Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Army Corps Announces Additional Public Meetings Regarding Scoping of Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") has announced a series of additional public meetings ( related to the Corps' Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS).  GLMRIS is an evaluation of alternatives that might be used to prevent the transfer of aquatic nuisance species (sometimes called "ANS") between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways (see our initial article on GLMRIS here).

The Corps is providing these meetings (along with providing an opportunity for written comments) to help "refine the scope of GLMRIS to focus on significant issues, as well as eliminate issues that are not significant from further detailed study," according to a January 18 Corps' announcement. 

The locations and dates of upcoming meetings are:
  • Minneapolis, MN-Jan. 20
  • Green Bay, WI-Jan. 25
  • Traverse City, MI-Jan. 27
  • Cincinnati, OH-Feb. 1
  • Ann Arbor, MI-Feb. 3
  • St Louis, MO-Feb. 8
  • Vicksburg, MS-Feb. 10
  • Milwaukee, WI-Feb. 15
  • New Orleans, LA-Feb. 17
Persons wishing to provide oral comments at one of these meetings are asked to register at

Until March 31, 2011, the Corps will also accept public comments on the GLMRIS scope via this web site.

1 comment:

  1. Due to deteriorating winter weather conditions, the Army Corps GLMRIS public scoping meeting scheduled for Thursday has now been rescheduled for March 8