proposed new facility would be constructed to allow for a more rapid response by the Corpus Christi Marine Unit, Rio Grande Valley Sector due to its improved proximity to the water. The existing facilities are located approximately two miles south of the proposed new facility. The new Marine Unit facility will allow for improved efficiency in support of the Border Patrol Strategic Plan to gain and maintain effective control of the borders of the United States and would result in the Marine Unit facility meeting U.S. Border Patrol facilities guidelines and security standards.

CBP invites comments on the Draft EA during the 30-day comment period beginning on August 28, 2020.  You may submit comments to Mr. John Petrilla using only one of the following methods:

  1. By U.S. mail:  Corpus Christi Marine Unit Facility EA c/o John Petrilla, Border Patrol and Air & Marine Program Management Office, 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 Corpus Christi Marine Unit Facility project.  To ensure consideration, comments must be received by September 28, 2020.  Once the final environmental and decision documents are complete they will also be posted on this site.

Last modified: 
August 26, 2020