U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces that a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Fort Hancock Road Upgrade and Canal Crossing Project in Fort Hancock, Hudspeth County, Texas. The project consists of the upgrade of three existing roads from narrow dirt track roads to 20 to 30-foot wide roads and the construction of four new canal crossings with the Fort Hancock Border Patrol Station Area of Responsibility (i.e., Proposed Action). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve mobility and accessibility for U.S. Border Patrol Agents responding to illegal cross-border traffic.
The Draft EA was made available for a 30-day public review and comment period between July 31, 2019 and August 30, 2019 on CBP.gov. The notice of availability for the draft was published in the Hudspeth County Herald on August 2, 2019.
Based on the Final EA, a determination was made that the proposed action will not significantly affect the human environment and that further analysis is not required. Therefore, a FONSI was issued, and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.