Colonel John G. Buck assumed command of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 18, 2014. As District Commander, Buck oversees military construction in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. He also manages an extensive civil works engineering and construction mission in Washington, Idaho and Montana. His programs also include Historic Preservation of Historic Structures, and Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste cleanup. Seattle District manages half a billion dollars worth of work annually with a workforce of about 900 employees.
A settlement agreement reached last week between the Army Corps of Engineers and Northwest Alloys, Inc., resolves a past permit violation in Longview with a planned purchase of wetland bank credits to make up for wetland impacts from an unauthorized mechanical clearing at a site along the Washington side of the Columbia River.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a public notice announcing the public review and comment period for a proposed rail spur and crude oil facility at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery at Anacortes, Wash. The comment period is from July 8 until Aug. 7, 2014. The proposed project would construct a rail spur and crude oil loading/unloading facility at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, Wash.
A supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project will be available for review and comment July 11-Aug. 11, 2014. The Corps has produced a limited reevaluation report and supplemental EIS resulting from a General Investigation of dredging the federal navigation channel to its legislatively authorized depth of -38 feet.