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Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the New Freer Border Patrol Station and Border Patrol Checkpoint, U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Sector, Texas (May 2019)

Document Posting Date: 
June 5, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) which analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of a new Border Patrol Station (BPS) and Border Patrol Checkpoint (BPC) in Freer, Texas.

The Draft EA was made available for a 30-day public review and comment period between April 23 and May 23, 2019.  It was accessible through CBP.gov and by distribution to stakeholders and two local public libraries.  The notice of availability for the draft was published in the Laredo Morning Times newspaper on April 23, 2019.

Based on the findings of the EA, and after careful review of the potential environmental impacts of implementing the proposed action, CBP finds there would be no significant impact on the quality of the human or natural environment, either individually or cumulatively. Therefore, preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required and a FONSI has been issued. Hard copies of the Final EA and FONSI are also available for review, at the Freer Public Library  (608 Carolyn Street, Freer, Texas 78357) and Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library (1120 Calton Road, Laredo, Texas 78041).

For further information, please contact Joseph Zidron at joseph.zidron@cbp.dhs.gov

Last modified: 
July 12, 2019