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GSA to Host Public Meeting for the Port of Entry Projects in Douglas

The draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Castro port modernization and new commercial port projects has been completed

DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will host a public scoping meeting for the final draft of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the two Land Port of Entry (LPOE) projects planned in Douglas, Arizona. The public is invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. local time at the Douglas Visitor Center at 345 16th Street. The meeting will be conducted in an informal open house format, where project information will be displayed and distributed. 

The open house format will encourage discussion and information sharing through opportunities for the public to speak one-on-one with GSA representatives. No formal presentation will be provided. The purpose of the EIS is to analyze the potential impacts of the modernization and expansion of the Raul Hector Castro LPOE, and construction of the new, dedicated commercial port project funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Built in 1933 and upgraded in 1993, the current Castro LPOE is unable to meet current commercial, pedestrian, and privately owned vehicle crossing traffic volumes. The planned project would replace the current, outdated buildings with new, expanded facilities which will enhance the federal inspection agencies’ ability to accomplish their missions and help reduce crossing wait times. Furthermore, commercial inspections would be relocated to a new commercial facility to be built 4.5 miles west of the Castro LPOE and away from Douglas’ downtown area.

What: Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. local time

Where: Douglas Visitor Center, 345 16th Street, Douglas, Arizona

Who: General public

Members of the public may also submit written comments via email to Comments must be received by Monday, March 13, and include “Douglas LPOE Public Scoping Comment” in the subject line. 


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