U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces that a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Improvement and Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of All Weather Road in the El Centro Station Area of Responsibility and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available for public review.
CBP prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the potential effects, beneficial and adverse, resulting from the proposed improvement, construction, operation, and maintenance of approximately 1.6 miles of all-weather road near the U.S./Mexico border within USBP El Centro Station’s Area of Responsibility (AOR). The proposed all-weather roads are located west of the All-American Canal adjacent to and within U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, near the U.S./Mexico border in Imperial County, California.
The project includes improvement of an existing border road and improvement of an existing road for access to BP Hill. A FONSI identifying improvement of the existing access road to BP Hill as the preferred alternative was signed on September 13, 2013. The EA for the project contains a full description and analysis of impacts from the BP Hill Improvement Alternative.