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Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment U.S. Border Patrol Falfurrias Traffic Checkpoint Staging/Laydown Area, Brooks County, Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas

Document Posting Date: 
January 21, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces that a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available for public review and comment. The SEA analyzes the proposed establishment of a 6-acre construction staging/laydown area adjacent to the proposed Traffic Checkpoint (TCP) for the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Falfurrias Station within Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas. CBP also plans to temporarily conduct grading of approximately 8 acres within an existing gas pipeline right-of-way (ROW) adjacent to the proposed TCP. Construction of the proposed TCP was previously assessed in the June 2014 Environmental Assessment (EA) titled Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of the U.S. Border Patrol Falfurrias Station Traffic Checkpoint.

CBP invites comments on the draft SEA and FONSI during the 30-day comment period beginning on January 21, 2015. Please provide comments using only one of the following methods:

  1. By US Mail: Audra Upchurch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol Facilities and Tactical Infrastructure, Program Management Office, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1220, Washington, DC 20229
  2. By email:

When submitting comments, please include your name and address, and identify your comments as for the Draft Falfurrias SEA and /or FONSI. To ensure consideration, comments must be received by February 19, 2015. Once the final environmental and decision documents are complete they will also be posted on this site.

Last modified: 
January 21, 2015