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Public Scoping Meetings: U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (CBP)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to prepare four
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (PEISs) to identify and assess potential
impacts upon the human environment of ongoing and potential future border security
activities for the Northern Border between the United States and Canada. The anticipated
area of study will extend approximately 100 miles south of the Northern Border. The
four PEISs will address regions encompassing New England, the Great Lakes, states east
of the Rocky Mountains, and states west of the Rocky Mountains.

This notice initiates the public scoping process for preparation of the PEISs. The
purpose of the scoping process is to solicit public comments regarding the potential
environmental impacts that may be addressed. This notice announces that CBP is
requesting written comments and conducting public scoping meetings.

Additionally, the scoping process will allow CBP to gather information and allow
the public to participate in consideration of historic preservation activities pursuant to
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for activities along the Northern
Border.
 http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-16392_PI.pdf

As part of the scoping process, CBP will hold 11 public scoping meetings. The
purpose of these meetings is to obtain input concerning the range of environmental
considerations for inclusion within the PEISs. These meetings will be held at locations
near the Northern Border in the early evening at the locations listed under ADDRESSES
above. The public is encouraged to communicate information and comments on issues it
believes CBP should address in the PEISs. CBP will announce notice of the exact
locations and times of the public meetings as well as other information about its Northern
Border security activities through local newspapers, media, and the project Web site:
www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com.


West of the Rocky Mountains PEIS

1) Bellingham, WA on July 19, 2010
2) Bonners Ferry, ID on July 21, 2010

CBP will announce notice of the exact locations and times of the public meetings
as well as other information about PEIS process through local newspapers, media, and
the project Web site: www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hass, CBP, Office of
Administration, telephone (202) 344-1929. You may also visit the Northern Border PEIS
Web site at: www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com.

homepage: homepage: http://cryptome.org/0001/cbp070610.htm