Comment period closes on October 14, 2022.

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Tips For Submitting Effective Scoping Comments:

During the scoping period, the Corps invites federal, state, and local agencies, tribes, other interested parties, and the public to participate in the scoping process. The purpose of the scoping process is to provide information to the public and to serve as a mechanism to solicit agency and public input on potentially significant effects due to the proposed project, areas for in-depth analysis within the Draft EIS, project purpose and need, alternatives to the project, alternative screening criteria, or other relevant points for consideration in the Draft EIS. The tips below are meant to help the public submit comments that have an impact in the Corps' scoping process for development of the Draft EIS:

  • There is no minimum or maximum length for an effective comment.
  • The comment process is not a vote. When crafting a comment, it is important that you adequately explain the reasoning behind your position.
  • A constructive, information-rich comment (either positive or negative) that clearly communicates and supports its claims is more likely to have an impact on decision making.
  • Base your justification on sound reasoning, scientific evidence, substantive data and facts, and/or how you will be impacted.
  • If you disagree with a proposed action, suggest an alternative and include an explanation and/or analysis of how the alternative might meet the same objective or be more effective.
  • Identify credentials and experience that may distinguish your comments from others. If you are commenting in an area in which you have relevant personal or professional experience (i.e., scientist, attorney, fisherman, businessman, etc.), say so.
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PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To seek public input on the proposed action for which a permit is sought.

ROUTINE USES: Information obtained will be considered by the Corps in the permit application process and in the development of the EIS for the Line 5 Tunnel Project.  Your name, affiliation, comments, and any supporting documents you provide will be automatically posted on the Line 5 Tunnel website to facilitate public input and involvement.  Email addresses will not be posted automatically to the website.

DISCLOSURE: Provision of this information is voluntary. However, a lack of response to a public notice will be interpreted as meaning that there is no objection to the proposed project.